Thursday, January 23, 2020

Mamata has done nothing for Bengal, misleading people on CAA, NRC, says senior BJP leader
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2020 11:11:25 PM IST
BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha said on Wednesday that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has done nothing for the state in terms of development and hence is misleading people on Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NP ... read..

Scolded by mom for damaging mobile, teenage girl ends life
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
A teenage girl here hanged herself after she was scolded by her parents for damaging her mother's mobile phone, police said on Tuesday. She died on way to hospital. ... read..

Bengal Guv meets Congress, Left leaders on pending bills
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday met legislative party leaders of the Congress, CPI-M and CPI to discuss the pendency of two bills, one to prevent lynching and another related to a state commission for scheduled castes and tribes. ... read..

Pangolin seized in Bengal, one arrested
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal wildlife officials seized a pangolin - considered an endangered mammal - in North 24 Parganas district on Tuesday and arrested one man in this connection. ... read..

Jinnah was secular leader; India got divided because of communal leaders of Congress regime: CK Bose
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2020 2:41:20 AM IST
West Bengal BJP vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose on Tuesday said that Mohammed Ali Jinnah was a "secular" leader as he never wanted partition rather India got divided because of communal leaders of the Congress regime. ... read..

PK Banerjee falls ill, admitted to hospital
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee was on Tuesday hospitalised after his sodium levels fell. ... read..

WB Guv meets pol leaders over SC/ST, Lynching Bills
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2020 11:41:19 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday met leaders of various political parties and discussed the West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill, 2019 and 'The West Bengal State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Bill', 2019. ... read..

Alejandro quits as East Bengal coach
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
East Bengal's Spanish head coach Alejandro Menendez on Tuesday stepped down from his post after a spate of poor results saw the club languish at seventh place in the I-League table. ... read..

Law cannot be implemented through threats: BJP's Chandra Bose
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Going totally against the party line, BJP's West Bengal unit vice president and revolutionary hero Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's grand nephew Chandra K. Bose has called for bringing Muslims within the ambit of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), and sa ... read..

Heroin worth Rs 100 cr seized in Kolkata, two arrested (Lead)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
In one of the biggest hauls of the opioid drug heroin in east and northeast India, the Kolkata police seized huge quantity of the substance worth between Rs 75 - Rs 105 crore early on Tuesday and arrested two persons from the northern part of the city, a ... read..

Heroin worth approx Rs 100 cr seized in Kolkata
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
In a major drug haul by Kolkata Police, heroin worth between Rs 75 crore to Rs 105 crore in the international market, was seized early on Tuesday and two persons were arrested, a senior officer said. ... read..

Two drug peddlers held in Kolkata, 25 kg heroin seized
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2020 4:11:29 PM IST
Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Kolkata Special Task Force (STF) on Tuesday arrested UP based narcotic drug dealer with his Manipur based counterpart from Paikpara area and seized contraband drugs worth around Rs 75 to 105 crore in the international grey ma ... read..

Srei Infra to consider raising up to Rs 3,000 crore on Feb 14
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2020 12:41:27 PM IST
Asset finance and leasing company Srei Infrastructure Finance Ltd has scheduled a board meeting for February 14 to consider the issue of securities during the current financial year 2020-21. ... read..

Swapan Sadhan Bose named Mohun Bagan President
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Businessman Swapan Sadhan Bose was on Monday named President of Mohun Bagan club, a position which remained vacant after lawyer Gitanath Ganguly passed away. ... read..

BJP leader chides Bengal intellectuals protesting against CAA
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Continuing the abusive attack on intellectuals who are protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, a BJP leader in West Bengal on Monday called the protesters "dogs" and "monkeys". ... read..

Will pass Assembly resolution against CAA: Mamata
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
The West Bengal government is planning to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the next three-four days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday. ... read..

League in India work in progress, creating the ecosystem: NBA
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The National Basketball Association (NBA) India is "collaborating with all the stakeholders" to make a league in the country a reality at the earliest, Rajesh Sethi, managing director of its India business, said. ... read..

Bengal Class 8 student, uncle injured in firing
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
A class 8 student and his uncle sustained bullet injuries when three miscreants fired upon them at Daulatabad in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Monday. ... read..

Manoj Tiwari smashes maiden triple century in Ranji Trophy
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 20, 2020 8:41:22 PM IST
Manoj Tiwari on Monday smashed his maiden triple century in a Ranji Trophy Elite Group A match against Hyderabad at Kalyani Stadium here. ... read..

