Date wise Archive

Kolkata

A woman, the recipient of a kidney of a brain-dead 15-year-old girl, died at a state-run hospital here today, three days after the transplant, an official said.

Kolkata

The Urdu examination of the 'West Bengal Civil Services' Main was cancelled today after it was reported that the question paper in the second half, distributed among the candidates, was the same as last year, a public service commission official said.

Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary today.
"Fondly remembering our former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhiji on his birth anniversary," Banerjee said in a tweet.

Kolkata

With death toll in Kerala flood reaching over 200 and lakhs of other becoming homeless in Kerala due to floods, various Malayali and Keralite associations in Kolkata are collecting funds and reliefs materials for the flood victims in their state.

Kolkata

Ganga, the 2600-km-long trans-boundary river of Asia, has witnessed "unprecedented low levels of water in several lower reaches" in the last few summer seasons, a study undertaken by a professor of IIT-Kharagpur has said.

Kolkata

The 08th Biennial General Meeting (BGM) of Eastern Himalaya Travel & Tour Operators Association was held at Pine Tree Resort, Kalimpong on 18th August, 2018. For the first time in the history of EHTTOA the  BGM was held outside Siliguri.

Kolkata

The Calcutta High Court directed today a trial court hearing a divorce suit of West Bengal minister and city mayor Sovan Chatterjee to dispose of two applications by his wife seeking cost of litigation and maintenance for their minor daughter within two months.

Port Blair

The Health services in the referral hospital, GB Pant Hospital is likely to be badly affected on Thursday after government nurses announced a one-day strike on the 23rd of this month.

Port Blair

The Department of Personnel, A & N Administration, has ordered reallocation of works among at least five IAS/DANICS officers posted in the administration.

Port Blair

Karyakartas of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) Kerala Unit, in association with Seva Bharathi – a service organisation, immediately started their rescue, relief and rehabilitation activities in various parts of the state as soon as the state faces ann unprec

Report by: 
KURMA RAO

Upset over recurring breakdown in telecom services, villagers of remote Karmatang in North Andaman have decided to hold a peaceful protest in front of the BSNL office at Mayabunder this month.

Port Blair

On receipt of information from Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) Colombo, the Indian Coast Guard MRCC here coordinated a search and rescue (SAR) operation for a disabled Sri Lankan Fishing Vessel (SLFV).

Port Blair

With a vision to make Port Blair a plastic free city, the Port Blair Municipal Council (PBMC), has introduced bio-degradable bags in the local market as a substitute of plastic & non-woven cloth bags, irrespective of nature & thickness.

Port Blair

The birth anniversary of the former Prime Minister of India, Mr Rajiv Gandhi was observed at Gandhi Bhavan here on Monday.

Port Blair

Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat observed the Sadbhavana Diwas on Monday at Gram Panchayat, Urmilapur in which 50 youths from the adjacent area participated.

Port Blair

Nehru Yuva Kendra, Kamorta observed  the Sadbhavana Diwas on Monday. Mr Vinay Kumar Jindal, Assistant commissioner of Nancowrie was the chief guest, while Smt Aysha Majid, CTC Nancowrie graced the function as the guest of honour.

Port Blair

The state president of BJP, A&N Islands, Mr Vishal Jolly, city district president of BJYM, Mr J Balakrishna and other party workers have deeply mourned the demise of B. Papa Rao, ex-member of YBC. He was 38 and passed away recently at Chennai.

Author: 
G. Srinivasan

India’s policy wonks and mandarins in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry have at long last woken up from their feigned slumber to put in place a draft National Policy on Electronic Commerce (e-commerce) a few days ago. This draft with warts and all would now be scanned by a heavy 70-member think tank chaired by Union Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu. As the draft was authored by the just-retired Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia, it had all the ingredients to make the stakeholders feel frustrated.

Author: 
B. Sivaraman

“US-China trade war can make Indian products competitive”— declared some newspaper headlines on 5 and 6 August 2018, reproducing verbatim the press release of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). One started wondering why the premier industry chambers in the country should just restrict itself to seeing only new opportunity opening up due to the unfolding trade war instead of expressing concern over the possible overall adverse fallout of it.

The death and devastation suffered by Kerala in the recent floods is a national calamity and should be treated as such. Preliminary assessments have put the damage to crops and property at Rs. 8000 crore. (Kerala’s revenue budget for the current year is Rs. 88,000 crore). The death toll has already crossed the 400 mark. The whole economy of this small State has received a body blow.