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Mamata lashes out at Dhankhar, calls him 'BJP mouthpiece'
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday made a veiled attack on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, calling him a "nominated" person and accusing him of behaving like a "BJP mouthpiece" and trying to run a "parallel administration". ... read..


 
Cyclone relief: Mamata accuses BJP of playing dirty game
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Taking a dig apparently at Union minister Babul Supriyo, who faced protest demonstration from ruling Trinamool Congress activists while touring the cyclone Bulbul-hit areas, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday reminded him that the Cent ... read..


 
WB Guv denied helicopter to attend college programme in Murshidabad
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 14, 2019 11:41:47 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee government has not responded to Governor Jagdeep Dhankar's request for a helicopter to visit Farakka, Murshidabad, on Friday. ... read..


 
Saradha: CBI quizzes IPS officer Arnab Ghosh
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The CBI, probing the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, on Thursday quizzed IPS officer Arnab Ghosh about two missing items -- a red diary and a hard disk -- crucial in unearthing a bigger conspiracy behind the scandal and the role of influential people in i ... read..


 
WB: Drug racketeer arrested, Rs 60 L worth drugs seized
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 14, 2019 6:42:01 PM IST
The West Bengal police on Thursday arrested a drug racketeer and seized from him about 6,400 kg of narcotic drugs worth nearly Rs 60 lakhs. ... read..


 
Bulbul losses could go up to Rs 50K cr: Mamata
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
Losses caused by cyclone Bulbul in West Bengal could climb to Rs 50,000 crore, with 15 lakh hectares of agricultural land damaged by the calamity on Saturday night, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday after making an aerial survey of the affe ... read..


 
Mentally ill woman gangraped in Kolkata
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
An inmate of a women's home for mentally ill was allegedly gangraped after being abducted from a road in the city's south-eastern fringes after she fled from the centre by breaking a lock, the police said on Wednesday. ... read..


 
Police use batons, tear gas on BJP protestors in Kolkata (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Police made a baton charge, lobbed tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse hundreds of belligerent BJP youth wing leaders who tried to march to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation headquarters on Wednesday protesting against a host of issues incl ... read..


 
Police use batons, tear gas on BJP protestors in Kolkata
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Police made a baton charge, lobbed tear gas shells and used water canons to disperse hundreds of belligerent BJP youth wing leaders who tried to march to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation headquarters on Wednesday protesting against a host of issues inclu ... read..


 
BJP workers protest in Kolkata against Mamata Govt over spurt in dengue cases
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 13, 2019 4:11:57 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party took out a massive protest in Kolkata against Mamata Banerjee government over rising cases of dengue in the city. ... read..


 
15 companies of central forces for 3 Bengal bypolls
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Fifteen companies of central paramilitary forces would be deployed for the November 25 by-polls to three assembly constituencies in West Bengal, Election Commisison sources said here on Tuesday. ... read..


 
B'desh diplomats meet CAB officials ahead of Hasina visit
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Bangladesh Deputy High Commissioner Toufique Hasan and his team on Tuesday visited the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for their Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's scheduled visit on Day 1 of the first-ever Day-Night Test between India and Bangladesh at t ... read..


 
Eden's D/N Test to see play start at 1 pm & end at 8 pm to counter dew
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Keeping in mind the dew factors that comes into play at the Eden Gardens post sunset on winter evenings, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has agreed to the Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) request to start the game at 1 p.m. and end t ... read..


 
WB Governor gives assent to Swami Vivekananda University Bill
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 12, 2019 9:41:43 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has accorded his assent to The Swami Vivekananda University Bill, 2019, passed by the state assembly on September 1. ... read..


 
BJP lodges 'false complaints' with EC, allege TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 12, 2019 9:11:45 PM IST
A day after BJP accused the Thanapara OC (Officer-in-Charge) of campaigning for by-elections in Karimpur (Nadia) with Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, the TMC on Tuesday refuted the allegations in a complaint to Election Commission (EC). ... read..


 
Three killed, two injured in Kolkata car accident
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Three persons died and two others were battling for life when their car overturned at Newtown in Kolkata's north east fringes on Tuesday, police said. ... read..


