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Rather than speculating on Dhoni, wait till IPL: Ravi Shastri (IANS Exclusive)
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) India were one of the favourites to win the 2019 World Cup till a 15-minute spell from the New Zealand fast bowlers in Manchester changed everything and the world came crashing down for the Men in Blue in the semi-final stages of the showpiece event. Things could have easily gone downhill from there had it not been for the guidance of head coach Ravi Shastri. He has used the stick in the last few years as much as he has patted the back of the players when the morale has been down and today this Indian team is often compared to the legendary Windies unit in the 1970s and 1980s.
2019-11-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Ganguly-daughter engage in light hearted banter
Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly and his daughter Sana engaged in a light -hearted banter on social media soon after India swept the series 2-0 against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens last Sunday.
2019-11-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'Chahal TV' host impressed with new anchor Rohit Sharma
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on Monday took a funny jibe at his teammate Rohit Sharma who interviewed pacers Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav following India's emphatic victory in their maiden pink ball Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens here.
2019-11-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal by-poll: BJP candidate allegedly assaulted by TMC workers
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) BJP candidate from Karimpur Assembly by-poll Jay Prakash Majumdar was slapped, kicked, punched and pushed into a roadside bush allegedly by Trinamool Congress workers while voting was on in the constituency on Monday.
2019-11-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal bypolls: 14% vote amid malpractice allegations (Lead 10 a.m.)
Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Amid sporadic allegations of malpractices, close to 14 per cent votes were cast in the first two hours for three West Bengal Assembly constituencies where bypolls are underway on Monday.
2019-11-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
D/N Test: Hasina, Mamata to attend; Shah unlikely
Kolkata, Nov 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will inaugurate India's first Day-Night Test by ringing the Eden Bell just before the start of play as a sellout crowd at the Eden Gardens will witness history unfold in front of their eyes on Friday.
2019-11-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Sports
D/N shouldn't be the only way Tests are played: Kohli
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Pink ball Tests should not be the only way five-day cricket is played, feels India captain Virat Kohli.
2019-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Rani Mukerji to be at Eden on Day 1 of D/N Test
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji will be in attendance at the iconic Eden Gardens on the first day of the historic pink ball Test match between India and Bangladesh beginning Friday. She will be seen promoting her upcoming film "Mardaani 2".
2019-11-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood,Sports
Bengal bypolls: TMC for local issues, BJP's focus on CAB
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) In the upcoming bypolls to the three West Bengal Assembly seats on November 25, the ruling Trinamool Congress has come out with constituency-specific manifestos to highlight local issues and the Mamata Banerjee government's development efforts, while the BJP is campaigning big on the proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and downplaying the NRC.
2019-11-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dhawan, Kohli react to Rahane's pink ball photo
Kolkata, Nov 19 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and captain Virat Kohli were involved in a banter after the Test Vice Captain posted a picture of himself with the pink ball on social media.
2019-11-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Know what to expect from pink ball, need little practice: Pujara
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Done with the T20I series, the focus now shifts to the Test series between India and Bangladesh. And more importantly, the pink ball Test at the Eden Gardens from November 22 to 26. While it will be the maiden Day-Night Test for both the teams, one man who has been there and performed under lights against the pink ball is India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara.
2019-11-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bulbul storm: Rainfall, gale-force winds in coastal Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) Amidst a high alert declared in the coastal districts, moderate to heavy rainfall with gale-force wind speeds of 70-80 kmh gusting to 90 kmh was reported from the coastal areas of southern West Bengal, as the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Bulbul' lay centred 140 kms south-southwest of Sagar island on Saturday morning, the Met department said.
2019-11-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Veteran CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta dead, Prez, PM mourn (3rd Lead)
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Veteran communist leader and trade unionist Gurudas Dasgupta, considered a very capable parliamentarian, died at his south Kolkata residence on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.
2019-10-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
One held for allegedly sodomising Kolkata boy
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) One person has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a teenage boy in the city, police sources said on Thursday.
2019-10-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Veteran CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta passes away
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Veteran communist leader and trade unionist Gurudas Dasgupta, considered a very capable parliamentarian, died at his south Kolkata residence on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.
2019-10-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bangladesh agree to play Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday agreed to play the second Test against India at Eden Gardens under lights and this will be the first Day-Night Test for both teams.
