Netaji

  • MPPEB scam probe turns murkier: Dean of medical college 'commits suicide' July 4, 2014

    Dean of the Government Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Medical College, allegedly committed suicide by setting himself on fire at his official residence this morning, police said. The deceased identified as Dr DK Shakalye, was alone at home at the time as his wife was out for a morning walk, Garha police...
  • Trinamool candidate violated child rights: Netaji family May 11, 2014

    Kolkata: A section of family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose has complained against Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candidate Sugata Bose, also a Netaji kin, to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights accusing him of violating child rights by using a kid in his poll campaign. "He has been...
  • Centre should hike state government employees' DA too: Mamata February 22, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded that the central government hike the dearness allowance of state government employees whenever they extend such benefits to their own staff. "The central govenement hikes the DA of its employees from time to time. But the state government does not have...
  • Subhas Chandra Bose's 118th birth anniversary observed across the country January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 118th birth anniversary is being observed throughout the country. Bose was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack and reportedly died on August 18, 1945 in an air crash. But there is still no conclusive proof of his death with his supporters claiming...
  • Kolkata: Special HC bench to take up Netaji case January 16, 2014

    The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered constitution of a special bench to take up a petition demanding declassification of secret documents on the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Hearing the PIL filed by Kolkata-based NGO India's Smile, Chief Justice Arun Mishra said the special division bench...
  • Amitabh Bachchan on cinema: Has played the role of unifier and integrator November 11, 2013

    Kolkata: Extolling the contributions of Bengali literature and cinema to the world, Amitabh Bachchan said here on Sunday that cinema plays an important role in unifying and integrating in a "fast disintegrating world". Speaking in Bengali, Amitabh Bachchan conveyed to the audience - during the inauguration of the 19th Kolkata International...
  • Mamata Banerjee launches scholarship scheme for girls October 1, 2013

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday flagged off the "Kanyashree" scheme under which an annual scholarship of Rs 500 would be given to unmarried girls aged 13-18 and whose family's annual income is below Rs 1.20 lakh. The scheme was launched at the Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata in...
  • 75 kg drugs seized from Mizo air passenger September 17, 2013

    Kolkata: A Mizo woman passenger was on Tueday arrested and 75 kg drugs in the form of tablets was recovered from her luggage at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose international airport here. Acting on a tip off, sleuths of Narcotics Control Bureau arrested the woman who had reached the airport from...
  • TMC questions PMO over refusal to furnish files on Netaji in Rajya Sabha August 23, 2013

    Prime Minister Office's refusal to share details of three classified files related to widow and daughter of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had its echo in Rajya Sabha with a member asking about the "exact nature of threat" from the disclosure on Friday. Raising the issue during Zero Hour, TMC leader Kunal...
  • PMO turns down RTI appeal to release files on Netaji's widow, daughter August 14, 2013

    Turning down an RTI appeal, the Prime Minister's Office has said releasing secret files about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's widow Emilie Schenkl and daughter Anita Bose may upset relations with foreign countries. Chandrachur Ghose who runs the website www.subhaschandrabose.org had appealed under the RTI Act to provide access to letters written...
  • Men's hockey team camp to commence in Bangalore from May 16 May 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The national men hockey team's core probables will start their training camp at the Netaji Subhas Southern Centre (NSSC), Bangalore on Thursday to prepare for the FIH World League Round 3 (semi-final) to be held at Rotterdam, Netherlands from June 13 to 23. The camp will be on...
  • Baba Sehgal records a song in Telugu movie 'Its My Life' April 27, 2013

    Telugu film 'It's my life' is produced by SS Naidu and Baby Thanvi Sri (U S A ) is presenting the fillm. 'Maa Jeevitham Maa Istam' is the tagline of the film. Ramineni Netaji is the director of the film. The film has completed two schedules and the last schedule is...
  • Netaji's family seeks Modi's help in solving the death mystery April 15, 2013

    Kolkata: Family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose have sought the help of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for declassification of all secret files concerning the iconic leader. "Netaji belonged to the entire nation, so we extend our appeal to you for your kind support in demanding from the Prime...
  • Kolkata: Questions raised on infrastructure of new airport terminal March 28, 2013

    Kolkata: It has not been a smooth take-off for the new airport terminal in Kolkata. A part of the building crumbled days after it was inaugurated, putting a huge question mark on the quality of construction. With two incidents of glass panes cracking and falling, the structure raises some serious...
  • Netaji family wants access to CBI files on Nirad Chaudhuri March 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Descendants of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Wednesday demanded immediate declassification of CBI files on writer Nirad C Chaudhuri's role with British intelligence agencies. "We demand the immediate declassification of this CBI file to set the historical facts right. The people of India would like to know who passed...
  • New terminal of Kolkata airport to be operational today January 23, 2013

