Aishik Chanda

Kolkata Diary: From Kanwariya rampage to Stunt bikers crackdown

 After Delhi and Meerut, kanwariyas went on a rampage in Beliaghata area in north Kolkata over the breaking of a pot of water that a devotee was carrying. The incident was sparked after mini-truck dri

14 Aug 2018

West Bengal couple to set off on a journey to spread awareness about pain

A West Bengal doctor, her husband and their six-year-old daughter will undertake a 40,000-km road trip covering 30 countries to make people aware of the new medical concept of ‘pain as a disease’.

12 Aug 2018

TMC threatens legal action against Amit Shah over his 'misappropriation of central aid' claim

Responding to Shah's corruption charges, TMC spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien said that legal steps will be taken against the BJP President if he did not apologise within 24 hours.

11 Aug 2018

Journey to spread awareness on medical concept

A doctor, her husband and their six-year-old daughter will undertake a 40,000 km road trip covering 30 countries to make the people aware of the new medical concept of 'pain as a disease'.

11 Aug 2018

BJP bringing Maoists from Jharkhand into Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that BJP was bringing in Maoists from neighbouring Jharkhand to foment trouble in the state.

09 Aug 2018

Burdwan blast: West Bengal cops to seek custody of mastermind

West Bengal police is likely to soon seek his transit remand for interrogation into Burdwan and Bodh Gaya blasts.

09 Aug 2018

NRC fallout: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee consolidates Dalit votes; Namasudra Development Board to be formed

Some 17 ethnic development boards have been formed by Mamata Banerjee in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts for the different communities of the hills.

06 Aug 2018

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee slams PM Modi in poem on Assam NRC

The TMC supremo also claimed that being anti-government is being considered as being anti-national.

06 Aug 2018

Flood-like situation in western West Bengal

Regional Meteorological Centre at Alipore predicts more rainfall in eastern Jharkhand and western West Bengal on Tuesday.

06 Aug 2018

Maoists rear heads in Bengal after 6 year-lull

After a lull of six years, Maoist activities have started afresh in West Bengal districts bordering Jharkhand, most notably Jhargram and Purulia.

05 Aug 2018

Jharkhand and West Bengal fight over Massanjore Dam's colour

Though located in Dumka district of Jharkhand, the dam is under the jurisdiction of West Bengal irrigation department and hence is painted blue and white as per West Bengal government norms.

05 Aug 2018

NRC: Team detained, Mamata Banerjee decries ‘super emergency’

Reacting to the alleged manhandling of six Trinamool Congress MPs, one MLA and one minister at Silchar aiport in Assam, Mamata Banerjee said a there was a “super emergency” in the country”

03 Aug 2018

Kolkata Diary

A few days after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s event at St. Stephens was called off, Kolkata Archbishop Reverend Thomas D’Souza has come out in support of the Trinamool Congress supremo, calling her “a leader of national stature who has conviction to take all together”. “Mamata Did

02 Aug 2018

Bengal Dalits stage rail blockades to protest against Assam NRC draft

The agitators warned of intensifying their stir if the Bengalis were stripped off their citizenship, before lifting the blockades by afternoon.

01 Aug 2018

West Bengal girl swallows 10 needles, tantric act suspected

The incident came to light when the Krishnanagar (Nadia district) resident complained of throat pain to her parents nine days straight.

31 Jul 2018

Asian Games 2018