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West Bengal (WBBSE) Madhyamik Class 10th Results Announced: Click now

May 22, 2015 at 11:50 AM

West Bengal board Class10th Result 2015 has been declared by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) today on May 22. West Bengal Madhyamik results 2015 is now available on the official website of West Bengal board at

West Bengal board Class10th Result 2015 declared: Check results

May 22, 2015 at 11:42 AM

West Bengal board Class10th Result 2015 has been declared by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) today on May 22. West Bengal Madhyamik results 2015 is now available on the official website of West Bengal board at

Fresh Earthquake 7.4 magnitude: PM Modi takes stock of situation following fresh earthquake

May 12, 2015 at 5:38 PM

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today took stock of the situation following the fresh major earthquake felt in Nepal and parts of India, at a high-level meeting.


Earthquake 7.4 magnitude felt in Delhi, Nepal and across the country

May 12, 2015 at 1:59 PM

Fresh jolt of Earthquake of 7.4 magnitude felt in Delhi, Nepal and other parts of the country. The jolt of the Earthquake was felt around 12:35 pm which lasted for 20 seconds. Peoples came out of the work place and the home after recognizing the jolt of the Earthquake 7.4.

Obama's ex-girlfriends recall his 'sexual warmth' in new biography

May 3, 2012 at 10:30 AM

London, May 3 (ANI): Former girlfriends of President Barack Obama have opened up for the first time of his "sexual warmth" and disclosed the contents of love letters that he sent to them during his 20s, in a new biography.

'Vibrating' suit may help Olympic athletes perform with inch-perfect precision

May 2, 2012 at 10:09 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Researchers have come up with a new electric training suit, which can tell the wearer when they are positioning themselves correctly and may prove especially useful for lympic athletes.

Secrets weigh people down

May 2, 2012 at 10:08 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): People who keep secrets end up finding everyday tasks far more strenuous than those who do not harbour undisclosed truths, according to a new study.

Asking for interest moratorium is Bengal's right: Mamata

May 2, 2012 at 5:46 PM

Kolkata, May 2 (IANS) It is West Bengal's right to seek a three-year moratorium on interest payments on central loans, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday, adding: "We are not beggars."

Elevation in BMI can up heart disease risk

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): Maintaining a lower body mass index (BMI) can help reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease (IHD), say researchers.

Some dinosaurs 'were already dying out before mass extinction'

May 2, 2012 at 2:02 PM

London, May 2 (ANI): Few dinosaurs were already on road to extinction before a massive asteroid strike ended their long reign, according to a new study.

Vit D blood level for lowering key medical risks in older adults identified

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Washington, May 2 (ANI): In testing older patients' blood vitamin D levels, there is ambiguity about where the dividing line falls between enough and not enough.

Increase productivity, Bengal labour minister urges workers

May 1, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) Observing that industry and labour are complementary to each other, West Bengal Labour Minister Purnendu Bose Tuesday urged workers to strive for increased productivity.

UGC clears Assam's Sankardeva study centre

May 1, 2012 at 7:38 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has cleared the establishment of the Srimanta Sankardeva Chair in Assam's Tezpur University to familiarize students with the values of secularism and non-violence expounded by the saint-scholar, it was announced here Tuesday.

Long working hours turning many into couch potatoes

May 1, 2012 at 6:58 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Half of people find it hard to motivate themselves to leave the house to have fun after a hard day at the office, a survey has found.

Not all forms of altruism 'provide similar perks'

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): From bees and wasps that die defending their nests, to elephants that cooperate to care for young, a new mathematical model has shed light on the environmental conditions that favour one form of altruism over another.

Same graduation year drives online social networks

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Washington, May 1 (ANI): Social networks on Facebook tend to form around graduation year or university housing rather than other interests, researchers have found.

Rats have the best bite of the rodent world: Liverpool Varsity study

May 1, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Liverpool (UK), May 1 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Liverpool have found that mice and rats have evolved to gnaw with their front teeth and chew with their back teeth more successfully than rodents that 'specialise' in one or other of these biting mechanisms. Research has already shown that rats and mice can both chew and gnaw, whereas other rodents, such as squirrels, specialise in gnawing, and some, like guinea pigs, specialise in chewing.

14-year-old girl foils marriage attempt in Bengal

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) She is 14 years old and a school dropout, but West Bengal resident Seema still mustered up the courage to stand up to her family and foiled an attempt to get her married by calling a helpline.

Altruism varies under different conditions

May 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Washington, May 1 (IANS) Altruism wears different hats under different circumstances, says a new math model that pinpoints the conditions favouring one form of altruism over another.

