Everything you need to know about South 24 Parganas: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about South 24 Parganas: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Seoul, May 3 (IANS) South Korea's foreign reserves grew to a record high of $316.84 billion last month due to an increase in investment profits and a growth in conversion value of non-dollar denominated assets, the central bank said Thursday.
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Fifteen million babies are born too soon every year and 1.1 million die shortly after birth, making premature birth the second leading cause of death in children under age 5, according to the first ever national, regional and global estimates of preterm birth.
Seoul, May 3 (IANS) Hundreds of South Koreans held a candlelight rally in the capital Wednesday evening to protest the government's decision to continue beef imports from the US even after the detection of mad cow disease.
Tehran, May 1 (IANS) Iran finished overall winners at the Asian Weightlifting Championships Tuesday.
Sydney, May 1 (IANS) Out of favour, Australian Test batsman Usman Khwaja is mulling a move to Queensland after telling Bulls players he wants to move north.
Seoul, April 30 (IANS) South Korea's industrial output growth plunged last month due to weak demand at home and abroad caused by high oil prices and economic slowdown in China, a government report showed Monday.
Caracas, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Japan and South Korea plan to invest nearly $14 billion in various energy projects in Venezuela, Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said.
Dubai, April 29 (IANS) West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has regained the No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test batsmen rankings after hitting two half-centuries in the Dominica Test which Australia won by 75 runs to claim the series 2-0.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) A new approach focusing on increasing the number of Indian business travellers to New Zealand has been adopted by the country's tourism board, which is all set to push into the business events and incentives market.
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India's Parupalli Kashyap, who had booked an Olympic berth Fiday, put up a valiant fight in his semi-final tie against South Korea's Wan Ho Shon but went down in three sets at the India Open Super Series badminton here Saturday.
As the Civil Aviation Ministry of India, has decided to include four Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft into it?s kitty to revamp the deteriorating situation of state run airliner Air India, the first aircraft in this series has rolled out from South Carolina, a state governed by Indian American Nikki Haley, with great fanfare..............
Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), the Central University of Delhi on Friday conferred an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters to United Nations Secretary-General Ban-ki-moon in convocation program here........
Accra (Ghana), April 27 (IANS) The South African Football Association (SAFA) has apologised to its Ghanaian counterpart over age-cheating allegations made against Ghana by the coach of its women's under-17 team.
Rio De Janeiro, April 27 (IANS) Santos striker Neymar has vowed to seek revenge after Bolivar's shock 2-1 victory over the defending Copa Libertadores champions in La Paz.
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said here Friday that despite the challenges involved he trusted India to build and strengthen partnerships with her neighbours and saw a "future of steadily warmer ties" in this region.
Cape Town, Apr 27(ANI): South Africa's three-Tests against Australia are likely to be played at Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
Beijing, Apr 27 (ANI): The Chinese military has vowed to "fulfill their duty" to safeguard the South China Sea.
Johannesburg, April 27 (IANS) South Africa wants to build up local businesses as it expands its nuclear power capacity, the country's Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said.
Johannesburg, Apr 27(ANI): Suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gerald Majola and former CSA Chief Operations Officer (COO) Don McIntosh must repay millions of Rands in underhanded bonus payments, Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed.
New York, Apr 26 (ANI): Josh Kelley and wife Katherine Heigl have reportedly added another child to their growing brood.
New York, April 26 (IANS) Actress Katherine Heigl and her husband Josh Kelley have adopted another baby girl, says her representative.
London, Apr 26 (ANI): For many women, the prospect of shopping for a swimming costume can often prove terrifying, a new study has revealed.
Jakarta, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): An Indonesian senior official said on Thursday that Indonesia will suspend imports of U.S. beef from Thursday because of a confirmed U.S. case of mad cow disease, a local media reported here.
Seoul, April 26 (IANS) South Korea's gross domestic product (GDP) grew 0.9 percent in the first quarter from three months earlier, the central bank said Thursday.
Washington, April 26 (IANS) As the US Supreme Court began a hearing on Arizona State's tough immigration law, a South Asian umbrella organisation asked the apex court to reject the law that it said permits racial profiling."
