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BJP prevented from visiting Bengal village, Trinamool justifies action

Kolkata, Oct 30 : A BJP delegation led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was Thursday taken into preventive custody by West Bengal Police from near a village in Birbhum district where prohibitory orders were clamped after three people died in a clash. The Trinamool Congress justified the police action and accused the BJP of creating unrest.


Sagar Islands to be made top tourism hub: Mamata Banerjee

Gangasagar (West Bengal), Oct 30 : The West Bengal government has formed a task force to work on transforming Sagar Islands in the Bay of Bengal into an international standard tourist spot, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Thursday.


Twenty entries for Rally de Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 30 : The 2014 FMSCI Indian Rally Championship (IRC) resumes after a three-month break with the Rally de Bengal, the fourth round of the series, to be run over two days from Friday.


Jadavpur unrest: 70 percent Arts students vote in referendum

Kolkata, Oct 30 : A large number of Jadavpur University students Thursday took part in the first phase of a referendum on their demand for the resignation of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti.


'Situation in Bengal worse than emergency days'

Kolkata, Oct 30 : Amid reports of frequent political violence in West Bengal, former Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly Thursday dubbed the situation in the state as worse than the Emergency days with "people being helpless like never before".


Jadavpur unrest: Students participate in referendum

Kolkata, Oct 30 : Jadavpur University students Thursday took part in a referendum in their bid to prove that they were unanimously demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti.


BJP leaders detained by police in West Bengal's Birbhum District

Birbhum (West Bengal), Oct. 30 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi were detained on Thursday for defying prohibitory orders in Birbhum District.


German duo to ring in 100 year celebrations of Calcutta music school

Kolkata, Oct 30 : A German musician duo will present timeless compositions of the stalwarts of Western classical music at a fundraiser, part of Calcutta School of Music's (CSM) centenary celebrations here Friday.


BJP team visiting violence hit Birbhum taken into custody

Kolkata, Oct 30 : A central BJP delegation led by party vice president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was taken into preventive custody and whisked away by police from the outskirts of Makhra village where the administration has clamped prohibitory orders following a clash Monday that claimed three lives.


Farah Khangets 'warmth, love' from Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Oct 30 : Filmmaker Farah Khan was delighted to meet Mamata Banerjee here, and said the West Bengal Chief Minister met her with warmth and love.


'No Kolkata, no ISL' for Shah Rukh Khan

Kolkata, Oct 30 : While Bollywood biggies may flaunt their newfound status as football team owners, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has revealed how he refused to be a part of the Indian Super League (ISL) for not being able to lay hands on the team from his beloved Kolkata.


Burdwan blast: Shah Rukh prays for better times for Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 29 : Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, West Bengal's brand ambassador, Wednesday expressed his unwillingness to talk about the terror blast in Burdwan, but said he prayed for better times and hoped things would settle down soon.


Shah Rukh Khan 'enthused about life' after meeting Mamata

Kolkata, Oct 29 : An "enthused" Shah Rukh Khan relished his rendezvous with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here Wednedsay ahead of a special performance with "Happy New Year" (HNY) cast members to celebrate the success of their latest offering.


PM approached for fresh probe into Netaji's disappearance

Kolkata, Oct 29 : Claiming that the findings of the Justice Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry into the alleged disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose were 'incomplete", a city-based organisation has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking a new panel to unravel the nationalist leader's mysterious disappearance.


Bengali film 'Chotushkone' to release nationally on demand

Mumbai, Oct 29 : Bengali movie "Chotushkone", starring talents as versatile as Aparna Sen and Parambrata Chatterjee, will release in five Indian cities Friday by popular demand. It will be subtitled in English for non Bengali-speaking audiences.


Santoor sounds to ring in next Feluda flick

Kolkata, Oct 29 : Not the jingle of bells, but the soulful sounds of the santoor will follow sleuth Feluda - the hugely popular character created by master storyteller Satyajit Ray - during his adventures in the Bengali film "Badshahi Angti" (The Emperor's Ring) set for release this Christmas.


Five arrested in Bengal for Birbhum violence

Kolkata, Oct 29 : Five people were arrested and 10 others detained Wednesday in connection with a political clash in West Bengal that left three people dead, police said.


Ham radio operators ready for 'Nilofar'

Kolkata, Oct 29 : After their laudatory efforts during cyclone 'Hudhud', amateur radio operators (hams) from West Bengal and Hyderabad are on alert and ready to roll their services to establish radio communication in case their help is sought in the wake of cyclone 'Nilofar' scheduled to hit Gujarat Friday.


Don't tar entire community for acts of a few: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Oct 28 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said all people from a community should not be blamed because of the acts of a few members.


