KOLKATA

  • IIT, IIM and ISI to offer a joint course Yesterday

    Kolkata: Three premier institutions of IIT Kharagpur, IIM Kolkata and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Kolkata, have come together for the first time to offer a joint course in business analytics. Starting from this session, the Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) will allow students the rare opportunity to become students...
  • Amitav Ghosh among 10 finalists for International Booker prize 3 days ago

    London: Amitav Ghosh on Tuesday emerged as the only Indian author among 10 finalists for this year's Man Booker International Prize for his contribution to the English language writing. Kolkata born, 58-year-old Mr. Ghosh had narrowly missed out on the Booker Prize back in 2008 when he was shortlisted for his...
  • 12 players to be part of Diamond Quadrilateral project 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Reputed companies from six countries, including France, Germany, Italy and China, have entered the race to become part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pet Diamond Quadrilateral bullet train project. Twelve international companies are bidding for conducting the feasibility study for the three corridors of the Diamond Quadrilateral high-speed rail...
  • NIA arrests absconding accused in Burdwan blast case 6 days ago

    New Delhi: NIA on Saturday arrested Abdul Mazeed Momin, an absconder, in connection with the Burdwan blast, taking the total number of arrested persons to 17. Momin, who has been on the run since last year, was apprehended from Sealdah in central Kolkata on Saturday evening. The blast in Burdwan took...
  • Kolkata's first tech hackathon to see scores of techies brainstorm for 'smart India' concept 6 days ago

    Kolkata: At least 100 computer programmers and innovators will brainstorm in the city's first technological hackathon to come up with ideas for a 'smart' India where devices could be controlled from a single source, an organiser said on Saturday. The 'Spark HACK' event organised by Jadavpur University seeks to give shape...
  • Tribals in Bengal to use Facebook for development of community 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Taking their friendship from the virtual to the real world, more than 600 "educated and privileged" Facebook users belonging to West Bengal's tribal communities will meet on April 5 to discuss strategies to harness social media for tribal development. The second 'Kolkata Adibasi Facebook Meet' aims to unite youngsters and...
  • Man threatens to commit suicide at Chief Justice's room at Kolkata High Court 1 week ago

    Kolkata: An aged man on Friday threatened to commit suicide in the court room of Chief Justice of Kolkata High Court Manjula Chellur after alleging that his property had been taken away by a land broker even as his petition on the issue remained pending before the Calcutta High Court. Septuagenarian...
  • Nun gangrape case: Process of investigation is very slow, says Archbishop March 17, 2015

    Archbishop of Kolkata has questioned the slow pace of investigation in the nun gangrape case. "Process of investigation is very slow. Its been 48 hours and not a single arrest has been made. My appeal is that these culprits are arrested and justice should be granted," said the Archbishop. ...
  • Archbishop Thomas D'Souza condemns rape of nun, says protest a spontaneous outburst March 16, 2015

    Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D'Souza condemned the rape of a 71-year-old nun at the convent school in Nadia district and said that the protest was a spontaneous outburst of the locals as District Administration failed to arrest the accused. He also criticised the vandalisation of church in Haryana. ...
  • West Bengal: 8 detained in nun gangrape incident March 15, 2015

    Krishnagar: Eight persons were detained in connection with the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun in a convent school, as a a high official of a Roman Catholic congregation, Religious of Jesus and Mary, arrived on Sunday to inquire into the incident. The official, who preferred to be known only as...
  • Nun gangrape: Christians to take out solidarity rally March 15, 2015

    Kolkata: To express solidarity with the senior nun who was gangraped at convent school in Nadia district, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Calcutta would take out a rally on Monday. Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D'Souza said the rally from Allen Park in Park Street is to show their solidarity and sympathy...
  • Chris Lynn's IPL 2015 campaign in doubt March 15, 2015

    Brisbane: With less than a month to go for the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) overseas batsman Chris Lynn injured his hamstring and is awaiting scan reports which will reveal his prognosis. Lynn's recovery time was unclear on Saturday night after he broke down chasing a ball in...
  • Kolkata: Park Street rape survivor dies due to multiple organ failure March 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Park Street rape survivor died due to multiple organ failure on Friday. She was suffering from Encephalitis. The woman was raped at gunpoint in a car in the early hours of February 6, 2012, by five young men who picked her up from Park Street area. The police in its...
  • Kolkata: 14-year-old boy dies aping WWE stunt March 12, 2015

    Kolkata: A 14-year-old school student died here when a rope got entangled around his neck when he was aping a stunt scene telecast by a popular global entertainment company dealing primarily in professional wrestling, his relatives said on Thursday. Class 9 student Agnidev Dutta was purportedly choked to death at his...
  • Manchester City hold football clinic in Kolkata March 3, 2015

    Kolkata: Premier League champions Manchester City brought in a three-day football coaching clinic here which drew around 400 youngsters. The clinic ended on Tuesday with the youngsters getting a chance to learn the tricks and trades of modern football from international coaches. Also on display was the Premier League trophy. Prominent Manchester...
  • Travellers from Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata react to Rail budget 2015 February 26, 2015

