• A Black Chinned Mountain Tanager
    Mar 05, 2015 12:29 IST

    Birdmen, go online to conserve your feathered friends

    The hobby and love for wild birds and animals with a passion to conserve them, has dragged several citizens into this area, some of whom later turned out to be eminent birders such as Kaishal Mukherjee, Sumit Sen, Sujan Chatterjee, Subhankar Patra and Radhanath Pole.

  • H1N1
    Mar 05, 2015 12:26 IST

    As many as 21 new swine flu cases reported

    On Wednesday, the highest number of new swine flu cases was reported on a single day in the state this year. Twenty-one H1N1 positive cases were reported in the city and the districts on the day, taking the total number of swine flu patients to 167. Eight persons, including three children, have died across the state.

  • Dirty Politics
    Mar 05, 2015 10:56 IST

    Court lifts stay on release of 'Dirty Politics'

    A day after it stayed the release of Bollywood film "Dirty Politics" in cinema halls, the Patna High Court Wednesday lifted the order, a government lawyer said. The movie features actress Mallika Sherawat and Om Puri.

  • Jitan Ram Manjhi
    Mar 05, 2015 10:52 IST

    Nitish annuls 34 'out of turn' decisions by Manjhi cabinet

    The Nitish Kumar government on wednesday annulled 34 populist 'out of turn' decisions taken during last three cabinet meetings by former chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi days before resigning. The state cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar annulled the Manjhi's populist decisions.

  • A wild elephant
    Mar 05, 2015 10:47 IST

    Wild elephant tramples three to death in Sitamarhi

    Sitamarhi Superintendent of Police Hari Prasath S said on wednesday, "Two persons have been crushed to death in Bajpatti and Parihar police station areas of the district. We have got reports that other person injured by the elephant has died. We are trying to confirm the identity of the person."

  • Devotees bathe
    Mar 04, 2015 14:22 IST

    High court steps in to ensure clean Ganga

    In a bid to ensure that the Ganga flows along the state capital, the Patna high court on Tuesday asked the central and state government authorities concerned to ensure that an at least 50-ft-wide channel is dug on the dry riverbed along its banks right from the Civil Court Ghat to Digha Ghat

  • H1N1 virus
    Mar 04, 2015 14:19 IST

    20 new cases of swine flu reported, 57 positive cases overall

    Going on predicted lines, the state on Tuesday reported 20 new swine flu positive cases - the highest so far in a day ever since the disease attained a pandemic form on February 24. This took the overall tally of positive cases to 57. Doctors had suspected that Monday's unseasonal rain and people returning home for Holi would spur the swine flu count in the state.

  • Social Responsibility
    Mar 04, 2015 14:15 IST

    School of ‘excellence’ rots at Simultala, future at stake

    Into its sixth year, Simultala Awasiya Vidyalaya (SAV), billed as the dream project of chief minister Nitish Kumar, continues to flounder despite starting with a lot of promise. With Kumar back at the helm, there is hope that the fortunes of the school, meant for talented students from the poor sections of the society, could change.

  • Sundarban
    Mar 04, 2015 11:51 IST

    Indo-Bangla boat ride to save Sunderbans

    If the issue of saving the Sunderbans needs to be raised at the international level, then the two neighbours have to come together. This effort can set the ball rolling, says Tapas Paul, Senior environment specialist at World Bank

  •  Elephant
    Mar 04, 2015 11:43 IST

    Railways doubly dangerous than poachers in Bengal

    According to statistics laid down by the forest minister in the assembly house, 27 elephants, seven pythons, two bison (gaur), one leopard cat and one chital deer were killed in train accidents over the past four years. The maximum deaths occurred in 2013-2014 when 13 elephants were killed in one year.

  • Indian currency notes
    Mar 04, 2015 11:34 IST

    How RBI scrap aided fake currency business

    The seizure of fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs. 10 crore has left the special task force (STF) of Kolkata Police baffled and intrigued for more than one reason.

  • G20
    Mar 04, 2015 11:30 IST

    Mamata reaches out, to meet Modi on March 9

    To plead for fiscal relief for her debt-stressed state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 9, capping a nearly year-long bitter relationship dating back to the 2014 Lok Sabha campaign trail.

  • H1N1 flu virus
    Mar 01, 2015 12:45 IST

    Swine flu toll in Bengal now 8

    The swine flu toll in the state rose to eight on Saturday after one more death in the city. A two-and-a-half-year-old baby, Anwesha Pramanik, from Joynagar in South 24-Parganas succumbed to the H1N1 virus at BC Roy Memorial Hospital for Children here. Anwesha is the third child to die of swine flu in the state this year.

  • Amit Mitra
    Mar 01, 2015 12:38 IST

    Amit Mitra slams Jaitley over ‘anti-people’ Union budget

    It is clear to me that while on the one hand the Union Government is making a big public display of offering additional resources to the State Governments through a higher rate of tax devolution, on the other it has negated those additional resources by curtailing allocation under major heads of the different centrally sponsored schemes for the State Governments says Amit Mitra, Bengal finance minister

JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar
    Mar 01, 2015 12:02 IST

    Bhagalpur riots' probe panel submits report to Nitish

    Soon after coming to power in November 2005, Nitish Kumar had set up an inquiry commission under Justice (retired) N N Singh to probe the 1989 communal Bhagalpur riots, which claimed over 1,000 lives and left in its wake a trail of devastation.