BENGAL

  • After Ankit Keshri's tragic death, another Bengal cricketer suffers serious head injury while fielding 2 hours 2 minutes ago

    Just a day after the tragic death of under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri, another player from the region named Rahul Ghosh has suffered a serious heady injury while fielding in a Division 2 Cricket Association of Bengal match on Tuesday. Playing for the Kolkata Police team against Bijoy Sports in the...
  • Blame game follows cricketer Ankit Keshri's tragic death 7 hours 53 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Amid allegation of "medical negligence", a blame game has begun following the tragic death of promising Bengal opening batsman Ankit Keshri who passed away on Monday morning owing to an injury sustained during a cricket match a few days back. Keshri sustained a head injury in an on-field collision while...
  • Tragic end to West Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri 22 hours 32 minutes ago

    The 20-year old cricketer passed away in Kolkata under tragic circumstances after encountering a freak incident on the field last Friday. ...
  • Former cricketers condole death of Ankit Keshri Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble condoled the death of former Bengal Under-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri, who died in a private city nursing home on Monday after sustaining a head injury in an on-field collision during a local game. "Saddened by the demise of Ankit Keshri....
  • Young Bengal cricketer dies after fielding collision Yesterday

    Former Bengal U-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri, who sustained a head injury in an on-field collision during a local game, died at a nursing home on Monday. ...
  • Promising Bengal cricketer dies after on-field injury Yesterday

    Kolkata: In another tragic on-field incident after Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes' death last November, a promising Bengal batsman Ankit Keshri on Monday died owing to an injury sustained during a Cricket Association of Bengal's Senior one-day knock-out match on April 17. Keshri was in hospital for the past three days and...
  • Violence reported across Kolkata during civic polls 2 days ago

    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. ...
  • I-League: Mumbai FC hold EB 1-1, Ranty to wait for 200th goal 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Ranty Martins missed a penalty and the chance to score his 200th goal in the country's top league as East Bengal were held to a 1-1 draw by Mumbai FC in their I-League football fixture at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here today. On a three-match winning run that included...
  • Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls underway 3 days ago

    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...
  • WB: TMC workers indulge in violence in Howrah, set vehicles on fire 4 days ago

    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...
  • AFC Cup: East Bengal hammer three goals past Baliester 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Avenging their away defeat, East Bengal cruised to an emphatic 3-0 win at home against Balestier Khalsa in a 2015 AFC Cup Group F encounter at the Saltlake stadium here on Tuesday. After defender Baldeep Singh broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute, Balestier's Nurullah Hussein put the ball into...
  • East Bengal to play three home matches in empty stadium 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Local football giants East Bengal on Monday decided to play two of their I-League home matches and an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup encounter without the support of fans inside the Salt Lake stadium due to the unavailability of required police personnel. In an administrative meeting, the club decided to...
  • 25 Indian fishermen detained by Bangladesh Navy April 12, 2015

    Dhaka: At least 25 Indian fishermen were detained by Bangladesh Navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters. The fishermen on two trawlers were detained 90 nautical miles off the coast of Bagerhat's Mongla sea port during a regular patrol, police said. All of them hailed from South Chabbish Pargana District of...
  • East Bengal edge past Pune FC 3-2 in I-League April 11, 2015

    Pune: In a goal-feast at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Saturday, East Bengal emerged victorious as they edged past Pune FC 3-2 in a hard-fought I-League contest. The Nigerian duo of Ranti Martins and Dudu Omagbemi scored one each and Harmanjot Singh Khabra scored the other for the visitors...
  • West Bengal: 10 dead, 50 injured in a bus accident in Burdwan April 10, 2015

    Burdwan: At least 10 people were killed and 50 others were injured in a bus accident in West Bengal's Burdwan district. The bus was on its way to Nabadwip when it lost control and turned turtle. The injured are being treated at Burdwan Medical college. ...
  • East Bengal trounce Kalyani Bharat FC 3-0 in I-League April 8, 2015

