Arshad Ali


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.

Why Dr Manas Bhunia is giving the Congress a headache in West Bengal
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal when nearly all the state leaders were for pulling for an alliance with the Left Front, Bhunia was the exception who had initially favored a Congress alliance with the TMC

Speaker throws spanner in Cong plans to give PAC chair to CPM
Tue, Jul 05, 2016

Biman Banerjee cites rules, appoints Cong MLA Manas Bhunia as the chairman of Public Accounts Committee.

Hindu govt at Centre, won’t keep mum: BJP WB president Dilip Ghosh
Sat, Jul 02, 2016

A few hundred BJP supporters who took part in the rally carried placards against ‘Jihadi violence’ and warned attackers.

Hunger strike at unaffiliated Mlada institute: Students block national highway, promise ‘bigger movement’ soon
Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Over 600 people, including students of GKCIET and other institutes and joined by area locals, blocked the National Highway 34 near Rathbari area, throwing the traffic out of gear.

West Bengal: Couple claims newborn daughter interchanged with another at Manicktala ESI hospital
Mon, Jun 27, 2016

When contacted, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Dr Mayukh Roy, admitted there was a confusion.

No new taxes: Amit Mitra looks to excise, vehicles for revenue generation in West Bengal
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Simplifying taxation laws, reducing administrative costs on cards

Bengal proposes 9.1 per cent increase in tax revenue
Sat, Jun 25, 2016

Focus on social infrastructure, MSME, capital expenditure

Unaffiliated Malda institute leaves students in lurch, Mamata govt puts onus on Centre
Thu, Jun 23, 2016

A hunger strike that began with 29 students has seen several of them fall sick due to the heat, with 11 of them still continuing the agitation.

Narada sting operation: Sovan Chatterjee’s wife gets FIR filed against CEO Mathew Samuel
Mon, Jun 20, 2016

Complainant Ratna Chatterjee claimed she had not mentioned anyone’s name in the FIR but had only said that the sting operation had adversely affected her reputation as well as her husband’s and requested police to investigate the matter.

GST bill: Congress-CPM blame BJP for delay
Wed, Jun 15, 2016

Senior CPM leader and former state finance minister Asim Dasgupta said the Centre has done a lot of talks and it now needs to act.

Tollywood hails HC verdict on Udta Punjab
Tue, Jun 14, 2016

The Bengali film industry said the decision would allow filmmakers to work with a lot of freedom.

Madan Mitra loses his last administrative post
Sun, Jun 12, 2016

According to a notification by the West Bengal government’s department of health and family welfare, the new committee has Baranagar TMC MLA Tapas Roy as its new chairman.

Tollywood filmmakers bat for Udta Punjab, say ‘we too are victims’
Sat, Jun 11, 2016

Daga held Pahlaj Nihalani, the chairman of CBFC, directly responsible for the entire controversy involving Udta Punjab.