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BSF digs trenches to check cattle smuggling along Indo-Bangla border

Angrail has a unique topography of being a thumb-shaped land mass surrounded from three sides by the Icchamati river.

West Bengal: Tie-up yet to be sealed, Congress, CPI(M) holding joint protest

The TMC on its part has refused to give any importance to the proposed alliance, saying it would have no impact on the TMC's prospects.

Now enjoy cuisine of Indian Railways in Abu Dhabi

The dishes on offer include aloo chaat, vegetable momos, railway tomato soup, among others, besides numerous vegetarian dishes.

1.36 lakh new job added in Q2: Assocham survey

Despite the economic slump, companies continued to hire as new jobs creation grew at a healthy 9 per cent in the second quarter of the fiscal.

Civic systems: Delhi ranked fifth in India, way behind world

A survey by Bangalore based Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy has ranked it fifth behind Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Bhopal and Patna.

ET Awards 2014: Startup of the Year, Zomato, has presence in 16 countries globally

The company has 240,000 restaurant listings ranging from street food outlets and small cafes to plush restaurants at five-star hotels.

Energy content in ECL coal lower by 30%, finds CIL study

Variance in energy content and the samples will mean decline in income for the same volume of coal supplied.

Pains and gains of the common man a year after demonetisation

Although it was a difficult few months after the announcement, many seem to have made peace with fact that digital payments are here to stay.

Harbhajan Singh can make a comeback to India team: Sourav Ganguly

Sourav Ganguly feels seasoned off-spinner Harbhajan Singh can make a comeback if the selectors look beyond those favoured by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Oriental Bank of Commerce to go slow on large advances, bulk deposits

"We are not chasing bulk deposits as well as going for large corporate advances unless there is a very good asset for the time being," OBC CMD S L Bansal said.

Shardul and Cyril Shroff declare truce, to split law firm Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co

The decision was announced by a team appointed by the Bombay High Court to mediate and formulate an amicable settlement between the brothers.

ArcelorMittal awaiting coal ministry nod on surrendered coal block at Rampia

ArcelorMittal surrendered its coal block at Rampia & is awaiting coal ministry approval on it. The decision to give up allocation followed co's decision against pursuing Odisha steel plant.

Bombay Dyeing's makeover - Can it revive its dying textile biz?

Manufacturing will be outsourced. From now till 2020, the Wadia group owned company plans to invest more than Rs 100 crore in the brand, double its multibrand outlets to 10,000, more than double its franchise stores to 500 and introduce three to four new products every year, Rajanna said.

'India's stress on strategic autonomy hampers ties with US'

India is not likely to emerge as a key provider of security within the Indo-Pacific region any time in the near to mid-term future.

Fish catch across India drops by 5%

The mechanized sector had been targeting the high-value hilsa shad and hence the marked drop in activity has resulted in steep decline of 87% in landings.

Companies set to gain as ore prices fall to 5-year low

It comes as good news for Indian steel producers like JSW Steel, who are planning to import iron ore to tide over a shortfall in domestic supplies

India's tea exports take a hit from ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia

India's tea exports have taken a hit from the ongoing conflicts between Ukraine and Russia, turmoil in the ME and the political chaos in Pak.

Stemcor closes doors on Odisha plant due to poor offtake of pellets

Stemcor, one of the largest foreign manufacturers of iron ore pellets, has shut down Odisha plant due to poor offtake of pellets domestically.

BCCL launches Bengali newspaper Ei Samay, many feel it's a game-changer

Ei Samay was launched in Kolkata on Monday to a positive reception from readers spanning a wide spectrum ranging from students, executives, homemakers to advertising industry.

Narendra Modi government believes in selling out nation: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said any global economic downturn in future would have severe implications on the Indian economy.

Abu Dhabi tourism conducts roadshows in India

The roadshows organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority will be held in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai and New Delhi.

How a funding squeeze is driving entrepreneurs to abandon startups or scale down ambitions

In 2015, some 140 startups folded up. A year later, over 200 shut shop, and this year more and more founders are discovering that starting a business is no walk in the park.

Media unnecessarily hyping Mamata Banerjee's remark: Trinamool Congress

"This issue should not be the topic of discussion...Whatever happened is a small thing," MP Saugata Roy said.

Getting AB de Villiers early was the turning point for Chennai Super Kings: Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina said dismissing A B de Villiers early proved to be the decisive turning point in his side's 27-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Netaji-type surveillance is conducted on terrorists: Chandra Kumar Bose

My father did suspect some snooping by Nehru, but he never could imagine the magnitude of tracking done.

War of words with Ratan Tata: Amit Mitra says chapter now closed

Amit Mitra had then stated that Tata was getting old and suffering from delusion and that was why he had made such comments.

