Kolkata, Nov 27 : The West Bengal directorate of health services on Friday said four staffers of the state-run Medical College and Hospital Kolkata have been transferred and several others suspended following the death of two babies allegedly due to overheating in a warmer apparatus.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : A movie premiere, poetry cafe and heritage photowalks are some of the key features of the seventh edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 (AKLF) beginning on January 14 next year and commemorating the 125th birth anniversary of English crime novelist Agatha Christie.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : National Award winning filmmaker Aparna Sen on Friday defended actor Aamir Khan saying his comment on intolerance is being "blown out of proportion" and that his concerns are justified as a citizen of the country.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : Claiming that RSS activists have been indicted in at least 13 terror cases across India, former Maharashtra inspector general of police S.M. Mushrif on Thursday described the Hindutva outfit as India's No.1 terrorist organisation.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : Protests continued to rock NIT Durgapur in West Bengal on Thursday as meetings with officials of the union HRD ministry failed to dampen the unrest that started after the death of a student allegedly due to negligence and ineptitude of the institute. The agitating students have sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : Joining the growing clamour against intolerance, singer-musician and former Trinamool Congress MP Kabir Suman on Thursday said the backlash faced by Bollywood star Aamir Khan was proof of the intolerance in the country.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : The West Bengal directorate of health services on Thursday said "strong" action will be taken against those responsible for the death of two babies allegedly due to overheating in a radiant warmer apparatus in the state-run Medical College and Hospital Kolkata.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : Coming out in the open in support of Aaamir Khan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said nobody had the right to ask the actor to go to Pakistan.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : Coming out in the open in support of Aamir Khan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said it was his democratic right to speak his mind, "whether right or wrong", and nobody had the right to ask the actor to go to Pakistan.
Kolkata, Nov 25 : The Netaji Indoor stadium's media room plunged into darkness for around a minute on Wednesday evening during the conference of Tennis Masters where legend Martina Navratilova was addressing the media.
Kolkata, Nov 25 : The authorities have set up a probe panel following allegations that two babies died of overheating in a radiant warmer used in the state-run Medical College and Hospital Kolkata, an official said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Nov 25 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday apprehended two women and seized silver worth over Rs.2 lakh from them near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.
Kolkata, Nov 24 : Raj-era Dalanda House, which was restored by Kolkata Police and which currently houses the Police Training School, was on Tuesday conferred with the Kolkata Municipal Corporation-INTACH Heritage award for excellence in conservation.
Siliguri, Nov 24 : Five workers of the closed Panighatta tea estate in northern West Bengal's Terai region have died over the last 10 days due to alleged malnourishment and lack of medical aid.
Kolkata, Nov 24 : The 40th edition of the International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF), that begins on January 27, will focus on Bolivia as its theme country and feature Vietnam as the guest of honour country, marking 40 years of the Vietnam War.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : A mobile phone-based alert system for pregnant women in rural areas was launched here on Monday to help them stay healthy till delivery.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : Three days after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and killed in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district, police on Monday formally pressed charges of rape.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : The Calcutta High Court was approached on Monday seeking a judicial probe into the recent attacks on CPI-M activists and leaders, including former lawmakers, in West Bengal.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : Kolkata-based realtor Siddha Group on Monday said it was developing the world's longest skywalk stretching across 550 metres and integrated in its housing project here.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the face value of nearly Rs.12 lakh while they were being smuggled from Bangladesh into West Bengal, an officer said.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : The ninth edition of 'DIALOGUES: Calcutta International LGBT Film & Video Festival' will begin on Thursday with a bouquet of 38 films from 13 countries.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : The death last Wednesday of an engineering student at National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Durgapur, allegedly due to negligence and ineptitude of the institute, has led to major student unrest which evoked intervention by the union Ministry of Human Resource Development.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : In yet another indication of growing bonhomie among politicians opposed to the Bharatuya Janata Party in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has invited her Bihar and Delhi counterparts Nitish Kumar and Arvind Kejriwal for an forthcoming business summit.
Kolkata, Nov 23 : Three days after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and killed in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district, police formally pressed charges of rape.
Kolkata, Nov 22 : The death of a minor girl, who was allegedly raped, triggered protests as irate locals ransacked the house of the purported perpetrator of the crime in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Sunday.
Kolkata, Nov 22 : A tusker was run over by a goods train between Madarihat and Dalgaon stations of northern West Bengal's Alipurduar district in the early hours of Sunday, forest officials said.
Kolkata, Nov 22 : India is going through difficult times where the "once fringe" fundamentalist groups have now become mainstream and, with the complicity of "fascists in positions of power", are running the show, says leading human rights activist Teesta Setalvad.
Kolkata, Nov 22 : Despite star power and the buzz surrounding world cinema, the horrific Paris terror attacks cast a shadow over the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) with filmmakers and movie-goers turning to cinema for solace.
Kolkata, Nov 22 : Setting up a planetarium in Mauritius, strengthening basic science education in Nepal and upgrading Bangladesh's science museum are on the agenda of India's National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) in the coming months to help the neighbours communicate science effectively to their people.
Kolkata, Nov 21 : Amid the glamour and buzz over world cinema at the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival, India's last bioscopewala Mohammad Salim was honoured at the fest on Saturday for keeping the tradition of travelling movie shows alive for 40 years through the original hand-held projector.
Kolkata, Nov 21 : A former CPI-M parliamentarian and a sitting legislator were injured in attacks, while a former party lawmaker was made to hold his ears and promise that he would quit the Marxist fold by assailants allegedly loyal to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday.
