West Bengal News

True Balance introduces 'One-click Recharge' to make phone bill payments easier
Kolkata, Mar 27 : India's top mobile balance management service app "True Balance has introduced a welcomed addition of 'One-click Recharge' feature to facilitate easy phone bill payments through its platform. Read Full Story

Bipasha Basu-Karan Singh Grover launch Springfit Mattresses Autograph Collection
Kolkata, Mar 27 : If Sleeping Beauty were here today in a fairytale adventure in India, she would probably attribute her sound sleep to Springfit Mattresses. Read Full Story

Facebook apologises for 'mistakenly' removing poet Srijato's controversial poem, restores post
Kolkata, Mar 27 : A day after Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay's controversial Facebook post, a poem, was removed from Facebook, the social media giant on Sunday restored the post on the poet's wall and called the incident a 'mistake', reports said. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee condemns Bangladesh blasts
Sylhet, Mar 26 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday condemned the suicide attack in Sylhet in Bangladesh. Read Full Story

14 killed in 5 road mishaps in West Bengal
Kolkata, Mar 26 : At least 14 persons were killed and several others were seriously hurt in five separate road accidents since Saturday in West Bengal, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: DRI seizes Rs. 1.6 crore of gold biscuits
Siliguri (West Bengal) , Mar. 26 : Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) personnel on Saturday night seized gold worth Rs. 1.6 crore at New Jalpaiguri railway station. Read Full Story

Kolkata Pinkathon successfully completes its first edition run in Kolkata with 3500 women participants
Kolkata, Mar 26 : Kolkata Pinkathon, empowering Indian Women, an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for women and issues like breast cancer, successfully concluded first edition in Kolkata on Sunday, March 26, 2017atRangers Club, Maidan, 3500 women across age groups and from all different segments of the society participated enthusiastically in the V wash Plus 3 km, Mia by Tanishq5 km, 10 km and 21 km categories. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Sushma Swaraj offers to help German patient
Kolkata/New Delhi, Mar 26 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has once again come out to help a foreign national facing trouble in India. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Seven killed after van collides with truck in Burdwan
Bardhaman [West Bengal], Mar. 26 : Seven people were killed and two others injured in a major road accident in Kanksa area of Burdwan district in West Bengal on Sunday. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Major storm hits parts of Malda, 2 killed
Kolkata/Malda, Mar 25 : A massive storm, along with a heavy downpour, lashed few areas of West Bengal's Malda district on the wee hours of Saturday, killing at least two persons, including a child, and leaving several others injured. Read Full Story

Kolkata: PATH Welfare Society,ITC Mission SunehraKal host Children's Meet
Kolkata, Mar 25 : PATH Welfare Society with support from "ITC Mission SunehraKal" is organizing a Children's Meet- a gathering of over 400 children & Child Cabinet members from 24 government schools in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Srijato's controversial poem removed from Facebook
Kolkata, Mar 25 : The Facebook authorities on Friday removed Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay's controversial post from his timeline after a large number of users 'reported' against it,, reports said. Read Full Story

Tata Trusts,People For Animals announce plans to launch state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in Navi Mumbai
Mumbai/Kolkata, Mar 24 : Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Founder, People For Animals and Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts on Friday will be announcing the collaboration between Tata Trusts and People for Animals, to build a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty veterinary hospital and emergency clinic that will serve the needs of all domestic and farm animals at accessible and affordable rates. Read Full Story

Rose Valley scam: ED officer Manoj Kumar summoned by Kolkata Police
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 24 : Enforcement Directorate officer Manoj Kumar, who failed to appear earlier in connection with the Rose Valley scam, was on Friday summoned by the Kolkata Police. Read Full Story

FB post controversy: Another FIR lodged against poet Srijato
Kolkata, Mar 23 : A day after Siliguri Metropolitan Police registered a non-bailable case against eminent Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through a poem on social networking site Facebook, another FIR has been lodged against the Kolkata-based poet on Thursday at Ghola Police Station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemns London attack
Kolkata, Mar 23 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condemned the London attack of Wednesday. Read Full Story

Emirates announces A380 service to the French Riviera, adds Monaco transfers by helicopter
Kolkata, Mar 23 : Emirates on Thursday announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. Read Full Story

CUMI inaugurates Composite Electro-minerals facilities at Cochin
Kolkata/Chennai, Mar 23 : Carborundum Universal (CUMI), one of the leading players in the world in the area of Material Sciences and a part of the Murugappa Group, opened three new fusion plants at its Electromineral Complex at Cochin, on Thursday. Read Full Story

