BENGAL

  • Blank firing inside temple in West Bengal Yesterday

    Burdwan: Two youngsters on Saturday fired in the air at a temple in Burdwan district's Katwa triggering panic in the compound. Two motor cycle-borne youngsters arrived at the famous Kali temple compound in the area, went inside and fired two rounds in the air before rushing out and leaving the area...
  • Bandh affects life partially in West Bengal 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Normal life was partially affected in West Bengal on Thursday following a state-wide 12-hour general strike called by Left Parties and trade unions, with the Bharatiya Janata Party also calling a 10-hour bandh to protest against alleged violence by ruling Trinamool Congress in the recent civic polls. Train services on...
  • TMC scores landslide win in West Bengal civic polls; Left, Congress, BJP routed 5 days ago

    Kolkata: In a major boost to the party ahead of next year's Assembly polls, the Trinamool Congress scored a landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation bagging 114 of the 144 wards, and also won 69 of the 91 civic bodies in districts across West Bengal. The victory in the municipal...
  • TMC heading towards a massive win in Kolkata Municipal polls 5 days ago

    Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress is surging ahead by a massive lead in the civic polls of the state by leading in 80 seats of the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation board and 67 of the 91 municipalities of the state. Left Front was leading in 13 seats and the Congress and...
  • Fresh tremor jolts West Bengal, death toll in India rises to 72 6 days ago

    New Delhi: A fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 jolted parts of West Bengal on Monday evening triggering panic even as the death toll in India from Saturday's powerful earthquake in Nepal rose to 72. As India intensified relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal and launched...
  • Siliguri: Fear grips people as they see their house crumble 6 days ago

    People in Siliguri are still gripped with fear even as parts of their homes lay crumble around them after the Nepal earthquake. "I saw the house collapsing, I ran to my neighbours, then I saw the house hanging on a tree," said a young boy in shock. ...
  • Aftershocks rock West Bengal 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Fresh tremors were felt twice on Sunday in different parts of West Bengal at noon and at night triggering panic among the people who ran out of homes and gathered on the streets. Following the 7.9 magnitude temblor that left three people of the state dead on Saturday, the...
  • Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 4 lakh compensation for families of deceased in quake-hit West Bengal 1 week 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. ...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal 1 week ago

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...
  • Rescue team from West Bengal rushing to Nepal: Mamata Banerjee 1 week 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...
  • Live: IAF C-17 aircraft with 225 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi 1 week ago

    Death toll in Nepal due to the devastating earthquake that hit the country, today rose to 1,900 with over 700 casualties in Kathmandu Valley alone. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation on Saturday followed by several aftershocks and left a trail of death and destruction, flattening houses and buildings,...
  • East Bengal beat Dempo 3-1 in I-League April 25, 2015

    A rampant East Bengal downed Goan football club Dempo 3-1 to climb to fourth spot in the I-League standings at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday. The home side, on a rainy afternoon, dominated possession and struck as early as in the 22nd minute through Nigerian striker Dudu Omagbemi. Three...
  • Bengal mountaineers safe: Mamata Banerjee April 25, 2015

    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...
  • Sourav Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Ankit Keshri's family April 25, 2015

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's family. Ganguly has also decided to use the pension, which he will be getting in future years from the Board, to fund the treatment of injured...
  • Nepal earthquake: Over 50 dead in India including 47 in Bihar, 8 in UP and 3 in West Bengal April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Over 50 people have died in India due to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning. While 47 deaths have been reported in Bihar, eight people have died in Uttar Pradesh and three casualties are from West Bengal. According to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy...
  • West Bengal: Distress for potato farmers, 22 farmer suicides reported in 2 months April 25, 2015

    Potato farmers in West Bengal are in deep distress as there is a sharp dip in prices owing to massive over production coupled with insufficient government support. This has led to more than 20 farmers committing suicide in the past two months. ...
  • West Bengal: A TMC worker shot dead allegedly by Congress worker during municipal body polls April 25, 2015

    Kolkata: The municipal body polls in Katwa (West Bengal) which began smoothly at 7 am amid tight security on Saturday, turned ugly when a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was shot dead outside the polling booth. The TMC worker, named Indrajeet Singh was shot dead on the spot whereas another TMC...
  • Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, Asansol-Durgapur will be Agnibina April 24, 2015

    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' April 24, 2015

    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,...
  • Injured Bengal cricketer Rahul Ghosh gradually improving, says doctor April 23, 2015

    Kolkata: Rahul Ghosh, the 20-year-old cricketer who was hospitalised on Tuesday after being hit on the head while fielding in a local league match is "gradually improving", his attending doctor said on Thursday. "His condition is much stable now, he is gradually improving. The blood clot too has reduced," doctor Buddhadev...
  • Cricketer Rahul Ghosh's condition stable April 22, 2015

    The condition of cricketer Rahul Ghosh, hospitalised after sustaining a head injury during a local league match, is stable but not yet out of danger. ...
  • Ranty Martin scores 200th goal in East Bengal's win over Salgaocar FC April 22, 2015

    Kolkata: Ranty Martins struck his record 200th goal to inspire East Bengal to a 1-0 win over Salgaocar FC in the I-League football tournament at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan on Wednesday The Nigerian forward fired up a strong header into the right side of an open net from the six-yard...
  • Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly April 21, 2015

    A day after the untimely death of former under-19 Bengal skipper Ankit Keshri, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said it was "disappointing" to see a young life end so soon. "It's disappointing, it's sad to see a young boy's life come to an end at the young age of 20....
  • After Ankit Keshri's tragic death, another Bengal cricketer suffers serious head injury while fielding April 21, 2015

    Just a day after the tragic death of Bengal's former under-19 cricket captain Ankit Keshri, another player from the region named Rahul Ghosh has suffered a serious head injury while fielding in a Division 2 Cricket Association of Bengal match on Tuesday. Playing for the Kolkata Police team against Bijoy Sports...
  • Blame game follows cricketer Ankit Keshri's tragic death April 21, 2015

    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 April 20, 2015

    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 April 20, 2015

    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 April 20, 2015

    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 April 20, 2015

    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...