Crown found off Harappan site in Uttar Pradesh

The accidental discovery of a human skeleton wearing a copper crow has generated curiosity in Chandayan village of Baghpat district.

Storm brews as Nepal tea enters Darjeeling slopes

Nepal's cheap tea is entering India and has started giving tough competition to Darjeeling tea, the queen of all Indian teas.

Railway Budget: Know the increase in train fares

Here's how much you will end up paying on some key routes after the increase in passenger fares announced by railway minister Dinesh Trivedi in his budget.

Mamata Banerjee visits Amlashole, the poorest village of Bengal

Mamata is the first chief minister to visit Amlashole, the poorest village of Bengal, where five people of ‘Shabar’ community died due to starvation in 2004.

Auto industry fears steel import curbs would hamper manufacturing operations

If the steel ministry’s order to make BIS certification compulsory, production will come to a stop across the passenger vehicle industry, they claimed.

Surviving sans a smartphone isn't easy here: An expat's view of Bengaluru

Even though I cover mostly tech startups for a living, I consider myself somewhat of a technophobe. I take most of my notes with paper and pencil.

Rail Budget 2012-13: AC rail travel between metros to get costlier by about Rs 140

Not only the metropolitan cities, train fares from the national capital to the tier-I and tier-II cities will also see an upward movement.

Rail Budget 2012-13: Two more double-decker AC trains to be introduced

Howrah-N Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Exp, Chennai-B'lore AC double-decker Exp and Habibganj-Indore AC double-decker Exp trains were announced.

FM Jaitley scores one against current account deficit as gold imports fall 62 per cent

There is some good news in store for the finance minister Arun Jaitley, who was facing the crucial task of keeping current account deficit under control.

I was impressed by Narendra Modi's gesture: Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor today praised Modi for his gesture of congratulating him after winning the Lok Sabha elections, saying he did not expect him to reach out after their "nasty" spat.

Steady demand, rain woes push up Guar prices

Talking to ET, PK Hisaria, president, Indian Guar Gum Manufacturers Association, said: “Last year, the area under guar seed was 32 lakh hectares.

Comment on Mamata Banerjee not defamatory: Buddhadeb's counsel

"It is not a case of defamation. Inspite of this, if they so think it, they can file a defamation suit," Chattopadhyay said.

Governtment likely to seek fresh inquiry against AK Ganguly

The government is likely to send a presidential reference to the Supreme Court within a week seeking a fresh inquiry against retired judge AK Ganguly.

Sourav Ganguly not decided yet on offer to join BJP

While the BJP has offered him a ticket, a senior Congress leader met him at his residence while the CPI(M) claimed he had always been with the party.

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum to bid adieu to international cricket in February

Brendon McCullum today announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket after the home two-Test series against Australia in February.

Can the uneasy truce between PM Modi and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat hold?

Bhagwat was instrumental in building a consensus in RSS in Modi's favour when several top leaders were opposed to the idea of him leading BJP in the general elections.

Uncertainty grips international potash markets after the arrest of Uralkali's CEO

ICIS, the world’s largest market information provider in the petrochemical, energy and fertilizer space has observed continued uncertainty.

CMs pledge support to mediapersons stir for wage boards

Several CMs cutting across party lines came out in support of mediapersons' demand for immediate notification of Majithia wage board.

Metal stocks like SAIL, JSW Steel, Tata Steel lose sheen as investors book profits

Analysts attritubed the fall mainly to profit-booking. A lot of money has been flowing in from HNIs, who picked up these stocks for short-term trading purposes.

Gold gains as concerns over US economic growth drive demand

At midday, the August contract for gold on the MCX was trading up 0.44% at Rs 26,447 per 10 gms. The intraday high was Rs 26,469 and the low, Rs 26,321.

Gold futures track global cues to trade lower

“There is hardly any demand for gold in the physical market. This is the reason why prices are falling,” said Hareesh V, a senior analyst at Geojit Comtrade.

Admiral Gorshkov to be commissioned by end of 2013: Navy chief D K Joshi

Admiral Gorshkov, currently undergoing trials in Russia, is likely to be commissioned in Indian Navy by the end of next year, Navy chief Admiral D K Joshi said.

From tennis ball cricket to IPL riches: Story of KC Cariappa

Cariappa, mystery spinner he likes to call himself, was confident of being picked at the auction but not for the astronomical amount he eventually attracted from Kolkata Knight Riders.

Dry weather affects tea production in Kenya; may bring relief to Indian producers

However, this year, initial reports suggest the dry weather prevailing in the African nation may affect its tea production.

