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14 January, 2019 3:20 PM Coast Guard tightens surveillance for Gangasagar Mela, deploys its assets for search and rescue ops

The Coast Guard has deployed its assets for Search and Rescue Operations (SAR) in case of any eventuality. NEW DELHI: The Indian Coast Guard has drawn elaborate arrangements for the Gangasagar Mela where hundreds and thousands of devotees converge each year on the occasion of Makar Sankranti to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal 312

12 January, 2019 10:27 AM Makar Sankranti 2019: 5 Traditional Makar Sankranti Desserts You Have To Try

From chikki and payesh to puran poli, Makar Sankranti is indeed a foodies dream come true. Indian festivals and desserts share a unique bond that needs no introduction. No matter what the occasion is, we have our signature desserts ready to make our festivities even sweeter. Makar Sankranti is one such festival that is incomplete without its traditional 210

12 January, 2019 9:55 AM Don't lose hope by results in 3 states, Lok Sabha polls very important: Amit Shah tells BJP workers

BJP chief Amit Shah on January 12 asked party workers not to lose hope due to adverse results in recent Assembly elections in the three states, saying the upcoming parliamentary polls were "very important" for the party. He also asked all party workers to ensure that the votes of their families and friends are cast by 10.30 AM on the polling day. He mounted 155

12 January, 2019 8:16 AM Mamata Banerjee Welcomes Akhilesh Yadav-Mayawati Alliance In UP

When bitter rivals-turned-friends Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati announced a partnership in Uttar Pradesh to take on the BJP in the 2019 general elections this morning, they received support from another regional powerhouse - West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The Trinamool Congress chief tweeted: "I welcome the alliance of the SP and the BSP for the forthcoming 150

10 January, 2019 12:10 PM You pay, we won't: Mamata Banerjee's big no to PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat fund

The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana scheme was launched by PM Modi in September last year. Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday clearly said that her state will not contribute any fund for the Ayushman Bharat scheme. If the Centre wants to run the scheme it will have to pay the full amount. "My state will not contribute 267

5 January, 2019 3:29 PM Cyclone Pabuk: IMD issues Orange alert for Andaman Islands

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an Orange alert for the Andaman Islands as Cyclonic Storm Pabuk moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of 13 kmph in the past six hours. The IMD has also warned fishermen against venturing out to sea. The storm is very likely to move west-northwestwards for some more time, it said. "Thereafter 174

5 January, 2019 12:19 PM Runaway Leopard Returns To Bengal Wildlife Park After Escape

A runaway leopard which escaped from an safari park in West Bengal on New Year's Day has been recaptured after a massive search operation, an official said on Saturday. Wildlife authorities had deployed drones, trained elephants and set up traps with live bait to find the big cat after it escaped the park located in the foothills of the Himalayas, 557 kilometres 166

5 January, 2019 7:28 AM Cyclone Pabuk: IMD issues alert, recommends suspension of fishing operations in Andaman Sea

Cyclone 'Pabuk' had centred itself over the Gulf of Thailand on Friday and was likely to move northwestwards and emerge into the Andaman Sea by Saturday morning.  New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an alert over the emergence of Cyclonic storm 'Pabuk' into the Andaman Islands, which made its landfall at 12.45 pm in Nakhon 177

4 January, 2019 1:19 PM Missing leopard finds its way back to Siliguri's Bengal Safari Park

The Leopard Safari enclosure is spread over close to 50 acres and has four leopards. SILIGURI: In an encouraging development, male leopard Sachin - which went missing from Bengal Safari Park on New Year's Day - found its way back to the wildlife park. Hoping that the leopard finds it way back home in search of food, employees of the Bengal Safari Park had kept the main gate of the leopard 191

3 January, 2019 12:20 PM Apprehension over Cong joining TMC unwarranted: Somen Mitra

West Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra January 3 said the party was against any sort of alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the state. The "apprehension" that the Congress might join hands with TMC to fight BJP at the Centre has stopped various leaders of Mamata Banerjee's party and others from joining Congress in the state, he told newsmen 226