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Saradha scam: CBI records Kunal Ghosh's statement

CBI recorded the statement of Saradha scam accused and suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh at Presidency jail today.

IPL: Piyush Chawla's four-wicket haul propels KKR to another win

KKR defeat Delhi Daredevils riding on the attacking prowess of leggie Piyush Chawla. KKR now moves to third place in the points table.

Heavy rain delays IPL-8 opening ceremony

There was no good news from the venue as rain continued unabated, but the spectators kept glued to their seats hoping for the downpour to subside.

Investors perception about Bengal not the best one: Francois Richier

"There is one company from France having difficulties," he said citing the instance of a French company facing problems at Haldia.

Can Indore’s leading food companies make it the snack hub of the country?

The city has a centuries-old tradition of food. More than its historical landmarks, it is known for the Ratlami sev, garadu chat and poha that incongruously comes with jalebi.

Airtel, Vodafone and Idea step up content offerings

The prime services differentiator would continue to revolve around network experience, especially since content alone is not exclusive and can be replicated.

Sanjiv Puri being mentored to succeed ITC's YC Deveshwar, B Sumant may get board seat

According to the company’s annual report, executive directors generally don’t exceed one-third of the total strength. ITC has a 15-member board.

British Queen's Indian footman Badar Azim may lose job

Buckingham Palace did not comment on the matter, while the UK Home Office simply said: "Each application is looked at and judged on its own merits."

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy stokes controversy with remarks on Yakub Memon issue

"Intelligence should keep a tab on all (except relatives and friends) who assembled before Memon's corpse. Many are potential terrorists."

High alert on Indo-Bangla border in 5 states after Dhaka carnage

The West Bengal administration has asked the state police to be on high alert and take serious note of any suspicious movement in the border districts.

Fifteen stocks in focus on Monday, 6 February 2017

Abbott India, Marksans Pharma and VST Tillers will announce their financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 on Monday.

Saradha scam: CBI remand of TMC MP Srinjoy Bose extended by 3 days

A city court today extended by three days CBI remand of Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested for alleged complicity in the Saradha scam.

PM Narendra Modi invites Russian industry to invest in India

Putin said that high technology, innovation, energy, aircraft building, pharmaceuticals and diamonds are promising areas for India-Russian cooperation.

Declassified files on Netaji Subhas Bose show he was seen at several places after 1945

At least one of the files (File no 47) kept on display in a police museum in Kolkata signals that Netaji was seen at several places after 1945.

Jet Airways slashes business class fares for domestic flyers

In another similar scheme, the Mumbai-headquartered airline has offered lower fares, starting at an all-inclusive Rs 6,999 for travel up to 1,000 km.

Fifteen stocks in focus on Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Bajaj Auto, Dabur, ICICI Bank, Indian Oil Corporation, ONGC will announce their financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 on Tuesday.

US Fed rate hike fails to have much impact on gold prices

Traders feels that if the rupee had strengthened against the dollar, then Indian consumers would have benefitted further.

Gujarat's decision to ban Yippee instant noodles was not communicated: ITC

ITC said these actions create an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust thereby inhibiting investment and enterprise in the processed food industry.

Five factors that changed your market while you were sleeping

D-Street braces itself for the impact of Rexit amid speculation over Raghuram Rajan’s successor. Elsewhere, it looks like the UK is heading for a ‘Bremain’ vote.

Japanese company loses patent bid for diabetes drug

The Kolkata Patent Office, on an opposition filed by domestic drug firm Lupin, refused the patent application on grounds that it was "obvious, and lacking inventive step".

'Anubrato Bhalo Acho' selected for Queensland film fest

The Swastika Mukherjee-starrer is a tale of a lonely man (Anubrato) jousting with death at every point of his life.

Bangladeshi Muslims should be pushed back: Praveen Togadia

"Infiltration should be finished in India," VHP international working president Praveen Togadia said adding the issue was posing a serious threat to the security of Indians.

27% growth in new jobs in May 2016 (YoY), IT-Software and ITES lead the industry wise job creation: Survey

Demand for professionals in IT-Software and ITES also witnessed an upsurge in the May’16 over May’15 index.

TMC seeks Labour minister's explanation on Singur land remark

Ghatak told him that the Singur case cannot be compared to other projects where landowners were assured of higher rates of compensation, Chatterjee said.

BCCI adjourns Working Committee meet over N Srinivasan's presence

The meeting was postponed as the members argued over the presence of Srinivasan, who was earlier barred by the Supreme Court from contesting the BCCI President's post following the IPL spot-fixing scandal.

