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WB Panchayat polls: SC refuses to extend last-date for nominations

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to extend the last date for the filing of nominations for panchayat polls in West Bengal, saying it could not interfere with the election process.

09 Apr 2018


Blast on Kolkata's Dum Dum Cantt railway-line, 10 bombs recovered

One person was injured in an explosion at Kolkata's Dum Dum cantonment railway-line today. Ten crude bombs were recovered from the site later.

08 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Two on-duty cops shower money on dancers, suspended

Two cops of Uttar Pradesh have been suspended after a clip of them dancing and showering money on dancers went viral.

05 Apr 2018

Sheikh Hasina

Piracy is a real threat to writers, says Bengali Author

Litterateur Sirshendu Mukhopadhyay, one of the finest fiction writers in Bengali literature, has expressed concern over piracy of published works from West Bengal in Bangladesh and called for highest level action to put an end to this practice.

01 Apr 2018

Trinamool Congress

Defying prohibitory orders, BJP delegation visits violence-hit Asansol

Defying prohibitory orders, a four-member BJP delegation visited violence-hit Asansol in West Bengal amid tight security to take stock of the situation in the town in the wake of violence over Ram Navami processions.

01 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

Kerala-CM Vijayan not in favor of joining hands with Congress

As talks of an anti-BJP front for next Lok Sabha polls gain ground, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said he isn't in favor of joining hands with Congress to forge an opposition-alliance that should be aimed at giving people a real political-alternative.

01 Apr 2018


DRI seizes Rs. 1.68cr-worth gold smuggled into India from Myanmar

DRI officials in Kolkata have seized 34 gold bars of foreign origin cumulatively weighing 5.6 kg and valued at Rs. 1.68cr, which was smuggled into India from Myanmar.

01 Apr 2018

Mamata Banerjee

WB: Mamata govt rolls out 'Rupashree' for poor women's marriages

The West Bengal government has rolled out Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dream project 'Rupashree' which provides one-time financial support to the marriages of poor women.

01 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Rights violation of death-row convicts: SC seeks 10 DGPs' response

The SC has sought a response from Director General of Police (Prisons) of 10 states on the issue of the alleged violation of human rights of prisoners awarded death sentence.

31 Mar 2018

Mamata Banerjee

Imam, whose son died in Bengal-clashes, appeals for peace

As West Bengal burns, we have an Asansol Imam to thank for the violence not spreading further.

31 Mar 2018


Death sentence to taxi driver for killing tourist couple

A taxi driver has been sentenced to death and three co-accused to life imprisonment by a Dehradun court for killing a tourist couple from Delhi in 2014.

30 Mar 2018

Mamata Banerjee

WB-violence: Two more killed, Babul Supriyo barred from entering Asansol

The violence that began in the aftermath of Ram Navami celebrations continues unabated in West Bengal.

29 Mar 2018


Mamata meets Sonia, asks Congress to participate in anti-BJP alliance

Contrary to speculation, TMC chief Mamata Banerjee is not working towards an anti-BJP anti-Congress front. Instead, on Wednesday, she met UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and stressed that she wants Congress to be a part of the fight against BJP.

28 Mar 2018


WB Board Class-12 Bengali paper 'circulated' on WhatsApp; probe ordered

After the Bengali question paper of Class 12 board exam was allegedly circulated on WhatsApp at an examination center at West Bengal's Kaliachak in Malda district, the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) said that it will inquire if there was any racket involved in the paper leak to create confusion among the public.

Centre seeks WB government's report on violence during Ram Navami

Union Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from West Bengal government on incidents of arson and violence during Ram Navami processions in the last two days.

27 Mar 2018

Mamata Banerjee

Ram Navami clashes in Bengal intensify, 2 more killed

At least two people died and an unknown number, including police personnel, were injured on Monday as the Bengal administration tried to quash the violence in the aftermath of the Ram Navami celebrations.

27 Mar 2018

Trinamool Congress

WB: BJP-chief in trouble for brandishing weapons at Ram-Navami rally

West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh is in trouble after his antics at the party's Ram Navami rally in Kharagpur.

After 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, WB gears up

The latest data of National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) revealed that West Bengal had registered 7,004 crimes against children in 2016, the fifth highest in the country.

25 Mar 2018

Trinamool Congress

Kolkata: TMC, BJP take out rallies to celebrate Ram Navami

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal and the opposition BJP organized rallies and colorful processions to celebrate Ram Navami in the state on Sunday.

23 Mar 2018

Bharti Airtel

Airtel introduces VoLTE Beta program, offers free data to testers

After having rolled out VoLTE Beta program in the states of West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Kerala, Bihar, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh, Airtel is now inviting users from these states to test the company's network.

