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Kolkata, 22 Aug 2018/--/Muslims living in West Bengal since childhood don't need to worry about the NRC, BJP MP Roopa Ganguly today said, while urging a section of political parties not to politicise every issue "for the sake of national interest". Ganguly's statement comes against the backdrop of...

Bankura, 22 Aug 2018/--/One person was killed when a truck hit a stationary lorry in  Bankura district today, a senior police officer said. Superintendent of Police, Sukhendu Hira said the truck hit the stationary lorry on Durgapur-Bankura Road in which the helper of the truck was killed. Both...

Kolkata, 22 Aug 2018/--/Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha and hoped that the festival of sacrifice would deepen the spirit of sharing and brotherhood. "On the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha, let us commit ourselves to the spirit of sharing...

Kolkata, 22 Aug 2018/--/State Minister for Education  Partha Chatterjee today said the book in which the photograph of actor Farhan Akhtar was erroneously depicted as that of legendary athlete Milkha Singh, was neither published by the state government nor was it a text book. Chatterjee, however,...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2018/--/A woman, the recipient of a kidney of a brain-dead 15-year-old girl, died at a state-run hospital here today, three days after the transplant, an official said. Moumita Chakraborty died at around 2:45 am at the SSKM Hospital as her body had developed 'rejection' to the...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2018/--/West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary today. "Fondly remembering our former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhiji on his birth anniversary," Banerjee said in a tweet. Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2018/--/The Urdu examination of the 'West Bengal Civil Services' Main was cancelled today after it was reported that the question paper in the second half, distributed among the candidates, was the same as last year, a public service commission official said. The official said,...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2018/--/With death toll in Kerala flood reaching over 200 and lakhs of other becoming homeless in Kerala due to floods, various Malayali and Keralite associations in Kolkata are collecting funds and reliefs materials for the flood victims in their state. These associationS run by...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2018/--/Ganga, the 2600-km-long trans-boundary river of Asia, has witnessed "unprecedented low levels of water in several lower reaches" in the last few summer seasons, a study undertaken by a professor of IIT-Kharagpur has said. The study, published recently in 'Scientific Reports...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2018/--/The 08th Biennial General Meeting (BGM) of Eastern Himalaya Travel & Tour Operators Association was held at Pine Tree Resort, Kalimpong on 18th August, 2018. For the first time in the history of EHTTOA the  BGM was held outside Siliguri. The  Chief Guest was  Abhijit...

Kolkata, 20 Aug 2018/--/The Calcutta High Court directed today a trial court hearing a divorce suit of West Bengal minister and city mayor Sovan Chatterjee to dispose of two applications by his wife seeking cost of litigation and maintenance for their minor daughter within two months. Directing...

Kolkata, 18 Aug 2018/--/A brain dead 15-year-old has brought joy to at least five people who received her two kidneys, liver, corneas and skin graft in the city.A spokesman of the state-run Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education & Research (IPGMER), SSKM Hospital, said today that Mallika...

Guwahati, 11 Aug 2018/--/People in Assam are yet to receive the forms for claims, objections and corrections in the state's National Register of Citizens (NRC), even as the process has been delayed by at least a week from the original schedule. The NRC Sewa Kendras (NSKs) had yesterday started...

Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/Railways have been working to improve its infrastructures and passenger amenities. In recent years, Railways has not only rolled out trains with enhanced facilities but has also been modernizing stations. Swarna Rajdhani & Swarna Shatabdi trains have been introduced with...

Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of making a U-turn on the infiltration issue, Bharatiya Janata Yuba Morcha (BJYM) president Poonam Mahajan today urged the Trinamool Congress not to politicise issues related to national security. Mahajan made the...

Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/BJP president Amit Shah was today shown black flags by youth Congress workers when he came out of the NSC Bose International airport here to attend a rally at Esplanade area, the police said. The youth Congress workers showed black flags and raised anti-Modi and anti-Shah...

Kolkata, 11 Aug 2018/--/To encourage more Indian travellers to visit Israel, that country has opened a visa application centre in the city for tourists from West Bengal and the north eastern states, sources in the Israel embassy said. Additionally, visa applications in the jurisdiction under the...

Bhubaneswar, 30 Jul 2018/--/At least two persons were missing after a truck broke the railing of a bridge and fell into the swelling Mahanadi river in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district on Sunday, police said. The accident took place when the truck which was on its way to Chandikhole from Paradip hit...

Bhubaneswar, 30 Jul 2018/--/Odisha government today said there is no possibility of a flood like situation in the state even as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today forecast rain and thunder shower in the state in next three days, officials said. "There is no flood situation in the...

Patna, 30 Jul 2018/--/The Bihar government said today that notwithstanding discharge of water from Nepal in various bordering rivers the flood situation was not "alarming" in the state. But, the state government has taken up anti-erosion and other flood protection work as a preventive measure,...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury today ruled out the possibility of formation of a grand Opposition alliance at the national level before 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Yechury said that such a formation can only be made after the results of the Lok Sabha elections are announced...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Calcutta High Court today directed the West Bengal School Service Commission (SSC) not to proceed with the counselling of candidates for recruitment as teachers for class XI and XII till a merit list was published. The SSC had issued a notification on July 6 stating that...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today condemned the I-T raids at a hospital owned by Swaraj India chief Yogendra Yadav's sisters at Rewari and alleged that the BJP was using government agencies to silence opposition voices before the general election. Mamata also...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/West Bengal would try to prevail upon the GST Council for giving exemption to businesses having an annual turnover of up to Rs 50 lakh, the state's finance minister Amit Mitra said today. At present, the exemption limit for GST is for businesses having an annual turnover of...

Kolkata, 12 Jul 2018/--/NSHM Knowledge Campus will partner Bickram Ghosh Academy of Performing Arts to offer courses in Performing Arts from the ensuing academic session. The courses would be in three categories—Vocal & Instrumental music besides Dance. Announcing the partnership today, NSHM...

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