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Chinese origin man held for double murder in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) A man of Chinese origin was arrested on Saturday for allegedly murdering his wife and father by hitting them with an iron bucket in East Kolkata's Tangra area, the police said.
2019-08-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 dead, over 60 injured in Bengal temple stampede (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) At least three pilgrims died and more than 60 others were injured in a stampede early on Friday after a portion of a wall near a temple in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district collapsed amid incessant rain, a minister said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Crime/Disaster/Accident
3 dead in Bengal stampede
Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Three persons died while over two dozen were injured in a stampede early on Friday after a portion of a temple wall in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district collapsed, police said.
2019-08-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal BJP chief changes residence after new threat alert
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) West Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh's residence was changed on Thursday to make room for new security arrangements, following inputs regarding a life-threatening attack on him by some "foreign agents".
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Why is Congress afraid over PC's arrrest, asks Joshi
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) Questioning why Congress was 'afraid' over its heavyweight leader P Chidambaram's arrest, Union Coal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Thursday said the Congress should not worry about its leader if he has committed no wrong.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
1 lakh LED streetlights in Kolkata, Bidhannagar
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) In a bid to cut down on carbon emissions, the West Bengal government has decided to retrofit about one lakh smart LED streetlights in municipal corporation areas covering Kolkata and neighbouring Bidhannagar, a senior minister announced here on Thursday.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
4 held with 10,000 Yaba tablets, FICN in Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 22 (IANS) The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Thursday seized 10,000 Yaba tablets along with Rs 1.96 lakh fake Indian currency notes (FICN) and arrested four drug traffickers in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal, a senior NCB official said.
2019-08-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Aiming to reach out, Mamata brews tea at a stall in Digha
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in the state's coastal resort town Digha for an administrative meeting, brewed tea at a village stall on Wednesday while interacting with the locals.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan beat Real Kashmir, reach final
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Suhair V.P. scored twice in extra time as Mohun Bagan stormed into the final of the 129th Durand Cup, beating Real Kashmir FC 3-1 in the second semi-final at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Renewables won't overtake coal soon in power sector: CIL
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Iterating that renewable energy sources were unlikely to overtake coal as the major source of power generation in India any time soon, state-owned Coal India Ltd on Wednesday said the energy migration would happen "differently" in the country as compared to many other countries switching to renewables.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
5 Bangladeshi infiltrators arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) Five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested here on Wednesday for entering the country through the Indo-Bangladesh porous border without proper documents, police said.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Bengal woman gangraped, had asked for cut money refund
Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) A woman was allegedly raped by a panchayat member and three others in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district after she asked for a refund of the cut money they had taken for getting her a house under a government scheme.
2019-08-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Row after Bengal school serves salt-rice in mid-day meal
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) A controversy broke out on Monday over the mid-day meal menu after students at a government school in West Bengal's Hoogly district were served rice and salt instead of cooked food.
2019-08-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Not intimidated by Trinamool's threats: Sovan
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who switched over to the BJP last week, accused the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of conspiring to put his life in danger and said he will not be intimidated by such threats.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Gokulam storm into Durand semis with 4-1 win over TRAU
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Marcus Joseph scored a hat-trick as Gokulam Kerala FC defeated a 10-man TRAU FC 4-1 to qualify for the semifinals of the 129th Durand Cup here on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
128 heads of cattle seized in Bengal, 13 smugglers held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Border Security Force personnel seized 128 heads of cattle, being smuggled across to Bangladesh, and arrested 13 people in raids in various border areas in West Bengal on Saturday night and early Sunday, a BSF official said.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Defence/Security
Fake currency notes seized in Kolkata, 1 held
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) The special task force of the Kolkata Police has seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the total face value of Rs 1,92,000, a senior officer said on Sunday.
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
I have no regrets: Akhtar Ali (Where Are They Now?)
Kolkata, Aug 18 (IANS) Notwithstanding his failing health and advanced age, India's celebrated tennis player and legendary coach Akhtar Ali still keeps a keen eye on the courts of the eastern metropolis to spot and guide budding talent. Now a 80-plus veteran, Ali leads a simple life, spending time with his grandchildren and has little hesitation in saying: "I have no regrets".
