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Fashion designer Sharbari Dutta found dead at her south Kolkata residence
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) Ace fashion designer Sharbari Dutta was found dead inside the bathroom at her south Kolkata's Broad Street residence on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.
2020-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Bengal Guv says cops being made to do political jobs
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Thursday targeted the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government alleging that policemen in the state are being made to perform political work by their seniors who are in decision-making positions in the force.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Couple found hanging at home in Kolkata, suicide note found
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) A couple was found hanging at their rented apartment in south Kolkata's Lake Gardens area on Thursday, police said.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Unfinished Durga idols, few buyers at artisans' Kolkata studios
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) It has been an age-old tradition for artisans of Kolkata's century old potter's town Kumartuli to draw the eyes of Goddess Durga on Mahalaya, as a part of their final touch to the process of idol-making.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
IPL 13: We all have accepted the situation around us, says Kohli
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said players have made peace with life in a bio-secure bubble as they have embraced the new normal which is allowing them to play cricket amid uncertain times owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Covid norms go for toss as thousands gather for 'tarpan' at Kolkata ghats
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Gross violations of Covid-19 social distancing norms were seen at several 'ghats' of river Ganga in Kolkata and it's adjoining Howrah district as people came in hordes to offer "tarpan" on Thursday morning.
2020-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Mamata to resume district tours after six months in the new normal
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) After six months, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will once again kick-start her district tour with an eye on the state assembly polls scheduled in 2021.
2020-09-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Wife gets life imprisonment in Kolkata lawyer's murder case
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) A West Bengal district court on Wednesday sentenced Anindita Dey, wife of deceased Calcutta High Court lawyer Rajat Kumar Dey, to life imprisonment in connection with the murder of her husband and tampering with evidence.
2020-09-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata Metro relaxes norms for senior citizens
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) A day after Kolkata Metro resumed its operations, the authorities on Tuesday decided to relax its norms for senior citizens, allowing them to board trains without an e-pass during non-peak hours on furnishing their identity cards at the gates.
2020-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Our first step is to get into I-League: Mohammedan Sporting coach Law
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Mohammedan Sporting coach Yan Law on Tuesday said the club's "first step" is to qualify for the I-league after spending six seasons in lower divisions.
2020-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
JU professor dies of Covid-19 in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Jadavpur University's former Dean of Arts Faculty, Professor Subhasis Biswas, died of Covid -19 on Tuesday morning. He was 48.
2020-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Kolkata cabbie arrested for harassing MP Mimi
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) A taxi driver has been arrested for allegedly passing lewd comments and making objectionable gestures at Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Mimi Chakraborty.
2020-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Padma's Hilsa bring cheers to Bengali households ahead of Durga Puja (IANS Special)
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Good news for Bengal food lovers. A huge consignment of their favourite silvery delight 'Hilsa' arrived in Kolkata's adjoining Howrah wholesale fish market on Tuesday from neighbouring Bangladesh.
2020-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society
Am ready to unleash special deliveries in IPL T20: Kuldeep (IANS Exclusive)
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Unfazed by pressure of expectations after an underwhelming IPL show last season, Kolkata Knight Riders' Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav says he is ready to unleash a few new tricks with the ball tailored for the T20 format when the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting on September 19.
2020-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Well-balanced KKR need consistency to win 3rd IPL title (Preview)
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look to the make the most of an efficient leadership group coupled with world class performers in their bid to bounce back after the two-time champions flattered to deceive last season, crashing out of the play-off zone for the first time since 2015.
2020-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Tata Steel inks deal to pay annual bonus to employees
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) The Tata Steel management and Tata Workers' Union on Monday signed a memorandum of settlement for the payment of annual bonus to the employees for the accounting year 2019-20.
2020-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
XLRI to conduct XAT 2021 on Jan 3
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) XLRI - Xavier School of Management, one of India's premier B-Schools, on Monday announced that the upcoming Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) 2021 to be held on January 3 next year.
