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'US spends more on pizza than on space missions'

May 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Kolkata, May 3 (IANS) With the US government cutting the budget for space missions, former NASA astronaut Marsha S. Ivins Thursday said her country loved to spend more on pizza than on space exploration.

More Indians head to Nepal

May 3, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) Nepal has witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released Thursday. Arrivals from India went up by nearly 45 percent.

Nepal witnesses sustained tourist inflow

May 3, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Kathmandu, May 3 (Xinhua-ANI): Nepal witnessed a sustained tourist inflow with visitor arrivals in April rising by 23.1 percent year on year, according to official figures released on Thursday.

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Asking for interest moratorium is Bengal's right: Mamata

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) It is West Bengal's right to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday, adding: "We are not beggars."

Prince Andrew to visit destitute home in Kolkata

May 2, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Prince Andrew, son of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, is Thursday scheduled to visit a home for rescued, trafficked and orphaned girls and children of AIDS victims in Madhyamgram near here.

Snag grounds Jetlite flight

May 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Guwahati, May 2 (IANS) A Mumbai-bound Jetlite flight was grounded after the aircraft developed a major technical problem while trying to take off from here Wednesday, leading to a delay in the arrivals and departures of other flights too, an airport official said.

Giant screens across Kolkata for IPL's top draw

May 2, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With all tickets for Saturday's game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Pune Warriors India sold out, plans are afoot to install 12 giant screens across the city so that enthusiasts can watch the action live even when on the move.

Azerbaijan to host global singing contest

May 2, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Baku (Azerbaijan), May 2 (IANS) Azerbaijan, the Eurasian nation, will host an international singing contest in May, that is expected to attract singers from 42 countries and more than 20,000 spectators from around the world.

Kings XI wary of Gayle 'storm' in revenge game

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 PM

Bangalore, May 1 (IANS) In spite of languishing at the eighth slot in the table with five defeats and four wins in nine games, an unfazed Kings XI Punjab will here Wednesday look for avenging its loss April 21 to hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) though wary of their explosive batsman Chris Gayle.

Huawei to manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Tuesday said it will deploy and manage Bharti Airtel's 4G network in Karnataka.

14-year-old girl foils marriage attempt in Bengal

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) She is 14 years old and a school dropout, but West Bengal resident Seema still mustered up the courage to stand up to her family and foiled an attempt to get her married by calling a helpline.

Man held for bomb hoax in China

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Beijing, May 1 (IANS) A man has been detained in Chinese metropolis Shanghai for making a hoax bomb threat to the city's international airport, police said.

FIFA president visits Algeria

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Algiers, May 1 (IANS) FIFA president Joseph Sepp Blatter has arrived in Algeria for a two-day visit at the invitation of Algerian Football Federation (FAF) chief Mohamed Raouraoua.

CSK vs KKR: Gambhir helps KKR for their fifth consecutive win in IPL

May 1, 2012 at 10:37 AM

n the 41st match of IPL played yesterday in M.A Chidambaram stadium of Chennai, Kolkata Knight Riders marked a 5-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.

CPI-M suspends former party MP

April 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha member Anil Basu, who acquired infamy for his lewd comments against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the West Bengal assembly polls last year, has been suspended from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

Coolest April in Delhi comes to end Monday

April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Monday saw a fitting end to the coolest April in past few years in Delhi with the maximum temperature staying two notches below the normal at 36.9 degrees Celsius for this time of the year. The minimum temperature dipped even further to three notches below normal to 20.9 degrees Celsius.

'Powerful Hillary, influential Mamata's meet significant'

April 30, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's proposed meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, coming soon after the latter was named one of the world's most influential people by the prestigious Time magazine, may help in removing the adverse feelings that exist in the state about American policies, say analysts. It may also result in increased American investment.

Exide Q4 net profit dips 12.9 percent

April 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Exide Industries, the biggest storage battery producing company in India, Monday reported 12.9 percent slide in its net profit in the quarter ended March 31, 2012 to Rs.1.42 billion (over $26 million) from Rs.1.63 billion during the same period an year ago.

Ahead of Clinton's visit, US ambassador calls on Mamata

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday had a 30-minute meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, apparently to prepare the ground for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the city next week.

'New Kolkata airport to be ready in three-four months'

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The modernisation of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here is nearing completion and it may become operational in the next three-four months, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said here Monday.

