Kolkata Diary

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation will build two hospitals for treatment of patients suffering from vector-borne diseases.

12 Dec 2019

ITBP jawan had been denied leave for wedding

Rahman, the youngest of three siblings, had joined ITBP in 2008 and was posted in Narayanpur, Chhattisgarh, part of Maoist-infested Bastar district. 

06 Dec 2019

Post-bypoll debacle, Bengal BJP to hold classes on NRC promotion for its workers

The leaders will train their foot-soldiers about how to convince the Hindu voters and assure them none of them will be left out of NRC.

03 Dec 2019

Seven killed, 12 injured in head-on crash between bus and oil tanker in Bengal

Preliminary investigation revealed poor visibility because of morning fog might have led to the mishap.

30 Nov 2019

Kolkata diary: FIFA team inspects Salt Lake Stadium 

Those intending to study medicine have to write a separate all-India test.

30 Nov 2019

West Bengal byelection results: Prashant Kishor passes test with flying colours

Meticulous planning by Prashant Kishor did wonders for Trinamool within six months, said a senior party leader.

29 Nov 2019

Thieves skip cash, steal onions in West Bengal

Due to this year’s untimely rains, the supply-line has been hit leading to the unprecedented hike in prices. 

28 Nov 2019

After Maharashtra setback, BJP gets a jolt in Bengal as TMC wins Kaliaganj bypoll

The ruling party’s victory is considered as a jolt to the BJP because the saffron camp had a sweeping victory in north Bengal by bagging seven out of eight seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

28 Nov 2019

Royal Bengal Tiger drags away fisherman in Sunderbans

Sunderbans, the world’s largest mangrove delta, is crisscrossed by rivers and narrow creeks, often not more than 15-20 feet, that contain a lot of fish and crabs.   

24 Nov 2019

West Bengal bypolls: Litmus test for TMC, BJP and poll strategist Prashant Kishor

By-elections will be held in Kharagpur(Sadar), Kaliaganj and Karimpur seats on Monday.

24 Nov 2019

Don’t need government's permission to travel in Bengal: Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

Earlier, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, without naming Dhankar, said a nominated person was trying to run a parallel government in the state.

19 Nov 2019

BJP postpones decision on 400 booth president posts in Bengal

The mandal posts are important to each party since its effective control helps in successful electoral outcomes.

19 Nov 2019

Miffed minister picks fight with Bengal MP Mimi Chakraborty over fund allocation

The letter and reply have turned into a talking point in Kolkata’s political circles as both the elected representatives belong to West Bengal’s ruling party.

19 Nov 2019

Stroke of luck and wit saves fisherman from tiger in Sunderbans

A fisherman had a narrow escape in the Sunderbans area of South Bengal on Sunday after fellow fisherfolk fought off a tiger, which had pounced on him.

18 Nov 2019

Visiting Visva Bharati University is a pilgrimage: President Kovind

Last year, PM Modi, his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee attended the convocation of the central university.

12 Nov 2019