West Bengal News

Tata Sampann Spices hits shelves in West Bengal market
Kolkata, Feb 15 : Tata Sampann, the brand which is committed to bringing wholesome nutritious food and houses products like unpolished dals, naturally rich spices, and low oil-absorb besan, launched Tata Sampann Spices in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Tata Power's TPSDI conferred for 'Capacity Building and Training' at the Central Board of Irrigation and Power (CBIP) Awards 2017
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Feb 15 : Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company has constantly endeavored to delivering excellence across all verticals and contributing towards the fast development of India's energy sector. Read Full Story

Kolkata: CMRI hospital vandalised following patient's death
Kolkata, Feb 15 : Privately-run CMRI hospital in Kolkata's Ekbalpore area was reportedly ransacked shortly after the death of a patient on Wednesday, reports said. Read Full Story

Mamata carves out Kalimpong from Darjeeling, declares it a separate district
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Feb. 14 : A new district of Kalimpong was carved out of Darjeeling on Tuesday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Man murders his sister in suspected 'honour killing'
Kolkata/Hooghly, Feb 14 : A young woman was shot dead allegedly by her brother in a suspected honour killing in the wee hours of Tuesday at Sri Krishna Nagar area under Serampore Police Station limits in West Bengal's Hooghly district, barely 30 km from Kolkata, local media reports said. Read Full Story

Kalimpong named new West Bengal district
Kolkata, Feb 14 : Kalimpong has been named as the 21st district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

West Bengal: NIA arrests FICN racketeer from Malda
Malda (West Bengal) , Feb. 14 : Absconding accused Umar Faruq, wanted for his involvement in a Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) case, was arrested by the National Investigative Agency (NIA) on Tuesday from Malda's Golapganj market area. Read Full Story

Kwality Walls launches limited edition Red Velvet Cornetto
Kolkata, Feb 14 : Kwality Walls Cornetto brings you the indulgent Red Velvet in an interesting rendition. Read Full Story

The Bengal Chamber, West Bengal Pollution Control Board present discussion forum on Ecological Sustainability in the Industrial Region
Durgapur, Feb 14 : The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with West Bengal Pollution Control Board had organised a Discussion Forum on Ecological Sustainability in the Industrial Region, on Feb 10 in Durgapur. Read Full Story

Good science films is the need of the hour: Keshari Nath Tripathi 7th National Science Film Festival inaugurated in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 14 : The 7th National Science Film Festival and Competition, 2017 was inaugurated by the Governor of West Bengal, Keshari Nath Tripathi, here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

iLEAD, Chinese Indian Association organies seminar on Business Opportunities for Chinese Indian residents
Kolkata, Feb 14 : iLEAD in association with Chinese Indian Association organized a seminar on Business Opportunities for Chinese Indian residents. Read Full Story

Visva-Bharati and Army sign MoU to promote education
Kolkata : Feb 14 : Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and Indian Army's Eastern Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Educational Cooperation Tuesday at Fort William, Kolkata. Read Full Story

Kolkata: A Valentine's Day theme party for elderly couples
Kolkata, Feb 14 : Valentine's Day celebrations are usually targeted at young people but elderly couples too have many memories of togetherness to share, a thought which has prompted a Kolkata-based organisation to hold a theme party for them. Read Full Story

Woman faces acid attack in running train near Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 13 : A nearly 23-year-old woman and her co-passenger were allegedly attacked with acid in a moving local train near Baruipur railway station in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, barely 25 km. from state capital Kolkata on Sunday night, reports said on Monday. Read Full Story

WB: BSF discovers case of fake recruitment in Kalyani, lodges FIR
Nadia (West Bengal) , Feb. 13 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday discovered a case of fake recruitment in Kalyani and lodged an FIR in this regard. Read Full Story

Dilip Ghosh sticks to his comments against Amartya Sen
Kolkata, (West Bengal) Feb. 13 : Unperturbed by the severe criticism of his attack on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh on Monday said he was not demeaning someone by his remarks and stood by his comments questioning the economist's contribution towards the state and country. Read Full Story

