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Collapse of LF-Cong seat adjustment in Bengal may bolster BJP's chances (Dangal 2019)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The virtual collapse of seat adjustment talks between the Left Front and Congress ahead of the 2019 polls in Bengal may give an unprecedented advantage to the BJP in 12 to 14 Lok Sabha seats as it would amass a large chunk of the anti-incumbency votes in... read..
 

David Warner in superb rhythm, raring to go: Laxman

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mentor VVS Laxman on Friday said skipper David Warner looks in superb rhythm and is raring to go as his team prepares to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener here on Sunday.... read..
 

Babul Supriyo replies to EC notice on song release

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Union minister Babul Supriyo has replied to the show cause notice slapped on him by the Election Commission for releasing the BJP's campaign song without obtaining permission from it, an official said on Friday.... read..
 

David Warner in superb rhythm, raring to go: Laxman (Lead, correcting intro)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 9:15:06 PM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mentor VVS Laxman on Friday said David Warner looks in superb rhythm and is raring to go as his team prepares to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) opener here on Sunday.... read..
 

Rahul to up ante against Modi in his Bengal visit

Chanchol (West Bengal) |Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi is likely to give a big push to his party's Lok Sabha campaign when he addresses his first-ever public rally in this small census town of Malda district in West Bengal on Saturday.... read..
 

Fit-again Saha is in great rhythm, says Laxman

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Former batting great and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) mentor VVS Laxman on Friday heaped praises on local lad Wriddhiman Saha. The SRH wicketkeeper-batsman is returning from a long injury layoff after undergoing a surgery on his right shoulder.... read..
 

Two killed in Bengal as lightning strikes, rains

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Two persons were killed on Friday after being struck by lightning in East Burdwan district of West Bengal, as rain and thunderstorms lashed Kolkata and other districts, disrupting normal life including train services, officials said.... read..
 

Windies no underdogs, can win 3rd WC: Brathwaite

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Buoyed by their performance against England at home, a rejuvenated West Indies side will go into this summer's World Cup as a balanced unit. All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite feels that while they are not favourites to lift the cup, they are no pushovers eith... read..
 

IPL 2019: KKR have best batting line-up, says Katich

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have the best batting line-up in the tournament, feels former Australia batsman and KKR assistant coach Simon Katich.... read..
 

BJP workers protest against ticket distribution

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
A group of BJP activists on Friday protested against the nomination of Nisith Pramanik, who recently switched to the saffron party from the Trinamool Congress, as a candidate from Coochbehar constituency in West Bengal.... read..
 

Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express catches fire, 2 dead

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
A fire broke out in the Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express near Siliguri in West Bengal on Friday killing two passengers, who jumped out of the moving train in panic, a fire official said.... read..
 

Denied ticket, Bengal BJP leader quits post (Lead)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Discontent is growing within the West Bengal BJP over its first list of candidates for the 2019 polls as a senior state leader on Friday resigned while a group of BJP activists protested against the nomination of former Trinamool Congress leader Nisith Pr... read..
 

Bengal leaders participate in riot of colours

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:15:19 PM IST
It was a riot of colours for different political leaders and a great opportunity to reach out to the people ahead of the Lok Sabha polls on Thursday as West Bengal celebrated Holi -- or "Dol Jatra" as it is called in this part of the country.... read..
 

Forest cover in Bengal gone up by 4.29%: Mamata

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 4:15:14 PM IST
Marking the International Day of Forests on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that forest cover in the state has gone up by 4.29 per cent.... read..
 

Netaji kin, former IPS, new joinees in BJP's Bengal list

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Union Minister Babul Supriyo would fight to retain Asansol, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Kumar Bose is in fray from the prestigious Kolkata South, while BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh in the race from Midnapore in the fi... read..
 

Dol Jatra/Holi celebrated with gaiety in West Bengal

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal joined the rest of the nation in celebrating the festival of Holi - or Dol Jatra as it is called in this part of the country - with colours, song and prayers, amid stepped-up security on Thursday.... read..
 

