Kolkata

  • AMRI
    Apr 24, 2015 23:26 IST

    Trinamool Congress won't support land acquisition bill: Mamata

    The Trinamool Congress will not support the Land Acquisition Bill proposed by the Narendra Modi-led central government, party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

  • Netaji Nehru
    Apr 21, 2015 00:53 IST

    Subhas Chandra Bose’s family to ask Modi for SIT probe under SC judge

    Members of Subhas Chandra Bose’s family will demand a special investigation team (SIT) be formed under a sitting Supreme Court judge to probe the freedom fighter’s last days when they meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi next month, Netaji’s grand nephew said on Monday.

  • Netaji
    Apr 20, 2015 23:04 IST

    Suspecting sadhu to be Netaji, WB intelligence snooped on him for years

    The West Bengal intelligence branch snooped on a sadhu for many years, suspecting he was Subhas Chandra Bose in hiding, recently declassified documents show.

  • Ankul Maiti
    Apr 17, 2015 11:56 IST

    I-Core owner, another ponzi king, lands up in jail

    Just a couple of years ago, it was an unqualified boom. Various ‘groups of companies’ sprung up in various corners of Bengal producing, or claiming to produce, just about everything under the sun — from cement to edible oil, newspapers to TV channels, apartments to resorts and motorcycles. However, on Thursday, the CID of the state police swooped down on I-Core group owner Anukul Maiti

  • mamta
    Apr 15, 2015 10:49 IST

    Bangladesh minister meets CM, voices hope of sealing Teesta deal

    Bangladesh land minister Shamsur Rahman Sharif sought to pick up the threads from the Mamata-Hasina meet in Dhaka as he met the chief minister at Nabanna on Monday. However, he didn’t say if his optimistic tone on the Teesta issue was the result of discussions with the chief minister on the day.

  • gender equality
    Apr 15, 2015 10:53 IST

    Docs ask govt to change sex-determination law

    Radiologists and cardiologists in the city have urged the state government to review the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostics Techniques (PCPNDT) Act — the law that deals with sexdetermination of still-to-be-born children — to save many cardiac patients who suffer from acute pulmonary thrombo embolism or pericardial effusion problems.

  • Cyclone Yasi
    Apr 10, 2015 13:43 IST

    Crops in 75,000 hectares affected by thunderstorm

    Thunderstorms in Bengal coupled with hailstorms every evening for the past few days have affected agricultural production in an area which is about four times the size of Kolkata. The three worst affected districts were Burdwan, East Mindapore and West Midnapore.

  • Mamta Banerjee
    Apr 09, 2015 11:48 IST

    Mamata launches personal attack on Modi at rally

    Chief minister Mamata Banerjee launched a personal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a public rally, where she also questioned the CBI’s jurisdiction in sending notices seeking documents relating to the party’s income and expenditure.

  • Amit Shah, Rahul Sinha, Burdwan 
    Mar 28, 2015 15:30 IST

    Bengal polls 2016: BJP to reach out through social media

    The team behind slogans such as 'ap ki bar, Modi sarkar' in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls is preparing to for the crucial Bengal assembly elections next year. This time the will also promote the BJP across cyberspace – Facebook, Whatsapp and Twitter.

  • Burdwan
    Mar 30, 2015 14:34 IST

    NIA files charge sheet in Burdwan blast case

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed the charge sheet in October 2 Burdwan blast in the city sessions court on Monday afternoon.

  • Maoist
    Apr 03, 2015 18:05 IST

    Kerala: The new battleground for banned Maoist group

    On the run in Bengal and parts of Jharkhand and Bihar, CPI( Maoist) has announced “successful opening of a new warfront in Kerala”, in the southwestern part of the country, besides signing a pact of mutual help with the Communist Party Maoist, Manipur, active in the northeast.

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Apr 06, 2015 18:10 IST

    Saradha scam: CBI seeks details of Trinamool's accounts

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, has sought details of the accounts of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.

  • Illustration
    Mar 28, 2015 12:59 IST

    You may soon have to ink a deal with your maid

    You may have to draw a contract with your domestic help, pay hourly wages, give bonuses and four days of paid leave per month—these are among the demands of domestic helps, who are slowly congregating under a banner to press the government for their legal recognition and welfare.

  • nun rape
    Mar 25, 2015 15:28 IST

    Bengal: After Ranaghat rape, Jalpaiguri missionary school threatened

    Even before a single culprit of the Ranaghat rape and loot has been arrested, the nuns of St Captanio Girl’s High School of Nagrakata, Jalpaiguri district have received four threat letters in March with the last one threatening reprisals on the lines of the March 14 Ranaghat crime.

  • A playground of mist
    Mar 26, 2015 10:31 IST

    Sangh affiliates reach out to Bengali hearts through football

    The easiest way to make way into a Bengali heart is through football, so believes the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).