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Now, Bengal Guv crosses swords with state ministers

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Firing fresh salvos at the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took on ministers making "factually wrong" and "painful" statements about his public utterances and actions and asked the Chief Minister to examine thei... read..
 

ED quizzes KKR CEO in Rose Valley chit fund scam case

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 12:50:53 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), owned by Red Chillies Entertainment and promoted by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, in its probe into the money laundering case involving the Rose Valley Group, w... read..
 

Is a foreign wife criteria for Nobel prize, asks BJP leader

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 12:50:54 PM IST
BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday said that people whose second wives are foreigners are mostly getting the Nobel Prize.... read..
 

10 Bengal girls likely to enter main draw of UTT nationals

Howrah (West Bengal) |Saturday, 2019 12:50:54 PM IST
After two rounds of matches on the opening day of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships, only 10 out of 21 sub-junior girls from West Bengal looked like making the main draw cut.... read..
 

Yechury flays Modi, Shah for calling oppositions 'traitors'

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for labelling opposition leaders as 'traitors' and their supporters as 'terrorists' whenever they voice opposition to the repealing of Article... read..
 

7 held for running call centres that duped US customers

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Seven top officials and employees of two companies were arrested here for allegedly running illegal call centres that cheated US-based customers by using the name of Microsoft Corporation, a police officer said on Friday.... read..
 

Man nabbed for cheating job seekers, running fake website

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Police has arrested the alleged kingpin of a racket that ran a fake website in the name of the Public Service Commission in West Bengal to mislead and cheat job seekers, a senior officer said on Friday.... read..
 

WB: Spike in demand of earthen lamps keeping Siliguri potters busy this Diwali

Siliguri (West Bengal) | October 19, 2019 9:11:33 AM IST
With Diwali festival around the corner, potters in West Bengal's Siliguri area are excited as earthen lamp demand makes a comeback after facing a slowdown due to Chinese light and lamps.... read..
 

Dhankhar gets Z catgory security, Trinamool criticises move

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The continuing friction between West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar intensified on Thursday with the Centre deploying the CRPF to provide him 'Z' category security cover, a decision the ruling Trinamool Congress called "... read..
 

Head coach Shastri shouldn't need a re-appointment, feels Ganguly

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly might not share the best of relations with Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, but the former India skipper has said that there shouldn't be a need for re-appointment of the head coach even though the ad-hoc Cricket Adv... read..
 

SDF moves EC seeking deferment of Poklok Kamrang by-poll

New Delhi/Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Alleging rampant poll-related violence and failure of the police to contain the unrest, the opposition SDF on Friday urged the Election Commission to defer by-polls to Sikkim's Poklok Kamrang Assembly constituency by four weeks.... read..
 

WB: One body recovered from coal mine in Asansol

Asansol (West Bengal) | October 18, 2019 6:11:33 AM IST
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team on Thursday night recovered body of one person among the three who got trapped in a coal mine in Asansol's Kulti area, earlier this week.... read..
 

Kolkata in race to host India-Qatar WC qualifier in March

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The iconic Salt Lake Stadium could once again be packed to the rafters for an India game as it is in the race to host the Group E World Cup qualifier tie against Asian champions Qatar on March 26 next year.... read..
 

BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh (2nd Lead)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday when Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them after a flag meeting for securing the release of a fisherman in BGB's custody at Kakmarichar along the riverine international bord... read..
 

Abhijit, Amartya's faces to figure on Presidency's wall

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
In a rare honour, the Presidency University on Thursday decided to emboss facsimiles of the faces of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Amartya Sen - the two Nobel laureates in its list of distinguished alumni - on its wall.... read..
 

ATK duo Anas, Jobby to miss homecoming in ISL opener

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Two sons of the soil, Anas Edathodika and Jobby Justin will not be taking the field against Kerala Blasters in the opening game of the sixth edition of the Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on October 20.... read..
 

BJP-RSS using NRC, CAB to stoke communal passions: Yechury

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:50:53 AM IST
Any updation of the NRC beyond Assam would be "anti-people" with the BJP and the RSS endeavouring to use it to further their "divisive communal agenda" and ruin the country's secular fabric by fomenting "terror and mistrust", CPI-M General Secretary Sitar... read..
 

