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18-Sep-2018 Kolkata

People deserve to know what happened to Netaji : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said people deserve to know exactly what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose after the Taihoku air crash in 1945."On this day in 2015, our government declassified the #NetajiFiles. What happened to...

14-Sep-2018 Kolkata

India have every chance of winning Asia Cup : Sourav Ganguly

Former captain Sourav Ganguly said on Friday India are a very good limited-overs side and have every chance of winning the Asia Cup."India are a good side.They will do well in the Asia Cup," Ganguly told reporters at the Eden Gardens here.The Asia Cup begins...

14-Sep-2018 Kolkata

No one can beat Modi in 2019 polls : Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister and senior BJP leader Harsh Vardhan on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was politically invincible and there was no one to throw a challenge to him in next year's general elections."There is no one who can beat Narendra Modi... I do...

14-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Science should become a movement: Harsh Vardhan

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said the Central government is looking to turn the scientific progress in the country into a movement.Addressing the first curtain raiser programme at the CSIR-Central Glass and Ceramic Research...

13-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Scientists have social responsibility : Harsh Vardhan

Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday called upon scientists to focus their research on finding solutions to people's problems."One should work with enthusiasm and every scientist should pursue his dream. I think science research...

11-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Vivekananda's Chicago speech still relevant: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the message of universal brotherhood delivered by Swami Vivekananda at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago on this day 125 years back was still relevant."Today is the 125th anniversary of SwamiVivekananda's...

11-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Lightning kills two in Bengal

Two persons were on Tuesday killed in a lightning strike in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said."Two persons were killed in lightning strike while working in an open field in West Midnapore district's Chandrakona on Tuesday afternoon. The...

10-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Bharat Bandh, left sponsored strike largely ineffective in Bengal

The nationwide strike called by the Congress and the Left Front remained largely ineffective in West Bengal on Monday as vehicular traffic was near normal and all government and other offices were open.The Congress and its allies had called the shutdown...

05-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Have to improve reflexes, agility ahead of Tokyo Olympics : Manika Batra

Manika Batra, who created history by becoming the first Indian female paddler to win an Asian Games medal, is now planning to work overtime in order to improve her reflexes and agility and come close to matching her Asian counterparts by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Manika,...

04-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Six killed in Bengal car accident

Six persons, including two children, were on Tuesday killed in a horrific road accident in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district as the car they were in collided head on with a truck, police said.Two men, two women and a child died on the spot at Mathabhanga,...

03-Sep-2018 Kolkata

CPI-M says West Bengal police biased

Accusing the West Bengal police of harassing their party workers, hundreds of CPI-M activists on Monday held a demonstration near North 24 Parnagas district's Amdanga block, where three villagers were killed over the formation of state panchayat boards last week.The...

02-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Bodies of 14 newborn babies found at Kolkata ground

In a shocking incident, at least 14 dead bodies of newborn babies, wrapped in plastic bags, were recovered from a deserted ground in south Kolkata's Haridebpur on Sunday, police said.Covered with shrubs and twigs, the bodies were found on Sunday afternoon...

01-Sep-2018 Kolkata

Bengal aiming to reduce under nutrition by 2020 : Mamata Banerjee

Observing the National Nutrition Week, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the state government has adopted a multi-sectoral strategy to reduce under nutrition and anaemia among women and children in a targeted manner by 2020."National...

29-Aug-2018 Kolkata

3 killed, 15 injured in Bengal violence

Three persons were killed and at least 15 injured in West Bengal as violent political clashes over the formation of the state Panchayat boards continued, police said on Wednesday.Armed clashes took place between groups allegedly belonging to the ruling Trinamool...

25-Aug-2018 Kolkata

230 kg Ganja seized in Bengal, two arrested

The city unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Friday seized 230 kgs of ganja from a vehicle in West Bengal's Alipurduar district and arrested two residents of Assam in this connection, a senior NCB official said.The seizure was made from Alipurduar...

