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Indian-origin people close to being in 100 Americans


April 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) People of Indian origin are close to making one percent of America's population of 308.7 million with their numbers shooting up by a whopping 69.37 percent ... Read more...

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Theme-based campaign for Bengal tourism


March 24th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) With a view to promoting tourism in West Bengal, the government will launch theme-based advertisement campaigns involving creative minds."Tourism is on the rise. We want to ... Read more...

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Bengal fishermen, abducted by Bangladeshi pirates, traced


February 3rd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 3 (IANS) Eleven Indian fishermen who went missing following an attack by Bangladeshi pirates in West Bengal's Sundarbans area have been located in Bangladesh and efforts are to ... Read more...

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Three Indian fishermen killed by Bangladeshi pirates


January 28th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Three Indian fishermen were killed and eight others injured in an attack by Bangladeshi pirates in West Bengal's Sundarbans area Friday night, police said."Three Indian fishermen ... Read more...

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Sunderbans out of wonders race - a lost opportunity?


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) With the Sunderbans voted out of the race for the 'New Seven Wonders of Nature', tourism industry insiders say the world's single largest block of mangrove ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ticket sales fail to pick up, T-shirts with prayers for Sachin’s feat


November 13th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 13 (IANS) Even as ticket sales remained abysmally low, the Jagmohan Dalmiya-led Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has distributed 100 t-shirts with prayers for Sachin Tendulkar's 100th ... Read more...

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Poor ticket sales for Eden Test


November 12th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Eden Gardens, known the world over for its large and boisterous crowd during international cricket matches, is again bracing for vacant stands with only 324 season ... Read more...

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Wicket will be firm: Eden’s curator


November 11th, 2011 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Amid speculation that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has asked for a turning track for the India-West Indies second Test at ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Seven special police men suspended in West Bengal


October 14th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) Seven India Reserve Battalion personnel, who had gone on an indefinite fast last month in camps in various parts of West Bengal against "marathon postings" ... Read more...

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Harper hits back hard at Indian players


July 1st, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Australian umpire Daryl Harper, under fire from Indian players following his poor decisions in the first Test in Kingston, hit back saying West Indies ... Read more...

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Umpire Harper pulls out of India-West Indies Test


June 30th, 2011 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 29 (IANS) Australian umpire Daryl Harper has withdrawn from the third Test between India and the West Indies in the wake of some "unfair criticism" of his decisons ... Read more...

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Raina, Harbhajan rescue India; West Indies dominate (Second Lead)


June 21st, 2011 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
Kingston (Jamaica), June 21 (IANS) Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh rescued India with their 146-run stand in the first innings against the West Indies on the opening day of ... Read more...

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Bangladesh cricket to undergo inquiry following World Cup failure


March 29th, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Mar 29(ANI): An investigation is to be launched into the Bangladeshi cricket team's failures at the ongoing World Cup on the Indian sub-continent, the government has announced.The team failed to enter ... Read more...

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No World Cup quarterfinals for Asoka de Silva


March 21st, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Sri Lankan umpire Asoka de Silva, whose decisions have come under the scanner in the World Cup, has been ignored for the knockout stages of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

India to face Australia in quarters if they beat Windies


March 20th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) India will face World Cup defending champions Australia if they win Sunday's encounter against the West Indies.The India-West Indies encounter at the M.Chidambaram Stadium will ... Read more...

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South Africans relax on lazy Sunday


March 20th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 20 (IANS) Having cruised to the World Cup quarterfinals by topping group B, the South African cricket team had a relaxed Sunday as they waited to know their ... Read more...

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Bangladesh’s loss ensures India, England q-final berths


March 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Bangladesh's humiliating 206-run defeat by South Africa in Dhaka Saturday, ensured the passage of India and England into the World Cup quarter-finals.With their win in ... Read more...

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England face the heat in must-win game against West Indies (Preview)


March 16th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 16 (IANS) The heat is on in more ways than one for England as they face the West Indies in a must-win World Cup Group B match here ... Read more...

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Bangladesh can pull off win over India: Mashrafe


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
By Sirshendu Panth Dhaka, Feb 16 (IANS) Bangladesh pace spearhead Mashrafe Mortaza, who has to sit out the World Cup following a right knee injury, says his team could pull off a win ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s political instability threat to India: Narayanan


January 21st, 2011 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Political and economic instability in Pakistan coupled with its military build-up constitutes a threat to India, West Bengal Governor M.K.Narayanan said Friday.The former national security adviser termed Pakistan ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Deficit rainfall in east hits rice cultivation: IMD


August 27th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 27 (IANS) Northeastern and east India have received deficient rainfall this monsoon, which has adversely affected rice cultivation and other agricultural operations, the weather office said Friday. "Despite satisfactory ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Pak arrested Afghan Taliban commander Baradar to scuttle deal with India, West


August 23rd, 2010 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 23(ANI): Pakistani officials have revealed that they had captured Taliban's operational commander Abdul Ghani Baradar in February to shut down his secret peace talks with the Afghan government.Baradar was ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

West Bengal Left Front begins 34th year in power


June 21st, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Routed in a series of elections that have raised questions about its future, West Bengal's Communist-led Left Front government Monday stepped into the 34th year of its ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Jamia invites application to course in West Asian studies


May 10th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Centre for West Asian Studies of the Jamia Milia Monday invited applications for its integrated M.Phil-PhD programme in international relations with special focus on India's relation ... Read more...

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Ornamental aquatic event starts Friday in Chennai


January 7th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 7 (IANS) Fish breeders will get an opportunity to learn about ornamental fish trade from renowned experts at a three-day international event beginning here Friday. The Indaquaria 2010 is organised by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Awareness campaigns galore on World Pneumonia Day


November 2nd, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Advertisements, campaigns and discussions marked the first World Pneumonia Day being observed Monday. A number of awareness drives were held in the capital in an effort ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Strong earthquake rocks India’s northeast, Bhutan (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2009 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati/Kolkata/Thimpu, Sep 21 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked parts of Assam, other north-eastern states of India, West Bengal and neighbouring Bhutan Monday afternoon causing damage to various ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Lee in Australian squad for Champions Trophy


August 22nd, 2009 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Aug 22 (IANS) Despite being sidelined for the entire Ashes series due to injuries, fast bowler Brett Lee has found a place in the 15-member Australian squad for the Champions Trophy ... Read more...

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Ponting sings Ashes tune to lessen ouster pain


June 9th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Knocked out of the World Twenty20, Australian captain Ricky Ponting was left singing the Ashes tune to lessen their pain. The World Champions in the 50-over format slumped to ... Read more...

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`India, West must destroy Pakistan nukes if Taliban seizes control’


April 22nd, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 22 (IANS) The western world and India must militarily destroy Pakistan's nuclear weapons if the Taliban seizes control of the country, says a Canadian daily. In an opinion piece, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

West Bengal reports fresh outbreak of bird flu


January 3rd, 2009 - 9:24 pm ICT by ANI
Siliguri (West bengal), Jan.3 (ANI):Health and veterinary workers in West Bengal''s Siliguri region have started culling poultry birds after a reports of a fresh outbreak of the H5N1 virus that layman ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Rahul Gandhi attacks Raj for anti-north Indian campaign


October 21st, 2008 - 9:54 pm ICT by ANI
Sri Nagar (Uttarakhand), Oct 21 (ANI): Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has slammed MNS chief Raj Thackeray for his anti-north Indian campaign and accused him of indulging in divisive politics.What ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

War of words among two Reliance groups continues


July 17th, 2008 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) The war of words between the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) and Reliance Industries over the proposed consolidation talks with South African telecom giant MTN continued Thursday - ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

RCom, MTN extend exclusive negotiation period (Second lead)


July 9th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Communication (RCom) and South African telecom major MTN Wednesday said the period of exclusive talks for a possible merger has been extended till July ... Read more...

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RCom, MTN extend exclusive talk period till July 21 (Lead)


July 9th, 2008 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) The Anil Ambani-controlled Reliance Communication (RCom) and South African telecom major MTN have extended the period of exclusive talks for a possible merger till July 21, RCom said ... Read more...

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