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West Bengal takes market loan for third time this month

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The precarious financial condition of West Bengal again came to the fore when the state took a loan for the third time in this month, making it evident that it is struggling hard to negotiate the expenses caused by the social schemes launched by Chief Min... read..
 

BJP temporarily suspends two showcaused leaders in Bengal

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 AM IST
Within 24 hours after sending showcause letters to two BJP leaders in West Bengal -- Joy Prakash Majumdar and Ritesh Tiwari -- the saffron party has suspended them temporarily.... read..
 

Intelligence alert for a possible Maoist attack in Bengal

Kolkata |Monday, 2022 6:15:09 PM IST
The state intelligence department has sent an alert to all the districts, particularly to the Railways of a possible Maoist attack in several railway stations across the state on the Republic Day. The alert also says that there can be an attack on the rul... read..
 

Marijuana weighing 690 kgs seized, two held in Bengal

Cooch Behar (West Bengal) | January 24, 2022 7:20:20 AM IST
Narcotics Control Bureau, Kolkata unit has seized marijuana weighing 690 kgs from a border village in the Cooch Behar district and arrested two persons in the matter.... read..
 

WB BJP issues notices to two leaders for 'anti-party activities'

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 24, 2022 5:50:39 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party West Bengal unit has issued a show-cause notice to two party leaders for "anti-party activities".... read..
 

Trinamool, BJP trade blame for scuffle at Netaji statue garlanding

Kolkata |Monday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
The scuffle between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP over garlanding the statue of Netaji SubhashChandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary on Sunday at Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas snowballed into a political controversy with both partie... read..
 

Two Bengal BJP leaders face action for 'anti-party' activity

Kolkata |Monday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
In a major step towards streamlining the brewing agitation within its West Bengal unit, the BJP has issued showcause notices to two senior leaders, asking them to explain why action should not be taken against them for "indiscipline".... read..
 

Mamata Banerjee questions indifferent attitude of Centre towards West Bengal over Netaji's tableau

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 3:20:22 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Centre is building Subhas Chandra Bose's statue in Delhi at the same time when it rejected West Bengal's tableau, depicting the role of Netaji in Indian Freedom struggle highlighting the indifferent attitude of... read..
 

Mumbai couple arrested in Kolkata for raping, blackmailing woman

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Mumbai Police with the help their Kolkata counterparts arrested a couple --Syed Yousuf Jamal and his wife Naaz Syed -- from a hotel in New Market area of Kolkata for allegedly raping a woman for six years and blacking her with the videos of the incidents.... read..
 

Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to declare Netaji's birth anniversary as national holiday

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 9:20:28 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday appealed to the Central Government to declare Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary as a national holiday.... read..
 

West Bengal: Scuffle breaks out between TMC, BJP supporters during Netaji's 125th birth anniversary celebrations in Bhatpara

Bhatpara (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 2:52:34 PM IST
A scuffle broke out between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters during an event organized to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in Bhatpara, West Bengal on Sunday.... read..
 

Bangla Pokkho' urges Modi to form Bengal Regiment in Indian Army

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 11:20:28 PM IST
Bangla Pokkho, a Bengali nationalist group, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to form a Bengal Regiment in the Indian Army, terming it a long-standing demand.... read..
 

Mamata urges Centre to announce Netajis's birthday as National Holiday

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
Paying tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birthday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the central government to declare his birth anniversary, January 23, as National Holiday.... read..
 

We are bringing Planning Commission in Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee on 125th birth anniversary of Netaji

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 7:50:35 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a public event marking the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata on Sunday said the state government is bringing back the Planning Commission conceptualised by the freedom fighter.... read..
 

Scuffle breaks out between BJP, TMC workers in West Bengal's Bhatpara

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 9:50:47 PM IST
A scuffle broke out between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters during an event on the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in an area of Bhatpara, West Bengal.... read..
 

West Bengal govt disburses Covid relief in record time

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 PM IST
Few days before the Supreme Court pulled up several states for discrepancies in Covid death record and low disbursement of compensation, West Bengal recorded more than 80 per cent disbursement of compensation of the 91 per cent claims received by the stat... read..
 

'Had Bengal not been there, country's Independence would not have been achieved': Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 3:20:34 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that 'had Bengal not been there, country's Independence would not have been achieved.'... read..
 

