Political Riots: 40 persons injured in Kolkata clash of Left activists and police

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 22:58

Kolkata, March 9 (IANS) Around 40 people, including eight security personnel and 31 protestors, were injured as CPI-M-affiliated youth and student activists, who blocked a crucial intersection in central Kolkata, clashed with the police on Thursday. Nearly 100 protesters have been arrested, the police said.


Father, daughter killed as bus hits their bike

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 21:24

Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) A middle-aged man and his daughter died after they were knocked down from their bike by a speeding bus in West Bengal's Howrah district on Sunday, police said.


Chinese envoy invites Mamata to explore business possibilities

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 23:36

Kolkata, March 2 (IANS) Chinese Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohu on Thursday extended an invitation to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit his country for exploring business possibilities in manufacturing and other key sectors of the two countries.


Major Fire at Kolkata's Burrabazar area building

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 23:56

Kolkata, Feb 27 (IANS) A major fire broke out at a multi-storied building in the commercial hub Burrabazar area in central Kolkata on Monday, police and fire brigade sources said.


17 political parties take out rally in Kolkata

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 23:52

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Seventeen political parties, including the Left Front partners, on Saturday brought out a rally in south Kolkata demanding Mamata Banerjee government withdraw a law that seeks to penalise persons and groups for damaging public property.


Retro 'Indu Sarkar' for youngsters to know about Emergency: Bhandarkar

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 18:32

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) National Award winner Madhur Bhandarkar, who recently wrapped up shooting of "Indu Sarkar", set against the Emergency, believes the younger generation should know about what transpired during the turbulent 21-month period in the 1970s.


30 youth duped on the pretext of BSF jobs

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 23:56

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Thirty young people, a dozen of them women, in Kalyani of West Bengal's Nadia district, were duped on the pretext of getting them jobs with the Border Security Force, a BSF official said here on Monday.


I stick to whatever I have said, no regrets: BJP Bengal chief

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 23:38

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Notwithstanding the barrage of criticism he faced for his vitriolic outburst against Nobel laureate Amartya Sen, BJP West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Monday stuck to his stand as he yet again questioned the globally renowned economist's contribution to Indian society and economy.


Agriculture Minister avoids question on GM varieties

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 23:24

Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh on Monday ignored queries in relation to whether the government is considering release of Bt Brinjal and following a plan to reduce trait value (royalty) for Bt cotton seeds.