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Will join protest march to headquarters of Eastern Railway on Oct 18: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 23, 2019 7:11:32 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she will take part in a protest march on October 18 against the Centre's alleged move on disinvestment in the railways. ... read..


 
Saradha scam: Wife files anticipatory bail plea for Rajeev Kumar in Calcutta HC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 23, 2019 6:11:33 PM IST
Former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar's wife on Monday filed an anticipatory bail application on his behalf before the Calcutta High Court in the Saradha chit fund scam case. ... read..


 
Six die due to panic over NRC, will never allow it in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 23, 2019 3:41:36 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that six people have died due to panic created over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and asserted the exercise will not be implemented in the state. ... read..


 
Want to train outside to prepare for Olympic gold: Deepak Punia
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Facing setback due to an injury that robbed Deepak Punia a chance at gold at the wrestling World Championships, the reigning junior world champion has dug in his heels, as he wants to bring home a gold from the Tokyo Olympics at all cost. ... read..


 
Looking to help Betis regain presence in Europe: Fekir
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
French World Cup winner Nabil Fekir is not going overboard with his good start to life in Spain, saying it is more about his club Real Betis doing well and regaining their place in Europe by the end of the season. ... read..


 
CBI searches for Kumar in private hospital, UP house
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
CBI sleuths, divided into small teams, spread out in the city and a neighbouring district on Saturday looking for senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who has been eluding the federal agency despite being served multiple notices to appear for questioning. ... read..


 
Sourav Ganguly set to remain CAB President
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Sourav Ganguly is set to be re-elected as the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) unopposed. ... read..


 
Court rejects Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
In a fresh setback for senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who is being hunted by the CBI in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, a district and sessions court on Saturday rejected his anticipatory bail plea. ... read..


 
Babul assures JU attacker's mother of no harm
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The mother of Debanjan Ballav, who was seen purportedly pulling Union Minister Babul Supriyo's hair during the Jadavpur University disturbances here on Thursday, has apologised to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. Supriyo assured the aged woman tha ... read..


 
I'm a worried man, need to change environment in universities: WB Guv
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 11:41:42 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Saturday said he is a worried man after the recent incident at Jadavpur University and said he will himself ensure that the environment in institutions is improved in the state. ... read..


 
Saradha chit fund scam: Court rejects Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 11:41:31 PM IST
Alipore Court on Saturday rejected former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea. The IPS officer had moved the petition a day after the court stated that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has right to arrest him in the ... read..


 
Dhankhar calls on JU VC at hospital
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday called on Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das and Pro-Vice Chancellor Pradip Ghosh, now under treatment at the privately run AMRI Hospital here. ... read..


 
ED enables Kolkata Zoo to retain 7 smuggled wildlife animals
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 8:11:38 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday enabled Kolkata Zoo to retain three chimpanzees and four marmosets that were among the smuggled animals' category. ... read..


 
Need to be patient with Pant: Chief selector Prasad
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
Chairman of selectors M.S.K. Prasad has said that they are keeping an eye on the likes of Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson and a few others as backup wicket-keepers to take the workload off Rishabh Pant. ... read..


 
JU row: Students, political activists hit the streets
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
Political temperatures shot up in the metropolis on Friday as political activists and students hit the streets, a day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled and assaulted by radical Left students in Jadavpur University for hours, following which A ... read..


 
BJP leader Agnimitra complains of physical abuse, molestation
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
Fashion designer-turned-BJP leader Agnimitra Paul has lodged a police complaint saying she was subjected to physical abuse and molestation by an "unruly crowd" claiming to be students at the Jadavpur University. ... read..


 
Kumar files anticipatory bail plea as CBI hunts for him (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 AM IST
The CBI continued its raids in the city and a neighbouring district looking for elusive senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here. ... read..


 
Mamata accuses BJP, CPM of creating panic on NRC
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP's local leaders and those of the CPI-M of creating panic through a "misinformation campaign" on the National Register of Citizens (NRC). ... read..


