Kolkata

  • Apr 30, 2015 08:57 IST

    First bandh in two years sees Kolkata wake up to deserted streets

    Important junctions that usually spring to life by 8 AM on weekdays such as Esplanade, Shyambazar, Park Circus, Sealdah and Howrah Station wore a deserted look.

  • Apr 28, 2015 10:21 IST

    WB civic polls: TMC set for big win, workers start celebrations

    The Trinamool Congress juggernaut started rolling from the first few minutes of counting of votes in polls to 92 civic bodies in West Bengal on Tuesday, steamrolling the opposition across the state.

  • Apr 25, 2015 08:28 IST

    Bengal: One shot dead as violence casts pall on civic polls

    A man was shot dead, another sustained bullet injuries and a former minister alleged abuse as violence early on Saturday cast a pall on elections to 91 civic bodies across West Bengal.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.