Rio de Janeiro, April 26 (IANS/EFE) The US is ready to transfer military technology to Brazil to be able to count the South American country as a strategic ally, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said here Wednesday.
London, April 25 (IANS) In a brazen attack carried out by helicopter-borne poachers, a herd of 22 elephants were killed and their tusks and genitals hacked off at a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a media report said Wednesday.
Beijing, April 25 (Xinhua-ANI): Zhong Jianhua, special representative of the Chinese government on African affairs, will soon visit Sudan and South Sudan to promote dialogue and negotiations between the two countries.
Melbourne, Apr 25 (ANI): The lifestyle risks including obesity and boozing faced by teenagers in the high-income world are rapidly spreading to counterparts in poorer countries, a new study has revealed.
Seoul, April 25 (IANS) South Korea's consumer confidence rose for three straight months in April, the central bank said Wednesday.
Melbourne, April 25 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) has revealed it is set to overhaul its financial model and take control of venue arrangements for international matches.
Melbourne, April 24 (IANS) Cricket Australia (CA) said Tuesday it would seek the approval of the state associations for a smaller board.
London, April 24 (IANS) Former British Open winner Ben Curtis ended a six-year wait for a PGA Tour victory by winning the Valero Texas Open at San Antonio, US. By winning the title, Curtis vaulted from 285th position to 156th in the latest edition of the Official World Golf Ranking.
Manila, April 24 (ANI): The Philippines has warned that aggressive Chinese claims on the South China Sea pose a threat to its neighbours, and has called on other countries to take a stand on this issue.
Colombo, Apr 24(ANI): Sri Lankan pace bowler Lasith Malinga has rejected claims that he had declined to sign this year's contract with Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) and stressed he will be available for all national commitments.
Agartala, April 24 (IANS) State-owned ONGC-Videsh will go ahead with the exploration of oil in the South China Sea despite China's objections, a top company official said here Tuesday.
London, Apr 23 (ANI): A pub cat named Rosie is thought to be one of the oldest in Britain after she clocked up the equivalent of 112 in human years.
London, Apr 23 (ANI): A new report by the International Crisis Group (ICG) says China needs a "consistent policy" on the South China Sea if it is to resolve disputes.
Colombo, Apr 23 (Xinhua-ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for South Korea on Monday for a four-day official visit that will focus on increasing trade ties between the two countries.
Johannesburg, April 23 (IANS) The South African government is speeding up its plan to redistribute land to rightful owners, the official Bua news agency reported Sunday.
Colombo, April 23 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa left for South Korea Monday on a four-day official visit that will focus on increasing trade ties between the two countries.
London, April 23 (ANI): It's believed that men are more attracted to women wearing red than other colours.
Sydney, Apr 23 (ANI): Australia captain Michael Clarke has asked his team to make one last effort to win the last Test against the West Indies in Dominica this week.
Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Bollywood beauty Sameera Reddy had no clash with Kangna Ranaut on the sets of their forthcoming film "Tezz", but she says no two actresses can be best friends.
Khartoum, April 21 (IANS) Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has vowed neither to hold any talks with South Sudan over the oil issue nor allow the latter to transport oil through Sudanese territory, media reported Saturday.
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The DSC Prize for South Asian Literature Friday announced the induction of five new members to its advisory committee for the 2013 and 2014 editions of the $50,000 prize.
India has suggested to form a working group consists of finance ministry and central bank officials of the BRIC countries.
Washington, April 20 (IANS) India has suggested setting up a working group comprising officials from finance ministries and central banks of the five BRICS countries for the formation of a development bank to increase trade within the grouping.
New York, April 20 (ANI): Spirit Airlines is now capitalizing on the Secret Security prostitution scandal with a new Internet advertisement offering cheap flights to Colombia that promises 'more bang for your buck.'
Phnom Penh, April 20 (Xinhua-ANI): The number of foreign tourists to Cambodia's Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites, had increased by 45 percent to 639,800 in the first quarter of this year, statistics of the Siem Reap provincial tourism department revealed on Friday.
