Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Farmers suffering due to Centre's indifference, alleges Mamata
Kolkata | June 15, 2021 11:14:49 AM IST
On the anniversary of the Singur Land Rehabilitation and Development Bill 2011, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee targeted the Centre over the new farm laws passed last year, stating that on one hand her government fights for the ... read..

West Bengal demands additional GST compensation of Rs 4,911 cr
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 15, 2021 9:14:30 AM IST
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Monday said that the state needs to be given an additional compensation (Goods and Services Tax compensation) of Rs 4,911 crores, adding that he had written to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in this re ... read..

BJP trying to divide Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged on Monday that the BJP government at the Centre cannot accept defeat and it is now trying to divide the state. ... read..

Lockdown extended in Bengal till July 1, with relaxations
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Though there has been a sharp fall in the number of fresh Covid cases in West Bengal, the state government on Monday decided to extend the lockdown for another 15 days till July 1, with some relaxations to give a boost to economic activities. ... read..

Adhir Ranjan urges Mamata to form new department for welfare of Bengali migrants
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 15, 2021 1:14:32 AM IST
West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, requesting her to create a new department exclusively dedicated to the welfare of the West Bengal migrants in view of the "sad plight" they face in India ... read..

Sri Lanka govt urged to protect FTZ workers amid Covid surge
Kolkata | Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Leading Asian labour and human rights groups have appealed to the Sri Lanka government and factory owners to protect Free Trade Zone (FTZ) workers from Covid-19 amid a surge in infections. ... read..

Bengal govt gearing up to combat third Covid wave
Kolkata | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Taking a lesson from the second Covid wave, the West Bengal government is accelerating the process of infrastructure development to tackle the the third wave and control it more effectively. As it has been found that children and consequently the women ar ... read..

Mamata Banerjee condemns death of UP scribe
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 14, 2021 6:14:51 PM IST
Condemning the death of a journalist under mysterious circumstances in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday questioned the Uttar Pradesh Government regarding the incident. ... read..

West Bengal extends COVID restrictions till July 1
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 14, 2021 5:44:44 PM IST
Aiming to arrest spread of coronavirus, West Bengal government has extended the COVID-19 induced restrictions till July 1, informed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Monday. ... read..

Suvendu Adhikari moves Calcutta HC in connection with Tarpaulin theft case
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 14, 2021 5:14:41 PM IST
BJP MLA and the Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Monday has moved to Calcutta High Court in connection with the alleged Tarpaulin theft case. ... read..

Myanmar forces detaining protesters' families
Kolkata | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
Myanmar security forces are arbitrarily arresting and detaining family and friends of activists, protesters and opposition members. ... read..

Bengal govt seeks unutilised funds for Mamata's dream projects
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
In an effort to mobilise the funds needed for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dream project of giving credit cards to students and post Cyclone Yaas restoration and reconstruction work, the state Finance Department has asked all the departments to refund ... read..

Unadkat should have been in squad for Sri Lanka tour: Dasgupta
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta feels that the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) senior selection committee should have included left-arm pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka between July 13 and 25. ... read..

Bengal govt makes comprehensive plan to save East Kolkata Wetlands
Kolkata | Sunday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
For the first time in the last three decades the state government has come up with a five-year comprehensive plan to protect the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) -- the 125 square kilometres of natural and human-made diverse habitat which is considered to be t ... read..

West Bengal: Rajib Banerjee has 'courtesy meeting' with TMC's Kunal Ghosh
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 10:14:32 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajib Banerjee met with Trinamool Congress's state general secretary Kunal Ghosh at the latter's residence here on Saturday. ... read..

Nusrat Jahan flaunts baby bump
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan who is in the news for the last few days over the controversy regarding her relationship with her estranged husband Nikhil Jain again hit the headlines as she flaunted a baby bump confirming pregnancy. ... read..

More Myanmar soldiers joining democracy movement
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
More and more soldiers in Myanmar, fed up with the orders to shoot peaceful protesters since the February 1 coup, are in revolt mode and have joined the movement for restoring democracy in the country. ... read..

No going back on 2015 Framework Agreement: NSCN
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Tne National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) has reminded the Central government that it "cannot and should not" go back on the 2015 Framework Agreement in its quest for a final solution of the Naga problem. ... read..

Mukul Roy asks Centre to withdraw his central security cover: Sources
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 4:44:34 PM IST
A day after rejoining Trinamool Congress (TMC), Mukul Roy on Saturday wrote to the Union Home Ministry seeking the withdrawal of his central security cover, according to the sources. ... read..

