Kolkata

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    Feb 27, 2015 11:03 IST

    In another 2 yrs, Delhi will be just 12 hours away

    Dilli Chalo in 12 hours. In another two years, a superfast train traveling at an average speed of 200 kmph will take you to Delhi in just 12 hours. This will be possible if the railway minister’s proposals are executed without a hitch. Rajdhani Express currently takes 17 hours to cover 1,447 km

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Feb 27, 2015 11:08 IST

    Humayun Kabir’s harsh words send Didi’s aides into a huddle

    A statement by Murshidabad pointsman Humayun Kabir on Wednesday that it would take no more 50 MLAs to jump fences for the Mamata gover nment to be reduced to a minority has sent alarm bells ringing in the ruling camp.

  • books for the last time
    Feb 27, 2015 11:11 IST

    More application-based questions likely in CBSE Class 12 examination

    The CBSE Class 12 exam will start from March 2 and by the pre-board papers uploaded by the CBSE, the question pattern for the upcoming exam is in for a shift from objectivetype questions to applicationbased ones. Students can also expect some long answer-type questions.

  • Mamta Banerjee
    Feb 26, 2015 12:10 IST

    Mamata knocks on Modi’s door for debt relief two days before Budget

    Setting aside months of bitter acrimony dating back to the 2014 Lok Sabha poll campaign trail, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking an appointment to bargain for relief for her debt-stressed state.

  • Partho Chatterjee
    Feb 26, 2015 12:17 IST

    Partha wants Bengal as higher education hub

    State education minister Partha Chatterjee is aiming to develop Bengal as a higher education hub. The state government has already constituted an education commission to prepare a road map/vision document for 2020 and 2030 for the state’s education sectors.

  • Rape
    Feb 24, 2015 11:18 IST

    16-year-old raped by neighbour, girl misses Madhyamik

    It seldom gets more tragic than this. On Sunday night, in between her last-minute preparation for the Madhyamik exam on Monday, the 16-year-old took a break, hopped across to the sweetmeat shop run by her neighbour for a bite, but returned home raped and traumatized by the man she knew so well.

  • AAP Gwalior
    Feb 24, 2015 11:22 IST

    AAP quietly rolling out its Bengal poll plans

    Following their stupendous Delhi sweep, AAP leaders are quietly rolling out a plan for testing the waters in Bengal. For starters, they have planned a unique helpline number where citizens of Kolkata can call for help in civic or law and order problems and a youth wing of college students and young professionals who will be trained in Delhi.

  • Mamta Banerjee
    Feb 24, 2015 11:25 IST

    Mamata won’t have to face opp questions in budget session

    The schedule of the ongoing budget session of the state assembly is such that chief minister Mamata Banerjee can easily avoid fielding or replying to questions from the opposition MLAs during the entire session.

  • A couple wearing protective masks
    Feb 24, 2015 11:28 IST

    Govt show-causes pvt hospitals for refusing treatment

    The state health department issued show-cause notices to four premier private hospitals in Kolkata on Monday for not providing treatment to swine flu patients, even as the viral disease claimed its fifth victim in the city. The number of patients suffering from the disease in the state is 69.

  • Child labour
    Feb 23, 2015 11:26 IST

    Trafficked to Odisha, abused girl returns home after eight months

    A girl missing for eight months and trafficked to Odisha was rescued on Friday. She was taken to Barida, in Keshiyari block and kept there for two days. After she resisted she was taken to Cuttack. She was being held there for seven months and was tortured and sexually violated by multiple people.

  • Black money case
    Feb 23, 2015 11:17 IST

    Bengal set to borrow Rs. 2,500 crore

    Just 72 hours before Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra presents the state budget for the financial year 2014-15 in the assembly on February 27, the cash-strapped government will be going for an open market borrowing of Rs. 2,500 crore on February 24.

  • Mount Annapurna
    Feb 23, 2015 11:21 IST

    State to send crack mountaineering team to locate Chhanda Gayen

    The state government is in the process of putting together a team of mountaineers, who are to embark on a mission to retrieve the mortal remains of ace climber and Everest summiteer Chhanda Gayen and two Sherpas in the treacherous snows of Kanchenjunga.

  •  fish at a market
    Feb 20, 2015 13:19 IST

    City wants CM to get hilsa diplomacy right

    If Bengal chief minister cosies up with Dhaka can hilsa be far behind? Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been flooded with requests from numerous fish importers’, traders’ and market committees across the state to persuade Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to lift the ban on hilsa exports to India that Dhaka imposed in July 2012.

  • A heritage steam loco train.
    Feb 20, 2015 13:27 IST

    Toy train fares raised before Railway Budget

    While the rest of the country is eagerly waiting for the Railway Budget, for Darjeeling the wait is already over. The world heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has hiked fares from February 18. The fare for the steam loco joyride has gone up threefold. The diesel joy ride service and passenger train fares have been doubled.

  • Football players
    Feb 20, 2015 13:23 IST

    Five more H1N1 cases surface, count up to 47

    Five fresh swine flu cases were reported in Kolkata on Thursday. The number of the swine flu-hit in the city, including a 26-year-old pregnant woman who tested positive for the deadly H1N1 virus on Wednesday, now stands at 47. Two persons have died so far.