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Fire breaks out at under-construction skyscraper 'The 42' in Kolkata

Fire breaks out at under-construction skyscraper 'The 42' in Kolkata

Fire breaks out at 'The 42', an under-construction skyscraper in Kolkata. Three fire tenders rushed to the spot. No casualties or loss to property reported yet.  

Nov 17, 2018, 18:26 PM IST
After Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal withdraws general consent to CBI

After Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal withdraws general consent to CBI

The West Bengal government's decision came close on the heels of a similar step initiated by Andhra Pradesh.

Nov 16, 2018, 21:49 PM IST
WB: TMC leader worships cow; says don't need Hindu certificate from BJP for 'gau puja'

WB: TMC leader worships cow; says don't need Hindu certificate from BJP for 'gau puja'

Trinamool Congress leader and former West Bengal MLA Dinesh Bajaj was seen performing 'gau puja' (cow worship) on the occasion of Gopastami in North 24 Pargana's Badu. 

Nov 16, 2018, 19:32 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee ministers given charge of 4 states as TMC eyes 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Mamata Banerjee ministers given charge of 4 states as TMC eyes 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The states where TMC will be contesting are Assam, Jharkhand, Orissa and Tripura

Nov 16, 2018, 19:23 PM IST
NDA destroying key institutions, TMC to save country: Mamata Banerjee

NDA destroying key institutions, TMC to save country: Mamata Banerjee

The CM also said that she would invite all opposition leaders to the TMC rally in January and put up a united fight against the BJP.

Nov 16, 2018, 14:49 PM IST
Maoist posters threaten Mamata Banerjee's ministers of beheading, say 'TMC govt fooling people'

Maoist posters threaten Mamata Banerjee's ministers of beheading, say 'TMC govt fooling people'

The posters were strewn over the road near the Murakata jungle under Gurguripal Police Station limits. 

Nov 15, 2018, 12:15 PM IST
Exclusive: West Bengal Maoist leader Akash resurfaces with statement after seven years

Exclusive: West Bengal Maoist leader Akash resurfaces with statement after seven years

The four arrested are -- Sabyasachi Goswami, Sanjib Majumdar, Arkadip Goswami, and Tipu Sultan.

Nov 14, 2018, 22:56 PM IST
CM Mamata Banerjee vehemently criticises Centre for delay in clearing proposal to rename West Bengal

CM Mamata Banerjee vehemently criticises Centre for delay in clearing proposal to rename West Bengal

The chief minister slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing them of changing the names of historical places and institutions unilaterally for their own political vested interests.

Nov 14, 2018, 16:33 PM IST
Howrah-Puri Dauli Express train derails, no casualties

Howrah-Puri Dauli Express train derails, no casualties

A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura station in West Bengal Tuesday morning, a South Eastern Railway spokesman said in Kolkata.

Nov 13, 2018, 10:25 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee to hold 'hindi-bhashi' sammelan in Purulia to woo tribal voters

Mamata Banerjee to hold 'hindi-bhashi' sammelan in Purulia to woo tribal voters

Banerjee will be accompanied by her nephew and Lok Sabha MP Abhishek Banerjee on a two-day visit to Purulia.

Nov 12, 2018, 23:19 PM IST
West Bengal preps up for Cyclone Gaja; warns of rainfall in Sundarbans

West Bengal preps up for Cyclone Gaja; warns of rainfall in Sundarbans

Cyclone Gaja, which is expected to intensify as a 'severe storm' in the next 24 hours, will also impact parts of West Bengal, informed the state government.

Nov 12, 2018, 18:14 PM IST
Those who oppose rath yatra will be crushed: West Bengal BJP leader Locket Chatterjee

Those who oppose rath yatra will be crushed: West Bengal BJP leader Locket Chatterjee

Locket Chatterjee is the BJP's West Bengal Mahila Morcha president.

Nov 11, 2018, 10:32 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee should be awarded Bharat Ratna: TMC MP

Mamata Banerjee should be awarded Bharat Ratna: TMC MP

According to Idris Ali, Mamata Banerjee is an unparalleled lady.

Nov 09, 2018, 17:39 PM IST
Demonetisation move was a big disaster, ruined national economy: Mamata Banerjee

Demonetisation move was a big disaster, ruined national economy: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM said that demonetisation was a disastrous move which completely ruined the national economy.  

Nov 08, 2018, 16:18 PM IST
Diwali celebrated in Bengal; 200 held for bursting banned Crackers

Diwali celebrated in Bengal; 200 held for bursting banned Crackers

More than 200 persons have been arrested for bursting banned fireworks in the city and neighbouring areas during Diwali celebration on Wednesday.

Nov 07, 2018, 22:23 PM IST
Tinsukia killings: TMC delegation meets kin of five people killed by ULFA terrorists

Tinsukia killings: TMC delegation meets kin of five people killed by ULFA terrorists

At least five persons were killed by suspected terrorists on Thursday night in Assam's Tinsukia district.

Nov 04, 2018, 08:56 AM IST
In major crackdown, DRI seizes 55 kg of gold worth Rs 18.2 crore from West Bengal’s Siliguri

In major crackdown, DRI seizes 55 kg of gold worth Rs 18.2 crore from West Bengal’s Siliguri

DRI officials found 55 bars of gold weighing 1 kg each concealed in the cavity under the driver's seat of a vehicle.

Oct 28, 2018, 14:31 PM IST
NDA govt walking extra mile to gain confidence of Muslims: Abdul Ansari

NDA govt walking extra mile to gain confidence of Muslims: Abdul Ansari

Abdul Rasheed Ansari is the BJP Minority Morcha national president.

Oct 28, 2018, 13:33 PM IST
IIT Kharagpur student found hanging from ceiling fan of hostel room

IIT Kharagpur student found hanging from ceiling fan of hostel room

A 24-year-old MTech student of IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said.

Oct 25, 2018, 11:23 AM IST
West Bengal: 100-yearl-old woman raped by 20-year-old man in Nadia district

West Bengal: 100-yearl-old woman raped by 20-year-old man in Nadia district

A 100-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a 20-year old man in West Bengal's Nadia district, the police said on Wednesday. 

Oct 24, 2018, 19:29 PM IST