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  • Blank firing inside temple in West Bengal 3 days ago

    Burdwan: Two youngsters on Saturday fired in the air at a temple in Burdwan district's Katwa triggering panic in the compound. Two motor cycle-borne youngsters arrived at the famous Kali temple compound in the area, went inside and fired two rounds in the air before rushing out and leaving the area...
  • Mamata Banerjee to oversee relief operations at India-Nepal border 3 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will personally oversee relief operations for the earthquake victims at the Indo-Nepal border on Monday. "WB CM to oversee relief operations at Indo-Nepal border on May four," the All India Trinamool Congress office tweeted on Saturday. Soon after the quake, which severely rocked Nepal last...
  • India's early disaster warning is world class: Harsh Vardhan 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that India has developed a "world class" disaster warning system in the last 10 years, claiming it to be "even better than some countries." "When Tsunami came in the month of December 2004, you can say that we were literally...
  • GoAir plane hit by bird at Kolkata airport 5 days ago

    Kolkata: A GoAir Kolkata-Guwahati flight, with about 164 passengers onboard, was hit by a bird during take-off at the NSC Bose International airport on Thursday. A senior airport official said, the Guwahati-bound aircraft was proceeding from the taxi bay to the runway when a small bird hit the engine. As the...
  • TMC scores landslide win in West Bengal civic polls; Left, Congress, BJP routed 1 week ago

    Kolkata: In a major boost to the party ahead of next year's Assembly polls, the Trinamool Congress scored a landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation bagging 114 of the 144 wards, and also won 69 of the 91 civic bodies in districts across West Bengal. The victory in the municipal...
  • TMC heading towards a massive win in Kolkata Municipal polls April 28, 2015

    Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress is surging ahead by a massive lead in the civic polls of the state by leading in 80 seats of the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation board and 67 of the 91 municipalities of the state. Left Front was leading in 13 seats and the Congress and...
  • Siliguri: Fear grips people as they see their house crumble April 27, 2015

    People in Siliguri are still gripped with fear even as parts of their homes lay crumble around them after the Nepal earthquake. "I saw the house collapsing, I ran to my neighbours, then I saw the house hanging on a tree," said a young boy in shock. ...
  • Aftershocks rock West Bengal April 26, 2015

    Kolkata: Fresh tremors were felt twice on Sunday in different parts of West Bengal at noon and at night triggering panic among the people who ran out of homes and gathered on the streets. Following the 7.9 magnitude temblor that left three people of the state dead on Saturday, the...
  • Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 4 lakh compensation for families of deceased in quake-hit West Bengal April 26, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government is taking care of patients and people who lost their loved ones in the earthquake tragedy in the state. ...
  • 74 stranded Nepal tourists return to city in special flight April 26, 2015

    Kolkata: With relief writ large on their faces, 74 passengers, who were stranded in Nepal after Saturday's massive earthquake, returned to the city in a special Air India flight from Kathmandu. Narrating their experiences, all of them said they had never felt so scared in their lives as they did after...
  • Rescue team from West Bengal rushing to Nepal: Mamata Banerjee April 26, 2015

    Kolkata: The Nepal government has sought assistance from the West Bengal government following the devastating earthquake and Bengal is rushing a rescue team to the Himalayan kingdom, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. Banerjee, who was on way to North Bengal told reporters at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport before...
  • Bengal mountaineers safe: Mamata Banerjee April 25, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said mountaineers from the state who have gone on an expedition to Mt Everest are safe. "Rudraprasad Haldar of West Bengal Police has informed from Everest base camp that Bengal climbers are safe," Banerjee said. Haldar has set out on an expedition to...
  • Nepal earthquake: Over 50 dead in India including 47 in Bihar, 8 in UP and 3 in West Bengal April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 50 people have died in India due to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning. While 47 deaths have been reported in Bihar, eight people have died in Uttar Pradesh and three casualties are from West Bengal. According to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy...
  • West Bengal: Distress for potato farmers, 22 farmer suicides reported in 2 months April 25, 2015

    Potato farmers in West Bengal are in deep distress as there is a sharp dip in prices owing to massive over production coupled with insufficient government support. This has led to more than 20 farmers committing suicide in the past two months. ...
  • West Bengal: A TMC worker shot dead allegedly by Congress worker during municipal body polls April 25, 2015

    Kolkata: The municipal body polls in Katwa (West Bengal) which began smoothly at 7 am amid tight security on Saturday, turned ugly when a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was shot dead outside the polling booth. The TMC worker, named Indrajeet Singh was shot dead on the spot whereas another TMC...
  • Trinamool Congress will not support land acquisition bill: Mamata Banerjee April 24, 2015

