Arshad Ali


Kolkata: Deshapriya Park puja to be more ‘crowd-friendly’ than last year
Fri, Sep 23, 2016

Organisers say they learnt a lesson from last year’s stampede-like situation; engage 120 volunteers to streamline vehicular and crowd movement

Congress vs Trinamool Congress: What next for Dr Manas Bhunia?
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Dr Bhunia, on being asked if he had officially joined the TMC or if he had resigned from the Congress party, restricted his response saying he had come under the umbrella of the TMC which he thought was the 'Real Congress'.

Manas Bhunia joins TMC, dubs it as ‘real Congress’
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Along with Bhunia, several others too joined Trinamool.

Year after plan given to PWD, Writers Building’s repairs yet to begin
Mon, Sep 19, 2016

The work had been assigned to the department of architecture at Jadavpur University.

Trinamool set to take over Berhampore Municipality today; 15 expected to jump ship
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

AT least 15 Congress councillors from Berhampore Municipality in Murshidabad are set to join Trinamool Congress on Saturday, helping the ruling party take control of the civic body.

Congress, CPM hint at contesting college elections together in Kolkata
Mon, Sep 12, 2016

In JNU, the SFI-AISA alliance beat the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), BJP’s student wing, by a comfortable margin.

Top government officials skip meet on PMAY in Kolkata
Thu, Sep 08, 2016

West Bengal way behind other states in implementing central housing scheme, points out NHB.

Mother Teresa canonised as Saint
Mon, Sep 05, 2016

At Mother House in Kolkata, nuns cheer, ring bells, throw open doors to visitors all day

Canonisation in Vatican, Kolkata comes alive for Mother Teresa
Sun, Sep 04, 2016

Gautam Lewis, who was rescued by Mother Teresa after being abandoned as a child suffering from polio, is set to release a song, ‘Mora Gaang’, dedicated to her.

Trade union strike today: Once a ‘street fighter’, Mamata Banerjee now plans to bring law against bandhs
Fri, Sep 02, 2016

“There will be no bandh in Bengal” and warned of strong action against those who disrupt public life, said Mamata Banerjee on Thursday.

Left-backed Trade union strike to clash with ‘Singur Divas’
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

“It is up to the people. The administration should only ensure that no one is forced to go for or against the bandh,” said CPM leader Rabin Deb

Singur cheers one victory, another fight goes on
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

“It is a big win, thanks to our relentless struggle for the last 10 years led by Mamata Banerjee," said Tapasi Malik's father, Manoranjan Malik.

Land acquisition verdict: Singur cheers one victory, another fight goes on
Thu, Sep 01, 2016

The wound of my daughter’s death has remained fresh as I have had to narrate it thousands of times, says Tapasi Malik’s father.

Islam is misinterpreted to youngsters who are brainwashed into terror activities, says Acharya Gopal Chandra Khatri
Tue, Aug 30, 2016

Khatri also alleged that politicians were using this opportunity to create communal divide for their own interest.

Another dengue death in Kolkata, toll rises to 23
Wed, Aug 24, 2016

Private hospitals have been asked to keep the state health department updated on the number of patients they are receiving.

Defection in Murshidabad Zila Parishad: Adhir Chowdhury calls for joint control of Cong bastion
Thu, Aug 18, 2016

In the four-hour meeting on Wednesday, which was attended by 41 elected members of the zila parishad, it was unanimously decided that both parties would jointly control the Murshidabad zila parishad.

Alipore jail women inmates to run coffee outlet
Wed, Aug 17, 2016

While the showroom will display items like textiles, utensils, garments, showpieces and food items, there will be bread, biscuits and other confectionary items at the coffee shop.

Who is our PM? It’s Mamata Banerjee: state Finance Minister Amit Mitra tells school students
Mon, Aug 15, 2016

Sources said Mamata Banerjee was unwell and thus did not attend the meet.