Mamata appeals to NE state governments to pass resolution against CAA
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 20, 2020 2:41:30 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday appealed to governments of all northeastern states and opposition ruled states to pass a resolution against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). ... read..

Suggested to party leadership that with little modification opposition campaign will fizzle out: CK Bose on CAA
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 20, 2020 10:11:18 AM IST
West Bengal BJP vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose said that he has suggested to the party leadership that with a little modification to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the entire opposition campaign will fizzle out. ... read..

Ready to fight against CAA, reaching out to people: TMC's Partha Chatterjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 19, 2020 10:41:25 PM IST
Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Partha Chatterjee on Sunday said that his party is ready to fight against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and is reaching out to the people over the same. ... read..

Arbitrator says Baseline didn't fudge books, denies VFI IP rights
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
In the case of illegal termination of the agreement of Baseline Ventures India Pvt Ltd for conducting the Pro Volleyball League by the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI), the federation received a major blow on Sunday with the arbitrator ruling that the ... read..

Sex racket in the guise of spa busted, 17 arrested in Bengal
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Sixteen women were among 17 arrested as police busted a sex racket operating under the guise of a spa-cum-beauty parlour in West Bengal's Durgapur town, police said. ... read..

Bengal farmer killed in elephant attack
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
A middle aged farmer was killed in elephant attack in West Bengal's West Midnapore district early on Sunday, officials said. ... read..

Look within, publicly apologise: Dhankhar to Bengal minister
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Taking umbrage at West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee questioning first lady's presence at "government meetings", state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has asked him to look within and publicly apologise. ... read..

Bengal falls a small step behind Kerala on CAA: Sougata Roy
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 AM IST
Embarrassing the Trinamool Congress on the CAA issue, veteran party leader and Lok Sabha member Sougata Roy on Saturday said the West Bengal government has fallen behind its Kerala counterpart which has passed a resolution in the Assembly after the new la ... read..

ISL: ATK add to merger euphoria with win over FC Goa
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
ATK emerged 2-0 victors against FC Goa in a closely-fought top-of-the-table clash in the Indian Super League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..

Ready to give women's IPL five years to grow: Coach Raman
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
India women's team head coach WV Raman on Saturday said a four-team womens version of the Indian Premier League is fine for this season as he is ready to give it a five-year window to be something like the men's version of the franchise-based T20 league. ... read..

Shafali will learn just like Sehwag, Dhoni: Coach Raman
Kolkata | Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Indian women's team head coach WV Raman is confident that 15-year-old sensation Shafali Verma will learn how to go about playing the way she does currently in international cricket in the coming years. The teenager has been turning heads with her performa ... read..

Those opposing CAA, NPR should come together: Chidambaram
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Urging all parties opposing CAA and NPR to come together, the Congress on Saturday extended the olive branch to Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and other leaders who skipped January 13 Delhi deliberations hoping they would turn up in some other ... read..

Incredible start to her comeback: Bhupathi on Sania
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Tennis great Mahesh Bhupathi heaped praise on his former mixed doubles partner Sania Mirza, saying it is an 'incredible' start to her road to making a comeback after the star player won the women's doubles title at Hobart International on Saturday alongwi ... read..

Renewal of NSA provision retrograde: Chidambaram (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Describing the powers given to Delhi Police Commissioner to detain people under the stringent National Security Act as a "retrograde provision" and "repressive" measure, Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday accused the ruling BJP at the Centre of "d ... read..

NPR is 'disguised' NRC: Chidambaram
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Describing the National Population Register (NPR) process as a "disguised" National Register of Citizens (NRC) exercise, senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said his party would not allow the NPR to be rolled out on April 1. ... read..

Stray dogs can better understand human gestures: Study
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Researchers have found that untrained stray dogs have the natural ability to understand human gestures and respond to some cues better than the others. ... read..

Opposition parties against CAA should come on one platform: Chidambaram
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2020 7:41:21 PM IST
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday urged all opposition parties, who are against the Citizenship Amendment Act, to come together on one platform. ... read..

PC joins CAA protesters at Kolkata's Park Circus
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram joined the ongoing anti-CAA stir in Kolkata's Park Circus and assured the gathering that his party was with them. ... read..

BJP leader Mukul Roy interrogated by Kolkata Police in hawala case
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2020 5:11:36 PM IST
BJP leader Mukul Roy was interrogated by Kolkata Police in a hawala case at Kalighat Police Station on Saturday. ... read..

