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Bengali film actress Payel Sarkar joins BJP
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Star wars continue in poll-bound West Bengal as the Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress and its arch rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are busy roping in film stars and actors in their respective political folds ahead of the forthcoming state Assembly elections.
2021-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Cinema/Showbiz
Mamata Banerjee rides e-scooter to protest petrol price hike
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Staging an unprecedented protest against the price hike of petroleum products, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rode an electric scooter to reach her office in the state secretariat Nabanno building in Kolkata's adjoining Howrah district.
2021-02-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Zuniga winner takes Churchill Brothers back to I-League summit
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Churchill Brothers headed back to the summit of the I-League table after beating NEROCA FC 1-0 at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: TRAU return to top six after beating Indian Arrows
Kalyani, Feb 24 (IANS) Tiddim Road Union Athletic (TRAU) defeated Indian Arrows 5-1 on Wednesday to go fifth on the I-League table with 13 points. A Bidyashagar Singh brace, coupled with strikes by Mayosing, Komron Tursunov, and Chanso Horam led Nandakumar Singh's men to a win after Harsh Patre's magical free-kick had reduced the deficit for the Arrows.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
At least four killed, seven injured in road accident in Burdwan
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) In a tragic accident, a speeding truck mowed down as many as 11 people, killing at least four in the spot, in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata writes to Modi seeking help to buy vaccines for everybody
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) With high-voltage state Assembly polls round the corner, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting the Centre to support in purchasing the required number of Covid-19 vaccines "on top priority basis".
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I-League: Mohammedans come from behind to beat 10-man Chennai 2-1
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 24 (IANS) Suraj Rawat scored a stoppage time winner as Mohammedan Sporting recorded a 2-1 win over Chennai City FC on Wednesday in the I-League.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Fate worse than Trump awaits PM Modi: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public meeting in Hooghly district's Sahaganj near Dunlop, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday launched an all-out attack of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying that the saffron brigade won't be able to score even a single goal in the forthcoming state Assembly elections.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Inspired by Bollywood, Majhi's syndicate used Rs 20 note as signal to smuggle coal
Kolkata/New Delhi/Dhanbad, Feb 24 (IANS) The story of absconding coal mafia kingpin Anup Majhi aka Lala, who is named in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) FIR in an illegal coal smuggling case seems to be inspired from a Bollywood crime thriller where the role of Rs 20 note becomes instrumental in the safe passage of trucks laden with coal, officers related to probe said on Wednesday.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
I-League: Mohammedans come from behind to beat 10-man Chennai 2-1
Kalyani (West Bengal), Feb 24 (IANS) Suraj Rawat scored a stoppage time winner as Mohammedan Sporting recorded a 2-1 win over Chennai City FC on Wednesday in the I-League.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Fate worse than Trump awaits PM Modi: Mamata
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's public meeting in Hooghly district's Sahaganj near Dunlop, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday launched an all-out attack of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying that the saffron brigade won't be able to score even a single goal in the forthcoming state Assembly elections.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Yesterday once more: Skyroom is back in new avatar
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) As you walk down the main thoroughfare in Kolkata's key arterial stretch of Southern Avenue, you can find a quaint narrow alley that will lead you to a whole new world of a vintage city.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
US, UNHCR, rights groups oppose Malaysia's Rohingya repatriation (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) UN agencies, western governments, including the US, and global human rights groups have strongly opposed Malaysia's sudden repatriation of 1,084 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
US, UNHCR, rights groups oppose Malaysia's Rohingya repatriation
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) UN agencies, western governments, including the US, and global human rights groups have strongly opposed Malaysia's sudden repatriation of 1,084 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
2021-02-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
I-League: Gokulam Kerala beat Sudeva for third straight win
Kalyani, Feb 23 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala extended their win streak to three games as they beat Sudeva Delhi FC 1-0 in the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Tuesday. Philip Adjah Tettey Narh's 68th-minute goal was the difference between the two sides in the game which was completely dominated by Vincenzo Annese's team.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BJP leader Rakesh Singh arrested in Pamela Goswami drugs case
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Kolkata Police on Tuesday arrested Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rakesh Singh from Burdwan district in connection with the Pamela Goswami drugs case.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I-League: Mohammedans' Suraj nets injury-time winner vs Chennai
Kalyani, Feb 23 (IANS) Suraj Rawat's thunderous outside-the-box strike in injury time of the second half rallied Mohammedan SC from being a goal down to defeat 10-man Chennai City FC 2-1 in the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal power minister hospitalised after testing Covid positve
