Kolkata, Feb 28 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday removed senior party leader Mukul Roy from the post of national general secretary.
New Delhi, Feb. 28 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday proposed to abolish the wealth tax paid by the super-rich of the nation, recommending in its place the payment of an additional surcharge on income tax instead.
New Delhi, Feb. 28 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday proposed to set up a new Indian Institute of Technology in Karnataka, also recommending the setting up of five All India Institutes of Medical Sciences across the nation.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : NGO People for Better Treatment (PBT) has termed as "unlawful" the refusal to treat swine flu patients by certain hospitals in West Bengal, and said it would move court if the state government fails to meet its demands of ensuring proper treatment for all patients.
By Neelapu Shanti, New Delhi, Feb. 28 : To meet the growing challenges in waste water management, the Centre for Science and Environment organized a three-day seminar in New Delhi.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : It was sunny Saturday in the national capital with the maximum temperature settling at 29.2 degrees Celsius, four notches above season's average. The met department has forecast a light rainfall or thunder showers in some parts of the city Sunday.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Representatives from an Indian NGO Mohan Foundation and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) met at the House of Lords on 26th Feb 2015 to sign an important Memorandum of Understanding, agreeing to work together to learn from each other's experiences.
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 28 : Refusing to read much into his sacking as the party's national general secretary, sidelined Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy Saturday took a veiled dig at party supremo Mamata Banerjee, saying she was not even a party member when he initiated the process for the Trinamool's formation.
Ghaziabad, Feb 28 : Lawyers under the leadership of bar association president Ram Autar Gupta staged a dharna and shouted slogans against the state government at the collectorate Saturday. This led to the closure of the government treasury.
Patna, Feb 28 : Nearly a week after he was forced to quit as Bihar's chief minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi Saturday launched a new political front to "expose the real face" of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.
Jammu, Feb 28 : PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Sunday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mumbai, Feb 28 : Stand-up comedian and "Comedy Nights with Kapil" host Kapil Sharma has refuted rumours that he has refused to be a part of superstar Shah Rukh Khan's upcoming TV show titled "India Poochega Sabse Shaana Kauna.
New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 28 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Saturday slammed the union budget, saying it was "not for the people". The party also termed as "bluff" the special financial assistance to the state announced in the budget.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday looked dapper in a striking deep blue Nehru jacket as he presented the union budget.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : The Trinamool Congress Saturday sacked Mukul Roy - once party supremo Mamata Banerjee's second-in-command - as its national general secretary.
By Arun Kumar, Washington, February 28 : "How many lives do you have," asks the elderly co-manager, Muriel, in "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", set in India's Pink City of Jaipur.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Delhi Police have been allocated Rs. 5,372.88 crore for upgrading the force during the 2015-16 financial year, according to the interim budget proposals presented in the Lok Sabha Saturday.
Mumbai, Feb. Feb 28 : Unseasonal showers and drizzle in large parts of Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and other parts of Maharashtra brought down temperatures here Saturday, weather officials said.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : India will provide visa on arrival (VoA) to visitors from 150 countries -- a sharp rise from the 43 countries now, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced Saturday.
Mumbai, Feb 28 : In a volatile session, a benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally ended Saturday's trade up 233 points or 0.80 percent.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : The government will set up an authority to administer and monitor scholarship as well educational loan schemes, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday.
Srinagar, Feb 28 : Two militants of Hizbul Mujaheedin outfit were killed in a fierce gunfight overnight with security forces in south Kashmir Pulwama district, police Saturday said.
Panaji, Feb 28 : The VHP's decision to start a re-conversion drive for Christians in Goa has attracted widespread criticism, with Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar warning people not to make provocative remarks.
Bhopal, Feb 28 : A two-day Regional Round Table Conference on Effective Implementation of Law relating to Juvenile Justice commenced on Saturday in Madhya Praesh's Bhopal city.
Chennai, Feb 28 : The Marketing Committee of the BCCI met in Chennai on Saturday to decide the Media Rights of the Pepsi IPL for the US Region for the 3-year period from 2015 to 2017.
Kolkata, Feb 28 : Two people were arrested Saturday for the alleged gang-rape of a 21-year-old married woman in West Bengal's Howrah district earier this week, police said.
Mumbai, Feb 28 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Saturday traded 209 points or 0.72 percent down in late afternoon trade after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget for 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : The government Saturday announced the setting up of an IIT in Karnataka along with IIMs in Jammu and Kashmir and Andhra Pradesh.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Parliamentarians will have a four-day weekend on Holi beginning March 5.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that institutions of science and educational research would be set up in Nagaland and Odisha.