2019-10-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BCCI plan to felicitate Bindra, Mary Kom, Sindhu at Eden Test
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has plans to felicitate India's legendary Olympians Abhinav Bindra, M C Mary Kom and P V Sindhu on the sidelines of India's second Test against Bangladesh which could be a day-night affair.
2019-10-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BJP's Sovan, Baisakhi at Mamata's house for 'bhaiphonta'
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Springing a surprise that has set political tongues wagging, BJP leader Sovan Chattopadhyay and his friend Baisakhi Bandopadhyay on Tuesday visited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's South Kolkata residence on "bhaiphonta" (Brothers' Day).
2019-10-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Chennaiyin FC face high-flying ATK in Chennai
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) ATK are flying high ahead of their clash against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.
2019-10-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal BJP to send one crore signatures to PM for CAB
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) has chalked out a plan to send a mass petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi carrying over one crore signatures to demand passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the winter session of Parliament, according to a top party leader here on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dhankhar relishes homemade sweets at Mamata's Kali Puja
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Leaving aside the serial run-ins with the West Bengal government, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday attended Kali puja celebrations at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's south Kolkata residence, and said he was "glad to be there" and relished "very good" homemade sweets.
2019-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) West Bengal on Sunday plunged into gaiety and religious fervour holding simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.
2019-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Governor to visit Mamata's residence for Kali puja
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Amid constant run-ins between West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and her government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has invited Dhankhar and his wife for the over 40-year old Kali puja at her residence on Sunday. The Governor has accepted the invitation.
2019-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Paes available, final call on Davis Cup team after ITF's Nov 4 meet'
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) There is optimism around the Indian Davis Cup team after the legendary Leander Paes made himself available for the highly-anticipated Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie against Pakistan.
2019-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Parota vs paratha, Saurav vs Sourav: Flex campaign creates political buzz in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) "Parota is better than Paratha", "Bengal is better than Bangal" (the way non-Bengalis pronounce Bengal) - anonymous white and maroon flexes and stickers appearing all over Kolkata and its suburbs have created a buzz, with speculations rife about those behind the exercise and the politics playing out in the background.
2019-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National
ISL: ATK pump five past newcomers Hyderabad FC
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) ATK got over their disappointment in the season opener with a dominant 5-0 win over Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium here on Friday.
2019-10-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Salt Lake City to host NBA All Star 2023
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) The NBA on Thursday announced that Salt Lake City has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2023. The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will take place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, on February 19, 2023, a statement said. This will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1993 NBA All-Star Game played in Salt Lake City.
2019-10-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: ATK seek home comfort against newbies Hyderabad FC (Preview)
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champion ATK will look to put their opening match defeat behind them and start their home campaign on a high when they take on newbies Hyderabad FC at the Salt Lake Stadium on Friday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mohun Bagan confers life membership to Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) City soccer giants Mohun Bagan on Wednesday conferred their Life Membership to Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee after club officials met him at his residence.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Goal against Real Madrid was most important: Martin Braithwaite
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Striker Martin Braithwaite feels the onus is on him now to deliver the goods after Spanish LaLiga side Leganes reportedly made him the most expensive signing in the club's history in this summer's transfer window.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
No detention centre to come up in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday ruled out any possibility of detention centres coming up in West Bengal on the lines of such camps for keeping illegal foreigners being set up in states like Assam and Karnataka.
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
It is just good work, I'm happy: Abhijit Banerjee's mother
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Waiting eagerly for her son to come home after winning the Nobel, Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee's mother says it is his late father's rationality and sobriety which has rubbed off on his son making him so balanced and matured in handling criticism as also fame. An award like Nobel, she says, is recognition for good work, but not something "one should go on dancing about".
2019-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Ticket prices as low as Rs 50 for India-Bangladesh Eden Test
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) In a bid to ensure more spectators come to watch the India-Bangladesh second Test match here next month, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday slashed the ticket prices with the minimum being as low as Rs 50.
