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Bengal Speaker Flays Governor For “Sitting” Over Bill To Bifurcate Howrah Civic Body

Bengal Speaker Flays Governor For “Sitting” Over Bill To Bifurcate Howrah Civic Body

"The governor is sitting over it (the bill)... people residing in the area have not been getting proper civic services," the speaker told the reporters.

26 May 2022
Bengal To Introduce Bill To Make CM Chancellor Of State-Run Varsities

Bengal To Introduce Bill To Make CM Chancellor Of State-Run Varsities

"This proposal will soon be introduced as a bill in the assembly," said state education minister Bratya Basu.

26 May 2022

Holiday By The Jaldhaka River

Enjoy a trip to these off-beat destinations in West Bengal known for their scenic beauty and bird life

Paresh Adhikari Defied CBI Instructions, Left Kolkata For Hometown In Cooch Behar: Official

Paresh Adhikari Defied CBI Instructions, Left Kolkata For Hometown In Cooch Behar: Official

"We had told the minister not to leave the city. We have come to know that he left for Bagdogra this morning. We will inquire into the matter," said the CBI...

24 May 2022

Mamata Banerjee Alleges BJP’s Rule Worse Than Adolf Hitler’s Reign

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that Central government is using Central agencies to interfere in the state affairs.

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22 May 2022
Film On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In West Bengal Government-Run Theatre For 2nd Week

Film On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In West Bengal Government-Run Theatre For 2nd Week

Filmmaker Anik Dutta's film ‘Aparajito’ is a tribute to the Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray, but it had not found any slot in the West Bengal...


21 May 2022
The Stunning Burra Bungalows Of Tea Estates In North Bengal

The Stunning Burra Bungalows Of Tea Estates In North Bengal

Take a peep inside the legendary burra bungalows of the tea estates in the northern part of West Bengal with photographer Nikhil Kapur


20 May 2022
Enjoy The Silence Of The Himalayas In Rangaroon

Enjoy The Silence Of The Himalayas In Rangaroon

This remote hamlet near Darjeeling is a perfect summer vacation getaway if you vibe with slow travel


19 May 2022
Heritage Walk: A Day In The Erstwhile Dutch Colony Of Baranagar

Heritage Walk: A Day In The Erstwhile Dutch Colony Of Baranagar

A heritage walk in this little-known gem made me aware of its links to Subhas Chandra Bose


19 May 2022
BJP Misusing Central Agencies, Law Will Take Own Course: Mamata Banerjee Amid SSC Row

BJP Misusing Central Agencies, Law Will Take Own Course: Mamata Banerjee Amid SSC Row

"A lot of things are being said about discrepancies in recruitment. If someone has committed any wrong, then law will take its own course," said CM Banerjee.


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18 May 2022
Cops Use Water Cannons, Baton-Charge To Quell Protesting ABVP Activists In Kolkata

Cops Use Water Cannons, Baton-Charge To Quell Protesting ABVP Activists In Kolkata

According to the ABVP national secretary Saptarshi Sarkar, four of their activists were arrested.


17 May 2022
West Bengal: Disgruntled MP Meets BJP Top Brass, Says Ball In Their Court Now

West Bengal: Disgruntled MP Meets BJP Top Brass, Says Ball In Their Court Now

The MP of Barrackpore, an industrial area, has of late been critical also of the Centre’s policy towards the jute sector which is in crisis over the prices...


14 May 2022
Bimal Gurung Urges Mamata Banerjee To Hold GTA Polls

Bimal Gurung Urges Mamata Banerjee To Hold GTA Polls

In a letter to Banerjee, Gurung requested her "to put the GTA election in abeyance till the Memorandum of Proposal (MoP) submitted by the party to government...


14 May 2022
Anik Dutta's Film ‘Aparajito’ On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In Two West Bengal Government-Run Theatres

Anik Dutta's Film ‘Aparajito’ On Satyajit Ray Finds No Show In Two West Bengal Government-Run Theatres

'Aparajito’, which recently received acclaim at a Mumbai film festival, traces filmmaker Satyajit Ray's journey during the making of his cult classic film...


14 May 2022
Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

Timeless Tagore: India’s most Prominent Global Brand Ambassador

The country celebrated the 161st birth anniversary of 'Kabiguru' Rabindranath Tagore, Indian icon and the first non-European Nobel laureate on May 7. His...


14 May 2022
Mundka Blaze Not The First, India Has Always Been Fighting Fires

Mundka Blaze Not The First, India Has Always Been Fighting Fires

India has history of fire incidents with people including school children losing lives. Here we bring in some of the worst incidents in the country’s history.


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13 May 2022
ED Raids Bangladesh Nationals Living In West Bengal As Indian Citizens

ED Raids Bangladesh Nationals Living In West Bengal As Indian Citizens

West Bengal shares an over 2,216-km-long international boundary with Bangladesh.


12 May 2022
Mamata Bats For Creation Of More Districts In Bengal

Mamata Bats For Creation Of More Districts In Bengal

Speaking at a meeting with West Bengal Civil Service officers at the renovated Town Hall here, she said the area of the existing 23 districts in the state is...


20 May 2022
Waterworld! Rising Seas Pose A Threat To Millions Living Along India’s Coastline

Waterworld! Rising Seas Pose A Threat To Millions Living Along India’s Coastline

India has no policy for rehabilitating climate refugees even as the people living along coastal West Bengal and Odisha are exposed to greater vulnerability


11 May 2022
Cyclone Asani Like To Become Depression, East Coast To Receive Heavy Downpour

Cyclone Asani Like To Become Depression, East Coast To Receive Heavy Downpour

The Odisha government has put five southern districts including Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Ganjam and Gajapati on 'high alert', as they are likely to be...


11 May 2022
It Is A For Art In Kalimpong

It Is A For Art In Kalimpong

The district adjacent to Darjeeling not only offers unparalleled views of the mighty Kanchenjunga range, it's also a treat for art lovers


10 May 2022
Assam Tackling Illegal Migration, Bengal Is Not: Amit Shah

Assam Tackling Illegal Migration, Bengal Is Not: Amit Shah

Addressing a public rally in Assam , Amit Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to end the problem of infiltration but claimed 'Bengal is...


09 May 2022
Budget Travel: Charming Guesthouses And B&Bs In Kolkata

Budget Travel: Charming Guesthouses And B&Bs In Kolkata

Kolkata is dotted with many old homes that have been renovated and transformed into independently run guesthouses, B&Bs and small boutique hotels. In...


08 May 2022
Odisha, Bengal On Alert As Cyclone Asani Intensifies Into Severe Cyclonic Storm

Odisha, Bengal On Alert As Cyclone Asani Intensifies Into Severe Cyclonic Storm

Heavy rainfall is expected in Odisha from Tuesday and light to moderate rainfall over Gangetic West Bengal is expected from Tuesday to Friday.


07 May 2022
‘Stop Tormenting People’: Mamata Banerjee To Centre On Fuel Price Hike

‘Stop Tormenting People’: Mamata Banerjee To Centre On Fuel Price Hike

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Centre of conducting a ‘great Indian loot’ by hiking the prices of petrol, diesel, LPG and other...


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