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Coast Guard rescues 15 fishermen in Bay of Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:59

Indian Coast Guard personnel have rescued 15 fishermen whose boat had got entangled with a fishing net in the Bay of Bengal, about 64 nautical miles southeast of Sagar Island, officials said Tuesday.

102 die due to encephalitis in north Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 21:00

Encephalitis has taken 42 lives in north Bengal in the last two days, taking the total toll to 102 till on Tuesday.

Evidence yet not found to arrest Anubrata in Parui murder case

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 20:39

SIT probing murder of an independent panchayat member at Parui told the Calcutta HC that it did not find the need to arrest district TMC district president Anubrata Mondal so far.

Thailand Princess wanted to study in Tagore`s Shantiniketan

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 20:35

Deeply influenced by the works of Rabindranath Tagore, Thailand Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn wanted to study under the bard`s guidance in Shantiniketan.

Encephalitis toll rises to 102 in Bengal, 43 in Assam

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:19

Encephalitis playing havoc in north Bengal, where 102 people have died, has spread its tentacles to Assam as well taking 43 lives there.

CBI gives July 31 deadline to give documents in Saradha scam

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 19:39

CBI has given a deadline of July 31 to the police of West Bengal and Odisha to submit all the documents related to Saradha chit fund scam in which a Trinamool Congress member of parliament is also an accused.

CPI(M) to organise a counter rally of Trinamool

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 18:01

In order to counter Trinamool Congress` massive show of strength on July 21 rally, the CPI(M) North 24 Parganas district leadership has decided to organise a rally at the same venue within the next few months.

Congress, LF strength in Assembly erodes further

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 22:06

The strength of Opposition Congress and Left Front dwindled further in the West Bengal Assembly with the desertion of three Congress MLAs and a CPI(M) MLA in favour of the ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday.

60 die due to encephalitis, situation alarming

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 21:30

A total 60 people have died of encephalitis in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital here and the situation in the seven north Bengal districts was `alarming`, West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan Satpathy said on Monday.

Mamata`s rally chokes Kolkata traffic, hits life

Last Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014, 20:03

Traffic here came to a virtual standstill Monday as lakhs of Trinamool Congress supporters converged on the eastern metropolis from West Bengal`s districts for a mammoth rally in commemoration of Martyrs` Day.