 
Bengal govt to punish those who assaulted JU students
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 AM IST
Trinamool Congress secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said the state government will take punitive action against those who assaulted Jadavpur University students and vandalised the campus on Thursday. ... read..


 
IPS officer Rajeev Kumar files anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who has been eluding the CBI despite receiving multiple notices for appearing before the agency in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here. ... read..


 
Suicide, death in Bengal over NRC fears
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
One person committed suicide in Jalpaiguri, while another died after falling sick while standing in a queue for amending his ration card in South Dinajpur district, with both families claiming the victims were panic stricken over any possible NRC exercise ... read..


 
Babul row: BJP leader threatens leftist "mercenaries"
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
A senior BJP leader in West Bengal on Friday threatened to beat up the leftist "mercenaries" who assaulted union minister Babul Supriyo in Jadavpur University and said he would have been happier had the attackers been roughed up on Thursday itself. ... read..


 
Babul Supriyo challenges Mamata to charge his assaulters
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Terming the Left student activists as "cowards" who had assaulted him in the Jadavpur University campus, BJP leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Friday virtually challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to charge them for the assault a ... read..


 
JU row: Dhankhar calls Trinamool's claim 'factually incorrect'
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
The confrontation between West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the state government escalated on Friday, with Raj Bhavan describing the Trinamool Congress's statement "factually incorrect" and "unfortunate" after the party's secretary general Partha ... read..


 
BJP leader files complaint against 'unknown' persons in Jadavpur University incident
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 20, 2019 9:11:32 PM IST
BJP leader Agnimitra Paul on Friday lodged a complaint with police against unknown persons on Friday, a day after she along with Union Minister Babul Supriyo were allegedly heckled and assaulted at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. ... read..


 
TMC govt was sitting idle, waiting for Supriyo to get killed: BJP WB chief
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 20, 2019 8:41:28 PM IST
BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on Friday strongly attacked the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government and alleged it was sitting idle and "waiting" for Union Minister Babul Supriyo to "get killed" at Jadavpur University. ... read..


 
Kolkata: BJP protests against Jadavpur University incident
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 20, 2019 7:12:03 PM IST
A day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was allegedly heckled and assaulted in Jadavpur University, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday took out a protest rally here against the "heinous" incident. ... read..


 
Saradha chit fund scam: Rajeev Kumar moves anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 20, 2019 1:41:34 PM IST
A day after Alipore Judges Court said that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has right to arrest IPS officer Rajeev Kumar in Saradha chit fund scam case, the latter moved it to file an anticipatory bail petition. ... read..


 
CBI raids Kolkata locations in hunt for Rajeev Kumar
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 11:20:54 AM IST
The CBI on Thursday raided various locations here, looking for the elusive senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, wanted by the federal agency in connection with the Saradha Ponzi scam probe. ... read..


 
Dhankhar going to JU 'shocking': Trinamool
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday described as "shocking" that Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar visited Jadavpur University "without informing the elected government". ... read..


 
Bengal Guv rushes to save Supriyo in JU (Roundup)
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Jadavpur University, a premier educational institute, plunged into unprecedented lawlessness on Thursday, as West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had to rush to rescue Union minister Babul Supriyo - heckled, slapped, punched and detained for hours by rad ... read..


 
Supriyo's detention a reflection on Bengal law & order: Guv
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Taking a serious view of the "unlawful detention" of Union minister Babul Supriyo by a section of Jadavpur University (JU) students in the campus, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday said it was a "serious reflection" on the state's law and ... read..


 
TMC slams Guv over visit to Jadavpur University
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 19, 2019 11:41:28 PM IST
Ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday expressed "shock" over Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar's visit to Jadavpur University to bring Union Minister Babul Supriyo who was allegedly heckled by a section of students and strongly opposed his comment calling t ... read..


 
Babul Supriyo heckled at Jadavpur University
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled by a section of students of Jadavpur University during his visit to the campus to attend an event organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), here on Thursday. ... read..


