CPI-M leader's son joins BJP

Arunava Nandy, the son of late CPI(M) leader Amitava Nandy, joined BJP on Monday and was welcomed to the fold by the party's state unit president.

PM Modi on two-day visit to Bengal from May 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on May 9 on a two-day visit to West Bengal, during which he will attend a couple of functions, call on ailing Ramakrishna Mission Head Monk Swami Atmasthananda Maharaj and inaugurate a refurbished IISCO plant in Burnpur.

Bharat FC to clash with table toppers Bagan in key match
Bharat FC to clash with table toppers Bagan in key match

 Bharat FC would aim to break their winless streak when they take on Kolkata giants and I-League football table toppers Mohun Bagan in a pivotal rescheduled round 4 game here.

CPI to stage protest against Land Bill on May 14

The CPI will stage a nation-wide protest against the Land Acquisition Bill on May 14 through a "jail bharo" agitation, party general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said here on Sunday.

PM Modi to meet ailing 'guru' in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit ailing Swami Atmasthanand Maharaj of Ramakrishna Math and Mission Order during his day-long visit to Kolkata on May 9, a Math official said.

PM Modi to meet ailing 'guru' in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit ailing Swami Atmasthanand Maharaj of Ramakrishna Math and Mission Order during his day-long visit to Kolkata on May 9, a Math official said.

PM Modi to launch insurance, pension schemes in Kolkata on May 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the flagship social security schemes, including Rs 2 lakh accident cover at a premium of just Re 1 per month, in Kolkata on May 9.

Life partially hit in Bengal by general strike

 Normal life was partially hit in West Bengal on Thursday following a 12-hour general strike called by opposition parties to protest against alleged violence and malpractices in the just-held civic polls.

Bengal strike call: Mamata government, opposition on warpath

As West Bengal`s Mamata Banerjee government and the ruling Trinamool Congress seemed to be going all out to foil the strike and shutdown called by the Left Front and the BJP on Thursday, the communists have threatened a "war" if the administration tried to thwart the protests.

Nine arrested after alleged CCTV cameras in Kolkata park's ladies room

Nine employees including manager of a water sports park have been arrested following allegations that closed circuit cameras were installed in its women`s changing room, police said on Monday, weeks after union minister Smriti Irani spotted such devices at a store in Goa.

Nepal earthquake: 108 people from West Bengal still missing, says Mamata Banerjee

At least 108 people from West Bengal were missing in earthquake-hit Nepal, where 336 others from the state have been trapped after the devastating natural calamity, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Monday.

Fire at Kolkata shopping mall may be a case of sabotage: WB Fire Minister

West Bengal fire minister Javed Khan on Monday said he suspects sabotage in yesterday's fire in a shopping mall here.

Kolkata, Kanpur, Allahabad among top Ganga polluters: Govt

Kolkata, Howrah, Kanpur and Allahabad are amongst the 118 towns that discharge maximum sewage into the River Ganga, Rajya Sabha was informed Monday.

Bus mishap in Kolkata, eight injured

At least eight persons were injured when a bus overturned here tonight, the police said.

Nepal earthquake: Air India slashes fare to Kathmandu

National carrier Air India has reduced the one way fare to Kathmandu from Delhi, Kolkata and Varanasi from Rs 14,000 to Rs 4,700 inclusive of all taxes, a company release said here on Sunday night.

West Bengal civic elections: Repoll in 36 booths of 5 districts on Monday

Civic repolling will be held tomorrow in 36 booths spread over five districts of West Bengal, the State Election Commission said on Sunday.

Yechury rules out alliance with Congress

Ruling out an alliance with Congress, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday sought co-operation of all "secular" opposition parties to fight the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and the "Hindutva agenda".

Expelled TMC MLA Arabul Islam arrested

Expelled Trinamool Congress strongman and MLA Arabul Islam was arrested on Sunday from the New Town area, the emerging satellite township near Kolkata, for his alleged involvement in an extortion case, police said.

Major fire at Citi Mart mall in Kolkata contained, no casualties
Major fire at Citi Mart mall in Kolkata contained, no casualties

A major fire broke out at a shopping mall in the New Market area here on Sunday afternoon. 

Air India resumes flights to Nepal

National carrier Air India resumed its flights to quake-hit Nepal with two services- one each from Delhi and Kolkata - leaving for Kathmandu early this morning.