BENGAL

  • Financial package to Bengal a bunkum: Mamata Banerjee 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for debt waiver, on Monday termed as a 'bunkum' reports that West Bengal had been given a financial package and stuck to her demand that Centre stop deducting interests on loans. Close on the heels of Union...
  • A new beginning for Trinamool Congress, says Mukul Roy Yesterday

    Kolkata: A day after he was removed from the post of all India general secretary of Trinamool Congress, Mukul Roy on Sunday said leaders who replaced him in different positions "are more competent than him", but time would tell if the decision was correct. Stressing that he very much remained an...
  • West Bengal faces possible own-tax revenue shortfall 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal budget for 2015-16, presented on Friday in the Assembly by state Finance Minister Amit Mitra, has showed a revised own-tax collection of Rs 40,062 crore for 2014-15 against the budgeted estimate of Rs 45,413 crore. Tax revenues are composed of states' own-tax revenues and share in central...
  • Swine Flu claims another life in West Bengal, 100 affected 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Swine Flu claimed another life in West Bengal taking the toll to six even as the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus reached 100 on Thursday, a senior health official said. "One person has died in the state because of Swine Flu at a city hospital in the...
  • 48 killed as ferry with 150 people capsizes in Bangladesh February 22, 2015

    Dhaka: At least 48 people, including many women and children, were killed on Sunday when an overcrowded ferry with over 150 passengers sank in a river in northwestern Bangladesh after colliding with a trawler, the latest maritime tragedy to hit the country. The ferry, heading to Paturia from Daulatdia in Rajbari,...
  • Eelco Schattorie new East Bengal coach, Colaco goes February 20, 2015

    Kolkata: Dutchman Eelco Schattorie Thursday was named the new head coach of city soccer giants East Bengal, hours after Armando Colaco bade an emotional farewell to the club after getting to know about the new recruit. A hurt Colaco said after the morning practice that he expected the club to inform...
  • Mamata Banerjee's swine flu faux pas, says it mostly happens from mosquito bite February 20, 2015

    Kolkata: While the government says awareness is the key to fight swine flu, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the flu is caused by mosquitos. "People have to move from one place to another. In many cases, it spreads from mosquito bites. We have asked the authorities...
  • East Bengal new coach Eelco Schattorie ready for tough challenge February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: East Bengal on Thursday welcomed Eelco Schattorie as their new head coach, who seemed determined to set the house in order of the struggling Red and Gold brigade. "I will not answer any questions regarding the coach (Armando Colaco) before me. I am sympathetic about him because I was in...
  • Armando Colaco resigns from post of head coach of East Bengal February 19, 2015

    Kolkata: Putting an end to all speculations, Armando Colaco on Thursday resigned from the post of East Bengal head coach, even as Dutchman Eelco Schattorie is expected to succeed the Goan this evening. "Armando Colaco era is over, hope the club rises to success. I'm a professional, that's why I came...
  • I-League: Armando Colaco hints he may quit East Bengal February 17, 2015

    Kolkata: East Bengal coach Armando Colaco on Tuesday refused to comment on whether he will be quitting the club but dropped enough hints that he could be on his way out dismayed with the way he has been treated at the red-and-gold-camp. "I've never faced so much of pressure in my...
  • I-League: East Bengal, Mohun Bagan end in 1-1 stalemate February 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Two first half headers led to a 1-1 draw in the season's maiden I-League derby between archrivals East Bengal and Mohun Bagan before a huge crowd at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Tuesday. Cameroonian striker Pierra Boya gave Bagan the lead in the 24th minute which was nullified seven...
  • West Bengal: BSF jawan opens fire, 1 killed, 4 injured in Malda February 17, 2015

    Malda (WB): In a suspected case of fratricide, a Border Security Force jawan on Tuesday allegedly opened fire at the force's camp near Malda on Tuesday, killing a colleague and injuring four others. BSF Director Inspector General, Malda Sector, Raj Singh Rathore, said a BSF personnel belonging to the 20 battalion...
  • It would be 'Bhaag BJP Bhaag' in 2016, says TMC February 16, 2015

    Kolkata: After winning by-polls of Bongaon Lok Sabha and Krishnagunj Assembly constituency on Monday, Trinamool Congress returned the jibe used by BJP in West Bengal saying it would be 'Bhaag BJP Bhaag' in 2016. "In 2016, it will be 'Bhaag BJP Bhaag' as the people of West Bengal have given a...
  • West Bengal Assembly budget session to start from February 19 February 16, 2015

    Kolkata: The Budget Session of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly will begin on February 19 with Governor K N Tripahi addressing the House, while the state budget will be tabled on February 27. Announcing this in Kolkata on Monday, Speaker Biman Banerjee said the session would continue for at least 11...
  • Saradha scam: Former WB DGP Rajat Majumdar gets conditional bail from Calcutta HC February 16, 2015

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has granted bail to Trinamool Congress Vice President Rajat Majumdar. Majumdar was the first TMC leader to be arrested by the CBI in connection to the multi crore Saradha scam. Since then, three other TMC leaders Kunal Ghosh, Madan Mitra and Srinjoy Bose were arrested...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls up Mukul Roy, both remain mum on issues discussed February 15, 2015

