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Cabinet approves mobile phone towers in 10 extremist-hit states

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 06:17

The union cabinet Wednesday approved provision of mobile phone services at 2,199 locations in 10 states affected by Left-wing extremism.

Several pacts signed at Mamata`s Singapore visit

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 00:59

Three major agreements were signed on Wednesday during West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s five-day visit to Singapore aimed at attracting investments for the state.

Saradha scam: CBI arrests East Bengal club official

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 23:17

CBI on Wednesday arrested an official of East Bengal football club Debabrata Sarkar in connection with Saradha chit fund scam in which deposits of thousands of investors were allegedly swindled by ponzi companies.

Amit Shah to campaign for assembly by-polls in Kolkata

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 01:01

BJP chief Amit Shah will campaign here in the run up to the Sept 13 by-polls for two assembly seats in West Bengal, party state chief Rahul Sinha said Tuesday.

TMC MP Tapas Pal admitted to hospital following a brain stroke

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 22:24

Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal was on Tuesday night admitted in a super speciality hospital here after suffering a brain stroke, reports said.

Fire scare in National Library in Kolkata

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:49

A minor fire on Tuesday broke out at the National Library, the largest in the country, but no damage was reported, officials said.

Bengal DGP summoned by Calcutta High Court in Parui case

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 17:20

The Calcutta High Court today summoned the West Bengal Director General of Police on September 4 to explain why chargesheet was filed in the Parui murder case, in which an independent panchayat member was murdered and a district Trinamool Congress leader was an accused, in apparent haste.

Speeding vehicle kills leopard in Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 14:52

A young female leopard was killed by a speeding vehicle near a national park in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri district Tuesday, a forest official said.

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: Leopard dies in accident

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 13:21

A young female leopard was killed on Tuesday when a speeding car hit it near Gorumara National Park in Jalpaiguri district.

Three arrested for alleged gang-rape, murder in West Bengal

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 12:11

Three people were arrested in connection with an alleged gang-rape and murder of a woman in West Bengal`s East Midnapore district, police said.

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.