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Kolkata: A former CPI-M MP was injured as fresh clashes between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition parties were reported on Thursday over filing of nominations for next month's panchayat (rural local bodies) polls. Former Lok Sabha member Ram Chandra Dome was attacked allegedlyMore
Published 06-Apr-2018 08:01 IST
Kolkata: The South Eastern Railway has achieved an 8.01 per cent growth in freight earnings, while passenger earnings have increased by 5.37 per cent in 2017-18 in comparison to the previous financial year, a senior official said here on Thursday. The SER has earned Rs 12062.77 crore fromMore
Published 05-Apr-2018 19:45 IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court said on Thursday that it will hear a BJP plea seeking the deployment of Central Paramilitary Forces in West Bengal for the panchayat elections alleging that its candidates were being beaten up and not allowed to file their nominations.
Published 05-Apr-2018 12:06 IST
Kolkata: In a shocking incident, a man was arrested on Wednesday for reportedly keeping his mother's corpse in a deep freezer for almost two years. The body was recovered from the accused's house, located at 25 SN Chatterjee Road in Behala area of Kolkata.
Published 05-Apr-2018 11:03 IST | Updated 11:47 IST
Kolkata: Irate passengers on Wednesday blocked train movement at Sodepur station in Sealdah division for around two hours, protesting delay in EMU train services during peak hours.
Published 04-Apr-2018 16:26 IST
Kolkata: The trial run of the first Kolkata-Dhaka container train loaded with 60 containers with maximum net weight of 12.247 kg each begins, wherein the train will take around 8 hours to reach Bangladesh.
Published 04-Apr-2018 10:09 IST | Updated 10:25 IST
Kolkata: In wake of sporadic violence in Bengal over filing of nominations for the upcoming Panchayat polls, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday accused the state's ruling Trinamool Congress of attacking their party activists and warned it could expect an equal response.
Published 04-Apr-2018 08:44 IST
Malda (WB): One person was killed and another one injured during clashes, stated to be between factions of a political party, in separate incidents in Malda district ahead of the panchayat polls, police said on Tuesday. Both the incidents occurred while selecting candidates of the panchayat electionMore
Published 04-Apr-2018 07:50 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday questioned why the Centre is not ready to disclose details of credit information by a public sector bank in Parliament. Even in Parliament reply on Tuesday, the Government of India says that the details of credit information by a publicMore
Published 03-Apr-2018 22:26 IST
Singapore: An Indian yoga instructor here has been sentenced to nine months' jail and a fine of 1,000 Singapore dollars for molesting a woman.
Published 03-Apr-2018 21:06 IST
Kolkata: Facing flak over violence in his parliamentary constituency Asansol, Union minister Babul Supriyo has said that he had offered to resign and quit politics but was stopped by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The minister of state for heavy industries said he had met the prime minister andMore
Published 03-Apr-2018 20:09 IST
Kolkata: A rally was taken out in the city on Tuesday by around 2000 people, including Left intellectuals against recent communal clashes across West Bengal. The rally, under the banner 'Anti-communal Public Initiative' (Samprodayikata Birodhi Gano-Udyog), was attended by CPI-M leader and formerMore
Published 03-Apr-2018 17:45 IST
Kolkata: Actor Rituparna Sengupta has been appointed as the chairperson of Shilpi Sansad, an organization that provides financial security to retired and veteran artistes of the Bengali film industry. Sengupta was appointed the chairperson at a meeting of the Shilpi Sansad on Monday. She succeededMore
Published 03-Apr-2018 17:34 IST
Kolkata: The Visva Bharati University has started a project to post the memorabilia of Rabindranath Tagore as well as the landmark events associated with the premier institution on social media platforms. Officiating Vice Chancellor Sabuj Kali Sen on Tuesday said the rare materials kept in theMore
Published 03-Apr-2018 13:35 IST
New Delhi: The trial run of the Kolkata-Dhaka container train loaded with over 1,100 tonnes of animal feed will be flagged off on Tuesday, senior ministry officials said. While passenger and goods trains run between the two countries, this is the first time that a container service will begin.
Published 03-Apr-2018 09:15 IST
Kolkata: A Kolkata court sentenced former Trinamool Congress councillor Shambhunath Kow and six others to life imprisonment in the murder case of a party colleague five years ago. The ninth judicial magistrate of Alipore court, Sujoy Sengupta, had on March 29 found Kow and his associates guilty ofMore
Published 03-Apr-2018 08:05 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal has emerged as the number one state in the country in terms of employment generation in the rural areas, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday. The state has generated 30.98 crore person days under the 100 days work scheme till March 31, 2018, she tweeted.
Published 03-Apr-2018 15:44 IST
Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday asked party cadres to refrain from infighting over the coming rural polls in West Bengal, and said those who don't get tickets would be accommodated in 'some other way'.
Published 02-Apr-2018 21:53 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Monday extended till April 23 its interim order barring the police from arresting BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with the death of a man in 2015. Owing to an ongoing ceasework by lawyers at the high court, Roy moved his own prayer before a division benchMore
Published 02-Apr-2018 22:31 IST
Kolkata: Border Security Force (BSF) personnel seized eight packets of silver ornaments, weighing 8.74 kg and valued approximately at Rs 3.61 lakh, near the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district, a BSF statement said on Monday.
Published 02-Apr-2018 19:40 IST

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