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Veteran Bengali actor Pradip Mukherjee dies in Kolkata
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Veteran actor of the Bengali silver screen, Pradip Mukherjee, who became legendary after his iconic role of Somnath in Satyajit Ray's 'Jana Aranya', died in a hospital here on Monday. He was 76.
2022-08-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion
Singer Rupankar Bagchi trolled for anti-KK comments just before death
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Popular Bengali singer-songwriter, Rupankar Bagchi was trolled for uploading a video on the social media, raising questions on Krishnakumar Kunnath (KK)'s singing talents shortly after the latter's last show at Nazrul Manch on Tuesday evening.
2022-06-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz
Popular singer KK dies in Kolkata at 53
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Playback singer Krishnakumar Kunnath, popularly known as KK, passed away here late on Tuesday night. He was 53.
2022-06-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KL Rahul didn't do LSG any good by staying on till the 19th over, says Manjrekar
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has criticised Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul for batting slow in the IPL Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Eden Gardens, saying that there is no point in having "depth in the batting" when it is not utilised in an important game.
2022-05-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2022, Eliminator: Patidar's century, Hazlewood's three wickets power Bangalore to Qualifier 2 (ld)
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Rajat Patidar produced a knock for the ages, slamming a 49-ball century while Josh Hazlewood picked three wickets in powering Royal Challengers Bangalore to Qualifier 2 of IPL 2022, defeating Lucknow Super Giants by 14 runs in the Eliminator at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.
2022-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2022: Two big hits in the middle overs could have got Lucknow over the line, says KL Rahul
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul conceded that the result of the IPL 2022 Eliminator match against Royal Challengers Bangalore could have been in their favour if they had '"two big hits' in the middle overs. Chasing 208, Lucknow had Rahul (79 off 58 balls) and Deepak Hooda (45 off 26 balls) partnering for a 96-run stand for the second wicket.
2022-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2022: What Rajat Patidar did was very, very special, says Virat Kohli on RCB's unlikely hero
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Talismanic batter Virat Kohli praised the "very, very special" performance of Rajat Patidar, the unlikely hero of Royal Challengers Bangalore's 14-run win in the Eliminator match of IPL 2022 over newbies Lucknow Super Giants.
2022-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2022: Harshal Patel admits to being nervous while defending 35 off 18 balls against Lucknow
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) In the IPL 2022 Eliminator between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens, Harshal Patel was entrusted with the task of preventing Lucknow from chasing 208. When he arrived, Lucknow needed 41 off the last three overs.
2022-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2022: Teams would benefit immensely if Rahul bats quicker rather than longer, says Manjrekar
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Former India batter Sanjay Manjrekar pointed out that teams, irrespective of IPL or international cricket, can benefit immensely if opener K.L Rahul bats "quicker rather than longer."
2022-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL Turning Point: Missed chances cause Lucknow Super Giants' downfall in Eliminator (IANS Review)
Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Despite the delay in the Eliminator match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens due to last-minute rain and strong winds, the capacity crowd got full value for their money with a run-fest in which Bangalore prevailed by 14 runs to set up their Qualifier 2 date with Rajasthan Royals on Friday in Ahmedabad.
2022-05-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2022: Star-studded Bangalore lock horns with versatile Lucknow in Eliminator (preview)
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) In search of their maiden title, the Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), who are full of super stars, will take on KL Rahul's versatile Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Eliminator of the IPL 2022 at the iconic Eden Gardens, here on Wednesday.
2022-05-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2022: Rajasthan understood the true potential of Ashwin's abilities, says Harbhajan
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh reckons Rajasthan Royals realised the true potential of Ravichandran Ashwin's all-round abilities and have made use of it to the fullest in IPL 2022.
2022-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
IPL 2022: Debutants Titans face off against Rajasthan Royals in direct ticket to final (Preview)
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) IPL debutants Gujarat Titans have turned out to be the surprise package of IPL 2022 by topping the table and becoming the first side in the competition to qualify for the playoffs.
2022-05-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Felt little nervous when I got to know about international debut: Avesh Khan
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) India fast bowler Avesh Khan admitted that he had some bits of nervousness on learning that he would make his international debut against the West Indies in the third and final T20I on Sunday. At the same time, Khan added that words of support from captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid helped him enjoy the moment.
2022-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Conversation with Wriddhiman Saha came from respect for him: Dravid
Kolkata, Feb 21 (IANS) India head coach Rahul Dravid explained that his conversation with Wriddhiman Saha came out of respect for the contributions and achievements of the wicketkeeper-batter to Indian cricket. He also added that Saha deserved 'honesty and clarity' and was not hurt by the contents of the conversation coming into public domain.
