West Bengal: News

Bengal: Dead lizard in mid-day meal makes 35 children ill 

At least 35 children fell ill after allegedly consuming a mid-day meal contaminated by a dead lizard at an Anganwadi center in West Bengal's Bankura district on Friday.

27 May 2023

Trinamool Congress

Bengal to reward those providing details on illegal firecracker units

With 16 deaths in four illegal firecracker explosions in West Bengal over the past 10 days, the state government decided to reward anyone who provides information on those manufacturing such firecrackers.

23 May 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal to meet Mamata, seek support against Centre's Delhi ordinance

Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo Arvind Kejriwal is set to meet his West Bengal counterpart and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief, Mamata Banerjee, on Tuesday in Kolkata.

23 May 2023

Shah Rukh Khan

SRK fulfills terminally-ill fan's last wish, wins hearts online

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan is truly the "King of Hearts." The actor is often known for his humble nature and his raw yet sweet interaction with fans. As we all eagerly wait for Khan's upcoming film Jawan, he is busy winning hearts.

Rainfall likely in several states until Friday: IMD

India is expected to get some relief from the scorching heat from Tuesday to Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

'If you've guts...': TMC's Abhishek Banerjee dares CBI over summons

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has summoned Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Abhishek Banerjee in connection with the alleged West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) recruitment scam.

19 May 2023


Egra firework factory blast: Absconding owner dies at Odisha hospital

Krishnapada Bag, also known as Bhanu Bag, the prime accused in the blast at the illegal firework factory in West Bengal's Egra, died in the early hours of Friday at a hospital in Odisha's Cuttack, reported News18.

17 May 2023

The Kerala Story

'The Kerala Story' contains hate speech: West Bengal to SC

Defending its ban on The Kerala Story, CM Mamata Banerjee's West Bengal government told the Supreme Court in its affidavit the film contains "manipulated facts" and "hate speech."

Cyclone Mocha: Coastal areas in West Bengal on alert

With Cyclone Mocha making its much-anticipated landfall along the coasts of Myanmar and Bangladesh on Sunday, West Bengal has also been on alert, where Disaster Management Force personnel have been deployed in several parts.

12 May 2023

Bay of Bengal

Cyclone Mocha to intensify into 'very severe' storm: IMD

Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify into a "very severe" storm on Friday and eventually a "very severe" cyclone on Sunday over the southeast and central areas of the Bay of Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Mocha's landfall expected on Sunday but not in India

Currently forming over the Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Mocha is forecast to intensify into a storm on Friday with wind speeds reaching up to 130 kmph, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Heatwave approaching, temperatures to jump 3-5 degrees Celsius: Details here

After days of pleasant weather due to clouds and sporadic showers, heatwave conditions are set to return in most parts of the country, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

09 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

'The Kerala Story': Yogi Adityanath declares film tax-free in UP

The controversy surrounding Sudipto Sen's The Kerala Story, featuring Adah Sharma in the lead, continues to make headlines.

Cyclone Mocha could intensify by Friday, no landfall in India

A low-pressure area formed over southeast Bay of Bengal on Monday, which is likely to intensify into a depression on Tuesday evening and into Cyclone Mocha on Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

08 May 2023

Mamata Banerjee

'The Kerala Story' banned in West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reportedly announced a ban on screening Sudipto Sen's latest film, The Kerala Story, in the state, terming it "propaganda."

08 May 2023

Travel And Tourism

Traveling to Sandakphu? Visit these beautiful places

Situated at a height of 3,636 meters above sea level, Sandakphu is the highest peak in West Bengal.

05 May 2023

Suvendu Adhikari

Man dies after allegedly being hit by Suvendu Adhikari's car

A man reportedly died after being hit by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari's car at Chandipur in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district on Thursday night, locals claimed.

Cyclone Mocha likely to hit Odisha, West Bengal next week

Cyclone Mocha is likely to hit states like West Bengal and Odisha before making landfall on the Indian east coast between May 8 and May 11, reported India Today.

04 May 2023

Petrol Diesel Prices

Petrol, diesel become slightly cheaper in Maharashtra and West Bengal

Petrol and diesel prices remained unchanged on Thursday across Kolkata, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and New Delhi.

