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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged the Centre to declare the birthdays of Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as national holidays. Banerejee said in a tweet that she has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.
Published 20-Jan-2018 13:54 IST | Updated 14:07 IST
Kolkata: Journalist Anindya Sengupta died on Saturday at a private hospital in the city, family sources said. He was 52.
Published 20-Jan-2018 13:35 IST | Updated 15:01 IST
Kolkata: The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is expecting to eliminate multiple account numbers of an individual, once the process of seeding Aadhaar is completed, an official said here on Friday.
Published 20-Jan-2018 09:49 IST | Updated 10:01 IST
Kolkata: Nine French authors will be attending the Kolkata Literature Festival that will be hosted as part of the International Kolkata Book Fair this year. The five authors will be Volodine, Christian Garcin, Gerard Meudal, Jean Claude Perrier, Katia Legeret, Philippe Forest, Sabine Wespiser,More
Published 20-Jan-2018 08:31 IST
Kolkata: Kolkata is safer than New Delhi so far as air pollution is concerned, claimed West Bengal Environment Minister Sovan Chatterjee. Countering reports based on study of air pollution by the US embassy and consulate in Delhi and Kolkata respectively, Chatterjee said those pollution levels areMore
Published 20-Jan-2018 08:05 IST
Kolkata: A massive fire broke out at a manufacturing unit here on Friday, a fire brigade official said. Nobody was injured in the incident. The fire was spotted around 4 p.m. at the factory, manufacturing spares for wagon foundry, situated at Tiljola area of south Kolkata, the official said.
Published 19-Jan-2018 19:40 IST | Updated 22:30 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday slammed the Centre for deciding to stop eight routes of the Eastern Railway in the state on the plea that they were "not commercially viable". She dubbed the decision as a "politically motivated" one.
Published 19-Jan-2018 20:55 IST
Kolkata: A Trinamool Congress student body leader surrendered before a court on Friday after a girl student accused him of harassment and assault and met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, seeking action against him.
Published 19-Jan-2018 20:33 IST
Kolkata: Moved by the plight of women whose husbands were killed by tigers in the Sunderbans, the West Bengal government on Friday said it would join hands with social oganisation Sulabh International to ameliorate the miseries of the 'tiger widows'.
Published 19-Jan-2018 19:22 IST
Kolkata: Presidency University students staged a protest on Friday against the alleged delay in completion of the renovation of heritage Eden Hindu Hostel when the Chancellor, Governor K N Tripathi was present at the campus for the inaugural of the Presidency Museum. Members of Students FederationMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 17:44 IST | Updated 18:13 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a TV academy would come in the South 24 Parganas district within the next one year.
Published 19-Jan-2018 07:59 IST
Hooghly: A student of a college in Hooghly district has complained to the police that followers of the students' union general secretary tried to kill her by hurling a broken bottle in her stomach inside the campus.
Published 19-Jan-2018 07:50 IST
Canning (WB): Two persons, including a 10-year-old boy were killed and six others injured on Thursday as two groups exchanged fire to gain control of a fair in South 24 Parganas district, police said. The incident happened at Basanti near Charavidya fair, the police said adding that one of theMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 07:22 IST
Kolkata: The 42nd edition of International Kolkata Book Fair is dedicating its "largest-ever" theme pavilion of 14,000 sq.ft. to France, that is also the focal theme of the event rated as the world's most attended book fair, the organisers said on Friday.
Published 19-Jan-2018 21:34 IST
Kolkata: Describing the Election Commission's recommendation to disqualify 20 AAP MLAs as 'most unfortunate', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said a Constitution body cannot be used for political vendetta.
Published 19-Jan-2018 21:23 IST
Kolkata: The Presidency University museum showcasing the history of the 200 year-old premier educational institution was inaugurated on Friday. "Presidency needed such an archive ... It is a matter of great happiness", West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi said inaugurating it at the Derozio Hall in theMore
Published 19-Jan-2018 16:09 IST
Kolkata: Eminent cartoonist Chandi Lahiri passed away at a government hospital here on Thursday following respiratory complications, a family member said. He was 86. Lahiri, who is survived by his wife and a daughter, had been ill for the past few days and was admitted to the R.G. Kar MedicalMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 22:06 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the state government is constructing a tele academy complex near the city. Work for the tele academy complex has started at Baruipur in the southern outskirts of the city, she said at a government function to give away televisionMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 21:49 IST
Kolkata: The Indian Coast Guard will sensitise nearly 1,500 fishermen from West Bengal and Odisha to act as its "eyes and ears" to check for illegal movements along the eastern seaboard and the coastal waterways, an official said on Wednesday. The Coast Guard will arrange for a five day motor-cycleMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 07:32 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Thursday said that all educational institutions cannot be role model and some have to follow others who have excelled. "Not every institution can become a role model. One must ponder about the fact why there are so much criticismsMore
Published 18-Jan-2018 07:11 IST

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