• West Bengal BJP MP Locket Chatterjee tests coronavirus positive, in self-isolation for past week 03 Jul 2020 21:39 The BJP Lok Sabha member from Hooghly said that she will further update about her health condition.IANS West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Locket Chatterjee has tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, July 3. The actress-turned- …
  • Bengal BJP MP tests positive, says mild fever but all is well 03 Jul 2020 21:35 Chatterjee’s first Covid-19 test result returned negative on Wednesday. (PTI) BJP MP Locket Chatterjee on Friday tested positive for the coronavirus and put herself under home isolation. The Lok Sabha MP from Hooghly tweeted that she has mild fever. “I …
  • BJP MP Locket Chatterjee tests positive for Covid-19 03 Jul 2020 11:39 Share00 Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from West Bengal, Locket Chatterjee, tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. The BJP Lok Sabha member from Hooghly tweeted about her health condition on Friday afternoon, saying: “I have tested …
  • West Bengal: 50-year-old Army brigadier falls to virus, toll almost 700 03 Jul 2020 00:18 According to officials, he was initially admitted to the military hospital in Barrackpore after testing positive. (Representational) A 50-year-old Indian Army brigadier was among the 16 people who died of Covid-19 in the state Thursday. With these …
  • Mahatma Gandhi contracted Spanish Flu in 1918 02 Jul 2020 22:00 New Delhi: Spanish flu is referred to as the greatest medical holocaust in history as it claimed the lives of around 25 million worldwide. In India, 17 million are estimated to have died. In Africa, 2 percent of the entire population was wiped out Mahatma …
  • TMC issues forms for Amphan money refund 02 Jul 2020 00:28 Kolkata: Trinamool Congress, sensing a groundswell of opinion against alleged corruption in Amphan relief, has started distributing printed forms to partymen allowing them to refund money “unduly credited” to their accounts. The move has worked, with many …
  • BJP cracks corruption whip on party-run panchayats 30 Jun 2020 02:47 Kolkata: Bengal BJP sprung a surprise in the 2018 panchayat polls in Jhargram by winning 330 gram panchayat and 65 panchayat samity seats against Trinamool Congress’s tally of 373 and 112 in the district, respectively. Two years down the line, many BJP-run …
  • Highest single-day spike of 624 COVID-19 cases in West Bengal; 14 more die 29 Jun 2020 20:58 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal recorded the highest single-day spike of 624 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the state's tally to 17,907, while 14 more people succumbed to the disease raising the death toll to 653, a health bulletin said. Thirteen, …
  • IFB Agro asks Kolkata govt to probe ‘attack’ on its Noorpur liquor unit 29 Jun 2020 15:03 Claims armed goons held employees as hostages, damaged CCTVs IFB Agro Industries, one of the major India-made foreign liquor and country sprit-maker, has sought intervention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, after armed goons “attacked” one of its …
  • IFB Agro's South 24 Parganas facility shut down after attack by goons; stock hits lower circuit 29 Jun 2020 07:06 IFB Agro, a major India-made foreign liquor and country spirit-maker, has sought the intervention of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after armed goons “attacked” one of its distilleries in the South 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal, a few kilometres …
  • Agro-spirits firm files police complaint after distillery attack 29 Jun 2020 01:28 Kolkata: IFB Agro Industries, one of the leaders in India Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) and country spirits in Bengal, has sought intervention of chief minister Mamata Banerjee following an alleged attack on one of its distilleries in South 24 Parganas. A …
  • Covid-19 toll: 629 West Bengal records over 500 cases for second straight day 28 Jun 2020 00:00 According to the government, 27,492 migrant workers are still in special facilities, while 7,181 others are in institutional quarantine. According to authorities, 84,291 people are still in home isolation, while 467 people are in safe homes. ( …
  • 13 more fatalities take Bengal's COVID-19 death toll to 629; 521 fresh cases detected 27 Jun 2020 20:24 By PTI KOLKATA: Thirteen more people died due to COVID-19 in West Bengal on Saturday, taking the death toll due to the disease to 629 in the state, while 521 fresh cases pushed the tally to 16,711, a health department bulletin said. Twelve of the 13 deaths …
  • Death toll rises to 616 Record jump in daily cases ends two weeks of surge in recovery 27 Jun 2020 01:44 The active case count increased to 5,039, with about 66% of the caseload in the epicentre. (Representational) After over two weeks of increasing recoveries, West Bengal on Friday registered its highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases, recording 542 …
  • Amphan relief protests spread in south Bengal 26 Jun 2020 02:02 Kolkata: A groundswell against corruption over Amphan relief distribution in south Bengal was witnessed a day after chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced at an all-party meeting on Wednesday that the government would not tolerate discrimination in …
