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02 Apr 2017


India's failed love stories are deadlier than terror attacks

Love was the official reason of 38,585 murders and culpable-homicide cases that took place in India during 2001-2015.

31 Mar 2017


Non-farm sectors: 1 lakh jobs added in Apr-Oct 2016

Only a little over one lakh jobs were added between 1 Apr-1 Oct'16 in eight key non-farm sectors of the economy, stated a government report.

30 Mar 2017

Mamata Banerjee

MEA denies permission to rename West Bengal to Bangla

The Ministry of External Affairs has denied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's wish to rename the state Bangla. The MEA said it created confusion over its similarity to Bangladesh.

25 Mar 2017

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee backs LK Advani for President

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she would be happy to see senior BJP leader LK Advani as India's next President, during an interview to a Bengali TV channel.

24 Mar 2017


Santosh Trophy: Goa set up the title clash with Bengal

Hosts Goa are all set to lock horns with former champions West Bengal in the Santosh Trophy final.

24 Mar 2017

Narendra Modi

Pradhan Mantri Grameen Awas Yojna: EMI relief for middle class

EMI of citizens earning Rs. 12-18L annually, who bought their first house in an urban area under the PM Awas Yojna, will come down by Rs. 2,000.

20 Mar 2017

Calcutta High Court

Narada sting case: Third big blow to Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee called the Calcutta High Court's verdict in the Narada sting-operation case the "most unfortunate" of its kind.

06 Mar 2017


Two arrested in Malda with fake currency worth Rs. 2.92L

Police arrested two Malda residents and seized fake Rs. 2,000 notes worth Rs. 2.92L from them.

03 Mar 2017


Malda, the biggest hub of fake Indian notes

There have been six seizures of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) in West Bengal's Malda district till February, with the biggest recovery (100 notes of Rs. 2,000) on February 15.

01 Mar 2017

Dilip Ghosh

WB BJP leader Juhi Chowdhury arrested in child trafficking ring

BJP women's wing leader Juhi Chowdhury was arrested from Batasia, close to Indo-Nepal border in West Bengal, for her alleged involvement in a child trafficking case.

01 Mar 2017


CBI Court sentences SIMI Chief to life

Safdar Nagori, Chief of 'Students Islamic Movement of India' (SIMI) along with 10 members of the terrorist outfit have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a special CBI court in Indore.

23 Feb 2017


Plagiarism case against Rangoon

Production-house Wadia Movietone Pvt. Ltd has taken the 'Rangoon' makers to court, alleging the character played by Kangana Ranaut is copyright violation of 'Fearless Nadia', a famous Australian stunt actor.

10 Feb 2017

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

1.3 kg cocaine recovered from stomach of African-origin smuggler

1.3 kilos of cocaine was recovered from an African-origin smuggler who arrived in Delhi on February 6.

Kailash Vijayvargiya calls PM Modi undefeatable

On Tuesday, BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya compared the opposition unity to a "pack of dogs" coming together against the Prime Minister.

ED officer suspended for alleged involvement in Rose Valley

Assistant director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Kolkata, Manoj Kumar, was suspended on Wednesday after photos and videos of him with Gautum Kundu's wife went viral.

29 Jan 2017

Mamata Banerjee

Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

Authorities imposed prohibitory orders in Kolkata's Metiabruz area after communal clashes erupted over throwing of beef into a temple in the region.

28 Jan 2017


IDBI Bank flouted norms to offer Mallya Rs 950-crore loan

Vijay Mallya's KFA was reportedly Rs 6,000 crore in debt when it approached IDBI bank, with un-repaid credits of IDBI itself. The first loan of Rs 150 crore was sanctioned within a week.

26 Jan 2017


India honours "unsung heroes," gives them Padma awards

The Padma awards are normally bestowed upon famous personalities.

Jaitley skips Bengal Global Business Summit

Amid turbulent relations between the TMC and the BJP, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley decided to skip the Bengal Global Business Summit.

Court orders auction of Saradha group's Odisha properties

A court in Balasore, Odisha has ordered the state government to auction all the confiscated properties of the Saradha Group, involved in a massive chit-fund scam.

