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Kolkata, 19 Feb 2017/--/Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passed away at a city hospital here this afternoon. 68-year-old Kabir, who was suffering from a kidney ailment and related complications, died at 2.52 PM, a senior hospital official said. He is survived by his wife, a daughter and...

Kolkata, 19 Feb 2017/--/Noted Bengali singer Banasree Sengupta today passed away at a city hospital after prolonged illness. Sengupta (71) was undergoing treatment at the state-run SSKM Hospital and died there at 11.30 AM today, her brother Surya Sengupta said."She was admitted at the hospital...

Kalyani (WB), 19 Feb 2017/--/Two persons were killed and one was injured when a four wheeler fell in a ditch and overturned along NH 34 at Mahanala in Nadia district today, the police said. The incident happened at 4.30 AM within limits of Chakdaha police station when a vehicle carrying five...

NEW DELHI, 19 Feb 2017/--/The Nitish Kumar government has held the Farakka barrage in West Bengal responsible for heavy floods in Bihar and asked the Centre to decommission it to de-silt the heavily loaded upstream of Ganga River. The state has made the recommendation, observing that the dam is...

Bhubaneswar, 19 Feb 2017/--/With the Special Vigilance Court rejecting bail application of arrested IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra, the Odisha government today placed him under suspension. "Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik suspended OSIC MD Partha Sarathi Mishra who has been arrested by the...

Morigaon, 19 Feb 2017/--/Assam BJP MLA Rama Kanta Deuri has denied his presence in a purported video showing him in a compromising position, claiming it is a political conspiracy against him. The video has gone viral over several local television channels. Denying that he was the person in the...

Guwahati, 19 Feb 2017/--/No toilet, no nikah. Maulvis and muftis in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have decided not to solemnise marriage in a house where there is no toilet. Maulana Mahmood A Madani, Secretary General of Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind said having a toilet has been made a mandatory...

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA), 19 Feb 2017/--/With sudden rise in the day temperature, the visiting migratory birds to famous Chilika lake in Odisha have begun the long journey back home. Fifty per cent of the migratory birds, who made the lake their home, have already left Chilika while the rest are likely...

Kolkata, 19 Feb 2017/--/A US Peace Corps Volunteers' veteran (RPT veteran) has said that there have been some great changes in the rural pockets of West Bengal since the Peace Corps' last visit to the state five decades ago. "There have been changes from what we had initially seen in Bengal's...

Kolkata, 19 Feb 2017/--/Film actor turned BJP leader Locket Chatterjee today alleged that she was getting less number of offers as the Bengali film industry, popularly known as Tollywood, has become thoroughly politicised. "At one point of time I had done a lot of works (films). (Later) I decided...

Kolkata, 19 Feb 2017/--/A middle-aged person allegedly committed suicide jumping in front of a metro train at Girish Park Station disrupting metro services for nearly an hour today. The incident happened at around 10.58 AM when the unidentified person jumped in front of a Garia-bound train, a...

Jalpaiguri, 19 Feb 2017/--/Another person was arrested on charge of selling 17 children in Jalpaiguri district today taking the total number of arrests in the case to 2. A senior police officr said Sonali Mondal, Chief Adoption Officer of an NGO was arrested by CID sleuths accompanied by local...

BANKURA (WB), 19 Feb 2017/--/Eight persons were today arrested on charge of raping a girl and beating up her male friend at Jagdollah in Bankura district. A senior police officer said the eight were arrested following complaint by the girl and her companion that their bike was forcibly stopped by...

Kolkata, 16 Feb 2017/--/The West Bengal government has called a meeting of the authorities of private hospitals in the state to discuss excessive billing alleged by many patients, vowing not to allow such "unusual practices". State consumer affairs and self help group & self-employment minister...

Kolkata, 16 Feb 2017/--/Three persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the violence at a private hospital in the southern part of the city following the death of a patient there. Rakesh Dhanuk (25), Jiauddin and Sk Sony (22) were arrested from their respective residences in...

Bankura, 16 Feb 2017/--/Raipur Police today got five-day transit remand of Udayan Das, accused of killing his parents and girlfriend. Chief judicial magistrate Arun Kumar Nandi granted the the plea of Raipur police that the presence of Das was necessary as he was an accused in the killing of his...

Imphal, 16 Feb 2017/--/The politics of poll-bound Manipur revolves around the economic blockade issue as all political parties are trying to use it as the key issue in the state Assembly election slated for next month. Even though economic blockade brings misery to the border state whenever NH-2...

Gaya, 16 Feb 2017/--/A big businessman allegedly committed suicide along with his wife and his three-year-old baby girl at his residence in Dhami Tola locality of Bihar's Gaya district, police said today. Town deputy superintendent of police, Alok Kumar Singh said it appeared that the businessman...

Kolkata, 16 Feb 2017/--/For the convenience of examinees who are appearing in examination to be conducted by WBCSSC, South Eastern Railway (SER) will run two pairs of EMU Special between Panskura-Howrah-Panskura and one pair of EMU Special between Kharagpur-Howrah-Kharagpur on February 19 and March...

Kolkata, 15 Feb 2017/--/West Bengal government is writing to MLAs asking them to talk to unwilling residents and convince them to pave way for passage of overhead high-tension power lines. The move comes on the heels of the protest and violence in Bhangor area of South 24 Parganas district over...

Kolkata, 15 Feb 2017/--/A mob today ransacked a private hospital here and beat up the security guards following a patient`s death. "A mob attacked and vandalised the Calcutta Medical Research Institute in Ekbalpur after a girl admitted to the hospital died," a police official said. According to...

Kalimpong, 15 Feb 2017/--/A day after the creation of a new Kalimpong district in West Bengal, state chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her government would showcase it on the lines of Darjeeling. "Everyone is very happy with the new district. All officials were present and participated...

NEW DELHI, 15 Feb 2017/--/The Supreme Court today directed the shifting of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) strongman Mohammad Shahabuddin from Bihar's Siwan jail to Tihar jail here on the plea of the widow of slain Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Amitava Roy...

Malkangiri, 15 Feb 2017/--/No one turned up to cast vote for panchayat polls in 13 booths in a gram panchayat under Korkonda block of Malkangiri district today due to fear of Maoists, officials said. However, a large number of Bonda people, a particularly vulnerable tribal group (PVTG), made...

Kolkata, 15 Feb 2017/--/West Bengal government has given the transport department Rs 50 crore to improve the traffic system and install CCTVs at vital points of the state to cut down on the number of road accidents. Informing this in the Assembly, state transport minister Suvendu Adhikary said: "...

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