P Chidambaram conducts leadership training camp on CAA for Congress leaders from West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2020 3:11:30 PM IST
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday conducted a 'leadership training camp' for state party leaders on the amended Citizenship Act. ... read..

Theatre artists march through Kolkata streets against CAA
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
Holding aloft the tri-colour, hundreds of theatre personalities took out a protest march through the city streets on Friday against the new citizenship law CAA, calling it a conspiracy to divide people. ... read..

A Shaheen Bagh in Kolkata's Park Circus
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
They clap in rhythm, shout "Azadi" slogans, cry "Halla Bol", clench their fists in solidarity and display high spirits. The tri-colour is omnipresent, as are the faces covered with hizabs -- this is City of Joy's own version of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh in Par ... read..

ISL: Day after Bagan merger, ATK look to bounce back vs FC Goa
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Bolstered by their merger with Mohun Bagan, ATK will look to bounce back from their defeat to Kerala Blasters when they host league leaders FC Goa at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. ... read..

Playing in Kolkata Derby a "stirring" feeling: Katsumi
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan and East Bengal meet in the famed 'Kolkata Derby' at the Salt Lake Stadium in the I-League on Sunday. Yusa Katsumi, who has played for both the clubs, stated "playing in the Kolkata Derby is a feeling which cannot be compared to ... read..

BSF DIG lifts ATV Tour 2019 Golf Championship
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 17, 2020 9:41:31 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) DIG Pushpinder Rathore on Friday won the ATV Tour 2019 Golf Championship. The event was organised by the Tollygunge Golf Club here. ... read..

Former Mohun Bagan players hail merger with ATK
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Former Mohun Bagan players have hailed the club's historic merger with two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK, saying it will only help the 130-year-old club's legacy to further spread its wings by playing in the top league of the country. ... read..

2 arrested in Kolkata for ATM fraud
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Two persons, both residents of Bihar's Gaya district, were arrested from the Sealdah station here for their alleged involvement in withdrawing money fraudulently from bank accounts by stealing and cloning data stored on ATM cards, police said on Friday. ... read..

Bengal youth stabs self; family says was worried about NRC (Lead, superseding earlier story)
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 7:45:07 PM IST
A 34-year-old youth in West Bengal's Contai sub-division has stabbed himself multiple times in a suicide attempt. His family members on Friday claimed he was worried about the fall-out of a possible National Register of Citizens exercise. ... read..

Drug peddler arrested, 2kg heroin seized in West Bengal's Jadavpur
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 17, 2020 2:11:47 PM IST
The Anti-Terrorist Squad team of Special Task Force (STF) arrested one drug peddler and seized approximately 2 kg of heroin from his possession in Jadavpur. ... read..

Bengal BJP chief not to soften strident voice, warns of more
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Justifying his series of controversial statements, Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh here on Thursday said those who couldn't stomach such words should boost their power of tolerance and be ready to hear "tougher words" from him. ... read..

When Payal Ghosh faced a tough time in hometown Kolkata
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Actress Payal Ghosh had to face a really tough time in hometown Kolkata recently, when she lost her baggage at the airport. ... read..

MB loyalists look forward to life in the ISL lane
Kolkata | Friday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Mohun Bagan fans are delighted at the club's merger with two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK, saying it would only raise the standards of one of the oldest outfits in Indian football and add to ATK's fanbase as well. ... read..

Had advised Sanjiv Goenka to buy Mohun Bagan: Bhutia
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday hailed Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK for acquiring a majority stake in I-League heavyweight Mohun Bagan, but opined that they should keep the 130-year-old club's jersey and logo to reap the rewards of ... read..

Can anybody say Mamata is of sound mind? asks Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Questioning whether West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is of "sound mind", BJP state unit president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday said her statement after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi here last week showed she had reached the "height of frustrat ... read..

ATK acquires majority stake in Mohun Bagan
Kolkata | Thursday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
RPSG Group, which owns and runs Kolkata-based ISL franchise ATK, will acquire majority shareholding in Mohun Bagan Football Club (India) Private Limited, a statement from the Indian Super League (ISL) franchise said. ... read..

Won't participate in Centre's meeting on NPR, says Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 16, 2020 8:11:27 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that she will not participate in the Central government's upcoming meeting on National Population Register, which is scheduled for January 17 in the national capital. ... read..

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