Airport Metro offers bouquet of mobile phone links

April 30, 2012 at 3:38 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Commuters travelling on the Delhi Metro's Airport Express line managed by Reliance Infrastructure can now have uninterrupted mobile phone connectivity, a company official said here Monday.

Urban sanitation hopelessly inadequate: Parliament panel

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) A parliamentary panel has expressed "distress" over an overwhelming number of sanitation and drainage projects remaining incomplete, noting that 4,861 cities in the country do not have even a partial sewerage network.

KKR to take on CSK for the first time in this year's IPL

April 30, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The 41st match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders will be played in Chennai from 8 pm onwards.

Bangladesh -India bilateral ties excellent, says Foreign Minister Moni

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Kolkata, Apr 30 (ANI): Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni has described bilateral ties between India and Bangladesh as excellent.

Bangladesh hopeful of inking Teesta water accord with India

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Stressing that people of Bangladesh wanted the Teesta water sharing accord signed with India, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Sunday hoped the pact will be inked, saying the two countries were continuing discussions on the issue.

Kolkata Slum dwellers' eviction a crime: Binayak Sen

April 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak Sen Sunday accused the West Bengal government of being inhuman.

From Dipu Moni to Clinton, Kolkata geared up for VVIP visits

April 29, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) The West Bengal capital is all geared up for according a warm welcome to a host of international VVIPs who are slated to visit it in a short span of time, beginning with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni, and including US Ambassador to India Nancy J. Powell, Britain's Prince Andrew and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Thailand's Suvarnabhumi voted 10th best airport: SKYTRAX

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Bangkok, Apr 29 (Xinhua-ANI): Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport was voted by over 12 million passengers worldwide as the world's 10th best airport in a recent survey conducted by SKYTRAX, the world's largest airport and airline review site.

Majority of Kolkatans to root for Dada, not KKR on May 5

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Eden Gardens may be the official home venue for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but come May 5 a majority of Kolkatans - from celebrities to the man on the street - seem to be gearing up emotionally to back their eternal favourite "Dada" Sourav Ganguly, who will lead the Pune Warriors out on the historic ground.

Gambhir hopes Kolkata will root for KKR in Ganguly game

April 29, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) In spite of the city's favourite son Sourav Ganguly leading the Pune Warriors India against them, Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) captain Gautam Gambhir hopes Kolkatans will root for his team in the crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game to be played at the Eden Gardens May 5.

Gambhir leads from the front as KKR trounce RCB (Intro Roundup)

April 29, 2012 at 12:50 AM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir's stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Gambhir leads from the front as KKR trounce RCB (Roundup)

April 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Powered by skipper Gautam Gambhir's stroke-filled 93, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) trounced Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 47 runs in their Indian Premier league match here at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Knight Riders thrash Royal Challengers by 47 runs

April 28, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders thrashed Royal Challengers Bangalore by 47 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Eden Gardens here Saturday.

KKR score 190/4 against RCB

April 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Riding on a stroke filled 93 by captain Gautam Gambhir Kolkata, Kolkata Knight Riders posted 190/4 in their Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Knight Riders elect to bat against Royal Challengers

April 28, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to bat in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens Saturday.

Slum dwellers, police clash in Kolkata again

April 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Fresh clashes broke out between evicted slum dwellers of Nonadanga and police personnel here Saturday, leaving several people injured.

Thunderstorm grounds over 100 flights in China

April 28, 2012 at 6:02 AM

Beijing, April 28 (IANS) A thunderstorm in China's Guangdong province grounded over 100 flights at an airport Friday night, said authorities.

NRI children: Abhigyan suffering from attachment disorder

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Bhattacharya family may have won the legal battle against the Norwegian authorities over Abhigyan and Aishwarya's custody but the young boy faces another challenge -- his attachment disorder, an ailment which has rendered him with behavioural problems requiring immediate medical attention.

Kourtney Kardashian says pregnancy caused panic attack

April 27, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Kourtney Kardashian has revealed that the reason why she raced to the front of the line at the airport on April 18 was claustrophobia.

We can't change our anti-SEZ stand: Mamata

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday reiterated her government's policy of not granting special economic zone (SEZ) status to Infosys -- all at a time when the central government is mulling revival of SEZs, especially those held up for years, reducing the minimum area requirement and dishing out tax concession.

