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Kolkata, Jun 26 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that attempts were being made to create an "atmosphere of intolerance" in the country and urged the people to stand united.
"Urban waste management is one such burning issue which has emerged out of the said factors and has led cities and towns to crumble under piles of garbage left in the open (to rot) as we fail to manage our waste due to a mismatch in the requirement and ...
As dusk sets in at Benipur village near Varanasi district, the village comes alive in anticipation of a Salman Khan starrer.
It is learnt that a roadmap will be chalked out based on the reports for restoration of the historically important monuments and buildings in the towns. Usually, there has to be a museum in a town that gets a heritage tag. So steps will also be taken ...
Cow owner Atul Biswas, whose two sons Asim and Asit have been arrested for lynching the 3 Muslim youths, shows the hole in the barn allegedly made by ...

Kolkata, June 26 (PTI) Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across West Bengal today with special prayers at mosques by the devout and exchange of greetings among friends and family members.
A low pressure area formed over the North-West Bay adjoining Odisha and West Bengal had brought the sharp showers on Sunday.
The government has codified the rules under the provisions of the West Bengal Universities and Colleges (Administration and Regulation) Act, 2017, through which three types of transfers are now possible: the government can transfer a staff member; the ...
Kailash Vijayvargiya, a national general secretary of the BJP who is in charge of the party's affairs in West Bengal, said that although the party does not support the establishment of Gorkhaland, he feels that irresponsible behaviour on part of the ...
... who caught him clicking pictures near the mosque. June 26, 2017 (West Bengal, Durgapur): On Saturday, barely two days before Eid, three Muslim youth were lynched in Durgapur village, West Bengal, by a mob of cow vigilantes over suspicion of cow theft.
Kolkata, June 26: Since the beginning of June, the agitation over the separate state of Gorkhaland is keeping West Bengal in tenterhooks.
On Saturday, barely two days before Eid, three Muslim youth were lynched in Durgapur village, West Bengal, by a mob of cow vigilantes over suspicion of cow theft, according to a report by the Indian Express.
"Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated tomorrow as the Eid moon was sighted in Bihar, West Bengal, Assam and Uttar Pradesh on Sunday," Bukhari said.
Kolkata, Jun 25 (PTI) Rains failed to dampen the spirit of the devotees who were tugging the rope of decked-up chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra during the annual Rath Yatra hosted by the ISKCON here in the city. In the absence of West ...
Officials said a group of nearly 10 people had entered Durgapur in a van on Thursday night and were planning to steal cattle from some of the houses.
Thousands of people - largely poor, rural women and children - are lured to India's towns and cities each year by traffickers who promise good jobs but sell them into prostitution or domestic servitude.