Seoul, April 20 (IANS) South Korea's top steelmaker Posco said Friday that its operating profit dropped in the first quarter due to weak demand and high feedstock costs.
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.
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) A South Korean court Thursday sentenced the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel to 30 years in prison for killing a South Korean coast guard officer last year.
Rio de Janeiro, April 19 (IANS) Star midfielder Deco says he would swap his Champions League winners' medals for a Copa Libertadores triumph with Brazilian club Fluminense.
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) India Thursday successfully launched its long-range Agni-V ballistic missile. Here are some salient features of the missile and the test, which propelled the country into a special league of nations:
Seoul, April 19 (IANS) South Korea's corporate bankruptcies fell to an all-time low last month, the central bank said Thursday.
Johannesburg, April 18 (Xinhua-ANI): The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) on Wednesday hosted the celebration to commemorate the 100 days-to-go landmark for 2012 London Olympics Games.
Beijing, April 18 (ANI): The Philippines and China have indicted each other for maritime intrusion in disputed waters between the two countries after a standoff last week.
Chennai, Apr 18 (ANI): Criticizing the Department of Atomic Energy, anti-nuclear activist Neeraj Jain has urged the Central Government to halt operations at existing plants such as Tamil Nadu's Kudankulam project.
Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) Days after a Jadavpur University professor was beaten for circulating 'defamatory' cartoons of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a retired scientist and his daughter Tuesday alleged they were assaulted and molestated. Police said they were investigating.
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Amid conflicting territorial claims over South China Sea and differences between India and China over exploration, the US Tuesday said the laws of the seas should apply and issues should be addressed through dialogue.
Inflation has long been the common man's concern about economy. Though inflation is the most immediate economic parameter to be associated with the hike of price, it has its long and far reaching effects on the society and social concerns. The monetary strategies in the international level are less vulnerable to the effects of global inflation than the currencies of the poorer and developing nations.
London, April 16 (IANS) A two-year-old girl in Australia survived on chocolate for five days after her mother died in their home.
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea's central bank Monday lowered its economic growth outlook for 2012 to 3.5 percent from an earlier estimate of 3.7 percent due to deteriorating terms of trading and slower export growth amid the lingering uncertainties in the euro area.
Seoul, April 16 (IANS) South Korea, China and Japan have agreed to work together to ensure food security and enhance their trade in agricultural products.
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): A hacker by the name of 'w0rmer' of the notorious group 'Anonymous', was finally busted by the FBI after he posted a photo of his scantily-clad girlfriend, with a message on a paper pasted on her waist taunting US officials.
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) South Korea's economic growth was expected to slow to 3.4 percent this year as economic downturn in advanced nations may hamper the country's exports, which account for more than half of the economy, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Friday.
Seoul, April 13 (IANS) South Korea's central bank Friday said it froze the benchmark interest rate at 3.25 percent for April, leaving the 7-day repo rate unchanged for 10 straight months.
London, April 13 (IANS) Model Katie Price and her South American boyfriend Leandro Penna have confirmed that they will star together on "Dancing For A Dream".
New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said India is concerned with the recent developments in Sudan and South Sudan.
Seoul, April 12 (IANS) South Korea's jobless rate dropped to 3.7 percent last month from a year earlier as job creation kept its solid growth trend in the service industry, a government report showed Thursday.
Seoul, Apr 12 (ANI): South Korea's ruling Saenuri party has won a majority of seats in the parliamentary elections.
Kolkata, April 11 (IANS) People came out of their homes and offices, buildings developed cracks and Metro services were halted Wednesday as twin tremors from the massive earthquake that hit Indonesia were felt in west Bengal, including capital Kolkata.
Kolkata, April 11(IANS) A man and his parents were shot dead at their home in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district Wednesday, police said.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) South African batting all-rounder Faf du Plessis wants to flourish in his role of opening for defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in his bid to break into the national Test team.
