Kolkata, Aug 25 : The dengue toll in West Bengal shot up to 23 on Thursday, with a woman succumbing to the virus-borne disease.
Kolkata, Aug 25 : Janmashtami, marking the birthday of Lord Krishna, was celebrated on Thursday with gaitey and religious fervour across West Bengal.
Kolkata, Aug 25 : Continuing the exodus from opposition parties to the Trinamool Congress, a host of Congress leaders and elected representatives switched over to West Bengal's ruling party on Thursday.
Kolkata, Aug 25 : The West Bengal government has kept the agriculture sector, middle class and below poverty line (BPL) consumers out from power tariff hike, state Power Minister Shobandeb Chattopadhyay said on Thursday.
Kolkata, Aug 25 : Having won West Bengal twice -- in 2011 and 2016 -- by inflicting crushing defeats on the opposition, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee is now trying to do what Narendra Modi did with Gujarat -- sell the "Bengal model" to secure ascendance in national politics.
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Altogether 62 Bangladeshi fishermen, who had been rescued from the Bay of Bengal last week, were handed over to Bangladesh Coast Guard on Wednesday along with two of their fishing boats, a defence ministry spokesman said.
Darjeeling, Aug 24 : Issuing a stern warning to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM),A West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said a few people with "vested interests" were trying to create unrest in the hills, and asserted the law will take its own course if there was "violence".
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Celebrated artist Dhirendra Nath Brahma, a legend of the Bengal school of painting, died at a state-run hospital here on Wednesday following old-age complications, an associate said. He was 90.
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Tata Sons' Chairman Cyrus P. Mistry on Wednesday said the Tata Group is looking for investment opportunity in West Bengal.
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Special teams have been formed to prevent dengue and other water-bound diseases in the President's Estate, officials said on Wednesday.
Kalinganagar/ Kolkata, Aug 24 : Tata Steel has started export of Tata Ferroshots from its steel plant located in Kalinganagar in Jajpur district of Odisha.
New Delhi/Kolkata/Guwahati, Aug 24 : An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale rocked Myanmar on Wednesday as tremors were felt in Indian states like West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Tripura and Assam as well as in neighbouring Bangladesh, officials said.
Kolkata, Aug 24 : SlideApp, India's leading lock screen app for Android Phones, on Wednesday announced its association with India's largest mobile wallet Paytm, to offer its customers ease of using rewards in ways that range from purchasing utilities to entertainment.
Kolkata/New Delhi, Aug 24 : Strong tremors were felt in Patna, Guwahati and Kolkata on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Metro railway services were halted and an early holiday was declared at the state secretariat as tremors were felt in Kolkata and other parts of West Bengal on Wednesday following a quake in Myanmar.
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Earthquake felt in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Aug 24 : Tremors were felt in Kolkata on Wednesday after an earthquake measuring 7 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar, officials said.
Kolkata.New Delhi, Aug 24 : ITC has filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against Britannia Industries alleging that the latter has copied the packaging and text of one of its branded biscuits, according to media reports on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Aug. 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee today inaugurated the new office building of Bharat Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata.
Kolkatai, Aug 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a new office building of Bharat Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata, West Bengal on Tuesday.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of former President of Singapore S.R. Nathan.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : A ten-member team of Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday called on President Pranab Mukherjee here and complained about the Narendra Modi government "acting against" the country's federal structure.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : Continuing her tirade against the Narendra Modi led central government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged that attempts were being made to shift the Tea Board headquarters from Kolkata to Assam.
Kolkata, Aug. 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the Akashvani Maitree channel can play a significant role in promoting and preserving the composite Bengali cultural heritage, which is the proud inheritance of all Bengali speaking people irrespective of their geographical location.
Kolkata, Aug 23 :President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday lauded the role of micro-financing banks and said that they have a special challenge and responsibility to ensure equitable growth by addressing the financial needs of the vast unorganised sector.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee addressed a function organised to mark the completion of 125 years by Bangiya Sahitya Parishad at Kolkata on Tuesday.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : The Look East policy of the Government has opened new doors of opportunities for entrepreneurs and with it, Act East policy too would open new markets of Myanmar, ASEAN and some other countries for the entrepreneurs of Eastern India, said PresidentPranab Mukherjee here, on Tuesday, while inaugurating the new building of Bharat Chamber of Commerce in presence of Governor of West Bengal Keshari Nath Tripathi, President of Bharat Chamber of Commerce Rakesh Shah and other dignitaries.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : India state radio broadcaster's Akashvani Maitree Channel, a special Bengali channel targeted at the Bengali-speaking audience of India, Bangladesh and in other countries, was launched on Tuesday by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Kolkata, Aug 23 : India remains firmly committed to partner Bangladesh in its economic growth and development, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Aug 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee launched Akashvani's Maitree Channel in Kolkata, West Bengalon Tuesday.
