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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday dubbed as an "eyewash announcement" the hike in daily ATM withdrawal limits announced by the RBI and demanded all restrictions be lifted.
Published 16-Jan-2017 19:29 IST
Kolkata: Claiming some pilgrims at Gangasagar died due to natural causes and not in a stampede, a West Bengal minister on Monday said the PMO coming up with a tweet in this regard without confirming with the state government is "against the federal structure of the country".
Published 16-Jan-2017 18:00 IST
Kolkata: A fire broke out in the Presidency University campus this morning. There was no report of any injury or casualty, fire brigade sources said.
Published 16-Jan-2017 08:41 IST | Updated 10:56 IST
Kolkata: Eight persons returning after a day-long picnic were killed and seven others were injured when their pick-up van collided head on with a truck in West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday, police said.
Published 15-Jan-2017 21:05 IST
Kolkata: The Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) has said it will take "appropriate action" after completion of the review of Eastern Coalfields Ltd's Lalmatia mine, where 18 people died recently in a mound crash. "We are carrying out review of the mine and after that we'll take appropriateMore
Published 15-Jan-2017 18:39 IST
Kolkata: A court here on Sunday sent to three days police custody BJP's West Bengal unit Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar, arrested for allegedly taking money from School Service Commission candidates on the pretext of getting them jobs. The judge at Bidhannagar court also rejected a bail pleaMore
Published 15-Jan-2017 18:13 IST
Kolkata: Even as Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Saturday dubbed as "Islamizing" the West Bengal government's attempts to "secularise" school text books by replacing certain words, the government clarified the changes were introduced two years ago. The government said the changes wereMore
Published 14-Jan-2017 21:25 IST | Updated 21:58 IST
Kolkata: BJP's West Bengal unit Vice President Jayprakash Majumdar was on Saturday arrested for allegedly taking money from School Service Commission candidates on the pretext of getting them jobs, police said. "He has been arrested because he took money from some of the SSC candidates and promisedMore
Published 14-Jan-2017 20:41 IST | Updated 22:43 IST
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress activists and party heavyweights took part in a rally here on Saturday to protest against the central government's demonetisation move and the arrest of party MPs by the CBI.
Published 14-Jan-2017 20:17 IST
Kolkata: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Saturday said his organisation was working to make the Hindu community united and strong, asserting it is "not opposed to anybody". Bhagwat also said only the weakness of the Hindus are to be blamed for their oppression in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Published 14-Jan-2017 19:18 IST
Sagar Islands: Over nine lakh pilgrims took a holy dip at the Gangasagar today on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti and offered prayers at Kapil Muni Ashram amidst tight security that is in place in view of the Gangasagar Mela, officials said. Pilgrims started taking a holy dip from 2:52 AMMore
Published 14-Jan-2017 17:42 IST
Kolkata: UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee next week during his visit to the city to attend a programme of Presidency University. According to a highly-placed source at the state secretariat, the UK diplomat, who is scheduled to reach the city onMore
Published 13-Jan-2017 22:26 IST
Kolkata: Seven persons have been arrested from West Bengal and Jharkhand in connection with the killing of two Trinamool workers, including strongman Srinu Naidu in Kharagpur of West Midnapore district, two days ago, police said on Friday. "The seven were picked up from places like Ghatal andMore
Published 13-Jan-2017 20:15 IST
Barasat(WB): Renewing her attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on demonetisation and arrest of her party MPs, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today dared the CBI to arrest her and all TMC MPs and MLAs. "Sudip Bandyopadhyay was arrested because he has protested (againstMore
Published 13-Jan-2017 20:10 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday issued suo motu contempt notice against the Commissioner of Kolkata Police, expressing displeasure at him for not complying with its order with regard to the application of RSS for permission to hold a programme. Justice Joymalyo Bagchi directedMore
Published 13-Jan-2017 17:35 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed her dissatisfaction over Mahatma Gandhi's picture being "replaced" by that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the 2017 calendar and diary of Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).
Published 13-Jan-2017 17:25 IST
Kolkata: Kolkata police on Thursday denied the permission for RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's rally, proposed to be conducted on January 14 in the city, and asked the outfit to fix an alternative date, even as the Sangh would move the court tomorrow in protest. "Kolkata police has officially communicatedMore
Published 12-Jan-2017 21:16 IST
Kolkata: Controversy is raging around an environment textbook in Bengali named, "Amader Poribesh" prescribed for students of class 3 in Bengal. A number of common Bengali words have been found changed in the latest edition of the text book. For example, the rainbow known for long as 'Ramdhonu' hasMore
Published 12-Jan-2017 20:32 IST | Updated 20:35 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday ordered the Kolkata police to take a call within 24 hours on the application of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) seeking permission to hold a rally in the city on January 14.
Published 12-Jan-2017 07:42 IST
Kolkata: On Wednesday night TMC General Secretary Subrata Bakshi urged the police to look into the role of local MLA and BJP state President Dilip Ghosh in the deaths of two party activists in Kharagpur even as the safforn party termed the charge as baseless.
Published 12-Jan-2017 06:59 IST

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