West Bengal News

Child Cabinet (Bal Panchayat) member meet
Kolkata, Mar 28 : PATH Welfare Society with support from "ITC Mission SunehraKal" organized a Children's Meet- a gathering of over 400 children & Child Cabinet members from 24 government schools in Kolkata. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Civic volunteer thumps traffic signal violator with helmet, video goes viral on social media
Kolkata, Mar 30 : A video, showing a civic volunteer beating a man brutally with his helmet for allegedly violating traffic signal in West Bengal's Durgapur city, has gone viral on social networking site Facebook. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 2 killed in mud hut crash in East Midnapore
Kolkata, Mar 30 : An old mud house collapsed on Thursday early morning at Bhagabanpur area in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, killing at least two persons, local media reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Women leaders of TMC hold rally over Narada issue
Kolkata, Mar 30 : A day after the rally organised by Left Front over Narada issue, women leaders of Trinamool Congress hit the streets to protest against opposition's effort to mislead people against their party, according to media reports on Thursday. Read Full Story

ICC signs MoU with Anyang Chamber Of Commerce
Kolkata, Mar 30 : In the Anyang City and New Town City Co-operation Seminar in Kolkata on Thursday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Anyang Chamber of Commerce & Industry, South Korea. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 6 injured in TMC-Congress clash in Murshidabad
Kolkata/Murshidabad, Mar 30 : At least six persons were hurt as local leaders-activists of Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress clashed with each other over a local issue at Berhampore Municipality office in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Thursday, local media reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata hotel fire: Golden Parkk's owner, room service in-charge booked
Kolkata, Mar 30 : Hours after a massive fire broke out at a hotel in Kolkata's Ho Chi Min Sarani area that claimed at least two lives, police on Thursday evening arrested an official and a senior staffer of the hotel for violating fire safety guidelines and negligence in rescuing people when the incident took place, police officials said. Read Full Story

The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, RBU, in association with Sangeet Natak Akademi North-East Centre, JNMDA holds Porvottar Dhara
Kolkata, Mar 29 : The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, in association with the Sangeet Natak Akademi North-East Centre, Guwahati and theJawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA), Imphal, presented Porvottar Dhara - a festival focussing on the performing arts of north-eastern India - at the Jorasanko Thakurbari, Kolkata from Mar 25 to 28. Read Full Story

Google launches knowledge graph in Bengali language
New Delhi/ Kolkata, Mar 29 : Aimed at helping Bengali speakers discover new information quickly, Google on Wednesday announced the introduction of Knowledge Graph in Bengali language on Google Search. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Fire breaks out in NRS hospital, no casualties
Kolkata, Mar 30 : A minor fire reportedly broke out at the state government-run Nil Ratan Sarkar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata's Sealdah area on Thursday, triggering panic among the patients and their family members. Read Full Story

Massive fire in Kolkata hotel claims 2 lives
Kolkata, Mar 30 : A major fire broke out at Golden Park hotel in south Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani area in the wee hours of Thursday, killing at least two guests and leaving six others injured, officials said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Hotel fire leaves 2 dead, 31 evacuated safely
Kolkata, Mar 30 : At least two people died in a fire tragedy in a hotel on Thursday, in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh area, reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Two dead as fire breaks out in hotel
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 30 : At least two persons were killed in a fire that broke out at a hotel in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani in early morning hours on Thursday. Read Full Story

North Bengal: Mamata warns police officers against using pilot cars "unnecessarily"
Darjeeling, Mar 29 : A day after ordering police to act firmly to counter child trafficking in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned police officers against using pilot cars unnecessarily. Read Full Story

Kolkata poet lodges FIR after allegedly receiving 'gang-rape' threat on Facebook
Kolkata, Mar 29 : A Kolkata-based Bengali poet, Mandakranta Sen, on Wednesday evening lodged a complaint in city police's cyber cell after she was allegedly threatened on social networking site Facebook with gang-rape, reports said. Read Full Story

Narada sting case: Left Front organises rally demanding arrest of TMC leaders
Kolkata, Mar 29 : Left Front organised a rally, demanding the arrest of Trinamool Congress leaders who were seen taking money in Narada sting footage and resignation from ministry, here on Wednesday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Huge ammunition recovered from Kolkata hotel, 3 held
Kolkata, Mar 29 : West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Tuesday afternoon arrested three suspected arms traffickers from a hotel in Kolkata's Kidderpore area and seized a huge sachets of ammunition from their possessions, officials said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Police arrests three with illegal arms, ammunition
Kolkata , Mar. 29 : The West Bengal Police on Wednesday arrested three persons in connection with trafficking illegal arms. Read Full Story

No hint of politics in my movie on demonetisation: Bengali director Suvendu Ghosh
Kolkata , Mar. 29 : Expressing his frustration after his movie on the recent demonetisation was refused a certificate from the Censor Board, Bengali director Suvendu Ghosh asserted that his film has no hint of politics. Read Full Story

ED secures highest conviction under PMLA in drug case
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar.28 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has secured its highest conviction order under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) in a drug case from a special CBI court, which convicted Allauddin Sk. for the offence of money laundering under Section 4 of PMLA. Read Full Story

Child trafficking in West Bengal: Mamata ask government officials to act firmly
Jalpaiguri, Mar 28 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at an administrative meeting in North Bengal, asked its government officials to act firmly to counter the child trafficking racket that has raised the storm in the state's politics of late, according to media reports on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Dilip Ghosh links Abhiskek Banerjee to K D Singh, received notice
Kolkata, Mar 28 : Bharatiya Janata Party state President received a notice issued by Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, for linking latter to a controversial businessman, K D Singh, on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Rotten meal allegedly served in Rajdhani Express, passengers protest
Kolkata, Mar 28 : Alleging that they were served rotten and unhealthy food for dinner last night, passengers of New Delhi to Sealdah bound Rajdhani Express (12314) demonstrated at Asansol station in Burdwan district of West Bengal and Sealdah station in Kolkata on Tuesday, reports said. Read Full Story

I do not believe in a religion that restricts people from loving one another: Mamata Banerjee
Jaipaiguri,Mar 28 : Hitting out at Bharatiya Janata Party,West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while speaking in a public gathering, said she does not believe in a religion that restricts people from loving one another, on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: TMC leader Madan Mitra meets elevator accident, admitted to hospital
Kolkata, Mar 28 : Leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and former cabinet minister Madan Mitra was injured in an elevator crash in north Kolkata on Tuesday evening, reports said. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee expresses concern over 'recent happenings' in UP
Kolkata, Mar 28 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday expressed her concerns over the recent happenings in Uttar Pradesh. Read Full Story

Child Cabinet (Bal Panchayat) member meet
Kolkata, Mar 28 : PATH Welfare Society with support from "ITC Mission SunehraKal" organized a Children's Meet- a gathering of over 400 children & Child Cabinet members from 24 government schools in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Four hurt as speeding car hits wayfarers, crashes into bus
Kolkata, Mar 28 : A speeding private car reportedly rammed into pedestrians and collided head-on with a public bus in the Hudco More area under Ultadanga Police Station in Kolkata on Tuesday morning, leaving at least four persons injured. Read Full Story

Mother Dairy launches three 'Dailycious' Milk variants in Kolkata
Kolkata, March 28 : Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Pvt. Ltd. (MDFVPL) recently launched its milk portfolio in the city with three variants under the brand 'Dailycious', an official release stated. Read Full Story

Aadhaar card: Mamata Banerjee welcomes SC order
Kolkata, Mar 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has welcomed the Supreme Court's direction that the government cannot make Aadhaar card mandatory for it's welfare schemes. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee arrives in North Bengal for two-day visit
Kolkata, Mar 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee flew to North Bengal for a two-day visit over a host of administrative works for the first time during her second term in the office, on Monday. Read Full Story

Human skeletal remains recovered in Kolkata waterhole
Kolkata, Mar 27 : Human skull and bones were found from a pond at Bramhapur area under Bansdroni Police Station limits in southern Kolkata on Monday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

True Balance introduces 'One-click Recharge' to make phone bill payments easier
Kolkata, Mar 27 : India's top mobile balance management service app "True Balance has introduced a welcomed addition of 'One-click Recharge' feature to facilitate easy phone bill payments through its platform. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 WC: Kolkata to host final
Kolkata, Mar 27 : Following a week-long inspection tour of the six venues chosen for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017, and with less than 200 days to go until the footballing talents of the future compete on the pitch, FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) have released the official match schedule and unveiled the tournament slogan. Read Full Story

Facebook apologises for 'mistakenly' removing poet Srijato's controversial poem, restores post
Kolkata, Mar 27 : A day after Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay's controversial Facebook post, a poem, was removed from Facebook, the social media giant on Sunday restored the post on the poet's wall and called the incident a 'mistake', reports said. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee condemns Bangladesh blasts
Sylhet, Mar 26 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday condemned the suicide attack in Sylhet in Bangladesh. Read Full Story

14 killed in 5 road mishaps in West Bengal
Kolkata, Mar 26 : At least 14 persons were killed and several others were seriously hurt in five separate road accidents since Saturday in West Bengal, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: DRI seizes Rs. 1.6 crore of gold biscuits
Siliguri (West Bengal) , Mar. 26 : Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) personnel on Saturday night seized gold worth Rs. 1.6 crore at New Jalpaiguri railway station. Read Full Story

