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No need to telecast PM Modi’s speech today: Bengal govt to schools, colleges
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Minister cites ongoing state Board exams as reason behind not airing speech

Migrant worker jailed in Azerbaijan: Mother writes to Sushma Swaraj seeking help for release
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Members of a non-profit organisation, Bangla Sanskriti Mancha, who have been helping Sulata in the matter, will go to Delhi on Friday to give the letter to Sushma Swaraj on her behalf.

State BJP plans second ‘minority conference’ on February 11
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Swapan Dasgupta will address the gathering, sources said, adding prominent faces from minority communities such as Kazi Masum Akhtar, headmaster of Talpukur Aara High madrasa, will attend the seminar.

West Bengal: Son imprisoned for ‘illegal’ entry in Azerbaijan; woman writes to CM seeking help for release
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

According to Anarban Bibi, several other Indians, many of whom were from Bengal, were in prison with her son.

Calcutta University: Relief for students as varsity rolls back exam rules
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

The university’s decision is seen as a result of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s intervention — on February 2, she had asked state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee to look into the issue.

Amitabh Bachchan to be honoured with D.Litt by Rabindra Bharati University
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

RBU vice-chancellor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury said that the executive council of the university has recommended the name of Amitabh Bachchan for the honour and sent the proposal.

Mamata Banerjee challenges NCRB on women trafficking data, dubs it ‘political report to demean Bengal’
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

The National Crimes Record Bureau in its report had mentioned that there was an increase in human trafficking cases in West Bengal pegging the figures as high as over 3000. The state government contradicted the figures and reported it to be 948.

West Bengal bye-elections: Sizeable chunk of Left’s vote share may have gone to BJP, say experts
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

According to political analysts, the results have set the stage for the upcoming panchayat polls and Lok Sabha elections next year.

West Bengal bypolls: TMC sweeps bypolls in West Bengal, BJP second on both seats
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

In Uluberia, Trinamool retained its seat by receiving 4.74 lakh votes — doubling its 2014 Lok Sabha polls winning margin. In Noapara, it defeated Congress by 63,018 votes

9 ‘Bangladeshis’ held in Mumbai; kin tell govt they are from Kalna, seek help
Thu, Feb 01, 2018

Two minors among those detained, says family member

Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee receives the Legion of Honour
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Actor Soumitra Chatterjee on Tuesday received the Legion of Honour, the highest French civilian award, 30 years after his mentor and renowned filmmaker Satyajit Ray was conferred with the same.

West Bengal bypolls: ‘We were able to vote without fear’
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

In Udaynarayanur’s Saradha Charan Institution, a polling officer told The Indian Express, “The polling has been smooth since morning and polling agents of four major political parties are present here. There has been no violence here.”

Mamata Banerjee lends support to AAP, says a constitutional body was being used for political vendetta
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

The Election Commission on Friday reportedly recommended to the President the disqualification of 20 of its MLAs for holding office of profit.

After Mukesh Ambani, now Adani Group to invest in West Bengal
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Announcing the company’s investments plans for the state, Pranav Adani said, “Currently our investments in West Bengal are Rs 750 crores and we expect to double the investment in next five years."

Bengal Global Business Summit: Rs 2.19 lakh crore in, 20 lakh jobs to be created, says Mamata Banerjee
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

Mamata Banerjee informed that out of 20 lakh jobs in the state, one lakh will be created by Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited.

Bengal doesn’t believe in intimidation, invest here: Mamata Banerjee tells global investors
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Mamata Banerjee said, "I will request all of my industry captains and friends who have come from across the world to invest here as Bengal is now the investment destination."

Mukesh Ambani praises Mamata Banerjee’s leadership, to invest Rs 5000 crore in West Bengal
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

“Reliance is also setting up digital service centres across the country. I am happy to announce that with the support of the state government we will launch this initiative in five districts of Bengal with immediate effect," Mukesh Ambani said.

Film with characters named Ram and Sita get CBFC nod
Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Asserting that the film has hurt the sentiments of Hindus, right-wing outfit Hindu Jagran Manch had on December 22 submitted a letter to the regional director of the CBFC, asking the board to not certify the film if the names of the characters are not changed.

Following violence over BJP’s rally, Nitin Gadkari to boycott West Bengal govt’s business summit
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh announced that the decision was taken following Friday's violence. “Yes, the news is true. Gadkariji is not coming to the state government’s business summit."

Extreme interference of Centre with Judiciary dangerous for democracy: Mamata Banerjee
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

"Judiciary and Media are the pillars of democracy. Extreme interference of Central Government with Judiciary is dangerous for democracy," Banerjee said in a tweet on Friday.

Kolkata: BJP cancels motorcycle rally after ‘attack’ by Trinamool workers  
Fri, Jan 12, 2018

"Our workers were all set to take out our proposed bike rally after getting the Calcutta High Court order on Thursday. But TMC workers foiled our attempts by attacking our workers at several places," said state BJP president Dilip Ghosh.

Oppostion changes tactics to stall debate on instant triple talaq Bill, Centre says sham
Thu, Jan 04, 2018

The show of strength by the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, where it outnumbers the ruling coalition, drew a sharp response from the government.

SN Bose birth anniversary: PM Modi urges scientists to use vernacular languages to promote science among youths
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

"You have to see whether through your innovations the life of any poor is getting easier, whether difficulties of the middle-class are reducing," Modi said

GST, demonetisation, Independence Day: Mamata-Centre spats set tone for panchayat, Lok Sabha elections
Mon, Jan 01, 2018

In bypolls and municipal elections, TMC continued its winning streak from the 2016 Assembly polls and emerged victorious. However, the BJP emerged as the main challenger to the TMC and increased its vote share in every election.

Some trying to rewrite history, distort truths: Mamata Banerjee
Sat, Dec 30, 2017

"Today our historians are unhappy because of that. I also do not know what the future of Indian history is under these circumstances is. It is a big crime to rewrite history and distort truths. We cannot change our history as it links our past with the present and future,” Mamata said

Sabang bypoll: TMC’s Gita Rani Bhuniya wins by a margin of 64,192 votes
Mon, Dec 25, 2017

In 2016 Assembly election, Congress candidate Manas Bhuniya had won the Sabang seat with the support from Left Front. However, he had switched to TMC which necessitated the bypoll.

Bengal panchayat polls next year: BJP to hold conference on January 11 to reach out to Muslims
Sat, Dec 23, 2017

BJP state minority cell president Ali Hossain said the party plans to field a large number of Muslim candidates in the panchayat polls.

Bengali film Roktokorobi makes Oscars longlist for general category
Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Roktokorobi was released in Indian theatres on July 28, and features Bengali actors Kaushik Sen, Shantilal Mukherjee, Rahul and Mumtaz Sorcar, among others.

Jews from across the globe attend rededication ceremony
Mon, Dec 18, 2017

The restoration of the synagogues began in 2015, for which architects and experts who had worked on other Indian monuments were brought to Kolkata from Delhi and Lucknow.

Jerusalem has been the capital of Jewish community for 5000 years, says Israeli Ambassador to India
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

"Jerusalem is the capital of modern state of Israel and it will continue to be so forever,” Carmon said.

West Bengal: In rural polls next year, BJP set to field poets, teachers & doctors
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Panchayat polls are scheduled to be held in the state in April or May next year.

Rajasthan hacking: Murder of humanity; Mamata backs victim’s family
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Mamata announced ex-gratia of Rs 3 lakh for the family of Mohammad Afrazul (48) as well as a job for one of his family members

Mohammad Afrazul buried, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces ex-gratia
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

A resident of Saiyadpur under Kaliachak Police Station in Malda district, 48-year-old Mohammad Afrazul was attacked with a axe-like weapon and later burnt alive by a person named Shambhulal Regar in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan.

‘Border Protection Grid’ in states bordering Bangladesh to strengthen security soon: Rajnath Singh
Fri, Dec 08, 2017

The Union Home Minister announced this after chairing a meeting with chief ministers of Indo-Bangladesh border states at the auditorium of state secretariat in Kolkata.

Kolkata sexual assault case: School regrets revealing victim’s identity, rights group threatens action
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

The matter was brought to the notice of the management after some parents pointed out that it was a crime to disclose the name of a sexual assault victim. The management sent copies of that letter which was signed by the school principal to the parents on Monday.

Kolkata sexual assault case: No arrest, no meeting, say agitating parents
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

After being asked to appear for questioning, school principal went to Lalbazar on Tuesday morning and the interrogation is on.