Visva Bharati University, Army's Eastern Command sign MoU
New Delhi, Feb 13 : Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and Indian Army's Eastern Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Educational Cooperation at Fort William in Kolkata on Monday. Read Full Story

NSG holds mock drill in Kolkata mint
Kolkata, Feb 13 : The National Security Guard (NSG) on Monday afternoon hosted a counter-terror mock drill at Alipore mint in Kolkata, officials said. Read Full Story

Audi launches the Diesel version of its popular all-new Audi A4: Audi A4 35TDI
Kolkata, Feb 13 : Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer has further strengthened and updated its product portfolio as it unveiled the diesel variant of the hugely successful Audi A4 on Monday. Read Full Story

Tata Power's sanitation drive benefits 6,700 households in FY16
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Feb 13 : Tata power, India's largest integrated power company, has been at the forefront for improving the quality of healthcare and standard of living of the communities living in and around its areas of operations. Read Full Story

Apanjan in Kolkata: Fish, chips and cutlets
Decked with 'bangaliana', Kolkata is famous for its 'adda' sessions. Read Full Story

Kolkata: US Consulate holds a workshop on Gender-based violence
Kolkata, February 13 : Indian students learned how to use art to raise awareness against gender-based violence (GBV), interacted virtually with US university students and more during a workshop recently arranged at the American Centre in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Senior couple stabbed in Kolkata, attacker found dead later in Howrah hotel
Kolkata/Howrah, Feb 12 : Hours after an aged businessman and his wife were stabbed inside their residence in Kolkata's Kalighat area, the main accused in the case, Roshanlal Bhardia, was found dead from a guest house under Golabari Police Station limits in Kolkata's twin city Howrah on Sunday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

2 killed, several hurt in West Bengal bus mishap
Kolkata, Feb 12 : At least two persons were killed and over 40 people were seriously injured when a luxury bus fell into a roadside ditch near Koipukur area under Amdanga Police Station limits in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Sunday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Wow! Momo launches Rose shaped chocolate momo for Valentine's season
Kolkata, Feb 12 : It is that time again when romance and love is in the air. Banking on the occasion, Wow! Momo has launched 'Rose shaped chocolate Momo'. Read Full Story

WB BJP Prez attacks Amartya Sen, raises questions on his contributions to India
Kolkata, Feb 11 : Triggering a controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday attacked Nobel Laureate and renowned economist Amartya Sen and questioned his contributions towards the country. Read Full Story

Japanese engineer found dead in Kolkata posh hotel
Kolkata, Feb 11 : Body of a nearly 65-year-old Japanese engineer was recovered from a five-star hotel in Kolkata's Rajarhat New Town area on Friday night, reports said on Saturday. Read Full Story

Nostalgia prevails as dying Made in India icon Ambassador finds French buyer
Kolkata, Feb 11 : For generations of Indians, it was the car till it ran out of commercial fuel one day in May 2014. After nearly three years, Amby, as this enduring symbol of post-Independence India is fondly called, finds a French partner to refuel its journey, albeit hurting its Made in India pride. Read Full Story

Tolly Club hosts JUNCTION- Jazz and Classical
Kolkata, Feb 11 : Santoor legend Pdt Tarun Bhattacharya teamed up with internationally acclaimed Saxophonist George Brooks in a fascinating concert at the historical Tollygunge Club Ltd on recently in a program entitled JUNCTION- Jazz and Classical also featuring famed music composer Joy Sarkar on Guitar and Tabla virtuoso Shubhankar Banerjee. Read Full Story

65-year old man found dead in Kolkata's hotel
Kolkata , Feb 11, : A 65-year old man was found dead on Saturday in a hotel room in Kolkata's New Town. Read Full Story

Bengal govt. presents state budget 2017-18, sets up funds for farmers, labours affected by demonetisation
Kolkata, Feb 10 : West Bengal Finance Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday presented state budget for 2017-18 financial year in an opposition-free session at state assembly, assuring to provide financial supports to the labours and farmers, hit by Centre's demonetisation move. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Tolly star Koneenica unveils new menu at Chowman
Kolkata, Feb 10 : Tollywood star Koneenica Banerjee recently unveiled the new menu of Chowman, Kolkata's popular branded Chinese restaurant chain. Read Full Story