    Pune: The Nigerian strike force of Dudu Omagbemi and Ranty Martins powered East Bengal to a 3-0 win over Kalyani Bharat FC in an I-League football match at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Wednesday. For the Kolkata giants, Omagbemi scored a first half brace while Martins converted a penalty after...
  • Another ponzi scam in West Bengal; MPS goes bust, depositors lose their savings April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Investigations into the Saradha scam are yet to get over but West Bengal is already hit by another wave of Ponzi scams. While some of these scams like Rose Valley are much bigger in scale compared to Saradha, others like the MPS scam are almost equal in proportion. Kinjal Bhattacharya,...
  • West Bengal: Normal life hit by VHP bandh in North Dinajpur April 6, 2015

    Raiganj: Normal life was on Monday hit in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district by VHP bandh in protest against the detention of hundreds of its supporters. All shops, business establishments, central and state government offices, schools and colleges remained closed. A few state buses plied with police escort and private buses...
  • West Bengal: Spurned lover throws acid at classmate April 6, 2015

    Canning: A girl suffered burn injuries when her college classmate threw acid at her for rejecting his proposal in South 24 Parganas district, police said on Monday. The girl, a BA first year student was returning from tuition at Belegachii village when her classmate Enamul Sardar intercepted her and proposed to...
  • Rose Valley chit fund scam amount almost Rs 60,000 crore, several political leaders under scanner April 2, 2015

    Kolkata: After the Saradha multi-crore chit fund scam, West Bengal has been struck by another ponzi scheme. The Rose Valley chit fund company has duped over 1 crore people and leaders from different political parties have now come under the scanner. Rose Valley chit fund scam is believed to be...
  • Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in connection with Nadia nun rape case April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Four Bangladeshis have been detained in Punjab's Ludhiana on Wednesday in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district. "Four persons, all Bangladeshi nationals, were detained from Motinagar locality by Punjab Police," said DCP Naveen Singla in his statement. The two men arrested...
  • Royal Wahingdoh beat East Bengal 1-0 in I-League March 31, 2015

    Shillong: A solitary strike from midfielder Godwin Franco in the 30th minute of the game, sealed a crucial 1-0 victory for hosts Royal Wahingdoh against East Bengal in an I-League football match here at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday. After the opening few minutes of the match where the home team...
  • 21 people chargesheeted in Burdwan blast case; charges include criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation March 30, 2015

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has chargesheeted 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014. According to NIA sources, the charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation. The chargesheet is also likely to talk about connections with Bodo militant group as...
  • Swine flu cases coming down in West Bengal March 29, 2015

    Kolkata: Swine flu cases have come down in West Bengal in the last few weeks with only stray cases being reported now, a senior official of the Health Department said on Sunday. West Bengal Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Moloy Dey told PTI that only stray cases of swine flu...
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • Farmer suicides due to wrong policies of West Bengal: BJP March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Slamming the West Bengal government over suicides of potato farmers, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said that the deaths were due to wrong agricultural policies of the state government. "It is due to the wrong policies of the state government that farmers are dying. Had they taken...
  • Mohun Bagan extend I-league supremacy with 1-0 win over East Bengal March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Mohun Bagan defeated traditional rivals East Bengal 1-0 in an I-league football match at the Salt Lake stadium here on Sunday. Indian striker Balwant Singh scored the goal for the winning side. The win extended Mohun Bagan's undefeated streak in the competition to nine matches and consolidated their supremacy atop the...
  • West Bengal: Bar Association not to defend nun rape case accused March 27, 2015

    Krishnanagar (WB): The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district. "We have decided not to plead for the accused of convent robbery and rape case as it is a heinous crime," Secretary...
  • Nadia nun rape case: Man who gave shelter to accused arrested by West Bengal CID March 26, 2015

    Nadia: The West Bengal Police has arrested another person in connection with the Nadia nun gangrape case. The first accused Salim was arrested by the police on Thursday from Mumbai. The second person who is arrested is reported to have given shelter to one of the accused in his home. The...
  • Nadia nun rape case: West Bengal CID arrests first accused from Mumbai March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: In the first breakthrough in the nun rape case in Nadia in West Bengal, the first accused has been arrested. The West Bengal Police CID arrested the accused Salim from Mumbai. The 70-year-old nun was raped by a gang of seven dacoits inside a Convent in Gangnapur village...