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BJP leader arrested in Bengal for 'involvement' in daughter's abduction

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   11:52 pm
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) A BJP leader in West Bengal's Birbhum district was arrested, along with two others, on Sunday for allegedly being involved in the abduction of his daughter, police said. View More..

Fit-again Saha to return to competitive cricket

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) India Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Sunday returned to competitive cricket after nine months as Bengal named their 15-member squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 domestic tournament. View More..

I-League: East Bengal suffer jolt in title race with 1-1 Churchill draw

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   9:30 pm
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) East Bengal failed to level points with leaders Chennai City FC after playing a 1-1 draw against fellow title aspirant Churchill Brothers in an I-League match at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan, here on Sunday. View More..

Minerva Punjab resolute ahead of I-League game vs Real Kashmir

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   6:40 pm
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Minerva Punjab FC said on Sunday they are not ready to forfeit their I-League encounter against Real Kashmir FC in Srinagar and accused the All India Football Federation (AIFF) of double standards. View More..

Passengers of Bengal train allege extortion by railway police

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   6:06 pm
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) A few passengers of a superfast train plying from northern West Bengal's New Jalpaiguri on Sunday alleged that the police extorted money from them, while the police have arrested six passengers for misbehaviour. View More..

Bengali film screening cancelled, sit-in protest planned

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   3:30 pm
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after the screening of his film "Bhobishyoter Bhoot" was cancelled, director Anik Dutta on Sunday said he was yet to get any "official communication" though people have offered support and asked him to join a sit-in protest. View More..

Filmmaking: Braving All Transitions (Column: B-Town)

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   12:22 pm
The film industry during the 70s and 80s consisted mostly of prospect hunters. There were established production houses but more coming every day to give a shot to filmmaking. The Hindi film industry moved from Lahore to Kolkata and thence to Mumbai where it prospered, throbbed and still delivers anything between 150 to 200 films every year. View More..

JMB militant involved in Bodh Gaya blast arrested in Kolkata

    Updated On : Feb 17,2019   12:08 am
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) The Special Task Force of Kolkata police on Saturday arrested an alleged operative of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), said to be directly involved in last year's Bodh Gaya blast, an officer said. View More..

Trinamool, Left, BJP take out rallies in Kolkata to protest Pulwama attack

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   11:50 pm
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday organised a candle march led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here to protest against the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers while the opposition Left Front and the BJP also hit the streets. View More..

Sea of humanity bids farewell to slain CRPF jawan in Bengal

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   11:46 pm
Kolkata/Bauria, Feb 16 (IANS) Emotion, anger and wailing by near and dear ones created heart-touching scenes as CRPF head constable Bablu Santra was on Saturday brought home, lifeless, two weeks before a scheduled leave he had applied for to spend time with his family. View More..

Terrorism must be countered at global and regional levels: Bangladesh Minister

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   11:42 pm
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday condemned the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers and said terrorism has to be countered globally and regionally. View More..

Competitions important for growth, says DJ Skip

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   11:24 pm
Pune, Feb 16 (IANS) DJ Skip has represented India at various world DJ championships. He has been in the industry for a while, but doesn't shy away from participating in competitions as he feels they help in improving skills. View More..

Terrorism must be countered at global and regional levels: Bangladesh Minister

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   9:58 pm
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Information Minister Hasan Mahmud on Saturday condemned the terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir that killed 49 troopers and said terrorism has to be countered globally and regionally. View More..

Gloom, anger across India as last rites of CRPF martyrs held (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   9:48 pm
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) A pall of gloom combined with anger and patriotic fervour was witnessed across the country on Saturday as the tricolour-bedecked mortal remains of the CRPF troopers, killed in the Pulwama attack, reached their homes and last rites conducted with full state honours. View More..

I-League: Bikramjit snatches win for Mohun Bagan with late strike

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   9:38 pm
Aizawl, Feb 16 (IANS) A late goal by Bikramjit Singh handed Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan their seventh victory of the current I-League season, as they defeated Aizawl FC 2-1 at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Emotion runs high as bodies of two slain CRPF troopers reach Kolkata

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   6:16 pm
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Sustained cries of 'Vande Mataram', 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'and 'Pakistan murdabad' rent the air as hundreds of people paid homage to the two CRPF troopers from the state killed in the Pulwama terror attack when their bodies reached the city on Saturday. View More..

I-League: East Bengal aim to level points with Chennai (Preview)

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   4:00 pm
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Looking to go level on points with leaders Chennai CIty FC, in-form East Bengal will have their task cut out when they take on fellow title contenders Churchill Brothers in a crucial I-League encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Sunday. View More..

I dream of a world without caste, discrimination: Irom Sharmila

    Updated On : Feb 16,2019   12:28 am
Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur's legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without caste, discrimination and dictatorship. View More..

Central expects Rs 3,000 crore revenue by this fiscal-end

    Updated On : Feb 15,2019   11:16 pm
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) Central, a premium retail store chain of Future Lifestyle Fashions, is expecting to touch around Rs 3,000 crore topline by end of the current fiscal, an official said on Friday. View More..

Bengal may exceed CGST target: Official

    Updated On : Feb 15,2019   11:12 pm
Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) About Rs 12,000 crore of Central Goods and Services Tax (CGST) was collected from West Bengal during the current fiscal till December 2018, an official said on Friday. View More..



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