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16-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Centre changing functioning of institutions, alleges Mamata Banerjee

Taking a dig at the BJP for changing names of the cities, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the Narendra Modi-led NDA government of trying to change the functioning of autonomous institutions like the RBI and the CBI.She also accused...

12-Nov-2018 Kolkata

BJP misleading people in name of religion : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the BJP of misleading people in the name of religion before elections and said nobody needs a lesson on Hinduism from the saffron outfit.Taking a swipe at the BJP for trying to consolidate the Hindi-speaking...

11-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Housewife beaten to death in Bengal over dowry dispute

A married woman was allegedly beaten to death following a dispute over dowry in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said."Tanaya Mondal, a resident of North 24 Parganas district's Bagdah, was declared dead in the hospital on Sunday...

11-Nov-2018 Kolkata

'Your's Truly' explores loneliness, a sensitive topic : Alia Bhatt

Sharing her experience of watching her mother Soni Razdan's film "Your's Truly", actress Alia Bhatt on Sunday said she was stunned to see the film dealing with 'loneliness'."I want to thank Sanjay (Nag -- the director) for taking my mom in this film because...

11-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Would be a blast on set if I work with parents : Alia Bhatt

Expressing her excitement and passion for films, Alia Bhatt on Sunday said if she ever gets a chance to share screen space with her parents, it would be a blast on the set."If three of us work together in a film, it would be a blast on the set. We would be snatching...

11-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Sourav Ganguly backs Saha, says best stumper in last five-six years

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said Wriddhiman Saha is the best wicketkeeper to have played for the country in last five-six years.Saha, 34, has been India's first choice stumper for Tests since Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from the format in...

10-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Preserve and restore Bengali films on war footing : Amitabh Bachchan

Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday called for restoring old Bengali films on a war footing and urged the industry and the public to come together in building a movement on the issue.Delivering his inaugural speech at the opening ceremony of the 24th...

10-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Big B salutes those working behind the scenes to make movies happen

Amid showbiz greats including Shah Rukh Khan and Iranian director Majid Majidi, Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday inaugurated the 24th Kolkata international Film Festival, delivering a stirring speech saluting those working behind the scenes.West Bengal Chief...

10-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh regale audience in Bengali at KIFF opener

Bollywood superstars Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan on Saturday regaled the audience with smatterings of Bangla at the gala opening of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival here."Mamata di amaar film to na bhalobasi, (Mamata di, you may not love my...

10-Nov-2018 Kolkata

India's narrative can't be reduced to one colour : Mahesh Bhatt

Iterating that India's narrative of India cannot be reduced to one colour, filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said on Saturday the plurality of the diverse country needs to be celebrated."We cannot reduce the narrative of India into only one colour. It is a diverse country...

08-Nov-2018 Kolkata

BJP is back to Hindutva theme, Modi government failed : P. Chidambaram

Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday said the BJP has gone back to its old theme of Hindutva after failing on all fronts and reiterated that state-wise alliance would be the best way to defeat the saffron party.He also said the Central government...

08-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Centre cheated nation with demonetisation scam : Mamata Banerjee

On the second anniversary of demonetisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the central government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi for cheating the nation with the note-ban "scam".Calling it a dark day, Banerjee tweeted:...

05-Nov-2018 Kolkata

19 district setups to promote AYUSH in Bengal : Mamata Banerjee

Observing the National Ayurveda Day, West Bengal Chief Minister on Monday said that 19 district administration setups have been formed during her tenure for the promotion of AYUSH."My best wishes to all Ayurveda practitioners on the occasion of #NationalAyurvedaDay....

05-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Shame that senior players don't play for West Indies : Carl Hooper

Former West Indies captain Carl Hooper slammed the senior players of the side who do not make themselves available for the national team, saying it's a "shame" after the tourists lost by five-wickets to India in the first T20 international here on Sunday.The...

05-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Don't think we applied ourselves : Carlos Brathwaite

West Indies skipper Carlos Brathwaite on Sunday said his side lost to India in the first of the three Twenty20 Internationals as they could not apply themselves."I don't think we applied ourselves. We were either too defensive or too attacking. We could've...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

I wanted to just absorb the pressure, help team to win : Dinesh Karthik

Having played a pivotal role in steering his team to victory after initial jitters in the first of the three Twenty20 Internationals against the West Indies, veteran Dinesh Karthik on Sunday said he wanted to absorb the pressure while keeping his focus on positive...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Five years with KKR helped me do well here : Kuldeep Yadav

Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who starred in India's five-wicket win over the West Indies in the first T20I here, said his long stint with Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL helped him do well on Sunday.Kuldeep, who returned match-winning figures of 3/13, restricting...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