25-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Congress demands public debate, detailed inquiry into Rafale deal

Firing a fresh salvo at the Modi government on the Rafale aircraft deal, the Congress on Saturday accused it of ignoring the defence procurement procedure and keeping senior ministers in the dark about the negotiations, demanding a public debate and detailed...

24-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Two killed, six injured in Trinamool party office blast

Two persons were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a Trinamool Congress party office in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said on Friday.Police said the explosion took place at a house used as the Trinamool's party office...

22-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Saradha Scam: CBI plans to question four Bengal IPS officers

The CBI has written to the West Bengal police chief wanting to question four senior IPS officers in the state, including Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajiv Kumar, in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, an agency official said on Wednesday.The...

20-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Four killed, six injured in lighting in West Bengal

Four persons, including two schoolchildren, were killed and six others injured in three lighting strikes in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said.Two schoolkids and a fisherman died when lightning struck them while playing football...

19-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Heart goes out for those left out from draft NRC : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on World Humanitarian Day, tweeted that her heart goes out to those 40 lakh people left out of the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam."Today is World Humanitarian Day. Respecting human rights is...

15-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Strive to remain independent : Mamata Banerjee on I-Day

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said people of the country and its institutions must strive to remain "independent" in the true sense of the word.Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and attended a colourful parade at the arterial Indira Gandhi Sarani...

14-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee slams BJP on 'One Nation, One Election' issue

Slamming the BJP for supporting the 'One Nation, One Election' system, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday questioned its viability in case of political instability at the Centre in the future."It may be applicable to local elections, but if...

14-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Three contract killers arrested in Bengal, arms seized

West Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department arrested three contract killers from the state's Durgapur town, who had gathered to kidnap and murder a local businessman, and seized arms and ammunition from them, said police on Tuesday.According to CID, the...

13-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Somnath Chatterjee: A die-hard Marxist forsaken by his party

For long the voice of Opposition, Somnath Chatterjee was the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha and one who defied his party and refused to quit the post over the Indo-US nuclear deal in 2008, leading to his expulsion from the CPI-M.From championing...

13-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Former LS Speaker Somnath Chatterjee dead, nation mourns

Veteran parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee, the first Communist Speaker of the Lok Sabha who had defied his party's call to quit the post, died here on Monday following a cardiac arrest and prolonged old age-related illness.Chatterjee was given a 21 gun salute...

11-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Amit Shah attacks Rahul, Mamata over NRC, calls for change in Bengal

Setting the tone of his party's West Bengal poll campaign next year, BJP president Amit Shah on Saturday launched a blistering attack on Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on the NRC issue, while warning her not to hinder...

11-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Rahul Gandhi should clearly spell out his stand on NRC : Amit Shah

Asking Congress President Rahul Gandhi to clearly spell out his stand on the NRC in Assam, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday asserted that his party was committed to completing the registration process to identify infiltrators notwithstanding opposition from...

10-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Come, 'park yourself' at this newly launched pub in Kolkata

A newly launched pub in Kolkata, 'The Parking Lot', is true to its name, as this unique ambience welcomes you with a nice installation that displays more than 600 miniature cars and treats you like cars in a parking lot!When you visit this parking themed...

06-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee turns poetic to slam BJP, draft NRC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday penned a poem and posted it on the social media, taking a swipe at the BJP and slamming the draft National Register of Citizens in Assam.The poem, titled 'Identity' and written in both Bengali and English,...

05-Aug-2018 Kolkata

BJP, RSS spreading misinformation on SC order on NRC : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday attacked the BJP and the RSS, accusing them of "spreading misinformation" on the Supreme Court's directive in publishing the National Register of Citizens in Assam.Reiterating that the names of many Indians...

04-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee dividing people over NRC : BJP

Senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Saturday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has changed her stand on illegal immigrants, saying she was trying to make an issue out of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to divide...

