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Centre, BJP trying to incite violence in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was trying to throttle her voice as she was the only one in the country to protest against them.

Bengal turning into "mini Pakistan" under Mamata: JD(U)

"May be she is happy that the JD(U) is contesting elections in four states on its own, not as a part of the NDA," JD(U) spokesman Ajay Alok said.

Alarming lessons from Facebook's push to stop fake news in India

Facebook, Twitter Inc. and Google parent Alphabet Inc. are discovering the harsh reality that disinformation and hate speech are even more challenging in emerging markets than in places like the U.S. or Europe.

Mamata Banerjee raises questions over EVMs, asks opposition to demand return of ballot papers

Banerjee said a fact-finding committee should be constituted to find out the details about EVMs.

UK high court orders British Steel into liquidation

The development follows the company's failure to secure emergency government funding. With this, some 5,000 direct jobs and another estimated 20,000 indirect jobs are now at stake.

Stocks in the news: HDFC Bank, Jet Airways, RIL, GVK Power and Goa Carbon

Edelweiss has maintained hold rating on Den Networks with a target price of Rs 74.

Baying in Bengal: A Purulia-Jharkhand story

One couldn’t have any inkling of the many reports of violence across the city over the election day.

Anil Ambani said to have found a new buyer for Big FM

Jagran Prakashan-owned Music Broadcast is set to acquire Big FM for close to Rs 1,200 crore.

Stocks in the news: SBI, Vedanta, HDFC Life, RCom and Jet Airways

Bombay HC declined a suggestion by Kotak Bank promoters to cap their voting rights at 20%.

View: The mood in this West Bengal village seems to be against Mamata Banerjee

Much of the support here at the rally for BJP seems to come from disgruntled Trinamool workers and supporters.

CPM cadres silently help BJP in fight against Mamata Banerjee

Unlike its formidable organisational machinery in the heartland states, BJP lacks muscle in these parts and is a much smaller force compared to TMC or even the emasculated Congress and Left.

Lok Sabha elections: CPM stares at wipeout in one-time fortress

Driving through suburbs or even rural Bengal, its hard to find CPM election promotions, the walls and hoardings taken up by the flower power of BJP or Trinamool.

ET View - Mamata Cartoon Verdict: Courts should broaden free speech, not constrict it

It is a fundamental sign of an open society that India claims to proudly still be despite the ‘outbursts of intolerance’ one reads about.

Gold may regain safe haven status for investors this Akshaya Tritiya

Traders and jewelers believe that millennials are giving thegold a skip this year.

Stocks in the news: Lupin, ITC, Wipro, Reliance Capital, YES Bank and Inox Leisure

Meanwhile, Blue Star has announced appointment of Shailesh Haribhakti as its chairman.

We are back in 2009-2015 era where a handful of companies do well: Basant Maheshwari

I cannot see a recovery in broader markets for the next 6-9 months at least, says Maheshwari.

Countering fake news has been Bengal parties’ focus in 2018

A Congress leader heading the social media wing in the state said while the party has a national set-up in Delhi, small teams work round-the-clock in every state to detect fake news.

Can east, south offset BJP deficit?

Have Bengalis started following or following BJP ideology after so many years?

Stocks in the news: Gruh Finance, Bandhan Bank, Sadbhav Infra and Prabhat Dairy

Here are a few stocks, which may buzz the most in today's trade.

BJP may win eight, Trinamool Congress to shine in West Bengal: ABP-Nielsen

The ABP News-Nielsen's latest Opinion Poll has predicted that the Left Front may draw a blank.

Rumours about contracts and transfers for 2019-20 football season take centre-stage

The IFA has supposedly hauled up Joby, but no clarity has been provided as yet. But it seems, he is likely to join ATK and play for them in the coming season.

Stocks in the news: Lemon Tree, Jaypee Infratech, Ashoka Buildcon and Kansai Nerolac

Here are a few stocks which may buzz the most in today's session.

Stocks in the news: Infosys, Tata Sponge, Petronet LNG, Jet Airways and RIL

Here’s a look at stocks which may buzz the most in today’s session.

From songs to short films, from music videos to myth-busters, Mamata’s Trinamool takes BJP head on in social media space

The Trinamool Congress leadership holding charge of the social media sector in West Bengal realises the importance of the demographics in the coming polls.