Coalgate will not come in way of JSPL's Odisha expansion: V K Mehta

The coalgate controversy will not come in the way of expansion of Naveen Jindal-owned Jindal Steel and Power Ltd at Angul in Odisha.

Long summer in Europe, strong rupee hit Darjeeling tea exporters

European buyers, who have last year’s stock of Darjeeling tea, are yet to import higher volumes of premium Darjeeling tea from India this year.

China admits mistrust about mega Silk Road project

Officials say China may broach the issue during External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's four-day visit starting later today.

Air Works may bag Tata-Singapore Airlines MRO contract

National carrier Air India and MAS-GMR Aerospace Engineering are also eyeing the contract, according to sources.

Sanjay Thapar takes over as the new CEO of Bates India

Sanjay Thapar, currently the Group President, North and East, at Ogilvy India is tipped to take over as CEO, bates India.

Dinesh Trivedi: The breakaway mantri

After winning in 2009, joined cabinet as minister of state for health and family welfare. In 2011, offered to quit as minister in support of Hazare.

Clash in Bengal moves to the streets of Delhi

The internecine clash in Bengal moved to the streets of Delhi when Mamata Banerjee faced protests from SFI activists over the death of Sudipto Gupta.

As India's top business tycoons and corporate moguls grow old, keep an eye out for their kids

Here are some young guns — all 35 and under — based in India, have a public profile, and whose billionaire fathers are valued at more than $2 billion.

Lakshawdeep could ve affected due to telecom disruption, claims Intelligence Bureau

The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has warned that telecom coverage in the strategically located Lakshadweep islands could face serious disruptions shortly.

Dinesh Trivedi Issue: No one is above party discipline, says Mamata Banerjee

"Increase in rail fares (will ) lead to increase in the people's burden," she said explaining her stand on Trivedi yesterday hiking railway fares.

BlackBerry’s chat service BBM coming to Android, iPhone by this week

BlackBerry’s popular chat service BBM will start running on rival mobile devices powered by Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS software later this week.

Rail budget 2012: Railways to connect with Bangladesh

Dinesh Trivedi in rail budget 2012 said that railways will take up a project to connect Agartala in Tripura with Akhaura in Bangladesh.

Rail Budget 2012-13: Trying to increase train speeds to 160 kmph, says Dinesh Trivedi

He said while presenting the Railway Budget that the journey time from New Delhi to Kolkata can be brought down to 14 hours from 17 hours currently.

Groupe SEB may gobble up all of Maharaja Whiteline; looks to buy Harish Kumar & family's 45% stake

Two years after France's Groupe SEB acquired a 55% stake in Maharaja Whiteline, the multinational and the Indian kitchen appliances maker's erstwhile owner Harish Kumar, are working on a second deal.

Saradha Group gone, www. saradhagroup.biz web site still remains

"We will look into the matter how the website is still there on the web," an official of CBI, which is probing the fraud, told PTI when asked.

Narendra Modi says he is sure Mamata Banerjee will not join NDA

BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today said he was sure that Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee would not join NDA at all.

Railway Budget 2012: Congress MP for inclusion of Seemanchal region under rail projects

Qasmi urges Rly minister to include Bihar's Seemanchal region in train services.

India still behind China in intellectual property generation: Cisco

Start-ups have received funding from a range of investors including angel investors, individuals as well as large venture capitalists.

Rupee fall takes sheen off New Year as commodity prices shoot up

Commodities like edible oil, pulses and gold, which India imports heavily, have become costlier as the country needs to spend more rupees to buy dollars to pay for shipments.

Why climate change & pollution threats to Sundarbans cannot be taken lightly by governments

Six years after cyclone Aila, the existential threat faced by the people and fauna in one of the world’s largest mangroves has reached alarming levels.

Den Networks posts Rs 12.23 crore Q1 net profit

Den Networks Ltd today reported a net profit at Rs 12.23 crore for the first quarter ended June 30, 2012.

TMC candidate Moon Moon Sen all set for campaigning with chiffon saris & ghee

“My place is ready-made in a way. I am going to continue their work. Also, I have been in films. So, it might go in my favour,” Sen says.

Indian scientist Ashoke Sen bags top physics honour

Sen and eight other scientists will get $3 million each - double of what is given with the Nobel prize. Sen has been awarded for his pioneering work on string theory.

Trinamool Congress to bring motion against FDI in West Bengal Assembly tomorrow

TMC will bring a motion in West Bengal Assembly tomorrow to register its protest against FDI in multi-brand retail and hike in prices of diesel and fertiliser.

Day after breather, tough day at airport for SpiceJet

After a capital crunch dried up its fuel-buying capacity, SpiceJet announced that all flights stand cancelled due to operational difficulties.

