BJP MP Kirti Azad bats for Mamata Banerjee's honesty

BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad on Sunday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her residence and reportedly reiterated his faith in her honesty which he had affirmed yesterday.

Mobile app for Kolkata Book Fair visitors
Mobile app for Kolkata Book Fair visitors

Visitors to the 39th International Kolkata Book Fair, that begins Jan 28, now have assistance at their finger tips, courtesy a mobile app providing all the relevant details about the fest.

My statement has been misinterpreted: TMC MP Debabrata Bandyopdhyay

After triggering controversy in the party circles with his reported comments yesterday, Trinamool Congress MP Debabrata Bandyopdhyay on Saturday said he had never said that the party leadership was slack in weeding out bad elements from the party.

Big B, Jaya in Kolkata
Big B, Jaya in Kolkata

After cycling around the city in November for a movie last year, megastar Amitabh Bachchan is back in Kolkata Saturday to shoot for a music video.

NCW records statement of Bengal woman tortured by police

A National Commission for Women (NCW) team led by Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam Saturday recorded the statement of the woman who was allegedly tortured by policemen in West Bengal`s Birbhum district.

Jayalalithaa orders Rs.5 lakh for gymnast Soumita Dey
Jayalalithaa orders Rs.5 lakh for gymnast Soumita Dey

Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK General Secretary J. Jayalalithaa Saturday announced Rs.5 lakh for former gymnast Soumita Dey, who is battling for her life at a hospital in Kolkata.

Mukul Roy says he's following own schedule, not avoiding CBI

Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy, who was summoned by the CBI for questioning in connection with the Saradha scam, on Friday said he was not avoiding the investigating agency but following his own schedule.

'Bad people' in party will be removed by people: TMC MP

Stating that a person can be only called guilty if he is proven guilty in the court of law, Trinamool Congress MP Debabrata Bandopadhaya on Friday said 'bad people' of the party will be removed by the people itself.

Netaji did not get due honours, says Mamata

 Amidst the demand for declassification of secret files relating to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday rued that he did not got the honours he deserved from "powers that be".

Five bodies recovered, man on a killing spree

Bodies of a middle-aged person and four of his family members were found from two places in the city early on Thursday.

Will invite Mamata to inaugurate East-West Metro: Babul

 Praising the West Bengal government for supporting him in the East-West Metro project, Union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo on Thursday said he will invite Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate the project if it is ready in 2018.

Former gymnast fighting for life in Kolkata

Kolkata: A former gymnast and judge in the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, Soumita Dey is now fighting for her life at a city nursing home.

Nadia does its own 'Swachh Bharat' without extra funds

Kolkata: West Bengal's Nadia district is poised to complete building toilets for all its residents by next March, under a programme which has been shortlisted for the United Nations global award for public service.

Educating little boys can help curb crimes against women: ACWW

Educating little boys and raising their awareness level might help in containing rising incidents of crime against women globally, president of the Associated Country Women of the World, an umbrella organisation of women's groups, Ruth Shanks said.

Amit Shah's Burdwan meeting flop show: Trinamool

The Trinamool Congress Tuesday termed BJP president Amit Shah`s meeting in Burdwan a "flop show" and ridiculed the BJP`s attempt to uproot the Trinamool from power through "missed calls".

CBI raids office of MPS Greenery in Bengal

The CBI on Tuesday conducted searches at 19 locations in West Bengal, including the office and residential premises of MPS Greenery, in a chit fund case, an official said.

Five food items to gorge on when in Kolkata
Five food items to gorge on when in Kolkata

India’s lifestyle and culture is known for its pluralism yet there is a striking similarity in the way Indians lead their lives.

Royals could have played big role in conservation, says Saad

Although kings were known to be big hunters, royal families could have played a major role in wildlife conservation had they been given powers by the Indian government, says one of the members of the erstwhile royal Pataudi family of Bhopal.

ED interrogates Rose Valley chief again

Enforcement Directorate on Monday interrogated Rose Valley Group chief Gautam Kundu whose firm had allegedly collected money from the public through investment schemes.

Opposition slams Mamata Banerjee over woman's torture by Bengal police

Strongly condemning the alleged torture of a housewife by police in West Bengal`s Birbhum district, the BJP, Congress and the CPI-M Monday slammed the Mamata Banerjee government and demanded action against the police officials.