Don't tar entire community for acts of a few: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Oct 28 : Against the backdrop of the Burdwan blast where fingers have been pointed at Muslim terror groups, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said a terrorist has no caste and all people from a community should not be blamed for subversive acts.


Discussions on BJP membership drive in Kolkata Oct 31

Kolkata, Oct 28 : Ahead of its nationwide membership drive beginning Nov 1, BJP in-charges of 11 states and some top leaders will meet here Oct 31 to finalise the party's strategy, a senior leader said Tuesday.


BJP demands CBI probe into Birbhum violence

Kolkata, Oct 28 : Demanding a CBI probe into the Birbhum district violence, the BJP Tuesday claimed that minorities in West Bengal were coming into its fold by leaving the ruling Trinamool Congress which was "fomenting violence" to stop the desertions.


One SSB jawan dead, 35 injured in Darjeeling bus accident

Siliguri (West Bengal), Oct. 28 : A Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawan lost his life while 35 others were injured on Monday when their bus met with a massive accident near Dudiya firing range in Darjeeling.


Howrah station to have new restrooms for defence personnel

Kolkata, Oct 28 : India's biggest railway terminus, Howrah Junction, will soon have a spanking new 'Sainik Aramgah' or restrooms for on-transit defence personnel to make their rail journey more comfortable.


Trinamool expels Arabul Islam

Kolkata, Oct 28 : Cracking the whip after intra-party factional clashes that left two dead in South Parganas district, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Tuesday expelled its controversial leader Arabul Islam for six years.


New Zealand, US to hold joint military exercise

Wellington, Oct 28 : New Zealand and the US will conduct a month-long joint military exercise next month to test their deployment agility.


BSF organises awareness camp for civilians in Siliguri

Siliguri, (West Bengal), Oct. 27 : The Border Security Force (BSF) organised a day-long fair in Siliguri where the troopers focused on creating awareness among civilians.


NSA meets Mamata following his visit to Burdwan blast site

Howrah, Oct. 27 : National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat here today following his visit at the Burdwan blast site where he assessed the progress of the investigation.


Burdwan blast: youth arrested from Nepal

Siliguri, Oct 28 : A 29-year-old youth was arrested Monday from Nepal in a joint operation by NIA, West Bengal and Nepal police in connection with the Oct 2 Burdwan blast, intelligence sources said.


NSA visits Bengal, Mamata promises cooperation in fight against terror

Kolkata, Oct 27 : India's top security and intelligence brass led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Monday inspected the Burdwan blast site and met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who promised full cooperation in solving the case in which militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is purportedly involved.


NSA visits Bengal, Mamata extends support in fight against terror

Kolkata, Oct 27 : India's top security and intelligence brass led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Monday visited the Burdwan blast site and met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who promised full cooperation in solving the case in which militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is purportedly involved.


Three killed in Bengal political clash

Kolkata, Oct 27 : Three people were killed and many others seriously injured Monday in political clashes in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said.


Bengal, Centre together in fight against terrorism: Home ministry

Kolkata, Oct 27 : National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Monday discussed the Oct 2 Burdwan blast with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who promised full cooperation in solving the case in which militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is purportedly involved.


Singing contest welcomes Bengal sex workers' kids

Kolkata, Oct 27 : Children of sex workers in West Bengal, including one of Asia's largest red light areas - Kolkata's Sonagachi, were Monday auditioned for a pan-Indian singing contest where they will later wield the microphone with kids from privileged backgrounds.


Orange festival to lure foodies, tourists to north Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 27 : Orange orchards amid the picturesque hills of north Bengal are set to woo foodies and potential tourists, courtesy an orange festival beginning here Dec 5.


Bengal, Centre together in fight against terrorism: MHA

Kolkata, Oct 27 : A delegation of country's top security and intelligence chiefs was assured full cooperation by the West Bengal government in probing the Oct 2 Burdwan blast in which Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is involved.


Stay energised post festive season with sherbets, lassi, tea (Foodie Trail-Kolkata)

By Sahana Ghosh : What better way to ease up on your tummy post the festive season than with some truly exotic and healthy beverages? Take your pick from nearly a century-old secret 'sherbet' recipe, fruit and herb infused yoghurt drinks (lassis) or concoctions of the cup that cheers - tea.


NSA Ajit Doval visits Burdwan blast site

Kolkata, Oct 27 : National Security Advisor Ajit Doval Monday visited West Bengal's Burdwan district where two suspected Bangladeshi militants were killed in a blast Oct 2.


