West Bengal News

West Bengal: 10 die after consuming illicit liquor in South 24 Parganas
Kolkata, Mar 21 : At least 10 people died and several others fell sick since Monday after allegedly consuming hooch in Kolkata's neighbouring district of South 24 Parganas, officials said. Read Full Story

International art show in Kolkata focuses on erasing political boundaries
Kolkata, Mar 21 : Fifteen artists from eight countries came together recently in Kolkata to express their vision that the world needs to erase all political boundaries and come under one umbrella. Read Full Story

Narada sting operation: SC extends time given to CBI
New Delhi , Mar. 21 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended time given to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for conducting preliminary inquiry in the Narada sting operation case. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Tarun Bhattacharya, George Brooks and Joy Sarkar team up for Junction
Kolkata, Mar 21 : The Tollygunge Clubs lawns witnessed a memorable evening of Jazz & Classical - Junction, featuring the Santoor Maestro Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya and the acclaimed US based Saxophone virtuoso George Brooks. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Rotary Club honours women at Swayam Siddha Awards
Kolkata, Mar 21 : The 11th edition of Swayam Siddha was held recently at the Sandre Hall, Calcutta School of Music. Read Full Story

Mehmood Ali wins the 92.7 BIG FM's 'Hit Thhe Hit Rahenge' award
Kolkata, Mar 20 : Mehmood Ali, was a true comedian who not only entertained audiences for decades but also inspired a horde of aspiring comedians. His immense contribution to the golden era, was nothing short of perfection. Read Full Story

ABPS passes resolution on growing Jehadi activities in WB
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar.21 : The Akhil Bharathiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS) on Tuesday passed a resolution on the growing Jehadi activities in West Bengal while calling it a challenge to national interest. Read Full Story

Pre-Bookings open for Tata TIGOR- India's first 'StyleBack'
Kolkata / Mumbai, Mar 20 : Tata Motors on Monday commenced pre-bookings for the Tata TIGOR, India's first 'StyleBack,' across all authorized dealership with a booking amount of Rs 5000. Read Full Story

Narada sting: CBI registers preliminary inquiry, seizes laptop, spy cams used in ops
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a preliminary inquiry into Narada sting operation case that purportedly showed Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders taking bribes. Read Full Story

Ankit Chadha brings Amir Khusrau alive through Dastangoi in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 20 : Almost hand held by Dastangoi artist Ankit Chadha, the audience in Kolkata got a chance to time travel, going back to the 14th century and returning to the 21st, all in the space of one hour. Read Full Story

Bridging the employabiity gap was the focus of Next-Gen Employability Conclave in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 20 : The Next-Gen Employability Conclave, held recently in Kolkata, focused on bridging the employability gap by bringing together employers and employee to discuss the criteria for being employable. Read Full Story

Kolkata: SFI-DYFI hold rally over alleged police strip search
Kolkata, Mar 18 : Alleging that Kolkata Police made four jailed SFI activists strip naked during security checks in a city jail, 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- hosted a protest march in Kolkata on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: CBI begins preliminary probe into Narada sting
Kolkata, Mar 18 : After being directed by the Calcutta High Court, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday took the charge of Narada sting investigation, officials said. Read Full Story

MSR Group inaugurates new R&D and support centre in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 18 : The new R&D and support centre of IT major, MSR Group, was launched on Saturday by Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya, MMIC, Parks & Gardens, Kolkata Municipal Corporation Corporation, Debashish Kumar and Principal Commercial Officer of US Consulate, Kolkata, Jonathan Ward, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Forever 21 Debuts in West Bengal, launches first store in Siliguri
Siliguri/Kolkata, March 18 : Forever 21, a leading fast fashion brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd., debuted in West Bengal with their first store launch in Siliguri. Read Full Story

Being aware and raising alarm are key to stopping human trafficking say campaigners
Kolkata, March 18 : An awareness campaign against human trafficking was recently launched in Kolkata by the US Consulate Kolkata in collaboration with Indian non-government organisations. Read Full Story

FICCI Ladies Organization launches Flo Advocacy and Legal Cell - Women for Women
Kolkata, Mar 18 : : FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) introduced the Kolkata Chapter of their pan-India initiative 'FLO Advocacy and Legal Cell - 'Women for Women' at a recent meeting in the city. Read Full Story

Forever 21 debuts in West Bengal with first store launch in Siliguri
New Delhi , Mar 18 : Forever 21, a leading fast fashion brand from Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. debuted in West Bengal with their very first store launch in Siliguri. The brand is focusing on strengthening its foothold in the country by exploring newer markets like West Bengal. Forever 21 is a pioneer in the fast fashion category, which makes it the most preferred fashion destination for young and fashion conscious consumers. Read Full Story

Afra Tafri, Kolkata's new gastro brew pub promises unlimited fun
Kolkata, March 18 : With summer round the corner, Kolkata welcomed the opening of a new gastro brew pub, Afra Tafri, in the heart of the city. Read Full Story

Volvo Cars launches Stress-Free International Student Program
Kolkata, Mar 18 : Volvo Car USA, LLC (VCUSA) has announced the launch of the international student program, comprised of an all-inclusive one-time payment that allows the student to drive a new Volvo vehicle during their time studying in the US. Read Full Story

West Bengal govt announces formation of Health Regulatory Commission
Kolkata, Mar 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the formation of Health Regulatory Commission to keep a check on the billings and activities of private hospitals and nursing homes. Read Full Story

Assam governor seeks British envoy's help in getting back Vrindavani Vastra
Guwahati, Mar 17 : Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit made a request to British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata, Bruce Bucknell to do the needful for returning the Vrindavani Vastra, the 16th century treasure of the State to Assam. Read Full Story

Will lend my support for combined opposition against BJP: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, Mar 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she would be a participant if there is a combined opposition in future, hinting at a grand alliance against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre on Friday. Read Full Story

International artists comment on contemporary world at art exhibition in Kolkata
Kolkata, Mar 17 : Art lovers of Kolkata are in for a treat with Chander Haat presenting a multi-disciplinary art exhibition titled 'Life and Time: The Changing Landscape', with participation from artists around the world. Read Full Story

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


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