• Mamta banarjee cartoon
    Jan 27, 2015 12:15 IST

    Cartoon war rages this Saraswati Puja

    Every year, the residents of Midnapore eagerly wait for Saraswati Puja not only as they get a chance to worship the goddess of learning but because they get to enjoy the cartoons that different puja organisers put up in their pandals.

  • One-horned rhinoceros
    Jan 27, 2015 12:23 IST

    Rhino deaths raise questions about conservation efforts

    The death of three rhinos in the last few days inside Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district has once again raised questions about the effectiveness of rhino conservation. While the forest department accuses a section of villagers of being hand-in-glove with the poachers

  • Child injured in ceasefire violation lying on hospital bed
    Jan 27, 2015 12:18 IST

    Kidney scam: Police may grill JU faculty member

    Cops probing the kidney racket in East Jadavpur – that was busted on January 9 – have zeroed in on a Jadavpur University faculty member for allegedly taking the help of the gang involved in the racket.

  •  Kapil Sibal
    Jan 25, 2015 13:53 IST

    Kapil Sibal to fight for TMC in SC after all

    Despite All India Congress Committee asking senior advocate and former Union minister Kapil Sibal to return the brief to the West Bengal government, it appears he will fight the case, said a legal adviser to Trinamool all-India general secretary Mukul Roy.

  • pollution
    Jan 25, 2015 13:44 IST

    While in Darj, breathe in a lung full of poison

    A team of environmental scientists from the Bose Institute in Kolkata and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has revealed that the air over Darjeeling has high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) - much higher than the air over the residential areas in Kolkata, Delhi or Mumbai.

  • Partho Chatterjee
    Jan 25, 2015 13:48 IST

    KMC in fix over teacher hiring as TET deadlock continues

    With the fate of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) uncertain, Mamata Banerjee’s men at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) are in a fix over the recruitment of about 400 primary and junior high teachers for the civic body’s 253 schools in Kolkata.

  • Transport Minister
    Jan 24, 2015 12:24 IST

    Madan Mitra’s son’s wedding comes under CBI scanner

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned an executive of Chandras’ Green Projects Limited, a PC Chandra group company, on Friday to inquire about the wedding reception ceremony of the eldest son of transport minister Madan Mitra.

  • Kolkata6
    Jan 24, 2015 12:29 IST

    TMC & BJP clashes reach city

    A string of low intensity, scattered violence has already started between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters in the city in the run-up to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections. The BJP has alleged that the police are refusing to act in all the incidents.

  • Bengal tigers
    Jan 24, 2015 12:19 IST

    In North Bengal, big cats are not roaring

    The report, ‘Status of Tiger in India 2014’, stated that the big cat count jumped by 30% in the past four years. Interestingly, these figures only reveal the number of tigers in the country’s reserves and not the population that exists outside.

  • Ruskin Bond
    Jan 24, 2015 12:38 IST

    Inspired by Tagore, I decided to come back : Ruskin

    Rabindranath Tagore’s writings had convinced him to return to India and pursue his literary career here, author Ruskin Bond told readers in Kolkata during the inaugural session of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet at the Victoria Memorial Hall premises on Friday.

  • Tiger reserves
    Jan 22, 2015 13:19 IST

    Number of Sunderbans tigers higher than census figures, say experts

    Tiger experts and conservationists in West Bengal are having trouble accepting the big cat figures released by the Centre on Tuesday. They believe that the tiger count attributed to the state is much lower than the actual figures.

  • Amit Shah
    Jan 22, 2015 13:04 IST

    Shah’s speech may incite violence: Opp

    With BJP national president Amit Shah stating that the party is ready to counter Trinamool Congress’s force with force, political circles in Bengal predict more violence in the state.

  • Jan 22, 2015 13:09 IST

    Student bites cop at college fest

    During an ongoing fest at Bangabashi College, a student suddenly bit a policeman, making a deep cut on his cheek. After the incident, the cop had to be hospitalised and received a few stitches. The incident took place at the auditorium at the College Street campus of Calcutta University

  • Mukul Roy
    Jan 22, 2015 12:56 IST

    Mukul wants to appear before CBI after jan 28

    CBI sources said Roy sent an e-mail to the central investigative agency’s Kolkata office on Wednesday night and informed it that its officers could call him for interrogation on any day after that date.

  • Amit Shah
    Jan 21, 2015 14:10 IST

    Burdwan: Amit Shah reveals BJP Bengal card

    Are there schools in every village of Bengal? Is there electricity in every village? Does an ambulance reach within 11 minutes of a phone call? “All these happen in BJP- ruled states,” said BJP president Amit Shah as he launched his Bengal Yatra