Kalna: BJP MP George Baker and four other party workers were injured in an alleged attack by TMC workers at Kalna town in Bengal's Burdwan district.
Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today said the party had never talked about Gorkhaland nor was it in favour of formation of states on the basis of any linguistic group or community.
BJP MP George Baker and four other party workers were injured on Saturday in an alleged attack by TMC workers at Kalna town in Bengal's Burdwan district. The attackers brick-batted Baker's car and damaged it, police said. Baker, an actor and a ...
THE HAGUE: The UN has awarded a scheme by the West Bengal government aimed at promoting girls' education with its highest Public Service Award.
According to sources, a group of nearly 10 people entered the village in a van on Thursday night and were allegedly planning to steal the bovine from some of ...
Ayesha Bibi, a resident of Jaridharla village in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district, talks about the night she went into labour three years ago.
Later in early morning, police force arrived in the scene and recovered three bodies. "We recovered three youths' bodies, who were allegedly beaten to death by locals, and two motorcycles from Durgapur village in Sonarpur panchayat area," a local ...
"It is expected to rain heavily in city and neighbouring areas for the next 24 hours," a Regional Meteorological Centre official said.
3.06 pm: Anyesha Chakrabarty of Sushila Birla Girls' school has been ranked second from West Bengal, with an all- India rank of 42.
Announcing the new batch of smart cities, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu, said that 45 cities contested for the 40 available smart city slots, but only 30 were selected to ensure feasible and workable plans. ... Nagar Haveli), Kavaratti ...
SILIGURI (WB): The West Bengal government today said it is open to discussion to restore normalcy in the restive Darjeeling hills, but did not give any commitment on withdrawal of security forces, a demand made by the GJM.
Kolkata: On paper, the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration is alive, but in practice it has almost become defunct. So it seems from the decision of the Hills parties to boycott the upcoming GTA polls.
New Delhi, June 21: As predicted, the monsoon 2017 is expected to reach Delhi and the neighbouring states early this year and for today, rains are expected in the capital city, Punjab, Assam and West Bengal. Drizzling were reported in some parts of the ...
TheTribune: KHANNA: The police has claimed to have arrested two persons in different incidents in the Khanna police district.
Kolkata: A fortnight after it proposed a blanket ban on political rallies at College Square, the state government on Sunday decided to relax the embargo and ...
Darjeeling: Security forces were on high alert and internet services remained suspended, though no incidents of violence were reported in Darjeeling hills till 9.30 am on Monday.
New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee went on the offensive on Saturday and slammed the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) for the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling as protesters clashed with security forces in the city's Singmari area.
According to Skymet Weather, monsoon surge has slightly weakened over Gangetic West Bengal including Kolkata. With this, rain and thundershowers are also ...
He is Pancho Gopal Samanta, a Behrupiya from a remote West Bengal village called Jairampur. A Behrupi Shilpi, as members of the community are commonly called, generally performs at functions, awareness campaigns, village fairs and even marriages.
DARJEELING: The GJM on Sunday ruled out any discussion with West Bengal government but said it is "comfortable" in holding talks with the BJP-led government at the Centre.
BALASORE: Three people from West Bengal were killed instantly and three others seriously injured when an ambulance hit a speeding truck on national highway-16 near Dahisada, under Soro police limits on Friday.
"After Muchipara police station, I will go to Lalbazar (city police headquarters) because it has issued a lookout notice against me, which means I cannot travel anywhere," he said in connection to the Narada sting probe being conducted by the CBI ...
A week later, a man was badly thrashed in the village of Jamshole. The same day, residents of another Bengal village grew suspicious that a mentally ill woman was involved in trafficking and locked her up in a local club. She was later rescued by police.
Gorkha Janmukti Morcha MLAs on Friday called on West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi and alleged that the TMC government was trying to turn a political movement in Darjeeling Hills into a law and order issue.
Now, if we see the population density of a US city, for example Califronia, it is 251 people per square kilometre. This comparison shows people have more land to roam around on as compared to Dhaka or West Bengal. People living in cramped places have ...
West Bengal: As the situation in the hill town of Darjeeling continues to deteriorate, the Ministry of Home Affairs has rushed four more companies to Darjeeling in addition to the paramilitary troops already deployed in the region.
Kolkata: A fortnight before the formal GST rollout, it is still not clear whether the Mamata Banerjee government is mulling an ordinance route or will pass the ...
Chennai: They have chased thieves, robbers, terrorists, politicians and other garden variety criminals all through their careers. However, as the team of officers ...
An employee of a cable operator was arrested in West Bengal's Serampore town for allegedly uploading obscene photos of women on facebook.
Tourism has taken a major hit in the scenic town of Darjeeling in West Bengal, with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) spearheading a shut down on Monday over a demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland.
"Don't they want to do business in West Bengal? Don't they want to do business in Jammu and Kashmir? So they have to pass the GST Bill," he said.
Heavy rains are expected in some parts of West Bengal by Tuesday or Wednesday with monsoon entering the state, the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.
Jogesh Mandal, who was arrested on the charge of an SBI ATM theft attempt at Mananchira on Saturday, was remanded to judicial custody for 14 days on ...




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