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Mamata to skip all-party meet, demands ‘One Country, One Election’

Indicating that she would skip the meeting of presidents of all political parties convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to the Centre saying it should not go about “hurriedly” on a “sensitive and serious subject” like ‘One Country, One Election’. In

Mamata rubbishes MHA advisory, opponent parties second it

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday rubbished the claims of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) about “poor” law and order in the state, saying the Center should send such advisories to states like Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat where “several murders have been reported in the last couple of years”. The MHA sought separate

Cyclone Fani: Bangladesh death toll reaches nine

Cyclone Fani: Bangladesh death toll reaches nine

The death toll due to cyclone Fani that slammed into Bangladesh after striking the Indian states of Odisha and West Bengal, has increased to nine, authorities said on Sunday. While confirming the toll, state Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Enamur Rahman said that over 60 people were also injured, reports bdnews24.The severe cyclonic storm,

Volvo Kolkata XC40 Launch

Volvo Opens First Showroom In Kolkata Ahead Of XC40 Launch

Volvo is preparing the ground for the launch of its most important product in the Indian market yet, the XC40 compact SUV. The carmaker inaugurated its nationwide parts distribution centre last month to improve its after-sales servicing capability and now it has revealed its plans to inaugurate a new dealership every month for the next six months. The

Bengal fire

Two killed, scores of shops gutted in Bengal fire

Two persons were killed when a major fire gutted scores of shops in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal early on Monday, fire brigade official said here. The fire broke out in a two-storey shopping complex in Dumdum Cantonment’s Gora Bazar that houses nearly 400 shops. An official said more than 100 shops were

Journalists accompanying Mamata Banerjee

Journalists accompanying Mamata Banerjee on London trip caught stealing silverware

Journalists accompanying Mamata Banerjee: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee faced an embarrassing situation because of some senior Journalists accompanying her on an official trip abroad was caught stealing silverware at an official dinner in a London hotel.Banerjee was accompanied by a team of senior journalists and editors of local newspapers and television channels along

Mamata launches West Bengal govt's official emblem

Mamata launches West Bengal govt’s official emblem

Mamata launches West Bengal govt official emblem: The West Bengal government on Friday launched its official emblem, conceptualized and designed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, two days after getting the approval from the central government. Terming the occasion as “historic”, she said the state emblem – the “Biswa Bangla” logo with Ashoka Pillar of the

Naxal commander surrenders in West Bengal

A self-styled Maoist commander surrendered before the security forces in West Bengal’s West Midnapore District yesterday. Eleven cases were registered against him in Jharkhand and West Bengal. Earlier in August, two members of a Maoist squad from Purulia district of West Bengal had surrendered before the police. They surrendered at the SP office of Purulia district.

Ready to work with national opposition: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she was willing to work with the opposition at the national level to politically take on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Denying she had any “personal agenda” against Modi, she said at the India Today Conclave East: “Whenever the public face problems,

It’s official: Rasgulla is from Bengal, not Odisha

The soft white mithai doused in a sugary syrup might leave a bitter aftertaste for some. West Bengal has finally won the battle for the Geographical Indication or GI tag for rasgulla, (or rosogolla, if you’re Bengali), leaving the other contender Odisha. A favourite almost all over India, the rasgulla has been at the centre

96 years old mother locked up by son in home

A man named Bikash Nath, who is bank employee by profession allegedly locked his mother inside the room and left for holidays on Saturday morning. He locked the door of a room from outside, where his mother Sabita was sleeping and left her alone. The woman was rescued by her daughter on Sunday afternoon. Later,

600 iron nails

Over 600 iron nails taken out from a Man’s stomach : West Bengal

A strange surgery was done by the , doctors in state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital on Monday that was taking out more than 600 iron nails from a man’s stomach who was mentally unstable. Family members reported that he suffered from acute abdominal pain and was admitted to the hospital. A USG test on

West Bengal has 40 per cent child brides: Survey in SC

New Delhi, Oct 12: West Bengal has got the dubious distinction of having the maximum number of married girl children at 40 per cent, a survey considered by the Supreme Court has said. The apex court, which has delivered a historic verdict declaring sexual intercourse with minor wife as rape, quoted the survey in its

Durga idol can be Immersed on all days including Muharram: Calcutta HC

Durga idol can be Immersed on all days including Muharram: Calcutta HC

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday allowed immersion of Durga idols on all days from ‘Vijayadashami’ on September 30, including Muharram on October 1. The decision of court has proved a major set back for West Bengal government. The court has asked the government to ensure the routes and security arrangements for Durga idols immersion

Effect of Ujjwala, 6000 new gas agencies will open in the country

Effect of Ujjwala, 6000 new gas agencies will open in the country

Effect of Ujjwala, 6000 new gas agencies will open in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promoted Dharmendra Pradhan as the cabinet minister for the success of the Ujjwala plan.   Here, the Ministry of Petroleum has also started preparations to start more than 6000 new gas agencies across the country. About 99% of

One person killed

One person killed in clash between two groups

Basanti (WB), Aug 26, One person killed in clash between two groups. One person was killed and several others including three policemen were injured as two groups clashed at Phulmaloncho village in Basanti area of South 24 Parganas district today.A police officer said several persons received splinter and bullet wounds while one Mujibur Rehman Mallik

Bill passed in WB assembly to help farmers in distress

Bill passed in WB assembly to help farmers in distress

Bill passed in WB assembly to help farmers in distress Kolkata- West Bengal assembly today passed a bill seeking to provide full exemption of land revenue (Khazna), cess and surcharge in respect of agricultural land to help distressed farmers. The West Bengal Land Reforms (Second Amendment) Bill, 2017, was today moved in the assembly to amend

Blue Whale Challenge: Class 10 Boy Commits Suicide In West Bengal

Blue Whale Challenge: Class 10 Boy Commits Suicide In West Bengal

A class 10th student from West Bengal’s West Midnapore fell prey to the infamous online game ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ and committed suicide. As per a media report, the police said that the boy named Ankan De, was last seen playing the online challenge using his father’s desktop at his office in Anandapur Town. The computer on which

Will start ‘BJP Bharat Chhodo’ programme from August 9: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a new salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) would launch the ‘BJP Bharat Chhodo’ movement on August 9.Addressing the Martyr’s Day rally here commemorating the 1993 Kolkata firing, Mamata also accused

Pregnant woman raped by ultra sonography centre owner

Bankura (WB), Jul 20 (PTI) A 21-year-old pregnant woman was raped allegedly by the owner of an ultra sonography centre Bankura district, police said today.The woman who was five months pregnant went to the ultra sonography centre for a test when the owner forced himself on her, Superintendent of Police Sukhendu Heera said.Her scream brought