Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM ISTThe 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..
Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 AM ISTWithin 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..
Kolkata |Monday, 2022 6:15:09 PM ISTThe 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..
Cooch Behar (West Bengal) | January 24, 2022 7:20:20 AM ISTNarcotics 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 24, 2022 5:50:39 AM ISTBharatiya Janata Party West Bengal unit has issued a show-cause notice to two party leaders for "anti-party activities".... read..
Kolkata |Monday, 2022 4:45:08 AM ISTThe 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..
Kolkata |Monday, 2022 3:45:08 AM ISTIn 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 3:20:22 PM ISTChief 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..
Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 5:15:07 AM ISTMumbai 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 9:20:28 AM ISTWest 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..
Bhatpara (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 2:52:34 PM ISTA 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 11:20:28 PM ISTBangla 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..
Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 6:15:08 PM ISTPaying 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 7:50:35 PM ISTWest 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..
North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 9:50:47 PM ISTA 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..
Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 2:45:09 PM ISTFew 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 23, 2022 3:20:34 PM ISTWest Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said that 'had Bengal not been there, country's Independence would not have been achieved.'... read..
Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 6:15:08 PM ISTAt 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..
Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM ISTConsidering 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..
Howrah (West Bengal) | January 22, 2022 4:51:09 PM ISTA massive fire broke out at a thermocol factory in the Rajapur area of Domjur in West Bengal's Howrah district on Saturday afternoon.... read..
Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 11:15:08 PM ISTIn 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..
Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 4:45:08 AM ISTThe 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 7:21:46 PM ISTPrivate 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 9:50:25 PM ISTCricket 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..
Kolkata |Friday, 2022 1:45:08 AM ISTThe 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..
Kolkata |Friday, 2022 3:15:08 AM ISTConsidering 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..
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 3:50:09 AM ISTThe Belakoba forest officials arrested three persons and seized 47.48 kg of pangolin scales on Thursday.... read..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 7:50:13 PM ISTTrinamool 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 21, 2022 11:50:07 PM ISTThe 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..
Kolkata |Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM ISTA 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..
Kolkata |Friday, 2022 7:45:08 PM ISTThe 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..
Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 11:15:08 PM ISTWest 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..
Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 10:15:08 PM ISTA 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 20, 2022 4:50:55 PM ISTCalcutta 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..
New Delhi/Darjeeling |Thursday, 2022 6:15:08 AM ISTTwo 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 19, 2022 10:50:20 PM ISTTrinamool 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2022 9:21:02 PM ISTSamajwadi 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..
Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM ISTIn 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2022 2:50:45 PM ISTAs 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..
Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 6:15:08 PM ISTFamous 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2022 10:50:14 PM ISTChandra 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..
Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM ISTAfter 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..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 18, 2022 4:52:03 PM ISTA fire broke out at Kolkata's Park show cinema hall on Tuesday.... read..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 17, 2022 10:51:16 PM ISTWest Bengal government has decided to ease COVID-19 restrictions in the state from January 18.... read..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 17, 2022 10:20:39 PM ISTWest 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..
Kolkata |Monday, 2022 6:45:08 PM ISTWith strict restrictions in place, the number of Covid-19 infections has reduced significantly in West Bengal, as per the state health department.... read..
Kolkata |Monday, 2022 7:45:07 AM ISTShaoli 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..
Howrah (West Bengal) | January 16, 2022 6:20:19 PM ISTWest 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..
Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 2:45:07 PM ISTA tweet from controversial BJP veteran Tathagata Basu has been making the rounds in political circles here since the morning of January 11.... read..
Kolkata (West Bengal) | January 15, 2022 5:21:08 PM ISTThe West Bengal State Election Commission postponed the West Bengal municipality election, which were scheduled for January 22, to February 12.... read..
Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 6:45:07 PM ISTA 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..