Lok Sabha polls: Mamata Banerjee will join an alliance led by either Cong or BJP, says Surjya Kanta Mishra

Mamata Banerjee is keeping all options open to rejoin either a BJP or a Congress-led alliance after the Lok Sabha elections, senior CPI(M) leader Surjya Kanta Mishra said here today.

National Investigation Agency floats tender for monitoring media reports

Seeking a SWOT analysis, the elite NIA is scouting for firms to monitor media reports of interest to the agency and give a feedback that could help improve its strategies.

Saradha chit fund scam at a glance

The CBI arrested a third TC politician, Madan Mitra, in connection with the scam, prompting opposition parties in the state to demand the CM’s resignation.

Limited options in food and lifestyle for Japanese investors and employess in Gujarat

Ahmedabad has just one restaurant serving Japanese food, Café Formula by Tamura, a joint initiative between Japanese restaurant chain Tamura and Formula Group.

Britannia to focus on bakery and dairy biz to drive growth: Nusli Wadia

Britannia Industries would focus mainly on the bakery and dairy businesses to propel growth in the near and long term.

CPM seeks PM Modi's appointment over Saradha scam

Surjya Kanta Mishra has knocked on the Prime Minister's doors to expedite CBI's probe into Saradha scam.

Rains damage 7% summer soy crop

Although the final estimate on the extent of damage is yet to emerge, initial reports say there has been at least an overall 7% crop loss till date.

Infosys chief 'keen' on zoo adoption

Infosys chairman N R Narayana Murthy is considering a proposal to adopt an animal at the Alipore Zoological Gardens.

Modi as Samrat, Mamata in trouble and united Hindu voters: How UP 2017 will change Indian politics

Hidden among the votes that were counted across India’s most populous state is a warning about a new kind of politics that is likely to dominate the country.

Scribes stage nation-wide protest for wageboards notification

Similar demonstrations were organised in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Patna, Lucknow, Jaipur, Hyderabad and other state capitals.

No improvement likely on bad loan front; PSBs to blame: Icra

"The gross NPA percentage for banking system as a whole could rise further to 4.2-4.4 per cent as on March 31, from 4.1 per cent as on December 31, 2013,"

14 crore STBs required for Phase III, IV of digitisation

Of the estimated 14 crore STBs, about 11 crore STBs would be required by the local cable delivery system, while the rest would be for the DTH segment.

Japanese firms advertise on cartoon shows to convey that its brands stand for high quality

An increasing number of cos such as Maruti Suzuki, Honda, GlaxoSmithKline, Hindustan Unilever, and Samsung use 'Doraemon' to promote their products.

Abhijit Avasthi will never do anything against the interest of O&M: Ogilvy & Mather's Piyush Pandey

While Abhijit Avasthi claims he’s still to get a handle on his next assignment, O&M’s senior VP Sonali Sehgal, has put in her papers to join Avasthi.

Success of ISL important for Indian football: John Abraham

John has high hopes from the inaugural season and says the event has fulfilled the dream of youngsters who wanted to play with international stars.

Polls should ideally be in conducted 2 to 3 phases, not 5-6 phases: CEC H S Brahma

Money has had a play in elections for 65 years and money and muscle always tilt in favour of the one who can afford to spend and deploy more muscle.

Government may allow lower floor price for spectrum auction

The move may fetch the govt over Rs 35,000 crore and benefit operators like Airtel, Vodafone and Idea whose licences expire next year.

Will frustrate the left-sponsored strike: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that she will initiate all possible measures to frustrate Left trade unions two-day bandh in the country from Wed

West Bengal invites L&T to set up power plant

The West Bengal government has invited engineering major Larsen & Toubro to set up a thermal power plant of 700-800 MW capacity.

Federal front will happen only after Lok Sabha election: Samajwadi Party

Noting that Mamata Banerjee's call for a federal front came "too early", SP today said it will happen only after elections.

Rupee sinking but RBI to act when it will have some impact

"We want to be sure that when we take any action, there is some scope for impact," Subir Gokarn, deputy governor at RBI, said in Kolkata.

Jagmohan Dalmiya laid to rest with state honours

The 75-year-old talismanic cricket administrator passed away at 8.45 PM last night following a massive cardiac arrest at the B M Birla Heart Research Centre.

An emperor like Aurangzeb who is a byword for bigotry belongs in the past

'In modern Berlin there is nothing named after Adolf Hitler. Yet, the gruesome memory of the Third Reich is kept alive through commemorations of the victims of the Holocaust. '

Trinamool cadres accused of preventing Congress and CPM candidates from filing nomination papers

CPM has alleged that Soren was kidnapped by miscreants owing allegiance to the ruling Trinamool Congress.

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