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28 Nov 2018


Kolkatans, you are breathing poison! November air worse than Delhi's

When it comes to air pollution in Indian cities, we tend to associate it with Delhi, most of the times.

28 Nov 2018


Bihar: Man, traveling in train with 50 human skeletons, arrested

Sensational murders and occult crimes are quite a thing in India.

22 Nov 2018

Road Accidents

Tanker-trailer collision near Howrah sparks fire, chars two to death

Two vehicles, one of which was carrying highly inflammable substances, collided on Kona Expressway near Howrah in West Bengal early today, killing the two drivers besides injuring a constable, police said.

21 Nov 2018


Bengal welcomes you to 'Ahare Bangla', its uber-popular food festival

The annual food festival 'Ahare Bangla', organized by West Bengal government in Kolkata, is offering a wide variety of dishes.

20 Nov 2018


Kolkata: JU receives first installment of Rs. 100cr central grant

Jadavpur University has received the first installment of Rs. 100cr central grant in pursuit of its excellence under Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA), a scheme that provides financial-aid to selected universities to upgrade its research facilities.

Naidu meets Mamata, announces postponement of Opposition conclave

Andhra Pradesh CM and TDP President, N Chandrababu Naidu, yesterday announced the postponement of an opposition conclave that was to meet in Delhi on November-22 to chalk out details of the proposed anti-BJP front.

19 Nov 2018

Mamata Banerjee

#WorldToiletDay: Mamata asks people to eradicate the menace of open-defecation

On the occasion of World Toilet Day, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked people to eradicate the menace of open defecation.

19 Nov 2018


France's consul general in Kolkata visits Chandannagar, former French colony

The Consul General of France in Kolkata, Virginie Corteval, paid a day-long visit to Chandannagar, a former French colony, as part of an effort to shape the people-to-people contact between France and Bengal.

19 Nov 2018


WB: Organs of brain dead girl travel 170km for transplants

The liver and kidneys of a 13-year-old girl, declared brain dead, was yesterday transported across a stretch of 170 km in West Bengal for transplants at a Kolkata hospital.

18 Nov 2018


Of 40L excluded in NRC, 35.5L haven't applied for inclusion

Over 35.5 lakh people of the 40 lakh, who were excluded in the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC), haven't yet come forward for inclusion in the final list of the Supreme Court-monitored exercise.

TMC lacks honest intentions as anti-BJP force: WB Congress chief

West Bengal Congress President Somen Mitra has said that it would be better for his party to go it alone in the state in the next Lok Sabha election as the ruling TMC "lacks honest intentions" as an anti-BJP force.

West Bengal government committed to reducing road accidents: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government is committed to curbing traffic offenses and its initiatives have significantly reduced road accidents in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asserted on Sunday.

18 Nov 2018


Kolkata: Bengali lit fest explores changing tastes, language evolution

Specially curated sessions on "changing literary taste" and factors influencing it were highlights of a Bengali lit fest at Jorasanko Thakurbari, Rabindranath Tagore's ancestral home in Kolkata.

#CBIvsCBI: Investigating agency needs permission for investigation in Andhra, Bengal

The state governments of Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have withdrawn general consent from the CBI, meaning the investigating agency can't conduct raids without their permission in the state.

17 Nov 2018


Kolkata: Fire engulfs two floors in Kolkata's tallest building

A fire has broken out in Kolkata's tallest building - a 60+ storey, under-construction skyscraper called 'The 42' on Chowringhee Road.

16 Nov 2018

Calcutta High Court

Calcutta HC orders appointment of counselors in all schools

In a step towards raising awareness of child sexual abuse, the Calcutta High Court today directed authorities to appoint counselors in about 1 lakh educational institutions in West Bengal to help safeguard students against sexual violation.

15 Nov 2018


Indo-Sino defense, security dialogue: Officials agree to augment military exchanges

Top officials of India and China held the 9th Annual Defense and Security Dialogue in Beijing after a year's gap due to the Doklam standoff, as both countries agreed to enhance military exchanges.

13 Nov 2018

Mamata Banerjee

#RosogollaDibas: Bengal celebrates its never-ending love for the sweetmeat

The West Bengal government is celebrating 'Rosogolla Dibas' today to commemorate the first anniversary of the sweetmeat getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as 'West Bengal's Rosogolla'.

14 Nov 2018

Mamata Banerjee

#ChildrensDay: Take care of children, they're the future, says Mamata

On Children's Day, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said children should be taken care of as they are the future of society.

