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Kolkata: The BSF on Thursday seized seven gold biscuits, being smuggled in from Bangladesh, in West Bengal's Nadia district, a BSF official said. Acting on a tip-off, Border Security Force troopers planned a special ambush near the unfenced India-Bangladesh border in Nadia's Gangolia village underMore
Published 14-Dec-2017 21:04 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to three CPI(M) workers accused of being involved in violence in Nandigram on March 14, 2007 during the anti-land acquisition movement when 14 persons were killed allegedly in police firing.
Published 14-Dec-2017 19:32 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed a dyslexia patient to appear for the class 12 CBSE board examination with subjects mutually agreed upon by him and his school, which had earlier been refused by the institution citing lack of infrastructure.
Published 14-Dec-2017 19:08 IST
Kolkata: Two bikers died while at least six others got severely injured in two separate road accidents in West Bengal's Malda district on Thursday, police said. "A speeding motor cycle crashed into a battery operated rickshaw (Toto) in Malda's English Bazar area on Thursday morning. The bikerMore
Published 14-Dec-2017 18:08 IST
Kolkata: The upcoming Sabang Assembly bypoll on December 21 would be a litmus test for both the ruling Trinamool Congress as well as the BJP, which has been trying to emerge as the principal opposition party in the state. The TMC is making all efforts to woo voters of Sabang, a traditional CongressMore
Published 14-Dec-2017 12:19 IST
Kolkata: Amid raging anxiety among parents over safety of children in the wake of recent incidents of alleged sexual assault in city schools, four prominent institutes here have approached the CISF to draw a foolproof security plan for them. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) specialisesMore
Published 14-Dec-2017 13:29 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal BJP unit on Wednesday took out a rally protesting against the death of a youth from Bengal in Kerala and questioned why mainstream political parties were silent over the issue. The saffron party took out a candle light march from Swami Vivekanada's house in North Kolkata toMore
Published 14-Dec-2017 09:30 IST
Kolkata: Renowned journalist and Bengali author Rabisankar Bal died at a hospital here on Tuesday following a brief illness, family sources said. He was 55. Bal, a novelist and short story writer has penned over 15 novels, five short story collections, one volume each of poetry and literary essaysMore
Published 13-Dec-2017 09:37 IST
Kolkata: Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona on Tuesday lost his cool when his car was mobbed by soccer lovers and refused to get down from the vehicle on a scheduled visit to a club in south Kolkata.
Published 13-Dec-2017 08:14 IST | Updated 09:55 IST
Kolkata: Alleging that the Narendra Modi government's proposed Financial Resolution and Deposit Insurance Bill would create problems for bank depositors in getting their money back, CPI-M politburo member Surjya Kanta Mishra on Wednesday urged people to join protest demonstrations before bank,More
Published 13-Dec-2017 22:04 IST
Kolkata: Sixty years after the first electric train of the Eastern Railway (ER) chugged off Howrah station, a commemorative run of the historic event was held on Tuesday with an EMU local train. The then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had flagged off the ER's first EMU train which ran betweenMore
Published 12-Dec-2017 20:17 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee chief Adhir Chowdhury on Tuesday said Rahul Gandhi will play a pivotal role in forging new "political dynamics" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Gandhi was elected the Congress president on Monday. " This is indeed a historic moment for all CongressMore
Published 12-Dec-2017 17:32 IST
Kolkata: A day after three persons were held for possession and circulation of hasish here, two more persons have been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on Tuesday in connection with drug peddling in various parties and colleges in the city. According to NCB's city unit, largeMore
Published 12-Dec-2017 17:15 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government will ask schools to ensure that women attendants are around when male physical training teachers conduct sessions with girls in co-educational institutions or girls' schools. The instruction comes days after the GD Birla school incident in the city where aMore
Published 12-Dec-2017 16:58 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of not aiding her state the way it aids the others as her government opposes its policies. "The Central government does not provide necessary monitory support to Bengal, rather they takeMore
Published 11-Dec-2017 18:07 IST
Kolkata: A city court on Monday sentenced eight persons, including three Pakistani nationals, to life imprisonment for abducting Khadim shoe company owner Partha Roy Burman in 2001. Five other convicts are already serving life sentence in connection with the sensational abduction that took place 16More
Published 11-Dec-2017 20:35 IST
Kolkata: Three persons were arrested by the West Bengal CID tonight for their alleged involvement in the killing of Bhadreswar Municipality Chairman and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Manoj Upadhyay (45). With these arrests, the total number of persons held in connection with the case rose to 10.
Published 11-Dec-2017 09:25 IST
Kolkata: Legendary Diego Maradona finally kept his date with the football-crazy city for a three-day private trip, which was originally scheduled in September. Sporting a blue T-shirt and a cap, the Argentine and his female companion landed past 7 pm via Dubai and headed straight to the hotel in NewMore
Published 10-Dec-2017 21:08 IST | Updated 21:22 IST
Kolkata: After an average wage revision of 20 per cent for around 2.98 lakh permanent employees of Coal India Ltd, trade unions are now readying to pitch for a similar wage agreement for contractual workers of the miner. The state-owned company had in October said it has signed a wage agreement withMore
Published 10-Dec-2017 16:46 IST
Kolkata: Veteran journalist Sukharanjan Sengupta died here on Saturday due to old age-related health problems. He was 85. Sengupta, who underwent a heart surgery recently, was re-admitted to a city hospital following urine infection and slipped into coma since Friday, family sources said.
Published 10-Dec-2017 07:04 IST

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