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Looking to help Betis regain presence in Europe: Fekir
Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) French World Cup winner Nabil Fekir is not going overboard with his good start to life in Spain, saying it is more about his club Real Betis doing well and regaining their place in Europe by the end of the season.
2019-09-22
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Sourav Ganguly set to remain CAB President
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Sourav Ganguly is set to be re-elected as the president of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) unopposed.
2019-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Court rejects Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In a fresh setback for senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who is being hunted by the CBI in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, a district and sessions court on Saturday rejected his anticipatory bail plea.
2019-09-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Kumar files anticipatory bail plea as CBI hunts for him
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) The CBI continued its raids in the city and a neighbouring district looking for elusive senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata accuses BJP, CPM of creating panic on NRC
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP's local leaders and those of the CPI-M of creating panic through a "misinformation campaign" on the National Register of Citizens (NRC).
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal govt to punish those who assaulted JU students
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Trinamool Congress secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said the state government will take punitive action against those who assaulted Jadavpur University students and vandalised the campus on Thursday.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
IPS officer Rajeev Kumar files anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who has been eluding the CBI despite receiving multiple notices for appearing before the agency in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Babul row: BJP leader threatens leftist "mercenaries"
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) A senior BJP leader in West Bengal on Friday threatened to beat up the leftist "mercenaries" who assaulted union minister Babul Supriyo in Jadavpur University and said he would have been happier had the attackers been roughed up on Thursday itself.
2019-09-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Babul Supriyo heckled at Jadavpur University
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled by a section of students of Jadavpur University during his visit to the campus to attend an event organised by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), here on Thursday.
2019-09-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Left, Congress slam Mamata for not raising NRC with PM
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal's opposition Left parties and the Congress have lashed out against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her comments that the issue of National Register of Citizens was not discussed during her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dhankhar seeks response from Assembly Secy on bill irregularities
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Wednesday sought response of the state assembly secretary to the contention of opposition parties that a bill on prevention of lynching circulated in the House was "not in consonance" with the one he had recommended for introduction in the assembly.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Jaguar case: Raghib Parwez chargesheeted
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) The Kolkata police on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the gruesome Jaguar accident case, charging prime accused Raghib Parwez, scion of the famous biryani maker Arsalan chain of restaurants, on various counts, including culpable homicide not amounting to murder.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Amit Shah to address NRC convention in Kolkata on Oct 1
Kolkata, Sep 18 (IANS) BJP President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will address a citizens convention here on October 1 in his first trip to West Bengal after joining the union cabinet, a senior party leader said.
2019-09-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ex-Kolkata top cop again ignores CBI summons
Kolkata/New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday again failed to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its probe into the Saradha Chit fund scam case, official sources said.
2019-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
Kumar moves special court seeking anticipatory bail
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday approached a lower court seeking anticipatory bail, but the judge returned the case saying he had no jurisdiction to hear it.
2019-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Defence/Security
2 teenage boys critical after being shot in WB's Purulia
Kolkata, Sep 17 (IANS) Two school students are battling for their lives after being shot at by miscreants in Parbelia town of West Bengal's Purulia district, police said on Tuesday.
2019-09-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
US Ambassador, Eastern Army chief discuss security issues
Kolkara, Sep 16 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster on Monday discussed regional and global security issues concerning the two countries with Eastern Army commander, Lt Gen Anil Chauhan.
2019-09-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security,Diplomacy
Mamata-Modi meet likely on Wednesday
Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi tentatively on Wednesday to discuss the state's pending central grants and other demands, sources said here on Monday.
2019-09-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
An era of 'super emergency' exists now: Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) In a barb at the Narendra Modi government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the country was now passing through the era of "super emergency" and urged all to do their bit in protecting the rights and freedoms that the constitution guarantees.
2019-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CAB bans U-13 player, academy for age fraud
Kolkata, Sep 15 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has handed a two-year ban to Under 13 player Nitesh Chowdhury and one year suspension to Abdul Masood Cricket Academy here for being involved in an incident related to age fraud.
