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Family, activists condemn Sharmila`s re-arrest

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 14:40

Condemning the re-arrest of Irom Chanu Sharmila, her family and various civil rights groups in Manipur Friday termed the move as "illegal" as a local court had earlier absolved her of the charge of trying to commit suicide by means of fasting.

Suspected terrorist Arshad Khan remanded back to Kolkata Jail

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:23

Pakistani national Arshad Khan, arrested in connection with alleged conspiracy of Lashkar-e-Toiba to carry out attacks in Delhi and adjoining areas, was sent to Kolkata prison after the Delhi Police told a court here that he was not required for further interrogation.

CPI-M to contest by-polls in Kolkata: Biman Bose

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 16:10

CPI-M`s Mrinal Chakraborty and Faiz Ahmed Khan will contest the Sep 13 assembly by-election from Basirhat South and Chowringhee here respectively, the party said Thursday.

Chaos in Kolkata`s Kalighat as Rani Mukerji arrives

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 07:59

As word spread about Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji`s visit, a huge mob descended from nowhere and chaos reigned.

Army establishes cell for ex-servicemen

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 16:03

An Eastern Command Army Veteran Cell has been set up at Fort William in Kolkata to meet the welfare needs of ex-servicemen.

Operators defer three-day bus strike in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:45

People of West Bengal were spared hardship as private bus and minibus operators in the state on Tuesday deferred their three-day strike from tomorrow as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not in the country.

West Bengal, Singapore to jointly set up business centre in Kolkata

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 09:57

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held talks with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Prasar Bharati policies `old, incorrect`: Sircar

Last Updated: Monday, August 18, 2014, 15:48

Policies framed by the Prasar Bharati are "old and incorrect" and need to be reviewed, according to the public broadcaster`s chief executive officer, Jawhar Sircar.

Mamata Banerjee off to Singapore; to seek investment on 1st trip abroad

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 19:28

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday embarked on her maiden foreign visit to Singapore for attracting investment and partnership, even as opposition parties expressed scepticism about the state gaining anything from her initiative.

Blind students visit amusement park in Kolkata

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 16:26

Seventy blind students from far-flung areas of Jungle Mahal and Sundarbans were on Sunday given an opportunity to have a free visit in an amusement park in Kolkata.

TMC confident of stopping BJP surge in by-poll

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 16:16

With the stakes high for parties in the September 13 by-poll to Bashirhat South and Chowringhee assembly seats, Trinamool Congress(TMC) on Sunday expressed confidence to stop the saffron surge and win both the seats.

Mamata greets people on Janmashtami

Last Updated: Sunday, August 17, 2014, 14:36

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday greeted the people on the occasion of Janmashtami.