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Piku Trailer Out With Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

March 17, 2015 at 11:51 AM

The countdown has begun for Piku's trailer launch which will be attached with YRF's most awaited summer release Detective Byomkesh Bakshy. Directed by Dibakar Banerjee, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy stars Sushant Singh Rajput.

MS Dhoni retires from Test cricket

December 30, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has announced his retirement from the Test cricket due to strain of playing all different types of crickets. Now Virat Kohli will lead the upcoming forth Test against Australia in the Sydney.

Banerjee to meet PM, Sonia to seek financial package, discuss President poll

May 3, 2012 at 2:46 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday afternoon.

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Stakes high for Super Kings against Deccan Chargers

May 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Chennai, May 3 (IANS) Having finally tasted success after a string of five defeats, the Deccan Chargers would be keen to scalp another opponent when they face an equally inconsistent Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here Friday.

President polls: Congress hopes for Mamata's support

May 3, 2012 at 12:46 PM

New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) The Congress is hoping for the support of the Trinamool Congress in the presidential polls when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee meets party chief Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh later Thursday.

Mamata announces Rs.1,000 for muezzins

May 2, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Continuing to rain sops on the minorities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday announced Rs.1,000 monthly honorarium for muezzins of mosques.

Soon, a film on Satyajit Ray's character Shonku

May 2, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) Late filmmaker Satyajit Ray's son Sandip Ray said on his father's 92nd birth anniversary Wednesday that he will make a film on Professor Shonku, a character created by his father.

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."

Presidential polls: Mamata tightlipped

May 2, 2012 at 4:50 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) With Congress looking for support for presidential polls, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday tightlipped but said she will try to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi to enquire about her health.

Bangalore Police book two students for murder of Manipur teen Richard Loitam

May 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM

Bangalore, May 1 (ANI): Bangalore Police on Tuesday booked two students-Syed Afzal Ali and Vishal Banerjee-for the murder of Manipur boy Richard Loitam.

Bangalore Police book two students for murder of Manipur teen Richard Loitam

May 1, 2012 at 7:46 PM

Bangalore, May 1 (ANI): Bangalore Police on Tuesday booked two students-Syed Afzal Ali and Vishal Banerjee-for the murder of Manipur boy Richard Loitam.

Trade unions participate in Labour Day celebrations in Kolkata

May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Kolkata, May 1(ANI): Trade unions and members of Communist Party of India -Marxist (CPI-M) congregated at prime locations of the city on Tuesday to mark Labour Day celebrations.

Sports psychologist Webster says Windies has been unable to come out of time warp

May 1, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Dubai, May 1(ANI): Legendary sports psychologist Dr Rudi Webster, who is working as Kolkata Knight Ryders as mental skills coach this season, is not convinced that the West Indies has been able to come out of the time warp.

CPI-M, Trinamool try one-upmanship on May Day

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) With West Bengal celebrating May Day with a holiday Tuesday, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Left Front tried to use the occasion to consolidate their base among the labour class, which comprises a major vote share in the state.

Gambhir guides Knight Riders to sixth win in IPL

May 1, 2012 at 12:34 AM

Chennai, May 1 (IANS) Skipper Gautam Gambhir struck his fourth half-century of the season and spearheaded Kolkata Knight Riders to a five-wicket win against Chennai Super Kings with two balls to spare in the Indian Premier League here Monday.

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).

Super Kings restricted to 139/5 by Knight Riders

April 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings were restricted to 139 for five in 20 overs by Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Monday.

'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.

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 AEC chairman Sinha expert on n-reactor technology (Profile)

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Ratan Kumar Sinha, the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is an internationally acknowledged expert on nuclear reactor technology.

Super Kings opt to bat against Knight Riders

April 30, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Chepauk here Monday.

R.K. Sinha takes over as new AEC chairman, DAE secretary

April 30, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Director of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and senior scientist Ratan Kumar Sinha assumed charge Monday as the new Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Bangladesh hopeful of soon clinching Teesta water accord

April 29, 2012 at 11:06 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.

Lightning kills 10 in Howrah

April 29, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Howrah, April 29 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 10 others seriously injured Sunday when they were struck by lightning in a village in West Bengal's Howrah district.

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.

Pressure on Super Kings against Knight Riders

April 29, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Chennai, April 29 (IANS) With three wins in the last four games, besides a no-result, the Kolkata Knight Riders would be looking to sustain the momentum when they take on a highly inconsistent Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League here Monday.

'CPI-M, Maoists, teachers trying to stop development'

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and a section of teachers for trying to stop the developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old TMC-Congress government.

