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.
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
Cooch Behar Dakshin MLA Mihir Goswami defected to BJP on Friday, saying he had resigned from all Trinamool Congress organisational posts on October 3.
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
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
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
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.
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
CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya has tested positive for the Covid-19, following which he is in home isolation, health department sources said on Friday.
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
Power supply to Kolkata airport was disrupted on Thursday evening when two high-voltage cables were severed during Metro construction work.
Several colleges have approached Calcutta University, requesting more time to upload their registration data along with the students testimonials on the varsitys website
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
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
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
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
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 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 first lot of Covid-19 vaccine candidate Covaxin was shipped from Hyderabad on Wednesday, and is expected to reach Kolkata on Thursday ahead of the phase III clinical
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 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 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 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
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
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 first lot of Covaxin, the indigenous Covid vaccine candidate, is expected to reach a city hospital National Institute of Cholera and E
The detective department arrested a person late on Saturday in connection with a 2017 Hare Street police station FIR which implicated him a
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
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.
Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan called on Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday, following which the West Bengal governor said that the Congress lea
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 chi
The civic water department has just concluded one of the most challenging tasks in recent times providing 20 lakh litres of additional fil
The temperature is set to substantially drop over the next 48 hours, according to the Met office. The chilly northwesterly wind could start
The resumption of suburban train services has triggered a dilemma across middle-class homes in Kolkata, which till this March depended on d
A spike in dengue cases along with the Covid-19 pandemic in cities, including Kolkata, has prompted the Insurance Regulatory and Developmen
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
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
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
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
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday urged Chhath devotees to wear masks, follow sanitization and physical distancing norms while perfo
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
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
In the biggest compensation awarded to any trafficked victim by the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), a 17-year-old has been given
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
Opposition BJP in West Bengal Friday demanded central intervention in the Malda blast case and alleged that the state has turned into a hub
A 69-year-old retired engineer, who was out for Durga Puja shopping in October, fell victim to a shoulder-surfing gang.
Spots reserved by Chhath devotees on the walkway along the bank of Subhas Sarobar were cleared of the items on Thursday after the Calcutta
Desperate to avoid last years mistakes, Kolkata Police went on an overdrive on Thursday evening to ensure all court rulings are followed wh
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
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee has appealed to Chhath devotees to refrain from taking part in processions and urged them to perform the rit
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 dome of the shakti shrine at Kamakhya temple, which was being wrapped in 19kg of gold by Reliance Industries Limited was unveiled on Th
BJP supporters on Thursday put up roadblocks on the national highway in Tufanganj town of CoochBehar district during the 12-hour bandh call
A Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was found dead in the Tufanganj area of Coochbehar district on Wednesday.
The digital campaign, a brainchild of poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his I-PAC (Indian Political Action Committee) team, has witnessed