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Presidency University students protest on council issue

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   11:46 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A section of Presidency University students on Wednesday protested against the West Bengal government's directive to replace the existing students union with a nominated students council. View More..

BJP for all-party meeting on Bengal floods

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   11:10 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The state BJP on Wednesday blasted West Bengal government for what it said was "lack of seriousness" in combating the grim flood situation and sought an all-party meeting on the issue. View More..

Will like to continue superb form: Shami

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   9:56 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) India pacer Mohammed Shami on Wednesday sounded ecstatic after their historic 3-0 Test whitewash of Sri Lanka, saying the team is eager to continue their rich vein of form going into the One-Day International (ODI) series. View More..

Flight attendant falls from 4th floor flat, dies in Kolkata

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   8:56 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A flight attendant of a private airlines died under mysterious circumstances reportedly after falling from her flat on the fourth floor of an apartment in North 24 Parganas district's Kestopur, police said on Wednesday. View More..

Flood situation in parts of Bengal still alarming

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   7:04 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal continued to be "alarming" despite a let up in the incessant rains as many rivers in the area were still flowing well above the danger level, the state government said here on Wednesday. View More..

Centre approves new Metro Rail policy, private partnership mandatory

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   6:24 pm
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved its Metro Rail Policy 2017 focusing on compact urban development, cost reduction and multi-modal integration, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. View More..

Mamata greets Kejriwal on his birthday

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   6:20 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday greeted her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday. View More..

24 kg cannabis seized by BSF in Bengal

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   4:12 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) At least 24 kg of cannabis was seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) from a bamboo orchard in West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Wednesday. View More..

Netaji's bust defaced with ink in Bengal

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   4:10 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A newly installed bust of Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in West Bengal's Birbhum district was found defaced with ink, police said on Wednesday. View More..

Three labourers die in IIT Kharagpur

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   3:34 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Three labourers died in an accident during construction work inside the IIT Kharagpur campus, police said on Wednesday. View More..

Dhanraj Pillay, Sourav Ganguly to play in charity match with Maradona

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   2:44 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta are among those who have confirmed their availability for the charity match to be played here involving Argentine legend Diego Maradona, the organisers said. View More..

62 ongoing coal projects delayed: Coal India

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   1:24 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Coal India said on Wednesday that 62 coal projects, out of 120 ongoing projects, were not running on schedule mainly due to delay in obtaining forest clearances, acquiring land and issues related to rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R). View More..

Coal India to incur Rs 8,500 cr capital expenditure in 2017-18

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   12:20 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL), which produces 84 per cent of the country's total output of the mineral, has planned to invest Rs 8,500 crore as capital expenditure in 2017-18, its latest annual report said. View More..

Bengal transwomen on track to become paramedics

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   11:06 am
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Twenty-four-year-old Jiya was once forced to dance at gunpoint. Now the plucky transwoman from West Bengal is blazing a trail of success as a trainee in an operation theatre (OT) technician's course. View More..

Coal India to incur Rs 8,500 cr capital expenditure in 2017-18

    Updated On : Aug 16,2017   10:54 am
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Coal India Ltd (CIL), which produces 84 per cent of the country's total output of the mineral, has planned to invest Rs 8,500 crore as capital expenditure in 2017-18, its latest annual report said. View More..

Left Front forms four km-long human chain in Kolkata

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   7:06 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Taking an oath to preserve the country's unity, secularism and democratic rights, West Bengal Left Front leaders and activists on Tuesday formed a four kilometer-long human chain here on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day. View More..

6 students electrocuted at Bengal school I-Day event, one critical

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   5:16 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Six students were electrocuted during the Independence Day celebrations at a primary school in West Bengal on Tuesday, police said. View More..

Bengal celebrates colourful I-day

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   5:12 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tri-colour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day. View More..

West Bengal celebrates colourful Independence Day

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   4:38 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and inspected a colourful parade here on Tuesday as the state joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day. View More..

Mamata wishes Odisha CM speedy recovery

    Updated On : Aug 15,2017   12:54 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wished her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik speedy recovery after the latter suddenly felt unwell while addressing an Independence Day function. View More..



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