Kolkata

  • Ivory
    Aug 05, 2015 17:36 IST

    Ivory worth Rs 8 lakh seized in Jalpaiguri

    One of the people arrested has been smuggling ivory for a long time. The latest ivory consignment was on its way to Bhutan and then on to China

  • India-Bangladesh enclave exchange
    Aug 05, 2015 17:15 IST

    Fresh start: Enclaves get new PIN codes, police station

    Hours after becoming a part of India, 14,856 residents of 51 former Bangladeshi enclaves got new PIN codes and gram panchayat offices to address their needs. They are also set to get new police stations.

  • Mamata Banerjee at Martyr's Day rally in Kolkata
    Aug 03, 2015 08:29 IST

    Bengal flood situation grim, Mamata monitors situation

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee spent Sunday night in office to monitor the flood situation in the state in the wake of Cyclone Komen. The chief minister also called in the army for rescue operations in worst flood-hit areas, as heavy rain continued to lash the state.

  • Hercules C130J
    Aug 01, 2015 12:28 IST

    Panagarh in Burdwan to become base for Super Hercules C-130J

    The heavy-lift Super Hercules cargo aircraft can carry about 20 tonnes of load at one go. This move will also help the Indian army, which has its newlyformed Mountain Strike Corps headquartered in the Burdwan's Panagarh.

  • Rajnath Singh
    Jul 31, 2015 15:50 IST

    BJP plans to hold rally against cow slaughter in Bengal

    After BJP-led Maharashtra government banned sale and consumption of beef, the Saffron party’s cow development cell has roped in Rajnath Singh among others for a mega rally in Kolkata in October.

  • After attack at Karachi airpot,Central Industrial Security Force(CISF )
    Jul 31, 2015 14:22 IST

    CISF jawan falls to death at Kolkata airport

    GC Singh was carrying out anti-sabotage checks before the chief minister’s flight landed. The jawan stepped on a polycarbonate sheet which couldn’t take his weight.

  • Rape, death penalty, capital punishment
    Jul 30, 2015 14:40 IST

    East Midnapore: Youth gets death for killing four from his family

    The East Midnapore district court ordered on Wednesday that Debabrata Das, a youth from Contai, be hanged until death after he was found guilty of killing four members of his family, including his mother and elder brother.

  • Mamata Banerjee with Sugato Bose and Derek O’Brien near Big Ben, London
    Jul 30, 2015 10:13 IST

    After UK visit, Mamata rolls out red carpet for PM Cameron

    The Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said both Kolkata and London have their own identities but there are a number of similarities.

  • Hospital
    Jul 27, 2015 12:00 IST

    3 hospitals to start stem cell therapy without MCI approval

    Health dept is already facing a PIL for operating a similar unit at School of Tropical Medicine since 2013. Though the state health department has given clearnace, it is yet to procure permission from MCI, ICMR and drug controller of India.

  • West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Eid al-Fitr at Red Road in Kolkata
    Jul 27, 2015 11:40 IST

    Eye on clean sweep: TMC to sound poll bugle after Kali Puja

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has completed 100 meetings to assess the development work in each district. After Kali Puja is over, TMC will start the campaign as conceived by the state leadership, said Anubrata Mondal, Trinamool’s Birbhum president.

  • Indian Rupee
    Jul 27, 2015 11:29 IST

    NIA gets proof: Fake currency carrier not minor but of 22

    The NIA officers got in touch with officials of the district election commission and sought details of Barkat Ali’s voter’s ID. Barkat had claimed in court the he was 15 and hence should be treated as a minor. His school records show he was born on January 2, 2000.

  • Mamata Banerjee at Martyr's Day rally in Kolkata
    Jul 27, 2015 11:20 IST

    Team Mamata leaves for London to scout for investment

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee emphasised that while her official delegation consisted of 12 members comprising state cabinet ministers, senior officials and MPs, the rest of the 50-member team would bear their own travel expenses.

  • AIPMT
    Jul 25, 2015 13:15 IST

    Thousands appear for AIPMT retest amid tight security

    Students across the country appeared for the re-examination of the All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Test (AIPMT) amid tight security measures like pat downs before being allowed inside the centres on Saturday.

  • Rohingya
    Jul 25, 2015 13:09 IST

    Fate of jailed Rohingyas in Bengal hangs in the balance

    For the past two months, the fate of 62 Rohingya Muslims including 21 children, the first batch among hundreds behind bars in Bengal jails, who were able to send application for refugee status to United Nations high commissioner for Refuges (UNHCR), hangs in a balance.

  • Rabindranath Tagore
    Jul 22, 2015 12:19 IST

    Despite B rating, Tagore's Visva-Bharati university still popular

    Despite securing a B grade in the NAAC assessment, Visva-Bharati, the only central university in the state, has been witnessing a steady flow of students who are seeking admission to the varsity’s courses.