 
CBI empowered to arrest Rajeev Kumar in Saradha scam case, rules court
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 19, 2019 10:41:33 PM IST
A court here on Thursday ruled the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is empowered to arrest former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund scam case. ... read..


 
BJP against changing WB's name, will never let this happen: Debasree Chaudhuri
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 19, 2019 10:11:44 PM IST
Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri on Thursday rubbished the demand of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee to change the name of West Bengal to Bangla. ... read..


 
West Bengal: Babul Supriyo gets Governor's help to exit from Jadavpur University
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 19, 2019 10:11:29 PM IST
After being stuck for hours in Jadavpur University amid protests by students, Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Thursday was taken out from the campus by state Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar who had arrived at the scene after receiving complaints from the BJP la ... read..


 
WB: Court reserves orders on Rajeev Kumar's application, CBI's plea to issue NBW warrant
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 19, 2019 7:11:42 PM IST
A court here on Thursday reserved its order on an application filed by former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar on his arrest and CBI's plea to issue a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him. ... read..


 
Dhankhar seeks response from Assembly Secy on bill irregularities
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday sought response of the state assembly secretary to the contention of opposition parties that a bill on prevention of lynching circulated in the House was "not in consonance" with the one he had recommende ... read..


 
Biryani chain scions Raghib, Arsalan chargesheeted (Lead)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Kolkata police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the gruesome Jaguar accident case, charging prime accused Raghib Parwez, scion of the famous biryani maker Arsalan chain of restaurants, on various counts, including culpable homicide not amounting to ... read..


 
Amit Shah to address NRC convention in Kolkata on Oct 1
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a citizens convention here on October 1 in his first trip to West Bengal after joining the union cabinet, a senior party leader said. ... read..


 
Usha Uthup, Trincas reunite on a nostalgic journey
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:06 PM IST
Come September 27, and it will be yesterday once more in Kolkata's fashionable Park Street as a legendary singer will return to an iconic stage for live performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of her first performance at the fine dining hub. ... read..


 
People deserve to know the truth about Netaji's death, says Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 18, 2019 9:11:30 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that "people deserve to know the truth" about what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose following the air crash in Taiwan. ... read..


 
Court rules Kumar's anticipatory bail plea not maintainable (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar - under the CBI scanner in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam - suffered a setback in his efforts to get judicial relief on Tuesday as a district sessions judge ordered as "not maintainable" the anticipatory bail plea m ... read..


 
BJP to do "Pind Daan" for its 'murdered' cadres in Kolkata
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
In a development that may put the heat on the ruling Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to hold a massive event at the end of this month where it wants to organise a "Samuhik Pind Daan" (rituals after ... read..


 
Modi's wife offers puja at Kalyaneshwari temple
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben visited the Kalyaneswari temple at Asansol of West Burdwan district and offered puja, a temple official said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Court orders Kumar's anticipatory bail plea not maintainable
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar's efforts to get judicial relief suffered a setback as the district judge, Barasat, ordered that the anticipatory bail plea filed by the former city police commissioner was "not maintainable" in his court. ... read..


 
WB: Court disposes CBI's plea seeking NBW against former Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 17, 2019 10:11:44 PM IST
In a relief to former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, a special court for lawmakers here on Tuesday disposed the plea filed by the CBI seeking a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him. ... read..


 
Former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh requests Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with CBI
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 17, 2019 10:11:29 PM IST
Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kunal Ghosh on Tuesday urged former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to cooperate with the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case. ... read..


 
Rajeev Kumar not cooperating in ponzi scam probe: CBI
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The CBI on Tuesday said senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, now under its scanner in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, was not cooperating in the investigation. ... read..


 
Mamata to raise bank merger, PSU issues with Modi
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Describing her trip to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "routine" and a "constitutional obligation", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would raise the issue of bank merger, BSNL salary issues and disinvestment of ... read..