  • E-W tunnelling: 11 jewellery shops in two bldgs shut 24 Jun 2020 23:40 Kolkata: Eleven Bowbazar jewellery shops and the two buildings they are housed in were evacuated for East-West Metro tunnelling on Wednesday. While the shops will remain closed for the next few days, 14 residents of one of the century-old structures have …
  • E-W tunnel-borer crosses cave-in zone at Bowbazar 23 Jun 2020 23:18 Kolkata: Engineers heaved a sigh of relief as the second tunnel boring machine (TBM), building the East-West Metro corridor, crossed the cave-in zone of Bowbazar on Tuesday. A 300m radius around the spot, where the August 31 tunnelling disaster had taken …
  • Couples throw caution to the wind, reunite sans masks, social distancing 23 Jun 2020 21:00 Till lockdown do us part – this seems to be the latest vow for Kolkata’s lovebirds, who have started thronging old haunts and new in their quest to spend some lone time after months of separation. Days into Unlock1.0, couples have started reuniting at …
  • Bengal reports 11 more COVID-19 deaths to take toll to 580; low key Rath Yatra in state  23 Jun 2020 19:01 By PTI KOLKATA: Eleven more people succumbed to the COVID-19 in West Bengal on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to the disease to 580, while confirmed coronavirus cases reach 14,728 with 370 fresh infections, a state health department bulletin said. Nine …
  • 67-page suicide note found in Kolkata apartment murder-suicide case 23 Jun 2020 16:58 Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) The Kolkata Police has recovered a 67-page suicide note from the posh Kankurgachi apartment where a Bengaluru-based private sector employee shot dead his mother-in-law and then killed himself on Monday. Police sources said that the …
  • Bright spots in Bengal: Covid growth rate drops, upswing in recovery rate 23 Jun 2020 05:16 According to the health bulletin, in 24 hours 390 people were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients to 8,687.(AP/File) A three percentage point drop in weekly average growth rate of coronavirus cases, complemented with the …
  • BJP nurses Modi-Mamata binary for 2021 Bengal polls 23 Jun 2020 02:16 Kolkata: When people talk of political polarisation, the tension of the binary primarily rests on individual leaders. Trinamool Congress has an established leader and a face, Mamata Banerjee. But, for Bengal BJP, with the 2021 assembly polls looming on the …
  • 5 BDOs face heat over bogus Amphan beneficiary lists 23 Jun 2020 02:16 Kolkata: Acting on chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s strict order to stem anomalies in Amphan relief, a Nabanna probe has zeroed in on irregularities in a rebuilding scheme under which families rendered homeless by the cyclone are supposed to receive a …
  • City developers to boycott Chinese raw materials 23 Jun 2020 00:58 Kolkata: A couple of hours after realtors’ body Credai National decided to go for local and avoid Chinese materials, Credai West Bengal, the apex body here in the state, and Credai Bengal have requested their members to boycott anything Chinese. Now, …
  • 245 fly back home on Vande flights from Dubai, Riyadh 23 Jun 2020 00:01 Kolkata: One-hundred-and-sixty-six Bengalis, who had been working in UAE and were away from home for several years, returned to the city, some after losing their jobs, on a Vande Bharat flight from Dubai on Monday. Later at night, another flight from the …
  • New-normal Ratha Yatra: Rituals behind closed doors, no mela, jatra or khuti puja 23 Jun 2020 00:01 Kolkata: On Tuesday, the usual Ratha Yatra-related festivities will be missing in the city. The festival is not just about pulling the chariots of Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra, but also about beginning of the jatra (traditional open-stage theatre) …
  • PepsiCo announces relief for cyclone-affected villages in Bengal 22 Jun 2020 14:04 Image Source : PTI PepsiCo announces relief for cyclone-affected villages in Bengal Food and beverages major PepsiCo said on Monday that it will install community water filters for safe water access in the cyclone Amphan-affected villages in some districts …
  • Midnapore hate speech: 4 FIRs against 80 BJP workers 22 Jun 2020 01:35 Kolkata: Police have lodged four FIRs against nearly 80 BJP workers and leaders in connection with state general secretary Sayantan Basu’s hate speech in West Midnapore on Saturday, when he gave permission to workers to set Dantan police station on fire if …
  • S Kol TV screens go blank after cable snag 21 Jun 2020 23:46 Kolkata: Cable TV services were disrupted across a large area in south Kolkata on Sunday following a fire at Dhakuria. Screens went blank in hundreds of cable homes between Kasba and Dhakuria for several hours. Cable operators said the fire had led to a …
  • Cycling’s popularity soars as Bengal tries to hit the brakes on pandemic 21 Jun 2020 23:39 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 22, 2020 3:32:49 am Facing a dearth of public transport, a lot of people now pedal to their workplaces. (Photo by Partha Paul) Sushanta Ghosh last rode a bicycle to work almost three decades back. In the …
