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Nearly 82% polling recorded in Bengal's third phase
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
An average of 81.97 percent votes were cast in the third phase election to five parliamentary constituencies in West Bengal, the Election Commission said here on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Trinamool MP Sougata Roy's assets double in 5 years
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress sitting MP Sougata Roy, who is seeking re-election from the Dum Dum Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal, has declared that the value of his movable assets have more than doubled to over Rs 2.97 crore in the last five years, from Rs 1. ... read..


 
Pant is just 21, WC omission not end of road: Ganguly
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Dinesh Karthik getting the nod over Rishabh Pant in India's 15-member squad for the World Cup raised a lot of eyebrows, but former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels the snub is not the end of the road for the young Delhi stumper. ... read..


 
G. Ravinder Reddy's first sculptural solo in Kolkata
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The first-ever solo exhibition of sculptures by India's eminent artist G. Ravinder Reddy will open in a Kolkata art gallery in June. ... read..


 
Trinamool nominee actress Nusrat shows Rs 2.9 cr assets
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Famed Bengali film actress and the Trinamool Congress candidate for the Basirhat Lok Sabha constituency, Nusrat Jahan Ruhi, has declared assets worth over Rs 2.90 crore. ... read..


 
Point to prove for Karthik as KKR take on Royals (Preview)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Under the pump for the first time as Kolkata Knight Riders' (KKR) skipper, Dinesh Karthik's leadership skills and own form will be keenly observed when his team takes on Rajasthan Royals in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter for both outfits ... read..


 
I have no connection with any biopic, says Mamata
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday denied her connection with any biopic and warned people not to compel her to file a defamation suit. ... read..


 
TGBL to acquire Dhunseri's branded tea business (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TGBL) on Tuesday said it has entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire the branded tea business of Dhunseri Tea & Industries Limited for an aggregate consideration of up to Rs 101 crore. ... read..


 
Central forces coverage in Bengal to be 98% in next phase
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Even as a Congress worker died outside a polling booth and reports of violence came in, West Bengal's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Aariz Aftab on Tuesday said the third-phase elections across five constituencies in the state were "peaceful". ... read..


 
552 central paramilitary companies in Bengal's 4th phase
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
A total of 552 companies of central paramilitary forces will be deployed for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, covering eight parliamentary seats, on April 29, Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
After early calm, Bengal poll day marred by killing, clashes
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal saw its first poll-related fatality in the ongoing general elections on Tuesday, as a Congress worker succumbed to his injury following a political clash in phase three of the Lok Sabha polls on a day marred by clashes, bombings and intimidati ... read..


 
Losing isn't fun, but removing DK not discussed: Kallis
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Jacques Kallis on Tuesday said he hasn't been in touch with skipper Dinesh Karthik or co-owner Shah Rukh Khan since their loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad. ... read..


 
TGBL to acquire Dhunseri's branded tea business
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Tata Global Beverages Ltd (TGBL) on Tuesday said it has entered into a non-binding term sheet to acquire the branded tea business of Dhunseri Tea & Industries Limited, for an aggregate consideration of up to Rs 101 crore. ... read..


 
One killed in Bengal poll violence (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
One person was killed after the workers of Trinamool Congress and Congress clashed in West Bengal's Murshidabad district during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday, the police said. ... read..


 
One killed in Bengal poll violence
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
One person was killed on Tuesday during a clash between Trinamool Congress and Congress workers during the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, the police said. ... read..


 
ITC moves NCLT against Hotel Leelaventure
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 10:15:06 PM IST
Hotel Leelaventure on Tuesday said the diversified conglomerate ITC Ltd has filed a petition against it before the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) for alleged "oppression and mismanagement". ... read..


 
Nearly 52% polling in Bengal (4th Lead) (1 p.m.)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Amid reports of violence, hurling of crude bombs, intimidation and EVM failure, nearly 52 per cent of the electorate exercised their franchise in the first six hours of polling in phase three of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Tuesday. ... read..


 
35% voting in Bengal's 5 LS seats (3rd Lead)(11 a.m.)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Amid a few stray incidents of violence, intimidation and EVM failure, close to 35 per cent electorate cast their votes in the first four hours of polling in phase three of the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Bengal polls over 16% votes in 5 LS seats in 2 hrs (2nd Lead, correcting intro) (9 a.m.)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Over 12,00,000 voters cast their votes in the first two hours of polling in West Bengal on Tuesday as 16 per cent voting was reported till 9 a.m. in the third phase of the seven-phased polling in the state. ... read..


