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  • Calcutta HC appoints special officers to decide proposed BJP rally in Kolkata on Sunday 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High court has appointed two special officers from the Kolkata municipal corporation and from the West Bengal fire services department to take the final call on Saturday about the compliance norms for the proposed BJP rally by its national president Amit Shah on Sunday. The special officers...
  • 5 lakh animals slaughtered in 48 hours in Nepal's Gadhimai festival 5 hours 0 minutes ago

    Over five lakh animals will be sacrificed in the biggest animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival over the next two days. Although police have been deployed-- but the Federation of Indian Animal protection organization shoots this video where one can see that the locals at the Gadhimai temple committee are easily...
  • BJP ill prepared to face civic polls in West Bengal 5 hours 57 minutes ago

    Kolkata: BJP is still ill prepared for the civic polls in West Bengal due next year. Though the civic polls will give clear signals for BJP's acceptance which is likely to decide whether BJP may win power in the upcoming assembly polls in 2016. The ruling Trinamool Congress registered a...
  • Kanye West to quit his career in music for fashion? Yesterday

    New York: Rapper Kanye West is reportedly planning to quit his music career in order to pursue the fashion world. The 37-year-old singer feels that there are bigger bucks in fashion than in music, reported New York Post. "After his next collaboration with Paul McCartney comes out, he is going to...
  • British Airways to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort during journey in 2007 Yesterday

    New Delhi: British Airways has been directed by a consumer forum here to pay Rs 1.5 lakh to two women for discomfort and inconvenience caused to them in their journey to the US in 2007. The South West Delhi District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, presided by SK Sarvaria, asked the...
  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee 2 days ago

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Should animal sacrifice in the name of religion be stopped? 2 days ago

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. CNN-IBN asks...
  • Nepal gears up for the biggest animal slaughter 'Gadhimai festival' 3 days ago

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. The festival...
  • Battle for West Bengal: Is Mamata Modi's real challenger? 3 days ago

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her volley of attacks against the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday by calling it anti-people. ...
  • Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha scam, alleges Kunal Ghosh 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who is in CBI custody for alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha scam, has accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of being the biggest beneficiary of the irregularities. While being taken to the court on Monday, Ghosh lost his cool and called...
  • TMC-BJP war of words deepens, Mamata questions PM's foreign trips' expense 4 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her volley of attacks against the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday by calling it anti-people. Addressing a rally in Kolkata, the Trinamool Congress chief accused the government of using Central Bureau of Investigation against her party which is under fire...
  • BJP trying to create tension in West Bengal: TMC leader Derek O'Brien 4 days ago

    Derek O'Brien, member of Parliament for All India Trinamool Congress said that TMC would not allow the Insurance Bill to pass. "Do not need a lecture on patriotism. BJP trying to create tension in West Bengal," said Derek O'Brien. ...
  • If nation knows how much black money is spent by BJP, it will be blacklisted, says Trinamool Congress 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress, facing flak from opposition over the alleged involvement of some of its leaders in the Saradha chit fund scam, on Sunday hit back at Union Minister Arun Jaitley for critical comments about the party and its chief Mamata Banerjee. The party, which has already announced that it would...
  • Let CBI do its investigation and come up with conclusions: West Bengal Governor 5 days ago

    Commenting on the Saradha scam issue West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi said that he was to premature to comment on the subject. "Let the CBI do its investigation and come up with conclusions," said KN Tripathi. ...
  • Chelsea beat West Brom 2-0 to strengthen their top position 5 days ago

    London: Chelsea kept up their title charge in the Premier League by easily beating 10-man West Bromwich Albion 2-0 on Saturday, with Diego Costa scoring his league-leading 11th goal of the season. Costa downed a cross from Oscar to volley in the opening goal in the 11th minute at Stamford Bridge...
  • CBI must have had good reasons to arrest Srinjoy Bose: West Bengal Governor 6 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the arrest of Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said that the agency must have had some "good reasons" to do it. "The agency which has arrested him must have had some good reasons to do it. Therefore,...
  • Assad Fudadin to replace Darren Bravo in Windies Test squad 6 days ago

