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Pro kabaddi league: Bengal Warriors, Patna Pirates win

Kolkata, Aug 1 : Bengal Warriors have been slow starters, but have now won two matches on a trot to move up the ladder. They prevailed over Puneri Paltans in a topsy-turvy battle 38-35, to win their second match on the trot in the Pro Kabaddi league here Friday.


Tapas Paul speeches: CID probe stayed till verdict Aug 13

Kolkata, Aug 1 : A division bench of the Calcutta High Court Thursday extended, till Aug 13, the stay on a single judge's order directing a CID probe and filing of an FIR into the rape and violence remarks by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul.


Korea, Taiwan keen to invest in electronics, hardware: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 1 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday said Korean and Taiwanese entrepreneurs are keen to invest in manufacture of computer hardware and electronics in the state.


Bengal will push youth for skill development: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 1 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government will push for skill development training, so 10 lakh state youths get jobs in two years.


Hub for reading, aspiring writers in Kolkata soon

Kolkata, Aug 1 : Writing and reading enthusiasts here, who wish for their talent to be spotted and honed, will get such an opportunity courtesy a weekly Readers' and Writers' Club set to be launched Aug 7.


Ex airhostess, engineering graduate held in MBBS admission racket

Kolkata, July 31 : A former airhostess and an engineering graduate have been arrested from a hotel in Odisha's tourist resort Puri in connection with a medical college admission racket, police said.


Works by Indian artists, world masks on display in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 31 : From abstracts to contemporary, paintings by renowned Indian artists showcasing graphic quality as well as human touch are on display here till Aug 15.


Saradha scam: CBI raids in West Bengal, Odisha

New Delhi, July 31 : The CBI Thursday conducted 30 raids in various places in West Bengal and Odisha in connection with its probe in the Rs.10,000 crore Saradha chit fund scam.


Radical Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya dead

Kolkata, July 31 : Famed Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya, a Sahitya Akademi awardee known for his radical left and anti-establishment views and championing of the marginalised urban milieu, died at a hospital here Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his associates said. He was 66.


Tapas Paul speeches: CID probe stayed till Monday

Kolkata, July 31 : A division bench of the Calcutta High Court Thursday extended till Monday the stay on a single judge's order directing a CID probe and filing of an FIR into the rape and violence remarks by Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul.


UNCTAD to set up centre in Kolkata: Mamata

Kolkata, July 31 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said UNCTAD will set up a centre of excellence in entrepreneurship training in Kolkata.


Encephalitis under control in Bengal: Official

Kolkata, July 31 : Encephalitis is "under control" in West Bengal, an official said Thursday, dismissing reports about the disease surfacing in Kolkata.


President to visit West Bengal, Telangana

New Delhi, July 31 : President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal and Telangana Aug 1-2, Rashtrapati Bhavan said Thursday.


Look into Trinamool violence: BJP urges home ministry

Kolkata, July 29 : Claiming that minorities in West Bengal were living in fear in the wake of "violence unleashed by the ruling Trinamool Congress", the BJP Tuesday urged the union home ministry to seek a report from the Mamata Banerjee government.


Kolkata 'silver rush' disrupts traffic

Kolkata, July 29 : A peaceful suburb of Kolkata witnessed a frenzied rush Tuesday with residents and passers-by seen squatting on the roadside in the Salt Lake area, groping for tiny silver-colour balls in the mud, with police doing their best to prevent a major traffic snarl.


Mamata government to appeal order for Tapas Paul CID probe

Kolkata, July 29 : West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government will be appealing against a Calcutta High Court order directing a CID probe into the rape and violence remarks by party MP Tapas Paul, a state minister said Tuesday.


No Eid holiday for Bengal health workers

Kolkata, July 29 : With encephalitis claiming over 100 lives in northern West Bengal this year, all leave of public health workers has been cancelled for a month, a minister said Tuesday.


Bengal scroll artists' art-music synergy at fest

Kolkata, July 29 : Patachitra (scroll painting) artists from West Bengal will present traditional songs as they paint scrolls at the first Sahaj Parab Festival, beginning Aug 1.


Eid celebrated in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 29 : Dressed in their festive best, Muslims across Kolkata gathered at the city's principal mosque, Nakhoda Masjid, since early Tuesday morning to offer prayers and greet one another on Eid-ul-Fitr.


Calcutta High Court orders CID probe in Tapas Pal case

Kolkata, July 28 : Calcutta High Court today ordered a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probe in Tapas Pal case asking for registration of an FIR against him within 72 hours.


ASI injured in CPI-TMC clash dies

Birbhum (West Bengal), July 28 : Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Amit Chakraborty who was injured in clashes between Communist Party of India (CPI) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal's Birbhum district on June 3, succumbed to his injuries today.


