updated 12:07 PM UTC, Jun 27, 2017

I have tears of joy, now I can die in peace, says Mamata

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:32
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court's verdict in the Tata Motors' Nano project case as a "landmark victory", adding she had "tears of joy" on learning about the decision and can now "die…

Mamata opposing strike to protect BJP's interests: Central trade unions

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 08:58
Kolkata: The central trade unions, who have called an all India general strike on September 2, on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of opposing the strike to protect the interests of the BJP-led central government.The Banerjee-led Trinamool…

One killed, 13 injured in mob-police clash in Bengal

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:51
Kolkata, Aug 28: One person was killed as a mob demanding restoration of power supply fought a pitched battle with police in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Sunday.Thirteen others, including nine policemen, were injured in the clashes, police said.The trouble…

AMRI Hospital tragedy: Kolkata court frames charges

Friday, 01 July 2016 10:57
Kolkata: Nearly five years after a devastating fire at the city's AMRI Hospitals left 92 dead, a city court on Thursday framed charges including culpable homicide against 16 accused.The 16 accused - directors and officials of the hospital-- have been…

US official meets Mamata

Friday, 01 July 2016 10:54
Kolkata: US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon on Thursday called on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state secretariat here.State Finance Minister Amit Mitra among others were present at the meeting.This was the…

Mrinal Sen's family 'disturbed' over death hoax

Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:48
Kolkata: Rumours of his death prevented filmmaking legend Mrinal Sen from getting a good night's sleep on Wednesday as a section of the twitterati posted reports of the 94-year-old's demise."There was a deluge of calls midnight onwards. All of us…

Mamata gets cochlear implant of poor girl done for free

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:09
Kolkata: With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee taking the initiative, a cochlear implant -- which can cost up to Rs 10 lakh -- was done for free on Wednesday on a seven-year hearing-impaired girl from a poor family at…

Yechury warns against turning secular India into 'fascistic Hindu Rashtra'

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:07
Kolkata: Drawing a parallel between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the RSS with Hitler and his idea of nationalism, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday warned against the metamorphosis of a "secular democratic republic of India into a rabidly…

Congress continues to be in CPI-M's scheme of things

Thursday, 30 June 2016 10:00
Kolkata: Even as he iterated the Central Committee's stand against the Congress, CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said the Congress was included in its scheme of building a movement to "restore democracy" in West Bengal.Following the rout of…