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B'desh PM confirmed attendance, Modi & Mamata to be invited: Ganguly

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly confirmed on Monday that Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accepted the invitation sent to her to come and witness the second Test between India and Bangladesh at th... read..
 

It is just good work, I'm happy: Abhijit Banerjee’s mother

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Waiting eagerly for her son to come home after winning the Nobel, Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee's mother says it is his late father's rationality and sobriety which has rubbed off on his son making him so balanced and matured in handling criticism as... read..
 

Ticket prices as low as Rs 50 for India-Bangladesh Eden Test

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
In a bid to ensure more spectators come to watch the India-Bangladesh second Test match here next month, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday slashed the ticket prices with the minimum being as low as Rs 50.... read..
 

Editor of Bengali daily Bartamaan passes away

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Subha Dutta, the editor of leading Bengali daily 'Bartamaan', died at a private hospital here on Monday following prolonged illness. Dutta, 67, is survived her daughter and son-in-law.... read..
 

'Very happy for Rohit, don't need to say he is a top batsman'

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Former India captain and BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly on Monday said he is very happy with the way Rohit Sharma is playing as a Test opener, also hailing the comeback of Umesh Yadav in the ongoing South Africa series.... read..
 

Bangladesh will come, they will sort out issue: Ganguly (Lead)

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Bangladesh cricketers went on strike on Monday, saying that they wouldn't take part in any cricket activity until their demands are addressed by their board. While their strike does put a question mark on their upcoming tour of India, BCCI President-e... read..
 

'I will talk to Kohli like a BCCI president talks to the captain'

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly is set to be in Mumbai on October 24 when the national selectors pick the squad for the T20I series against Bangladesh. Asked if he would speak to Virat Kohli as the skipper has opted out of the T20I series, the former ... read..
 

Congress spokesman blames 'aunt', 'nephew' for custodial torture

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Bailed out on Sunday after two days in police custody, Congress spokesman Sanmoy Bandopadhyay alleged that he was subjected to "inhuman torture" and was not allowed to drink a drop of water for 14 hours, claiming that everything was done on the instructio... read..
 

Over 4.5 kg gold seized in Bengal,two arrested

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths have seized more than 4.5 kg of gold valued at about Rs 1.85 crores and arrested two persons in connection with smuggling of the precious metal from Bangladesh, the agency said on Sunday.... read..
 

BJP accuses Abhijit, Amartya of using Nobel for political interest

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Two days after his uncharitable remarks on Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee generated a storm, BJP national Secretary Rahul Sinha on Sunday again attacked the Nobel Prize for Economics winner, challenging him to implement his economic thoughts even in one vi... read..
 

Vishwa completes hat-trick as Diya joins party at TT meet

Howrah (West Bengal) |Monday, 2019 11:45:06 PM IST
Vishwa Deenadayalan of Tamil Nadu completed a hat-trick of Junior Boys titles this season while Diya Chitale of Maharashtra, making the most of the absence of Anusha Kutambale, claimed her first Junior Girls crown in the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) T... read..
 

IIT Kharagpur superspecialty hospital to start OPD by year-end

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The superspecialty hospital of IIT Kharagpur - Dr B C Roy Institute of Medical Science & Research - is expected to start its outdoor patients department (OPD) by the end of the year, an institute spokesperson said on Monday.... read..
 

Congress spokesman blames 'aunt', 'nephew' for custodial torture (Lead)

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 5:15:05 AM IST
Bailed out on Sunday after two days in police custody, Congress spokesman Sanmoy Bandopadhyay alleged that he was subjected to "inhuman torture" and was not allowed to drink a drop of water for 14 hours, claiming that everything was done on the instructio... read..
 

Suresh, Lakshita corner glory in UTT

Howrah |Monday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Second-seeded Preysh Raj Suresh came into his own to subdue title favourite Aadarsh Om Chetri of Delhi 4-2 to win the the sub-junior boys' final in the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Howrah Indoor Stadium here on Sunday... read..
 

Bengal thespian Sudipto Chatterjee sent to police custody

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 AM IST
Renowned Bengali filmmaker and theatre personality Sudipto Chatterjee who was arrested on rape and molestation charges, has been sent to two-day policy custody by a city court, police said on Sunday.... read..
 

Bengal Governor to tour Sundarbans on Monday

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Nearly a month after his visit to Siliguri in north Bengal raised political temperatures, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will tour the remote Sundarbans in the state's southern part on Monday, amid a series of run-ins between him and the Mamata Ban... read..
 