    St. John's: Guyana left-hander Assad Fudadin will replace Darren Bravo in the 15-man Test squad for the tour of South Africa, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The 29-year-old Fudadin played three Tests in 2012 and has mainly campaigned with West Indies A since then. He made his debut against...
  • West Indies have got to stop airing laundry in public: Brian Lara 6 days ago

    Sympathising with the West Indies players for their India tour pull-out after a fallout with the WICB, Caribbean legend Brian Lara said that communication between the players and the board is key and its time to stop making internal issues a public matter. "Players in India playing cricket without a contract...
  • Yusuf Pathan to lead West in Deodhar Trophy 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Baroda all-rounder Yusuf Pathan will lead West Zone in the Deodhar Trophy inter zonal one-day knock out tournament to be played from November 29 to December 3. West are drawn to meet the winners of the quarter-final match between South vs Central in one of the two semi-finals on December...
  • Of pills and summonses: The Saradha investigation story so far 1 week ago

    Kolkata: It took some 15 alprazolam tablets and a summons to create the latest dust up in the Saradha ponzi scam case. That those 15-odd anti-anxiety sedatives which suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh popped inside a high-security prison in Kolkata on the wee hours of 14th November added to the...
  • India tour pull-out: Windies task force begins probe 1 week ago

    Bridgetown: A task force set-up to probe the circumstances that led to the controversial pull-out of the West Indies team from its tour of India has begun its work, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced. The task force comprising chairman Michael Gordon and members Wes Hall and Richard Cheltenham held...
  • Saradha scam: Major embarrassment for Mamata as CBI arrests TMC MP Srinjoy Bose 1 week ago

    Kolkata: In yet another blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Bose, who owns Bengali daily Sambad Praitidin, allegedly had stuck a deal with Sudipta Sen, the main accused in...
  • CBI questions West Bengal Textiles Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee over Saradha chit fund scam 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee. Mukherjee is facing questioning in connection with a plot of land he sold to the Saradha Group. He is the first of the three Mamata Banerjee ministers summoned by the...
  • US military may extend anti-Ebola mission in West Africa 1 week ago

    Washington: The US military may extend its mission to combat the spread of Ebola in West Africa beyond six months, if there was a surge of new cases. "We have to be prepared for this to go longer than six months," Pentagon official John Kirby said. He said that in spite of...
  • West Indies confirm 14 players picked for SA tour sign contracts November 19, 2014

    St. John's: A month after a pay dispute controversially derailed its tour to India, the West Indies Cricket Board has confirmed that 14 top-flight players have signed contracts committing them to a three-Test series in South Africa. The Board of Control for Cricket in India, the most powerful stakeholder in the...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to probe West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra November 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose. According to sources, both of them have been asked to appear before the agency during the week. While Mitra will be the first state...
  • Mamata rules out alliance with BJP, hints at going with Congress November 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday ruled out any alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and slammed it for accusing her government of harbouring terrorists. On question of allying with the Congress, Mamata said 'no one is an untouchable in politics'. Here is...
  • West Bengal: Student's body found on railway tracks, family alleges murder November 18, 2014

    Howrah: A first year college student was found dead near the railway tracks at Howrah's Uluberia station in West Bengal on Friday. The 20-year old was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim Akash Agarwal was a pharmacy student of Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical...
  • WB: 1st year student found dead near railway tracks in Howrah after being ragged by seniors November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: A first year college student from Bihar was found dead near railway tracks at the Uluberia station in Howrah, West Bengal on Sunday. The student was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim's father claimed that he was murdered and the body was...
  • Fresh clashes break out between TMC, BJP workers in Birbhum; 1 dead November 16, 2014

    Birbhum: Fresh clashes between the workers of ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party claimed one life in West Bengal's Birbhum district which was under curfew for over 10 days earlier this month. The deceased is reportedly a BJP supporter whose body was recovered by police from Chowmandalpur village. Five people...