  • West Bengal: Covid-19 case count nears 14,000, toll up to 555 21 Jun 2020 22:45 The government said there were 166 people in safe homes, and 1,37,838 are isolated at home. (Representational) The number of Covid-19 cases in the state neared the 14,000-mark on Sunday as the count rose to 13,945 with the addition of 414 patients. The …
  • COVID-19 death toll rises to 555 in West Bengal with 15 more fatalities, cases reach 13,531 21 Jun 2020 20:21 By PTI KOLKATA: The death toll due to COVID-19 in West Bengal rose to 555 on Sunday after 15 more people succumbed to the disease, while the tally reached 13,531 with 441 fresh cases, the state health department said in a bulletin. All the fresh deaths …
  • West Bengal government issues show-cause notice to 5 BDOs for irregularity in distribution of cyclone relief funds 21 Jun 2020 14:43 West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee had announced several schemes to extend financial support to people in the dist...Read More KOLKATA: The West Bengal government has issued show-cause notice to five Block Development Officers (BDOs) in four districts for …
  • Rath Yatra to be held without pomp and splendour in Bengal this year 21 Jun 2020 11:16 Representative image. KOLKATA: The Rath Yatra is set to be a low-key affair in West Bengal this year, as several organising committees of the annual car festival have called off festivities to avoid public gatherings in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. …
  • Cochin Shipyard Q4 profit up 44% to ₹138 crore 21 Jun 2020 08:18 Public sector Cochin Shipyard has posted a 44 per cent jump in consolidated profit to ₹137.52 crore for the quarter ended March 31. The company had clocked a profit of ₹95.44 crore in the corresponding period of fiscal 2018-19, it said in a regulatory …
  • Cochin Shipyard Q4 profit up 44% to Rs 138 crore 21 Jun 2020 06:51 NEW DELHI: Public sector Cochin Shipyard has posted a 44 per cent jump in consolidated profit to Rs 137.52 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The company had clocked a profit of Rs 95.44 crore in the corresponding period of fiscal 2018-19, it said …
  • West Bengal: Rise in cases, deaths mar a day of record recoveries 21 Jun 2020 02:21 The government said 9,123 people were in institutional quarantine, 231 people in safe homes, and 1,36,582 remain isolated at home. (Representational) The state government on Saturday said a record 562 people had recovered from Covid-19, even as 441 people …
  • Cyclone Amphan: 4 more TMC leaders get notice for ‘corruption’ in relief work 28 Jun 2020 23:55 Kolkata: NDRF personnel work to clear an uprooted tree from a road, in the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, in Kolkata, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra) The TMC on Sunday issued show-cause notices to four leaders over alleged corruption …
  • Bengal Covid toll up to 580: Medinipur, Bardhaman bring down active cases 24 Jun 2020 08:46 Overall, authorities have tested 4,20,277 samples. According to the bulletin, the test positivity rate now is 3.5%.(Express Photo Shashi Ghosh) The Covid-19 active caseload in West Bengal on Tuesday dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June 10 even …
  • Watch: In Asansol, BJP worker confuses China’s Xi Jinping with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un 19 Jun 2020 11:52 Protests against China in Kolkata on Thursday. (Express photo/Partha Paul) At a protest against Chinese troops for killing 20 Indian soldiers in Ladakh, BJP workers in Paschim Bardhaman district’s Asansol city on Thursday confused the country’s …
  • Unease grows about burden on Kolkata hospitals as cases in city, suburbs surge 16 Jun 2020 04:00 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 16, 2020 6:27:02 am Kolkata has three dedicated state-run Covid-19 hospitals — MR Bangur and ID Hospital, which has more than 500 beds, Calcutta Medical College, and KPC Medical College, both of which have …
  • 2,237 cases in 6 days, Bengal equals Delhi’s Covid growth rate 07 Jun 2020 00:18 The weekly average growth rate of infection is also among the highest in the country, equaling Delhi’s 7 per cent. (Representational) Amid the easing of lockdown restrictions, West Bengal on Saturday reported another highest single-day jump in number of …
  • Kolkata: As infection surges across the state, 15 more Covid hospitals to be set up 03 Jun 2020 01:17 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 3, 2020 6:10:35 am Passengers undergo thermal screening after arriving at Bardhaman station by a special train on Monday. (PTI photo) With the return of migrant labourers to West Bengal and the subsequent …
  • Nor’wester kills two, south Bengal likely to receive more rainfall 29 May 2020 06:30 The squall brought rain Wednesday evening onwards, a week after cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in South Bengal districts. The meteorological department on Thursday forecast more rain in South Bengal in the next two days, hours after a nor’ …
  • West Bengal govt, DEA, World Bank and AIIB sign loan agreements for $413 million major irrigation project 19 May 2020 14:38 KOLKATA: West Bengal government, the Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), the World Bank and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank(AIIB) have recently signed loan agreements for $413 million (Rs. 2931crore) West Bengal Major Irrigation and Flood …