 
WB: Court disposes bail plea of former Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 17, 2019 7:41:43 PM IST
A court here on Tuesday disposed of the bail plea of former Kolkata Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who is accused of tampering with evidence in Saradha scam case. ... read..


 
WB court to hear Rajiv Kumar's anticipatory bail plea (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A district sessions court on Tuesday admitted the anticipatory bail plea filed by senior IPS officer and former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who has been under the CBI scanner in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam. ... read..


 
Kumar moves special court seeking anticipatory bail
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday approached a lower court seeking anticipatory bail, but the judge returned the case saying he had no jurisdiction to hear it. ... read..


 
West Bengal: Court reserves order on bail plea of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 17, 2019 5:41:31 PM IST
A court here on Tuesday reserved its order on the anticipatory bail plea of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, who is accused of tampering with evidence in Saradha scam case. ... read..


 
2 teenage boys critical after being shot in WB's Purulia
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Two school students are battling for their lives after being shot at by miscreants in Parbelia town of West Bengal's Purulia district, police said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
My best yet to come: Qatar draw hero Gurpreet
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
He lost count of the number of saves he had to make as India recorded a famous 0-0 draw against Asian champions Qatar in a World Cup qualifier, but in terms of physical capacity, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu feels he can do more. ... read..


 
India's goalless draw against Qatar raises hopes
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The least fans expected was a narrow-margin defeat, and that would have been progress in the right direction for Indian football, when they came up against reigning Asian champions Qatar in a Group E second round World Cup qualifier on September 10. ... read..


 
Will be in Delhi to discuss funds pending for West Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 17, 2019 4:11:26 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday confirmed that she will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital and discuss various issues of funds related to her state. ... read..


 
Huge cache of arms, ammunition seized in Bengal
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Police have recovered huge quantity of firearms, ammunition, fake Indian currency notes and arms manufacturing equipment from two West Bengal districts, officers said on Tuesday. ... read..


 
Kohli best, but Smith's record speaks for itself: Ganguly
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:06 AM IST
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday did not want to compare Steve Smith and Virat Kohli, stressing that the India captain is still the best in the world but Smith's records speak for itself. ... read..


 
CBI seeks Bengal govt's help to grill IPS officer Kumar
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:06 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday sought the West Bengal government's help to grill senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam. ... read..


 
India at home is a dangerous team: Sourav Ganguly
Kolkata | September 16, 2019 11:41:37 PM IST
As South Africa is touring India for a T20I and Test series, former cricketer Sourav Ganguly has termed the 'Men in Blue' as favourites, saying that they are a dangerous team at home. ... read..


 
US envoy discusses defence cooperation with Eastern Army Commander
Kolkata | September 16, 2019 10:41:30 PM IST
US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster on Monday called on Eastern Army Commander Lt General Anil Chouhan at Fort William here and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries. ... read..


 
CBI summons ex Kolkata Commissioner again for questioning
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Two days after senior IPS officer and ex-Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar sent an email to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Saradha scam probe seeking more time, the investigative agency again summoned him to appear before it o ... read..


 
Mamata Banerjee likely to meet PM Modi on Wednesday
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 16, 2019 5:11:40 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to discuss various issues related to the state. ... read..


 
'By order', Mahua Moitra's letter to TMC workers sparks resentment
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Investment banker-turned feisty Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra seemingly has a penchant for grabbing the headlines. If it is not for her cogently argued fiery speeches in Parliament, the former JP Morgan vice president is getting media space for inexp ... read..


 
WB: Man arrested with 400 g heroine worth Rs 45 lakh
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 16, 2019 9:41:34 AM IST
A man apprehended by the Narcotic Cell, with approximately 400 grams heroin worth Rs 45 lakh, will be produced in the Sealdah Court here on Monday. ... read..


 
An era of 'super emergency' exists now: Mamata
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
In a barb at the Narendra Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the country was now passing through the era of "super emergency" and urged all to do their bit in protecting the rights and freedoms that the constitution ... read..


 
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