India should target inflation rate of 4-5%: US expert

New Delhi, July 25 : Indian policymakers would do well to target keeping annual retail inflation in the country in the range of 4-5 per cent without aiming to lower this rate significantly, according to an American expert. “India should target inflation at 4-5 per cent,” Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics at Harvard University in […]

Jute products made by correctional home inmates showcased in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 25 : In a unique initiative, 15 inmates from the state-based Dumdum correctional home, on Monday showcased a wide array of jute products crafted by them after getting trained by professionals inside the prison. The inmates, chosen from a group of 40 from the correctional home (as jails are called in West Bengal), […]

World Congress of Optometry to focus on preventable blindness

Hyderabad, July 25 : The second World Congress of Optometry, scheduled to be held here in September, will deliberate preventable blindness, refractive error and vision care as an integral component of public health, its organisers said. The three-day conference, beginning on September 11 with the theme “Accessible, quality vision and eye health” is expected to […]

First batch of 300 UP pilgrims leaves for Haj

Lucknow, July 24 : The first batch of 300 Haj pilgrims let for Saudi Arabia from the Chowdhary Charan Singh international airport here on Monday. The pilgrims were flagged off from the Haj House by Minority Welfare Minister Chowdhary Laxmani Narayan Singh, who was accompanied by his deputy Mohsin Raza and other senior officials while […]

Bengal BJP leader questioned by CID

Kolkata, July 24 : West Bengal BJP leader Shamik Bhattacharya, who was summoned by the state CID in connection with a fraud case under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, appeared before the investigators at CID headquarters here on Monday, a CID source said. Bhattacharya, a former Basirhat MLA, was initially asked to appear before the CID […]

Actor Navdeep grilled for 11 hours in drug case

Hyderabad, July 24 : A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the Hyderabad drug racket grilled Telugu actor P. Navdeep for over 11 hours on Monday. While leaving Abkari Bhavan, the office of the Telangana Prohibition and Excise Department here on Monday night, he told reporters that he gave a clear reply to all the questions […]