Pakistani held for aircraft hijack threat

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Police Friday detained a passenger who threatened to hijack an aircraft on a domestic flight, a media report said.

We'll be happy if Hillary visits Kolkata: Mamata

April 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) With US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton scheduled to visit Kolkata May 7, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said she was happy that Hillary was visiting the city.

UFOs might have caused Bhoja crash: Reports

April 27, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Islamabad, Apr 27 (ANI): According to unconfirmed reports, the Bhoja Air Boeing 737 crash in Pakistan on April 20 could have been caused by a UFO sighting by the pilot.

Mixed reactions to Tendulkar's Rajya Sabha nomination

April 27, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Kolkata/New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): India's sporting heroes have given a mixed reaction to the UPA-II Government's decision to nominate cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar to the Rajya Sabha.

This official doesn't want hiked dearness allowance!

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) How often do you find a government employee who doesn't want a hike in dearness allowance (DA)? But Kolkata resident Hiralal Burman is an exception - he refuses to accept his increased allowance to protest the poor DA hike for workers under the 100-day rural jobs scheme.

Pakistan deports Osama family to Saudi Arabia

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 AM

Islamabad, April 27 (IANS) Pakistan early Friday deported slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's three widows and 11 other family members to Saudi Arabia.

Vengsarkar, Shiny Wilson presented lifetime achievement awards

April 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Former Indian cricket captain Dilip Vengsarkar and ace middle distance runner Shiny Wilson were Friday presented the lifetime achievements award by the Calcutta Sports Journalists Club (CSJC) at a glittering function in the city's Town Hall.

Bata's Q1 net slips 67 percent

April 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Bata India, the country's leading footwear manufacturer, Thursday reported a 67 percent slide in its net profit to Rs.36 crore for the quarter ending March 31, 2012, from Rs.109 crore in the same period last year.

Showers lash Delhi, good weather to continue (Third Lead)

April 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed Delhi Thursday, continuing the spell of good weather and making April this year an unusually pleasant month, according to the Met office. Friday could also see some thunderstorms.

GAAR adding to investors' anxiety: ICRA

April 26, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating agency ICRA Thursday said the provisions of the General Anti-Avoidance Rules (GAAR) prescribed in this year's budget has added to investors' anxiety.

Vice chancellor, officials confined in office overnight in Bengal

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The vice-chancellor of the Aliah University and other officials had to spend the whole of Wednesday night confined in an office of the university's Salt lake campus as hundreds of students demanding upgradation of the existing infrastructure forcibly prevented their exit.

India returns Bangladeshi Air Force cadet to Dhaka

April 26, 2012 at 7:45 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A Bangladeshi Air Force cadet, who force-landed his trainer plane on the Indian side of the border in West Bengal due to bad weather, was Thursday returned to Dhaka, an official said here.

It's coolest April in Delhi, good weather to continue

April 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Delhiites Thursday again experienced a soft, cool breeze and light drizzle as the Met Office said April this year has been an unusually pleasant month. Friday could also see some thunderstorms.

Airport Metro opens postal service counter

April 26, 2012 at 7:44 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) The swanky high-speed Airport Metro has opened a counter at its New Delhi station to offer postal services, an official said Thursday.

Geet Sethi, Pankaj Advani for inaugural Kolkata Open snooker

April 26, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) City cueists will vie with the likes of former multiple world champions Geet Sethi and Pankaj Advani in the inaugural Kolkata Open National Invitation Snooker Championship to be played here May 4-9.

ICRA cautious about rating updates on India

April 26, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Credit rating company ICRA Thursday said it is cautious on rating updates on Indian economy and companies but would not give a "panic reaction".

Ajit Singh justifies decision to hike user development charges at Delhi airport

April 26, 2012 at 4:02 PM

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Thursday said the government cannot interfere with the Airports Economic Regulatory Authority's (AERA) decision to hike user development charges at New Delhi Airport by 346 percent for next two years from May 15.

Abu Dhabi airport named best in Middle East

April 25, 2012 at 11:17 PM

Abu Dhabi, April 25 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been named the best airport in the Middle East, and the third best in the world.