West Bengal: Remaining two bodies recovered from coal mine in Asansol

Asansol (West Bengal) | October 18, 2019 10:11:31 AM IST
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) during the early morning hours of Friday, recovered the bodies of remaining two persons who were trapped in a coal mine in Asansol's Kulti area, earlier this week.... read..
 

Jadavpur University deserves status of 'institute of eminence': WB Governor

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 18, 2019 7:41:41 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said that Jadavpur University has a global reputation and it deserves the status of 'institute of eminence'.... read..
 

Top Indian paddlers to take part in national East Zone TT meet

Howrah (West Bengal) |Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Top Indian paddlers Antony Amalraj, Harmeet Desai, Sutirtha Mukherjee and Madhurika Patkar will vie for top honours in the UTT National Ranking Table Tennis Championships (East Zone) which begins at the newly built Dumurjala Stadium here on Friday.... read..
 

ISL commitment forces Sourav Ganguly to skip Ranchi Test

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the... read..
 

Mamata goofs up in taking Nobel laureate's name

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday repeatedly goofed up in taking the name of this year's Nobel prize winner in Economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, as she went on referring to him as "Abhishek Babu".... read..
 

Will speak to selectors about Dhoni on Oct 24: Ganguly

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni's future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24... read..
 

Will speak to selectors about Dhoni on Oct 24: Ganguly (Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni's future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24... read..
 

Mamata commits gaffe, lauds 'Abhishek Babu' as Nobel Prize winner

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 17, 2019 4:41:37 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday made a gaffe by repeatedly talking about Nobel Prize laureate Abhijit Banerjee, as 'Abhishek Babu'.... read..
 

Exide Industries forays into manufacturing of e-rickshaws

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Exide Industries Ltd, the country's largest stored energy solutions provider, announced its entry into India's burgeoning e-rickshaw market by launching its first model on Wednesday.... read..
 

Rohit & Mayank looking good at the top, but real test awaits in NZ

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Indian cricket is full of Sourav Ganguly now. The former India captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect had opined that Rohit Sharma should open the batting for India in Tests also, like he so successfully does in white-bal... read..
 

Eastern Air Command conducts fighter operations exercise at 6 civilian airfields

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 17, 2019 2:41:44 PM IST
The Eastern Air Command of the Indian Air Force launched fighter operations from six civilian airfields under its area of command. The exercises will be conducted in two phases.... read..
 

Ganguly's rise to BCCI chief's post an inspiration for ATK players

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
ATK and Indian national team football players Pritam Kotal and Pronay Halder on Thursday hailed team co-owner Sourav Ganguly who is set to become the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president on October 23, saying the development has inspired... read..
 

BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh personnel alongside the riverine international border at Kakmarichar in West Bengal on Thursday, an official said.... read..
 

BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh (Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday after Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them at a flag meeting at Kakmarichar along the riverine international border in West Bengal's Murshidabad district.... read..
 

Champions League slot a big motivation for ISL players: Habas

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Two-time champions ATK head coach Antonio Lopez Habas on Thursday said the fact that Indian Super League (ISL) table toppers will now get a play-off place in the AFC Champions League is a big motivation for the players as they will rub shoulders with the ... read..
 

DRI seizes over 10 kg smuggled gold, arrests 6 in Bengal

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths arrested six persons and seized more than 10.5 kgs of smuggled gold along with Indian and Myanmarese currencies, cumulatively valued at Rs 4.20 crores, in two operations in Siliguri and Kolkata, an official said... read..
 

Mamata meets Nobel winner's mother, seeks their services (Lead)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday visited the south Kolkata residence of Nobel Prize in Economics winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and said her government was keen to utilise his services as also that of his mother, also an economist ... read..
 

Mamata calls Sourav part of her household

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lavished praise on BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly, calling him "ghorer chele" (member of my household).... read..
 

