Aishik Chanda

BJP MP Babul Supriyo fumes after not being invited to Sheikh Hasina DLitt function

Union minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo got angered after not being invited by West Bengal government to honorary DLitt award ceremony of Bangladesh Prime Minister.

13 hours ago

Kolkata-made firearms recovered from arms hub in Bihar

The Kolkata-made pistol frames would be completely assembled with spring and trigger and sold to the huge market of the weapons throughout the Gangetic plains.

17 hours ago

Brain dead patient’s heart flown from Bengaluru to Kolkata 

Though successfully done in Chennai, Mumbai and Delhi, such transplantation was first for Kolkata and eastern India and is considered risky with low success rate.

21 May 2018

Man arrested for flashing genital to Chinese Indian woman in West Bengal

Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused often took the road beside the gift shop and was attracted to the victim.

21 May 2018

Kolkata diary

A case of alleged exorcism was reported from the heart of the city in Gariahat, where a teenaged girl was held down by a middle-aged man in a temple courtyard and rituals related to exorcism were perf

21 May 2018

Shadow of partially collapsed flyover hangs over Kolkata locality residents

The Varanasi flyover collapse has brought back dark memories of the 2016 Kolkata tragedy among the locals, who perpetually live in fear due to the government’s indecisiveness in demolishing.

20 May 2018

Kolkata’s ‘green cabbie’ offers comics to kids

Immensely popular on social media by Facebook name ‘Bapi Green Taxi’, cab driver says his initiative is to encourage children to read more of comics and other books and stay away from smartphones.

20 May 2018

Tourist inflows to Darjeeling picks up after statehood agitation year

While around 2.5 lakh tourists had visited the two districts last year before the onset of the agitation in June, some 1.2 lakh tourists have visited the hill towns this April to June season.

19 May 2018

Despite TMC sweep, BJP strikes a chord among West Bengal’s Adivasis

BJP has made its mark in the tribal-dominated regions of the state by outperforming TMC in many segments in the west and northern parts of the state.

18 May 2018

TMC sweeps West Bengal panchayat polls; BJP emerges prime opposition

Of the 31,836 Gram Panchayat seats that were contested, the ruling party won 19,394 Gram Panchayat seats and is leading in 560 seats till 8 pm. BJP won 5,050 GP seats and is leading in another 55.

17 May 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: Re-elections remains peaceful, counting on Thursday

Barring a few isolated incidents, re-elections to 572 booths in 19 districts of West Bengal largely remained peaceful with 68 per cent votes being polled on Wednesday.

16 May 2018

Panchayat re-poll in 568 booths in West Bengal

The State Election Commission is mooting to conduct elections in over 500 polling booths in the districts of West Bengal that were most affected to electoral violence on Monday

15 May 2018

West Bengal panchayat poll: 14 dead, scores injured; Home Ministry seeks report

Of the 14 dead, 5 were CPM supporters, 4 were TMC workers, 2 BJP and 2 independent candidate supporters and one was a voter.

15 May 2018

Kolkata diary

TNIE reporter Aishik Chanda takes a look at the local news from West Bengal's capital.

12 May 2018

Bengal teen develops Gangasagar ferry app

Unable to decide what to study in college, a tech-savvy teenager has made life easier for over 1.6 lakh people living on West Bengal’s Sagar Island by developing an app that gives exact timings of the

06 May 2018