West Bengal News

AAIB initiates inquiry into breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport
New Delhi , Feb 20 : The authorities of Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) on Monday carried out an inquiry into the breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport which took place on December 11, 2016. Read Full Story

AAIB initiates inquiry into breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport
New Delhi , Feb 20 : The authorities of Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on Monday carried out an inquiry into the breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport which took place on December 11, 2016. Read Full Story

Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu visits Sasya apparel store in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 20 : Bollywood actors Taapsee Pannu of Pink fame and her co-star Amit Sadh during their recent visit to Kolkata for a film promotion also checked out the collection of the Sasya apparel store. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Madrasa students block roads, clash with police
Kolkata/Murshidabad, Feb 20 : Madrasa students and West Bengal Police clashed in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Monday following a road blockade by the students, according to reports. Read Full Story

CID busts another child trafficking racket in West Bengal, books school principal
Kolkata/Jalpaiguri, Feb 20 : After unearthing a north-Bengal based international child trafficking racket and nabbing two women involved in it, West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has strengthened its probe into the root of the racket, officials said. Read Full Story

Eco-friendliness and global themes inspire budding fashion designers in Kolkata show
Kolkata, Feb 20 : Creating environment-friendly apparels with eco-friendly fibres was the main theme of the annual fashion show titled 'Tomorrow Makers' organised by the International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) recently in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Shell lubricants introduces Shell Advance Ultra Limited Edition packs
New Delhi/ Kolkata, Feb 20 : Shell Lubricants has introduced its Shell Advance Ultra engine oil in new limited edition packs, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Altamas Kabir passes away in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 19 : Retired 39th Chief Justice of Indian Supreme Court Altamas Kabir died at a private hospital in Kolkata's E.M. Bypass area on Sunday afternoon, the hospital source said. Read Full Story

Eminent Bengali singer Banashree Sengupta passes away
Kolkata, Feb 19 : Veteran Bengali singer Banashree Sengupta died in a Kolkata hospital on Sunday morning at the age of 73. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Youth falls off crowded local train, dies
Kolkata, Feb 19 : A nearly 30-year-old man was killed after falling from a local train at Latibpur area in West Bengal's Howrah district on Sunday morning, local media reports said. Read Full Story

Rotary Calcutta West Ridge awards scholarships to needy meritorious students
Kolkata, feb 19 : District Governor Rtn Shyamashree Sen handed over cheques to meritorious students in a ceremony organised by Rotary Calcutta West Ridge on Saturday afternoon. Read Full Story

Former CJI Altamas Kabir passes away
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Feb. 19 : Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passed away on Sunday morning after prolonged illness. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Walk the winter in cotton says Bengal Fashion Expo 2017
Kolkata, Feb 18 : A theme-based fashion show, The Bengal Fashion Expo 2017, a collaboration between Apollo Gleneagles and The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was recently launched in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Patient commits suicide in Kolkata private hospital
Kolkata, Feb 18 : An elderly man, who was being treated at AMRI hospital in Kolkata's Salt Lake area, committed suicide by jumping from the privately-run hospital's sixth floor window on Saturday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Promoter dismantles Kolkata school
Kolkata, Feb 18 : A privately-run school was allegedly destroyed by a local promoter and his men in the wee hours of Saturday at Doshdron area under the Baguiati police Station area in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Toddler killed in Kolkata house fire
Kolkata, Feb 18 : Two fires broke out in different locations in south Kolkata on Saturday morning, with one claiming the life of a toddler, according to reports. Read Full Story

Old woman sets herself ablaze in Kolkata park, no morning-walker cares
Kolkata, Feb 17 : An elderly woman committed suicide by setting herself ablaze at a public-park in Kolkata in broad daylight on Friday, reports said. Read Full Story

BSF seizes fake currency worth Rs. 2 lakh
Malda, (West Bengal), Feb. 17 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) worth Rs. 2 lakh in West Bengal's Malda district. Read Full Story

Bangladeshi woman's dead body to be finally repatriated
South Dinajpur (West Bengal) , Feb. 17 : The body of Bangladeshi national Konika Rani Sarkar (43) will finally be repatriated after being stuck in India for the last four days due to address problem in her death certificate issued by the Malda Medical College and Hospital. Read Full Story

