Everything you need to know about South Dinajpur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about South Dinajpur: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Rio de Janeiro, May 21 (IANS) Andres Iniesta says Spain cannot yet claim to be on the same pedestal as Brazil in football's international hierarchy.
Asuncion, May 21 (IANS/EFE) Paraguay has become the main destination in South America for used cars from Japan, the US and other countries, thanks to new regulations aimed at making it easier to import automobiles so low-income consumers can purchase vehicles.
Pretoria, May 19 (IANS) South African President Jacob Zuma was not involved in a wedding scandal in which a private plane of the affluent and well-connected Indian Gupta family landed at a sensitive military airbase, an investigation revealed on Sunday, reported Xinhua.
Moscow, May 19 (Xinhua-ANI): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday urged the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to return to the negotiating table with international mediators.
Beijing, May 18 (Xinhua-ANI): Japanese government confirmed the DPRK's missile launches on Saturday, saying none of the missiles have landed in Japan's territorial waters, Kyodo news agency reported.
Rio de Janeiro, May 18 (IANS) Former Real Madrid and Brazil international forward Julio Baptista revealed that he is considering a return to Brazilian football.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday issued a notification proposing a three-phase panchayat polls July 2, July 6 and July 10. However, the deadlock on the issue continued with State Election Commission (SEC) officials indicating their reservations on the schedule.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government Friday issued a notification proposing three-phase Panchayat polls July 2, July 6 and July 10.
Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) South Africa could account for the bulk of the coal India may need as it is not currently mulling any export taxes on the commodity.
Paris, May 17 (IANS) Former Olympic champion and four-time World Cup winner Ma Lin became the biggest name to fall at the World Table Tennis Championships when he was upset by Japan's Kenta Matsudaira in the men's singles second round.
Singapore, May 17 (IANS) Singapore's non-oil domestic exports, a key gauge of the trade hub's export performance, fell by 1 percent year-on-year in April, trade promotion agency International Enterprise Singapore said Friday.
Bangalore, May 16 (IANS) Maria Mutola, the 2000 Olympics 800m gold medallist, three-time 800m World champion and seven-time 800m Indoor World champion, says self-belief and a sound coaching programme are the keys to success.
New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath on Thursday called for re-doubling India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) efforts to increase women's participation in socio-eco development in these countries.
Sao Paulo, May 15 (IANS) Tijuana progressed to the quarterfinals of the Copa Libertadores with a 2-1 victory over Palmeiras at the Pacaembu stadium.
Melbourne, May 13 (ANI): Australian scientists believe that the South Pacific kava plant could be an effective and safe treatment for anxiety.
Kingston (Jamaica), May 14 (IANS/CMC) Sprint legend Usain Bolt has announced that he will compete at the Diamond League meeting in Zurich in August.
Rio de Janeiro, May 14 (IANS) Former South Africa national coach Joel Santana has been sacked by Brazilian top-flight football club Bahia.
The Hague, May 13 (IANS) Former Netherlands captain Mark van Bommel announced the end of his professional football career.
Brisbane, May 13 (ANI): North Korea has replaced its hardline defence chief Kim Kyok Sik with a little-known army general.
Mohali, May 12 (IANS) Kings XI star batsman David Miller credited his success in the Indian Premier League (IPL) to former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener.
London, May 12 (ANI): Current New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum and former skipper Ross Taylor have reportedly put their problems behind them and have joined hands in a bid to defeat England in the first Test at Lord's.
Dubai, May 11 (IANS/CMC) South African captain AB de Villiers has named West Indies opener Chris Gayle among the players to look out for in the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy.
Miami, May 11 (IANS/EFE) Spanish singer-songwriter Alejandro Sanz says he still suffers from stage fright even after 25 years in the music business.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A survey by American travellers has picked out British men and Colombian women as the world's sexiest.
Johannesburg, May 11 (ANI): South Africa national cricket coach Gary Kirsten has stepped down from his post and has declined to renew his contract with Cricket South Africa (CSA), ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.
Seoul, May 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Five workers died following a gas leak at a steel plant in Dangjin, South Korea, Yonhap news agency reported Friday.
