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23 September, 2017 12:12 AM Mamata Banerjee Has New Plan After Court Voids Durga Idol Immersion Ban On Muharram

Since the Calcutta High Court had objected to a blanket ban on immersion of Durga idols on Muharram, top West Bengal bureaucrats told Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that the government would be well within the boundaries of law and the court verdict to take a decision on individual requests for the idol immersion. The day after the high court cancelled 48

22 September, 2017 11:43 AM Amid New Sanctions, Trump Calls North Korea's Leader 'Madman' Whose Regime Will Face New Tests

President Trump lashed back Friday at North Korea's leader, calling Kim Jong Un a "madman" whose regime will be "tested like never before" amid new U. S-imposed financial sanctions. The latest economic pressures announced Thursday come as the Trump administration seeks to build international support for more aggressively confronting the rogue nation 153

22 September, 2017 10:07 AM Closing Bell: Sensex ends nearly 450 pts lower, Nifty breaches 10,000; midcaps tank

3:30 pm Market at Close: Equity benchmark indices witnessed a carnage on Friday, with the Sensex ending nearly 450 points lower, while the Nifty breached 10,000-mark, falling over 150 points. The Sensex closed down 447.60 points at 31922.44, while the Nifty ended lower by 157.50 points at 9964.40. The market breadth was negative as 524 shares advanced 25

21 September, 2017 2:39 PM Deepika Padukone's Padmavati may again be in trouble; Karni Sena issues warning

Karni Sena has warned the makers of Padmavati that any distortion of facts will lead to serious opposition. Deepika Padukone-starrer Padmavati may again face some serious trouble, with Karni Sena issuing a warning to the makers of the movie on Thursday. The stars of the film, including Ranveer Singh, had announced on Twitter that the first look of Deepika 21

21 September, 2017 2:08 PM Allegations of minority appeasement against me deeply insulting: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: Strongly countering allegations of appeasing the minority community, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said such comments against her are "deeply insulting". "I do not believe in appeasement. These comments are deeply insulting. I believe in the religion of humanity that talks about the harmony among all the religions 28

19 September, 2017 7:16 PM CID files case against Kancha Ilaiah

The CID on Tuesday registered a case against Kancha Ilaiah, who wrote a book against a community, under Section 153A IPC (Promoting enmity between different groups based on religion, place and through other means). The book, ‘Komatollu Samajika Smagglarlu’, became controversial and people from the Vysya community and other sections objected to the content

19 September, 2017 11:44 AM Maharashtra govt to place a blanket ban on plastic bags by next year

The ban on the plastic bags below 50 microns was imposed by the government after the 2005 deluge that claimed several lives in Mumbai and its suburbs. Maharashtra is all set to scrap the use of plastic bags in its bid to become an environment-friendly state. Maharashtra environment minister Ramdas Kadam has set a target to ban all plastic bags by next year. Kadam 73

18 September, 2017 12:32 PM Manmohan Singh takes potshots at note ban, 'hasty' rollout of GST

NEW DELHI: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh today again warned of demonetisation and "hasty" implementation of GST adversely impacting GDP growth. Singh, who had previously cautioned against note ban shaving off 2 per cent of GDP, said demonetisation of 86 per cent of the currency in circulation and the hasty implementation of the Goods and Services 6

17 September, 2017 5:56 PM Trump, in new dig, mocks North Korea leader as 'Rocket Man'

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as "Rocket Man" while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. The warnings came a day after Kim Jong Un pledged to continue those programs, saying North Korea 26

17 September, 2017 4:54 AM 'Aurangzebic diktat' against Hindus to end Mamata's career, prophesies RSS

Mamata Banerjee on Saturday warned the Bharatiya Janata Party and its affiliates over playing dirty politics during Durga Puja, asking them 'not to play with fire' After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its affiliate organisations against 'playing with fire' during Durga Puja celebrations and Muharram 29