West Bengal

Environmental concern helps West Bengal’s jute industry thrive

Environmental concern helps West Bengal’s jute industry thriveKolkata, April 9 : World environmental concerns have come as a bonus for the ailing jute industry in West Bengal.

The eco-friendly `golden fibre' is finally finding its place in the limelight with the growing popularity of diversified jute goods.

Jaswant Singh files nomination from Darjeeling

Jaswant Singh files nomination from DarjeelingSiliguri, Apr 9 : Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh on Thursday filed nomination from Darjeeling for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Jaswant Singh was accompanied by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung, his wife Sheetal Kumari and his secretary Colonel Bhawani Singh.

The GJM is supporting Jaswant Singh''s candidature and is now a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) after the BJP agreed to sympathetically consider its demand for Gorkhaland.

Goodricke Group to venture into ready-to-drink tea segment

Goodricke Group to venture into ready-to-drink tea segment One of India's foremost tea sector firms, the Goodricke Group Ltd is planning to venture into the value-added segment of ready-to-drink teas, by the end of this year. As a result, over a period of three years, the company's current six million kg sale of tea through packets will likely increase to ten million kg.

Security along India-Bangladesh border strengthened

Security along India-Bangladesh border strengthenedFulbari (West Bengal), Apr 7 : Authorities in Siliguri have taken all possible measures to foil any untoward incident in the state in the wake of the upcoming general elections.

The measure has been taken following the heightened concerns of the authorities fearing possible militant attacks during the election.

When asked about security preparedness, S. Ramaswamy, Deputy Inspector General of Police, North Bengal frontier said all measures were in place.

Bipasha Basu dazzles at Kolkata fashion week

Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu Kolkata, Apr 5 : Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu on Saturday walked ramp on the third day of ongoing Kolkata Fashion Week (KFW) here.

Basu, dressed as quintessential Bengali bride, stole the show with her showstopper act for fashion designer duo Mona-Pali."What I love about this particular outfit tonight is it has the essence of our culture. At the same time it is very modern. It is for the modern Indian women. We are using the artistry, which is from our roots, but at the same time we are presenting the Indian women in various shades. I am very happy with the kind of work people are doing," Basu said.

Tata Motors needs 10 months for removal of equipment from Singur

TataTATA Motors has asked for 10 months time from the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation to remove equipment from the mother plant situated in Singur.

WBIDC Managing Director, Subrata Gupta, said, "Tata Motors had written to WBIDC in November that it would require 10 months to remove the equipment from Singur."

The ambitious project of Ratan Tata was earlier planned at Singur but later shifted to Sanand in Gujarat due to stiff opposition by Trinamool Congress led opposition parties over land and compensation issue.