Mukul Roy's return to TMC will not affect BJP: Khagen Murmu
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 1:14:38 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Khagen Murmu on Friday said that Mukul Roy's return to Trinamool Congress (TMS) will not impact their party. ... read..

Will Mukul's return strengthen Trinamool's bid to break BJP in Bengal?
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee made it clear on Friday that not only Mukul Roy, but there are many more leaders who will be joining the ruling party soon, making it obvious that the Trinamool will make every effort to break the BJP in West Ben ... read..

Mukul Roy returns to Trinamool, Mamata says 'more to follow' (Ld)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
In a big blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal, its all-India Vice President and MLA Mukul Roy joined the Trinamool Congress on Friday along with his son Subhrangshu Roy, almost four years after deserting the Trinamool camp for the saffr ... read..

Thunderstorm with lightning, rainfall likely to continue over parts of WB
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 1:14:32 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rains are likely to continue over some parts of West Bengal for next 2-3 hours. ... read..

Mukul Roy is Mir Jafar, says BJP MP Saumitra Khan on Roy rejoining TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 8:14:36 PM IST
Hours after former BJP national vice president Mukul Roy switched allegiance to Trinamool Congress (TMC), BJP MP Saumitra Khan compared him to Mir Jafar, commander of the Bengali army under Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud-Daulah, for his 'betrayal'. ... read..

Mukul Roy likely to meet CM Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
In a surprise development on Friday BJP national vice-president and MP from Krishnanagar North, Mukul Roy, is expected to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fuelling speculation that he and his son Subhrangshu Roy might be returning to the Tr ... read..

China draws closer to Myanmar military junta
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
China seems to be on the verge of recognising Myanmar's military regime, reversing its previous policy of choosing a side in the country's ongoing political crisis. ... read..

Nusrat Jahan controversy snowballs into political potboiler
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The now controversial marriage of Trinamool Congress MP and city-based businessman Nikhil Jain has taken a political hue as the BJP has jumped into the squabble alleging that the film actress has cheated people by showing off her wedding as a happy inter- ... read..

BJP's Mukul Roy meets Mamata; likely to rejoin TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 3:44:48 PM IST
Amid speculation that he will rejoin the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Mukul Roy is holding a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday. ... read..

KKR's Morgan, McCullum could be in trouble for 2018 tweets
Kolkata | Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum, along with Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler, could face uncomfortable moments after their 2018 social media exchange, in which they are mocking Indian accent, has surfaced. ... read..

Absence of Mukul Roy, Shamik Bhattacharya, Rajib Banerjee at Bengal BJP meet sparks buzz
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 1:44:38 AM IST
The absence of three BJP heavyweights Mukul Roy, Shamik Bhattacharya and Rajib Banerjee at the recent meeting of the party's West Bengal unit has sparked a buzz in the state politics after the fierce battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trina ... read..

Sudipta Chakraborty: Hope someone again weaves poetry on celluloid like Buddhadeb Dasgupta did (FIRST PERSON)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
"I worked with Buddhadeb Dasgupta long back, in his two films 'Kaalpurush' and 'Mondo Meyer Upakhyan'. One was shot in 2000-'01 and the other probably around 2004-'05. He was a genius and I was pretty young to even understand what was going on. I s ... read..

Bangladeshi human trafficker living in India illegally for last 20 years apprehended: BSF
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 7:16:03 AM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) has apprehended a Bangladeshi human trafficker who has been staying in India illegally for the last 20 years and was on the wanted list of the police for a long time. ... read..

Made a big mistake, will regret later: Cong MP Pradip Bhattacharya on Jitin Prasada joining BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya on Wednesday termed former party colleague Jitin Prasada's decision to join the BJP as a "big mistake" and said the former union minister will regret it. ... read..

Made a big mistake, will regret later: Cong MP Pradip Bhattacharya on Jitin Prasada joined BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 4:15:44 AM IST
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya on Wednesday termed former party colleague Jitin Prasada's decision to join the BJP as a "big mistake" and said the former union minister will regret it. ... read..

Won't be remembered as a woman who can keep her mouth shut: Nusrat
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Bengali film actress and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan took to social media on Wednesday to write a cryptic post, saying she does not want to be remembered as someone who can keep her mouth shut. ... read..

