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01 Apr 2020


Badshah, Jacqueline's new track 'Genda Phool' accused of plagiarism

If you thought horrible lyrics and compulsive male gaze were the only problems with Badshah's new track, Genda Phool, know that the story doesn't end there.

23 Mar 2020


Coronavirus impact: All domestic flights canceled from midnight tomorrow

In a major move, all domestic flights will be canceled from Wednesday to curb the coronavirus from spreading, the government said a short while ago.

23 Mar 2020


The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus

To contain the spread of coronavirus, several Indian cities finally took a cue from what is happening in other countries — a lockdown.

21 Mar 2020


Health Ministry authorizes private labs to test for COVID-19

Under guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the Health Ministry authorized select private laboratories in India to test for coronavirus disease COVID-19.

05 Mar 2020

Hindustan Times

Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected

The Election Commission on Wednesday corrected its error after it issued a voter ID card with the photograph of a dog.

01 Mar 2020


Separatists must fear NSG: Amit Shah in West Bengal

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that those who want to "divide the nation" should fear the presence of the National Security Guard (NSG).

23 Feb 2020


#CareerBytes: Everything to know about the cadre system of IAS

The Indian Administrative Service (IAS) is the most prestigious and sought-after among the Civil Services of the country.

19 Feb 2020


Mamata blames Centre's 'vendetta politics' for actor-turned-politician Tapas Pal's death

A day after noted Bengali actor and Trinamool member Tapas Pal breathed his last, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the Centre, led by Bharatiya Janata Party, for it.

15 Feb 2020

Mamata Banerjee

JNUSU leader denied permission for gatherings in Bengal, tensions follow

Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, has no dearth of critics and President of JNU Students' Union, Aishe Ghosh has joined the list.

10 Feb 2020


After Delhi, West Bengal plans to offer subsidized electricity

The West Bengal government on Monday announced a subsidy on electricity along with a flurry of sops in its last full Budget ahead of the 2021 Assembly elections.

08 Feb 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Indians stuck aboard cruise quarantined off Japan coast

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar on Friday confirmed that many Indians remain stuck on a cruise ship quarantined off the coast of Japan due to the coronavirus outbreak.

08 Feb 2020


For participating in CAA protest, minor spends 42-days in jail

A minor, who allegedly participated in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow, spent 42 days in jail, a report in TOI said on Saturday.

07 Feb 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Top five places to travel in February in India

With the summer steadily steeping in, and a romantic vibe around, February makes for one of the most exciting months to satisfy your wanderlust.

03 Feb 2020


Bengal: Trinamool leader ties, beats, drags woman teacher over land-dispute

In a despicable incident, a female teacher in West Bengal's South Dinajpur district was tied, beaten, and dragged for resisting a land acquisition attempt.

31 Jan 2020


FIR against Dilip Ghosh for 'sexual remarks' against woman protestor

In yet another controversial statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh said that the woman protestor heckled by the party's supporters should "thank her stars."

23 Jan 2020


Assuming they are CAA, NRC surveyors, mob attacks two women

The anger against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the proposed National Register of Citizens (NRC) is quite visible as thousands are ascending on the streets to register a protest.

20 Jan 2020


Intellectuals protesting against CAA are Mamata's 'dogs': BJP's Soumitra Khan

Taking the political discourse in the country to another low, a parliamentarian of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has called intellectuals, who are protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), "dogs" of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

16 Jan 2020


Mumbai: Bollywood casting director arrested for running prostitution racket

The social service branch (SSB) of Mumbai Police on Wednesday arrested a casting director for allegedly running a prostitution racket in the city. The accused has been identified as Navin Kumar Premlal Arya (32).

13 Jan 2020


Key opposition meet on CAA today; Mamata, Mayawati to skip

Congress has convened a key meeting this afternoon to fine-tune a strategy against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC), and the National Population Register (NPR).