Trinamool to go for organisational polls in next 2 months

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
At a time when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going for her overzealous plan to reach beyond the boundaries of the state, Trinamool Congress for the first time since its inception in 1998 has decided to go for an organisational election - a... read..
 

Bengal govt looking for land to build new airport near Kolkata

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Considering the huge pressure on the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here, the West Bengal government is looking for land to develop a new airport in or around Kolkata.... read..
 

Massive fire breaks out at thermocol factory in Howrah

Howrah (West Bengal) | January 22, 2022 4:51:09 PM IST
A massive fire broke out at a thermocol factory in the Rajapur area of Domjur in West Bengal's Howrah district on Saturday afternoon.... read..
 

World Bank approves loan of $125mn to Bengal govt

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
In a significant recognition to the social welfare schemes launched by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the World Bank has approved a loan of $125 million (nearly Rs 1,000 crore) for inclusive social protection.... read..
 

AKLF 2022 off to a flying start

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
The much-awaited 13th Edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival has started off on January 21, and is to go on till January 23.... read..
 

Bandhan Bank Q3 net profit rises 35.7 per cent to Rs 859 crore

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 7:21:46 PM IST
Private sector lender Bandhan Bank on Friday said its net profit surged by 35.7 per cent to Rs 859 crore for the third quarter of the current financial year as compared with Rs 632.6 crore profit recorded in the corresponding quarter of 2020-21.... read..
 

CAB congratulates Abhishek Porel for joining Indian squad in West Indies for U19 World Cup

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 9:50:25 PM IST
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) congratulated wicketkeeper batsman Abhishek Porel, after the latter was called to join Indian squad as a back up in West Indies for the U-19 Men's Cricket World Cup.... read..
 

13th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival goes virtual, starts Jan 21

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
The three-day 13th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF2022), which will held in a virtual mode on January 21-23, will celebrate the written word with a splendid line-up of authors, journalists, influencers, thinkers, poets, international best-selling ... read..
 

ECI to supply EVMs to Bengal SEC for municipal polls

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Considering the shortage of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for the upcoming Municipal polls in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to supply EVMs to the State Election Commission (SEC).... read..
 

West Bengal: Belakoba forest officials seized pangolin scales; 3 held

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 3:50:09 AM IST
The Belakoba forest officials arrested three persons and seized 47.48 kg of pangolin scales on Thursday.... read..
 

TMC asks party MLA Madan Mitra to stay away from social media

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 7:50:13 PM IST
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Madan Mitra has been directed by the party to stay away from social media after several of his controversial posts went viral.... read..
 

Netaji's family welcomes Centre's decision to install his statue at India Gate marking his 125th birth anniversary

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 11:50:07 PM IST
The Bose family in Kolkata appreciated the Government of India's (GoI) decision to install a statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose at the India Gate on the occasion of his 125th birth anniversary.... read..
 

Drunk man kills two brothers in West Bengal's Hooghly district

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
A 45-year-old man allegedly in an inebriated condition stabbed to death two brothers who were his neighbours at Singur in West Bengal's Hooghly district on Friday morning. Police arrested the man and are investigating the matter.... read..
 

Infighting in Bengal BJP: Now complaint against Union Minister Santanu Thakur

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
The infighting within the BJP reached a flashpoint after the state unit filed a complaint against Union Minister of State Santanu Thakur and the rebel leaders to the central leadership for fuelling anti-party activities. It has been learnt that the state... read..
 

Mamata again writes to PM flagging Centre's proposal to amend IAS cadre rules

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time in a week expressing her 'strong' reservations to the Centre's proposal to amend the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954.... read..
 

Bengal's market borrowing rises manifold to meet non-plan expenditure

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
A quantum leap in the market borrowing by the West Bengal government in the current financial year gives a strong impression that the state government is currently trying to meet the additional expenses needed for social schemes like Swastha Sathi or Laks... read..
 

Calcutta HC lawyers write to SC accusing senior advocate Kalyan Bandopadhyay of 'misconduct' as member of Bar

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 20, 2022 4:50:55 PM IST
Calcutta High Court lawyers on Monday wrote to the Supreme Court of India, Chief Justice of Calcutta HC and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee demanding stern visible steps against senior advocate and MP Kalyan Bandopadhyay for speaking ill about ... read..
 