CPI-M, Trinamool try one-upmanship on May Day

May 1, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Kolkata, May 1 (IANS) With West Bengal celebrating May Day with a holiday Tuesday, the ruling Trinamool Congress and the opposition Left Front tried to use the occasion to consolidate their base among the labour class, which comprises a major vote share in the state.

CPI-M suspends former party MP

April 30, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha member Anil Basu, who acquired infamy for his lewd comments against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee ahead of the West Bengal assembly polls last year, has been suspended from the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).

Ahead of Clinton's visit, US ambassador calls on Mamata

April 30, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell Monday had a 30-minute meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, apparently to prepare the ground for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the city next week.

Trinamool member alleges party workers killed during Left rule

April 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Trinamool Congress member Kunal Kumar Ghosh Monday alleged in the Rajya Sabha that human skeletons were being recovered of party workers killed during the Left Front government in West Bengal and urged the union home minister to give information about the action taken by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the cases.

I-League: East Bengal thrash Sporting Club 3-0

April 30, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) East Bengal thrashed Sporting Clube de Goa 3-0 in an I-League encounter at the Yuba Bharati Krirangan Monday. Sanju Pradhan, Tolgay Ozbey and Robin Singh scored one apiece for East Bengal.

'New Kolkata airport to be ready in three-four months'

April 30, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kolkata, April 30 (IANS) The modernisation of the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport here is nearing completion and it may become operational in the next three-four months, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said here Monday.

Recovery of human skeletons exposes Maoists atrocities in West Bengal

April 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Jhargram, Apr 30 (ANI): In a shocking incident, police personnel have recovered human skeletons from a forest area in the Jhargram region of West Bengal. Villagers blamed the Maoists for the atrocity.olice identified the skeletons as belonging to two locals, Tarun Singh and Haripada Dolai.

Bangladesh hopeful of inking Teesta water accord with India

April 29, 2012 at 11:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Stressing that people of Bangladesh wanted the Teesta water sharing accord signed with India, Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni Sunday hoped the pact will be inked, saying the two countries were continuing discussions on the issue.

Kolkata Slum dwellers' eviction a crime: Binayak Sen

April 29, 2012 at 9:06 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Describing the eviction of people from slums in Nonadanga in the eastern part of the city as a "tragedy and great crime", human rights activist Binayak Sen Sunday accused the West Bengal government of being inhuman.

'CPI-M, Maoists, teachers trying to stop development'

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and a section of teachers for trying to stop the developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old TMC-Congress government.

West Bengal: Govt. blames opposition for creating troubles

April 29, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Ruling Trinamool Congress has blamed the opposition left front and section of teachers for the creating obstacle in the way of development

CPI-M, Maoists spreading canards against us: Trinamool

April 29, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) West Bengal Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee Sunday blamed the opposition Left Front and the Maoists for trying to stop developmental work in the state by spreading canards against the 11-month-old TMC-Congress government.

Majority of Kolkatans to root for Dada, not KKR on May 5

April 29, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) Eden Gardens may be the official home venue for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but come May 5 a majority of Kolkatans - from celebrities to the man on the street - seem to be gearing up emotionally to back their eternal favourite "Dada" Sourav Ganguly, who will lead the Pune Warriors out on the historic ground.

Now, Mamata government targets woman professor? (West Bengal Newsletter)

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Kolkata, April 29 (IANS) A woman professor who dared to take on a Trinamool Congress leader for allegedly throwing a jug at her inside the teachers' staff room now finds her dispute with a tenant being made public by the West Bengal government - in what is being seen as a bid to show her in poor light.

Man's remotest relative found in Norway lake slucge

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

London, April 29 (ANI): Norwegian scientists have claimed that they have found one of the world's oldest living organisms and man's remotest relative - after spending two decades examining a microscopic algae-eater that lives in a lake in Norway.

Dunlop board allots shares to convert loan into equity

April 28, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) The board of directors of Dunlop India Saturday allotted five crore equity shares on preferential basis to three loan assignees in order to convert the ailing tyre-maker's outstanding loan of around Rs.60 crore into equity.

Eight girls rescued from Delhi brothels

April 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) Eight girls, a majority of them minors, were rescued from two Delhi brothels, police said Saturday.

Alexandra Burke unfazed by beau Jermain Defoe's 'sex romps with model'

April 28, 2012 at 5:54 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Alexandra Burke danced in the arms of some hunky companions, despite reports emerged that her footballer boyfriend Jermain Defoe had cheated on her with a Geordie model.

New pill 'may have life-changing effects on those suffering from obesity'

April 28, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have defined the structure of a key part of the human obesity receptor that is an essential factor in the regulation of body fat and could help provide new treatments for the complications of obesity and anorexia.