 
WB: BJP writes to EC against police officer for flouting MCC norms
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 11, 2019 7:11:39 PM IST
BJP on Monday filed a complaint in the Election Commission against the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Thanapara police station, Sumit Kumar Ghosh accusing him of violating Model Code of Conduct (MCC). ... read..


 
Know what to expect from pink ball, need some practice: Pujara
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Done with the T20I series, the focus now shifts to the Test series between India and Bangladesh. And more importantly, the pink ball Test at the Eden Gardens from November 22 to 26. While it will be the maiden Day-Night Test for both the teams, one man wh ... read..


 
Seshan a stalwart for free and fair elections: Mamata
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 4:45:06 PM IST
Expressing sadness over the death of former Chief Election Commissioner T.N. Seshan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said his "legendary contribution" to democracy would always remembered. ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul: 8 dead, 4.65 lakh affected in Bengal (2nd Lead)
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Cyclone Bulbul has left behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal, taking away eight lives in three districts, affecting 4.65 lakh people and damaging around 60,000 houses, officials said on Sunday. ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul: Seven dead, 2.97 lakh affected in Bengal (Lead)
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Severe Cyclone Bulbul has left behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal, taking seven lives in three districts, affecting 2.97 lakh people and damaging over 28,000 houses, senior ministers said on Sunday. ... read..


 
Mamata to make aerial survey of Bulbul hit areas on Monday
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will make an aerial survey of the severe cyclone Bulbul hit areas around Namkhana and Bakkhali in South 24 Parganas district on Monday, she announced on twitter. ... read..


 
West Bengal: Cyclone Bulbul claims 7 lives
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 10, 2019 10:41:35 PM IST
At least seven people have died and 4.65 lakh people were affected due to cyclone Bulbul in the state. ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul: Centre sheds crocodile tears, never extends helping hand, says West Bengal Minister
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 10, 2019 7:11:53 PM IST
West Bengal's Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan on Sunday alleged that the Central government was only shedding crocodile tears over the situation arising out of cyclone Bulbul and was not extending helping hands to address the crisis. ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul: Guv appreciates efforts of WB govt, Central agencies to minimise destruction
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 10, 2019 6:41:43 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday appreciated the directional efforts taken by the state and its agencies as well as Central outfits to minimise the damage caused by cyclonic storm, Bulbul. ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul: 6 killed in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 10, 2019 5:11:37 PM IST
Six people have died in West Bengal at different locations due to cyclone -- Bulbul. ... read..


 
We are preparing something special for India: Levante
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Spanish La Liga outfit Levante has "special plans" in place for the Indian market which could see them organise training programmes much like fellow teams Sevilla FC, Real Betis and Celta de Vigo. ... read..


 
Kolkata: One man killed after tree falls on him
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 10, 2019 9:41:41 AM IST
A man in Ballygunge died after a tree fell on him at the main entrance of Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CCFC), on Saturday at 9:50 AM. ... read..


 
Cyclone 'Bulbul': Ferry services at Bichali Ghat in Kolkata suspended
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 10, 2019 9:41:40 AM IST
Ferry services on Sunday at Bichali Ghat in Kolkata have been suspended due to stormy weather set off by the cyclone Bulbul. ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul crosses West Bengal coast
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 10, 2019 8:11:54 AM IST
Cyclonic storm Bulbul, which weakened from 'very severe' to 'severe', crossed the coast of West Bengal with a maximum wind speed of 110-120 km per hour gusting upto 120 km per hour into Bangladesh, the MeT department said. ... read..


 
75 passengers of cruise ship rescued in Bay of Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 6:15:06 AM IST
At least 75 passengers of a cruise ship in the Bay of Bengal were rescued by the West Bengal police while Severe Cyclone Bulbul raged on Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. ... read..


 
1 dead as severe cyclonic storm Bulbul lashes Bengal coast (2nd Lead)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
One person died when a tree fell on him in Kolkata, as the very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul weakened into a severe cyclonic storm on Saturday evening and started its landfall near Sagar Island in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district with a gale wind ... read..


