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Targeting PM in Unnao, Kathua rape cases is concerted slur: Tripura Governor

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   10:46 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Terming the Unnao and Kathua rape incidents as "despicable, regrettable and condemnable", Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi with regard to the two cases was a "concerted slur" and he cannot be held responsible for such incidents. View More..

Was the first one to know about Chappell's mail against Sourav, reveals Sehwag

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   10:42 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Virender Sehwag was the first to know about then coach Greg Chappell's infamous e-mail against Sourav Ganguly during the 2005 Zimbabwe tour, the dashing former India opener revealed on Friday. View More..

India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   10:18 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England. View More..

Mamata welcomes Calcutta HC verdict on Bengal Panchayat polls

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   9:44 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed Calcutta High Court's verdict asking the State Election Commission to extend the nomination deadline and reschedule polling dates for the panchayat polls, saying her government wishes to complete the elections "as early as possible". View More..

Puranic period people had superhuman imagination or prototypes: Tripura Governor

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   9:20 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid controversy over Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deba's claim that internet and satellite communication existed in Mahabharata's time, state Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said people in the Puranic period either had superhuman imagination or some kind of prototypes otherwise they could not have conceived such ideas. View More..

Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks SEC to announce fresh schedule

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   8:52 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations for the coming panchayat polls and finalise a new election schedule. View More..

Bengal Panchayat polls: HC asks poll panel to announce fresh schedule

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   7:58 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) to make a fresh announcement extending the deadline for filing of nominations, and finalise a new election schedule for the Panchayat polls. View More..

IPL: Streak hints at KKR's plans to get Gayle out early

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   6:32 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) After Chris Gayle blasted a 63-ball 104 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach Heath Streak on Friday hinted that they will look to get the dynamic West Indies batter back in the hut early when they take on Kings XI Punjab here. View More..

Bengal Panchayat polls: HC for extended deadline for nominations

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   6:16 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Friday and asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to extend the deadline for filing of nominations for the Panchayat polls. View More..

Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   5:40 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an official said here on Friday. View More..

Audi India sees flat sales in 2018 following duty hike

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   3:44 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Luxury carmaker Audi India, which had looked at a double-digit growth this year, is now expecting that sales will be flat in 2018, following an increase in cess and hike of customs duty on some imported auto components announced in the Union Budget, an official said on Friday. View More..

IPL-2018: KKR, Punjab look to continue winning streak (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   11:20 am
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will both be high on confidence after registering morale-boosting victories in their respective previous games, when they clash in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday. View More..

Bridge: 'Formidables' from Delhi lead the field

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   12:12 am
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Favourite "Formidables" from Delhi led the field with 66.47 victory points (VPs) after round four of the All India Shree Cement Bridge Tournament here on Thursday. View More..

St. Xaviers University to start MBA programme, Law School

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   10:50 pm
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The city-based St. Xavier's University will start an MBA course from the coming 2018-19 academic year at its New Town (Rajarhat) campus, its Vice Chancellor Father J Felix Raj said here on Thursday. View More..

Illegal arms, ammunition seized in Bengal; three held

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   6:16 pm
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The West Bengal CID on Thursday arrested three persons and seized two firearms and several rounds of ammunition from them in the state's North 24 Parganas district, an official said. View More..

Bengal Panchayat poll: HC asks SEC to file affidavits, verdict on Friday

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   5:40 pm
Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to submit affidavits detailing the steps it had taken following the Supreme Court's direction to allay apprehensions about the Panchayat elections,and extended its stay on the polling process till Friday afternoon.A View More..

Kolkata rallyists seek justice for Kathua rape victim

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   11:48 pm
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Seeking "Justice" for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, singers, painters and sports personalities on Wednesday joined common people including a large number of women in a rally in the heart of the city. View More..

Maneka, Mamata spar on killing of Royal Bengal tiger

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   11:22 pm
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday termed West Bengal as the only place in the country where illegal killing of wild animals is "allowed and encouraged", prompting an angry reaction from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who demanded an apology from the minister for "insulting adivasis" (tribals). View More..

Shami allowed to rejoin Delhi Daredevils by Kolkata Police

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   8:24 pm
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Indian pacer Mohammed Shami, facing charges of domestic violence and extra-marital affairs levelled by his estranged wife Hasin Jahan, was on Tuesday allowed to rejoin his Indian Premier League (IPL) team Delhi Daredevils following a three-hour interrogation by the Kolkata police. View More..

People's interactions key to increasing business links: Japanese diplomat

    Updated On : Apr 18,2018   8:14 pm
Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) In order to strengthen business and trade relations between Japan and India, there is a need to increase people to people interactions in a bigger way, a Japanese diplomat said here on Wednesday. View More..