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Bengal celebrates 'Rosogolla Day' to mark GI tag granting

While West Bengal was granted the GI tag for 'Banglar Rosogulla' or the Bengal variant of the sweetmeat in 2017, Odisha got the GI tag for 'Odisha Rasagola' or the Odisha variant earlier this year.

Centre not providing funds that are due to Bengal: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit out at the Centre saying that it is not releasing funds that are due to the state. She also asked people to refrain from playing politics in relief distribution for Cyclone Bulbul.


Cyclone Bulbul, Weather forecast HIGHLIGHTS: CM Mamata Banerjee sets up task force to review relief ops

Cyclone Bulbul, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: The storm left a trail of destruction in south Bengal districts after making landfall in Sagar Island on Saturday night, killing at least 14 people. North 24 Parganas was the worst-hit district with reports of five deaths in the district.

Cyclone Bulbul HIGHLIGHTS: Storm intensifies; rain pounds parts of Bengal, Odisha

Cyclone Bulbul, Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the storm is very likely to intensify further till earning morning of November 9.

West Bengal: In cyclone-hit village, day of despair after night of horror

Many residents are worried over the loss of important documents.

Dilip Ghosh stands by cow milk having traces of gold remark

Ghosh, a MP from Midnapore Lok Sabha seat, earlier this week had courted controversy, by saying that Indian cow milk contains traces of gold and that is the reason the colour is yellow.


Roles of state & chancellor must be limited for varsities to prosper: Bengal Governor

"The situation of education here is of great concern. The roles of Chancellor (that is the Governor) or the State government in their functioning must be kept limited," said Dhankhar.

Cyclone Bulbul: Alert sounded in West Bengal, Odisha as storm approaches

Cyclone Bulbul: On Thursday, Cyclone ‘Bulbul’ was located around 930 km south-southeast of Kolkata, according to the Met Department. An alert is sounded in West Bengal and Odisha.

Matters of health should not be politicised: West Bengal governor

The governor also claimed that he had received around 3000 applications from all over the state, seeking immediate medical assistance.

After West Bengal and Gujarat, Odisha scraps no-detention policy

The no-detention policy in classes 5 and 8 was scrapped with the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Act moved by the central government, passed in both Houses in the winter session this year.

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Cyclone Bulbul wreaks havoc in West Bengal, Bangladesh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Allahabad gears up for 8th phase of polling

Election officers check an electronic voting machine before proceeding to their allotted polling stations in Allahabad.

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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

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

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

In an exclusive interview with Indian Express, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Opposition hasn’t taken a serious hit from Nitish Kumar’s exit. Here are some excerpts from the interview To know the complete story watch out the video.

Class-3 student allegedly molested by teacher in Hooghly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.