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  • Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in connection with Nadia nun rape case 14 hours 3 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Four Bangladeshis have been detained in Punjab's Ludhiana on Wednesday in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district. "Four persons, all Bangladeshi nationals, were detained from Motinagar locality by Punjab Police," said DCP Naveen Singla in his statement. The two men arrested...
  • Chris Martin, Rihanna back new Jay Z streaming music service Yesterday

    Los Angeles: Some of the world's biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play's Chris Martin and Rihanna are backing Jay Z's new global streaming music service Tidal, which launched on Monday, and is billing itself as the first of its kind owned by artists. Co-owners Kanye West, Daft Punk, Alicia...
  • Australia seeking momentum for Ashes on Caribbean tour Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said. Australia's attention has turned to dominating with the red...
  • After World Cup triumph, Michael Clarke wants Australia to top Test rankings Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke said his next target after winning the World Cup in his last one-day international was to take his team back to the top of the Test rankings. Clarke hit 74 as Australia defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a one-sided final in front of a...
  • West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards joins Hampshire 2 days ago

    London: English county cricket club Hampshire have signed West Indian fast bowler Fidel Edwards for the second part of the 2015 season. The 33-year-old, who will be available for all the three formats, it was announced in an England and wales Cricket Board (ECB) release on Monday. Edwards said: "I'm delighted to...
  • 21 people chargesheeted in Burdwan blast case; charges include criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has chargesheeted 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014. According to NIA sources, the charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation. The chargesheet is also likely to talk about connections with Bodo militant group as...
  • Cricket Australia to announce Ashes, West Indies squad 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Two days after earning a fifth World Cup victory, Australia's best one-day cricketers will find out if they're in the mix for a five-Test Ashes tour later this year. On Tuesday, Cricket Australia will announce their squad for a two-Test tour to the West Indies beginning June 5. Those players...
  • Swine flu cases coming down in West Bengal 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Swine flu cases have come down in West Bengal in the last few weeks with only stray cases being reported now, a senior official of the Health Department said on Sunday. West Bengal Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Moloy Dey told PTI that only stray cases of swine flu...
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee 4 days ago

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • Farmer suicides due to wrong policies of West Bengal: BJP 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Slamming the West Bengal government over suicides of potato farmers, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said that the deaths were due to wrong agricultural policies of the state government. "It is due to the wrong policies of the state government that farmers are dying. Had they taken...
  • West Bengal: Bar Association not to defend nun rape case accused 5 days ago

    Krishnanagar (WB): The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district. "We have decided not to plead for the accused of convent robbery and rape case as it is a heinous crime," Secretary...
  • Nadia nun rape case: Man who gave shelter to accused arrested by West Bengal CID 6 days ago

    Nadia: The West Bengal Police has arrested another person in connection with the Nadia nun gangrape case. The first accused Salim was arrested by the police on Thursday from Mumbai. The second person who is arrested is reported to have given shelter to one of the accused in his home. The...
  • Nadia nun rape case: West Bengal CID arrests first accused from Mumbai 6 days ago

    Mumbai: In the first breakthrough in the nun rape case in Nadia in West Bengal, the first accused has been arrested. The West Bengal Police CID arrested the accused Salim from Mumbai. The 70-year-old nun was raped by a gang of seven dacoits inside a Convent in Gangnapur village...
  • West Bengal BJP warns against indiscipline, says 3 party men expelled 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Faced with revolt over distribution of party tickets for upcoming municipal election, BJP West Bengal president Rahul Sinha, who was gheraoed, warned that no dissent and indiscipline would be tolerated and strong action would be taken. Sinha, who was gheraoed in his office by dissident party workers, told a...
  • Wahab Riaz invites West Indies legend Brian Lara to Pakistan 1 week ago

    Floored by the praise showered on him by Brian Lara, pacer Wahab Riaz has invited the West Indian legend to Pakistan. Riaz, who was one of Pakistan's few standout performers in a failed World Cup campaign, said on his Twitter account that he felt 'honoured' to know that Lara wants to...
  • Windies announce squad for training camp ahead of England Test series 1 week ago

    St. John's(Antigua): Four uncapped players have been included in a 20- man West Indies squad for a training camp in Antigua ahead of the home Test series against England starting next month. The uncapped quartet is Carlos Brathwaite, fellow fast bowler Miguel Cummins, Shane Dowrich and fellow wicketkeeper/batsman Shai Hope, reports...
  • WB: Missionary school in Jalpaiguri gets threats from unknown persons, asked to shut down 1 week ago

    Jalpaiguri: A missionary school in West Bengal has received threat calls and letters from unknown persons asking it to be shut down. The school has been warned that if it is not closed down, it will have to face the consequences. Police have lodged a complaint in the case. The...
  • World Cup 2015: Martin Crowe hails 'courageous' Guptill March 23, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand great Martin Crowe on Monday praised Martin Guptill's record-breaking World Cup feats after helping the batsman reinvent himself late in his career. Crowe, who is battling terminal cancer, also tipped another of his proteges Ross Taylor to come good for the Black Caps, who face South Africa on...
  • World Cup 2015: Batsmen scaling new heights and it's good for the game March 23, 2015

    To start with, I would like to congratulate Martin Guptill for a magnificent innings. Such a knock in a quarter-final of the ICC Cricket World Cup deserves a lot of credit. He was dropped early in his innings, when on four, but he did not look back after that. And...
  • World Cup: Holding criticizes West Indies captain Jason Holder March 22, 2015

    Dwayne Bravo would have made a huge difference to West Indies' campaign, feels Michael Holding. ...
  • Burdwan blast accused remanded to ten days NIA custody March 22, 2015

    Kolkata: Burdwan blast accused Abdul Wahab Momin, who was arrested on Saturday from the city, was on Sunday remanded in ten days NIA custody. Chief Judge of City Sessions Court Md Mumtaz Khan remanded Momin to 10 days of NIA custody after he was produced in court. Counsel for NIA Shyamal Ghosh...
  • World Cup: Guptill's innings greatest in ODI history by a New Zealand player March 22, 2015

    It is easy to throw around superlatives to describe and categorise Martin Guptill's monumental 237 not out against West Indies in the World Cup quarterfinal in Wellington on Saturday (March 21). But there is no question in my mind that it is the greatest limited-overs innings in history by a New...
  • Google develops Ebola-proof tablet for use by workers in Sierra Leone March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Google has developed a tablet to be used by workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone. The Sony Xperia tablet features a protective shell and can withstand high chlorine dousing and exposure to high humidity and storms typical of West Africa. Medical personnel on site are required to be fully...
  • Chris Gayle ruled out of England Test series due to back problem March 22, 2015

    West Indies opening batsman Chris Gayle has ruled himself out of the home Test series against England next month in order to allow a back injury to settle down but he has ruled out retiring from internationals. The 35-year-old top-scored for his side with 61 in their World Cup quarter-final defeat...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Not retiring from any format, says Chris Gayle March 21, 2015

    Wellington: West Indies batsman Chris Gayle on Saturday made it clear that he is not retiring from any form of the game, but a recurring back injury will keep him out of upcoming Test series against England. "I'm actually out of the Test series, the back won't hold up for that...
  • Manchester City beat West Brom 3-0 in the Premier League March 21, 2015

    Manchester: Manchester City made the most of a case of mistaken identity and kept alive their faint title hopes thanks to a much-needed 3-0 victory over 10-man West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Much-maligned after their Champions League exit in Barcelona on Wednesday, City needed three points against...
  • World Cup 2015: Knock has not sunk in yet, says Martin Guptill March 21, 2015

    Wellington: New Zealand opener Martin Guptill, who smashed an unbeaten 237 off 163 balls against the West Indies in the cricket World Cup quarter-final here on Saturday, said his innings has not sunk in yet. The 28-year-old hammered his way to the highest World Cup individual score and the second highest...
  • World Cup: Would like to remain West Indies captain, says Jason Holder March 21, 2015

    Wellington: Newly-appointed West Indies skipper Jason Holder said that he would like to keep leading the Caribbean side despite losing the World Cup quarter-final to New Zealand at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand beat West Indies by 143 runs to enter the semi-finals of the mega event where...
  • World Cup: New Zealand victory march rolls over West Indies to enter semis March 21, 2015

    The name Martin is synonymous with New Zealand cricket in general, and batting excellence in particular, and the man who made it so, Crowe, would not have begrudged the fact that it was another who caused the name to ring around Wellington's Cake Tin with the kind of exuberant reverence...