Thursday, July 16, 2020

Shooters want 'compulsory' tag removed from proposed NRAI camp
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) may have to remove the 'compulsory' tag from their plans of holding a camp for Olympic-bound shooters as many are still not sure about travelling for the same keeping in the mind the current COVID-19 scenario ... read..

Will take a call on next move once full tennis calendar is out, says Paes (IANS Exclusive)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Tennis legend Leander Paes will wait for the game to start again in full flow on the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic before taking a call on his peerless career spanning three decades. ... read..

WB education quality waning due to political control: Guv
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday criticised the state's education system saying the quality of education here is rapidly declining due to political control and affiliations. ... read..

Air India's LWP scheme for employees an attempt to save top management: Derek O'Brien
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 16, 2020 9:11:53 PM IST
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien on Thursday termed Air India's Leave Without Pay (LWP) scheme for its employees an attempt to save the top management and sacrifice the interests of employees. ... read..

AIFF makes exception, gives EB till July 31 to finish Club Licensing process
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
City football giants East Bengal have been given some breathing space by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) as the governing body of football in the country decided to extend the I-League outfit's deadline on the Club Licensing process by seven days ... read..

CAB chief Avishek Dalmiya goes into home quarantine
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Avishek Dalmiya will be in home quarantine 'for the next few days' as per protocol after he came in contact with CAB Secretary Snehasish Ganguly, who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. ... read..

Education is politically caged and controlled in West Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Kolkata | July 16, 2020 2:41:55 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said on Thursday stated that education is politically caged and controlled in the state which would hurt the interests of students. ... read..

TMC leader shot at in West Bengal, condition critical
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Dharmendra Singh, alias Dharua, was shot at by two bike-borne miscreants near his home in the North 24-Parganas district on Wednesday afternoon. ... read..

Now, Trinamool leaders meet Kovind over BJP MLA's death
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
A delegation of All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) on Wednesday met President Ram Nath Kovind to clear the air on the death of BJP's Hemtabad MLA Debendra Nath Roy and to counter BJP's claims that it was 'murder' and not 'suicide'. ... read..

Mohammedan Sporting rope in Trinidadian Willis Plaza
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
City football giants Mohammedan Sporting club have beefed up their squad ahead of the forthcoming 2nd Division League with the signing of Trinidadian ace Willis Deon Plaza. ... read..

CABI boss requests BCCI chief to keep promise, help blind cricketers
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
Having plunged into new depths of uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) is expecting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to walk the talk and help Indian blind cricketers, some ... read..

Teen dies of COVID after 4 hospitals denied admission, parents turn to Calcutta HC
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 15, 2020 1:41:55 PM IST
Parents of an 18-year-old boy turned to the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday alleging medical negligence, following the death of their son after being turned away by four hospitals. ... read..

WBBSE announces Class 10 board results
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 15, 2020 12:41:56 PM IST
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) Class 10 exam (Madhyamik) results were announced on Wednesday with a pass percentage of 86.34. ... read..

WB Guv urges VCs of Universities to attend virtual conference
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 15, 2020 11:41:51 AM IST
The Vice-Chancellors (VCs) of all universities in West Bengal must attend the virtual conference "and desist partisan stance", Jagdeep Dhankhar, Governor, West Bengal said here on Wednesday. ... read..

Bengal transport staff demand safety after corona positive case
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
A group of employees of state-run West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation on Tuesday staged protest at the Sector-V depot after a colleague tested coronavirus positive to demand health safety measures. ... read..

Bengal Madhyamik results on Wednesday: Mamata
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) Board Madhyamik Class 10 results for 2020 will be declared on Wednesday. ... read..

Prima facie, BJP MLA's death a suicide case: WB Home Secy
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Amid opposition BJP's allegations over the "murder" of party MLA Debendra Nath Ray, West Bengal Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on Tuesday said that prima facie it appeared to be a "case of suicide". ... read..

I could see Messi playing in 2025, easily: Garcia
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Former Barcelona midfielder Luis Garcia feels the club's superstar forward Lionel Messi can easily continue playing till 2025. ... read..

Yagna at Kolkata's Amitabh Bachchan temple for recovery of 'Guru'
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Ever since their "guru" has been hospitalised with Covid-19, Amitabh Bachchan fans in Kolkata have started praying for his speedy recovery. While the veteran actor was hospitalised on Saturday evening, a yagna was performed at Kolkata's Amitabh Bachchan t ... read..

Shooter Verma to appear for Bar Council license exam in August
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
His first preference will always be shooting, but India's ace pistol shooter Abhishek Verma, in his bid to go back to the court room, has applied with The Bar Council of India for a license to start his law practice. ... read..

Rohit Sharma to lead over Kohli in Moody's World T20 XI
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Former Australia all-rounder turned coach Tom Moody picked Rohit Sharma over Virat Kohli to lead his World XI side, also leaving out Mahendra Singh Dhoni and handing the wicket-keeping gloves to West Indies' Nicholas Pooran instead. But he clarified that ... read..

MLA's death: BJP calls for shutdown in north Bengal
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in eight north Bengal districts on Tuesday, protesting against the unnatural death of its legislator from North Dinajpur's Hemtabad Debendra Nath Ray. ... read..

Whatever Zidane touches turns into gold, says Kanoute
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
France-born former Mali striker Frederic Kanoute has heaped praise on Real Madrid coach and football legend Zinedine Zidane, saying the France World Cup winner knows how to make his team win and has moulded his side like that. ... read..