Bengal college student injured in acid attack

Kolkata, July 28 : In yet another acid attack in West Bengal, a college girl in Arambagh in Hooghly district was seriously injured Monday when unidentified youths threw vitriol at her, police said.


Court orders CID probe on Tapas Paul's rape remarks

Kolkata, July 28 : The Calcutta High Court Monday ordered the West Bengal CID to probe and submit a report regarding the rape-and-violence remarks made by Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Tapas Paul, a counsel said.


Ahead of Mamata's visit Maoist leaflets found in Purulia

Kolkata, July 28 : Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Purulia district, about 50 Maoist leaflets and banners calling to observe martyrs's week were found Monday in Purulia, police said.


Bengal cop injured in clash dies, opposition blames Mamata

Kolkata, July 28 : Political rivals attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after a policeman, grievously injured during a political clash, died Monday, and demanded arrest of a ruling Trinamool Congress leader who had called for attacking police.


Court orders CID probe in Tapas Paul's rape remarks

Kolkata, July 28 : The Calcutta High Court Monday ordered the West Bengal CID to probe and submit a report regarding the rape-and-violence remarks made by Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Tapas Paul, a counsel said.


Bengal launches 11 cultural tourism hubs

Kolkata, July 28 : Now, visitors to West Bengal can experience rural culture first hand and see how indigenous crafts are fabricated at 11 cultural tourism hubs that were launched across the state recently.


CPI-M threatens legal action against Trinamool leader

Kolkata, July 28 : The CPI-M Monday threatened to take legal action against a West Bengal minister after he asked people, complaining about choked drains, to 'gherao' a Marxist municipal councillor.


Shoojit Sircar honoured in hometown

Kolkata, July 28 : Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar was honoured at the Sera Bangali 2014 event here with the best director award.


Newspapers cautioned over West Bengal ads

Kolkata, July 28 : The Indian Newspaper Society (INS) Monday told its members to exercise "extreme caution" while taking advertisements from the West Bengal government because of non-payment of existing dues.


Ahead of Mamata's visit Maoist leaflets found in Purulia

Kolkata, July 28 : Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Purulia district, about 50 Maoist leaflets and banners calling to observe martyrs's week were found Monday in Purulia, police said.


Trinamool makes its presence felt at Bengal cricket's AGM

Kolkata, July 27 : The rising influence of Trinamool Congress in the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) was evident Sunday during its 83rd annual general meeting where a number of ruling party leaders and state ministers made their presence felt.


Encephalitis claims three more lives in West Bengal within 24 hours

Siliguri, July 27 : Three more people died within the past 24 hours at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) near Siliguri in West Bengal (WB) due to the encephalitis syndrome.


Serbian's art to dot Bengal suburb

Kolkata, July 27 : Inspired by India's tropical forests and gardens, a Serbian artist visiting West Bengal is working on art installations that will deck up a suburban area, about 25 km from here.


CBI quizzes East Bengal official over Saradha scam

Kolkata, July 26 : The CBI, which is probing the multi-billion-rupee Saradha scam, Saturday quizzed East Bengal club's senior official Debabrata Sarkar for seven hours.


Stay back, serve India: C.N.R Rao urges IITians

Kharagpur, July 26 : Eminent scientist C.N.R. Rao Saturday here urged IITians to stay back in India and serve the nation as they are "well-suited" for it.


Teacher brutally beats up teen for borrowing pen in class in Howrah school

Howrah (West Bengal), July 26 : A 13-year-old boy of St. Aloysius School in Howrah, West Bengal was brutally beaten up by his school teacher during class hours for borrowing a pen.


Kolkata: Court rejects bail plea of woman tutor tormenting three-and-a-half-year-old, sends her to police custody till July 31

Kolkata, July 26 : A Kolkata court today rejected the bail application of a woman private tutor, arrested for torturing a three-and-a-half-year-old-boy here in his Lake Town address, and also sent her further into police custody till the end of this month.


Bengal Govt. takes preventive measures to tackle encephalitis

Siliguri, July 26 : The West Bengal Government has taken preventive measures after three people died due to Japanese encephalitis in the state.


Bengal seeks central help for encephalitis vaccination

Siliguri, July 26 : Rattled by the encephalitis outbreak in the northern part of the state, the West Bengal government Saturday said it would seek the central government's help for vaccination of adults to prevent the disease from spreading.


Railway employee repeatedly gang-raped, three held

Kolkata, July 26 : Three people were arrested while Eastern Railway Saturday ordered a high level probe following allegations by an employee that she was repeatedly raped by four of her colleagues at a city railway yard.