At Birla marriage anniversary, Mamata talks business

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) In a bid to send the right signals to the business community, deterred from investing due to the West Bengal government's land and SEZ policies, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday chose industrialist B.K. Birla's 70th marriage anniversary as the perfect platform to interact with them.

West Bengal: Govt. blames opposition for creating troubles

April 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Ruling Trinamool Congress has blamed the opposition left front and section of teachers for the creating obstacle in the way of development

CPI-M, Maoists spreading canards against us: Trinamool

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and the Maoists for trying to stop developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old TMC-Congress government.

Business confidence recovering but concerns remain: CII

April 29, 2012 at 12:34 PM

New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) Most Indian firms have recovered business confidence, but stagnancy in reforms, high interest rates and increased raw material costs still remain top concerns, according to a survey by industry lobby, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

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.

Bengal tea workers may come under MGNREGA

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to bring the state's impoverished tea gardens workers under the ambit of the 100-days' employment guarantee scheme, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Friday.

Both Congress and Trinamool are sinking ships: CPI-M

April 27, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The CPI-M Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assuring Trinamool Congress (TMC) members of parliament over the financial crisis in West Bengal, saying only time will tell "who bails out whom" as both parties were having a tough time due to their "anti-people" policies.

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.

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.

Amartya Sen denies recommending impersonator for government job

April 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Thursday denied recommending Anjan Bhattacharya, who is facing prosecution for allegedly impersonating a relative of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, for a job in a state government company.

Mukul to pursue Mamata's Vision 2020 for railways

April 26, 2012 at 5:05 PM

New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Railway Minister Mukul Roy Thursday said he would take his Trinamool party chief Mamata Banerjee's Vision 2020 forward and deepen the agenda of inclusive growth.

Bengal aims at 60 days work under rural jobs scheme

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Lalgarh (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) West Bengal aims to give 60 days of work to each household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the coming year, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday.

Jealousy fuelling malicious campaign against Banerjee: Trinamool

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) With the Mamata Banerjee government drawing flak for many of its actions, the ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday claimed there was a malicious campaign against her, fuelled by jealousy against her administration's achievements.

Mamata on backfoot, says her demand was an appeal not an ultimatum

April 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Chief Minister of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee, who is well known for threatening the government first and soften later, has once again has come on the backtrack and said a section of media has distorted my statement..........

Govt. on target as second half of budget session resumes today

April 24, 2012 at 11:48 AM

The second half of the budget session is set to begin today in both houses of the Parliament, and the opposition is eyeing to take on the UPA government on the edge. There are many issues on which BJP and other opposition parties can corner the government.........

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.

Violent clashes, arson mark shutdown in Bengal's Terai, Dooars

April 23, 2012 at 10:29 PM

Darjeeling, April 23 (IANS) Violent clashes and arson marked the indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Terai and Dooars regions called from Monday by a faction of the Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad (ABAVP) and supported by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).

Trinamool MPs to pressure government for tax monotatorium

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a three-year interest moratorium, Trinamool Congress Monday said it will raise the issue in both the houses of parliament in the upcoming budget session.

CPI-M to Mamata: Can't evade responsibility on Terai, Doars row

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) West Bengal opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra Monday citicised the Mamata Banerjee regime over the ongoing violence in the Terai and Dooars regions, saying the government should show a "positive attitude" to resolve the problem.

Gogoi follows Mamata, plans government channel in Assam

April 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said his government would soon have its own news channel to showcase developmental activities across the state.

When Emraan went incognito on 'Shanghai' set

April 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Actor Emraan Hashmi underwent complete makeover for Dibakar Banerjee's "Shanghai" and the impact was such that actor went unrecognised.

Lawmakers give mixed responses on next presidential candidate

April 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Leaders of various political outfits on Monday gave a mixed response to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's suggestion that the president of the country should be a non-political person, saying a final decision on the issue would be taken only after consultations.

Shutdown in Bengal's Terai, Dooars evokes mixed response

April 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Darjeeling, April 23 (IANS) Violent clashes and arson marked an indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal's Terai and Dooars regions called from Monday by a faction of the Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikash Parishad (ABAVP) and supported by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM).

Railways is self-sufficient: Mukul Roy

April 23, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The railway ministry had constraints but was financially self- sufficient unlike other ministries that look for central aid, Railway Minister Mukul Roy said Monday.

Samajwadi Party ready to support Kalam's return as president

April 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shahid Siddiqui on Monday welcomed Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's suggestion that the president of the country should be a non-political person, and said his party would definitely back Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam if there is a consensus on his name.

Congress mum on Banerjee's 15-day ultimatum for W. Bengal debt relief

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday refused to comment on the 15-day deadline issued by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee to the Centre to announce debt relief for her state.

