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Shuttlecock makers in Bengal's Uluberia hard hit by feather crunch

    Updated On : Dec 19,2018   12:40 pm
Uluberia (West Bengal), Dec 19 (IANS) Faced with a dwindling supply of white duck feathers, lack of mechanisation and soaring Chinese competition with alternative plastic products, traders at the shuttlecock manufacturing hub here are struggling to make ends meet amidst reducing margins. View More..

Dream come true for me: Prayas

    Updated On : Dec 19,2018   12:02 am
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) Bengal's 16-year-old legspinner Prayas Ray Barman, who was picked for Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.5 crore at the Indian Premier League auctions Tuesday, said it's like a dream come true for him. View More..

Century-old Nahoum's Bakery in Kolkata reprimanded

    Updated On : Dec 19,2018   12:00 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Tuesday issued a notice to city's 116-year-old iconic Jewish bakery Nahoum's, among other city cake shops, to improve their working standards following an inspection ahead of the Christmas festival, an official said. View More..

Apparel exporters seek drawback hike to improve competitiveness

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   10:00 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) In a bid to be more competitive in global markets, apparel exporters are seeking a hike of duty drawbacks of about 4-4.5 per cent to alleviate the embedded taxes which have been paid by them, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

IIT KGP researchers develop kit to help stop smoking

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   9:48 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Researchers at IIT Kharagpur (IIT KGP) have developed a prototype of a sensor-based tracking kit to monitor daily activities while a smartphone-based application is under development which will analyse the tracking kit data to recognise addictive and depressive behaviour, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

ED files chargesheet in MPS ponzi case

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   9:44 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday filed its chargesheet in the multi-crore MPS chit fund scam case before a city court, naming chief of the now-defunct group, Pramatha Nath Manna, among others. View More..

Man jumps in front of speeding train with two children over family disputes in Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   9:22 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) A man committed suicide along with his two sons by jumping in front of a speeding train in West Bengal's East Bardhaman district, a Government Railway Police (GRP) official said on Tuesday. View More..

Calcutta HC asks BJP to provide tentative 'Rath Yatra' dates

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   8:02 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the Bharatiya Janata Party to provide three tentative dates for its proposed Rath Yatra in Bengal and submit a list of self-restrictions to be followed during the rally. View More..

Street musicians, food galore in 8th Kolkata Christmas Festival

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   7:22 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) The 8th edition of Kolkata Christmas Festival will kickstart on December 21 with buskers (street musicians) regaling the audience for the first time while a smaller version of the fest will be held at seven other places in the state, an official said here on Tuesday. View More..

Kolkata travel agents protest against AI's single GDS platform move

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   6:04 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Protesting against Air India's decision to shift exclusively to a single global distribution system (GDS) platform, travel agents in the city on Tuesday said this move by the national carrier is going to be a "setback to its recovery". View More..

Bengal man shot dead

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   4:08 pm
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) A man was shot dead in West Bengal's Paschim Bardhaman district a day ago and his body went missing, police said on Tuesday. View More..

We don't deny shelter to the needy: Mamata on Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   11:22 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government is equally considerate towards all minorities and the state never denies shelter to anyone. View More..

Mamata voices humane concern for minorities, immigrantS

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   10:34 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that her government is equal towards minorities and ready to give shelter to international immigrants. View More..

Eight teams to vie for top honours in Beighton Cup hockey meet

    Updated On : Dec 18,2018   12:16 am
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Eight top teams, along with seven local outfits, will vie for top honours in the 122nd edition of Beighton Cup, the oldest hockey tournament of the country, starting December 23 at SAI Sports Complex here, it was announced on Monday. View More..

Halt on 'Rath Yatra': BJP to hold protest rallies, law violations across Bengal

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   11:48 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) The BJP on Monday kick-started a week-long protest by taking out a rally in Hooghly district against the Mamata Banerjee-government's denial of permission to the party's proposed "Rath Yatra" in West Bengal and threatened to hold law violation programmes wherever they are stopped. View More..

Legendary classical singer Arun Bhaduri dead

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   11:42 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Legendary classical singer Pandit Arun Bhaduri, known for his deep and sonorous voice, passed away at a city hospital on Monday following age-related ailments and respiratory distress, family sources said. View More..

ED probing misuse of forex transactions in Kolkata

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   10:16 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) After carrying out multiple search operations at several locations of foreign exchange dealers and agencies across the city last week, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is expecting the volume of monthly transactions to go up to "a few hundred crore" from the eastern metropolis, an official said here on Monday. View More..

7 arrested for cheating using mobile phones for government job exam

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   8:38 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Seven candidates appearing for a government recruitment examination at a city-based college were caught cheating using mobile phones and Bluetooth headsets, police said here on Monday. View More..

Will be returning to power in Assam in next assembly polls: Tarun Gogoi

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   7:28 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday said that he would be returning to power in the state by winning the next assembly elections and will ensure that none of the "genuine Indian citizens" are left out from the National Register of Citizens. (NRC) View More..

Crafts made by inmates of Bengal's jails to be showcased at winter carnival

    Updated On : Dec 17,2018   4:24 pm
Kolkata, Dec 17 (IANS) Inmates lodged in West Bengal's correctional homes will get an opportunity to showcase their handmade crafts and other products at a winter carnival organised by the state, a minister said here on Monday. View More..