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Kolkata, 14 Sep 2018/--/As part of the ongoing efforts of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to boost exports, a pre-deployment conference of Defence Attaches, who are to be posted at various Indian embassies abroad, was organised on September 13 in Kolkata. The 17 Defence Attaches who attended the...

Kolkata, 14 Sep 2018/--/In a bid to provide an impetus towards the “Make in India” initiative with the aim to generate newer ideas and developing execution skills in the critically required domain of Defence Production, Bharat Chamber of Commerce in association with Ministry of Defence, Govt of...

Kolkata, 14 Sep 2018/--/Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan today asserted that there was nobody in the country who can defeat Narandra Modi in the 2019 general elections. "There is no one in the country who can beat Narendra Modi. I do not think there is any challenge to him...

Kolkata, 14 Sep 2018/--/The West Bengal government has decided to change colour of the uniform from khaki to white for police personnel in the rank of constable to inspector, a senior official of the home department said Friday. Proposal in this regard was approved Thursday by the home department...

Kolkata, 11 Sep 2018/--/Taking a dig at the Sangh Parivar and the BJP but without naming them Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that it was because of some `sinister design' that she could not visit Chicago in August and that she was greatly pained at that. Mamata made this comment during...

Kolkata, 11 Sep 2018/--/Stressing the need to fix the country's current education system, eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna recipient CNR Rao today said steps should be taken to ensure proper infrastructure in rural schools. Rao, who was conferred honorary Doctor of Science (DSc)  by Presidency...

Guwahati, 10 Sep 2018/--/Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has laid the foundation stone for infrastructure development of the cultural and tourism centre at Madhupur Satra, seat of Vaishnav culture, in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district. The project, worth Rs 2 crore, is expected to be completed in 12...

Guwahati, 10 Sep 2018/--/Assam government has declared Tuesday as a public holiday on account of the death anniversary of Vaishnav saint Srimanta Sankardeva, an official release said Monday. The state will observe the 450th death anniversary of the saint who has an all pervasive influence on...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2018/--/Thailand is set to organise the country's first trade fair in India at Kolkata to complement its 'Look West' policy and also to promote bilateral trade, an embassy official of the South East Asian nation said Monday. Presently, 40 Indian companies with investments of USD 2...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2018/--/In a bid to secure the future of a girl, who was allegedly sexually abused by two teachers last year when she was 4, the Calcutta High Court Monday took the initiative to get her admitted to a different school. Justice Nadira Patherya directed the school here, where the...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2018/--/Aiming to tap social media platforms ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Trinamool Congress is building an arsenal of 'digital warriors' to garner more support for the ruling party. The TMC is looking at 100 dedicated cyber experts for each seat in the 294-member...

Kolkata, 10 Sep 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday said the state was ready to supply another 1000 MW of electricity to Bangladesh in addition to the current supply of 500 MW to the neighbouring country. She attended a video conference with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his...

Suri, 10 Sep 2018/--/A high intensity explosion destroyed a Trinamool Congress party office in Birbhum district Monday, police said. The incident took place at Barrah village under Kankartala police station area. It is yet to be ascertained if anyone has been injured in the explosion, police said...

Kolkata, 1 Sep 2018/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed happiness on Saturday on the state emerging as number one in the country for Convergence and Livelihood Augmentation under the 100-days work scheme. In a Facebook post she said, "I am very happy to share with all of you...

Kolkata, 1 Sep 2018/--/The violence in West Bengal surrounding panchayat board formations is unfortunate, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Saturday. "There should be free and fair polls in a democracy. Continued violence and killing of activists of opposition parties is unfortunate. Many...

Itanagar, 30 Aug 2018/--/The completion of the Balipara-Charduar-Tawang road approved by the Centre 10 years ago is running behind schedule due to fund constraints and the delay in obtaining forest clearance, the Arunachal Pradesh Assembly was informed on Tuesday. The road being executed by the...

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2018/--/With reports of Whatsapp messages inviting youngsters to play an online game 'Momo Challenge', the Association of Heads of ICSE schools, West Bengal, has called upon all member schools to urge parents to keep a watch on their children. The Association's West Bengal unit...

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2018/--/A junior doctor at a private hospital here has lodged a complaint of physical assault against a police officer, who had taken admission at the plastic surgery department for a wrist surgery. The alleged assault, around 7pm on Wednesday, triggered a temporary cease work by...

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2018/--/The Trinamool Congress today alleged that the CPM, BJP and the Congress have joined hands and they were behind the violence taking place during panchayat board formations. These three Opposition parties are terrorising elected candidates of the TMC, its Secretary General...

Kolkata, 30 Aug 2018/--/A suicide attempt by a man at Girish Park metro station affected the underground train services for 40 minutes today, a Metro spokesperson said here. The unidentified man allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping on the tracks at Girish Park when a train entered the...

Kolkata, 29 Aug 2018/--/Trinamool Youth Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, filed a defamation suit against Amit Shah today, alleging that the BJP president had made slanderous statements against him at a public rally on August 11 in Kolkata....

Kolkata, 27 Aug 2018/--/Relief materials collected by institutions and individuals in the city for flood-ravaged Kerala are set to sail in a ship from Kolkata Port today. "The relief materials will be sailing for the Kochi Port today on MV SSL Chennai in two 20-feet containers," Kolkata Port Trust...

Kolkata, 27 Aug 2018/--/The Calcutta High Court today set aside a  judge order directing the transfer of probe into the unnatural death of a Raniganj businessman's wife to the CBI from the state CID. A division bench comprising Chief Justice J Bhattacharya and Justice A Banerjee directed that the...

Kolkata, 27 Aug 2018/--/The West Bengal CID today issued a public notice advising people to contact the police or the agency in case they receive invitation to play the Momo Challenge game. The notice in CID's Twitter handle came in the wake of growing number of reports about people in receiving...

Guwahati, 26 Aug 2018/--/Assam Industry Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary on Sunday said a campaign will be launched to popularize tea from the state by creating brand 'Assam Tea' in the international market and improve its quality. Briefing reporters after his meeting with the tea industry stake...

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