• Sabir Ali
    Jul 23, 2015 14:16 IST

    Former JD(U) MP Sabir Ali re-inducted in BJP

    Former Rajya Sabha MP Sabir Ali, whose induction in the BJP had created tremors in the party last year owing to stiff opposition by several saffron party leaders -- particularly union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, and whose membership had been cancelled in less than 24 hours of his joining, was re-inducted in the BJP here on Thursday.

  • Uber has partnered with Carnegie Mellon University
    Jul 21, 2015 22:06 IST

    Kolkata: Uber cabbie masturbates while driving woman, arrested

    An Uber cab driver has been arrested in Kolkata for allegedly masturbating while driving a 25-year-old woman passenger, a virtual repeat of an incident involving another taxi aggregator service in the national capital earlier this month.

  • Nitish Kumar
    Jul 21, 2015 18:57 IST

    Bihar: With barbs for Modi, Nitish Kumar starts inauguration spree

    The Bihar assembly election date hasn’t been announced yet, but the political slugfest has begun already. Chief minister Nitish Kumar took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he might repackage existing schemes and offer them as a special package for the state where the BJP and JD(U)-RJD-Congress combination are locked in a do-or-die battle.

  • Ghosts of Calcutta by Sebastian Ortiz.
    Jul 20, 2015 13:38 IST

    French diplomat's Kolkata love leads to book on its spooky side

    The ghosts of Kolkata and the spirit of the city have fascinated Fabrice Etienne, the French consul general in Kolkata, so much that he has ended up writing a book on its spookier side.

  • Bihar election Autorickshaws Campaigns
    Jul 12, 2015 23:49 IST

    Political contest: Candidates in ‘auto mode’ for Bihar election

    A political contest has already broken out in Bihar ahead of the assembly elections in September, with each party trying to grab maximum eyeballs.

  • Misa Bharti
    Jul 09, 2015 16:00 IST

    Sons and daughters crowd Bihar poll space

    With poll fever gradually taking over, it is time for ‘sonrise’ in Bihar this assembly election.

  • Mohammad Shahabuddin. (File Photo)
    Jul 05, 2015 13:39 IST

    Ex-Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin faces major ‘acid’ test

    The news is, former Siwan parlimentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin could enjoy some degree of ‘freedom’. But there is a big‘if ’.

  • Ejaz-ul-Haq
    Jul 04, 2015 20:08 IST

    Bihar ex-minister stabbed by man he tried ‘to force himself on’

    The police have arrested a 22-year-old youth for a ‘murderous attack’ on Ejaz-ul-Haq, a former Bihar minister and brother-in-law of former Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin. The arrested man told the police on Saturday that he had attacked Haq in self defence and “out of desperation” after the former Bihar minister of state for welfare allegedly tried to have “unnatural sex” with him.

  • Irate mob lynching Nalanda-based private school director Devendra Prasad Sinha on Sunday. (HT Photo)
    Jun 30, 2015 12:30 IST

    Nalanda school director lynched in police presence

    The barbaric lynching of a Nalanda based private residential school director, Devendra Prasad Sinha, took place in full public view and despite the presence of the police,

  • Bangladesh citizens accused in Ranaghat nun rape case in Ludhiana.
    Jun 23, 2015 00:30 IST

    CID files chargesheet against 5 accused in Ranaghat case

    The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the Ranaghat rape and robbery case has submitted the chargesheet on Monday against five of the nine-member gang.

  • toy train
    Jun 13, 2015 12:56 IST

    Iconic toy train begins Siliguri-Darjeeling journey all over again

    On Friday, The Darjeeling Mail, the iconic toy train which was given a world heritage tag by UNESCO, resumed the Siliguri-Darjeeling journey and made the 51km stretch in just under 10 hours.

  • TMC Youth leader Expelled Malda college Samsi Kolkata Rape threat
    Jun 06, 2015 11:25 IST

    Rape threat to teachers: Malda college set to expel TMC youth leader

    The managing committee of Malda’s Samsi College on Friday decided to expel Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) leader Tajamul Haque from the institution. Haque, the cultural affairs secretary of Samsi College, had allegedly threatened to rape and kill two lady teachers of the institution.

  • Drug addiction Kolkata Cops
    Jun 06, 2015 10:59 IST

    Cops to launch drive against illegal drug rehab centres in city

    A large number of de-addiction psychiatric rehabilitation centres, that is, centres that rehabilitate and detoxify drug/ alcohol abusers, are mushrooming in the city and the districts without valid permission from the health department, thereby virtually endangering the lives of patients.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Jun 05, 2015 18:24 IST

    Rahul to speak to Bengal's jobless jute workers

    Out of 56 jute mills in West Bengal, 16 have remained shut for over a month now, with over 70,000 workers jobless. Workers believe there is no one to fight for them at the Centre and Rahul Gandhi's visit may bring into light their conditions.

  • Sand mafia
    Jun 05, 2015 10:46 IST

    State loses crores to ‘entry mafia’ on GT stretch

    Nexus of govt officials, cops and ‘entry mafia’ help trucks laden with coal, concrete, sand, et al, ply on the stretch and through check posts unhindered.