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Colourful R-Day parade in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 26 (IANS) West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar unfurled the Tricolour and took the ceremonious salute here as the eastern state joined the rest of the nation in celebrating India's 71st Republic Day on Sunday.
2020-01-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Huge human chain, mass reading of preamble to mark R-Day in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Thousands of Kolkatans are all geared up for a novel Republic Day celebration on Sunday with a 11-kilometer long human chain, reading of the preamble and pledge to protect the country's Constitution and floating of black balloons opposing CAA, NPR and NRC as the ongoing protests against the citizenship law merge with the observance of the monumental day in the history of independent India.
2020-01-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National
TMC leaders feast on poha to protest Vijayvargiya's remark
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) The women brigade of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) here on Saturday had a feast of poha (flattened rice) in protest against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya's linking the food to Bangladeshi infiltrators.
2020-01-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kolkata girl escapes death by a whisker
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) A Kolkata teenager had a miraculous escape when after remaining hanging by her toe in the air for some 50 minutes, she was finally rescued.
2020-01-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three policemen among injured in BJP-Trinamool Kolkata clash
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Several persons and three policemen were injured in a clash between workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP in a posh south Kolkata locality following a dispute over the CAAA issue, police said on Friday.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Baby dies in Bengal after eunuchs dance with it
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) A one-and-a-half month-old baby died allegedly after three eunuchs broke into a jig carrying the child in Jhargram of West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Friday, police said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Outrush of illegal Bangladeshi migrants goes up
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) The outrush of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from India to their native land has gone up over the past one month, BSF officials said on Friday in the backdrop of the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PK Banerjee discharged from hospital
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Legendary Indian footballer PK Banerjee was on Friday discharged from a city hospital after he fell ill a few days back with electrolyte imbalance.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
System needs boundaries when it comes to scheduling: Gopichand
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Indias chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand feels the "system" needs to set boundaries in place when it comes to manic scheduling of the shuttlers, saying as a country that has not been done.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Badminton
Street Dancer 3D: Strictly for dance addicts (IANS Review; Rating: * * & 1/2)
"Street Dancer 3D"; Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhudeva, Nora Fatehi; Direction: Remo D'Souza; Rating * * & 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
Two arrested in Bengal's Malda with brown sugar
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) Two persons were arrested in northern West Bengal's Malda district on Friday with brown sugar valued at Rs 10 lakh, police said.
2020-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal minor loses two fingers in accidental blast
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) A minor boy in West Bengal's Birbhum district lost two fingers when a gelatine stick he was fiddling with exploded on Thursday, locals and police said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Three men transporting a tiger skin arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Three persons were arrested near the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass here on Thursday and a tiger skin seized from them, officials said.
2020-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Water tank collapses in Bengal, video goes viral
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) A video footage of a huge overhead water tank collapsing like a pack of cards in West Bengal's Bankura district went viral on social media on Wednesday, prompting the authorities to order a probe.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Police SI among four held for stealing rifles
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Four persons, including a police Sub-Inspector, were arrested on Wednesday for stealing rifles from the 'malkhana' (room for keeping seized arms and ammunition and other case properties) of Lalgarh police station in West Bengal.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Anti-CAA stir: All faith human chain in Kolkata on R-Day
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Kolkata will witness to an all faith human chain stretching from the north to the south of the city on January 26 - the nation's Republic Day - as a means to consolidate the protests against the new citizenship law CAA and proposed countrywide NRC.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Students protest outside lit meet as Swapan Dasgupta speaks
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Displaying placards and posters opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and the proposed nationwide National Register of Citizens, hundreds of Left students staged a protest demonstration outside the Victoria Memorial Hall here on Wednesday, where BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta was speaking at a session of the Tata Steel Kolkata Literary Meet.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Mamata challenges Shah to clarify on CAA provisions
Darjeeling, Jan 22 (IANS) Taking on Union Home Minister Amit Shah a day after he accused the country's opposition parties of 'misleading' the people on CAA, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday challenged him to clarify provisions of the new citizenship law and alleged the Centre was planning to prepare two separate NPR lists.
2020-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Old woman branded a witch, severely beaten up in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) An old woman was branded as a witch and beaten up in Bagmundi area of West Bengal's Purulia district, officials said on Tuesday.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Scolded by mom for damaging mobile, teenage girl ends life
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) A teenage girl here hanged herself after she was scolded by her parents for damaging her mother's mobile phone, police said on Tuesday. She died on way to hospital.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Guv meets Congress, Left leaders on pending bills
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday met legislative party leaders of the Congress, CPI-M and CPI to discuss the pendency of two bills, one to prevent lynching and another related to a state commission for scheduled castes and tribes.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata walks around in Darjeeling, gives kids polio drops
Darjeeling, Jan 21 (IANS) Strolling on the hilly roads of Darjeeling town, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday chatted with the common people and traders and administered pulse polio drops to children.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Anti-CAA resolution in Bengal Assembly on Jan 27
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday announced that a resolution against the new citizenship law will be brought in the state Assembly on January 27.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Alejandro quits as East Bengal coach
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) East Bengal's Spanish head coach Alejandro Menendez on Tuesday stepped down from his post after a spate of poor results saw the club languish at seventh place in the I-League table.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Heroin worth approx Rs 100 cr seized in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) In a major drug haul by Kolkata Police, heroin worth between Rs 75 crore to Rs 105 crore in the international market, was seized early on Tuesday and two persons were arrested, a senior officer said.
