East India

Mixed reactions to Kra Canal project



With Many Long Weekends in 2018, Here Are The Places You Should Plan Your Trips To

Everyone is looking for holidays to travel and relax, but our work and budget always plays spoilsport. The places we want to go to, sadly remain …

Asia Travel

Dear Rahul Gandhi, how long do you plan to mislead people about Veer Savarkar by calling him a 'traitor'

Share Email<p>People have disparaged the credibility behind Veer Savarkar’s life, by constantly branding him as a “loyal colonialist”. But these are the …


The ashram in the Andamans

Everything is ready for the evening prayer at the ashram. The boys have queued up, the overseer has inspected their dhoti-kurtas, and they are now …


Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan meets West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Hack:<p>Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday<br>• She met the Trinamool …


The nowhere men of Bengal

In just two weeks, Sukhen Das, 26, has lost 10 kilos. He blames it on his luck and says, “I will never again go out of the country to work.”<p>Mr. Das …


Small Luxury Hotels Loyalty Club: The Invited Program

Small Luxury Hotels Reviews<p>In "Accommodation"<p>Eze is a medieval village perched at the top of a mountain and looking down upon the deep blue waters of …

Bucket Lists

Bollywood actress, Koena Mitra, accuses the West Bengal government of settling illegal Rohingyan immigrants

Share Email<p>Bollywood actress, Koena Mitra, tweeted on Saturday on Rohingyans being provided with a safe haven in West Bengal. She accused Chief …


A summary of ruptures

A terse note on page 53 – The book was originally banned in West Bengal because of accusations that certain sections might incite communal tensions — …


Rahul Gandhi dodges a question on Karnataka government's caste based discrimination of students

Share Email<p>Congress president’s inability to answer questions have steadily eroded whatever little credibility he had as a prime ministerial …


Bengal looks at perishable food exports to Europe, West Asia

The West Bengal government is keen to push for exports of fresh fruits and vegetables for European and West Asian markets. However, stringent gui


On a quest for comfort in fashion

"I am a quiet person and so my clothes are also quiet!" says Jaipur-based designer Chinar Farooqui of the clothing brand Injiri. Her clothes come …

West Africa

Preferential treatment to minorities is fostering a sense of disenchantment with 'secularism' among Hindus, it is time to stop

Share Email<p>Senior Counsel Rajiv Dhawan, arguing in favour of Babri Masjid at Ram Janambhoomi, made an argument that reveals the institutionalized …


Armed rallies on Ram Navmi: Bengal BJP chief

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Confirming that rallies with the tradition of carrying arms would be taken out in certain parts of West Bengal on Ram Navmi …


Midnapore resident frustrated by Calgary’s snow removal policy

A record snowfall has left Calgary resident Jim Ashe gobsmacked at the city’s policy of not removing snow from residential streets.<p>“I’m kind of …


BJP plans to woo youth big time in West Bengal to counter TMC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee monopolised doling out sops during her tenure. From students to pensioners, Mamata tried to woo every …


Why March 2018 Was an Active Month in Vietnam's Balancing Against China in the South China Sea

For a country that has traditionally preferred low-key diplomacy to avoid unnecessarily antagonizing its much larger neighbor to the north, Vietnam …


Supreme Court seeks explanation from 11 states, Puducherry over appointment of Lokayuktas, asks them to reply in two weeks - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi</b>: The Supreme Court on Friday sought explanation from chief secretaries of 11 states in two weeks on why they have not appointed Lokayukta …


West Bengal cabinet gives nod to fill around 10000 new posts

With the panchayat elections due later this year, the West Bengal cabinet on Friday gave its nod to fill around 10,000 new posts in various …


The Sterilization War In India That Never Stops

Screenshot from YouTube Video<p><i>This post is a compilation of three articles written by Madhura Charkraborty and Alankrita Anand which originally</i> …

Liberal View

The final card

The hand-painted Dashavatar cards of Bishnupur

West Bengal

Captain Amarinder Singh inaugurates Bhagat Singh memorial, SAD cries foul

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh also became the state’s first Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO). He got his ID card from the state’s anti-drug …


The Many Mysteries Behind Why Manapad is India's Pilot Whale Graveyard

The marine mammals lay on their sides, occasionally sighing through their blowholes. “They were so calm, so gentle,” Jyothi said. She still seemed …

Cognitive Science

Strongest penetration of smartphones in literate regions: Study

Kerala, the state with the highest literacy rate of 94 per cent, tops the list with 62 per cent of mobile handsets being smartphones

Madhya Pradesh

Eight Bangladeshis held in Kandivali

The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad’s crackdown on illegal Bangladeshi immigrants continued on Thursday, with the arrest of eight alleged illegal …

West Bengal

Two arrested in Bengal with 200 pieces of fake Rs 2000 notes

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Friday seized 200 pieces of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) of …


This holistic resort promises to make your next holiday binge guilt-free

Though the word ‘detox’ is usually reserved for a quick cleanse for your post-holiday binge, the Amanpuri Resort in Phuket, Thailand has been on a …

Food (India)

When a stomach ache turned out to be labour pain

Navi Mumbai: A 20-year-old mother of two remained unaware of her third pregnancy till the seventh month. The case came to light on Sunday when a Navi …


Odisha Budget outgo up 13% at Rs 1.2 trn; growth pegged at 8-8.5% in FY19

Odisha has presented a revenue surplus budget for 2018-19 with the total outgo pegged at Rs 1.2 trillion, higher by 13.2 per cent over the size of Rs …


Bhagat Singh death anniversary: Bollywood films on Indian freedom fighters

<b>The Legend of Bhagat Singh:</b> This critically acclaimed film by Raj Kumar Santoshi starring Ajay Devgn in the title role along with Sushant Singh as …