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  • H1N1 flu virus
    Mar 01, 2015 12:45 IST

    Swine flu toll in Bengal now 8

    The swine flu toll in the state rose to eight on Saturday after one more death in the city. A two-and-a-half-year-old baby, Anwesha Pramanik, from Joynagar in South 24-Parganas succumbed to the H1N1 virus at BC Roy Memorial Hospital for Children here. Anwesha is the third child to die of swine flu in the state this year.

  • Amit Mitra
    Mar 01, 2015 12:38 IST

    Amit Mitra slams Jaitley over ‘anti-people’ Union budget

    It is clear to me that while on the one hand the Union Government is making a big public display of offering additional resources to the State Governments through a higher rate of tax devolution, on the other it has negated those additional resources by curtailing allocation under major heads of the different centrally sponsored schemes for the State Governments says Amit Mitra, Bengal finance minister

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JD(U) senior leader Nitish Kumar
    Mar 01, 2015 12:02 IST

    Bhagalpur riots' probe panel submits report to Nitish

    Soon after coming to power in November 2005, Nitish Kumar had set up an inquiry commission under Justice (retired) N N Singh to probe the 1989 communal Bhagalpur riots, which claimed over 1,000 lives and left in its wake a trail of devastation.

  • Mukul Roy
    Feb 28, 2015 19:23 IST

    Mukul Roy removed as general secretary of Trinamool Congress

    The Trinamool Congress, in a meeting at the residence of chief minister Mamata Banerjee, removed Mukul Roy from the post of all India general secretary.

  • Anti-rape protests at Jantar Mantar
    Feb 28, 2015 11:18 IST

    Woman gang raped in front of husband

    A 22-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped in front of her husband by three miscreants near Howrah’s Mourigram railway station late on Thursday night. The husband was reportedly tied to a tree and held at gunpoint while the rape occurred. Two of the three rapists were arrested

  • Mamta Bennerjee
    Feb 28, 2015 11:15 IST

    Chief minister woos transport workers with a litany of benefits

    Following a series of transport strikes by opposition parties, the Trinamool Congress government has made a desperate attempt to woo the sector’s workers during the state budget on Friday. “Chief minister Mamata Banerjee is concerned about the transport workers of the state.

  • Amit Mitra
    Feb 28, 2015 11:11 IST

    Amit Mitra has it for all: Aam aadmi, minorities & industry

    No fresh taxes, heightened allocation for minority development, 40 lakh bicycles to students and sops for traders — it is a heady mix of doles. But opposition parties in the state allege that all this has been done keeping in mind the assembly polls.

  • Mukul Roy
    Feb 28, 2015 11:07 IST

    Trinamool moves to checkmate Mukul at key party meet today

    The Trinamool Congress is gearing up to reduce the formidable former No. 2 in the party, Mukul Roy, to a non-entity. Roy may be removed from the posts of chairman of the Trinamool’s parliamentary party and the party’s leader in the Rajya Sabha — two of the last important posts he holds.

  • Amartya Sen
    Feb 27, 2015 22:58 IST

    Govt must guarantee academic autonomy of Nalanda University: Amartya Sen

    Chancellor of Nalanda University, Prof Amartya Sen, has withdrawn his candidature for a second term as head of the transnational Nalanda University in Bihar citing political interference. Here he speaks to ARUN KUMAR in an exclusive interview about the need to restrain political interference and greater academic autonomy. He has also cleared the mist over university spendings

  • books for the last time
    Feb 27, 2015 11:11 IST

    More application-based questions likely in CBSE Class 12 examination

    The CBSE Class 12 exam will start from March 2 and by the pre-board papers uploaded by the CBSE, the question pattern for the upcoming exam is in for a shift from objectivetype questions to applicationbased ones. Students can also expect some long answer-type questions.

  • Mamata Banerjee
    Feb 27, 2015 11:08 IST

    Humayun Kabir’s harsh words send Didi’s aides into a huddle

    A statement by Murshidabad pointsman Humayun Kabir on Wednesday that it would take no more 50 MLAs to jump fences for the Mamata gover nment to be reduced to a minority has sent alarm bells ringing in the ruling camp.

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    Feb 27, 2015 11:03 IST

    In another 2 yrs, Delhi will be just 12 hours away

    Dilli Chalo in 12 hours. In another two years, a superfast train traveling at an average speed of 200 kmph will take you to Delhi in just 12 hours. This will be possible if the railway minister’s proposals are executed without a hitch. Rajdhani Express currently takes 17 hours to cover 1,447 km

  • Partho Chatterjee
    Feb 26, 2015 12:17 IST

    Partha wants Bengal as higher education hub

    State education minister Partha Chatterjee is aiming to develop Bengal as a higher education hub. The state government has already constituted an education commission to prepare a road map/vision document for 2020 and 2030 for the state’s education sectors.

  • Mamta Banerjee
    Feb 26, 2015 12:10 IST

    Mamata knocks on Modi’s door for debt relief two days before Budget

    Setting aside months of bitter acrimony dating back to the 2014 Lok Sabha poll campaign trail, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking an appointment to bargain for relief for her debt-stressed state.

  • A couple wearing protective masks
    Feb 24, 2015 11:28 IST

    Govt show-causes pvt hospitals for refusing treatment

    The state health department issued show-cause notices to four premier private hospitals in Kolkata on Monday for not providing treatment to swine flu patients, even as the viral disease claimed its fifth victim in the city. The number of patients suffering from the disease in the state is 69.