Two pairs of Red Pandas restocked in the wild by Darjeeling Zoo

New Delhi/Darjeeling |Thursday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
Two pairs of Red Pandas, an endangered species, from the Darjeeling Zoo were restocked in the Singalila National Park, the second such restocking by the zoo since 2003-4.... read..
 

West Bengal legislative assembly hears Mukul Roy's defection case, next hearing on January 28

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 19, 2022 10:50:20 PM IST
Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy's defection case was heard before the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on Wednesday where the Speaker observed that they will abide by the Supreme Court's order in Roy's case.... read..
 

UP polls: Mamata Banerjee to extend support to SP, to hold press conference with Akhilesh on Feb 8

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2022 9:21:02 PM IST
Samajwadi Party Vice-president Kiranmoy Nanda on Tuesday held a meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that she would visit Lucknow on February 8 and extend her "outside" support to Akhilesh Yadav in the upcoming Assembly electio... read..
 

Online trial of inmates at Kolkata correctional home

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
In an effort to keep the trials of the prisoners moving without getting them infected by the Covid virus, the state correctional home administration has decided to start online trial of inmates experimentally at Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata. Th... read..
 

Legendary cartoonist Narayan Debnath passes away, Mamata Banerjee mourns his demise

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2022 2:50:45 PM IST
As the legendary cartoonist Narayan Debnath passed away after a prolonged illness at the age of 97, on Tuesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee mourned his demise with a social media tribute for the late Padma Shri awardee.... read..
 

Bengali cartoonist, writer and illustrator Narayan Debnath no more

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
Famous Bengali cartoonist Narayan Debnath passed away at a South Kolkata nursing home on Tuesday morning. He was admitted to hospital several times last year and was suffering from age related ailments including kidney and heart problems. The state govern... read..
 

Netaji's grand nephew says tableau row could have been avoided

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2022 10:50:14 PM IST
Chandra Kumar Bose, Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew on Tuesday said that the controversy over the rejection of West Bengal's tableau in the Republic Day parade could have been avoided.... read..
 

W.Bengal to use Netaji tableau in state Republic Day parade

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
After the Centre rejected its tableau for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, the West Bengal government has decided to showcase the same tableau commemorating the contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his INA on his 125th birth anniversary in... read..
 

Fire breaks out at Kolkata's Park show cinema hall

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2022 4:52:03 PM IST
A fire broke out at Kolkata's Park show cinema hall on Tuesday.... read..
 

West Bengal eases COVID restrictions, allows gyms to operate with 50 pc capacity

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 17, 2022 10:51:16 PM IST
West Bengal government has decided to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the state from January 18.... read..
 

BJP has no knowledge about history, says Bengal TMC leader Madan Mitra on R-Day tableau rejection

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 17, 2022 10:20:39 PM IST
West Bengal Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and MLA Madan Mitra on Monday took a dig at the Bharatiya Janata Party saying that BJP has no knowledge of Indian history after the Union government rejected the state's tableau for the Republic Day parade.... read..
 

West Bengal sees fall in Covid cases

Kolkata |Monday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
With strict restrictions in place, the number of Covid-19 infections has reduced significantly in West Bengal, as per the state health department.... read..
 

Theatre personality Shaoli Mitra passes away

Kolkata |Monday, 2022 7:45:07 AM IST
Shaoli Mitra, famous theatre personality and daughter of 'legendary' Sambhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra, passed away at her Kolkata residence on Sunday evening. She was 74 and was suffering from age related ailments for long.... read..
 

West Bengal CM urges PM Modi to include tableau of freedom fighters from state in Republic Day parade

Howrah (West Bengal) | January 16, 2022 6:20:19 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to include the tableau of freedom fighters from the state in the Republic Day parade on the 75th year of India's independence.... read..
 

'North-South' rift proving to be costly for West Bengal BJP

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
A tweet from controversial BJP veteran Tathagata Basu has been making the rounds in political circles here since the morning of January 11.... read..
 

EC reschedules West Bengal municipal elections to February 12 amid rising COVID-19 cases

Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 15, 2022 5:21:08 PM IST
The West Bengal State Election Commission postponed the West Bengal municipality election, which were scheduled for January 22, to February 12.... read..
 

Election for 4 Bengal Municipal Corporations likely to be deferred

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 6:45:07 PM IST
A Day after the Calcutta High Court asked the West Bengal Election Commission (SEC) to consider postponing of elections in four Municipal Corporations scheduled on January 22, the state government has written to the state poll body that they don't have an... read..
 
 
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