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Kolkata: NABARD on Monday said it has sanctioned Rs 735.53 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF) for West Bengal for facilitating the execution of 86 projects.
Published 02-Jul-2018 13:26 IST
Kolkata: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha ridiculed the Trinamool Congress leadership on Monday over its statement that people want a Bengali prime minister and said that the party should stop "day dreaming of conquering New Delhi" and instead focus on retaining its ground in Bengal.
Published 02-Jul-2018 19:51 IST
Kolkata: Passengers of Puri-Sealdah Duronto Express on Sunday complained of "undercooked" food served by the onboard caterer, following which the IRCTC decided not to renew its contract with the company responsible for supplying food in the train.
Published 01-Jul-2018 20:07 IST | Updated 20:37 IST
Purulia (WB): The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal on Sunday accused the BJP of trying to confuse the people of Purulia district with "wrong information" and disrupting peace in Jangalmahal region.
Published 01-Jul-2018 23:04 IST
Kolkata: In a bid to counter BJP President Amit Shah's public meeting in West Bengal's Purulia district, the ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday held a rally in the same area and vowed to stop the "separatist forces and riotmongers" from entering the state.
Published 01-Jul-2018 19:52 IST
Kolkata: Police busted a sex racket and arrested 18 persons including nine sex workers from Kolkata's Park Street area, a senior officer said on Sunday. Acting on a tip off, officers of Beniapukur Police Station conducted a raid on the third floor of a building in 82 Park Street on Saturday eveningMore
Published 01-Jul-2018 16:43 IST
Kolkata: The Congress and Left parties need to come together in a political front or on a common platform in West Bengal to effectively fight the "murder of democracy" by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the "communal agenda" of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), says a senior Congress partyMore
Published 01-Jul-2018 15:26 IST
Kolkata: Fissures seem to have appeared in the West Bengal unit of the Congress over the issue of forging an alliance with the TMC for the crucial 2019 polls, with a section of leaders keen on the tie-up and the state leadership rejecting the idea. The Congress, which lost its political ground toMore
Published 01-Jul-2018 14:24 IST
Kolkata: Visva-Bharati University has refused to grant permission for on-campus shooting of 'Nalini' - a Priyanka Chopra production on the "relationship" between teenaged Rabindranath Tagore and a Marathi girl, university sources said. "We have come to the decision after discussing the script withMore
Published 01-Jul-2018 09:37 IST
Kolkata: The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Saturday busted an international drug racket here with the arrest of five Chinese nationals and seized from their possession contraband drugs worth Rs 40 crore, GRP sources said.
Published 30-Jun-2018 22:48 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government will take "exemplary" action against anyone found to be involved in irregularities in admission to under-graduate courses, Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday.
Published 30-Jun-2018 22:20 IST
Kolkata: In the wake of reports of deposits by Indians soaring in the Swiss banks last year, West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Saturday claimed hawala transactions have seen a rise due to failure of GST's automatic digitised process. According to the design of the indirect tax system, GSTRMore
Published 30-Jun-2018 19:38 IST
Kolkata : Cab aggregator Uber on Saturday proposed measures to address concerns expressed by the West Bengal government over its fare policy, including "self-regulation" of dynamic pricing to minimise impact on riders.
Published 30-Jun-2018 19:13 IST
Kolkata: With a video of a tiger being tormented by fishermen in a Sunderbans river going viral, the forest department on Saturday said it would take action against those involved.
Published 30-Jun-2018 15:00 IST
Kolkata: There is need to sensitise the society at large rather than hardening the laws and punishments to tackle gender-based violence, according to a panel of Calcutta High Court judges.
Published 30-Jun-2018 11:59 IST
Kolkata:A container truck turned turtle after hitting a post on the second Hooghly bridge on Saturday, the police said.
Published 30-Jun-2018 11:22 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal has planned to train six lakh youth in the current fiscal under "Utkarsh Bangla", an umbrella scheme for all skill development in the state, a minister said on Friday.
Published 30-Jun-2018 07:02 IST
Kolkata: A day after his fierce spat with the District Magistrate of West Bengal's Purulia on his way to BJP President Amit Shah's public meeting, Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Friday announced he has decided to refuse all facilities provided by the Trinamool Congress government during his visitMore
Published 29-Jun-2018 22:37 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday wrote to Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, describing the amount allotted by the Centre to the state for work on national highways in 2018-19 as "extremely inadequate".
Published 29-Jun-2018 22:30 IST
Kolkata: Amid reports of soaring deposits by Indians in the Swiss banks in the last year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday taunted the Narendra Modi government over its demonetization move. She said money was "flying" to Swiss bank while India was "losing".
Published 29-Jun-2018 20:55 IST

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