Statesman, The (India)
- CPM attacks govt for prioritising Mamata bypoll
The CPI-M has launched a scathing criticism against the Mamata Banerjee government for allegedly prioritising Bhawanipore polls over setting up of covid quarantine centres and safe homes in Kolkata- a need apparently
- Malda set to revamp popular pilgrimage site
The Malda district administration is all set to revamp a popular spot for Vaishnava pilgrimage in Malda, the Ramkeli Dham, in English Bazaar.
- Concern as several kids admitted in J'guri dist hospital
One of the around 130 children admitted in the Jalpaiguri District Hospital has tested positive for Covid-19, officials have said.
- BJP fancies win against Mamata
The BJP will secure the winning of its Bhowanipore candidate Priyanka Tibrewal and defeat Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP state president and MP Dilip Ghosh said today.
- KMC Covaxin centres to remain shut from today
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation today announced that all its Covaxin centres will remain closed from 13 September till further notice. The civic body has however clarified that its Covishield vaccination centres would continue to function as usual.
- Indian Coast Guard saves lives of 11 fishermen near Sagar Island
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) today informed it has saved the lives of 11 fishermen whose boat underwent an engine failure and was stuck in the Bay of Bengal near Sagar Island.
- Two relatives arrested in Parnashree murder case
In a major breakthrough, officers of the homicide wing of the detective department of Kolkata Police today arrested two persons in connection with the murder of mother, son duo at Parnashree, Behala.
- Toy Train's Jungle Tea Safari picks up steam
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railways' 'Steam Jungle Tea Safari' that runs between Siliguri Junction and Rongtong station has gained much popularity, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has said.
- BJP leader's FB post against party MLA slammed
Some "disgraceful" words used on social media by the Secretary of the North Dinajpur BJP committee, Pradip Sarkar, against his own party MLA have sparked outrage in North Dinajpur district.
- States must make solar energy and water harvesting mandatory for large buildings: VP Naidu
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday appealed to all states and local bodies to make solar rooftop plants, solar water heaters and rainwater harvesting mandatory for large buildings and government organizations while adopting model building by-laws.
- Former UP CM Kalyan Singh passes away after prolonged illness, PM Modi and other leaders express condolences
Senior BJP leader and two-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh passed away at a Lucknow hospital on Saturday....
- Summary of Union Budget 21: Laying a vision for AatmaNirbhar Bharat, says FM
The Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021-22 in Parliament today, which is the first budget of this new decade and also a digital one in the backdrop of unprecedented COVID-19 crisis....
- Navy Day, 2020: Year-End wrap-up on our sentinels of the sea
Addressing at a press conference ahead of the Navy Day on December 3rd, CNS Admiral Karambir Singh addressed over a year-round wrap while highlighting the other broader issues of Indian Navy at Kota house, New Delhi, India....
- Sixth Schedule~I
Article 244 of the Constitution deals with the administration of Scheduled Areas and Tribal Areas through two Schedules. Provisions of the Fifth Schedule apply to the administration and control of the Scheduled Areas and Scheduled Tribes in states other Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram, while...
- Budget Musings
Budget Day is less than three weeks away, but there is little excitement in the media or even in business circles. Probably, everyone is aware that the Government's capacity to dole out freebies is severely limited, since the revenues forecast in the last Budget are nowhere close to materialisation....
- Summary of Economic Survey 2020-21
India's real GDP to record a growth of 11 per cent in 2021-22 and nominal GDP by 15.4 per cent-the highest since independence. The V-shaped economic recovery is supported by the initiation of a mega vaccination drive with hopes of a robust recovery in the services sector and prospects for robust...
- Oh! Calcutta~I
Irecall, way back in 1997,during an informal conversation with me, Calcutta was described as a city of "charming chaos" by the eminent Oxford University Professor of English, John Carey. Prof Carey was describing his visit to Calcutta around the early 1990s. Prof Carey probably would have ...
- Descent into kitsch~II
In December last year BJP's state president Dilip Ghosh, while addressing a gathering at Joka in south Kolkata, attacked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying "she is acting like a bastard" and trying to convert Bengal into Bangladesh by raising the 'Joy Bangla' slogan. Last month, one of ...
- Future of Accounting
Chartered Accountants Day was celebrated a few days ago. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and its members were warmly greeted by millions including the Prime Minister. He rightly stressed on the deepening of the partnership with ICAI in nation building. He also emphasised the...
- Saturday Interview | 'Neurological care is neglected'
Renowned globally for the 'awake-brain guitar surgery' he performed in 2017 to rectify a dysfunctional finger of a guitar player who kept strumming it during the surgery, Prof Dr SHARAN SRINIVASAN — a stereotactic and functional neurosurgeon and head of neurosciences department at Bhagwan Mahaveer...