Saturday, January 28, 2023

Youth hacked to death in Howrah for raising voice against illegal liquor den

Kolkata |Saturday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
A youth has been hacked to death in the Najirganj area in Howrah district. The body of the victim, identified as Robi Rai, a resident of Nepali Para, was recovered on early on Friday morning from the roadside.... read..

Tension at Presidency varsity as power snapped during screening of BBC's Modi documentary

Kolkata |Saturday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Tension mounted at the iconic Presidency University (PU) in Kolkata on Friday afternoon as power connection was disrupted within the campus while the screening of controversial BBC documentary on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on.... read..

Despite 'power cut', BCC series screened at Presidency University, claims SFI

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 27, 2023 10:35:03 PM IST
Members of the CPM's students' wing, the Students Federation of India (SFI), on Friday claimed that the controversial BBC documentary 'India: The Modi Question' was sucessfully screened at Kolkata's Presidency University.... read..

Odisha FC look to beat ATK Mohun Bagan for first time in ISL

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 27, 2023 9:03:35 PM IST
Two points separate ATK Mohun Bagan and Odisha FC as the two sides go toe-to-toe in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on Saturday. The sides are occupying the last two playoff spots, and the victor will be ... read..

Kolkata's Presidency University screens banned BBC documentary on PM Modi

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 27, 2023 8:03:52 PM IST
The Students Federation of India (SFI) on Friday screened the banned BBC documentary "India: The Modi Question" at Kolkata's Presidency University after a brief power cut.... read..

Situation in Sikkim, Arunachal stable but unpredictable because of the boundary issue along India-China border, says GOC Eastern Command

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 27, 2023 7:01:54 PM IST
Amid India-China border tension, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) Eastern Command RP Kalita on Friday said that the situation in both Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh is stable now but unpredictable because of the boundary issue.... read..

Meet Mangala Kanti Roy, 102, Padma Shri awardee in the field of 'folk music'

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) | January 27, 2023 9:31:55 AM IST
Mangala Kanti Roy, 102-year-old Sarinda Player from West Bengal's Jalpaiguri, was elated and expressed happiness to be one of the Padma Shri awardees whose names were announced on the eve of India's 74th Republic Day.... read..

WB Guv takes first lesson in Bangla, says 'I love Bengali'

Kolkata |Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Respecting the traditional belief that Saraswati Puja is the most auspicious occasion for 'Hate Khori', a ritual to mark the beginning of learning, West Bengal Governor C.V. Ananda Bose took his first lesson of learning Bangla on Thursday in the presence ... read..

Bengali is 2nd-largest spoken language in Asia: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 27, 2023 1:02:44 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, while presiding over a 'Hatey Khori' event held in the state on the occasion of Saraswati Puja, said Bengali is the 2nd-largest spoken language in Asia and 5th in the world.... read..

Bengal govt's "Hatey Khori" event an attempt to wash off corruption charges: Suvendhu Adhikari

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 27, 2023 12:01:45 AM IST
West Bengal Leader of Opposition (LoP) Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday announced that he will not be attending the 'Hatey Khori' event in Raj Bhavan, and called the event a "cunning" attempt by the Bengal government to "wash off its stains" of corruption all... read..

AISF worker nabbed for protesting against MLA's arrest with poison filled syringe

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Abdul Basir Mistri, an All India Secular Front (AISF) worker, was nabbed by the police on Wednesday after he staged a protest against the arrest of the lone party MLA in West Bengal, Naushad Siddique, carrying a syringe filled with poison.... read..

R-Day: Security beefed up in Kolkata after arrest of 3 IS activists

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The security arrangements in Kolkata have been beefed up ahead of the Republic Day and Saraswati Puja celebrations mainly after the recent arrest of three Islamic State (IS) activists in West Bengal who were allegedly having "major sabotage plans".... read..

Padma Awards: ORS pioneer Dilip Mahalanabis finally gets recognition, though posthumously

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 5:15:09 AM IST
Iconic paediatrician late Dilip Mahalanabis, who pioneered the use of Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) for the treatment of diarrhoeal diseases, finally got national recognition on Wednesday, though posthumously.... read..

Saraswati Puja: Grand idol of Goddess Saraswati unveiled in Tala Prattoy in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 26, 2023 8:03:40 AM IST
To celebrate Saraswati Puja on Thursday, a grand idol of Goddess Saraswati is kept at Tala Prattoy in Kolkata.... read..

Cattle scam: CBI traces 153 more benami accounts in cooperative bank

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has traced 153 more 'benami' bank accounts in a cooperative bank at Suri in Birbhum district of West Bengal, suspected of being linked to diversion of proceeds in the multi-crore cattle smuggling scam.... read..

West Bengal: ISF holds protest march in Kolkata against arrest of Naushad Siddiqui

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 25, 2023 7:01:39 PM IST
Indian Secular Front (ISF) supporters held a protest march in Kolkata against the arrest of party leader Naushad Siddiqui and 17 workers.... read..

