Jadavpur University students taking out a rally in Kolkata on Wednesday
protesting police action on the campus. PHOTO: SUSHANTA PATRONOBISH.
Jadavpur University students taking out a rally in Kolkata on Wednesday protesting police action on the campus. PHOTO: SUSHANTA PATRONOBISH.

Anger brewing in Jadavpur varsity over police action

Anger continues to brew at the Jadavpur University in south Kolkata over the use of force by the police to end an overnight siege. Students brought out a huge rally on Wednesday, demanding the res... »

Taxi strike in Kolkata today, transport strike tomorrow

To protest against the govt’s ‘apathetic’ attitude towards them »

Focus on local means to reduce carbon emission

According to statistics, India’s carbon emission in 2011 was 1.97 giga tonnes, while that of China’s was 9.86 giga tonnes »

Bengal still charmed by Trinamool, admits Biman

CPI-M ended up bagging fourth spot among top four parties »
The wall of the Azad Hind Dhaba in Kolkata adorned with M.F. Husain’s Gaja Gamini. Photo: SUSHANTA PATRONOBISH

The Husain on the wall

The now-famous painting, titled Gaja Gamini (one with a walk like an elephant), depicts a dancing woman, in a bright red background, while a white elephant looks on with its trunk held aloft »
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Kolkata, September 17, 2014

‘Gherao’ of Jadavpur University VC forcibly lifted, 35 students held

The Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor and Registrar, who was ‘gheraoed’ by students demanding a fresh probe panel on alleged sexual harassment of a girl student inside the campus, were freed in... »
BJP activists in Basirhat Dakshin celebrating victory on Tuesday. PHOTOS: SUSHANTA PATRONOBISH AND PTI
KOLKATA, September 17, 2014

BJP, Trinamool win one seat each in West Bengal by-polls

The State’s ruling All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) and the BJP won one seat each in West Bengal by-elections paving the way for the latter’s entry in the Assembly after 15 years.While BJ... »
CPI(M) Politbureau members Brinda Karat, S R Pillai and Biman Basu offering last respects at State's Party headquarters in Kolkata on Monday to CPI(M) leader Binay Konar who died on Sunday. PHOTO: SUSHANTA PATRONOBISH.
KOLKATA, September 16, 2014

Veteran CPI (M) leader Saifuddin Chowdhury dies

: CPI (M) leader Saifuddin Chowdhury (62) lost his battle with cancer on Sunday. His funeral will be performed at his birthplace at Memari in Bardhaman district on Tuesday afternoon. Mr Cho... »
The Darjeeling toy train, declared by UNESCO as 'world heritage train' in 1999, puffing up on one of its innumerable journeys.
Kolkata, September 15, 2014

Darjeeling’s ‘Toy Train’ to be fully operational by year end

Nearly three years after the services of Darjeeling Himalayan Railways (DHR) was stopped, it is expected to resume services between Siliguri and Darjeeling this winter. A.K. Sharma, a divisi... »
LUCKNOW, September 15, 2014

Vrindavan widows to join Kolkata’s Durga Puja celebrations

It will a homecoming of sorts for over 50 widows from West Bengal who now lives in Vrindavan as they travel to Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja later this month. These widows, who have made ashrams... »
Kolkata, September 15, 2014

21 Bengal tourists from J&K to return

Rescued by the Indian Air Force from Pahalgam in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir, 21 stranded Bengali tourists would soon return home, West Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim said here... »
The ruling will disable sex workers from joining the mainstream. FILE PHOTO
KOLKATA, September 15, 2014

Sex workers denied permission to host Durga Puja festival

: Although Bengal’s biggest festival Durga Puja is round the corner, recent orders denying permission to sex workers to organise their own Durga Puja, barring the existing one, have left sex worke... »
Kolkata, September 15, 2014

Saradha scam probe gathers pace

As Central investigating agencies widen their net in the ongoing investigation into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, with a number of high-profile arrests, West Bengal’s ruling All India Tr... »
Kolkata, September 14, 2014

Jilted love the cause of acid attack: report

: Rejection in love, marriage and advances of sex amount to more than one third of incidents of acid attack in the country and about half of the victims of such attacks are students. Aci... »
DHAKA, September 14, 2014

Probe sought into Trinamool-Jamaat link

Amidst reports of the Trinamool Congress’s alleged funding of Jamaat-e-Islami, the Bangladesh-based extremist group, Members of Parliament from both the ruling Awami League and the Workers Party... »

Left Front rally on Sept. 22 against Saradha scam

Molested student leaves Visva Bharati

Saradha scam suspects portrayed as saints: Mamata

Assamese singer arrested in Saradha scam

7 days’ judicial remand for Saradha accused Kunal Ghosh

“Mamata funded Jaamat with Saradha money”

Duped depositors demand chit fund ban

Homage to a DOYEN

Kolkata, September 17, 2014

BJP opens account in Bengal Assembly without an alliance

Tuesday’s by-election results in West Bengal are nothing less than ominous for the ruling All India Trinamool Congress in the State. The Bharatiya Janata Party has won the seat in North 24 Paragan... »
Kolkata, September 16, 2014

CBI questions East Bengal Club officials in Saradha scam

Even as the Central investigating agencies continue to expand the ambit of the Saradha scam probe by questioning the officials of the East Bengal Club here on Monday, All-India Trinamool Congress... »
Saradha group chief Sudipto Sen
New Delhi, September 15, 2014

Widespread fraud by Saradha group: probe agency

The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) probe into 14 companies of the Saradha Group has found alleged violations of various Indian Penal Code sections. The findings would be shared with the... »
KOLKATA, September 15, 2014

Bengal LoP alleges fund misuse by Trinamool

A day before Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s scheduled meeting with Abida Islam, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata, leader of the Opposition in Assembly Surjya Kanta Mishra allege... »
KOLKATA, September 15, 2014

Park Street rape survivor ‘denied’ entry into restaurant

The survivor of the gang-rape in Park Street area in a moving car in 2011 alleged she was denied entry into a restaurant-cum-pub late on Saturday night.“The bouncer at the restaurant initial... »
Athlete Pinki Pramanik checking tickets at the Sealdah railway station in Central Kolkata on Saturday.
Kolkata, September 15, 2014

Pinki wants to hit the track again

After being acquitted of the rape and assault charges levelle... »
Kashmiri volunteers deliver relief material to flood victims who have taken shelter in a hotel in Srinagar on Saturday.PHOTO: NISSAR AHMAD
Kolkata, September 14, 2014

Bengal govt. to distribute water pouches in J & K

: The West Bengal government would be providing drinking water pouches to those stranded in flood-ravaged Jammu & Kashmir, State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated in a post on a social net... »
Central forces maintaining vigil in a booth in
Chowringhee seat. Photo: Ashoke Chakrabarty
KOLKATA, September 14, 2014

Contrasting voting percent in West Bengal by-polls

Barring a few stray incidents of clashes in the Chowringhee Assembly segment in the city, by-polls in the two constituencies --Basirhat Dakshin being the other -- in West Bengal were peaceful on Sa... »
Kolkata, September 14, 2014

Mamata to meet Bangladesh envoy

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Abida Islam, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Kolkata, amid allegations against an All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) MP of funnellin... »

Training for coaches with special needs

CPI (M) bodies to hold rally

Saradha shadow over Bengal by-polls

Mamata to meet Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh

Campaigning for bypolls ends

Tapas case: State open to CID probe with conditions

Bengal Minister leads protest against CBI

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