BENGAL

  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Rawat shines as Railways inch towards 1st innings lead 20 hours 8 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Skipper Mahesh Rawat's fluent half-century kept Railways with a bright chance of getting the first innings lead against hosts Bengal in a group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Friday. In reply to Bengal's first innings score of 268, Rawat's unbeaten 56 helped Railways reach 219 for six in...
  • Mukul Roy at CBI office for questioning in Saradha scam Yesterday

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy on Friday presented himself before the CBI team here to face interrogation in connection with the Saradha scam. Roy, former Railway Minister, arrived at the main gate of the CGO Complex and walked down to the CBI office. He was surrounded by security and...
  • VHP allegedly reconverts over 100 Christian tribals to Hinduism, TMC promises strong action 2 days ago

    Kolkata: There is no relief for the Central government which is battling the allegations over forced the conversion row. In a fresh case, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) allegedly reconverted over 100 tribals to Hinduism in West Bengal. The tribals were first allegedly converted to Christianity and the VHP reconverted them...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 8, Day 1 2 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. Bengal will stick to their ploy of three-spin attack...
  • Abinash Ruidas scores in EB''s 1-0 win over Bengaluru FC 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Abinash Ruidas sneaked in a second-half goal to hand East Bengal a creditable 1-0 win against defending champions Bengaluru FC in the Hero I-League football tournament, here today. The Federation Cup champions dominated the proceedings but they had to pay the price for their profligacy as Ruidas' 53rd minute goal...
  • Ranji Trophy: Angry Railways captain speaks to match referee on Eden strip 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Unhappy with the Eden Gardens strip, an angry Railways captain Mahesh Rawat spoke to the match referee Prakash J Bhat and expressed his displeasure about the pitch on offer for their do-or-die Ranji Trophy cricket match against Bengal starting tomorrow in Kolkata. "During the mandatory captains' meeting today, Mahesh...
  • Bengal, Railways clash in must win Ranji Trophy 2 days ago

    Kolkata: With time running out fast for both the teams, Bengal and Railways will face off on Thursday in a must-win match to keep themselves in contention for quarters of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament. Bengal will stick to their ploy of three-spin attack but more than the team combination it's...
  • Shah Rukh Khan may feature in West Bengal's tourism campaign to wow domestic and international tourists 3 days ago

    Kolkata: With West Bengal ambitiously gearing up to promote tourism in the state with the creation of five distinct tourism circuits, Bollywood heartthrob Shah Rukh Khan may feature in the upcoming new tourism campaign of the state, a senior tourism department official said. "We are working on new advertisements to promote...
  • RK Laxman's doodles during family conversions remain unpublished 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Although his cartoons are well known, many of legendary RK Laxman's doodles that revealed a more personal aspect of the creative genius are still lying unpublished in his family's collection. When the 'Shakespeare of Indian cartooning' came on holidays to Mysore and Bangalore during 1975-1991, he sketched hundreds of doodles,...
  • East Bengal to face Bengaluru FC in I-League 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Smarting from their shock defeat against Pune FC at home, reigning champions and Federation Cup winners Bengaluru FC will face formidable East Bengal in the Hero I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan, here on Tuesday. With one point from two matches, BFC have slipped to 10th place...
  • Former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly likely to join the BJP, say sources January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Former India cricketer Sourav Ganguly is in talks with senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and is likely to join the political outfit soon, say sources. In the last few months, the BJP has been very aggressive in Ganguly's home state of West Bengal and has taken on...
  • Congress leadership unhappy with Kapil Sibal for representing West Bengal in Saradha scam January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leadership is learnt to be upset with former Union minister Kapil Sibal for appearing as a lawyer for the West Bengal government in the multi-crore Saradha scam case in the Supreme Court. According to sources, the party leadership has asked Sibal to take note of the angry sentiments...
  • Ranji Trophy: Uttar Pradesh host Bengal in Round 7 January 20, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh host Bengal in a Ranji Trophy battle of struggling cricket teams beginning at the Mohan Meakin ground on Tuesday. Though both teams would have wanted to be placed higher after five matches, Bengal have a better chance of making the quarter-finals. The visitors have 10 points from a loss...
  • Sporting Clube de Goa rally to hold East Bengal 1-1 in I-League January 18, 2015

    Margao: Sporting Clube de Goa came from behind to hold East Bengal to a 1-1 draw in the opening encounter of the two teams in the I-league football tournament on Sunday. East Bengal, who dominated the first half took the lead 7th minute through Ranti Martins. Sporting Clube de Goa worked...
  • East Bengal, Mohun Bagan get ready for their openers in I-League January 17, 2015

