Boost from EWS students as Bengal scholarship gets three-fold fund

Meritorious students pursuing higher studies get a monthly stipend between Rs 1,000 and Rs 8,000 depending on the course they are applying for.

24 Jan 2022

Infighting within Bengal BJP spreads to another stronghold

Sources in the BJP said the MLAs individually wrote to JP Nadda expressing their discontent on the issue of inducting new faces in the party hierarchy.

22 Jan 2022

Bengal BJP issues warning as disgruntled Matua leaders make statewide outreach plan

“The Sangsad Sampark Yatra is aimed at gauging the mood of ground-level party workers. We will gather support of those who back our demand.

20 Jan 2022

BJP’s Matua leaders plan movement for CAA in West Bengal

The disgruntled elected representatives of Matuas had been holding meetings with other dissident BJP functionaries for past three day.

18 Jan 2022

Kolkata Diary

The largest locomotive manufacturer in the world, based in the state, has scripted history by rolling out a record 467 locos in the January-December, 2021 period.

18 Jan 2022

With men jobless, rural women in Bengal turn bread winners

The Anandadhara scheme aims at creating efficient and effective institutional platforms for rural poor, and improving access financial services.

17 Jan 2022

Some leaders in Bengal BJP are selling party: Shantanu Thakur

Shantanu Thakur alleged that a section of leaders in the West Bengal BJP is “selling” the party to another political outfit.

16 Jan 2022

Record rise of COVID in Bengal, Kolkata accounts for nearly half the cases

Kolkata shares 44% of the total new cases, having reported 6,170 on Wednesday. The growth rate is said to be highest ever since the outbreak of the pandemic in Bengal in 2020.

07 Jan 2022

Kolkata Diary

An expert committee of IIT Kharagpur has suggested construction of two flyovers over the busy Chingrighata crossing on EM Bypass.

05 Jan 2022

Lakshmir Bhandar: Many Jungle Mahal homes survive on dole, says survey

The scheme offers monthly help of Rs 1,000 to women heads of SC and ST families and Rs 500 to those in general categories.

03 Jan 2022

West Bengal civic polls: Mamata Banerjee overrules nephew's choices for TMC candidates

Sources in the Trinamool Congress said that Abhishek wanted to induct new faces as candidates in the election as part of a strategy to prepare the party's next set of leaders.

01 Jan 2022

Mosque on Hindu land tells Bengal harmony tale

In the days of hate speech and attack on minorities, a story of communal harmony in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas stands out as an exception.

30 Dec 2021

Trinamool to take Mother Teresa charity’s FCRA rejection to Goa poll field

The TMC, which declared a tooth-and-nail battle against the BJP in the upcoming Goa elections, said the party would not miss this opportunity.

29 Dec 2021

Facing existential crisis, Left plans Singur encore in Bengal

Despite the CM’s announcement two years ago to start mining work in the area and offer for a rehabilitation package of Rs 10,000 crore, an inch of work is yet to take place.

27 Dec 2021

Win at least two of the five municipal corporations, target for Bengal BJP

JP Nadda and BL Santosh sought explanation why BJP finished behind Left Front in terms of vote share.

25 Dec 2021