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23 May 2018


Government to set up 4,072 towers in Naxal-hit states

Around 4,072 mobile towers will be set up by the government in 10 Naxal-affected states to improve the telecom network in such places.

23 May 2018


Top opposition-leaders to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in as Karnataka CM today

A JD(S)-Congress coalition government headed by HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in later today in Karnataka at a ceremony to be attended by a galaxy of opposition leaders.

22 May 2018


Heart travels from Bengaluru to Kolkata within four-hours, for transplant

In a historic achievement, a heart traveled 1,885 kilometres from Bengaluru to Kolkata under four hours for a successful transplant, saving a life.

21 May 2018

Mamata Banerjee

Asha Bhosle to be honored with 'Banga Vibhushan' award

Veteran singer Asha Bhosle, Bengali superstar Prosenjit Chatterjee, and Justice (retd.) Shyamal Kumar Sen among others will be conferred with the highest civilian award of West Bengal, the Banga Bibhushan, by CM Mamata Banerjee today.

20 May 2018

Trinamool Congress

Outside TMC office, woman forced to do squats holding ears

A picture of a woman wearing a garland of shoes, and doing squats holding her ears, outside Trinamool Congress office in West Midnapore, Bengal went viral on Saturday.

18 May 2018

Mamata Banerjee

WB Panchayat polls: TMC heading for a gigantic victory

The ruling Trinamool Congress is heading towards a massive victory in West Bengal Panchayat polls securing more than 80% of the seats with the BJP emerging a distant second, according to the results declared till 10 am.

17 May 2018

Trinamool Congress

WB Panchayat Polls: TMC wins 2,467 Gram Panchayat seats

The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal won 2,467 Gram Panchayat seats till 12 noon while BJP and CPI (M) won 386 and 94 seats respectively, as per state Election Commission information.

14 May 2018


Dr. Mukherjee's greatest achievement was creating West Bengal: Tathagata Roy

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy today at the launch of his book "The Life and Times of Dr. Shyam Prasad Mukherjee" said that the greatest achievement of Mukherjee was the creation of West Bengal at the time of partition in 1947.

14 May 2018


Derek O'Brien's insensitive statements on Bengal violence infuriates Twitter users

Many Twitter users slammed senior Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brein for his insensitive comments on violence that prevailed across West Bengal during panchayat elections today.

14 May 2018


Four killed, several injured in violence during WB Panchayat elections

Four people were killed in separate incidents of violence and several others were injured in the single-phase Panchayat elections in West Bengal.

14 May 2018


Lightning and thunderstorms claim 71 lives in 5 states

As many as 71 people lost their lives in five states, including 42 in Uttar Pradesh, due to lightning and thunderstorms since yesterday, the Home Ministry said today.

14 May 2018


102-year-old votes in WB Panchayat polls, lesson for Chetan Bhagat

This heart-warming image of a 102-year-old woman voting in West Bengal Panchayat polls is an impeccable proof of India's functioning democracy.

14 May 2018

West Bengal Elections

West Bengal: Locals retrieve ballot-box from pond. Safe keeping much?

In a surprising incident, a ballot box was retrieved from a pond in West Bengal's Sonadangi, earlier today. It is still not clear how the box landed in the pond.

14 May 2018

Lok Sabha

WB Panchayat polls: 3 killed, several injured following sporadic violence

In a shocking turn of events, 3 people were left dead in the ongoing West Bengal Panchayat polls, amidst brutal violence between rival party members.

14 May 2018

Andhra Pradesh

Voting begins for Panchayat polls in West Bengal

The voting for the much-awaited single-phase Panchayat polls has begun today across West Bengal amid tight security. "The polling started at 7 am in the morning," an official said.

13 May 2018

Andhra Pradesh

West Bengal: Stage set for Panchayat polls tomorrow amid tight-security

After a protracted legal battle, the much-awaited Panchayat polls are all set to be held tomorrow in West Bengal amid tight security.

12 May 2018


Bengal Panchayat Polls: Independent candidate's supporter shot dead, one held

A 30-year-old man was shot dead in Bhangar, West Bengal after armed men opened fire during an election rally for panchayat polls, to be held on May 14.

12 May 2018

Mamata Banerjee

Political parties have given 'supari' for my assassination: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal (WB) CM Mamata Banerjee has made shocking allegations: she said some political parties are trying to get her assassinated.

Supreme Court stays Calcutta HC order allowing e-nominations for elections

On Thursday, ahead of the West Bengal panchayat elections, the Supreme Court stayed a Calcutta High Court order directing the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) to allow e-nominations filed for the upcoming elections.

