Bengal: 400 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants held in May

The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended 400 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and seized contraband worth over Rs.7 crore across West Bengal in May, officials said.

Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Keshri's family
Ganguly gives away his BCCI pension to Keshri's family

 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to give away his BCCI pension for this year to the deceased Under-19 Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri's family.

Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly
Disappointing to see a young life end so soon: Sourav Ganguly

A day after the untimely death of former under-19 Bengal skipper Ankit Keshri, ex-India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said it was "disappointing" to see a young life end so soon.

B-Town saddened by Bengal cricketer's death
B-Town saddened by Bengal cricketer's death

 Bollywood celebrities like Hrithik Roshan, Riteish Deshmukh and Ayushmann Khurrana took to micro-blogging site Twitter to condole the death of 20-year-old Bengal cricketer Ankit Kesri, who died from an on-field injury in Kolkata.

John Kerry greets Bengalis on their new year

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday greeted Bengali-speaking people across the world ahead of their new year, praising their contribution to poetry, art and literature.

Hope Bengal doesn't take another 25 years to win Ranji: Sourav Ganguly
Hope Bengal doesn't take another 25 years to win Ranji: Sourav Ganguly

Former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly, who was only a 17-year-old making his debut when Bengal won the Ranji Trophy for the last time in 1990, on Wednesday hoped the team would not take another 25 years to win the coveted domestic tournament.

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.