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Count in West Bengal rises to 53 with 16 more cases

April 03, 2020 4:53 am

Although the state has maintained that only three people have died of COVID-19, the rest four, who had tested positive for the virus, passed away due to underlying medical conditions.

Coronavirus: West Bengal to promote students of class 1 to 8 without exams

April 02, 2020 4:15 pm

Education minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters on Thursday the School Education department has decided there will be no detention of students from class 1 to 8

Coronavirus: West Bengal Madhyamik examiners asked to hold submission of marks, answer scripts

March 23, 2020 10:50 am

Board President Kalyanmoy Ganguly told the teachers that submission of marks and answer scripts of the secondary examination "shall remain suspended"

West Bengal PSC exams postponed amid coronavirus outbreak

March 22, 2020 8:26 pm

Coronavirus outbreak: The physical endurance test for the posts of fire operator was postponed which was scheduled to be held from March 23 onwards

Rajya Sabha: 18 candidates from five states elected unopposed

March 18, 2020 8:54 pm

The candidates belong to BJP, BJD, Congress, Janata Dal (United) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).

Nine more people test positive for swine flu in West Bengal

March 15, 2020 4:17 am

The six affected family members are residents of Metiabruz in Kolkata and had been admitted to a private hospital in south Kolkata.

Kolkata: TMC backs Independent, eyes Oppn vote to stop CPM nominee

March 15, 2020 1:51 am

There are five Rajya Sabha seats in West Bengal that go to polls on March 26. The TMC is fielding four candidates and the Congress-Left alliance is fielding one—former lawyer and mayor Bikash Bhattacharya.

Visva-Bharati University: Bangla student gets Leave India notice over ‘anti-govt’ activities

February 28, 2020 7:24 am

Having received the ‘Leave India Notice’ — dated February 14 — on Wednesday, Afsara Anika Meem on Thursday met Foreign Regional Registration Registration Office (FRRO) officer Karma Tshering Bhutia to request him to review the decision.

West Bengal HS council sets deadline for students seeking self-inspection of answer scripts

February 23, 2020 7:00 pm

"It is hereby notified that all valid applicants who have been communicated to inspect their answer scripts, have to visit Vidyasagar Bhavan to inspect their answer scripts within 28th of February, 2020," the WBCHSE notification reads

Mobile phones seized from four Madhyamik examinees in West Bengal

February 23, 2020 1:07 pm

The authorities have suspended internet services in some areas near schools spread over 42 blocks of the state, to prevent malpractices.


WB Police Constable Prelims Result 2019: Check at

November 21, 2019 10:42 am

West Bengal Police Constable Result 2019: Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can check their result through the official website of WB Police at

Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc in West Bengal, Bangladesh

November 10, 2019 7:42 pm

Severe cyclonic storm Bulbul brought in heavy rain in West Bengal accompanied by strong winds which uprooted trees and snapped cables, bringing normal life to a near-halt.

Job uncertainty looms large over Bengal labourers as they return from Kashmir

November 05, 2019 9:57 am

Job uncertainty looms large over the workers as some even came empty-handed after being denied wage payment by those for whom they worked in Kashmir.

Mamata Banerjee, Nusrat Jahan attend Kolkata rath yatra festival

July 04, 2019 6:47 pm

Mamata Banerjee pulled the chariot of Lord Jagannath at the rath yatra, where Nusrat Jahan was a special invitee.

BJP workers, police clash during protest rally in Kolkata

June 13, 2019 1:35 pm

BJP’s march to Lalbazar on Wednesday turned violent after party workers clashed with the police, forcing the latter to use tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse the crowd from the area.

Fire breaks out at chemical factory near Howrah Bridge in Kolkata

June 08, 2019 9:07 am

A fire broke out at a godown adjacent to Howrah Bridge in Kolkata on Saturday. At least 20 fire tenders were deployed at the spot. No loss of life has been reported so far.