No rift in Indian dressing room: Sourav Ganguly

"Whenever India lose, this question crops up. I am sure everything is fine in the Indian dressing room," Ganguly told reporters here today.

Vikram Sakhuja likely to take up global role at GroupM

Vikram Sakhuja, the outgoing global CEO of media agency Maxus, is expected to take up a global role at parent firm GroupM, the world's largest advertising media firm.

K Hospitality lines up Rs 150 crore to expand in cities

K Hospitality owns and manages brands such as Copper Chimney, Irish House, Bombay Brasserie and Serafina in 12 cities, apart from having a presence in banqueting and corporate food service business.

TFS plans to strengthen India presence, lines up Rs 150 crore of investment

Travel Food Services will strengthen its presence in India’s bigger cities apart from expanding in travel retail in newer segments such as rail.

IMD, Skymet and Weather Express see jump in traffic on their websites due to drought fears

The weather office and private weather forecasters from Skymet to Weather Express are seeing a jump in traffic on their websites.

78% of West Bengal's population depends on government healthcare: Chandrima Bhattacharya

She was reacting to the Opposition's remarks that most people go to other states for getting treated.

Time to build on the gains and bolster private investment, says Assocham's Sunil Kanoria

He said, once the private investment picks up, that would be reflected in the better ratio of the Gross Fixed Capital Formation (GFCF) to GDP.

Ravi Shastri's fate to be decided in next meeting: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly said that the BCCI is yet to formally decide on Ravi Shastri's tenure as the Team Director.

The Chatterjee Group to resume HPL arbitration proceedings in Paris Court

TCG and the WB government have both laid claim to the shares. The Kolkata HC has meanwhile extended its stay on the transfer of shares until January 21.

Tata Group shows interest to invest in Electrosteel Steels

Tata Group has shown interest in investing in Electrosteel Steels Ltd. The firm has been under corporate debt restructuring scheme.

Gujarat Lions to be tested by Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL Qualifier 2

The Lions, led by Suresh Raina, have been impressive in their first ever IPL appearance, finishing on top of the table en route to the Play-offs.

Now, enjoy Rabindranath Tagore's writings on your Android device

Good news for Tagore lovers. His entire body of work will now be available for users of Android, courtesy the Society for Natural Language Technology Research.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee rules out early polls, asks leaders to prepare for election

Mamata has also given more responsibilities to her nephew Abhishek and youth leader and party MP Suvendu Adhikari.

Government says no to CBI on action against IAS officer Parimal Rai

The agency had first written to the home ministry and then to the DoPT for granting sanction in order to enable it to file a chargesheet against Rai.

Sheena Bora murder case takes fresh twist, police say she was Indrani Mukerjea's daughter

The Mukerjeas exited the management of the company in 2009. Mukerjea said as far as he was concerned Bora had gone to the US.

Government approves more land for Ramakrishna Mission

The land being allotted by the government will help us to have easy access to the project we are going to start. Moreover, it is a small piece of land lying vacant for too long.

India isn’t cheap versus other Asian markets: Adrian Lim, Aberdeen Asset Management

"The MSCI India Index is trading at around 22 times earnings, compared to 13.5 times for the MSCI Asia Pacific ex-Japan benchmark."

I don't agree with perception that Mamata is honest: Buddhadeb

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today said that he 'did not agree' with the popular perception that his successor in the top post Mamata Banerjee was honest.

Cricket: Indian squad for Bangladesh tour to be chosen on May 20

The Indian squad for Bangladesh tour is to be picked by the national cricket selection panel headed by Sandeep Patil here on May 20.

Subrata Roy: Have highest regard for Sebi

Subrata Roy, chairman of the Sahara group on Friday clarified that he has the highest regard for the institution and his statement was misconstrued.

Media houses criticising us to please Delhi: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today alleged that some media houses were criticising her government as they wanted to please Delhi.

Coca-cola India signs Sourav Ganguly for 3-years as social ambassador

Beverage maker Coca-Cola India has roped in cricketer-turned-commentator Sourav Ganguly as its social ambassador for a three-year deal ending in 2017.

West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee calls for probe into money taken by media houses

The minister said the media houses who were campaigning against Banerjee and the TMC were doing it out of a grudge as their own vested interests were not being served.

Mapping the market: 63 stocks hit 52-week highs amid choppy trade

Calmness returned to the market, making the India VIX slide over 3%, while the BSE benchmark Sensex traded rangebound in a 200-point range through the day.

Shall make Eden Gardens best in the world: Sourav Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today began his new innings as Cricket Association of Bengal president with a pledge to make Eden Gardens the best place in 3 months.

