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Indian equity markets turn bullish over GST rollout, monsoon (Market Review)

By Porisma P. GogoiMumbai, July 8 (IANS) Despite trading volatile amidst geo-political tensions and weak global indices, the Indian equity markets closed the week’s trade with gains of around 1.5 per cent, cheered by the launch of the country’s much-awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) reform on July 1 and healthy monsoon. On Friday, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of ... Read More »

Violence in Darjeeling after youth's death

Darjeeling, July 8 (IANS) Accusing the police of fatally shooting a pro-Gorkhaland activist, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters went on a rampage, attacking a police outpost and government offices in West Bengal’s northern hills on Saturday. Tasi Bhutia, 30, died during a sudden flare up of violence at Sonada in Darjeeling district late on Friday night in which a number ... Read More »

Mamata accuses Centre of lack of cooperation

Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) Criticising the central government for “non-cooperation” with the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that timely deployment of the central reserve forces in the hills could have prevented the crisis in Darjeeling. “The central government has been on a non-cooperation mode with the state and some of the central agencies are interfering, ... Read More »

IndiGo bus's window shatters due to jet blast, five passengers injured (Lead)

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Saturday said that five passengers were injured when the window of a bus ferrying them to their aircraft shattered due to a “jet blast” from a nearby plane. In aviation parlance a “jet blast” is a high speed gush of air that is exhausted out of the aircraft’s engine at ... Read More »

India aim to dominate W.Indies in one-off T20I (Preview)

Kingston (Jamaica), July 8 (IANS) Riding high after clinching the One-Day International (ODI) series, the Indian team will look to repeat their performance against West Indies in the one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) at Sabina Park here on Sunday. The visitors have retained the same squad which won them the ODI series 3-1 while the Carlos Brathwaite-led West Indies have made ... Read More »

Updating iPad with party details top priority for new Goa Congress chief

Panaji, July 8 (IANS) For the newly appointed state Congress president Shantaram Naik, toppling the incumbent BJP-led coalition government isn’t as much a priority as updating his iPad with party related information. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of a media conference on Saturday, Naik, who was appointed the state Congress chief on Friday, said that his top priority was ... Read More »

Bengal announces judicial probe into Basirhat violence

Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Saturday ordered a judicial probe into the communal violence in North 24 Parganas district’s Basirhat sub-division. Making the announcement, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said a sitting or a former Calcutta High Court Judge would be entrusted with the probe. Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria on July 3 night over ... Read More »

BJP MPs stopped from entering troubled Basirhat (Lead)

Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) A three-member team of BJP MPs was stopped and detained by the police enroute to violence-hit North 24 Parganas on Saturday. A heated argument broke out between the team and police as they were stopped at Michaelnagar on the outskirts of Basirhat. The police told the delegation comprising Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur and Satyapal Singh, “If ... Read More »

IndiGo bus's window shatters due to jet blast, five passengers injured

New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Budget passenger carrier IndiGo on Saturday said that five passengers were injured when the window of a bus ferrying them to their aircraft shattered due to a “jet blast” from a nearby plane. According to the airline, civil aviation regulator DGCA has initiated an inquiry in to the incident which took place on Friday evening ... Read More »

As their navies meet for Malabar, Modi, Abe review ties

Hamburg, July 8 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe reviewed the progress in bilateral ties, including important projects, during their meeting here — eight months after the two nations inked a landmark civil nuclear cooperation pact. The Modi-Abe meeting comes as the navies of the two nations, along with the US, are engaged in ... Read More »

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