2019-09-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Never forget your mother tongue, says Mamata on Hindi Diwas
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here on Saturday extended her best wishes on Hindi Diwas, but said one should never forget one's mother tongue.
2019-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Ex-Kolkata top cop fails to turn up before CBI
Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) With IPS officer Rajeev Kumar not appearing before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Saradha scam probe on Saturday, the investigative agency officials held legal consultations to decide their next course of action.
2019-09-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Immigration/Law/Rights
Tear gas, water canons used on Left protesters in Kolkata
Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) Kolkata Police on Friday lobbed tear gas shells, and used batons and water canons to disperse thousands of students and youth wing activists of the Left parties as they protested against unemployment while advancing towards the state Secretariat.
2019-09-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
PKL 7: Maninder helps Warriors beat Bengaluru Bulls 42-40
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Maninder Singh starred for home side Bengal Warriors as they beat defending champions Bengaluru Bulls 42-40 in a high-scoring Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 encounter here on Thursday.
2019-09-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Why seek citizenship proof after 72 years, asks Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Hitting the streets against the National Register for Citizens published in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday rued that people were being asked to prove their citizenship 72 years after freedom and reiterated that she won't accept any such exercise in her state.
2019-09-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP blames Mamata for Metro disaster
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday put the blame on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the Kolkata metro disaster, saying her stubbornness forced the railway authorities to change the originally planned route.
2019-09-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Youth should keep alive the craft of fine muslin: Ashmore
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) India's young generation should understand the legacy of the country's rich heritage in textiles and endeavour to keep alive the fabled craft of fine muslin which is gradually getting lost, top design-historian and author Sonia Ashmore said here on Wednesday.
2019-09-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Lifestyle/Fashion
PKL 7: Warriors pip U Mumba in closely-fought contest
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) Bengal Warriors beat U Mumba 29-26 in a closely-fought Pro Kabaddi League Season 7 contest here on Wednesday.
2019-09-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Won't implement 'very harsh' new Motor Vehicles Act: Mamata
Kolkata, Sep 11 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday categorically said her government will not implement the new stringent Motor Vehicle Act as it would add to the people's burden.
2019-09-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tussle on between police, BJP over slain worker's body
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) A two-day long tussle between the West Bengal Police and the BJP over the body of a slain party worker from Birbhum district lay unresolved on Tuesday as the saffron outfit blocked roads and staged sit-in demonstrations demanding the corpse be handed over to the family.
2019-09-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
trustea appoints implementation partners
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) trustea has appointed Tea Research Association and Action for Food Production as its implementation partners, said trustea Director Rajesh Bhuyan on Tuesday.
2019-09-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy
5 Kolkata Metro work-hit houses to be razed on Tuesday
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Limited (KMRCL) here on Monday said it would demolish five damaged houses in the Bowbazar area to do the tunneling work for the 16.60-km East-West Metro Railway project, a part of which constitutes India's first under-river train line.
2019-09-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
PKL 7: Narwal stars as Patna Pirates thrash Tamil Thalaivas 51-25
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Pardeep Narwal became the first player to cross 1,000 raid points in Pro Kabaddi League history as his 26 points helped Patna Pirates side thrash Tamil Thalaivas 51-25 at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
2019-09-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Banned for age fraud, Gaurav Mukhi cleared by AIFF
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Gaurav Mukhi, who while playing for Indian Super League (ISL) side Jamshedpur FC was banned for six months for age-fraud, has been cleared to take the field after the footballer provided the All Indian Football Federation (AIFF) with his correct birth certificate.
2019-09-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal Warriors prevail 42-39 over Puneri Paltan
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Mohammad Nabibakhsh produced a last-minute Super Raid to help Bengal Warriors pull off an incredible comeback to clinch a 42-39 victory against Puneri Paltan in a VIVO Pro Kabaddi League match on Sunday.
2019-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Dabang Delhi beat Tamil Thalaivas 50-34
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Naveen Kumar was once again the star for Dabang Delhi K.C. as they thrashed Tamil Thalaivas 50-34 in a VIVO Pro Kabaddi League match at the Netaji Stadium here on Sunday.
