West Bengal

Dropout rate at upper primary level higher in boys in West Bengal: Unicef

Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The dropout rate of boys at upper primary level is double that of girls in West Bengal, and the challenge is to find out the …

East India

Commuting and Cruising in the Kolkata Metro

Where do you get off, sir?<p>“In the morning, I get on the last coach, and during evening the first because that’s where all the excitement is,” says Soumodeep Chattopadhyay*, a 48-year-old bank clerk who lives in Belgachia, North Kolkata. “It is important to stand close to the exit door as it is the …


Most Water In UP-Bengal Stretch Unfit For Drinking, New Map Suggests

The National Green Tribunal last month directed the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) to install display boards at a gap of 100 km to indicate …


In a bizarre statement, Mamata Banerjee compares illegal immigrants to Hilsa and Sondesh

Share Email<p>In a bizarre statement targeting the BJP over NRC, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has compared illegal Bangladeshi immigrants …


Northeast Frontier Railway tightens security ahead of I-Day

Agartala/Guwahati, Aug 14 (IANS) The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has tightened security across the northeastern region and some parts of West …

East India

Venkaiah writes a book on first year in office

Venkaiah Naidu, who took up the office of Vice-President reluctantly, is coming up with a book detailing his experience in the first year.<p><i>A year in</i> …


Full list of India’s Ease of Living Index: See where your city is ranked

Ease of Living Index: Pune is ranked the highest, followed by Navi Mumbai and Greater Mumbai. Patna in Bihar, Kohima in Nagaland and Rampur in Uttar …

India News

In death, Somnath Chatterjee​ keeps his pledge, donates body and eyes

By PTI<p>KOLKATA: The body of former Lok Sabha Speaker <b>Somnath Chatterjee,</b> who passed away yesterday morning, will be used for educational purposes by …

India News

Jodhpur tops clean station list, Mathura, Varanasi among dirtiest

<b>New Delhi, Aug 14:</b> Railway stations in Rajasthan are the cleanest in the country with Jodhpur topping the list of cleanest railway stations released …


Bengal CID files chargesheet in Kolkata carcass meat case

Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday produced a chargesheet against 12 accused persons in the carcass …


Kumaraswamy Govt in a Fix Over Making Karnataka 'Caste' Census Public

Releasing the data may go against his party interests and not releasing it may turn the backward classes and SCs against the Congress.<p><b>Bengaluru:</b> How …


Why the NRC has been greeted with calm in Assam (and not widespread violence as was feared)

Several lakh people will still be left out of the NRC after their claims are reviewed. But they won’t automatically be rendered stateless as is being …


Mamata Banerjee criticises BJP’s proposal of ‘one nation, one election’

BJP president Amit Shah has supported the idea of holding Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously, saying this will curb expenditure and also …

India News

Jaguar Land Rover: Land of Land Rovers by Spark44 | Creative Works | The Drum

Land Rover took its 70th anniversary celebrations to new heights by visiting a remote rural community in West Bengal that relies on a fleet of …

Land Rover

WebQoof: Old Video Shared as Hindu Procession Attacked by Muslims

“<i>बिहार के भागलपूर मे मुसलमानो ने शोभायात्रा पर पत्थर फेके और आग लगा दिया। हिन्दुओ तूम बस सोते रहो । हिन्दु कि औलाद हो तो 1,2,3 जितने भी Group है</i> …

Social Media

Amazon’s Kala Haat weaves magic for India’s textile traditions

Amazon India’s Kala Haat programme, launched in late 2016, has helped to revive dying art and textile traditions like ‘Lippan Kaam’, the craft of Mudw


Stocks in the news: Sun Pharma, Tata Steel, Usha Martin, Navneet Education, Cadila Health

Sun Pharma | Tata Steel | Usha Martin | Navneet Education | JSW Steel and Cadila Healthcare are stocks, which are in news today.

Tata Steel

Bengal government removes income ceiling for 'Kanyashree' scheme

Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday lifted the ceiling on annual family income for the beneficiaries of her …


Justice Karnan refuses to vacate flat

Refusing to vacate his flat in Kolkata, former Calcutta High Court judge C.S. Karnan has written to the Registrar General of the High Court after …

India News

At 7.37 per cent, West Bengal tops retail inflation for July

<b>New Delhi:</b> India's retail inflation, measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), dipped to a nine-month low of 4.17 per cent in July, compared to …

East India

India Adventure Travel Guide Exploring Beautiful City Kasaragod

Adventure Guide About Kasaragod City of South India<p>Through this India Adventure Travel Guide post we are exploring; Kasaragod which is a beautiful …


Independence Day 2018: 18 recipes from eastern India which are totally worth it | more lifestyle

Independence Day is a celebration of our history, but also of our unique, versatile culture. Each and every corner of the country boasts of unique …


BQuick On August 14: Top 10 News Stories In Under 10 Minutes

14 Aug 2018, 2:49 PM14 Aug 2018, 2:49 PM14 August 2018, 2:49 PM14 August 2018, 2:49 PM<p>2. Rupee Breaches 70/$-Mark For First Time<p>The Indian rupee fell …

Markets (India)

Day in Photos - August 14: Pakistan's Independence Day; Italy Highway Bridge Collapse

India | PTI | August 14, 2018, 5:30 pm<p>1/ 11<p>New Delhi: Children take part in Pakistan's Independence Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission, in …


Expect modest healthcare plan 'Ayushman Bharat' rollout on Independence day

Ayushman Bharat scheme to cater to less than 80 districts in 11 states for now.


IIT-Kharagpur’s link to the freedom struggle and an infamous detention camp

IIT-Kharagpur classes were started in Hijli detention centre. The government choose the site as a fitting memorial to the martyrs<p>Written by | New …

India News

Gold Movie Release: Meet the REAL 1948 Indian Hockey Team which won us Olympic Gold medal

Gold starring Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Amit Sadh, Kunal Kapoor among others is all set for a release tomorrow, on the 72nd Independence Day of our …

Summer Olympics

Morning Brief: ‘Khalid Wasn’t At The Spot When Shot Was Fired’: Eyewitness; Protests In Kashmir Demanding Release Of Rape Accused Talib Hussain; And More News

<i>Good morning, dear reader! Here’s your morning news and views brief for today.</i><p><b>‘Khalid Wasn’t At The Spot When Shot Was Fired’: Eyewitness</b><p>According to …

Business (India)

Hero Xtreme 200R Launched in India for Rs 89,990

Unveiled at the Auto Expo 2018, the new Xtreme 200R is powered by a BS-IV compliant 200cc engine.<p>Hero Motocorp has finally launched its much awaited …

India News

Three contract killers arrested in Bengal, arms seized

Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) West Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department arrested three contract killers from the state's Durgapur town, who had …