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Hearing on contempt proceedings plea against Mamata Banerjee on September 26

The Calcutta HC today examined affidavits filed by four media houses in connection with a plea for contempt proceedings against Mamata Banerjee.

RBI to mind food inflation, prices likely to stay high till supplies ease

Economists see food inflation staying firm in the next few months and traders too feel prices of pulses, tomatoes and potatoes are not likely to cool off immediately.

Justice Markandey Katju warns newspapers against tarnishing reputations of people

Press Council chairperson Justice Markandey Katju asked newspapers not to damage reputations of people & warned them of serious legal action in case of violations.

Mamata Banerjee threatens to send TMC MPs to BJP-ruled states

Mamata claimed that since the BJP came to power at the Centre, her party was playing a constructive role with regard to development.

CenturyPly revamps its brand identity through the launch of their new advertisement 'Khushiyon Ka Rangmanch'

​CenturyPly has launched its new advertising campaign 'Khushiyon Ka Rangmanch'. The new TVC conceptualized by DDB Mudra, has an unconventional artist.

Gold prices remain steady amid negative outlook

Analysts said the forecast of below-average monsoon would hit demand further in the rural areas for the yellow metal.

Indian Super League viewership surpasses FIFA World Cup

The Rupert Murdoch and Mukesh Ambani-promoted Indian Super League (ISL) was watched by 429 million television viewers across India.

Indrani Mukerjea's stepdad molested her, senior journalist claims

Sanghvi said he saw Peter and Indrani more as "Bill and Hillary". "Both were a professional partnership. They knew what they were doing.

Bharti Airtel buys Augere to boost 4G play

Bharti Airtel on Wednesday announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 % equity stake in Augere Wireless Broadband India Pvt Ltd.

Mehdi Masroor Biswas's 60% followers non-Muslims, most Muslims from UK: Government

Singh said Mehdi had come to prominence in the electronic media in the UK on his role in circulating ISIS material through the tweeter account.

Vedanta-owned Balco shuts rolling mill at Korba over slump in metal prices

Vedanta-owned Bharat Aluminium Co, one of India’s top private sector aluminium producers, has shut its rolling mill at Korba in Chhattisgarh.

Mamata Banerjee plays balancing act after protests against rape

Mamata Banerjee today had sharp words for intellectuals who had deserted her, while appealing for help to raise social awareness against such crimes.

Saradha scam: Opposition demands interrogation of Mamata Banerjee

"We will now hit the streets with this demand and demands for action against other ponzi companies as also refund of money to the cheated depositors," Mishra said.

Election result 2014: Stars which shone and some which blinked out in West Bengal polls

One of the biggest upsets was the defeat of nine-time MP Basudeb Acharia of CPI(M) from the Bankura constituency at the hands of rookie Moon Moon Sen.

Ahujasons Shawl Wale Ltd plans Rs 140 crore investment to expand retail business

New showrooms will be a mix of company owned and franchised. At present, the company has two retail outlets in Delhi and one in Tokyo in Japan.

Mishaps fuel doubts over SAIL's safety record

The state-run steel producer's safety record in the run up to its mega capacity expansion seems to be falling short of expectations.

Economic growth, smart alliances win elections

Two conspicuous growth laggards have been West Bengal and UP. West Bengal seems on its way up. Will politicians in UP learn from Nitish and Mamata?

Vice President, PM condole death of President's wife

Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and leaders of other political parties condoled the death of Suvra Mukherjee.

Mamata's language resembles 'language of criminals': Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of using words that resembled the "language of criminals"

Saradha fraud: A look into the sudden turn of events

The chit funds scam of Kolkata-based Saradha Group has become a political hot potato for the Trinamool Congress.

Lower import costs to drag cooking oil prices down

Imported cooking oil prices for Aug shipment have dropped by 7-10%, which will make oils cheaper in the upcoming festive season by Rs 5 -7 per kg in domestic market easing food inflation.

Will Essar Steel help Lakshmi Mittal come home?

Lakshmi Mittal remains a top FDI draw into the country. Will Essar Steel give the world’s largest steelmaker the breakthrough he has so long hoped for?

Investors' pain becomes buyer's gain as housing prices stagnate

A sharp decline in property price appreciation in top Indian cities is turning the country's realty market into a homebuyers' paradise.

Domestic prices to be basis for valuing coal for auction

The proposal is scheduled to be placed at the next Cabinet meeting for approval, people with knowledge of the matter said.

TMC MP Tapas Pal threatens to kill CPI-M workers, have their women raped

In an insensitive comment, Pal has threatened to kill opposition CPI-M workers and have their women raped if a single ruling party worker was attacked.

TMC to woo voters with 'Didi Direct', blogs by IIM grads

Out of 31 graduates who had applied for an internship programme with the Trinamool Congress, two have been selected to assist the digital team of the party.

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.

JK Tyre leads race for Rs. 2,000 crore Birla Tyres deal

JK Tyre will borrow Rs 1,500 crore from public and private sector banks with the rest coming from internal accruals.

Indians have not lost the capacity to laugh, says Ritu G Khanduri

Khanduri says India's newspaper culture and cartooning are entwined and cartoonists are expected to critique all those in power.

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.

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.

Why are so many Indian fund managers quitting private equity firms?

India's private equity industry is having quite a moment: big returns, regulatory tailwainds and new money.

As recent demands in Mumbai show, battles over station names never seem to end

Most notably there was the Sena’s renaming of Victoria Terminus as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Now Kolis want to go after other stations with ‘colonial’ names.

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.

Startup bug bites advertising industry; professionals walk out of jobs to run their own business

Pawar and Mandeep Malhotra, who recently quit as president of DDB MudraMax, will be in the top management of Bose’s new venture, they 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.

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.

Realty market poised as buyers refuse unique offers and wait for a rate cut

Comparatively lower prices and hope that interest rates will come down further should push people to start buying homes by Diwali, she forecasts.

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.

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.

Suits & sayings:Wackiest whispers and murmurs in corporate corridors

Air India isn’t the most complimented airline in the world. But recently, it got a thumbs up from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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.

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.

Rahul Dravid named India A, U-19 coach; no clarity on Ravi Shastri yet

Sources said, Dravid was, however, keen to take up the responsibility of shaping up the next generation of Indian cricket. He is likely to tour with India A team also.

Reliance Jio net speed will be 80 times faster than rivals’, says Mukesh Ambani

The company’s billionaire owner has previously said that Jio would offer data and voice services at half or less than half the current market rates.

Retailers like Big Bazaar, Nilgiris pull Maggi noodles off shelves, await clarity on the issue

The state governments of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, Maharashtra and West Bengal deployed officials to randomly collect Maggi noodle samples.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Burning fires singe Uttarakhand tourism

Large stretches of forests across the state being ablaze has led some worried travellers to cancel or delay their vacation in hill stations such as Nainital and Mussoorie.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ecommerce is passé. Moonshot ideas will grab attention of startups in 2017

Moonshot ideas will grab the eyeballs - unique fintech models, an open source programming language, media and traditional businesses with a tech spin.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

need2know: Six market-moving macro triggers to watch today

India's currency supply is likely to return to near normal by February end and growth, is likely to bounce back faster than earlier expected, says a SBI report.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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