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2 Bangladeshis killed by speeding luxury car in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A speeding luxury car mowed down two pedestrians - both Bangladesh citizens - close to a vital south Kolkata intersection early on Saturday, police said.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Durand Cup: Real Kashmir book semis date with Mohun Bagan
Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 17 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC held FC Goa to a goalless draw on a wet pitch at the Kalyani Stadium on Saturday to seal their place in the semifinal of the 129th Durand Cup.
2019-08-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: Mohun Bagan in semis after ATK beat Md Sporting
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) ATK rode Hitesh Sharma's early goal to edge past Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 in a rain-interrupted 129th Durand Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
BSF seizes 218 cattle being smuggled to Bangladesh
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 218 cattle that were being smuggled to Bangladesh, during raids in West Bengal's border districts, an official said on Friday.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
ATK signs Spanish midfielder Javi Hernandez
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) Real Madrid academy graduate Javi Hernandez, an attacking Spanish midfielder, was on Friday roped in by ATK for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Film on 'Gumnami Baba' gets legal notice from Netaji fan
kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A day after the teaser release of acclaimed Filmmaker Srijit Mukherji's latest venture 'Gumnaami', based on the recluse 'Gumnami Baba', who many believed was the freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in disguise, a Netaji fan from Kolkata on Friday sent a legal notice to the producer. The fan, Debabrata Roy, has urged Srijit to "drop the project" as the film would promote manipulation and misrepresentation of facts regarding the hero of India's freedom struggle.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights
Mamata recalls Vajpayee's vision on his death anniversary
Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his first death anniversary and remembered his humanitarian philosophy.
2019-08-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Sovan's joining will boost BJP in Bengal: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh here on Thursday welcomed former Kolkata Mayor and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Sovan Chatterjee's decision to join the BJP, but refused to speculate reasons behind cinestar Debashree Roy's visit to the BJP headquarters in New Delhi.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata calls for peaceful movements to preserve freedom
Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday called for organising peaceful movements to preserve freedom and democratic rights, adding that secularism is what identifies and unites India as a nation.
2019-08-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
S.S. Paul appointed Bengal women's team coach
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Former Bengal seamer Shib Sankar Paul was on Wednesday appointed the head coach of the state's senior women's team, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) said in a statement.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal government's 'Kanyashree' scheme empowers 60 lakh girls
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Marking the sixth anniversary of West Bengal government's flagship scholarship project Kanyashree, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the scheme has empowered 60 lakh female students since inception.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Human Interest/Society,Politics
CFL: Mohun Bagan held to 1-1 draw by Calcutta Customs
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Mohun Bagan's winless run continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Calcutta Customs in a Calcutta Football League Premier Division 'A match here on Wednesday.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Durand Cup: East Bengal reach semis; Gokulam, FC Goa post wins
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) East Bengal stormed into the Durand Cup semifinals riding substitute Bidyashagar Singh's brace to bounce back from behind and post a 2-1 victory against Bengaluru FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Wednesday.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Hindus in Bengal paying 'Jijia' under Mamata rule: VHP
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Joint General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Surendra Jain on Tuesday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for terming the alleged imposition of tax on Durga Puja committees as 'Puja Jijia (jizya) Tax' and claimed that Hindus in Bengal are forced to pay such a 'tax' under her government in the form of cut-money.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Centre's next step should be to unite 'enslaved Kashmir': VHP
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) Joint General Secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad Surendra Jain on Wednesday said abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution should have happened "a long time ago" and claimed that the next step of the centre should be to unite the "enslaved Kashmir" (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) with the Indian mainland besides implementing the Uniform Civil Court.
2019-08-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata opens world's 1st museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday warned that none should "try to spread violence and fear in her state".
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Mamata lashes out at CBDT for distorting facts
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Accusing the Central Board of Direct Taxes of making "factually incorrect" claims and resorting to "sheer distortion of facts" with regard to issuing notices to Durga Puja committees in her state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded that it desist from levying taxes from the puja committees.