Special hubs to promote entrepreneurship in Bengal

Kolkata, July 26 : With a view to promote sustainable entrepreneurship and generate employment, the West Bengal government will be setting up 'Karma Tirtha' - a one-stop shop allowing entrepreneurs to market their products directly to buyers.


Railway employee's gang-rape: Bengal women's panel seeks report

Kolkata, July 26 : The West Bengal Commission for Women Saturday said it will seek a report from the railway authorities after a woman employee filed a police complaint saying she was repeatedly gang-raped by four of her colleagues.


Kahaani's Hollywood remake: Producer thankful to Bengal CM

Kolkata, July 26 : Bengali actor-producer Arindam Sil, whose company is handling the regional production of Hollywood film "Deity" - the remake of Bollywood blockbuster "Kahaani" - Saturday expressed gratitude to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for extending help for the shooting in Kolkata.


Tutor who beat up toddler sent to custody

Kolkata, July 26 : Private tutor Pooja Singh, arrested for brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in the city, was remanded to five day's police custody by a court Saturday.


Threat to blow up Kolkata Metro

Kolkata, July 26 : Security was beefed at all stations of the Kolkata Metro Saturday following a call that threatened to blow up the Park Street station, an official said.


Bengal encephalitis toll 113, Mamata suspends three health officials

Siliguri/Kolkata, July 25 : Under attack over her government's failure to combat the spread of encephalitis in northern West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday suspended three senior officials blaming them for keeping the higher-ups in the dark about the menace.


Toddler-beating tutor finally arrested in Kolkata

Kolkata, July 25 : Private tutor Pooja Singh, who was caught on video brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child here, was finally arrested Friday, police said.


Teacher held for roughing up minor student in Bengal

Kolkata, July 25 : A school teacher in West Bengal's Howrah district was detained Friday for allegedly thrashing a class 8 student caught talking during class, even as several incidents of corporal punishment were reported from the state.


Iranians mark Quds Day in solidarity with Palestinians

Tehran, July 25 : Hundreds of thousands of Iranians rallied Friday across the country to mark Quds (Jerusalem) Day in solidarity with the Palestinians, condemning Israel's continued occupation of Palestinian land and the ongoing bloody attacks on the Gaza Strip.


Film on Park Street rape case cleared for screening

Kolkata, July 25 : A film based on the Park Street rape case, blocked by the censor board here, has been given the go-ahead by the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, its producer said Friday.


Trinamool leader accused of assaulting ECL officials gets bail

Kolkata, July 25 : A court in West Bengal's Burdwan Friday granted bail to a Trinamool Congress labour leader who was arrested for allegedly threatening and assaulting officials of the Eastern Coalfields Limited.


Bengal seeks JE vaccination drive in Cooch Behar

Kolkata, July 25 : The West Bengal government has requested the central government to launch a mass vaccination programme for Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in the Cooch Behar district in the state's northern part, which is in the grip of the disease, an official said Friday.


Bengal encephalitis toll mounts, three health officials suspended

Siliguri/Kolkata, July 25 : Blaming health officials in north Bengal for keeping the higher-ups in the dark about the spread of encephalitis, the West Bengal government Friday suspended three senior officials even as three more people died of the disease since Thursday night, taking the toll to 113.


BJP blames Mamata government for encephalitis deaths

Kolkata, July 25 : With northern West Bengal gripped with encephalitis syndrome that has claimed over 100 lives so far, the BJP Friday held the Trinamool Congress government responsible for the malady acquiring epidemic proportions.


Bengal to track rural activities using new technology

Kolkata, July 25 : The West Bengal government will roll out a new computer-based system to track rural activities in the state, an official said Friday.


Kolkata police fan out for elusive teacher who beat toddler

Kolkata, July 24 : Police teams Thursday fanned out in areas around Kolkata and in a neighbouring state to nab elusive private tutor Pooja Singh, who was caught on video brutally thrashing a three-and-a-half-year-old child in the city.


Trinamool leader accused of assaulting ECL official arrested

Kolkata, July 24 : A Trinamool Congress labour leader was Thursday arrested for allegedly threatening and assaulting officials of the Eastern Coalfields Limited, police said.


Bengal student attacked with acid inside home

Kolkata, July 24 : A woman college student suffered grievous injuries Thursday in an acid attack by an unidentified assailant inside her home in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said.


Badaun replay: Minor's body found hanging from tree in Bengal

Kolkata, July 24 : In a horrific repeat of the Badaun rape-and-murder case in Uttar Pradesh, the body of a seven-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree at Rajnagar village in West Bengal's East Midnapore district Thursday.


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