Aishik Chanda

BJP set to ride the rath in bid to win West Bengal

The BJP is all set to ride a rath again in a bid to  come to power, this time in West Bengal. 

14 Oct 2018

Another barrier goes as transgender draws Durga’s eyes

Sayantani first drew the eyes of the Durga idol at Jodhpur Park Cultural Association on Mahalaya on Monday.

13 Oct 2018

Kolkata Diary

While the city’s residents are gearing up for Durga Puja festivities beginning next week, countries with consulates in the city have already begun.

13 Oct 2018

Father strangles six-year-old son in West Bengal's Alipurduar, surrenders

Accused Kartik Barman and his son Sanjay Barman were alone at their residence at Uttar Kalajani village in Coochbehar district when he allegedly strangled his son and surrendered himself to cops.

12 Oct 2018

Supreme Court to hear West Bengal Durga Puja grant case today

The apex court bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice S K Kaul and Justice K M Joseph agreed to hear the case and set the date of hearing on Friday.

12 Oct 2018

Funds to Durga pujas: Calcutta High Court refuses to interfere

A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Debasish Kar Gupta and Justice Sampa Sarkar said that the Legislature is the appropriate forum to decide on expenditure by the state government.

11 Oct 2018

Bengal's khap panchayat cuts off 10 fingers of man for practising black magic

Victim Fandi Sardar was accused of practicing black magic and sorcery by some residents of Radhakeshtopur village after which Shalishi Sabha was called.

11 Oct 2018

Protests erupt after six-year-old girl molested by school teacher in Kolkata

According to the DCP, 10 police personnel, including two officers-in-charge of Gariahat and Lake police stations, were injured in brickbatting by the protesters.

10 Oct 2018

Rains may act spoiler during Durga Puja in West Bengal

According to Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore, the formation of a cyclonic depression over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy showers for three days October 11 onwards. 

09 Oct 2018

In West Bengal, party offices are bomb magnets

Police seized as many as 1,063 illegal firearms in 13 days of raids at volatile districts of south Bengal. 

07 Oct 2018

Lionel Messi gifts Barcelona number 10 jersey to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

The Barcelona number 10 jersey holds significance as football legends Diego Maradona, Ronaldinho and Romario have worn the number 10 jersey of the Spanish football club.

07 Oct 2018

Bengal gangsters escape from court, caught as bike doesn't start

While they were being loaded onto the prison van, two persons came on a motorbike and started hurling bombs and firing bullets at the police injuring five policemen and one court staff.

06 Oct 2018

Calcutta HC stays Mamata Banerjee's Rs 28 crore grant for Durga Puja

The court stay comes close after Imams recently protested against the doles given only to the Durga Puja committees and demanded the same for Muslim festivals as well.

06 Oct 2018

Video of dust falling from AJC Bose Road Flyover creates panic in Kolkata

Rumours went round that a slab of the flyover was loose and was about to fall causing vehicular traffic over and under the flyover to be halted for some time.

05 Oct 2018

Eight-year-old boy killed, 11 hurt in bomb-blast outside Trinamool Congress office in Kolkata

The explosion was reported outside a fruit shop on the ground floor of the building in the congested Kazipara area under the jurisdiction of Dum Dum Police Station around 9 am.

02 Oct 2018