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  • Hockey India League unveils Pune franchise September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The third edition of Hockey India League (HIL) early next year will see the addition of the Pune franchise which was bought by Deccan Water Treatment Pvt. Ltd. owner Anibran Sarkar on Friday. "We welcome Deccan Water Treatment as the new franchise for next season's HIL. These are exciting...
  • Action against Tripura government officials for ordering books August 31, 2014

    Agartala: A government official was suspended and another official warned in Tripura for issuing an order to purchase books written by the Chief Minister and the former chief secretary without taking proper sanction and permission from the government, officials said on Sunday. Deputy Director of School Education, holding the charge...
  • CBI custody of Saradha accused Debabrata Sarkar extended by three days August 26, 2014

    Kolkata: A city court on Tuesday sent top East Bengal Club official Debabrata Sarkar, an accused in the Saradha chit fund scam, to further three days' CBI custody while it remanded main accused Sudipta Sen to judicial custody till September eight. The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) Alipore Court sent...
  • 'Mardaani' review: Reasonably short and minus songs, the film is consistently watchable August 22, 2014

    Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Jisshu Sengupta Director: Pradeep Sarkar As movie cops go, Mardaani's Shivani Shivaji Roy, played by Rani Mukerji, feels closer in spirit to Aamir Khan's straighttalking Ajay Rathod from Sarfarosh over largerthanlife supermen Chulbul Pandey or Bajirao Singham. This mostly gritty thriller directed by Pradeep Sarkar opens nicely and coasts...
  • Why Rani Mukerji as Shivani Shivaji Roy in 'Mardaani' gives Bajirao Singham and Chulbul Pandey a run for their money August 22, 2014

    New Delhi: In one of the first scenes in 'Mardaani', Rani Mukerji is shown in an undercover avatar, wearing a typical Maharashtrian sari, complete with earrings, bindi, bangles and her hair in a simple plait. She carries a blue cloth bag (the kind used to buy and carry vegetables) ...
  • 'Mardaani' Tweet Review: Rani Mukerji delivers one of her finest performances as a tough but sensitive police officer August 22, 2014

    She kicks, punches and doesn't take any nonsense. Shivani Shivaji Roy, a fearless cop with the Mumbai police is as tough as she looks. Starring Rani Mukerji, the latest YRF film 'Mardaani' has been directed by noted filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar. Known for films like 'Laaga Chunri Mein Daag' and 'Lafange Parinde',...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests East Bengal club official Debabrata Sarkar August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday arrested an official of East Bengal football club Debabrata Sarkar in connection with Saradha chit fund scam in which deposits of thousands of investors were allegedly swindled by ponzi companies. CBI sources said Sarkar was allegedly the middleman between the Saradha group and regulatory bodies like...
  • Watch: Young girls and women cops join Rani Mukerji as she sings the national anthem in 'Mardaani' July 26, 2014

    Rani Mukerji, who plays a cop in 'Mardaani', is joined by real women cops from constables to top officials for the special national anthem video. While the officers look impressive in their uniform, Rani keeps her look simple. She is seen wearing a shirt and denims. The...
  • To curb its illegal trade, Rajasthan government declares camel as state animal July 1, 2014

    Rajasthan government on Tuesday decided to declare Camel as the state animal and also to strengthen road network in the state and create job opportunities for the youth. These decisions were taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Vasundhara Raje on the last day of the 'Sarkar Aapke Dwar'...
  • Raje asks officials to hold public hearings frequently and redress people's grievances at the earliest June 29, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked government officials to hold public hearings frequently and redress people's grievances at the earliest. Government employees should give up the tendency of keeping works pending, said Raje, who, along with her cabinet colleagues and senior officials, has been camping in the Bikaner division as...
  • Government committed to resolve public grievances: Vasundhara Raje June 27, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said she was cautioned against hitting the hornet's nest when she started the 'sarkar aapke dwar' campaign, in which the government is interacting directly with the people to find solutions to their problems. Raje and the ministers of her Cabinet are touring the state and...
  • Watch: Rani Mukherji looks fiesty and bold as senior inspector Shivani Shivaji Roy in 'Mardaani' trailer June 24, 2014

    Rani Mukerji is back and how! A sneak peek into 'Mardaani' via its trailer, which was launched here Tuesday, shows the actress as a bold, strong and fearless police officer who takes on the child trafficking mafia head on. The description of the trailer on YouTube reads "Bold. Strong. Fearless....
  • Vasundhara Raje asks officials to prepare timebound development roadmap for Bikaner June 23, 2014

    Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has asked officials to prepare a roadmap for a wellplanned and timebound development of Bikaner district. Raje said this during a 'Sarkar Aapke Dwar' programme on Sunday, a CMO release said on Monday. The chief minister is camping at Gajner Palace here as part of the programme. Raje in...
  • Vasundhra Raje visits Bikaner under 'sarkar aapke dwar' programme June 20, 2014

