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WBJEE 2020 admit card released, check paper pattern

January 24, 2020 1:20 pm

WBJEE Admit Card 2020: The admit card is available at the website - wbjeeb.nic.in. The engineering entrance examination will be conducted on February 2, 2020.

West Bengal Assembly to pass resolution against CAA, says Mamata Banerjee

January 20, 2020 5:12 pm

"As for the CAA, we will also pass a resolution within three to four days. We will pass a resolution (demanding) to withdraw this. I will also request the other states to pass a similar resolution," Mamata Banerjee said.

At meeting on NPR, Opposition states object to question on place and birth of parents

January 18, 2020 8:44 am

Under the law, states have no power to stop the Census or NPR exercise. In fact, not participating in the Census and NPR is a punishable offence.

Dilip Ghosh re-elected Bengal BJP chief, to lead party in 2021 polls

January 17, 2020 4:11 am

‘Will fight till end, won’t stop till BJP forms next government’

Anti-CAA protest: ABVP members attacked us at Visva Bharati University, allege SFI activists

January 16, 2020 6:47 pm

The two students who were attacked had taken part in a protest against BJP MP Swapan Dasgupta on January 8. The ABVP has, however, denied its involvement and said the activists are not a part of the organisation.

Kerala, Bengal make it official, ask Registrar General to put NPR on hold

January 16, 2020 7:23 am

Sources in Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the RGI received the communication through its regional Census offices in these states.

Flying objects existed during Ramayana days, Arjun's arrow had nuclear power: West Bengal governor

January 15, 2020 10:16 am

Bengali scientist Bikash Sinha criticised the Governor for making such a remark. “I think he is losing his mental balance," he said.

West Bengal: Man killed in firing by forest officials, probe ordered

January 14, 2020 5:52 am

According to sources, the Forest Department personnel were on routine patrolling when they found some suspicious movements and opened fire, during which Bimal Rabha, a resident of Uttar Mendabari area, was hit by a bullet.

Mamata tells Modi to withdraw CAA, then joins dharna

January 12, 2020 3:12 am

She told the Trinamool Congress Chhatra Parishad’s ongoing protest at Rani Rashmoni Road that the CAA, which was notified by the central government on Friday, was unacceptable.

Narendra Modi in Kolkata HIGHLIGHTS: Jadavpur University students protest against PM's visit

January 11, 2020 10:56 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata HIGHLIGHTS: PM Modi arrived in Kolkata amid protests by students. The security has been heightened in the city. The PM is in Kolkata to take part in 150th anniversary celebrations of the Kolkata Port Trust.

WEST BENGAL PHOTOS

WB Police Constable Prelims Result 2019: Check at policewb.gov.in

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 wbpolice.gov.in.

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 — wbbse.org 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.

WEST BENGAL VIDEOS

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: https://bit.ly/2vES2Tu

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.