- Jul 23, 2015 14:16 IST
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.
- Jul 21, 2015 22:06 IST
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.
- Jul 21, 2015 18:57 IST
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.
- Jul 20, 2015 13:38 IST
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.
- Jul 12, 2015 23:49 IST
A political contest has already broken out in Bihar ahead of the assembly elections in September, with each party trying to grab maximum eyeballs.
- Jul 09, 2015 16:00 IST
With poll fever gradually taking over, it is time for ‘sonrise’ in Bihar this assembly election.
- Jul 05, 2015 13:39 IST
The news is, former Siwan parlimentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin could enjoy some degree of ‘freedom’. But there is a big‘if ’.
- Jul 04, 2015 20:08 IST
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.
- Jun 30, 2015 12:30 IST
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,
- Jun 23, 2015 00:30 IST
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.
- Jun 13, 2015 12:56 IST
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.
- Jun 06, 2015 11:25 IST
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.
- Jun 06, 2015 10:59 IST
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.
- Jun 05, 2015 18:24 IST
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.
- Jun 05, 2015 10:46 IST
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.