Sunday, October 2, 2022

State machinery overlooks Durga Puja committee with Partha Chatterjee as former mentor

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
The hints were clear when despite two invitations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refused to come for the inauguration of Kolkata's iconic Durga Puja organised by the Naktala Udayan Sangha whose principal mentor and patron was Partha Chatterje... read..

Special menu for inmates in Kolkata's prison during Durga Puja

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 5:15:11 AM IST
For the 2,500 odd prisoners at Presidency Central Correctional Home in south Kolkata, the coming four days from October 2 to October 5 will be somewhat different from the four days of Durga Puja festival.... read..

Muslims organise Durga Puja for Hindu neighbours showcasing brotherhood in Kolkata

By Syeda Shabana Parveen

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 1, 2022 10:59:27 PM IST
Showcasing brotherhood while also setting an example of humanity, people from the Muslim community organised the Durga Puja celebration in their locality here.... read..

Durga Puja brings fresh hope for West Bengal 'dhakis' after 2 years of despair

Siliguri (West Bengal) | October 1, 2022 4:27:20 AM IST
The fervour of Durga Puja remains incomplete without the maddening beats of dhak, the large drum-like instrument that men hang around their necks and play with two thin sticks to infuse the frenzied rhythm enhancing the festive aura.... read..

App fraud: Fresh seizure of Rs 47.64 lakh by ED

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the mobile gaming app E-Nuggets in a fraud case, on Friday said that its sleuths have frozen additional crypto currencies worth Rs 47.74 lakh in the matter.... read..

Contradictory views of Calcutta HC and Bengal govt on fresh recruitments create confusion

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
Contradictory views taken by the Calcutta High Court and West Bengal government with regard to fresh recruitments in the wake of the multi-crore teacher recruitment scam involving the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) has created confusion in ... read..

WBSSC scam: HC allows peaceful protests during Durga Puja

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
A single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday upheld the rights of agitators for peaceful protests during the forthcoming Durga Puja against the multi-crore teacher's recruitment scam.... read..

WBSSC scam: Justice Gangopadhyay receives solidarity message from fellow judge

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Justice Abhijit Gangopadhyay of the Calcutta High Court, known for his consecutive strong observations and judgement in the multi-crore teachers' recruitment scam, has now received a message of solidarity from another judge in the same court.... read..

WBSSC scam: ED to grill Partha Chatterjee's son-in-law again after Durga Puja

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the multi-crore West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) scam will summon Kalyanmoy Bhattacharya, the son-in-law of prime accused and former Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, again after the Durga Puja fes... read..

SC quashes HC order on Trinamool leaders' assets

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress heaved a sigh of relief before the forthcoming Durga Puja festival as the Supreme Court on Thursday quashed the Calcutta High Court order directing Enforcement Directorate (ED) to be a party in a public interest lit... read..

Adhikari requests FM Sitharaman for probe into 'illegal diversion' of central funds by Bengal govt

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 30, 2022 5:59:40 PM IST
West Bengal Leader of Opposition and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Friday requested Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to probe the alleged irregularities and illegal diversion of central government funds from the Wage and Means head of the consolidated... read..

Innovative Durga Puja pandal depicts the journey of Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 30, 2022 6:59:12 PM IST
Kolkata residents come up with unique and innovative themes for Durga Puja pandals every year. This year, the theme of an innovative pandal set up by the Dumdum Tarun Dal, Puja Committee, is 'City of Joy, Calcutta.' It attempts to reflect the transformati... read..

Beware of fake Twitter handles of new CDS, veterans and serving military officers say

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
A fake Twitter handle @GenAnilChouhan was created soon after Lt. Gen. Anil Chauhan was appointed India's Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) on Wednesday. Veterans, including Lt. Gen. K.J.S. Dhillon (retd) has warned against following this handle. "It is likely ... read..

Kolkata Durga puja pandal enlivens with 'Tandav'

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 29, 2022 7:28:13 AM IST
The Hazra Park Durgotsab Puja Committee in Kolkata is in its 80 years. This year, the theme of the Durga puja celebrations is 'Tandav'.... read..

Mamata Banerjee plays 'dhak' at Durga puja pandal in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 29, 2022 5:28:39 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee played dhak, a traditional drum-like instrument at the inauguration of the community Durga Puja in Kolkata on Wednesday.... read..

Rights group demands withdrawal of ban on PFI

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
India's leading human rights group, Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR), on Wednesday, demanded the withdrawal of the ban for five years imposed on Popular Front of India (PFI) and its affiliate organisations, by the Union Home Ministry... read..

WBSSC scam: CBI's reports to court detail how 'zero' in marksheet became '53'

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the multi-crore West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scam on Wednesday submitted its progress reports in the matter to the Calcutta High Court.... read..

WBSSC scam: Partha, Arpita's judicial custody extended to Oct 31

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 2:45:11 AM IST
A special ED court on Wednesday extended the judicial custody of former West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee and his close associate Arpita Mukherjee till October 31.... read..

North Bengal University finally gets new Vice Chancellor

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Facing criticism over the status of the University of North Bengal, the West Bengal Education Department on Wednesday announced veteran educationist Om Prakash Mishra as its new Vice Chancellor.... read..

Calcutta HC cautions Bengal Home Secy of contempt in forensic lab recruitment

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday cautioned West Bengal's Additional Chief Secretary, Home, B.P. Gopalika of contempt of court proceedings in case the process of recruitment for 10 posts in the state forensic science laboratory is not started before the ... read..

Kolkata: CBI arrests former Dy Registrar of Companies, 3 others in chit fund case

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 28, 2022 3:27:27 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested then Deputy Registrar of Companies, Kolkata and three others in a case related to chit fund.... read..

BJP rally to Nabanna: HC asks Bengal govt to refrain from unnecessary arrests

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
A division bench of Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the West Bengal government to refrain from further unnecessary arrests and harassments of any individual in connection with the BJP's march to the state secretariat of Nabanna against corruption ... read..

YouTuber held for creating memes of Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 1:45:11 AM IST
The police on Tuesday arrested a YouTuber for creating memes targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.... read..

Mamata Banerjee may be arrested soon, claims West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 28, 2022 11:58:17 AM IST
West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar made huge revelations against the Mamata Banerjee-led government and claimed that the TMC supremo may be arrested soon.... read..

Calcutta HC declares 'Duare Ration' scheme illegal, against National Food Security Act

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 28, 2022 7:28:40 PM IST
Calcutta High Court on Wednesday declared the West Bengal government's "Duare Ration" scheme as illegal and against the National Food Security Act.... read..

Kolkata Durga Puja: Lords' Balcony-themed pandal portrays devotion to goddess, craze for Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 28, 2022 3:29:06 PM IST
The devotion during Durga Puja and craze for 'Prince of Kolkata' and former skipper Sourav Ganguly are two of many things that define and unite the state of West Bengal, especially Kolkata.... read..

Sourav Ganguly inaugurates Durga puja pandal in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 28, 2022 5:29:52 AM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly inaugurated a Durga puja pandal in Kolkata on Tuesday.... read..

Silicon Durga idol depicting lives of sex workers created in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 27, 2022 11:58:13 AM IST
Furthering a tradition of presenting new themes during the Durga Puja in Kolkata, pandals and idols depicting the lives of sex workers under the 'Parichai' (identity) theme have been created for the celebrations during this year's festival.... read..

WBSSC scam: Partha Chatterjee's son-in-law facing marathon ED questioning

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Kalyanmoy Bhattacharya, the son-in-law of former West Bengal Education Minister and Trinamool Congress Secretary General Partha Chatterjee, is being questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) since Monday afternoon in connection with the multi-crore W... read..

St. Peter's Basilica-themed Durga Puja pandal a major attraction

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
Even as four days still left for Durga Puja to commence, crowds have started pouring in thousands to have a glimpse of the Puja pandal of Sreebhumi Sporting Club in the northern outskirts of Kolkata which is themed on the St. Peter's Basilica church in Va... read..

Durga Puja 2022: This Kolkata pandal is celebrating 75 years of Independence with use of commemorative coins

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 26, 2022 7:29:48 AM IST
As the most awaited festival of Durga Puja is around the corner and preparations for the festival are in full swing in Kolkata, which is known for the yearly event.... read..

Kolkata app fraud: Prime accused Amir Khan remanded to 14-day of police custody

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 3:45:10 AM IST
A lower court in Kolkata on Saturday remanded Amir Khan, the prime accused in the mobile gaming app fraud case, to 14-day police custody.... read..

Change in leadership faces of CPI-M's students wing likely in Dec

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
As CPI-M's student wing -- Students' Federation of India (SFI) -- is slated to organise its national conference in Hyderabad from December 13 to 16, there are possibilities of some reshuffle in the top leadership faces in its central committee.... read..

21 TMC MLAs in touch with me, claims BJP's Mithun Chakraborty

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 25, 2022 4:59:48 AM IST
Actor and BJP leader Mithun Chakraborty on Saturday claimed that nearly 21 Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs are in touch with him.... read..

