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6 days ago
Flood situation deteriorates in Bengal's Malda and South Dinajpur

Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Notwithstanding an overall improvement in the flood scenario in northern West Bengal due to the reduced rainfall, the situation deteriorated in parts of Malda and South Dinajpur districts on Saturday, as reports of affected people looting relief materials came from a couple of places. In Malda, the situation worsened, as 400 villages suffered fresh inundation, with...

6 days ago
Cow protection for BJP means killing of minority people: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday targeted the BJP on cow protection and said for the ruling party it means killing of minority people. The new definition of 'gau raksha' is killing of innocents, preferably of the minority community, walking down the roads, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. He wondered aloud if the BJP's Chhattisgarh government will char...

6 days ago
Congress hits out at Adityanath's 'picnic spot' statement

New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's remark that people in Delhi are trying to make Gorakhpur a picnic spot, terming it an insult to the children who died in hospital due to lack of oxygen. Senior party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Adityanath, who is still MP from the Gorakhpur constituency, has, through his...

6 days ago
Bengal floods: Eastern rail to run 3 pairs of special trains

Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) In a bid to aid passengers and cater to the rush in view of the floods in northern West Bengal and Bihar, Eastern Railway (ER) on Saturday announced it would run three pairs of special trains between Howrah and Raigan via-Katihar. The first special train for Raiganj in the flood-hit North Dinajpur district, will leave Howrah station on Saturday night, an ER stateme...

7 days ago
Flood situation grim in parts of north Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal remained grim on Friday with many rivers still flowing well above the extreme danger level despite improvement in the overall situation in the region, the state government said. While the water level of Atrayi and Punarbhaba rivers was falling, giving relief to the inhabitants of North and South Dinajpur district...

8 days ago
Malegaon blast: SC reserves order on Purohit's bail plea

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved order on a plea for bail by retired army officer Prasad Shrikant Purohit, the main accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blast which killed seven people. The bench of Justice R.K. Agrawal and Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre reserved the order as Lt Col Purohit (retd) told the court that he was in jail for the last nine years and was...

16 days ago
PKL: Bengaluru Bulls beat Bengal Warriors

Nagpur, Aug 9 (IANS) Bengaluru Bulls beat Bengal Warriors 31-25 to take the top spot in Zone B of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Wednesday. Ajay Kumar and Rohit Kumar scored nine and six points respectively to lead Bengaluru to a superb victory. For Bengal Warriors, Jang Kun Lee scored eight points but that wasn't enough as they crashed to their first defeat of the campaign.

24 days ago
Mumbai's club for ultra-HNIs an oasis of luxury

Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) The country's commercial capital has a new playground for its biggest achievers, its ultra-high networth individuals (HNIs) and jet-setters. The Indus Club is an oasis of luxury and class in the heart of the bustling suburban Bandra Kurla Complex business district. In barely four months since it opened its doors on April 1, it has grabbed the attention of Mumbai's mo...

1 month ago
Rain, high tide batter Kolkata, Bengal, Mamata blames Jharkhand

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Heavy downpour and high tide battered the eastern metropolis and some districts, inundating large swathes of land on Monday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Jharkhand of releasing water without information but claimed there was no flood-like situation in her rain-hit state. Jharkhand has released some water. They have not informed us. There is n...

1 month ago
Rain, high tide batter Kolkata, Bengal, heavy rain forecast

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Heavy rain and high tide battered this eastern metropolis and some districts of West Bengal, resulting in a flood-like situation across large swathes of land, officials said on Monday. Incessant rain since Saturday submerged key traffic corridors and connectors in Kolkata, while inundating districts in the Gangetic Bengal. A high tide in the Hooghly rive...

1 month ago
Overnight rains batter Bengal

Kolkata, July 24 (IANS) Overnight rains battered the eastern metropolis and several districts of West Bengal resulting in a flood-like situation in several areas, officials said on Monday. Heavy rains were likely to persist during the day owing to the presence of a low pressure area over Gangetic Bengal and adjoining Jharkhand and associated upper air cyclonic circulation. Over 3...

1 month ago
My data an extension of my personality and resides in Article 21, Centre to SC

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that the data belonging to an individual was intimate to and an extension of one's personality that resides in Article 21 of the Constitution guaranteeing protection of life and personal liberty. Data is an extension of my personality, footsteps of my life and intimate to me and resides in Article 21. Data is an extens...

1 month ago
Massive racket at fuel stations busted in Maharashtra

Thane (Maharashtra), July 12 (IANS) In a major crackdown, the Maharashtra Police have busted a multi-crore-rupee international scam involving siphoning off fuel by petrol vendors in the state and arrested 23 persons, an official said on Wednesday. The racket involved replacing the oil marketing company's Integrated Circuits (IC) with unauthorized ICs made by the accused and implanting th...

1 month ago
International racket in siphoning off fuel at petrol pumps busted

Thane (Maharashtra), July 12 (IANS) In a major crackdown, the Maharashtra Police have bust a multi-crore-rupee international scam of siphoning off fuel by petrol vends in the state and arrested 23 persons, a top official said here on Wednesday. The racket involved replacing the oil marketing company's Integrated Circuits (IC) with an unauthorised ICs made by the accused and implanting t...

1 month ago
Over 16 mn fatal lung infections in 2015, India major contributor

London, July 8 (IANS) India, along with China, Nigeria, Pakistan and Indonesia, accounted for over 16 million or half of the global estimated cases of a fatal lung infection called Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) in 2015, researchers led by an Indian-origin person have revealed. RSV is a common and highly contagious virus that infects the respiratory tract, causing breathing difficulti...

1 month ago
Flash strike by Bengaluru metro staff hits service

Bengaluru, July 7 (IANS) A flash strike by restive staff of Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL) led to stoppage of service for six hours on early Friday, affecting around three lakh commuters, said an official. The service was resumed post-noon on the north-south and east-west corridors of the 43 km metro network after the staff withdrew the strike and resumed duty. The ...

1 month ago
Ram Nath Kovind begins campaign in Telangana, Andhra

Hyderabad, July 4 (IANS) NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday began his campaign in Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. A day after opposition parties' nominee Meira Kumar visited Hyderabad, Kovind arrived in the city to bolster his support. Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR C...

1 month ago
N. Chandrasekaran named Tata Global Beverages chairman

Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TGBL) on Monday appointed Tata Sons head N. Chandrasekaran as its chairman with immediate effect. The TGBL board on Monday approved the appointment of N. Chandrasekaran as an additional director and as chairman of the board of the company in place of Harish Bhat who expressed a desire to step down as chairman, the company said in a stock e...

1 month ago
My next will be a concept-based film: Harish Shankar

Chennai, July 2 (IANS) Basking in the success of Telugu action-drama Duvvada Jagannadham, director Harish Shankar says his next yet-untitled outing in the language will be a concept-based film. I just have an idea. It will be a concept-based film about the emotional conflict in romance. I haven't started writing yet and I will make an official announcement when the time is right, Harish ...

1 month ago
Allu Arjun's 'DJ' joins Rs 100-crore club

Chennai, June 30 (IANS) Actor Allu Arjun's latest Telugu action drama Duvvada Jagannadham aka DJ has joined the Rs 100-crore club in just a week since its release, the makers announced on Friday. In an official poster, the makers confirmed the film has grossed over Rs 100 crore in just a week. Directed by Harish Shankar, the film features Arjun in the role of a Brahmin cook-turne...

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