Slum dwellers, police clash in Kolkata again

April 28, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Kolkata, April 28 (IANS) Fresh clashes broke out between evicted slum dwellers of Nonadanga and police personnel here Saturday, leaving several people injured.

Six Indian-Americans win fellowships

April 28, 2012 at 10:10 AM

Washington, April 28 (IANS) Six Indian Americans are among 30 immigrants and children of immigrants from 20 countries who have won 2012 Paul and Daisy Soros New American Fellowships to pursue advanced degrees.

Bengal tea workers may come under MGNREGA

April 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to bring the state's impoverished tea gardens workers under the ambit of the 100-days' employment guarantee scheme, said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Friday.

Ang Lee praises Suraj Sharma's work in 'Life of Pi'

April 27, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Los Angeles, April 27 (IANS) Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, who zeroed in on Indian child actor Suraj Sharma as the lead for his forthcoming movie "Life of Pi", says the teenager has given an emotional performance and hopes the movie remains talked about for a long time to come.

We can't change our anti-SEZ stand: Mamata

April 27, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday reiterated her government's policy of not granting special economic zone (SEZ) status to Infosys -- all at a time when the central government is mulling revival of SEZs, especially those held up for years, reducing the minimum area requirement and dishing out tax concession.

Migrants introduced farming in Europe 5,000 years ago: Study

April 27, 2012 at 4:26 PM

London, April 27 (IANS) Migrants from the Mediterranean region brought agriculture to northern Europe some 5,000 years ago when its original inhabitants were nomadic hunter-gatherers living off plants and animals, says a new research.

Women have 'larger pupils than men'

April 27, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Women's eyes may actually be different from men's as a new study has revealed that healthy emmetropic women have a bigger pupil diameter than men.

This official doesn't want hiked dearness allowance!

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) How often do you find a government employee who doesn't want a hike in dearness allowance (DA)? But Kolkata resident Hiralal Burman is an exception - he refuses to accept his increased allowance to protest the poor DA hike for workers under the 100-day rural jobs scheme.

Vice chancellor, officials confined in office overnight in Bengal

April 26, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 26 (IANS) The vice-chancellor of the Aliah University and other officials had to spend the whole of Wednesday night confined in an office of the university's Salt lake campus as hundreds of students demanding upgradation of the existing infrastructure forcibly prevented their exit.

Plastic waste in ocean may affect environment, says study

April 26, 2012 at 3:31 PM

A recent study says that tonnes of plastic waste that are jostled into the ocean can have adverse effect on the environment. Working on a research sailboat sailing over the Pacific Ocean, oceanographer Giora Proskurowski noticed that the water of the ocean was scattered with numerous small-size pieces of plastic debris, when wind picked up and most of the particles disappeared from the sight.

Plastic waste in ocean can harm environment, says study

April 26, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Washington, April 26 (IANS) Tonnes of plastic waste that are shoved into the ocean could impact the environment, says a case study.

Male spiders look for 'hotter talent' even after their penises snap off

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Male orb web spiders, who only have two chances to mate in their lives that is made even more complex by the fact that females often eat them, still look around for heavier and more fertile females if they've mated with a small one the first time round.

Chemicals released by baked beetroot 'help boost athletes' performance'

April 26, 2012 at 12:34 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Athletes who eat baked beetroot before a race run faster than their rivals, a new study has claimed.

Prostitution scandal claims more US Secret Service agents

April 25, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Washington, April 25 (IANS) The US Secret Service Tuesday announced the fate of five remaining agents implicated in a scandal involving agency personnel and prostitutes during a presidential visit to Colombia. Two of the agents have decided to quit.

Mysterious 'monster' fossil discovered in US

April 25, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Washington, April 25(ANI): An amateur paleontologist has recently discovered a very large and very mysterious fossil in the Cincinnati region, United States, which has left the professionals puzzled.

By-polls in two Bengal assembly constituencies June 12

April 25, 2012 at 1:26 AM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) By-elections in two West Bengal Assembly constituencies - Daspur and Bankura - will be held June 12, the Election Commission announced Tuesday.

Bengal aims at 60 days work under rural jobs scheme

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Lalgarh (West Bengal), April 24 (IANS) West Bengal aims to give 60 days of work to each household under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) in the coming year, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday.

Jealousy fuelling malicious campaign against Banerjee: Trinamool

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) With the Mamata Banerjee government drawing flak for many of its actions, the ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday claimed there was a malicious campaign against her, fuelled by jealousy against her administration's achievements.

