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Kolkata: A flight attendant of a private airlines died under mysterious circumstances reportedly after falling from her flat on the fourth floor of an apartment in North 24 Parganas district's Kestopur, police said on Wednesday. "Clara Khongshit (22), hailing from Shillong, allegedly fell downMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:23 IST
Kolkata: At least 24 kg of cannabis was seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) from a bamboo orchard in West Bengal's West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Wednesday. Acting on a tip off, the BSF troopers of Meghna outpost conducted a special search operation on Tuesday afternoon andMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 16:35 IST
Kolkata: Taking an oath to preserve the country's unity, secularism and democratic rights, West Bengal Left Front leaders and activists on Tuesday formed a four kilometer-long human chain here on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day. CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram YechuryMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 20:19 IST
Kolkata: A portion of an old dilapidated building in central Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday following whcih eight persons were evacuated safely. "No one is hurt or trapped inside," a senior police official said.
Published 15-Aug-2017 21:07 IST
Kolkata: Six students were electrocuted during the Independence Day celebrations at a primary school in West Bengal on Tuesday, police said. Six students of G.D. Siksha Kendra Primary School in Murshidabad district's Aurangabad got electrocuted and one of them is in critical condition, the officerMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 18:29 IST
Kolkata: Police surveillance and security arrangements have been beefed up in the city ahead of the 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday, a senior Kolkata police official said. According to police, special security arrangements have been made at crowded places and around vital installationsMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 06:52 IST
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day. The main function at the arterial Indira Gandhi Sarani was attended by Banerjee, Ministers and members of theMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 13:47 IST
Kolkata: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 2.5 crore due to the ongoing Gorkhaland agitation in West Bengal, an official said on Monday. "If the situation would have been normal, that is the amount we would have earned in this time by running our trains.More
Published 14-Aug-2017 16:40 IST
Kolkata: Prominent film makers of Bengal welcomed the appointment of eminent lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi as Censor Board chief and hoped it would bring the much needed change in its functioning. Internationally acclaimed director Buddhadev Dasgupta told PTI, "former chief Pahlaj NihalaniMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 11:50 IST
Kolkata: Major opposition parties in West Bengal have demanded cancellation of elections to the seven municipal bodies held today, alleging widespread violence and booth-capturing by Trinamool Congress workers. The TMC, however, denied any role in the violence during the election and blamed the BJPMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 18:55 IST
West Midnapore: One more kid lost his life allegedly while playing the lethal game of Blue Whale in West Midnapore on Saturday. The class 10 student of Anandapur high school is identified as Ankan Dey. Ankan's neighbour said he had gone for a bath and did not open the door for long.
Published 13-Aug-2017 16:43 IST | Updated 16:59 IST
New Delhi: Ahead of Independence Day, the Centre has written to the states to organise events in schools towards creating a "patriotic mood" and a "mass fervour" to help realise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'New India' vision. However, West Bengal has instructed its schools to desist fromMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 16:22 IST
Kolkata: Shobha Sen, veteran theatre personality and wife of late thespian Utpal Dutt, passed away here this morning. She was 93. Sen died due to heart failure at her South Kolkata residence. She was suffering from age-related ailments, her family said. Sen is survived by daughter, academicianMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 16:29 IST
Kolkata: Weather data recording has become an unusual casualty of the two-month long Darjeeling agitation as the weather station there is unable to record temperature and rainfall figures as its employees cannot attend office owing to the indefinite strike. This has in turn impacted theMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 09:30 IST
Kolkata: Polling for seven urban local bodies (ULBs) comprising five municipalities, one notified authority and one municipal corporation will be held on Sunday and the results will be declared on August 17. The municipalities which are going to poll on Sunday are Panskura and Haldia in EastMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 21:45 IST
Kolkata: Very heavy rains continued to lash sub-Himalayan districts of West Bengal with several places receiving extremely heavy precipitation leading to a deluge, the weather department said on Saturday. Very heavy to extremely heavy rains occurred at most places in Jalpaiguri, Cooch Behar andMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 20:37 IST
Kolkata: With most Bangladeshis preferring West Bengal as their destination while visiting India, the state has the most to gain from a better relation between the two countries, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said. "The minimum amount required for carrying by aMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 19:22 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal government on Saturday said it is tackling on war footing the flood in north Bengal, where it has impacted five districts and inundated about 100 tea gardens. "We have already opened control rooms and I am personally involved in monitoring and management. The state is working onMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 17:35 IST
Kolkata: A section of Jadavpur University students, who were protesting against the West Bengal government's directive to replace the existing students union with a nominated students' council, called off their agitation early on Saturday after nearly 36 hours of demonstrations.
Published 12-Aug-2017 17:11 IST
Hyderabad: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee entered into another web of controversy, this time through her social media post. She shared a photograph congratulating Sushen Ray, a Bengal constable who won a gold in the recently held World Police Games in Los Angeles, where he (Ray) was holding theMore
Published 12-Aug-2017 15:28 IST

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