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
Kolkata: A 32-year-old man died after falling from the fourth floor of his residence in central Kolkata's Jorasanko area on Monday morning, police said. The man, identified as Ricky Sharma, accidentally fell from the top floor of the four-storied building on MG Road in Jorasanko police station areaMore
Published 02-Apr-2018 15:28 IST | Updated 17:02 IST
Hyderabad: Union minister of state for heavy industries Babul Supriyo said on Monday that he would have resigned from politics following the Asansol violence in West Bengal and drew on PM Narendra Modi who inspired him to fight. Supriyo went on to add that he did not resign because of a man “whoMore
Published 02-Apr-2018 13:34 IST
Kolkata: The BJP delegation that visited the violence-hit Asansol despite the West Bengal government's prohibitory orders came under criticism with TMC Secretary-General Partha Chatterjee saying that the party visited Asansol as a representative of the centre, but submitted its report to theMore
Published 02-Apr-2018 12:56 IST
Kolkata: A girl allegedly tried to commit suicide by jumping off the terrace of her residence in southern part of the city's Behala area, police said on Sunday. The girl, who worked as a model and also acted in a few television soaps, allegedly jumped off the terrace in Behala's Satyen Roy RoadMore
Published 02-Apr-2018 07:02 IST
Kolkata: To increase the percentage of institutional delivery in the state, the government has taken the initiative to start 97 additional delivery centres.
Published 02-Apr-2018 16:08 IST
Kolkata: With petrol and diesel prices sharply shooting up, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday hit out at the BJP-led central government for doing little to control the surge. Banerjee said the Centre was only "talking" while the people were suffering due to the surge in fuelMore
Published 01-Apr-2018 20:01 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government is revamping its intelligence wing to help avert incidents of violence in the state, a senior home department official said. Caught off guard during the recent Asansol-Raniganj violence, the state is also planning to strengthen its ground-level intelligenceMore
Published 01-Apr-2018 11:08 IST
Kolkata: A number of students, who appeared for this year's CBSE class XII examinations, staged a protest on Sunday over question paper leak and re-tests and alleged that the board was jeopardising their careers.
Published 01-Apr-2018 16:36 IST
Kolkata: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation on Sunday visited the violence-hit areas of Asansol in West Bengal ignoring the ban imposed by the state administration and accused the state government of "completely failing to stop the violence".
Published 01-Apr-2018 13:48 IST | Updated 17:05 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government has rolled out Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dream project 'Rupashree' which provides one time financial support to the marriages of poor women. 'Rupashree' scheme follows the chief minister's ambitious 'Kanyashree' project which has drawn global applause. TheMore
Published 01-Apr-2018 10:55 IST
Kolkata: A haul of fake Rs 2,000 currency notes with a total face value of Rs 10.20 lakh were recovered from Howrah-Hyderabad East Coast Express on Saturday and two persons were arrested, an official said.
Published 01-Apr-2018 07:28 IST
Kolkata: India's estimated tea production in February 2018 stood at 13.20 million kg, down by 2.8 per cent from 13.59 million kgs produced in the same month last year, according to Tea Board India data.
Published 31-Mar-2018 21:36 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday announced three-phased panchayat polls in the state in May this year.
Published 31-Mar-2018 16:50 IST
New Delhi: Since there is no dominant leader with a countrywide appeal in the opposition camp at the moment, it is natural that the most energetic opponents of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will take the lead in trying to bring together the different parties to fight the ruling party at theMore
Published 31-Mar-2018 14:25 IST | Updated 14:30 IST
Kolkata: Hanuman Jayanti was celebrated across West Bengal on Saturday amid tight security. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) took out colourful processions and organised Hanuman puja in various parts of the state. Senior party leaders and ministers were seen taking part in the celebrations. TheMore
Published 31-Mar-2018 13:39 IST
Kolkata: Churches across Bengal observed Good Friday and urged people to maintain peace and harmony by extending goodwill, tolerance and forgiveness.
Published 30-Mar-2018 20:44 IST

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