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'Mention public investment in infrastructure in National Steel Policy'

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   8:24 pm
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) The National Steel Policy 2017 must make a special mention of the need of public investments in the steel intensive infrastructure sector to pull up domestic demand up, says an expert. View More..

Hospitals should not become centre of exploitation: Bengal Governor

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   8:18 pm
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) In wake of the latest allegations of "unethical money making" and "negligence" against private hospitals in the state, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Sunday said they should not be turned into a centre of exploitation of common people. View More..

Dhoni blasts ton as Jharkhand vanquish Chhattisgarh

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   8:06 pm
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday. View More..

Fire at warehouse, film city in Bengal, no injuries

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   6:44 pm
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) A wood repository was gutted in fire here on Sunday afternoon while a blaze broke out at the film city in West Midnapore too, a fire official said. No casualties were reported in either incident. View More..

Bengal youth killed for protesting against eve-teasing

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   4:20 pm
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) A young man was hacked to death for confronting a group that was hurling sexual abuses at some women performers in West Bengal, the state police said on Sunday. View More..

IIT - Kgp team develops prototype to protect IoT devices

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   2:12 pm
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Scientists at the Indian Institute Of Technology - Kharagpur (IIT - Kgp) have designed 'Physically Unclonable Functions' (PUF) which are fingerprint generator circuits that can protect Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure from manipulation. View More..

Dhoni fails to finish as Jharkhand go down to Karnataka

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   1:17 am
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis 50-ball 43 and his 81-run partnership with Saurabh Tiwary proved a trifle short as a fighting Jharkhand went down by five runs to Karnataka in a Group D tie of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket championship here on Saturday. View More..

JK Tyre Himalayan Drive flagged off in Siliguri

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   1:16 am
Siliguri, Feb 25 (IANS) The fifth edition of the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive, which this time involves Nepal and Bhutan making it a tri-nation affair, was flagged off here on Saturday by Siliguri police commissioner Chiling S. Lepcha. View More..

Coal India subsidiary to buy back shares worth Rs 1,244 cr

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   1:16 am
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Coal India Ltd on Saturday said its wholly-owned subsidiary Northern Coalfields Ltd (NCL) has approved buyback of 76,356 fully paid equity shares for an aggregate amount not exceeding Rs 1,244 crore. View More..

Bengal questions Apollo hospital for refusal to release patient over bills

    Updated On : Feb 25,2017   7:30 pm
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Saturday summoned authorities of a city based private hospital for allegedly having refused to release a patient over money and even taking possession of his fixed deposit certificates. View More..

Mamata saddened, shocked over Indian engineer's killing

    Updated On : Feb 25,2017   4:48 pm
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed grief over the killing of Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in an apparent hate crime in the US. View More..

After 'Rangoon', Netaji's kin wants Vishal Bhardwaj to make movie on INA

    Updated On : Feb 25,2017   2:42 pm
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose wants National Award-winning filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj to direct a movie specifically on the "real story" of the Indian National Army (INA). View More..

Fully support Irom Sharmila: 'Rangoon' actress Lin Laishram

    Updated On : Feb 25,2017   2:32 pm
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Manipuri model-turned-actress Lin Laishram, who features in Vishal Bhardwaj's "Rangoon", says human rights activist Irom Sharmila is a "superwoman" and she totally supports the 'Iron Lady' in her political career. View More..

Maha Shivaratri celebrated across Bengal

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   10:02 pm
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) The festival of Maha Shivaratri was on Friday celebrated in West Bengal amid traditional fervour as hundreds of thousands of devotees thronged Lord Shiva temples across the state. View More..

'Rangoon' humble tribute to Netaji, INA: Vishal Bhardwaj

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   10:02 pm
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Friday said "Rangoon" is a "humble tribute" to Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and the Indian National Army for their "lesser known" sacrifices and contribution to India's freedom struggle. View More..

CBFC's refusal to certify 'Lipstick...' could be misunderstanding: Vishal

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   9:38 pm
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Acclaimed filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj on Friday said the censor board's refusal to certify "Lipstick Under My Burkha" could be due to a "misunderstanding". View More..

Non-life insurers' premium income grows over 37% in January

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   9:38 pm
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Non-life insurance companies posted over 37 per cent increase in their gross premium income (direct premium income underwritten) to Rs 12,123.53 crore in January as compared to Rs 8,840.90 crore in the year-ago month. View More..

Chinese Army delegation visits Indian Army's Eastern Command

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   8:36 pm
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) A 15-member delegation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army visited the headquarters here of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army, an official said. View More..

Eveready starts production in its Assam unit

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   8:00 pm
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Battery-to-lighting major Eveready Industries on Friday said it has commenced commercial production at its new plant in Assam from Thursday. View More..

JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 to be flagged-off on Saturday

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   7:48 pm
Siliguri, Feb 24 (IANS) As many as 100 top rallyists from around the country will be vying for the top honours when the Biswa Bangla JK Tyre Himalayan Drive 5 gets underway here on Saturday. View More..

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