Kolkata

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Army
    Mar 05, 2015 12:35 IST

    If necessary, army would be deployed to save Sunderbans

    If the state government fails to demolish unauthorised structures and stop felling of trees which are urgently needed to save the Sunderbans, then army could be deployed to do the job instead, a two-judge bench of the National Green Tribunal’s eastern zone bench in Kolkata observed on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  •  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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mukul Roy
    Feb 28, 2015 19:23 IST

    Mukul Roy removed as general secretary of Trinamool Congress

    The Trinamool Congress, in a meeting at the residence of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, removed Mukul Roy from the post of all India general secretary.

  • 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.

  • Anti-rape protests at Jantar Mantar
    Feb 28, 2015 11:18 IST

    Woman gang raped in front of husband

    A 22-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped in front of her husband by three miscreants near Howrah’s Mourigram railway station late on Thursday night. The husband was reportedly tied to a tree and held at gunpoint while the rape occurred. Two of the three rapists were arrested

  • Mukul Roy
    Feb 28, 2015 11:07 IST

    Trinamool moves to checkmate Mukul at key party meet today

    The Trinamool Congress is gearing up to reduce the formidable former No. 2 in the party, Mukul Roy, to a non-entity. Roy may be removed from the posts of chairman of the Trinamool’s parliamentary party and the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha — two of the last important posts he holds.

  • Amit Mitra
    Feb 28, 2015 11:11 IST

    Amit Mitra has it for all: Aam aadmi, minorities & industry

    No fresh taxes, heightened allocation for minority development, 40 lakh bicycles to students and sops for traders — it is a heady mix of doles. But opposition parties in the state allege that all this has been done keeping in mind the assembly polls.

  • Mamta Bennerjee
    Feb 28, 2015 11:15 IST

    Chief minister woos transport workers with a litany of benefits

    Following a series of transport strikes by opposition parties, the Trinamool Congress government has made a desperate attempt to woo the sector’s workers during the state budget on Friday. “Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is concerned about the transport workers of the state.

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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