Over 15 kg gold seized, four arrested

Kolkata, Jan 8 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized about 15.7 kg gold of foreign origin valued at Rs 4.98 crore and arrested four persons, an official said here on Monday. “We intercepted three persons — Ramesh Kumar Verma, Ashutosh Gupta and Anurag Kumar Pathak of Varanasi — in Vibhuti Express at […]

Triple talaq bill will put Muslim women in trouble: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 3  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday termed the triple talaq bill as “defective” and claimed that the impending legislation will put the women of Muslim community in trouble. “BJP has come up with a defective bill on triple talaq. Let alone protecting the women, the women of that community will […]

Eco-friendly method turns raw biomass into high value chemicals

Kolkata, Jan 1 (IANS) An international team of researchers, including from India and Bangladesh, has developed a cost-effective method of converting non-edible agricultural biomass, such as jute, or the waste by-product from food crops, into commercially valuable chemicals for food and pharmaceutical companies. Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW), working with colleagues in India, […]

Several injured, vehicles burnt in Bengal clashes

Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Several people were injured and vehicles set ablaze as clashes broke out between a group of protesters agitating against a power grid project and West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress activists in South 24 Parganas district on Thursday. State Food Processing Minister and local legislator Abdur Rezzak Mollah alleged that the trouble […]