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemns London attack
Kolkata, Mar 23 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condemned the London attack on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Bridge of Hope recognises academic excellence amongst underprivileged children
Kolkata, Mar 23 : With a mission to emphasize the need for education, Believers Church's child care project, Bridge of Hope, held felicitation functions for underprivileged children, who have exhibited academic excellence, at a recent event in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Kolkata: BJP activists hold protest march over Narada issue, scuffle with police
Kolkata, Mar 22 : Demanding an immediate action against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader-ministers, who were seen taking money in Narada sting tapes, the Kolkata unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hosted a protest rally in the city on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Non-bailable case registered against poet Srijato for his FB post "hurting religious feelings"
Kolkata, Mar 22 : A non-bailable case has been registered against eminent Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay in a Siliguri court in north Bengal on Wednesday for allegedly hurting religious sentiment through a Facebook post, officials said. Read Full Story

SRFTI to set up new extension campus at Itanagar for north-east
Kolkata, Mar 22 : Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) is going to set up its new extension campus at Itanagar for the benefit of the students of north-eastern states. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Parivar powered by JIS Group presents 'Parivar Premiere League'
Kolkata, Mar 22 : : Parivar, powered by JIS Group organised a five over a side cricket league, Parivar Premiere League (PPL), a five over a side match, on Mar 19 at Eden Gardens here. Read Full Story

BSNL Kolkata Circle setting up 1000 more towers in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 22 : BSNL Kolkata Circle is set up 1000 more mobile towers for strengthening its connectivity throughout its jurisdiction. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Family of seven killed in road mishap on Durgapur Expressway
Kolkata, Mar 22 : At least seven persons, including three children and two women, of a same family were killed as a tar-filled tanker overturned and fell on a private car on Durgapur Expressway (NH2) near Rathtala area in Burdwan district of West Bengal on Wednesday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal Chief Minister welcomes Supreme Court's verdict
Kolkata, Mar 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed the Supreme Court's order of allowing CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) probe to continue in Narada sting case on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Gatorade India appoints P.V. Sindhu as brand ambassador
New Delhi/ Kolkata, Mar 20 : Gatorade India on Tuesday announced that it has signed on ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu as its brand ambassador. Read Full Story

FIR lodged against Bengali poet for posting poem on Facebook on UP CM selection
Kolkata, Mar 21 : An FIR has been lodged against Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through a post on social networking site Facebook, reports said. Read Full Story

SC refuses to stay CBI probe into Narada sting case against Trinamool Congress
New Delhi/Kolkata, Mar 21 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday has refused to stay the CBI probe into the Narada sting case against the Trinamool Congress Part (TMC), who are at the helm of West Bengal, according to media reports. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 10 die after consuming illicit liquor in South 24 Parganas
Kolkata, Mar 21 : At least 10 people died and several others fell sick since Monday after allegedly consuming hooch in Kolkata's neighbouring district of South 24 Parganas, officials said. Read Full Story

International art show in Kolkata focuses on erasing political boundaries
Kolkata, Mar 21 : Fifteen artists from eight countries came together recently in Kolkata to express their vision that the world needs to erase all political boundaries and come under one umbrella. Read Full Story

Narada sting operation: SC extends time given to CBI
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended time given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for conducting preliminary inquiry in the Narada sting operation case. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Tarun Bhattacharya, George Brooks and Joy Sarkar team up for Junction
Kolkata, Mar 21 : The Tollygunge Clubs lawns witnessed a memorable evening of Jazz & Classical - Junction, featuring the Santoor Maestro Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and the acclaimed US based Saxophone virtuoso George Brooks. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Rotary Club honours women at Swayam Siddha Awards
Kolkata, Mar 21 : The 11th edition of Swayam Siddha was held recently at the Sandre Hall, Calcutta School of Music. Read Full Story

Mehmood Ali wins the 92.7 BIG FM's 'Hit Thhe Hit Rahenge' award
Kolkata, Mar 20 : Mehmood Ali, was a true comedian who not only entertained audiences for decades but also inspired a horde of aspiring comedians. His immense contribution to the golden era, was nothing short of perfection. Read Full Story

ABPS passes resolution on growing Jehadi activities in WB
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar.21 : The Akhil Bharathiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) on Tuesday passed a resolution on the growing Jehadi activities in West Bengal while calling it a challenge to national interest. Read Full Story

Pre-Bookings open for Tata TIGOR- India's first 'StyleBack'
Kolkata / Mumbai, Mar 20 : Tata Motors on Monday commenced pre-bookings for the Tata TIGOR, India's first 'StyleBack,' across all authorized dealership with a booking amount of Rs 5000. Read Full Story

Narada sting: CBI registers preliminary inquiry, seizes laptop, spy cams used in ops
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a preliminary inquiry into Narada sting operation case that purportedly showed Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders taking bribes. Read Full Story

Ankit Chadha brings Amir Khusrau alive through Dastangoi in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 20 : Almost hand held by Dastangoi artist Ankit Chadha, the audience in Kolkata got a chance to time travel, going back to the 14th century and returning to the 21st, all in the space of one hour. Read Full Story

Bridging the employabiity gap was the focus of Next-Gen Employability Conclave in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 20 : The Next-Gen Employability Conclave, held recently in Kolkata, focused on bridging the employability gap by bringing together employers and employee to discuss the criteria for being employable. Read Full Story