2019-08-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,IANS Life
2 Bangladeshis killed by speeding luxury car in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A speeding luxury car mowed down two pedestrians - both Bangladesh citizens - close to a vital south Kolkata intersection early on Saturday, police said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Durand Cup: Real Kashmir book semis date with Mohun Bagan
Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 17 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC held FC Goa to a goalless draw on a wet pitch at the Kalyani Stadium on Saturday to seal their place in the semifinal of the 129th Durand Cup.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan in semis after ATK beat Md Sporting
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) ATK rode Hitesh Sharma's early goal to edge past Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in a rain-interrupted 129th Durand Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
BSF seizes 218 cattle being smuggled to Bangladesh
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 218 cattle that were being smuggled to Bangladesh, during raids in West Bengal's border districts, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ATK signs Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Real Madrid academy graduate Javi Hernandez, an attacking Spanish midfielder, was on Friday roped in by ATK for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Film on 'Gumnami Baba' gets legal notice from Netaji fan
kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after the teaser release of acclaimed Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji's latest venture 'Gumnaami', based on the recluse 'Gumnami Baba', who many believed was the freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in disguise, a Netaji fan from Kolkata on Friday sent a legal notice to the producer. The fan, Debabrata Roy, has urged Srijit to "drop the project" as the film would promote manipulation and misrepresentation of facts regarding the hero of India's freedom struggle.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mamata recalls Vajpayee's vision on his death anniversary
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary and remembered his humanitarian philosophy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sovan's joining will boost BJP in Bengal: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh here on Thursday welcomed former Kolkata Mayor and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Sovan Chatterjee's decision to join the BJP, but refused to speculate reasons behind cinestar Debashree Roy's visit to the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata calls for peaceful movements to preserve freedom
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called for organising peaceful movements to preserve freedom and democratic rights, adding that secularism is what identifies and unites India as a nation.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
S.S. Paul appointed Bengal women's team coach
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Bengal seamer Shib Sankar Paul was on Wednesday appointed the head coach of the state's senior women's team, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) said in a statement.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal government's 'Kanyashree' scheme empowers 60 lakh girls
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Marking the sixth anniversary of West Bengal government's flagship scholarship project Kanyashree, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the scheme has empowered 60 lakh female students since inception.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
CFL: Mohun Bagan held to 1-1 draw by Calcutta Customs
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Mohun Bagan's winless run continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Calcutta Customs in a Calcutta Football League Premier Division 'A match here on Wednesday.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: East Bengal reach semis; Gokulam, FC Goa post wins
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) East Bengal stormed into the Durand Cup semifinals riding substitute Bidyashagar Singh's brace to bounce back from behind and post a 2-1 victory against Bengaluru FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Hindus in Bengal paying 'Jijia' under Mamata rule: VHP
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Joint General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Surendra Jain on Tuesday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for terming the alleged imposition of tax on Durga Puja committees as 'Puja Jijia (jizya) Tax' and claimed that Hindus in Bengal are forced to pay such a 'tax' under her government in the form of cut-money.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Centre's next step should be to unite 'enslaved Kashmir': VHP
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Joint General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Surendra Jain on Wednesday said abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution should have happened "a long time ago" and claimed that the next step of the centre should be to unite the "enslaved Kashmir" (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) with the Indian mainland besides implementing the Uniform Civil Court.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata opens world's 1st museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday warned that none should "try to spread violence and fear in her state".
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Mamata lashes out at CBDT for distorting facts
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Accusing the Central Board of Direct Taxes of making "factually incorrect" claims and resorting to "sheer distortion of facts" with regard to issuing notices to Durga Puja committees in her state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded that it desist from levying taxes from the puja committees.
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Mamata opens world's 1st museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday warned that none should "try to spread violence and fear in her state".
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Mamata lashes out at CBDT for distorting facts
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Accusing the Central Board of Direct Taxes of making "factually incorrect" claims and resorting to "sheer distortion of facts" with regard to issuing notices to Durga Puja committees in her state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded that it desist from levying taxes from the puja committees.
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Arrest warrant against Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A Kolkata court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor in a case filed over his remark last year that BJP's victory in the 2019 general elections will turn the country into a "Hindu Pakistan".
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trinamool stages protest over notice to Durga Puja committees
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal's revered Durga Puja is caught up in a political tug-of-war as the state's ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday held a sit-in here, protesting against Income Tax Department's notice issued to Durga Puja committees, claiming the move was influenced by the BJP.
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
West Bengal celebrates Eid with gaiety
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) People of West Bengal on Monday joined the nation in celebrating Eid al-Adha with gaiety amid heavy security arrangements.
2019-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Met predicts heavy rainfall in West Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Amidst spells of moderate rain and thundershower, the Meteorological Department officials here on Monday predicted heavy rainfall in almost 6 districts of Gangetic West Bengal over next two days.
2019-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Won't deliver beef or pork': Zomato staff in Howrah strike
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Food delivery staff of Zomato on Sunday went on an indefinite strike in West Bengal's Howrah, alleging they were made to deliver beef and pork dishes against their will.
2019-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics,Religion
Zomato delivery staff in Bengal on strike
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Food delivery staff of Zomato on Sunday went on an indefinite strike in West Bengal's Howrah alleging they were made to deliver beef and pork dishes against their will.
2019-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Trinamool to protest IT notice to Durga Puja Committees
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) The Banga Janani wing of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress will hold a demonstration on Tuesday to protest against Income Tax Department's notice issued to Durga Puja committees, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday.
2019-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
People in high position should shun insensitive comments: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Apparently targeting Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's comment about Kashmiri girls, his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Saturday dubbed it "insensitive" and "hurtful" for the entire nation.
2019-08-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Will soon resolve issues over amphibious aircraft: Japanese envoy
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Japan is in discussions with India to solve the long drawn impasse over the procurement of US-2 amphibious aircraft by the Indian Navy and hopes that a solution will be found soon, Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan in India said here on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Essence of democracy lies in free & fair polls: Dhankhar
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Emphasising that free and fair elections represent the essence of democracy, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday said the right needs to be effectively secured in the interest of democracy.
2019-08-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
GRSE launches 5th Fast Patrol Vessel for coast guard
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) The fifth and last Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Coast Guard was launched at the Raja Bagan Dockyard Unit of premier warship maker Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) here on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
'National award for Feluda documentary big encouragement'
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) Bengali director Sagnik Chatterjee who bagged the National Award for Best Debut Non-Feature Film for his documentary on Satyajit Ray's sleuth Feluda, rates the recognition as a big encouragement, and says it would inspire more people to come up with such efforts.
2019-08-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Equity Market Outlook: Only silver lining is reasonable valuations (Guest Column)
The overall sentiment, on the domestic front, remained negative throughout the month on account of lower growth and subdued consumer sentiment, credit crunch due to tight liquidity conditions and rising stress especially in NBFCs and lack of any boost measures in the short to medium term.
2019-08-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary