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6.8-quake strikes Myanmar; tremors felt in northeast, West Bengal, Bihar

People stand outdoors after they rushed out of their offices following tremors in Kolkata. (Photo: AP)

Tremors were felt across West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa and parts of Northeast India on Wednesday as an earthquake measuring 6.7 on the open-ended Richter scale hit Myanmar.

BSF submits proposal for fencing Bangladesh border

Amid growing concerns over terrorists using the porous Indo-Bangla border for infiltration, the Border Security Force has submitted a detailed proposal to the state government about the land needed fo

Reality show for safe Kolkata roads

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee took to the streets on Thursday to lead a rally on “Safe Drive, Safe Live” organised by the Kolkata police.

Arun Jaitley tweet on Subhas Chandra Bose ‘shocks’ all

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said she was “shocked” by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley’s “hurtful tweet”.

‘Oldest man ever’ says no sex, yoga key to long life


Indian monk Swami Sivananda, who claims to be 120 years old, displays his passport in the house of one of his followers in Kolkata. (Photo: AFP)

Bengal acid attacks kill 2 women

Three women became the target of acid attacks which killed two of them, including a deaf and mute woman on whom acid was thrown by the same accused who allegedly raped her earlier.

Bengal tourism booming, 1.15 lakh more foreign arrivals


After storming to power in 2011, Mamata Banerjee had promised to turn Kolkata into London, Darjeeling into Switzerland and Digha into Goa.

Mamata Banerjee set to drop West from West Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (Photo: PTI)

“West” will soon be dropped from West Bengal and the state would be known as Bengal in English and Bangla or Banga in Bengali.

Man killed for protesting against gambling, drugs

A middle-aged man was murdered by a gang of armed miscreants in Metiabruz in the early hours of Saturday for protesting against anti-social activities, which included running of gambling and liquor de

Kolkata teen death: Teen family rejects CCTV footage theory

Aabesh Dasgupta’s family has rejected a CCTV footage which the Kolkata police claimed suggested that the teenager’s death at 6 Sunny Park in Ballygunge on July 23 evening was accidental.

So, finally, there was a silver lining to the dark clouds over India’s Olympic participation, as a bonus a bronze one too. P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, thank you for giving us reasons to exhale.

The frequency with which the word “sedition” has been crashing into the front page or prime-time television news of late is tragic, terrifying and ridiculous.