2022-02-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20I: Under pressure, we executed all our plans, says Rohit Sharma
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) India captain Rohit Sharma was pleased with the execution of plans in a high-pressure situation during their defence of 187 against the West Indies in the second T20I on Friday.
2022-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
2nd ODI: Rovman Powell was phenomenal today, says Kieron Pollard
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) West Indies captain Kieron Pollard heaped praise on big-hitting batter Rovman Powell, saying that he was 'phenomenal today' and was happy with the 100-run partnership between him and Nicholas Pooran.
2022-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Unbeaten 68 won't go down as special because we didn't win: Rovman Powell
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Big-hitting West Indies batter Rovman Powell believes that his unbeaten 68 in the second T20I against India on Friday won't be termed as a special innings as the visitors didn't win the match.
2022-02-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Winning Man of the Match on debut is dream come true for leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) India leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi, who came in for high praise from skipper Rohit Sharma for his superb bowling that helped the hosts win the first T20I against West Indies, said winning the Man of the Match award in his debut match was a dream come true for him.
2022-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
The plan was to bowl on the right line and length: Bishnoi to Chahal after T20I debut
Kolkata, Feb 17 (IANS) Leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi revealed that the plan for him was to bowl to the right line and length in his debut T20I match for India. On Wednesday, Bishnoi made a dream entry into international cricket, taking the wickets of Roston Chase and Rovman Powell in the same over and conceding just 17 runs in his quota of four overs.
2022-02-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Vikram Rathour backs Virat Kohli to 'bat well and score big runs' in T20Is against West Indies (Ld)
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) India batting coach Vikram Rathour has backed senior batter Virat Kohli to 'bat well and score big runs' in the upcoming three-match T20I series against the West Indies, starting from Wednesday. Kohli, going through a lean patch with the bat, registered scores of 8, 18 and 0 in the ODIs against the West Indies in Ahmedabad.
2022-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur work really hard on their batting, says Vikram Rathour
Kolkata, Feb 14 (IANS) India batting coach Vikram Rathour acknowledged that all-rounders Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar have been working very hard on their batting skills. He added that the advantage with enhanced batting credentials of Chahar and Thakur helps the team management in flexibility of structuring the playing eleven.
2022-02-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Eden Gardens to allow 75 per cent seating during India-West Indies series
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) The Eden Gardens in Kolkata will allow 75 per cent of its capacity to be filled during the T20 International series between India and the West Indies beginning February 16 after the West Bengal government issued a notification relaxing the COVID-19 norms.
2022-02-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Intelligence alert for a possible Maoist attack in Bengal
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) The state intelligence department has sent an alert to all the districts, particularly to the Railways of a possible Maoist attack in several railway stations across the state on the Republic Day. The alert also says that there can be an attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress leaders, mobile towers and on police and central police camps.
2022-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Defence/Security
State in favour of opening schools: Bengal Education Minister
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu said that the state is in favour of opening the schools but it cannot take any kind of risk with the lives of the students so the decision will be taken by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the right time.
2022-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education,Politics
West Bengal takes market loan for third time this month
Kolkata, Jan 24 (IANS) The precarious financial condition of West Bengal again came to the fore when the state took a loan for the third time in this month, making it evident that it is struggling hard to negotiate the expenses caused by the social schemes launched by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
2022-01-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Politics
West Bengal govt disburses Covid relief in record time
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Few days before the Supreme Court pulled up several states for discrepancies in Covid death record and low disbursement of compensation, West Bengal recorded more than 80 per cent disbursement of compensation of the 91 per cent claims received by the state.
2022-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata urges Centre to announce Netajis's birthday as National Holiday
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) Paying tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birthday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged the central government to declare his birth anniversary, January 23, as National Holiday.
2022-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Two Bengal BJP leaders face action for 'anti-party' activity
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) In a major step towards streamlining the brewing agitation within its West Bengal unit, the BJP has issued showcause notices to two senior leaders, asking them to explain why action should not be taken against them for "indiscipline".
2022-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trinamool, BJP trade blame for scuffle at Netaji statue garlanding
Kolkata, Jan 23 (IANS) The scuffle between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP over garlanding the statue of Netaji SubhashChandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary on Sunday at Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas snowballed into a political controversy with both parties levelling charges at each other.
2022-01-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Trinamool to go for organisational polls in next 2 months
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) At a time when West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going for her overzealous plan to reach beyond the boundaries of the state, Trinamool Congress for the first time since its inception in 1998 has decided to go for an organisational election - a move indicative enough that the party is trying to put up democratic face.
2022-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
World Bank approves loan of $125mn to Bengal govt
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) In a significant recognition to the social welfare schemes launched by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the World Bank has approved a loan of $125 million (nearly Rs 1,000 crore) for inclusive social protection.
