26 Jan 2020
300 personalities extend support to students protesting CAA-NRC
More than 300 prominent personalities from across fields of arts and entertainment have signed an open letter, expressing their support to the students and other parties who have been protesting the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
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.
10 Jun 2019
Trinamool v/s BJP: What is happening in Bengal
During 2019 Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal (sort of) redefined violence, with clashes between Trinamool and Bharatiya Janata Party workers being reported in all seven phases.
27 Apr 2019
How does Mamata know Modi's kurta size, asks Raj Babbar
On Saturday, senior Congress leader Raj Babbar made a condescending remark at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee by asking how she knew the size of PM Modi's kurtas.
11 Mar 2019
Elections during Ramzan would be problematic: TMC-leader's statement sparks row
On Monday, Kolkata Mayor and TMC leader Firhad Hakim expressed displeasure at the general election dates announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, as it clashes with Ramzan.
10 Feb 2019
WB: BJP leader Mukul Roy booked for TMC MLA's murder
BJP leader Mukul Roy is among the four people who have been booked for the murder of a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA in West Bengal's Nadia district on Saturday night.
02 Dec 2018
WB: Minister raps students for blocking roads over attendance rule
Taking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to the public for "personal benefit".
25 Sep 2018
RRB Group-D exam in Odisha postponed due to Adivasi agitation
Due to the Adivasi agitation in Odisha, many examinees for the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) Group D post failed to reach their exam centers.
21 Sep 2018
WB: Clash over Urdu teachers' recruitment, two students dead
A college student, injured in a clash between a mob and the police in North Dinajpur's Islampur, died today, pushing the death toll to two, even as a 12-hour bandh called by BJP is underway in the West Bengal district.
21 Sep 2018
Educational institutions in WB won't celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day': Minister
The University Grants Commission (UGC) direction to universities to mark September 29 as the "Surgical Strike Day" is a part of the Bhartiya Janta Party's "agenda" and educational institutes in West Bengal will not celebrate the day, said the state's Education Minister, Partha Chatterjee.
17 Sep 2018
Kolkata: 30-hours on, Bagri Market fire still rages; operation underway
A massive fire broke out in Bagri market of Kolkata on Sunday, and firefighters are still struggling to contain it.
21 Aug 2018
WB colleges can extend admission deadline beyond Aug-20: Education Minister
Colleges in West Bengal can extend the date for admission to undergraduate courses beyond the deadline of August 20 if there are vacant seats, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters in Kolkata yesterday.
11 Aug 2018
#ShahInBengal: Anti-BJP posters dot venue, TMC blamed by saffron party
BJP President Amit Shah will be addressing a rally in West Bengal on Saturday, and ahead of the big event, anti-BJP posters have cropped up at the venue.
27 Jul 2018
Four new varsities to come up in West Bengal
The West Bengal cabinet today gave its nod for setting up four new universities in the state, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said.
23 Jul 2018
WB: Expert panel to look into 'pass-fail' reintroduction in govt-schools
West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee today said the state government has formed an expert committee to look into the possibility of reintroducing the pass-fail system in the state-run schools.
17 Jul 2018
Deadline to fill vacant seats in Calcutta University colleges extended
The last date of admission in some Calcutta University-affiliated colleges has been extended to August 20 from July 10 to fill up the vacant seats, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said today.
01 Jul 2018
West Bengal: Congress divided over alliance with ruling TMC
Fissures seem to have appeared in Congress's West Bengal unit over the issue of forging an alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crucial 2019 polls, with a section of leaders keen on the tie-up and the state leadership rejecting the idea.
24 Jun 2018
47 new colleges in West Bengal since 2011: Partha Chatterjee
Forty-seven new colleges have come up in West Bengal during the Trinamool Congress rule, West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee has said.
12 Jun 2018
Kolkata: College students expelled, staffer sacked over campus 'stripping', 'filming'
On the basis of a report submitted by a seven-member committee, Kolkata's reputed St. Paul's Cathedral College authorities expelled two second-year students and sacked a non-teaching staff member in connection with an alleged stripping incident on campus.
07 Jun 2018
Ahead of 2019, Mamata Banerjee's TMC undergoes heavy restructuring
WB CM and TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee is gearing up full-time for the 2019 battle.
28 May 2018
Introduce English-course for students to bag a job: Partha Chatterjee
To ensure students bag a job along with a degree, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee stressed the importance of revising curricula in higher educational institutes at par with industry needs.
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.
09 Mar 2018
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.
23 Feb 2018
TMC: Show-cause notice to party MP for controversial Facebook post
The TMC today issued a show-cause notice to party MP Anupam Hazra for his controversial Facebook post comparing Mahatma Gandhi with Subhash Chandra Bose.
01 Feb 2018
Calcutta University rocked by protests after 50% students fail
Calcutta University has been rocked by students' protest after a sharp dip in pass percentage in the Part I exam.
08 Nov 2017
Raya Sarkar and vigilante justice on social media
It all started on October 23 when Raya Sarkar, a 24-year-old California-based law student, put up a post on Facebook accusing two professors of Jadavpur University of sexual harassment.
03 Nov 2017
Former TMC leader Mukul Roy joins BJP
Over two months after Mukul Roy was ousted from the Trinamool Congress, the senior leader has now joined the BJP.
17 May 2017
West Bengal schools to make Bengali mandatory: Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a Facebook post stated that Bengali will be made a compulsory language course, as a part of the three language formula being followed in the state's schools.