Thursday, October 28, 2021

Calcutta HC reserves order on former Chief Secy's plea against CAT order

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 4:15:06 AM IST
The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday reserved its order of the plea of former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhayay and said that it will be pronounced before his scheduled hearing at the principal bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal ... read..

Mamata Banerjee strolls around Kurseong, has tea at roadside stall

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a four-day tour to north Bengal, on Wednesday took time of out of her busy schedule for a stroll along the hilly roads of Kurseong, near Darjeeling.... read..

GTA elections will be held soon, says Mamata

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Looking for a permanent solution to the issue of the hill areas, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that the state government will take steps to conduct elections in the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).... read..

Hospitals in Bengal cannot charge more than Rs 5K for clinical investigation

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
In an advisory to the private hospitals and nursing homes, the state health department has fixed an upper ceiling of Rs 5,000 for the diagnosis and clinical investigation for the beneficiaries of Swasthya Sathi Card holders and asked them to bring the pat... read..

Mamata Banerjee's chief advisor receives death threat via letter sent to wife

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 27, 2021 4:17:00 PM IST
Former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay had allegedly received a death threat through a letter addressed to his wife.... read..

West Bengal Pollution Control Board permits limited use of green firecrackers during festivals

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 27, 2021 4:17:06 PM IST
West Bengal Pollution Control Board permitted the sales and bursting of green firecrackers in the state for a limited time frame during Diwali, Chhath Puja, Christmas and New Years Eve on Wednesday.... read..

Real estate giant ropes in top stars to develop sports academies in Kolkata

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
A West Bengal real estate giant has announced that they have roped in world famous sports and fitness icons - midfielder maestro Ronaldinho, Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, India cricket icon Yuvraj Singh and Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff to deve... read..

WB: Potters speed up earthen lamps production ahead of Diwali to revive business marred by COVID-19

By Ujjwal Roy

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | October 27, 2021 8:16:53 AM IST
As Diwali approaches, potters in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas are gearing up to increase production of earthen lamps (diyas) to revive the business that was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.... read..

MoHFW writes to West Bengal on spurt in Covid-19 cases

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 PM IST
Expressing concern over the rising cases of Covid-19 in West Bengal, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has written to the West Bengal Health department to increase testing and take immediate steps to control the spread of the disease... read..

Another BJP lawmaker in Bengal joins Trinamool

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Nearly a month after resigning from the BJP, Raiganj MLA Krishna Kalyani on Wednesday joined West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.... read..

Rajganj MLA Krishna Kalyani joins TMC

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 27, 2021 10:47:34 PM IST
Krishna Kalyani, who had resigned from the BJP earlier this month, joined the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal on Wednesday.... read..

Trinamool criticises Congress for inability to unify opposition

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
The rift between Trinamool Congress and Congress widened after the former's Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Roy on Tuesday said that his party will not wait for an indefinite period with the hope that Congress will bring all the opposi... read..

Ganguly to step down from Mohun Bagan role after RPSG's re-entry into IPL

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 27, 2021 6:16:43 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly will step down from the board of ATK-Mohun Bagan after RPSG Ventures won the bid for the Lucknow franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for a record INR 7,090 crores.... read..

Unesco delegation visits Visva-Bharati

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
A Unesco delegation visited Visva-Bharati to assess technical details on the basis of an application by the authorities to include the national university established by Rabindranath Tagore in the World Heritage Site list.... read..

Illegal arms factory busted in West Bengal's Asansol, 2 arrested

Asansol (West Bengal) | October 26, 2021 8:46:50 AM IST
Two people have been arrested and a cache of weapons were seized after the police busted an illegal arms factory being run in the Asansol district, informed local police.... read..

Coronavirus cases on the rise in West Bengal

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
With the Covid cases hovering around 1,000 for the last three days and the positivity rate touching nearly 3 per cent, West Bengal seems to be moving in the opposite direction from the rest of India. Thanks to unchecked gathering during the pujas, when th... read..

Like Punjab, Bengal also protesting against Centre's move to increase BSF jurisdiction in border states: Mamata Banerjee

Siliguri (West Bengal) | October 25, 2021 6:16:47 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that like Punjab, they are also protesting against the Centre's decision to increase search and arrest jurisdiction of BSF in border states.... read..

UP Congress leaders Rajesh Pati Tripathi, Lalitesh Pati Tripathi join TMC

Siliguri (West Bengal) | October 25, 2021 6:16:58 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders Rajesh Pati Tripathi and Lalitesh Pati Tripathi on Monday joined the Trinamool Congress here.... read..

Kolkata bids farewell to non-AC rakes of India's first underground metro

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 25, 2021 4:16:45 AM IST
The non-AC rakes of Kolkata Metro Railway on Sunday were shelved while celebrating its 37th Operational Day.... read..

Schools for classes 9th-12th, colleges to resume from November 16 in West Bengal

Howrah (West Bengal) | October 25, 2021 11:47:47 PM IST
Schools for classes 9th-12th and colleges will resume from November 16 in West Bengal, informed Nabanna State Secretariat on Monday.... read..

Schools in West Bengal to reopen from November 16: Chief Minister

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced the reopening of educational institutions in the state from November 16, after a gap of nearly 20 months.... read..