I-T officials carry out raids on Karnataka minister Puttaraju's residence

JD(S) leader Puttaraju said three teams of Income Tax officials and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel carried out raids at his Chinnakurli residence in Mandya.

Pintu Kumar Singh: The officer who played guide to Kashmiri youth dies fighting terrorists

The news of Singh’s death came as the Central Reserve Police Force was trying to come to terms with the loss of its 40 soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack.

Film inspired by Mamata Banerjee hailing her as 'tigress' set for May 3 release; opposition asks EC to intervene

The Trinamool Congress said that the party had nothing to do with the film.

Stocks in the news: PFC, Bandhan Bank, YES Bank, DLF and InterGlobe Aviation

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

Nobody will call me a terrorist’s mother now: Aseemananda’s mother

A top leader of BJP in Delhi called Sushanta Sarkar, younger brother of Aseemananda to break the news of his acquittal.

Sam Pitroda's comments very unfortunate, will only help Pakistan: Jaitley

Addressing the media while inducting former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir to the BJP, Jaitley said that the security doctrine of India has changed now.

BJP can't win single seat in WB, they are trying to hide behind central forces: Mamata Banerjee

The BJP has urged the Election Commission to declare West Bengal "super sensitive state" to enure fair Lok Sabha polls .

Stocks in the news: Zee Entertainment, Divi's Labs, Sun Pharma, JSPL and Ashok Leyland

Here’s a list of stocks which may hog limelight in today’s session.

Expect Jio to roll out 5G by second half of 2020: SBICap Securities

SBICap Securities said that Jio is looking to foil 4G-led data monetisation advantage for Airtel, Voda Idea.

Hikal, Idea Cellular, Marico and GMR Infra among stocks in news

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session

MDI Gurgaon sets up finance lab

​​The lab aims at imparting the skills students need to enter the finance sector and take up jobs.

Good news for B-Schools! Stipends of more than Rs 1 lakh on rise for summer internships

Stipends are shooting up at many campuses that have completed summer placements for the 2018-20 batch.

Mamata's cyber team says no casualties in Pak after the strike, seeks details

Significantly, Mamata Banerjee is the first Opposition leader who raised such questions on the strike.

CBI vs Mamata: West Bengal Mamata Banerjee's protest gets support from opposition leaders

Support for Banerjee poured in even as the CBI moved the Supreme Court accusing Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar of destroying evidence related to the case

Other carriers to fly in to occupy Jet Airways airspace

The slots are being allocated for flights between April 16 and July 15, covering the peak summer travel season, when demand for leisure travel swells.

The great Kolkata Bank fraud: Why this ATM scam is a warning bell for you

The fraudsters installed the skimmers at ATM machines between April and July, and withdrew money last week.

How to choose the right term insurance plan for yourself

Almost all insurers offer such policies. Find out which variant is best suited for your insurance needs.

Bhojpuri cinema’s Big 3 take leading roles in BJP

Their roles in the coming Lok Sabha election will be decided in the next few days. But at the moment, all three are expected to fight for a seat in the Lower House.

Doklam peacefully resolved, fake news creating further problem: Chinese Consul General in Kolkata

Elaborating on the fake news , he said it had become a very complicated matter now. “Even when everything is normal between two countries, it is being portrayed as some tension is going on,” he added.

Intrepid Tintin still going strong at 90

This brave teenager is arguably the world’s best known fictional Belgian besides Hercule Poirot.

Modi-Shah trying to organise coup in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Kumar was heading a probe related to both Saradha and Rose valley chit fund scams. The CBI has been long maintaining that it needs a few documents related to the investigation that are currently under Kumar's possession.

Wipro, Maruti, Coal India, Ramky Infra among top stocks in news today

Here's a look at the top stocks that may hog the limelight in today's session.

West Bengal plans new law to tackle fake news on social media

People who post fake news which commit an offence against the state or against public tranquillity are booked under Sections 505(1)(b) of the IPC.

Next Lok Sabha polls battle for India's soul and future : Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor said the opposition alliance may vary from state to state and place to place.

Jet Airways to withdraw Port Blair, Bagdogra flights from Kolkata

Flight services on the two routes to be stopped from March 25 onwards; Profitability recognised as the key reason behind the move.

GST Council cuts rates sharply to make room for housing growth

Starting April 1, homes under construction will be levied 5% GST, against 12%. For affordable homes, GST will drop to 1% from 8%.

