• Drama in real life in Bay of Bengal. (HT Photo)
    Jul 05, 2015 15:40 IST

    Andhra fishermen back from the jaws of death, taken to Haldia

    The six fishermen who were saved by Coast Guard officials reached Haldia Port on Saturday, shaken and stirred. They were rescued off the coast of Bengal after being adrift in the Bay for 15 days after the engine of their trawler failed.

  • Calcutta University Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das. (HT Photo)
    Jul 05, 2015 15:26 IST

    Bengal: Suranjan packed off to Jadavpur University

    Less than 24 hours after Calcutta University (CU) vicechancellor (V-C) Suranjan Das said that it would not be possible for his to run the institution if no action was taken against the band of Trinamool activistslp;l;

  • landslide in Garidhura village, 35km from Siliguri
    Jul 02, 2015 09:10 IST

    Miraculous escape for tea garden worker in Darjeeling landslides

    Diksha Thapa (25) , a worker at Tingling Tea Garden and a resident of Limbudhura, 2 km off the Mirik-Siliguri state highway, is thanking God as some of her family members escaped miraculously even as the landslide killed 19 of her neighbours.

  • Kunal Ghosh
    Jun 30, 2015 20:30 IST

    Cops 'kick' MP Kunal Ghosh to stop him from talking to media

    The Bidhannagar Police on Tuesday manhandled Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh inside Bidhannagar court premises to prevent him from speaking to the media.

  • Scottish Church College (Photo Courtesy: College website)
    Jun 30, 2015 11:36 IST

    Dress diktat in Kolkata college replaced with advisory

    Reacting to the massive criticism they are facing, the Scottish Church College authorities have now removed the dress code order put up on the college website and replaced it with an advisory.

  • Assembly Elections 2011
    Jun 30, 2015 11:21 IST

    Mamata to go alone in 2016 assembly polls

    Undisturbed by the rumours of electoral alliances and seat adjustments that her opponents are secretly working on, Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has told her senior party leaders to prepare to fight the 2016 Assembly polls in Bengal alone.

  • West Bengal Dog photo Admit card
    Jun 29, 2015 11:12 IST

    In Bengal, a dog's photo on 18-year-old boy's ITI test admit card

    A candidate from Midnapore appearing for the entrance test of the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) was shocked to find his admit card sporting the photo of a dog.

  • Partha De
    Jun 27, 2015 11:53 IST

    Kolkata: Cops probing if Partha De ate flesh of dogs, sister

    The police officers investigating the Robinson Street skeleton case are now focusing on the cannibalism angle to find out whether Partha De had consumed the flesh of the family’s two pet dogs and his sister, Debjani.

  • The four-year old daughter whose head was sliced by her mother in Malda village.
    Jun 26, 2015 11:04 IST

    Bengal mom eats portion of child's head, relatives rush to rescue

    The 42-year old mother, reportedly suffering from some psychiatric disorder, was beaten up by Malda villagers when they found her four year old daughter bleeding profusely.

    Jun 23, 2015 16:14 IST

    CBSE to re-conduct AIPMT on July 25

    The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said on Tuesday that it will re-conduct the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT) for medical and dental courses on July 25, 2015.

  • An armed Thai soldier
    Jul 05, 2015 15:53 IST

    KLO rising again, warn central intelligence agencies

    Central intelligence agencies have warned the state government of a growing threat from the separatist Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO).

  • Abhishek Banerjee TMC
    Jun 23, 2015 15:22 IST

    The rise of Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata's foul-mouthed nephew

    It has taken him less than five years to rise from political oblivion to the virtual ‘number two’ position in the Trinamool Congress but Abhishek Banerjee, the party chief’s beloved nephew has remained at the centre of controversies.

  • 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.

  • Gautam Deb
    Jun 23, 2015 00:26 IST

    CPM leader Gautam Deb denies any comments on pact with Cong, blames media

    Barely 72 hours after his comments on a possible Congress-CPM alliance to counter Trinamool Congress, CPM central committee member Gautam Deb gave a written explanation to the party saying the media misrepresented his statement and that he never called for an electoral alliance. His comments on the alliance had left CPM top rung red-faced.

  • Kidnapping logo
    Jun 29, 2015 11:28 IST

    Job and kidnapping racket busted in Kolkata, three held

    The detective department of Kolkata Police arrested three in connection with a kidnapping racket that used to dupe job aspirants with fake offer letters for railway jobs, bring them to Kolkata and kidnap them.