Klopp has given Liverpool personality, philosophy: Garcia
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia on Monday heaped praise on manager Jurgen Klopp, saying the English Premier League side won the title after 30 years largely because of the German's influence since coming on board in 2015. ... read..

BJP delegation meets Bengal Guv over MLA's death, demands CBI probe
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 14, 2020 1:42:04 AM IST
A delegation of West Bengal BJP leaders led by state president Dilip Ghosh met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday over the death of party MLA Debendra Nath Ray, whose body was found hanging in Bindal near his home. ... read..

I would love to see Messi in LaLiga and Barcelona: Garcia
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:07 AM IST
Former Barcelona midfielder Luis Garcia is hopeful that Lionel Messi will stay on at the Catalan club for many more years. ... read..

CID to probe Bengal BJP MLA Debendra Nath Roy's death case
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 13, 2020 11:11:49 PM IST
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) will investigate the death of BP MLA Debendra Nath Roy, who was found hanging on Monday morning in the Hemtabad area of Bengal's North Dinajpur district. ... read..

Bhaker to train for 25m pistol at Delhi's Karni Singh Shooting Range
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Ace shooter Manu Bhaker will shift base to Delhi from her village home in Goria, Haryana to train for the 25m pistol event at Karni Singh Shooting Range. ... read..

Bengal MLA death: BJP calls for shutdown, seeks CBI probe (Ld)
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Protesting against the unnatural death of West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislator from Hemtabad Debendra Nath Ray on Monday, the party called for a 12-hour shutdown in the district on Tuesday. The party also demanded a Central Bureau of Invest ... read..

Suspension of work in Calcutta HC extended till July 19
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 13, 2020 5:41:52 PM IST
The period of suspension of judicial and administrative works of the Calcutta High Court was extended till July 19 in view of the rising COVID-19 cases in the state capital. ... read..

Bengal BJP MLA found mysteriously hanging in his village
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislator in West Bengal was found hanging in his village in North Dinajpur district on Monday. ... read..

Suicide note recovered from shirt pocket of BJP MLA Debendra Nath Roy, says West Bengal police
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 13, 2020 2:12:07 PM IST
West Bengal police on Monday said that a suicide note has been recovered from the shirt pocket of the BJP MLA Debendra Nath Roy, whose body was found hanging outside his residence in Uttar Dinajpur. ... read..

BJP leader Rahul Sinha demands CBI inquiry into death of party MLA in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 13, 2020 1:11:54 PM IST
BJP leader Rahul Sinha on Monday demanded a CBI inquiry into the death of the party's MLA from Hemtabad, Debendra Nath Roy, whose body was found hanging in front of his residence. ... read..

Need thorough probe into BJP MLA's death to unravel truth about political violence: WB Governor
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 13, 2020 11:41:56 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday said that there is a need for a thorough probe in connection with the death of Debendra Nath Roy, BJP's Hemtabad MLA, in order to unravel the truth about political violence. ... read..

Poll body writes to WB chief secretary, seeks to know if Hakim holds two offices of profit
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 13, 2020 10:41:59 AM IST
The Election Commission has written to West Bengal Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha, seeking to know if state Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, who is also the chairman of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Board, is holding two offices of profit. ... read..

Sweat is not possible everywhere in the world: Bhuvneshwar
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
India fast-bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels it is going to be a challenge with the saliva ban to shine the ball in place as sweat is not possible everywhere in the world. ... read..

Mohun Bagan's history & ATK's energy should be perfect combo: Habas
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The amalgamation of Mohun Bagan's history and experience with ATK's youth and energy should provide a solid base for the newly merged entity to thrive on when they start their journey as one in the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL), believes ... read..

Hyderabad FC to clear dues of players & coaching staff by end of July
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Hyderabad FC have promised to clear dues of their players and coaching staff by the end of the month. ... read..

Had asked SRK for a free hand at KKR, says Ganguly
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that he had asked Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan to give him a free hand while he was captaining the franchise. Ganguly was referring to an interview of Gautam Gambhir ... read..

Mohammedan Sporting mourns death of former office secretary
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
City football heavyweights Mohammedan Sporting Club on Thursday paid their homage to former office secretary Muhammad Shafique who passed away after battling a prolonged illness in Aurangabad. He was 99. ... read..

ISL winner in 2014, defender Biswajit's food stall is his last hope
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
He was a part of history when ATK (then Atletico de Kolkata) lifted the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) title in 2014. But six years down the line, footballer Biswajit Saha is struggling to make ends meet with his fast food joint close to shutting sho ... read..

LaLiga representative backs VAR amid growing criticism
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
A LaLiga spokesperson, who was previously a semi-professional referee, has backed the officials amid growing discontent over Real Madrid benefiting from VAR (video assistant referee) in the Spanish league. ... read..

Fans' reaction to artificial crowd noise has been ravishing: LaLiga
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
There were scepticism before, but eventually Spanish LaLiga viewers have lapped up the artificial crowd, not only in Spain, but across the Indian subcontinent, said the league's top official and presenter. ... read..

Asia Cup has been cancelled: BCCI President Ganguly (Lead)
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday confirmed that this year's Asia Cup has been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

Asia Cup has been cancelled: BCCI President Ganguly
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday confirmed that this year's Asia Cup has been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

Containment zones in West Bengal to be put under strict restrictions for seven days
Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 9, 2020 1:42:03 AM IST
The containment zones in West Bengal will be put under strict restrictions for seven days from Thursday evening. ... read..

Pitcher full of cowries unearthed in Bengal village
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
A pitcher full of cowries used as currency in ancient times has been unearthed while digging for the construction of a house in a village in north West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, officials said. ... read..

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