BENGAL

  • ISRO successfully launches India's heaviest rocket GSLV-3, paves way for manned space mission 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    Sriharikota: The Indian space Research Organisation successfully launched India's heaviest rocket - the GSLV-3 from Sriharikota on Thursday, as its next step towards putting a man in space. The operation continued for approximately 20 minutes with the capsule safely splashing down into Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands....
  • India's manned space programme gets a boost, ISRO to test advanced version of GSLV today 5 hours 14 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: It is a big day for the Indian space Research Organisation as it takes its next step towards putting a man in space. India's heaviest rocket, the GSLV-3, is expected to blast off at 9:30 am from Sriharikota on Thursday. The launch is also significant as it takes with...
  • Watch: How safe are schools in Kolkata 13 hours 4 minutes ago

    The Abhinav Bharati High school in Kolkata has no guards standing outside its main gate. But one has to sign a register before entering the school premises stating one's details. ...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Uttar Pradesh beat Madhya Pradesh by 4 wickets 14 hours 20 minutes ago

    After their bowlers had set up the trap, Uttar Pradesh batsmen held their nerves on the fourth and final day's play to beat Madhya Pradesh by four wickets in the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, on Wednesday. Chasing 180 for a win at the Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led side...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Tamil Nadu get past Jammu & Kashmir at a canter on Day 3 Yesterday

    After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day of the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match. Chasing a mammoth 409 for a win in the four-day encounter...
  • Bengaluru techie Masroor highly radicalised but didn't actively recruit, say investigators 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru techie Masroor, who has been arrested for handling the Twitter account for ISIS militants, is highly motivated and radicalised and wants to spread the word of Jihad. However, Masroor did not actively recruit or arrange funds, investigators questioning the 24-year-old allegedly wayward techie told CNN-IBN. The Central Crime Branch...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers burn Amit Shah's effigy in protest of Madan Mitra's arrest 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Workers of the Trinamool Congress took to the streets on Sunday for the second consecutive day to protest against West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra'a arrest in the Saradha scam. Party workers burnt BJP chief Amit Shah's effigy in protest of the CBI action against Mitra. They held blockades in...
  • New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails near Howrah, no injury 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Twelve coaches of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express on Sunday derailed soon after departing from Howrah station. However, no one was injured, a railway official said. "The train had just started to pick up speed when it derailed (at Liluah). A major tragedy was averted because of the slow speed,"...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 1 4 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Domestic heavyweights Mumbai will like to get over their defeat against Jammu and Kashmir in the opening round as they face tricky opponents in Railways in the second group league match. On the other hand, all eyes will be on Bengal's...
  • Ranji Trophy: All eyes on young Sudeep Chatterjee as Bengal seek revenge 4 days ago

    Kolkata: All eyes will be on Bengal's newest batting sensation Sudeep Chatterjee as the hosts will have revenge on mind as they take on defending champions Karnataka in a second round group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, on Sunday. While people are waking up to Sudeep's talent after...
  • India on alert after massive oil spill in Sunderbans 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Authorities on India's eastern coast are on alert after a tanker and another vessel collided, spilling more than 350,000 litres of furnace oil into the waters of the Sunderban tidal mangrove forests in neighbouring Bangladesh. "We are taking all precautionary measures," Pradeep Vyas, additional director of India's Sunderban Biosphere...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee calls Madan Mitra's arrest as illegal, vendetta politics by Centre 5 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suffered a major setback with the arrest by CBI of her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha scam. An enraged Mamata defended Mitra and lashed out at the Centre calling the arrest as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta...
  • Madan Mitra arrest: BJP demands Mamata Banerjee's resignation; Left, Congress welcome CBI move 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The BJP, Left and Congress have welcomed the arrest of West Bengal Transport Minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam saying the arrest should have come earlier. Repying to TMC's charge that CBI was acting at the behest of the NDA-ruled Centre,...
  • Saradha scam: West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra appears before CBI 6 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra will be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths on Friday. Mitra reached the Kolkata office of CBI at around 11 am. A close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Mitra will be interrogated on the position he...
  • Saradha scam: West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra to appear before CBI today 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The CBI investigation into multi-crore Saradha scam is picking pace. West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra will appear before the CBI on Friday in connection with the case. Mitra was summoned by the CBI in November but he checked into a government hospital instead barely hours...
  • WB Deputy Speaker assaults residents of an apartment over a non-functioning lift 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Assembly and Trinamool leader Sonali Guha caught on tape threatening and manhandling residents of an apartment in Howrah. This incident happened in the Golabari PS area of Howrah early on Thursday morning. The CCTV footage reveals that Guha called herself "the chief minister"...
  • Mamata Banerjee takes industrialists on Sundarbans tour, seeks investments December 10, 2014

