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Ex-Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar takes oath as RS member

Former chief executive of Prasar Bharati and Trinamool Congress leader Jawhar Sircar on Wednesday took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha. He was elected unopposed to the Upper House of Parliament......

Will remain MP but quit politics: Babul Supriyo

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday managed to persuade Babul Supriyo against resigning as a Lok Sabha member even as the singer-turned-politician insisted that he will no longer be part of active......

Rainfall during Aug-Sept likely to be above normal: IMD

Rainfall during August and September, the second half of the four-month rainfall season, is likely to be on the higher side of normal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.......

Mamata's Delhi visit jolts Gandhis

The fear that Mamata might snatch the mantle of Opposition leadership which the Gandhis firmly believe to be theirs by birthright seems to have persuaded Sonia and Rahul to give up their......

Centre unlikely to order CBI probe in Assam-Mizoram border clashes

The Centre has no plans to order an inquiry by a neutral agency like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the recent fatal clashes along the Assam-Mizoram border but is trying to defuse......

Why ONGC is grappling with existential crisis

While India’s dependence on imported oil and gas is rising steadily, the country’s premier exploration conglomerate’s share of domestic natural gas production is less than 80 per......

13 years after Singur fiasco, Bengal says Tatas 'most welcome'

Thirteen years after their small car project was forced out of West Bengal following the anti-land acquisition movement in Singur, Industry and IT Minister Partha Chatterjee has said talks are on......

'As finance minister, it is very difficult to do as much as one should'

'Since the NDA took office in 2014, and aggressively since 2019, the Union government seems hell bent on centralising all power and resources, only to fail spectacularly,' Tamil Nadu Finance......

Petrol, diesel prices hiked again

Petrol price on Thursday was hiked by 35 paise per litre and diesel by 15 paise, pushing rates to a new high across the country. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Petrol in Delhi now costs Rs......

Ramping up vax cover key to restoring economic activity: FinMin

Maintaining a rapid pace of the vaccination drive and quickly bridging healthcare infrastructure gaps across both urban and rural areas would emerge as the most sustainable stimulus for durable......

Suryakumar, Shaw to join Indian team in UK

Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran added to main squad   IMAGE: On the back of an impressive showing in the ongoing limited overs series in Sri Lanka, Suryakumar Yadav was added to India's Test......

Tokyo Games: India's lone gymnast Pranati fails to qualify for finals

Photograph: Kind Courtesy SAI Media/Twitter India's lone gymnast at Tokyo Olympics, Pranati Nayak failed to qualify for the All Round finals of Artistic Gymnastics competition, in Tokyo, on......

Howrah Bridge lit up to wish Indians for Tokyo Olympics

IMAGE: Howrah Bridge was illuminated on Monday to wish Indian athletes ahead of the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: PIB West Benga/Twitter Kolkata's iconic Howrah Bridge on Monday was illuminated to......

Olympic gold-winning hockey legend Datt passes away

IMAGE: A formidable half-back, Keshav Datt was part of India's historic feat at the 1948 Olympics where the country beat home team Britain 4-0 at the Wembley Stadium in London to win the first......

When Indian skippers and selectors crossed swords...

IMAGE: The team management comprising skipper Virat Kohli are peeved with the national selectors, led by chairman Chetan Sharma, over Bengal opener Abhimanyu Easwaran's contentious selection.......
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