 
ATK hand Jamshedpur first defeat of the season
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Roy Krishna excelled for ATK as they handed Jamshedpur FC their first defeat with a 3-1 result in an Indian Super League (ISL) match between the two sides at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday. ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul: Flight ops suspended, 1.2 lakh moved in Bengal (Lead)
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
All flight operations in Kolkata airport have been suspended for 12 hours, and over 1.20 lakh people evacuated from the vulnerable coastal areas of West Bengal, as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Bulbul' increased its ferocity with a wind speed of 125-135 km ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul weakened to 'severe' cyclonic storm: IMD
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 9, 2019 11:41:35 PM IST
The 'very severe' cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' has weakened to a 'severe' cyclonic storm, as per the latest hourly bulletin by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). ... read..


 
Bengal peaceful after Ayodhya verdict, Mamata mum
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Amid deteriorating weather conditions as an impact of approaching very severe cyclonic storm Bulbul, West Bengal on Saturday remained peaceful and calm after the Supreme Court judgement on Ayodhya case. ... read..


 
Ayodhya judgement should be accepted by all: Bengal Governor
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday said the Supreme Court judgement in the Ayodhya dispute should not be looked as "victory or defeat" for anyone and appealed to all concerned to "wholeheartedly" accept it. ... read..


 
Cyclone Bulbul: Flight ops to remain suspended at Kolkata airport
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 9, 2019 8:12:44 PM IST
In view of Cyclone Bulbul, flight operations will remain suspended at Kolkata Airport from Saturday evening to Sunday morning. ... read..


 
Indian Navy aircraft, ships on standby for cyclone Bulbul
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The Indian Navy has kept on standby its aircraft and three ships for immediate deployment in the eventuality of any damage by severe syclonic storm Bulbul, which is expected to make landfall by Saturday midnight, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said. ... read..


 
Rakhee turns SRK's Bengali teacher at KIFF inauguration
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 AM IST
An abiding moment of the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival inauguration on Friday would remain the on-stage interactions between Bollywood 'Badshah' Shah Rukh Khan and yesteryear's heroine Rakhee - the mother-son duo of the 1993 hit movie 'Baazigar ... read..


 
Don't impose your language on people: Mahesh Bhatt
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Film maker Mahesh Bhatt and Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan on Friday stressed on celebrating India's diversity, with the auteur also lashing out against those imposing their language on the people. ... read..


 
Nobody takes serious speeches of movie stars seriously: SRK
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Bollywood Badshah Shah Rukh Khan on Friday said nobody takes serious speeches of movie stars seriously, and at the end of it all he was just considered a good-looking face. ... read..


 
Coast Guard in touch with Bengal, Odisha on cyclone
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Coast Guard is maintaining close liaison with the Odisha and West Bengal for sharing inputs on movement of Cyclone 'Bulbul', which is expected to make landfall around Saturday-Sunday midnight between Khepupara in Bangladesh and Sagar island in West Be ... read..


 
Bengal Guv attacks Mamata for giving science festival a miss
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed regret that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee did not show up at the fifth India International Science Festival which concluded here on Friday. ... read..


 
SRK to Andie MacDowell: Have loved you since I was 26
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been madly in love with "Sex, Lies, And Videotape" star Andie MacDowell since he was 26, he revealed at the inauguration of the 25th Kolkata international Film Festival here on Friday. MacDowell was also present at t ... read..


 
Indisposed Amitabh cancels visit to KIFF inauguration
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is indisposed since Thursday night and in a lot of discomfort, which led him to cancel his scheduled presence here to inaugurate the 25th Kolkata International Film Festival, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee s ... read..


 
Kolkata: Army chief visits Eastern Command
Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 8, 2019 9:11:39 PM IST
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday visited Eastern Command of the Indian Army in Kolkata here. ... read..


 
Nabaneeta Deb Sen: Wit, brilliance, guts shaped literary ouvre
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Nabaneeta Dev Sen once said she took up the pen because there was no escape for her as "everybody who came to our house, was a writer". It was a typical witty take on her childhood, the sort of sharp humour that pervades most of the engrossing large body ... read..


 
Sahitya Akademi awardee Nabaneeta Dev Sen passes away (LEAD)
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Sahitya Akademi awardee writer Nabaneeta Dev Sen died at her south Kolkata residence on Thursday after battling cancer, family sources said. ... read..


 
Rohit an asset to Indian cricket: Ganguly on his 100th T20
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday wished Rohit Sharma on his 100th T20 international match and called the opener an "asset" to Indian cricket. ... read..


 
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