West Bengal: TMC govt to introduce new bill for wetlands conservation
Kolkata, Feb 17 : The West Bengal government is set to bring in a new bill for the conservation of Kolkata's wetlands, which formed a natural waste management system unique in the world, on the eastern fringes of the capital city, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Dearness Allowance is a donation, depends on Govt wish: WB Administrative Tribunal
Kolkata, Feb 16 : West Bengal State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) on Thursday observed that Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees is just a kind donation from the state and government could announce DA whenever they want to provide it to its workers. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 2 kids hurt in crude bomb explosion
Kolkata, Feb 16 : Two children were seriously injured as a crude bomb suddenly went off at Kirtankhola area under Kultoli Police Station limits in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Thursday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Youth held for allegedly trying to kidnap minor girl
Kolkata, Feb 16 : Police on Wednesday late night arrested a youth for allegedly trying to abduct a nearly 11-year-old girl at Aswini Nagar area under Baguiati Police Station limits in Kolkata, local media reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: CRPF recovers live landmine from West Medinipur forest
Kolkata/West Medinipur, Feb 16 : Basing on credible source inputs, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel on Thursday morning recovered a live landmine from Chandbila area under Kotowali Police Station limits in West Bengal's West Medinipur district, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: CBI books BSNL officer for allegedly taking bribe
Kolkata/Nadia, Feb 16 : Acting on a tip off, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)'s anti-corruption unit on Thursday morning arrested a senior official of Indian state-owned telecommunications company- Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)- from Krishnanagar in Nadia district of West Bengal, officials said. Read Full Story

Kolkata's CMRI hospital vandalized after patient's death: 3 held
Kolkata, Feb 16 : Police on Thursday arrested three persons for ransacking a privately-run hospital in Kolkata following a patient's death, officials said. Read Full Story

Calcutta Rescue to widen its service areas with SBI-sponsored second street ambulance
Kolkata, Feb 16 : Calcutta Rescue, which works among the underprivileged people of Kolkata, especially in the slum areas, will launch its second street ambulance on Friday. Read Full Story

Six-day workshop on 'Traditional Lepcha Weaving' to be organised at Pudung
Kolkata, Feb 15 : The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, in association with the University's Department of Sculpture, Faculty of Visual Arts, will hold a six-day workshop on 'Traditional Lepcha Weaving' at Pudung, near Kalimpong, in Kalimpong district, West Bengal from Feb 19 to 24. Read Full Story

DRI seizes 29.3 lakh foreign cigarettes, arrests one person
Kolkata, (West Bengal), Feb. 16 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on Thursday seized a container carrying approximately 29.3 lakh foreign cigarette sticks at the Netaji Subhas Dock in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Kolkata Police arrest three for vandalising private hospital
Kolkata(West Bengal), Feb. 16: Three people have been arrested on Thursday for vandalising the CMRI Hospital in South Kolkata after 16-year old Saika Praveen died due to negligent medical treatment. Read Full Story

Kolkata Police arrest three for vandalising private hospital
Kolkata(West Bengal), Feb. 16: Three people have been arrested on Thursday for vandalising the CMRI Hospital in South Kolkata after 16-year old Saika Praveen died due to negligent medical treatment. Read Full Story

WB College and University Association protest against Education Bill
Kolkata (West Bengal), Feb. 16: The West Bengal College and University Teachers Association held a protest yesterday against Education Bill passed in the state assembly. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Mother, child found dead in Salt Lake posh apartment
Kolkata, Feb 15 : A middle-aged woman and her 9-month-old baby boy were recovered dead from an apartment at EE Block area under Bidhannagar East Police Station limits in Kolkata's satellite town Salt Lake on Wednesday evening, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Threat posters trigger panic in Jalpaiguri
Kolkata/Jalpaiguri, Feb 15 : Few warning posters, put up by unknown persons, have triggered scare among the locals in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal since last week, reports said. Read Full Story

Tata Sampann Spices hits shelves in West Bengal market
Kolkata, Feb 15 : Tata Sampann, the brand which is committed to bringing wholesome nutritious food and houses products like unpolished dals, naturally rich spices, and low oil-absorb besan, launched Tata Sampann Spices in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Tata Power's TPSDI conferred for 'Capacity Building and Training' at the Central Board of Irrigation & Power (CBIP) Awards 2017
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Feb 15 : Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company has constantly endeavored to delivering excellence across all verticals and contributing towards the fast development of India's energy sector. Read Full Story

Kolkata: CMRI hospital vandalised following patient's death
Kolkata, Feb 15 : Privately-run CMRI hospital in Kolkata's Ekbalpore area was reportedly ransacked shortly after the death of a patient on Wednesday, reports said. Read Full Story

Mamata carves out Kalimpong from Darjeeling, declares it a separate district
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Feb. 14 : A new district of Kalimpong was carved out of Darjeeling on Tuesday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Man murders his sister in suspected 'honour killing'
Kolkata/Hooghly, Feb 14 : A young woman was shot dead allegedly by her brother in a suspected honour killing in the wee hours of Tuesday at Sri Krishna Nagar area under Serampore Police Station limits in West Bengal's Hooghly district, barely 30 km from Kolkata, local media reports said. Read Full Story

Kalimpong named new West Bengal district
Kolkata, Feb 14 : Kalimpong has been named as the 21st district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

