Lakhs of pilgrims have already converged on the Gangasagar island to take the holy dip on Makar Sankranti today even as a constant stream of devotees from across the country and abroad were still pouring in.
As the news spread that World Bank had in 2007 clamped a four-year ban on Wipro from doing any business with it,its tremors were felt in Kolkata by thousands of employees of Wipro Spectramind the companys BPO arm in the city who fear the worst is yet to come.
The Criminal Investigation Department today arrested a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba operative on Tuesday from the house of a retired Army constable in Malda and produced him before the Jangipur court,which remanded him to police custody for 14 days.
A five-member team of the National Security Guards is coming to Kolkata on January 19 to discuss the proposed NSG hub to be set up in West Bengal.
Members of the CPM-affiliated National Library Employees Union,who decided to fly to Assam to spend their holidays,have been caught in a controversy after the Pay and Accounts Department rejected their reimbursement bills,saying the air tickets submitted by them are not authentic.
Yechury says no such proposal under the CPMs consideration; Speaker wont plead for re-induction While state Sports Minister Subhas Chakraborty’s demand for the re-induction of Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee has set off a debate in the party with many senior leaders echoing similar sentiments,the Speaker himself refused to be drawn into the issue. Feigning […]
The traders of Nandaram market observed a black day on Monday to mark one year of the massive fire that gutted the market place.
Trouble broke out at the Jatiya Jaradhi Sansad,a home for the mentally-challenged boys situated at Haridebpur in Baruipur...
With Lok Sabha elections round the corner,a sizeable section of the CPMs top leadership in Bengal has begun pitching for Somnath Chatterjee to be brought back to the party fold.
Despite a 2007 Calcutta High Court order that prohibits the use of open ovens and burning of leaves and branches within a three-kilometre radius of Victoria Memorial,pilgrims on their way to Gangasagar seem to be unmindful of it.
The Union Ministry of Food Processing has agreed to partly fund the new abattoir project of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC).
Accident victims may die on the road as cops bicker to pass the buck,but no one can accuse them of being heartless.
India refuted Pakistans charges that it had not handed over all documents on the Mumbai terror attacks to its neighbour.
When Hiroko came to Santiniketan from Fukui City in Japan six years ago,her idea of India was coloured by the films of Satyajit Ray.
One glance at her and one might easily mistake her for a mystic heading towards the Gangasagar Mela an event that draws more than 5 lakh pilgrims from different parts of the country to the state.
The All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) has refused to participate in talks with the Centre until its five members,including AIMTC president Charan Singh Lohara and secretary S Venugopal,are released.
The story of a girl from South 24 Parganas,who was gang-raped in Surat and was rescued earlier this week,is a pointer to the plight of girls going missing from the state every year.
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee took out a rally on Sunday to protest against the sale of illicit liquor in the state that claimed the lives of over 27 people last week.
Congress supporters blocked the National Highway-2 outside the deserted Tata Motors small car factory site in Singur on Sunday...
A 13-year-old ragpicker was tortured for more than five hours in Barrackpores Ruia Mathpara area in North 24 Parganas on Sunday.
A CPM party office was set on fire while another was ransacked in separate incidents in Malda since Saturday night.
For this 57-year-old Muslim housewife,who belongs to a conservative family in Nandigrams Jadubari Chowk,the mission in life is to provide justice to the victims of police firing on March 14,2007 and the violence thereafter.
In yet another case of negligence at citys government-run hospitals,a patient admitted to the SSKM Hospital has gone missing since Saturday.
Tribals and Naxals are not the only problem CPM faces in West Midnapore.
In 2005,it was the Great Eastern Hotel,a sick state PSU that the government was desperately trying to offload.