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Bengal girl mistakes pistol for toy, shoots mother

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   10:22 pm
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A girl in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Sunday accidentally shot and critically injured her mother while playing with a loaded pistol the woman had found outside and given to her daughter, thinking it was a toy, police said. View More..

Bengal youth shot dead in clash over motorcycle

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   6:56 pm
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) A youth was allegedly shot dead following an altercation between two groups in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday, police said. View More..

2 killed, 19 injured in Bengal bus accident

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   5:48 pm
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Two passengers were killed and at least 19 others were injured as the bus they were travelling in, rammed into a truck coming from the opposite direction in West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday, police said. View More..

Infant kidnapped by persistent suitor, rescued within hours

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   5:46 pm
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) A four-year-old boy was kidnapped by a man, who was persistently after his mother to marry him, in a bid to mount more pressure on her but the child was safely rescued within hours, police said on Sunday. View More..

Posters, online campaigns for missing Kolkata cat

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   5:12 pm
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Consumed by the pain of losing his cat, a college professor has put up hundreds of posters across south Kolkata streets and started social media campaigns in the hope of getting his pet back. View More..

Indian flavours spicing up World Cup in Moscow

    Updated On : Jun 17,2018   3:16 pm
Moscow, June 17 (IANS) Restaurateurs Prodyut and Sumana Mukherjee have not only brought Indian flavours to the ongoing World Cup here but also plan to dish out free dinner to countrymen if Argentina wins the trophy on July 15. View More..

West Bengal celebrates Eid-ul-Fitr with prayers, cultural soirees

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   10:00 pm
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) West Bengal on Saturday joined the nation in celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr, with Muslims, attired in traditional clothes, pouring out on to the street to hold special prayers, greet one another and take part in cultural programmes. View More..

Mamata slams those accusing her of Muslim 'appeasement'

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   9:10 pm
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Lashing out at her opponents who accuse her of Muslim appeasement, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said such people were neither friends of Hindus nor of Muslims. View More..

Former Bengal minister Satya Sadhan Chakraborty dead

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   8:32 pm
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Veteran CPI-M leader, ex-parliamentarian and former West Bengal Higher Education Minister Satya Sadhan Chakraborty died on Saturday at his residence here following a massive cardiac arrest, party source said. He was 85. View More..

UBI bets on resolution of 30 accounts referred to NCLT

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   8:28 pm
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) United Bank of India (UBI), which referred 30 stressed accounts with an aggregated exposure of Rs 5,961 crore to National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) in 2017-18 (FY18), is betting on the resolution of bad loan accounts to improve its net profit, its report said. View More..

Drift of burning merchant vessel in Bay of Bengal arrested (Lead, changing dateline)

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   8:06 pm
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) In a daring and complex operation, a Seaking 42 C helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command on Saturday winched down a Marine Commando (Marcos) officer on the accident-struck merchant vessel SSL Kolkata which had been on fire and drifting since the last two days in the Bay of Bengal, a defence official said. View More..

Kolkata faces sudden heat wave, discomfort rises

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   6:56 pm
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Kolkata is reeling under a heat wave with the mercury touching 40 degree Celsius on Saturday and the rains disappearing after strong westerlies weakened the monsoon winds, a met official said here. View More..

Navy anchors burning merchant vessel SSL Kolkata

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   6:06 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) In a complex operation, a helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command on Saturday winched down a Marco officer on to the merchant vessel SSL Kolkata which has been on fire since Wednesday night. View More..

Petrol prices unchanged after 8 paise fall on Friday

    Updated On : Jun 16,2018   1:00 pm
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Petrol prices across the four metros were stable on Saturday. In the national capital, the fuel was sold at an unchanged price of Rs 76.35 per litre. View More..

Driver's body found hanging in Bengal's Digha

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   11:12 pm
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A driver's body was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a hotel room in West Bengal's Digha after he allegedly molested the wife of car owner, police said on Friday. View More..

Law and order issues in Bengal, says Union Minister

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   10:40 pm
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir on Friday said there are problems with the law and order situation in West Bengal, citing the killing of BJP activists during the recent panchayat polls. View More..

Killers of Bukhari will not be spared: Union Minister

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   10:16 pm
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir on Friday condemned the brutal killing of renowned journalist Shujaat Bukhari outside his office in Srinagar and said none of the accused involved in the murder will be spared. View More..

Crew members rescued from container ship reaches Bengal's Haldia port

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   10:00 pm
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) The 22 crew members of merchant container vessel MV SSL Kolkata, who were rescued by the Indian Coast Guard after the ship caught fire in the Bay of Bengal, have safely reached the Coast Guard's Haldia port base in West Bengal, an officer said on Friday. View More..

Mamata to attend NITI Aayog meeting but 'reluctantly'

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   9:14 pm
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday confirmed that she would attend the NITI Aayog's governing council meeting in Delhi on Sunday, albeit "reluctantly" due to her commitments on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. View More..

HCL's JV plans to start exploration in Chhattisgarh from August

    Updated On : Jun 15,2018   8:20 pm
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Copper Ltd, a joint venture between Hindustan Copper Ltd (HCL) and Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation Ltd (CMDC), plans to commence exploration activities in the state from August, a statement said on Friday. View More..



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