Tearful mother greets kids back from Norway

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) After nearly a year's wait, a tearful Sagarika Bhattacharya Wednesday got her two children back in her lap. The children had returned to India from Norway the day before.

Sony expects to earn 10 percent of global business from India

April 25, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Japanese electronic goods maker Sony is expecting to garner 10 percent of its total global business from India after five years.

Sony to roll out four new DSLR cameras

April 25, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Sony will roll out four new digital still cameras in the next couple of months in a bid to increase its market share in the segment, a top company executive said Wednesday.

Buddha's remains flown to Hong Kong for public worship

April 25, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Nanjing, Apr 25 (Xinhua-ANI): A rare piece of the parietal bone of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, was flown to Hong Kong from east China's Jiangsu province on Wednesday for public worship.

NRI children return home from Norway

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi/Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The two NRI children, who were in foster care in Norway after they were separated from their parents on grounds of alleged negligence, returned to India Tuesday.

KKR vs Deccan Chargers match at Kolkata washed out

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Deccan Chargers (DC) was called off without even a ball being bowled after a thunderstorm accompanied with heavy rain lashed the Eden Gardens Tuesday.

Two spectators injured as box collapses at Eden Gardens

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) Two spectators were injured Tuesday after a bamboo-built box collapsed when a thunderstorm accompanied by heavy showers hit the Eden Gardens, where an Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers was scheduled, police said.

Norway custody case: Grandparents thank government

April 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Kolkata/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The grandparents of Abhigyan and Aishwarya, the two Indian NRI children who were taken into foster care by the Norwegian Childcare Services, Tuesday expressed happiness at the return of the children to India and lauded the government's efforts in bringing the toddlers back home.

US wants better India-Bangladesh economic ties

April 24, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The US wants better trade and economic relations between India and Bangladesh through the northeastern region which has "huge scope of progress in future", an American official said here Tuesday.

Vietnamese man held with rhino horns

April 24, 2012 at 3:40 AM

Johannesburg, April 24 (IANS) A 25-year-old Vietnamese man was arrested here when he was trying to leave the country with three rhino horns, authorities said Monday.

Mamata backtracks; says it was an appeal, not ultimatum

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Kolkata, Apr 23 (IANS) Three days after issuing a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a moratorium on interest re-payment, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed a section of media for distorting the facts and clarified that it was not an ultimatum but an appeal.

'More private participation needed in power distribution'

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pitching for more private sector participation in power distribution, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has said it would help improve efficiency and bring down aggregate technical and commercial (AT&C) losses.

Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle

April 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care due to troubles between their parents, to their uncle.

Chargers hope for better luck against Knight Riders

April 23, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers who are still looking for their first win in the current edition of the Indian Premier League, Monday exuded confidence of reversing their fortunes and hope to qualify for the play-offs.

Missed chances again cost us the game: Sangakkara

April 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara blamed another bad fielding show for the five-wicket loss against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Barabati Stadium.

Narrow escape for two Pakistan airliners; authorities order 'shakedown inspection' of all fleets

April 23, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Karachi/Lahore/Islamabad, Apr 23 (ANI): Days after the fatal Bhoja Airline crash, two airliners narrowly escaped disasters in Karachi and Lahore respectively on Sunday, prompting the authorities to order a 'shakedown inspection' of all private airlines.

KKR vs DC: Deccan still probing for their victory

April 23, 2012 at 11:47 AM

In the 29th match of IPL and first IPL match that was played in Barbati stadium of Cuttack, Kolkata Knight Riders marked an easy 5 wicket win over Deccan Chargers.

Hand shadowgrapher Amar Sen holds infinity in his palm

April 23, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Amar Sen knows literally how to create the world with his fingers. With a swish and a flick of his fingers, grains of sand transform into pictures and, in silhouette, his fingers imitate a tiger, a peepul tree, a bird, a house... almost anything.

Gold traders on Akshaya Tritiya high

April 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Jewellery makers and gold traders are expecting good business this Akshaya Tritiya compared to last year as sales have picked up before the auspicious day despite high gold prices.

Knight Riders cruise to five-wicket win over Chargers

April 23, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Deccan Chargers slumped to their fifth consecutive loss in

Knight Riders beat Deccan Chargers by five wickets

April 23, 2012 at 7:56 AM

Cuttack, April 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Deccan Chargers by five

KKR restrict Deccan Chargers to 126/7

April 22, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Cuttack, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders restricted Deccan Chargers to 126 for seven in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Barabati Stadium here Sunday.

