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  • Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 4 lakh compensation for families of deceased in quake-hit West Bengal 15 hours 38 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    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 22 hours 37 minutes ago

    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 Yesterday

    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...
  • Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, Asansol-Durgapur will be Agnibina 2 days ago

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee renamed six cities and townships in the state. The North Bengal city of Siliguri will be known as Teesta after a major river in the region and Bolpur as Gitabitan, a popular compilation of songs of Rabindranath Tagore. The twin industrial towns of Asansol-Durgapur...
  • Six Bengal cities get new names, Siliguri to be called 'Teesta', Kalyani renamed 'Samriddhi' 3 days ago

    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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • BJP leader and actor Roopa Ganguly allegedly manhandled by TMC workers in Kolkata April 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Actress and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Roopa Ganguly's convoy was on Tuesday attacked allegedly by ruling TMC supporters in the city's upmarket Alipore area, where she had gone to campaign for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation election. Ganguly alleged that she was attacked, her driver beaten up and the car...
  • Women writers do not get enough exposure in India unlike their male counterparts: Madhuri Banerjee April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Madhuri Banerjee may be a well known author of bestseller books like 'Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas' and 'Advantage Love' but the author-script writer feels that women authors in India do not get their due credit. In a free willing chat exclusively with IBNLive.com, Banerjee expressed...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee hits out at PM Modi over CBI notice to TMC April 12, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over CBI notice to her party asking for details of its accounts, saying "nothing happens without his orders". "The CBI is the Prime Minister's department, nothing happens without his orders," Mamata...
  • Mamata Banerjee congratulates Shah Rukh Khan, Gautam Gambhir for KKR's win in the opening match April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated the Kolkata Knight Riders squad and its co-owner. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for their emphatic victory over Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League opening match. "Congratulations to @iamsrk, @GautamGambhir and @KKRiders for the great win in the opening match....
  • Hrithik Roshan overwhelmed to meet West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan said meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was 'inspiring' and reminded him of the hospitality and warmth of the Bengali community, which he 'misses' a lot. "Meeting didi was inspiring n full of Bengali warmth which I miss so much. @Mamataofficial #womanpower," the actor posted...
  • Hrithik Roshan meets Mamata Banerjee, promises to attend Kolkata film festival April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday and promised to attend the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival to be held later this year. "Whenever I see her smiling face, she is just full of love. First of all, I love this...
  • Dibakar Banerjee thrilled with Kolkata's response to ' Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' April 6, 2015

    Mumbai: Director Dibakar Banerjee is relieved after receiving a "thrilling response" to his latest directorial 'Detective Byomesh Bakshy!', especially in Kolkata. Initially, Dibakar was scared about how actor Sushant Singh Rajput's interpretation of the detective will be received in the city, where the film's story is set. But the positive response...
  • Saradha scam: CBI sends notice to TMC to submit its financial details April 6, 2015

    Kolkata: In the Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation has sent a notice to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) asking them to submit all financial details for the years 2010-2014, including sale details of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's paintings which was bought by Saradha boss Sudipta Sen. The party is...
  • e Lounge Unwind: In conversation with Sushant Singh Rajput on 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!' April 4, 2015

    In this episode of e Lounge, actor Sushant Singh Rajput shares his experience of his new release 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshi!'. ...
  • Haven't seen a movie like this for a long time; Sushant Singh Rajput is great: Zoya Akhtar on 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' April 4, 2015

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar is in awe of Dibakar Banerjee's craft in the latest release 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'. She recommends the "beautiful film" to all. "It's one of the most beautiful films on Indian screens. I haven't seen a movie like this for a long time. Sushant Singh Rajput is great....
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' review: A film that deserves to be watched April 3, 2015

    Director: Dibakar Banerjee Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', directed by Dibakar Banerjee, is a moody thriller set in 1943 Calcutta that unravels at an unhurried pace. Loosely adapted from Bengali crime fiction writer Saradindu Bandopadhyay's enduring literary series, the film is intended as the origin story...
  • Detective Byomkesh Bakshy: Make way for Bollywood's new action hero; less of brawn, more of brain April 3, 2015

    He doesn't flex muscles, neither does he sport six pack abs, doesn't romance the heroine-is rather awkward around them and yet there is this undeniable charm that Dibakar Banerjee's hero Byomkesh has. There are spoilers in the story. In case you haven't watched the film yet, please come back to it...
  • Dibakar Banerjee's 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' gets U/A certificate April 2, 2015

    Mumbai: In a refreshing departure from the norm, Dibakar Banerjee has no reason to be miffed with the Central Board Of Film Certification (CBFC) regarding his film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy', which has been granted a U/A certificate with only some cuts. Shravan Kumar, CEO of the CBFC, said: "A screening was...
  • Kolkata: Columnist attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from Kolkata, a newspaper columnist and the headmaster of a madrassa was attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners. The attack took place on March 26. Masum Akhtar said that the provocation for the attack seems to be a class he addressed on Islam earlier this month....
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' is a period film with contemporary characters: Swastika Mukherjee March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Swastika Mukherjee may be new to the world of Hindi cinema but in Bengal, she is one of the most popular faces on celluloid. The light-eyed actress is making her grand Bollywood debut in Dibakar Banerjee's much talked about film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' and has already made heads...
  • '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...
  • AIFW 2015: Jackets, embroidery and digital prints ruled the ramp on day 3 March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: The day 3 of the Amazon India fashion week was a celebration of Indian colours and some great western winter wear concocted out of a mix of Indian and international fabrics and colors. Paromita Banerjee, in the first show of the day, used natural dyes and colors like...
  • I am probably the 75th Byomkesh: Sushant Singh Rajput on playing the popular detective on screen March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Sushant Singh Rajput has joined the long list of people, who have portrayed Byomkesh Bakshi on-screen, but the actor says his upcoming movie is director Dibakar Banerjee's personal take on the famous fictional detective from Bengali literature. 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' is based on the stories by writer Sharadindu...
  • Dibakar Banerjee wanted 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' to be his first film March 28, 2015

    New Delhi: Bringing detective Byomkesh Bakshy alive on celluloid was Dibakar Banerjee's childhood dream but the director says the project was scary and challenging to tackle. A fan of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay's stories since the age of 13, Dibakar said he wanted 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' to be his first project but he...
  • 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' actor Sushant Singh Rajput launches fashion line 'NOIR 43' March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Dibakar Banerjee and Sushant Singh Rajput, the director and actor respectively of Bollywood film 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!' on Thursday launched an apparel line titled NOIR 43, inspired by the forthcoming crime thriller, at the Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW). Sushant said he won't mind creating his own fashion...
  • Sushant Singh Rajput to visit Old Delhi Railway Station to promote 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy' March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: A lover of history, actor Sushant Singh Rajput will on Friday make his trip to the capital more fruitful by visiting the Old Delhi Railyway Station to promote his forthcoming movie 'Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!'. Sushant, who will be accompanied by the film's director Dibakar Banerjee, enjoys reading history and...