Mumbai, Feb 28 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Saturday traded flat in the afternoon trade session after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented budget 2015-16 in the Lok Sabha.
By Nivedita, Kolkata, Feb 28 : Fashion designer Shantanu Goenka, whose designs exude Kolkata's old world charm and aesthetics with a mix of global culture, feels Indian customers are ready to splurge heavily on luxury garments and accessories provided they are served "right".
Bhubaneswar, Feb 28 : The day-long shutdown called by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to protest against the ban on the entry of its top leader Pravin Togadia hit normal life in Odisha's Kandhamal district Saturday, police said.
Srinagar, Feb 28 : Two militants were killed in an encounter at Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : It was a sunny Saturday morning in the capital with the minimum temperature settling at 11 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average.
New Delhi, Feb 28 : Three people, including a one-year-old child, died and eight others received burn injuries in a fire that broke out at residential building here early Saturday, a fire service official said.
New Delhi, Feb. 27 : Senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of delivering 'false promises' and 'false hopes'.
New Delhi, Feb. 27 : Five people, including an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) doctor, were arrested by the police on Friday in connection with the rape of a 25-year old woman from Sikkim.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : Director General of Indian Chamber of Commerce Rajeev Singh on Friday commended West Bengal State Finance Minister Amit Mitra for presenting a "very positive and forward looking budget" for the State in the coming year.
Goalpara (Assam), Feb. 27 : Security forces recovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at the railway track in Assam's Goalpara district on Friday.
Lucknow, Feb. 27 : Robbers on Friday looted the ATM of a private bank in the Babuganj area of Lucknow, managing to flee with cash after killing three people in broad daylight.
Mumbai, Feb 28 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), Saturday surged 213.71 points or 0.73 percent in the early session ahead of the Union Budget.
Panaji, Feb 28 : No one should make statements which can disturb the communal harmony in Goa said Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, even as the VHP Friday commented that it would make efforts to re-convert Goan Christians to Hinduism.
Bengaluru, Feb 27 : A day after a college girl and a youth were fatally run over by a speeding tanker, civic authorities here Friday announced they would build a skywalk across the busy airport road for pedestrians' safety.
New Delhi, Feb. 27 : People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed met Janata Dal (United) chief Sharad Yadav here on Friday and invited him for his swearing-in ceremony.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : Sidelined Trinamool Congress national general secretary Mukul Roy Friday said he has not crossed any limits by calling on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and would skip the party working committee meeting Saturday due to the union budget presentation and personal work.
Srinagar, Feb 27 : A fierce gunfight began Friday evening between two militants, holed-up in a house, and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the 14th Finance Commission has not been able to solve the problem of debt burden which her state has been facing.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal's major industry bodies Friday welcomed the state budget saying the proposals on tax revision, especially Value Added Tax, would facilitate the growth of small scale industries.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra Friday presented a Rs. 1,38,370.01 crore budget in the state assembly, with an estimated deficit of Rs.4 crore.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi wishing for debt waiver, Friday said she was compelled to take the step as the 14th Finance Commission failed to redress the issue despite assurances from the central government.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday lost her cool when asked about her once trusted aide and Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : The toll due to swine flu in West Bengal Friday rose to seven with the death of a person at a city hospital while 12 fresh cases were reported to take the total number of positive cases to 112, an official said.
Bhubaneswar, Feb 27 : The Odisha government has been granted another two months by the Supreme Court to decide on the fate of 18 iron and manganese ore mines in the state whose leases are due for renewal, an official said.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will head a new agency - The Delhi Dialogue Commission - that will implement the AAP's 70-point agenda for the capital's growth, officials said Friday.
Panaji, Feb 27 : The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) plans to re-convert Christians in Goa and is in the middle of an expansion drive in the state, a VHP leader said here Friday.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : The Delhi High Court Friday directed AIIMS to provide free treatment to a two-year-old boy, suffering from Gaucher's disease, a genetic disorder.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : A special court Friday pulled up Bollywood producer Karim Morani, accused in a 2G spectrum allocation case, for not filing an application in proper manner after observing typographical error in the plea.
New Delhi, Feb 27 : A 25-year old woman from Sikkim, brought to Delhi on the pretext of getting her a job, was raped here by a young doctor who has been arrested along with four others, police said Friday.
Kolkata, Feb 27 : Metro Railway, Kolkata has arranged to run 62 pairs of train (31 Up + 31 Down) on Feb 5 on the occasion of Holi.