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.

Bombs explode in West Bengal school, 3 children injured

Three school children were injured, two of them critically, in a bomb explosion at a village school in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Friday.

Have you won a `lottery`? Your money may be going to Dawood Ibrahim
Have you won a `lottery`? Your money may be going to Dawood Ibrahim

Stepping up pressure on underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, the Income Tax officials on Thursday unearthed Rs 100-crore hawala racket in Kolkata, West Bengal.

Kolkata takes me on nostalgia lane: Lisa Ray
Kolkata takes me on nostalgia lane: Lisa Ray

Indo-Canadian actress Lisa Ray says she misses the Durga Puja frenzy of Kolkata where she spent her childhood.