Aishik Chanda

Qaeda men planning strikes nabbed

Two Ansar Bangla operatives from Bangladesh and one arms dealer from West Bengal were nabbed in a major operation by Kolkata Special Task Force (STF) at Kolkata railway station in Chitpur on Tuesday

22 Nov 2017

Kolkata diary

Untimely rains in all south Bengal districts, including Kolkata, have caused massive damage to vegetable crops planted over large areas throughout south Bengal.

22 Nov 2017

Suspended GJM head Bimal Gurung to campaign in Delhi for Gorkhaland

Urging Gorkhas to maintain peace in the hills, he said the Supreme Court order was a tight slap on people branding him 'unconstitutional'.

22 Nov 2017

'Padmavati' row: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee plans to use film industry to corner BJP

The film has been mired in controversy over conjectures that it 'distorts history' regarding Rajput queen Padmavati, a contention that Bhansali has repeatedly denied.

20 Nov 2017

The Boatman’s Call: Kolkata band sings for Rohingyas

With pleas from humanitarian groups, political parties and activists on the plight of Rohingya refugees falling on deaf ears, a Kolkata band has come forward to make a difference through their music.

19 Nov 2017

Bhaichung Bhutia offers training stint to Kashmiri youth Majid Khan who returned from terrorism

The former captain said arrangements have been made to offer Majid Khan training with his football schools in Delhi.

19 Nov 2017

Railways to report to UNESCO over Darjeeling heritage railway losses

The team of UNESCO officials, who were forced to flee Darjeeling district of West Bengal soon after the commencement of 104-day-long Gorkhaland agitation on June 8, will return to the hills.

17 Nov 2017

Kolkata diary: Movies from International Film Festival screened in local theatres for first time

Kolkatans have a reason to cheer! The Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF), for the first time, has arrived in the city’s neighbourhoods.

12 Nov 2017

West Bengal government doctor suspended over Facebook post on dengue

The government doctor posted on Facebook criticising the government’s response in tackling dengue outbreak in the state.

12 Nov 2017

Mukul Roy accuses Trinamool Congress of being 'private company' run by Mamata Banerjee’s nephew

Kicking back at the party he quit this week, Roy said Mamata is no longer the same person whom he knew while fighting the Left Front.

10 Nov 2017

Amid Rs 500, Rs 1,000 demonetisation, fake Rs 10 coins silently flood West Bengal

However, general public are not taking any chance and are altogether refusing to accept the Rs 10 coins.

08 Nov 2017

Photo of burning elephant calf in West Bengal triggers horror

The picture shows a cow elephant and her baby fleeing across a road as fire scorches their delicate skin.

07 Nov 2017

The elephant calf somehow survived, says photographer Biplab Hazra

The photographer while narrating the story behind the photograph of a burning elephant calf that won him the Sanctuary Wildlife Photography Award 2017 said the calf somehow survived.

07 Nov 2017

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s Twitter DP to go black on demonetisation anniversary

Mamata urged people to change their Twitter DPs into black to protest against the sudden invalidation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes.

07 Nov 2017

Mamata Banerjee terms GST 'Great Selfish Tax', calls for change of Twitter DP into black to protest one year of demonetisation

The West Bengal CM urged people to change their Twitter DPs into black to protest against the sudden invalidation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes on November 8 last year.

06 Nov 2017