  • Vande Bharat flight to bring 169 people from Dhaka to Kolkata 18 May 2020 00:43 New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Under the Vande Bharat Mission, a total of 169 Indians will return by an Air India special flight from Dhaka to Kolkata on Monday, sources told ANI. West Bengal has finally allowed repatriation of domiciles from abroad, …
  • Eight die even as West Bengal govt works to ease curbs in red zones 15 May 2020 02:27 During the day, a large number of private vehicles were seen on the road in the city’s non-containment zones.(Representational) The state government on Thursday announced that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) had claimed eight more lives, pushing up the …
  • West Bengal: Full list of red, orange, green zones for Lockdown post May 3 01 May 2020 12:54 Image Source : AP West Bengal: Full list of red, orange, green zones for Lockdown post May 3 The Union Health Ministry has finalised the list of containment zones and divided the states and districts into red, orange and green zones, districts, as the …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Doubling rate of COVID-19 cases now stands at 10.2 days, says Health Ministry 28 Apr 2020 16:55 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Delhi reports no deaths for second straight day; NITI Aayog sealed for 48 hrs 28 Apr 2020 10:31 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • Coronavirus lockdown in Kolkata and Howrah: Full list of red, orange and green zones 28 Apr 2020 10:12 Image Source : INDIA TV The confirmed coronavirus cases in West Bengal currently stand at 697 including 20 deaths while 109 have recovered. Several districts in West Bengal including Kolkata and Howrah have been identified as red zones after coronavirus …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Delhi reports no deaths for second straight day 28 Apr 2020 07:51 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • COVID-19: Four districts declared red zones as Bengal registers second doctor death in two days 28 Apr 2020 05:37 By PTI KOLKATA: The West Bengal government on Monday released a list, saying four districts, including Kolkata, have been declared as red zones in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, and 287 areas in the metropolis identified as containment zones. Howrah, …
  • Kolkata, Howrah identified among four red zones in Bengal; 11 orange zones 28 Apr 2020 04:37 Image Source : WIKI COMMONS A file photo of Howrah Bridge for representational purpose Four districts in West Bengal, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Howrah and Purba Mednipur, were on Monday delineated as red zones, or 'hotspots'. According to Union …
  • Truck carrying abandoned India Post aircraft gets stuck under a bridge in Bengal 24 Dec 2019 07:33 By ANI DURGAPUR: A truck carrying an abandoned India Post aircraft was stuck under a bridge in Durgapur on Tuesday. The incident took place on National Highway-2 in the city. The aircraft was stuck in the middle of the road in Durgapur city in Paschim …
  • Video: Plane gets stuck under bridge in India 24 Dec 2019 07:02 A truck carrying an abandoned India Post aircraft was stuck under a bridge in Durgapur on Tuesday. The incident took place on National Highway-2 in the city. Watch: Truck carrying abandoned aircraft gets stuck under bridge in #Durgapur in #WestBengal pic. …
  • CAA protests: ‘Violent protests prove that Bengal needs NRC’ 20 Dec 2019 22:40 Babul Supriyo in Asansol on Friday. Express Union Minister Babul Supriyo Friday opted out of a rally in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in Asansol after the local police denied him permission. The BJP leader instead returned to Kolkata, …
  • Citizenship Law protests: Bengal Imam who lost son to communal clashes calls for peace 15 Dec 2019 21:16 Maulana Imdadul Rashidi had thwarted escalation of riots in 2018. Maulana Imdadul Rashidi, the Imam from Asansol in West Bengal who thwarted escalation of riots in the wake of his son’s death during 2018 communal clashes in the Paschim Bardhaman city, has …
  • Bengal BJP team meets Modi, apprises him of law and order situation in state 15 Dec 2019 09:45 KOLKATA: A state BJP delegation met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday and apprised him of the law and order situation in West Bengal, amid violent protests against the amended Citizenship Act. The delegation, led by party state general secretary …
  • PM Modi addresses rally in Haryana's Ballabhgarh | LIVE 14 Oct 2019 12:10 Oct 14, 2019 5:36 PM (IST) Posted by Madhu Rao Delhi Special Court reserves order on ED's application seeking arrest Chidambaram A special court in Delhi reserves the order on Enforcement Directorate (ED) application seeking the arrest of Congress …
  • 3 Trapped In Illegal Coal Mine In Bengal, Rescue Operations On 14 Oct 2019 06:46 The incident took place on Sunday night when four coal pilferers were extracting coal from the mine. Asansol: Three men have been trapped while extracting coal from an illegal coal mine at Kulti in West Bengal, an official said on Monday. An Eastern …
  • Ponzi scam: CBI raids 22 locations in West Bengal 02 Jul 2019 02:51 New Delhi: The CBI on Monday conducted searches at 22 locations in West Bengal, including the offices and residential premises of promoters and directors of New Land Agro Industries, one of the accused companies in a ponzi scam cases being probed by the …
