West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.22

November rain set to keep potato price high

Untimely rain in last November had affected potato production in Bengal in such a manner that the crop’s price is likely to be high in the current year, a source in the agriculture department sa...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

People  /  Published 24.02.22

Research for ‘Oye Lucky!’, recce for ‘Newton’, ‘Bodyguard’ costumes… Monica’s visual world

What would you tell a teenaged Monica wondering whether to study films in a classroom setting or take the plunge and start working on set?  From what I’ve seen so far in my experience of w...
By Priyam Marik

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.22

Tea workers of shut estates without dole

 Over 7,000 workers and their families living in 13 closed tea estates in north Bengal are grappling with financial crisis as they have not received monthly aid from the state government for four...
By Our Correspondent in Alipurduar

Lifestyle  /  Published 17.01.22

Nolen gur and Joynagar moa hit by climate change and storms

“I have leased about 150 date palm trees at the rate of Rs 150 per tree. Between 12 noon to 5pm every day, I cover about 75 trees, cutting the right part of the plant body so that the sap can fl...
By The Plurals News Network

Business  /  Published 17.01.22

Mercedes seeks PLI entry

Mercedes Benz India Limited wants the government to tweak its Rs 26,000cr production linked incentive (PLI) scheme so that low volume manufacturers can avail themselves of the scheme. Such a suggesti...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


Business  /  Published 16.01.22

10 bids for battery PLI

Several top firms, including global ones, are among the 10 firms that have submitted bids under the Rs 18,100 crore production linked incentive (PLI) scheme for Advanced Chemistry Cell (ACC) battery s...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 13.01.22

Industry index grows 1.4%

The mining sector output rose five per cent in November, while power generation increased 2.1 per cent. The factory output recorded double-digit growth in the four months from May to August this fisc...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.12.21

PLI window opens for steel

The Centre has sought proposals for the production-linked incentive (PLI) scheme in speciality steel, with the last date for submission being March 29. The PLI scheme for speciality steel was approve...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 29.12.21

Intel hails chip plant incentives

Intel, the chipset maker, may set up its semiconductor manufacturing unit in India, taking advantage of the Rs 76,000-crore production-linked incentive scheme for designing and manufacturing semicondu...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 22.12.21

Exide lithium unit plan approved

Lead acid battery major Exide Industries on Tuesday said its board of directors have approved plans to set up a greenfield multi-gigawatt lithium ion cell manufacturing plant in India. The automotive...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta


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