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Teen death accidental, rules police

Aabesh Dasgupta

The Kolkata police, on the basis of prima facie evidence, on Thursday declared the death of Aabesh Dasgupta as accidental and ruled out any conspiracy or murder angle in the death of the teenager.

‘Voice of justice’ Mahasweta Devi dies


Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, who served as the voice of the marginalised and oppressed, passed away on Thursday after prolonged illness. She was 90.

Amit Chaudhuri, daughter quizzed in teen death

Amit Chaudhuri

Intensifying its probe into teenager Abesh Dasgupta’s mysterious death, the special investigation team (SIT) of the Kolkata police questioned author Amit Chaudhuri and his daughter at Lalbazar, the ci

SIT for Kolkata teenager death

Mystery surrounding teenaged student Aabesh Dasgupta’s death remained unresolved even as the Kolkata police set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by joint commissioner (crime) Vishal Garg.

Kolkata teen ‘murdered’ at birthday party

Abesh’s mother (centre) is consoled by her relatives. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)

A day after teenager Abesh Dasgupta was allegedly stabbed to death by his friend with a broken liquor bottle during a birthday party at the basement of the upscale housing apartment in Sunny Park, the

Family elated over Judith’s safe return

Family members of Judith D’Souza on Saturday expressed their gratitude to the Centre for her rescue from her abductors in Afghanistan as the Agha Khan Foundation aid worker is expected to return to he

Mamata Banerjee keen on playing kingmaker

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses Shahid Diwas rally in Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee signalled Thursday she would prefer to play kingmaker after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls than lay claim to power herself.

Mamata Banerjee attacks Centre, BJP over dalit violence

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday launched a scathing attack against the Modi-led NDA government at the Centre as well as the BJP.

Vehicle in President convoy falls in gorge, 6 injured

President Pranab Mukherjee (Photo: PTI)

A car in President Pranab Mukherjee’s convoy plunged into a gorge on way to Bagdogra from Darjeeling, leaving six security personnel, including an IPS officer, injured on Friday morning.

Helps arrested for Kolkata dacoity

The Bidhannagar city police cracked the daring dacoity in Salt Lake last week and arrested six accused, including the mastermind from Jharkhali, in South 24 Parganas and Baguiati in North 24 Parganas

The United Nations’ adoption in 2014 of an International Yoga Day was remarkable for many reasons.

We will soon usher in the tiranga season and with it the time to flaunt patriotism will also begin.