Philips Lighting opens 4th Light Lounge in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 10 : Expanding its presence in Eastern India,Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, on Friday inaugurated its 4thLightLounge in Kolkata, India. Read Full Story

Technical failure partially grounds Kolkata metro services during peak hour
Kolkata, Feb 10 : Kolkata's Metro rail service was partly disrupted during peak office hours on Friday as an air-conditioned rake malfunctioned at Shyambazar station, reports said. Read Full Story

Tolly stars Gaurav and Riddhima unveil Valentine special jewellery at Senco Gold and Diamonds
Kolkata, Feb 10 : Celebrity couple, actors Gaurav Chakrabarty and Riddhima Ghosh unveiled Senco Gold and Diamonds' special Valentine collection in Kolkata on Thursday. Read Full Story

Engineering student found dead in Kolkata flat
Kolkata, Feb 10 : A first-year student of Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology's Electronics and Communications Engineering department was found hanging in a flat at Kestopur 3 No. Camp area under Baguiati Police Station in Kolkata on Friday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

It's 'Wingman Monkey' this Valentine's Day at Monkey Bar Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 10 (Not in Town/IBNS): Monkey Bar, India's first Gastropub, will celebrate the day of love in style at its Kolkata outpost, this Tuesday. Read Full Story

Engineering student found dead in Kolkata flat
Kolkata, Feb 10 : A first-year student of Meghnad Saha Institute of Technology's Electronics and Communications Engineering department was found hanging in a flat at Kestopur 3 No. Camp area under Baguiati Police Station in Kolkata on Friday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Fake Rs. 2000 notes with face value of Rs. 80,000 recovered in WB, 1 held
Kolkata/Murshidabad, Feb 9 : Police on Wednesday night recovered 40 pieces of fake Rs. 2000 notes from West Bengal's Murshidabad district, officials said. Read Full Story

Cops, students hurt during TMC's group clash over students' union election in West Bengal college
Kolkata, Feb 9 : At least 10 students and five policemen were injured when a clash between two rival groups of ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s student wing Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) went violent at Islampur College in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Thursday, reports said. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out at Calcutta High Court's new building, no casualty
Kolkata, Feb 9 : A minor fire broke out at the new building of Calcutta High Court on Thursday afternoon, reports said. Read Full Story

Congress MLAs scuffle with Marshal in WB assembly after opposition leader's suspension from house
Kolkata, Feb 8 : MLAs of West Bengal's main opposition Congress reportedly scuffled with the Marshal and other security personnel of state assembly (Vidan Sabha) in Kolkata during an agitation over the suspension of opposition party leader Abdul Mannan on Wednesday. Read Full Story

SC issues contempt notice to Calcutta HC judge
New Delhi , Feb. 8 : A seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a contempt notice to Calcutta High Court Judge C.S. Karnan, initiating suo moto criminal proceedings. Read Full Story

Nation has lost economic freedom post 'visionless' demonetisation move: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Feb. 8 : Leaving no stone unturned to target the Centre over demonetisation, as the move completes three months today, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that the nation has lost its economic freedom post the 'visionless' drive. Read Full Story

SC to hear plea filed by sitting Calcutta HC judge to argue his case
New Delhi , Feb.8 : The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by the sitting Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan to argue his case. Read Full Story

Bengali actress found dead in Kolkata's posh apartment
Kolkata, Feb 7 : Hanging body of a Bengali movie industry's actress was recovered from her apartment at E.M. Bypass area under Garfa Police Station limits in southern Kolkata on Tuesday evening, reports said. Read Full Story

Jadavpur University's Dalit student goes missing after shamed on Facebook, FIR lodged against 5
Kolkata, Feb 7 : Triggering the memories of Dalit scholar Rohit Vemula's suicide and the disappearance of JNU's student Najeeb Ahmed, a tribal student of Kolkata's Jadavpur University (JU) has gone untraceable since last Thursday (Feb 2), days after he faced allegation of sexual harassment on social networking site Facebook, reports said. Read Full Story

