Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday stayed the withdrawal of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from Darjeeling hills, the scene of unrest over the statehood demand, till October 27, in a relief to the West Bengal government. Hearing a plea by the state against the Centre's decision toMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 18:25 IST
Kolkata: The students body at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) on Tuesday launched a protest against imposition of "draconian rules" and "threats of expulsion" every other day. The protest comes in the wake of the expulsion of 14 women students, allegedly over hostelMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:53 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee On Monday said the state government was committed in conducting students council elections on a regular basis.
Published 17-Oct-2017 07:21 IST
Kolkata: The BJP on Monday said there should either be President's Rule in West Bengal or a complete withdrawal of central forces from the state. Speaking at the 'Jan Raksha Yatra' of the party here, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said the Darjeeling hills could not be equated with the Kashmir ValleyMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 07:04 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Monday taunted the Left, saying they now promote even novices like Kanhaiya Kumar in absence of leaders with substance. Ghosh said that a leader like Kanhaiya Kumar has been made into a national level figure by the directionless Left. "A novice likeMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 08:31 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited her predecessor, senior CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee who is suffering from respiratory problems and wished him speedy recovery.
Published 16-Oct-2017 21:40 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised BJP MLA Sangeet Som for questioning the Taj Mahal's place in India's heritage, and said the day was not far when the saffron party would try to change the country's name to rewrite history.
Published 16-Oct-2017 21:45 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh not to pull security forces out of the Darjeeling hills and accused the Centre of "conspiring to destabilise" the state.
Published 16-Oct-2017 19:49 IST
Kolkata: Deploring violence in the agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills, Gorkha leader Binay Tamang on Monday said the people would launch a movement for Gorkhaland in a "democratic manner". The chairman of the Board of Administrators for Darjeeling Hills was here to attend anMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 15:32 IST
Kolkata: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) or Toy Train has resumed services on an experimental basis on a 35-km track between Siliguri and Sukna, an official said on Sunday. The DHR, which has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 2.5 crore as a fallout of the Gorkhaland agitation, is carrying outMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 18:07 IST
Kolkata: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha on Saturday criticised the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "mishandling" the Darjeeling situation and demanded that she should resign from the post of state Home minister. Banerjee also holds charge of the state Home department.
Published 15-Oct-2017 07:32 IST
Kolkata: Police on Saturday arrested seven persons including three volunteers of the FIFA U-17 World Cup from near the Salt Lake Stadium in Bidhanagar area here, when matches were in progress.
Published 15-Oct-2017 07:27 IST
Kolkata: Five people have been detained here for creating "public nuisance" outside the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, which is now hosting the Under-17 World Cup. "The five were detained for creating public nuisance. They were in a drunken state," an officer of Bidhannagar South police stationMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 07:15 IST
Kolkata/Darjeeling: A major fire broke out this morning in fugitive GJM chief Bimal Gurung's village at Patlebas in the restive Darjeeling hills, destroying several houses, many of which belonged to his loyalists, police said. The cause of the fire or casualties due to it are yet to be ascertainedMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 21:04 IST
Kolkata: The practise of having a reconfirmatory look at the reservation chart on coaches before boarding a mail or express train is set to change as South Eastern Railway will stop pasting charts on its trains from tomorrow. SER spokesman Sanjoy Ghosh said it has been decided that the practice ofMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 16:26 IST
Kolkata: Amid speculation that former TMC leader Mukul Roy is set to join the BJP, a senior saffron party leader on Sunday said the matter would be decided within the next one-two days. According to BJP sources, Roy has expressed his desire to join the BJP and help the saffron wing expand itsMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 14:10 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday recalled meeting the slain Sub-Inspector Amitabha Malik in Darjeeling and hailed the cop as a "good and courageous officer". Malik was killed and four other policemen were seriously injured when Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters, owingMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 22:28 IST
Kolkata: A man was arrested in Darjeeling on Saturday for his suspected links to Friday's gun battle, in which a policeman was killed, even as the men in uniform intensified the efforts to nab Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung. "We have arrested a man in connection with yesterday'sMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 21:58 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday inaugurated the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre here, which she claimed to be the biggest in eastern India, and said that she wanted all states to grow, develop and inspire each other to do better.
Published 14-Oct-2017 07:26 IST
Kolkata: The Communist Party of India-Marxist on Friday expressed "deep concern" over the "massive deterioration" in the dengue outbreak in West Bengal and accused the state government of attempts to cover up the "virtually epidemic like situation" by suppressing the number of affected and dead. "WeMore
Published 14-Oct-2017 07:30 IST

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