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  • Manchester City hold football clinic in Kolkata 2 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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. ...
  • Kolkata: Fire on the 5th floor of Himalaya House in Chowringhee February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: A fire on Thursday broke out at the fifth floor of a multi-storey office building on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in south Kolkata. Fire brigade and police officers said that ten fire tenders have already rushed to the spot to fight the blaze. There was no news of any person being trapped...
  • Somdev Devvarman to get wild card in Kolkata challenger February 3, 2015

    Kolkata: Indian tennis star Somdev Devvarman will be given a wild card while players from 23 other countries are slated to take part in the $50,000 Kolkata Open ATP Challenger Tour to be held from February 23. Among others, Serbian Davis Cupper Ilija Bozoljac, and world No.120 James Duckworth will vie...
  • Tina Dutta: I always ask my co-stars and friends to read books February 3, 2015

    Kolkata: Actress Tina Dutta, who is best known for her role as Iccha and Meethi in 'Uttaran', is on a break from hectic work schedules, and she's making the most of her free time by satiating her thirst for reading books. After wrapping up the shooting of 'Uttaran', which has now...
  • Kolkata: Major fire breaks out in Bowbazaar's Plywood store; no casualty reported February 2, 2015

    Kolkata: A major fire broke out on Monday evening in one of the Bowbazaar's plywood store in Kolkata. Although no casualty was reported but the nearby area came under the fire influence. Atleast 20 fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the rescue works are under way. The reason behind the...
  • Saradha scam: Arrested former union minister Matang Singh hospitalised February 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Former Union Minister Matang Singh, who was arrested on Saturday by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupees Saradha scam, has been admitted to a hospital after he complained of stomach ailments. Singh has been admitted to the NRS hospital after he complained of stomach pain, doctors in the...
  • Brad Hogg set to sign new KKR contract January 29, 2015

    Chinaman bowler Brad Hogg, who will turn 44 next week, is set to sign a contract with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season. The Australian on Thursday said he has had a word with KKR head coach Trevor Bayliss who told him that the team...
  • Caught on camera: RPF personnel brutally beats up a physically challenged beggar at Howrah station January 29, 2015

    Howrah: In a horrific incident, a Railway Police Force (RPF) personnel thrashed a physically challenged beggar at the Howrah station in West Bengal. According to eyewitnesses, the RPF personnel had ordered the man to move out of the station. However, when he did not move out, the RPF personnel brutally...
  • Kolkata: 17-year-old ends life; parents accuses school of misconduct January 29, 2015

    Kolkata: In an yet another incident similar to the death of La Marts student Rouvanjit Rawla five years ago in Kolkata, an alleged suicide of a class ninth student of Kendriya Vidyalaya II in Salt Lake last week have put school authorities in a spot. Kamalika Das, a 17-year-old student...
  • Javed Akhtar: Translating Rabindranath Tagore not easy January 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Having penned more than 1,500 songs, lyricist Javed Akhtar has said that it was not easy for him to translate Tagore songs in Hindi. The celebrated poet-writer has translated eight songs of Rabindranath Tagore to Hindi, which are featured in an album. "I have a lot of experience in writing to...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan in Kolkata to shoot music video January 24, 2015

    Kolkata: After cycling around the city in November for a movie last year, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is back in Kolkata Saturday to shoot for a music video. The actor was spotted at the historic Jorasanko Thakurbari - the birthplace of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore - in north Kolkata, with filmmaker Shoojit...
  • Sex workers take out candle light march against violence January 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Demanding police action in the recent murder of a 24-year-old sex worker, a group of women from Sonagachi red-light area on Tuesday took out a candle light march. Sathi Das, who was trying to exit the dirty world of brothels, was found murdered earlier this month, activists of the NGO...
  • Muttiah Muralidaran: 1996 was Sri Lanka's cricketing awakening January 19, 2015

    That tournament and its meaning is a line in the sand for the sport in our country. Before 1996 cricket was amateur. It was popular, but not a uniting force by any means. But when we won in Lahore in 1996 that all changed. The success reached out to the...
  • Mark-sheets with fake seals of Rajasthan college found in Kolkata January 17, 2015

    Jodhpur: Engineering mark-sheets bearing fake seals and signatures of a state-run university were found to be trading in Kolkata, police said. Mark-sheets of B.Ed with fake seals and signatures of Jodhpur-based Jai Narayan Vyas University were found by a student in Kolkata under an RTI inquiry, they said. After having a couple...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests Saradha Realty director Shib Narayan Das January 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The CBI on Saturday arrested Shib Narayan Das, director of Kolkata-based firm Saradha Realty, in connection with the multi-crore rupee chit fund scam. CBI apprehended Das in Kolkata and seized a fully-loaded .38 calibre revolver from him. Sources said it was Das who had allegedly suggested to the chairman of...