2022-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mumbai couple arrested in Kolkata for raping, blackmailing woman
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Mumbai Police with the help their Kolkata counterparts arrested a couple --Syed Yousuf Jamal and his wife Naaz Syed -- from a hotel in New Market area of Kolkata for allegedly raping a woman for six years and blacking her with the videos of the incidents.
2022-01-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Infighting in Bengal BJP: Now complaint against Union Minister Santanu Thakur
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The infighting within the BJP reached a flashpoint after the state unit filed a complaint against Union Minister of State Santanu Thakur and the rebel leaders to the central leadership for fuelling anti-party activities. It has been learnt that the state unit has named 10 rebel leaders responsible for the situation.
2022-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Drunk man kills two brothers in West Bengal's Hooghly district
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) A 45-year-old man allegedly in an inebriated condition stabbed to death two brothers who were his neighbours at Singur in West Bengal's Hooghly district on Friday morning. Police arrested the man and are investigating the matter.
2022-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal govt looking for land to build new airport near Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Considering the huge pressure on the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here, the West Bengal government is looking for land to develop a new airport in or around Kolkata.
2022-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
AKLF 2022 takes off a flying start
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) The much-awaited 13th Edition of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival has started off on January 21, and is to go on till January 23.
2022-01-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Bengal's market borrowing rises manifold to meet non-plan expenditure
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) A quantum leap in the market borrowing by the West Bengal government in the current financial year gives a strong impression that the state government is currently trying to meet the additional expenses needed for social schemes like Swastha Sathi or Lakshmir Bhandar announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee before the election.
2022-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata again writes to PM flagging Centre's proposal to amend IAS cadre rules
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the second time in a week expressing her 'strong reservations to the Centre's proposal to amend the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954.
2022-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
13th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival goes virtual, starts Jan 21
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The three-day 13th Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF2022), which will held in a virtual mode on January 21-23, will celebrate the written word with a splendid line-up of authors, journalists, influencers, thinkers, poets, international best-selling writers and Bollywood actors.
2022-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
ECI to supply EVMs to Bengal SEC for municipal polls
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Considering the shortage of Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) for the upcoming Municipal polls in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has decided to supply EVMs to the State Election Commission (SEC).
2022-01-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengali cartoonist, writer and illustrator Narayan Debnath no more
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Famous Bengali cartoonist Narayan Debnath passed away at a South Kolkata nursing home on Tuesday morning. He was admitted to hospital several times last year and was suffering from age related ailments including kidney and heart problems. The state government took the responsibility of his medical treatment.
2022-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
W.Bengal to use Netaji tableau in state Republic Day parade
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) After the Centre rejected its tableau for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, the West Bengal government has decided to showcase the same tableau commemorating the contributions of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and his INA on his 125th birth anniversary in the state Republic Day programme at Red Road.
2022-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal sees more time from HC on PIL on condition on carriage horses
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday sought more time from the Calcutta High Court to respond to a Public Interest Litigation filed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India and CAPE Foundation seeking an end to the use of horses for carriage rides near Victoria Memorial.
2022-01-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Environment/Wildlife
Theatre personality Shaoli Mitra passes away
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Famous theatre personality and daughter of 'legendary' Sambhu Mitra and Tripti Mitra passed away at her Kolkata residence on Sunday evening. She was 74 when she died and was suffering from age related ailments for long.
2022-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
West Bengal sees fall in Covid cases
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) With strict restrictions in place, the number of Covid-19 infections has reduced significantly in West Bengal, as per the state health department.
2022-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Union Budget 2022: Tax rebates in Budget for realty vital for salaried class
Currently, one-third of India's population reside in cities and it is estimated to go up to 50 per cent by 2030. There is a steady rise in the number of households with a shift towards nuclear families and increased urbanisation.
2022-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Online trial of inmates at Kolkata correctional home
Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) In an effort to keep the trials of the prisoners moving without getting them infected by the Covid virus, the state correctional home administration has decided to start online trial of inmates experimentally at Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata. This is part of the joint venture launched by the Centre and the state to start online trials of the inmates.
2022-01-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
'North-South' rift proving to be costly for West Bengal BJP
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) A tweet from controversial BJP veteran Tathagata Basu has been making the rounds in political circles here since the morning of January 11.
2022-01-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Election for 4 Bengal Municipal Corporations likely to be deferred
Kolkata, Jan 15 (IANS) A Day after the Calcutta High Court asked the West Bengal Election Commission (SEC) to consider postponing of elections in four Municipal Corporations scheduled on January 22, the state government has written to the state poll body that they don't have any objection if the SEC decides to postpone the election for another 4 to 6 weeks considering the Covid situation in the state.
2022-01-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics