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Those living in West Bengal will have to learn to speak in Bengali: CM Mamata Banerjee

The TMC supremo also reiterated that outsiders instigated the doctors' agitation in the state and accused the BJP of targeting the Bengalis and the minorities.

Jun 14, 2019, 17:45 PM IST

ZEE5 launches ‘Christmas Bonanza’ with a whopping 20% discount offer

The ZEE5 App can be downloaded from Google Play Store as well as the iOS App Store and can be accessed by visiting

Dec 14, 2018, 21:22 PM IST

ZEE5 strengthens its presence in APAC, MENA and Africa: Announces a Strategic Alliance with Zeasn

Close on the heels of its global launch, ZEE5, Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd’s digital entertainment platform today announced a key strategic alliance with Zeasn, the leading home digital entertainment service provider. The partnership will make ZEE5 available on millions of Zeasn devices across Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Dec 08, 2018, 12:59 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee assures to restore normalcy in violence-hit Darjeeling

Two army columns were deployed in the town at the request of Banerjee to maintain law and order.

Jun 10, 2017, 14:32 PM IST

Assam to make Assamese mandatory till Class 10

Assamese will be made a mandatory subject in all schools in Assam till Class 10, Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Wednesday.

Apr 19, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

West Bengal to be renamed: Bengal is fine but no Bongo please, says Babul Supriyo

The West Bengal Cabinet has decided to rename the state as `Bangla` or `Bongo` in Bengali and `Bengal` in English.

Aug 02, 2016, 17:45 PM IST

West Bengal to be renamed `Bengal` in English and 'Bango' or `Bangla` in Bengali

A special session of the West Bengal Assembly will be convened from August 26 to discuss and pass a resolution to give effect to the new name.

Aug 02, 2016, 16:35 PM IST

Vidya Balan feels she was Bengali in last birth

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan who has won hearts with her acting prowess has given some evergreen hits to Indian cinema.

Jul 20, 2016, 17:02 PM IST

'Fan' anthem recorded in Bengali, Punjabi

The song "Jabra Fan" from superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer "Fan" has been recorded in three more languages besides Hindi-- Bengali, Bhojpuri and Punjabi. While the Bengali version has been sung by Anupam Roy of "Piku" fame, Manoj Tiwari has lent vocals to the Bhojpuri track and the Punjabi song has Harbhajan Mann's voice.

Feb 22, 2016, 15:49 PM IST

Twitter adds four Indian languages

Twitter on Friday said that it has added four more Indian languages - Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil - taking the count of supported languages to six.

Jul 31, 2015, 20:56 PM IST

UK backs study of Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali languages

The UK government on Thursday made a fresh commitment to ensure community languages like Punjabi, Gujarati and Bengali continue to be offered within the country's school curriculum.

Jul 23, 2015, 22:08 PM IST

Hindi, 3 Indian languages find place in Dubai driving tests

 Four Indian languages including Hindi can be chosen while appearing for driving tests here in the UAE from September.

Jun 14, 2015, 18:43 PM IST

Shilajit records unique Bengali song on transgender community

 Popular singer-actor Shilajit Majumder is happy to have lent his voice to a unique track on the transsexual community, following the appointment of a transgender as the principal of a Bengal college.

Jun 07, 2015, 12:33 PM IST

Kolkata mourns writer Suchitra Bhattacharya's death

Leading authors and intellectuals on Wednesday condoled the death of famed Bengali writer Suchitra Bhattacharya, saying her passing away has left a big void in the world of literature.

May 13, 2015, 20:20 PM IST

Bengali rock band performs for Nepal quake victims

 Five leading Bangla bands have come together for a concert on May 22 to help victims of quake-hit Nepal. This would offer music lovers a unique chance to donate dry food items and obtain free passes for the show.

May 11, 2015, 17:21 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography in Marathi coming on May 30​

Finally, the wait is over for Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar's Maharashtrian fans who were looking forward to his reading his autobiography in Marathi.

Apr 25, 2015, 13:54 PM IST

Mrinalini Devi's life to come alive on small screen

With a month to go for Rabindranath Tagore's birthday, a TV serial on the life of Mrinalini Devi, his wife, and other women who played a role in the poet's life, is in the making.

Apr 20, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

I feel like a Bengali: Sushant Singh Rajput

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will be seen in Dibakar Banerjee's "Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!", says at times he feels like he is a Bengali.

Jan 23, 2015, 09:10 AM IST

Babul Supriyo woos Hema Malini to sing in Bengali

 Having captivated millions with her enchanting beauty, Bollywood `dreamgirl` Hema Malini is all set to conquer the hearts of music lovers with "Mon Piyasi", a music album in which she has rendered Bengali songs.

Jan 22, 2015, 19:52 PM IST