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  • 3 arrested for Bengal police officer's killing in Darjeeling

    3 arrested for Bengal police officer's killing in Darjeeling

    Three people have been arrested here in connection with the killing of West Bengal Police Sub Inspector Amitava Malik, said a senior police officer on Wednesday. Malik was shot dead while three other policemen were injured in an exchange of......

    November 1, 2017
  • Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

    Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

    West Bengal on Thursday plunged into religious fervour with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations. A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling......

    October 19, 2017
  • 24 die of Dengue in 7-8 months in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

    24 die of Dengue in 7-8 months in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said as many as 24 people died due to dengue in the state in the last seven to eight months. "In the last 7-8 months as many as 30 people died due......

    October 12, 2017
  • Noise bar of 90 decibel to continue in Bengal

    Noise bar of 90 decibel to continue in Bengal

    The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) will enforce the existing ban on sale and use of firecrackers that generate sound over 90 decibel and not opt for a blanket ban as is the case in Delhi. WBPCB chairman Kalyan......

    October 12, 2017
  • Gurung's pictures removed from GJM office on party foundation day

    Gurung's pictures removed from GJM office on party foundation day

    A number of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) banners with the picture of GJM supremo Bimal Gurung were on Saturday removed from a party office in West Bengal's Kalimpong district during the celebration of the party's 11th foundation day, sources said.......

    October 7, 2017
  • Five-day Durga Puja begins in Bengal

    Five-day Durga Puja begins in Bengal

    Dressed to the nines, residents of West Bengal plunged into merriment on Tuesday marking the first day of Durga Puja — the biggest festival in this part of the world. "Sasthi" or "Bodhan" — the welcoming of the Durga idols......

    September 26, 2017
  • Let peace prevail

    Let peace prevail

    If immersion of Durga images is a matter for the courts to decide, there may be life yet in the debate on occasional judicial over-reach. Yet last Thursday’s directive of Calcutta High Court (coram: Rakesh Tiwari, Acting CJ; and Harish......

    September 26, 2017
  • Bengal's Durga Puja carnival now a Didi show

    Bengal's Durga Puja carnival now a Didi show

    Known to maintain a punishing work schedule, the Durga Puja festival has kept West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee busier than usual. Apart from attending to pressing administrative issues, "Didi" has been dashing around the city, soaking in the festive......

    September 25, 2017
  • Travails of the Rohingyas

    Travails of the Rohingyas

    Mention the Treaty of Yandaboo to any reasonably well-informed Indian and in all probability he will draw a blank even when the plight of the Rohingya Muslims in the Rakhine province of Myanmar has been the focus of the global......

    September 25, 2017
  • Minor girl kidnapped, raped inside moving vehicle in Bengal

    Minor girl kidnapped, raped inside moving vehicle in Bengal

    A minor girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped inside a moving vehicle by two yet unidentified men in West Bengal's Howrah district, police said on Wednesday. "A 15-year-old girl was pulled inside a taxi by two unidentified men near Hoogly......

    September 20, 2017
  • Bengal teenager hospitalised after playing Blue Whale Challenge

    Bengal teenager hospitalised after playing Blue Whale Challenge

    A teenage girl from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district was hospitalised on Sunday after she was found to have injured herself while playing the deadly online game Blue Whale Challenge, police said. "A class eight student from a private......

    September 17, 2017
  • Tales of communal harmony this Durga Puja

    Tales of communal harmony this Durga Puja

    For over 200 years, the Nandi family in West Bengal's Hooghly has been feeding Muslim fakirs during the Hindu festival of Durga Puja. To the Nandis, this annual ritual has its roots in a family legend that is testimony to......

    September 14, 2017
  • Some people doing drama over venue booking cancellations: Mamata

    Some people doing drama over venue booking cancellations: Mamata

    A day after the BJP alleged that a state-owned indoor stadium where its President Amit Shah was scheduled to attend a programme next week had cancelled their booking, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday slammed the party, accusing it of......

    September 7, 2017