Melbourne, May 10 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) Friday announced that fast bowler Pat Cummins will travel with the Australia A squad on the tour of the British Isles as part of his ongoing rehabilitation programme.
Kolkata, May 10 (IANS) In a bid to augment food security, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Friday announced the successful completion of digitised zoning and land-use mapping in 129 blocks in the state.
Seoul, May 10 (IANS) South Korea's import prices edged up last month as the depreciation of the South Korean currency offset the effect from lower crude oil prices, central bank data showed Friday.
Seoul, May 9 (IANS) South Korea's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points to 2.5 percent Thursday, altering the base rate for the first time in seven months.
Sydney, May 9 (ANI): Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon has reportedly consulted captain Michael Clarke about what he needs to do to retain his place in the Test side for the back-to-back Ashes campaign against England
Kuala Lumpur, May 9 (ANI): A South Korean man cut his penis off, as he did not want to have any children.
Durban, May 8 (IANS) The Indian-origin mayor of a South African town has said that he would claim damages from an officer for subjecting him to a racism slur.
Rio de Janeiro, May 8 (IANS) Brazil is on target to set a new attendance record for next month's Confederations Cup, world football's governing body FIFA said.
Seoul, May 8 (IANS) A colourful perspective of rural India, as captured by South Korean photographer Jo Jeol Kyu, has been put on display here at the Indian Cultural Centre.
Johannesburg, May 7 (IANS) The political instability in the Central African Republic (CAR) has forced world soccer governing body FIFA to move a 2014 World Cup qualifying match between CAR and South Africa to Cameroon.
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Zimbabwe wants Indian firms supplying it generic medicines to produce the drugs locally so that its pharmaceutical sector could grow, the country's helath minister, Henry Madzorera, has said.
London, May 5 (ANI): South Carolina Democratic Chairman Dick Harpootlian has defended controversial comments he made about Governor Nikki Haley.
Karachi, May 5 (ANI): Pakistani batsman Asad Shafiq has said that he is aiming to play long and substantial innings in England during the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy,
Sydney, May 5 (ANI): Young Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa, often touted as a clone of spin legend Shane Warne, has said that he has no intention of being the next Warne, following his shift from the domestic New South Wales (NSW) side to the South Australia team.
Durban, May 4 (IANS) The chartered plane carrying guests for a wedding in an influential Indian-origin family broke at least five regulations and laws as soon as it landed on an air force base in South Africa Tuesday.
Rome, May 4 (IANS) The 96th edition of the Giro d' Italia (Tour of Italy) cycling race, which begins Saturday, will feature the first ever Chinese rider to take part.
Johannesburg, May 4 (ANI): South African cricketer JP Duminy has expressed his happiness after being named in the squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, adding that he is eager to repay the Proteas team management for the faith they have shown in him.
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): Based on a new fitness trend sweeping the UK, the latest running craze is all about one thing - darkness.
Rio de Janeiro, May 3 (IANS) Corinthians will need an early goal if they are to overturn a 0-1 deficit against Boca Juniors in their Copa Libertadores Round of 16 second leg May 15, said Brazilian football striker Alexandre Pato.
Washington, May 3 (ANI): A United Nations report has said that killer robots that can attack targets without any human input "should not have the power of life and death over human beings".
Buenos Aires, May 2 (IANS) Nicolas Blandi scored a second-half winner as Boca Juniors defeated defending champions Corinthians 1-0 in their Copa Libertadores round of 16 first leg.
Cape Town, May 1 (IANS) The South African Football Association (SAFA) has called for an independent probe into claims that it was involved in match-fixing schemes before the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Noting that South Asian Americans, particularly those who are Muslim, Hindu, or Sikh, have too often faced "senseless violence and suspicion", President Barack Obama has vowed to keep up the fight against discrimination.
Melbourne, May 1 (IANS) Australia have named their 15-man squad for this year's ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from June 6 to 23.
Johannesburg, May 1 (ANI): South African cricketer has reportedly been added to the squad for the ICC Champions Trophy, which will end his six months of inactivity.
Rio de Janeiro, April 30 (IANS) Brazil's Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo has reiterated his desire to overhaul the country's football calendar in a bid to revitalise its foundering domestic competitions.
