Voting for five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal ends

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Kolkata, Mar 23 (PTI) Voting for the five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal ended at 4 pm today and all the six candidates in the fray were present in the Assembly premises during the polling. The voting had begun at 9 am. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee along with other ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs, cast their votes. Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan... Read More

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to meet Mamata Banerjee tomorrow

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Hyderabad, Mar 18 (PTI) Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, who is rallying support for establishment of a non-BJP and non-Congress alternative, will meet his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee tomorrow in Kolkata. Rao had recently said a non-Congress and non-BJP front should be formed in the country, as he called for a "qualitative change" in politics and had also announced that he was ready to take on the mantle... Read More

CII lauds Mamata for ‘industry-driven’ development model; Makes 1500 Crore investment proposal

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Darjeeling (WB), Mar 14 (PTI) The Confederation of Indian Industry today lauded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "industry-driven development model", which led to "Rs 1,500 crore investment proposals" at the two-day Darjeeling Business Summit here. For the people living in the hills, the summit presages the beginning of an era of development, peace and prosperity, said Umesh Chowdhary, Chairman, CII Eastern Region, in a statement. Read More

SC extends March 31 deadline of Aadhaar linking till it gives its order

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New Delhi, Mar 13 (PTI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended the March 31 deadline for linking Aadhaar with various services till the five-judge constitution bench delivers its judgement on petitions challenging the validity of the biometric scheme and the enabling law A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra had on March 7 said it may not be possible to decide by March 31 the batch of petitions... Read More

CBSE extends NEET application deadline till March 12

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New Delhi, Mar 8 (PTI) The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) today extended the last date for submitting application for the national medical entrance exam-NEET till March 12. The last date to register for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) was today. Read More

“BJP emerging as alternative to TMC in Bengal” Dilip Ghosh

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Kolkata, Mar 2 (PTI) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today claimed that the party is emerging as an alternative to the ruling TMC in the state as the Congress and the CPI(M) have failed to put up a resistance against the misrule of the ruling party. He claimed that TMC after returning to power in the 2016 it has lost control over the administration, unions and its local leaders. There are... Read More

Bhaichung Bhutia quits Trinamool Congress

2 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Feb 26 (PTI) Former India football captain Bhaichung Bhutia today announced his decision to quit the Trinamool Congress. The footballer, who contested elections twice as a Trinamool Congress candidate and lost both times, took to social media to announce his decision. "As of today I have officially resigned from the membership and all the official and political posts of All India Trinamool Congress party. I am no longer a member... Read More

JUST IN: Supreme Court allows Centre to withdraw all Paramilitary forces from Darjeeling hills

2 months ago PTI 0
New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) The Supreme Court today allowed the Centre to withdraw the remaining four companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) from West Bengal's violence hit Darjeeling area after March 8. The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) refers to uniform nomenclature of five security forces in India under the authority of Ministry of Home Affairs. They are the Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF),... Read More

Smart watch ban on ICSE, ISC examinees

3 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Feb 5 (PTI) Students appearing for the ICSE and ISC examinations will not be allowed to wear smart and digital watches to exam halls from this year. The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has recently sent a circular to this effect to the principals of affiliated schools, Nabarun Dey, the general secretary of the Bengal chapter of the Association of Heads of ICSE Schools, told PTI today. Read More

Brothers duo held for killing 2 Nepalese in Himachal Pradesh

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Shimla, Feb 3 (PTI) Two brothers were arrested today for allegedly killing two Nepalese in Shoghi, 13 Km from here, police said. The police have also Rs 2.38 lakh in cash allegedly looted by the two accused from victims as Navin (32), a resident of Ponta Sahib, and Chandra Prakash (19), resident of Renuka, whose bodies were recovered from a ditch, they said. The deceased were brothers-in-law and worked as driver... Read More