Mamata on backfoot, says her demand was an appeal not an ultimatum

April 24, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Chief Minister of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee, who is well known for threatening the government first and soften later, has once again has come on the backtrack and said a section of media has distorted my statement..........

Mamata backtracks; says it was an appeal, not ultimatum

April 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Kolkata, Apr 23 (IANS) Three days after issuing a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a moratorium on interest re-payment, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed a section of media for distorting the facts and clarified that it was not an ultimatum but an appeal.

Trinamool MPs to pressure government for tax monotatorium

April 23, 2012 at 10:28 PM

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving a 15-day ultimatum to the central government for accepting the state's demand for a three-year interest moratorium, Trinamool Congress Monday said it will raise the issue in both the houses of parliament in the upcoming budget session.

Gogoi follows Mamata, plans government channel in Assam

April 23, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Guwahati, April 23 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said his government would soon have its own news channel to showcase developmental activities across the state.

Panel looking into Mamata ultimatum: Mukherjee

April 22, 2012 at 11:32 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has asked a government panel to look into West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's ultimatum to the centre for a moratorium on the cash strapped state's interest payments.

Congress mum on Banerjee's 15-day ultimatum for W. Bengal debt relief

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): The Congress Party on Sunday refused to comment on the 15-day deadline issued by West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee to the Centre to announce debt relief for her state.

BJP urges Centre to consider legitimate rights of states

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Amritsar, Apr 22 (ANI): Claiming the 15-day deadline issued by the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to the central government as a 'legitimate right', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Arun Jaitley on Sunday urged the Congress party to consider her demand.

GJM to boycott Mamata meets in Darjeeling

April 22, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb in the Darjeeling hills.

GJM boycotts Mamata meets in Darjeeling

April 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Darjeeling, April 22 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Sunday called for a boycott of all future meetings of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and North Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb in the Darjeeling hills.

Vast groundwater reserves detected in Sahara

April 22, 2012 at 4:12 PM

London, April 22 (IANS) Researchers have found vast groundwater reserves in the Sahara, one of the driest places on earth, that could help buffer climate change effects for years.

Of toilets and Mamataspeak (West Bengal newsletter)

April 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) Soon after taking over the reins of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had referred to the plight of travellers - particularly women - on the highways, which have a negligible number of public toilets. Eleven months into office, her government has embarked on a massive project to ease the problem.

'Face's left side more appealing'

April 22, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Washington, April 22 (IANS) Left side images of the face are rated as more aesthetically pleasing than that of its right side, possibly because the left cheek reflects greater emotional intensity, says a study conducted by the Wake Forest University in the US.

Fracture prone? Blame your genes

April 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

Sydney, April 22 (IANS) Are you prone to fractures or trip often? If yes, then blame it on some unidentified genetic regions associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture, says a study.

Joint Action Committee of 26 organisations call for shutdown in Jalpaiguri

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Jalpaiguri, Apr 22 (ANI): The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of 26 organisations have called for a shutdown in Terai and Dooars region of West Bengal on Sunday to protest the proposed inclusion of 359 areas from the region to the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).

Oz women 'give more priority to family over baby'

April 22, 2012 at 1:09 PM

Melbourne, Apr 22 (ANI): Merely 4 percent of Australian women view having a baby as a top priority, with family, friends and relationships topping the list as most important, a new survey has found.

Bengal to take religious leaders' help for polio vaccination

April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a bid to make sure that each and every child of the state ias administered polio vaccine, the West Bengal government Saturday said it will take help of religious leaders to persuade the families who are still resisting the vaccine.

Congress plays down Mamata ultimatum

April 21, 2012 at 10:13 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Playing down the ultimatum of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for a moratorium on interest payment burden of the state, the Congress Saturday said the central government will have a "constructive approach" towards such demands.

Mamata mulls state-owned news channel, magazine

April 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said the government is thinking about launching a state-owned news channel and bringing out a magazine to highlight achievements of the officials.

Mamata to launch TV channel for West Bengal

April 21, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Kolkata, Apr 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said she would start a television channel and a newspaper to cater to the needs of the state government.

Social media a reality: Khurshid

April 21, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) As the West Bengal police booked a university professor for forwarding a cartoon mail on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the state CID asked Facebook to delete some morphed images of her, Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid Saturday said social media had become a reality and there were very restricted opportunities to impose constraints on that.

Now a Ratna award for Bengal bureaucrats

April 21, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) After instituting Krishi Ratna award for best farmer in a block, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government Saturday declared an award for bureaucrats putting up a good performance.

