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  • Ebola virus can spread like forest fire, US warns 5 hours 39 minutes ago

    Washington: The deadly Ebola virus can spread like a forest fire, US health authorities said on Monday, urging travelers to West Africa to take extra precautions amid the largest outbreak in history. Since March, there have been 1,201 cases of Ebola and 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone,...
  • Sabine Lisicki fires a 210.8 kmph serve, fastest ever in women tennis history 7 hours 12 minutes ago

    German Sabine Lisicki fired the fastest serve ever recorded at a WTA event on Tuesday, unleashing a 210.8 kph (131 mph) bomb in her first round loss to Ana Ivanovic at the Stanford Classic. Lisicki, who lost 7-6(2), 6-1, unleashed the serve in the opening set of their match on the...
  • Ana Ivanovic lone seeded player to win at Stanford 12 hours 4 minutes ago

    Stanford: Ana Ivanovic dominated the second set to beat Sabine Lisicki on Tuesday and advance to the second round of the Bank of the West Classic, while defending champion Dominika Cibulkova made a first-round exit. The fifth-seeded Ivanovic won 7-6 (2), 6-1 against Lisicki, partially avenging her loss to the...
  • Encephalitis under control, claims Bengal Health Department Yesterday

    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...
  • West Bengal government to appeal against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal Yesterday

    Kolkata: West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to appeal before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. "A decision has been taken...
  • Recovered from illness, Serena ready for return Yesterday

    Serena Williams finally realized what happened days later, when she was allowed to get out of bed. Williams said she was barely aware of how sick she was as she tried to play through a viral infection that caused her to lose equilibrium during a women's doubles match with sister Venus...
  • Andrea Petkovic through, Samantha Stosur out at Stanford Yesterday

    Germany's Andrea Petkovic reached the second round of the Bank of the West Classic with a 6-1, 6-4 win over Croatia's Alja Tomljanovic on Monday and also benefited from the elimination of an experienced potential opponent in the next round. Petkovic dropped serve twice but produced six breaks of her own...
  • Bengal college student injured in acid attack 2 days ago

    Kolkata: In yet another acid attack in West Bengal, a college girl in Arambagh in Hooghly district was seriously injured on Monday when unidentified youths threw vitriol at her, police said. The second year student of Netaji Mahavidyalaya suffered burn injuries on her back, hands and legs after two motorbike-riding youths...
  • Calcutta High Court directs CID to probe, submit report on Tapas Pal hate speech 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the West Bengal CID to investigate and submit a report on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal hate speech by September 1. The court pulled up the West Bengal Police for gross dereliction of duty and for turning a blind eye on the complaints registered...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP 2 days ago

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNN-IBN...
  • Has Kanye West ordered Kim Kardashian to stop smiling for photographers when they are out together? 2 days ago

    London: Rapper Kanye West is reportedly a controlling husband to Kim Kardashian and makes all decisions for her. West, 37, who married the reality TV star, 33, in a grand ceremony in May this year, wants her to be a perfect wife and hence dictates her life, reported Contactmusic. The...
  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive 2 days ago

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 3 days ago

    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...
  • Bengal film industry accuses Mamata Banerjee of interference, nepotism 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A big Trinamool show with a Tollywood twist- then a glittering state award ceremony for those who many say are Mamata Banerjee loyalists with party MPs winning top prizes. The Bengal film industry is split between the pro-Trinamool camp and those who think Mamata's politics is threatening good cinema. Mamata...
  • Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad are venues for WI Tests 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The BCCI Tours and Fixtures Committee has shortlisted Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Hyderabad for India's three-Test series against the West Indies during October and November this year. The committee has allotted the five ODIs to Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Cuttack, Dharamsala and Kochi while Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla will be hosting its...
  • Bangladesh recall Imrul Kayes for ODIs on West Indies tour 5 days ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday recalled opening batsman Imrul Kayes in their 15-man squad for the three-match one-day international series against the West Indies in the Caribbean next month. Kayes replaced allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who is serving a six-month ban, imposed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board for what they said was...
  • WB: 2nd year college student attacked with acid in Burdwan 6 days ago

