West Bengal News

Naxal leader K.N. Ramachandran goes untraceable after arriving in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 23 : General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star, K.N. Ramachandran, has gone missing after reaching Kolkata, the party claimed on Monday. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 3 killed by mob in an week over social media hoax, police to take strict action
Kolkata, Jan 23 : After at least three persons were beaten to death by mob over a social media hoax in West Bengal, the state police officials on Monday asserted to take strict action against the persons, involved in spreading the rumor on social networking sites. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee pays homage to Netaji
Kolkata, Jan 23 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday paid homage to freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose during a state government event in Darjeeling here. Read Full Story

Tata Trusts announces 'The City Data for India Initiative' in partnership with World Council
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Jan 23 : The City Data for India initiative, a major new program of Tata Trusts in partnership with the World Council on City Data (WCCD), was announced in Mumbai on Monday in a bid to build high calibre data in Indian cities. Read Full Story

3 men held in Kolkata airport with huge cash, USD
Kolkata, Jan 23 : The Customs department on Monday booked three persons at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI-CCU) airport for carrying huge amounts of INR and USD without valid documents, officials said. Read Full Story

New Taj app to offer seamless research-to-reservation journey
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Jan 23 : Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces on Monday announced the launch of its new mobile application, which offers guests a seamless booking experience and access to exclusive offers at their convenience from their mobile phone. Read Full Story

Titan Eyeplus successfully completes over 69000 vision screenings across India
Kolkata, Jan 23 : While most parents are attentive on taking their children to the pediatricians or the dentists for regular check-ups, many fail to understand the importance of regular eye examination, even if the child doesn't wear glasses. Read Full Story

Red Bull Tour Bus ends its east tour in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 23 : The Red Bull Tour Bus ended its first tour of the year in Kolkata on Sunday evening with a stellar gig featuring the Pune-based band Agnee and local Indie rock/funk act Neel and the Lightbulbs. Both bands made their debut atop the Red Bull Tour Bus, and delivered performances that will be remembered for some time to come. Read Full Story

Income Tax: PAN or Form-60 now mandatory for all money transactions
Kolkata, Jan 23 : Senior officers from the Directorate of Income Tax Intelligence and Criminal Investigation said at a conference in Kolkata that the latest Income Tax amendments now make it mandatory to quote a PAN number or Form-60 for every financial transaction. Read Full Story

UP polls: TMC supports 'SP-Congress alliance'
Kolkata, Jan 22 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said her Trinamool Congress supports the alliance between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party (SP) for the UP assembly polls. Read Full Story

5 killed in West Bengal bus mishap
Kolkata/Birbhum, Jan 22 : At least five persons, including three women, were killed and several others were injured when a private bus lost its control and fell into a roadside canal at Ilambazar in West Bengal's Birbhum district in the wee hours of Sunday, reports said. Read Full Story

STORY hosts curtain raiser for Children's Literary Meet in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 21 : As a curtain raiser to the inaugural Children's Literary Meet (CLM), Kolkata's popular book and lifestyle store, STORY, presented Gillo Theatre's Catch That Crocodile, based on the book by Anushka Ravishankar, at their Elgin Road (south Kolkata) store on Friday and Saturday. Read Full Story

West Bengal court sentences 3 Lashkar militants to death
Kolkata, Jan 21 : A local court in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Saturday awarded death sentence to three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including an active member of LeT's suicide squad, reports said. Read Full Story

The Bengal Global Business Summit has drawn an overwhelming response: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, Jan 21 : Announcing the dates of next year's The Bengal Global Business Summit, 2017, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said this year's edition has drawn an 'overwhelming response' from 'industry freinds' from across the globe. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Fire breaks out at College Street
Kolkata, Jan 21 : A fire broke out in a multi-storey building near Barnaparichay Market at College Street area in Kolkata on Saturday afternoon, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal : CPI-M agitation outside Alipore court
Kolkata, Jan 21 : A day after at least 135 leader-activists of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) were arrested for staging agitation outside Kolkata's Milan Mela ground, where the third edition of Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) is currently underway, a large number of party workers demonstrated outside the city's Alipore court on Saturday afternoon when the arrested activists were being produced. Read Full Story

Poet of two lands
Langnajita Mukhopadhyay is the First Youth Poet Laureate of Nashville in Tennessee, USA. But she is also firmly rooted in her Bengali identity and straddles both worlds through her sensitive poetry. Ranjita Biswas meets the young poet on her recent visit to Kolkata Read Full Story

Most outstanding trait of presidency its ability to question, discuss and debate every dogma, says President
New Delhi, Jan 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Bicentenary celebrations of Presidency University on Friday in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Kerala govt organises roadshows in Kolkata to attract tourists
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 : Considering the uptick in inbound tourism from Kolkata, the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala organised B2B roadshows in Kolkata on Friday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: CPI-M demonstrates outside Milan Mela ground amid Bengal Global Business Summit
Kolkata, Jan 20 : Protesting against the death of two local youths during a skirmish between villagers and police force over a power-grid installation in Bhangar, a large number of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists, led by CPI-M MLA Sujan Chakraborty, party leaders Kanti Ganguly and Nepaldeb Bhattacharya, staged agitation in front of Milan Mela ground in Kolkata, where two-day-long Bengal Global Business Summit is currently underway, on Friday evening. Read Full Story

Only out-of-the-box thinking will lead to future development, stated President
Kolkata, Jan 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the bicentenary celebration of Hindu School in Kolkata on Friday. Read Full Story

West Bengal a good business destination, says President
New Delhi, Jan 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the Bengal Global Business Summit 2017 organized by the Government of West Bengal in Kolkata on Friday. Read Full Story

President inaugurates 28TH Dantan Gramin Mela -2017
New Delhi, Jan 20 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela -2017 at Dantan, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal on Thursday. Read Full Story

mjunction conducts e-auction of commercial papers worth Rs 700-crore for SAIL
Kolkata, Jan 20 : mjunction services limited, India's largest B2B e-commerce company, successfully conducted yesterday an e-auction for commercial papers (CPs) worth Rs 700 crore for Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). Read Full Story

WB: Two dead in motorcycle-bus collision in Midnapore
West Midnapore (West Bengal) ,Jan.20: At least two persons were killed when a motorcycle collided with a bus in Khakurda area of West Bengal's Midnapore district. Read Full Story

One injured in TMCP's group tussle in Calcutta University campus
Kolkata, Jan 19 : A student was reportedly injured during a clash between two rival groups of Trinamool Congress(TMC)'s student wing, Trinamool Chhtra Parishad (TMCP), at Calcutta University (CU)'s College Street campus in central Kolkata on Thursday. Read Full Story

Prez urges media to be more alert in presentation of news
Kolkata, Jan 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday uged media to be more alert in presentation of news while taking into account differences of opinion. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Locals block rail track after train knocks down man, service hit
Kolkata, Jan 19 : After an elderly man was knocked down by a train, local people reportedly blocked railway tracks at Sodepur in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Thursday, disrupting train service for hours. Read Full Story

HPCL shifted from Kolkata to Guwahati
Guwahati, Jan 19 : Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited (HPCL) which is functioning from its Corporate Head Quarters (CHQ), Kolkata will be shifted to Guwahati. Read Full Story

Income Tax Department holds a conference in Kolkata to apprise bankers about the very recent amendments made in Income Tax Rules
Kolkata, Jan 17 : The Directorate of Income Tax Intelligence and Criminal Investigation held a conference at the Aayakar Bhawan recently, on Furnishing of Statement of Financial Transactions under the Income Tax Act & Rules with senior officers of all banks, including cooperative banks, rural banks and post offices, to apprise them about the very recent amendments brought into the Income Tax Rules 114B,114C, 114D and 114E and Form 61A on furnishing information to the Income Tax Department about cash deposits in individual accounts for the period of both pre- and post- demonetization . Read Full Story

Industrialization Growth and Way Forward for West Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 19 : Statistics reveals that the rate of industrial power consumption in WBSEDCL area during last few years has been decreasing rapidly. Read Full Story

Kolkata student commits suicide after posting 'Good Bye' status on Facebook
Kolkata, Jan 19 : An eleventh standard student committed suicide on Thursday at his residence at Paschim Putiary's Banerjee Para area under Haridevpur Police Station in southern Kolkata as his parents scolded him for poor results, reports said. Read Full Story

Samsung flags-off 99 customer service vans to ramp up reach to every corner of eastern India
Kolkata, Jan 19 : Samsung India on Thursday announced the launch of its Service Vans to provide world-class service to Samsung's customers in the eastern part of India, right at their door steps. Read Full Story

Eicher launches personal utility vehicle Multix
Kolkata, Jan 19 : Eicher Polaris Pvt. Ltd, a joint venture between Eicher Motors Ltd and Polaris Industries, launched Multix a personal utility vehicle, in Kolkata, on Wednesday. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee to inaugurate 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Bengal
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Midnapore district in West Bengal in a few hours time. Read Full Story

Subhash Chandra Bose is perhaps the most emotive issue to Indian political arena: President
Kolkata, Jan 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 60th anniversary celebrations of Netaji Research Bureau and also unveiled the refurbished 'Wanderer' car in which Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had escaped from house-arrest on 16-17, January, 1941, at Kolkata to reach Gomoh on 18th January, 1941 - an incident that triggered the series of historic and electrifying events related to the last phase of India's freedom struggle. Read Full Story

Indus Net Technologies, E-Cube Energy come together for efficient management of energy data consumption
Kolkata, Jan 18 : Indus Net Technologies, an IT Service Company, and E-Cube Energy, a Kolkata-based energy data analytics solutions provider have set up a joint venture company, EnergyTech Ventures with a vision of helping economies double Energy/Resource Productivity. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Samsung announces launch of new Galaxy C9 Pro with 6GB RAM
Kolkata, Jan 18 : Smartphone maker Samsung on Wednesday announced the launch of its first C-series smartphone, the Galaxy C9 Pro in India. The phone is priced at Rs. 36,900. Read Full Story

