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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her policies to “stand by the poor” is making her unpopular among a section of the people.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that her policies to “stand by the poor” is making her unpopular among a section of the people.

I am targeted because I speak for the poor: Mamata

"Good governance has to be inclusive," the West Bengal Chief Minister said. »
Kolkata Police have banned any private use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones in the city. File photo: Sushanta Patronobish

Kolkata police not to allow private drones

Days after the Chennai police said that it was considering regulation of private use of drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), Kolkata Police banned any private use of UAVs or drones in... »
British Author Anita Anand launches a book with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during the39th International Kolkata Book Fair in Kolkata on Tuesday.

Kolkata book fair opens

The 39th International Kolkata Book Fair was inaugurated here on Tuesday by British journalist and TV news presenter Anita Anand and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.Lauding Indian authors and... »

SC defers hearing in Saradha scam

The Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred hearing on the petitions filed by West Bengal and ruling Trinamool Congress seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into the multi-crore Saradha scam, alleging th... »
There are about 2 lakh students and 16,000 contractual teachers of approximately 3,000 vocational training institutes in West Bengal.

Bengal Minister, vocational council head lock horns over teachers’ demands

Future of 2 lakh students, 16,000 teachers contractual uncertain »
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A major controversy broke out in West Bengal following allegations of conversion of tribals to Hinduism by the VHP on Wednesday.
Kolkata, January 28, 2015

Trinamool alleges conversion of tribals in West Bengal

A major controversy erupted in West Bengal on Thursday over allegations of religious conversion of several tribals at Rampurhat town of the State’s Birbhum district. While the Viswa Hind... »
KOLKATA, January 28, 2015

Bengal trying to fix loopholes in tourism sector

Admitting to severe drawbacks in West Bengal’s Tourism department, its principal secretary A. R. Bardhan said here on Tuesday that the State was working on fixing the loopholes. He was addressing m... »
NCW Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam with two other members in Birbhum on Saturday talking to the woman who was allegedly tortured by the police.– Photo: PTI
Kolkata, January 25, 2015

NCW chief records Birbhum torture victim’s statement

Whatever be the nature of politics, a woman cannot be harassed in such a manner, National Commission for Woman (NCW) chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam, who met the woman allegedly tortured by the... »
Activists of the Left parties participating in a rally in Kolkata and Agartala on Saturday to protest against U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to India.- Photos: PTI & Abhisek Saha
KOLKATA, January 25, 2015

Left parties hold rallies against Obama’s visit

Several Left parties organised a rally in the city on Saturday against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government’s decision to invite U.S. President Barack Obama as chief guest for the Republic Day... »
School children take out a procession to pay tribute to Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary in Agartala, Tripura on Friday.Photo: PTI
Kolkata, January 24, 2015

‘Netaji first Indian to stress on overseas citizenship rights’

Subhas Chandra Bose was one of the first leaders of the country to stress on overseas citizenship rights, academicians including Netaji’s grandnephew Professor Sugata Bose said here on Friday on t... »
Kolkata, January 24, 2015

Book readers are always a minority: Ruskin Bond

: Book readers were in a minority even six-seven decades ago, but now their numbers have grown, celebrated author Ruskin Bond said here on Friday.Recalling his days in school, the 80-year-ol... »
An analysis of the camera trap images reveals that the minimum number of tigers in the Sunderbans is higher than what has been given in the report. File Photo
KOLKATA, January 23, 2015

‘Report underestimates tiger count in Sunderbans’

Forest Department officials and experts monitoring the tiger population in West Bengal have questioned the preliminary estimate of a Union government report that put the number of the big cat in t... »
KOLKATA, January 23, 2015

BJP dismisses Tweet on Sourav Ganguly

A tweet on cricketer Sourav Ganguly ‘joining’ the BJP by industrialist Harsh Goenka created a flutter even as the party dismissed it saying that there was no truth in it. Mumbai-b... »
Kolkata, January 23, 2015

