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Kolkata: The popularity of Hindi as a common language among Indians is on the rise though the support for the language has not been to the desired extent in most bureaucratic, political and official circles, speakers at an international conference to popularise the language said.
Published 08-Jan-2018 19:30 IST
Kolkata: The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is planning to promote spiritual tourism at the Sagar Islands in West Bengal and would take up several projects in the area for which West Bengal has promised help. As part of the ISKCON plan a Vedic Centre for Culture and Education, aMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 19:30 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government will install speed-limiting devices in all commercial vehicles registered in the state to check accidents and to ensure that they maintain stipulated speed limits while moving through the national and state highways. A senior official of the state transportMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 17:15 IST | Updated 17:18 IST
Kolkata: Theatre personality Shaoli Mitra on Sunday said she has expressed willingness to quit from the post of Chairperson of Bangla Academy, a post she holds at the state-run regulatory body to promote Bengali language, since 2012. Shaoli, daughter of late Bengali theatre doyens Sombhu and TripitiMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 07:33 IST
Kolkata: Demanding peace and completion of the power project in violence-hit Bhangar, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday blamed the CPI-M, Congress and Maoist outfit CPI-ML Red Star for indulging in "conspiracy" that led to violence over the construction.
Published 08-Jan-2018 07:05 IST
Kolkata: Visitors at the iconic Victoria Memorial in the city can now book tickets online, an official release said on Monday. Union Culture Secretary Raghvendra Singh launched the e-ticketing facility. Two automated ticket vending machines were also inaugurated on the occasion, which would beMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 06:53 IST
Kolkata: Many areas in the eastern states reeled under cold conditions with Gaya in Bihar and Daringbadi in Odisha recording the lowest temperatures. In Bihar, Gaya recorded the state's lowest minimum temperature at 2.8 degrees Celsius and Bhagalpur at 3.1 degrees Celsius.
Published 08-Jan-2018 06:53 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday took a swipe at ex-party stalwart-turned-BJP leader Mukul Roy, citing the string of incidents over the BJP's candidate in the upcoming Noapara assembly bypolls that left its state unit red-faced and advising him to focus on partyMore
Published 08-Jan-2018 18:18 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal unit of the BJP was left red-faced after former TMC MLA Manju Basu turned down the saffron party's offer to contest the upcoming Noapara assembly bypoll. The BJP central leadership had announced Basu's name as the party's candidate for the byelection on Sunday evening.
Published 08-Jan-2018 13:17 IST
Kolkata: The condition of the Officer-in-Charge of Shyampur police station who was seriously injured in a mob attack at a village in Howrah district on Saturday, still continued to remain critical at a city hospital. The 44-year-old OC, Suman Das, who went to Bargarchomukh Munsipara village toMore
Published 07-Jan-2018 21:08 IST
Guwahati: The opposition Congress on Sunday condemned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent remarks on updating National Register of Citizens (NRC), saying it was "unwanted, immature and not based on facts". Banerjee had on Wednesday accused the BJP-led central government of hatching aMore
Published 07-Jan-2018 21:13 IST
Kolkata: A 32-year-old man was arrested in West Bengal for allegedly disturbing and harassing cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's daughter Sara over phone, police said on Sunday. The man was arrested by a joint team of Mumbai and West Bengal Police from Mahisadal area of East Midnapore district.
Published 07-Jan-2018 18:19 IST | Updated 19:18 IST
Kolkata: The Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMRCL) on Saturday unveiled a demo coach built by Bengaluru-based BEML Ltd for East-West metro corridor which is likely to be commissioned with a truncated route around June this year. According to officials, the demo coach is not only capable ofMore
Published 07-Jan-2018 07:38 IST
Kolkata: Icy winds walloped most areas in West Bengal intensifying the prevailing cold conditions even as the MeT office on Sunday forecast similar conditions for the next few days. While the western districts of the state experienced cold wave conditions, there was abnormal drop in day temperaturesMore
Published 07-Jan-2018 19:39 IST | Updated 19:51 IST
Kolkata: The IIT Kharagpur has embarked on a course to rediscover the technique used in building ancient Indian landmarks such as the Dilwara Jain temple or the Kailasa temple of Ellora caves. Such ancient structures are marvels of architecture built from top to base cutting a single gigantic stone,More
Published 07-Jan-2018 12:34 IST
Kolkata: A married woman was allegedly burnt to death by her husband and in-laws in West Bengal's north 24 Pargana District in a dispute over dowry after she gave birth to the fourth girl child, police said on Saturday.
Published 06-Jan-2018 22:04 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government has started imparting pisciculture training to destitute women, minister Sashi Panja has said. The Women and Child Development department along with the fisheries department, is imparting the training to women in state-run homes, the Women and Child DevelopmentMore
Published 06-Jan-2018 20:49 IST
Kolkata: Thirteen inmates from three Kolkata correctional homes will for the first time participate in a half-marathon organised by the city police department here on January 7, a senior officer said on Saturday. The inmates from Presidency Central Correctional Home, Alipore Central CorrectionalMore
Published 06-Jan-2018 18:55 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal Police on Friday conducted raids and busted a sex racket from a guest house in Kolkata’s Burrabazar. The police carried out the raids after some locals informed of flesh trade being carried out.
Published 06-Jan-2018 17:06 IST
Kolkata: A senior police officer and an assistant sub-inspector were severely injured after being attacked by a mob in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday afternoon, when a team from Howrah's Shaympur police station went to Bargram village toMore
Published 06-Jan-2018 17:01 IST | Updated 17:37 IST

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