BJP urges Centre to consider legitimate rights of states

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Amritsar, Apr 22 (ANI): Claiming the 15-day deadline issued by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the central government as a 'legitimate right', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday urged the Congress party to consider her demand.

GJM to boycott Mamata meets in Darjeeling

April 22, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb in the Darjeeling hills.

GJM boycotts Mamata meets in Darjeeling

April 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb in the Darjeeling hills.

Of toilets and Mamataspeak (West Bengal newsletter)

April 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Soon after taking over the reins of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had referred to the plight of travellers - particularly women - on the highways, which have a negligible number of public toilets. Eleven months into office, her government has embarked on a massive project to ease the problem.

Congress plays down Mamata ultimatum

April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Playing down the ultimatum of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for a moratorium on interest payment burden of the state, the Congress Saturday said the central government will have a "constructive approach" towards such demands.

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.

Now a Ratna award for Bengal bureaucrats

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) After instituting Krishi Ratna award for best farmer in a block, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Saturday declared an award for bureaucrats putting up a good performance.

Mamata gives Centre 15-day ultimatum on tax moratorium

April 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Reiterating her demand for an interest moratorium for the cash-strapped West Bengal government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday gave the central government a 15-day ultimatum and warned that its "indifferent attitude" could become a "big issue".

Rajasthan Royals elect to bat against Super Kings

April 21, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to bat against the Chennai Super Kings in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here Saturday.

Mamata insists on tax moratorium for Bengal

April 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a stern warning to the Congress-led union government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said it has to accept West Bengal's demand for a tax moratorium for the next three years.

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.

After railways, Banerjee now sending Bengal to ICU: CPI-M

April 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that her government has completed most of its tasks in its very first year, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Friday said after having sent the railways to the ICU as railway minister, she was now doing the same to the state.

Uranium ore mine commissioned in Andhra Pradesh

April 20, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Hyderabad/Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) India commissioned a uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh Friday which is estimated to have one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world and could fuel 25 percent of the country's nuclear plants.

Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state.

Pay honorarium to priests, not just imams: VHP to Mamata

April 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) Friday said it would launch a campaign in West Bengal demanding monthly honorariums to Hindu priests and unemployed youth to protest against the Mamata Banerjee-led government's decision to pay honorariums of Rs.2,500 to imams.

Uranium ore mine in commissioned in Andhra Pradesh

April 20, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A uranium ore mine and processing plant in Andhra Pradesh was commissioned Friday which officials say could become one of the most significant uranium reserves in the world.

Battle of equals between Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals

April 20, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Chennai, April 20 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings, pepped up by their 13-run win against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League tie here Thursday night, will be looking to join the front-running pack when they face leaders Rajasthan Royals here Saturday.

Shekhar Kapur inspired Prosenjit's look in 'Shanghai'

April 20, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) National Award winning Bengali actor Prosenjit Chatterjee's character of the suave and dynamic politician in Dibakar Banerjee's "Shanghai" is inspired by and modelled upon acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur.

Promises delivered, says West Bengal government

April 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government has released "Promises Delivered" -- a 168-page book about its achievements "not given due recognition" in the wake of an outcry by a section of the civil society and the media over the regime's actions.

St. Jude to provide latest medical technologies to India

April 19, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Hyderabad, April 19 (IANS) US-based global medical device company St. Jude Medical Inc. will make its latest technologies available to patients in India, a top company official said here.

Kolkata rocked by protests, counter protests

April 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even days after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons involving West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the city continued to be rocked by protests and counter protests by pro and anti government factions.

Mamata among Time's 100 most influential people

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Time magazine has listed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in its list for 2012, sharing space with the likes of US President Barack Obama and billionaire investor Warren Buffet.

Mamata acting in an immature manner: Justice Katju

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not acting in a mature manner by cracking down on her critics and must learn to take criticism in her stride, said Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Markandey Katju Wednesday.

Mamata's reign similar to semi-fascist rule of 1970s: Left leader

April 18, 2012 at 7:41 PM

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surya Kanta Mishra Wednesday likened the rule of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the "semi fascist regime" in the state in the 1970s.

Ultra-sensitive electrical biosensor unlocks potential for instant diagnostic tools

April 18, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): Indian researchers have come up with a new quantum mechanical-based biosensor that offers tremendous potential for detecting biomolecules at ultra-low concentrations, from instant point-of-care disease diagnostics, to detection of trace substances for forensics and security.

IPL Preview: Dice loaded in Super King's favour

April 18, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Chennai, April 18 (IANS) The Chennai Super Kings will be hoping to reignite their campaign in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when they host the Pune Warriors here Thursday.

Beat the summer - sleep well, eat well for glowing skin

April 18, 2012 at 12:37 PM

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The summer may have been delayed in large parts of the country but is here finally and so are skin problems such as acne, rashes, sunburn and tanning. But all it takes to deal with them is a little hygiene, good sleep, lots of water and a healthy diet plan, say experts.

This is not the change we wanted: Bengal intellectuals

April 17, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Expressing concern over instances of "police excesses" in West Bengal, a section of human rights activists and intellectuals Tuesday said people were fast losing trust on the Mamata Banerjee government.

India Inc says cheers to surprise interest rates cut

April 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian Industry Tuesday rejoiced at the interest rates cut by the Reserve Bank of India for the first time in three years by an unexpected and sharp 50 basis points, with top honchos saying the decision would boost business sentiment and revive investment and growth.

'Learn to hate' CPI-M, says Trinamool minister

April 17, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Days after a Jadavpur University professor's arrest for circulating cartoons targeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state Food Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick has asked party workers to socially boycott CPI-M workers and "learn to hate them".

Kabir Suman mocks Mamata over Toongate, composes song

April 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Causing more embarrassment to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is drawing flak over the arrest of a professor for circulating cartoons, singer-turned-Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman has composed a song, "Hasi Niye Thako" (Live with a smile), mocking the state government.

Opposition CMs lambast government for security overreach (Roundup)

April 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Opposition chief ministers Monday lambasted the central government for not taking them into confidence on key security issues, citing the example of the proposed NCTC, an anti-terror intelligence agency whose powers the states fear will infringe on their rights.

Mamata should have attended Chief Ministers meet: D. Raja

April 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) lawmaker D. Raja on Monday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should have attended the annual conference of chief ministers on internal security called by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

Toongate: Has Mamata Banerjee misused the IT Act? (Comment)

April 16, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Question: Why did Mamata Banerjee cross the road?

PM to discuss NCTC with chief ministers May 5

April 16, 2012 at 1:47 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday assured the chief ministers that he would hold a separate meeting with them May 5 to discuss the controversial proposal to set up a National Counter Terrorism Centre.

Centre to convene crucial CMs meet on Internal Security today

April 16, 2012 at 12:01 PM

A crucial meet of Chief Ministers of all states is set to begin today in New Delhi for discussing on country's internal security concern and strengthening intelligence capabilities and border securities......

BJP tells Chidambaram not adopt authoritarian role on formation of NCTC

April 15, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Patna, Apr 15 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday told Home Minister P. Chidambaram to not to work in an authoritarian manner while building consensus on formation of National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

CMs to discuss internal security in backdrop of Maoist abductions

April 15, 2012 at 7:15 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The central government and chief ministers will Monday discuss the internal security situation in the country in the backdrop of recent high-profile abductions by the Maoists in Odisha to secure release of prisoners and the need to strengthen counter terrorism capabilities and intelligence apparatus.

Mamata to skip crucial meeting on NCTC tomorrow

April 15, 2012 at 5:58 PM

The Trinamool Congress Chief and Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee is likely to skip a crucial meeting on National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), an internal security meeting convened by Home Minister P Chidambaram on Monday, sources say........

Dinesh Trivedi defies Mamata over cartoon issue

April 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Kutch (Gujarat), Apr 15 (ANI): Reacting to the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor in Kolkata for posting a cartoon of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the internet, former Railways Minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi today said cartoons were meant for enjoyment.

Mamata Banerjee to skip CM meet on internal security tomorrow

April 15, 2012 at 2:59 PM

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not attend the Chief Ministers' conference convened at New Delhi by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to discuss matters relating to internal security.

Under Didi, Bengal gets a controversy a day (West Bengal Newsletter)

April 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) An issue a day keeps boredom at bay - this could well be the guiding principle of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee these days. How else does one explain her government regularly dishing out controversies on a platter to her political opponents?

Easter with largest egg weighing over a ton

April 15, 2012 at 12:35 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Easter just went by with people the world over celebrating the resurrection of Christ three days after being crucified on Good Friday. It also provided an opportunity to the hospitality industry to showcase various kinds of goodies including some innovative confections - a tradition that is fast catching up in India as well.

Super Kings opt to bat against Pune Warriors

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Pune, April 14 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat against Pune Warriors in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium here Saturday.

Jadavpur professor concerned about his family's security

April 14, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Assaulted and forced to spend almost a night in jail for allegedly circulating 'defamatory' cartoons targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra is now apprehensive about his own and his family's security.

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