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Left Front peasants wings' march on May 22 in Bengal

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   12:14 am
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) As many as 11 farmers' wings of the Left Front in West Bengal, including CPI-M's peasants' front All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), on Thursday announced that they would march to Nabanna -- the state secretariat -- on May 22 to protest anti-farmers measures. View More..

Six arrested for running fake company, cheating bank

    Updated On : Mar 24,2017   12:08 am
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Six people including an employee of a private bank were arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district for allegedly running a fake company and fraudulently withdrawing large amount from the bank, police said on Thursday. View More..

Would be happy if Advani becomes India's President: Mamata

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   10:20 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she would be happy if BJP's veteran leader and Lok Sabha member L.K. Advani is elected as President of India. View More..

Not consulted by Centre on Teesta, state's interests come first: Mamata

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   9:50 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Amid speculation of a likely deal on Teesta during the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina next month, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she will prioritize her state's interest while deciding on the proposed water sharing treaty with Bangladesh and claimed the Centre has not consulted her over the issue. View More..

'Saffron party' threatening Bengali poet Srijato: Mamata

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   9:30 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a certain party "engaged in saffronisation" is threatening Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay who is courting controversy over a poem that allegedly hurt Hindu religious sentiments. View More..

Giving MP ticket to K.D. Singh was blunder: Mamata

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   9:24 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) After police initiated a case against the Alchemist Chief and Trinamool Congress MP K.D. Singh for allegedly cheating investors, West Bengal Chief Minister and party's supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said giving him a ticket was a "blunder". View More..

Yubrini enters semis of Rendez-Vous tennis meet

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   8:18 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Bengal's Yubrini Banerjee made it to the last four in the girls singles under-18 category of the ongoing Rendez-Vous A Roland Garros national series tennis tournament here on Thursday. View More..

BJP-RSS targeting Bengal due to disappointment: Mamata

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   7:52 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the RSS is targeting her state due to "disappointment" stemming from a string of poll defeats. View More..

Golfer Shamim takes lead in 3rd round of Kolkata Classic

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   7:44 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Shamim Khans near-flawless short-range game helped him surge ahead by three shots in the penultimate round of the Kolkata Classic golf championship even as his driving woes continued at the Rs 40 lakh prize event here on Thursday. View More..

French tennis body wants to bring its stars to hold clinics in India

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   6:56 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) With Roland Garros organising their junior tennis meet, the 2017 French Open junior wild cards competition for the third straight year in India, there is a possibility of French stars like Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kristina Mladenovic coming over for clinics in the future, an official of the French tennis federation, FFT said. View More..

'Monitoring child smuggling situation closely'

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   6:56 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The West Bengal State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBSCPCR) is "closely monitoring" the situation following the unearthing of a child smuggling racket in the state. View More..

Kiran Bedi stresses on e-learning in police training

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   6:54 pm
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Puducherry Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi on Thursday stressed the need to adopt e-learning techniques for training police officers to "cut cost, time and distance". View More..

India to conduct survey for new rail line with Bangladesh

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   5:54 pm
Agartala, March 23 (IANS) New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said here on Thursday. View More..

Mamata condemns London terror attack

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   5:36 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday denounced the terror attack in London outside the British Parliament which claimed four lives. View More..

'Aadhaar-linked midday meals will check pilferage, misuse'

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   5:02 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Making Aadhaar Card mandatory for midday meals will check pilferage, misuse and siphoning of funds meant for the central scheme, an official of the Food and Nutrition Board said here on Thursday. View More..

Federer is playing fearless tennis, feels Naresh Kumar

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   4:52 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) The secret to Roger Federer's success this year has been his fearless game where the Swiss tennis ace has been seen playing all the shots in the book, former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar says. View More..

New Goa CM Parrikar promises full support in hosting U-17 World Cup

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   4:38 pm
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) Newly appointed Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar welcomed the world football governing body, FIFA's delegation to the state on Thursday and pledged full support for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held in India later in the year. View More..

Bringing Paes, Bhupathi together again a great move, says Naresh Kumar

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   4:32 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Former Davis cup captain Naresh Kumar on Thursday hoped Indian tennis superstars Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi can set their differences aside and make their chemistry work when Uzbekistan comes calling for the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie, beginning on April 7. View More..

Mother Dairy eyes Rs 10,000 cr revenue in next two years

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   4:00 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), is expecting to touch Rs 10,000 crore turnover in the next two years with its expansion plan towards the eastern and western parts of India, a company official said on Thursday. View More..

CPI-M leader killed in Bengal, Trinamool blamed

    Updated On : Mar 23,2017   3:58 pm
Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) A local CPI-M leader was brutally killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday. The CPI-M blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crime. View More..

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