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Burrabazar fire UPDATE: Fire tenders increased to 30, situation not under control. | Picture Courtesy: ANI
21 hours on, century-old Kolkata building fire yet to be controlled

Traffic movement around Rabindra Sarani and nearby roads have been controlled as a precautionary measure.

28 Feb 2017

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Youth killed in Kolkata for protesting against eve-teasing

According to Mustakin's family, he was attacked because he confronted a group of men hurling obscene comments at female performers.

26 Feb 2017

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Bengal child trafficking case: 10-day CID remand for Manas Bhowmik

Bhowmik was arrested by CID yesterday after prolonged interrogation on the charge of being involved in selling children to foreigner couples with fake papers from the NGO 'Bimala Sishu Griho'.

24 Feb 2017

Nine minor girls missing from Chandana's shelter home in Bengal

The district magistrate of Jalpaiguri, Rachna Bhagat has said that the register kept at the Devnagar home listed 30 inmates but only 21 were present.

23 Feb 2017

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Bengal software engineer, who lived with the skeletons of elder sister for over six months, found charred to death

Partha Dey, who in 2015 was found living with the skeleton of his elder sister and carcasses of two pet dogs, was today found charred to death.     

21 Feb 2017

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI)
Mamata pours water over Indo-Bangla Ganges Dam treaty

River water specialists in West Bengal agree with Mamata Banerjee fears.

12 Feb 2017

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Rats rule the roost in Bengal Assembly, vandalises members' cars

Many fear that important documents in the Assembly, where full computerisation is yet to be achieved like in many other government institutions, may be under the rat threat.

30 Jan 2017

CPI (ML) Red Star leader Sharmishtha Choudhury being produced in Baruipur court on Thursday. | EPS
Blockades back to Bengal's strife-hit Bhangar after Red Star arrests

The blockade against the arrests has also brought to fore the support the parliamentary Naxalite party commands among residents of the 30 agitating villages of Bhangar.

27 Jan 2017

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Bengal woman thrown out of moving train for resisting rape

The victim who suffered head injuries and got both her legs fractured was returning from Basirhat in a Hasnabad-Sealdah local train when two drunk men got onboard and started harassing her.

25 Jan 2017

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (File photo)
West Bengal governor sends proposal for Azad Hind regiment in Indian Army

Netaji's Azad Hind Fauj, formed by 43,000 British Indian Prisoners of War (PoW) soldiers in Singapore in 1942, was instrumental in Japanese victory in Andaman and Nicobar Island.

24 Jan 2017

Bengal's ancient 'potchitro' art to campaign for Akhilesh

Bengal's famed ancient scroll paintings 'potchitro' will be used in the election campaigning of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

23 Jan 2017

Left to Right : Abdullah from Karachi, Pakistan; Muzaffar Ahmed Rather from Anantnag; Mohammad Younus from Haripur, Pakistan
Three Lashkar operatives get death sentence for planning attack on a military base in Jammu and Kashmir

The operatives who were trained in Pakistan by Lashkar-e-Toiba, ten years back,  tried to sneak into India from Bangladesh with a motive to attack a military base in Jammu and Kashmir.

22 Jan 2017

Taslima Nasreen. (File photo | PTI)
Mamata turned out harsher than Left in my case: Taslima

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen said that the Trinamool Congress supremo is harsher than the Left Front government.

22 Jan 2017

Anupam Hazra, the Trinamool MP from Bolpur, Anupam Hazra with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a party meeting held recently. | EPS
Trinamool MP Anupam Hazra may land a role in Bollywood

If Hazra accepts the offer, he would be the first MP not only from Trinamool Congress but also from entire Bengal to work in Hindi films while being an active MP in Lok Sabha.

20 Jan 2017

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Fire in Presidency University, no casualty

The flames were spotted in the canteen in the campus at around 6:10 AM and the fire brigade was informed.

16 Jan 2017

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI)
RBI, SEBI let chit fund firms grow in Bengal: Mamata

The West Bengal Chief Minister said the arrested Trinamool Congress MPs were innocent and have been trapped.

11 Jan 2017

Suspended TMC Rajyasabha MP Kunal Ghosh | PTI
Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh statement re-recorded after 12 hr grilling by CBI

Sources revealed that the re-recording of the statement comes after the suspended Trinamool MLA Ghosh, in a long letter, had given 25 allegations.

11 Jan 2017

File pic of Kharagpur strongman Srinivas Naidu coming out of prison for his role in attack on rival Rambabu. | EPS
Kharagpur strongman Srinu Naidu killed in attack on TMC office

Sources revealed that the assailants entered the office and started firing at the TMC party workers.

11 Jan 2017

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI)
Mamata now proposes Biswa Bangla varsity

The West Bengal Chief Minister announced that the age of retirement for the both university and school teachers in the state would be increased to 62 years.

07 Jan 2017

Suspected JMB operative and fake note kingpin nabbed

It has come to fore that Liton used to frequently change his name in his attempt to evade arrests by sleuths of counter-terror units of Bangladesh.

07 Jan 2017

Fire breaks out at Ordnance Factory Board building

Eight fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the blaze in the building's ground floor. 

07 Jan 2017