Set up panel to monitor Sunderbans: Green Tribunal

Expressing concern over the encroachment of forestland and unauthorised constructions in the Sunderbans, the Eastern Bench of the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary,... »
KOLKATA, January 22, 2015

Bengal’s employment rate improving, says report

At a time when the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government has a strained relationship with the Bharatiya Janata Party at the Centre, a report by the Labour Bureau of India suggested that Ben... »

BJP announces candidate for Bongoan seat

A flop show, says Trinamool Congress

CBI raids offices of chit fund companies in Kolkata

Students, cops injured in college poll violence

ED interrogates Rose Valley chief

Have not committed any immoral activity, says Mukul Roy

Bengal Governor lauds St Xavier’s ‘apolitical’ students’ union

CBI arrests chit fund owner

M. P. Birla Planetarium at Kolkata: Waiting for a new projection system.- Photo: Sushanta Patronobish
Kolkata, January 28, 2015

Birla Planetarium to get a makeover

For the next nine months, one of Kolkata’s most famous landmarks and the oldest planetarium in Asia, the Birla Planetarium, will remain out of bounds for visitors.After nearly five decades a... »
Kolkata, January 25, 2015

‘My statement has been misinterpreted’

After triggering a controversy in the party circles with his reported comments on Friday, Trinamool Congress MP Debabrata Bandyopadhyay on Saturday said he had never said that the leadership was sl... »
Kolkata, January 25, 2015

TMC MLA goes against party line

Going against the official party stand that the CBI was being used as a political tool to corner the Trinamool Congress, party MLA Sabyasachi Dutta on Saturday said there must be a reason behind th... »
Kolkata, January 24, 2015

Bengal unit should involve seniors: Congress leader

: Senior Congress Leader Manas Ranjan Bhunia urged West Bengal State Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Friday to involve senior leaders of the State in the party’s campaigns and function... »
Writer-activist Arun Ferreira speaks on torture in custody, with Vernon Gonsalves and Piyush Guha seated extreme right.Photo: Special Arrangement
Kolkata, January 24, 2015

Activists speak of police torture

Three political activists, arrested on different days from different parts of the country and lodged in separate jails, narrated how they were all subjected to similar methods of torture b... »
Swadeshi Jagran Manch, the economic wing of the RSS, is against any drive to facilitate business interests of the US & the EU’s pharmaceutical companies in India.
Kolkata, January 23, 2015

US 'threats' to Patent Act irks RSS outfit

Only days before President Barack Obama’s visit, Swadeshi Jagran Manch (SJM), the powerful economic wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, has objected to the United States’ “threats”... »
Kolkata, January 23, 2015

CBI asks Mukul Roy to appear on January 28

The CBI, which is probing the Saradha chit fund scam, on Thursday asked Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy to appear before the agency on January 28. Roy, the TMC all India general secre... »
Kolkata, January 23, 2015

Man kills wives and children, commits suicide

: Five bodies were recovered from two separate flats in Kolkata on Thursday. The police believed that Shankar Malakar, middle-aged man, had committed suicide after killing his family members.»
KOLKATA, January 22, 2015

BJP team to meet Bengal Governor on alleged police torture of woman

A delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi in Kolkata on Thursday on the incident of alleged atrocities by the Birbhum district police o... »
Kapil Sibal
Kolkata, January 22, 2015

Sibal should not represent Trinamool in apex court in Saradha case: AICC

Endorsing the stand taken by the West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee, the All-India Congress Committee on Wednesday urged former Union Minister Kapil Sibal to take into consideration the sentim... »

Not yet decided on joining BJP: Dinesh Trivedi

BJP will form govt. in Bengal next year: Amit Shah

Emirates plans additional flights from Kolkata

Opposition takes up the issue of police attack on woman

Rally to promote cycle-friendly roads

Woman alleges torture by Birbhum cops

Trinamool students’ wing wins Calcutta University union polls


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