13 Nov 2018

Narendra Modi

Rajinikanth says Modi stronger than 10 persons aligning against him

Veteran actor Rajinikanth today, while speaking to reporters in Chennai, virtually threw his weight behind Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the latter was "stronger" than "10 persons" aligning against him.

13 Nov 2018

Indian Railways

Puri-bound Dhauli Express derails, no casualties reported

A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura station in West Bengal today.

11 Nov 2018


RERA: Center to hold workshop with home-buyers, banks on November-15

For effective implementation of the Real Estate Act, the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry will hold a day-long workshop for home-buyers, bank representatives, builders and other stakeholders from northern states on November 15.

05 Nov 2018


Kolkata: High-rise building in Park Street catches fire, operations underway

A major fire broke out at Apeejay House server room in a high-rise building at Park Street in Kolkata on Monday morning.

02 Nov 2018


Assam: 5 Bengali-speaking workers murdered, ULFA(I) denies involvement

United Liberation Front of Asom (Independent) has claimed it wasn't involved in the murder of five Bengali-speaking daily wage workers in Assam's Tinsukia district.

02 Nov 2018


Condemning Assam killings, TMC to organize protest rallies across Bengal

The Trinamool Congress will organize protest rallies across West Bengal today to protest the "brutal killings" of five Bengali-speaking people in Assam.

01 Nov 2018


Jharkhand: Five held for extorting money posing as Maoists

Five people, who posed as Maoists to extort money from local businessmen and other affluent people, have been arrested at Ghatshila sub-division in Jharkhand's East Singhbhum district, a senior police officer said.

30 Oct 2018


Tragic! International-level West Bengal woman footballer now runs a tea-stall

In another story of how life gets in the way of one's dreams, a woman footballer, who represented the country 10 years ago, is now running a roadside tea stall in Jalpaiguri district, West Bengal.

29 Oct 2018


West Bengal: Man arrested for selling two-month-old twin daughters

In a shameful incident, a man was arrested yesterday for allegedly selling off his twin daughters to two childless couples in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal.

29 Oct 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Gang of highway robbers busted, Rs. 5L cash seized

Eight persons were arrested as police busted a gang of highway robbers in Muzaffarnagar, UP.

28 Oct 2018


Italian company to pick up stake in WB ice-cream company

An Italian frozen dessert company will soon seal a deal to pick up a 40% stake in West Bengal-based Milkberry ice-cream company.

28 Oct 2018


West Bengal to seek Center's intervention in HSCL case

The West Bengal government will seek Center's intervention in some recent actions regarding Kolkata-based PSU, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Ltd (HSCL), by its parent NBCC India.

27 Oct 2018


Amazing! 12-year-old, who never went to school, qualifies for board-exam

A 12-year-old girl, who never enrolled in school and only studied at her home was allowed by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) to sit for the Madhyamik Examination 2019 as an external candidate.

26 Oct 2018


West Bengal: Police files charge-sheet against three in gang-rape case

The West Bengal Police has filed a charge-sheet against three persons in connection with the gangrape of a woman in Jalpaiguri district on October 20.

24 Oct 2018

Mamata Banerjee

Santragachi stampede: Four-member committee formed to probe station stampede

The Railways formed a four-member committee to inquire into circumstances that led to a stampede at West Bengal's Santragachi station, killing two and injuring 15 others, a South Eastern Railway (SER) spokesperson said.

24 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

CBI is now BBI (BJP Bureau of Investigation): Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become the Bharatiya Janata Party's policing agency.

24 Oct 2018


Shame and shock: 20-year-old youth rapes 100-year-old woman in Bengal

What makes for an incident that requires condemnation from all quarters, a 100-year-old woman was raped by a 20-year-old man in West Bengal, police said on Wednesday.

WB Pollution Control Board welcomes SC verdict on firecrackers

The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court's order which permitted the sale and manufacture of low emission "green" firecrackers countrywide but fixed a two-hour time period from 8pm to 10pm for bursting them on Diwali and other festivals.

23 Oct 2018

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee's house to get two security watchtowers; Opposition riled

The Kolkata Police are planning to build two security watchtowers beside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence to bump up security.

22 Oct 2018


WB: Woman allegedly raped by relative, rod inserted in private-parts

In what makes for a brutal incident, a tribal woman was allegedly raped by her relative in West Bengal, and a rod was inserted in her private parts.

20 Oct 2018


Delhi woman kills 16-year-old domestic help for demanding salary, arrested

A 38-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly killing a 16-year-old domestic help after she demanded her salary.