Kolkata: Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths have busted a Odisha-based narcotics syndicate by arresting eight persons and seized 120 kg of ganja from them, a DRI release said on Saturday. Acting on a tip off that a syndicate based in Odisha would be transporting narcotics and carrying theMore
Published 25-Mar-2018 10:08 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee on Saturday said the government will take necessary action against those found guilty of tampering with sealed question paper packet at a school in Jalpaiguri district.
Published 24-Mar-2018 21:44 IST
Maligaon/Kolkata: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has successfully conceived, developed and tested two air-conditioned narrow gauge coaches for running in the UNESCO World Heritage railway soon, a railway official said on Saturday. "These air-conditioned coaches will make travelling in the hillMore
Published 24-Mar-2018 21:29 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday welcomed BSP supremo Mayawati's statement that the BSP-SP understanding in Uttar Pradesh won't be affected by the Rajya Sabha poll results in the state.
Published 24-Mar-2018 20:07 IST
Kolkata: Two persons, including a woman, have been arrested by DRI officials at the Kolkata airport for allegedly trying to smuggle out foreign currency by hiding it in their body cavities, according to an official statement issued on Saturday. Acting on intelligence, Directorate of RevenueMore
Published 24-Mar-2018 20:04 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education will have computer generated bar code on each packet to prevent any malpractices during the plus two board examinations beginning next week. Council President Mahua Das told a press meet here on Saturday that apart from the bar code toMore
Published 24-Mar-2018 19:07 IST
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the media to be responsible and bring out only the truth before the public as fake news may irreparably harm the society. "The aim of the media is to show the correct path to the public, guide the people and not mislead them by dishing out fake newsMore
Published 23-Mar-2018 21:22 IST
Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress bagged four seats and the Congress one in the Rajya Sabha polls from West Bengal on Friday. All four Trinamool candidates -- sitting Rajya Sabha member Nadimul Haque and first time nominees Subhasish Chakraborty, Abir Biswas and Santanu Sen emerged victorious in theMore
Published 23-Mar-2018 20:03 IST | Updated 20:28 IST
Kolkata: Confirming that rallies with the tradition of carrying arms would be taken out in certain parts of West Bengal on Ram Navmi this year, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday said his party is planning to celebrate the occasion in a bigger and much more grandiose manner compared to the lastMore
Published 23-Mar-2018 19:02 IST
Kolkata: Voting for the five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal ended at 4 pm on Friday and all the six candidates in the fray were present in the Assembly premises during the polling. The voting had begun at 9 am.
Published 23-Mar-2018 17:55 IST
Kolkata: Beleaguered India pacer Mohammed Shami's wife Hasin Jahan, who accused her husband of domestic violence and extra marital affairs, on Friday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue.
Published 23-Mar-2018 17:40 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal police is probing a complaint of an 18-year-old woman, who has accused national table tennis player and Olympian Soumyajit Ghosh of repeatedly raping her after promising to marry her, an official said on Thursday.
Published 23-Mar-2018 11:49 IST
Kolkata: Voting was underway here on Friday to elect five Rajya Sabha members from West Bengal. Six candidates are in the fray for the biennial election to the Upper House of Parliament.
Published 23-Mar-2018 11:20 IST
Kolkata: A critical phase of tunneling under the busiest part of the city, which houses a number of heritage buildings, was completed on Thursday by the Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation, a Metro official said.
Published 22-Mar-2018 22:04 IST
Kolkata: A class 10 examinee allegedly committed suicide over relationship issues with her boyfriend in Rajarhat in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, the police said on Thursday. The 15-year-old who appeared in the class 10 board examination conducted by the West Bengal Board of SecondaryMore
Published 22-Mar-2018 19:58 IST
Howrah: More than 400 people were taken ill after eating 'bhog prasad' of a religious ceremony at Kakrai village in Howrah district, a health official said on Thursday. About 125 affected people were admitted to two hospitals at Debipur and Jangalpara, Chief Medical Officer (Health) Bhabani DasMore
Published 22-Mar-2018 17:00 IST
Kolkata: The RBI ban on Letter of Undertaking (LoU) as a trade finance instrument, will not have much impact on the gems and jewellery industry in West Bengal, but a hike in bank's credit margin may hurt the business, a GJEPC official said.
Published 22-Mar-2018 12:44 IST
Chapra (Nadia): Distraught with the news of her husband's death in Mosul, Dipali Tikadar now harbours just one wish: a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to seek a government job. Dipali's husband Samar Tikadar was kidnapped along with 38 other Indians in Iraq in 2014 by IslamicMore
Published 22-Mar-2018 11:12 IST | Updated 14:35 IST
Kolkata: The CPI(M) demanded cancellation of the nomination of Congress candidate Abhishek Manu Singhvi for the Rajya Sabha election from West Bengal, alleging that there was a discrepancy regarding his age and that his forms were not properly filled.
Published 21-Mar-2018 21:24 IST
Kolkata: Fugitive GJM leader Bimal Gurung, on the run since the Gorkhaland agitation in Darjeeling Hills in 2017, has rubbished reports of his arrest near the India-Nepal international border and urged his supporters not to get agitated.
Published 21-Mar-2018 21:58 IST

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