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East

  • Students
    Jan 30, 2015 12:48 IST

    Independents sweep JU polls

    Independents won student council elections at Jadavpur University (JU) with all mainstream student bodies failing to make a mark. Though called independents, they are traditionally known to be sympathizers of ultra-Left forces.

  • A United Airlines jet
    Jan 30, 2015 12:45 IST

    After Singur flight, Tata takes return flight to Bengal

    The Tatas — who exited from the Nano car project in Singur in October 2008 after grappling with a sustained anti-land acquisition movement for almost two years — are set to return to the state by the end of March. This time, however, they will touch base at Bagdogra airport.

  • Mukul Roy
    Jan 30, 2015 12:40 IST

    TMC keeps all options open on Mukul’s day of reckoning

    Hours before party general-secretary Mukul Roy was expected to walk into the CBI office on Friday to face questions over the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, the Trinamool Congress was staring at two equally frightening possibilities.

  • Bombay high court
    Jan 29, 2015 13:19 IST

    Unique case: From Akbar’s court in 1591 to Bombay HC

    In 1591 it was at the Royal Court of Emperor Akbar in Lahore. In 2014, the case moved to the high court in Mumbai to decide who would be the next Syedna (leader) of the Dawoodi Bhora community. The high court has ordered the petitioners and the defendants to submit testimony and evidence supporting their claims on March 18 to 20

  • Crimes against women
    Jan 29, 2015 13:12 IST

    No molestation took place at JU, says probe panel

    The report submitted by the internal probe committee of Jadavpur University (JU), which is looking into the molestation on the university campus in August 2014, has found discrepancies in the victim’s complaint and has claimed that no molestation has taken place.

  • Mamta Banerjee
    Jan 29, 2015 13:07 IST

    With their tribe increasing, axe may fall on Trinamool dissenters

    Sending out a loud and clear message that the party won’t tolerate rebellion, the Trinamool Congress on Wednesday said it was getting ready to suspend leaders who had publicly criticized the party. Those in the firing line are former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi, Rajarhat New Town MLA Sabyasachi Dutta and Suri MLA Swapankanti Ghosh.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  •  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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A Kashmiri woman
    Jan 24, 2015 14:49 IST

    State to have new child policy soon

    The state will soon formulate its own child policy, the guidelines for which have already been drafted. Once this draft plan gets cabinet approval, Bihar will be the first state to have its own child policy.

  • Amit Shah
    Jan 24, 2015 14:46 IST

    Nitish responsible for Bihar mess, says Amit Shah

    The Kumar-Sushil Modi NDA duo was doing well, but it was solely because of Kumar’s soaring ambition and personal ego to become prime minister that the symphony was disturbed, putting Bihar in such a mess says Amit Shah, BJP national president

  • Jitanram Manjhi
    Jan 24, 2015 14:38 IST

    When monkeys destroy nests, birds don’t know where to fly: CM

    Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, facing attacks from his own party colleagues over his assertive style of functioning, hit out at his detractors on Friday, stating that he never feared calling a spade a spade and would congtinue to do so whether he remained on the hot seat or not.