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    From the last 20 months posts of judges are lying vacant and several letters have been written to the high court and law judiciary department in this regard by the president of Industrial court, but to no avail (more…)

  • Bengal names road after Suchitra sen

    Kolkata : The Ballygunge Circular Road where Suchitra Sen lived in an apartment will be renamed as Suchitra Sen Sarani in her memory, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced. She also said that a memorial would be constructed at Mysore Garden in front of the crematorium at Keoratala where she was cremated.

  • Now, Nair docs contract typhoid

    Mumbai : A total of five resident doctors from super specialty units residing in the Resident Medical officer (RMO) building of the Nair hospital have contracted typhoid within one week. The resident doctors are taking treatment in the hospital. 

  • Of kisses and whims…Biographer recalls times with Sen

    Kolkata : “I can’t give you a kiss so easily,” actress Suchitra Sen, who died on Friday, once told her biographer Gopal Krishna Roy, leaving him momentarily stunned. But the ‘kiss’ that the iconic actress spoke of, was not in a literal sense.

  • Actor wanted to play Ma Sarada

    Kolkata : A disciple of the Ramakrishna Math, Suchitra Sen’s last wish was to enact the role of saint Ramakrishna Paramhansa’s wife and spiritual leader Ma Sarada Devi, a family friend of the legendary actor said.

  • ITC posts Rs 2,385 cr profit on the back of FMCG, agri biz

    New Delhi : Diversified conglomerate ITC posted a 16.25 % rise in net profit at Rs 2,385.34 crore for the third quarter ended December 31 on the back of revenue growth through price hikes in its cigarette and non-tobacco fast moving consumer products. 

  • Man travelling on roof electrocuted

    Mumbai: A 25-year-old man suffered serious injuries after being stuck in the overhead wires at Wadala on Friday while travelling on the roof. Niraujul Sunauk Haq, a resident of Mankhurd was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Sion hospital where he is receiving treatment.  This is the first incident after the conversion from Direct Current (DC) to Alternating Current (AC) on Central Railways. After the conversion, CR had deployed 10

  • Modi not named, yet attacked

    New Delhi : Clearly as a matter of strategy, the Congress party had decided that not only would it be tempted to make the 2014 general election a direct contest between the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and its own Rahul Gandhi, but it also avoided making any reference to his name. But then a good part of all the speeches was clearly directed at Modi, and the BJP.

  • Music fest on campus flops

    Mumbai : In its quest to provide a taste of different cultures, Mumbai University in association with North East Zone Cultural Centre Dimapur organised a three-day cultural festival in the city from January 15 to 17 at the Kalina University campus. Over 300 dancers from eight different states performed at the colourful festival showcasing their culture. However, the spectacular

  • ONGC in talks to buy 26% stake in IOC’s LNG plant

    New Delhi : State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) is in talks to buy a 26 % stake in Indian Oil Corp’s Rs 4,320 crore liquefied natural gas (LNG) import plant at Ennore in Tamil Nadu. IOC is building a 5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) LNG terminal at Ennore near Chennai which is to be completed by 2017. 

  • NTPC board clears 12k cr investment in Odisha plant

    New Delhi : State-run NTPC’s Board approved an investment of Rs 12,532.44 crore for setting up 1,600 MW thermal power project in Odisha. This approval is subject to environmental clearance.

  • Vote me out: Thai PM

    Bangkok : Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Friday said the best way for protestors to get rid of her caretaker government is to vote it out even as the number of people injured in a blast in a protest march by her opposition earlier in the day rose to 36. 

  • Snoopgate: SC wants ‘scurrilous’ allegations against Modi deleted

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday said it will look into the plea for CBI probe into Gujarat’s snooping controversy only after verifying that suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma complied with its order to delete “scurrilous” allegations against Chief Minister Narendra Modi.