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New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and prime minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the country on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.
Published 21-Nov-2018 14:16 IST
Kolkata: Refuting media reports of alleged starvation deaths in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the deaths were either due to "age-related ailments" or "excessive liquor consumption".
Published 21-Nov-2018 10:23 IST
Kolkata: A woman was killed after she was hit by a fire tender, which was working to douse flames in the Burrabazar area of the city on Tuesday, police said.
Published 21-Nov-2018 02:00 IST
Kolkata: CPI(M) MLA Sujan Chakraborty was detained by police on Tuesday for staging a protest in front of a food festival being organised by West Bengal government at New Town area in the north-eastern fringes of the city.
Published 20-Nov-2018 22:19 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Tuesday said the TMC government has been able to increase both planned and capital expenditure despite the state facing huge debt. "Despite facing huge debt burden we have been able to increase both planned and capital expenditure by five times andMore
Published 20-Nov-2018 21:58 IST
Kolkata: A fire broke out in the genetic research wing of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute (CNCI) here on Tuesday but there was no report of any casualty, Fire Brigade officials said. The fire broke out in the genetic research wing which is housed in a building adjacent to the main hospitalMore
Published 20-Nov-2018 21:51 IST
Kolkata: The opposition CPI(M) and Congress on Tuesday decided to boycott the West Bengal assembly proceedings till November 22 in protest against what they termed the "arbitrary" functioning of the ruling TMC inside the House.
Published 20-Nov-2018 21:23 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Minister for Housing and Fire Services Sovan Chatterjee resigned from the cabinet on Tuesday and has also been asked to quit the post of the Kolkata mayor, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
Published 20-Nov-2018 21:05 IST
Kolkata: Jet Airways Tuesday said it was in active discussion with various investors to secure sustainable financing.
Published 20-Nov-2018 20:58 IST
Kolkata: About 4.98 kg of smuggled gold biscuits worth over Rs 1.57 crore were recovered in West Bengal' Nadia district and one person was arrested, an official said on Tuesday. Acting on specific intelligence, the officers of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Kolkata Zonal UnitMore
Published 20-Nov-2018 19:17 IST
Kolkata: The parents of students of a school at Islampur in North Dianjpur district on Sunday gheraoed the district inspector and blocked roads in protest against the move of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education to derecognise the institution, officials said.
Published 19-Nov-2018 12:23 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal BJP on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress of organising an attack on the convoy of the party's state President Dilip Ghosh, a charge denied by the ruling party.
Published 19-Nov-2018 12:12 IST
Kolkata: The Consul General of France in Kolkata, Virginie Corteval, made a day-long visit to Chandannagar, a former French colony, as part of an effort to shape the people-to-people contact between France and Bengal.
Published 19-Nov-2018 12:06 IST
Kolkata: The liver and kidneys of a 13-year-old girl, declared brain dead, was on Sunday transported across a stretch of 170 km in the state for transplants at a city hospital, officials said.
Published 19-Nov-2018 07:46 IST
Alipurduar (WB): The police seized a total of 699 kg ganja from two places in Alipurduar district on Sunday and arrested four persons for smuggling the contraband, a police officer said.
Published 19-Nov-2018 03:00 IST
Kolkata: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized gold worth Rs 3 crore which was smuggled into India from Myanmar, an official statement said on Sunday. Acting on inputs, the DRI intercepted a man from a train at New Jalpaiguri railway station and seized 56 gold biscuits, weighing 9.2More
Published 18-Nov-2018 21:21 IST
Kolkata: Over nine kg of smuggled gold worth Rs 3 crore was seized in West Bengal's Siliguri area and one person was arrested, an official said on Sunday.
Published 18-Nov-2018 15:19 IST
Kolkata: Specially curated sessions, themed on "changing literary taste" and factors that influence it, were highlights of a Bengali lit fest at Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore.
Published 18-Nov-2018 13:04 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Congress president Somen Mitra has said that it would be better for his party to go it alone in the state in the next Lok Sabha election as the ruling TMC "lacks honest intentions" as an anti-BJP force.
Published 18-Nov-2018 11:22 IST
Kolkata: A housewife was allegedly killed by her husband and in-laws eight months after her marriage in a dispute over dowry in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Saturday. The woman, married to Howrah's Uluberia resident Pratik Gora, was declared brought dead at a local hospital onMore
Published 17-Nov-2018 22:17 IST

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