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) West Bengal Power Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, who had tested positive for Covid-19 on February 18, was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Vijay Hazare Trophy: Minnows Chandigarh stun Bengal (Roundup)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Minnows Chandigarh pulled off a second straight upset win in the Vijay Hazare Trophy on Tuesday when they shocked former champions Bengal by five wickets here. Earlier, Chandigarh had beaten Haryana in their first match of the 50-over tournament.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Robertson's brace helps Real Kashmir to 3-1 win over Aizawl
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Mason Robertson scored a brace as Real Kashmir came from a goal down to beat Aizawl 3-1 in the I-League at the VYBK Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Indian Navy, Coast Guard feeding stranded Rohingyas, but no rescue yet (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The Indian Navy and Coast Guard personnel have been feeding and providing medical attention to a group of 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen on a boat that was stranded on high seas after it drifted into India's territorial waters on Monday.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh shown black flags in Darjeeling
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and Lok Sabha MP Arjun Singh were shown black flags as they reached Darjeeling hills on Tuesday, to kickstart their 'Parivartan Yatra' rallies in north Bengal ahead of the forthcoming state Assembly polls.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CBI quizzes Abhishek Banerjee's wife for over an hour (2nd ld)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday interrogated Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira at their south Kolkata residence for over one hour. After quizzing Rujira, the federal investigation agency investigators left.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Trinamool MP Abhishek's wife quizzed for over 2 hours by CBI (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers on Tuesday questioned Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira for over two hours at her residence in connection with its probe into the illegal coal smuggling case.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Mamata visited Abhishek before CBI arrived
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited her nephew and Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee's residence before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) interrogation of his wife Rujira in connection with the illegal coal mining scam.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CBI team at Abhishek Banerjee's residence to question wife Rujira
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) A team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers arrived at the residence of Trinamool Congress MP Abhushek Banerjee to question his wife Rujira Banerjee in connection with its probe into the illegal coal smuggling case, minutes after West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee left from his residence.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
'Indian Coast Guards feeding stranded Rohingyas on high seas'
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Indian Coast Guards vessels have reached a boat carrying 90 Rohingya refugees and three Bangladesh crewmen which drifted into India's territorial waters a day back.
2021-02-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Human Interest/Society,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Abhishek Banerjee's wife not new to controversies with Central agencies
Kolkata/New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summons to Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira has once again put focus on her after the Custom Department notice to her in 2019.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal has made up its mind for 'poriborton': PM Modi
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Launching a scathing attack on the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, Prime Minster Narendra Modi said on Monday that the people of the state have made up their mind for a real 'poriborton' (change).
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CBI questions Abhishek's sister-in-law Menka in coal smuggling case (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) recorded the statement of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law Menka Gambhir in connection with its probe into the illegal coal smuggling case.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I-League: Top 6 chasing Aizawl face unbeaten Real Kashmir
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Aizawl FC will be looking to cement their position in the top six of the I-League table when they face second-placed Real Kashmir FC on Tuesday at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
I-League: Chennai, Mohammedans looking to stay in top 6
Kalyani, Feb 22 (IANS) Chennai City FC face Mohammedan SC on Tuesday as the Kalyani Municipal Stadium, as both sides look to avoid falling further down the I-League table.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Gokulam looking for 3rd successive win as they face Sudeva
Kalyani, Feb 22 (IANS) Gokulam Kerala will be looking for a third consecutive win as they face Sudeva Delhi FC in the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium on Tuesday.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
WB: Modi to flag off metro service extension to Dakshineswar
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) Ahead of the high-voltage state Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit West Bengal on Monday to inaugurate a bouquet of railways projects including the first metro service in Noapara and Dakshineswar section.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Abhishek's wife responds to CBI notice, ready to be quizzed
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) served a notice, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira responded to the communication on Monday saying she is ready to be quizzed by the federal agency, party sources said.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CBI team at residence of Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law Menka Gambhir, a team of the central agency sleuths arrived at her residence here for questioning in connection with its probe into the illegal coal smuggling case.