 
Bengal polls over 16% votes in 5 LS seats in 2 hrs (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Over one lakh voters cast their votes in the first two hours of polling in West Bengal on Tuesday as 16 per cent voting was reported till 9 a.m. in the third phase of the seven-phased polling in the state. ... read..


 
Over 700 staff working in Sri Lanka safe: Kolkata firm (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 AM IST
Hearing about the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday, a Kolkata-based real estate developer on Monday said he made anxious calls to find out the whereabouts of 700-800 Indian employees working at a Rs 2,000 crore project in the island country and finall ... read..


 
Shah attacks Sonia on Batla House shootout, defends Pragya (Roundup)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
BJP President Amit Shah on Monday attacked UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi for allegedly grieving for terrorists killed in the 2008 Batla House shootout, but not for the police inspector who died then. ... read..


 
McLeod to sell 3 Assam tea gardens for over Rs 150 cr
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Bulk tea producer, McLeod Russel on Monday said it has executed an agreement with Luxmi Tea Company for sale of three of its tea gardens in Assam at an estimated consideration over Rs 150 crore. ... read..


 
Over 700 staff working in Sri Lanka safe: Kolkata firm
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Hearing about the serial blasts in Sri Lanka on Sunday, a Kolkata-based real estate developer on Monday said he made anxious calls to find out the whereabouts of 700-800 Indian employees working at a Rs 2,000 crore project in the island country and finall ... read..


 
Bengal wants Modi to contest from there: Vijayvargiya
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
A day ahead of the third phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal, BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Monday said there is a demand from the people of the state that Prime Minister Modi should contest from Bengal. ... read..


 
Jhulan Goswami to headline CSJC annual awards
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Jhulan Goswami, the worlds highest wicket-taker in womens One-day Internationals; Sambaran Banerjee, Bengals Ranji Trophy winning captain and former national selector; and Sukumar Samajpati, former India winger and Maidan legend, will be among the recipie ... read..


 
Brilliant Dhoni took me back to 2006: Kiran More
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
An MSD special is no longer as frequent an affair as it used to be in the early 2000s. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned back the clock once again on Sunday not just for his fans, but also for one man, who literally had to fight it out as chief national sel ... read..


 
EC transfers seven Bengal police officers
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The Election Commission on Monday ordered immediate transfer of seven police officers in West Bengal with clear instructions they should not be involved in election duties. ... read..


 
Focus on Bengal not since we may lose seats elsewhere: Shah
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said his party has put "special focus" on Bengal to reinstate democracy, give refugees their deserved rights and drive out all the infiltrators, and this was not because it may lose some seats in other states compared to ... read..


 
Trinamool candidate Nusrat Jahan files nomination
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Trinamool Congress celebrity candidate Nusrat Jahan on Monday filed her nomination for the Basirhat parliamentary constituency in West Bengal. ... read..


 
Ponzi scam culprits will be punished by BJP: Amit Shah
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Accusing the West Bengal police and administration of destroying all evidences related to the Ponzi scam, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said the culprits would be punished for their misdeeds once the Mamata Banerjee government bows out of office. ... read..


 
'Refugees in India won't face any problems due to NRC'
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said the refugees in Bengal and elsewhere in the country will not face any problems due to the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC), as all of them will be given Indian citizenship through the Citizenship ... read..


 
People voting enthusiastically to make Modi PM again: Shah
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Attacking the opposition for "failing to present" a clear cut policy on national security and its "inability" to put forward a single leader, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday said people across the country were voting with enthusiasm to make Narendra Mod ... read..


 
Bengal Special Poll Observer stirs political storm
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Special Poll Observer Ajay Nayak's comments, comparing the current election scenario in West Bengal to that of Bihar over 10 to 15 years ago, has kicked up a political storm in the state with an angry Trinamool Congress seeking his recall and an elated op ... read..


 
Bypolls to 6 Bengal assembly constituencies on May 19
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Five West Bengal assembly seats - Islampur, Kandi, Habibpur (ST), Nowda and Bhatpara - will go for bypolls on May 19, according to the Election Commission. ... read..