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Many scientists believe that predecessors to dinosaurs missed the race to fill habitats emptied when nine out of 10 species disappeared during Earth's largest mass extinction 252 million years ago.
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) South Korea's industrial output reduced last month as external uncertainties such as slow growth in major economies weighed on the export-driven economy, a government report showed Tuesday.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): The defense ministers of New Zealand and Australia met in Auckland Tuesday for bilateral talks ahead of the first-ever region-wide defense talks in Tonga.
Sydney, Apr 30 (ANI): Australian cricketer Matthew Wade has reportedly emerged as a leading candidate for the role of vice-captain for the one-day side for the ICC Champions Trophy.
Beijing, Apr. 30 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea's consumer electronics giant LG Electronics said Monday that it began sales of curved organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TV for the first time in the global industry.
Sydney, Apr 30 (ANI): Former Australian coach Trent Woodhill has been appointed as the batting coach for Pakistan's national cricket team to help solve their perennial batting problems during June's ICC Champions Trophy in England.
New Delhi, Apr. 29 (ANI): India is hosting the sixth IBSA (India, Brazil and South Africa) Summit in New Delhi on June 6.
Durban, April 29 (IANS) A South African court has ordered that an Indian origin policeman, who was overlooked for a promotion because of his race, be paid 333,000 rands (approx.$37,000) in back pay, reports said Monday.
London, Apr. 29 (ANI): Facebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, new data have suggested.
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The colours and sounds of Africa came alive here last week through the mesmerising music of Peki Emelia Nothembia Mkhwebane, known as the African queen of Ndebele music.
Seoul, April 29 (IANS) South Korea's current account surplus almost doubled in March, compared to February, thanks to robust exports of IT products such as smartphones and semiconductors, central bank data showed Monday.
Johannesburg, April 28 (IANS) About 20 armed robbers Sunday attacked a famous casino in South Africa, but the attempt failed following a shootout with police that left three people wounded, a media report said.
London, Apr 28 (ANI): Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted that his foreign players do not understand him when he speaks because of his strong Scottish accent, although he added that he too, has difficulty in pronouncing some of their names.
Tokyo, Apr. 26 (ANI): Japan has declined to back a joint statement against the use of nuclear weapons at a preparatory committee for the next Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review meeting.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Star England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said that he is targeting returning to the team in time for the back-to-back Ashes series, although he admitted that his current injury is still hurting him a lot.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) An Australian state has announced a grant of over $100,000 to a Mumbai-based charitable center engaged in rehabilitating hearing impaired children in India, officials said Thursday
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea's economic growth accelerated to a two-year high in the first quarter, breaching market estimates, as brisk exports offset a reduction in private consumption, central bank data showed Thursday.
Belo Horizonte (Brazil), April 25 (IANS) Brazil were held to a 2-2 draw by Chile at the Mineirao World Cup stadium here Wednesday.
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) Hyundai Motor, South Korea's top automaker, saw its operating profit fall 10.7 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, a regulatory filing showed Thursday.
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) growth accelerated to 0.9 percent in the first quarter from three months earlier on the back of brisk exports that offset a reduction in private consumption, central bank data showed Thursday.
Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The Rs.42 crore turnover DSK Motowheels that assembles and sells high-end South Korean Hyosung motorbikes plans to set up a fullfledged motorcycle plant in Maharashtra, a company official said Wednesday.
New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): The Deputy Premier of New South Wales, Andrew Stoner, was in Mumbai on Thursday (April 18) to announce a New South Wales Government grant of 110,000 Australian dollars for the Aural Education for the Hearing Impaired (AURED) centre.
Johannesburg, Apr 23 (ANI): Towering Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Irfan has praised pace legend Wasim Akram, saying that coaching from Akram was helping him rearrange his action to get the best from his giant frame.
Dubai, April 23 (IANS/WAM) Flydubai, Dubai's innovative low-cost airline, has made its maiden flight to Juba, capital of South Sudan.
Johannesburg, April 22 (IANS) More trade with other BRICS countries will help South Africa recover from the global economic crisis, the South African Reserve Bank said in a statement, reported Xinhua.