West Bengal: NIA arrests FICN racketeer from Malda
Malda (West Bengal) , Feb. 14 : Absconding accused Umar Faruq, wanted for his involvement in a Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case, was arrested by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Tuesday from Malda's Golapganj market area. Read Full Story

Kwality Walls launches limited edition Red Velvet Cornetto
Kolkata, Feb 14 : Kwality Walls Cornetto brings you the indulgent Red Velvet in an interesting rendition. Read Full Story

The Bengal Chamber, West Bengal Pollution Control Board present discussion forum on Ecological Sustainability in the Industrial Region
Durgapur, Feb 14 : The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with West Bengal Pollution Control Board had organised a Discussion Forum on Ecological Sustainability in the Industrial Region, on Feb 10 in Durgapur. Read Full Story

Good science films is the need of the hour: Keshari Nath Tripathi 7th National Science Film Festival inaugurated in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 14 : The 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition, 2017 was inaugurated by the Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi, here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

iLEAD, Chinese Indian Association organies seminar on Business Opportunities for Chinese Indian residents
Kolkata, Feb 14 : iLEAD in association with Chinese Indian Association organized a seminar on Business Opportunities for Chinese Indian residents. Read Full Story

Visva-Bharati and Army sign MoU to promote education
Kolkata : Feb 14 : Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and Indian Army's Eastern Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Educational Cooperation Tuesday at Fort William, Kolkata. Read Full Story

Kolkata: A Valentine's Day theme party for elderly couples
Kolkata, Feb 14 : Valentine's Day celebrations are usually targeted at young people but elderly couples too have many memories of togetherness to share, a thought which has prompted a Kolkata-based organisation to hold a theme party for them. Read Full Story

Woman faces acid attack in running train near Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 13 : A nearly 23-year-old woman and her co-passenger were allegedly attacked with acid in a moving local train near Baruipur railway station in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, barely 25 km. from state capital Kolkata on Sunday night, reports said on Monday. Read Full Story

WB: BSF discovers case of fake recruitment in Kalyani, lodges FIR
Nadia (West Bengal) , Feb. 13 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday discovered a case of fake recruitment in Kalyani and lodged an FIR in this regard. Read Full Story

Dilip Ghosh sticks to his comments against Amartya Sen
Kolkata, (West Bengal) Feb. 13 : Unperturbed by the severe criticism of his attack on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh on Monday said he was not demeaning someone by his remarks and stood by his comments questioning the economist's contribution towards the state and country. Read Full Story

Visva Bharati University, Army's Eastern Command sign MoU
New Delhi, Feb 13 : Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and Indian Army's Eastern Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Educational Cooperation at Fort William in Kolkata on Monday. Read Full Story

NSG holds mock drill in Kolkata mint
Kolkata, Feb 13 : The National Security Guard (NSG) on Monday afternoon hosted a counter-terror mock drill at Alipore mint in Kolkata, officials said. Read Full Story

Audi launches the Diesel version of its popular all-new Audi A4: Audi A4 35TDI
Kolkata, Feb 13 : Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer has further strengthened and updated its product portfolio as it unveiled the diesel variant of the hugely successful Audi A4 on Monday. Read Full Story

Tata Power's sanitation drive benefits 6,700 households in FY16
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Feb 13 : Tata power, India's largest integrated power company, has been at the forefront for improving the quality of healthcare and standard of living of the communities living in and around its areas of operations. Read Full Story

Apanjan in Kolkata: Fish, chips and cutlets
Decked with 'bangaliana', Kolkata is famous for its 'adda' sessions. Read Full Story

Kolkata: US Consulate holds a workshop on Gender-based violence
Kolkata, February 13 : Indian students learned how to use art to raise awareness against gender-based violence (GBV), interacted virtually with US university students and more during a workshop recently arranged at the American Centre in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Senior couple stabbed in Kolkata, attacker found dead later in Howrah hotel
Kolkata/Howrah, Feb 12 : Hours after an aged businessman and his wife were stabbed inside their residence in Kolkata's Kalighat area, the main accused in the case, Roshanlal Bhardia, was found dead from a guest house under Golabari Police Station limits in Kolkata's twin city Howrah on Sunday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

2 killed, several hurt in West Bengal bus mishap
Kolkata, Feb 12 : At least two persons were killed and over 40 people were seriously injured when a luxury bus fell into a roadside ditch near Koipukur area under Amdanga Police Station limits in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Wow! Momo launches Rose shaped chocolate momo for Valentine's season
Kolkata, Feb 12 : It is that time again when romance and love is in the air. Banking on the occasion, Wow! Momo has launched 'Rose shaped chocolate Momo'. Read Full Story

WB BJP Prez attacks Amartya Sen, raises questions on his contributions to India
Kolkata, Feb 11 : Triggering a controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday attacked Nobel Laureate and renowned economist Amartya Sen and questioned his contributions towards the country. Read Full Story


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