Marriott International puts in place new leadership structure in India

Neeraj Govil will head India in his new role as area VP South Asia, Marriott International, and there are new regional head positions.

BJP goes all out to retain its only seat in Bengal polls

BJP has much at stake here. Their lone MLA in the outgoing Legislative Assembly, Shamik Bhattacharya, is their obvious choice.

No need to wait till monsoon for your hilsa diet

The production has dwindled from 80,000 tonne in 2001 to nearly 15,000 tonne in 2013 largely due to over-fishing in the Bay of Bengal.

No need to wait till monsoon for your hilsa diet

The production has dwindled from 80,000 tonne in 2001 to nearly 15,000 tonne in 2013 largely due to over-fishing in the Bay of Bengal.

ODIs won't be walk in the park: J P Duminy

J P Duminy feels the Indians will fight back strongly in the upcoming ODIs and make sure that his side does not have it easy.

Radio Jockeys mimicking MPs a serious issue, says I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar

The growing trend of RJs mimicking Parliamentarians and their "double-meaning" talks is a serious issue, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said.

Centre to divest 5 per cent in Dredging Corporation of India

The company has a market capitalisation of Rs 1,269 crore. It clocked revenue of Rs 168.96 crore and net profit of Rs 3.23 crore.

Indrani Mukherjea case: Sheena Bora's brother Mikhail to reach Mumbai

More details are likely to emerge in the Sheena Bora murder mystery, with her brother Mikhail flying from Guwahati to Mumbai where he may be quizzed by police.

New mangrove species found in Sunderbans

Acanthus Albus, a sprawling under-shrub up to 1.5 m long, was found by an NGO last July. It has been confirmed as a new mangrove variety by the Botanical Survey of India and the Indian Journal of Forestry.

Airfare war again: SpiceJet, IndiGo bring in flash sale

Low cost carriers SpiceJet and IndiGo dropped prices to fill up aircraft in the coming lean travel season of July to September.

IPL: Mumbai Indians to have Ethihad, Jet as airline partners

Among the highlights of the sponsorship agreement would be the display of extensive Etihad and Jet Airways branding and messaging beamed across LED.

Record-high stock levels to keep food prices low during 2017: Rabobank

Staple food commodities like wheat, corn and soybeans - a key part of livestock diets across the world - are being stored in record volumes, weighing on the prices.

Nestle urges retailers to step up Maggi promotions as sales slide

Defending its flagship brand strongly, Nestle said Maggi noodles comply with applicable food and safety laws as well as the company's own standards of quality and safety before they reach consumers.

ICC strides out to bat on new #WT20 pitch for Twenty20 World Cup

With the ICC WT20 season beginning on Tuesday, the action is not just going to be on television sets but digital platforms as well.

Royal Challengers Bangalore's Mitchell Starc to miss start of IPL

The Australian quick, who tops the ICC's one-day bowling rankings, has sustained a minor knee strain.

Magma Fincorp jumps 14% on fund raising plans

American private equity KKR, which first invested in the company in 2011, is doing a follow-up investment of Rs 80 crore.

West Bengal BJP warns against indiscipline, says 3 party men expelled

"I completely stand by the workers of our party's Howrah unit who beat up those activists who were creating a drama outside the party office,"

Mercedes launches E-Class Cabriolet, CLS 250 CDI Coupe

"We just inaugurated in Jamshedpur few weeks back, we are in Kolkata and Bhubaneswar and there is more to come

Usha Martin commissions pellet plant in Jamshedpur

The stock hit a high of Rs 35.20 and a low of Rs 33.20 during the day before closing at Rs 34.20 up 0.29% over previous close of Rs 34.10.

Shilpa Shetty seeks legal advice for alleged fraud case

Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty seeks legal advice after the Kolkata police lodged a complaint against her for an alleged fraud of Rs. 9 crore.

B-Town pays tributes to Sadashiv Amrapurkar

Calling him 'a gifted actor', Bollywood celebrities including Big B, Mahesh Bhatt & Anupam Kher mourned the death of Sadashiv Amrapurkar.

IPL: We were always playing the catch-up game, says CSK coach Stephen Fleming

CSK coach Stephen Fleming said his team was playing the catch-up game after Mumbai Indians duo of Rohit Sharma and Lendl Simmons set the early momentum.

Go Air to seek international traffic rights

The FDI limit in airlines was 49 per cent. The airline would also get delivery of 72 new-age Airbus A320 aircraft between 2016 and 2020.

need2know: 10 macro triggers that may matter for market today

Here’s a lowdown on ten macro triggers that are likely to impact the market on Monday.