  • West Bengal: CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in ponzi scam cases 01 Jul 2019 16:59 Image Source : PTI CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in ponzi scam cases   The CBI on Monday carried out searches at 22 locations in West Bengal including the offices and residential premises of promoters and directors of New Land Agro Industries, …
  • West Bengal launch free crop insurance scheme for farmers 28 Jun 2019 05:51 BCCL All farmers taking loans (granted or applied for) and even those not taking loans can avail of the insurance. KOLKATA: West Bengal government has announced a crop insurance scheme in collaboration with the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC), …
  • 78 Bombs Seized In Two Districts Of West Bengal, 8 Arrested 25 Jun 2019 06:01 Durgapur/Bhatpara (West Bengal): As many as 78 bombs were seized from Paschim Bardhaman and North 24 Parganas districts in West Bengal on Monday. While 60 bombs were seized from Bhatpara area of North 24 Parganas district, the police recovered 18 bombs …
  • Caller pretending to be Babul Supriyo threatening me: TMC leader to police 01 Jun 2019 17:43 [India], June 1 (ANI): Mayor of Asansol Municipal Corporation and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Jitendra Kumar Tiwari on Saturday complained to the police that a caller, claiming himself to be Union Minister Babul Supriyo, has verbally abused and threatened …
  • 120th Birth Anniversary of Nat’l Poet: Three-day celebration begins today 24 May 2019 19:53 Marking the 120th birth anniversary of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam, a three-day national level programme will begin at Darirampur in Mymensingh’s Trishal, the place imbued with Nazrul’s memory, today. The celebration at Darirampur Nazrul Mancha, …
  • Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Full list of winners 23 May 2019 19:06 State Constituencies Leading/Winning Candidates Party Andaman and Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Islands VISHAL JOLLY BJP Andhra Pradesh Araku GODDETI MADHAVI YSRCP   Srikakulam Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu     Vizianagaram       Visakhapatnam       …
  • General election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 12:04 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2019 GODAM NAGESH Leading TRS 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2019 SATYAPAL SINGH BAGHEL Leading BJP 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2019 SUJAY RADHAKRISHNA VIKHE …
  • India general election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 02:20 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2014 GANDHI DILIPKUMAR MANSUKHLAL BJP Ahmedabad East 2014 PARESH RAWAL BJP Ahmedabad West 2014 DR. …
  • View: The mood in this West Bengal village seems to be against Mamata Banerjee 16 May 2019 18:10 Five years to the day since the 2014 election results were annouced, Narendra Modi attended a rally at Sultanpur village near Mathurapur in South 24 Paragnas on Thursday. A few hours before his chopper landed at 4.45 pm, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata …
  • “Without Antibiotics, I Cannot Treat”: Examining Antibiotic Resistance Drivers in India 08 May 2019 07:30 An interview with Mohit Nair, discussing the issue of antibiotic resistance in India and the work that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders) is carrying out to improve awareness and reduce the misuse of antibiotics. What are the main …
  • Examining Antibiotic Resistance Drivers in India 08 May 2019 07:19 An interview with Mohit Nair, discussing the issue of antibiotic resistance in India and the work that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) (Doctors Without Borders) is carrying out to improve awareness and reduce the misuse of antibiotics. What are the main …
  • EC transfers seven Bengal police officers 22 Apr 2019 11:36 Kolkata, April 22 (IANS) The Election Commission on Monday ordered immediate transfer of seven police officers in West Bengal with clear instructions they should not be involved in election duties. “The officers being transferred are not to be involved by …
  • Stop rallies and pay the price, BJP tells Trinamool 12 Apr 2019 19:52 Kolkata, April 13 (IANS) The BJP’s West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Friday warned the state administration not to obstruct the scheduled Ram Navmi rallies here and said the ruling Trinamool Congress would face the consequence in the elections if …
  • Hindu radicals attack Christians in West Bengal, badly beating pastor 21 Mar 2019 18:24 The incident occurred in a private home in the village of Panch Gachia. Rev Anand Hari is now in hospital. The “members of others religions have no restrictions on meeting,” says prominent Christian, whilst “Christians instead are not allowed to worship …
  • EC notice, police complaint against Supriyo over campaign song (2nd Lead) 19 Mar 2019 18:57 Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday slapped a show-cause notice on Union Minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo for not seeking permission before releasing a video of his party’s campaign song for Bengal on the social media. “This …
