Kolkata, July 26 : At least four people have died and over 60,000 affected by floods in Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts in northern West Bengal, state Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan said on Tuesday.
Kolkata, July 26 : The arrival of monsoon starts tickling the Bengali taste buds with tantalising thoughts of devouring Ilish during the rains. Ilish or Hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh, is extremely popular in India, especially in the states of West Bengal, Orissa, Tripura and Assam.
Kolkata, July 26 : In a befitting tribute to a late matinee idol of Bengali cinema by today's reigning film industry big cheese, Tollywood actor Prosenjit Chatterjee inaugurated an art exhibition dedicated to Mahanayak Uttam Kumar here recently.
New Delhi, July 26 : CRY - Child Rights and You, along with RICOH India Limited, presented their labour of love - a photo-book filled with a series of still yet moving visuals clicked by children across two Metro cities - Kolkata and Delhi - based on the theme 'Share My World'.
Kolkata, July 25 : ITC Limited on Monday said it has appointed Sanjiv Puri as the Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Kolkata, July 25 : At a conference on corporate governance organized by Indian Chamber of Commerce, V S Sundaresan, CGM of SEBI said that corporate governance must look to earn the trust of the people for the proper running of the business.
Kolkata, July 25 : Genomic analysis of the Jarawas and Onge tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar islands has yielded "strong" evidence of existence of a new ancestor of humans, according to an international team of researchers.
Kolkata, July 25 : 'Bojhe Na Se Bojhe Na' famed 'Pakhi', a.k.a Madhumita Sarkar, regrets she can't relish 'Phuchka' at Vivekananda Park in Kolkata any more ever since her telly soap character as 'Gharer Meye' (daughter of household) became a runaway hit.
New Delhi, July 25 : Trinamool Congress MP Idris Ali likened party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Mother Teresa and Hindu Goddess Saraswati in the Lok Sabha here on Monday.
Kolkata, July 25 : The city police on Monday constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the death of a teenager at the apartment complex of noted author Amit Chaudhuri where he had gone to attend a birthday party.
Kolkata, July 25 : Narada News editor-in-chief Mathew Samuel on Monday moved the Calcutta High Court against the city police summons to him over a sting operation in which several of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress leaders were purportedly shown accepting money.
Kolkata, July 25 : Marshalling creativity and fantasy, an IIT-Kharagpur student has depicted the beauty of the premier institute's sprawling campus with an animation on the lines of HBO's hit fantasy drama TV series "Game of Thrones" (GoT) opening song.
Kolkata, July 25 : The U.S. Consulate General-Kolkata, in collaboration with NASSCOM 10,000 Start Ups and Microsoft, hosted its first ever 24-hour Hackathon titled Building Apps for a Better Future at the American Center from July 23 to 24.
Kolkata, July : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is formally taking over the probe of suspected IS operative Mohammad Masiuddin who was arrested by the West Bengal CID earlier in the month.
Kolkata, July 25 : Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi continued to be in a critical condition requiring life support, a doctor said on Monday.
Kolkata, July 24 : The Indian national Judith D'Souza, who was kidnapped by suspected militants in June, returned to Kolkata on Sunday.
A veteran thespian and theatre director, Avijit Dutt of Delhi-based Yatrik Threatre is set to enthrall the Kolkata audience on July 29 with his play Noorjahan: An Empress Reveals. Dutt, the writer/director of the play, shares some stage secrets and tips with IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity. Excerpts:
Kolkata, July 24 : Rescued Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza, who was kidnapped in Kabul early in June, on Sunday reached her city home as her family members rejoiced her homecoming.
Kolkata, July 24 : The police on Sunday registered a case of murder after a teenager was found dead with multiple injuries at the apartment complex of noted author Amit Chaudhuri where he had gone to attend a birthday party.
Kolkata, July 24 : Indian tractor manufacturer Sonalika International Tractors on Friday unveiled their new model DI 750 III Rx in Kolkata.
Kolkata, July 24 : The police on Sunday registered a case of murder after the death of a teenager who was found with multiple injuries at the apartment complex of noted author Amit Chaudhuri where he had gone to attend a birthday party.
Kolkata, Jul 24 : A teenager boy was reportedly killed after being hit by a broken alcohol bottle during a birthday party on Saturday evening in south Kolkata's upscale Ballygunge area.
Kolkata, July 23 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress yet again got a shot in the arm following more desertions by elected representatives from the ranks of the opposition parties on Saturday.
Siliguri, July 23 : Seven people died and eight others were injured when an old three-storey building collapsed in West Bengal's Darjeeling town, officials said.
Kolkata, July 23 : Critically-acclaimed filmmaker Goutam Ghose and composer-singer Bappi Lahiri were on Saturday conferred the West Bengal's "Mahanayak Samman" awards.
Kolkata, July 23 : Patiently awaiting her homecoming, the family of Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza, who was rescued after being abducted in Kabul in June, is looking forward to a long-pending reunion sans prying eyes.
Kolkata, Jul 23 : A massive fire broke out in a multi-storey residential apartment at Laketown area in Kolkata on the wee hours of Saturday, reports said.
Kolkata, July 23 : Aditya Group opened its first Authentic Chinese restaurant Noodle Oodle, under its hospitality division named "Homelicious", at Nagerbazar, Dum Dum area on the northern fringe of Kolkata.
Shyamashree Sen wrote herself into the history books earlier this month, when she became the only second female District Governor of Rotary International District 3291 in Kolkata. In a chat with IBNS correspondent Supriyo Hazra, Sen opens up about her post and the plan she has in store. Excerpts:
Kolkata, July 23 : Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi on Saturday continued to be in a critical condition, a doctor said, stressing the nonagenarian litterateur is responding to treatment.
