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Overcoming COVID vaccines hesitancy, tribals in North Bengal get inoculated in large numbers

By Tarak Sarkar

Siliguri (West Bengal) | June 13, 2021 6:14:35 AM IST
Knowing the importance of vaccines to combat the spread of COVID-19, people from the tribal community in North Bengal are participating in large numbers in the inoculation drive to get themselves vaccinated.... read..
 

Bengal govt seeks unutilised funds for Mamata's dream projects

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
In an effort to mobilise the funds needed for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's dream project of giving credit cards to students and post Cyclone Yaas restoration and reconstruction work, the state Finance Department has asked all the departments to refund... read..
 

Unadkat should have been in squad for Sri Lanka tour: Dasgupta

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Former India cricketer Deep Dasgupta feels that the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) senior selection committee should have included left-arm pace bowler Jaydev Unadkat for the white-ball tour of Sri Lanka between July 13 and 25.... read..
 

WB: 95-year-old woman beats COVID-19

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 13, 2021 11:14:45 AM IST
A 95-year-old patient has successfully recovered from COVID-19 in Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital in Kolkata, West Bengal.... read..
 

'Arrested Chinese intruder a PLA-run university student'

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Agencies investigating Chinese national Han Junwe, arrested while illegally crossing into India, say he was a student of a Peoples Liberation Army-run university, where he studied English.... read..
 

Bengal govt makes comprehensive plan to save East Kolkata Wetlands

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
For the first time in the last three decades the state government has come up with a five-year comprehensive plan to protect the East Kolkata Wetlands (EKW) -- the 125 square kilometres of natural and human-made diverse habitat which is considered to be t... read..
 

Thunderstorm with lightning, rainfall likely to continue over parts of WB

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 1:14:32 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rains are likely to continue over some parts of West Bengal for next 2-3 hours.... read..
 

One needs to do 'Tapasya' in BJP, not everyone can stay: Dilip Ghose on Mukul Roy's return to TMC

By Ujjwal Roy

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 11:44:38 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday, dismissed Mukul Roy as an "Aaya Ram, Gaya Ram" and stated that staying in the BJP proved difficult for people who were used to the "cut money" culture of the Trinamool Congress.... read..
 

Will Mukul's return strengthen Trinamool's bid to break BJP in Bengal?

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee made it clear on Friday that not only Mukul Roy, but there are many more leaders who will be joining the ruling party soon, making it obvious that the Trinamool will make every effort to break the BJP in West Ben... read..
 

More people will come from BJP: Mamata after Mukul Roy re-joins TMC

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 5:44:33 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday welcomed back her former close aide Mukul Roy into the party fold from the BJP and claimed that more leaders from the BJP will come back to join Trinamool in the coming days.... read..
 

West Bengal: Rajib Banerjee has 'courtesy meeting' with TMC's Kunal Ghosh

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 10:14:32 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rajib Banerjee met with Trinamool Congress's state general secretary Kunal Ghosh at the latter's residence here on Saturday.... read..
 

Mukul Roy returns to Trinamool, Mamata says 'more to follow' (Ld)

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
In a big blow to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in West Bengal, its all-India Vice President and MLA Mukul Roy joined the Trinamool Congress on Friday along with his son Subhrangshu Roy, almost four years after deserting the Trinamool camp for the saffr... read..
 

Mukul Roy rejoining TMC will not affect BJP: Tathagata Roy

By Ujjwal Roy

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 1:14:39 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Tathagata Roy on Friday slammed former union minister Mukul Roy for rejoining Trinamool Congress and said his move will not affect the BJP.... read..
 

Mukul Roy asks Centre to withdraw his central security cover: Sources

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 4:44:34 PM IST
A day after rejoining Trinamool Congress (TMC), Mukul Roy on Saturday wrote to the Union Home Ministry seeking the withdrawal of his central security cover, according to the sources.... read..
 

No going back on 2015 Framework Agreement: NSCN

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Tne National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) has reminded the Central government that it "cannot and should not" go back on the 2015 Framework Agreement in its quest for a final solution of the Naga problem.... read..
 

Special trains to ply between Bhagalpur-Anand Vihar, Malda Town-New Delhi

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 7:14:36 PM IST
Indian Railways have introduced two special trains which will each run between Malda Town and New Delhi, and between Bhagalpur and Anand Vihar (T).... read..
 

More Myanmar soldiers joining democracy movement

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
More and more soldiers in Myanmar, fed up with the orders to shoot peaceful protesters since the February 1 coup, are in revolt mode and have joined the movement for restoring democracy in the country.... read..
 