The hottest acts to watch out for at NH7 Weekender

ET Panache lists down a few acts you can’t miss at ‘India’s Happiest Music Festival’.

Nepal wants China to build rail link to Lumbini

Oli, who arrived here on a week-long visit has signed 10 agreements during his meeting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. This included a landmark transit treaty to end the near-total dependence on India for essential supplies.

Nepal PM KP Oli in China on maiden visit with eye on key deals

The two leaders will witness the signing ceremony of bilateral Agreements and Memorandum of Understandings by senior officials of both Nepal and China.

Monsoon gallops in past three days, boosts total rainfall to a soothing 11% higher than normal

The monsoon has galloped in the past three days, boosting this season’s total rainfall to a soothing 11% higher than normal.

No Teesta pact dampens Bangla media’s euphoria over PM Modi's visit

PM Modi's maiden visit to Dhaka hogged the limelight across Bangladeshi media and the politically challenging solution to the Teesta water crisis found enough mention

IT-Software and Insurance sectors grow 18% in February on y-o-y basis

The increased hiring sentiment was also recorded in ITES (17%) and Telecom (6%), where hiring activity remained positive for most parts of the period Feb'15-Feb'16.

IPL 2015: Powerplay made the difference, says Delhi Daredevils' Jean-Paul Duminy

Chasing a stiff 172, Delhi Daredevils managed 36 runs from the first six overs as new opener in Manoj Tiwary batted slow, managing only 25 from 28 balls.

Banking Ombudsman says number of complaints fall in 2012-13

The Ombudsman said that the majority of the complaints received during the year under review related to banks not complying with the BCSBI regulations.

Sheena Bora murder case: She always carried photo of a little girl & boy, says Sanjeev Khanna

Most friends and business associates expressed shock when the news broke as they remember Indrani as an "affable" and "amicable lady".

Top stocks in focus on Friday, 28 July 2017

Here is a list of top stocks that are likely to be in focus in today's session.

Steel stocks pare gains after surging up to 3%; government decides to raise import duties

Major steel stocks jumped in reaction to the government decision to raise import duty by 2.5 per cent across the board on steel products.

Meet Manabi Bandopadhyay, India's first transgender college principal

Bandopadhyay is currently associate professor (Bengali) at Vivekananda Satobarshiki Mahavidyalaya and will take charge of Bengal's Krishnagar Women's College on June 9.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai's interest in electronics had started from IIT

Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai's tryst with the world of technology started with a thesis on electronic materials from IIT-Kharagpur two decades ago.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Wasim Akram offers to help Pakistan cricket team

Pakistan's former captain Wasim Akram has offered to help the national cricket team salvage its World Cup campaign.

It would be 'Bhaag BJP Bhaag' in 2016, says TMC

"In 2016, it will be 'Bhaag BJP Bhaag' as the people of West Bengal have given a befitting reply," state Education Min Partha Chatterjee said.

Radio collar for Sajnekhali tigress

The foresters will radio-collar the three-year-old tigress, now undergoing treatment at the Sajnekhali beat office, before releasing it into the wild.

Cong-TC tieup for state polls too

Both Trinamool and Congress leaders on Tuesday vowed to fight CPM jointly.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee orders CID probe into missing scribe case

"On July 28, an incident had occurred. After that we had made arrests," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat Nabanna.

Election result 2014: BJP asks Mamata Banerjee government to maintain law and order

West Bengal BJP general secretary Samik Bhattacharya said that more than 200 BJP workers had been injured in attacks wherever the party performed well.

MHA official in soup after Congress' Matang Sinh 'incident'; PMO may step in

Home Ministry officials said the Prime Minister’s Office may also step in the matter since CBI is under the PM’s administrative control.

Senior O&M executives Navin Talreja and Kawal Shoor quit firm, to launch own agency

The industry is abuzz with speculation they will join hands with Abhijit Avasthi, erstwhile national creative director of O&M.

Narendra Modi contesting from two seats because he is afraid of defeat: Mamata Banerjee

Modi is contesting two Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh because he is 'afraid of losing', Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee claimed.

Shashi Tharoor hails Supreme Court verdict on Saradha ponzi scam

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor today said that the Supreme Court verdict directing a CBI probe into the Saradha ponzi scam was "historic".

CIL divestment: Trade unions to hold demonstrations

Govt has proposed to sell up to 10% stake in CIL through a one-day Offer For Sale tomorrow to public shareholders, which may fetch govt about Rs 24K cr.

Saradha scam: Enforcement Directorate to complete probe within 'reasonable time'

The officer said that there were four lakh primary entries and 20 lakh bank transactions which would have to be scrutinised and investigated.

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