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Old woman branded a witch, severely beaten up in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) An old woman was branded as a witch and beaten up in Bagmundi area of West Bengal's Purulia district, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scolded by mom for damaging mobile, teenage girl ends life
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) A teenage girl here hanged herself after she was scolded by her parents for damaging her mother's mobile phone, police said on Tuesday. She died on way to hospital.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Guv meets Congress, Left leaders on pending bills
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday met legislative party leaders of the Congress, CPI-M and CPI to discuss the pendency of two bills, one to prevent lynching and another related to a state commission for scheduled castes and tribes.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata walks around in Darjeeling, gives kids polio drops
Darjeeling, Jan 21 (IANS) Strolling on the hilly roads of Darjeeling town, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chatted with the common people and traders and administered pulse polio drops to children.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Anti-CAA resolution in Bengal Assembly on Jan 27
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday announced that a resolution against the new citizenship law will be brought in the state Assembly on January 27.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Alejandro quits as East Bengal coach
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) East Bengal's Spanish head coach Alejandro Menendez on Tuesday stepped down from his post after a spate of poor results saw the club languish at seventh place in the I-League table.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Heroin worth approx Rs 100 cr seized in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) In a major drug haul by Kolkata Police, heroin worth between Rs 75 crore to Rs 105 crore in the international market, was seized early on Tuesday and two persons were arrested, a senior officer said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhankhar asks Mamata to withdraw comment on PM
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Taking strong objection to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not allowed by the people of the state protesting against the CAA to take the road routes during his recent visit, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday asked her to "withdraw it forthwith".
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kolkata Municipal Corporation website hacked
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Hackers attacked the website of Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Monday and uploaded information about the National Population Register (NPR), the city Mayor said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will pass Assembly resolution against CAA: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the next three-four days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National
I-League: Anti-CAA, NRC protest by EB fans during derby
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Few East Bengal supporters on Sunday protested against the Citizen Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens during their Kolkata I-League derby at the Salt Lake Stadium against Mohun Bagan here.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Visva Bharati seeks CISF deployment on campus
Bolpur (West Bengal), Jan 19 (IANS) The Rabindranath Tagore founded Visva-Bharati University has decided to seek deployment of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at its campus here in West Bengal's Birbhum district after two recent incidents of disturbance, a spokesman said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Sex racket in the guise of spa busted, 17 arrested in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Sixteen women were among 17 arrested as police busted a sex racket operating under the guise of a spa-cum-beauty parlour in West Bengal's Durgapur town, police said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal farmer killed in elephant attack
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) A middle aged farmer was killed in elephant attack in West Bengal's West Midnapore district early on Sunday, officials said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Look within, publicly apologise: Dhankhar to Bengal minister
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Taking umbrage at West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee questioning first lady's presence at "government meetings", state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has asked him to look within and publicly apologise.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Police lathi charge BJP workers trying to bring out pro-CAA rally
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The police lathi charged and prevented BJP workers from taking out a thanksgiving rally on Citizenship (Amendment) Act which was slated to be led by state party chief Dilip Ghosh in East Midnapore district's Nandigram on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ISL: ATK add to merger euphoria with win over FC Goa
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) ATK emerged 2-0 victors against FC Goa in a closely-fought top-of-the-table clash in the Indian Super League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Ready to give women's IPL five years to grow: Coach Raman
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) India women's team head coach WV Raman on Saturday said a four-team womens version of the Indian Premier League is fine for this season as he is ready to give it a five-year window to be something like the men's version of the franchise-based T20 league.
2020-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
PC joins CAA protestors at Kolkata's Park Circus
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram joined the ongoing anti-CAA stir in Kolkata's Park Circus and assured the gathering that his party was with them.
2020-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Now Dilip Ghosh calls anti-CAA intellectuals 'parasites'
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In keeping with his penchant for abusive attacks on opponents, BJP West Bengal's President Dilip Ghosh on Friday described as "creatures", "devils" and "parasites" the intellectuals who hit the streets protesting against the new citizenship law.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
VU panel to probe Dasgupta's confinement, student clashes
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The Visva-Bharati University on Friday formed a three-member committee, headed by Calcutta High Court's former Chief Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, to look into the recent incidents of confinement of Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta and the clashes between students in the campus.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
FSDL kicks-off ISL Children's League
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Football Sports Development Limited, which runs the Indian Super League, has rolled out its second most ambitious project - the ISL Childrens League.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal man stabs self, family; says was worried about NRC
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A 34-year-old man in West Bengal's Contai sub-division stabbed himself and his family members claiming that he was worried about the fall-out of a possible National Register of Citizens exercise, the police said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Two Visva-Bharati students injured in attack, two held
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two students, having allegiance to the Left students unions of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, were allegedly beaten up with rods, following which two arrests were made on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
We first set a 11-seat target for LS polls: Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) How did the BJP set a target of winning over half of the Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal ahead of last year's general elections?
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dilip Ghosh re-elected Bengal BJP president
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Dilip Ghosh was on Thursday unanimously re-elected BJPs West Bengal unit President for three years, and is set to steer the party through the crucial state Assembly polls scheduled for 2021.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
MB loyalists look forward to life in the ISL lane
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Mohun Bagan fans are delighted at the club's merger with two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK, saying it would only raise the standards of one of the oldest outfits in Indian football and add to ATK's fanbase as well.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Had advised Sanjiv Goenka to buy Mohun Bagan: Bhutia
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday hailed Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK for acquiring a majority stake in I-League heavyweight Mohun Bagan, but opined that they should keep the 130-year-old club's jersey and logo to reap the rewards of their legacy.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Two Visva-Bharati students hurt in campus attack
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two students of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal were allegedly beaten up with sticks and rods by outsiders, said to be members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, sources said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Arujna's arrows had nuclear power, says Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday caused eyebrows to be raised with his interpretation of India's epics, saying that in the "Mahabharata", Arjuna's arrows had "nuclear power" while the "Ramayana" has spoken of aircraft.
2020-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Anti-CAA protest should continue even without opposition unity: Amartya Sen
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Nobel prize winner economist Amartya Sen on Monday stressed the need for opposition unity in the country for carrying forward the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), but said even if unity is not there, the protesters still have to move on and do whatever is necessary.
2020-01-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Why Mamata stayed away from Delhi opposition meet?
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's boycott of Monday's opposition meet in Delhi betrays her reluctance to accept the leadership of the Congress in fighting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and brings out the deep suspicion state-specific regional outfits harbour towards the grand old party amid fears it could usurp their vote bank given even the minimal political space, say analysts.
2020-01-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National
'Pandya can pass Yo-Yo in sleep, just wants more time before return'
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) India all-rounder Hardik Pandya being withdrawn from the 'A team for the tour of New Zealand in the eleventh hour raised quite a few eyebrows with some even saying that he failed a fitness test. But it has now been revealed that the all-rounder himself wants to spend some more time working on his back before he returns to action.
2020-01-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
India acquiring 200 figher jets: Defence Secretary
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) In a bid to fill up the depleting stock of aerial inventories of the Indian Air Force, the government is in various stages of acquiring around 200 aircraft, a top official said here on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Bengal parties lash out at Modi for making political speech from RKM platform
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advocacy of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and criticism of opposition parties for 'fuelling misconception' about the legislation during a speech at Belur Math on Sunday angered non-BJP parties in West Bengal, who decried the use of the platform of Ramakrishna Mission for 'political propaganda'.
2020-01-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bomb threat forces flight to return to Kolkata from mid-air
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) A bomb threat given by a 25-year-old woman passenger forced a Mumbai bound flight to return to Kolkata airport by making an emergency landing, officials said on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
ISL: Kerala do the double over ATK, win 1-0
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Kerala Blasters FC picked up an important 1-0 win against ATK in the Indian Super League (ISL), thanks to a second-half strike by Halicharan Narzary at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Congressmen show black flag to Modi, shout 'go back'
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) A group of Congressmen shouted "go back Modi" and showed the black flag to Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he was entering the Netaji Indoor Stadium for the inaugural function of the sesquicentenary celebration of the Kolkata Port Trust on Sunday.
2020-01-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi renames Kolkata Port after Syama Prasad Mukherjee
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday renamed Kolkata Port after Syama Prasad Mukherjee -- an Indian politician, barrister and academician, who served as the Minister for Industry and Supply in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's cabinet.
2020-01-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I don't accept CAA notification, it will remain on paper: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) A day after the Central government notified that the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has come into effect, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday refused to recognise the notification, saying it would only remain a piece of paper.
2020-01-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata meets Modi, seeks withdrawal of CAA
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhavan here and urged him to reconsider and withdraw the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act along with any proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2020-01-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
5 museums to be made as per international standards: Modi
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) The Centre has decided to make five iconic museums of the country as per international standards, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Saturday.
2020-01-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Modi opens light & sound show at Howrah Bridge
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated an interactive light and sound show at the iconic Howrah Bridge -- Rabindra Setu -- through a glittering programme held in the picturesque Millenium Park on the banks of the Hooghly.
2020-01-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kolkata actress names filmmaker Arindam Sil in #metoo
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) The #metoo wave has now entered the Bengali film industry. Popular television actress Rupanjana Mitra has reportedly brought shocking allegations of sexual misconduct against renowned Bengali filmmaker Arindam Sil.
2020-01-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Mohun Bagan likely to merge with ATK: Report
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan could enter into a merger with Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK for the upcoming season, as per a report.
2020-01-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Anti-CAA protests welcome Modi in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) Amid swirling "go back" protests across the city against him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived here under heavy security protection for a two-day trip to West Bengal during which he would take part in a number of public programmes in the city and also visit Belur Math in neighbouring Howrah district.
2020-01-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Told PM to withdraw CAA, asked him to reconsider: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Raj Bhavan here and urged him to reconsider the enforcement of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and explained her opposition to the new legislation, as well as to the proposed NPR and NRC.
2020-01-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata-Modi meeting likely at Raj Bhavan
Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) There is likelihood of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the Raj Bhavan on Saturday notwithstanding the sharp verbal volleys they have exchanged over the CAA issue in recent times, sources said on Friday.
2020-01-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Scrap anti-constitutional CAA: Amartya Sen
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) Iterating that the new citizenship law is not in tune with the Constitution, Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has demanded that the legislation be scrapped.
2020-01-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Trinamool student arm to start indefinite sit-in against CAA
Kolkata, Jan 9 (IANS) In what could turn out to be the Bengal version of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protest, the Trinamool Congress' student arm will start an indefinite sit-in against the new citizenship law in the heart of the city from Friday.
2020-01-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National