Nusrat Jahan flaunts baby bump

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan who is in the news for the last few days over the controversy regarding her relationship with her estranged husband Nikhil Jain again hit the headlines as she flaunted a baby bump confirming pregnancy.... read..
 

Mukul Roy's return to TMC will not affect BJP: Khagen Murmu

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 12, 2021 1:14:38 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Khagen Murmu on Friday said that Mukul Roy's return to Trinamool Congress (TMS) will not impact their party.... read..
 

Electronic equipment with Chinese national suggests he worked for intelligence agency: BSF

Malda (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 1:44:51 AM IST
A search of the electronic equipment belonging to a Chinese national who was intercepted by security forces in West Bengal's Malda district suggests that he was working in India for a Chinese intelligence agency.... read..
 

BJP's Mukul Roy meets Mamata; likely to rejoin TMC

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 3:44:48 PM IST
Amid speculation that he will rejoin the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Mukul Roy is holding a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday.... read..
 

Absence of Mukul Roy, Shamik Bhattacharya, Rajib Banerjee at Bengal BJP meet sparks buzz

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 1:44:38 AM IST
The absence of three BJP heavyweights Mukul Roy, Shamik Bhattacharya and Rajib Banerjee at the recent meeting of the party's West Bengal unit has sparked a buzz in the state politics after the fierce battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trina... read..
 

Nusrat Jahan controversy snowballs into political potboiler

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
The now controversial marriage of Trinamool Congress MP and city-based businessman Nikhil Jain has taken a political hue as the BJP has jumped into the squabble alleging that the film actress has cheated people by showing off her wedding as a happy inter-... read..
 

Ex-BJP vice president Mukul Roy, son join TMC in Mamata's presence

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 5:44:42 PM IST
Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national vice president Mukul Roy and his son Subhranshu Roy joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) in Kolkata on Friday in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.... read..
 

Mukul Roy is Mir Jafar, says BJP MP Saumitra Khan on Roy rejoining TMC

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 8:14:36 PM IST
Hours after former BJP national vice president Mukul Roy switched allegiance to Trinamool Congress (TMC), BJP MP Saumitra Khan compared him to Mir Jafar, commander of the Bengali army under Nawab of Bengal Siraj-ud-Daulah, for his 'betrayal'.... read..
 

BJP confident of keeping its flock together in Bengal despite Mukul Roy's exit

By Pragya Kaushika

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 6:14:39 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident that it would be able to keep its flock together in West Bengal despite Mukul Roy deserting it to rejoin the Trinamool Congress.... read..
 

KKR's Morgan, McCullum could be in trouble for 2018 tweets

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) captain Eoin Morgan and coach Brendon McCullum, along with Rajasthan Royals' Jos Buttler, could face uncomfortable moments after their 2018 social media exchange, in which they are mocking Indian accent, has surfaced.... read..
 

Chinese national intercepted by BSF had taken 1,300 Indian SIMs to China

Malda (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 11:44:42 PM IST
The Chinese national who was intercepted by security forces in West Bengal's Malda district had taken around 1,300 Indian SIMs to China using fake documents, said Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday.... read..
 

Mukul Roy likely to meet CM Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 7:45:05 PM IST
In a surprise development on Friday BJP national vice-president and MP from Krishnanagar North, Mukul Roy, is expected to meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fuelling speculation that he and his son Subhrangshu Roy might be returning to the Tr... read..
 

Nusrat Jahan has made contradictory remarks, law should take its course: Bengal BJP leader

By Ujjwal Roy

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 8:14:35 PM IST
West Bengal BJP vice president Jay Prakash Majumdar has accused Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan of making "contradictory" remarks pertaining to her marital status and said the law should take its own course.... read..
 

Bengal BJP MP alleges attack by 'TMC goons', says 'no rule of law' in state

Siliguri (West Bengal) | June 11, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Jalpaiguri Jayanta Kumar Roy on Friday alleged that he was attacked with bamboo sticks by "some Trinamool Congress (TMC) goons" in Siliguri.... read..
 

China draws closer to Myanmar military junta

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
China seems to be on the verge of recognising Myanmar's military regime, reversing its previous policy of choosing a side in the country's ongoing political crisis.... read..
 

Intercepted Chinese national failed to give satisfactory reply: Sources

Malda (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 8:44:45 PM IST
A Chinese national, who was intercepted by security forces in West Bengal's Malda district, failed to give a satisfactory reply during his interrogation, sources said on Thursday.... read..
 

National Award-winning filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta passes away at 77

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
Multiple National Award-winning Bengali filmmaker and renowned poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday around 6 a.m. at his South Kolkata residence. He was 77.... read..
 