SC asks 12 states why they have not appointed Lokayukta

The Supreme Court today asked the Chief Secretaries of 12 states to specify why they have not appointed a Lokayukta.

22 Mar 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Mosul victim's wife wants to meet WB CM for government-job

Distraught with the news of her husband's death in Mosul, Dipali Tikadar now only wants to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to seek a government job.

22 Mar 2018


Olympian Soumyajit Ghosh accused of raping 18-year-old

Indian Olympian Soumyajit Ghosh, table tennis champion, has been accused of rape by an 18-year-old, who says she got pregnant and was forced to undergo an abortion.

19 Mar 2018


'Schools having computers' survey: Kerala, Lakshadweep top, Bihar at bottom

PM Narendra Modi's call for a digital India has far to go, what with states and UTs performing dismally in a survey judging schools having computers.

20 Mar 2018


Homosexuality is not shameful. Using it to discriminate is

On March 8, twelve 13-year-old girl students of Kolkata's Bengali-medium Kamala Girls School were made to confess in writing by their headmistress that they were lesbians who practised "uncivilized" activities in school.

18 Mar 2018

Mamata Banerjee

Former West Bengal Fire Services Minister Pratim Chatterjee passes away

West Bengal's former minister Pratim Chatterjee, who held the Fire Services portfolio for 15 years till 2011, passed away on Sunday, family sources said.

17 Mar 2018


This village comes to standstill at 10:30am everyday. Here's why!

People in West Bengal's Abhainagar village (Nadia district) stop all works for 52 seconds at 10:30am every day.

16 Mar 2018


ITC to file third FIR against 'Aashirvaad Atta' malicious videos

FMCG major ITC on Friday said it would file another FIR in Delhi, the third in the country, against circulation of videos which claimed the presence of plastic in 'Aashirvaad Atta'.

15 Mar 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Ganga Cleaning Drive: Over Rs. 3,600cr in last 3 years

The Minister of State for Water Resources Satyapal Singh informed the Lok Sabha that the government has released Rs. 3,633 crore between 2014-15 and 2016-17 for cleaning the Ganga river and beautifying its ghats.

15 Mar 2018

Mamata Banerjee

After requesting compromise, Shami accuses Jahan of hiding first marriage

The bitter spat between Mohammed Shami and Hasin Jahan continues. Shami has now alleged that Jahan didn't tell him about her first husband till after they married.

WB: Teacher sent on leave after complaints of sexual harassment

West Bengal's Kalyani University has sent a teacher on forced leave for an indefinite period after a number of female students complained of sexual harassment against him, a top university official said on Wednesday.

12 Mar 2018

Bharti Airtel

Airtel launches VoLTE service in Kolkata

India's largest telecommunications service provider Bharti Airtel on Monday announced the launch of its VoLTE services in Kolkata.

12 Mar 2018

Madhya Pradesh

RS polls: Abhishek Singhvi, Kumar Ketkar among 10 Congress candidates

The Congress cleared the names of 10 candidates for Rajya Sabha polls in seven states, including Abhishek Manu Singhvi from West Bengal and senior journalist Kumar Ketkar from Maharashtra.

11 Mar 2018


WB Board uses microchips to prevent question paper leaks

In a bid to prevent question paper leaks, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education has fitted this year's packets of question papers with GPS-enabled microchips.

11 Mar 2018

Calcutta High Court

Taslima Nasrin's book once banned by Bengal now in English

Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasrin's book "Dwikhandito" (Split in two), which was banned by the Left Front government in West Bengal as well as the government of Bangladesh for allegedly hurting the sentiments of the Muslim community, is now available in English.

09 Mar 2018

Mamata Banerjee

WB govt to include Vivekananda's speech in Class 9-12 syllabus

The West Bengal government recently decided to include Swami Vivekananda's famous speech in the Parliament of World's Religion in Chicago in Class 9 to 12 syllabus from 2019, state education minister Partha Chatterjee said.

05 Mar 2018

Swachh Bharat

West Bengal: Six more districts to become ODF by March-end

Six more districts in West Bengal are likely to be declared open defecation free (ODF) by the end of March this year, an official said.

03 Mar 2018

South Africa

Gaur Purnima: Pilgrims from 80 countries attend ISKCON's biggest festival

Devotees of 80 countries participated in the ISKCON's biggest festival - "Gaudiya Vaishnav Sampradaya - Gaur Purnima" at its global headquarters in West Bengal's Mayapur.

02 Mar 2018


How does India celebrate Holi?

Known for spreading love and cheer through colors, Holi marks the harvest season and the coming of spring.