    Sajnekhali: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who took a select group of industrialists on a tour to the world's largest mangrove forests on Tuesday, urged them to help the government in developing tourism infrastructure. "I request you to pump in money for promoting tourism and developing infrastructure in our state,...
  • West Bengal: TMC leader allegedly rapes woman in Purulia December 9, 2014

    Purulia: A woman has been allegedly raped by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader in the Kalabani Gram Panchayat office of West Bengal's Purulia district on Tuesday. The TMC President of the area and two others have been arrested in the case. This is yet another rape horror case from West Bengal with...
  • WB: 23-year-old sets 18-year-old girl on fire for resisting rape attempts December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from West Bengal, a 23-year-old man allegdly set an 18-year-old girl on fire after she resisted his attempts to rape her. The incident took place in Howrah on Monday. The girl has suffered nearly 60 per cent burns and was admitted in hospital. The accused...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 1: Mumbai falter against Jammu; Bengal capitalise on Sudeep ton on Day 2 December 8, 2014

    Khajuria scores ton; Mumbai falter again Jammu and Kashmir opener Shubham Khajuria compiled his maiden first-class century before former champions Mumbai bounced back to dismiss the visitors for 254 in the fcirst innings on day two of their four-day Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match on Monday. J&K could take just 18-run...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 1: Gautam saves Karnataka; Bengal on top on Day 1 December 7, 2014

    Chidambaram Gautam's 94-run knock was the highlight for Karnataka before Tamil Nadu bowled them out for 290 in their first innings on day one of their opening Ranji match on Sunday. Kaushik Gandhi was batting on 12 and giving him company was India discard Abhinav Mukund on 10 as Tamil...
  • BJP supporter harassed by TMC workers, burnt with cigarette butts December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The political war between ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party is getting worse by the day. A BJP supporter was allegedly picked up TMC workers in Hooghly and taken to the party's local office where he was beaten ruthlessly and burnt with cigarette butts. The victim said that he...
  • West Bengal: Man slashes daughter's tongue over love affair December 6, 2014

    Canning: A man allegedly slashed his teenage daughter's tongue after trying to strangulate her as a punishment for having an affair with a boy despite his disapproval, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred at Adharmanik village under Dholahat police station in in South 24 Parganas district where the class...
  • Ranji Trophy: Upbeat Bengal face Rayudu-less Baroda in opening fixture December 6, 2014

    Vadodara: An upbeat Bengal side led by their gutsy captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla will start as favourites in the Ranji Trophy opener against Baroda, who would be without the services of their batting mainstay Ambati Rayudu, out with a hip injury. Although Baroda are playing a home match, the team is...
  • West Bengal: Viswa Bharati schoolgirl alleges rape, accused held December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: In yet another report of sexual assault in West Bengal's Visva Bharati University, a Class 12 girl has alleged repeated rape and blackmail by a Bangladeshi research scholar. The accused was arrested on Saturday, police said. According to the complaint filed by the Patha Bhavan student, who too hails from...
  • Mamata Banerjee ups the ante against BJP, accuses it of playing communal politics December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her attack against Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accusing it of indulging in riots and communal politics. Addressing a rally in Kolkata. Mamata said, "They are involved in riots and communal politics, yet they point fingers at others." There is a political effort...
  • Saradha gone, website remains December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The Saradha Group went bust over a year ago but its web site, which lured unsuspecting poor people into investing in its chit fund schemes and deprived them of their hard-earned savings, still exists. The website www.saradhagroup.biz can be accessed on the Internet. It begins with a message: "Saradha Group...
  • Bangladesh: Security agencies arrest 3 Myanmar nationals linked to Burdwan blast December 1, 2014

    Dhaka: Three Myanmar nationals have been arrested in connection with the Burdwan blast, as India and Bangladesh stepped up the hunt for the conspirators along their borders to nab over 100 militants of the outlawed JMB. The three are members of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and other Myanmar-based outfits, said Krishna...
  • Rajnath Singh slams Mamata over security arrangements at Amit Shah's Kolkata rally December 1, 2014

    Union Home Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Monday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over security arrangements at party chief Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata on Sunday. ...
  • West Bengal: 14-year-old girl commits suicide after being harassed by a minor boy in Burdwan December 1, 2014

    Burdwan: A 14-year-old girl has committed suicide after being harassed by a boy in Burdwan in West Bengal. The girl was a student of class VIII. The girl's family has alleged that a rape attempt was made on her on September 30 by a minor boy. He was arrested and...