Kolkata Pinkathon successfully completes its first edition run in Kolkata with 3500 women participants
Kolkata, Mar 26 : Kolkata Pinkathon, empowering Indian Women, an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for women and issues like breast cancer, successfully concluded first edition in Kolkata on Sunday, March 26, 2017atRangers Club, Maidan, 3500 women across age groups and from all different segments of the society participated enthusiastically in the V wash Plus 3 km, Mia by Tanishq5 km, 10 km and 21 km categories. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Sushma Swaraj offers to help German patient
Kolkata/New Delhi, Mar 26 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has once again come out to help a foreign national facing trouble in India. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Seven killed after van collides with truck in Burdwan
Bardhaman [West Bengal], Mar. 26 : Seven people were killed and two others injured in a major road accident in Kanksa area of Burdwan district in West Bengal on Sunday. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Major storm hits parts of Malda, 2 killed
Kolkata/Malda, Mar 25 : A massive storm, along with a heavy downpour, lashed few areas of West Bengal's Malda district on the wee hours of Saturday, killing at least two persons, including a child, and leaving several others injured. Read Full Story

Kolkata: PATH Welfare Society,ITC Mission SunehraKal host Children's Meet
Kolkata, Mar 25 : PATH Welfare Society with support from "ITC Mission SunehraKal" is organizing a Children's Meet- a gathering of over 400 children & Child Cabinet members from 24 government schools in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Srijato's controversial poem removed from Facebook
Kolkata, Mar 25 : The Facebook authorities on Friday removed Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay's controversial post from his timeline after a large number of users 'reported' against it,, reports said. Read Full Story

Tata Trusts,People For Animals announce plans to launch state-of-the-art veterinary hospital in Navi Mumbai
Mumbai/Kolkata, Mar 24 : Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra; Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women and Child Development and Founder, People For Animals and Ratan N. Tata, Chairman, Tata Trusts on Friday will be announcing the collaboration between Tata Trusts and People for Animals, to build a state-of-the-art, multi-specialty veterinary hospital and emergency clinic that will serve the needs of all domestic and farm animals at accessible and affordable rates. Read Full Story

Rose Valley scam: ED officer Manoj Kumar summoned by Kolkata Police
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 24 : Enforcement Directorate officer Manoj Kumar, who failed to appear earlier in connection with the Rose Valley scam, was on Friday summoned by the Kolkata Police. Read Full Story

FB post controversy: Another FIR lodged against poet Srijato
Kolkata, Mar 23 : A day after Siliguri Metropolitan Police registered a non-bailable case against eminent Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay for allegedly hurting religious sentiments through a poem on social networking site Facebook, another FIR has been lodged against the Kolkata-based poet on Thursday at Ghola Police Station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemns London attack
Kolkata, Mar 23 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condemned the London attack of Wednesday. Read Full Story

Emirates announces A380 service to the French Riviera, adds Monaco transfers by helicopter
Kolkata, Mar 23 : Emirates on Thursday announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. Read Full Story

CUMI inaugurates Composite Electro-minerals facilities at Cochin
Kolkata/Chennai, Mar 23 : Carborundum Universal (CUMI), one of the leading players in the world in the area of Material Sciences and a part of the Murugappa Group, opened three new fusion plants at its Electromineral Complex at Cochin, on Thursday. Read Full Story

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemns London attack
Kolkata, Mar 23 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condemned the London attack on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Bridge of Hope recognises academic excellence amongst underprivileged children
Kolkata, Mar 23 : With a mission to emphasize the need for education, Believers Church's child care project, Bridge of Hope, held felicitation functions for underprivileged children, who have exhibited academic excellence, at a recent event in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Kolkata: BJP activists hold protest march over Narada issue, scuffle with police
Kolkata, Mar 22 : Demanding an immediate action against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader-ministers, who were seen taking money in Narada sting tapes, the Kolkata unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hosted a protest rally in the city on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Non-bailable case registered against poet Srijato for his FB post "hurting religious feelings"
Kolkata, Mar 22 : A non-bailable case has been registered against eminent Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay in a Siliguri court in north Bengal on Wednesday for allegedly hurting religious sentiment through a Facebook post, officials said. Read Full Story

SRFTI to set up new extension campus at Itanagar for north-east
Kolkata, Mar 22 : Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) is going to set up its new extension campus at Itanagar for the benefit of the students of north-eastern states. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Parivar powered by JIS Group presents 'Parivar Premiere League'
Kolkata, Mar 22 : : Parivar, powered by JIS Group organised a five over a side cricket league, Parivar Premiere League (PPL), a five over a side match, on Mar 19 at Eden Gardens here. Read Full Story

BSNL Kolkata Circle setting up 1000 more towers in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 22 : BSNL Kolkata Circle is set up 1000 more mobile towers for strengthening its connectivity throughout its jurisdiction. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Family of seven killed in road mishap on Durgapur Expressway
Kolkata, Mar 22 : At least seven persons, including three children and two women, of a same family were killed as a tar-filled tanker overturned and fell on a private car on Durgapur Expressway (NH2) near Rathtala area in Burdwan district of West Bengal on Wednesday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal Chief Minister welcomes Supreme Court's verdict
Kolkata, Mar 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee welcomed the Supreme Court's order of allowing CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) probe to continue in Narada sting case on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Gatorade India appoints P.V. Sindhu as brand ambassador
New Delhi/ Kolkata, Mar 20 : Gatorade India on Tuesday announced that it has signed on ace badminton player P.V. Sindhu as its brand ambassador. Read Full Story


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