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  • New Market
    May 18, 2015 13:28 IST

    Fire sweeps through part of Kolkata's New Market

    A fire swept through the fishmongers' section of Kolkata's famed New Market on Monday.

  • Doctor and wife who were kidnapped
    May 06, 2015 18:04 IST

    Mystery shrouds return of abducted Bihar doctor, wife

    Dr Pankaj Kumar Gupta, also a member of the central Bihar chamber of commerce, and his wife Shubhra were returning from a wedding ceremony at Giridih, Jharkhand, in an Audi car when they went missing near Barachatti last Friday.

  • May 06, 2015 00:05 IST

    MBBS student helps stop child marriage in Bihar

    A student’s intervention saved a seven-year-old girl who was set to be given away in marriage to a man old enough to be her father.

  • Kolkata bandh
    Apr 30, 2015 08:57 IST

    First bandh in two years sees Kolkata wake up to deserted streets

    Important junctions that usually spring to life by 8 AM on weekdays such as Esplanade, Shyambazar, Park Circus, Sealdah and Howrah Station wore a deserted look.

  • AMRI
    Apr 24, 2015 23:26 IST

    Trinamool Congress won't support land acquisition bill: Mamata

    The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

  • Apr 24, 2015 22:57 IST

    Nitish praises Centre over Bihar storm relief

    The Narendra Modi government on Friday got a rare praise from its bitterest rival, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, for the Centre’s prompt help to the storm-ravaged state.

  • Apr 18, 2015 19:38 IST

    Eight years after she surrendered, ex-Maoist rebel still awaits freedom

    When Kapra Mardi rejoined the “mainstream” after leaving a Maoist outfit eight years ago, her homecoming was celebrated by the administration as a success story in wooing back a rebel.

  • Ankul Maiti
    Apr 17, 2015 11:56 IST

    I-Core owner, another ponzi king, lands up in jail

    Just a couple of years ago, it was an unqualified boom. Various ‘groups of companies’ sprung up in various corners of Bengal producing, or claiming to produce, just about everything under the sun — from cement to edible oil, newspapers to TV channels, apartments to resorts and motorcycles. However, on Thursday, the CID of the state police swooped down on I-Core group owner Anukul Maiti

  • Crime
    Apr 17, 2015 10:50 IST

    Girl raped, nose chopped off by ex-fiance

    The victim, in her early 20s, was alone at her home late Wednesday night when her former fiance Mohd. Azharuddin forcibly entered and asked her to agree to the marriage. When she refused, he raped her and later chopped off a part of her nose to prevent her getting married to anyone else

  • Electricity
    Apr 17, 2015 10:46 IST

    Bihar government seeks uniformity in power tariff

    Voicing strong disapproval of the prevalence of regional tariff forcing states to purchase power at differential rates, the JD(U) government on Thursday urged the Centre to remove discrepancy by putting in place an uniform tariff policy.

  • Apr 15, 2015 10:53 IST

    Docs ask govt to change sex-determination law

    Radiologists and cardiologists in the city have urged the state government to review the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PCPNDT) Act — the law that deals with sexdetermination of still-to-be-born children — to save many cardiac patients who suffer from acute pulmonary thrombo embolism or pericardial effusion problems.

  • Apr 15, 2015 10:49 IST

    Bangladesh minister meets CM, voices hope of sealing Teesta deal

    Bangladesh land minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif sought to pick up the threads from the Mamata-Hasina meet in Dhaka as he met the chief minister at Nabanna on Monday. However, he didn’t say if his optimistic tone on the Teesta issue was the result of discussions with the chief minister on the day.

  • BPO
    Apr 15, 2015 09:57 IST

    Centre to set up 44 BPOs in Bihar

    Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on Tuesday that the central government will set up 44 Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) centres in Bihar.

  • Apr 15, 2015 09:53 IST

    Zero plus zero is zero: Shah on Nitish, Lalu coming together

    Taking the battle to Nitish Kumar's home turf, BJP President Amit Shah today ridiculed the Janata Parivar alliance with Lalu Prasad saying "zero plus zero remains a zero" and claimed that nobody can stop the saffron party from coming to power in Bihar.

  • Apr 15, 2015 09:45 IST

    Rs. 5000 monthly pension for aged farmers: Rajnath Singh

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a monthly pension of Rs.5,000 for farmers aged 60 or above for their social and financial security. Rajnath Singh said the Narendra Modi government was probably the first government that actually cared for farmers and was keen to help farmers.