2020-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Dhankhar asks Mamata to withdraw comment on PM
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Taking strong objection to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not allowed by the people of the state protesting against the CAA to take the road routes during his recent visit, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Monday asked her to "withdraw it forthwith".
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kolkata Municipal Corporation website hacked
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Hackers attacked the website of Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Monday and uploaded information about the National Population Register (NPR), the city Mayor said.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Will pass Assembly resolution against CAA: Mamata
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government is planning to pass a resolution in the state Assembly against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the next three-four days, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.
2020-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National
I-League: Anti-CAA, NRC protest by EB fans during derby
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Few East Bengal supporters on Sunday protested against the Citizen Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens during their Kolkata I-League derby at the Salt Lake Stadium against Mohun Bagan here.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Visva Bharati seeks CISF deployment on campus
Bolpur (West Bengal), Jan 19 (IANS) The Rabindranath Tagore founded Visva-Bharati University has decided to seek deployment of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) at its campus here in West Bengal's Birbhum district after two recent incidents of disturbance, a spokesman said on Sunday.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Sex racket in the guise of spa busted, 17 arrested in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Sixteen women were among 17 arrested as police busted a sex racket operating under the guise of a spa-cum-beauty parlour in West Bengal's Durgapur town, police said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal farmer killed in elephant attack
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) A middle aged farmer was killed in elephant attack in West Bengal's West Midnapore district early on Sunday, officials said.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Look within, publicly apologise: Dhankhar to Bengal minister
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Taking umbrage at West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee questioning first lady's presence at "government meetings", state governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has asked him to look within and publicly apologise.
2020-01-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Police lathi charge BJP workers trying to bring out pro-CAA rally
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The police lathi charged and prevented BJP workers from taking out a thanksgiving rally on Citizenship (Amendment) Act which was slated to be led by state party chief Dilip Ghosh in East Midnapore district's Nandigram on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
ISL: ATK add to merger euphoria with win over FC Goa
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) ATK emerged 2-0 victors against FC Goa in a closely-fought top-of-the-table clash in the Indian Super League at the Salt Lake Stadium here on Saturday.
2020-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Ready to give women's IPL five years to grow: Coach Raman
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) India women's team head coach WV Raman on Saturday said a four-team womens version of the Indian Premier League is fine for this season as he is ready to give it a five-year window to be something like the men's version of the franchise-based T20 league.
2020-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
PC joins CAA protestors at Kolkata's Park Circus
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram joined the ongoing anti-CAA stir in Kolkata's Park Circus and assured the gathering that his party was with them.
2020-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Now Dilip Ghosh calls anti-CAA intellectuals 'parasites'
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In keeping with his penchant for abusive attacks on opponents, BJP West Bengal's President Dilip Ghosh on Friday described as "creatures", "devils" and "parasites" the intellectuals who hit the streets protesting against the new citizenship law.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
VU panel to probe Dasgupta's confinement, student clashes
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) The Visva-Bharati University on Friday formed a three-member committee, headed by Calcutta High Court's former Chief Justice Jyotirmoy Bhattacharya, to look into the recent incidents of confinement of Rajya Sabha member Swapan Dasgupta and the clashes between students in the campus.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
FSDL kicks-off ISL Children's League
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Football Sports Development Limited, which runs the Indian Super League, has rolled out its second most ambitious project - the ISL Childrens League.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal man stabs self, family; says was worried about NRC
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) A 34-year-old man in West Bengal's Contai sub-division stabbed himself and his family members claiming that he was worried about the fall-out of a possible National Register of Citizens exercise, the police said on Friday.
2020-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Two Visva-Bharati students injured in attack, two held
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two students, having allegiance to the Left students unions of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, were allegedly beaten up with rods, following which two arrests were made on Thursday.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Education,Politics
We first set a 11-seat target for LS polls: Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) How did the BJP set a target of winning over half of the Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal ahead of last year's general elections?
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dilip Ghosh re-elected Bengal BJP president
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Dilip Ghosh was on Thursday unanimously re-elected BJPs West Bengal unit President for three years, and is set to steer the party through the crucial state Assembly polls scheduled for 2021.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
MB loyalists look forward to life in the ISL lane
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Mohun Bagan fans are delighted at the club's merger with two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions ATK, saying it would only raise the standards of one of the oldest outfits in Indian football and add to ATK's fanbase as well.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Had advised Sanjiv Goenka to buy Mohun Bagan: Bhutia
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday hailed Indian Super League (ISL) side ATK for acquiring a majority stake in I-League heavyweight Mohun Bagan, but opined that they should keep the 130-year-old club's jersey and logo to reap the rewards of their legacy.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Two Visva-Bharati students hurt in campus attack
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Two students of Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal were allegedly beaten up with sticks and rods by outsiders, said to be members of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, sources said.
2020-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Arujna's arrows had nuclear power, says Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday caused eyebrows to be raised with his interpretation of India's epics, saying that in the "Mahabharata", Arjuna's arrows had "nuclear power" while the "Ramayana" has spoken of aircraft.
2020-01-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Science/Tech
Anti-CAA protest should continue even without opposition unity: Amartya Sen
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) Nobel prize winner economist Amartya Sen on Monday stressed the need for opposition unity in the country for carrying forward the protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), but said even if unity is not there, the protesters still have to move on and do whatever is necessary.
2020-01-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Why Mamata stayed away from Delhi opposition meet?
Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's boycott of Monday's opposition meet in Delhi betrays her reluctance to accept the leadership of the Congress in fighting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and brings out the deep suspicion state-specific regional outfits harbour towards the grand old party amid fears it could usurp their vote bank given even the minimal political space, say analysts.
2020-01-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National