Aug 17

Banga, Bangla or Gaur Banga: State mulls

Source: The Indian Express Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay Kolkata Banga, Bangla, Bangabhumi, Bangapradesh, Gaur Banga, Paundrabardhan, Paschimbanga — these are the various names that have been suggested as alternatives to ‘West Bengal’ at a meeting between Minister for Commerce and Industries Partha Chatterjee and leader of the Opposition in the Assembly Surya Kanta Mishra. After coming to

Aug 16

ममता ने फहराया तिरंगा, कैदियों को भेजी मिठाइयां

Source: Dainik Jagran कोलकाता। पश्चिम बंगाल की पहली महिला मुख्यमंत्री ममता बनर्जी ने कड़ी सुरक्षा व्यवस्था के बीच 65वें स्वतंत्रता दिवस के अवसर पर सोमवार को राष्ट्रीय ध्वज फहराया। सचिवालय के निकट ही मुख्यमंत्री बनर्जी ने सलामी ली और शहीदों के स्तंभ पर पुष्पांजलि अर्पित की। इसके बाद सेंट्रल करेक्शनल होम जाकर उन्होंने कैदियों को

Aug 16

Rains claim 21 lives in West Bengal

Source: The Hindu Rains have claimed 21 lives in a week in West Bengal. Around 25 lakh people have been affected by incessant rains whose ravages spilled over to 14 districts against the nine announced earlier by the State government. Five persons died of snake bites, 11 in wall and roof collapse, three drowned and

Aug 15

CPM men part of wide gun running racket?

Source: Hindustan Times Ravik Bhattacharya   Kolkata Sophisticated arms were smuggled from Nepal and Bangladesh to execute the killings in Netai, West Midnapore, on January 7 and the nine-year-old incident in which CPI(M) MLA Susanta Ghosh is allegedly involved, say investigators. Seven skeletons have been exhumed from behind his house in West Midnapore, and this aroused the

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

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