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) South African fast bowler Morne Morkel has no complaints about coming in as the first-change bowler for Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Johannesburg, Apr 10 (ANI): South Africa's last white ruler, FW de Klerk, has said Nelson Mandela was a 'brutal and unfair' political opponent and not a 'holy man'.
Kolkata, April 10 (IANS) India is looking at doubling its tea export to Pakistan in the next three years, Indian Tea Association (ITA) said Tuesday.
Seoul, April 10 (IANS) South Korea's exports were estimated to grow 3 percent in the second quarter due to expected solid demand from advanced economies, a state-run trade bank said Tuesday.
Havana, April 10 (IANS/EFE) Fidel Castro poked fun at US President Barack Obama's plans to sport a guayabera - a tropical shirt that is Cuba's official garment - during this week's Summit of the Americas in Colombia where the Communist-ruled island will not be represented.
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil is undertaking what could possibly be her last foreign trip before she ends her five-year tenure in July - a 12-day trip to two African countries, Seychelles and South Africa.
Kolkata, April 9 (IANS) With an eye on next year's panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced several sops, including loans and recognition of 10,000 madrassas, for the state's Muslim community.
Johannesburg, Apr 9 (ANI): 'v3South African Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, will this week consider whether Cricket South Africa (CSA) has taken appropriate action after a ministerial inquiry into its finances.
Rio de Janeiro, April 9 (IANS) Brazil coach Mano Menezes is confident of leading the team to victory in the 2014 football World Cup.
Johannesburg, Mar 31(ANI): Recommendations made by a ministerial inquiry have been accepted by Cricket South Africa's (CSA) board of directors in principle, acting president Willie Basson revealed on Friday.
New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With an ambitious programme for development, South Africa plans to conduct road shows and business events in major Indian cities to attract investments in sectors as diverse as information technology, financial services and agro-processing.
London, April 8 (IANS) Singer Lady Gaga has presented boyfriend Taylor Kinney a stray cat before going on her world tour.
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Lady Gaga, who is about to go on a 110-date world tour at the end of this month, has given her boyfriend Taylor Kinney a present before going - a stray cat.
Adelaide, Apr 8(ANI): Retired Australian cricketer Greg Blewett will play for South Australia in an interstate teams golf tournament at Royal Adelaide, as he joins an illustrious group of people, who have represented their state in two different sports.
Colombo, April 7 (IANS) England will start its domestic international season as the No.1 Test side in the ICC Test Championship after a two-Test draw with Sri Lanka helped it retain the top spot.
Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Several parts of Kolkata were waterlogged after heavy rains accompanied by thunderstorms lashed the city and its outskirts Friday.
London, April 5 (ANI): O.J. Simpson is said to be furious with his oldest daughter Arnelle for squandering all his pension money and not keeping up the mortgage payments on his South Florida mansion as he sits behind bars.
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) FIFA has granted Russia a budget of $699 million to host the 2018 World Cup, a similar amount to that received by South Africa for the 2010 tournament.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Citing security concerns, the external affairs ministry hasn't approved an Indian hockey team's tour to Pakistan for a three-nation meet also involving Malaysia, Hockey India (HI) said Wednesday.
Johannesburg, Apr 4(ANI): South Africa's Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has said endemic corruption in the country is at its peak.
New Delhi, April 4 (IANS) Both Sudan and South Sudan have assured India that its $2.5 billion investment in the oil industry spanning the trans-national border are safe and will not be affected by the simmering dispute over oil revenues between the two countries.
Chennai, April 4 (IANS) Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) entered the overseas market Wednesday, shipping out cars to South Africa. The company said it would export nearly 20,000 cars every year.
Rio de Janeiro, April 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil will launch a satellite for military purposes and to expand broadband Internet service throughout the country, Communications Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva said, adding that officials hope to have the satellite operational in time for the 2014 soccer World Cup tournament in the South American nation.
Colombo, April 3 (IANS) Ticket sales for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka this year are on the rise after just one week of their start. More than 25 percent of tickets in the first phase have been already sold with an average of 10,000 tickets being sold each day.
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Consuming a diet low in energy density may be an effective strategy for managing body weight, suggest researchers.