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West Bengal: BJP worker lodges complaint against Mamata Banerjee

Police said that BJP worker Manav Sharma wanted to lodge the complaint at Jorasanko thana in central Kolkata but later emailed it to the city police commissioner following advice of police officials.

PTI | Dec 14, 2016 10:52 AM

Tea, jute industry hit hard by demonetisation, salaries delayed: West Bengal govt

West Bengal labour ministry Maloy Ghatak said salaries in 28-odd tea gardens in West Bengal have been delayed due to the demonetisation exercise.

PTI | Dec 13, 2016 05:06 PM

BJP accuses West Bengal govt of non-participation in Centre's programme

“They (Bengal government) behave as constitutional experts, while giving lectures on federal structure. But when it comes to preaching what they say, they are the first to back out,” BJP National...

PTI | Dec 08, 2016 07:43 PM

West Bengal: BJP leader arrested with Rs 33 lakh in new currency notes

Police has arrested BJP leader Manish Sharma in West Bengal’s Kolkata with Rs 33 lakh cash. He was arrested from Ranigunj in Burdwan district with 33 lakh rupees in new 2000 denomination currency...

News Nation Bureau | Dec 06, 2016 10:55 PM

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