Joy no bound: How West Bengal students celebrate Madhyamik result

May 22, 2019 10:08 am

WBBSE Madhyamik result 2019: For the first time, pass percent recorded all time high at 86.07 per cent. Students can get the Madhyamik results through the website — at 10 am

Aftermath of Cyclone Fani: Odisha struggles to restore basic amenities

May 07, 2019 9:45 am

CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted on Sunday that all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which had been “extremely severely affected”, will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2,000 in cash and polythene sheets, if covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).

West Bengal bandh: Protesters vandalise buses, halt trains

September 28, 2018 7:23 am

The BJP called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal to protest the death of two students during a demonstration over the appointment of school teachers in Islampur area in North Dinajpur district.

Last phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Polling in West Bengal

May 13, 2014 10:32 pm

The last phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal recorded 79.96 per cent turn out amid sporadic violence that left 25 persons injured.


Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

November 26, 2018 6:37 pm

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".

Somnath Chatterjee will be remembered for always being above party politics

August 13, 2018 10:58 am

The best example of his non-partisan behaviour is, of course, from 2008 during the Indo-US nuclear deal. Read more:

The Mamata Banerjee Interview

August 17, 2017 2:19 pm

Class-3 student allegedly molested by teacher in Hooghly

February 26, 2016 10:07 am

Hooghly (WB), Feb 26 (ANI): A student of class 3 was allegedly molested by a teacher in Hooghly district of West Bengal. The family of the student created uproar outside the school. They broke a glass of a police van and injured two police officials. However, the situation was controlled by the Bhadreswar police.

Bike rally held to promote tourism in Siliguri

February 22, 2016 10:23 am

Siliguri, Feb 22 (ANI): A bike rally was organised by the Bengal Travel Mart in association with XKMPH and Indian Bikers Community in Siliguri. Around 120 bikers participated in the mega rally to promote West Bengal as a destination for bikers as well as adventure-loving people across the globe. The bike rally was organised to spread awareness among common people for safe driving.

Indo-Bangladesh Urs train arrives in Midnapur

February 18, 2016 5:51 am

Midnapur, Feb 18 (ANI): An Indo-Bangladesh special Urs train with 2,210 pilgrims on board arrived at Midnapur Railway station, West Bengal, from Rajbari in Bangladesh on Thursday morning. The Urs special train service was started in 1903. Every year, people of all faiths come to Midnapore Urs to seek blessings of Boro Huzur, a descendant of Boropir Abdul Qadir Jilani, who came to India from Iraq in the 19th century to preach Islam.

Two men arrested with leopard skin in Jalpaiguri

February 17, 2016 9:30 am

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): Two men carrying leopard skin were arrested by forest officials in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. The forest officials formed a special team to catch the people involved in illegal wildlife trade. The leopard skin was to be sold to a party from Nepal and was found packed in a bag. Clouded leopards are rare in Bengal and are found mostly in Bhutan. Investigations were underway to crack down the smuggling racket. India’s leopards are under threat, with increasing numbers of the wild cats being poached for their body parts and villagers killing them for straying into human settlements.Wildlife experts say tiger and leopard parts are in great demand in China and other Asian countries.

JNU row: Jadavpur University students raise anti-national slogans

February 17, 2016 5:39 am

Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Students of Jadavpur University in West Bengal took to streets expressing solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) demanding release of student leader booked on sedition charges. JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week on sedition charges after a group of youngsters organised an event in protest of the execution of 2001 parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Jadavpur University students shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Students and academics of the JNU continue to boycott classes to protest against government.

Child killed as truck rams into car in Kolkata

February 15, 2016 6:30 am

Kolkata, Feb 15 (ANI): Angry locals took to the streets on Monday after a truck ran over three children in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas area, killing a child and gravely injuring two other kids. Three students were travelling in a car when a truck rammed into them. The locals set two police vehicles on fire. According to sources, the police was pursuing the truck when it rammed into the car, angering the locals.

Newborn sold for Rs. 35,000 in WB

February 11, 2016 5:31 am

Jalpaiguri, Feb 11 (ANI): A newborn baby was allegedly sold for Rs 35,000 in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday. Police have begun investigating into the matter. Mitu Basak, a woman staying in the Dinhata town of the Jalpaiguri district, is taking care of the baby. Cases as such have been reported earlier from the surrounding areas.