Sao Paulo, April 21 (IANS) Corinthians defender Paulo Andre says his team's Copa Libertadores round of 16 clash against Boca Juniors next month will carry as much pressure as last year's final between the two clubs.
Washington, April 21(ANI): Prince Harry would reportedly ski to the South Pole for a charity to help wounded servicemen and their families.
Washington, Apr. 21 (ANI): Top Republican senators have said the suspect captured in the Boston Marathon bombing should be held as a potential enemy combatant.
Buenos Aires, April 20 (IANS) Eight teams qualified for the round of 16 of Copa Libertadores, a football tournament organised by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol), and will play against one another beginning April 24.
London, April 20 (ANI): Prince Harry has announced that he will be taking part in a 208-mile race across Antarctica with a team of wounded British servicemen and women in November and December.
Addis Ababa, April 19 (IANS) Lifan Motors, a Chinese auto company, has awarded a Lifan model 620 automobile to Sewunet Bishaw, the coach of the Ethiopian national soccer team.
New York, April 19 (ANI): India should respond to the stark new picture of Syria's humanitarian crisis by working with Brazil and South Africa for improved access to humanitarian aid, including over Syria's borders, Human Rights Watch said today.
Islamabad, Apr 19 (ANI): In a major disappointment to Pakistan, pace star Umar Gul has been ruled out of the 30-man squad for the ICC Champions Trophy with a knee injury that will keep him out of action for up to 12 weeks.
London, April 19 (IANS) Korean pop star Psy's latest single "Gentleman" has made him a global star, but in his native South Korea the video has been banned by the officials.
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Sad at not seeing Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting perform well in the Indian Premier League (IPL), South African cricketing legend Graeme Pollock said it is always a hard decision to know when to call it a day.
Pyongyang (North Korea), April 18 (Xinhua-ANI):The National Defense Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday listed conditions for resuming talks with Washington and Seoul amid festering tensions on the Korean Peninsula.
Washington, April 18 (ANI): A rare psalm book from 1640 is tipped to fetch between 15 million dollars to 30 million dollars at an auction in New York.
Johannesburg, Apr 18 (ANI): Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius, accused of murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has no plans to return to international athletics following a snub from the organisers of the London Anniversary Games, according to his agent.
London, Apr 17 (ANI): South Korean mobile maker Samsung is facing probe by Taiwanese authorities over claims it paid students to post malicious online comments about rival phone-maker HTC.
Budapest, April 16 (IANS) Italy, Kazakhstan and South Korea beat their respective opponents at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group A here.
North Dinajpur (West Bengal), Apr 16 (ANI): The Border Security force (BSF) are providing computer training to locals, youths and primary school children in the border villages situated in West Bengal's north Dinajpur district under the scheme of Border Area Development Program (BADP).
Johannesburg, April 16 (IANS) The condition of anti-apartheid icon and former South African president Nelson Mandela was "satisfactory" following his discharge from hospital earlier this month, the Presidency said.
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India's varied contribution to developing countries in Africa and elsewhere, including helping in capacity building and providing over 150 concessional lines of credit totalling over $9.5 billion, does not have many parallels in traditional North-South cooperation, Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai said here Monday.
Seoul, April 15 (Xinhua-ANI): South Korea's defense chief said Monday that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) is seen ready to launch missiles, but he noted that there are no signs of a full-scale war.
Berlin, April 15 (IANS) Stuttgart wrapped up their first win in 2013 on home soil as they overcame Monchengladbach 2-0 while relegation-threatened Augsburg upset Frankfurt 2-0 thanks to the brace by Dong Won Ji to close the 29th round of German Bundesliga.
Rio de Janeiro, April 15 (IANS) Brazil forward Leandro Damiao hailed strike partner Diego Forlan after the pair netted three goals between them in Internacional's 4-1 victory over Juventude.
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Pune FC ended ONGC's fairytale run at home by edging past them courtesy a James Moga first-half goal in an I-League clash here at the Ambedkar Stadium Sunday.
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian energy giant Gazprom is to become the title sponsor of a multi-nation league known as the South East Handball Association (SEHA), the Russian Handball Union reported Sunday.