West Bengal

Row over VC sabka slogan

Visva-Bharati officiating vice-chancellor Sabuj Koli Sen courted controversy by referring to the BJP slogan " Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas" in her convocation speech on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister and chancellor Narendra Modi, prompting one varsity official to call it a "blunder".

Didi, Hasina set to meet

Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a South Calcutta hotel around 5pm on Saturday for a bilateral that the Bangladesh government was keen on, said a source.
Devadeep Purohit May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Man breaks PM cordon for photo

A Visva-Bharati "guest" broke through multi-layered security to get to the convocation dais and hand Prime Minister Narendra Modi a picture of Rabindranath Tagore and pose for a photo.

Chopra bandh over murder

The Congress, CPM and the BJP on Friday observed a 12-hour strike in Chopra, a North Dinajpur block rocked by political clashes, to protest the death of a Congress worker.
KOUSIK SEN May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

CM office planned in Darjeeling

An office of the chief minister will come up at Richmond Hill in Darjeeling, north Bengal development minister Rabindranath Ghosh said at Uttarkanya here on Friday.
OUR CORRESPONDENT May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Pellet meant for jumbo kills worker

A forest worker died after he was hit by pellets shot by a forest guard on Friday as the latter tried to ward off a wild elephant that had come in their way while patrolling at a forest stretch in Madarihat block of Alipurduar.
OUR CORRESPONDENT May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Teacher wife seeks fresh post-mortem

Arpita Roy, the wife of schoolteacher Raj Kumar Roy who died under mysterious circumstances after he went missing from panchayat election duty on May 14, has sought a fresh post-mortem and forensic tests.
KOUSIK SEN May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Land rights for forest dwellers in GTA area

The Bengal government has decided to grant land rights to forest dwellers in the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) area, moving to enforce a law finalised four years ago.
Vivek Chhetri May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Sikkim youths want change: Bhaichung

Bhaichung Bhutia is all set to formally launch his Hamro Sikkim Party on May 31 in a bid to challenge the ruling Sikkim Democratic Party (SDF), which has been in government in the state for close to 25.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS May 26, 2018 00:00 IST

Mamata-Hasina one-to-one ahead

A last-minute manoeuvring has taken the sheen off Friday summit meeting between two Prime Ministers - Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina - here and the focus has shifted to a one-to-one that Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will have with the Bangladeshi Premier in Calcutta on Saturday against the backdrop of a T-word becoming the elephant in the room.
Devadeep Purohit May 25, 2018 00:00 IST

Poser on oil price 'silence' before meet

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday questioned the Centre's "silence" on surging fuel prices, a day after her return from Karnataka where she shared the dais at H.D. Kumaraswamy's swearing-in with a host of non-BJP stalwarts.
Our Special Correspondent May 25, 2018 00:00 IST


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