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Six Bengal tourists killed, 40 injured in road mishap in Odisha

May 25, 2022 6:38 pm

PM Modi and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the accident, while West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said her administration would coordinate with Odisha officials for speedy post-mortem of the dead, treatment of the injured and their return.

Party adrift In Bengal, some BJP leaders keep statehood demands simmering

May 25, 2022 10:14 am

The saffron party has clarified that it does not support the state’s division.

Nursing job aspirants clash with cops in Bengal during agitation seeking appointments 

May 24, 2022 6:37 pm

The agitators, most of them women, alleged that irregularities were committed by authorities of West Bengal Health Recruitment Board in granting appointments, leaving over 4,000 eligible candidates jobless.

Centre bulldozing federal structure; BJP rule worse than that of Hitler, Stalin: Mamata Banerjee

May 23, 2022 9:40 pm

Mamata Banerjee also stated that central agencies "should be given autonomy" to protect democracy.

Jolt to Bengal BJP as Barrackpore MP Arjun Singh returns to TMC

May 23, 2022 12:26 am

Says BJP losing ground in Bengal, limited to FB, party calls leader's exit 'huge loss'

Newsmaker | Arjun Singh, the sulking BJP 'strongman' now back in TMC camp

May 23, 2022 8:28 am

Arjun Singh, who left TMC in 2019, has been critical of the state BJP leadership

Recruitment scam: HC fires Bengal Education Minister Chandra Adhikari’s daughter from teacher job

May 20, 2022 6:34 pm

A single bench of the Calcutta High Court orders Ankita Adhikari to deposit the salary paid to her since November 2018 in two instalments with the court registrar.

Bengal education minister faces CBI questioning over daughter's 'illegal' appointment as teacher

May 20, 2022 12:23 pm

The CBI had filed an FIR against Minister of State for Education Paresh Chandra Adhikari after he failed to meet the deadline set by the Calcutta High Court for appearance before its sleuths in connection with the case.

Newsmakers | Bengal ministers in ‘SSC scam’ spotlight: Mamata’s trusted lieutenant & a former Left leader

May 19, 2022 8:26 pm

Partha Chatterjee was the minister of education when most of the alleged irregularities occurred while Paresh Adhikari is facing questions about his daughter’s appointment.

Distribute midday meal supplies to parents during vacation, govt tells schools

May 19, 2022 7:13 am

This will be the first time that midday meal supplies will be distributed among schoolchildren during summer vacation, a school education department official said.


From para-cyclist to e-commerce delivery boy — Sanjay Das represents thousand other lost stars

March 09, 2022 6:47 pm

He still cycles but not for his passion, instead, he pedals to run his family

In pics: The West Bengal Handicraft Fair of 2021

December 07, 2021 5:47 pm

Take a look at the colourful array of art exhibited in Kolkata's Eco Park!

Relief for Andhra, Odisha and Bengal as Cyclone Jawad weakens

December 04, 2021 8:54 pm

The met office has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in coastal Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal on Saturday.

A shrinking island in Bengal and a river that threatens to swallow it whole

November 28, 2021 9:39 pm

With the tides during the full moon and new moon increasing in intensity, it seems as if the river Chinai and the Bay of Bengal would soon swallow the Mousuni island.

Mamata Banerjee wins Bhabanipur bypoll, supporters celebrate

October 03, 2021 9:49 pm

The Trinamool Congress has also won the Shamserganj and Jangipur seats.

The show will not go on: For Bengal's Jatra artistes, Covid takes away work, hope

August 17, 2021 9:54 pm

The Jatra, a form of folk theatre, is a significant part of rural West Bengal's culture.

Floods bring further misery for Bengal residents amid pandemic

August 06, 2021 9:02 pm

Mamata Banerjee blamed the DVC for being responsible for the floods in Bengal.

Heavy rainfall leaves Kolkata waterlogged

July 30, 2021 5:38 pm

The Met Department has forecast more downpour in Kolkata till Friday morning and issued an orange alert for Kolkata, Bankura, Purulia, Purba and Paschim Bardhaman, and Hooghly.

West Bengal HS Class 12th Result 2021: Websites to check score

July 22, 2021 3:47 pm

WBCHSE West Bengal Board HS Class 12th Result 2021: The result for West Bengal 12th HS 2021 will be declared today at 3 pm by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. Students can check their result on official websites- and


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

June 22, 2020 6:10 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

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

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

June 22, 2020 6:56 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.