• 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).

  • Beef
    Mar 27, 2015 00:46 IST

    Kolkata to organise beef festival to protest against ban

    Sizzling hot, and just off the grill or tandoor oven! This Tuesday, make sure you starve yourself of breakfast to be able to gorge on the whole array of mouth-watering hariyali, shahi, sheek, kasturi and malai kebabs and tandoori rotis for lunch, with chicken, mutton and beef rolls as starters, at the meat festival at Muslim Institute, near Subodh Mullick Square, in Kolkata.

  • Mar 27, 2015 14:06 IST

    Kundu in ED custody, angry Rose Valley agents beat up journalists

    Rose Valley Group owner Gautam Kundu was remanded in ED (Enforcement Directorate) custody on Thursday. Hundreds of Rose Valley employees massed near Bankshall Court and shouted slogans against the ED as Kundu was led away amid tight security. The mediapersons were heckled and beaten up by Rose Valley agents, as the cops turned mute spectators.

  • Sudipta Sen
    Mar 24, 2015 13:21 IST

    Saradha group chief Sudipta Sen sent to 14 days JC

    Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen, the prime accused in the multi-crore rupees ponzi scheme scam, was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court in connection with a case filed by a retired soldier.

  • protest, Kolkata
    Mar 18, 2015 17:34 IST

    75-year-old woman's disrobed body found in Bengal ashram

    The disrobed body of a 75-year-old woman inmate of an ashram was found on Wednesday at Katwa, 60 km from Burdwan, fuelling allegations of a second rape of a senior citizen in West Bengal in a week.

  • Derek O’Brien
    Mar 19, 2015 19:23 IST

    Derek O'Brien now Trinamool's chief national spokesperson

    The Trinamool Congress has appointed Rajya Sabha member Derek O'Brien as its chief national spokesperson, the party announced on Thursday.

  • Infant's heart surgery
    Mar 20, 2015 18:21 IST

    15 infants die at Kolkata hospital, families allege medical negligence

    Many people gathered in front of Dr BC Roy Postgraduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, Kolkata, on Friday morning protesting the alleged death of 15 newborns in the last 24 hours. They alleged that the deaths were due to medical negligence and demanded an inquiry into the incident.

  • Crime
    Mar 18, 2015 14:23 IST

    Through the eyes of Park Street rape victim daughter

    Sure my mother taught me things the hard way, but at least now I know that even when I am alone and have nothing, I will always have myself say daughter of park st rape victim.

  • Mohan Bhagwat
    Mar 18, 2015 14:40 IST

    As polls near, it is focus Bengal for RSS

    Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has refocused its Bengal strategy with an overhaul of the leaders in the state. Three of the key members put at the helm of affairs earlier served as assistants of RSS chiefs K Sudarshan and Mohan Bhagwat.

  • Asthma
    Mar 17, 2015 11:28 IST

    Rural residents now becoming vulnerable to cardio diseases

    Urban residents are no longer the only ones suffering from cardiovascular diseases. People living in villages and small towns are increasingly becoming vulnerable to these diseases including coronary artery blocks, hypertension and diabetes.

  • Nun gangrape
    Mar 17, 2015 00:03 IST

    Bengal nun gangrape: Did the criminals take train to Bangladesh border?

    The men who sexually assaulted an elderly nun at a convent in Bengal’s Nadia district and escaped with Rs 12 lakh after ransacking the adjoining school most likely fled by train to border districts of West Bengal from where investigating officers say it is relatively easy to cross over into Bangladesh thanks to the porous border.

  • A security personnel
    Mar 17, 2015 11:23 IST

    Andal airport awaits DGCA approval for maiden flight

    With Airports Authority of India (AAI) aircraft completing calibration process at Andal airport on Monday, authorities of Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Limited (BAPL) are hopeful that flight operations would soon begin from the aerodrome from April 14.

  • Candlelight vigil
    Mar 13, 2015 09:39 IST

    Kolkata Park Street rape victim dies of multiple organ failure

    The Anglo-Indian woman who hit national headlines as the Park Street rape victim in early 2012 died at a state-run hospital in Kolkata on Friday morning.