West Bengal

  • Tharoor evades questions on Pushkar
    6:15 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Wednesday refused to comment on the controversy related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s death but said he was pleased to escape from breaking news to reflect on heritage at a literary fest here. Going through troubled times in his personal life, Tharoor

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  • Summoned by CBI, Mukul Roy seeks 15 days’ time, CBI refuses
    6:13 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Summoned by the CBI in the Saradha chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy Wednesday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and sought 15 days time from the probe agency for his appearance. The CBI, however, turned down his

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  • Time for ASI to go: Prasar Bharati CEO
    5:37 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Questioning the relevance of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the chief of India’s public service broadcaster Prasar Bharati Wednesday said it was time to move on and involve communities in heritage conservation. The more than 150-year-old ASI, under the culture ministry, is the premier organisation

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  • Advani top seed in national billiards knockout
    3:46 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Pankaj Advani, Ashok Shandilya, Rupesh Shah and Sourav Kothari are the top four seeds respectively after re-seeding was done Wednesday at the end of league matches of the National Billiards Championship here. The top 16 will now battle it out for the title on a knockout

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  • Ranji trophy: Bengal take upper hand against Kashmir
    3:41 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Bengal were in a slightly advantageous position as they got rid of the Jammu and Kashmir top order on the second day of their Ranji trophy match at the Eden Gardens here Wednesday. Responding to Bengal’s first innings score of 38, Jammu and Kashmir were 183/5

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  • Kolkata power utility to enter real estate business
    1:37 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) CESC Ltd. is embarking upon property development and also evaluating its existing set of investments on land, company chairman Sanjiv Goenka said Wednesday. CESC is part of the Kolkata-based conglomerate R.P.-Sanjiv Goenka Group. “We have assets which are not revenue generating and want to convert them

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  • Kolkata power utility to enter real estate business
    1:37 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) CESC Ltd. is embarking upon property development and also evaluating its existing set of investments on land, company chairman Sanjiv Goenka said Wednesday. CESC is part of the Kolkata-based conglomerate R.P.-Sanjiv Goenka Group. “We have assets which are not revenue generating and want to convert them

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  • CESC’s Haldia power plant commissioned
    1:32 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) CESC Ltd. Wednesday said it has commissioned its 600 MW power plant in Haldia in West Bengal. Valued at Rs.4,500 crore, it is the largest single investment in the state in recent times. CESC is part of the Kolkata-based R.P.-Sanjiv Goenka group. “Unit one of the

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  • Summoned by CBI, Mukul Roy meets Mamata
    1:05 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Summoned by the CBI in the Saradha chit fund scam, Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy Wednesday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and said he will contact the probe agency about his appearance. Though he did not take questions after

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  • Will contact CBI about my questioning: Mukul Roy
    9:55 AM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy, summoned by the CBI in the Saradha scam, said Wednesday he will contact probe agency about his appearance. On his return here from Delhi, Roy, considered West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s right hand man and

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  • The mirage of defence indigenisation for MSMEs
    6:47 AM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) While the hike in defence sector FDI to 49 percent and the ‘Make in India’ campaign have opened up newer possibilities for both indigenised equipment makers and joint ventures with foreign partners in the defence segment, the MSMEs are hamstrung by their inability to meet defence

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  • Billiards: Kothari survives scare, Advani, Shah register easy wins
    6:37 PM

    Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Top cueists on display at the National Billiards Championship had a relatively easy day out on the board, except Sourav Kothari who survived through a stern challenge from local boy Aamer Hossain to fight again at the Bengal Rowing Club Tuesday. Rupesh Shah (PSPB) registered easy

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