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We will not let the people of Bengal be slaves: Mamata Banerjee on dividing Bengal

Kolkata: Since the mandate of Bengal assembly polls was delivered in May, Bharatiya Janata Party, who has been drubbed in the election raised several issues, from communalizing post poll violence to going to the High...

Is Delhi creating another power center in Bengal BJP?

Kolkata: The dynamics in the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are changing fast. After its loss, another big setback had been the defection of the party’s national vice-president Mukul Roy to...

With rising black fungus cases in Bengal, doctors call for early detection to avoid fatalities

Kolkata: Because of the increasing number of mucormycosis cases, commonly known as black fungus in West Bengal, doctors are already sounding alarm bells. Till June 4, the state had almost confirmed 30 cases, and the...

Bengal chief secretary retires leaving speculation to rest, Mamata appoints him chief adviser

Kolkata: Moments before his retirement, chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay received a show-cause letter from the Centre asking him why he did not join work at 10 am in New Delhi as directed. The letter was...

CM Yogi should resign: Md Salim

Kolkata: The Left and the Congress jointly organised a mega rally in Kolkata on Tuesday against the gang rape of a dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, by upper-caste men. Both have also held state-wide protests...

Experts question why scrapping of handloom and craft boards when center has no alternate to offer

Kolkata: After the handloom, handicrafts and later, powerloom boards got scrapped one after another, many in the sector expected the Government of India (GoI) to announce some alternate measures on Independence Day. But with no...

Crisis churns out innovation for fashion designers

Kolkata: What happens to creativity when the world is in the midst of a crisis? Be it the World War-I or WW-II, the great depression or the pandemic of 1918-20, we have seen how fashion...

Smaller idols, day hours pandal hopping, sanitisers to mark Durga Puja during Covid times

Kolkata: A forum, which represents more than 350 Durga Puja committees in Kolkata, has come up with a broad-based code for holding Pujas amidst Covid-19 pandemic, bringing cheer to the emotionally-charged Begalis and pandal hoppers. The...

Covid Care Network: A guiding light for Covid-19 patients

Kolkata: With India battling the ever bulging number of Covid-19 positive cases, panic and chaos amongst patients and their family members are constant. How bad is the level of infection, what does one do next,...

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16 जून 1950 को वसंत चक्रवर्ती (टेलिफोन एक्सचेंज में कार्यरत) की पत्नी शांतिमयी चक्रवर्ती को एक बेटा हुआ। नाम रखा गया गौरांग चक्रवर्ती (Gourang...

Company-Raj is no better than the current middlemen raj for Bengal farmers

Kolkata: Airul Haque, a rural worker and resident of Vangar, an agricultural hub in the suburb of Kolkata, came to Dharamtalla at the heart...

Niti Aayog: a monument to Modi’s ignorance

One of the major decisions taken by Narendra Modi soon after becoming the Head of Government in May 2014 was to replace Yojana Aayog...

Mystery shrouds around the names of the release of hostage Indians

Ranchi/Giridih: It has been a week since three Indians have been released by Afghan Taliban, but their names are yet to be revealed by...

Human rights body condemns the criminalisation of media persons and free speech in India

The Peoples’ Union for Civil Liberties has strongly condemned criminalisation of media persons as the civil body claimed at least 55 journalists have faced...