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Mamata opens world's 1st museum on Chaitanya Mahaprabhu
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday warned that none should "try to spread violence and fear in her state".
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Mamata lashes out at CBDT for distorting facts
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) Accusing the Central Board of Direct Taxes of making "factually incorrect" claims and resorting to "sheer distortion of facts" with regard to issuing notices to Durga Puja committees in her state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday demanded that it desist from levying taxes from the puja committees.
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Arrest warrant against Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) A Kolkata court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor in a case filed over his remark last year that BJP's victory in the 2019 general elections will turn the country into a "Hindu Pakistan".
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Trinamool stages protest over notice to Durga Puja committees
Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) West Bengal's revered Durga Puja is caught up in a political tug-of-war as the state's ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday held a sit-in here, protesting against Income Tax Department's notice issued to Durga Puja committees, claiming the move was influenced by the BJP.
2019-08-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
West Bengal celebrates Eid with gaiety
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) People of West Bengal on Monday joined the nation in celebrating Eid al-Adha with gaiety amid heavy security arrangements.
2019-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Met predicts heavy rainfall in West Bengal
Kolkata, Aug 12 (IANS) Amidst spells of moderate rain and thundershower, the Meteorological Department officials here on Monday predicted heavy rainfall in almost 6 districts of Gangetic West Bengal over next two days.
2019-08-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
'Won't deliver beef or pork': Zomato staff in Howrah strike
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Food delivery staff of Zomato on Sunday went on an indefinite strike in West Bengal's Howrah, alleging they were made to deliver beef and pork dishes against their will.
2019-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics,Religion
Zomato delivery staff in Bengal on strike
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Food delivery staff of Zomato on Sunday went on an indefinite strike in West Bengal's Howrah alleging they were made to deliver beef and pork dishes against their will.
2019-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Trinamool to protest IT notice to Durga Puja Committees
Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) The Banga Janani wing of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress will hold a demonstration on Tuesday to protest against Income Tax Department's notice issued to Durga Puja committees, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday.
2019-08-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
People in high position should shun insensitive comments: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Apparently targeting Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's comment about Kashmiri girls, his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee on Saturday dubbed it "insensitive" and "hurtful" for the entire nation.
2019-08-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Will soon resolve issues over amphibious aircraft: Japanese envoy
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Japan is in discussions with India to solve the long drawn impasse over the procurement of US-2 amphibious aircraft by the Indian Navy and hopes that a solution will be found soon, Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan in India said here on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
Essence of democracy lies in free & fair polls: Dhankhar
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) Emphasising that free and fair elections represent the essence of democracy, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday said the right needs to be effectively secured in the interest of democracy.
2019-08-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
GRSE launches 5th Fast Patrol Vessel for coast guard
Kolkata, Aug 10 (IANS) The fifth and last Fast Patrol Vessel for the Indian Coast Guard was launched at the Raja Bagan Dockyard Unit of premier warship maker Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) here on Saturday.
2019-08-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
'National award for Feluda documentary big encouragement'
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) Bengali director Sagnik Chatterjee who bagged the National Award for Best Debut Non-Feature Film for his documentary on Satyajit Ray's sleuth Feluda, rates the recognition as a big encouragement, and says it would inspire more people to come up with such efforts.
2019-08-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Equity Market Outlook: Only silver lining is reasonable valuations (Guest Column)
The overall sentiment, on the domestic front, remained negative throughout the month on account of lower growth and subdued consumer sentiment, credit crunch due to tight liquidity conditions and rising stress especially in NBFCs and lack of any boost measures in the short to medium term.
2019-08-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Opinion/Commentary
Question on 'Jai Shri Ram' in Bengal school exam spark row
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) Questions related to 'Jai Shri Ram' chant and West Bengal government's move to refund 'cut-money' in a school exam paper have triggered protests in the state.