Bangladesh Book Fair kicks-off in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct. 26 : As part of the cultural cooperation programmes between New Delhi and Dhaka, the Bangladesh Book Fair kicked-off in Kolkata on Saturday.


BSF seizes fake currency notes in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 26 : The Border Security Force (BSF) Sunday seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of over Rs.14 lakh from a border outpost in West Bengal.


Five more arrested for attacking Bengal police team

Kolkata, Oct 26 : Five more people were arrested Sunday for attacking a police team Friday that left three cops injured in West Bengal's Birbhum district.


Five more arrested for attacking Bengal police team

Kolkata, Oct 26 : Five more people were arrested Sunday for attacking a police team Friday that left three cops injured in West Bengal's Birbhum district.


Two killed in clashes between rival TMC groups in West Bengal

South 24 Parganas (West Bengal), Oct.25 : Two Trinamool workers have reportedly died in an alleged clash between rival TMC groups on Saturday in Beonta village of South 24 Parganas District in West Bengal, over issues related to the gram panchayat head.


Mahasweta Devi accuses personal assistant of cheating her

Kolkata, Oct 26 : Writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday accused her personal assistant Joy Bhadra of fraudulently acquiring her properties.


Bangladesh book fair kicks-off in Kolkata

Kolkata, Oct 25 : Bibliophiles with an interest in neighbouring Bangladesh's art, culture and history have a reason to cheer now. A six-day Bangladesh Book Fair was inaugurated here Saturday.


Mahasweta Devi accuses personal assistant of defrauding her

Kolkata, Oct 25 : Writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi Saturday accused her personal assistant Joy Bhadra of fraudulently acquiring her properties.


Street children to narrate stories at Kolkata fest

Kolkata, Oct 25 : Street children of the city will perform and narrate a diverse array of stories in a unique festival here Nov 15, aimed at encouraging love for reading, story-telling and listening among them.


Five arrested for attacking Bengal police team

Kolkata, Oct 25 : Five people were arrested Saturday for hurling bombs at a raiding police team Friday that left three cops injured in West Bengal's Birbhum district.


Crib deaths continue in Bengal, toll reaches 18

Kolkata, Oct 25 : Crib deaths at West Bengal's Malda Medical College and Hospital continues unabated with three more babies dying since Friday to take the toll to 18.


Indian wins Green Oscar for film on parrot

Kolkata, Oct 25 : Ashwika Kapur, a 26-year-old science and natural history filmmaker from West Bengal, has won the Wildscreen Panda Awards also known as the Green Oscar for her film on a Kakapo parrot named Sirocco.


Clothes drive to empower slum dwellers

Kolkata, Oct 25 : If you have spare clothes in relatively good condition, or accessories like belts, bags and scarves, do not hesitate to donate them to slum dwellers here as it could help them make some money, thereby empowering them.


Bombs hurled at police in Bengal, three injured

Kolkata, Oct 24 : Three policemen, including the officer-in-charge of a police station in West Bengal, were injured Friday when assailants hurled bombs at them.


School girl gang raped in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 24 : A 17-year-old school girl was allegedly gang raped by unidentified youths in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, police said Friday.


More emergency fire calls in Kolkata this Diwali

Kolkata, Oct 24 : The West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services here received 108 calls on Diwali, slightly higher than last year, an official said Friday.


NIA chief visits Bengal to review Burdwan blast probe

Kolkata, Oct 24 : NIA Director General Sharad Kumar Friday visited West Bengal to review the investigation into the Oct 2 blast in Burdwan in which militant group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is suspected to be involved.


NIA chief takes stock of Burdwan blast probe

Kolkata, Oct 24 : NIA chief Sharad Kumar Friday arrived in West Bengal's Burdwan district to take stock of the investigation into the Oct 2 blast in which militant outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is suspected to have been involved.


Trinamool leader, partymen held for assaulting IT employees

Kolkata, Oct 23 : A municipal councillor of the ruling Trinamool Congress along with three partymen were Thursday arrested and sent to custody for allegedly assaulting some IT professionals in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said.


Bengal celebrates Kali Puja, Diwali with fireworks

Kolkata, Oct 23 : Amid prayers and a plethora of glimmering fireworks, West Bengal celebrated Diwali and Kali Puja Thursday with enthusiasm and fervour.


FIRs filed on Bengal villagers electrocuting jumbos

Kolkata, Oct 23 : The West Bengal forest department has lodged police complaints against some villagers in north Bengal for allegedly electrocuting two elephants, an official said Thursday.


11 infants die over three days in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 23 : The ghost of crib deaths returned to haunt West Bengal with 11 infants losing their lives at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the past three days, an official said Thursday.


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