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Kolkata losing pride, trams rumbling into history

Once upon a time, trams enhanced the beauty of Kolkata, however, sooner they are going to be rumbled into history books due to growing transportation needs of the fastest growing population.

Sadhu to IT: All of recovered booty not mine

Former RJD MP Anirudh Prasad alias Sadhu Yadav, the estranged brother-in-law of party chief Lalu Prasad, has accepted to owning only a part of the booty recovered from three thieves, who confessed to committing burglary at his residence here on June 12.

Bengal govt appeals against HC order on Tapas Pal

West Bengal government on Wednesday moved an appeal before a division bench of Calcutta HC challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP Tapas Pal for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it.

Akhilesh govt responsible for riots: Shahnawaz

Holding Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav responsible for Saharanpur riots, BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Sunday said their lust for power and poor law and order situation were reasons behind the riots.

Encephalitis toll rises to 102 in Bengal, 43 in Assam

Encephalitis toll in seven north Bengal districts rose to 102 on Tuesday since January with five more deaths reported since last Sunday. In the last two days, 42 people have lost their lives in the disease in the seven north Bengal districts.

To her, Patil is Prez, Irani is Bihar governor!

Questions have often been asked on the quality of teachers recruited in Bihar to impart education in schools. There have been several instances in the past, when some of the teachers were caught on camera fumbling to name all the seven days of the week or 12 months of the year in English, and correctly. But this one takes the cake.

Patna: Angry over scholarship demand, headmaster breaks boy’s hand

Requesting for a scholarship from the school headmaster cost Vikki,11, dear. Enraged over repeated demands of this class 6 student in a government middle school at Bheriari under Chiraiya police station, headmaster Bhagya Narayan Prasad broke the left hand of Vikki on Saturday.

JD(U) goes for seat sharing with RJD in assembly bypolls

Ending days of speculation, the ruling Janata Dal (United) on Sunday decided to contest the coming state assembly byelections for 10 constituencies in association with non-BJP parties, including RJD, and authorised the party leadership to take a decision.

Woman sripped, assaulted in Bihar, FIR against 500

An FIR was lodged on Friday against 500 unidentified people in Bihar for striping and assaulting a middle-aged woman in public for allegedly kidnapping two men, whose bodies were found later, police said.

Five more infants die in WB hospital, toll touches 12

Five more infants died on Sunday in Malda district of West Bengal due to asphyxia and malnutrition taking the death toll to 12.

9 people die in lightning strike on Howrah temple

Nine persons were killed and  five others injured on Thursday when lightning struck a temple where they were taking shelter during rain at Shyampur in Howrah district, police said.

Football team of 18 tribal girls from Jharkhand heading for US tournament

At a time when the entire world is glued to television sets to watch the World Cup, 18 tribal girls from Jharkhand's hinterland are busy sweating it out in the fields to hone their own dribbling and passing skills for the biggest tournament of their lives.

Murdered Bengal student's family seeks CBI probe

The family of the college student, who was killed and chopped into pieces for allegedly protesting anti-social activities in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district, Sunday demanded a CBI probe into his death, as one person was arrested but the prime suspect remained untraced.

Somnath Chatterjee suffers mild cerebral stroke

Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee has been admitted to a private hospital here after suffering a mild cerebral stroke.

West Bengal governor M K Narayanan resigns

West Bengal governor M K Narayanan resigned on Monday capping speculation for the past few days on whether he would step down following the centre's hint in the second week of June that the new dispensation wants several governors to step down.

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