Pranab Mondal

Jadavpur University violence: Trinamool, BJP engage in war of words

The governor also issued a strong statement, denouncing the fracas on the hallowed campus and the alleged confinement of the Asansol MP for over four hours.

10 hours ago

BJP ropes in ‘star’ MPs Sunny Deol and Gautam Gambhir for Durga Puja inaugurations

According to sources, Home Minister Amit Shah will arrive in Kolkata on October 1 and will inaugurate four pandals.

20 Sep 2019

Amit Shah set to inaugurate four Durga Puja pandals

With an eye on gaining political mileage, the BJP will rope in Union home minister Amit Shah in Kolkata to inaugurate at least four Durga puja pandals.

19 Sep 2019

Scared of NRC trouble, WB man kills self after failing to get Aadhaar card error rectified

The body of Milan Mondal, 27, was found by his family members hanging from the bamboo-ceiling of his room on Tuesday.

19 Sep 2019

‘Maoists trying to regain control in Jangalmahal’: West Bengal IB

The IB said in its report that the rebel outfit has already initiated the process of recruiting youths as its foot soldiers. 

14 Sep 2019

Kolkata diary

The Kolkata Police has advised Durga Puja organisers to be prepared to fight rain during the festival because of delayed monsoon in Bengal.

11 Sep 2019

Fight for mileage: Durga Puja politics heats up in Bengal

To maintain the TMC's  dominance over puja organisers, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a fund of Rs 25,000 each for 28,000 puja committees in Bengal. Last year the grant was Rs 10,000.

09 Sep 2019

Tunneling damages homes, 500 shifted due to metro work in Kolkata

Residents moved to local hotels as ongoing work for Kolkata Metro damaged 52 buildings in the Bowbazar area

07 Sep 2019

Kolkata metro work: Thirty more buildings have cracks

Thirty more houses developed deep cracks in Kolkata’s Bowbazar area in the past 24 hours following cave-ins after tunnelling for East-West Metro hit a water pocket five days ago.

07 Sep 2019

Kolkata diary: IIT-Kharagpur honours 372 doctorates

IIT Kharagpur on Tuesday awarded the highest number of PhD degrees in its history.

31 Aug 2019

TMC Councillor attempts suicide over cut money refund

Mandal was one of the few local leaders of Trinamool who refunded part of the cut money after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee criticised her party’s satraps of taking commission from the people.

23 Aug 2019

Widows from Vidyasagar’s village in Bengal not getting pension benefits

Arindam Dasgupta, the BDO of Ghatal, said every block had a limited quota of beneficiaries because of which many deserving people cannot be enrolled. 

22 Aug 2019

Kolkata diary

Metro railway authorities will start an independent trial on the East-West route to make its staff familiar with the new Technology.

21 Aug 2019

Bengal's four-time 'real communist' MLA struggling for two square meals a day

CPM leader Badal Jamadar gets a monthly pension of Rs 9,500 and the entire sum is spent on his medicines. "None of the party leaders in Kolkata came to meet him," said his wife Rizia.

16 Aug 2019

17 killed in two road accidents in West Bengal

While seven persons died in South 24 Parganas district, six others fell victim to another accident in Malda.

16 Aug 2019