    Kolkata: The Rs 2,325 crore new integrated terminal building of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata would be officially operational with an inaugural Air India flight to London via Delhi on the patriot's birth anniversary on Wedneday. "The world class infrastructure in civil aviation set up in...
  • Kolkata airport's new terminal hailed as symbol of change January 21, 2013

    Kolkata: The wait is finally over. Kolkata has gotten its brand new state-of-the-art integrated airport terminal. With 128 check-in counters, plush VIP lounge and in-line baggage handling facilities, Terminal 2 can accommodate more than 7,000 passengers per hour. Finance Minister Amit Mitra put it quite aptly, "The changing environment of West...
  • Netaji's speech inspired me to draft mine: Pranab January 20, 2013

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's 1938 speech as Congress President had inspired him to draft his own acceptance speech on becoming the head of state. "When I drafted my acceptance speech on being elected as the President of the Republic - and that is...
  • 'India should follow Japan model for improvement' October 22, 2012

    Kolkata: Brazilian World Cup winner Dunga on Monday urged India should take a cue from Japan to develop their standard of football. "One can learn from the way Japan did it. They brought in talented coaches from outside like Brazil to train them. The youngsters should also be given training...
  • Kolkata: Pranab Mukherjee meets Mamata Banerjee October 20, 2012

    Kolkata: President Pranab Mukherjee and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had a one-on-one meeting at the VIP lounge of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Saturday. There was no official word on what transpired at the meeting. Pranab arrived by a special plane of the Indian Air Force at...
  • Netaji's close aide Lakshmi Sehgal dies at 97 July 23, 2012

    Kanpur: Lakshmi Sehgal, a close associate of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, died on Monday in Kanpur. The 97-year-old who was the first captain of Rani of Jhansi Regiment, the women's wing of Azad Hind Fauj or Indian National Army, had been ailing for some time and was undergoing treatment at...
  • Singapore honours Jawaharlal Nehru as a 'friend' November 20, 2011

    Singapore: Sixty-one years after Jawaharlal Nehru last visited the island state, Singapore commemorates in stone India's first prime minister as a "friend to our shores". With Prime Minister Manmohan Singh unveiling a bust of Nehru at the Asian Civilisation Museum green on the picturesque banks of the Singapore River on Sunday...
  • Tamil actor Sharath wants to make film on Netaji November 10, 2011

    Bangalore: Tamil film actor Sharath Kumar wants to produce and direct a film based on the life of noted freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. "I think Netaji's contribution to secure the independence of the country was as crucial as the role played by Mahatma Gandhi. This has not been highlighted...
  • Nation must accept Netaji's death: Biographer July 25, 2011

    New Delhi: Contrary to doubts raised about his death, historical evidence indicates that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose died in an air crash Aug 18, 1945, and the nation must accept that he was a martyr to the cause of freedom, says his grandnephew who has authored a new biography on...
  • MP govt orders probe into sex-for-marks scandal March 4, 2011

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government has ordered an investigation into the sex-for-marks scandal at the Rani Durgavati University in Jabalpur. Madhya Pradesh Education Minister Laxmikant Sharma said that the state government has formed a committee to investigate the matter. "The government has taken the matter very seriously. We have suspended two...
  • Sex for marks scandal rocks Madhya Pradesh March 4, 2011

    Bhopal: A sex for marks scandal hit Rani Durgavati University in Jabalpur. A first year medical student's complaint, that she was told, could get her marks increased if she slept with someone, blew the lid off the scam. "Even before the first year results were out, I was approached...
  • Flight makes emergency landing after bomb threat October 4, 2010

    Kolkata: A Singapore-bound flight from Moscow with 262 passengers on board made an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport here on Sunday night following bomb threat in the aircraft. The Singapore Airlines flight was close to Delhi when Moscow police contacted the pilot and informed him that a...
  • Buddha govt slammed for neglecting Netaji’s portrait January 25, 2010

    The writers building in Kolkata turned into a hive of activity on Saturday after the opposition cried foul that Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's portrait was left neglected despite it being his birth anniversary. In the scramble that followed, a ladder was fetched, flowers arranged and incense lit and finally, the...
  • Arms-laden UAE plane detained in Kolkata, freed later September 7, 2009

    Kolkata: An United Arab Emirates Air Force aircraft and its nine crew members were detained in Kolkata on Sunday. The aircraft, which was bound for Hanyang in China from Abu Dhabi, was allegedly carrying a large cache of arms and ammunitions. It landed at Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International...
  • US record contests Italian envoy's views on Netaji's death March 19, 2009

    New Delhi: Italian Ambassador to India Alessandro Quaroni surprised Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's supporters by saying that there was no point in doing a reseach on the Indian leader's death in a crash. Speaking at Kolkata's Netaji Research Bureau on the occasion of Netaji's 112th birth anniversary, Quaroni struck what seemed...