West Bengal

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  • HC seeks Centre, Bengal's reply on Mukul Roy's phone tapping plea

    HC seeks Centre, Bengal's reply on Mukul Roy's phone tapping plea

    The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Centre and West Bengal government on a plea by former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy against the Mamata Banerjee government alleging his phone was being tapped. Justice Vibhu Bakhru issued......

    November 20, 2017
  • West Bengal handicrafts fair begins in Kolkata

    West Bengal handicrafts fair begins in Kolkata

    The annual West Bengal State Handicrafts Fair, popularly known as Paschimbaga Hastashilpa Mela, began at Eco Park in New Town near here today. Featuring the best of handicrafts and brining to the front craftsmen from across the state, the fair......

    November 18, 2017
  • Tale of a bittersweet battle

    Tale of a bittersweet battle

    Ending a two-and-a-half-year long ‘sweet’ spat with Odisha, West Bengal on 14 November won the Geographical Identification (GI) fight over one of the most popular sweets in India -’ the Rosogolla’. The GI authorities have ruled that West Bengal is......

    November 17, 2017
  • Odisha to apply for GI tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon

    Odisha to apply for GI tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon

    A day after West Bengal secured GI tag for 'Banglar Rasogolla', the Odisha government on Wednesday said it would apply for the tag for 'Odishara Rasogolla' soon. "It has been decided to file an application for Odishara Rasogolla with the......

    November 16, 2017
  • 'Sweet news' as Bengal wins Geographical Indication tag for 'rosogolla'

    'Sweet news' as Bengal wins Geographical Indication tag for 'rosogolla'

    Ending a bitter fight with neighbouring Odisha, West Bengal on Tuesday won the Geographical Indication (GI) tag for the iconic 'rosogolla', signifying that the spongy, syrupy sweet originated in its territory. The announcement by the GI registry has drawn the......

    November 14, 2017
  • Bengal CM Mamata defends Delhi CM over pollution

    Bengal CM Mamata defends Delhi CM over pollution

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suggested the Central government open a dialogue with chief ministers of neighbouring states to flesh out a solution to Delhi's pollution problem instead of blaming her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal. "Global warming......

    November 10, 2017
  • Bengal CM Mamata wishes Kamal Haasan on his birthday

    Bengal CM Mamata wishes Kamal Haasan on his birthday

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday extended birthday greetings to Tamil actor Kamal Haasan, who has confirmed his political plunge just days back. "Wishing you a very happy birthday @ikamalhaasanji," Banerjee tweeted. Wishing you a very happy birthday......

    November 7, 2017
  • The Noble-Nivedita doppleganger

    The Noble-Nivedita doppleganger

    In 2013, Sister Nivedita’s one-storied house at 16 Bosepara Lane, Bagbazar, was officially acquired by the government of West Bengal from its erstwhile owners and handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India for restoration. The house has been renovated......

    November 5, 2017
  • Mamata a 'tigress' for ending communist rule in Bengal: Shiv Sena

    Mamata a 'tigress' for ending communist rule in Bengal: Shiv Sena

    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday hailed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a "tigress" for decimating the communists in her state, a task, which the saffron party said, the Congress and the BJP had "failed" to do.......

    November 4, 2017
  • Jammu: BSF soldier from Bengal killed in Pak firing

    Jammu: BSF soldier from Bengal killed in Pak firing

    A constable of 173 battalion of Border Security Force (BSF) belonging to West Bengal was killed due to unprovoked cross-border firing by Pakistan Rangers in the Samba Sector of Jammu division on Thursday. The BSF constable identified as Tapan Mondal received......

    November 2, 2017
  • 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
  • West Bengal: Two killed in road accident

    West Bengal: Two killed in road accident

    Two persons were killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas when their motor van was hit by a truck, police said on Tuesday. The incident occurred in Dholahat when the speeding truck knocked the motor van from behind on Monday......

    October 31, 2017
  • Over 600 nails taken out from man's stomach in Bengal

    Over 600 nails taken out from man's stomach in Bengal

    In a rare surgery, doctors in state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Monday took out more than 600 iron nails from a mentally unstable person's stomach. The doctors claimed the operation was successful and the patient is stable. According to the......

    October 31, 2017