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BJP wants Bappi Lahiri to contest LS poll from state

The BJP in West Bengal said that it wanted noted music director and singer Bappi Lahiri, who joined the party today, to contest the coming Lok Sabha elction from the state.

Kolkata rape: HC seeks govt position on CBI probe

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday directed the West Bengal government to inform it within seven days about its position on a plea for CBI investigation into the Madhyamgram gang-rape and alleged murder of a 16-year-old girl in October.

Netaji birthday celebrations turn sour as 30 of his family evicted from 'Netaji Bhawan'

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 117th birthday celebrations turned sour today as over 30 family members were evicted from Netaji Bhawan by the police during protests against the functioning of the Netaji Research Bureau run by two other members.

Kolkata rape victim was 12, pregnant

School records indicate that the minor girl, who was gang raped twice in October and set on fire two months later by her alleged rapists on the outskirts of Kolkata, was only 12 years old.

Kolkata metro compensates farmers for project

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee made Metro Railways authorities agree to pay compensation to farmers who would be displaced and lose livelihood due to the Garia-Airport Metro project.

Now, it is police vs police in Kolkata

Officers from two police stations in Kolkata got involved in a clash while determining under whose jurisdiction a locality, where an accident took place, fell.

Striking AAI staff miss Mamata as convoy takes another route

The employees of the Airports Authority of India (AAI), who are protesting against the privatisation of the Kolkata airport and are on a relay hunger strike, were demoralised on Tuesday as they did not get a chance to meet chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Kolkata to feel the onion pinch till Diwali and beyond

Traders said the bulb would continue to trend abnormally high at most city markets, till fresh supplies from Nashik start arriving from mid-November.

Trade affected in WB due to three-day strike in Bangladesh

The three-day strike in Bangladesh called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies adversely affected trade along the Petrapole-Beniapole border, which accounts for 50% of the land trade between the two nations.

Deaf and mute girl gang raped in Kolkata

A 16-year-old deaf and mute girl was allegedly gangraped and left to die at an auto rickshaw stand at Arbelia in village Tildanga under jurisdiction of Baduria police station area in North 24-Parganas district.

Girl in Kolkata attempts suicide after molestation bid

A student of Class 12 and a resident of Andul in Howrah tried to commit suicide on Wednesday after she was molested by a few locals on Tuesday night.

Ground being prepared by Congress to woo Mamata

Silently, the ground is being prepared for a possible closing of ranks between estranged for mer allies Trinamool Congress and Congress - a scenario Trinamool leaders are not ruling out after the polls.

Sweet send-off for Master Blaster Sachin: Cake & sandesh from Balaram

The landmark 128-year-old sweet shop Balaram Mullick and Radharaman Mullick is gearing up to give a sugary send-off to the genius with a five-pound eggless cake and a 5-kg ‘ Naler Gurer’ Sandesh.

Ahead of polls, Mamata bonds with Biharis

To ensure success, the chief minister and her men at Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) are going all out to do their bit to keep Bihari voters happy this Chhat Puja.

Visva-Bharati may award Deshikottama to Manna Dey

It is the highest honour awarded by Visva-Bharati and earlier recipients include Satyajit Ray, pandit Ravishankar, Mother Teresa, Lata Mangeshkar and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who was also a student for a brief period when Tagore was at the helm.
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