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who arrived to Bikaner on Thursday afternoon along with her cabinet colleagues, said the 'sarkar aapke dwar' (government at your doorstep) programme was a unique initiative by her government to win the trust of the people. As part of the programme, public hearings and cabinet meetings...
  • Tripura: Manik Sarkar reshuffles his ministry May 23, 2014

    Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Friday reshuffled his council of ministers following the election of Commerce and Industries minister Jitendra Chowdhury, as an MP. Chowdhury resigned on Tuesday and would leave for Delhi on Wednesday. A notification of the government stated that Naresh Chandra Jamatiya, who was on Friday sworn...
  • 'Indian, Israeli businesses need more cooperation in hitech' May 23, 2014

    Tel Aviv: Private businesses in India and Israel need to strengthen cooperation as both the nations have committed to building vibrant and strong hitech economies, Indian Ambassador to Israel Jaideep Sarkar has said. As a top priority, the new BJP government in India led by Narendra Modi has...
  • TMC 'throttling' democracy in WB: Tripura CM April 22, 2014

    Guwahati: Charging Trinamool Congress with throttling democracy in West Bengal by intimidating voters, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said the Left will do better in the state if polling is done without any fear. He also said that TMC's dream to create a base in Tripura "will...
  • LS polls: 74 per cent votes cast in Tripura till 3 pm April 7, 2014

    About 74 per cent of the electorate cast their votes peacefully till 3:00 pm in the Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency in the first phase of polling in the Left Front ruled state. "Approximately 74 per cent voters cast their votes till 3 pm. The election remained completely incident free so...
  • Modi wave creation of corporate media, says Manik Sarkar April 7, 2014

    Tripura Chief Minister and CPM politburo member Manik Sarkar on Monday said the 'Modi wave' was a creation of the corporate media and in reality there is no such wave in the country. "In reality there is no wave like Modi wave in the country. It is actually the creation of...
  • 41 per cent votes cast in Tripura till noon April 7, 2014

    Agartala: About 41 per cent votes were cast till noon in Tripura West Lok Sabha constituency, where polling began at 7 am on Monday. Of the two constituencies - Tripura West and Tripura East (ST), election is being held in Tripura West constituency on Monday where about 41 per cent voters...
  • 'Alarming how intellectuals and film personalities are joining TMC' April 5, 2014

    CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday alleged a section of intellectuals and Bengali film personalities were 'surrendering to black money of chitfunds' in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal. "A section of Tollygunge (film industry) is surrendering to the black money of chit funds. An evil hand is trying to take over...
  • Chiki Sarkar to head publishing at Penguin Random House India March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Chiki Sarkar, currently Publisher at Penguin Books India, has been appointed as Publisher, Penguin Random House India with overall responsibility for building the local publishing programme in both English and local languages. Milee Ashwarya and Meru Gokhale have both been appointed to the role of Publishing Director, Penguin Random...
  • Rani Mukerji's 'Mardaani' shoot at airport cancelled March 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Rani Mukerji's comeback venture 'Mardaani' seems to have hit a snag. Director Pradeep Sarkar was supposed to shoot at the Mumbai airport earlier this week, but permission is said to have been denied. "Rani and her co-star, Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta were supposed to shoot a romantic scene on...
  • Murder accused MP Pappu Yadav to contest LS polls against Sharad Yadav January 26, 2014

    Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, the controversial former MP who was last year acquitted in the murder of a CPIM leader on Saturday said he will contest the Lok Sabha election as an independent candidate against JDU chief Sharad Yadav. Pappu Yadav, said he will contest from two constituencies in Bihar....
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Northeast CMs on Monday January 19, 2014

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will meet the chief ministers of eight northeastern states on Monday in New Delhi to review the ongoing infrastructural projects in the region, officials said in New Delhi on Sunday. "Prime Minister will meet the chief ministers of eight northeastern states to review the ongoing infrastructural projects...
  • Tripura: Manik Sarkar urges banks to increase loan sanctions for poors January 16, 2014

    Requesting to sanction more loans to the poor, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Thursday requested United Bank of India (UBI) authorities to increase its credit deposit ratio from 39 per cent to 50 per cent in this financial year itself. Sarkar said this while inaugurating ten new branches of the...
  • AAP's Janata Darbar: A good idea badly implemented? January 11, 2014

    The first Janata Darbar by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other ministers on Saturday was marred by chaos and mismanagement leaving thousands who had thronged the road outside Delhi Secretariat disappointed. While Kejriwal and his ministers had hoped to listen to the people's issues, talk to them, solve their...
  • CPM asks AAP to clarify stand on economic, communal fronts January 2, 2014

    Terming the success of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against Congress and BJP "a positive development", CPI(M) on Thursday said its future trajectory would depend on how it shapes its policies on economic and communal fronts. With AAP planning to become a national party and fight elections in other states, the major...
  • WB: Former CPM leader Sailen Sarkar dead December 31, 2013

    Former West Bengal minister and veteran CPM LEADER Sailen Sarkar died at a nursing home in Malda on Tuesday, family sources said. Sarkar(72) was ailing for sometime and was rushed to the nursing home in the morning when he fell ill suddenly and died there. Sarkar who is issueless is survived...