2019-08-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Woman strangulated to death over dowry
Malda, West Bengal, Aug 8 (IANS) A married woman was allegedly strangulated to death by her husband and in-laws in a dispute over dowry in West Bengal's Malda district, police said on Thursday.
2019-08-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mohun Bagan condemn razing of East Bengal's centenary gate
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan on Thursday condemned the incident in which some persons wearing their club jerseys brought down East Bengal's overhead gate erected to commemorate the centenary celebrations at the club tent.
2019-08-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Nearly 10 kg drugs seized in Kolkata, 2 arrested
Kolkata, Aug 8 (IANS) Two drug dealers were arrested in Kolkata for possessing over 10 kg of narcotics valued at around Rs 50 lakh, police said on Thursday.
2019-08-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
JU students get hate calls for offering to help Kashmiri students
Kolkata, Aug 7 (IANS) A group of Jadavpur University students are allegedly being "threatened and harassed" over phone for putting up a Facebook post saying they are willing to help Kashmiri students in the city, according to one of the victims on Wednesday.
2019-08-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
Durand Cup: Real Kashmir battle odds to beat Chennai 1-0
Kalyani (West Bengal), Aug 7 (IANS) Real Kashmir FC beat Chennai City FC 1-0 through a last minute goal in the 129th edition of the Durand Cup on Wednesday despite getting minimal time to practice ahead of the match.
2019-08-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Panic, anxiety grip Kashmiris traders in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) Unable to contact their family members living in the Valley, a sense of panic and anxiety has gripped the Kashmiri traders and shop owners in Kolkata in the wake of the latest political developments in Jammu and Kashmir over the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution and a total shutdown of communication channels.
2019-08-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Objective for which my uncle died achieved: Mookerjee's nephew
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Retired Justice Chittatosh Mookerjee, nephew of Bharatiya Jana Sangh founder Syama Pprasad Mookerjee, on Monday expressed happiness at the Centre repealing the Constitution's Article 370, saying the objective for which his uncle fought and died have now been accomplished.
2019-08-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal BJP leader, 70 workers injured in clash with police
Midnapore (West Bengal), Aug 5 (IANS) At least 70 BJP workers including party leader Bharati Ghosh sustained injuries on Monday as the saffron party workers clashed with police in West Bengal's West Midnapore district during a political programme, a BJP leader said.
2019-08-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trinamool accuses BJP panchayat pradhan of morphing Mamata's pic
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress has accused a Panchayat pradhan of the BJP in Malda district of morphing a picture of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and posting it on social media.
2019-08-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Adhir calls for Congress-Left unity
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Saturday gave a call for unity among the Congress and the Left to protect and preserve the "secular character of the nation".
2019-08-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
92-year-old falls to death in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) A 92-year-old man died after falling from a four-storey building in the city on Friday.
2019-08-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
First-year student of Kolkata college goes missing
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) A first-year undergraduate student of St. Xavier's college Kolkata has been untraceable for nearly 24 hours after he left the college hostel, police said on Friday.
2019-08-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
I want to become India coach one day: Sourav Ganguly
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday said he harbours ambitions of becoming the India head coach at some point if not right now.
2019-08-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ED quizzes artist Subhaprasanna in Saradha chit fund case
Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday quizzed noted Bengali artist Subhaprasanna in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case, an official said.
2019-08-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
HC quashes PIL on Biswa Bangla logo case
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday gave a clean chit to Trinamool Congress MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee in th Biswa Bangla logo case by quashing both Public Interest Litigations on the issue.
2019-08-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Respect Kohli's opinion on Shastri: Kapil
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Former India captain and current chairman of the newly formed Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) Kapil Dev on Friday said he respects Virat Kohli's opinion that he wants Ravi Shastri to remain the head coach of the Indian team.
2019-08-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Man arrested with FICN, improvised firearms in Kolkata
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The special task force of the Kolkata Police has seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) of the total face value of Rs 14,000, semi-finished improvised firearms and arrested one person, according to an officer on Wednesday.
2019-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident