Kolkata, Mar 18: Former West Bengal minister Pratim Chatterjee , who held the Fire Services portfolio for 15 years till 2011, passed away today, family sources said.
Chatterjee, president of Left Front constituent Marxist Forward Bloc, was suffering from breathing trouble and had undergone treatment at a private hospital in Salt Lak... read more
Birmingham, Mar 18: Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu lost an epic semifinal against World No. 2 Japanese Akane Yamaguchi to bow out of the USD 1000,000 All England Championship here.
Sindhu failed to build on a handsome lead in the decider to go down 21-19 19-21 18-21 to Yamaguchi after battling for an hour and 19 minute... read more
Kolkata, Mar 18 : A 17-year-old girl was allegedly
raped by a man in the Garden Reach area here, police said today.
The victim's mother complained that one Sk Rinku Alam (23) had taken her daughter to an under construction building on Thursday evening and committed the crime.
Based on the complaint, Alam was arrested... read more
Kolkata, Mar 18: Crime against children in India has increased by a sharp 11 per cent between 2015 and 2016 , according to the latest data released by the National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB).
Going by absolute numbers, it's an increase of 12,786 reported crimes against children across the country...... read more
Kolkata, Mar 18: An overwhelming majority of the people who took part in a survey said food companies should have a comprehensive animal welfare policy so that animals are not tortured before being killed...... read more
Kolkata, Mar 18 : Political parties in West Bengal will use the social media extensively for the first time to woo rural voters in the panchayat polls slated for later this year, given the rise in the number of smart phone users in the state, leaders of various parties said.
With 70 per cent of the Lok Sabha seats of the state... read more
Jalpaiguri (WB), Mar 17 : Agitating students of the Jalpaiguri Government Engineering College (JGEC) have gheraoed the principal since yesterday following which he was taken ill, a college official said today...... read more
Kolkata, Mar 15 : A major fire broke out today at Strand Road close to the Howrah Bridge here and 20 fire tenders have been pressed into service, officials said..... read more