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19 October, 2017 9:14 AM Diwali effect: Chennai and Mumbai choke, Delhi goes quiet

The maximum city woke up to a smoggy morning, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) at Mumbai US Consulate reaching a hazardous level of 341 at 6 am. The System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) warns that the situation is likely to worsen post-Diwali celebrations. In Chennai, the situation was worse. The AQI touched a hazardous 685 in Manali 17

19 October, 2017 8:16 AM Massive Fire In 19-Storey Building In Kolkata, No Casualties Reported

The building, which has 19 floors, houses offices of SBI and LIC branches and other financial organisations Kolkata: A massive fire broke out around 10am on the 17th floor of Kolkata's LIC Building, also called Jeevan Sudha, on the arterial Jawaharlal Nehru Road. It is a holiday today and there was no one in the building when the fire erupted and engulfed 16

19 October, 2017 7:26 AM Now it will take just 10 seconds to detect Malaria

The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time distribution of the disease in a particular locality.   Kolkata: A team of researchers claims that a mobile phone mounted with a super-cheap paper microscope can detect the presence of malarial parasites in the blood in 10 seconds. The team has developed a system that archives data and maps real-time 26

18 October, 2017 4:08 AM Under 17 World Cup: England beat old curse of penalties

KOLKATA: For a change, the curse of tie-breakers didn't hurt England as they edged out Japan 5-3 in the penalty shootout to make the FIFA under-17 World Cup quarterfinals. Japan played tactical football and showed great composure, not letting England play their passing game. England had more possession but failed to cut through the middle as Japan kept the midfield 26

17 October, 2017 12:30 AM BJP conspiracy in Hills troops withdrawal: Mamata Banerjee

KOLKATA: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday turned up the heat on BJP, accusing it — and a Union minister belonging to the party — of conspiring to divide Bengal merely to hold on to one Lok Sabha seat in the state, Darjeeling. "It is a BJP conspiracy to divide Bengal," Banerjee said on Monday, a day after the Union home ministry announced its decision 56

16 October, 2017 10:41 PM On Row Over Taj, Mamata Banerjee's Response: 'What Of British Heritage?'

Dubbed the eighth wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal had been dragged into a huge political row. Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee may be accused of minority appeasement once again, but the Bengal Chief Minister could not let this occasion pass. Asked to comment on BJP lawmaker Sangeet Som's comment that the Taj Mahal was built by "traitors", Ms Banerjee said, "I am ashamed 32

16 October, 2017 6:59 PM BSF Commandant Hit By Vehicle Of Cattle Smugglers In Tripura, Critical

Agartala: A senior official of the Border Security Force received serious injured after he was hit by a vehicle of cattle smugglers around in Tripura on Monday. Deepak Kumar Mandal, Officiating Commandant of 145 battalion of BSF, has been airlifted to Kolkata and his condition is said to be critical. A BSF official said that Commandant Mandal was halting 30

16 October, 2017 6:28 PM Mamata Banerjee Visits Ailing CPM Leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited her predecessor, senior CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee who is suffering from respiratory problems and wished him speedy recovery. Ms Banerjee today visited Bhattacharjee at his residence to inquire about his health. He has been suffering for the past few days. "I had come to visit 26

16 October, 2017 6:26 PM Declared Assets Of BJP, Congress And Other Political Parties Up

The increase in value of assets of CPI has been the lowest - from Rs 5.56 crore to Rs 10.18 crore. kolkata: The value of declared assets of BJP has increased from Rs 122.93 crore in 2004-05 to Rs 893.88 crore in 2015-16 while that of Congress, it has risen from Rs 167.35 crore to Rs 758.79 crore, according to the NGOs Association for Democratic Reforms 28

16 October, 2017 5:21 PM Don't pull security forces out of Darjeeling hills: Mamata to Centre

KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Rajnath Singh not to pull security forces out of Darjeeling hills and accused the Centre of "conspiring to destabilize" the state. Banerjee said she had sent letters to Modi and Singh on the withdrawal of the Central forces. "I have written 30