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Jadavpur VC lodges verbal complaint about attempt to stop car
Jadavpur VC lodges verbal complaint about attempt to stop car
Kolkata: Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti yesterday said he lodged a verbal complaint with police about four unidentified car-borne youths who tried to intercept him when he was on his way home this evening.  Chakroborty told media that he lodged  more
E-rickshaws to ply Kolkata streets soon

E-rickshaws to ply Kolkata streets soon

Kolkata:  Hand-pulled rickshaws in the city will soon be a thing of the past, with their battery-powered modern equivalents to be seen soon on the streets.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has come up with a plan to rehabilitate around  more
More than 70 percent of HIV-AIDS patients not diagnosed
More than 70 percent of HIV-AIDS patients not diagnosed
Kolkata: More than 70 percent of people suffering from HIV-AIDS are not diagnosed and are not aware that they are suffering from the dreaded disease.  I S Gilada, president of AIDS society of India, said the fact coupled with the  more
Rabindra Nath Tagore's ancestral house to be preserved as heritage site
Rabindra Nath Tagore's ancestral house to be preserved as heritage site
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that Nobel laureate poet Rabindra Nath Tagore's ancestral house at Jorasanko in North Kolkata would be preserved by the state government as a heritage site."Its a heritage structure. Also people  more
ED officer probing Saradha Case allegedly beaten up in Hooghly
ED officer probing Saradha Case allegedly beaten up in Hooghly
Kolkata: An Enforcement Directorate officer, probing the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam case, has alleged he was beaten up by Trinamoool Congress (TMC) workers in Hooghly.The incident came close on the heels of TMC workers agitating against CBI officers after  more
Diocese of Calcutta turns 200
Diocese of Calcutta turns 200
Kolkata: Completing 200 years, the Diocese of Calcutta Sunday launched year-long celebrations that includes walkathon, sports tournaments and interfaith linkages to mark the occasion.Led by Bishop Ashoke Biswas and a host of priests, the celebrations were launched with a Thanksgiving  more
New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails near Howrah station
New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails near Howrah station
Kolkata: Nine coaches of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derailed at Liluah shortly after leaving Howrah station today morning.There was no casualty or injury to any passenger, railway officials said.The 12381 UP Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed at 8.25 am  more
CBI says it intimated West Bengal Speaker of Madan Mitra's arrest
CBI says it intimated West Bengal Speaker of Madan Mitra's arrest
Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday said it had intimated West Bengal Assembly Speaker's office soon after the arrest of Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Friday."We had sent an email and a fax to the Speaker's office  more
After 14 years, new hopes for release of Irom Sharmila
After 14 years, new hopes for release of Irom Sharmila
Kolkata: With the central government deciding to decriminalize attempt to suicide, there is fresh hope for the release of civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila who has been on a fast-unto-death for 14 years.  “We are very happy to know  more
Shahanur Alam acknowledges his involvement in Burdwan blast
Shahanur Alam acknowledges his involvement in Burdwan blast
 Guwahati: Interrogations by the Assam police have established prime accused Shahanur Alam’s involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast and his links with the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen Bangaldesh (JMB) which has set up a network in West Bengal, a top police  more
Bangladeshi fishing boats apprehended off Bengal coast
Bangladeshi fishing boats apprehended off Bengal coast
Kolkata: Two Bangladeshi fishing boats, with 56 fishermen on board, were apprehended for illegally fishing in Indian waters off the West Bengal coast, officials said here on Sunday.Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Sucheta Kripalani' apprehended the two fishing boats 'Allahar Malik-2'  more
River linking could alter rainfall, hit monsoons: Expert
River linking could alter rainfall, hit monsoons: Expert
Kolkata: Criticising the interlinking of rivers (ILR) project of the Indian government, a leading geologist and environmental expert on Friday warned the move could disrupt rainfall pattern which could be a significant issue in the wake of climate change."There is  more
Burdwan blast: Sahanur Alam, key accused arrested in Assam
Burdwan blast: Sahanur Alam, key accused arrested in Assam
Kolkata: One of the key accused in the Burdwan blast case – Sahanur Alam was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) late night on Friday. He was arrested in the Nalbari district of Assam in a joint operation by  more
120-inch-long nails leave man's hand paralysed
120-inch-long nails leave man's hand paralysed
Kolkata:  A fixation with long nails has left an old man’s hand paralysed.Long back in 1982, 72-year-old Murari Aditya had created a Guinness Book record for the world’s longest nail (180 inches in total) but later he had to cut  more
ED unearths suspect bank accounts in Burdwan blast case
ED unearths suspect bank accounts in Burdwan blast case
Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate probing the money laundering aspect in the Burdwan blast case has unearthed a few suspect bank accounts and would probe whether they were linked to terror funding.“We have got a few account numbers of some unidentified  more
Bomb scare near Mamata Banerjee's bungalow in Jalpaiguri
Bomb scare near Mamata Banerjee's bungalow in Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri, West Bengal: A bicycle with a tiffin box found abandoned in front of the PWD bungalow in Jalpaiguri where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been staying triggered a bomb scare this evening.Policemen on duty at the bungalow  more
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