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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

2 more die of dengue, toll rises to 22 in West Bengal

Around 300 new cases of dengue infection were reported in the state taking the total number of persons infected by the virus in the state to 4,523 since January, West Bengal Director of Health...

PTI | Aug 22, 2016 09:41 PM

Mamata banarjee along with T C leaders walk 4 km to promote safe driving

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on thursday walked four kilometers along with several Trinamool Congress leaders and ministers to promote safe driving.

PTI | Aug 18, 2016 10:58 PM

3 killed after heavy storm, rains hit Kolkata and coastal Bengal

Three persons were killed - two in Jadavpur in the southern part of the city and one at Beliaghata in the northern part of the metropolis, Kolkata Police officials said.

PTI | Aug 18, 2016 05:04 AM

Trinamool MP from Coochbehar Renuka Sinha passes away

Sinha complained of chest pain and was rushed to a nearby nursing home from her residence in her constituency and later passed away, party Vice-President Mukul Roy said.

PTI | Aug 18, 2016 01:35 AM

TMC raises the issue of price rise in all-party meet

Stating that the party is committed to smooth functioning of the monsoon session of Parliament, Trinamool Congress today said it wanted the issues of price rise and FDI, among others, to be discussed...

PTI | Jul 17, 2016 03:22 PM

Islamic State, JMB target West Bengal youths for expansion

Unemployed youths preferably from Muslim community are being roped in by handlers of terror groups like ISIS and JMB to expand their networks in border districts of West Bengal.

PTI | Jul 11, 2016 01:17 PM

Wild elephants killed 108 people in West Bengal in 2015-16, says Forest Department

With 108 people killed by wild elephants in the state in 2015-16, the West Bengal Forest Department has chalked out a two-pronged approach to deal with the man-elephant conflict in the state which has...

PTI | Jul 08, 2016 05:42 PM

Aadhar Housing Finance expects over 70 pc growth in Bengal

Aadhar Housing Finance is expecting over 70 per cent surge in home loan disbursements this year in West Bengal following implementation of the Housing for All by 2022 and Smart City projects. The...

PTI | Jun 23, 2016 03:14 PM

West Bengal govt to provide subsidised Ramzan food packets

Trinamool Congress-led government in Bengal is planning to provide special ‘Roza’ food packets at a subsidised rate from ration shops across the state during the fasting month of Ramzan.

PTI | Jun 02, 2016 08:08 PM