At 35, Siddhanta is world's youngest mountaineer to climb 7 volcanic peaks

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST

Well-known mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta, 35, on Wednesday conquered Antarctica's highest point, Mount Sidley, to become the youngest man in the world to have climbed the seven highest volcanic peaks

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Rafale procurement necessary to reinforce India's combat aircraft strength: Ex-IAF Chief

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST

Pointing out that the combat aircraft strength of Indian Air Force has gone down in recent years due to obsolescence, former IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal (Retd) Arup Raha on Wednesday said the politica

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Bengal to develop deep sea port at Tajpur on its own: Mamata

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 11:15:14 PM IST

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the state would develop the proposed deep sea port on its own at Tajpur of East Midnapore district.

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Narayanan questions methodology of CBI chief's selection

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:10 PM IST

Former NSA M.K. Narayanan on Tuesday expressed concern over the "internal dissension at the highest level of an institution like CBI" and questioned the way the agency chief was being selected now.

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Jadavpur University professor draws flak for comparing virgin girl to 'sealed bottle'

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST

A Jadavpur University professor here is drawing flak for a series of Facebook posts where he compared a virgin girl to a sealed "bottle of cold drink or a packet of biscuits" and commented that to men

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Halting Rath Yatra won't halt BJP's rise in Bengal: Rahul Sinha

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:20 PM IST

In the wake of the Supreme Court order imposing conditional ban on the BJP's proposed Rath Yatra in Bengal, the party on Tuesday said it will not be cowed down by the tactics of the Mamata Banerjee go

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Jadavpur University students protest against professor (Lead)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST

A section of Jadavpur University students on Tuesday boycotted classes and began an agitation demanding expulsion of International Relations' Professor Kanak Sarkar for his comments on virginity.

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SP-BSP alliance 'selfish', people will reject: Dushyant Gautam

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST

Terming the alliance between the SP and the BSP in Uttar Pradesh as "selfish", BJP national Vice President Dushyant Kumar Gautam on Tuesday said the parties are doing injustice to their activists by b

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689 endangered soft-shell turtles recovered in Bengal

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST

The West Bengal CID on Tuesday recovered at least 689 endangered Indian soft-shell river turtles and arrested four persons in this connection, an official said.

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Two nursing students identified for killing puppies

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST

The two women seen in a video beating puppies to death near the hostel building of a medical college in Kolkata have been identified as nursing students, the head of the probe committee said on Tuesda

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Slightly lower interest rate regime could be beneficial: Ex-CEA

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST

Reiterating that the independence of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) was extremely important, Kaushik Basu, the former Chief Economic Adviser to the Union Finance Ministry, said that a slightly lower

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I even draw family trees to understand characters: Soumitra Chatterjee

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST

The first book of legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee's paintings and annotations was launched here, and the thespian said he drew his inspiration from Rabindranath Tagore's doodles.

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