Qualifiers battle it out before making cut in East Zone TT

Howrah |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
If hosts West Bengals sub-junior boys led the qualification chart with as many as 10 of them making the cut, it was Maharashtra girls who topped with nine of them entering the main draw in the same category of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Te... read..
 

3 smugglers, 9 intruders held at Bangla border

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Border Security Force troopers apprehended three smugglers and nine intruders, besides seizing 300 bottles of cough syrup Phensedyl and 12 cattle on the intervening Friday-Saturday night during operations in different locations of the India-Bangladesh int... read..
 

West Bengal: Dilip Ghosh, Nityanand Rai participate in party's 'Gandhi Sankalp Yatra'

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | October 20, 2019 3:41:44 PM IST
BJP's state president, Dilip Ghosh and Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai participated in the party's "Gandhi Sankalp Yatra", in Belgharia of North 24 Parganas district.... read..
 

WB: TMC worker beaten by colleague for chanting Jai Shri Ram in Basirhat

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | October 20, 2019 6:41:39 PM IST
A Trinamool Congress worker sustained injuries after he was allegedly beaten by his party worker for chanting Jai Shri Ram here in Basirhat of North 24 Parganas on Saturday.... read..
 

Nityanand Rai, Kavinder Gupta praise Army after attack on terror camps in POK

North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) | October 20, 2019 3:41:36 PM IST
Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai on Sunday praised the Indian Army for destroying terror launch pads located in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) and said the entire world knows that the country was a hub of terrorists.... read..
 

Sanmoy's arrest bring opposition parties closer in Bengal

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
Opposition parties in West Bengal have rallied around Congress spokesman Sanmoy Bandopadhyay, who has been arrested on charges including forgery, defamation and intent to provoke breach of the peace, after criticising Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and th... read..
 

Now, Bengal Guv crosses swords with state ministers

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Firing fresh salvos at the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took on ministers making "factually wrong" and "painful" statements about his public utterances and actions and asked the Chief Minister to examine thei... read..
 

Yechury flays Modi, Shah for calling oppositions 'traitors'

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for labelling opposition leaders as 'traitors' and their supporters as 'terrorists' whenever they voice opposition to the repealing of Article... read..
 

Man nabbed for cheating job seekers, running fake website

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Kolkata Police has arrested the alleged kingpin of a racket that ran a fake website in the name of the Public Service Commission in West Bengal to mislead and cheat job seekers, a senior officer said on Friday.... read..
 

ISL: Bengaluru, Goa favourites as ATK & Kerala kick start season 6

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 9:15:06 PM IST
Bengaluru FC will once again be the team to beat while FC Goa will also forge a strong challenge in the sixth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). But it all begins on Sunday when ATK and Kerala Blasters lock horns in the opening fixture.... read..
 

Cricket tournament organised in Siliguri for visually-impaired players

By Tarak Sarkar

Siliguri (West Bengal) | October 19, 2019 9:11:38 PM IST
For the first time in Siliguri, a cricket tournament has been organised for the visually-impaired players.... read..
 

BJP can never come to power in West Bengal, nor can it implement NRC here: TMC's Madan Mitra

By Syeda Shabana Parveen

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 19, 2019 5:41:32 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can never form a government in West Bengal, nor can it ever implement the National Register of Citizens (NRC) enumeration exercise here, said Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Madan Mitra on Saturday.... read..
 

7 held for running call centres that duped US customers

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Seven top officials and employees of two companies were arrested here for allegedly running illegal call centres that cheated US-based customers by using the name of Microsoft Corporation, a police officer said on Friday.... read..
 

ED quizzes KKR CEO in Rose Valley chit fund scam case

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 12:50:53 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), owned by Red Chillies Entertainment and promoted by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, in its probe into the money laundering case involving the Rose Valley Group, w... read..
 

West Bengal: BSF lodges FIR against BGB over killing of its soldier

Kolkata | October 19, 2019 11:41:40 PM IST
The Border Security Force on Saturday lodged an FIR against the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) at a local police station in connection to an incident wherein one of the BSF soldiers was killed in firing by the BGB.... read..
 

Batting on 95, Rohit shouted 'not now' as rain threat loomed

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
A video of unbeaten centurion Rohit Sharma shouting 'not now' as the skies turned grey just before he smashed a six to reach his third hundred of the series took social media by storm as India took on South Africa on the opening day of the third and final... read..
 

Mary Kom asks 'who is Nikhat Zareen', wants Bindra to focus on shooting

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A day after boxer Nikhat Zareen wrote to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asking for a fair opportunity, Mary Kom said she does not know Nikhat Zareen.... read..
 