    East Bengal is looking to set aside their disappointing performance in the Federation Cup as they start their I-League football tournament campaign against Sporting Clube de Goa, on Sunday. The red and gold brigade are going through a tough time with their chief recruiter Debabrata Sarkar in police custody for his...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Bengal bowlers toil hard as J&K get a point January 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Bengal bowlers again failed to provide decisive blows as debutant Imran Haroon's century helped Jammu and Kashmir get a point to remain in hunt for a quarter-final berth in the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Friday. Set a stiff target of 337 from 76 overs after Bengal declared their...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 4 January 16, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 3 roundup: Firing on all cylinders, four big guns - Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Maharastra and Tamil Nadu - won their Ranji trophy engagements inside three days Thursday. Manan Sharma spun Delhi to an innings and 150 run victory with a...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Manoj Tiwary's all-round show puts Bengal on top January 15, 2015

    Kolkata: An all-round show by Manoj Tiwary put Bengal in the driver's seat against Jammu & Kashmir on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. The part-time legspinner Tiwary (2/19) claimed two wickets including that of J&K top...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 3 January 15, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 2 Roundup: Bengal were in a slightly advantageous position as they got rid of the Jammu and Kashmir top order on the second day of their Ranji trophy match at the Eden Gardens. Responding to Bengal's first innings score of...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 6, Group A wrap: Mukund ton puts Tamil Nadu in command January 14, 2015

    Chennai: Skipper Abhinav Mukund led from the front with a patient century to help Tamil Nadu reach a strong position on the second day of their Group A Ranji Trophy match against Uttar Pradesh. At stumps, Tamil Nadu were 360 for 7 in reply to Uttar Pradesh's first-innings score of 182...
  • West Bengal: TMC MP slaps traffic constable, allowed to go scot-free January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Prasun Banerjee allegedly slapped a traffic constable for stopping his car from driving in the wrong lane. The incident happened on Wednesday evening in Kolkata. No complain was lodged with police and Banerjee was allowed to go scot-free. ...
  • Saradha scam: ED questions Hyatt Regency, Kolkata officials January 14, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned officials of Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata on Wednesday in connection with the Saradha scam. According to sources, the hotel had played host to the meetings held between Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen. Reportedly, Mukul Roy, Madan Mitra and Kunal...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy, Round 6, Day 2 January 14, 2015

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Day 1 Roundup: Bengal rode on wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha's exquisite 129 and Laxmi Ratan Shukla's 72 to reach 312/7 on day one of the Ranji Trophy game against Jammu amnd Kashmir on Monday. In Delhi, Unmukt Chand scored 117 to take...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group A wrap: Saha hits unbeaten ton to lift Bengal from trouble January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Not less than 48 hours after returning from the gruelling tour to Australia, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha slammed an unbeaten century to script Bengal's stunning comeback against Jammu and Kashmir on the opening day on Tuesday. Having just returned from Australia on late Sunday night, Saha was quick to adjust to...
  • My resignation is a mark of protest against anarchism: Jadavpur University VC January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti on Tuesday while addressing a press conference in Kolkata said that his resignation was a mark of protest against anarcharism. Chakrabarti took on the media, for presenting a wrong picture of his. He also blamed a section of teachers of the university for...
  • Every Hindu woman should have five children, says West Bengal BJP leader Shyamal Goswami January 13, 2015

    Birbhum (West Bengal): Shyamal Goswami, a BJP leader from Birbhum in West Bengal, has made a controversial statement saying that every Hindu woman should have five children. Goswami said, "Every Hindu woman should have five children, otherwise Hindus will become extinct in this country." Goswami is sure to face flak not only...
  • TMC leader sparks controversy, says CPM women cadre tear off their blouses, make false molestation cases January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: The politics in West Bengal has hit another low with Trinamool Congress Minister Swapan Debnath alleging that CPM women cadre tear off their blouses and make false rape and molestation cases against his party workers. State Animal Resources Development Minister Debnath said, "CPM's market is down. They are depserate. CPM...
  • Ranji Trophy: Bengal look to bounce back against Jammu and Kashmir January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Boosted by Sourav Ganguly's pep talk and the return of Wriddhiman Saha, Bengal will look to bounce back by logging six points against a struggling Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in their Ranji Trophy cricket Group A match at Eden Gardens. The former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)...
  • Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti resigns after Mamata meets students January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti has resigned from his post. The announcement came after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday met the agitating students of the university and told them that the vice chancellor had expressed his desire to resign. Twelve students were on an indefinite hunger...
  • EC announces dates for by-elections in WB, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and AP January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the dates for by-elections to fill vacancies in the Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies of West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The by-elections will take place on February 13 and the counting of votes will take...