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Kolkata wastelands: At only functional dump, few safety steps
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

The Dhapa landfill, which has been functioning since the 1980s, is spread across 50 hectares — Garden Reach is much smaller at 8 hectares.

Sidiqullah calls on Mamata Banerjee, talks tie-up
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

After the meeting that lasted over one-and-a-half hours, Chowdhury told The Indian Express that they mostly discussed the forthcoming Assembly elections.

Manas Bhunia meets Sonia Gandhi for ‘courtesy call’
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Terming it as a courtesy visit, Bhunia said: “I always pay her (Sonia) a visit whenever I am in Delhi. It has become a custom."

Congress dilemma in West Bengal: If it allies with CPI (M), will it win votes but lose its soul?
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

Back of the envelope calculations by those for the alliance shows that if the Congress and CPI M unite, there would be an 80 per cent chance of winning and if they fight alone, the chances are as slim as 4 per cent.

Alliance talks: Congress team from state to meet Rahul today
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Before leaving for Delhi, state Congress president Adhir Chowdhury on Sunday dismissed reports that Rahul was keen on an alliance with the ruling Trinamool Congress and claimed that the party wants to join hands with the CPM.

2013 Kamduni gangrape-murder: Kolkata court finds six guilty, sentencing likely today
Fri, Jan 29, 2016

The judge found Imanul Islam, Aminul Islam and Bhola Naskar guilty under sections 376 (d) (gangrape), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of IPC.

Subhas Chandra Bose grand nephew joins BJP: Will this get him a ticket and the party votes in state polls?
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Sources in the BJP said that although Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had released Netaji files held by the state about four months earlier, it was the BJP which had thought to rope in Chandra ahead of the polls.

In Kolkata, youths give Subhash Chandra Bose files a miss
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

Museum in-charge Rajiv Ganguly, however, maintained he was happy with the footfall.

Will not pursue politics of religion, but of humanity… elect us: BJP appeals to Bengal
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Holding that business summits will not be able to bring in investments in the state unless the Trinamool Congress government improves law and order and ensures good governance, he said at a rally at Ashoknagar in North-24 Parganas district.

Malda not small incident, it was TMC govt’s responsibility to arrange security: Rajnath Singh
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

On January 3, a Muslim rally against Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari for his alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed had turned violent in Malda’s Kaliachak area, leading to arson and gunfire.

2 ‘TMC workers’, a CPM leader’s nephew and 2 who work outside Malda
Thu, Jan 21, 2016

Profiles of all the 12 arrested for vandalism, arson at Kaliachak police station.

Mamata Banerjee sheltering criminals to use during polls, says Nitin Gadkari
Tue, Jan 19, 2016

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari arrived at South Dinajpore with BJP national general secretary in-charge of West Bengal Kailash Vijayvargiya and national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh.

Malda violence: Four key suspects yet to be questioned
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

While 11 people have been arrested for the January 3 violence, police said they have not got any significant information from the accused.

Malda violence in Bengal: Police look for Muslim group which had called gathering
Wed, Jan 13, 2016

The protesters had set on fire about two dozen vehicles and attacked the Kaliachak police station, setting it on fire.

Malda violence: BJP, CPM teams sent back after they attempt to reach Kaliachak
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

On January 3, a massive Muslim protest rally against Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha leader Kamlesh Tiwari for his remarks against Prophet Muhammad had turned violent in Malda, in which two persons reportedly were injured.

Malda violence: BJP team stopped from entering Kaliachak, 10 held
Thu, Jan 07, 2016

The BJP delegation was stopped near Rathbari area. The members arrested by the police were later released.

Malda violence: Mob was chanting slogans against PM Modi
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Gopal, who works as a priest, is now recuperating at a private nursing home here.

Malda: 48 hours later, 10 held for mob violence
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

Eyewitnesses claim bombs hurled, gunshots fired in protest, cops deny.

Malda: Day after attack, police, residents exchange roles
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Officers begin to identify attackers through CCTV footage.

Mukul unlikely to head party, outfit now says it wishes to ally with Trinamool
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Amitabha Majumder said: “Ours is a C division party and Roy is an A division leader. There were indications that he would join us but with the recent developments, it seems he would not.”

West Bengal: Malda tense as anti-Tiwari rally turns violent
Mon, Jan 04, 2016

Protesting alleged remarks against Prophet, mob burns down vehicles, attacks police station; 2 sustain gunshot injuries

Babul Supriyo sings at Trinamool event, later calls state ex-chief secy ‘TMC cadre’
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

The programme was attended by Trinamool leader and Asansol Municipal Corporation Chairman Jitendra Tiwari. There, Supriyo went up to the stage, exchanged pleasantries with Tiwari and sang a song.

Kolkata: Month after losing babies, parents prepare to sue hospital
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

After the deaths, the govt suspended three junior doctors and a nurse and transferred the head of the nursing department, the sister-in-charge of the sick newborn care unit and the paediatric department head until the inquiry was over.

Bengal govt to gift Shah Rukh Khan Rs 2.5-cr flat ‘to show appreciation’
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

The Bollywood actor had agreed to shoot a series of six promotional campaigns for Bengal tourism ‘free of charge’

Sudip Bandyopadhyay alleges he received death threats, Mamata sees ‘intolerance’ and ‘vendetta’
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

The government assured Sudip “every possible step” would be taken to ensure the safety of members of the House.

I don’t need to vouch for who I am, what I stand for: Shah Rukh Khan
Wed, Dec 23, 2015

I have not said anything I would apologise for. I won’t deny but I have been reading messages on the social media, he said.

Food, religion matters of individual choice… no one can dictate: Mamata Banerjee
Sat, Dec 19, 2015

She said: “The Dadri (lynching) incident is highly condemnable. Why would you decide what I will eat or wear? I eat fish, one might eat beef or chicken, it is their choice entirely...”

West Bengal govt ropes in SRK to shoot tourism ad campaign ‘for free’
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Shah Rukh Khan would be calling all to ‘Experience Bengal... the sweetest part of India’ — the tagline of the campaign.

Burdwan observes car-free day; ‘happy with response’, say officials
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

Buoyed by Tuesday’s success, authorities are mulling to make the exercise a monthly affair.

Andaman stint helped, need to strengthen party cadre: Dilip Ghosh
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Ghosh said he “understands the organisation” and it is his understanding of the affairs that has kept him going on.

Park street gangrape case: Govt cannot remove me, says Special public prosecutor
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Sarbani Roy says she did not ask for minimum punishment for the three convicts.

Deshapriya lesson turns unveiling of tallest Shiva a low-key affair
Mon, Dec 14, 2015

On October 18, a total of 11 people were injured in the stampede at the Deshapriya Park puja where the hugely publicised Durga idol was inaugurated.

Park Street gangrape case: Court convicts 3, punishment likely today
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Two accused still on the run; victim’s family says justice has finally been served

Mithun Chakraborty likely to resign from Rajya Sabha: aide
Thu, Dec 10, 2015

A senior state TMC leader admitted that speculation in this regard was rife for some time now.

Death of workers: Tannery owner booked for negligence, no arrests yet
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

On Monday morning, six labourers fell sick while cleaning the clogged tank.

Rahul Sinha removal: Dissident BJP leaders say formal announcement by December 15
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

They also warned that if their demands were not met by then, leaders will demonstrate in front of the party headquarters on December 17.