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.
Kolkata, Nov 17 : Vocal on the controversy over intolerance, veteran actress Sharmila Tagore asserted she has faith in Bollywood to remain united on the issue.
Kolkata, Nov 17 : A court here on Tuesday remanded Zafar Khan, arrested in the city for allegedly working for Pakistani spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), in police custody till November 29.
Kolkata, Nov 17 : The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday deferred by a day the hearing of the CBI's plea for cancellation of bail granted to West Bengal Transport Minister and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra.
Kolkata, Nov 17 : Shiboprosad Mukhopadhyay, who co-directed Bengali film "Bela Seshe" with Nandita Roy, is overwhelmed with the response to his movie, which has managed a "dream run" of 200 days at the theatre.
Kolkata, Nov 16 : Two days after a suspected ISI agent was detained, the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on Monday nabbed the man's brother from the city on charges of spying, police said.
Kolkata, Nov 16 : Filmmaker Seemaa Desai, who helmed the entertaining "Pappu Ki Pugdandi", India's official entry to the kids section at the Toronto International Film Festival 2015, says she is happy that the trend of judging children's films by a jury comprising children alone is catching up in India.
Kolkata, Nov 16 : The CBI on Monday arrested two directors of a company for allegedly raising public money illegally.
Kolkata, Nov 16 : Two days after a suspected ISI agent was detained, the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on Monday nabbed his brother Jaffar Khan from the city on charges of spying, police said.
Kolkata, Nov 15 : When French filmmaking legend Jean Renoir visited India for the first time 66 years ago, little did he know that his influence on auteur Satyajit Ray would bring about the birth of modern Indian cinema.
Kolkata, Nov 15 : On a high with the rave reviews that "Manto" is receiving, filmmaker Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and actress Nimra Bucha believe the cinematic portrayal of the Pakistani writer's troubled life is relevant today as free speech is "not easy" in both India and Pakistan.
Kolkata, Nov 15 : A city court on Sunday remanded suspected ISI agent Akhtar Khan in police custody till November 29. He was nabbed by Special Task Force (STF) of police on Saturday evening from the city's CR Avenue area.
Kolkata, Nov 15 : Over a hundred cyclists, including transgenders and sex workers, pedalled off on Sunday from this eastern metropolis to the Bangladesh border in West Bengal to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in the remote areas.
Kolkata, Nov 14 : A minute's silence was observed at the inaugural programme of the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival on Saturday to pay respects to the victims of the terror attacks in Paris and Beirut.
Kolkata, Nov 14 : Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday flagged off a jatha (march) by 113 Left organisations across the state with an eye to intensifying mass contact ahead of next year's assembly polls.
Kolkata, Nov 14 : A minute's silence was observed at the inaugural programme of the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival on Saturday to pay respects to the Paris terror attack victims.
Kolkata, Nov 14 : A 50-year-old man suspected to be spying for Pakistan was arrested here on Saturday, police said.
Kolkata, Nov 14 : India's plurality and greatness in diversity resonated here at the inaugural of the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Fest as megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday laid strong emphasis on cinema's role in communication in the wake of controversies over communal prejudices dividing the world.
Kolkata, Nov 14 : Expressing alarm over rise of "confrontationalist politics" and growing religious and political intolerance, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Saturday batted for cobbling up 'grand alliances' to take on the BJP at the centre and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
Kolkata, Nov 14 : Condemning the terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday described terrorism as the world's biggest enemy.
Kolkata, Nov 14 : Chinese-American actress Bai Ling who is in the eastern metropolis for the 21st Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), prayed for the victims of the deadly Paris terrorist attacks that left at least 153 dead in the French capital.
Kolkata, Nov 13 : With an eye to the 2016 assembly polls in West Bengal, over 100 Left parties and organisations will launch a state-wide agitation from Saturday against the "growing intolerance" in the country and "attacks on democratic rights" in the state.
Kolkata, Nov 13 : The 21st edition of Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), India's second oldest film festival, that begins here on Saturday, will raise a toast to Hollywood classics and shine the spotlight on cinema in relatively unheard Indian dialects.
Kolkata, Nov 13 : Over a hundred cyclists, including transgenders, will take a ride all the way on Sunday from eastern metropolis to the Bangladesh border in West Bengal to spread awareness about HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in the remote areas.
Kolkata, Nov 13 : Renewing bonds of sibling love, sisters applied 'teeka' or 'phonta' on their brothers' foreheads as West Bengal celebrated 'bhai phonta' on Friday amid fervour and exchange of gifts.
Kolkata, Nov 12 : With Bangladesh handing over outlawed ULFA's leader Anup Chetia, India on Thursday returned the favour by releasing from its prison Bangladeshi national Nur Hossain, wanted for seven murder cases in his country. He would be extradited to Bangladesh on Friday, a Border Security Force officer said.
Kolkata, Nov 12 : West Bengal's drug controller has sounded an alarm on the indiscriminate use of pregnancy hormone oxytocin in dairying, which could lead to major hormonal imbalance in humans, an official said on Thursday.
Kolkata, Nov 12 : With Bangladesh handing over the outlawed ULFA's fugitive leader Anup Chetia, India is all set to return the favour with the extradition of Nur Hossain - wanted for seven murder cases in his country.
Kolkata, Nov 12 : A descendant of Tipu Sultan on Thursday accused the BJP and other outfits of playing "dirty politics" over the erstwhile Mysore ruler's birth anniversary celebrations and said he would seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention in the matter.
Kolkata, Nov 12 : Young visitors at the Indian Museum here will get a chance to step into the shoes of a geologist and walk down adventure trails on Children's Day on November 14, an official said on Thursday.
Kolkata, Nov 11 : A police sub-inspector died in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district following a clash with gamblers, police said on Wednesday, following at least 21 people have been arrested in this connection.
Kolkata, Nov 11 : Describing her as the "most intolerant person in the state", the CPI-M on Wednesday ridiculed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's attempts to reach out to her Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar.
Kolkata, Nov 11 : In the wake of the BJP's crushing defeat in the Bihar assembly polls, the CPI-M on Wednesday ridiculed the party in power at the centre over its electoral ambitions in West Bengal.
Kolkata, Nov 10 : Electronic bidding for the development of the analytics themed township in Kalyani - just 50 km from Kolkata - will begin mid-December this year, West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation said.
Kolkata, Nov 10 : The CPI-M on Tuesday flayed the Narendra Modi government for easing foreign direct investment (FDI) across 15 sectors, dubbing the move as the wish of the corporate sector.
Kolkata, Nov 10 : Four people were arrested and sent to custody for heckling and assaulting a judge in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Tuesday.
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