 
Mamata grieves Sri Lanka blasts
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed grief and concern over the blasts in Sri Lanka in which at least 138 people were killed and more than 400 injured. ... read..


 
Legendary Bengali folk singer Amar Paul dead
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Legendary Bengali folk singer Amar Paul died at a state-run hospital on Saturday following a celebral haemorrhage. ... read..


 
EC replaces Malda SP in Bengal (Lead)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The Election Commission on Saturday transferred West Bengal's Malda district Superintendent of Police (SP) Arnab Ghosh, three days before the Lok Sabha polls in the district. ... read..


 
IPL confidence will help in WC preparation: Saini
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Navdeep Saini, who is one of the stand-bys for India's World Cup campaign, said the confidence he is getting from playing in the Indian Premier League will help him a great deal if he makes it to the squad eventually. ... read..


 
Moeen Ali took the game away from KKR: Karthik
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
After conceding a 10-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik admitted it was Moeen Ali who took the game away from the hosts at the Eden Gardens. ... read..


 
Told AB I will hug him if we win: Kohli
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
AB de Villiers was disappointed not to make it to Friday's game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) which the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) won by 10 runs at the Eden Gardens in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL), said skipper Virat Kohli on Frid ... read..


 
I am disappointed, should have batted higher: Russell
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Terming the 10-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore "sweet and sour", a disappointed Andre Russell did not mince words to say he should bat higher up the order in situations like these for Kolkata Knight Riders. ... read..


 
IPL: Seven spectators nabbed from Eden for betting
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
Seven spectators have been arrested in connection with cricket betting from the Eden Gardens here during the Indian Premier League (IPL) game between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), police said on Saturday. ... read..


 
He was not depressed: Missing poll officer's wife
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
The wife of the nodal election officer, who went missing at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district, has completely negated the 'depression' theory that has been doing rounds, according to her social media post. ... read..


 
BJP will draw a blank in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Taking a jibe at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comments that the Northeast, Bengal and Odisha would be the surprises in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday that the Bharatiya Janata Part ... read..


 
Over 81% voting in 2nd phase in West Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal's Darjeeling, Jalpaiguri and Raiganj parliamentary constituencies recorded 81.68 per cent voting in the second phase on Thursday, an official said on Friday. ... read..


 
Central forces to man 90% booths in Bengal (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
A total of 324 companies of central forces are being deployed to man 90 per cent of the polling stations in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal scheduled to be held on April 23, a top official said on Friday. ... read..


 
Churches decorated as Bengal observes Good Friday
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Churches in West Bengal witnessed a flood of the devout on the occasion of Good Friday spreading a message of peace, tolerance and forgiveness. ... read..


 
KKR win toss, ask RCB to bat first
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and asked Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to bat first in their crucial Indian Premier League game at Eden Gardens here on Friday. ... read..


 
Central Forces for over 90 per cent booths in Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 9:45:06 PM IST
More than 90 per cent polling stations will be covered by the Central Forces in the third phase of polling for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, said Ajay V. Nayak, Special Observer appointed by the Election Commission, here on Friday. ... read..


 
Foreign cigarettes worth Rs 2 cr seized in Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
At least 20 lakh cigarettes of foreign origin, valued at approximately Rs 2 crore, were seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) and two persons were arrested, an official said here on Friday. ... read..


 
Election officer missing in Bengal's Nadia district
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
A nodal election officer in-charge of electronic voting machines (EVMs) at Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district has gone missing, police said on Friday. ... read..


 
BJP demands repoll in 40 booths in Darjeeling
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Alleging that voters were not allowed to exercise their franchise freely and fairly, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded a repoll in 40 polling booths in the Darjeeling parliamentary constituency of West Bengal that went to the hustings on Thurs ... read..


 
Fake notes of Rs 2.5 lakh face value seized in Kolkata
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of face value Rs 2,50,000 were seized here in the West Bengal capital and one person was arrested, police said on Friday. ... read..


 
Opposition approaches Bengal CEO for central force use
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Delegations of Left parties, the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party approached the Election Commission on Thursday detailing various irregularities and incidents of vioence in the second phase of Lok Sabha election in West Bengal and demanded more nu ... read..


 
Bengal BJP member's son found hanging; murder alleged (Lead)
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
The son of a Bharatiya Janata Party gram panchayat member was on Thursday found hanging from a tree in West Bengal's Purulia district, police said. ... read..