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu played safe in his maiden Budget refusing to take the populist route of announcing a large number of new trains but also failed to take measures to increase the earnings of the public transporter by not increasing the passenger fare. ...
  • Watch: Life and work of Mother Taresa February 24, 2015

    A glimpse of the rich legacy left behind by Mother Teresa at the Nirmal Hriday ashram in Kolkata where Mother Teresa spent 17 years of her life. ...
  • Somdev Devvarman crashes out in first round of Kolkata Open February 24, 2015

    Kolkata: India's top tennis ace Somdev Devvarman crashed out in the first round of the Kolkata Open at the Bengal Tennis Association Complex on Tuesday. Tamil Nadu's Ramkumar Ramanathan, who has been training in Barcelona for the last three years, clinched the encounter 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, which lasted for two hours...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls Bangladesh visit 'very successful' February 22, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee termed her Bangladesh visit as "very successful". On returning after her visit to Bangladesh, Banerjee told reporters at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International airport that her visit was successful and she was overwhelmed by the hospitality of the people of that country. "The...
  • Mamata Banerjee's swine flu faux pas, says it mostly happens from mosquito bite February 20, 2015

    Kolkata: While the government says awareness is the key to fight swine flu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the flu is caused by mosquitos. "People have to move from one place to another. In many cases, it spreads from mosquito bites. We have asked the authorities...
  • Campus Calling: Ensure policies in Budget are implemented, say IIM Kolkata students February 19, 2015

    IIM kolkata students feel that there were a lot of policies that were declared but not enough information was given regarding their implementation. "I'd like to know how these policies are actually going to get implemented so that investors can plan in advance and work their way out," says a...
  • Kolkata: 2 suspended after assault of 2 senior officers of PSU Burn Standard by TMC leaders February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: Two persons have been suspended for alleged involvement of manhandling of two senior officials of Rail engine company Burn Standard Ltd in Kolkata by Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders on Wednesday. The two senior officials -- senior general manager and deputy general manager -- of the Central Public Sector Unit...
  • Jacques Kallis found KC Cariappa talented enough to be picked: KKR CEO February 16, 2015

    Bengaluru: Kolkata Knight Riders CEO and Managing Director Venky Mysore on Monday said the team management decided to give a shot to KC Cariappa, who fetched a price tag of Rs 2.4 crore at IPL auction, after top players including Jacques Kallis found him extremely talented in one of their...
  • Australian bowler Brad Hogg happy at joining Kolkata Knight Riders February 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Veteran Australian chinaman bowler Brad Hogg expressed his happiness at being bought by current Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the auction held at Bengaluru on Monday. The 44-year-old, who was part of the Big Bash League (BBL) winning Perth Scorchers side tweeted: "Stoked to be...
  • IPL Auction: Who is Rs. 2.4 crore worth KC Cariappa? February 16, 2015

    KC Cariappa, a 20-year-old mystery spinner, was a stunning pick by the Kolkata Knight Riders in Monday's players' auction for the 2015 Indian Premier League season. Bought for Rs 2.40 crore, the little-known Cariappa was perhaps the most shocking buy in an auction where veterans such as Kumar Sangakkara went...
  • Saradha scam: Former Union minster Matang Sinh sent to police custody for five days February 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Former Union minster Matang Sinh, who was arrested by CBI in connection with Saradha chit fund scam on January 31, was on Saturday remanded to police custody for five days. ACJM (in-charge) of Alipore court Manikuntala Roy granted CBI the remand of Sinh till February 11. CBI had sought custody...
  • Mumbai to host Ranji Trophy final, Eden to host semi-final February 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium will host the final of the Ranji Trophy tournament next month while Kolkata and Bengaluru would conduct the two semi-finals, according to the BCCI sources. The national championship's summit clash is scheduled from March 8 to March 12 while the semi-finals are to be held from February...
  • Mamata Banerjee inaugurates Bengal's first free global WiFi zone February 6, 2015

    Kolkata:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday inaugurated the state's first free WiFi zone in Kolkata, which is soon poised to become India's first WiFi city. "Communication is a major (requisite) now-a-days and it has been our goal to make Bengal a knowledge hub," Banerjee told media persons here during the...
  • Kolkata turns first WiFi enabled metro city February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The West Bengal capital, Kolkata, has turned into India's first WiFi enabled metro city. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday evening informed through her Twitter account. The CM tweeted "All my WiFi friends, I am tweeting using #WiFiKolkata. So proud to be first WiFi Metro city...
  • Police lathicharge SUCI workers in Kolkata, several injured February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The police on Thursday lathicharged Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) workers in Central Kolkata after the latter tried to push police barricades. The SUCI workers were conducting a rally in protest of anti people policy of state and central government. Several SUCI workers have been injured in the clash. ...