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Situation in Bengal's Bhangar returning to normal

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   12:08 am
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) After three days of continuous protest and agitation over the "forcible" land acquisition for a Power Grid Corporation of India project, the situation in West Bengal's Bhangar is slowly becoming normal, police said on Friday. View More..

President kickstarts Mamata's business meet calling Bengal investment destination (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   11:24 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday gave the thumbs-up to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's bid for industrialisation, as he kickstarted her government's business summit by asserting the eastern state has emerged as "the investment destination" in the country. View More..

Left Front demands probe into Bhangar killings

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   10:40 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) A section of Left Front activists on Friday held a demonstration here demanding a probe into the killing of two villagers in West Bengal's Bhangar over the ongoing anti-land acquisition movement. View More..

Bank unions call strike on February 7

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   10:04 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Demanding solution to the demonetisation problems and recovery of bad loans, bank employees' and officers' unions on Friday called for an all-India strike on February 7. View More..

Three Eden stands to be unveiled on Sunday

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   9:26 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is to unveil on Sunday three Eden Gardens stands to be named after eminent personalities involved with the game in the state, a source said on Friday. View More..

Promote environment where youth can speak mind: President

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:48 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday emphasised the need to focus on promotion of an environment by the institutions of higher education where the youth can speak their mind. View More..

Dhoni's family, relatives expected to be present during Eden ODI

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:40 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni's family is expected to be present during India's third and final One-Day International (ODI) against England at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. View More..

India, England teams buses stranded on way to hotel

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:48 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The India and England cricket teams buses were stranded for almost one and a half hours en route to the team hotel from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport here on Friday. View More..

Businesses pledge investments at Bengal business summit

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:36 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) In response to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's call to investors, several corporate houses on Friday came forward with big investment proposals for the state. View More..

Third seed Sunish gets past Naow in ITF junior tennis meet semis

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:26 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Dhruv Sunish, seeded third and the only Indian surviving among all the other Indian boys, brushed aside Syria's Hazem Naow in the semi-final of the ongoing ITF Juniors tennis tournament at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad on Friday. View More..

Need strategies to create jobs: Manmohan Singh

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:20 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday called for evolving strategies to create 10-12 million job opportunities in the country. View More..

Experts studying Darjeeling-East Sikkim, Nilgiris to reduce landslide risk

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:18 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) A consortium of experts from India, Italy and Britain have selected Darjeeling-East Sikkim in the eastern Himalayas and Nilgiris in the Western Ghats for studies to develop tools and services aiding early warning systems and improving resilience to landslides in India. View More..

Socio-economic well being of women through Murshidabad handlooms

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:16 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Handloom weaves have breathed a new lease of life in vulnerable women in West Bengal's Murshidabad who would otherwise be at the risk of being trafficked -- thanks to a livelihood-creation project taken up by Harvard University's South Asia Initiative (SAI) in collaboration with Tata Trusts. View More..

Dhawan battles sore left thumb injury, not ruled out of third ODI

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   7:14 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Out-of-form India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is battling a left thumb injury which he picked up during New Zealand's cricket tour of India last October at the Eden Gardens here. But according to sources, the Delhi southpaw will be ready before the third ODI match against England at the same venue on Sunday. View More..

Rare tiger sighting in north Bengal prompts deployment of camera traps

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   5:58 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) In a rare sighting, a tiger was spotted in the Neora Valley National Park in the hills of north Bengal at an elevation of 6,000 to 8,000 feet, prompting the forest department to install camera traps in the region. View More..

Free expression in varsities under threat: Manmohan Singh

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   5:06 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said independent thinking and free expression at Indian varsities were under "threat" in the wake of unrest at the University of Hyderabad (HCU) and Delhi's Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). View More..

Mamata raises demonetisation issue at Bengal business summit

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:58 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Raising the issue of demonetisation at the Bengal Global Business Summit here, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said economic growth has slowed down and industries were facing problems. View More..

Pranab praises Mamata, calls Bengal investment destination

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:42 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said Bengal has truly emerged as "the investment destination" in the country and praised the Mamata Banerjee-led government for improving revenue buoyancy. View More..

Dhawan in hospital before third ODI against England

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:28 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Out-of-form India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Friday checked into a private hospital after landing in the city for the third and final One-Day International (ODI) against England at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. View More..

India, England teams arrive in Kolkata for third ODI

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:26 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The Indian and England cricket teams arrived here on Friday for the inconsequential final One-day International (ODI) to be played at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. View More..

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