Darjeeling, May 24 (IANS) The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Friday called an indefinite shutdown in north Bengal's Darjeeling hills from Sunday to protest the arrest of an elected member of the hill development body for alleged involvement in arson and violence.
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) As the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot fixing scam gets messier with links to film personalities becoming public, West Bengal's celluloid celebs Friday expressed disgust at the scandal, calling it a "big crime" and "not acceptable at all." But there were also calls for legalising betting. Music director Jeet Ganguly of "Aashiqui 2" fame said, "spot fixing is a big crime.
Chandigarh, May 24 (IANS) Death, funeral pyre, blood-laced, cheap entertainers, breast-beating, power-drunken mind and obituary - these are the words top politicians in Punjab are using to hurl invectives at each other in a virtual free for all.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) In the wake of the shutting down of the scam-tainted Saradha Group media house, the West Bengal government Thursday announced it would acquire two of the closed TV channels. The Left questioned the decision on moral and legal grounds and sought its reversal.
Nine infants succumbed to disease in last 48 hours in a hospital at Malda in West Bengal. Six months back nearly 40 new born infants had died in the hospital and this had created a massive public outburst
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Crib deaths are back to haunt West Bengal hospitals with at least eight infants dying at the Malda Medical College Hospital (MMCH) in Malda district since Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The Left Front Thursday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to respond to allegations by a senior West Bengal IPS officer about "corrupt practices" when she was the railway minister. "Serious allegations of corruption have been levelled by a senior and respected IPS officer from the state.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) In the wake of the shutting down of media houses owned by the scam-tainted Saradha Group and leaving hundreds of employees jobless, the West Bengal government Thursday announced it would acquire two of the closed TV channels. "We have decided to acquire Tara Muzik and Tara News and, on grounds of humanity, will give ex-gratia payment of Rs.16,000 each to the 168 employees of the two channels for the month of May," Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told media persons here.
Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Two people have been arrested and fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of nearly Rs.4 lakh seized from them, police here said Thursday.
Bangalore, May 22 (IANS) Megha Muthukumar of Tamil Nadu and Aarja Chakraborty of West Bengal scripted upset wins en route to the girls singles quarter-finals of the Karle Infra ATF under-14 Asian junior ranking tennis tournament here Wednesday. Megha prevailed over the fifth seed K. Sai Shivani of Andhra Pradesh 2-6, 6-4, 7-6(4) in a marathon tie lasting nearly three hours