2019-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Vishwa completes hat-trick as Diya joins party at TT meet
Howrah (West Bengal), Oct 21 (IANS) Vishwa Deenadayalan of Tamil Nadu completed a hat-trick of Junior Boys titles this season while Diya Chitale of Maharashtra, making the most of the absence of Anusha Kutambale, claimed her first Junior Girls crown in the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Howrah Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Congress spokesman blames 'aunt', 'nephew' for custodial torture
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Bailed out on Sunday after two days in police custody, Congress spokesman Sanmoy Bandopadhyay alleged that he was subjected to "inhuman torture" and was not allowed to drink a drop of water for 14 hours, claiming that everything was done on the instruction of "pishi" (aunt) and "bhaipo" (nephew) as he had been speaking out against the rule of the "jungle" they had established.
2019-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress spokesman blames 'aunt', 'nephew' for custodial torture
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Bailed out on Sunday after two days in police custody, Congress spokesman Sanmoy Bandopadhyay alleged that he was subjected to "inhuman torture" and was not allowed to drink a drop of water for 14 hours, claiming that everything was done on the instruction of "pishi" (aunt) and "bhaipo" (nephew) as he had been speaking out against the rule of the "jungle" they have established.
2019-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Over 4.5 kg gold seized in Bengal,two arrested
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths have seized more than 4.5 kg of gold valued at about Rs 1.85 crores and arrested two persons in connection with smuggling of the precious metal from Bangladesh, the agency said on Sunday.
2019-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Governor to tour Sundarbans on Monday
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Nearly a month after his visit to Siliguri in north Bengal raised political temperatures, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will tour the remote Sundarbans in the state's southern part on Monday, amid a series of run-ins between him and the Mamata Banerjee government.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Qualifiers battle it out before making cut in East Zone TT
Howrah, Oct 19 (IANS) If hosts West Bengals sub-junior boys led the qualification chart with as many as 10 of them making the cut, it was Maharashtra girls who topped with nine of them entering the main draw in the same category of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Howrah Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Batting on 95, Rohit shouted 'not now' as rain threat loomed
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A video of unbeaten centurion Rohit Sharma shouting 'not now' as the skies turned grey just before he smashed a six to reach his third hundred of the series took social media by storm as India took on South Africa on the opening day of the third and final Test here on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mary Kom asks 'who is Nikhat Zareen', wants Bindra to focus on shooting
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A day after boxer Nikhat Zareen wrote to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asking for a fair opportunity, Mary Kom said she does not know Nikhat Zareen.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
10 Bengal girls likely to enter main draw of UTT nationals
Howrah (West Bengal), Oct 18 (IANS) After two rounds of matches on the opening day of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships, only 10 out of 21 sub-junior girls from West Bengal looked like making the main draw cut.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Is a foreign wife criteria for Nobel prize, asks BJP leader
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday said that people whose second wives are foreigners are mostly getting the Nobel Prize.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Now, Bengal Guv crosses swords with state ministers
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Firing fresh salvos at the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took on ministers making "factually wrong" and "painful" statements about his public utterances and actions and asked the Chief Minister to examine their statements and "deal" with them the way she wants.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP-RSS using NRC, CAB to stoke communal passions: Yechury
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Any updation of the NRC beyond Assam would be "anti-people" with the BJP and the RSS endeavouring to use it to further their "divisive communal agenda" and ruin the country's secular fabric by fomenting "terror and mistrust", CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dhankhar gets Z catgory security, Trinamool criticises move
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The continuing friction between West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar intensified on Thursday with the Centre deploying the CRPF to provide him 'Z' category security cover, a decision the ruling Trinamool Congress called "unprecedented".
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata calls Sourav part of her household
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lavished praise on BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly, calling him "ghorer chele" (member of my household).
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
Mamata goofs up in taking Nobel laureate's name
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday repeatedly goofed up in taking the name of this year's Nobel prize winner in Economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, as she went on referring to him as "Abhishek Babu".
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Exide Industries forays into manufacturing of e-rickshaws
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Exide Industries Ltd, the country's largest stored energy solutions provider, announced its entry into India's burgeoning e-rickshaw market by launching its first model on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Dissatisfied' Murshidabad victims' family seeks CBI probe
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after police claimed to have cracked the sensational Murshidabad triple murder case, relatives of the slain primary school teacher on Wednesday sought a CBI probe and said they would approach the President as also the Union Home Ministry besides West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to press for the demand.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident