Arshad Ali

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In Kolkata’s adult film theatres, patriotism plays second fiddle
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

“Our duty is play it (the anthem) and shut the door when it is on. We can’t force people to stand."

Post-demonetisation, madrasas see spurt in donations: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

'Many people who had money in those denominations paid a huge amount of the currency to madrasas overnight.'

Demonetisation in real estate: Rates for expensive flats ‘to take a hit’
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

The market is not likely to witness the same intensity as in Delhi and Mumbai, experts say.

West Bengal: Girl who refused to marry at 16 to speak against child marriage
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

“I do not study anymore but I want either be a nurse or a police officer and serve the country. My family cannot afford to pay for my education,” Astami Roy said.

For the elderly in Kolkata, a chance at a new lease of life
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The meet, organised by authorities of old age home Thikana Shimla and NGO HelpAge India, was intended to give senior citizens a fresh lease of life.

Money laundering through ‘charitable donations’: I-T dept asks churches to provide balance details
Wed, Nov 30, 2016

I-T officials said this was a precautionary measure.

Demonetisation: Spending capacity of people hit, says Javed Akhtar
Sat, Nov 26, 2016

On the Opposition stalling business in Parliament, he replied that when he was MP too there were frequent adjournments.

Bypolls rigged, a mockery: Opposition
Wed, Nov 23, 2016

CPM state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra tweeted that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trying to decimate the Left and give free space to the BJP.

Replicate Bangladesh strategies to end open defecation in West Bengal: MP Hossain
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

Khandker Mosharraf Hossain, who is minister of local government, rural development and cooperatives in Bangladesh, is on a two-day trip to India with his delegates.

CM Mamata resembles Betal, keeps on blabbering lies: BJP’s Sidharth Nath
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

The ED had in March 2015 launched an investigation to determine whether TMC had received laundered money through donations and loans from a little-known firm.

AIMPLB forms women’s wing, to set up helpline
Mon, Nov 21, 2016

Member of AIMPLB's women wing also said: A misinformation is being spread about triple talaq by the government.

Fight against black money: Congress says no truck with TMC
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Adhir Chowdhury said that the TMC had not moral right to speak against black money because her entire party was sitting on sacks of black money.

China in focus, Kolkata International Film Festival opens with ‘The Song of Life’
Sat, Nov 12, 2016

A visibly overwhelmed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the festival without the presence of the Bachchans, the festival would have remained incomplete.

Kolkata: Shopkeepers buffer currency shock, accept demonetised notes to keep business running
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

“It is not that these notes have lost their values. As soon as the banks re-open, we will get these exchanged,” said Satyajit Roy, owner of Roy Brothers, a garment shop, at Gariahat Market in south Kolkata.

Kolkata: Clerics launch twin attacks, target BJP and TMC on triple talaq
Thu, Nov 10, 2016

Md Kamruzzaman, general secretary of All Bengal Minority Youth Federation said the present BJP government was intervening with Muslim Personal Law.

Muslim leaders decide to go ahead with AIMPLB conclave with or without Kolkata government nod
Wed, Nov 02, 2016

Muslim leaders in the city have decided to hold the programme even if they do not get clearance from the government.

Kolkata: Sales down, stalls owners have to pay exorbitant rent to set up shop
Tue, Nov 01, 2016

Shopowners at the ground said they had been incurring heavy losses.

West Bengal: 10,000 Muslim clerics to hit the streets against Mamata Banerjee
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Members of around 40 organisations of imams and moizzins are likely to participate in the meeting organised by the ABMYF at Rani Rashmoni Avenue.

World robotic olympiad 2016: 245 student teams present ideas on managing, recycling waste with robots
Mon, Oct 24, 2016

he championship has been jointly organised by the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) and India STEM Foundation.

Land regained, Mamata Banerjee hands over 103 acres to 298 farmers in Singur
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

Farming set to resume after a decade, land handover deadline November 10

At ground zero: Mamata recites poem, ministers and leaders sing
Fri, Oct 21, 2016

After a round of speeches from Mamata and other ministers, a cultural programme began with the recitation of ‘Mati’ — a poem penned by Mamata herself.

VHP ‘likely’ to burn Chinese products ahead of Diwali in Kolkata
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

The boycott of Chinese products comes in wake of China’s support for Pakistan post the Uri terror attack which killed 19 soldiers.

West Bengal a peace-loving state, not expecting trouble with Ae Dil Hai Mushkil release: Film distributors
Wed, Oct 19, 2016

Less than a week ago, West Bengal VHP leaders had said that they would protest against the release of the film.

Communal Clashes: Trinamool, BJP playing fixed match, says Congress
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

State unit chief Adhir Chowdhury claimed that Bengal had always remained peaceful and blamed the two parties for the communal clashes being reported from different parts of the state.

West Bengal: Ex-CPM leader Lakshman Seth wants to join BJP, party divided
Tue, Oct 18, 2016

Party insiders said the state BJP leadership was divided on Seth’s induction.

VHP to protest against Aamir, Fawad Khan films
Fri, Oct 14, 2016

“The VHP is a part of the Sangh ‘parivar’ so if they are protesting against something, which is anti-national and are asking for our support, we might lend it,” a senior RSS leader told The Indian Express.

Dilip Ghosh felicitates Roopa Ganguly, his predecessor not invited to event
Fri, Oct 07, 2016

Sources said Rahul was reportedly unhappy with Ganguly being nominated to the Rajya Sabha, as he thought “there were other senior leaders from Bengal who were far more politically qualified for the post”.

Government nominates Roopa Ganguly to Rajya Sabha
Wed, Oct 05, 2016

Speaking to The Indian Express, Ganguly, said, “I take it as more of a responsibility than a feather in my cap.”

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