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Kolkata: Infighting and the BJP's rising graph in West Bengal seem to be taking a toll on the ruling Trinamool Congress, with the party deciding to crack the whip against internal strife and revamp the organisation ahead of next year's Lok Sabha polls.
Published 07-Jun-2018 11:16 IST | Updated 11:42 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reshuffled her ministry after dropping three ministers from the cabinet on Tuesday. She later said this was done to reduce the workload of some of the ministers.
Published 06-Jun-2018 22:22 IST
Kolkata: Once owned by 20th Century Fox, the iconic Elite Cinema here has joined the list of single screens dropping curtains forever, unable to cope with competition in an era of multiplexes and the internet. The 78-year old auditorium in central Kolkata ended its journey with a notice pasted atMore
Published 06-Jun-2018 20:40 IST
Kolkata: Senior TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee on Wednesday criticised the BJP-led government at the Centre over spiralling fuel prices and said the people of the country are fed up with its "anti-people policies" and want to get rid of it "at any cost". Abhishek, who is also nephew of TMC supremo andMore
Published 06-Jun-2018 19:38 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Wednesday decided to increase bus and taxi fares by Re 1 owing to high fuel prices, Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari said and blamed Centre for the "additional burden" on common people.
Published 06-Jun-2018 18:57 IST
Kolkata: An estimated 85.49 per cent candidates of over 11, 02,726 students passed in the class X board examinations of West Bengal this year, the state Board of Secondary Education said on Wednesday.
Published 06-Jun-2018 12:13 IST
Kolkata: A passenger, resident of Uttar Panchpota, North XXIV Parganas, travelling to Doha by Qatar flight no. QR- 541 was arrested on Tuesday at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, for carrying 1865 tablets of amphetamine.
Published 06-Jun-2018 10:58 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to BJP leader and former railways minister Mukul Roy on a bond of Rs 50,000 in connection with a complaint over the death of his "mentor" Mrinal Kanti Singha Roy in 2015. A division bench comprising Justices Joymalyo Bagchi and RMore
Published 05-Jun-2018 19:47 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister Subhendu Adhikari on Tuesday claimed there would be no political opposition in the state in the coming days with many opposition candidates who won in the recent rural body elections willing to join the ruling Trinamool Congress. He said many prominentMore
Published 05-Jun-2018 17:38 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged people to curb plastic pollution on the occasion of World Environment Day.
Published 05-Jun-2018 13:46 IST
Kolkata: In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre in West Bengal, IGP Traffic, North Bengal, Jawed Shamim has returned to Kolkata Police as Additional Commissioner of Police-II. Besides Shamim, 12 other senior officials have been given new posting, an official at the state secretariat said today quoting aMore
Published 04-Jun-2018 22:45 IST
Kolkata: Protesting against the arrest of CPI-ML Red Star leader Alik Chakraborty, Left activists and members of the anti-power grid movement committee in West Bengal's Bhangar conducted a rally in the city on Monday afternoon.
Published 04-Jun-2018 21:34 IST
Kolkata: A day after a student alleged he was "stripped naked" and "filmed" inside a room at a reputed college here, West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Sunday said "strict action" will be taken against anyone found involved in the act. The video clip of the incident, which wentMore
Published 03-Jun-2018 20:06 IST
Howrah/Kolkata: A man was on Sunday killed and his friend seriously injured when the sports car they were travelling in hit a divider and turned turtle at Domjur area of Howrah district. The vehicle, which was coming at a high speed from Dankuni, hit the divider while approaching a bridge onMore
Published 03-Jun-2018 19:26 IST | Updated 12:22 IST
Kolkata: With Bengal's biggest festival still a few months away, members of a Durga Puja committee in Kolkata has tapped the Chinese Consulate here to theme their pandal on Hulu, a thin gourd popular in a mainland province, and the art forms surrounding it.
Published 03-Jun-2018 17:50 IST
Kolkata: The fluid samples of a jawan, who died here days after returning from his hometown in Kerala, has tested 'negative' for Nipah virus infection, a defence official said on Sunday. The Command Hospital at Kolkata had sent Seenu Prasad's fluid samples to National Institute of Virology at PuneMore
Published 03-Jun-2018 16:32 IST
Kolkata: With several reported cases of tarantula bites, a wave of fear has gripped the state over the last one month. While people have killed numerous spiders over the fear of fatal bites, reports suggest that atleast 30 incidents of spider bites have been accounted in the past few weeks.
Published 03-Jun-2018 12:20 IST | Updated 21:51 IST
Ahmedabad: Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani on Saturday accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) of indulging in targeted killings of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in West Bengal. Addressing the media here, Irani said, "The ruling party in West Bengal is a part of a 'consolidatedMore
Published 03-Jun-2018 07:39 IST | Updated 10:33 IST
Kolkata: In the wake of murders of two youths in West Bengal's Purulia district, the state government on Saturday ordered transfer of district's Superintendent of Police (SP) Joy Biswas. According to the notification, Biswas was transferred to the post of Commanding Officer of State Armed Police 9thMore
Published 03-Jun-2018 07:25 IST
Kolkata: An IndiGo flight from Kolkata to Port Blair was barred from taking off on Saturday after a minor engine fault was detected, the airline confirmed.
Published 03-Jun-2018 07:11 IST

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