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'Combo therapy against ovarian, breast cancer can overcome drug resistance'

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   10:16 am
Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) Bolstering the knowhow behind targeted cancer treatment, Indian scientists have offered a new rationale for combination drug therapy for ovarian and breast cancer, which they say can counter drug resistance and reduce side-effects. View More..

BSF seizes 63 kg cannabis from Bengal village

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   10:48 pm
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) The BSF said its troopers seized 63 kg of cannabis from a village of West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday. View More..

Hundreds take part in Mother Walk to celebrate Teresa's canonisation

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   8:54 pm
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Hundreds of people, from nuns to school children, cutting across religious and social boundaries, took part in a procession on Sunday to celebrate Mother Teresa's canonisation. View More..

Tatas had sought land at Kharagpur, not Singur, for Nano plant: Bengal minister

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   6:56 pm
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) Senior West Bengal Minister Partha Chattopadhay on Sunday claimed the Tata Motors had sought land for the Nano car project in Kharagpur, but it was the then Left Front government which had allotted land in Singur for the plant in 2006. View More..

Bengal anti-corruption officer held on bribery charge

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   6:54 pm
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) An officer of West Bengal's anti-corruption bureau has been arrested along with a suspended senior forest department officer by sleuths of Kolkata police on bribery allegations, police said on Sunday. View More..

Mob clashes with police in Bengal

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   5:40 pm
Kolkata, Sep 25 (IANS) A mob in West Bengal's Birbhum on Sunday attacked a police team which went to investigate a bike theft, police said. View More..

Bihar youth loses sensation in hand post surgery, alleges medical negligence

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   9:12 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) A Bihar youth's dreams of joining the Indian Army lay shattered after he lost sensation in his left hand owing to "medical negligence" following a surgery performed by a city doctor, his family claimed on Saturday. View More..

Motorcyclist killed as car hits bike

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   9:00 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) A motorcylist was killed and his pillion passenger injured when a car hit the two-wheeler early on Saturday, police said. The car driver had been arrested. View More..

Army Reds victorious in All-India and South Asia Rugby

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   8:58 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Army Reds mauled Delhi Hurricanes 18-5 to clinch the 83rd All India & South Asia Rugby Championship at the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) here on Saturday. View More..

CAB lists series of events during second Test against NZ

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   8:04 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Saturday listed a series of programmes it is planning when the second Test against New Zealand gets underway here from September 30. View More..

Kolkata cabbie arrested for alleged sexual assault

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   8:02 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) The driver of an app-based cab aggregator was arrested here on Saturday over allegations of sexually assaulting a woman, police said. View More..

Coffee plantations in Western Ghats support high bird diversity

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   7:04 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) In one of the largest field-based assessments of bird species, researchers have found coffee, rubber and areca agroforests in India's Western Ghats support 204 bird species. View More..

Cabbie arrested on allegations of sexual assault

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   5:42 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) The driver of an app-based cab aggregator was arrested here on Saturday over allegations of sexually assaulting a woman, police said. View More..

Goalkeeper Aditi set for second stint with West Ham Ladies

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   5:26 pm
Kolkata Sep 24 (IANS) Goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan, who became the first Indian woman footballer to play for an English club last August, is all set for a second stint with West Ham Ladies on Sunday. View More..

'GM mustard would be disastrous for India's agricultural independence'

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   4:42 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) Noted molecular biologist Pushpa M. Bhargava on Saturday said the commercial cultivation of Genetically Modified (GM) mustard would be "disastrous" as it would eventually open the doors for multinational corporations to control India's agriculture. View More..

Fire breaks out in building illegally hoarding inflammable goods

    Updated On : Sep 24,2016   4:16 pm
Kolkata, Sep 24 (IANS) A fire broke out in a two-storey building here that was being used to illegally hoard highly inflammable products, a fire department official said on Saturday. No injuries were reported. View More..

Given infrastructure like cricket, our Olympic athletes can do well: Ganguly

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   11:36 pm
Kolkata Sep 23 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday backed the just-returned Indian Olympic athletes saying if given the right infrastructure like in cricket, they can come out with flying colours. View More..

Give some time to new Test selectors, says Ganguly

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   10:54 pm
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) In the midst of criticism hurled at the new national senior selection panel for being thin on Test experience, former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said they should be given some time and it was too early to pass comment on them. View More..

Under GST, BSE listed companies may go up to 10,000 in ten years

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   10:46 pm
Kolkata, Sep 23 (IANS) Under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, the number of companies listed in BSE are expected to go up to more than 10,000 in the next ten years from the present 5,500 companies, a stock exchange official said on Friday. View More..

India's pace attack can only get better with experience: Agarkar

    Updated On : Sep 23,2016   10:36 pm
Kolkata Sep 23 (IANS) Former pacer Ajit Agarkar lauded the Indian pace battery on Friday, saying with experience the attack can only get better in the days to come. View More..