West Bengal

Padmavati controversy: With one eye on Rajasthan's 2018 Assembly polls, parties have jumped headlong into this row

Historical dramas, period films and biopics have always drawn extreme reactions in India. Fringe groups representing various vested interests have …

India

Reach for the popcorn: Five reasons why Congress president Rahul Gandhi may be unstoppable by 2019

It was interesting to note the news conference on Monday that followed the Congress Working Committee meeting where mother Sonia Gandhi handed over …

India

The Bullet Train Ecosystem

Is spending rs 1,10,000 crore on a bullet train a waste of money? Worse, does it indicate the government’s flawed sense of priorities? The …

India

India, US host global entrepreneurship summit next week

Kolkata, Nov 21 (PTI) India and US are co-hosting the global entrepreneurship summit next week in Hyderabad and the two countries can work more in …

Entrepreneurship

Ibiza The Fern Resort Spa Opens in Kolkata

THE FERN Hotels & Resorts, has opened one of the biggest resorts in Eastern India, Ibiza The Fern Resort & Spa, Kolkata. Spread across a picturesque …

Travel

Bridal wear shopping guide: Best designers, jewellers and more in Kolkata

Kolkata—the land of the intellectual and the offbeat, a city that heavily steeped in old world charm is known for its unique viewpoint. Culturally …

Fashion (India)

Padmavati: Kamal Haasan extends support to Deepika Padukone; asks 'cerebral India to wake up'

Ever since the inception of <i>Padmavati</i>, Sanjay Leela Bhansali and his core team have been facing displeasure from various political wings across the …

India

This Gujarat Polls Will the Current Political Climate Favour Modi?

No state election is the same, and no party can stick to an identical strategy for poll after poll. The political terrains vary, each state has its …

India

Yet to receive central fund for flood damages, says West Bengal government

The West Bengal government today told the assembly that it is yet to receive any central grant from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for …

India News

‘Affordable’ Homes Just Got Bigger

The Union Cabinet has increased the carpet area of houses under the government’s ‘Affordable Housing scheme’. In the revised scheme, the carpet areas …

India

SL coach Pothas 'concerned', but also 'excited'

2017-11-21 10:59<p>Nic Pothas (AP)<p>Kolkata - <b>Sri Lanka's</b> interim coach <b>Nic Pothas</b> admits he was concerned by the batting collapse on the final day of the …

Sport (South Africa)

Horasis To Hold First Asia Meet In India

Zurich-based global think tank Horasis is set to hold its first Asia meet in India at Kolkata, which is expected to see industry experts and …

India

Mamata Banerjee to hold 'fruitful' all-party meet on Gorkhaland crisis in Darjeeling today

<b>Darjeeling</b>: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached north Bengal on Monday where she is scheduled to hold an all-party meeting on 21 …

India

BRIEF-India Grid Trust gets members' nod for acquisitions

Nov 21 (Reuters) - India Grid Trust IGTR.NS<p>* Gets members' nod for acquisition of Rapp Transmission, Purulia and Kharagpur Transmission, Maheshwaram …

East India

Kohli hits landmark ton in Sri Lanka Test

2017-11-20 11:48<p>Virat Kohli (AP)<p>Kolkata - <b>Virat Kohli</b> scored his 50th international century as <b>India</b> frustrated <b>Sri Lanka</b>'s hopes of a historic first …

Sport (South Africa)

Most citizens support military rule in the world's largest democracy

India , the world's largest democracy, is showing an appetite for military rule — a potential indicator that the country's nationalist politics are …

Mamata Banerjee

Leaking of Aadhaar card details dangerous: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said leaking out of Aadhaar card details could be "dangerous" because it might lead to the …

Mamata Banerjee

Patron saint of hypocrisy Mamata bats for Padmavati, we walk her down memory lane

Share Email<p>While most politicians, cutting across political lines, are trying to take a ‘balanced’ view on controversy ridden film Padmavati, West …

India

The Comical Farce Around the Rasogolla GI

A government organisation that has no representation from the rasogolla industry decided to claim regional ownership. This is completely illegal and …

India

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, passes away at 72

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |<p>Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi.<p>Actor Rita Koiral passes away<p>Aaradhya Bachchan's perfect birthday cake to AbRam's candyfloss …

India

Abandoned By Relatives, Foster Care Kids Will Now Be Trained To Guard Indian Borders

Abandoned at a young age, kids living in India's 9000 child care institutions now stand a chance to serve the country.Source: brettcolephotography …

East India

Eggs at Rs 7.5 apiece: Prices shoot through the roof on short supply as many shun pricey vegetables

Rising vegetable prices is pushing up demand for eggs thus resulting in a surge in their prices, according to various media reports.<p>A report in the</i> …

East India

Philippines ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang [R] meets Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte[L] on Nov. 15, 2017. [Xinhua]<p>Without preamble, it can be said that when it …

China

5 art industry insiders answer the biggest FAQs about buying art

<b>HOW DO I KNOW FAKE ART FROM REAL?</b> <b><br>Answered by Amin Jaffer, senior curator, the Al Thani Collection, London</b> <br>The question of determining truth from …

India

NE Taxi app will book you a cab anywhere in northeast India

The service aggregates 800 vehicles with vetted drivers across 65 towns<p>For travellers unfamiliar with northeast India, the region often seems both …

Uber

M&M for expanding footprint in Rs 1,000-cr e-rickshaw market

Kolkata, Nov 20 (PTI) Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M;) today said it will expand its footprint across major cities in the country to penetrate deeper into …

India

Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi dies: Articulate Congressman was fiery leader of youth brigade who sidelined Communists in 1972

<b>Kolkata:</b> Articulate and multifaceted, Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi was a master in political manoeuvring and the topmost leader of the youth brigade that …

India

Indira Gandhi: A life of courageous conviction

19 November 2017 marked the birth centenary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi. Photo: HT<p>Indira Gandhi was born 100 years ago on Sunday. It was a …

India

Lakmal strikes give Sri Lanka hope on final day

2017-11-20 08:41<p>Suranga Lakmal (AFP)<p>Kolkata - Paceman <b>Suranga Lakmal</b> took three key <b>India</b> wickets on Monday's final day of the first Test to give <b>Sri</b> …

Sport (South Africa)

Maharashtra records most snake bite cases in India in 2017

Of the 1.14 lakh cases of snake bites in India between April 1 and October 31, 24,437 were in Maharashtra, putting the state on top of the list …

India