2020-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Amid Covid, Mamata govt to announce Puja guidelines
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) With the Durga Puja round the corner, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she would hold a meeting with puja committee members on September 25 to chalk out guidelines to celebrate the festival during the 'new normal'.
2020-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal CM announces monthly allowance, free homes to priests
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) With Assembly elections slated to be held in the first half of next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 and free housing for around 8,000 poor Sanatan Brahmin priests in the state.
2020-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal court convicts wife in New Town lawyer murder case
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) A West Bengal district court on Monday convicted Anindita Dey, the wife of deceased Calcutta High Court lawyer Rajat Kumar Dey, in connection with the murder of her husband and tampering evidence in the case.
2020-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
No clarity on Eng, Aus players' availability for openers: KXIP CEO
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) There is still no clarity on whether a smooth transfer of players from one bio-secure bubble in the United Kingdom to another in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be possible for upcoming the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kings XI Punjab CEO Satish Menon said on Monday.
2020-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Kolkata Metro resumes services after 176-day hiatus
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) The Kolkata Metro Rail resumed its operations on Monday after a hiatus of 176 days due to the Covid-19 pandemic, officials said.
2020-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Shami's exceptional work rate reason for his success, says Langeveldt
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Mohammed Shami sets an example in training with his top notch work rate and that is one of the major reasons for his success, feels Kings XI Punjab bowling coach Charl Langeveldt. Shami, who turned 30 this month, was Kings XI Punjab's top wicket-taker last season.
2020-09-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
How Bengal went from 'Laal Salaam' to 'Jai Shri Ram'
An in-depth look at how Bengal went from 'Laal Salaam to 'Jai Shri Ram in the space of less than a decade. From being a fringe political party in 2013 to sweeping nearly half of the states 42 Lok Sabha seats in 2019, the BJP has gained ground in West Bengal, aided partly by the RSSs exponential growth during Mamata Banerjees chief ministerial tenure (2011 onwards).
2020-09-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Trinamool slams Dilip Ghosh's statement on Covid
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Two days after Dilip Ghosh said "Corona is over", the Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday came down heavily on the West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party president for his "horrifying" statement amid rising cases of the pandemic as India put up an unprecedented number of fresh cases and deaths in the past 24 hours.
2020-09-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kolkata Police commissioner tests Covid-19 positive
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Kolkata Police commissioner Anuj Sharma on Thursday tested positive for the Covid-19. He went for home isolation, sources said.
2020-09-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Adhir urges defectors to return to Congress in Bengal
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Newly appointed West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday urged all the defectors, who have joined opposition camps, to return to the party.
2020-09-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Corona is over, says Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) In a shocking statement, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party President Dilip Ghosh has said that the coronavirus pandemic is over and the Mamata Banerjee-led state government is unnecessarily imposing lockdown to stop the saffron brigade from holding public rallies.
2020-09-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Two arrested in Kolkata for fake social media post on Durga Puja
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) The Kolkata Police cyber crime cell on Thursday arrested two persons in connection with a fake news post on social media claiming that Durga Puja in the city would be banned this year.
2020-09-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Love for competing keeps me going, not just to win titles: Advani
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) A winner of 23 world titles in billiards and snooker, ace cueist Pankaj Advani says he continues to play more because it takes him to another world where theres nothing to worry about than just to collect accolades.
2020-09-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata lifts lockdown to facilitate NEET 2020
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) West Bengal chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday withdrew the state-wide lockdown on September 12 in view of the NEET 2020 examination scheduled the very next day.
2020-09-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Trinamool govt encouraging anti-Hindu mind set in Bengal: Nadda
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda on Thursday slammed the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal's Trinamool Congress government for its 'vote bank' politics and 'appeasement theory' especially for a particular community in the state.
