Aug 14

Former CPM minister may have to take a lie test

Source:The Hindustan Times Kolkata On a day when the CID announced that former CPM minister Sushanta Ghosh may have to take a polygraph test, sleuths recovered a cache of ammunition from his ancestral house in Benachapra, West Midnapore. “We found 17 rounds of 7.65 mm live cartridges, eight loaded pistol magazines, one ammunition pouch and

Aug 14

Floods claim 14 lives in West Bengal

Source: The Hindu KOLKATA: The continuous heavy rainfall for the past one week that submerged vast swathes of several districts, resulted in breaches in embankments of various rivers and caused a “flood-like situation” in a couple of districts has claimed 14 lives so far, according to the West Bengal government on Saturday. Irrigation and Waterways

Aug 13

Cops on explosive trail arrest one in Kolkata

Source: The Times of India NEW DELHI: The police have busted a terror conduit smuggling explosives from Mumbai to Kolkata via Delhi. Marked as plaster of paris, 500 kg of potassium chlorate was smuggled from Mumbai to the capital en route to Kolkata. Acting on a tip-off, the cops have seized the explosives and arrested

Aug 13

Fresh package for surrendering Maoists, says Mamata

Source: The Hindu Author: Marcus Dam KOLKATA: Renewing her appeal to Maoists to give up arms and return to the national mainstream, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced a fresh financial and rehabilitation package for those who surrender. The announcement came a day after the first encounter between Left-wing extremists and security forces

Aug 12

নয়া নিম্নচাপে বন্যার রুদ্ররোষে বাংলা

Source: Anandabar Patrika Kolkata ‘উপরওয়ালা’ শেষ পর্যন্ত রাজ্য সরকারের আবেদনে সাড়া দিলেন না। পশ্চিমবঙ্গ উপকূলে বুধবার রাতে যে-ঘূর্ণাবর্ত তৈরি হচ্ছিল, সেটি শক্তি বাড়িয়ে শেষ পর্যন্ত নিম্নচাপের চেহারা নিয়েছে। আর তা গাঙ্গেয় পশ্চিমবঙ্গ এবং ঝাড়খণ্ডের লাগোয়া এমন একটি জায়গায় অবস্থান করছে, যার ফলে ফের উচ্চ ও নিম্ন দামোদর এলাকায় প্রবল বর্ষণের সম্ভাবনা দেখা দিয়েছে। বুধবার রাতে

Aug 12

Kangaroo dies in Kolkata zoo

Source: The Hindu KOLKATA: One of the four kangaroos recently brought to the Alipore Zoological Garden died of the stress it suffered during its travel, officials of the State’s forest department said on Thursday. Four red kangaroos, two male and two female, had been brought to the Kolkata zoo from an animal park in the

Aug 12

Mamata’s target this fiscal: Push revenue by 31 pc

Source: The Indian Express Kolkata West Bengal Finance Minister Dr Amit Mitra on Thursday presented an annual financial statement in the state Assembly, setting an ambitious target for generating additional revenue of over Rs 6,390 crore during 2011-12 — an increase of over 31 per cent over the previous fiscal under the Left Front rule.

Aug 12

Skeletons tumble out, former Bengal minister arrested

Source: The Times of India Sujay Khanra Midnapore: West Midnapore CPM strongman Sushanta Ghosh — one of the few Left MLAs who bucked the winds of change in the last election — was sent to 14-day CID custody on Thursday in the Garbeta skeleton case. Ghosh’s plea for anticipatory bail was turned down by a

Aug 11

জোড়া ঘূর্ণাবর্ত সঙ্গী করে বন্যা শিয়রেই

Source: Anandabazar Patrika Kolkata বন্যা থেকে রাজ্যকে বাঁচাতে ভরসা এখন ‘উপরওয়ালা’ই! কী করতে হবে ‘উপরওয়ালা’কে? করতে হবে দু’টি কাজ। • নতুন করে যাতে আর কোনও ঘূর্ণাবর্ত তৈরি হতে না-পারে, সেই জন্য বায়ুপ্রবাহকে অন্য পথে চালিত করতে হবে। • বৃষ্টি কমাতে হবে ঝাড়খণ্ডে কারণ, একের পর এক ঘূর্ণাবর্ত আকাশভাঙা বৃষ্টি নামাচ্ছে। আর তাতেই উপচে পড়ছে জলাধার।

Aug 11

Didi’s portraits find a cult following among ministers

Source: The Indian Express Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay   Kolkata She sits on Manish Gupta’s table and blesses his cabinet colleague Shankar Chakrabarty from a calendar on the wall, where he plans to hang a larger portrait soon. When he does, he will join many other ministers who already have Mamata Banerjee’s portrait in their chambers at

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