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Government employee dies standing in queue in front of ATM in Hooghly

The employee, Kallol Roychoudhury (56), was returning to his Behala home in South Kolkata from Cooch Behar in North Bengal where he was posted.

PTI | Dec 03, 2016 06:07 PM

Letter war intensifies in WB, Mamata Banerjee demands proof of state’s invite to army

Hitting back at BJP for its claim that army presence at toll plazas in West Bengal was routine exercise conducted in full knowledge of local authorities, TMC leader Derek O’Brien on Friday asked the...

PTI | Dec 03, 2016 09:45 AM

West Bengal 'coup': Army's letters to state govt agencies indicate that they were informed in advance; WB Police issues reply

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday termed TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's demands to remove army from checkpoints in the state as attempts of diversion from the main issue at hand....

News Nation Bureau | Dec 02, 2016 03:25 PM

Army at Toll Plazas: Cautious Mamata Banerjee spends night in office, calls it 'military coup'

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday spent the night at her office to demand removal of army deployment at toll plazas in West Bengal terming such deployments a 'military coup'. She is scheduled...

PTI | Dec 02, 2016 08:23 AM

Two more doctors held in Kolkata child trafficking case

Dilip Ghosh, formerly working with state-run R G Kar Medical College and Hospital linked to Sri Krishna Nursing Home on College Street in the city and Nityananda Biswas were arrested by CID sleuths...

PTI | Nov 30, 2016 01:53 PM

12-hour bandh called by Left parties to protests against demonetisation begins in West Bengal

The state-wide 12-hour strike called by the Left Parties to protest the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes began in West Bengal on Monday, with normal life visibly unaffected in the first few...

PTI | Nov 28, 2016 09:45 AM

Silk Air flight from Singapore to Kathmandu makes unscheduled stop-over in Kolkata

The plane landed with full emergency measures in place at the airport as the passengers disembarked, the official said.

PTI | Nov 23, 2016 10:32 PM

‘No purchase no sale’ protest begun by Petrol pumps in West Bengal

As a part of protest petrol pumps in West Bengal went ahead with ‘no-purchase’ from oil marketingCompanies (OMCs) against rising expenditure and declining profit margin.

PTI | Nov 04, 2016 11:01 AM

Harrow Hall school campus checked, no trace of gas leak

Fire tenders rushed to a south Kolkata school after receiving calls that a pungent smell was emanating from their campus, triggering possibility of a gas leak.

PTI | Nov 03, 2016 01:27 PM

Chennai-New Jalpaiguri express train engine derails, no casualties reported

The engine was being operated for hauling coaches of the Chennai-New Jalpaiguri express train and it derailed near Siliguri in the morning.

News Nation Bureau | Sep 10, 2016 08:17 AM

Vatican: Pope hails volunteers as ‘artisans of mercy’ on eve of Mother Teresa sainthood

Pope Francis on Saturday denounced what he called the modern-day sin of indifference to hunger, exploitation and other suffering, while commending the example of Mother Teresa on the eve of a...

PTI | Sep 04, 2016 07:09 AM

800 panchayats in West Bengal circle to get broadband this year

Jha said West Bengal Telecom Circle is going to concentrate on wide penetration of their mobile service in rural areas so as to bridge the rural-urban divide and empower more citizens through...

PTI | Sep 03, 2016 11:46 PM

Two drivers of an online cab aggregator confess raping and murdering a minor in Kolkata

The two, who are in their early 20s, have been remanded into police custody till September 9 for the crime.

PTI | Sep 01, 2016 10:10 PM

12-year-old gangraped and killed by Ola cab in Kolkata, 2 held

In a shocking incident, a 12-year-old girl was reportedly gangraped and killed by two men in an Ola cab in Kolkata on Wednesday. The body was found near a canal, reports said.

News Nation Bureau | Aug 31, 2016 02:39 PM

Rescued by Mother Teresa, Polio-affected NRI returns from London to pay homage

A young polio-afflicted child who was abandoned by his parents in Kolkata but rescued by Mother Teresa, has now returned here from London as an NRI to retrace his roots and pay homage to the late nun...

PTI | Aug 24, 2016 06:02 PM