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Kolkata: Congress supporters storm into malls amidst TAPM screening, tear apart the screen

Kolkata: Congress supporters storm into malls amidst TAPM screening, tear apart the screen

It is learnt Congress supporters in huge numbers rushed into the screening hall, tore apart the screen and asked everyone to leave. 

Jan 12, 2019, 07:52 AM IST
Saradha scam: CBI files charge sheet against Chidambaram's wife

Saradha scam: CBI files charge sheet against Chidambaram's wife

CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said that Nalini Chidambaram entered into a criminal conspiracy with the proprietor of Saradha group Sudipta Sen and some other accused persons in this case.

Jan 11, 2019, 17:42 PM IST
Tax on Durga Puja? Mamata Banerjee tells committees to ignore IT department

Tax on Durga Puja? Mamata Banerjee tells committees to ignore IT department

Many Durga puja committees in Kolkata have been told by the IT department to file TDS. "Are Tirupati Balaji, Golden Temple, Jagannath Temple, Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Ajmer Sharif going to be taxed too

Jan 11, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
West Bengal IAS officer Nikhil Nirmal, who was caught on camera thrashing youth, transferred

West Bengal IAS officer Nikhil Nirmal, who was caught on camera thrashing youth, transferred

Nikhil Nirmal has been transferred to the post of MD, State Tribal Development Cooperative Corporation Ltd.

Jan 11, 2019, 12:02 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee doubts if fresh quota decision can be implemented

Mamata Banerjee doubts if fresh quota decision can be implemented

Banerjee`s comments came a day after Parliament cleared the quota Bill.  

Jan 11, 2019, 00:01 AM IST
You pay, we won't: Mamata Banerjee says no to contributing to PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat fund

You pay, we won't: Mamata Banerjee says no to contributing to PM Modi's Ayushman Bharat fund

The Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana scheme was launched by PM Modi in September last year.

Jan 10, 2019, 17:38 PM IST
DRI seizes gold worth Rs.3.77 crores from Indo-Bangla border

DRI seizes gold worth Rs.3.77 crores from Indo-Bangla border

The accused had hidden the gold biscuits in specially tailored waist belts.

Jan 09, 2019, 21:40 PM IST
Trinamool Congress expels Bolpur MP Anupam Hazra for anti-party activities

Trinamool Congress expels Bolpur MP Anupam Hazra for anti-party activities

Trinamool Congress has expelled its Bolpur MP Anupam Hazra for anti-party activities, sources told news agency PTI.

Jan 09, 2019, 17:11 PM IST
TMC MP Saumitra Khan joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha polls

TMC MP Saumitra Khan joins BJP ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Khan represents Bishnupur in the Lok Sabha and was earlier a member of the state assembly as well. 

Jan 09, 2019, 15:26 PM IST
Item suspected to be bomb recovered from railway track in North 24 Parganas

Item suspected to be bomb recovered from railway track in North 24 Parganas

The suspected bomb was found in Ashok Nagar and has been disposed of off by civil authorities, as reported by news agency ANI. 

Jan 09, 2019, 12:01 PM IST
SC seeks reply from Mamata Banerjee govt for restraining BJP from holding Rath Yatras in West Bengal

SC seeks reply from Mamata Banerjee govt for restraining BJP from holding Rath Yatras in West Bengal

The BJP had moved court seeking permission to hold the campaign 'Save Democracy Rally' ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Jan 08, 2019, 11:50 AM IST
Bharat Bandh: Clashes broke out between TMC and CPM workers in Asansol

Bharat Bandh: Clashes broke out between TMC and CPM workers in Asansol

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed that the trade unions-called general strike would have no impact in the state

Jan 08, 2019, 10:25 AM IST
Bharat Bandh: Protesters block rail lines across several stations in West Bengal, vandalise school bus

Bharat Bandh: Protesters block rail lines across several stations in West Bengal, vandalise school bus

Bharat Bandh supporters have blocked railway tracks across several stations in West Bengal. 

Jan 08, 2019, 09:57 AM IST
Bharat bandh: CPM workers detained in Kolkata

Bharat bandh: CPM workers detained in Kolkata

CPM workers protesting in support of 48-hour nationwide strike called by Central Trade Unions were detained by Kolkata police on Tuesday. 

Jan 08, 2019, 09:44 AM IST
West Bengal IAS officer Nikhil Nirmal, who was caught on camera thrashing youth, sent on leave

West Bengal IAS officer Nikhil Nirmal, who was caught on camera thrashing youth, sent on leave

A day after a video surfaced showing an IAS officer from West Bengal, Nikhil Nirmal, beating up a youth mercilessly, the government has sent him on leave.

Jan 08, 2019, 08:52 AM IST
West Bengal Rath Yatra: SC to take up BJP's plea challenging Calcutta HC order

West Bengal Rath Yatra: SC to take up BJP's plea challenging Calcutta HC order

In its plea, the BJP has maintained that their fundamental right to hold a peaceful yatra cannot be withheld.

Jan 08, 2019, 08:32 AM IST
Mamata government raises retirement age of college, university teachers to 65 years

Mamata government raises retirement age of college, university teachers to 65 years

West Bengal govt has raised the retirement age for college and university teachers to 65 years

Jan 08, 2019, 06:42 AM IST
Bharat Bhandh: West Bengal government, trade unions brace up for confrontation

Bharat Bhandh: West Bengal government, trade unions brace up for confrontation

Two-day nationwide general strike on January 8-9 has been called by ten major trade unions.

Jan 08, 2019, 06:39 AM IST
West Bengal IAS officer thrashes youth for making lewd comments on wife’s Facebook profile, video goes viral

West Bengal IAS officer thrashes youth for making lewd comments on wife’s Facebook profile, video goes viral

Nikhil Nirmal is a 2011 Bengal cadre IAS officer and hails from Kerala. 

Jan 07, 2019, 10:40 AM IST
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh takes U-turn, says no chance of Mamata Banerjee becoming PM

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh takes U-turn, says no chance of Mamata Banerjee becoming PM

Dilip Ghosh suggested that what he said should be taken in good humour.

Jan 06, 2019, 14:03 PM IST