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Kolkata: The West Bengal Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (WBTIDCL) and India's leading mobility platform Ola on Wednesday entered into an agreement to create 5,000 entrepreneurial opportunities in the state. Under the agreement, the app-based cab provider will provide 5,000 newMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 21:28 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday remembered former Chief Minister Jyoti Basu on his seventh death anniversary.
Published 17-Jan-2018 12:25 IST | Updated 13:34 IST
Kolkata: The sit-in by Jadavpur University students was lifted shortly after on Wednesday with the authorities agreeing to form a panel that would communicate to the state government the concerns of students over a bill that effectively dissolves students' unions. The members of Arts' FacultyMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 11:59 IST | Updated 12:01 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal received investment proposals worth Rs 17,000 crore on the first day of Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) from leading industrialists of the country. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani announced an investment of Rs 5,000 crore in retail and petroleum outlets, whileMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 07:39 IST
Kolkata: Students of Jadavpur University continued with their sit-in for the second day on Tuesday in the university campus to protest against provisions of a state government bill that effectively dissolves the student unions. The agitating students demanded formation of a committee with allMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 07:26 IST | Updated 12:00 IST
Kolkata: Adani Group on Wednesday said it would invest Rs 750 crore to double the capacity of the company's edible oil refinery at Haldia in West Bengal. Announcing this at the second and last day of the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) here, Pranav Adani of the Adani Group expressed interest toMore
Published 17-Jan-2018 13:28 IST
Kolkata: A hoarding with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's picture was found defaced inside the Jadavpur University campus here triggering condemnation by the vice chancellor and the state education minister.
Published 16-Jan-2018 17:29 IST | Updated 17:42 IST
Kolkata: Private low-cost carrier SpiceJet would explore the possibility of manufacturing sea-planes in West Bengal, its chairman Ajay Singh said. He said the company would also start flights from the greenfield airport at Andal near Durgapur and also starting flights from Kolkata to Chittagong.
Published 16-Jan-2018 15:09 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal has the highest number of MSMEs in the country with 52,69,814 units, a development which will boost the state during the Bengal Global Business Summit that started on Tuesday. Bengal accounted for 11.62 per cent of micro, small and medium enterprises, the most among the top 10More
Published 16-Jan-2018 11:35 IST | Updated 12:00 IST
Kolkata: Jadavpur University students began a sit-in on Monday outside the Aurobindo Hall to protest against provisions of a bill that effectively dissolves the students unions. The agitating students are demanding immediate revocation of the bill, which had been passed in the West Bengal AssemblyMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 06:52 IST | Updated 07:10 IST
Kolkata: In an effort to shed West Bengal's investor wary image and woo much-needed capital, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the people of the state will dedicate their heart to Indian and foreign industrialists if they infused capital in the state. She also assured industrialistsMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 17:02 IST
Kolkata: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Tuesday the Jio network will cover 100 per cent of West Bengal's population by December 2018 and also committed over Rs 5,000 crore of investments in the state for non-Jio businesses in the next three years. Addressing the Bengal GlobalMore
Published 16-Jan-2018 13:27 IST | Updated 16:09 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday rejected the West Bengal government's plea for stopping an ongoing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) motorbike rally for allegedly flouting conditions and using the BJP flag. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice J Bhattacharya and Justice AMore
Published 15-Jan-2018 21:02 IST
Kolkata: An armed squad of over 90 CISF personnel on Monday took over the security of the historic Victoria Memorial here with a mandate to guard it against any terror strike and theft. The Union Home Ministry recently approved the deployment of a total of 111 Central Industrial Security ForceMore
Published 15-Jan-2018 20:15 IST
New Delhi: The CBI has recovered Rs 2.15 crore in cash and jewellery worth about Rs 30 lakh from the residence of a senior official of the Union agriculture ministry, posted in Kolkata. The CBI sources said the searches were carried out in connection with alleged forgery and cheating in the issuanceMore
Published 15-Jan-2018 19:58 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday condoled the death of legendary Sarod player Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, terming it a great loss to the world of classical music.
Published 15-Jan-2018 16:47 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday saluted the country's soldiers on the occasion of Army Day for their exemplary sense of duty towards their motherland.
Published 15-Jan-2018 12:25 IST | Updated 12:41 IST
Kolkata: Three Bangladeshi inmates have allegedly fled the Alipore Central Correctional Home, where they were imprisoned for the past three years for various offences, a senior jail official said on Sunday. The matter surfaced this morning during the counting of the inmates, following which two jailMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 16:29 IST | Updated 17:12 IST
Kolkata: Over half a million pilgrims on Sunday took a holy dip in the Ganga at the spot where it flows out into the Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Like every year, the ocean of pilgrims jostled for space at the annual Gangasagar Fair since early in the morning despite a bitingMore
Published 14-Jan-2018 15:47 IST
Kolkata: Over half a million pilgrims are expected to take the holy dip in the Ganga where it flows out into the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti on Sunday at the annual Gangasagar Fair, with the West Bengal government and other agencies making elaborate arrangements to ensure peaceMore
Published 13-Jan-2018 22:12 IST

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