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Bengal government declares half-day holiday on Friday

    Updated On : Aug 17,2018   12:28 am
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) The West Bengal government has declared a half-day holiday on Friday as a mark of respect to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who died on Thursday. View More..

Kolkata family close to Vajpayee narrates his love for films, 'phuchkas'

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   10:28 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A family in central Kolkata, who had hosted former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during his visits to the city since 1956, on Thursday reminisced how the veteran politician fell in love with the Farooq Shaikh-Rekha-starrer 1981 film 'Umrao Jaan' and ended up watching the movie a number of times during his stay here. View More..

Vajpayee's death a personal loss: Bengal Governor

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   9:00 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Thursday termed the death of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as a "personal loss" and hailed him as one of the greatest politicians and diplomats in the world. View More..

Bengal's Left to launch movement against 'anti-people policies'

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   8:30 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Protesting against the anti-people policies of the state and the centre, the left wing mass organisations in West Bengal will hold a 24-day march across the state in September, pushing for an eight-point charter of demands including remunerative prices for famers, lowering of rates for Petroleum substances and ensuring standard minimum wages for everyone. View More..

Chhetri rues football team's Asian Games snub

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   8:18 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) India captain Sunil Chhetri on Thursday said the football team needs to be given a chance to perform after the the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) decided not to allow the side to participate in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games. View More..

Vajpayee's death very big loss: Mamata

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   6:04 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's passing away a "very big loss" to the nation. View More..

Wadekar one of the most elegant left-handers I have played with: Prasanna

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   4:46 pm
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Shocked over the demise of Ajit Wadekar, spin great Erapalli Prasanna on Thursday said his former teammate was one of the most elegant left handers he had played with. View More..

Depreciating rupee will kill small businesses: Mamata

    Updated On : Aug 16,2018   11:44 am
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demonetisation. View More..

How about some 'Royal Rajasthani' dishes? (Foodie Trail - Kolkata)

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   11:34 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) It is time for some authentic Rajasthani food! Here is a food festival, "The Royal Kitchens of Rajasthan", celebrating the vibrant and regal Rajasthani culture to make you familiar with the dishes that the royalties savoured. View More..

Nehru's statue found painted saffron in Bengal, later restored

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   11:24 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A statue of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in West Bengal's West Burdwan district was said to have been painted saffron on Wednesday but the original colour was restored later. View More..

Two killed in separate accidents in Bengal

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   10:16 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A cyclist was fatally run over by a truck and another person was killed in a collision between two motorcycles in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, police said. View More..

Teenager, who climbed tower to hoist tricolour, dies in Bengal

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   6:44 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) A teenager, who had climbed a mobile tower to hoist the national flag for Independence Day celebrations in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, fell from it and died, police said on Wednesday. View More..

Left parties form human chains in Bengal to celebrate Independence Day

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   6:36 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Pledging to make every sacrifice in the struggle to protect the rights of the citizens, Left parties in West Bengal on Wednesday formed human chains across the state on the country's 72nd Independence Day. View More..

Remain 'independent', cherish India envisaged by freedom fighters: Mamata

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   4:00 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the people of the country and its institutions must strive to remain "independent" in the true sense of the word. View More..

Strive to remain independent: Mamata on I-Day

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   3:18 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said people of the country and its institutions must strive to remain "independent" in the true sense of the word. View More..

17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates arrested in Sunderbans

    Updated On : Aug 15,2018   3:02 pm
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) As many as 17 suspected Bangladeshi pirates were arrested after a boat chase at Sunderbans in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday late night and the trawler was seized, police said on Wednesday. View More..

Mamata slams BJP on 'One Nation, One Election' issue

    Updated On : Aug 14,2018   10:40 pm
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Slamming the BJP for supporting the 'One Nation, One Election' system, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday questioned its viability in case of political instability at the Centre in the future. View More..

38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons left out of draft NRC: Mamata

    Updated On : Aug 14,2018   10:18 pm
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Upping the ante on her opposition to the draft NRC in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that 38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons -- both Hindus and Muslims -- were left out of the list. View More..

Dropout rate at upper primary level higher in boys in West Bengal: Unicef

    Updated On : Aug 14,2018   9:38 pm
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The dropout rate of boys at upper primary level is double that of girls in West Bengal, and the challenge is to find out the disparities, said country representative of Unicef Yasmin Ali Haque on Tuesday. View More..

Bengal CID files chargesheet in Kolkata carcass meat case

    Updated On : Aug 14,2018   9:36 pm
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department on Tuesday produced a chargesheet against 12 accused persons in the carcass meat racket case, close to four months after their arrest, a senior CID officer said. View More..