'Dissatisfied' Murshidabad victims' family seeks CBI probe

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 10:20:53 AM IST
A day after police claimed to have cracked the sensational Murshidabad triple murder case, relatives of the slain primary school teacher on Wednesday sought a CBI probe and said they would approach the President as also the Union Home Ministry besides We... read..
 

Bhutanese citizens arrested with Royal Bengal Tiger skin

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
Two Bhutanese citizens were arrested after a Royal Bengal tiger skin was seized from them in Belakoba forest range of Jalpaiguri distict, forest department sources said.... read..
 

Asansol: 3 trapped in coal mine in Kulti, rescue operation underway by NDRF

Asansol (West Bengal) | October 17, 2019 1:11:36 PM IST
Rescue operation is underway by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for three people who got trapped in a coal mine in Asansil's Kulti area on October 13.... read..
 

Blue Tigers thank supporters for turning up in numbers

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 6:11:36 PM IST
After playing an unexpected 1-1 draw against Bangladesh, the Blue Tigers are thankful to their supporters for coming out in larger numbers at Salt Lake Stadium on Tuesday.... read..
 

CBI summons OSD finance department in Rose Valley case

Howrah (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 8:41:43 PM IST
A team of CBI officials on Wednesday visited the West Bengal secretariat here and served summons to the officer on special duty (OSD) finance department to appear before it on October 18 in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam case.... read..
 

Bengal is proud: Mamata congratulates Abhijit Banerjee, Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 6:41:42 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday was all praise for Nobel Prize laureate Abhijit Banerjee and former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, saying that the entire state is proud of their achievements.... read..
 

WC qualifier: India fight hard to draw against spirited B'desh

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
India snatched a 1-1 draw from the jaws of defeat against much lower ranked Bangladesh to dent their chances of qualification in a Group E Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup tie at the packed Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.... read..
 

Bangladesh draw unfortunate, team will learn from this: Bhutia

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Wednesday said India's 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in the Group E World Cup qualifiers was "unfortunate", adding that the team needs to learn from their mistakes and move on.... read..
 

Would like Virat to focus on winning big tournaments: Ganguly

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said he would like to see the Indian team management focus on winning more ICC tournaments and that is an area he would like skipper Virat Kohl... read..
 

Trinamool leaders to visit over 2,000 villages, wards

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Around 600 Block and Town Presidents of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress are visiting more than 2,000 villages and civic wards across the state from Tuesday following in the footsteps of party MLAs and other senior leaders as part of the mass reach... read..
 

We can't blame Sandhu for the goal: India coach Igor Stimac

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 3:11:32 PM IST
After India's 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Blue Tigers' coach Igor Stimac defended Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's error and said that the goalkeeper shouldn't be blamed for the goal.... read..
 

Siliguri: With spike in dengue, Health dept. lays light traps to curb mosquito menace

Siliguri(West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 1:41:35 PM IST
With a spike in dengue cases, light traps were laid by the health department to collect mosquitoes in ward 21 area under the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC).... read..
 

Jalpaiguri forest officers seize Bengal tiger skin, arrest two Bhutanese nationals

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 1:11:38 PM IST
The officers of Belacoba forest range on Wednesday seized a 14 feet long Bengal tiger skin and arrested two Bhutanese nationals in connection with the case.... read..
 

Bangladesh's goalkeeper was man of the match in my opinion: India coach Igor Stimac

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 11:41:35 AM IST
After India's 1-1 draw against Bangladesh in the ongoing FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers, Blue Tigers' coach Igor Stimac praised opponent's goalkeeper, saying that he was the man of the match in his opinion.... read..
 

Ensured food security of over 8.5 cr Bangla people through Khadya Sathi scheme: Mamata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 16, 2019 10:41:39 AM IST
The West Bengal has ensured food security to more than 8.5 crore people residing in the state under the 'Khadya Sathi' scheme, claimed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the occasion of World Food Day.... read..
 

Happy to get an opportunity in a tough situation: Ganguly

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly is all set to become the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) after the affiliated units of the cricket board unanimously selected him for the top job in Mumbai on Monday. Back in the City of Jo... read..
 
 
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