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PHOTOS: It's an odd, odd world out there!

These images prove what a whacky world we live in! A gibbon walks amid models of vehicles at a zoo in the park of miniatures in Bakhchisaray, Crimea. Photograph: Alexey Pavlishak/Reuters   A......

Tracks blocked, tyres burnt: Life affected during Bengal bandh

Normal life in West Bengal was partially affected on Friday due to the 12-hour state-wide bandh called by the Left Front in protest against police action on its activists during their march towards......

Parl panel on IT to take up 'fake TRP' issue: Sources

Amid reports of manipulations in Television Rating Points (TRP) by some channels, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology, chaired by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, has decided......

75% Bengal students couldn't appear for JEE: Mamata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said 75 per cent of JEE-Main candidates in the state could not appear for the exam held on September 1 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and......

Tight security, COVID-19 norms in place for I-Day

Multilayered security arrangements and a mandatory adherence to social distancing norms are in place for the 74th Independence Day celebrations at the Mughal-era Red Fort this year. IMAGE:......

SC rejects plea by PMC Bank customers for lifting restrictions

The Supreme court on Friday refused to entertain a plea filed on behalf of scam-hit PMC Bank account holders seeking lifting of restrictions imposed by the Reserve Bank of India on cash......

SC to hear plea for full insurance of all bank deposits

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to an urgent hearing on a plea seeking directions for interim protective measures to insure around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the scam-hit PMC......

How Kolkata trams are getting a new lease of life

Reopening of closed tram routes is on top of the mind of the authorities Colonial-era charm of trams is being revisited in the city with air-conditioned tram cars being lined up and closed routes......

Kingfisher House can be seized by banks: Court

The Karnataka High Court has rejected a petition by Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher Airlines Limited challenging the move by a consortium of banks to take possession of its "Kingfisher House" property......

In Bengal's industrial wasteland, retail offers hope

The 100-year-old Metropolitan Building in Esplanade has an illustrious history. Till the 1950s, it used to house a huge foreign departmental store called Whiteway & Laidlaw that closed down......

Movie halls prepare for a post lockdown world

''We have to scale down our theatre's seating capacity by tweaking the arrangement of seats.''We have to stop screening back-to-back shows to ensure that people do not bump into one another.'......

Old theatres make way to grand multiplexes

It's probably a little late to be talking about the death of single-screen theatres. Multiplexes have become so ubiquitous these days that we forget that it was only a decade ago that standalone......

'It's justified if women want to dominate men'

Harman Baweja was all set to be the next Bollywood star. But a dismal debut, Love Story 2050, crashed his hopes of becoming an overnight sensation. His next release Victory sank his career even......

Om Puri: My friend, Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze, who lost the battle to pancreatic cancer on Monday, had a close Indian connection. He starred in the film, City Of Joy, featuring Om Puri and Shabana Azmi. The film was shot in......

ICC to announce 2015 World Cup fixtures

The International Cricket Council will announce the fixtures of the 2015 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand simultaneously in Melbourne and Wellington, on Tuesday. "The......

Bookie Shobhan Mehta sent to six-day police custody

A big-time bookie Shobhan Mehta, arrested in connection with the Indian Premier League betting scandal, was on Saturday remanded to Mumbai Police custody as investigators said they want to probe......

Ganguly reveals kidnap threat on daughter

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday confirmed media reports that his familyreceived letters threatening that his daughter Sana would be kidnapped. Beginning of the end for Fab Four?......

China leaps on world stage in style

Opening ceremony images Resurgent China opened the Olympics on Friday with a burst of fireworks at a spectacular ceremony that wove ancient Chinese history with modern wizardry and aimed to draw......

Paris protesters force Olympic torch onto bus

Protests over China's crackdown on Tibet forced organisers in Paris to put the Olympic torch on a bus on Monday to protect it from demonstrators. A police source said the torch was placed aboard a......
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