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Udaan scheme getting very good response in J&K: Minister

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   10:16 pm
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The 'Udaan' programme to provide skills training to the educated unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir, has received a "very good response" from the people there, said Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday. View More..

Arvind looking to take B2C segment to Rs 1,500 cr (Lead, correcting para six)

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   8:12 pm
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Textiles major Arvind Ltd is looking to take its B2C (business to consumer) segment which includes fabrics and ready-to-wear garments to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years from the current Rs 700 crore, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

L&T Finance to venture into new geographies for micro loan growth

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:24 pm
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) L&T Finance, a subsidiary of L&T Finance Holdings, is focusing on venturing into "new geographies" to propel growth in its micro loans book, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Smoke still emanating from fire-ravaged ship

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   7:22 pm
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Smoke was still emanating from merchant vessel SSL Kolkata, that was devastated by a fire in the Bay of Bengal on June 14, even as the authorities continued with the salvage operation on Wednesday, a defence spokesperson said. View More..

Sudden rains bring brief respite to Kolkata

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   4:24 pm
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) A sudden spell of afternoon rains brought relief in boiling Kolkata and parts of south Bengal region on Wednesday but the monsoon will only progress in the next two to three days, a Met official said here. View More..

Arvind looking to take B2C segment to Rs 1,500 cr

    Updated On : Jun 20,2018   3:26 pm
Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) Textiles major Arvind Ltd is looking to take its B2C (business to consumer) segment which includes fabrics and ready-to-wear garments to Rs 1,500 crore in the next five years from the current Rs 700 crore, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Salvage team on board fire-ravaged merchant vessel

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   11:30 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A salvage team went on board merchant vessel SSL Kolkata on Monday for the first time since the fire fighting operation in the ship to make an assessment of the situation created by the June 14 blaze, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said. View More..

Sahitya Akademi to hold transgender literary meet in Kolkata

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   10:22 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to bring creativity of transgenders to the fore, Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, would hold the first-ever literary meet for transgender writers in Kolkata next month, a member of the event's advisory committee said. View More..

Truckers' strike enters second day, northeast comes to 'standstill'

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   10:06 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) As the indefinite nationwide truckers' strike entered its second day, lorry owners and operators on Tuesday said over 50 lakh vehicles remained off the road involving a loss of more than Rs 1,000 crore and the north-eastern region came to "standstill" as a consequence. View More..

'Gene therapy, biotechnology can tackle deforestation and air pollution'

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   9:58 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Gene therapy and biotechnology can be used to tackle environmental issues like deforestation and air pollution, while genetic modification in mosquitoes can solve the problems of epidemic diseases such as dengue and malaria, experts said here on Tuesday. View More..

Bengal announces additional 18% DA for its employees

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   9:10 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced an additional 18 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to state government employees from January 2019. View More..

Transwoman asked about breasts, conceiving at school interviews

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   9:08 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) While the LGBT community across the world is busy celebrating "Pride Month", a Kolkata-based transwoman's account of how she was asked questions about her breasts, sexuality and ability to give birth during interviews for a teacher's post has again brought into the open the attitude towards sexual minorities in the country. View More..

Bankers aim at disbursing Rs 50,000 cr agri loans in Bengal

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   7:50 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Banks are targeting at disbursing Rs 50,000 crore of agricultural credit to farmers in West Bengal during the current fiscal and the State Level Bankers' Committee (SLBC) is also planning to bring "uncovered" farm households in the state into the banking fold, an official said on Tuesday. View More..

Dashrath Patel's works to be exhibited

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   6:38 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) A solo exhibition of works of celebrated Indian artist Dashrath Patel, tracing his artistic journey across mediums and types over his long lifetime, will open here on September 13, a statement said. View More..

ISL: ATK rubbishes Schweinsteiger rumours

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   6:22 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) Rubbishing media reports, two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Atlético de Kolkata (ATK) on Tuesday said they are not in talks with 2014 German World Cup winner Bastian Schweinsteiger. View More..

Mamata wishes Rahul on 48th birthday

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   4:26 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished Congress president Rahul Gandhi on his 48th birthday. View More..

Mamata greets Uddhav Thackeray on Shiv Sena Foundation Day

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   3:46 pm
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday greeted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on the occasion of the party's 52nd Foundation Day. View More..

Dornier deployed as smoke billows out of ill-fated ship

    Updated On : Jun 19,2018   3:10 am
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) With smoke continuing to emanate from the merchant vessel MV SSL Kolkata, which was devastated by a raging fire in the Bay of Bengal on June 14, a Dornier helicopter of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) was deployed on Monday evening to carry out a visual assessment of the situation, according to a Defence Ministry spokesperson. View More..

Kolkata, south Bengal boil; summer vacation extended

    Updated On : Jun 18,2018   10:42 pm
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) With Kolkata and large parts of southern West Bengal's districts reeling under a heat wave, the government has decided to extend summer vacation in government schools across the state upto June 30, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday. View More..

India, Russia aim for $30 bn bilateral trade by 2025: Russian diplomat

    Updated On : Jun 18,2018   10:34 pm
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) India and Russia are setting a target for $30 billion in bilateral trade by 2025 and the two countries are working towards developing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to facilitate that target, a Russian diplomat said here on Monday. View More..