Kolkata: A senior official of a foreign Consulate office here was allegedly molested by a man in its vicinity, police said on Saturday. The middle-aged woman complained to the Shakespeare Sarani police station that she was molested by a man while she was walking on the street on Wednesday, JointMore
Published 14-Apr-2018 12:02 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court's decision to suspend the panchayat poll process in West Bengal is a major blow to Mamata Banerjee, for it shows that her government has not been able to ensure even a routine administrative procedure like the peaceful conduct of an election campaign.
Published 14-Apr-2018 11:48 IST
Kolkata: A day after the Calcutta High Court stayed the ongoing panchayat election process in West Bengal, the State Election Commission on Friday asked officials concerned to refrain from taking any step in connection with the poll process till further instruction.
Published 13-Apr-2018 21:38 IST
Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday mocked opposition Left Front over the six-hour bandh call, which failed to evoke any response in the state, and said people have rejected the "strike culture". Accusing the TMC of "throttling democracy" and unleashing a "reign of terror" toMore
Published 13-Apr-2018 21:25 IST
Kolkata: The tiger that had strayed into the forest of Lalgarh in West Midnapore district last month was killed by the locals on Friday, a top Forest department official said here. The carcass of the adult tiger was recovered from the Lalgarh forest, West Bengal's Chief Wildlife Warden Ravi KantMore
Published 13-Apr-2018 19:22 IST
Kolkata: The High Court of Calcutta on Friday rejected Trinamool's plea to expedite the poll process in West Bengal. Trinamool Congress filed a plea before the division bench of Justice Biswanath Samaddar and Justice Arindam Mukhopadhyay to get away with the stay order of the single bench.
Published 13-Apr-2018 12:20 IST | Updated 12:31 IST
Kolkata: The first regional conference of eastern states on Water Resources will be held in the city on April 16 to address the outstanding water issues of these states.
Published 13-Apr-2018 11:13 IST
Kolkata: The statewide six-hour bandh called by the Left Front against pre-panchayat poll violence in West Bengal began from 6 am today amidst elaborate security arrangements. Public transport was available on the city roads since early morning, flight services remained normal while train servicesMore
Published 13-Apr-2018 11:04 IST
Kolkata: The six-hour bandh in West Bengal called by the Left Front on Friday failed to evoke response as life remained normal in the state. Public and private buses plied as usual and metro rail services remained normal, official sources said. The Left Front had given the bandh call to protestMore
Published 13-Apr-2018 15:37 IST | Updated 15:38 IST
Kolkata: Several people were injured in clashes that broke out between the police and student activists of the CPI(M) outside the office of the State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday. The activists had gathered near the SEC office at Rawdon Street, in the central part of the city, to protestMore
Published 12-Apr-2018 21:32 IST
Kolkata: Opposition parties in West Bengal on Thursday termed the high court order staying the rural elections process in the state "victory of democracy over dictatorship" and sought the resignation of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the alleged violence during filing of nominations.
Published 12-Apr-2018 15:24 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday stayed till further orders the ongoing panchayat election process in West Bengal. While staying the election process, Justice Subrata Talukdar also sought from the State Election Commission by Monday a comprehensive status report on the poll process,More
Published 12-Apr-2018 13:59 IST | Updated 18:27 IST
Kolkata: A section of West Bengal's civil society, which had years back strongly backed then opposition Trinamool Congress to unseat the erstwhile rulers Left Front, on Wednesday lashed out against the Trinamool for using "rampant muscle power" to prevent the opposition candidates from filingMore
Published 12-Apr-2018 08:57 IST
Kolkata: Accusing the Congress and CPI-M of ganging up with the BJP for the coming panchayat polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked the two parties whether they supported the saffron outfit's ideology in the state.
Published 12-Apr-2018 07:42 IST | Updated 07:43 IST
Howrah: A woman was killed and two others, including a minor, were injured after an induction cooktop exploded in Howrah district on Wednesday, police said. The incident happened at a house at Jujarsaha under the jurisdiction of Panchala police station, the police said.
Published 12-Apr-2018 07:36 IST | Updated 07:37 IST
Kolkata: Protesting against attack on them in the run up to the panchayat elections in West Bengal, journalists on Wednesday took out a procession here demanding justice. The procession started from the Gandhi statue at Mayo road and terminated at Dharmatala. Some of the journalists carried postersMore
Published 11-Apr-2018 21:09 IST | Updated 22:49 IST
Kolkata: A section of intellectuals on Wednesay castigated the ruling Trinamool Congress, the administration and the police, claiming that they have remained "silent spectators" while widespread violence is taking place in West Bengal during filing of nominations for next month's panchayat electionsMore
Published 11-Apr-2018 18:53 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of terrorising opposition candidates contesting the next month's panchayat polls and said, the Left parties might go for a general strike, if such a situation persists.
Published 11-Apr-2018 07:47 IST
Kolkata: Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan have assured the state government of all cooperation to save wildlife and Mangrove forest of the Sunderbans, an official release said here on Tuesday. On the last leg of his visit to the Sundarbans, the Union science and technology and earth sciences MinisterMore
Published 11-Apr-2018 07:12 IST
Kolkata: Seventeen Left parties on Wednesday called a six-hour general strike in West Bengal on April 13 to protest the violence across rural areas by alleged activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress to prevent opposition candidates from filing nomination for next month's Panchayat polls.
Published 11-Apr-2018 20:08 IST

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