Kalyani Varsity VC sends his resignation for the second time

Vice Chancellor of Kalyani University Ratanlal Hangloo sent his resignation to Chancellor and Governor KN Triptahy for the second time on Monday after his first attempt was turned down even as varsity authorities decided to revoke the fee hike decision.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee leaves for Bhutan on 5-day tour

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday left for five-day visit to Bhutan, where she will hold talks with the leadership and attend a business conclave.

West Bengal State Election Commission postpones counting of municipal election votes

The West Bengal State Election Commission on Sunday postponed counting of votes in the election to Bidhannagar and Asansol municipal corporations following allegations of large-scale violence, even as opposition parties demanded fresh elections.

WB opposition parties withdraw demonstration at SEC office

Earlier in the evening, a BJP delegation headed by its state president Rahul Sinha staged a dharna outside Upadhyay's office cabin after meeting him there.

Dadri lynching case: TMC seeks PM Modi's clarification on "communal" incidents

Questioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the recent killing of a man at Dadri over rumours that he had eaten beef, TMC MP Sultan Ahmed today said that the PM should make a statement on "communal" incidents in the country to stop RSS and other outfits from disrupting communal harmony.

Pre-placement offers jump by 55% in IIT-Kharagpur
Pre-placement offers jump by 55% in IIT-Kharagpur

Pre-placement offers have increased by more than 50 per cent this year at IIT Kharagpur, an institute official said on Friday.

Durga puja by Kolkata's transgender women

Transgender women here have come together this year to organise a special Durga puja in an "attempt to re-claim social space" in the face of "ostracism".

Left Front protest triggers violence in Kolkata, many injured

Many political leaders and workers as well as policemen were injured as a protest programme organised by the Left Front sparked violence leading to pitched battles between the cadres and the security personnel in the heart of the West Bengal capital on Thursday.

Najma Heptulla condemns Dadri lynching, says report sought from UP

Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla on Thursday condemned the Dadri lynching in Uttar Pradesh and said that the Centre's aim was to instill "confidence in the minorities" and empower them.

Chit fund scam: CBI conducts raids in Bengal, Odisha

The CBI on Thursday raided 19 places in Odisha and West Bengal in connection with its ongoing probe in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam, an official said.

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Visva-Bharati Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta resigns
Visva-Bharati Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta resigns

Visva-Bharati Vice Chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta, who was held guilty of administrative irregularities by the HRD Ministry resigned on Thursday.

UK experts preparing roadmap for New Town's smart city project

A six-member technical team of urban planning experts from the UK are in the city to help develop New Town as a smart city.

Nepal earthquake to be recreated during Bengal Durga puja

Scenes from earthquake-ravaged Nepal and India`s timely help to the neighbouring Himalayan nation will be depicted in clay at a Durga puja pandal here, and would impress upon visitors the importance of humanity, the organisers said.

ED registers FEMA case in Kolkata hawala raid haul

ED has registered a case to probe alleged hawala operations behind the over Rs 45 crore cash which was seized in Kolkata as part of a crackdown against lottery operatives channelling illegal funds for the Dawood Ibrahim gang.

HC directs West Bengal to produce documents regarding Saradha scam probe panel

The Calcutta High Court has directed West Bengal government to produce documents relating to the Justice (retd) Shyamal Sen Commission that was set up by it to probe the Saradha chit fund scam and to repay investors.

Kolkata's St Xavier's College to teach trafficking survivors

 In a bid to make education inclusive, the St Xavier`s College here will set aside seats for survivors of trafficking from the 2016 academic session.

Kolkata: Fire in commercial building

 Fire broke out in a commercial building in the central business district on Sunday, a fire brigade official said.

Arun Jaitley's car separated from convoy on way to Dalmiya's house

A communication gap between the Kolkata Police and security accompanying Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday led his car to be separated from the convoy on way to former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya's house in the city.

CPI(M) hits out at PM Narendra Modi for his dig at 'secularists'

The CPI(M) on Saturday hit out at Narendra Modi over his recent dig at "secularists", saying it is "completely unbecoming" of the Prime Minister and was unprecedented for a person holding the top post to "settle" domestic political issues when abroad.