West Bengal News

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

Calcutta High Court hands over Narada sting probe to CBI
Kolkata, Mar 17 : Slamming the role of West Bengal police department, the Calcutta High Court on Friday handed over Narada sting operation probe to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Read Full Story

Justice Karnan demands compensation from SC for disturbing his mind, normal life
New Delhi , Mar 17 : Sitting Calcutta High Court Judge Justice C.S. Karnan has in a letter addressed to seven senior most judges demanded a compensation of Rs. 14 crore for disturbing his mind and normal life. Read Full Story

IIT Kharagpur to help New Town become a happy township
Kolkata, Mar 16 : After rolling out initiatives to turn New Town-Rajarhat into a smart city, now, with the help of IIT Kharagpur, the township is aiming to become the happiest part of India. Read Full Story

Middle-aged couple of West Bengal appears for class 12 exams with son
Nadia (WB) , Mar.16 : Fifty-year-old Balaram Mondal appeared for class twelve examinations which began on Wednesday, with his 42-year-old wife Kalyani Mondal in Nadia district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

WB child trafficking: Roopa Ganguly slams oppositions' allegation against her in RS
New Delhi, Mar 16 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Roopa Ganguly on Thursday slammed oppositions's allegation against her over child trafficking issue in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Workshop on Jhumur ensures survival of one of Bengal's folk music genre
Kolkata, Mar 16 : Noting a revival in popular interest in folk and traditional songs of Bengal, the West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music & Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University and the Sangeet Natak Academy have organised a workshop on Jhumur in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Vienna voted the most livable city in the world for the eighth time
Kolkata, Mar 16 (NITN/IBNS): What thrills millions of visitors to Vienna is confirmed for the eighth time by a renowned, international city comparison: Vienna is number one in every way. Read Full Story

Need comprehensive and sustainable pension system in India: FICCI-KPMG
Kolkata / New Delhi, Mar 15 : In order to embark upon the ambitious journey towards a pensioned society, India would require a systemic approach for designing a coherent pension system. As a measure of the enormity of the challenge that India faces, the 2011 Census showed that only 12 per cent of the Indian working population (i.e. approximately 58 million) were covered under any pension plan. The pension savings of the covered population are also not adequate, FICCI - KPMG Knowledge paper on employee pensions in India has stated. Read Full Story

Chit fund scam: CBI arrests two top executives
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 16 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) and Managing Director (MD) of a private group of companies in an on-going investigation of the chit fund case on Wednesday. Read Full Story

CloudWalker launches Cloud TV for limitless digital entertainment
Kolkata, Mar 15 : Cloud TV is for viewers looking for limitless digital entertainment on television, announced CloudWalker Streaming Technologies, recently, in Kolkata. Read Full Story

GNIT collaborate to provide BTech graduates with Chartered Engineer certificate
Kolkata, Mar 15 : Guru Nanak Institute of Technology and The Institution of Engineers (India) jointly hosted the grand inaugural ceremony of Six Student Chapters recently at Guru Nanak Institute of Technology, Panihati. Read Full Story

Kolkata: SFY-DYFI leaders, who were arrested during agitation, get bail
Kolkata, Mar 14 : Eight leader-activists of 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- were granted bail from a Kolkata court on Tuesday, reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata hospital child theft: Suspect booked, stolen baby rescued
Kolkata, Mar 14 : Nearly nine hours after a newborn boy was allegedly stolen from Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in central Kolkata, police on Tuesday night booked a suspected woman from city's Bagmari area and rescued the baby from her home, officials said. Read Full Story

Newborn theft in Kolkata hospital: Police release suspect's photo, offer Rs. 1 lakh reward to find her
Kolkata, Mar 14 : Hours after a four-day-old baby boy was allegedly stolen from state government-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in central Kolkata, city police on Tuesday evening released the photo of a suspected woman and has announced a reward of 1,00,000 rupees to trace the lady, officials said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Newborn allegedly stolen from government hospital
Kolkata, Mar 14 : A four-day-old baby was allegedly stolen from state government-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in central Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon, reports said. Read Full Story

Bengal singer death: Crashed car's driver booked from Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 13 : Five days after Bengali folk singer Kalikaprasad Bhattacharya was killed in a deadly car crash on Durgapur Expressway, Hooghly district police on Sunday midnight arrested the vehicle's driver from Kolkata for alleged negligent driving, officials said. Read Full Story

South & Central Asia Fulbright Conference held in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 13 : The United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF) recently hosted the South & Central Asia Fulbright Conference in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Mexican food and Latino music spice up Monkey Bar's 'Taco Libre Festival'
Kolkata, Mar 12 (Not in Town /IBNS): Do you wish to live like a Mexican while absorbing the beauty of the Victoria Memorial, St. Paul's Cathedral and most of Central Kolkata with your eyes ? Read Full Story

Swedes carry the most powerful passport: Reports
Kolkata, Mar 12 (Not in Town/IBNS): Imagine travelling to various countries without having to wait for a visa. While most nations would love to do so, Sweden takes the top spot for facilitating its citizens with the most hassle-free travel. Read Full Story

West Bengal celebrates festival of colours
New Delhi/Kolkata, Mar 12 : Amid shades of different hues and happiness, West Bengal on Sunday celebrated the spring festival of Holi, which signifies the victory of good over evil. Read Full Story

One more arrested in Kolkata expired medicine racket
Kolkata, Mar 11 : The Anti Rowdy Squad of Kolkata Police on Saturday booked a middle-aged man in connection with a recently busted expired medicine racket in Kolkata, officials said. Read Full Story

India TB Caucus launched to accelerate elimination of TB
Kolkata/New Delhi, Mar 10 : Over 30 members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and Legislative Assembly came together for the launch of the India TB Caucus, a network of elected representatives committed to end TB in India. Read Full Story

Suspected Dhaka terror attack operative booked in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 10 : Acting on a tip off, given by Delhi Police, the Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police has nabbed a suspected mastermind of Dhaka terror attack from central Kolkata's Burrabazar area, officials said. Read Full Story

Workshop on traditional folk music Jhumur to be held in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 10 : The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, with financial support from the Sangeet Natak Akademi, will hold a 17-day workshop on 'Traditional Jhumur Songs of Bengal' from Tuesday. Read Full Story

Rabindra Bharati University to hold Annual Art Exhibition in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 10 : Bratya Basu, West Bengal's Minister for Information, Technology and Electronics, will inaugurate the annual art exhibition by the students of Rabindra Bharati University's Faculty of Visual Arts on March 14. Read Full Story

'Order against me issued to ruin my life' says Justice Karnan on SC warrant
Kolkata(West Bengal), Mar. 10: Calcutta High Court Justice C.S. Karnan on Friday said the bailable warrant against him by the Supreme Court is an attempt to "ruin his career and life". Read Full Story

125 Bengal schools, allegedly linked to RSS, served with Govt notice for religious intolerance
Kolkata, Mar 10 : : The West Bengal Government has served notice to 125 schools, allegedly linked to the Rashtriya Swyam Sevak Sangh, the ideological mentor of the BJP, warning them against promoting religious intolerance, reports said. Read Full Story

Supreme Court orders warrant against High Court judge CS Karnan in contempt case
New Delhi, Mar 10 : : In an unprecedented move, the Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable warrant against Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan after he failed to appear before it in a contempt case, reports said. Read Full Story

SC issues bailable warrant against Calcutta HC judge
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 10 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable warrant against Calcutta High Court judge C. S. Karnan in a contempt case against him. Read Full Story

GoAir flight grounded at Kolkata airport due to technical glitch
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 10 : A Delhi-bound GoAir flight with 165 passengers onboard grounded on Friday at Kolkata airport after it failed to take off twice due to technical glitch. Read Full Story

Expired medicine racket busted in Kolkata, 2 held
Kolkata, Mar 9 : Police on Thursday arrested two persons for allegedly reprinting and recycling outdated medicines in Kolkata, officials said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 10 schools show-caused, 125-odd under scanner for saffron teaching
Kolkata, Mar 9 : The school education department of West Bengal government has reportedly served show cause notices to at least ten schools across the state for allegedly spreading religious education among the pupils, deviating them from education board-mandated syllabus. Read Full Story

Kolkata: SFI, DYFI stage protest against alleged irregularities in primary teachers recruitment
Kolkata, Mar 9 : Protesting against the alleged unfair primary teachers' recruitment in the state and demanding a fresh and fair TET (Teachers Eligibility Test) exam, activists of CPI-M's students' and youths' wings- Students' Federation of India (SFI) and Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) respectively- held demonstration in Kolkata on Thursday. Read Full Story

KPMG elects Bill Thomas as Global Chairman
New York/Kolkata, Mar 9 : William B Thomas, 49, has been elected Chairman of KPMG International. Read Full Story

Woman allegedly gang-raped in Kolkata beauty parlour, 2 held
Kolkata, Mar 9 : Police on Thursday arrested two middle-aged men for allegedly gang-raping a woman inside a beauty parlour at Mukundapur Road area under Purbo Jadavpur Police Station limits in southern Kolkata, officials said. Read Full Story

Tata Power reinforces its international presence in 4 key regions
Mumbai/ Kolkata, Mar 9 : Tata Power on Thursday said it is successfully executing several overseas projects. Read Full Story

