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Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 organised by the state government has received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, which is less than last year by about Rs 15,000 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, she said 50 per cent of last year's business propos...

49 seconds ago
Bengal nets over Rs 2.19 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit 2018 organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, Banerjee said 50 per cent of last year's business proposals and those of previous years were in the ...

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Bengal nets over Rs 2 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday. Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, Banerjee said 50 per cent of last year's business proposals and that of previous years are in the process...

12 hours ago
Sonowal meets Rajnath, discuss Indo-Bangla border sealing

New Delhi/Guwahati, Jan 16 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and discussed with him issues related to sealing of Indo-Bangla Border by year-end and the publication of the first draft NRC in the state. They deliberated on the critical aspects of border fencing and vowed to remove all bottlenecks to ensure complete sealing...

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Love, not pressure in Bengal; people will give hearts to investors: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In an effort to move away from West Bengal's 'investor-wary' image and woo much-needed investments, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said its people will dedicate their hearts to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state. Inaugurating the fourth edition of Bengal Global Business Summit, she also assured industrialists that ther...

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No pressure, intimidation in Bengal, only love, Mamata tells industrialists

Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) In an effort to shed West Bengal's investor wary image and woo much-needed capital, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the people of the state will dedicate their heart to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state. She also assured industrialists that there is no pressure, discrimination, and intimidation in the state and Be...

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Indian Army chief's comments will hurt peace: China

Beijing Jan 15 (IANS) China on Monday expressed anger over Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat's recent remarks, saying such unconstructive comments defy the consensus to maintain peace and would rather hurt it. At a press conference last week, Gen Rawat said it was time India shifted its focus from the western border with Pakistan to its northern frontier with China, which could send back tro...

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'2017 saw more self-drive women travellers than men'

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Women have been travelling more than ever in the self-drive mode, overcoming the long-drawn history of systemic prejudice and gender bias, with both inbound and outbound tourism witnessing accelerated growth in this segment, a report released on Monday says. According to the info-graphic released by Travkart, a company which offers both online and offline holiday...

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Army chief stresses on focusing on northern border, says India not weak

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) China is strong, and has been asserting itself, but India is not a weak country, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Friday, stressing that the focus now needs to shift from the western to the northern border. Addressing the customary annual press conference of the Army ahead of the Army Day on January 15, General Rawat for the first time talked in detail abou...

4 days ago
China strong, but India not weak: Army chief

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) Stressing that India should shift its focus to its northern borders with China, Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday said China is a strong nation but asserted that India is not weak either. Addressing the customary annual press conference of the Army ahead of Army Day on January 15, General Rawat for the first time talked in detail about the India-China stan...

5 days ago
Tibetan leader cautions India against China

Dharamsala, Jan 11 (IANS) Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay on Thursday cautioned New Delhi against China's deceptive policies, warning that what happened to Tibet could happen to India as well. The Doklam stand-off and the repeated cross-border incursion of Chinese soldiers into Indian territories is a sign of China's expansionist mindset, he told reporters here. He...

6 days ago
Central paramilitaries get Rs 226 cr for gadgets, equipment

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 226 crore to paramilitary forces for procuring latest equipment and gadgets to strengthen them in view of their responsibility in securing borders as well as internal security, an official said on Wednesday. The distribution of the sanctioned fund will be done in phased manner to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), t...

6 days ago
Minerva Punjab FC beat Mohun Bagan to go top of I-League

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC rode on Bhutanese striker Chencho Gyeltshen's first-half brace to jump to the top of the table with a 2-1 victory over Mohun Bagan in an I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday. Chencho (23rd minute, 30th) wreaked havoc during a spell of uncertainty for the hosts' defence to help his side continue their dream...

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Chinese troop's presence continues near Doklam

New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Despite extreme cold conditions, Chinese troops continue to be present close to the Doklam plateau, though the numbers have gone down over last couple of months, informed sources said on Tuesday. According to government sources, around 800-900 Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) troops are stationed in the Chinese territory close to the standoff area. The area ...

8 days ago
Over 15 kg gold seized, four arrested

Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized about 15.7 kg gold of foreign origin valued at Rs 4.98 crore and arrested four persons, an official said here on Monday. We intercepted three persons -- Ramesh Kumar Verma, Ashutosh Gupta and Anurag Kumar Pathak of Varanasi -- in Vibhuti Express at Howrah Railway station when they boarded the train for their o...

9 days ago
China's Arunachal transgression not planned: Report

New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) The recent Chinese intrusion into Arunachal Pradesh was an inadvertent border crosswalk by some labourers and did not involve Chinese troops, according to a report by the National Security Council, an apex body that advises the Prime Minister on security-related issues. According to highly placed sources, the report said the group was tasked with construction work...

10 days ago
Minerva pip Gokulam in I-League

Kozhikode (Kerala), Jan 6 (IANS) Bali Ganadeep scored as Minerva Punjab FC defeated hosts Gokulam Kerala FC 1-0 on Saturday at the EMS Corporation Stadium to jump to the second spot in the I-League. Ganadeep's 19th-minute strike proved to be the difference as Minerva pocketed all the three points. Veteran striker Odafa Okolie could have made his Hero I-League 2017-18 debut for th...

13 days ago
'Chinese road building party entered India, but no standoff'

New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) A road building party from China entered Indian territory in a remote part of Arunachal Pradesh in December-end and was turned back by Indian troops, government sources said adding that there was no standoff between the two sides unlike Doklam. According to the sources, the Chinese road construction party entered India around December 26, and began constructing a ...

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India needs to harmonise ties with major power nodes

Three unrelated developments in December provide some useful indicators about the security and strategic outlook for India in 2018. The first, which is most recent, is the killing of four Indian army personnel, including a major, in the Rajouri sector of Jammu and Kashmir in the run-up to Christmas in end-December and the retaliatory action in the Rakh Chikri sector of Poonch that resul...

18 days ago
Sony to live telecast Tata Open Maharashtra tennis meet

Pune, Dec 29 (IANS) Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has acquired the exclusive telecast rights for Tata Open Maharashtra tennis tournament, taking place in Pune from January 1 to 6, 2018, it was announced on Friday. The deal will cover television and digital broadcast in eight countries; India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and Maldives, a release said.

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