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  • INS Kamorta, India's first indigenously built stealth warship commissioned into Navy 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Vishakhapatnam: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday commissioned India's first indigenously-built stealth anti-submarine warfare INS Kamorta at naval dockyard in Vishakhapatnam. The warship has been built by the state-owned Gardenreach Shipbuilders in Kolkata and is the first vessel in the Navy whose all weapon systems are manufactured indigenously. Speaking...
  • Kolkata all set for the Indian Super League kick off 20 hours 25 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The much-awaited Indian Super League is all set to kickstart at the Yuva Bharati Krirangan, on October 12 with the home team taking on Mumbai in the inaugural match. "We are all ready for the start to this great tournament and are very excited about the first match against Mumbai,"...
  • CLT20 2014: Complete squads of all the teams 22 hours 2 minutes ago

    New Delhi: All the players named by more than two teams for the Champions League Twenty20, including South African legend Jacques Kallis and West Indian dasher Kieron Pollard, have opted for their IPL franchises instead of their domestic teams. "Eight players scheduled to take part in the competition were in high...
  • Indian Super League: Complete list of first international players' draft Yesterday

    Mumbai: Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday. A total of 49 foreign players were drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to...
  • AI Dreamliner turns back after windshield crack Yesterday

    New Delhi: It is raining trouble for Air India's Dreamliner fleet as one of the aircraft was forced to return on Thursday after developing a windshield crack mid-air on its way to Kolkata. The incident comes a day after a Boeing 787 was grounded in Seoul as a "precautionary" measure for...
  • Saradha scam: Court remands Sudipta Sen to CBI custody Yesterday

    Kolkata: A court on Thursday remanded chairman of Saradha group Sudipto Sen to CBI's custody till August 26 as the agency plans to verify some more names of politicians who allegedly were beneficiary of the chit fund scam. Sen's custody was taken along with the official of East Bengal football club...
  • Atletico de Kolkata confident players would adjust to synthetic turf Yesterday

    Mumbai: Atletico de Kolkata officials are confident that the players they have drafted into their franchise for season 1 of the Indian Super League, including the foreign recruits, would be able to adjust to the synthetic turf at their home venue. "Ours is the only ground which has artificial turf, so...
  • 'Mardaani' actress Rani Mukerji's arrival at Kolkata's Kalighat temple creates mass frenzy 3 days ago

    Kolkata: It was not just another day for the locals, particularly the street urchins, scattered outside the sleepy Kalighat temple complex here. As word spread about Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji's visit, a huge mob descended from nowhere and chaos reigned. Her career might not be in top form at the moment,...
  • Terrorists in Kolkata jail get mobile phones, Internet access for just Rs 1,000 per month: Report 3 days ago

    Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, glaring lapses in security have been reported from Kolkata's Alipore prison (earlier Presidency jail), sending the city's police force into a tizzy. In a report submitted before a Delhi court, the Special Cell said that top Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives lodged in the jail were in direct...
  • Mamata hopeful about Singapore talks, asks media to be positive 5 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she was hopeful that talks can open new investment possibilities during her maiden Singapore visit. "Talks and dialogues can open new possibilities. Don't you want development of Bengal? Please think positively," the Chief Minister told the waiting newspersons as they wanted...
  • INS Kolkata inducted into the Navy, PM Modi calls it prime example of India's defence capabilities 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inducted India's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan were also present at the ceremony. Modi congratulated everyone associated with the project and said, "INS Kolkata is an example of...
  • Modi inducts INS Kolkata into the Indian Navy: As it happened 1 week ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai on Saturday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan will also be present at the ceremony. The warship has been constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and has been...
  • Modi to induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai on Saturday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan will also be present at the ceremony. The warship has been constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and...
  • West Bengal: One more dies of Encephalitis, toll mounts to 217 1 week ago

