Will write to MHA over rise in crimes against women in Bengal: Meenakshi Lekhi

Will write to MHA over rise in crimes against women in Bengal: Meenakshi Lekhi

Lekhi lashed out at the Mamata Banerjee-led government for unleashing ‘psychological terrorism in the state.

Feel harassed, humiliated: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

Feel harassed, humiliated: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

On Wednesday, it rejected Chowdhury’s plea and asked him to vacate the house and move to the one allotted to him on Humayun Road.

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Maintenance is largely neglected, say people looking after crematoriums and burial grounds. Here is the lowdown on problems they face.

As one traverses along the lanes of the fishing hamlet, the pungency of drying fish grows stronger.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Sunday said he was the “wall” between the Centre and his ministers.

All India Police Duty Meet is the first major achievement for Pune in the Computer Awareness convention and has raised the morale of the police personnel in the city.

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Voluntourism: JU alumni’s start-up ‘teaching tool’ for those growing up
Voluntourism: JU alumni’s start-up ‘teaching tool’ for those growing up

For the start-up, Izifso, a voluntary travel platform for individuals and groups, Gopal Paul is in touch with several educational institutions and has already found support from his alma mater.

Condition of women much better in BJP-ruled states: Savitri Thakur
Condition of women much better in BJP-ruled states: Savitri Thakur

The 10-day march was launched on February 3 and will conclude on February 12, covering nearly 125 km between the two regions.

Some forces of intolerance getting more attention, says poet Ashok Vajpeyi who returned award
Some forces of intolerance getting more attention, says poet Ashok Vajpeyi who returned award

Clarifying that he has never said that the entire country has become intolerant, eminent Hindi poet Ashok Vajpeyi, who had returned his Sahitya Akademi award in protest, on Thursday said India has always been tolerant and will remain so. “We never said the country was intolerant, rather some forces of intolerance are being given certain […]

Hoax bomb call to West Bengal  secretariat; one held
Hoax bomb call to West Bengal secretariat; one held

The call was received at the PBX of Nabanna when the Chief Minister was present in her office on the top floor of the 15-storey building in Howrah.

Will write to MHA over rise in crimes against women in Bengal: Meenakshi Lekhi
Will write to MHA over rise in crimes against women in Bengal: Meenakshi Lekhi

Lekhi lashed out at the Mamata Banerjee-led government for unleashing ‘psychological terrorism in the state.

BJP kicks off Kamduni-to-Kakdwip march
BJP kicks off Kamduni-to-Kakdwip march

Kayal sisters meet party leaders but do not participate in march.

Sidiqullah calls on Mamata Banerjee, talks tie-up
Sidiqullah calls on Mamata Banerjee, talks tie-up

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

Centre push needed to develop maritime infrastructure: West Bengal govt
Centre push needed to develop maritime infrastructure: West Bengal govt

For the purpose, the state transport department has identified areas, such as Babughat in Kolkata, based on the criteria of circular rail connectivity and good parking space, Bandyopadhyay added.

Juveniles, destitutes dribble ‘for 90 minutes of freedom’
Juveniles, destitutes dribble ‘for 90 minutes of freedom’

For this group of boys at Dhurbashram Observational Home for Juveniles in Conflict with Law (JCL), the match wasn’t about winning or losing, but about being free.

Manas Bhunia meets Sonia Gandhi for ‘courtesy call’
Manas Bhunia meets Sonia Gandhi for ‘courtesy call’

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.”

BJP protest in Kamduni: Women who fought for justice say won’t join march if party flags are displayed
BJP protest in Kamduni: Women who fought for justice say won’t join march if party flags are displayed

The BJP Mahila Morcha is set to hold a 124-km march from Kamduni on Wednesday.

TMC leader tries to board flight with gun, detained
TMC leader tries to board flight with gun, detained

As per the airport rules and regulations, guns and firearms are not permitted to be carried on person, in cabin baggage or in registered baggage.

Alliance talks: Congress team from state to meet Rahul today
Alliance talks: Congress team from state to meet Rahul today

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.

Arun Jaitley blames Left for ‘poor state of Bengal’
Arun Jaitley blames Left for ‘poor state of Bengal’

When the 14th finance commission submitted its report last year, it was found that only two major states —West Bengal and Kerala — were revenue deficit, Jaitley said.

Malda: Labourer shot dead over ‘group rivalry’
Malda: Labourer shot dead over ‘group rivalry’

The victim was critically injured and was rushed to Malda Medical College and Hospital where he died.

Kin: Accused threatened us before leaving courtroom

The principal of the college where the girl used to study demanded “maximum punishment” for all those who were responsible for the rape and murder.

Kamduni rape and murder: TMC hails verdict, Oppn see ‘govt involvement’ in acquittals
Kamduni rape and murder: TMC hails verdict, Oppn see ‘govt involvement’ in acquittals

The Opposition parties, on the other hand, saw an “involvement” of the ruling party in the acquittal of the two accused in the gangrape and murder of a college girl in 2013.

TMC doing votebank politics over Dalit student’s death: Smriti Irani
TMC doing votebank politics over Dalit student’s death: Smriti Irani

Addressing a public meeting, the BJP leader questioned why the Trinamool leaders did not visit Nadia in the state when an alleged incident of atrocities against Dalit women had occurred there last year.

Asansol: Babul Supriyo defies prohibitory orders to meet ‘rape-murder’ victim’s family
Asansol: Babul Supriyo defies prohibitory orders to meet ‘rape-murder’ victim’s family

The local police stopped his convoy at at least four places citing that prohibitory orders under Section 144 has been imposed in the area.

Kalimpong MLA floats party, says open to alliance with TMC
Kalimpong MLA floats party, says open to alliance with TMC

The new party would also look at other issues of the region such as regularisation of teachers’ service and reopening of closed tea gardens, the MLA said.