Kolkata: SFI-DYFI hold rally over alleged police strip search
Kolkata, Mar 18 : Alleging that Kolkata Police made four jailed SFI activists strip naked during security checks in a city jail, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)'s students' and youths' wings- Student Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) respectively- hosted a protest march in Kolkata on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: CBI begins preliminary probe into Narada sting
Kolkata, Mar 18 : After being directed by the Calcutta High Court, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday took the charge of Narada sting investigation, officials said. Read Full Story

MSR Group inaugurates new R&D and support centre in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 18 : The new R&D and support centre of IT major, MSR Group, was launched on Saturday by Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya, MMIC, Parks & Gardens, Kolkata Municipal Corporation Corporation, Debashish Kumar and Principal Commercial Officer of US Consulate, Kolkata, Jonathan Ward, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Forever 21 Debuts in West Bengal, launches first store in Siliguri
Siliguri/Kolkata, March 18 : Forever 21, a leading fast fashion brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., debuted in West Bengal with their first store launch in Siliguri. Read Full Story

Being aware and raising alarm are key to stopping human trafficking say campaigners
Kolkata, March 18 : An awareness campaign against human trafficking was recently launched in Kolkata by the US Consulate Kolkata in collaboration with Indian non-government organisations. Read Full Story

FICCI Ladies Organization launches Flo Advocacy and Legal Cell - Women for Women
Kolkata, Mar 18 : : FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) introduced the Kolkata Chapter of their pan-India initiative 'FLO Advocacy and Legal Cell - 'Women for Women' at a recent meeting in the city. Read Full Story

Forever 21 debuts in West Bengal with first store launch in Siliguri
New Delhi , Mar 18 : Forever 21, a leading fast fashion brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. debuted in West Bengal with their very first store launch in Siliguri. The brand is focusing on strengthening its foothold in the country by exploring newer markets like West Bengal. Forever 21 is a pioneer in the fast fashion category, which makes it the most preferred fashion destination for young and fashion conscious consumers. Read Full Story

Afra Tafri, Kolkata's new gastro brew pub promises unlimited fun
Kolkata, March 18 : With summer round the corner, Kolkata welcomed the opening of a new gastro brew pub, Afra Tafri, in the heart of the city. Read Full Story

Volvo Cars launches Stress-Free International Student Program
Kolkata, Mar 18 : Volvo Car USA, LLC (VCUSA) has announced the launch of the international student program, comprised of an all-inclusive one-time payment that allows the student to drive a new Volvo vehicle during their time studying in the US. Read Full Story

West Bengal govt announces formation of Health Regulatory Commission
Kolkata, Mar 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the formation of Health Regulatory Commission to keep a check on the billings and activities of private hospitals and nursing homes. Read Full Story

Assam governor seeks British envoy's help in getting back Vrindavani Vastra
Guwahati, Mar 17 : Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit made a request to British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata, Bruce Bucknell to do the needful for returning the Vrindavani Vastra, the 16th century treasure of the State to Assam. Read Full Story

Will lend my support for combined opposition against BJP: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, Mar 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she would be a participant if there is a combined opposition in future, hinting at a grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre on Friday. Read Full Story

International artists comment on contemporary world at art exhibition in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 17 : Art lovers of Kolkata are in for a treat with Chander Haat presenting a multi-disciplinary art exhibition titled 'Life and Time: The Changing Landscape', with participation from artists around the world. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee to approach 'higher judiciary' on Narada sting operation
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 17 : After the Calcutta High Court ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into the sting operation carried out by Narada News, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she will appeal against the court order in a "higher judiciary". Read Full Story

TMC to move SC against HC verdict in Narada sting case, says Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, Mar 17 : Saying the Calcutta High Court's judgement in Narada sting case very unfortunate, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that her government and Trinamool Congress (TMC) party will appeal to the Supreme Court against the verdict. Read Full Story

Kolkata : Justice Karnan refuses to accept Supreme Court warrant from police
Kolkata, Mar 17 : : Kolkata High Court judge CS Karnan on Friday refused to accept a a bailable warrant by the Supreme Court after police arrived his residence to execute the apex court order, reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: The GT Route hosts 'The Great Harvest Festival'
Kolkata, Mar 17 : Have you ever wondered how the concept of food or the staples change from one region to another? Then go for the Great Harvest Festival being hosted by the Kolkata-based GT Route from Mar 18-Apr 2, 2017. Read Full Story

Police arrive Justice CS Karnan's residence to execute Supreme Court warrant
Kolkata, Mar 17 : : A huge police force, led by the West Bengal Police arrived at Calcutta High Court judge Justice CS Karnan's home in Kolkata on Friday to execute the warrant ordered by Supreme Court in a contempt case, reports said. Read Full Story

Narada sting operation: Calcutta HC orders CBI probe
Kolkata (West Bengal) , March 17 : The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to investigate the allegations against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders, who were allegedly seen taking bribes in a Narada News-organised video string operation. Read Full Story


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