India spin out West Indies by five wickets

India pipped a fighting West Indies by five wickets riding on chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav's venomous stuff backed up by some responsible middle order batting display after early hiccups in the first of the three T20 Internationals here on Sunday.Yadav (3/13)...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Central governments underspending on health, education : Shashi Tharoor

Emphasising on the need for a social security buffer, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the successive governments at the Centre have been underspending in the health and education sectors."We are grossly underspending both on health and education as a percentage...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Fake Indian currency of face value Rs 9.82 lakh seized in Bengal

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized fake Indian currency notes of face value Rs 9.82 lakh from a Bangladeshi national in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, an official said on Sunday.Acting on specific information, the BSF officials raided...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Like Sabarimala, this Kolkata Kali Puja prevents women's entry

Amidst the raging controversy surrounding Kerala's Sabarimala temple, a 34-year-old Kali Puja here is now getting media attention as it doesn't allow women to step inside the marquee premises, with belief reigning stronger than rights."Our 34-year-old Panchamunda...

04-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Amitabh Bachchan to inaugurate KIFF

Australia would be the focus country of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival, slated to be inaugurated by Bollywood's living legend Amitabh Bachchan in the presence of a galaxy of superstars of Indian cinema including Shah Rukh Khan here on November 10,...

03-Nov-2018 Kolkata

Great platform to test others in Dhoni's absence : Rohit Sharma

India's stand in captain Rohit Sharma on Saturday said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni was rested for the T20 series to give others a chance and see what they have got to offer keeping in mind the 50-over World Cup next year.Dhoni was not picked for India's Twenty20...

29-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Don't need a foreign coach, feels archer Deepika Kumari

Managing to win a bronze at the recently-concluded Archery World Cup Finals without a coach, star Indian recurve archer Deepika Kumari feels there is no need to rope in a foreign coach ahead of the World Championships as it could further complicate their preparations.The...

29-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Important to stand by women in #MeToo movement : Ashwini Ponnappa

Seasoned doubles shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday said it's important to stand by the women in the #MeToo movement.Her 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal winning doubles partner Jwala Gutta has been a 'victim' and Ponnappa said women need to be understood...

29-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Spencer's offers bread made from 2,000-year-old Roman recipe

Recreating a Roman bread which was popular in the city of Pompeii almost 2,000 years ago, RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group's Spencer's Retail on Monday introduced the new product in the city.It's available at its Park Street outlet and will be introduced in its 30 other...

27-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Silver ornaments worth Rs 2.27 lakh seized in Bengal

The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized smuggled silver ornaments worth Rs 2.27 lakh from West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Saturday.Acting on a tip off, the BSF troopers conducted an ambush near border outpost Kadipur in Nadia district's...

24-Oct-2018 Kolkata

100-year-old woman raped in Bengal

A 100-year-old woman was brutally raped allegedly by a 20-year-old youth in the middle of the night in West Bengal's Nadia district, the police said on Wednesday."The incident took place on Monday night. Argha Biswas alias Abhijit was caught by the family...

24-Oct-2018 Kolkata

CBI is BJP Bureau of Investigation: Mamata Banerjee

Commenting on the ongoing CBI controversy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday renamed the central investigation agency as the "BJP Bureau of Investigation"."CBI has now become so called BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation) -- very unfortunate!"...

23-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Two dead, 12 injured in stampede at Bengal railway foot-overbridge

Only four days after the Amritsar train tragedy, two people were killed and a dozen others, including two children, were injured in a stampede at a railway foot-overbridge at Santragachhi station in Howrah on Tuesday, police said.At least 59 people were killed...

21-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Woman gang-raped in West Bengal, 2 held

A woman was allegedly gang-raped brutally in a secluded area in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, police said on Sunday."The homemaker of Madhyapara area was alone when two persons, Parimal Rai and Ratnu Munda, took her away and raped her on Saturday...

21-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to INA soldierS

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tribute to all the brave soldiers of Indian National Army (INA) on the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Azad Hind Government."Today is the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Azad Hind...

20-Oct-2018 Kolkata

5 killed in Bengal road accident

Five persons were killed when a car ploughed into a Durga Puja immersion procession in West Bengal's Hoogly district, police said on Saturday.Five persons were killed and a few others sustained minor injuries when the driver of the car lost control and it...

16-Oct-2018 Kolkata

Bengal ensures food security for over 8.5 cr people : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the state ensured food security for more than 8.5 crore people through its "Khadya Sathi" scheme."Today is #WorldFoodDay. We have ensured the food security of more than 8.5 crore people of #Bangla...

15-Oct-2018 Kolkata

5.5 kg of silver seized in Bengal

Some 5.5 kg of silver ornaments worth Rs 2.2 lakh was recovered from the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Malda district on Monday, an official said.Acting on tip, the Border Security Force chased two persons who were approaching the border road at...

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