2020-09-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal's 'Sabooj Sathi' scheme gets UN recognition
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) After 'Kanyashree', another pet project of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, 'Sabooj Sathi', has received international recognition from the United Nations sponsored World Summit on Information Society.
2020-09-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AIFF-FIFA partnership helped bring out best talent: Official
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) A partnership with FIFA has helped the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has helped the body restructure club teams and bring out the best talent from across the country, AIFF League CEO Sunando Dhar said on Wednesday.
2020-09-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Jharkhand to host U-17 women's World Cup team camp in October
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Jharkhand will host a camp for the under-17 women's World Cup team and it is expected to begin on October 15, All India Football Federation (AIFF) general secretary Kushal Das said on Wednesday.
2020-09-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Kolkata Metro releases guidelines ahead of resuming operations
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Kolkata Metro Rail authorities on Wednesday released the guidelines for running the city's underground commuting lifeline in the new normal phase.
2020-09-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata slams fake news on Durga Puja
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday slammed the fake news doing the rounds on social media with a claim that there would be restrictions on the most celebrated festival of Bengalis in the state, Durga Puja, this year.
2020-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Govt to bear medical expenses of Anandapur brave-heart Nilanajana: Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday appreciated Nilanjana Chatterjee, the lady who tried to rescue a woman screaming for help on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass on Saturday night and got hit by the offending vehicle, for her act of bravery.
2020-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Workload management will be key for pacers in hot UAE, feels Shami
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Keeping in mind the hot and humid conditions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), it will be vital for fast bowlers to manage their workload properly as the task at hand wouldn't be easy when the Indian Premier League (IPL) gets underway on September 19, feels Kings XI Punjab pacer Mohammad Shami.
2020-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Ministers, MLAs undergo Covid tests on WB Assembly session eve
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Many West Bengal Ministers, legislators, media personnel, and staff of the state Assembly on Tuesday underwent rapid antigen tests ahead of the two-day Monsoon Session beginning on September 9.
2020-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Manchester United wish East Bengal luck for expected ISL entry
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) English football giants Manchester United have congratulated East Bengal on their centenary celebrations and also expressing happiness over the club's expected entry into the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL).
2020-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Kolkata Police identify offending car in Bypass molestation case
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Kolkata Police on Monday identified the offending vehicle of the accused who allegedly molested a woman in a speeding car near Anandapur on the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass on Saturday night.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shree Cement forms company to submit ISL bid for East Bengal
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal's new investors, Shree Cement Limited, is slated to pick up the bid proposal for a spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) in the name of 'Shree Cement Foundation', a new company it has registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Hope Messi ends his career in our league: LaLiga President
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) LaLiga President Javier Tebas said on Monday that he hopes Lionel Messi ends his career at FC Barcelona, admitting that they were worried about the superstar leaving the club at one point of time.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Ready to help ISL in whatever way we can: LaLiga official
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) A LaLiga official on Monday revealed that talks were going on with Spanish clubs regarding their possible involvement in Indian football, encouraged by the massive Spanish influence among the Indian Super League (ISL) clubs.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
LaLiga will continue to grow post Messi era: Key official
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) LaLiga will not suffer once Lionel Messi's glorious days at Spanish giants FC Barcelona are over, a key LaLiga official has said.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
LaLiga will continue to grow post Messi era: FC Barcelona official
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) LaLiga will not suffer once Lionel Messi's glorious days at Spanish giants FC Barcelona are over, a key LaLiga official has said.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
NEP against federalism, will not implement it for now: WB Minister
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday said that the new National Education Policy (NEP)-2020 is against the federal structure of the country and that the state has decided not to implement it for now.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
WB BJP woman leader shot, seriously injured by assailants
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) women's cell leader Radharani Naskar was shot and seriously injured by unidentified assailants on Monday in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Fire breaks out at Kolkata slum
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) A major fire broke out at a slum located in Kolkata's Narkeldanga Canal east road area on Monday morning destroying more than 100 shanties.
2020-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident