Monday, June 27, 2022

Dismal show in Tripura by-polls leaves Trinamool clueless

Kolkata |Monday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
The poor performance by the Trinamool Congress in the by-polls in four assembly constituencies in Tripura, results of which were declared on Sunday, has left the party leadership clueless about their plan of action for the organisation's expansion in the ... read..

Low voter turnout in GTA polls at 57%

Kolkata |Monday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
The polls for the formation of the new board of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) witnessed lack of public response on Sunday with the polling percentage being recorded just around 57 per cent.... read..

ATK Mohun Bagan's Florentin Pogba 'happy' to be part of India's biggest club

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 26, 2022 2:55:26 PM IST
ATK Mohun Bagan grabbed the headlines on Friday with the signing of Guinea international defender Florentin Pogba on a two-year deal.... read..

Man who jumped off 8th floor of Kolkata hospital dies (Ld)

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
Sujit Adhikari, a man suffering from depression who jumped off the eighth floor of the Institute of Neurosciences in Kolkata on Saturday morning, succumbed to his injuries at around 8 pm here.... read..

Babita Sarkar to use her compensation money for charity

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Babita Sarkar who will be appointed as a higher secondary political science teacher in place of the daughter of a state minister, will donate the compensation money that she will receive for charitable work.... read..

Saradha chit fund promoter accuses Suvendu Adhikari of extortion

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Sudipta Sen, the promoter of chit fund entity Saradha Group that embezzled multiple crores of rupees through its multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes, alleged in a court on Friday that he was extorted a number of times by the current leader of opposition i... read..

WW-II veterans' pensions held up in West Bengal; veterans claim its a raw deal

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
The Trinamool Congress and its supremo Mamata Banerjee may be fighting the Agnipath scheme tooth and nail, but not all is well with ex-servicemen in West Bengal where the party is in power for over 10 years now.... read..

Rujira Banerjee facing ED grilling with son in lap left probe officials perplexed

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 4:45:09 AM IST
Rujira Narula Banerjee coming to the Enforcement Directorate (ED) office on Thursday with her son in lap to face questioning in connection with the coal smuggling scam has taken the agency officials by surprise.... read..

WBSSC Scam: Deprived petitioner to replace terminated daughter of minister

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Friday directed that a deprived petitioner in the case related to the West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scam be appointed in place of the daughter of a state minister, whose service was recently terminate... read..

BJP trying to oust Uddhav ever since he took over as Maha CM: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 24, 2022 7:25:03 PM IST
With the crisis in Maharashtra politics constantly deepening, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday alleged that the BJP, in its attempt to make India "Opposition-free", is using "all resources and muscle power" to "oust" Uddhav Thackeray from ... read..

Nupur Sharma gets another summon from Kolkata Police

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
Another police station in Kolkata on Thursday issued notice to the suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma in connection with her controversial comments about Prophet Muhammad, which created nationwide protest and violence.... read..

Man gets 20-yr sentence for sexual assault of minor daughter

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
A court here on Thursday sentenced a 42-year-old man to serve 20 years rigorous imprisonment for sexual abuse of his six-year-old daughter.... read..

Bangladeshi woman with 18 years' savings nabbed along IB

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
They slip in through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border along West Bengal and then spread across the country, working as maids, rickshaw pullers, labourers, rag pickers and even bar dancers and sex workers. For many, luck runs out when they attempt to get ... read..

Rujira Narula with son in lap faces ED grilling for 5 hrs

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Rujira Narula Banerjee, the wife of Trinamool Congress' national general secretary, Abhishek Banerjee, on Thursday faced a marathon six hour questioning by Enforcement Directorate (ED) sleuths holding her two-and-a-half year-old son Ayansh.... read..

Teachers' recruitment scam: Bengal Secondary Exam Board chief removed

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) President, Dr Kalyanmoy Gangopadhyay, whose name has figured in the recent West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) recruitment scam, was removed from his post on Thursday.... read..

ISL: Australian defender Brendan Hamill joins ATK Mohun Bagan

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 24, 2022 9:55:16 AM IST
ATK Mohun Bagan have signed Australian A-League star defender Brendan Hamill ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 season.... read..

ATK Mohun Bagan sign Australian defender Brendan Hamill

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
ATK Mohun Bagan have signed Australian A-League star defender Brendan Hamill ahead of the upcoming Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 season, the club announced on Thursday.... read..

MoS Environment Ashwini Choubey adopts tiger, names him Agniveer

Siliguri (West Bengal) | June 23, 2022 1:26:43 AM IST
Union Minister of State for Environment Ashwini Kumar Choubey, during the inspection of Bengal Safari North Bengal Wild Animals Park on Wednesday, adopted a one-year-old tiger for one year and named him Agniveer.... read..

Mamata Banerjee says send Maharashtra MLAs to Bengal, will extend them good hospitality

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 23, 2022 7:55:10 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the BJP, accusing the party of attempting to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi government and said that instead of sending Maharashtra MLAs to flood-hit Assam, they should be sent to her state.... read..

'Kabuliwalas' of Kolkata rocked by Khost earthquake, seek global intervention

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
The earthquake in Afghanistan that has claimed over 1,000 lives has shaken up the 'Kabuliwalas' in Kolkata.... read..

Videography must for police in narcotics seizure case: Calcutta HC

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed that in case of seizure of narcotics, it will be mandatory for the police to conduct videography of the entire process.... read..

Speculations rife over former Mayor's return to Trinamool Congress

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Speculations over former Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) Mayor Sovan Chatterjee's return to Trinamool Congress gained momentum on Wednesday after he, accompanied by his girlfriend Baisakhi Bandopadhyay, held an hour-long meeting with Chief Minister Ma... read..

Will decide on 'Chancellor' bills only after studying them: Dhankhar

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday gave clear indications that the bills to replace the Governor with the Chief Minister as Chancellor of different state universities, will not get an easy nod from his end, even after their passage by the As... read..

Calcutta HC slams Bengal govt for not maintaining 'victim compensation' fund

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
A single-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court has taken strong objection against West Bengal government not maintaining enough funds for 'victim compensation', which is mandatory under Section 357 (A) of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973.... read..

Nagaland Killings: Army won't hand over troops for civil trial

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Army will try the Special Forces (SF) personnel allegedly involved in the killing of 13 villagers in Nagaland's Mon district on December 4, 2021 as per the report of its own Court of Inquiry (CoI), a source revealed.... read..

Now, Bengal CM will also replace Governor as Aliah University Chancellor

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
The West Bengal cabinet, on Monday, approved a proposal to replace the Governor with the Chief Minister as the Chancellor of Aliah University, which is under the jurisdiction of the state Minority Affairs and Madrasa Education Department.... read..

Gurung, BJP leaders lie low as pre-poll situation heats up in north Bengal

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Bimal Gurung and his Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) as well as the Bharatiya Janata Party-Gorkha National Liberation Front (BJP-GNLF) alliance are lying low ahead of the crucial Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) polls scheduled in the Hills of north B... read..

Prez Poll: Yashwant Sinha's name might surface in Tuesday's Oppn meeting

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
With three names proposed by the opposition parties as candidates for the forthcoming Presidential poll rejecting the offer, Trinamool Congress, with support from a couple of other political parties, might project someone from within the party in the oppo... read..

ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan sign Ashish Rai, Ashique Kuruniyan

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 21, 2022 3:25:13 PM IST
ATK Mohun Bagan have signed full-back Asish Rai and winger Ashique Kuruniyan ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23 season.... read..

HC orders removal of top official in Bengal primary teacher recruitment scam

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
In yet another embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress government, the Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered the immediate removal of West Bengal Board of Primary Education (WBBPE) President, Dr Manik Bhattacharya, from his post in connection with the re... read..

Agnipath Protests: Tight security in Bengal's Howrah amid call for Bharat Bandh today

Howrah (West Bengal) | June 20, 2022 10:25:29 AM IST
Security was tightened at various locations in the Howrah district of West Bengal amid Bharat Bandh called by some organisations on Monday to mark their protest against the Agnipath recruitment scheme announced by the Centre last week.... read..

Mamata might skip Pawar's meeting on Prez polls, depute Abhishek

Kolkata |Monday, 2022 1:15:09 AM IST
The differences between West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and other opposition parties over selection of a unanimous opposition candidate for the Presidential polls, seem to be widening, as she, in all probability, ... read..

Eastern Railways general manager terms violence against Agnipath Scheme as unfortunate, says 'youth are being misled'

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 19, 2022 9:26:40 PM IST
Following the violence against the Centre's Agnipath scheme in various parts of the country, Eastern Railways General Manager (GM) Arun Arora termed it "unfortunate" and said the youth are being misled.... read..

Juan Ferrando to scout young players for ATK Mohun Bagan

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 19, 2022 9:25:34 AM IST
Indian Super League (ISL) outfit ATK Mohun Bagan have handed their head coach Juan Ferrando an additional responsibility of scouting for three age groups - under-18, under-15, and under-13.... read..

Bengal BJP starts organisational streamlining, nominates 15 cell conveners

Kolkata |Sunday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
Eyeing the West Bengal panchayat polls next year and Lok Sabha polls in 2024, the BJP's state unit has started streamlining its organisational network by announcing the names of conveners of 15 party cells.... read..

WBJEE results: Namesakes capture top two spots in Bengal

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The results of the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) for medical and engineering courses were announced on Friday wherein two students having the same name ranked first and second.... read..

Agnipath row: Bengal govt cautions against agitations turning violent

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
The West Bengal government on Friday cautioned all the district administrations to remain on guard so that the agitations against 'Agnipath', the proposed scheme for short-term recruitment in the armed forces, do not take a violent turn as it happened dur... read..

Trinamool only national party whose expense exceeded income in FY 20-21: Report

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
The All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) is the only national party whose total expense for the financial year 2020-21 exceeded its total income for the same fiscal.... read..

Larsen & Toubro Infotech opens satellite centre in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 18, 2022 4:25:45 PM IST
Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI), a global technology consulting and digital solutions company, has expanded its operations in the Eastern region of the country by setting up a new facility in Kolkata.... read..

CBI submits to Calcutta HC names of SIT members to probe teachers' recruitment scams

Kolkata |Saturday, 2022 1:45:09 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday afternoon submitted to the Calcutta High Court the names of members of its Special Investigation Team (SIT) which would conduct parallel probes regarding irregularities in teachers' recruitment in both t... read..

Trinamool, Left call for scrapping 'Agnipath' scheme

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Agitations against "Agneepath", the proposed short-term entry scheme to the Indian armed forces, are yet to be seen in West Bengal. However, the state's ruling and opposition parties, except the BJP, have called for immediate scrapping of the scheme and a... read..

Recruitment Scam in Bengal: Role of WBBSE chief under CBI lens

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
The role of Kalyanmoy Gangopadhyay, the President of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) that conducts secondary exams in the state, is now under the scanner of CBI sleuths probing the alleged irregularities in recruitment by the West Bengal ... read..

Viscera report rules out foul play in BJP leader Chaurasia's death

Kolkata |Friday, 2022 3:45:09 AM IST
After the preliminary post-mortem report, now the viscera report has also ruled out any foul play behind the death of BJP youth leader, Arjun Chaurasia in Kolkata last month.... read..

'Happy for players': India coach Stimac after win over Hong Kong

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 16, 2022 8:54:41 AM IST
Indian men's football team head coach Igor Stimac was pleased with his team's performance as India finished their AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers campaign with a 4-0 victory over Hong Kong at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Tuesday.... read..

Bengal: Bill passed to make CM chancellor of animal husbandry & fisheries varsities

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
The West Bengal Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill to replace the Governor with the Chief Minister as the chancellor of the universities under the jurisdiction of the state animal husbandry and fisheries sciences department.... read..

Polio virus detected in gutter water of Kolkata

Kolkata |Thursday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Eight years after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared India as polio-free country, germs of the polio virus have been detected from the gutter waters in a pocket in Kolkata. However, so far there has been no report of any child being affected by ... read..

Am hitting my peak, believes Sunil Chhetri who is set to play in 3rd Asian Cup

Kolkata (West Bengal) | June 15, 2022 1:28:00 PM IST
A near-capacity crowd at the iconic Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata witnessed the Indian national football team qualify for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup in style, beating Hong Kong 4-0 on Tuesday.... read..

Now buyers of sub-75-micron plastic bags in Bengal to face penalty

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:10 AM IST
Not just the sellers but the buyers of sub-75-micron plastic bags in West Bengal will also be subjected to financial penalty from July 1. However, in case of the plastic cups and plates, the permissible limit of thickness has been reduced to sub-50-micron... read..

Bengal passes bill to replace guv with minister as visitor of pvt varsities

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 2:15:09 AM IST
A Bill to replace the state governor with the Education Minister as the Visitor of private universities was passed on the floor of the West Bengal assembly on Tuesday afternoon.... read..

Coal smuggling case: Absconding CA's name surfaces repeatedly as CBI grills Rujira Narula

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
A team of eight CBI sleuths, including women officers, grilled Rujira Narula Banerjee, the wife of Trinamool Congress national General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee, for nearly seven hours on Tuesday in connection with the agency's probe into the coals smug... read..

India qualify for AFC Asian Cup with 4-0 win over Hong Kong

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
India celebrated their qualification for the finals of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 by handing Hong Kong a 4-0 defeat at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium here on Tuesday that ensured Igor Stimac's side finished on top of the standings in Group D.... read..
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