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Mamata to keep transport min portfolio with CMO

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will keep the portfolio of Transport Ministry with her office after minister Suvendu Adhikari's resignation from the post.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2020 3:20 pm

Blow to Mamata as Suvendu Adhikari quits TMC

State transport and irrigation minister Suvendu Adhikari, one of Trinamool Congresss mainstays since when it was an opposition party in Bengal a decade ago, resigned from

The Times of India 28 Nov 2020 10:20 am

North Bengal MLA Mihir Goswami defects to BJP

Cooch Behar Dakshin MLA Mihir Goswami defected to BJP on Friday, saying he had resigned from all Trinamool Congress organisational posts on October 3.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2020 9:30 am

Abhishek case: Delhi court sets aside orders

A New Delhi district and sessions court on Friday set aside two lower court orders that had taken cognisance of a petition challenging facts put by Trinamool Congress MP

The Times of India 28 Nov 2020 9:30 am

Rahul chairs meet for Bengal poll preparations

Rahul Gandhi took stock of poll preparations in Bengal with senior state Congress leaders in Delhi on Friday in the presence of the partys Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan C

The Times of India 28 Nov 2020 9:30 am

Schools extend fee clearance deadline by a day

Most city schools have decided to extend the deadline for paying fees by a day. The Calcutta High Court had set November 30 as the last date for clearing dues, but as Mon

The Times of India 28 Nov 2020 8:10 am

West Bengal: 3,489 fresh Covid cases, 45 more die

The Indian Express 28 Nov 2020 3:35 am

MLA Mihir Goswami quits TMC, joins BJP

The Indian Express 28 Nov 2020 3:25 am

46 more die due to Covid in Bengal, toll 8,270

West Bengal's Covid-19 death toll climbed to 8,270 after 46 more patients succumbed to the virus on Friday, a bulletin released by the health department said.

The Times of India 28 Nov 2020 2:14 am

One killed after bike rams into bus in Kolkata

A speeding private bus that had hit a biker from behind caught fire after the driver tried to speed away with the bike still trapped under the vehicle grazing against the

The Times of India 27 Nov 2020 10:00 pm

1,000 volunteers from Kolkata needed for COVID vaccine trial at NICED

NICED has already started getting applications from people interested to be part of the trial for the vaccine, the official of the medical

The New Indian Express 27 Nov 2020 12:59 pm

Kolkata suburb stadium plan mired in politics

The 24-acre land at Maheshtala where football legend Diego Maradona had laid the foundation stone for a sports complex named after him in 2008 is now a grazing ground for

The Times of India 27 Nov 2020 8:14 am

Kolkata: Covaxin trial vials arrive at NICED

The vaccine vials for the phase III clinical trial of Covid-19 vaccine, Covaxin, arrived at ICMR-NICED (National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases), Kolkata, on T

The Times of India 27 Nov 2020 7:44 am

Kolkata airport falls back on diesel gensets

Power supply to Kolkata airport was disrupted on Thursday evening when two high-voltage cables were severed during Metro construction work.

The Times of India 27 Nov 2020 7:43 am

Registration time not enough: CU colleges

Several colleges have approached Calcutta University, requesting more time to upload their registration data along with the students testimonials on the varsitys website

The Times of India 27 Nov 2020 7:43 am

'On-schedule ICSE and ISC 2021 a tough ask'

Its doubtful whether ICSE and ISC 2021 could be held next February because of the disruption in school schedules this year, concerns about holding public examinations as

The Times of India 27 Nov 2020 7:31 am

Bengal remembers Maradona: Football lost one of its greats

The Indian Express 27 Nov 2020 4:09 am

Bengal: 3507 new cases, 52 more die of Covid in a day

The Indian Express 27 Nov 2020 4:02 am

Trade unions strike partially affects normal life in Bengal

The Indian Express 27 Nov 2020 3:52 am

Kolkata: BJP workers clash with cops during protest march

The Indian Express 27 Nov 2020 3:38 am

BJP supporters lathi-charged by cops at Taratala

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 11:10 pm

WB minister volunteers for Covid vaccine trial

West Bengal urban development minister Firhad Hakim has expressed his wish to be a volunteer for the Covaxin Phase III trial scheduled to be held at the city-based Nation

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

Bandh supporters partly paralyse life in WB

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

Bengal CM announces health scheme for all

Months ahead of the 2021 state election, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that the 'Swasthya Sathi' health scheme of the government will c

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

When the prince of football left Kol in a trance

On a chilly December afternoon in 2008, thousands of frenzied fans descended on the Salt Lake stadium pitch to feel their God first-hand. When the security eventually man

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 2:01 pm

'Bandh'obast: More cops at metro stns, bus depots

Private buses will be fewer on the road on Thursday even though the government has assured them of insurance coverage against any vandalism by bandh enforcers. The govern

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 2:01 pm

Kolkata: Campus hiring dream sours for 2020 batch

The twin blows of pandemic and economic downturn have hit the Batch of 2020 where it hurts most: campus placements have all but dried up. According to college placement c

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 9:30 am

Med colleges in WB await nod to open campuses

Medical colleges in Bengal are awaiting a go-ahead from the state health department after the National Medical Commission (NMC) recommended the reopening of all institute

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 7:45 am

WB colleges unlikely to reopen on December 1

The date of physical reopening of school, college and university campuses in Bengal remains undecided, but the state education department reduced the Madhyamik and Higher

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 7:44 am

WB issues advisory on dengue-Covid attacks

The Bengal government in an advisory on Tuesday said that even though dengue cases have been under control this year, the threat of an outbreak persists since mosquitoes

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 7:30 am

WB Covid-19 toll rises to 8,172 as 51 more die

The Covid-19 death toll in West Bengal climbed to 8,172 after 51 more patients succumbed to the disease on Wednesday, a bulletin released by the state health department s

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 2:10 am

HC refuses bail to ex-Pailan Group chairman

The Calcutta high court refused bail to former Pailan Group chairman Apurba Saha unless he furnish surety of Rs 450-500 crore. Saha was arrested from Kolkata by the Centr

The Times of India 26 Nov 2020 2:08 am

Leader of oppn Abdul Mannan tests Covid +ve

West Bengal's Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan tested positive for Covid-19, following which he was admitted to a private hospital in Kolkata, state Health Department of

The Times of India 25 Nov 2020 10:46 pm

Gogoi a saviour of Assams natives: Ulfa-I

The Times of India 25 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

West Bengal: BJP, TMC clash in Birbhum, bombs hurled

The Indian Express 25 Nov 2020 4:19 pm

WB: Covid-19 fears behind spurt in vehicle sales

Concerns over commuting on public transport during the pandemic seems to have prompted a sharp rise in sale of cars and two-wheelers. Autom

The Times of India 23 Nov 2020 10:51 am

Co-morbidity: High BP on top for elderly in WB

A fall in the number of elderly cardiac patients the most-at-risk group to die of Covid-19 has pushed diabetes to the second-most common

The Times of India 23 Nov 2020 9:30 am

3 Kol institutes queue up for Covaxin trials

The first lot of Covaxin, the indigenous Covid vaccine candidate, is expected to reach a city hospital National Institute of Cholera and E

The Times of India 23 Nov 2020 9:30 am

West Bengal governors tweet after arrest of CA

The detective department arrested a person late on Saturday in connection with a 2017 Hare Street police station FIR which implicated him a

The Times of India 23 Nov 2020 8:19 am

At Rs 45, potato price breaches all records in WB

Retail potato (common Jyoti variety) price touched an all time high of Rs 45/kg while onion price rose to Rs 70/kg on Sunday, burning holes

The Times of India 23 Nov 2020 7:39 am

TMC lashes out at BJP after Vijayvargiyas bhaipo remark

The Indian Express 23 Nov 2020 5:40 am

Dhankhar slams police after accountant held in graft case

The Indian Express 23 Nov 2020 5:27 am

Bengal sees 3,591 new Covid cases, 49 deaths

West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 4,56,361 on Sunday as 3,591 more people tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said.

The Times of India 23 Nov 2020 2:04 am

Oppn concerned over free, fair polls: WB guv

Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan called on Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday, following which the West Bengal governor said that the Congress lea

The Times of India 22 Nov 2020 10:27 pm

BJP biggest virus in West Bengal: TMC leader

In a fresh war of words, TMC strongman Anubrata Mondal described BJP as the iggest virus in West Bengal, and the saffron party's state chie

The Times of India 22 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

Kol: Cops turn saviours for trees on EM Bypass

The Times of India 22 Nov 2020 11:00 am

20L litres of water for Chhath reservoirs

The civic water department has just concluded one of the most challenging tasks in recent times providing 20 lakh litres of additional fil

The Times of India 22 Nov 2020 11:00 am

Mercury may drop to 17C as winter sets in

The temperature is set to substantially drop over the next 48 hours, according to the Met office. The chilly northwesterly wind could start

The Times of India 22 Nov 2020 11:00 am

Old maids return, bring new dilemma for families

The resumption of suburban train services has triggered a dilemma across middle-class homes in Kolkata, which till this March depended on d

The Times of India 22 Nov 2020 9:30 am

TMC: Jagdeep Dhankar humiliating his post, Raj Bhavan

The Indian Express 22 Nov 2020 5:52 am

Bengal: Govt allows cultural events, fairs in open spaces

The Indian Express 22 Nov 2020 5:49 am

Suvendu wont quit if Mamata talks to him, says TMC leader

The Indian Express 22 Nov 2020 5:32 am

TMCs outsider digs may land Bengalis in trouble: BJP

The Indian Express 22 Nov 2020 5:22 am

35 houses gutted in Assam blaze

At least 35 houses were gutted in a major fire, which took over four hours to bring under control, at Harijan colony in Assam's Jorhat city

The Times of India 22 Nov 2020 2:37 am

WB adds 53 more Covid deaths, 3,639 new cases

The Times of India 22 Nov 2020 1:38 am

Assam ex-CM Tarun Gogoi on ventilator support

Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogois health condition has been stated to have turned critical on Saturday afternoon and has been put on

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 11:56 pm

Fire at Malda blast site, none injured

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

Tripura man killed in police firing

One man was killed and 5 others injured on Saturday when police fired on an agitating mob, who went berserk while observing a shutdown duri

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

Kolkata: Devotees protest outside Rabindra Sarobar

The Indian Express 21 Nov 2020 11:37 am

With people in all festivals: Mamata Banerjee

The Indian Express 21 Nov 2020 11:31 am

Lake welcomes a visitor from Siberia on Chhath

It was curiosity that led Mitali Das to Rabindra Sarobar on Friday morning. By the time she returned home a couple of hours later, she had

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 11:26 am

Malda blast: BJP demands probe by central agency

The Indian Express 21 Nov 2020 11:11 am

2.8 magnitude quake strikes Manipur's Senapati

An earthquake of a magnitude 2.8 on the Richter Scale hit the Senapati area of Manipur on Saturday, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 11:00 am

For devotees, no road leads to Subhas Sarobar

Subhas Sarobar turned into a veritable fortress since Friday morning as the authoritiespolice and lake custodian KMDAdeployed heavy securit

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 8:18 am

WB CM meets devotees, lauds restrained Chhath

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday urged Chhath devotees to wear masks, follow sanitization and physical distancing norms while perfo

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 8:17 am

After Diwali, a silent start to Chhath in Kolkata

The city spent one of the most silent and sombre Chhath Pujas on Friday, without crackers and loud music. Both the city police and state po

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 8:15 am

Gas-cutter gang loots Rs 13 lakh from Tiljala ATM

A gas-cutter gang that has been looting at ATMs on citys periphery since last month the last time at Michael Nagar on Wednesday is believ

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 8:08 am

Victim of trafficking gets Rs 9L to rebuild life

In the biggest compensation awarded to any trafficked victim by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), a 17-year-old has been given

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 7:30 am

West Bengal's Covid death toll jumps to 7,923

The Covid-19 death toll in West Bengal mounted to 7,923 on Friday after 50 people succumbed to the virus, the health department said in a b

The Times of India 21 Nov 2020 1:09 am

Malda blast : BJP demands central intervention

Opposition BJP in West Bengal Friday demanded central intervention in the Malda blast case and alleged that the state has turned into a hub

The Times of India 20 Nov 2020 10:28 pm

Man loses Rs 6 lakh to card thieves in Kolkata

A 69-year-old retired engineer, who was out for Durga Puja shopping in October, fell victim to a shoulder-surfing gang.

The Times of India 20 Nov 2020 1:16 pm

Ban on Chhath Puja at Kolkata lakes stays

The citys environment scored two huge wins on the same day with the Supreme Court and Calcutta High Court refusing to allow Chhath at Rabin

The Times of India 20 Nov 2020 9:30 am

Kolkata: 4,500 cops to be on duty at 92 ghats

Desperate to avoid last years mistakes, Kolkata Police went on an overdrive on Thursday evening to ensure all court rulings are followed wh

The Times of India 20 Nov 2020 8:17 am

KMDA, WB cops turn Dhakuria Lake into fortress

All 17 gates (including 10 small ones that allow one person to enter at a time) that lead to the 192-acre sprawling Rabindra Sarobar ground

The Times of India 20 Nov 2020 8:15 am

Perform rituals at home: CM to Chhath devotees

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has appealed to Chhath devotees to refrain from taking part in processions and urged them to perform the rit

The Times of India 20 Nov 2020 8:04 am

BJP, CPI(M) oppose Bru resettlement

Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in the restive northern Tripura have come on the same page to oppose

The Hindu 20 Nov 2020 3:53 am

Golden dome unveiled at Kamakhya temple

The dome of the shakti shrine at Kamakhya temple, which was being wrapped in 19kg of gold by Reliance Industries Limited was unveiled on Th

The Times of India 20 Nov 2020 2:57 am

5 die in explosion in Bengal's plastic factory

The Times of India 19 Nov 2020 7:00 pm

Tufanganj bandh: BJP workers put up roadblocks

BJP supporters on Thursday put up roadblocks on the national highway in Tufanganj town of CoochBehar district during the 12-hour bandh call

The Times of India 19 Nov 2020 5:01 pm

BJP worker found dead in Bengal's Coochbehar

A Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was found dead in the Tufanganj area of Coochbehar district on Wednesday.

The Times of India 19 Nov 2020 1:01 am

Assam withdraws on-arrival Covid tests

The Times of India 18 Nov 2020 11:22 pm

TMC's anti-BJP campaign crosses 10-Lmark

The digital campaign, a brainchild of poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his I-PAC (Indian Political Action Committee) team, has witnessed

The Times of India 18 Nov 2020 7:00 pm