Narada tapes: Forensic report gives Opposition ammo to target ‘tainted’ in Trinamool
Thu, Aug 11, 2016

Congress MLA and leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan said the party was waiting for the Calcutta High Court order, and was sure that justice would prevail and the offenders would be punished.

Man arrested for trying to export beef worth Rs 1.2 crore
Mon, Aug 08, 2016

Ankit Kapoor, owner of Global Foods International, which exports frozen meat and seafood, was arrested in the second week of July.

Malda tech institute: 3 agitating students fall ill, classes suspended
Fri, Aug 05, 2016

The notice comes after three students, who had been on a hunger strike demanding affiliation to computer science and civil engineering courses, fell sick and had to be hospitalised during the last three days.

Mamata Banerjee government drops ‘West’ from Bengal, to pick from Bangla & Banga
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Assembly to pass resolution, which will have to be approved by Parliament

West Bengal may be renamed as ‘Bengal’
Wed, Aug 03, 2016

Earlier, the state government had sent a proposal to the Centre for renaming West Bengal as "Paschim Bango", but that never got the green signal.

One year after Indo-Bangla enclaves exchange, dwellers complain about state govt’s apathy
Mon, Aug 01, 2016

There were 14,856 residents of Bangladesh enclaves in India and the 921 Indians who have come over from across the borders.

PAC chairman Manas Bhunia meets Rahul Gandhi, C P Joshi to defend himself
Thu, Jul 28, 2016

Congress sources said that senior AICC leaders had decided to convene a meeting in New Delhi to resolve the logjam.

Congress, CPM mull legal action against their MLAs who joined Trinamool
Wed, Jul 27, 2016

The Opposition leaders said they were consulting legal experts on how to cancel the memberships of the two MLAs, as well as conduct a repoll at their constituencies.

Bengal PAC chairman row: Bhunia leaves for Delhi to meet Sonia and Rahul Gandhi
Tue, Jul 26, 2016

While Congress wanted to nominate a candidate from CPM, with which it had contested the Assembly elections, for the post, Bhunia had assumed office as the PAC chairman and also convened its meetings.

West Bengal CM: Modi govt pursuing saffron agenda, spreading hatred over cow protection
Fri, Jul 22, 2016

On PM post ambition, Mamata Banerjee said, "Want to stay in my hut and work in state... don’t want anything more"

Bengal crackdown on ‘syndicates’: Over 9,000 people held, claim police
Tue, Jul 19, 2016

The announcement came hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told CMO officials that all complaints regarding extortion and syndicate-related crimes must be dealt with quickly.

To end misconceptions about Islam, Muslim outfit to educate women in Bengal
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

This will ensure that the first instruction they give to their children about Islam is about peace, said Naima Ansari, president of the women’s wing of JIH.

On way to open defiance, Manas Bhunia had raised many ‘red’ flags in the Congress
Mon, Jul 18, 2016

Last week, Manas Bhunia accepted the post of chairman of the West Bengal Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) defying pleas from his own party.

Bhunia’s second PAC meeting: Congress, Left MLAs to stay away again
Fri, Jul 15, 2016

All members of Opposition parties — Congress and Left Front — are set to stay away.

Congress MLA Manas Bhunia launches new attack on Congress leaders
Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Accusing Mannan of “deliberately misguiding” the party, Bhunia said, His (Mannan’s) intentions were to humiliate and insult me.

Should keep working with Congress, say West Bengal CPM leaders
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

State committee members sought a plenum to decide a party line to be followed in West Bengal, and one will be organised from September 30 to October 2.

PAC Chairman row: Won’t resign, urge Cong to let me hold post for a year, prove myself, says Manas Bhunia
Mon, Jul 11, 2016

He added that party senior leaders did not have confidence in him.

Terrorist arrested at Bardhaman station has links to IS: West Bengal CID
Wed, Jul 06, 2016

A resident of Labhpur in Birbhum district, 25-year-old Mosiruddin has admitted to having links with top ISIS leaders and the JMB through emails, social networking sites and mobile phones.