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Bengal Govt to promote orange cultivation in Buxa Hills

Kolkata | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

With a view to making people in the Buxa Hills in Alipurduar district self-reliant, the Bengal Government's Panchayat and Rural Development Department has taken up a scheme to train them in orange cul

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Mega tourism push for north Bengal

Kolkata | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

As part of the Destination East tourism conference, being jointly organised by the Bengal Tourism Department and the CII North Bengal Zonal Council, all the 52 foreign delegates from 30 countries will

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Bengal Govt institutes bravery award for girls in the memory of Sister Nivedita

Kolkata | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

The West Bengal Government has instituted a bravery award for girls in the memory of the philanthropist and social reformer, and one of Swami Vivekananda's foremost disciples, Sister Nivedita. The de

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Bengal celebrates Saraswati Puja

Kolkata |Monday, 2018 1:45:06 PM IST

Goddess Saraswati, regarded as the Hindu deity of music, culture and learning, was worshiped across West Bengal with traditional pomp and gaiety on Monday.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Yuvraj powers Punjab to victory against Mumbai

Kolkata | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

All-rounder Yuvraj's 40 off 34 balls powered Punjab three wickets victory against Mumbai in the in the Super League stage of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy domestic T20 competition here on Monday. For

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Veteran CPI-M leader of Bengal dead

Kolkata |Monday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST

Veteran CPI-M leader and former West Bengal legislator Nirmal Mukherjee has died at his residence following old age complications, party sources said.

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Massive fire at retail market in Dum Dum kills one and destroys over 150 shops and a Bank

Kolkata | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

A massive fire at the retail market - Gora Bazar- in Dum Dum killed one person and destroyed over 150 shops and a nationalised Bank in the wee hours today, police and fire brigade sources said. F

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I am hopeful of a comeback soon: Raina

Kolkata |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST

Out-of-favour India batsman Suresh Raina is hopeful of an India comeback "soon" after recently clearing the 'yo-yo' fitness test which is mandatory to stay in contention for the national side.

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Looking forward to make most of opportunity in SA: Iyer

Kolkata |Monday, 2018 8:15:06 PM IST

South Africa-bound top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer on Monday said he is hopeful of making the best of the opportunity to play top quality bowling attack, and if given a chance would concentrate more on

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Injured midfielder Sony Norde to be operated in Argentina, leaves Mohun Bagan in mid season

Kolkata | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

Sidelined through painful knee injury, mercurial Haitian midfielder Sony Norde finally decided to quit Mohun Bagan, a day after the club dedicated its 2-0 win over arch rivals East Bengal in I League

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KMC taking to social media to spread awareness about dengue

Kolkata | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

After successfully combating dengue in its jurisdictional areas, Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has now taken to social media to spread awareness about the vector-borne disease. As it is said, p

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Yechury's offer to resign as CPI-M Gen Secy signals deep cleavage

Kolkata/New Delhi | Monday, Jan 22 2018 IST

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has offered to step down as head of the Left party after his proposal to align with the Congress for the 2019 general elections failed to muster crucial supp

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