West Bengal sex workers' request to celebrate Durga Puja rejected

At a time when mainstreaming initiatives are gathering momentum, sex workers in three key regions of West Bengal have been denied the permission to celebrate their own Durga Puja, the biggest festival in the state.

West Bengal Lok Sabha polls: Fourth phase tomorrow

Security has been stepped up for the penultimate fourth phase Lok Sabha poll in West Bengal on Wednesday as four of the six seats going to the poll fall in Jangalmahal where the Maoists ruled till recently.

Eight die after drinking illicit liquor

Eight people died and 15 others were taken ill after they consumed toxic illicit country liquor at Bishnupur in South 24 parganas district, police said on Monday.