Clash erupts between local groups in Kolkata, 2 hurt
Kolkata, Feb 7 : At least two men were injured during a violent skirmish between two neighbourhood groups over a local issue at Talbagan area under Kasba Police Station limits in south Kolkata on Tuesday, local media reports said. Read Full Story

Technology has to support financial infrastructure say experts
Kolkata, Feb 7 : Speakers at the Financial Summit 2017, recently organised by Kolkata-based Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCC and I), emphasised on the need to integrate financial infrastructure and technology to boost capital markets. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Udayan Das sent to 8-day police custody
Kolkata/Bankura, Feb 7 :Udayan Das, who is accused of killing and burying his parents and girlfriend, was produced in a local court in West Bengal's Bankura district on Tuesday and sent to police custody for eight days, reports said. Read Full Story

Minor allegedly raped, killed near Kolkata: Local youth held
Kolkata, Feb 7 : A day after a nearly 15-year-old school-student was allegedly raped and killed inside her bedroom at Lenin Nagar area under Sonarpur Police Station limits in Kolkata's neighbouring South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, police on Tuesday arrested a local youth in connection with the case, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal's Advocate General, Additional Advocate General resign
Kolkata, Feb 7 : West Bengal's Advocate General (AG) Jayanta Mitra and Additional Advocate General (AAG) Lakhsmi Gupta on Tuesday resigned from their posts, reports said. Read Full Story

TMC MPs to hold dharna as protest against electoral reform
New Delhi , Feb. 7 : As a form of protest against electoral reform and state funding of elections, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPS will hold a dharna on Tuesday in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue inside Parliament House complex. Read Full Story

Man accused of murdering parents, girlfriend brought to West Bengal for further probe
Kolkata, Feb 6 : The nearly 32-year-old man, who was booked from Madhya Pradesh for allegedly killing and putting into graves his parents and live-in partner, has been taken to Kolkata on Monday evening for further investigation, officials said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Ambulance crashes into bakery van at Golpark, state bus catches fire at Jadavpur
Kolkata, Feb 6 : A person was seriously injured when an over-speeding ambulance hit a bakery van near Golpark area under Lake Police Station limits in south Kolkata on Monday early morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Tata Motors hosts new 'Small Commercial Vehicle Application Expo'
Kolkata, Feb 6 : Furthering initiatives for an enhanced customer purchase experience around its popular range of ACE Small Commercial Vehicles (SCV), Tata Motors will host its 'Small Commercial Vehicle Application Expo' - 'Har Business ka Ace' in Kolkata on Feb 7 and 8. Read Full Story

Tata Power committed to transform 56 villages in India under Model Village programme
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Feb 6 : Tata Power, India's largest integrated power company, has always undertaken several initiatives to improve the standard of living of its communities through various interventions in the field of education, income generation, agriculture, and many more. In line with this endeavor, Tata Power has committed to transform 56 villages in India as part of its Model Village Programme. Read Full Story

'Bike Ambulance dada' Karimul Haque wishes for more bikes to aid people
Jalpaiguri, (West Bengal) Feb. 06 : Padmashree awardee Karimul Haque, a resident of Kranti village in Jalpaiguri district of West-Bengal, popularly known as "Bike Ambulance Dada" said that he wants more and more bike ambulance in the country to help those in need. Read Full Story

Minor allegedly raped, killed in her room near Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 6 : A 15-year-old school student was allegedly raped and killed inside her bedroom at Lenin Nagar area under Sonarpur Police Station limits in Kolkata's neighbouring South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Sunday midnight, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: IIT Kharagpur holds Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017
Kharagpur/Kolkata, Feb 6 : The Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017, the largest student-level entrepreneurial summit in India, organised by IIT Kharagpur here on Feb 4, served as a networking platform for budding entrepreneurs, industry leaders and investors. Read Full Story


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