Kolkata, Nov 21 : Veteran actress Sharmila Tagore heaped praises on Yemeni filmmaker Khadija Al Salami, considered the first woman director from her country, for being courageous enough to highlight the sufferings of women in the name of religion and tradition in her film "I Am Nojoom, Age 10 And Divorced".
Kolkata, Nov 21 : Colombian filmmaker Libia Stella Gomez won the coveted Golden Royal Bengal Tiger Award for best woman director and Hungarian entry "The Wednesday Child" bagged the best film trophy at the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival's international women's competition here on Saturday.
Kolkata, Nov 21 : Former CPI-M MP Ram Chandra Dome along with several party activists was injured after their protest march was attacked in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Saturday.
Kolkata, Nov 20 : A city court on Friday turned down the claims of suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh about a threat to his life in jail and remanded him to judicial custody till December 3.
Kolkata, Nov 20 : Union minister and BJP leader Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Friday heaped praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for ushering in development in the state and assured the Centre's assistance in the endeavour.
Kolkata, Nov 20 : CPI-M leader Surjya Kanta Mishra, who heads the opposition in the West Bengal assembly, was on Friday heckled by people allegedly linked to the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Kolkata, Nov 20 : Expressing concern over growing terror acts across the globe, union minister and BJP leader Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Friday asserted terrorism shouldn't be linked to any particular religion.
Kolkata, Nov 20 : Screened at the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival, a documentary on the life and works of Wanda Dynowska, the Polish theosophist who made India her home, has lifted the veil of obscurity shrouding the social activist's contribution to fostering unity amid the debate over intolerance in India.
Kolkata, Nov 20 : Saradha chit fund scam accused and former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra was taken to the Alipore Correctional Home late on Thursday after he surrendered before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, in compliance with a Calcutta High Court order cancelling his bail earlier in the day.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : In a jolt to West Bengal's opposition CPI-M, its legislator Nabin Chandra Bag on Thursday crossed over to the ruling Trinamool Congress.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : Stepping away from popular entertainment, a couple of productions showcased in the ongoing 21st Kolkata International Film Festival have brought the focus on nature.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : Weeks after a lower court granted bail to Trinamool Congress lawmaker and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra, the Calcutta High Court on Thursday cancelled the relief and directed the politico to surrender.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : An exhibition to explore the history of Indian medicine system, healing and well-being would be held in three cities from January 2016, a statement said on Thursday.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : On a day when the Calcutta High Court cancelled his bail and ordered him to surrender, Trinamool Congress lawmaker and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra on Thursday asserted that a court always metes out justice.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed the CBI's plea for cancellation of bail granted to Saradha chit fund scam accused and senior Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra by a lower court last month.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed CBI's plea for cancellation of bail of Saradha chit fund scam accused and senior Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed CBI's plea of cancellation of Saradha chit fund scam accused Madan Mitra's bail.
Kolkata, Nov 19 : The life and works of legendary Assamese physician, social worker and philanthropist Bhubaneswar Barooah, also known as 'Bidhan Chandra Roy of Assam', has been captured in a biopic, which, its makers hope, will instill the doctor's ideals of serving the poor and the needy among the youth.
Kolkata, Nov 18 : On a day the CBI cited his continuance in the state cabinet as a proof of his immense influence, West Bengal's transport minister and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra stepped down from the post on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Nov 18 : Lamenting its inability to make much of a headway in West Bengal, the BJP on Wednesday called upon leaders and party activists to rise above internal bickering and cultivate people's disgust for the ruling Trinamool Congress to dismantle the Mamata Banerjee government in the state.
Kolkata, Nov 18 : A housewife sustained burn injuries, including on her face, in an acid attack in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Nov 18 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to call a meeting of all chief ministers immediately to discuss devolution of funds to states.
Shillong, Nov 18 : The Centre on Wednesday informed the Meghalaya High Court that a committee has been set up to review the security situation in the insurgency-ravaged Garo Hills districts.
Kolkata, Nov 18 : Paying rich tributes to India's longest-serving speaker H.A. Halim, Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Wednesday stressed the need for following the ideals of secularism and intolerance cherished by the late Marxist leader.
Kolkata, Nov 18 : Looking forward to the release "soon" of his debut feature "Manto" in India, Pakistani filmmaker-actor Sarmad Sultan Khoosat has asserted that disparaging comments like "Pakistani agent" or "terrorist", slathered on Indian celebrities who are popular across the border, can't hamper the amity that has flowered through the decades through cinema and art between the two countries.
Kolkata, Nov 18 : The Centre's act of declassifying secret files on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose may not help in unravelling the mystery surrounding his disappearance, noted journalist and author Kingshuk Nag has said.
Kolkata, Nov 17 : A youth died after he was allegedly pushed out of the moving ladies special Mathrubhumi local train by an RPF constable, triggering a rail blockade and pitched battles between police and protesters in a vital suburban section in West Bengal on Tuesday night, railway sources said.
Kolkata, Nov 17 : A fleet of 20 gleaming buses equipped with variously themed scientific exhibits from across India has been stationed here for three days starting Tuesday to mark the golden jubilee of the Mobile Science Exhibition (MSE) programme which had started in Kolkata in 1965.
Kolkata, Nov 17 : At a time when women are seen in lead roles onscreen, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore on Tuesday said the difference in wages of male and female actors still exists in the Hindi film industry.