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Violence erupted at Suri in Birbhum district over the filing of fresh nominations for panchayat election in West Bengal today, in which one person was killed and a few others were injured. Both the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP have claimed that the person killed was their worker. Apr 24, 2018 ...
Madurkathi are mats woven from a locally available soft reed called “Madur kottir”. Madur is the Bengali vernacular for floor mats. Mats are an integral part of Bengal's lifestyle. Madur is a tradition and pride of Medinipur district of West Bengal. Usually, women of the households are involved in weaving this ...

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Trinamool Congress party are banking on 'Social Media Booming' (the formal name for its social media outreach campaign) to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah-led BJP in 2019 Lok Sabha elections, according to Bengali daily ...
Kolkata: Poland is looking to forge a partnership with West Bengal to boost bilateral trade with India, its ambassador Adam Burakowski said in Kolkata on Monday. Bilateral trade between the two countries jumped to a new high of $3.1 billion in 2017, with India exporting goods and services worth $2.3 ...
Kalbaisakhi remained active is parts of East India during the past day. Specifically, North Odisha witnessed significant rain with squally winds in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, isolated activity occurred over Gangetic West Bengal, South Odisha and some parts of Jharkhand.
KOLKATA: Violence erupted in several districts of West Bengal on Monday ahead of panchayat elections in which one person was shot dead and three sustained bullet injuries. The violence comes two days after Calcutta High Court directed the state election commission to issue fresh extension to allow ...

KOLKATA: A cattle traders' body on Monday accused a section of police in some north Bengal districts of ensuring safe passage to smugglers to ferry cattle to Bangladesh which resulted in revenue loss of around Rs 100 crore per month to the government. The All India Livestock Traders and Transporters ...
Sporadic violence was reported from several districts of West Bengal on Monday during filing of nominations for the Panchayat elections. One person was shot dead in Suri block of Birbhum district. Police is yet to confirm the person's political affiliation. Apart from incidents of alleged assault on Opposition ...
NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: The ED has registered a money laundering case in connection with an alleged fraud of over Rs 173 crore in the United Bank of India (UBI) in 2016, involving the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) in West Bengal. The central probe agency's zonal office in Kolkata has filed ...
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday claimed that there had been an exponential rise in the number of its shakhas (units) in West Bengal — from 750 in 2013 to 1,279 (70.5%) this year. Speaking at a press conference in Kolkata, where they discussed the recently held Akhil Bhartiya ...
KOLKATA: Six candidates, including Congress nominee Abhishek Manu Singhvi, is in the fray for the election to five Rajya Sabha seats from West Bengal, official sources here said. The Trinamool Congress (TMC), which has fielded four candidates--Nadimul Haque, who was renominated, Subhasish ...
Students appearing for their class 10 examinations, conducted by the West Bengal state board, were surprised to find a question on Virat Kohli in their English language paper. The question to the students was for 10 marks and it required them to write a short profile on Kohli, based on points mentioned, ...
West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has created a controversy, saying lesbianism is "against the ethos" of the state. Chatterjee's remarks came a day after a Kolkata school reportedly forced its students to sign a written confession admitting they are lesbians. Chatterjee said he had "never" ...
"The number of RSS 'shakas' (daily meetings at local level) in entire Bengal area has gone up to 1,279 till February 2018 from 750 in 2013," RSS general secretary (South Bengal) Jishnu Basu said. In a bid to "combat rising radicalism and fundamentalism" in the state, the RSS is focusing on increasing its ...
In 2016, we conducted 300 interviews with current and retired bureaucrats, politicians, regulators, industrialists, engineers, and consumer groups to “map” the history of power politics in each State. Looking across the 15 States, West Bengal emerged as an interesting case in two dimensions: reform design ...
KOLKATA: Communal violence rocked the Chaltaberia area of Duttapukur in North 24 Parganas district on Friday even as West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee cautioned the police of "mischief mongers" during Holi. Sources revealed that pieces of raw beef were allegedly thrown at a temple and ...
Holi and Dol Purnima celebrated with enthusiasm in West Bengal ... Kolkata: Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with mirth and gaiety across West Bengal on Friday as people participated in great numbers and swayed to popular beats. While the Bengali community dominated the Dol Purnima ...

KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh today claimed that the party is emerging as an alternative to the ruling TMC in the state as the Congress and the CPI(M) have failed to put up a resistance against the misrule of the ruling party. He claimed that TMC after returning to power in the 2016 it has ...
In a bizarre development, a Royal Bengal Tiger was spotted at Lalgarh in West Midnapore which had been a Maoist stronghold till 2012. Rabindranath Saha, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of Madhupur Forest Range said that for some time area residents had been complaining of regularly missing cattle ...
JHARGRAM/KOLKATA: A camera trap installed in Lalgarh forest a few days ago caught a royal presence in the once-Red zone early on Friday: a full-grown male Bengal tiger, the first-ever sighting of the big cat in this area. The event, believe experts, marks one of the longest tiger migrations in India — a ...
Part of the trekking route to Sandakphu, the highest point in West Bengal, the eponymous park is located on the Singalila range, at a height of 1,200 meters above sea level. The Himalayan snow peaks are visible from the park. Apart from the Red Panda, it is also home to a large variety of birds and other ...
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) People in West Bengal on Thursday celebrated the spring festival, or Dol, with colours, songs, prayers and distribution of sweets.Thousands of people from all age groups and from different corners of India and even abroad assembled at Birbhum district's Santiniketan, about 180 km ...
The Directorate of Food Processing Industries of West Bengal made an application in 2015, for a Geographical Indication (GI) status to “Banglar Rasogolla”. Clarifying further, the government stated there was no conflict with Odhisa as its application was for a specific variant which varied “both in colour, ...
KOLKATA: A village in West Bengal's Howrah city is gradually gaining popularity due to its budding weighlifters. Deulpur has recently bagged attention after its players especially girl weightlifters won medals at the National Sub-Junior Meet in Visakhapatnam. Read this story in Bengali Village girl Srabani ...
Poorna's parents initially thought that the duo might have been settled at Sheikh's native place in West Bengal, but the couple told them that they had migrated to ... Hence, a four-member police team led by Avinashi law and order inspector Kamalakannan has been formed and sent to West Bengal to do a ...
The ambassadors are scheduled to meet president of West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee Adhir Chowdhury on Wednesday. ... Nils Ragnar Kamsvag, ambassador of Norway, said that the West Bengal government is keen to develop fisheries and aquaculture in the state with Nordic expertise.
KOLKATA: Amid reports that the Centre is planning to shift the headquarters of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) out of the state, West Bengal Chief Minister ... "Though the DVC has not written to us, we have got hold of one resolution stating about the plan to shift the headquarter out of West Bengal.
A fragment of the history of the town of Serampore in Hooghly district of West Bengal when it was under Danish rule will come alive on February 28 when the lovingly-reconstructed Danish Tavern, which is visible from the Hooghly river flowing past, is thrown open to the public. Serampore is better known for ...
KOLKATA: With strict restrictions hitting the leather industry hard in Uttar Pradesh, the Bengal government is expecting over Rs 5,000crore investment in the restructured Calcutta Leather Complex (CLC) at Bantala in the next five years. The industrial land under CLC has almost doubled from 252 acres to ...
WEST BENGAL: A woman in India was found with her intestine "coming out from her private parts", after she was allegedly raped by two men and brutalised with iron rods, local reports said. According to reports, the victim was returning home from a village fair on Saturday (Feb 17) night when she was ...
Of late, West Bengal, along with Bihar, has been in the news for communal flare-ups in some districts where different communities have been living in relative harmony for long. With the left being a pale shadow of its former self in the state, the political void, caused by the virtual decimation of the “Left ...
At least 15 people have died after a storm, with wind speeds close to 100kph, battered parts of India's eastern West Bengal state, uprooting trees, electric poles and disrupting rail traffic. The storm left a trail of destruction on Tuesday as trees fell on vehicles, shops and houses. Local media reported that ...
Trinamool Congress Party workers have been accused of thrashing some students of West Bengal's Visva Bharati University, who were demonstrating against the cutting down of trees at Shyambati area near Shantiniketan in Birbhum district. While the students were demonstrating, some TMC workers led ...
In a shocking incident, TMC workers allegedly thrashed students of Visva Bharati University who were protesting against cutting down of trees in Birbhum district of West Bengal. For the latest videos, follow us on twitterFollow @EconomicTimes. 378views ...
Scientists from the Botanical Survey of India have identified a new plant species from two protected National Parks in West Bengal. Named Drypetes kalamii, it is a small shrub found to be shorter version of its close relative Drypetes ellisii. This adds to the rich floral wealth of India. Standing just 1 metre tall, ...


 

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