WB: 2 people arrested with 10,000 yaba tablets worth Rs 30 lakhs from Siliguri

Siliguri (West Bengal) | September 25, 2022 3:30:50 PM IST
In a joint operation of the Detective Department and New Jalpaiguri Police, two persons were arrested for illegal possession of ten thousand yaba tablets worth Rs 30 lakhs in Siliguri, police said.... read..

UNESCO, motorcycle company flag off 'The Great Himalayan Exploration' ride from Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 25, 2022 6:01:09 PM IST
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) and Royal Enfield, the world's oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production since 1901, flagged off 'The Great Himalayan Exploration' ride from the iconic Victoria Memorial in K... read..

Durga Puja special: Songs that should make it your festive playlist

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 25, 2022 8:28:06 PM IST
Durga Puja is here again and like most people, it's not easy to keep calm! Because wherever you go, you either find yourself drooling over gorgeous pandals, or savouring traditional delicacies at your favourite places, and let's not forget, wearing our be... read..

People take holy dip, perform 'pind dan' on last day of 'Pitru Paksha'

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 25, 2022 1:01:30 PM IST
A large number of people on Sunday converged on the banks of the Hooghly River to take a holy dip and offer prayers to their ancestors on the last day of Pitru Paksha, also known as Sarvapitari Amavasya.... read..

Teacher recruitment scam: Trinamool MLA approaches SC challenging CBI probe

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Trinamool Congress legislator and former president of West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE), Manik Bhattacharya, on Friday approached the Supreme Court challenging an order of the Calcutta High Court upholding an earlier order passed by the same ... read..

Bengal BJP told to focus on strengthening booth-level organisations

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday directed the BJP leadership in West Bengal to concentrate on strengthening its booth-level organisations in the state.... read..

Durga Puja 2022: Take a look at this 'Vatican City'-themed pandal in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 23, 2022 5:00:14 AM IST
As Durga Puja is about to start, one can almost smell the Kans grass in the meadows, which heralds the goddess Durga's entry to the plains from her heavenly dwelling in Kailash.... read..

Uncertainties galore over PG admission in two 'headless' Bengal varsities

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Students who are keen to take admission in post-graduation courses in two premier state-tun universities in West Bengal -- University of Calcutta and University of North Bengal -- are facing immense uncertainties.... read..

Bengal: BJP leader allegedly stabbed by "TMC-backed" goons in Malda, undergoing treatment

Malda (West Bengal) | September 23, 2022 11:29:33 AM IST
Mousumi Das, district Vice President of Mahila Morcha Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) was allegedly attacked by "Trinamool Congress-backed" goons at her residence in the Malatipur area of Malda.... read..

Hazra Park Durgotsab plans unique Braille Board pandal for visually impaired

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 23, 2022 6:28:52 PM IST
The Hazra Park Durgotsab here has come up with a unique thought for preparing a Durga Puja pandal for the people who cannot visit here because of their loss of vision.... read..

Durga Puja organisers in Siliguri set up pandal to highlight struggles of transgender community

By Tarak Sarkar

Darjeeling (West Bengal) | September 22, 2022 4:59:08 PM IST
At a time when the Aadhaar authority accepts transgender cards as valid documents, but quite a few people discriminate against the transgender community, a Durga puja organiser in Siliguri is setting up a pandal to highlight the struggles of the community... read..

Without naming, Mamata accuses Centre of distorting history

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 2:15:11 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP-led Union government, without taking any name, of making deliberate attempts to distort the history of the country.... read..

WBSSC scam: Partha Chatterjee, three others get judicial custody till Oct 5

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 2:15:10 AM IST
A special court of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday remanded former West Bengal education minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general, Partha Chatterjee to judicial custody till October 5 for his alleged involvement in the mult... read..

Women's IPL likely to be held in February 2023: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 22, 2022 11:58:27 PM IST
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Thursday confirmed that the most anticipated Women's Indian Premier League will take place next year in February.... read..

Vietnam favourites, but India can win Hung Thinh football tournament: Igor Stimac

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 4:15:10 AM IST
Indian football team coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday said that Vietnam are clear favourites but India have the potential to win the Hung Thinh Championship.... read..

Coal smuggling scam: Two key Bengal IPS officers again summoned to Delhi by ED

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the multi- crore coal smuggling scam in West Bengal, has summoned two key Indian Police Service (IPS) from the state to the agency's headquarter at New Delhi this month for questioning.... read..

WBSSC scam: Arrested North Bengal University VC sent to CBI custody till Sep 26

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
A special CBI court on Tuesday sent arrested University of North Bengal Vice Chancellor and West Bengal School Service Commission's (WBSSC) former Chairman Subiresh Bhattacharya to the central agency's custody till September 26.... read..
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