10 Bengal girls likely to enter main draw of UTT nationals

Howrah (West Bengal) |Saturday, 2019 12:50:54 PM IST
After two rounds of matches on the opening day of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships, only 10 out of 21 sub-junior girls from West Bengal looked like making the main draw cut.... read..
 

Is a foreign wife criteria for Nobel prize, asks BJP leader

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 12:50:54 PM IST
BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday said that people whose second wives are foreigners are mostly getting the Nobel Prize.... read..
 

WB: Spike in demand of earthen lamps keeping Siliguri potters busy this Diwali

Siliguri (West Bengal) | October 19, 2019 9:11:33 AM IST
With Diwali festival around the corner, potters in West Bengal's Siliguri area are excited as earthen lamp demand makes a comeback after facing a slowdown due to Chinese light and lamps.... read..
 

ATK duo Anas, Jobby to miss homecoming in ISL opener

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Two sons of the soil, Anas Edathodika and Jobby Justin will not be taking the field against Kerala Blasters in the opening game of the sixth edition of the Hero Indian Super League at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Kochi on October 20.... read..
 

SDF moves EC seeking deferment of Poklok Kamrang by-poll

New Delhi/Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Alleging rampant poll-related violence and failure of the police to contain the unrest, the opposition SDF on Friday urged the Election Commission to defer by-polls to Sikkim's Poklok Kamrang Assembly constituency by four weeks.... read..
 

West Bengal: Remaining two bodies recovered from coal mine in Asansol

Asansol (West Bengal) | October 18, 2019 10:11:31 AM IST
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) during the early morning hours of Friday, recovered the bodies of remaining two persons who were trapped in a coal mine in Asansol's Kulti area, earlier this week.... read..
 

BJP-RSS using NRC, CAB to stoke communal passions: Yechury

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 11:50:53 AM IST
Any updation of the NRC beyond Assam would be "anti-people" with the BJP and the RSS endeavouring to use it to further their "divisive communal agenda" and ruin the country's secular fabric by fomenting "terror and mistrust", CPI-M General Secretary Sitar... read..
 

WB: One body recovered from coal mine in Asansol

Asansol (West Bengal) | October 18, 2019 6:11:33 AM IST
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team on Thursday night recovered body of one person among the three who got trapped in a coal mine in Asansol's Kulti area, earlier this week.... read..
 

Abhijit, Amartya's faces to figure on Presidency's wall

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
In a rare honour, the Presidency University on Thursday decided to emboss facsimiles of the faces of Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and Amartya Sen - the two Nobel laureates in its list of distinguished alumni - on its wall.... read..
 

BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh (2nd Lead)

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday when Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them after a flag meeting for securing the release of a fisherman in BGB's custody at Kakmarichar along the riverine international bord... read..
 

Head coach Shastri shouldn't need a re-appointment, feels Ganguly

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly might not share the best of relations with Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, but the former India skipper has said that there shouldn't be a need for re-appointment of the head coach even though the ad-hoc Cricket Adv... read..
 

Jadavpur University deserves status of 'institute of eminence': WB Governor

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 18, 2019 7:41:41 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday said that Jadavpur University has a global reputation and it deserves the status of 'institute of eminence'.... read..
 

Kolkata in race to host India-Qatar WC qualifier in March

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The iconic Salt Lake Stadium could once again be packed to the rafters for an India game as it is in the race to host the Group E World Cup qualifier tie against Asian champions Qatar on March 26 next year.... read..
 

Dhankhar gets Z catgory security, Trinamool criticises move

Kolkata |Friday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The continuing friction between West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar intensified on Thursday with the Centre deploying the CRPF to provide him 'Z' category security cover, a decision the ruling Trinamool Congress called "... read..
 

Rohit & Mayank looking good at the top, but real test awaits in NZ

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
Indian cricket is full of Sourav Ganguly now. The former India captain and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect had opined that Rohit Sharma should open the batting for India in Tests also, like he so successfully does in white-bal... read..
 

Eastern Air Command conducts fighter operations exercise at 6 civilian airfields

Kolkata (West Bengal) | October 17, 2019 2:41:44 PM IST
The Eastern Air Command of the Indian Air Force launched fighter operations from six civilian airfields under its area of command. The exercises will be conducted in two phases.... read..
 

ISL commitment forces Sourav Ganguly to skip Ranchi Test

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect Sourav Ganguly was keen to go and spend time with the Indian players as they gear up to play the third and final Test against South Africa in Ranchi from October 19, but he had to cancel the... read..
 

Will speak to selectors about Dhoni on Oct 24: Ganguly

Kolkata |Thursday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday said he will speak to the selectors about M.S. Dhoni's future and seek their opinion before giving his views during the meeting on October 24... read..
 
 
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