Five places to watch as India prepares to hold marathon election

India’s vast size and diversity make its elections tough to follow -- and nearly impossible to predict.

Ikea promises up to Rs 2,000cr investments for West Bengal Kolkata

"West Bengal is one of the key markets in Ikea's plans in India and we would like to start working in your state for establishing Ikea's expansion plans," Ikea said.

Bengal Congress will go it alone in 2019: Somen Mitra

Mitra told ET the central command has given him the mandate to strengthen Congress in Bengal.

Bengal, BJP and Mamata

The year, 1989. Nine years after it was established, the BJP with 85 seats was now one of the largest parties in the house.

Bharti Airtel board okays plan to raise Rs 32,000 crore

Of this, Rs 25,000 crore to be raised by way of a rights issue and Rs 7,000 crore via perpetual bonds.

Bharti Airtel gets board approval to raise up to Rs 32,000 crore

Airtel aims to create a war chest to contain debt and meet capex needs to fight Reliance Jio.

Hindi-Chini no buy-buy: Jai and Hind's conversation on boycotting everything Chinese

A conversation between two moderately patriotic friends about China blocking Masoor Azhar as terrorist number one.

Moody’s cuts Airtel’s rating to junk Grade

Tariff wars have taken a toll on revenue, profitability and cash flows in the industry.

Money alone can’t create wealth for you on D-Street: Vijay Kedia

Kedia feels that courage plays a strong role in creating wealth.

AGM Notes: Young blood at top in Kisan Mouldings promises to deliver

This year, the company is targeting Rs 570-600 crore sales vs Rs 470 crore last year.

Housing sales up 24%; new supply down 35% in 9 cities in Jul-Sep: Report

Housing sales rose to 72,472 units during July-September 2018 from 58,470 units in the year-ago period across nine major cities.

Bull market began in 2013-2014 and is still intact: Ramesh Damani

We had a very rough quarter in Oct-Dec that tested us as bull market, says Damani.

Mamata Banerjee's Bengal govt to provide Rs 28 crore assistance to 28,000 puja committees

Mamata also requested the Puja committees to "resist all kind of advances" by some groups of people who might try to ‘buy the Puja committees by giving huge money’

Housing sales seen up 25% in 2018; supply down 22% in 9 cities: PropTiger

The nine cities tracked by PropTiger are -- Mumbai, Pune, Noida, Gurgaon, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.

Being Kashmiri in the time of Pulwama

A bridge that has taken many severe blows in recent times and could do with some rebuilding.

MoS MJ Akbar finds himself in middle of #metoo debate

Minister of state for external affairs MJ Akbar is facing allegations of sexual harassment during his editorial stints in well-known news publications from several women journalists.

Niger government orders closure of Airtel arm over unpaid taxes

Airtel, which is the largest telco in Niger, missed its Friday deadline for clearing its Rs 764 crore tax dues, including fines valuing Rs 122 crore.

News Broadcasters’ Association questions BARC’s viewership data

NBA had alleged that the data for the new English news channel Republic TV was defective and that discrepancies have been noticed across markets.

Former RS MP Chandan Mitra likely to join Trinamool Congress

Apart from Mitra, TMC sources said, there will be many new faces from Congress also who will join Banerjee on July 21.

Trinamool Congress readies digital wing to woo voters, take on trolls

TMC is probably the top among the regional ones in utilising social media to counter trolls and fake news and create perception for its policies and propagandas.

LinkedIn India net rises 26% in FY18

Net profit climbed 26% from FY17, when LinkedIn made a net income of Rs 30 crore on revenues of Rs 458 crore.

Kolkata to host final; Mumbai & Guwahati get semis of U-17 World Cup

The two semifinals will be held in Navi Mumbai's DY Patil Stadium and Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium in Guwahati.

​Anil Kumar Chaudhary is the new Chairman and Managing Director of Steel Authority of India Limited

With Chaudhary's appointment pending, the ACC had assigned additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director, SAIL to Saraswati Prasad, Special Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel, following the superannuation of previous chairman Prakash Kumar Singh on June 30, 2018.

Vittorio Colao may be harbinger of Vodafone-Idea merger news

The trip, which comes several months ahead of his traditional September-October annual visit, is aimed at sorting out key issues related to the merger.

ArcelorMittal gets time to pay up dues

SC's judgement will be critical for ArcelorMittal to continue as an eligible bidder for Essar Steel.