Mamta on tough stance, insists on tax moratorium

April 21, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Taking a tough stance, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banarjee has hinted that state is not in the position for its survival

Mamata insists on tax moratorium for Bengal

April 21, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) In a stern warning to the Congress-led union government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said it has to accept West Bengal's demand for a tax moratorium for the next three years.

CPI hits out against 'intolerance' of Mamata government

April 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Coming down heavily on West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government for "intolerance" of criticism and "vindictiveness" against political opponents, the Communist Party of India Friday said it would raise these issues at the national level.

After railways, Banerjee now sending Bengal to ICU: CPI-M

April 20, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Ridiculing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that her government has completed most of its tasks in its very first year, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Surjya Kanta Mishra Friday said after having sent the railways to the ICU as railway minister, she was now doing the same to the state.

Infant mortality in Bengal has come down: Mamata

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Amid regular reports of crib deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed there has been a fall in the number of infant deaths in the state.

Women 'prefer wimps during tough times'

April 20, 2012 at 7:01 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Women tend to favour wimpier, gentler men when the economy is in trouble, a new study has revealed.

Pay honorarium to priests, not just imams: VHP to Mamata

April 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) Friday said it would launch a campaign in West Bengal demanding monthly honorariums to Hindu priests and unemployed youth to protest against the Mamata Banerjee-led government's decision to pay honorariums of Rs.2,500 to imams.

Good policy environment in Bengal needed for investment

April 20, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Chinese ambassador Zhang Yan Friday said a good policy environment is needed in West Bengal to attract foreign funds and identified agriculture, tourism and power sectors as potential areas for investment from his country.

Cellular 'glue' may help suppress breast cancer

April 20, 2012 at 5:01 PM

Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): The protein Perp, associated with desmosomes (the glue that sticks cells together), is involved in suppressing breast cancer and offers a potential new target for future treatment, a new study has revealed.

Fire at Bengal state secretariat, no casualties

April 20, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) A fire broke out in the West Bengal state secretariat Writers' Buildings Friday morning, police said. No casualty was reported.

Some owners 'not just look like their dogs but act like them too'

April 20, 2012 at 3:33 PM

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Usually, it is said that dog owners bear a striking resemblance to their pets but now researchers have asserted that they even act like them.

One sent to jail for assaulting Bengal scientist, daughter

April 19, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) A West Bengal court Thursday sent a man to three days' police custody for allegedly assaulting a retired scientist and molesting his daughter.

Dempo a draw away from winning the I-League

April 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Margao, April 19 (IANS) A draw is just enough for Dempo to bag the I-League football title for the record fifth time when they face East Bengal in a key clash of the tournament at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Friday.

Transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle may help repair cardiac damage

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers including one of Indian origin have declared a research breakthrough in mice that shows promise to restore hearts damaged by heart attacks-by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle.

'Mystifying' Stonehenge may have been designed for sound

April 19, 2012 at 5:57 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that Stonehenge could have been built with acoustics in mind like a Greek or Roman theatre.

'The Great Unconformity' may hold key to understanding Cambrian explosion

April 19, 2012 at 5:25 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): The oceans were loaded with life 600 million years ago, but the simple, soft-bodied creatures would have been hardly recognizable as the ancestors of almost all animals on Earth today, researchers say.

Promises delivered, says West Bengal government

April 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Kolkata, April 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government has released "Promises Delivered" -- a 168-page book about its achievements "not given due recognition" in the wake of an outcry by a section of the civil society and the media over the regime's actions.

Meat eating enabled earlier weaning, helped humans spread across globe

April 19, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): When early humans became carnivores and started eating meat, their higher-quality diet allowed mothers to wean babies earlier and have more children, with potentially profound effects on population dynamics and the course of human evolution, a new study has revealed.

Now, a flourescent fish to track pollution

April 19, 2012 at 3:17 PM

London, April 19 (IANS) Scientists have created a green-glowing zebrafish to monitor ecological damage caused by pollution in real time.

Paedophiles now take 'merely 2 mins to start sexualised chat with victims'

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Online paedophiles are abandoning known grooming practices and striking up highly sexualised conversations with their prey within just two minutes, a new study has warned.

In Sports, India has not dearth of talents: Verma

April 19, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Today sports significantly contribute to economic and social development and improve health and personal growth of the people of ages

India poses no missile threat: NATO

April 19, 2012 at 5:09 AM

Brussels, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NATO does not consider India as a missile threat despite the country's advanced missile development programme, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said.

Kolkata rocked by protests, counter protests

April 18, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Kolkata, April 18 (IANS) Even days after the arrest of a Jadavpur University professor for circulating cartoons involving West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the city continued to be rocked by protests and counter protests by pro and anti government factions.

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