A mellifluous start to Hindu School bicentenary celebrations
Kolkata, Mar 9 : Kolkata was treated to a veritable musical feast when Padmasree Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, and Gima Award winner and new-age percussionist Pandit Prodyut Mukherjee, recently came together to perform at the 200th Foundation Day celebration of the Hindu School. Read Full Story

Shashi Tharoor's "Inglorious Empire" unveiled in London
London/Kolkata, Mar 9 : The British edition of Dr Shashi Tharoor's latest book "Inglorious Empire" (An Era of Darkness) was formally unveiled at a function in London by Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Y K Sinha. Read Full Story

Google reaffirms commitment to digitally empower Small and Medium Businesses in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 9 : Google India on Thursday reaffirmed its commitment to digitally empower India's small and medium business community by announcing the launch of SMB Heroes, a nationwide program designed to recognize and celebrate SMBs that have embraced digital to grow their business. Read Full Story

Groupe SEB launches Tefal in India
Kolkata, Mar 8 : Groupe SEB, world leader in small domestic equipment with a turnover of 5 billion Euros in 2016, is all set to revolutionize the cookware and small electrical appliances segment in India. Read Full Story

HP launches Centre of Excellence in India to support the Digital India dream
Delhi /Kolkata, Mar 8 : HP Inc. on Wednesday unveiled its first Centre of Excellence (CoE) in India, a facility dedicated to demonstrating innovative solutions developed locally that have the potential to digitally transform the country. Read Full Story

Fitness to me is how to deal with life positively: Milind Soman
Former supermodel and fitness expert Milind Soman was present in Kolkata at an event "Walking Warriors-The Women of Today" to speak about the Pinkathon, the biggest women's run in India and its debut run here. IBNS correspondent Souvik Ghosh speaks exclusively with him. Read Full Story

City of Joy keeps musical tryst with Indian classical maestros
Kolkata, Mar 8 : What happens when maestros like Pandit Viswamohan Bhatt, Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and Pandit Daya Shankar join ace percussionist Bickram Ghosh on stage to stir up a symphony for an audience in a city known for its discerning music lovers? Read Full Story

West Bengal: One killed, two injured Malda bomb blast
Malda (West Bengal) , Mar.8 : At least one person was killed and two others injured in a mysterious bomb blast in Malda district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Two Bangladeshi nationals held for photographing Farakka barrage
Kolkata/Murshidabad, Mar 7 : The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday detained two middle-aged Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly taking photos of Farakka Barrage's sensitive portion in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, officials said. Read Full Story

BSF seize 13 gold biscuits worth Rs. 45 lakh in Amudia
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 7 : Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday recovered 13 gold biscuits weighing 1518.910 grams worth Rs. 45, 07,365/- from the border outpost of Amudia. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Police seizes fake 2000 rupees notes from Malda again, 3 held
Kolkata/Malda, Mar 7 : Based on credible source inputs, police on Monday night arrested three suspects in West Bengal's Malda district and recovered Rs. 2000 fake notes with a face value of 1 lakh rupees from their possessions, officials said. Read Full Story

Government of Tripura, Tata Trusts launch Double Fortified Salt to tackle anemia concerns in the state
Agartala /Kolkata, Mar 7 : With malnutrition serving as the underlying cause of over 45 per cent of under-five mortality, the high prevalence of childhood stunting and maternal and childhood anemia in India, Tata Trusts, under the leadership of Mr. Ratan Tata, has prioritised malnutrition as a focus area in an effort to address the inter-generational consequences that are associated with it. Read Full Story

Bengali folk singer Kalika Prasad dies in a car accident
Burdwan/Kolkata, Mar 7 :Popular Bengali folk singer Kalika Prasad Bhattacharjee died in a car accident in West Bengal's Hoogly district on Tuesday morning. Read Full Story

North Bengal child trafficking: Another state govt official held, arrests mount to 6
Kolkata/Jalpaiguri, Mar 6 : After a marathon interrogation, West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Monday arrested the suspended District Child Protection Officer (DCPO) of Jalpaiguri district, Shasmita Ghosh, in connection with its ongoing probe into a recently busted child trafficking racket, officials said. Read Full Story

Kolkata college vandalized during TMCP's group tussle
Kolkata, Mar 6 : Students' union room in south Kolkata's Charuchandra College was ransacked and several students were injured during a clash between two rival groups of state's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC)'s students wing- Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP)- on Monday afternoon, reports said. Read Full Story

US Killings: Mamata Banerjee writes to Sushma Swaraj
Kolkata, Mar 6 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over the recent attacks on Indians in the US. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee condoles passing away of Joachim Baxla
Kolkata, Mar 6 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday mourned the passing away of party leader Joachim Baxla. Read Full Story

West Bengal under CPI-M was overpowered by social evils: PM Modi
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the Communist Party of India (Marxist) saying its government in West Bengal destroyed the state with all the social evils overpowering it. Read Full Story


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