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East Bengal, Mohun Bagan confront AIFF on ISL participation

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Raising the pitch on their three-point demand, city giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan on Saturday formed a common front against the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and warned that they would not allow the money-spinning Indian Super League (ISL) to be staged here without their participation. In a sharp attack on the AIFF -- the game's apex governing body in t...

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Draft Ganga Act under review: Uma Bharti

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said her ministry is reviewing the draft Ganga Act and hoped riparian states will not indulge in politics over the river. If we can prove through the Act that Ganga is India's unique river and if we can scientifically prove Ganga's uniqueness, and we are getting all the necessary research done... so I felt the A...

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Uma Bharti assures co-operation with Bengal over Ganga erosion

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Ganga erosion issue during her Delhi visit, Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Saturday said that her ministry will co-operate with the state government to check erosion but stressed proposals should be drafted properly. I am telling you that the proposal...

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Present facts, figures to support your tall claims, Congress tells Trinamool

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Ridiculing the ruling Trinamool Congress' claims of having ushered in massive development in West Bengal during its six years in office, the Congress' state unit on Saturday demanded the government come up with statistics and facts to substantiate its assertions. Those talking of having brought in development, must give figures, statistics. Just like (Prime Ministe...

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J&K tourist footfalls nosedive, sops announced

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) The average daily tourist footfall to Jammu and Kashmir has nosedived to about 5,000 in March and April this year, an official of the northernmost state said here on Saturday. If the situation was in control then we would have had at least 10,000 tourists per day visiting our state. This is the peak time, but we have not seen a spurt in numbers. We are hoping the f...

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16,000 policemen donate blood to overcome shortage in Bengal

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Sixteen thousand police personnel have donated blood over the past one week to overcome the blood crisis in West Bengal during the ongoing summer, chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Saturday. The Chief Minister had earlier urged police personnel and her party Trinamool Congress workers to organise voluntary blood donation camps in the city and across distr...

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NIFT, Senco Gold boost budding designers, new styles

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Confused which jewellery goes best with which garment? National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Kolkata now provides a solution to the sartorial dilemma. NIFT is partnering with a city-headquartered jewellery company to craft new designs to meet consumer demands and provide a platform to budding fashion and accessories designers. To kick-off the col...

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CID nabs another 'fake doctor' in Bengal

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Tightening its noose around fake doctors, the CID has nabbed yet another physician who passed himself off as an allergy and asthma specialist in one of Kolkata's top private clinics, officials said on Saturday. One fake doctor namely Naren Pandey (Narendra Pandey) attached with Bellevue Clinic Kolkata and Medland Diagnostic Institute, Entally Kolkata, was arrested ...

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Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized in Bengal

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) One person was arrested with fake Indian currency notes of Rs 2,000 denomination with the face value of Rs 5 lakh in West Bengal's Murshidabad, police said on Friday. The arrest was made by personnel of the Shamserganj police station in Murshidabad district, the West Bengal Police said in a tweet. --IANS sgh/vd ...

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Today's meeting a start to rallying opposition against Modi: Hariprasad

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Terming Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's luncheon meeting with leaders of 17 opposition parties in Delhi just a beginning, party General Secretary B.K. Hariprasad on Friday said the party would make all efforts to bring together political forces for a united fight against the Narendra Modi government ahead of the 2019 general elections. We will try to bring all opposi...

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BJP leaders get bail, seven workers in police custody

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders including its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, but remanded seven party workers to police custody till Monday in connection with disturbances during its protest here a day back. A total of 135 Bharatiya Janata Party...

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Lightning strike kills six people in Bengal

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Six people were killed in lightning in three West Bengal districts on Friday evening as a thunderstorm swept across the state's north-western part triggering rain, police said. While three people lost their lives in Purulia district, two others were killed in Birbhum and one in North Dinajpur district. In Purulia district's Arsha area, three people were kil...

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Amul to start operations in Bihar, Assam

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers' Union -- the makers of Amul -- is setting up a Rs 250-crore processing plant in West Bengal, and is expanding operations in the state's districts and also foraying into Bihar and Assam, officials said here on Friday. We are expanding milk procurement operations in districts like Malda, Darjeeling, Howrah and East Midn...

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To shoot in heat is a task: Avinash Sachdev

Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The rise in temperature has taken a toll on the cast and crew of upcoming TV show Inteqam Ek Masoom Ka. Actor Avinash Sachdev says its hard for them to shoot at 40-plus degrees in Mathura. Avinash along with Megha Gupta, Manish Goel and Ricky Patel, is shooting in real life locations for the show despite hot weather. Summer is going on and to shoot constantl...

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Tata Chemicals posts 32% rise in Q4 net profit

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Tata Chemicals on Friday reported close to 32 per cent rise in its consolidated net profit to Rs 343.02 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017, from Rs 260.21 crore in the corresponding period a year ago. The company's revenue from operations, however, saw a 15.8 per cent fall to Rs 3,002.33 crore during the quarter from Rs 3,565.20 crore in same period i...

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BJP leaders get bail, seven workers sent to police custody in Bengal

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A court here on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders including its national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly, but remanded seven party workers to police custody till Monday in connection with disturbances during its protest here a day back. A total of 135 Bharatiya Janata Party...

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BJP leaders get bail in Bengal, seven workers sent in police custody

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) A city court on Friday granted bail to all senior BJP leaders in connection with violence during the party's protest march here a day ago but remanded seven party workers in police custody till Monday. Those bailed out include Bharatiya Janata party national General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya, West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh, and Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Gan...

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ITC net profit up 12.1 per cent in Q4

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Cigarette-to-hotel-to-FMCG major ITC Ltd on Friday posted a 12.13 per cent rise in its standalone net profit to Rs 2,669.47 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, from Rs.2,380.68 crore in the year ago period. The diversified company's revenue from operation during the quarter increased to Rs 15,008.82 crore from Rs 14,138.78 crore in the corresponding period...

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The 'Supercop' who pacified Punjab and his controversial career

Hailed by many as a Supercop who ruthlessly stamped out terrorism from Punjab in the 1990s, K.P.S. Gill had an equal number of detractors who slammed his high-handedness and alleged human rights violations in his campaign against Khalistani militancy. The stern-looking, impressively-moustachioed Gill, who was brought to the state from the northeast in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, was...

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New Sustainability Index from S&P BSE expected in 2017-18

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Asia Index Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and BSE Ltd, is planning to introduce a new Sustainability Index in India aiming to capture holistic sustainability parameters, a top company official said here on Friday. According to the official, the new index is expected in the current fiscal. S&P BSE Indices have two sustainability i...

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