Monsoon is in Kolkata. And bang on time. Since yesterday morning, dark, rain-bearing clouds hung over Kolkata and most parts of the state. By afternoon, it was pouring and the regional met office in Alipore let it be known that the much-awaited monsoon had finally arrived.
Twenty out of 27 districts in groundwater-dependent Assam are arsenic and fluoride contaminated. Two separate reports – one tabled in the assembly and the other following a survey – have established this.
Agartala-Dhaka bus service which was temporarily suspended following torching of India's 'Maitree' passenger bus by a mob at Narsingdi in Bangladesh, will resume on next Monday, official sources said.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today fired a salvo at 'so-called political leaders having no spines' and suggested 'research' on the phenomenon.
Within nine hours of the attack on the convoy of Parliamentarian Inder Singh Namdhari, Naxals struck twice, blowing up railway tracks in Jharkhand and also setting fire to a mobile tower in Bihar's Aurangabad district.
A day after UP chief minister Mayawati’s Bill to divide UP into 4 states was passed through a voice vote in the UP Assembly; similar tones resonated in the Darjeeling Hills with the Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha (GJYM- youth wing of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha) deciding to walk the Gorkhaland path henceforth.
Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said he would discuss with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the plea by chief minister Mamata Banerjee for a financial package to bail West Bengal out of its economic woes, but "would not commit" anything right now.
A complaint was today filed in a court in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district against social activist Anna Hazare and eight others for insulting the national flag.
GJM activists protesting the police firing in Sipchu on Monday courted arrest at Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik police stations of the district even as the indefinite bandh called by the outfit entered the sixth day disrupting normal life.
Alleging that it was not consulted before the petrol price hike, United Progressive Alliance (UPA) partner Trinamool Congress Sunday announced protest rallies and meetings across West Bengal to demand a rollback and steps to control the escalating cost of essentials.
The Tibetan Spiritual Leader, The Dalai Lama arrived in Sikkim today on an eight day visit.
Union Home Minister, P Chidambaram, will visit the state today to review the security situation in view of stepped up attacks by tribal separatists.
The outgoing Tripura director general of police Pranay Sahay has confirmed that extremists from Tripura are still operating from Bangladesh though their strength considerably lessened.
The La Martiniere School for Boys today stood by its Principal and three teachers arrested in the Rawanjit Rawla caning case in which the student later committed suicide and ruled out any action against them.
Baby Ghatal weighed 4.5lb when she was born in the first week of July.