Madrasas across the country may be under the scanner for imparting Islamic fundamentalist teachings and accused of being factories of narrow orthodoxy,but in West Bengal,there are at least two where Hindu students outnumber Muslims.
After his release from Presidency Central Jail,Pradip Todi,one of the accused in the Rizwanur Rehman case,alleged that the jail authorities illegally detained him for two nights after the Supreme Court granted him bail on Friday.
The man had once arrested Sanjay Gandhi in the famous Kissa Kursi Ka case; today he is a source of support to innumerable elderly couples in Salt Lake.
On her maiden visit to the city,she found an interesting intellectual appeal among the people of the City of Joy.
The police on Saturday arrested five school students in Barasat in connection with a spate of robberies in the area last year.
Five pilgrims were on Saturday seriously injured and around 20 others escaped with minor injuries when the bus they were returning in from Gangasagar Mela rammed into a truck near Deolia.
The two-day CPM state committee meeting that concluded on Saturday took stock of the political developments in West Bengal in the wake of the forthcoming parliamentary elections.
Normal life was thrown out of gear once again on Saturday and fresh violence rocked Darjeeling Hills and Doors region of Jalpaiguri district during separate bandh calls given by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and a tribal group opposing it.
A day after a catastrophe was averted in New York with a US airlines plane landing in Hudson Bay,38 passengers of a Jetlite flight on Saturday had a close shave when the aircraft took a bird hit soon after taking off from the Netaji Subash Chandra Bose airport in Kolkata.
An alert has been sounded across West Bengal ahead of the Republic Day after intelligence inputs that terrorists may try to infiltrate from across the Indo-Bangla border to create trouble.
In what may not be music to the ears of Kolkatans,a study conducted by ENT specialists has said around 60 per cent of them suffer from deafness to varying degrees caused by noise pollution.
External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the Satyam fraud was an isolated incident and the entire Indian corporate world should not be seen in bad light.
Describing the 26/11 terror strikes in Mumbai as unprecedented in its ferocity and audacity,External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said all such attacks...
With Kolkata Port Trusts (KoPT) Diamond Harbour port project failing to take off,senior officials said that they have already started looking for alternate sites for the project.
When Ashutosh Gowariker first offered me the role,I wasnt very convinced I should do it. But when I discussed the project with Suzanne,she said this role would fetch me an award.
If you have sliced baddies in your mind Lara Croft style while clipping your nails or humoured yourself as Bruce Lee while elbowing your way into a public bus,Nikhil Advanis Chandni Chowk to China is some inspiration.
The Tata Football Academy in its continuous effort to produce quality players for the country,has started to send its most talented players abroad to give the trainees a feel of the modern training system.
Nigerian striker Eugene Grey is all set to replace Theodore Sunday for the second phase of the I-League.
For someone with more than 300 Test wickets,its not easy to cope with the mediocrity of grade cricket.
It took India nearly 16 years to grab the opportunity of hosting the International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Engineering an event of global significance on technological advancement in harnessing solar energy.
Months after the Centre assured the Bengal Engineering and Science University the status of Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology,the university still awaits any response on the issue.
Experts feel that post-Mumbai terror attacks,information technology-based surveillance systems should be made an integral part of the security arrangements in public places.
The Calcutta High Court has directed the Bengal government to file an affidavit on the prevailing condition of various district jails in the state within four weeks.
Even as Sunderbans the largest tiger habitat in India did not figure in the All-India Tiger Census,2008,the state government is planning to submit more reliable data on big cats to the Wildlife Institute of India.
Minister for Minorities Development and Madrasa Education Abdus Sattar has criticised the Right to Education Bill,which implies free elementary education to all children,terming it unconstitutional.