Trinamool's Mimi wants to lend people a voice before making promises (Dangal 2019)

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Glamorous Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty is banking on the love showered by the people on her through the years as she now canvasses for votes in the lanes and alleys of the Jadavpur Lok Sabha constituency.... read..
 

Modi's arrest a 'got-up match', says Mamata

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday refused to give any credit to the Modi government for the arrest of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi in London and termed it a "got-up match".... read..
 

India should focus on neighbours first: Ex-IAF chief

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Stressing that world peace will depend on how India and China manage their relations, former IAF chief Air Chief Marshal (Retired) Arup Raha on Wednesday said both the countries ignore each other but India should focus on a "neighbours first" policy.... read..
 

Young cricketer dies after collapsing while batting

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
A 22-year-old city based cricketer fell ill during a friendly match and died here on Wednesday, hospital sources said.... read..
 

KKR balanced side with more pace options: Kallis

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Head coach Jacques Kallis feels two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are as balanced as they can be going into the new season with more fast bowling options than last year.... read..
 

EC sends show cause notice to two Trinamool leaders

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The Election Commission on Wednesday slapped showcause notices on Trinamool Congress leaders Jitendra Kumar Tiwari and Anubrata Mondal, following the BJP's complaint against the duo and two state ministers from the ruling party for violation of the model ... read..
 

Congress leaves 5 seats for Left Front in Bengal

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Amid the ongoing impasse over sharing of seats for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the Congress on Wednesday decided to leave five seats for the Left Front, but said it would field candidates in the two seats won by the Left parties in the last ge... read..
 

World Cup to be most open till date: Kallis

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The upcoming cricket World Cup will be the most open till date keeping in mind the format, feels South African legend Jacques Kallis.... read..
 

EC notice to BJP's Babul Supriyo over campaign song

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show cause notice on Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Asansol MP and Union Minster Babul Supriyo for failing to seek its permission before releasing the video of campaign song for Bengal on the social media.... read..
 

Police, EC seize over Rs 68 lakh cash in Bengal

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The police and Election Commission officials have made a cumulative seizure of cash amount of over Rs 68 lakh and fake Indian currency notes of more than Rs 2 lakh face value across West Bengal, an official said on Tuesday.... read..
 

Babul Supriyo records BJP's campaign song for Bengal

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
BJP MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo sent a musical message to mark his party's rise in Bengal by releasing a video of the recording of the party's campaign song on Tuesday.... read..
 

EC gives nod to Rahul Gandhi's rally in Bengal

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
The West Bengal Congress on Tuesday got a nod from the Election Commission (EC) to organise a public rally by the party's all-India President Rahul Gandhi on March 23 in Malda district of the state, a Congress leader said.... read..
 

LF's second Bengal list out, 4 seats left for Congress

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
The Left Front on Tuesday announced another 13 Lok Sabha candidates in West Bengal for the 2019 polls, including for Darjeeling, the Asansol industrial belt and seats in Kolkata.... read..
 

Traders burn Chinese goods to protest move on Azhar

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Protesting against China for blocking India's bid to have Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar designated as a global terrorist by the UN, traders on Tuesday set fire to Chinese goods at more than 1,500 places across the country.... read..
 

Congress refuses LF's Bengal seat adjustment offer (lead)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
In a last ditch attempt to forge a seat adjustment formula with the Congress in West Bengal in the 2019 polls, the Left Front on Tuesday announced the second list of its Lok Sabha candidates, leaving four seats won by the Congress in the last General Elec... read..
 

KKR playing all games at home a 'miracle': CEO

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore on Tuesday hailed the Indian Premier League's (IPL) full schedule, terming the fact that all eight teams will be playing their seven home matches at their respective venues despite 2019 being an election year, ... read..
 

Sunil Narine has worked on 'hiding' the ball: Crowe

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Sunil Narine, Kolkata Knight Riders' key spinner, has worked on "hiding" the ball from batsmen to keep the mystery despite the scrutiny of his action, spin bowling coach Carl Crowe said, here on Tuesday.... read..
 

Mohammedan Sporting may take part in Super Cup

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
City football heavyweight Mohammedan Sporting SC in a letter to the Indian Football Association (IFA) on Tuesday expressed its interest to take part in the Super Cup, after several I-League clubs refused to play due to ill-treatment.... read..
 

Mamata to give Holi a miss as tribute to Pulwama martyrs

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Tuesday announced that she would not celebrate Holi this year as a tribute to the CRPF troopers slain in the recent Pulwama terror attack.... read..
 

Congress names candidates for 11 Bengal LS seats

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 2:15:04 AM IST
Putting an end to all speculations of renewed efforts for a tie up with the Left Front (LF) in West Bengal for the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Monday night put up candidates in the two seats won by the LF spearhead CPI-M in the previous general elect... read..
 

EC notice, police complaint against BJP MP over campaign song (Lead)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show-cause notice on Union minster and BJP leader Babul Supriyo for not seeking permission before releasing a video of his party's campaign song for Bengal on the social media.... read..
 

Which way is political wind blowing in Bengal's tea gardens? (Dangal 2019)

Siliguri/Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST
Brewing discontent, resentment over low wages and lack of land rights for tea garden workers, whose votes are decisive in four Lok Sabha constituencies in North Bengal, could emerge as hurdles to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in the upcoming ... read..
 

Central forces pro-active in Bengal, Trinamool peeved

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
The streets, lanes and alleys of various pockets in West Bengal, including the eastern metropolis, are now filled with the sounds of heavy boots of the central paramilitary forces, as the troopers hold route marches, go door to door warning possible miscr... read..
 

Mamata takes potshots at BJP over Ram temple

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Taking a dig at the BJP-led central dispensation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said while they could not even construct one Ram temple, her government has spruced up the pilgrimage spots as part of its development programmes.... read..
 

2019 polls a battle between Modi and Mamata: TMC MP

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday termed the 2019 Lok Sabha polls "a duel between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee" and urged the voters in the state to put all their force behind her.... read..
 

CEO office is Bengal seizes over Rs 54 lakh

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Police and Election Commission officials have seized an amount of over Rs 54 lakh from four individuals in West Bengal's Alipurduar district, an official said on Monday.... read..
 

East Bengal ready to take part in Super Cup, ISL

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 10:45:04 PM IST
East Bengal's executive committee said here on Monday it will request Quess Corp chairman Ajit Issac to ensure the club's participation in the Super Cup and the Indian Super League (ISL).... read..
 

Modi did what Manmohan Singh didn't: Sitharaman

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 2:15:04 AM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi played the role of "perfect chowkidar" by giving Pakistan a befitting reply after the Pulwama terror attack, something his predecessor Manmohan Singh could not do in the wake ... read..
 

Kuldeep knows when to play & when to rest: Chawla

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Senior spinner Piyush Chawla on Monday said his Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) teammate and India leggie Kuldeep Yadav knows how to manage his workload during the Indian Premier League (IPL) keeping in mind the World Cup.... read..
 

Legendary Bengali comedian Chinmoy Roy dead

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
Legendary Bengali film actor Chinmoy Roy, known for his excellence in comic roles, has died after suffering a heart attack, family sources said.... read..
 

Left refused 'open-alliance': Bengal Congress

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Veteran Congress leader Abdul Mannan on Monday said seat adjustment talks with the Left Front in West Bengal have collapsed due to the Left parties' refusal to hold an "open alliance" with them.... read..
 

Chinese man held for flying drone over Victoria Memorial

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
A Chinese national has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly flying a camera-fitted drone over the Victoria Memorial and clicking aerial photographs of the iconic monument, the Kolkata Police said on Sunday.... read..
 

Mamata condoles Parrikar's death

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condoled the death of her Goa counterpart Manohar Parrikar who passed away at his private residence.... read..
 

JU Potterheads to host Harry Potter-themed event

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
One can re-live the dream of getting a letter from Hogwarts as Potterheads of Jadavpur University have come together to create magic by hosting a Harry Potter-themed event at the campus next week.... read..
 

Explosives-laden truck seized in Bengal (Lead)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have seized an explosive-laden truck and arrested its owner from the Bankura district, a senior officer said on Sunday.... read..
 
 
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