    Kolkata: A second year college student was attacked with acid on Thursday morning in Burdwan district of West Bengal while she was at home. The attackers knocked on her door and fled after throwing acid on her. The girl has been admitted to the hospital and her condition was stable. However, the reason...
  • WB: 3 men rape, murder minor girl, body found hanging from tree 6 days ago

    Kolkata: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in East Midnapore district of West Bengal. Her body was found hanging from a tree near her house. Locals suspected three men from the village to be behind the crime and beat them up. One of them was lynched while the...
  • CCTV footage shows 3-year-old child brutally thrashed by his tutor in Kolkata 1 week ago

    Kolkata: In a visual that can send shivers down your spine, a CCTV footage has emerged which shows a tutor brutally beating a 3-year-old child in Kolkata. The tutor is seen brutally hitting and throwing the child on the bed. It is being said that the parents of the child...
  • Restaurant run by Tihar convicts wins praise for politeness, hygiene 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flatbread, lentils, vegetables and rice. Nothing unusual, except that the employee, like...
  • Over 200 people succumb to encephalitis across India 1 week ago

    New Delhi: More than 200 people succumbed to encephalitis in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh and seven districts of West Bengal. In West Bengal alone, 102 people have died due to encephalitis. A total of 344 people have been affected by the viral disease in the state since January 2014. Jalpaiguri district is...
  • Encephalitis kills three more in West Bengal, toll now 61 July 22, 2014

    Siliguri: The raging encephalitis menace on Tuesday claimed three more lives in northern West Bengal, taking the death count to 61 over the past 20 days, health officials said. All three deaths were reported from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), the institution's principal Anup Kumar Roy said. One of...
  • Saradha Chit Fund Scam: CBI asks Bengal, Odisha government to share documents of scam before July 31 July 22, 2014

    Kolkata: CBI has asked the state government of West Bengal and Odisha to share all documents related to the Saradha Chit Fund scam with them before July 31. The CBI order comes after the Supreme Court ordered transfer of investigation of the scam from the special investigation team and the...
  • CJ: Tea estate workers in Jalpaiguri face starvation July 22, 2014

    It's been almost a decade since the red bank tea estate in Jalpaiguri of West Bengal shut down rendering tea plantation workers jobless and poverty stricken. Today with starvation deaths rising by the day, Sagarika Chettri turns Citizen Journalist to highlight the plight of these tea estate workers who have...
  • Over 60 dead in north Bengal due to encephalitis this month July 22, 2014

    Kolkata: At least 60 people have died due to encephalitis in seven districts of North Bengal this month. The state's health department says the situation is alarming. A total of 344 people have been affected by the disease since January. The Jalpaiguri district is the worst hit because of the...
  • West Bengal: The Gardens of Hunger July 21, 2014

    Kolkata: In Dante's eighth circle of Hell, Count Ugolini, the infamous political betrayer recounts the grisly details of eating his own children after being driven by hunger. Apart from the gory account of cannibalism the line that perhaps stays with the reader the most is when a blind Ugolini getting...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll climbs to 52 July 21, 2014

    Siliguri: With the death of three patients in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, the encephalitis toll in West Bengal rose to 52 on Monday. The three patients died in a span of nine hours from 12.30 AM to 9 AM this morning, hospital Superintendent Amarendra Nath Sarkar said. Of the...
  • Cameron demands Russia cease support for rebels July 21, 2014

    London: British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday demanded that Russia end its support for the rebels in Ukraine, arguing that Russia's policies destabilised the country and created the conditions that appear to have led to the downing of Malaysian Airways flight MH17. In an unusual front-page op-ed in the Sunday...
  • West Brom Albion sign Brown Ideye for club-record fee July 19, 2014

    West Bromwich Albion have signed Nigeria forward Brown Ideye from Ukrainian side Dynamo Kiev for a club-record transfer fee on a three-year deal, the Premier League team said on Friday. The fee was undisclosed but the club said on their website (www.wba.co.uk) that they exceeds the amount they paid Sunderland for...
  • Ecuador striker Enner Valencia joins West Ham on five-year deal July 18, 2014

    Ecuador striker Enner Valencia has joined West Ham United for an undisclosed fee from Mexican side Pachuca, the Premier League club said. The 25-year-old has signed a five-year contract at Upton Park and the deal is subject to a successful work permit hearing, West Ham said on their website (www.whufc.com). No fee...