    Kolkata: Amid reports of Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy forming a new political outfit, party chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called up the leader but it was not immediately known what transpired during the talks. The conversation reportedly lasted for a few minutes and both the leaders remained tight-lipped about...
  • Bangladeshi filmmaker Tanvir Mokammel's new film 'Simantorekha' deals with Partition of Bengal in 1947 February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: A new film by acclaimed Bangladeshi director Tanvir Mokammel deals with the Partition of Bengal in 1947 and its effects on politics in the Indian subcontinent and socio-cultural life of millions of people. By choosing to make "Simantorekha" (The Borderline), Mokammel has stuck to his predictable path - of...
  • Saradha scam case: EC arrests Prashanto Naskar, a close aide to Sudipto Sen February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has arrested Prashanto Naskar, a close aide of Saradha Group chairman Sudipto Sen on Friday in the Saradha scam case. The agency, sources said that the 40-year-old was arrested after few hours of interrogation at its Salt Lake office in Kolkata. "Naskar has been working...
  • Voting underway for by-elections to one Lok Sabha, one Assembly seats in West Bengal February 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Voting is underway on Friday for by-elections to one Lok Sabha and one Assembly constituencies in West Bengal amid tight security. Election Commission officials said that elaborate arrangements had been made for a free, fair and peaceful polling in the by-elections to the Bongaon (SC) Lok Sabha seat in North...
  • Need for communicative policing: Mamata Banerjee February 11, 2015

    Kolkata: There is a need for communicative policing apart from 'rough and tough' approach, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday. Referring to police role in tackling agitational programmes which at times turn violent, Banerjee, who also holds the Home portfolio said, "In today's world, policing has to...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 9, Group B, Day 4: Wriddhiman's 92 saves Bengal as Jammu & Kashmir get relegated February 9, 2015

    Indore: Wriddhiman Saha's match-saving innings of 92 enabled Bengal to get a point against Madhya Pradesh as they were able to avoid the ignominy of relegation from group B of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, on Monday by virtue of a drawn game. The precious point that Bengal got courtesy Wriddhiman...
  • I-League: Mohun Bagan edge past Pune; Salgaocar beat East Bengal February 8, 2015

    Kolkata: Defender Pritam Kotal's late strike ensured a 1-0 win for city giants Mohun Bagan over Pune FC in a I-League encounter on Saturday. In other matches, Salgaocar FC beat East Bengal 3-1 at Goa, while Royal Wahingdoh held another Goan outfit Dempo SC 1-1. At Kolkata's Salt Lake stadium, Haitian defender...
  • Saradha scam: ED summons TMC MP Arpita Ghosh, 2 aides of Matang Singh February 6, 2015

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Trinamool Congress MP Arpita Ghosh and two aides of former Union minister Matang Singh in connection with its money laundering probe in the Saradha chitfund case. Officials said while Balurghat MP Ghosh has been summoned to appear on February 13, Singh's...
  • East Bengal look for hat-trick of wins as they take on Salgaocar February 6, 2015

    Margao: East Bengal will be looking for a hat-trick of victories to keep their winning momentum going as they face Salgaocar FC on Saturday in a fifth round match of the I-League, played at Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, Margao. Coming into this match with two straight wins at home against Bengaluru FC...
  • Delhi elections: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee appeals all to vote for AAP February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday appealed to the people of Delhi to vote for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates during the Assembly elections on February 7. In a tweet, Banerjee said, "Delhi elections on 7. My request to...
  • Police lathicharge SUCI workers in Kolkata, several injured February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The police on Thursday lathicharged Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) workers in Central Kolkata after the latter tried to push police barricades. The SUCI workers were conducting a rally in protest of anti people policy of state and central government. Several SUCI workers have been injured in the clash. ...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose quits party, Rajya Sabha a day after getting bail February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress (TMC) and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suffered a big blow as MP and Saradha scam accused Srinjoy Bose resigned not only from the party but also from his Rajya Sabha seat. Bose was granted bail by a Kolkata court on Wednesday in the Saradha chit...
  • Burdwan blast: NIA arrests a core member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh February 5, 2015

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested a core member of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in connection with the October 2, 2014 Burdwan blast. Mufazzil Haque was arrested from Mukimnagar in Murshidabad (West Bengal) on Tuesday night. According to NIA, Haque used to own the Lalgola madarsa in Mukimnagar which...
  • I-League: East Bengal beat Shillong, Pune edge past Mumbai February 1, 2015

    Kolkata/Pune: Nigerian striker Ranti Martins sparkled on the pitch for Kolkata giants East Bengal as he provided both the first goal and the winning header to sneak past Shillong Lajong 2-1 in an I-League encounter Sunday, while in Pune, home side Pune FC went on top of the leader...
  • Ranji Trophy, Rd 8, Group A wrap: Bengal opener Arindam, spinners surrender initiative to Railways January 31, 2015

    Kolkata: Inability of the spin troika to dismiss the Railways' last wicket pair of Anureet Singh and Avinash Yadav cost hosts Bengal three points in a crucial group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy on Saturday. At stumps, Bengal were 187 for five in their second essay after Railways scored 302...