Kolkata girl tops ISC, girls outshine boys

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 18:30

Kolkata, May 29, Ananya Maity of the Heritage School here was declared as the topper of ISC (12th) Boards with 99.5 per cent marks, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations announced on Monday. Overall, girls once again outdid boys.


Kolkata journalists given special jackets during BJP rally

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 22:50

Kolkata, May 25, Three days after over 20 city-based journalists were beaten up by police while covering the Left parties' protest march to state secretariat -- Nabanna, the city police on Thursday arranged special jackets for media persons so that they could be identified among the crowd during a similar event organised by the BJP.


Mockery of democracy in Bengal civic polls: Yechury

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 23:32

Kolkata, May 14, Describing the violence and "rampant irregularities" in Sunday's civic polls as a "mockery of democracy", CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday slammed West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress for its "blatant misuse" of the state machinery.


Snake venom seized by BSF in Bengal

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 22:24

Malda (West Bengal, May 10, The Border Security Force on Wednesday seized 1.75 kg of snake venom worth Rs 13-14 crore from a bus in West Bengal's Malda district, an official said.


Justice Karnan vacates Chennai room, to visit Srikalahasti temple

Wed, 05/10/2017 - 12:04

Chennai, May 10, Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan, sentenced to jail for six months by the Supreme Court, was not at the state guest house here where he checked in on Tuesday and is expected to go to the temple town of Srikalahasti in Andhra Pradesh, officials said.


Contingency plans if Kochi can't host U-17 World Cup

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 11:34

Kolkata/Kochi, April 9, Soccer's global apex body FIFA says it has "two different contingency plans" in mind in case Kochi fails to meet the May 15 deadline to rev up renovation work for the U-17 World Cup, taking place in India for the first time. A Kerala minister is confident of the deadline being met.


Fight between 'Ramzada' and 'Haramzada' in Bengal: BJP's Dilip Ghosh

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 23:56

Kolkata, April 5, BJP Bengal unit's President Dilip Ghosh, known for shooting off his mouth, triggered a fresh controversy by describing the Ram Navmi celebrations in the state on Wednesday as a fight between "Ramzada" (one born of Lord Ram) and "Haramzada" (illegitimate- born).


Woman blackmailed, raped multiple times in Kolkata

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 22:46

Kolkata, April 4, A woman was raped multiple times over the last two months by a man who threatened to make her intimate pictures public, a Kolkata Police officer said on Tuesday.


Soumitra Chatterjee's grandson Ronodeep on ventilator post accident

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 22:14

Kolkata, March 31, Actor Ronodeep Bose, the grandson of veteran actor Soumitra Chatterjee, underwent a major brain surgery and continues to remain on ventilation after getting severely injured in a bike accident on Friday, the hospital said.