HindustanTimes Fri,22 Aug 2014


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.

Potato crisis hits mid-day meals in West Bengal

The potato crisis in West Bengal has even taken a toll on the mid-day meals, which are being served without the tuber in primary schools run by Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).

TMC MP raps Buddha over TMC-BJP alliance claims

Trinamool national general secretary Mukul Roy replied to former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s allegations of a tie-up between the ruling party and the BJP on Sunday.

Tussle between between two promoters led to shooting at Short Street

A tussle between two real estate dealers, who are known to trade in disputed properties, resulted in the firing at 9A Short Street in the wee hours of Monday.

West Bengal loses out on central funds for minorities

Failing to submit the detailed project report (DPR), West Bengal government has lost out on Rs. 32-crore central funds meant for minority development under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) for the current financial year.

Farmers’ body to sell veggies in Kolkata directly

Mamata Banerjee’s men at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) in association with her government’s horticulture department will set up fair-price vegetable shops at 18 of its markets in Kolkata.

After Campa Cola order, some doors shut, some left ajar

While the Supreme Cour t ( SC) on Wednesday granted residents of the 96 illegal flats at Worli’s Campa Cola compound relief for six months, it also delivered a big setback as it has clearly stated that the state government cannot issue an ordinance that would overrule its demolition verdict.

Alipore jail prisoner goes missing after getting parole

The Alipore jail premises have been tense since Friday as one of the inmates went missing after serving parole.

Mamata steps in to tame ‘artificial’ crisis in Bengal

Ruffled by the consequent shortage of essential commodities such as onions and potatoes along with rumours of a salt crisis, chief minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed her MLAs to be cautious against such rumour-mongering.
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