View: Sikkim, as a model of stability, bolsters India's defences

A visit to Nathu La, the border pass between India and China, makes one realise the strategic importance of Sikkim which has the potential to keep peace between the two Asian giants despite recurrent tensions.

Over 1000 political parties delisted for being inactive for a prolonged time : CEC

On the accusations made against the Election Commission of India and questions raised on its neutrality , CEC Rawat said that he would like to advise the “frustrated” lot to “get well soon.”

British Airways, Vistara announce partnership to fly each others passenger

British Airways operates two direct flights a day from Heathrow to Mumbai, a double daily service to Delhi and a daily flight to Chennai.

Judith D’souza family in a celebration mood in Kolkata

Despite initial frustration the family members of Judith had come to terms with reality and they had been patiently waiting for her to return.

Place panel report on demo in house: Trinamool Congress

In the letter he said the parliamentary committee on finance should be allowed to table its report on demonetisation, even if it means including the ‘note of dissent’ by the BJP.

TMC’s Sudip Bandopadhyay held in chit fund case, Kolkata bears the brunt

Bandopadhyay, who arrived at the CBI office here at around 11 am, was subjected to more than four hours of intensive interrogation by CBI, after which he was arrested.

Builders hand over 1.93 lakh units in 9 cities during first half of 2018: Report

It also said the developers delivered 1,93,061 units during first half of 2018 against 1,44,654 units in the corresponding period of last year.

Builders handover 1.93 lakh units in 9 cities during first half of 2018: Report

It also said the developers delivered 1,93,061 units during first half of 2018 against 1,44,654 units in the corresponding period of last year.

EC rules out bringing back ballot papers for elections

Referring to a survey conducted in 2014 by Harvard University and Sydney University on elections held across the world, CEC said it found that India did well in nine out of 11 indicators.

Market Movers: More GST relief on cards, all eyes on inflation

Here’s a lowdown on top macro triggers that may move market on January 14, 2019.

More clarity at home: How Air India is trying to smarten up its crew to cut costs

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said a revival package for Air India would be announced soon.

Sale or no sale, It’s a deep discount year on online marketplaces

This is in sharp contrast with the perception that most brands indulge in deeper discounting during sales period than on regular days

About 50% Indians keep old devices despite e-waste awareness

About 68% of those surveyed also stated that they do not view local waste collectors as an option to dispose e-waste.

Travel buzz: News this season in a capsule

State Tourism department officials said they have recently awarded tender to a Kerala based private company to build seven houseboats for them.

#MeToo: Impunity and immunity of sexual predators must end at media workplaces

​​#MeTooIndia has exposed a deep wound, but the wound has been festering for decades.

Somnath Chatterjee was outstanding parliamentarian, say leaders across party lines

Chatterjee, 89, passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata this morning following multiple organ failure.

Pele returns to rousing welcome in Kolkata

'Thank you Kolkata', Pele said with a broad grin as he kept on waving at the crowd standing on the floor of his car and the fans reciprocated by chanting 'Pele, Pele'.

Canara Bank, Corporation Bank clarify on fraud cases

Kolkata based RP Infosystems was declared as a fraud account in May 2015 in which it was a part of consortium of 17 banks and its exposure in the case was Rs 40 crore.

With oil soaring, these cities boast of lowest fuel prices

Prices of fuel are less in Port Blair where petrol costs Rs 69.97/litre, Rs 18.7 less than in Mumbai.

Travel buzz: News this season in a capsule

Goa's beaches in Asia's top 10 survey. India & Maldives to strengthen ties. And VOA for Japanese tourists in India.

Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' to visit Kolkata

A stage adaptation of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' that took Britain's West End by storm is now preparing to visit Kolkata.

Automation will lead to more on-demand hiring: TCS

This year, the company had already given out job offers to 20,000 on-campus candidates which had been the same as in the previous year. Off-campus hiring had been 4,000, the official said.

Bengal dairy farmers to get an additional subsidy of Rs 2 per litre

At present the procurement price of milk is Rs 25 per litre. While this remains same, the additional subsidy amount will be directly transferred to the bank accounts of the dairy farmers.

Somnath Chatterjee was more a Bengali bhadralok than a copybook communist ideologue

As his memoir ‘Keeping the Faith, Memoirs of a Parliamentarian’ reveals, Basu too found merit in his arguments that the Speaker need not be subjugated to party lines inside Parliament.

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