Kolkata, May 28 : West Bengal State Branch of Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI) will celebrate the International Nurses' Day on Saturday.
Kolkata, May 28 : The CID, probing the hate speeches of Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul, submitted a chargesheet in a West Bengal court on Thursday indicting him of several sections including outraging the modesty of women.
Kolkata, May 28 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will join Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day official visit to Bangladesh beginning on June 6, a state minister said here on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 28 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi will visit West Bengal June 6 to address party workers, a party leader said.
Kolkata, May 28 : Legendary poet Muhammad Iqbal, author of the iconic "Saare Jahan Se Achha Hindustan Hamara", will be posthumously conferred the "Tarana-E-Hind" award by the West Bengal Urdu Academy on Friday, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee handing over the award to his grandson Waleed Iqbal.
Kolkata, May 28 : A Bengali film modelled on controversial Asian Games gold medallist Pinki Pramanik, with references to homosexuality, is set to release in West Bengal next month.
Kolkata, May 28 : A city-based rights group on Thursday approached West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi seeking removal of state minister Rachhpal Singh who was caught on camera getting his shoe laces tied by his security guard.
Kolkata, May 28 : With most of the seasonal migrant labourers in West Bengal coming from Jharkhand, a child rights organisation on Thursday called for the two state governments to ensure that their children are not deprived of education.
Kolkata, May 28 : Former union minister and senior Trinamool Congress leader Sultah Ahmed on Thursday accused the BJP of monitoring the party's finances.
Kolkata, May 28 : The CBI, probing the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, has sent notice to a bank seeking account details of the Trinamool Congress maintained by it.
Kolkata, May 28 : It is not every day that one comes across a couple who not only dedicate their lives to music but also attempt to go global with Indian music, riding on the power of digital media, thus imparting lessons and enriching music enthusiasts with the untold journey of an original piece of work.
Kolkata, May 27 : Irate hawkers set fire to a BJP office by flinging a burning effigy of union minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday in protest against railway authorities barring them from peddling their trade at the Asansol railway station.
Kolkata, May 27 : In a major initiative to empower the community, the West Bengal government has appointed a transgender educationist as a college principal in the state -- a first for India.
Kolkata, May 27 : A group of experts dealing with oral cancer have requested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to set up tobacco-free zones in the city and a specialised institute to combat the disease.
Kolkata, May 27 : India is likely to get its first transgender college principal as Manobi Bandyopadhyay is set to take charge of Krishnagar Women's College in West Bengal from next month.
Kolkata, May 27 : To ease access to sanitary napkins, vending machines are being installed in schools, colleges and in public places across West Bengal to empower women and create awareness about women's health.
Kolkata, May 27 : The regional weather Office on Wednesday said that rain and thundershowers would bring relief to the state in the next few days as the state capital reeled under sultry conditions at 36 degrees Celsius and a humidity percentage of 85.
Kolkata, May 27 : In a freak accident a 58-year-old man was killed after being accidentally hit by a cricket bat in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 27 : In a major initiative to empower the community, the West Bengal government has appointed a transgender educationist as a college principal in the state, a first for India.
Kolkata, May 27 : A 17-year-old girl has been allegedly raped by a gang of four people in a lodge in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district. All the four accused have been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 27 : Only foreign mountaineers should not be blamed for littering the Himalayas as Indian enthusiasts are also damaging the environment, says Sonam Wangyal, who was member of the first Indian expedition to scale Mount Everest 50 years ago.
Kolkata, May 26 : Taking a veiled dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who recently asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit farm markets and the families of dead farmers rather than embarking on frequent trips abroad, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said Modi's foreign tours have strengthened India's position.
Kolkata, May 26 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Centre will not create any hurdles in the functioning of the AAP government in Delhi, but added that everybody should work within constitutional limits.
Kolkata, May 26 : Admitting she once had a "penchant" for seeking CBI probes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the central agency of taking up cases which suits it politically.
Kolkata, May 26 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed her own police department for booking five youngsters, including the niece of the Kolkata Mayor, in connection with a road accident case.
Kolkata, May 26 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said law and order' situation should improve in West Bengal.
Kolkata, May 26 : Defending the Kolkata mayor's niece, accused of manhandling a traffic constable, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday called her a "little girl" and rebuked police for taking action in the matter.
Kolkata, May 26 : The domestic online travel agency (OTA) industry in India will grow 12-14 percent this fiscal with the companies in this space focusing on organic growth, according to online travel portal Cleartrip.
Kolkata, May 26 : Reacting sharply to union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the Teesta river water sharing deal with Bangladesh would be finalised soon, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said that his remarks made without consulting the state government were uncalled for.
Kolkata, May 26 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted that the Rafale warplane deal was made in national interest and denied any differences within the BJP over the $13 billion deal for the purchase of 126 Rafale multi-role combat aircraft from France.
Kolkata, May 26 : Tata Motors on Tuesday said its net consolidated profit during the fourth quarter of 2014-15 declined by over 56 percent at Rs.1,717 crore, against Rs.3,918 crore for the same quarter last year due to higher depreciation and amortization costs backed by unmatured hedges.
