Pitroda defends PM, UPA govt
Kolkata: Sam Pitroda, advisor to the Prime Minister on public information infrastructure and innovations, Friday lashed at those criticising the UPA government saying "it has done a lot for the people. Right To Information was the biggest step forward in the history of India according to me...Right to Education, NREGA, Food Security --- all are major initiatives focussed predominantly on inclusion, he said addressing the Foundation Day ceremony of IIM, Calcutta.
Guv praises Mamata on Darjeeling
Kolkata: West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan Friday lauded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her handling of the agitation in Darjeeling Hills. Situation in the Darjeeling Hills is most peaceful, Narayanan said on the sidelines of a function here.
Chinese national held with red sandalwood
Kolkata: A Chinese national was arrested at the NSC Bose International Airport Friday for trying to smuggle out 98 kg red sandalwood worth Rs 2 lakh from India, police said. Zhen Mao Huang was arrested trying to board a Kolkata-Cunming flight from the airport. He was also carrying Rs 40,000 in cash, police added.