  • EC serves notice to Babul Supriyo for ‘derogatory’ song against TMC 19 Mar 2019 14:25 An FIR has been lodged against Babul Supriyo in Asansol South police station. (File) The Election Commission has sent a notice to BJP MP Babul Supriyo for singing a song against which TMC has submitted a complaint. As per sources, the commission has …
  • Central forces to hit Kolkata streets from Sat 15 Mar 2019 12:48 KOLKATA: The first company of BSF which is likely to reach Kolkata on Friday evening will hit the streets the very next morning. Police said they expect to split the BSF company in 8 to 10 platoons to patrol several Kolkata zones like Shahid Nagar area …
  • Central forces to hit Kolkata streets from Saturday 15 Mar 2019 03:16 Saibal Gupta & Dwaipayan Ghosh Kolkata The first company of BSF which is likely to reach Kolkata on Friday evening will hit the streets the very next morning. Police said they expect to split the BSF company in 8 to 10 platoons to patrol several …
  • Trade unions strike evokes mixed response on Day 1 08 Jan 2019 16:17 NEW DELHI: The strike by 10 central trade unions evoked a mixed response on Tuesday as five states, including Kerala, Odisha and Assam, witnessed complete bandh while sporadic incidents of violence were reported in West Bengal and Rajasthan. Central trade …
  • Trade unions strike evokes mixed response on Day 1, complete bandh in Kerala 08 Jan 2019 14:23 New Delhi, Jan 8 () The strike by 10 central trade unions evoked a mixed response on Tuesday as five states, including Kerala, Odisha and Assam, witnessed complete bandh while sporadic incidents of violence were reported in West Bengal and Rajasthan. …
  • 48-hour strike: Sporadic incidents reported in West Bengal 08 Jan 2019 07:12 KOLKATA: Sporadic incidents of vandalism have been reported from parts of West Bengal on Tuesday during the 48-hour-long nationwide general strike called by central trade unions protesting against the "anti-people" policies of the Centre. Stones …
  • Dematerialisation of shares: How companies race against time and investors reminisce about a bygone era 25 Nov 2018 04:40 Even when Arun Goenka, businessman and veteran stock market investor, works out of his office in the congested Mumbai suburb of Andheri East, the 61-year-old keeps recalling another, far away place — the village he grew up in, Neamathpur in Paschim …
  • Cyclone Titli enters West Bengal, kills 4 more 12 Oct 2018 19:28 IMAGE: People walk through a waterlogged residential colony following heavy rains in Bhubaneswar on Friday. Photograph: PTI Photo Cyclone Titli weakened into a deep depression and entered West Bengal on Friday, triggering incessant rainfall even as it …
  • 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Bengal CPI(M) for tie-up with Congress 01 Sep 2018 04:13 The Bengal State committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has decided to enter into a “seat sharing adjustment” with Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The decision was taken at a recent State Committee meeting where majority of …
  • Kolkata faces sudden heat wave, discomfort rises 16 Jun 2018 13:40 Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Kolkata is reeling under a heat wave with the mercury touching 40 degree Celsius on Saturday and the rains disappearing after strong westerlies weakened the monsoon winds, a met official said here. The temperature shot up since …
  • Nazrul emerged like a comet in Bangla literature: PM 27 May 2018 06:23 ASANSOL, PASCHIM BARDHAMAN: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Kazi Nazrul Islam enriched Bangla literature immensely. The premier made the remarks at the Kazi Nazrul University in West Bengal’s Asansol during a Special Convocation on Saturday (May 26). The …
  • Upholding Nazrul's non-communal spirit 26 May 2018 21:46 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Bangladesh is being developed, upholding the non-communal spirit of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam. “Nazrul was motivated by the non-communal spirit. So, we're building Bangladesh with this non-communal …
  • India has progressed because of its democratic tradition: Hasina 26 May 2018 13:48 Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) Lauding India’s democratic tradition for its progress, Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday sought cooperation from neighbouring nations to protect her country’s youth from the scourge of conflict, …
  • Hasina seeks quick solution to Rohingya problem 26 May 2018 12:21 Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) A day after seeking the cooperation of the international community to ensure Myanmar took back the Rohingya refugees, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sehikh Hasina on Saturday called for a quick solution to the problem. “You …
  • Hasina conferred honorary D.Litt by Kazi Nazrul University 26 May 2018 09:59 Asansol (West Bengal), May 26 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on Saturday conferred the honorary Doctorate of Literature degree by the Kazi Nazrul University here. University Vice Chancellor Sadhan Chakrabarti handed out the degree to …
