Swine flu cases coming down in Bengal

Swine flu cases have come down in West Bengal in the last few weeks with only stray cases being reported now, a senior official of the Health Department said Sunday.

Assam, Orissa win in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Assam, Orissa win in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

 Assam defeated Bengal by 18 runs while Orissa beat Tripura by 34 runs in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy (East Zone) here.

Tribals in Bengal to use Facebook for development

Taking their friendship from the virtual to the real world, more than 600 "educated and privileged" Facebook users belonging to West Bengal's tribal communities will meet on April 5 to discuss strategies to harness social media for tribal development.

Bengal beat Maharashtra in Santosh Trophy
Bengal beat Maharashtra in Santosh Trophy

Bengal pipped Maharashtra 2-1 in a group match of the National Football Championships for the Santosh Trophy here on Thursday.

12 fresh swine flu cases in Bengal

Swine flu is on the rise in West Bengal, as 12 fresh cases have been detected, taking the total number of positive cases to 146, an official said on Tuesday.

Bengal beat Assam in Santosh Trophy
Bengal beat Assam in Santosh Trophy

Bengal shrugged off a strong challenge from Assam before coming out 1-0 victorious in a Group A fixture of the 69th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at Guru Nanak Stadium here on Tuesday.

Ranji Trophy: Bengal stare at relegation after MP enforce follow-on
Ranji Trophy: Bengal stare at relegation after MP enforce follow-on

 Bengal batsmen continued with their shoddy batting display as they would be battling it out against Madhya Pradesh on the final day in order to save relegation from the premier group of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament.

Ranji Trophy: MP openers grind Bengal attack to reach 274/1 on Day 1
Ranji Trophy: MP openers grind Bengal attack to reach 274/1 on Day 1

 Madhya Pradesh openers Aditya Srivastava and Jalaj Saxena struck patient centuries as the home team reach 274 for one against Bengal on the first day of the final round encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here today.

Bengal to submit Rs 300 crore proposal to prevent Ganga erosion

West Bengal will submit a Rs.300 crore proposal to the central government for preventing Ganga erosion in Murshidabad and Malda districts.

Rare Asian black spotted turtles seized in Bengal

Border Security Force (BSF) personnel have seized 185 rare Asian black spotted turtles, worth Rs.1.11 crore in the international market, in Kalanchi in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district while they were being smuggled to Bangladesh.

Tamil Nadu captain injured in Ranji match against Bengal
Tamil Nadu captain injured in Ranji match against Bengal

Tamil Nadu cricket captain Ramaswamy Prasanna was reportedly injured on the second day of their Ranji Trophy encounter against Bengal at the Eden Gardens here Tuesday.

Bengal to create data bank of Jatra artists
Bengal to create data bank of Jatra artists

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday announced the formation of a data bank of Jatra (Bengal's folk theatre) artists to conserve and promote the form.

Upbeat Mumbai take on off-colour Bengal in Ranji tie
Upbeat Mumbai take on off-colour Bengal in Ranji tie

Having put their campaign back on track with a convincing win against Uttar Pradesh, 40-time champions Mumbai will take on an out-of-sorts Bengal in a group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Sunday.

'Babumoshai Bandookbaaz' Bengal shoot stops, unit leaves

Bollywood filmmaker Kushan Nandy has scrapped the filming of Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz" in West Bengal following problems with technicians from the state.

Ranji Trophy: Raliways run into mighty Karnataka at home
Ranji Trophy: Raliways run into mighty Karnataka at home

A resilient Railways will have to dig deep to stop the onslaught of defending champions Karnataka in their home Ranji Trophy cricket tie beginning at the Karnail Singh Stadium here on Sunday.

Shreyas Gopal ton drives Karnataka to 408 against Bengal
Shreyas Gopal ton drives Karnataka to 408 against Bengal

Riding on lower-order batsman Shreyas Gopal's maiden first class century, defending champions Karnataka posted 408 in the first innings as Bengal were left facing a huge trail on day two of the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, here on Monday.

Dinda shines before Gautam steadies Karnataka
Dinda shines before Gautam steadies Karnataka

Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda intimidated the batsmen with a four-wicket burst before Karnataka staged a recovery to be 237/7 on a curtailed day 1 of their Group A Ranji Trophy fixture at the Eden Gardens here today.

All eyes on young Sudeep Chatterjee as Bengal seek revenge against Karnataka
All eyes on young Sudeep Chatterjee as Bengal seek revenge against Karnataka

All eyes will be on Bengal's newest batting sensation Sudeep Chatterjee as the hosts will have revenge on mind as they take on defending champions Karnataka in a second round group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Sunday.

Food, an integral part of Bengali literature since medieval times

Bengalis are known for their extraordinary degree of food fixation. Thus food and its vivid description always found an important place in Bengali literature stretching all the way back to medieval times and even earlier, said a well known food writer here.

World Cup selection won't be in mind when I play Ranji Trophy: Ashok Dinda
World Cup selection won't be in mind when I play Ranji Trophy: Ashok Dinda

His inclusion in the 30-member probables list has come as a whiff of fresh air for Ashok Dinda, who was in the wilderness for nearly 22 months, after he had played his 13th one day international for India.