    Kolkata: One person died on Friday from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), a health official said. One person from Basirhat died because of AES at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in the last 24 hours, West Bengal Health Services Director Biswaranjan Satpathy said. Taking into account another AES death in May...
  • Delay mars main air defence weapon deployment on INS Kolkata August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: The largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata, to be inducted into the Navy by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 16, will be commissioned without its main air defence weapon which protects the vessel from aerial attacks. The Long Range-Surface to Air Missile (LR-SAM) is under development in a joint...
  • Delhi Police takes alleged LeT operative Arshad into nine-day custody August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has taken alleged Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Arshad into nine-day custody from Kolkata Police, after sources confirmed that LeT commander Javed Baluchi had instructed him to help the terror outfit find a local hawala operator. Security agencies have intercepted conversations between the two that took place during the months...
  • Furore over dancing with woman police officer sexist: Shah Rukh Khan August 12, 2014

    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan hit back at those who criticised a woman police officer for dancing with him at an event in Kolkata recently. The actor said the furore of the incident is silly and sexist. Sub-inspector Sampa Haldar was seen dancing to a popular number from the Khan-starrer...
  • SRK's dance with Kolkata police officer draws criticism, opposition targets Mamata Banerjee August 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Politicians Sunday criticised a woman police officer for dancing in uniform alongside Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan at an event here. They pointed fingers at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who was also present. Sub-inspector Sampa Haldar was seen dancing to a popular number from the Khan-starrer "Jab Tak Hai...
  • West Bengal: Tiger carries away woman August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Officials say a tiger snatched a woman and disappeared into the surrounding mangrove forest in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Forest official Nabin Chandra Bahunguna said that the woman, her husband and a boat driver were trying to catch crabs in a shallow river near the Pirkhali Forest...
  • Clean up India: Kolkata's flower market also serving as a garbage dump August 8, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at Kolkata's flower...
  • Kolkata: Fire breaks out at Academy of Fine Arts; evacuation underway August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Fire broke out in the Academy of Fine Arts on Thursday evening during the course of an ongoing play. Two fire tenders have been rushed to the spot and evacuation is currently underway. No casualties have been reported so far. Further information awaited. ...
  • Ratan Tata has lost his mind: Bengal minister Amit Mitra August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengal Indutsries Minister Amit Mitra on Thursday hit back at top industrialist Ratan Tata for his comment that there is no sign of development in Kolkata. "Ratan Tata must have lost his mind. His own companies are adding 20,000 jobs in Bengal, I'm surprised his own companies don't brief...
  • Chances of contracting encephalitis more in rural side: Doctor August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: As north Bengal grapples with encephalitis and its deadlier variant Japanese encephalitis, residents of Kolkata have little to fear about the infection, according to a senior doctor at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. Virology department-in-charge at the facility Dr Nemai Bhattacharya said, "Kolkata has little chances of being infected...
  • West Bengal Urban Development department to launch website on Tagore August 4, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Urban Development department is ready to come up with a website on the biography on Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, a senior official in the government said on Monday. "We've plans to launch a digital biography of Rabindranath Tagore and an agency has already been entrusted to set...
  • BJP, Congress and CPI(M) workers join Trinamool: Mukul Roy August 2, 2014

    Kolkata: Several members of the rival political parties like BJP, CPI(M), and the Congress have joined the Trinamool Congress on Saturday, its General Secretary Mukul Roy said. "Rival party workers have realised that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is the best person to run the state and take it forward...
  • Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Health Department on Tuesday said that the spread of encephalitis was "completely under control" as hardly any new case of the vector-borne disease was reported. "The situation is totally under our control now. The number of new cases has reduced drastically and there are hardly any new...
  • Big Bazaar to connect the masses through kabaddi July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Future Retail entity Big Bazaar, a leading retailing chain, is aiming to connect the masses through associating the brand with kabaddi sport, a senior company official has said. "Kabaddi is a national sport and played by the masses particularly in rural India. So we came in close association with the...
  • Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), a body of newspapers in the country, on Monday expressed concern over "non-payment" of advertisement bills to certain publications by the West Bengal government and asked its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear the dues. "This has caused severe financial distress to these newspapers...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 July 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...