  • Hasina receives DLitt degree at Kazi Nazrul University 26 May 2018 09:24 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today received 'Doctor of Literature (DLitt)' degree from Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol in Paschim Bardhaman district in West Bengal. Sheikh Hasina was honoured with the degree in recognition of her outstanding …
  • Sheikh Hasina to have luncheon meeting with Modi 24 May 2018 19:25 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will have a luncheon meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday following the inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavana at the Visva-Bharati University in Santiniketan. Her younger sister Sheikh Rehana will also be …
  • Pre-poll violence continues in Bengal 07 Apr 2018 17:58 Violence over filing of nominations for panchyat polls in West Bengal continued for the sixth day on Saturday. Clashes between Trinamool Congress supporters and various Opposition parties took place in Birbhum, Murshidabad, Paschim Bardhaman and Uttar …
  • Rising communal tensions in West Bengal, Bihar 02 Apr 2018 04:34 — By Editorial | Apr 02, 2018 07:57 am The recent communal clashes in West Bengal and Bihar on the occasion of Ram Navami have further vitiated the atmosphere for peace and social harmony in the two States. Several days after the incidents of violence and …
  • West Bengal Governor Visits Violence Hit Asansol, Stays Away From Muslim Localities 01 Apr 2018 10:33 West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi on Saturday visited violence-hit Asansol and Raniganj but during his four-and-a-half hour-long visit, he didn't meet a single Muslim family.  “He never asked to go” and “if he had, it would have been difficult …
  • Bengal Ram Navami violence: Clash-hit Raniganj limps back to normalcy 30 Mar 2018 18:44 Police use batons to control the situation after an armed crowd allegedly barged into a police station over Ram Navami clashes at Kandi in Murshidabad on Monday. | PTI File Photo KOLKATA: Parts of Raniganj in West Bengal's Paschim Burdwan district that …
  • Bengal violence: Clash-hit Raniganj limps back to normalcy 30 Mar 2018 15:30 Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) Parts of Raniganj in West Bengal’s Paschim Burdwan district that remained tense for most of this week following clashes over Ram Navami rallies limped back to normalcy on Friday even as large number of police and para-military …
  • Asansol-Raniganj violence: Babul Supriyo barred from visiting troubled areas, FIR filed 30 Mar 2018 06:48 Asansol: Union Minister Babul Supriyo being stopped by police from entering Asansol in Burdwan district of West Bengal on Thursday. Photo:PTI Union minister Babul Supriyo and a senior West Bengal BJP leader were today stopped by police from entering the …
  • Ram Navami Clashes: FIR Filed Against Union Minister Babul Supriyo, Barred From Visiting Troubled Areas 30 Mar 2018 04:59 Union minister Babul Supriyo and a senior West Bengal BJP leader were today stopped by police from entering the Asansol-Raniganj area over clashes following a Ram Navami rally. Supriyo claimed that two FIRs were lodged against him after which he also filed …
  • Union minister Babul Supriyo barred from visiting troubled areas, FIR filed 30 Mar 2018 04:35 Union Minister Babul Supriyo being stopped by police from entering Asansol in Burdwan district of West Bengal on Thursday. PTI Photo. Union minister Babul Supriyo and a senior West Bengal BJP leader were on Thursday stopped by police from entering the …
  • Ram Navami clash: Babul Supriyo barred from visiting troubled areas 29 Mar 2018 18:34 Union minister Babul Supriyo and a senior West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party leader were on Thursday stopped by police from entering the Asansol-Raniganj area, where situation continued to remain tense after violence erupted over a Ram Navami procession. …
  • West Bengal: Babul Supriyo barred from entering tense Asansol-Raniganj area 29 Mar 2018 16:02 — By PTI | Mar 29, 2018 06:57 pm Kolkata: Union Minister Babul Supriyo and a senior West Bengal BJP leader were today stopped by police from entering the Asansol-Raniganj area, where the situation continued to remain tense after violence erupted over a Ram …
  • West Bengal clashes: Federal minister stopped 29 Mar 2018 15:24 Kolkata: Amid prevailing tensions over parts of Raniganj and adjoining areas in West Bengal’s Paschim Burdwan district following clashes over Ram Navami rallies, federal minister Babul Supriyo was on Thursday prevented from entering the area. Citing …
  • Babul Supriyo barred from entering tense Asansol-Raniganj area 29 Mar 2018 15:16 KOLKATA: Union minister Babul Supriyo and a senior West Bengal BJP leader were on Thursday stopped by police from entering the Asansol-Raniganj area, where the situation continued to remain tense after violence erupted over a Ram Navami procession. …
  • Babul Supriyo 29 Mar 2018 14:06 KOLKATA: Union minister Babul Supriyo and a senior West Bengal BJP leader were on Thursday stopped by police from entering the Asansol-Raniganj area, where the situation continued to remain tense after violence erupted over a Ram Navami procession. …
  • Babul Supriyo barred from entering tense Asansol-Raniganj area 29 Mar 2018 12:02 KOLKATA: Union Minister Babul Supriyo and a senior West Bengal BJP leader were today stopped by police from entering the Asansol-Raniganj area, where the situation continued to remain tense after violence erupted over a Ram Navami procession. Internet …
  • Tension in Bengal after Ram Navami violence, BJP hits out at Mamata government 28 Mar 2018 16:24 Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) Tension prevailed over parts of Raniganj and adjoining areas in West Bengal’s Paschim Burdwan district on Wednesday following clashes over Ram Navami rallies, even as the state government rushed a crack police team including senior …
  • CPI-M calls for deploying army, paramilitary in Bengal’s troubled areas 28 Mar 2018 16:24 Kolkata, March 28 (IANS) The CPI-M on Wednesday demanded deployment of para-military forces in the tense areas like Asansol in West Bengal and urged the Mamata Banerjee government to take the initiative for requisitioning the army’s services in view of the …
  • Six more districts in West Bengal to become ODF by March end 05 Mar 2018 19:11 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: March 5, 2018 1:01 pm According to the official, funds from the Centre, meant for this project, were not “fully coming to the state”. (Source: Express photo by Anoop K Venu/Representatonal) Six more districts in West …
  • Epiderma exclusively launches laser hair transplant treatment for the first time in South Bengal 27 Jan 2018 20:19 (MENAFN Editorial) Durgapur, Paschim Bardhaman, 27th Jan, 2018: Epiderma Laser Clinic, a new brand of cosmetological service provider has launched their two new world-class clinics in Durgapur and Asansol. Epiderma Laser clinic is gaining unbelievable …
  • After Rosogolla, Bengal plans GI tags for Kalonunia, Randhunipagal rice 08 Dec 2017 11:01 Close on the heels of getting GI ( geographical indication) for Rosogolla, West Bengal government is all geared up to apply for tags for Kalonunia and Randhunipagal varieties of rice. These two are indigenous varieties of aromatic fine rice available in …
  • WB Govt to sign MoUs for bringing in foreign investment in fish cultivation 21 Nov 2017 09:10 Agencies, Kolkata The West Bengal Government is signing memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with various companies to bring in investment in the sector of fish farming. The idea behind these joint ventures with the State Government is to make Bengal self- …
  • West Bengal minister's brother's body found 20 Sep 2017 13:29 Image for representational purpose only ASANOL: Divers after carrying out search operation throughout Tuesday night fished out 70-year-old Ashim Ghatak's body from the Damodar river today early morning, police said. Ashim Ghatak was the elder brother …
  • Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls 13 Aug 2017 19:26 Sporadic incidents of violence took place in several parts of West Bengal since polling started on Sunday morning in seven civic bodies, including five municipalities, one municipal corporation and one Notified Area that is a settlement area in transition …
  • BJP leader arrested for posting fake video, says Bengal Police 13 Jul 2017 05:54 (Image tweeted by @TarunSengupta69) Kolkata: A BJP leader was arrested on Wednesday by West Bengal police's Criminal Investigation Department for allegedly uploading a fake video on social networking site Facebook. Tarun Sengupta, the party's …
  • 3 killed as roof of coal mine falls in Asansol 17 Jun 2017 01:08 Asansol: A coal mine gallery roof collapsed, killing three, at Bhanora West Block patch open cast mine in Asansol on Friday morning. This is an Eastern Coalfield Ltd (ECL) outsourcing mine. One person allegedly went missing after the cave-in. While …
  • Next round of bidding under UDAN scheme likely in three months, says Jayant Sinha 09 May 2017 17:41 Regional connectivity will ensure there are 200 operational airports Kolkata, May 9:   Bidding for the second round of short domestic routes under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme is expected to take-off within three months, Jayant Sinha, Union …
  • 2nd round of bidding under UDAN scheme may take off within 3 months: Jayant Sinha 09 May 2017 10:06 Kolkata, May 9:   Bidding for the second round of short domestic routes under the UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) scheme is expected to take off within three months, Jayant Sinha, Union Minister of State for Civil Aviation, said here. The UDAN or regional …
  • Take permission for religious rallies: Mamata Banerjee 08 Apr 2017 01:28 ASANSOL: After the police statewide, and in Kolkata, slapped charges against saffron leaders for brandishing swords in Ram Navami processions, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she — and her administration — aren't opposed to religious …
  • Bengal gets 23rd district: West Burdwan 07 Apr 2017 23:41 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo) West Burdwan district was carved out of Burdwan on Friday by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, making it the 23rd district. Addressing the inauguration programme of the new district, Mamata said that …
  • Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee declares West Bardhaman as 23rd district 07 Apr 2017 13:31 By: PTI | Asansol | Published:April 7, 2017 5:35 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo) A new West Bardhaman district was craved out of Bardhaman district by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today making it the 23rd district …