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Tapas Paul admitted to hospital after suffering brain stroke
Tapas Paul admitted to hospital after suffering brain stroke
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul was today admitted in a super speciality hospital here aftersuffering a brain stroke, hospital sources said."He (Paul) was brought to the hospital at 4 pm. Then MRI was conducted and it was found that  more
Kolkata's rogue taxis battle government's road-discipline move

Kolkata's rogue taxis battle government's road-discipline move

Kolkata: Beware of boarding a taxi in Kolkata. Chances are that you may be thrashed, pushed off or even molested by drivers demanding excess fare or unwilling to ferry you to your destination.And if the police crack the whip, the  more
Cabbies to hold protest-rally tomorrow
Cabbies to hold protest-rally tomorrow
Kolkata: Several taxi unions in the city will hold a rally tomorrow to protest against state transport minister Madan Mitra’s threat to challenge bail granted to some taxi drivers in a city court and his use of tough language against  more
Ebola threat: Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans
Ebola threat: Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans
Kolkata: Sex workers in the city’s largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for their welfare, not to entertain Africans who are regular visitors to the place in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in  more
TMC leader Ashok Mukherjee shot dead in Birbhum
TMC leader Ashok Mukherjee shot dead in Birbhum
Suri (West Bengal): A Trinamool Congress leader was shot dead by unidentified men late on Saturday in West Bengal's Birbhum district.Birbhum Superintendent of Police (SP) Alok Rajoria said that Ashok Mukherjee, former Trinamool Congress president of Khairasole block committee, was  more
Mamata Banerjee embarks on six-day visit to Singapore
Mamata Banerjee embarks on six-day visit to Singapore
Kolkata: In a bid to tap big ticket investment for the industry-starved eastern state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday embarks on a six-day trip to Singapore, where meetings with the sovereign city-state's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister  more
Mamata Banerjee to leave for Singapore tomorrow to attract investment
Mamata Banerjee to leave for Singapore tomorrow to attract investment
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would embark on her maiden foreign visit to Singapore tomorrow after assuming office in 2011, with an agenda to attract investment in the state.She would be accompanied by a ‘very high level’ official  more
One more dies of encephalitis in WB, toll rises to 221
One more dies of encephalitis in WB, toll rises to 221
Kolkata: One person died on Friday from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), a health official said. One person from Basirhat died because of AES at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in the last 24 hours, West Bengal Health Services Director  more
Bengal celebrates Independence Day
Bengal celebrates Independence Day
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour at the Indira Gandhi Sarani and observed a colourful parade marked by tableaus depicting rich cultural heritage as West Bengal on Friday celebrated India's 68th Independence Day.On the occasion, Banerjee also conferred  more
WB govt threatens stern action against agitating taxi drivers
WB govt threatens stern action against agitating taxi drivers
Kolkata: Accusing the opposition of creating anarchy using taxis as a weapon, West Bengal government on Tuesday warned of stern action against errant drivers who force others from plying their vehicles creating great inconvenience for the people."I will hold a  more
Japanese encephalitis claims two more lives
Japanese encephalitis claims two more lives
Kolkata: Japanese encephalitis has claimed two more lives in north Bengal in the last 24 hours, a senior health official said today.The toll in the Japanese encephalitis in the northern part of the state thus rose to 38 since July  more
Pillar collapses at Howrah station
Pillar collapses at Howrah station
Kolkata: A pillar on a platform at the busy Howrah station in West Bengal collapsed on Monday creating pandemonium during rush hour traffic. However, no injury or disruption in train services was reported, an official said."A pillar at platform number  more
Kolkata cabbies may keep off roads on Monday
Kolkata cabbies may keep off roads on Monday
Kolkata: A section of taxi drivers kept off the city roads on Saturday, while a left workers' body announced cabbies will hold a law-violation programme on Monday to protest police "excesses" over no-refusal issues.Police said there are reports some taxi  more
Class VIII book in Bengal calls freedom fighters ‘extremists’
Class VIII book in Bengal calls freedom fighters ‘extremists’
Kolkata: In a gross distortion of India’s freedom struggle to attain independence, a history textbook for Class VIII in West Bengal branded the freedom fighters as ‘extremists’.The chapter ‘Krantikari Aatankvaad’ includes the names of dauntless freedom fighters Khudiram Bose, Prafulla  more
Drones to guard forests and wildlife
Drones to guard forests and wildlife
Kolkata: Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones will soon fly over India’s forests to monitor poaching, track wildlife and even count the population of tigers.  Scientists at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) are coming up with a series of such  more
Justice Manjula Chellur sworn-in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
Justice Manjula Chellur sworn-in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court
Kolkata: Justice Manjula Chellur was on Tuesday sworn-in as the first woman Chief Justice of the Calcutta High Court.West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi administered the oath of office and secrecy to Manjula Chellur at an event organised in Raj  more
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