04-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Bengal artistes remember Kishore Kumar on his 89th birth anniversary

Legendary playback singer-actor Kishore Kumar holds a special place in the hearts of eminent artistes of West Bengal who paid rich tributes to him on Saturday on his 89th birth anniversary.Talking about the iconic songs of the legend that he has sung for the superstars,...

03-Aug-2018 Kolkata

CBI raids 9 sites in ATM Group's chit fund case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday said it has searched nine different places including offices and residences of accused persons across West Bengal in the ongoing investigation of ATM Group's chit fund case.A case was registered in June...

01-Aug-2018 Kolkata

Kolkata bank fraud: 37 customers allege fraudulent withdrawals

Amid reports of fraudulent withdrawals from bank accounts in Kolkata, a Canara Bank official on Wednesday said they have identified 37 customers who are victims of such criminal acts.The official said the total amount involved in the fraud was more than Rs...

31-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Illegal arms racket busted in Bengal, nine arrested

The Special Task Force of the Kolkata Police seized 60 semi-finished improvised firearms, ammunition and arms making equipment and arrested nine persons during two separate raids, an official said on Tuesday.The raids were conducted in Kolkata and North...

30-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Gold biscuits worth Rs 52.30 lakh seized in Bengal

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized 16 gold biscuits valued at Rs 52.30 lakh from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, a BSF officer said.Acting on a tip-off, BSF troopers from Nadia district's Krishnanagar outpost set a vigil at Bansghata...

28-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Congress must take the fight to the BJP : Omar Abdullah

Underscoring the importance of the Congress in defeating the BJP in next year's general elections, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said no effort for opposition unity will succeed unless the Congress is able to take the fight to...

27-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Narendra Modi misleading on MSP : Mamata Banerjee

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "spreading misinformation" and "misleading" the people with regard to raising the minimum support price of Kharif crops, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday challenged the centre to increase the Kisan...

23-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Shreyas Iyer to lead India A against SA, Australia A sides

Promising top-order batsman Shreyas Iyer was on Monday named captain of the India A teams which will take on South Africa A in the upcoming four-day games and a quadrangular series involving the two teams and Australia A.The All-India Senior Selection Committee...

23-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Two killed in Kolkata building collapse

Two persons were killed and another was injured as an old building collapsed in central part of the city following heavy rains early on Monday, police said.The two-storey residential building near Sealdah's Baithakkhana Bazar area, that was declared as a...

22-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Calcutta students' hunger strike continues for 13th day

The indefinite hunger strike by students of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital here entered the 13th day on Sunday even as authorities appealed to them to withdraw their agitation for hostel rooms.Members of civil society and student organisations gathered...

22-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Rs 7 lakh in fake currency seized in Bengal, two arrested

Fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs seven lakh was seized from West Bengal's Malda district and two persons were arrested, a CID official said on Sunday.Acting on a tip-off, the Criminal Investigation Department arrested Biswajit Mondal and Manglu...

22-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Heavy rainfall warning in five Bengal districts in 48 hours

The Met officials on Sunday warned of spells of thundershowers accompanied by strong winds in five West Bengal districts even as moderate rain lashed parts of Kolkata and adjoining suburbs since morning.According to the regional Meteorological Department,...

21-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Will fight LS polls alone in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday her Trinamool Congress would fight the 2019 General elections alone in West Bnegal  and warned the Congress and the Left "not to join hands with the BJP" in the state while seeking her support...

21-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee most successful leader across India : Trinamool

Trinamool Congress Secretary General Prtha Chatterjee on Saturday termed the gathering at the party's 25th Martyr's Day rally as "historic" and said  West Bengal Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee has transformed herself into the most successful...

19-Jul-2018 Kolkata

Terrorism not a clash between Christian West and Islam : David Cameron

Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said terrorism should not be seen as a battle between the Christian countries of the West and the Islamic countries in the Middle East. It is all about identifying and wiping out a small section that believes...

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