Kolkata, May 26 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed "very serious concern" over a plethora of complaints about crude bombs being manufactured in West Bengal and said the state's law and order situation needs to improve.
Kolkata, May 26 : A team of Indian scientists has completed the final field trials of a genetically-modified variety of mustard and will submit a report on its yields and safety to the central government within a month.
Kolkata, May 26 : Online travel portal Cleartrip is expecting the domestic online travel agency in the country to grow 12-14 percent this fiscal with the companies in this space focusing on organic growth.
Kolkata, May 26 : Asserting the government's commitment to cordial relations with neighbours, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said India has taken strong stand on border issues with Pakistan and China, with Narendra Modi being first prime minister who "strongly raised the border issues with China".
Kolkata, May 26 : India on Tuesday said its eyes were not shut on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, but "some international compulsions" were hindering his extradition from Pakistan.
Kolkata, May 26 : Affirming the BJP's stand on abrogating Article 370 of the constitution, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted the government will not tolerate anyone raising pro-Pakistan slogans.
Kolkata, May 26 : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's likely visit to Bangladesh in June, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday asserted the Teesta water sharing accord with the neighbouring country would be finalised soon.
Kolkata, May 26 : The troops of BOP Hakimpur, 152 BSF apprehended one Indian national along with 298 kg red sandal wood and one engine fitted van under Police Station Swaroopnagar, 24 Parganas (North) of South Bengal frontier on, officials said on Monday.
Kolkata, May 25 : A city court on Monday turned down the bail plea of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.
Kolkata, May 25 : West Bengal planning minister Rachhpal Singh on Monday triggered a controversy as he was caught on camera allowing a police bodyguard to tie his shoelaces.
Malda, May 25 : A Railway Protection Force constable was stoned to death by angry hawkers in Malda station premises in West Bengal on Monday, reports said.
Kolkata, May 25 : A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable was stoned to death and two policemen sustained injuries as hundreds of hawkers fought pitched battles with the police during a drive to evict them from the railway premises in northern West Bengal's Malda town on Monday, officials said.
Kolkata, May 25 : Kolkata's first summer party, in association with Jim Beam, provided much needed respite from the soaring temperature on Sunday at a city hotel.
Kolkata, May 25 : An anti-hawkers drive at the railway station in West Bengal's Malda town on Monday turned violent, as an RPF constable was stoned to death and two policemen were injured after hundreds of hawkers fought pitched battles with police.
Kolkata, May 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged "too much interference" from the central government in affairs of the state and held such developments were "unacceptable" in a federal structure.
Kolkata, May 25 : Tollywood bigwig Prosenjit Chatterjee is not part of the latest Bengali superhit's cast, but he is all praise of the team that made Belaseshe, a film trending in the theatres for touching an emotional chord with cinegoers with a storyline on decaying and revived family ties.
New Delhi, May 25 : The Supreme Court Monday gave West Bengal government time till June 30 to reconstitute seven municipal bodies to create the Asansol, Howrah and Bidhannagar-Rajarhat municipal corporations and their wards so that the state poll panel could hold elections to them.
Kolkata, May 25 : The Border Security Force on Monday apprehended a man in West Bengal and seized red sanders wood worth nearly Rs.18 lakh from his possession while it was being smuggled to Bangladesh.
Kolkata, May 25 : West Bengal planning minister Rachhpal Singh on Monday courted controversy after one of his security guards was caught on tape while tying his shoelaces at the state secretariat, Nabanna.
Kolkata, May 25 : He is being accused of 'failing miserably' and is being dubbed 'spineless' by opposition parties in West Bengal. Many are now asking for his resignation.
Kolkata: The Kabuliwala of Kolkata, a photo exhibition about a community in India's eastern city longing for Afghanistan that once was home, is travelling from Kabul to Kolkata, evoking strong emotional response from viewers.
Kolkata, May 24 : Much like their male counterparts, a contract system was proposed for the Indian women's cricketers among other other changes to be brought in by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Kolkata, May 24 : A woman was a killed as an unidentified miscreant hurled a crude bomb , which blast at TMC leader Buro Hansda's residence in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Sunday, reports said.
New Delhi, May 23 : The BJP on Saturday ruled out any possibility of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Janata Dal-United in the forthcoming assembly elections in West Bengal and Bihar.
Kolkata, May 23 : Following a tripartite meeting between petrol dealers, oil companies and state government officials, petrol pump owners in south Bengal and Kolkata have withdrawn from their stand of abstaining from fuel purchase.
Kolkata, May 23 : With an over three decade long dominance in the Bengali film industry, Tollywood heavyweight Prosenjit Chatterjee still says he lacks the skill of an RJ to hook people solely with oratory skills.
Kolkata, May 23 : It is a season of going back to the life and works of Bengal's all time cultural bellwether Rabindranth Tagore for the Tollywood film industry to draw celluloid inspiration.
Kolkata, May 23 : Citing the death of two cab drivers in the city on account of the rising mercury, the Bengal Taxi Association on Saturday announced it would not run any cabs between 11.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to avoid such incidents.
Kolkata, May 23 : The city's Alipore zoo, India's oldest formally stated zoological park, will soon get a nature interpretation centre (NIC) to help visitors, especially children, get closer to nature.