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Humanity, agnostic, secular et al: West Bengal colleges offer 'religion' option in admission forms

Humanity, agnostic, secular et al: West Bengal colleges offer 'religion' option in admission forms

The decision was taken after several degree course aspirants started questioning the need to declare their religious identity while seeking admissions to colleges.

Jun 02, 2019, 14:58 PM IST
BJP to send 10 lakh 'Jai Shri Ram' post cards to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

BJP to send 10 lakh 'Jai Shri Ram' post cards to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Arjun Singh said that the BJP decided to send post cards to Mamata after police lathicharged some workers of the party on Saturday for chanting "Jai Shri Ram".

Jun 02, 2019, 11:18 AM IST
Lion cub, 3 rare white-headed langurs rescued in Kolkata

Lion cub, 3 rare white-headed langurs rescued in Kolkata

A lion cub and three rare white-headed langurs were rescued from Belghoria Expressway in the northern suburbs of Kolkata, West Bengal, in the wee hours of Saturday (June 1). 

Jun 01, 2019, 10:32 AM IST
West Bengal govt removes Sanjay Bansal as Darjeeling DM

West Bengal govt removes Sanjay Bansal as Darjeeling DM

An official order said Bansal will be the additional secretary of the Health and Family Welfare Department.

May 31, 2019, 23:42 PM IST
Recapture offices 'occupied' by BJP: Mamata Banerjee tells TMC leaders

Recapture offices 'occupied' by BJP: Mamata Banerjee tells TMC leaders

Mamata Banerjee launched two organisations, which she had will "counter the growth" of the RSS in the state.

May 31, 2019, 21:53 PM IST
More MPs from West Bengal will be inducted in Narendra Modi govt: BJP

More MPs from West Bengal will be inducted in Narendra Modi govt: BJP

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said that more MPs from West Bengal will be inducted in the Mofi govt.

May 31, 2019, 21:27 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee-led TMC core committee meet today; several changes expected

Mamata Banerjee-led TMC core committee meet today; several changes expected

Trinamool Congress' core committee meeting will be held at party chief Mamata Banerjee's Kalighat residence in Kolkata at 3 pm on Friday. A massive overhaul of the party structure is expected in

May 31, 2019, 11:12 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee loses cool as people shout 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans in West Bengal, calls them 'criminals'

Mamata Banerjee loses cool as people shout 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans in West Bengal, calls them 'criminals'

The incident occurred when Bengal CM's motorcade was passing through the troubled Bhatpara area of North 24 Parganas district.

May 30, 2019, 20:55 PM IST
BJP worker stabbed to death in West Bengal

BJP worker stabbed to death in West Bengal

The deceased BJP worker has been identified as Sushil Mondal.

May 30, 2019, 19:58 PM IST
Saradha chit fund scam: Calcutta HC stays arrest of IPS Rajeev Kumar for one month

Saradha chit fund scam: Calcutta HC stays arrest of IPS Rajeev Kumar for one month

In its order, the high court said that ''no coercive steps will be taken against Rajeev Kumar for one month.''

May 30, 2019, 17:21 PM IST
West Bengal government hikes festival ad-hoc bonus to Rs 4000

West Bengal government hikes festival ad-hoc bonus to Rs 4000

Last year the ad-hoc bonus was Rs 3,800. 

May 29, 2019, 15:07 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee will not attend PM Modi's swearing-in, says 'please excuse me'

Mamata Banerjee will not attend PM Modi's swearing-in, says 'please excuse me'

Mamata Banerjee said that she was forced to turn down the invitation after coming across media reports in which the BJP) claimed that over 50 people were murdered in poll-related violence across the

May 29, 2019, 14:43 PM IST
TMC core committee meeting postponed after Mamata Banerjee accepts invitation to PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony

TMC core committee meeting postponed after Mamata Banerjee accepts invitation to PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony

The meeting is now likely to be held on Monday, June 3. 

May 29, 2019, 13:47 PM IST
West Bengal government transfers 43 IPS officers

West Bengal government transfers 43 IPS officers

Earlier, the state government had transferred a number of senior police officers, appointing Gyanwant Singh as the new ADGP (Law and Order) in place of Siddhinath Gupta.

May 28, 2019, 23:13 PM IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reshuffles state cabinet after Lok Sabha election drubbing

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reshuffles state cabinet after Lok Sabha election drubbing

The reshuffle comes amid a stupendous performance of the BJP in West Bengal, where it won 18 Lok Sabha seats, only four less than Banerjee's TMC out of the total 42 parliamentary constituencies in

May 28, 2019, 21:09 PM IST
Political upheaval in West Bengal as three MLAs switch to BJP

Political upheaval in West Bengal as three MLAs switch to BJP

"Like the elections were held in seven phases in West Bengal, joinings in BJP will also happen in seven phases. Today was just the first phase."

May 28, 2019, 16:21 PM IST
Mukul Roy's son, 3 TMC MLAs, at least 15 councillors likely to join BJP on Tuesday

Mukul Roy's son, 3 TMC MLAs, at least 15 councillors likely to join BJP on Tuesday

Subhrangshu Roy, a TMC legislator from Bijpur, was suspended from the party for six years for his anti-party comments. 

May 28, 2019, 14:16 PM IST
 Decomposed bodies of West Bengal minister's relatives found in Asansol

Decomposed bodies of West Bengal minister's relatives found in Asansol

The bodies were found after their neighbours complained to the police of foul smell emanating from their house located at Hindustan Park area of Asansol town.

May 28, 2019, 09:47 AM IST
CBI refuses to allow extra time to former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar, may issue fresh summons: Sources

CBI refuses to allow extra time to former Kolkata top cop Rajeev Kumar, may issue fresh summons: Sources

Sources said that the CBI may issue fresh summons asking Kumar to appear before its officers for further questioning.

May 27, 2019, 22:19 PM IST
Four IPS officers posted by EC sent on ‘compulsory waiting’ by Mamata Banerjee government

Four IPS officers posted by EC sent on ‘compulsory waiting’ by Mamata Banerjee government

Several IAS and IPS officers have also been transferred by the West Bengal government.

May 27, 2019, 21:42 PM IST