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India prefers Germany for help in renewable energy technologies »

India prefers Germany for help in renewable energy technologies

Kolkata, 7th May: German companies, which have the largest solar market worldwide, are keen to enter India with their Solar thermal, photovoltaic cell and concentrated solar power products as well as facilitate transfer of technology through workshops and training under India’s National Solar Mission, according to Mr Berthold Breid, CEO, Renewable Energy Academy, Germany. Breid [...]

Ajmal Amir Kasab Death Sentence »

Ajmal Amir Kasab Death Sentence

At last Ajmal Amir Kasab Pakistani terrorist given Death Sentence by Judge M L Tahaliyani. Kasab was given the death penalty on four counts including waging war on India and was awarded the life sentence on five counts. The court said there was no chance of Kasab reforming. As the sentence was announced, the Pakistani [...]

Police & Railways combined to make strategy to undertake Maoist threat »

Police & Railways combined to make strategy to undertake Maoist threat

Kolkata, 6th May: Police and railway authorities today discussed here a joint strategy to counter Maoist threat and measures to improve passengers’ security. The high-level co-ordination meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Eastern Railway general manager V N Tripathi which was also attended by a number of senior police and railway officials. The meeting [...]

Bravery Awards: Women empowerment rings »

Bravery Awards: Women empowerment rings

Kolkata, 6th May: Announcing the 18th Godfrey Philips Bravery Awards for the states of West Bengal, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Harmanjit Singh, General Secretary, said that this year Godfrey Philips Bravery was focusing on women’s empowerment with the launch of the ‘Amodini Award’ for individuals or organisations who have contributed towards that objective. // [...]

NPT, CTBT prejudiced: WB Government »

NPT, CTBT prejudiced: WB Government

Kolkata, 6th May: Calling the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) ‘discriminatory’, M K Narayanan, Governor of West Bengal, on Thursday, said India has consistently and in a principled manner opposed such treaties and has refused to give up. // “While India has consistently and in a principled manner opposed [...]

Exhibition train of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary »

Exhibition train of Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary

Kolkata, 6th May: Indian Railways will run an exhibition train Sanskriti Express to celebrate Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary and showcase his life and philosophy. The train, to be flagged off by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee May 9, will touch important stations in various parts of the country before returning to Kolkata May [...]

Kolkata gets the priority of Spicejet flight »

Kolkata gets the priority of Spicejet flight

Kolkata, 5th May: A Spicejet plane, flying from Pune to Kolkata via Delhi, made a priority landing at the NSCBI airport this morning after the commander became suspicious about the gender of a foreign burqa-wearing passenger, airport officials stated. The aircraft, SG 208, was taken to an isolated bay and the burqa-clad passenger and another [...]

Maoists on fire »

Maoists on fire

Jhargram,4th May  : The unleashing of terror by Maoists continued in West Midnapore as the extremists targeted political workers cutting across all party lines, and three more bodies were recovered this morning, two of them from Jhargram police station area and the other from Lalgarh police station area. Police said the bodies of one Congress [...]

Visva-Bharati celebrated Tagore anniversary »

Visva-Bharati celebrated Tagore anniversary

Kolkata,4th May  : To commemorate the 150th Birthday Celebration of Rabindranath Tagore, Ministry of Culture, Government of India has responded to Visva-Bharati’s proposal to bring out the four volume Rabindra Chitrabali by granting the first installment of the budgeted amount. Visva-Bharati has also received positive feedback on its other proposals in connection with the year-long [...]

Subrata Mukherjee rejected Congress for TMC »

Subrata Mukherjee rejected Congress for TMC

Kolkata, 4th May : Sparking a spree of speculations, former city mayor and Congress state working president Subrata Mukherjee announced on Tuesday that he will be formally leaving the Congress and joining the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday, ahead of the municipal elections. However, Mukherjee said he will reveal the reasons behind his decisions on Wednesday. [...]