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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.