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  • Amit Shah, Rahul Sinha, Burdwan 
    Mar 28, 2015 15:30 IST

    Bengal polls 2016: BJP to reach out through social media

    The team behind slogans such as 'ap ki bar, Modi sarkar' in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls is preparing to for the crucial Bengal assembly elections next year. This time the will also promote the BJP across cyberspace – Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter.

  • Illustration
    Mar 28, 2015 12:59 IST

    You may soon have to ink a deal with your maid

    You may have to draw a contract with your domestic help, pay hourly wages, give bonuses and four days of paid leave per month—these are among the demands of domestic helps, who are slowly congregating under a banner to press the government for their legal recognition and welfare.

  • Nitish Kumar
    Mar 28, 2015 11:40 IST

    Nitish seeks assistance of Rs. 1.07 lakh crore from PM

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has sought special developmental assistance of over Rs 1 lakh crore from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pointing to an estimated 'loss' of Rs. 50,000 crore to the state due to the recommendations of 14th Finance Commission.

  • Mar 28, 2015 11:31 IST

    Bihar govt slams NHAI for poor condition of NH roads

    Expressing helplessness to undertake repair of NH roads in Bihar, the state government was aware of miseries of road users, but can not do maintenance works as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) will raise objections to use of state funds under this head.

  • Mar 27, 2015 14:06 IST

    Kundu in ED custody, angry Rose Valley agents beat up journalists

    Rose Valley Group owner Gautam Kundu was remanded in ED (Enforcement Directorate) custody on Thursday. Hundreds of Rose Valley employees massed near Bankshall Court and shouted slogans against the ED as Kundu was led away amid tight security. The mediapersons were heckled and beaten up by Rose Valley agents, as the cops turned mute spectators.

  • A playground of mist
    Mar 26, 2015 10:31 IST

    Sangh affiliates reach out to Bengali hearts through football

    The easiest way to make way into a Bengali heart is through football, so believes the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

  • nun rape
    Mar 25, 2015 15:28 IST

    Bengal: After Ranaghat rape, Jalpaiguri missionary school threatened

    Even before a single culprit of the Ranaghat rape and loot has been arrested, the nuns of St Captanio Girl’s High School of Nagrakata, Jalpaiguri district have received four threat letters in March with the last one threatening reprisals on the lines of the March 14 Ranaghat crime.

  • Bihar mass cheating
    Mar 22, 2015 17:20 IST

    Mass cheating in Bihar: Rs 15 lakh fine in a day from offenders

    The pictures of rampant cheating in matriculation examinations in Bihar that went viral over the internet forced the police into action. Officials collected as much as Rs 15 lakh in fines from offenders in just one day- the highest in the state.

  • Class 10 exams
    Mar 21, 2015 22:56 IST

    Bihar exam mess continues, police fire in air

    Incidents of cheating in the Class 10 exam continued in Bihar on Saturday with police even having to fire in the air and carry out a baton charge to disperse a large number of people helping students to copy, an official said.

  •  Tibetan monk in exile
    Mar 21, 2015 18:02 IST

    Thai army men turn Buddhist monks for 13 days at Bodh Gaya

    From the battle hardened routine of the army to 13 days of penance in absolute Buddhist monkhood, it has turned out to be quite a journey of self discovery for a group of men from Thailand.

  • Infant's heart surgery
    Mar 20, 2015 18:21 IST

    15 infants die at Kolkata hospital, families allege medical negligence

    Many people gathered in front of Dr BC Roy Postgraduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata, on Friday morning protesting the alleged death of 15 newborns in the last 24 hours. They alleged that the deaths were due to medical negligence and demanded an inquiry into the incident.

  • Derek O’Brien
    Mar 19, 2015 19:23 IST

    Derek O'Brien now Trinamool's chief national spokesperson

    The Trinamool Congress has appointed Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien as its chief national spokesperson, the party announced on Thursday.

  • protest, Kolkata
    Mar 18, 2015 17:34 IST

    75-year-old woman's disrobed body found in Bengal ashram

    The disrobed body of a 75-year-old woman inmate of an ashram was found on Wednesday at Katwa, 60 km from Burdwan, fuelling allegations of a second rape of a senior citizen in West Bengal in a week.

  • Asthma
    Mar 17, 2015 11:28 IST

    Rural residents now becoming vulnerable to cardio diseases

    Urban residents are no longer the only ones suffering from cardiovascular diseases. People living in villages and small towns are increasingly becoming vulnerable to these diseases including coronary artery blocks, hypertension and diabetes.

  • A security personnel
    Mar 17, 2015 11:23 IST

    Andal airport awaits DGCA approval for maiden flight

    With Airports Authority of India (AAI) aircraft completing calibration process at Andal airport on Monday, authorities of Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL) are hopeful that flight operations would soon begin from the aerodrome from April 14.