11 Jan 2020

Narendra Modi

Told PM to withdraw CAA: Mamata Banerjee after meeting Modi

Since the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed last month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has emerged as one of the most vocal critics of the "unconstitutional" law.

09 Jan 2020

Lok Sabha

Due to 'dirty politics', Mamata to skip opposition's anti-CAA meeting

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will fight the battle against the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Act alone, and will not attend a meeting of opposition convened on January 13, she announced today at a special session of the state assembly.

06 Jan 2020


All you need to know about your favorite drink, chai

Did you know that not every tea is chai?

02 Jan 2020

Mamata Banerjee

Bengal's tableau won't be seen at R-Day parade this year

In what could ignite fresh tensions between Centre, ruled by BJP, and the Trinamool government in West Bengal, the Ministry of Defense rejected the state's tableau proposal for Republic Day parade.

31 Dec 2019


Indian Railways to make anti-CAA protesters pay Rs. 80 crore

Indian Railways isn't letting the vandals, who destroyed its property while protesting against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), go unpunished and plans to make them pay, quite literally.

26 Dec 2019


West Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury denied visa by Bangladesh

Bangladesh has denied a visa to a minister of Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal, but the reasons behind this development are not yet clear.

14 Dec 2019


After violent student-police clash, Jamia Millia Islamia postpones exams

A day after Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia students clashed with police forces during a protest over the Citizenship Act, the university postponed its semester examinations.

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.

06 Dec 2019


Bengal: Man rapes 9-month-old niece on pretext of buying toys

Even as a Hyderabad veterinarian's sensational rape and murder case has placed the issue of women's safety front and center, another shocking rape case has come to the fore.

29 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP raises doubts on EVMs after losing Bengal by-polls. Ironical?

After losing the West Bengal assembly by-polls to the ruling Trinamool Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party has cast doubts on the reliability of electronic voting machines (EVMs). Ironical much?

14 Nov 2019


Five best places to visit in November 2019 in India

Bringing along the winter season, November is a month marked by awaited celebrations.

10 Nov 2019


Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc; kills 4 in Odisha, West Bengal

Four people have been killed across Odisha and West Bengal as Cyclone Bulbul made landfall, wreaking havoc overnight.

05 Nov 2019


Foreign cows are 'aunties', says BJP's Dilip Ghosh

Much has been said, written, and joked about BJP's obsession with cows. But has the ridicule stopped its leaders from making bizarre comments? Of course not.

31 Oct 2019


Kolkata: Six men sexually abuse minor boy for an hour

In a gruesome incident, a 17-year-old boy was allegedly sexually abused by six men in Kolkata, police said on Wednesday. The minor was assaulted in a moving car and then pushed out of the vehicle.

30 Oct 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: Five migrant laborers killed by terrorists

In a terrible piece of news, terrorists gunned down five migrant laborers, hailing from West Bengal's Murshidabad district, on Tuesday. Another laborer was critically injured in the attack which took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district.

16 Oct 2019


Will Sourav Ganguly join BJP? Former Indian captain addresses rumors

Sourav Ganguly, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, has many records to his name. And earlier this week, he started his new innings when he was elected as the chief of BCCI, the top cricket administrative body in the country.

16 Oct 2019

Madhya Pradesh

IIM graduates who left cushy jobs to follow their passion

The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) are the most sought-after business schools in the country that provide quality management education.

15 Oct 2019


Money dispute behind Murshidabad murders, cops arrest main accused

A week after three members of the same family were brutally murdered in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police have apparently cracked the case.

11 Oct 2019

Mamata Banerjee

Murshidabad triple-murder: Police deny political angle, BJP criticizes Trinamool's governance

The horrifying murder of three members of a family in Murshidabad remained a topic of outrage on social media on Thursday.

06 Oct 2019

Social Media

Azaan at Durga Puja Pandal sparks outrage, lawyer files complaint

At a time when festivities have taken over West Bengal, a Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata has sparked massive outrage on social media.