03 May 2023

Trinamool Congress

West Bengal: TMC leader's house bombed in violent clashes

Ahead of the 2023 panchayat polls, the Khaderra village of Salar in West Bengal's Murshidabad witnessed violent clashes on Monday, reported Hindustan Times Bangla.

28 Apr 2023


West Bengal: 14 people dead due to lightning strikes

Lightning strikes claimed the lives of at least 14 people in five districts of West Bengal on Thursday, reported PTI.

Bengal: Fresh violence erupts over minor girl's alleged rape, murder

Fresh clashes between residents and the police have reportedly erupted in North Dinajpur's Kaliaganj village in West Bengal following the alleged rape and murder of a minor girl.

22 Apr 2023

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal: Cops drag rape victim's body, video goes viral

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee after a purported video of the police allegedly dragging a rape victim's body surfaced on social media.

20 Apr 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Vacate or be evicted: Visva Bharati's notice to Amartya Sen

Visva Bharati University has asked Nobel laureate Amartya Sen to vacate the 13 decimals of the 1.38 acre leased land from his ancestral property on its campus in West Bengal's Santiniketan.

19 Apr 2023


Several parts of India simmer amid heatwave conditions

Most parts of India experienced heatwave conditions on Tuesday as temperatures soared even higher.

18 Apr 2023


Check out these GI-tagged sweets from India

Each state in India has its own special and distinct sweets made from locally available ingredients that highlight the essence of the place. Indian sweets are mostly made with dairy and sugar.

IMD issues heatwave alerts for 9 states as temperatures rise

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued an orange alert for dangerously high temperatures in three states— West Bengal, Bihar, and Andhra Pradesh.

15 Apr 2023

Trinamool Congress

TMC lambasts Amit Shah over 'conspiracy' to topple Bengal government

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has hit back at Union Home Minister Amit Shah's scathing attack on the West Bengal government at his Suri, Birbhum, meeting on Friday, reported The Times of India.

15 Apr 2023

Home Decor

Do you know about these rituals related to Pohela Baishakh

Bengali New Year or Pohela Baishakh is not just a festival welcoming a new beginning, but an emotion among Bengali people.

14 Apr 2023


Baishakhi, Bihu, Vishu, and Puthandu: Why these harvest festivals matter

Spring harvest festivals are a time of great celebration in India, where agriculture is a vital part of the economy and culture.

13 Apr 2023

Mamata Banerjee

Summer vacations in Bengal government schools to start early

The government and government-aided schools in West Bengal have been asked to move the summer vacations from May 24 to May 2, a senior official told PTI.

13 Apr 2023

Kolkata Metro

Bengal: India's first underwater metro begins trial run in Hooghly

Kolkata Metro achieved a historic milestone as its rake ran through a tunnel under a river on Wednesday for the first time. Reportedly, the rake only had engineers and officials on board and ran under the Hooghly from Kolkata to Howrah on the other side of the river.

12 Apr 2023

Travel And Tourism

Explore the best five wildlife destinations in India

India is home to some of the most incredible wildlife and biodiversity in the world.

12 Apr 2023

Education Ministry

Bengal over-reported midday meals worth Rs. 100 cr: Centre

A panel appointed by the Education Ministry found that the West Bengal government had over-reported 16 crore midday meals worth over Rs. 100 crore between April to September 2022, reported PTI.

11 Apr 2023

Trinamool Congress

TMC's Luizinho Faleiro resigns as Rajya Sabha MP

Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Luizinho Faleiro resigned from his position on Tuesday, a day after the party lost its national status.

Bengal teacher recruitment scam: CBI expands SIT for speedy probe 

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has formed a special task force (STF) to expand the probe team and speed up the investigation into the West Bengal teachers' recruitment scam case, India Today reported.

06 Apr 2023

Healthy Foods

Rice beyond Basmati: 5 lesser-known rice varieties in India

When it comes to Indian cuisine, Basmati rice is the one of most well-known and commonly used varieties.

06 Apr 2023


Heavy police deployment in West Bengal ahead of Hanuman Jayanti

The West Bengal Police is on its toes for the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti on Thursday following the recent communal unrest on Ram Navami in West Bengal's Hooghly and Howrah districts.

MHA issues advisory to states ahead of Hanuman Jayanti

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued an advisory to all states ahead of Hanuman Jayanti to prevent any communal violence.

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