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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.

12 hours ago

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

File photo of TMC MP Tapas Pal (R) comes out of CBI office in Kolkata | PTI
TMC MP Tapas Pal arrested in ponzi scam

The Bengali actor, who gained infamy over his threats to send his 'boys' to rape opposition women party workers, was the director of the film division of Rose Valley.

30 Dec 2016

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Judge rescues illegally detained woman from Bengal police station

The judge has directed OC Bose to give an explanation as to why the woman was not produced in the court even 24 hours after detention.

29 Dec 2016

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RBI mint staffers in Bengal's Salboni say, ‘we are not slaves,’ refuse to clock 12 hours

 New currency notes from Salboni mint are circulated to around 12 states in east and northeast India.

29 Dec 2016

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IS planned ‘lone wolf’ attack on Mother Teresa’s tomb to avenge bombing in Syria: NIA

  Chargesheet reveals foreign tourists ‘soft targets’ of IS operative Musa who was asked to disguise as a non-Muslim.

26 Dec 2016

Two get life imprisonment for sending parcel bomb to lover in West Bengal

The victim identified as Aparna Ghosh died in 2011, after a bomb she received via courier, kept between pages of a book, exploded.

22 Dec 2016

Girl molested in app-based cab in Kolkata

She also claimed that the duo then pushed her out of the cab near Chinar Park area at around 3.30 AM when she asked a police patrolling van to help her reach home.

19 Dec 2016

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21 years after Purulia arms drop, AK-47 consignment a hit with Bengal cops

"The 'Purulia guns', as we call them in our inner circle who know about the origin of the guns, are very stable while firing, says an officer.

17 Dec 2016

BJP national president Amit Shah | PTI
Bengal's women slam Amit Shah's sexist comments on Mamata, Maya

Others felt that Amit Shah was tactfully using words to his advantage to lure a targeted audience, especially in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh where sexism is deep-rooted

17 Dec 2016

Fire at Kolkata slum kills 2, guts 29 shanties

Eleven fire tenders extinguished the blaze near Minerva theatre at the 3,000 sq feet plot where garments were manufactured. Officials said there was no report of any injury or casualty in the second i

17 Dec 2016