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Bengal situation grim, 50 dead

A rubber boat is pressed into service to help civilians in Alipore, Kolkata, on Sunday.   (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)

Flood situation in south Bengal remained grim on Sunday with death toll nearing 50 while 2.14 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,537 relief camps in the 12 districts affected by the deluge.

Bengal flood situation grim, 1.19 lakh affected

A vendor sells bananas in a water-logged street in Kolkata on Saturday after heavy rains. — PTI

The flood situation in south Bengal turned grim on Saturday with 1.19 lakh people taking shelter in relief camps in 12 districts of the state even as weatherman forecast more heavy rains in the next t

Lt Gen MMS Rai becomes the new VCOAS, Bakshi at Fort William

Lt. Gen. Praveen Bakshi became the 25th General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Command on Saturday.

Two tiger cubs found dead in Sundarbans

Two tiger cubs were found dead on two consecutive days in the Sundarbans Tiger Reserve, forest department officials said on Friday.

Tripura governor gets flak for Yakub Memon tweets

People protest in Kolkata against the Centre after offering special prayers on Friday. — AFP

Tripura governor Tathagata Roy’s comments about people who attended Yakub Memon's funeral on Thursday sparked a major controversy in West Bengal.

Calcutta High Court: Explain arrests in Mamata Banerjee cartoon case

The Calcutta high court on Thursday questioned the validity of Jadavpur University professor and his neighbour’s arrest by the Kolkata police in what has come to be known as the cartoon case.

Yakub Memon's mourners potential terrorists, tweets Tripura Governor

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy (Photo: Twitter)

Later, Roy said that he has excluded Memon's relatives and friends

Helder Postiga is ATK’s marquee player

Helder Postiga

Putting an end to speculation, defending champions Atletico de Kolkata on Wednesday unveiled the 32-year-old Portuguese World Cupper Helder Postiga as their marquee player for the second edition of t

Summons to TMC MP in Saradha scam probe

Another Trinamul Congress MP has come under the scanner of the Central investigators in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, as the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Satabdi Roy, the actor-

Yakub supporters should leave India: Arshad Alam

BJP minority morcha national secretary Arshad Alam on Monday accused those who have voiced an opposition to the death sentence of Mumbai’s blast convict Yakub Memon of “treason”.

What often goes unnoticed is the fact that the genesis of Kashmir (commonly known as Jammu and Kashmir) is linked to 565 princely states, which became independent along with the birth of two sovereign

India has carried out the execution of Yakub Memon,” says the BBC, “the man convicted of financing the deadly 1993 Mumbai bombings.” It goes on to say that 257 people were killed in the Mumbai blasts.