Kolkata, Feb 11, West Bengal’s Muslims are divided over the government’s move to reserve 10 percent of government jobs for socially, economically and educationally backward in the community.
Singur (West Bengal), Dec 16, Mahadeb Das’ 12-bigha (4.8-acre) land, which fell within the plot earmarked for the Tata Motors small car project here, was acquired by the state’s Left Front government in 2006. Das was not among those farmers who willingly gave up their land for the Nano plant.
Kolkata, Dec 2, Pradip Das was shocked to hear from his office assistant that two bike-borne men had snatched Rs.250,000 from him when he went to deposit it in the bank. And another jolt came to the construction firm owner when police told him that the assailants were smart, educated English-speaking youths.
Kolkata, Nov 27, Hundreds of cancer patients have been hard hit by an acute shortage of morphine in Kolkata, which records 12,000 new cases of the disease every year. Poor patients are the worst affected as they cannot afford alternative pain relief drugs.
Kolkata, Oct 26, Busting the Maoist network in West Bengal will not be easy, top police and administrative officials admit days after the rebels left the authorities redfaced with the dramatic abduction of a cop in Sankrail near the Lalgarh region.
Kolkata, Oct 26, Cracking the Maoist network in West Bengal will not be easy, top police and administrative officials admit days after the rebels cocked a snook at the authorities with the dramatic abduction of a cop in Sankrail near the Lalgarh region.
Kolkata, Sep 26,Dilip Ghorui, 45, of Mahishadal in East Midnapore district, barely earns enough as a rickshaw puller to make ends meet throughout the year — except during Durga Puja. That is when he takes on a different job, of a dhaki or traditional drummer.
Kolkata, Sep 23, Construction work to give a fresh lease of life to Kumortuli, the potters’ town that churns out thousands of idols of goddess Durga and her pantheon every year, is likely to begin in November. The Kolkata civic agency has finally geared up to rehabilitate thousands of artisans.
Kolkata, Sep 7, When a new breed of sleek and technically sound Bengali movies such as “Anuranan” and “Dwanda” made its way into the theatres in the land of Satyajit Ray and Ritwik Ghatak, many felt the dwindling film industry would be revived. But leading filmmakers feel such films don’t promise big bucks.
Kolkata, Aug 26 ,) Operations against Maoist rebels in West Bengal’s tribal-dominated western districts has hit the monsoon roadblock – fields full of water and flooded jungles hampering force movement.