08 May 2018


MeT department issues 'amber' alert: Here's what color codes mean

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an amber alert on Tuesday, after a powerful dust-storm, having a speed of 70 kmph, rocked Northern India disrupting normal life.

From 'balika-vadhu' to activist: A story of grit and determination

At 14, her childhood was mercilessly snatched away when she was married off to a man 18 years her senior.

07 May 2018


Storm alert for 15 states/UTs: How to keep yourself safe

Unexpectedly-intense dust storms and thunderstorms killed as many as 124 people in Northern India last week.

06 May 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Railways' 12,066 acres of unused land now up for grabs

Nearly 12,066 acres of surplus land of railways are now up for grabs. The national transporter has written to 13 states asking them to either buy or exchange these land parcels for developmental projects.

04 May 2018


Bihar man arrested for raping minor daughter for six months

A man has been arrested for allegedly raping his 16-year-old daughter for six months in Nalanda district of Bihar.

01 May 2018


Passengers assault couple for hugging in Kolkata metro, because 'how-can-they'

Another incident of moral policing has reiterated the fact that Indians have some sick problem with love and affection.

01 May 2018


National-level swimmer Moupriya Mitra found dead at Hooghly home

A 16-year-old national level swimmer from West Bengal, Moupriya Mitra, was found hanging at her Hooghly residence yesterday. She allegedly committed suicide.

30 Apr 2018

Mamata Banerjee

Filmmaker seeks CM Mamata's help for screening 1946 riots-based movie

Director Milan Bhowmik has written to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, urging her to take "immediate steps" to ensure that his film "Danga", based on 1946 riots in Calcutta, is released in theatres across the state.

27 Apr 2018

Calcutta High Court

West Bengal panchayat polls postponed to May 14

The West Bengal panchayat election would be held in a single-phase on May 14, the State Election Commission announced in Kolkata on Thursday.

26 Apr 2018


UGC issues list of 24 'fake universities': Details here

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a list of 24 'fake universities' which are no longer allowed to confer degrees. Seven of these are in the national capital.

26 Apr 2018


Man dies in Dubai, family appeals to bring back body

The family of a man who died allegedly in an accident in Dubai recently has sought the help of the administration to bring back the body at Chhitka village in Nadia district of West Bengal.

25 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

UP BJP MLA calls Mamata Banerjee 'Surpanakha', Congress as 'Ravana'

Just days after PM Narendra Modi's advice to BJP party-men to refrain from making controversial statements, Surendra Singh, a BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh, targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee calling her "Surpanakha" while comparing opposition Congress to "Ravana".

19 Apr 2018


BJP has highest MPs, MLAs who committed 'crimes against women'

At least 48 MPs and MLAs have declared cases related to crime against women, with BJP having the highest number of such politicians at 12, said the report released by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

18 Apr 2018

Mamata Banerjee

'Is govt planning to discontinue Rs. 2,000-notes?' asks TMC MP

Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday asked the government to come out with the "real reasons" behind the cash crunch across the country, including whether there are plans to discontinue the Rs. 2,000 denomination notes.

18 Apr 2018


Around 15 dead, several injured as squall hits West Bengal

The northwester that hit Kolkata and other WB districts yesterday left 15 persons dead and 50 others injured, the police said.

18 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Andhra couple claims Surat rape victim was their daughter

A couple from Andhra Pradesh has claimed to be the parents of the Surat rape victim, Gujarat police said on Tuesday.

17 Apr 2018


Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to PM Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi-led Congress poses no challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will find it difficult to win even 40 or 50 seats in 2019 Parliamentary polls, Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said.

17 Apr 2018

Madhya Pradesh

CM Mamata Banerjee sees currency shortage as reminder of demonetization

Reacting to reports of currency shortage in some states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the development was a reminder of demonetization days.

14 Apr 2018


IIT-Delhi student found hanging in hostel, blames sexual assault

A 21-year-old IIT-Delhi student was founding hanging from the ceiling fan in his hostel room. The deceased, Gopal Maloo from West Bengal, who was a first year Masters student in Chemistry at IIT-Delhi, left behind a suicide note.

13 Apr 2018

Calcutta High Court

Calcutta HC stays WB panchayat polls till further orders

The Calcutta HC has stayed the panchayat election process in West Bengal, till further orders.

Supreme Court to hear BJP's plea against Bengal poll panel

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear BJP's plea against the West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC). The petition was filed against the SEC's decision to recall its order of extending the deadline for filing nominations for the Panchayat polls by a day.