2019-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Buddhadeb conscious and alert, condition improving: Doctors
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI-M stalwart Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, hospitalised following acute respiratory distress, is now conscious, alert and talking, and continues to be stable with his pneumonia and blood pressure improving, doctors said on Sunday.
2019-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
WB governor condoles Jethmalani's demise
Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed grief and sadness at the demise of eminent lawyer and former Union minister Ram Jethamalini on Sunday.
2019-09-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tunnel work: KMRCL starts distributing compensation cheques
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation Limited (KMRCL) on Saturday started distributing compensation cheques to the residents of central Kolkata's Bowbazar area who had to vacate their homes after the buildings suffered damages due to the tunneling work for the under-construction 16.60-km East West Metro Railway project -- a part of which constitutes India's first under-river train line.
2019-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Ex-Bengal CM Bhattacharjee's condition stable (3rd Lead)
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Former West Bengal Chief Minister and CPI-M stalwart Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, hospitalised following acute respiratory distress, is suffering from pneumonia but is "stable" and under non-invasive ventilation, doctors said on Saturday.
2019-09-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Tax assessment needs lot more transparency: FM
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) The tax assessment process requires a lot more transparency and has to be process-driven and not discretion-driven, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here on Friday, as she asked tax collectors not to overreach.
2019-09-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics
No imapct on social sector spending due to tax shortfall: FM
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday ruled out any scaling down of the social sector spending due to any possible shortfall of tax revenues.
2019-09-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Bengal Warriors coach wants players to work on team bonding
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Bengal Warriors need to work on team bonding to make the most of the crucial moments going into their home leg of the Pro Kabaddi Season at the Netaji Indoor Stadium from Saturday, feels coach B.C. Ramesh.
2019-09-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Disaster strikes Kolkata Metro work: Bengal Minister among hundreds homeless
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Over 400 people, including a West Bengal Minister, were forced to evacuate their residences and shops in the heart of Kolkata after more than 50 buildings developed cracks -- and several collapsed -- apparently due to tunnelling work in the under-construction 16.60-km East West Metro Railway project -- a part of which constitutes India's first under-river train line.
2019-09-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Cartwheeling kids join SAI as trainees after viral video
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Jashika Khan and Mohd Eizazuddin, two kids whose cartwheel video on social media impressed five-time Olympic gold medallist gymnast Nadia Comaneci, were on Wednesday at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Eastern Centre and will soon be full-time trainees.
2019-09-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Bengal Assembly to discuss Assam NRC
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) The West Bengal Assembly on Friday will debate a resolution tabled by the Left Front legislators on the National Register of Citizens in Assam.
2019-09-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
One lynched in Bengal, two others badly beaten
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) One person died and two others were hospitalised after being mercilessly beaten up by a mob in West Bengal's Murshidabad on Wednesday, less than a week after the state Assembly cleared a bill to prevent lynching.
2019-09-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
KMRCL suspends tunnelling work of East-West Metro
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) With several houses in central Kolkata developing cracks and two of them collapsing prompting the authorities to rescue 323 dwellers, the Kolkata Metro Railway Corporation Ltd (KMCRCL) on Tuesday told the Calcutta High Court that it has suspended the ongoing underground tunnelling work for the East-West Metro Project.
2019-09-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal to ensure smooth handover of caste certificates
Kolkata, Sep 3 (IANS) The West Bengal government has taken special measures to ensure Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes people do not face harassment while procuring caste certificates, official sources said on Tuesday.
2019-09-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Immigration/Law/Rights
Arrest warrant for Shami, brother for domestic violence (2nd Lead)
Kolkata, Sep 2 (IANS) An arrest warrant was on Monday issued against Indian pacer Mohammed Shami and his elder brother Hasid Ahmed by a court here following domestic violence accusations levelled by the cricketer's estranged wife Hasin Jahan.
2019-09-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Immigration/Law/Rights,Cricket