Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 | Last Update : 04:07 AM IST

Calcutta [Kolkata]

'Virgin girls like sealed bottles': Jadavpur varsity prof posts on FB, triggers row

The post, 'Virgin Bride – Why Not?' was taken down later but Sarkar continued to defend his statement.

15 Jan 2019 11:14 AM

2 women clobber 16 puppies to death in Kolkata, gruesome video surfaces later

The 25-second clip shows two women wearing gloves thrashing the puppies even as they were trying to run away.

14 Jan 2019 5:06 PM

WB govt to bring unorganised workers under social security scheme

‘Under the scheme, unorganised workers are getting financial assistance of Rs 20,000 per annum for any ailment,’ the statement said.

14 Jan 2019 3:23 PM

Talks of CPI(M)-Cong alliance for LS polls to be 'initiated at state level': Yechury

Yechury was replying to question on why CPI(M) was not initiating talks with Congress at the national level to put up an anti-BJP front.

14 Jan 2019 1:17 PM

Research scholar found hanging with face covered in Kolkata hostel room

Early investigations revealed that Sukanya, who was a part-time teacher at a nearby college, was to get married later this year.

14 Jan 2019 10:19 AM


Mamata accuses BJP of drama over ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

Describing PM Modi as ‘Gabbar Singh’ the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata bantered that he neither smiles nor can speak well.

11 Jan 2019 7:46 PM

Army rescues 150 tourists in North Sikkim

As per army sources, the rescue operations will continue through the night to locate any other tourist in the area.

10 Jan 2019 2:03 AM

TMC expels 2 parliamentarians for 'anti-party' activities

Trinamool secretary general Partha Chatterjee announced decision of expelling Saumitra Khan and Anupam Hazra.

09 Jan 2019 7:21 PM

Tea export to Pakistan on the rise: Tea Board data

Total exports during the 10-month period of 2018 increased marginally to 225.76 mkgs valued at Rs 4624 crore.

09 Jan 2019 1:47 PM

Indian Navy deploys ‘specialist’ diving team for Ganga Sagar Mela

This action has been taken to provide rescue and relief operations during Ganga Sagar Mela between Jan 13 and 15.

08 Jan 2019 3:54 PM


Mamata Banerjee extends retirement age of college teachers

Banerjee said that while her government has set up 23 new universities in the past seven years, another 11 will come up soon.

08 Jan 2019 7:22 AM

WB BJP chief does U-turn, says remarks on Mamata's PM prospects were made in jest

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader also claimed that the chief minister was ahead in the race among Bengalis.

06 Jan 2019 5:27 PM

Don’t need ‘insignificant’ Congress: Samajwadi Party on alliance with BSP

Nanda's comments came after Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav moved closer to finaliseseat-sharing formula, ahead of LS polls.

06 Jan 2019 11:08 AM

‘If any Bengali has chance to be PM, it is Mamata Banerjee’: WB BJP chief

The statement has come as a shocker for the BJP, engaged in a bitter fight against the Trinamool in the state.

06 Jan 2019 9:53 AM

UP govt seeks to invite Mamata Banerjee for Kumbh

The developmental work is being carried with another Rs 4,300 crore from other budgets, an official release said.

05 Jan 2019 5:11 AM


Mamata Banerjee asks Modi not to teach Bengal democracy

Banerjee said all efforts of the BJP would be foiled and it would not be able to fulfil its electoral expectations here.

04 Jan 2019 5:26 AM

Bengal Cong divided over whether to go alone or with CPI(M) in 2019 LS polls

‘Fighting alone in Bengal means a four-cornered fight which, in turn, will help the TMC. We can never allow that,’ Cong secy Sarkar said.

02 Jan 2019 2:12 PM

Kin to get Rs 2 lakh in case of farmer’s death: Mamata Banerjee

The Mamata Banerjee government has already waived tax and cess on agricultural land “to help farmers in distress.”

01 Jan 2019 3:59 AM

Kolkata Police seizes 135 grams of Methamphetamine

No person has been arrested till now in this case.

31 Dec 2018 2:32 PM

Legendary filmmaker Mrinal Sen passes away at 95

Mrinal Sen, known for films like 'Neel Akasher Neechey' and 'Bhuvan Shome', was acclaimed filmmaker and ambassador of parallel cinema.

30 Dec 2018 1:46 PM