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits India
New Delghi, Jan 18 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit New Delhi and Kolkata Jan 18-19 in his first official visit to India as Foreign Secretary. Read Full Story

TMC has vested interest in power-grid project, alleges BJP
New Delhi/Kolkata , Jan. 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday strongly condemned the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over the Bhangar incident, saying that the state government has some vested interest in the power-grid project. Read Full Story

BJP alleges Mamata's 'inefficiency' in Bhangar clash
Kharagpur (WB) , Jan. 18 : After the ongoing protests in West Bengal's Bhangar district took a violent turn, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday alleged it to be purely the 'inefficiency' of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress. Read Full Story

After Azmi, Kolkata's Shahi Imam advises girls to wear decent clothes to avoid rape
Kolkata (West Bengal), Jan. 18 : In what can spark a fresh controversy, Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid in Kolkata, Syed Mohammad Nurur R Barkati has said that girls should avoid wearing short clothes if they want to protect themselves from getting raped or murdered. Read Full Story

Bhangar unrest: 2 villagers killed as police allegedly open fire on them, official denies
Kolkata, Jan 17 : At least two men were killed after being shot during a clash with the police force at Bhangar in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Clashes erupt between locals and police over power-grid installation at Bhangar, protesters shot
Kolkata, Jan 17 : At least four protesters were allegedly shot by police during a skirmish between local villagers and security forces over installation of power grid at Bhangar in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday, local media reports said. Read Full Story

President to visit Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20
New Delhi , Jan.17 :The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, will visit Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20 2017. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee pays homage to former CM Jyoti Basu on death anniversary
Kolkata, Jan 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday paid homage to former Chief Minister of the state Jyoti Basu on his death anniversary. Read Full Story

WB: TMC activists stage demonstration stopping Union Min Babul Supriyo's convoy, show him black flag
Kolkata, Jan 16 : A large number of Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters allegedly attacked actor-turned-Union Minister Babul Supriyo's convoy at Andal in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Monday evening, reports said. Read Full Story

TMC supporters attempted to damage my car: Babul Supriyo
Kolkata, Jan 16 : Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday alledged that Trinamool Congress supporters attacked his car in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Road mishap near school kills 2, triggers tension
Kolkata/South 24 Parganas, Jan 16 : At least two persons, including a minor, were killed and several others were injured when an over-speeding SUV rammed crowd at Raspunja area under Bishnupur Police Station limits in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, few kilometres away from state capital Kolkata, on Monday evening, officials said. Read Full Story

ATM cash withdrawal limit increase: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre
Kolkata, Jan 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Centre after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the decision to increase ATM cash withdrawal limit to Rs. 10,000 and called the move as an 'eye wash announcement'. Read Full Story

Cycle symbol: Mamata Banerjee wishes Akhilesh Yadav
Kolkata, Jan 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav for being granted as the rightful owner of Samajwadi Party's symbol-cycle. Read Full Story

Actors Prosenjit, Dev and Paoli Dam launch Ram Kamal Mukherjee's book 'Long Island Iced Tea'
Kolkata, Jan 16 : Tollywood actors Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev and Paoli Dam launched journalist-turned writer Ram Kamal Mukherjee's fictional book, 'Long Island Iced Tea' here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kolkata's tryst with Haveli Sangeet on Makar Sankranti
Kolkata, January 16 : Indian classical music singer, Suman Ghosh, enthralled the classical music lovers of Kolkata with Haveli Sangeet, at Weavers Studio, Center for the Arts, on the day of Makar Sankranti. Read Full Story

Kolkata fire : Presidency University's canteen gutted
Kolkata, Jan 16 : A major fire broke out in the canteen of Kolkata's iconic Presidency University on Monday early morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Samaroh- Rotary International District 3291 Conference held in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 15 : Samaroh- the annual Rotary District Conference of Rotary International District 3291 was held at the Nicco Park Lawns, Salt Lake. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 6 killed, several hurt in Gangasagar fair stampede
Kolkata, Jan 15 : At least six devotees were killed and several others were injured in a stampede at Gangasagar island, barely 120 kilometres from state capital Kolkata, on Sunday evening, officials said. Read Full Story

Stampede in Gangasagar fair, several people feared killed
Gangasagar, Jan 15 : A stampede incident occured at the Gangasagar fair in West Bengal on Sunday, media reports said. Read Full Story

Vintage Asia opens its gates to food lover of Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 15 : One can warm up this winter with mouth watering Asian delicacies at the Vintage Asia, an Asian fine-dining restaurant at the JW Marriott Kolkata which opens its gate to the food lover of Kolkata recently. Read Full Story

WB: Six killed, ten injured in Gangasagar Mela stampede
South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , Jan.15 : At least six people were killed and 15 others suffered grievous injuries on Sunday during a stampede that took place in West Bengal's South24 Parganas area. Read Full Story

WB: One killed in stampede in Gangasagar Mela
South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , Jan.15 : At least one person was killed and several others reportedly injured on Sunday during a stampede that took place in West Bengal's South24 Parganas area. Read Full Story


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