- Jan 27, 2015 12:23 IST
The death of three rhinos in the last few days inside Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district has once again raised questions about the effectiveness of rhino conservation. While the forest department accuses a section of villagers of being hand-in-glove with the poachers
- Jan 27, 2015 12:18 IST
Cops probing the kidney racket in East Jadavpur – that was busted on January 9 – have zeroed in on a Jadavpur University faculty member for allegedly taking the help of the gang involved in the racket.
- Jan 27, 2015 12:15 IST
Every year, the residents of Midnapore eagerly wait for Saraswati Puja not only as they get a chance to worship the goddess of learning but because they get to enjoy the cartoons that different puja organisers put up in their pandals.
- Jan 25, 2015 13:53 IST
Despite All India Congress Committee asking senior advocate and former Union minister Kapil Sibal to return the brief to the West Bengal government, it appears he will fight the case, said a legal adviser to Trinamool all-India general secretary Mukul Roy.
- Jan 25, 2015 13:48 IST
With the fate of the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) uncertain, Mamata Banerjee’s men at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) are in a fix over the recruitment of about 400 primary and junior high teachers for the civic body’s 253 schools in Kolkata.
- Jan 25, 2015 13:44 IST
A team of environmental scientists from the Bose Institute in Kolkata and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) has revealed that the air over Darjeeling has high levels of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) - much higher than the air over the residential areas in Kolkata, Delhi or Mumbai.
- Jan 24, 2015 14:49 IST
The state will soon formulate its own child policy, the guidelines for which have already been drafted. Once this draft plan gets cabinet approval, Bihar will be the first state to have its own child policy.
- Jan 24, 2015 14:46 IST
The Kumar-Sushil Modi NDA duo was doing well, but it was solely because of Kumar’s soaring ambition and personal ego to become prime minister that the symphony was disturbed, putting Bihar in such a mess says Amit Shah, BJP national president
- Jan 24, 2015 14:38 IST
Chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, facing attacks from his own party colleagues over his assertive style of functioning, hit out at his detractors on Friday, stating that he never feared calling a spade a spade and would congtinue to do so whether he remained on the hot seat or not.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:38 IST
Rabindranath Tagore’s writings had convinced him to return to India and pursue his literary career here, author Ruskin Bond told readers in Kolkata during the inaugural session of Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet at the Victoria Memorial Hall premises on Friday.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:29 IST
A string of low intensity, scattered violence has already started between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters in the city in the run-up to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections. The BJP has alleged that the police are refusing to act in all the incidents.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:24 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) summoned an executive of Chandras’ Green Projects Limited, a PC Chandra group company, on Friday to inquire about the wedding reception ceremony of the eldest son of transport minister Madan Mitra.
- Jan 24, 2015 12:19 IST
The report, ‘Status of Tiger in India 2014’, stated that the big cat count jumped by 30% in the past four years. Interestingly, these figures only reveal the number of tigers in the country’s reserves and not the population that exists outside.
- Jan 22, 2015 13:19 IST
Tiger experts and conservationists in West Bengal are having trouble accepting the big cat figures released by the Centre on Tuesday. They believe that the tiger count attributed to the state is much lower than the actual figures.
- Jan 22, 2015 13:04 IST
With BJP national president Amit Shah stating that the party is ready to counter Trinamool Congress’s force with force, political circles in Bengal predict more violence in the state.