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Kolkata

Another Viswabharati student files complaint

A third-year student of fine arts section complained to the police against her departmental head for threatening her for taking part in an agitation showing solidarity with the victim.

TMC lodges complaint with EC against Amit Shah

Sudip Bandyopadhyay

The Trinamool Congress on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission accusing BJP President Amit Shah of flouting the election Model Code of Conduct by staying at a government guest house during his campaign for the Assembly by-elections in West Bengal.

Calcutta HC quashes rape charges against Pinki Pramanick
 

A matter of 'honour'?

Calcutta high court on Friday shot down the rape and other criminal charges against the international athlete Pinki Pramanick slapped by the Baguihati police in a chargesheet last year.

3 arrested for alleged gang-rape, murder in Bengal

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The post mortem report of an alleged gang-rape of a 32-year-old woman in East Midnapore has revealed that there were no signs of external injuries or sexual assault on her body, according to TV reports.

Hilsa the bait for BJP to increase public contact in Bengal

Burdwan

Desperate to get a foothold in Bengal before the 2016 assembly polls, the BJP would be organising a 'Hilsa festival' to bank in on the fish's popularity in the state for greater public contact.

In focus | The bitter brew
Tea owners running ‘closed’ gardens at Rs. 35-a-day wage in Bengal

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At least 100 people died of malnutrition at the six locked out tea gardens in the area since January this year. Although one of the gardens — Raipur Tea Estate where five people died of hunger in June — has reopened, the fate of the other five, with 4,000 workers, is still uncertain.

Kolkata’s Victoria Memorial Hall pulls two Dali etchings out of oblivion

Salvador Dali
Victoria Memorial Hall authorities have brought out two artworks by Salvador Dali, one of the most discussed painters of the 20th century, from their archives, adding a zing to the artscape of Kolkata that will be difficult for any other Indian city to match.

Kolkata losing pride, trams rumbling into history

Kolkata tram
Once upon a time, trams enhanced the beauty of Kolkata, however, sooner they are going to be rumbled into history books due to growing transportation needs of the fastest growing population.

Bengal govt appeals against HC order on Tapas Pal

Tapas Pal
West Bengal government on Wednesday moved an appeal before a division bench of Calcutta HC challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it.

Encephalitis toll rises to 102 in Bengal, 43 in Assam

fumigation
Encephalitis toll in seven north Bengal districts rose to 102 on Tuesday since January with five more deaths reported since last Sunday. In the last two days, 42 people have lost their lives in the disease in the seven north Bengal districts.

Cyber furore over 'injustice' to Park Street victim

Protests are fast gathering in the cyber space to show solidarity with the Park Street rape victim after she was allegedly denied entry at a city restaurant on Saturday.

Saradha scam: CBI arrests former Bengal DGP

CBI

Former DG (armed police) of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress leader, Rajat Majumdar, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday evening in connection with the Saradha scam.

Saradha scam: TMC to keep tab on CBI to ascertain BJP's role

Mamata Banerjee

Suspicious about the role of BJP behind the CBI probe into the Saradha Ponzi scam, the Trinamool Congress on Sunday said they are keeping a close watch on every move of the agency to ascertain if the ruling party at the Centre had any influence in it.

Kolkata survivors recount narrow escape from blazing building

Kolkata fire
For Sumita, an employee in one of the offices housed in Chatterjee International Building where a major fire broke out on Monday, the day will always be etched in her memory as she escaped from the clutches of death.

Several hurt in clashes between BJP, TMC supporters in West Bengal

TMC supporters attacked and set ablaze the houses of seven BJP supporters in Arambagh of Hooghly district in West Bengal on Sunday night, marking yet another incident in the series of clashes between the ruling party and the BJP. Several people were injured in the clashes.

Where else but Kolkata! A hospital for fish to come up in Bengal capital

A fish swimming in a water tank in an aquarium at Dal lake in Srinagar
A hospital with water tanks and aquariums instead of beds — Kolkata is set to have its own fish hospital by mid-2015. The Rs. 1.75-crore project is being funded by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, under the Union ministry of agriculture.

Bengal: Police crack housewife murder case by arresting FB friend

Murder
By arresting a cable operator, the Kolkata Police claimed to have cracked the murder case of a 42-year old homemaker from Baguiati in the city's northern fringes. The woman had befriended the 33-year-old youth on Facebook.

Tapas Pal case: Mamata govt against probe order

Tapas Pal

A day after the Calcutta high court ordered a court-monitored probe into Lok Sabha MP Tapas Pal’s hate speeches, the law minister of Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet, Chandrima Bhattacharya, said the government would appeal to a division bench against the order.

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