2021-02-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CBI comes to question wife, Abhishek Banerjee says not cowed down (2nd Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) In a surprise action ahead of the upcoming West Bengal Assembly polls, a CBI team arrived at the house of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee here to question his wife in the coal smuggling case.
2021-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CBI serves notice to Abhishek Banerjee's wife in illegal coal mining scam (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials served a notice to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee's wife Rujira Banerjee on Sunday in connection with the illegal coal mining case.
2021-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Bengal govt reduces tax on petrol, diesel by Re 1
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Sunday announced a reduction of Re 1 in tax on petrol and diesel. The cut will be applicable from midnight.
2021-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Astro Zindagi (Weekly Horoscope)
Here is a guide to the week ahead for you. This is your forecast for February 22-28
2021-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
CBI team at Mamata nephew Abhishek's home to question wife
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) In a surprise action ahead of the West Bengal Assembly polls, a CBI team arrived at the Kolkata residence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee to question his wife in the coal scam case.
2021-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
CBI serves notice to Abhishek Banerjee in illegal coal mining scam
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) The CBI officials served a notice to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress' Lok Sabha MP and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday in connection with the illegal coal mining case, sources said.
2021-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
BJP youth leader Pamela arrested in Kolkata with drugs worth Rs 10L
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A BJP youth-wing leader Pamela Goswami along with her associate was arrested on Friday with 100 gram cocaine worth of Rs 10 lakh from south Kolkata's posh New Alipore area, police said on Saturday.
2021-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Amit Shah summoned by court in defamation case filed by TMC MP
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A court in West Bengal on Friday issued summons to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to appear either personally or through a lawyer before it on February 22 in connection with a defamation case lodged against him by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee.
2021-02-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I-League: Clinical Gokulam Kerala blank Indian Arrows 4-0
Kalyani, Feb 19 (IANS) A stellar attacking performance in the second half, in which they scored four goals, helped Gokulam Kerala FC defeat Indian Arrows 4-0 and collect three points in the I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium here on Friday.
2021-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I-League: Clinical NEROCA keep top 6 hopes alive, beat Sudeva 2-0
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) North Eastern Re-Organising Cultural Association (NEROCA) Football Club gave themselves a fighting chance in the race to finish in the top 6 of the I-League by beating Sudeva Delhi 2-0 at the Kishore Bharati Krirangan on Friday. Goals by Judah Garcia and substitute Songpu Singsit ensured a victory for Gift Raikhan's side in a hard-fought game against the league newcomers.
2021-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Attempts were made to erase Netaji's contributions: Shah
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to poll-bound West Bengal, said on Friday that attempts were made to erase the contribution of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, but he still continues to inspire the citizens.
2021-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Jai Shri Ram' signifies protest against politics of appeasement: Shah (Ld)
Namkhana (West Bengal), Feb 18 (IANS) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday targeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying that the slogan of 'Jai Shri Ram' signifies a protest against the politics of appeasement.
2021-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CID begins probe into bomb attack on Bengal minister
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) The CID on Thursday started a probe into the bomb attack on West Bengal Minister Jakir Hossain, who along with 21 others was seriously injured in the blast at Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad district on Wednesday night. A team of forensic experts visited the railway station on Thursday and collected evidence.
2021-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
I-League: Aizawl thrash Mohammedan SC 3-0
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Aizawl FC sailed past Mohammedan SC 3-0 in a dominant display of attacking prowess at the VYBK Stadium on Thursday in the I-League. A Malsawmtluanga free-kick in the first half, coupled with strikes by Lalremsanga and Lalliansanga in the second, led Aizawl to a dominant win over a Mohammedans side who were unable to create any goal scoring chances.
2021-02-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football