BJP leader visits Indo-Bangladesh border outpost under BJYM outreach campaign

Darjeeling (West Bengal) | January 25, 2023 1:32:57 AM IST
West Bengal's BJP leader and national general secretary of BJP' youth wing Raju Bista on Monday visited an Indo-Bangladesh border outpost at Phansidewa as part of the Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha (BJYM)'s 'Border Village Sampark' campaign.... read..

Cattle scam: ED hopeful as Delhi court rejects Anubrata's bail plea

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing the multi-crore cattle smuggling scam in West Bengal is now hopeful of taking Trinamool Congress strongman and the party's Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal to Delhi for questioning after the Rouse Avenue ... read..

"As per CAG report, there is no clarificaqtion over use of Rs 2 lakh crore..." Dilip Ghosh attacks TMC governemnt

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 25, 2023 11:33:51 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice President Dilip Ghosh attacked the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government and said that the central government is not responsible for the 'resentment' among the Bengal against the TMC government.... read..

TMC govt afraid of ISF's growing popularity: Abbas Siddique

By Ujjwal Roy

Hoogly (West Bengal) | January 25, 2023 12:01:51 PM IST
Pirzada Md. Abbas Siddique, the founder of Indian Secular Front has lashed out at the ruling Trinamool Congress Government of West Bengal and said that the TMC is afraid of the growing power of the ISF and is trying to subdue them.... read..

Air India pee-gate: Shankar Mishra moves bail in Sessions Court

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 25, 2023 8:01:53 PM IST
Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on a woman on board an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi, on Wednesday moved a bail plea in Sessions Court of Delhi's Patiala House Court.... read..

Air India pee-gate: Shankar Mishra files bail plea in Sessions Court

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 25, 2023 8:33:12 PM IST
Shankar Mishra, accused of urinating on a woman on board an Air India flight from New York to New Delhi, on Wednesday moved a bail plea in Sessions Court of Delhi's Patiala House Court.... read..

West Bengal forest officials arrest man, seize 5 kg dried Sea Horse

Siliguri (West Bengal) | January 25, 2023 10:31:57 PM IST
West Bengal Forest officials arrested a man for allegedly smuggling dried Sea Horse from Siliguri's Naxalbari area.... read..

Why is govt so reluctant to file timely narcotics reports, asks Calcutta HC

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2023 2:15:10 AM IST
West Bengal Home Secretary B.P. Gopalika on Tuesday faced the wrath of the Calcutta High Court over "an abnormal delay" in presentation of examination report of seized narcotics to the court though an accused arrested in the matter had already spent aroun... read..

West Bengal: BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari alleges Chief Secretary of drawing HRA worth Rs 16.4 lakh

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 24, 2023 4:01:50 PM IST
BJP leader and Leader of the Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday accused the Chief Secretary of the state, Dr Hari Krishna Dwivedi (IAS) of drawing House Rent Allowance from the government while having two rent-free government a... read..

PIL in Calcutta HC over irregularities in utilisation of central funds

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Calcutta High Court on Monday alleging massive irregularities in utilisation of funds under centrally-sponsored schemes by certain state government departments.... read..

Mohammed Shami ordered to pay monthly alimony to estranged wife

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
A Kolkata court on Monday ordered Indian pacer Mohammed Shami to pay a monthly alimony of Rs 1.30 lakh to his estranged wife Hasin Jahan.... read..

Coast Guard comes to the rescue of injured mariner on tanker near Sagar (Ld)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
In a swift and co-ordinated operation, the Indian Coast Guard evacuated an injured mariner from a tanker anchored off Sagar Island in West Bengal on Monday morning.... read..

ISKCON Kolkata VP raises concern over attacks on temples in Australia, calls for arrest of culprits

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 24, 2023 5:03:43 PM IST
Radharaman Das, Vice President, ISKCON Kolkata, has called the rise in attacks on Hindu temples in Australia "very concerning." His statement comes after a third Hindu temple was vandalised in Australia.... read..

Midfielder Glan Martins rejoins ATK Mohun Bagan

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 24, 2023 10:01:51 AM IST
Midfielder Glan Martins has signed with his former Indian Super League (ISL) club ATK Mohun Bagan on a long-term deal, the club announced through their social media handles.... read..

BSF arrests man with eight gold biscuits in North 24 Parganas

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | January 24, 2023 3:32:48 AM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended a man with eight gold biscuits on Sunday in North 24 Parganas in West Bengal, said a press release on Monday.... read..

"Education is at stake": Puja organisers theme Saraswati Puja pandal in Kolkata on Teacher Recruitment Scam

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2023 10:33:04 PM IST
With Saraswati Puja on January 26, a puja pandal in Kolkata, in an attempt to highlight the Bengal Teacher Recruitment Scam, themed the pandal on the alleged corruption.... read..

NDRF, NSG, SSB, and CISF participate week-long events in Netaji's 126th birth anniversary in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2023 11:33:49 AM IST
Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and on the occasion of the 126th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, a series of events were organized at EZCC Kolkata, officials said on Monday.... read..

Britishers were afraid of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2023 9:03:53 AM IST
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur said here on Sunday that the Britishers were afraid of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who had left the Indian Civil Service (ICS) to join the freedom struggle.... read..

