Kolkata: Asserting that the law and order situation has deteriorated in West Bengal, senior BJP leader Bizay Sonkar Shastri on Friday sought "immediate imposition" of President's Rule in the state. Shastri, during a press meet here, also accused the Trinamool Congress government of "persecuting"More
Published 14-Jul-2018 08:05 IST
Kolkata: Six senior students of the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital were on an indefinite fast for the fourth day on Friday demanding accommodation in the new hostel which is allotted only for first year students.
Published 14-Jul-2018 07:23 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday hailed sprinter Hima Das, who became the first Indian woman to clinch a gold medal at a global event the World Under-20 Championships in Finland.
Published 13-Jul-2018 17:08 IST
Kolkata: Presidency University students union members on Thursday held a sit-in at the campus today in protest against what they describe as "abnormal hike" in counselling fee to courses in BA and BSc streams.
Published 13-Jul-2018 07:20 IST
Kolkata: A 17-year-old boy allegedly hanged himself while video chatting with his girlfriend on Whatsapp at Baruipur area in South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday.
Published 13-Jul-2018 02:00 IST
Kolkata: One of the two feuding groups of Mohun Bagan club on Thursday suggested names of six retired judges before the Calcutta High Court for supervising election to the 129-year-old institution.
Published 12-Jul-2018 22:50 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thusday passed an interim stay on a single bench order that declared "unconstitutional" a condition set by the West Bengal government for postgraduate medical students to practice rural health service for three years or pay Rs 30 lakh.
Published 12-Jul-2018 22:32 IST
Kolkata: CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Thursday said that law should be allowed to take its own course in the case of alleged child racket by Missionaries of Charity (MoC).
Published 12-Jul-2018 19:38 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal would try to prevail upon the GST Council for giving exemption to businesses having an annual turnover of up to Rs 50 lakh, the state's Finance Minister Amit Mitra said on Thursday.
Published 12-Jul-2018 19:29 IST
Kolkata: In a rare occurrence, a 185 kg Black Marlin fish which is usually found in the Pacific ocean, was caught near the shores of the Bay of Bengal on Thusday.
Published 12-Jul-2018 19:04 IST
Kolkata: A day after the Jharkhand police claimed to have rescued the third child allegedly "sold" by a Ranchi shelter home run by Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity (MoC), the order's headquarters in Kolkata on Thursday said it stood by its earlier statement that necessary action wasMore
Published 12-Jul-2018 18:06 IST
New Delhi: Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday urged Kolkata Police to immediately arrest the people responsible for allegedly sexually assaulting a 2-year-old boy at a playschool in the city.
Published 12-Jul-2018 17:24 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of targeting the Mother Teresa-founded Missionaries of Charity and maligning it.
Published 12-Jul-2018 16:45 IST | Updated 16:49 IST
Siliguri: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked the Alipurduar district administration to remain alert about the developments in neighbouring Assam, where the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is slated to be published by the month-end, and keep an eye onMore
Published 11-Jul-2018 21:29 IST
Kolkata: The Assocham Education Council (AEC) has stressed the importance of raising "child abuse" awareness in schools, involving students, their parents and staff members. The council, in a report, requested the Centre as well as the state governments to ensure that schools become "abuse-freeMore
Published 11-Jul-2018 19:43 IST
Kolkata: Six senior students of the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital have been on an indefinite fast for the second day on Wednesday demanding accommodation in the new hostel which is alloted for only first year students.
Published 11-Jul-2018 17:01 IST | Updated 20:02 IST
Kolkata: The Executive Council of the Jadavpur University on Tuesday decided to reintroduce admission tests in the Arts faculty, putting an end to the impasse surrounding the scrapping of the entrance examinations in six humanities subjects. The EC, after a marathon meeting, decided to admitMore
Published 11-Jul-2018 08:26 IST
Kolkata: Constructive discussion is the key to identifying and rectifying the lapses within the education system and many of the flaws continue to exist due to lack of discussions, Nobel laureate economist Amartya Sen said here on Tuesday while releasing a report on West Bengal's primary education.
Published 10-Jul-2018 22:29 IST
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has decided to stress on strenghtening its organisational capabilities in areas where BJP has made inroads in the May panchayat polls in West Bengal. "Steps have already been taken to strenghten our organisation in areas where BJP has made some gains. All the gaps inMore
Published 10-Jul-2018 20:59 IST
Kolkata: Two of the 20 members of a students' union of Jadavpur University who are on a hunger strike, over the past four days, in protest against the new admission procedure, have been hospitalised on Tuesday, varsity authorities said. The authorities made a fresh appeal to them to withdraw theMore
Published 10-Jul-2018 17:32 IST

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