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West Bengal elections: CPI (M) state secretary faces a tough fight

One of the main architects of Congress-Left alliance in Bengal, CPI(M) state secretary and Opposition leader Surya Kanta Mishra, is likely to face a tough challenge in his own backyard at Narayangarh...

PTI | Apr 07, 2016 01:40 PM

Kolkata flyover collapse: Construction company official arrested

A top official of the Hyderabad-based construction company which was responsible for building Vivekananda flyover that collapsed last week killing 26 people and injuring 89 others, has been arrested,...

PTI | Apr 06, 2016 03:46 PM

Fire breaks out in Electronics Regional Test Laboratory

A massive fire broke out today in a laboratory of the Electronics Regional Test Laboratory (East) office here, police said. Ten fire tenders were pressed into service to douse the flames which broke...

PTI | Apr 06, 2016 02:40 PM

Candidates getting help from wards in managing campaigns

When it comes to managing their election campaigns, candidates for the Assembly election in West Bengal are turning to their sons and daughters for help.

PTI | Apr 05, 2016 02:44 PM

Kolkata Flyover Collapse: Rahul Gandhi visits mishap site, meets injured

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today visited the spot of the flyover collapse here in which 24 people were killed and said he had come to extend support to the victims and did not want to...

PTI | Apr 02, 2016 12:36 PM

Kolkata flyover collapse: Builder calls it an 'act of God', draws flak

The West Bengal government ordered a high-level probe into the tragedy that triggered a blame game with the opposition accusing the Mamata Banerjee government of callousness. Hitting back, Trinamool...

News Nation Bureau | Mar 31, 2016 11:36 PM

Kolkata flyover collapse HIGHLIGHTS: At least 21 dead, 85 injured

Flyover collapse in Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is present at the mishap site to take stock of the situation, while Army has joined the rescue operations.

News Nation Bureau | Mar 31, 2016 04:10 PM

West Bengal Assembly polls 2016: More than Rs 7 crore seized in pre-poll drive

Over Rs 7 crore has been seized from West Bengal so far during the pre-poll drive against financial transactions without valid documents. Deputy Chief Electoral Officer Amitjyoti Bhattacharya said the...

PTI | Mar 31, 2016 12:22 PM

National-level woman volleyball player hacked to death allegedly by stalker in Kolkata

A national level woman volleyball player, Sangita Aich, was hacked to death in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district during a practice session on Friday evening, reports said. The 16-year-old was...

News Nation Bureau | Mar 26, 2016 10:46 AM

8 TMC workers killed, law and orer is now under EC: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today targeted the Election Commission, saying law and order is now under the poll panel and eight party workers had been...

PTI | Mar 25, 2016 07:37 PM

EC orders removal of posters, banners lauding Mamata govt

The Election Commission tonight ordered “immediate removal” of all hoardings and banners across West Bengal depicting the achievements of the Mamata Banerjee government and asked officials to...

PTI | Mar 14, 2016 11:34 PM

Water crisis shuts most of Farraka power plant in Kolkata

Water crisis at the 2,100 MW NTPC thermal power plant at Farraka has forced the state-run power generator to curtail generation to just 500 MW.

PTI | Mar 12, 2016 08:17 PM

ATFI writes to Mamata against hosting India-Pakistan match

The Anti-Terrorist Front of India (ATFI), which has been opposing playing of Pakistan cricket team in India, has threatened to dig up the pitch of Eden Gardens which is slated to host a India-Pakistan...

PTI | Mar 12, 2016 01:49 PM

Mamata Banerjee slams Congress-left 'Rainbow Coalition' in West Bengal

Upping the ante against Congress and the Left, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed both the parties have formed a “rainbow coalition” for the upcoming Assembly election in the...

PTI | Mar 10, 2016 07:49 PM

Soon houseboats in Kolkata, Sundarbans and creeks of Digha

Taking a cue from Kerala, West Bengal is now focusing on developing coastal and river tourism circuit by introducing houseboats in Kolkata, Sundarbans and creeks near Digha.

PTI | Mar 10, 2016 02:47 PM