1,200 kids admitted to Bengal's Burdwan Medical College, 9 dead

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 10:45:05 PM IST
After the puja season when Covid is slowly surging back to the state, more than 1,200 children were admitted to the Burdwan Medical College in West Bengal in the last one month with acute respiratory problems, and nine of them have died, officials said on... read..

T20 WC: Virat will perform better with Dhoni coming in dressing room, says Lakshmi Ratan Shukla

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 24, 2021 7:17:32 PM IST
Former Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla on Sunday said that he is hopeful about Indian skipper Virat Kohli's good performance ahead of the high-voltage clash in ICC Men's T20 World Cup.... read..

Mamata to make first Goa trip as Trinamool makes push for state

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is keen on her Trinamool Congress wresting Tripura and Goa from BJP in the Assembly elections scheduled next year, on Saturday said that she will make her maiden visit to the coastal state on October 28.... read..

40 gold bars, foreign currency recovered by customs from Kolkata worth Rs 3.23 cr

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 24, 2021 2:47:19 AM IST
The Customs Department on Saturday recovered gold and cash, including foreign currency, from Kolkata, informed custom authorities.... read..

West Bengal govt leaning towards central schemes due to fund crunch

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Owing to a fund crunch because of the huge financial drain to meet the commitment of the social schemes launched by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal government is slowly leaning towards central projects that had been strongly opposed by the... read..

Ahead of Goa visit, Mamata urges political parties to join TMC to defeat BJP

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 23, 2021 10:16:31 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mamata Banerjee, who is scheduled to visit Goa on October 28 ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections, has urged political parties to join TMC to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).... read..

Kolkata: ISKCON puts up posters against Bangladesh communal violence

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 23, 2021 5:16:38 AM IST
Members of ISKCON put up posters in Kolkata condemning the recent incidents of violence against the minority Hindu community in Bangladesh.... read..

ISKCON devotees protest in several parts of India against violence on Hindus in Bangladesh

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 23, 2021 4:16:45 PM IST
ISKCON devotees held a protest in Kolkata on Saturday following incidents of violence, in which an ISKCON temple in Noakhali, Bangladesh was vandalised by a mob killing one devotee.... read..

People need to be more vigilant as COVID cases surge in festive season, says doctor

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 23, 2021 11:47:26 PM IST
As the festive season is going on, people need to be more vigilant keeping the COVID cases surge in mind, said Dr Subhrojyoti Bhowmick, Director of Medicine in Peerless Hospital, Kolkata.... read..

BJP Darjeeling MP writes to Nitin Gadkari, requests intervention for improvement of highway, road infrastructure

Darjeeling (West Bengal) | October 23, 2021 12:47:21 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Darjeeling Raju Bista on Friday wrote a letter to Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and requested his intervention for the improvement of highway and road infrastructure in Darjeeling Hills,... read..

BJP MP writes to PM Modi, seeks financial support for landslide victims in WB's Darjeeling, Kalimpong

Darjeeling (West Bengal) | October 23, 2021 10:47:23 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Darjeeling Raju Bista on Friday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking financial support for the victims of landslides in West Bengal's Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.... read..

Nine hockey teams to fight it out for senior women inter-department National Championship 2021

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 22, 2021 5:46:43 PM IST
Nine teams will fight it out to lift the trophy at the inaugural Hockey India senior women inter-department national championship 2021 that starts on Saturday.... read..

Kolkata Police crack Gariahat double-murder case

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Within 72 hours after the murder of a man named Subir Chaki (61) and his driver Bimal Mondal in the Gariahat area in the heart of the city, the Kolkata Police have arrested one person and claimed that the case has been cracked.... read..

West Bengal CM to visit Goa on October 28

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 22, 2021 6:47:08 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will be visiting Goa on October 28.... read..

Mamata likely to visit rain-battered North Bengal

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
In the midst of heavy rains and floods in several districts of North Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to make a four-day trip to Siliguri to hold an administrative meeting and take stock of the on-ground situation in the flood-hit district... read..

Portal to monitor activities of Bengal panchayat department

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
To iron out corruption at the village level, the state panchayat department has decided to develop an online system where all the projects at the village level will be uploaded giving an access to departmental authorities so that they can have an idea abo... read..

CBI files three more cases in connection with post-poll violence in West Bengal

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 21, 2021 12:46:33 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) registered three more cases on Wednesday in connection with post-poll violence in West Bengal.... read..

Alapan Bandyopadhyay moves CAT challenging probe against him

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
In a significant development, former West Bengal chief secretary and presently chief advisor to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Alapan Bandyopadhyay moved CAT (Central Administrative Tribunal) against the Centre's decision to initiate a probe against him.... read..

Weather condition worsens in North Bengal

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Incessant rains followed by landslides leading to closure of several roads and the toy train in Darjeeling have left many tourists who went to the region during Durga Puja vacation stranded.... read..

I want a united India with no poverty: Bickram Ghosh

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 5:15:06 PM IST
If I am asked to trace out the biggest problem of our country then I would say that the biggest problem of our country is that we dont realise our strength and this allows our enemies and our rivals to take chances. This not only happened in the British e... read..
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