Kolkata, July 23 : The family of Indian aid worker Judith D'Souza, who was rescued following her abduction in Kabul in June, expressed gratitude to the Indian government on Saturday.
Darjeeling (West Bengal), July 23 (ANI): At least four people were killed and several others injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Dr. Zakir Hussain area of West Bengal's Darjeeling city in the wee hours of Friday.
Kolkata, July 22 : While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may claim her Trinamool Congress to be the party of the poor, more than half of the members of her 42-strong ministry are 'crorepatis' (multimillionaires) with Rs 3.3 crore being the average assets.
Kolkata, July 22 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested a Jharkhand resident and his associate for allegedly forging signature of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Kolkata, July 22 : Adhering to instructions from the central leadership, the West Bengal Congress is all set to show-cause its MLA Manas Bhunia for accepting the post of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman in defiance of the party.
Kolkata, July 22 : Bank of Baroda, Eastern Zonal Office celebrated its 109th Foundation Day on Thursday.
Kolkata, July 22 : Bengali film "Dark Chocolate", which presents a fictional take on the Sheena Bora murder mystery, will premiere at the Festival of Globe (FOG) in the Silicon Valley on August 13, a statement said on Friday.
Kolkata, July 22 : The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) and Botanical Survey of India (BSI) will take up northeast India as a "priority" to map the region's biodiversity and address knowledge gaps, an Environment Ministry official said on Friday.
Kolkata, July 22 : Eastern India Regional Council (EIRC) jointly with Eastern India Chartered Accountants Students' Association (EICASA) under the aegis of Board of Studies, ICAI recently organized a Two Day National Convention for CA Students on the theme 'Aashayein - The Glimpse of a Better Tomorrow' at Centenary Auditorium of College Street Campus of the University of Calcutta.
Kolkata, July 22 : Efforts are on by Indian seismologists and geologists to jointly carry out studies with Bangladesh and Myanmar and form a common geodetic network to verify fresh data and sort out discrepancies over earthquake-related research in the region.
Kolkata, July 21 : Weakening the opposition, a legislator each from the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist on Thursday joined the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.
Kolkata, July 21 : Traversing through towering cliffs and deep-plunging canyons, get a feel of the American wilderness, courtesy "America Wild: National Parks Adventure", a documentary giving a sweeping overview of history of US' national parks.
Kolkata, July 21 : The Border Security Force (BSF) in a joint operation with the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), on Thursday apprehended two people and seized 50 kg ganja (cannabis) from near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Nadia district, officials said.
Kolkata, July 21 : With her eyes now trained on the 2019 general elections, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday upped the ante against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over several issues- ranging from economic policies to communalism- at the party's martyr day rally in Kolkata.
Kolkata, July 21 : Lashing out at the central government for "destroying federalism and pushing the states to destruction", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit for development carried out by her government.
Kolkata, July 21 : Accusing the Centre of destroying federalism and pushing the states towards destruction, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit for development carried out by her government.
Kolkata, July 21 : Eminent musician and former Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Kabir Suman on Thursday made a passionate appeal to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for releasing political prisoners lodged in jails across the state.
Kolkata, July 21 : Expressing concern over the rise of 'cow protection' vigilantes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday asserted the peoples' "right to choice" and warned against the bid to "saffronise everything".
Kolkata, Jul 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that her Government will open a special cell for re-employment of the IT (Information Technology) professionals, who would lose jobs in America following introduction of a new bill.
Kolkata, Jul 21 : Weakening the Left-Congress alliance in West Bengal, two MLAs of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and Congress joined the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday during the party's annual martyrs' day observation in Kolkata.
Kolkata, July 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced from party's martyr day observation stage to open a special cell for those IT (Information Technology) professionals, who are losing their jobs in America after the US have introduced a new bill.
Kolkata, July 21 : Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged all her party workers to remain honest, with people and fight for every inch to take the outfit forward like a people's movement amid cheers from a sea of humanity that converged on Kolkata's Esplanade to observe the annual martyr day on July 21.
Kolkata, July 21 : Slow-melting of glaciers due to global warming may cause huge floods in Bhutan in the future and result in loss of keystone species which may encourage probable animal poachers to hunt in this country, Indian researchers say.
Kolkata, July 21 : Movement of traffic in Kolkata's downtown area has come to a halt since Thursday morning, few hours prior to the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s martyr day special rally which is witnessing a record number of attendees.
Kolkata, July 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced that her government is set to establish a cyber security centre of excellence to fight cyber crimes effectively.
Kolkata, Jul 20 : The Kolkata Police have beefed up security in city's downtown Esplanade area for the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s martyr day rally, which will be observed on Thursday, officials said.
Kolkata, July 20 : A councillor of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress was on Wednesday arrested for abetting the suicide of a local businessman over debt in South 24 Parganas district, police said.
Kolkata, July 20 : Late Marxist patriarch and former West Bengal Chief Minister Jyoti Basu's confidential assistant for three decades, Joy Krishna Ghosh, passed away at a city hospital on Wednesday.
Kolkata, July 20 : With lakhs of people expected to converge for the Trinamool Congress mega rally on Thursday, the metropolis is bracing up for the event. This will be ruling party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's first major public event after retaining power in West Bengal for the second successive term.
Kolkata, July 20 : To counter the rising threat of cyber crimes across the state, the West Bengal government will be setting up a cyber security centre, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.