BSF intercepts Chinese national in West Bengal's Malda

Malda (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 3:14:38 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday intercepted a Chinese national in West Bengal's Malda.... read..
 

Two wanted Punjab gangsters gunned down in Kolkata shootout

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
Personnel of Kolkata Police's Special Task Force ( STF) on Wednesday gunned down two Punjab gangsters believed to be involved in gun running and responsible for killing two policemen. The deceased duo has been identified as Jaspreet Jassi and Jaipal Bhull... read..
 

Sudipta Chakraborty: Hope someone again weaves poetry on celluloid like Buddhadeb Dasgupta did (FIRST PERSON)

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 9:15:05 PM IST
"I worked with Buddhadeb Dasgupta long back, in his two films � 'Kaalpurush' and 'Mondo Meyer Upakhyan'. One was shot in 2000-'01 and the other probably around 2004-'05. He was a genius and I was pretty young to even understand what was going on. I s... read..
 

One held with 357 kg of ganja in Kolkata's Howrah

Howrah (Kolkata) | June 10, 2021 8:44:27 AM IST
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of the Kolkata Zonal Unit arrested a person with 357 kgs of ganja.... read..
 

Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee mourn the demise of filmmaker-poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 1:14:46 PM IST
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed grief over the demise of ace filmmaker and poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta.... read..
 

Suvendu Adhikari is BJP's response to 'Pishi-Bhaipo'

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The BJP high command are looking to build up Suvendu Adhikari as the party's answer to the "Pishi-Bhaipo' (aunt-nephew) leadership in West Bengal, top party sources said.... read..
 

Made a big mistake, will regret later: Cong MP Pradip Bhattacharya on Jitin Prasada joined BJP

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 4:15:44 AM IST
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya on Wednesday termed former party colleague Jitin Prasada's decision to join the BJP as a "big mistake" and said the former union minister will regret it.... read..
 

Bengal doctor reunites with newborn after 10-day battle on ventilator against Covid

By Syeda Shabana Parveen

Howrah (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 4:15:46 AM IST
Tears could not stop rolling down the cheeks of a 25-year-old doctor when she held her first newborn child for the first time after defeating COVID-19.... read..
 

Made a big mistake, will regret later: Cong MP Pradip Bhattacharya on Jitin Prasada joining BJP

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya on Wednesday termed former party colleague Jitin Prasada's decision to join the BJP as a "big mistake" and said the former union minister will regret it.... read..
 

Bangladeshi human trafficker living in India illegally for last 20 years apprehended: BSF

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 10, 2021 7:16:03 AM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) has apprehended a Bangladeshi human trafficker who has been staying in India illegally for the last 20 years and was on the wanted list of the police for a long time.... read..
 

Won't be remembered as a woman who can keep her mouth shut: Nusrat

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Bengali film actress and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan took to social media on Wednesday to write a cryptic post, saying she does not want to be remembered as someone who can keep her mouth shut.... read..
 

Mango varieties from Bengal, Bihar to be showcased in Bahrain

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 10:45:06 PM IST
For the first time, 4,000 kg kilogram mangoes, spanning 16 varieties from West Bengal and Bihar, will be exported to Bahrain and will be displayed in different stalls there for eight days.... read..
 

During meeting with Rakesh Tikait, Mamata Banerjee reiterates demand for withdrawal of three farm laws

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 6:14:31 PM IST
During a meeting with Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday reiterated that she has demanded a withdrawal of the three farm laws.... read..
 

Rakesh Tikait to meet Mamata Banerjee today at 3 pm

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 1:14:36 PM IST
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday at 3 pm in Kolkata and deliberate on issues involving agriculture, health, education and the local farmers.... read..
 

West Bengal: Couple killed in lightening, left behind 8-year-old daughter

By Syeda Shabana Parveen

Hooghly (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 1:14:33 PM IST
A couple of Balipur village in the Hooghly district, West Bengal died due to lightening while working on the fields.... read..
 

Marriage to Nikhil Jain not legal, separated long back: Nusrat Jahan

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
In a surprise development, Trinamool Congress MP and actress Nusrat Jahan claimed on Wednesday that her marriage to Nikhil Jain was not valid in India and it was only a live-in relationship, adding that their separation happened long back.... read..
 

BJP should resolve internal matters before talking about TMC: Abhishek Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 9, 2021 11:14:48 PM IST
Trinamool Congress leader Abhishek Banerjee has taken a dig at BJP over remarks of its leader Rajib Banerjee and said it should first resolve its internal matters and then talk about the ruling party in the state.... read..
 
 
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