 
Opposition accuses Trinamool of proxy voting
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal's opposition parties on Thursday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to proxy voting in a number of booths of the high-profile Raiganj constituency. ... read..


 
Second phase election peaceful except 'few incidents': Bengal CEO
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thursday was "peaceful" except for a few incidents which have been addressed, state Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab said here. ... read..


 
IJA condemns 'dastardly attack' on journalist in Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Indian Journalists' Association (IJA) on Thursday condemned the "dastardly attack" on ABP Ananda journalist Partha Pratim Ghosh near Raiganj in West Bengal's North Dinjapur district when he was covering the second phase of the 2019 polls. ... read..


 
Tata Sponge board clears shifting of registered office
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Tata Sponge Iron, a 54.5 per cent subsidiary company of Tata Steel, on Thursday said its board has approved shifting of the company's registered office from Odisha to West Bengal and changing its name to 'Tata Steel Long Products Limited' or such other na ... read..


 
Kohli thanks Dhoni for backing him as a youngster
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Showering praise on former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India skipper Virat Kohli said on Thursday that he was lucky to have him in the team and it was unfortunate to see people criticising the "captain cool". ... read..


 
Russell skips training after injuring shoulder
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
While Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have not ruled him out of their crucial Indian Premier League (IPL) game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Friday, Andre Russell skipped practice on Thursday following a left shoulder injury after being hit by ... read..


 
Players can now focus on IPL post WC selection: Karthik
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
With the World Cup team selection now done, players can focus back on the Indian Premier League (IPL), feels Dinesh Karthik, who pipped Rishabh Pant for a place in the 15-member India squad for the showpiece event starting May 30 in England and Wales. ... read..


 
Bengal polling fair, peaceful so far: Spl Observer
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The elections in West Bengal have so far been fair and peaceful, said Ajay V Nayak, special observer appointed by the Election Commission of India here on Thursday. ... read..


 
Bengal BJP member's son found hanging from tree
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
A 22-year-old youth, whose father is a gram panchayat member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal's Purulia district, was found hanging from a tree on Thursday, police said. ... read..


 
Bengal polls more or less peaceful: Vivek Dube
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Special police observer for West Bengal Vivek Dube on Thursday described the ongoing phase two Lok Sabha polls in the three constituencies as "more or less" peaceful, with "small incidents". ... read..


 
Rabada is a wonderkid, he is here to stay: Steyn
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Kagiso Rabada is a wonder-kid and has shown the mettle to shine on the international stage, feels South Africa and Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Dale Steyn. ... read..


 
LS polls: Bengal sex workers may press NOTA button
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
In the midst of Lok Sabha elections, a body representing about 65,000 sex workers of West Bengal is pushing for recognising them as labourers, on the basis of which they will decide whom to vote. ... read..


 
More central forces in second phase in Bengal: EC
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Stating that security of voters and polling officials was its topmost priority, the Election Commission on Wednesday said there would be sufficient number of central forces as also state police for the second phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal on Thu ... read..


 
BJP moves EC against other Bangladeshi actor in poll row
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The BJP on Wednesday moved the Election Commission seeking strong action against Bangladesh actor Gazi Abdun Noor for allegedly campaigning for a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candidate, even as a Trinamool leader rubbished the saffron outfit's charge. ... read..


 
Trinamool MP Kalyan Banerjee's assets double since 2014
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress' Kalyan Banerjee, who is seeking re-election from West Bengal's Sreerampur constituency, has declared that the value of his assets have nearly doubled to Rs 16.69 crore in the last five years, against Rs 8.56 crore declared in 2014. ... read..


 
After Modi biopic, movie 'inspired' by Mamata planned for release in poll time
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Even as a controversy continues to rage over the Modi biopic, a movie "inspired" by the life of Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is planned for release early next month, in the midst of Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


 
Chase away Central forces: Trinamool leader
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
A leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has asked women party workers to "chase away" the Central police forces with brooms if they do excesses, prompting the Bharatiya Janata Party to approach the Election Commission. ... read..


 
This Bengal teacher collects, cooks food to feed the impoverished (IANS Special Series)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
While the habit of wasting food at festivities, parties or even at household dinners has become an increasingly callous trend in urban living, a computer science teacher from West Bengal's Asansol is working diligently to put a leash on food wastage and s ... read..


 
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