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. "We will not support land acquisition bill. We have made our stand clear in Parliament. I sat on a hungerstrike for...
  • Six Bengal cities get new names, Siliguri to be called 'Teesta', Kalyani renamed 'Samriddhi' April 24, 2015

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday renamed six townships in the state, officials said. Also see: Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, Asansol-Durgapur will be Agnibina Among them, Siliguri will be known as Teesta, a major river in North Bengal and Bolpur as Gitabitan,...
  • Violence reported across Kolkata during civic polls April 18, 2015

    A police sub-inspector was injured when supporters of two political parties clashed immediately after the end of the high-stake election to Kolkata Municipal Corporation, which witnessed a 62 per cent voter turn-out. ...
  • Kolkata: A sub-inspector injured in clash after civic polls April 18, 2015

    Kolkata: A sub-inspector of Girish Park police station was critically injured by bomb splinters during a clash allegedly between two political parties soon after voting for the city civic board ended this afternoon. Police said the SI was rushed to a local hospital where his condition was stated to be critical. The...
  • 60 per cent voting amid violence in Kolkata civic polls April 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Amid claims of widespread violence by the opposition and rebuttal by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday witnessed around 60 per cent turnout at the close of voting. Calling the polls a "farce", the Communist Party of India-Marxist led Left Front, the...
  • Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls underway April 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Polling for the 144-seat Kolkata Municipal Corporation is underway amid tight security arrangements. The election would be test of the Trinamool Congress' popularity among the urban electorate, while the CPI-M and the Left can see whether their efforts to woo back voters are paying off. For the BJP which...
  • Battle for Kolkata: What people expect from the municipal polls April 17, 2015

    Ahead of the Kolkata Municipal polls, CNN-IBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay speaks to people of Kolkata on their pressing concerns and what changes they would like to see in the city. ...
  • Kolkata: High Court seeks details of money spent by Justice Sen Commission April 17, 2015

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Friday sought details of the money spent by Justice Shyamal Sen Commission which probed the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Hearing a PIL, a division bench of Chief Justice Manjula Chellur and Justice Joymalya Bagchi asked the government to submit in four weeks the details...
  • CBI files supplementary charge sheet in a Saradha case April 17, 2015

    Kolkata: CBI on Friday filed a supplementary charge sheet before a court in a Saradha chit fund scam case naming former Congress MP Matang Sinh and a close aide of Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen. The charge sheet, filed before Alipore Court judge Haradhan Mukherjee, also contained...
  • WB: TMC workers indulge in violence in Howrah, set vehicles on fire April 17, 2015

    Kolkata: A section of the Trinamool Congress workers indulged in violence and set ablaze a few trucks near the Secretariat building in Howrah on Friday. The mob set fire to four trucks and a private car, the police said adding it also made an effort to set ablaze a godown. Five fire...
  • No end to mother's struggle who wants to take her daughter back home April 17, 2015

    In a heart wrenching story, Indian woman Mytreyi Bharadwaj in Canada is fighting for six years to take her adopted daughter Bimala back home to Toronto. Bimala, 10 years old, who is in an orphanage in Kolkata is rejected seven times by families for being dark skinned. ...
  • Enforcement Directorate to issue fresh notice to actor Mithun Chakraborty April 16, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate, which is probing the Saradha money laundering case, will issue a fresh notice to actor and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty as he failed to appear before the agency in person on Thursday. An ED official said that a lawyer representing the actor on Thursday...
  • Even 6 years later, mother's wait to take adopted daughter home continues April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: In a heart wrenching incident, an Indian woman who migrated to Canada 43 years ago has been making frequent trips to India for the last six years to take her adopted daughter back to Toronto. Mytreyi Bharadwaj's adopted daughter Bimala is living in a Kolkata orphanage. Mytreyi...
  • BJP terms new Janata party an alliance of 'political warlords' April 15, 2015

    Kolkata: As the six Janata Parivar parties merged on Wednesday to become a single party, the BJP said it was a temporary alliance of "political warlords" which would have no impact on Bihar Assembly polls due later this year. BJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar said the electorate were tired of the...
  • Jadavpur varsity admission form now includes third gender April 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Adopting an inclusive approach in education, the Jadavpur University has included a separate column for the third gender in its admission forms for this year, an official said. "We have put in a separate column in the admission forms this year for the members of third gender. They can now...