JUST IN: Two Nepalese beaten to death in Himachal Pradesh

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Shimla, Feb 2 (PTI) Two Nepalese were beaten to death by unidentified assailants and bodies dumped into a ditch at Sheel village in Shoghi, 13 Km from here, police said today. Navin (32), a resident of Ponta Sahib, and Chandra Prakash (19), a resident of Renuka, succumbed to death due to multiple head injuries and their blood-soaked bodies were recovered from the ditch after some locals informed the police, they... Read More

Sunil Chhetri tips India to lift U-19 cricket World Cup trophy

3 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Feb 2 (PTI) Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri today picked the U-19 cricket team as favourites to win the World Cup final against Australia tomorrow. "I watched them play against Pakistan. They are really good and deserve to be favourites going into the final. I wish them all the best," the Bengaluru FC captain told reporters on the eve of his side's Indian Super League fixture against ATK. Read More

Mamata Banerjee calls Bengal Congress leaders ‘pygmies’

3 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Feb 2 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today called the state's Congress leaders "pygmies" and reminded them that without the Trinamool Congress, the party cannot function in Delhi. She also accused the Congress of hobnobbing with the CPI-M to oppose her government. "The Congress and the CPI-M are one. They are made for each other. It is nothing new. I know how it had extended support to CPI-M,"... Read More

Sensex crashes 840 pts on Budget woes, Nifty below 10,800

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Mumbai, Feb 2 (PTI) Benchmark Sensex plummeted 840 points on Friday -- its biggest single-day fall in two-and-a-half years -- while the NSE Nifty ended below the 10,800-mark as the post-Budget sell-off continued for the second straight day. The Budget 2018-19 presented on Thursday imposed long- term capital gains tax of 10 per cent on equities. Read More

Budget unveils mega health insurance, gives little to middle class

3 months ago PTI 0
India may grow 7.2-7.5% in H2; on way to becoming 5th largest economy: Finance Minister New Delhi, Feb 1 (PTI) The government today announced the “world’s largest” health insurance scheme for India’s 50 crore poor in its last full budget before general elections, focusing heavily on uplifting agriculture and rural sectors while paying little attention Read More

Chilly weather in Sikkim with sporadic rainfall

3 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Feb 1 (PTI) Sporadic rainfall lashed various parts of Sikkim in the past 24 hours even as chilly weather condition prevailed in the state today. Sporadic rainfall has occurred in various parts of Sikkim in past 24 hours, Meteorological Centre here said in a bulletin. Though the sun shone brightly during the day, icy winds blowing from snow-capped higher altitude areas of the Himalayan state neutralised hope for improvement in... Read More

Icy cold weather persists in Sikkim

3 months ago PTI 0
Gangtok, Jan 30 (PTI) Icy cold weather persisted today in Sikkim with rainfall and snowfall occurring in isolated areas of the state. Moderate rainfall in isolated places and snowfall in higher altitude areas occurred in the past 24 hours, the Meteorological Centre said in a bulletin today. Read More

WB By-poll: 76% votes cast in Uluberia, 75% in Noapara

3 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Jan 29 (PTI) Over 76 per cent of the electorate in West Bengal's Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency and 75.3 per cent in the Noapara Assembly seat voted in today's bypolls, where the ruling TMC is locked in a high voltage battle with the BJP and the CPI-M. The polling was peaceful, an election official said. "Till the end of polling at 5 pm Uluberia Lok Sabha recorded 76.7 per cent... Read More

TMC asks why PM is silent over attack on school bus

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Kolkata, Jan 27 (PTI) Questioning the silence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the attack on school bus by 'Padmaavat' protesters, senior Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee today said the freedom of speech is under threat under the BJP rule. Protesters allegedly belonging to fringe Rajput group Karni Sena pelted stones at a school bus carrying children shattering its windows. However, no injury was reported on the January 24 incident... Read More

JUST IN: Bengal Budget on January 31

3 months ago PTI 0
Kolkata, Jan 27 (PTI) The West Bengal government has decided to advance the state budget for the financial year 2018-19 to January 31, parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said today. On Friday, Chatterjee had said the state budget will be presented on February 1. Chatterjee, however, didn't cite any reason for the change in date. Read More