Two wanted Punjab gangsters gunned down in Kolkata shootout
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Personnel of Kolkata Police's Special Task Force ( STF) on Wednesday gunned down two Punjab gangsters believed to be involved in gun running and responsible for killing two policemen. The deceased duo has been identified as Jaspreet Jassi and Jaipal Bhull ... read..

Marriage to Nikhil Jain not legal, separated long back: Nusrat Jahan
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
In a surprise development, Trinamool Congress MP and actress Nusrat Jahan claimed on Wednesday that her marriage to Nikhil Jain was not valid in India and it was only a live-in relationship, adding that their separation happened long back. ... read..

BJP should resolve internal matters before talking about TMC: Abhishek Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 11:14:48 PM IST
Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee has taken a dig at BJP over remarks of its leader Rajib Banerjee and said it should first resolve its internal matters and then talk about the ruling party in the state. ... read..

Mango varieties from Bengal, Bihar to be showcased in Bahrain
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
For the first time, 4,000 kg kilogram mangoes, spanning 16 varieties from West Bengal and Bihar, will be exported to Bahrain and will be displayed in different stalls there for eight days. ... read..

Two absconding criminals from Punjab killed in Kolkata shootout
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 10:44:22 PM IST
Two criminals from Punjab, including an absconding drug smuggler, who had several criminal cases against them, were killed following an exchange of fire with policemen in a residential area in Newtown, Kolkata police said on Wednesday. One police personne ... read..

There should be a union of states under federal structure, feels Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 9:44:22 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed the view that there should be a union of all the states under the federal structure. ... read..

Two killed in shootout between STF, goons in Kolkata's Newtown
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 7:44:31 PM IST
A shootout occurred at a residential complex in Newtown area of West Bengal's Kolkata between Special Task Force (STF) and a few unidentified goons from Punjab, the police said. ... read..

During meeting with Rakesh Tikait, Mamata Banerjee reiterates demand for withdrawal of three farm laws
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 6:14:31 PM IST
During a meeting with Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reiterated that she has demanded a withdrawal of the three farm laws. ... read..

Rakesh Tikait to meet Mamata Banerjee today at 3 pm
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 1:14:36 PM IST
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday at 3 pm in Kolkata and deliberate on issues involving agriculture, health, education and the local farmers. ... read..

Trinamool turncoats giving tough time to saffron camp
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
On a day when BJPs leader of the opposition in the West Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, met Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party President J.P. Nadda in the national capital, and the partys state leaders met to discuss the post-election strategy, th ... read..

Petition in Calcutta HC seeks probe into 'agitation' outside CBI office after arrest of TMC leaders in Narada case
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 8, 2021 11:44:31 PM IST
A writ petition has been filed in Calcutta High Court seeking an investigation by an independent agency into "agitation" outside the Nizam Palace in Kolkata on May 17, 2021, after the arrest of four senior Trinamool Congress leaders by CBI in Narada sting ... read..

Bengal gears up to unlock in phases
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
With the Covid infection rate coming down below 10 per cent and the number of daily cases hovering around 5,000, the Mamata Banerjee government is mulling lifting of restrictions imposed on in West Bengal in phases. ... read..

NSCN wants Centre, Assam to protect 'Naga interests'
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 7:15:05 PM IST
The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) has asked the Centre and the Assam government to protect 'Naga interests' when it creates the Karbi-Anglong Autonomous Territorial Council (KAATC) in Assam's Karbi Anglong district. ... read..

ULFA denies extortion allegations, says won't talk under pressure
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) has denied media reports sourced to security officials saying its cadres continued to engage in massive extortion despite an unilateral declaration of ceasefire last month. ... read..

Fire breaks out at Madan Mitra's Kolkata house
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
Former minister and Trinamool Congress MLA Madan Mitra suffered from breathing problems after a fire broke out at the ground floor of his Bhawanipur residence on Tuesday morning. ... read..

26 killed in lightning in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 8, 2021 5:44:29 AM IST
A total of 26 people were killed due to lightning in various parts of West Bengal including 11 in Hooghly, nine in Murshidabad two in Bankura, two each in East Midnapore and West Midnapore. ... read..

Unique 'agreement' to control tension over Manipur civilian killing
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
The Assam Rifles has worked out an unique agreement with the Kuki civil society organisations and the Manipur police to control tension in Twilang area in Manipur's Kangpokpi district where an unarmed villager was allegedly killed by a Assam Rifles Major ... read..

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