West Bengal

Sole poll agenda: 'No to BJP'

Mamata Banerjee said on Monday that regional parties would come together to form the government after the 2019 general election which she said would be fought only on one agenda: "'No' to the BJP and 'Yes' to the country".
Sambit Saha Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Clashes mar Dilip meeting in Contai

Clashes broke out ahead of a meeting addressed by Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh in East Midnapore's Contai on Monday, with the leader claiming he and his supporters were "attacked by goons in the presence of Trinamul's Tamluk MP".
ANSHUMAN PHADIKAR Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

HC seeks protection of witnesses

Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered the Bengal home secretary to take steps so that police can introduce a system for providing security to witnesses in murder and other criminal cases.
OUR LEGAL REPORTER Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

RSS leader arrested on woman complaint

Former Bengal BJP general secretary (organisation) and RSS pracharak Amalendu Chattopadhyay has been arrested on a woman party member's complaint.
Our Bureau Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Bookings herald tourist rush

Lakshmi Puja may be over a month away on October 24 but brisk festival-season bookings have cheered tour operators in north Bengal and Sikkim, who believe the Goddess of Wealth will bless them after a blighted 2017.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Cracker units lack licences

The Nadia district administration claimed on Monday that only 20 fireworks manufacturing units here had valid licences though 100 such factories operated in the area.

Buxa walk to resume

The Bengal forest department has decided to reintroduce Nature Trail and increase the number of safari vehicles for tourists in Buxa Tiger Reserve.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Sep 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Tourists airlifted from rain-racked Sikkim

Over 40 tourists were among 86 people airlifted from rain-ravaged North Sikkim on Sunday as a large part of the district continued to remain cut off from the rest of the state.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Nadia cracker unit blast kills two

An explosion at a fireworks manufacturing unit in Nadia's Gangnapur on Sunday killed the factory's owner and a relative.

Dog hit, dad & son face probe

A retired CISF jawan and his son have been accused of attacking a street dog with garden shears for trying to kill their hen at Badkulla in Nadia.

Tea workers' aid for Kerala

Workers of a Dooars tea garden have dipped into their Puja budgets and donated Rs 2,5000 for flood-hit Kerala from their meagre earnings at a time they have been demanding higher wages.
Our Correspondent Sep 17, 2018 00:00 IST


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