Knight Riders opt to bowl against Deccan Chargers

April 22, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Cuttack, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to bowl against Deccan Chargers in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Barabati Stadium here Sunday.

Nisha Kothari wants to work with Bengali directors

April 22, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Aiming to return to her roots, Kolkata-born Bollywood actress Nisha Kothari Sunday expressed her desire to work in Bengali films with directors like Rituparno Ghosh.

Kolkata Metro gets automatic signalling system

April 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Kolkata Metro's automatic signalling system became operational Sunday, enhancing the transit system's safety and paving way for increased frequency of trains.

Hong Kong airport sets new monthly record for flight movements in March

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Hong Kong, April 22 (Xinhua-ANI): The Hong Kong International Airport set a new monthly record with 29,600 flight movements this March, up 5.2 percent over a year earlier, the airport said in a statement on Sunday.

'Acceleration at low height caused mid-air explosion leading to deadly Bhoja plane crash'

April 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Islamabad, Apr 22(ANI): The ill-fated Bhoja aircraft was flying at a speed of 500 kilometre per hour, which caused the fuel tank to burst, resulting in a mid-air explosion, an initial report has revealed.

Bengal to take religious leaders' help for polio vaccination

April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will take help of religious leaders to persuade the families who are still resisting the vaccine.

Gilani orders plane crash probe, official hints at blunder (Roundup)

April 21, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday ordered a judicial probe into Friday's airliner crash near here in which all 127 people on board were killed as the country's top met department official said the plane should have never been given permission to land.

Mamata mulls state-owned news channel, magazine

April 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the government is thinking about launching a state-owned news channel and bringing out a magazine to highlight achievements of the officials.

Mamata to launch TV channel for West Bengal

April 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would start a television channel and a newspaper to cater to the needs of the state government.

Social media a reality: Khurshid

April 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As the West Bengal police booked a university professor for forwarding a cartoon mail on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state CID asked Facebook to delete some morphed images of her, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said social media had become a reality and there were very restricted opportunities to impose constraints on that.

Chinese president mourns Pakistan plane crash victims

April 21, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Beijing, April 21 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao Saturday expressed his deep condolences to his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari over Friday's plane crash near Islamabad in which all 127 people on board were killed.

'Pakistani plane shouldn't have been allowed to land'

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) With Pakistani authorities confirming that 127 people perished in Friday's plane crash, a top official of the country's meteorological department has said the Bhoja Airlines plane should have never been given permission to land, according to media reports.

Kingfisher negotiates with striking employees

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines said it is negotiating with the agitating employees who went on a flash strike Saturday over non-payment of salaries and hopes to resolve the problem soon.

Kingfisher employees on strike, operations not affected

April 21, 2012 at 5:41 PM

New Delhi/Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) A section of Kingfisher Airlines employees Saturday went on a flash strike protesting non-payment of salaries, heaping more trouble on the financially-stressed private carrier.

Plane getting out of control, Bhoja aircraft Captain told control tower before deadly crash

April 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Islamabad, Apr 21(ANI): The captain of the ill-fated Bhoja aircraft, that crashed in Islamabad on April 20, had informed the control tower that the plane was getting out of his control before the tragedy occurred, a preliminary report has said.

Judicial panel to probe air crash: Gilani

April 21, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday ordered the formation of a judicial commission to probe the deadly air-crash near here.

AMRI authorities plan to reopen fire-hit hospital

April 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) The AMRI Hospital authorities are planning to reopen a portion of their complex in Dhakuria, sealed off by Kolkata Police after a major fire choked 94 people to death in one hospital building last December.

Plane crash victims' kin arrive in Islamabad

April 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) A special plane carrying the relatives of air-crash victims from Karachi has landed here Saturday, authorities said.

Boeing offers to assist Pakistan in crash probe

April 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) US aircraft company Boeing has offered technical assistance to Pakistan in the investigation into the plane crash near here that killed 127 people Friday.

CPI hits out against 'intolerance' of Mamata government

April 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Coming down heavily on West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government for "intolerance" of criticism and "vindictiveness" against political opponents, the Communist Party of India Friday said it would raise these issues at the national level.

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