Kolkata Aug 23 : Eminent Korean Onco Surgeon Prof Yoon Woo Koh will perform Robotic Surgeries for Head and Neck Cancer and Thyroid cases at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital in Kolkata this week.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : President Pranab Mukherjee, who is visiting Kolkata, on Monday said that if India wants to make good use of the demographic dividend challenges will have to be converted to opportunity to become a knowledge economy and stress should be laid on innovation.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said more research is crucial to unearth greater scientific understanding of homoeopathy.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : Homeopathy is gaining popularly in the country day by day as an effective alternative system of medicine and there are over two lakh practitioners of the system in the country at present said the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee in Kolkata on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 22 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a CII-IIEST Conference on the theme of "Enabling Make in India through Industry Academia Innovation Platform" in Kolkata, West Bengal on Monday.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : Two more dengue deaths were reported and 300 fresh cases of the mosquito-borne disease reported in the last two days, a senior health official said on Monday.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : The Congress and the Left Front on Monday received a blow when several of their members switched over to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, which wrested control of two zila parishads.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet in association with select publishers and Kolkata's leading lifestyle and book store STORY organised a series of book launches between Aug 19 and 21.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : At least 18 students of a Kolkata school were injured on Monday morning in city's Newtown area when their school-bus overturned after being hit by a speeding truck, reports said.
Kolkata/Jakarta, Aug 22 : PT Tata Motors Distribusi Indonesia (TMDI), a unit of Tata Motors Ltd., has launched two new-generation commercial vehicles in Indonesia, the Tata ULTRA 1012 light truck and the Tata Xenon XT D-Cab 4x4 pick-up, at the 24th Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2016.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday suggested the West Bengal government convert two of the state's old power plants into super-critical base plants.
New Delhi/ Kolkata, Aug 22 : GAIL (India) Limited and Silicon Valley-based Bloom Energy on Monday announced a new partnership to transform India's energy future through the use of innovative technology and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to deploy revolutionary natural gas-based fuel cell technology to generate electricity.
Kolkata, Aug 22 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for attacking the Centre on the issue of centrally sponsored schemes (CSSs), and alleged that the Trinamool Congress was opposed to transparency.
Kolkata, Aug 21 : Five policemen sustained serious injuries on Sunday when a mob attacked them in West Bengal's Malda district.
Kolkata, Aug 21 : The body of a 12-year-old girl suspected to have been raped before being murdered was found on Sunday in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said.
New Delhi, Aug, 21 : President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal from August 22 to 24 to attend a few events there.
Kolkata, Aug 21 : Three city youths were killed when their speeding car collided with another vehicle on Sunday in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said.
Kolkata, Aug 21 : ISL side Atletico de Kolkata, champions of the inaugural Hero ISL season and last year's semi-finalists , will create a new fortress at Rabindra Sarobar Stadium as they prepare to begin their campaign for year 2016.
Kolkata, Aug 21 : West Bengal has been put on alert after the meteorological department forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over the next 24 hours, officials said on Sunday.
Kolkata, Aug 21 : Three students from Kolkata were killed and four others were injured in a deadly car crash at Mandarmoni in West Bengal's East Medinipur district on Sunday morning, reports said.
Kolkata, Aug 21 : A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the Narendra Modi government for "bulldozing federalism," the CPI-M and the Congress on Sunday said the Trinamool Congress supremo is being "hypocritical" in the matter.
New Delhi, Aug. 21 (ANI): Backing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's tirade against the BJP-led NDA Government wherein she accused the ruling dispensation at the Centre of bulldozing the country's federal structure, the Congress Party on Sunday dubbed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a true 'fascist' leader.
Kolkata, Aug 20 : Nearly two years after the blast at Khagragarh in West Bengal's Burdwan district that led to the unearthing of an Indo-Bangladesh terror module, hearing in the case commenced in a Kolkata court on Saturday.
Kolkata/Kharagpur, Aug 20 : The railway police on Saturday recovered as many as one crore rupees and at least three gold biscuits from the possession of a passenger onboard Mumbai to Howrah bound Geetanjali express (12859), who died during his trip at Kharagpur railway station in West Bengal's West Medinipur district, officials said.
Kolkata, Aug. 20 : Alleging that the federal structure is being bulldozed by the unilateral, arbitrary action of the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday warned if the Centre did not correct its course, they would be forced to hit the streets.
Kolkata, Aug 20 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday questioned the intent behind Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley paying tribute to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his "death anniversary".
Kolkata, Aug 20 : Several people fell ill and one man was injured after a massive fire broke out at Weston Street area under Bowbazar Police Station limits in Kolkata, reports said.
Kolkata, Aug 20 : A major fire broke out in the operation theatre of Katwa Sub-Divisional Hospital in West Bengal's Burdwan district, reports said.
Kolkata, Aug 20 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government over several of its schemes and projects and said it was breaking the federal structure of the country.
Kolkata, Aug 20 : Tearing into the Centre over the recent rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs), West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday dubbed the Narendra Modi government "dictatorial" and wondered if there was a presidential form of government in India.