Two elephants found dead in Bengal

Just days after two elephants were electrocuted, two more pachyderms were found dead in northern West Bengal Tuesday, forest officials said.

Major fire at Bengal plastic factory

A major fire broke out at a plastic factory in Dankuni in West Bengal's Hooghly district Sunday, police and fire brigade said.

Young rhino poached in north Bengal forest
Young rhino poached in north Bengal forest

The carcass of a four-year-old rhino with its horn missing was found in Gorumara National Park in Jalpaiguri district of north Bengal today.

Know how Durga Puja is celebrated in East India

It's that time of the year for the Bengali Hindus and Assamese, who wake up to the `Dhak`(drum) beats every morning, following the ten-day long festival of Durga Puja. One is lost in worship, and in life and soul. A deep sense of pride and enthusiasm takes over you.

Badami, Parikh, Manish and Himanshu enter final qualifiers
Badami, Parikh, Manish and Himanshu enter final qualifiers

Manish Jain of Bengal and Mumbai troika Hasan Badami, Siddharth Parikh and Himanshu Jain today booked their berth in the final qualifying tournament for next March's Indian Open Snooker tournament by reaching the semi finals of the first stage qualifiers here on Saturday.

Suspected encephalitis toll in Bengal climbs to 45

One more person died of suspected encephalitis here, taking the toll due to the suspected vector-borne disease in West Bengal to 45 in the last 17 days, officials said Saturday.

Focus on grassroots to develop Indian football: Shabbir Ali

Former football captain Shabbir Ali feels the key to raising the game`s profile in India and making the national team an Asian force lies in spreading it to the untapped areas of the country.

30 die of encephalitis in north Bengal

Thirty people died due to encephalitis in the past ten days at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top official said today.

CAB to honour Ashok Dinda, Wriddhiman Saha

Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda will be bestowed the `Best Cricketer` award while wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha would be honoured with the `Gentleman Cricketer` trophy by the Cricket Association of Bengal in its annual ceremony on July 26.

Fireworks light up Kolkata sky as Argentina trounce Holland

If Bengal mourned Brazil`s World Cup ouster, it was time for an early morning celebration today with firecrackers lighting up the sky after Maxi Rodriguez clinched the win for Argentina in the shootout with his right-footed strike in the semifinal against the Netherlands.

Spell out stand on Tapas Pal`s remarks: Calcutta HC to Bengal

The Calcutta High Court Wednesday asked the West Bengal government to spell out its stand on the rape-and-violence remarks made by Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Pal.

Brazil`s humiliating defeat saddens Bengal

Bengal traditionally has a big support base for Brazil which is evident once again as a pall of gloom descended on the city after the hosts`s landslide 1-7 defeat against Germany in the World Cup semis.

Bengal celebrates Jyoti Basu`s birth centenary

West Bengal Tuesday celebrated the birth centenary of Jyoti Basu - one of the most revered Indian politicians and the state`s former chief minister - with blood donation camps, seminars and cultural programmes.

Left Front supports CBI probe into Bengal triple murder

Claiming that there were attempts to shield the guilty, the Left Front Monday supported the demand for a CBI probe into a 2010 triple murder in West Bengal`s Birbhum district in which a Trinamool Congress lawmaker is allegedly involved.

Bengal forms committee to look into NFS Act implementation

The West Bengal government has formed a committee led by chief secretary Sanjoy Mitra to look into the implementation of the National Food Security Act.

Monsoon reaches Odisha, Bihar, Bengal, to hit eastern UP by Friday

After a five to seven-day delay, the southwest monsoon today hit Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal, cheering farmers and bringing relief from prolonged spells of heat and humidity.

Idol resembling Pala dynasty sculpture found in Bengal

A stone idol of a Hindu deity, resembling idols from the 12th century Pala dynasty, was discovered in West Bengal`s Murshidabad district Saturday, an official said.

1.1 percent voters opt for NOTA in Bengal

Only 1.1 percent voters opted for the newly introduced `None of the Above Option` in the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, results for which were declared on Friday.

Final phase of Lok Sabha polls: List of constituencies and key candidates

Final phase of Lok Sabha polls and the List of constituencies and key candidates

Husband, three others held for `gang-raping` woman in Bengal

Four people have been arrested following a complaint by a woman in West Bengal`s Malda district that she was allegedly gang-raped by her husband and his friends, police said Monday.