I-league: Luka helps RoundGlass Punjab FC breach Mohammedan's fortress, register 4-0 win

Kolkata |Monday, 2023 4:15:09 AM IST
Luka Majcen's brilliant performance helped RoundGlass Punjab FC breach Mohammedans fortress and registered an impressive 4-0 win in an I-League 2022-23 match at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan, here on Sunday.... read..

Kolkata clashes: AISF legislator remanded to police custody till Feb 1

Kolkata |Monday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
A court here has remanded the lone representative of the All India Secular Front in West Bengal assembly, Naushad Siddique, to police custody till February 1 on charges of attempting to instigate and create violence on the streets of Kolkata on Saturday.... read..

Trinamool leader accuses Indian Secular Front workers of planting bombs in his backyard

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2023 12:03:24 AM IST
A day after Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Indian Secular Front (ISF) workers clashed in the Bhangar area located in the South 24 Parganas district, TMC leader Arabul Islam on Sunday accused ISF of planting bombs in the backyard of his house to "create chao... read..

TMC leader Madan Mitra says party wants peace, doesn't believe in riots

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2023 4:34:15 PM IST
Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra Sunday dismissed Indian Secular Front activists' allegations that TMC workers attacked them and said his party wants peace and does not believe in riots.... read..

'Congress trying to move alone': TMC's Kunal Ghosh on Congress's 'Haath se Haath jodo'

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2023 12:01:20 AM IST
Responding to Congress's 'Haath se Haath jodo', a follow-up to Bharat Jodo Yatra, which will take place for two months starting on January 26, Trinamool Congress leader Kunal Ghosh on Saturday said that Congress Party was attempting to move alone.... read..

American national caught with satellite phone in Siliguri

Siliguri (West Bengal) | January 22, 2023 12:01:21 AM IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Saturday arrested a 45-year-old American national for carrying a satellite phone at the Bagdogra airport near Siliguri in West Bengal, Police Officials said on Saturday.... read..

Teachers' recruitment scam: Trinamool's Kuntal Ghosh sent to 14 days ED custody

Hooghly (West Bengal) | January 22, 2023 12:01:37 AM IST
Trinamool Congress Youth leader Kuntal Ghosh has been sent to Enforcement Directorate custody for 14 days till February 3rd.He was arrested by ED arrested in connection with the Teacher's recruitment Scam earlier on Saturday.... read..

Kolkata streets turn into battlefield as AISF supporters clash with police

Kolkata |Sunday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
The Esplanade area located in the heart of the city in central Kolkata turned into a battlefield on Saturday following clashes between the police and All India Secular Front (AISF) supporters.... read..

Teachers' scam: Arrested TMC leader remanded to ED custody

Kolkata |Sunday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
Youth Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Kuntal Ghosh, who was arrested on Saturday in connection with the multi-crore teachers' recruitment scam in West Bengal, was remanded to 14-day ED custody by a special court.... read..

Trinamool to contest Tripura Assembly polls alone

Kolkata |Sunday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Trinamool Congress on Saturday said it will contest alone in the upcoming assembly polls in the north-eastern state of Tripura and will field the party's own candidates in all the 60 assembly constituencies there.... read..

Tea Board forms separate core committee to address issues of small tea gardens

Kolkata |Sunday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
With an aim to address the issues related to smaller tea gardens, the Tea Board India has decided to set up a separate core committee that will work for the protection and development of the sector.... read..

Kolkata: Flight attendant commits suicide over lack of job

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2023 11:33:00 AM IST
A 27-year-old flight attendant allegedly committed suicide on Saturday by jumping off the fourth floor of a building in Kolkata after suffering from mental illness for a long time due to "lack of regular work," police said.... read..

Sexual harassment charge against WFI chief: Oversight committee will conduct impartial probe, says Union Minister Anurag Thakur

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2023 8:01:52 PM IST
Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday said an Oversight Committee will conduct an impartial probe into the allegations of sexual harassment and financial impropriety against the WFI president so that everything gets clear.... read..

I-League: RoundGlass Punjab down Mohammedan SC 4-0

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2023 10:02:04 PM IST
Led by a brilliant Luka Majcen, RoundGlass Punjab FC banished the memories of their previous game to emphatically beat Mohammedan Sporting Club 4-0 in their I-League match at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan on Sunday.... read..

Year of Rabbit: Chinese nationals celebrate new year in Bengal's Chinatown

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 22, 2023 6:33:42 AM IST
The Chinese community and citizens in Kolkata's Tangra of West Bengal are all set and ready to celebrate another new year in China Town.... read..

150 crude bombs found in West Bengal's Bhatpara, defused

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | January 21, 2023 4:31:28 PM IST
A total of 150 fresh crude bombs were recovered from West Bengal's Bhatpara of North 24 Parganas district on Saturday, police said.... read..

BSF, BGB hold sector commander-level border coordination meeting

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2023 12:02:39 AM IST
Border guarding forces of India and Bangladesh recently held a sector commander-level border coordination meeting at BOP Benapole, Bangladesh.... read..
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