Rose Valley scam: TMC's Sudip Bandopadhyay sent to jail

The TMC's Lok Sabha MP Sudip Bandopadhyay was sent to jail by a CBI court.

Mamata accuses Modi of hiding files on demonetization decision

TMC leader and West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused PM Modi of removing key files related to the decision to carry out demonetization.

04 Jan 2017


Indian women clinch 4th straight SAFF championship title

Indian women won a fourth straight SAFF football championship beating Bangladesh 3-1 in the final, in Siliguri.

03 Jan 2017


SAFF Women's Championship: India to face Bangladesh in finals

Hosts and defending champions, Indian women's football team will be up against Bangladesh in the finals of SAFF Women's Championships in Siliguri, West Bengal.

Sudip Bandyopadhyay arrested in Rose Valley scam

Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was arrested on Tuesday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for his alleged involvement in the Rs.15,000 crore Rose Valley chit fund scam.

Tapas Pal names Babul Supriyo in Rose Valley scam

On Sunday, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal accused Babul Supriyo of dragging him into the Rose Valley scam.

01 Jan 2017

Mamata Banerjee

WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied any incident of rioting at Howrah district's Dhulagarh town.

TMC MP Tapas Pal arrested in Rose Valley scam

Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal has been arrested by the CBI for links to the Rose Valley chit-fund scam; he was questioned by the CBI in the case earlier today.

Rose Valley scam sees assets worth Rs.1,250 crore seized

The Enforcement Directorate seized assets worth Rs.1,250 crore from the money laundering and ponzi schemes run by the Rose Valley Group. The ED also obtained assets which included eight hotels and a Rolls Royce.

23 Dec 2016

Manohar Parrikar

CRPF deployment unconstitutional and illegal: Mamata Banerjee

In yet another attack to Center, Mamata Banerjee said that deploying 15 CRPF personnel to provide security to IT officers during raids is unconstitutional.

19 Dec 2016


Mumbai-Goa national highway to become like its LA-San Francisco counterpart

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government was exploring if the Mumbai-Goa national highway could be beautified like the Los Angeles and San Francisco roads.

12 Dec 2016

Manohar Parrikar

BJP-TMC war of words escalates

BJP West Bengal President Dilip Ghosh stoked controversy by saying "when Mamata was protesting in Delhi, we could've dragged her by the hair"; Ghosh had earlier said Mamata Banerjee has lost her mind after the demonetization drive.

10 Dec 2016

Manohar Parrikar

Mamata to Parrikar: 'You don't know how to write'

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee lambasted Defence minister Manohar Parrikar for writing a letter alleging that she was "attempting to demoralize the armed forces."

09 Dec 2016

Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar slams Mamata for comments on Army

In a strongly worded letter, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar lambasted West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee for her comments on the armed forces.

07 Dec 2016

Indian Air Force

Army, IAF ground 280 choppers for safety check

The Army and the IAF have grounded over 280 Cheetah and Chetak helicopters for safety checks after the Cheetah helicopter crash in West Bengal.

04 Dec 2016

Manohar Parrikar

Mamata, Governor spar over Army deployment

A war of words erupted between Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi over the deployment of the army at toll plazas in the state.

03 Dec 2016

Manohar Parrikar

Opposition decries Mamata's over-reaction

Opposition parties in West Bengal slammed Mamata Banerjee's over-reaction to the army's presence at toll plazas in the state.

02 Dec 2016

Manohar Parrikar

Mamata Banerjee speaks out against Army in her state

Mamata Banerjee spent a night in her office at the secretariat Nabanna objecting to the proximity of Army soldiers at toll booths along national highways in the state.

Couple duped after buying baby

A family in Kalindi was duped after buying a baby from an illegal, interstate child-trafficking racket for Rs.2 lakh, but without any documentation including a birth certificate.

30 Nov 2016


Army's Cheetah helicopter crashes in WB

A Cheetah helicopter of the Indian army crashed at the Sukna Military camp in West Bengal killing three officers on board and injured a Junior Commissioned Officer.