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William Shakespeare plays to come alive at Puja pandals

William Shakespeare

The plays of William Shakespeare will come alive in two pandals in Kolkata during Durga Puja as the British Council, in partnership with Ahiritola Sarbojanin Durgotsab and Ballygunge Cultural Associat

‘New Zealand adept at handling spin’

Saurav Ganguly at a promotional event on Thursday. (Photo: PTI)

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly reckons that New Zealand are technically better-equipped to handle spinners than their much fancied Trans-Tasman rivals Australia.

Bengal CM warns cow vigilantes of strict action

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out against cow vigilantes, saying they had no right to decide what others should or should not eat.

Girl ends life as ex posts her nude photos on Facebook

Shattered after her nude pictures were posted on popular social networking site Facebook by her former boyfriend, a teenage girl committed suicide on Monday.

Bengal: 1 killed for protesting noise, 1 over garbage

A man who had protested against some drunkards, who were indulging in nuisance in front of his residence at Panchla in Howrah, was killed after being stabbed with a knife, while in another incident a

JNUSU leader slams Left for fall in vote base

JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar, along with other students, at Mahajati Sadan in Kolkata. (Photo: Abhijit Mukherjee)

All India Students’ Federation (AISF) leader and Jawaharlal Nehru University’s Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar strongly criticised Left parties, particularly the CPI(M), and said that

Mother House in Kolkata a ‘mini-Vatican’

Children (left) seek blessings of Mother Teresa after special prayers at Mother Teresa Church at Dumdum, Kolkata. (Photo: PTI)

The Mother House in Kolkata turned into a mini Vatican City on Sunday after Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, in Vatican City.

Singur land deal: Mamata Banerjee assures farmers

A day after the “landmark” Singur verdict, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Thursday assured the farmers that they will get back their land within the timeframe set by the Supreme Court.

Singur land deal: Farmers rejoice, take out procession

Celebrations started in Singur only minutes after the Supreme Court announced its verdict a little after 2 pm. People were glued to TV sets since morning, waiting to hear the much-awaited ruling.

CPM rules out apology for land acquisition in Singur

Surjya Kanta Mishra

Refusing to accept the Supreme Court verdict that the land acquisition in Singur was “illegal”, CPI(M) state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra on Wednesday contested that the land was acquired as per the

Maj. Gen. Tarique Ahmed Siddique (Retd), the security adviser to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina, is her go-to man on curbing Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh.

The Narendra Modi government is stacking up its “reform credentials”.