Heavy discharge from many reservoirs, Mamata says situation ‘beyond control’

Heavy discharge from many reservoirs, Mamata says situation ‘beyond control’

The chief minister earlier held a meeting with Chief Secretary, DGP, IG Law and Order, IG Police and Disaster Management Secretary.

Land swap done, population exchange yet to take off

Land swap done, population exchange yet to take off

1,079 people from Bangladesh yet to come either for a recce or to settle in India.

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Tucked away in Andheri is a 3-acre monastery that gets prayer requests from across the world; inside, eight Carmelite nuns who almost never step out go about their chores baking the Holy Bread for parishes across Mumbai and praying.

The heritage inventory was prepared by the Chandigarh Administration in 2011 on the directives of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

From art installations to Facebook page, students are ‘protesting in an artistic way’

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‘Hurt’ by Sinha’s remark, Roopa says ‘BJP worker not my only identity’

The leader also made clear the stand she will take should a similar situation arises in future.

Rain continues in districts; Sunderbans, Basirhat worst affected
Rain continues in districts; Sunderbans, Basirhat worst affected

Water had to be released from several reservoirs like Kangsabati, Tilpara,Maithon, Panchet and Massenjore to avert overflowing.

Rain leaves 39 dead, 7 lakh affected : CM Mamata Banerjee
Rain leaves 39 dead, 7 lakh affected : CM Mamata Banerjee

Mamata, who cut short her London visit and returned to Kolkata on Thursday following the cyclone threat, earmarked responsibilities of all her cabinet colleagues and secretaries.

‘Back on its feet’, Nepal ready to receive tourists
‘Back on its feet’, Nepal ready to receive tourists

Nepal’s economy, which was largely dependent on its tourism industry, had suffered a sharp decline of over 50 per cent after the earthquake.

Cyclone Komen hits Bangladesh, Bengal lashed by heavy downpour
Cyclone Komen hits Bangladesh, Bengal lashed by heavy downpour

In view of the situation, a flood and cyclone control room has been set up. During the day, the task force members held video conference with many districts affected by the floods, cyclone and incessant rains.

Glass panel at Kolkata airport caves in, CISF jawan dies
Glass panel at Kolkata airport caves in, CISF jawan dies

Constable G C Singh (40) sustained severe head injuries and was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he was declared dead.

West Bengal: Cyclone Komen to make landfall, heavy rains forecasted
West Bengal: Cyclone Komen to make landfall, heavy rains forecasted

Komen, which lies centred at about 95 km ­south southwest of Chittagong in Bangladesh and about 300 km east ­southeast of Kolkata, would move northwards and cross Bangladesh coast by this afternoon

BJP Mahila Morcha raises demand: Nominate more women for 2016 polls
BJP Mahila Morcha raises demand: Nominate more women for 2016 polls

State BJP president Rahul Sinha said the party would stress on women and youth in the 2016 polls.

Dust storm in Bengal leaves 200 homeless
Dust storm in Bengal leaves 200 homeless

The dust storm, accompanied by heavy rains, lashed Chara Panchla Badamtala village under Panchla police station last evening.

Not London, easier to turn Kolkata into Venice as rains have submerged city
Not London, easier to turn Kolkata into Venice as rains have submerged city

Back home, however, Opposition parties came down heavily on Mamata’s trip.

No possibility of joining CPM in near future: Somnath Chatterjee
No possibility of joining CPM in near future: Somnath Chatterjee

Asked if he will be a part of CPM events in the future, he said: “That will depend on what the kind of programme.”

Madrasas teaching incomplete history: RSS
Madrasas teaching incomplete history: RSS

There are 614 madrasas under the Board across the state, imparting education to about five lakh students.

Congress high command will decide on alliance with CPM: Manas Bhuniya
Congress high command will decide on alliance with CPM: Manas Bhuniya

Leader slams TMC for ignoring cause of Muslims

Yakub hanging row: BJP leader Arshad Alam calls Salman, Yechury ‘deshdrohis’
Yakub hanging row: BJP leader Arshad Alam calls Salman, Yechury ‘deshdrohis’

‘Irrespective of any party affiliation, they should be banished from India and should go to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia,’ he told reporters here.

PM Narendra Modi dealing with issue of ceasefire violations with firm hand, says Rahul Sinha
PM Narendra Modi dealing with issue of ceasefire violations with firm hand, says Rahul Sinha

BJP state president Rahul Sinha, was speaking at a rally organised by the party’s youth wing.

Heavy rains to hit West Bengal in next 48 hours
Heavy rains to hit West Bengal in next 48 hours

CM says special task force prepared to monitor situation due to heavy rains.

Mamata’s Five-Day London tour begins today: Industry captains exude confidence, but ‘don’t expect overnight change’
Mamata’s Five-Day London tour begins today: Industry captains exude confidence, but ‘don’t expect overnight change’

This will be Mamata’s maiden trip to London and her second foreign visit.

CPM, Congress come together to defeat Trinamool in Siliguri borough polls
CPM, Congress come together to defeat Trinamool in Siliguri borough polls

When contacted, Siliguri Mayor Ashok Bhattacharya, however, claimed there was no alliance.

In House, will raise issues of Anglo-Indian community: George baker
In House, will raise issues of Anglo-Indian community: George baker

Actor-turned-BJP leader George Baker speaks to The Indian Express about his nomination by the President from the Anglo-Indian Community to the Lok Sabha.

CM Mamata Banerjee already made excuses if her trip fails to attract investment: Biman Bose
CM Mamata Banerjee already made excuses if her trip fails to attract investment: Biman Bose

After her unsuccessful trips to Delhi, Mumbai and even at Haldia back home, Mamata Banerjee is sceptic about the fate of this tour.