Everything you need to know about Bengal Immunity Po: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Bengal Immunity Po: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Kamduni (West Bengal), June 19 (IANS) Two women of this sleepy village, who led the anti-gangrape protests in the presence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee only to be dubbed Maoists and CPI-M activists by the angry leader, Wednesday sought a probe by the CBI to clear their names.
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) In the wake of a noisy protest she faced while visiting a gang-rape-murder victim, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday claimed that a leading media house was conspiring with the CPI-M, Congress and Maoists to kill her.
Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Wednesday directed the West Bengal government to submit its reply by Friday on the State Election Commission's (SEC) application seeking adequate security arrangements for the upcoming panchayat (rural) polls.
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday accused the West Bengal State Election Commission of playing its role "half-heartedly" in the upcoming panchayat elections, and demanded that the commission call for an all-party meeting within two days to announce the roadmap for the polls.
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court Tuesday asked the West Bengal State Election Commission to include the union home ministry with regard to the panel's ongoing legal battle with the state government on the upcoming panchayat polls.
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) Angry netizens Tuesday lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and sternly told her to "shut up and do some work", a day after she lost her cool and branded as "CPI-M people" anti-rape protestors as also rapists of a college girl.
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee faced protests while visiting a murdered rape victim's family in North 24 Parganas district, intellectuals Tuesday urged the people to join a march here to protest the rise in crimes against women.
Kolkata, June 18 (IANS) With the introduction of sophisticated techniques in cancer detection and therapy like PET-CT scan, preventive oncology has become a critical part of modern healthcare, said West Bengal Governor M.K.Narayanan here Monday.
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of mobilising criminals to attack opposition party activists ahead of the panchayat polls, the Left Front Monday sought West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan's intervention for deployment of security forces.
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday questioned "yet another" cabinet reshuffle of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre.
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Accusing the Trinamool Congress government of inaction in tackling the "deteriorating" law and order situation ahead of the panchayat polls in West Bengal, the Left Front Monday met Governor M.K. Narayanan seeking his intervention in the matter.
Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan Monday said he hoped the panchayat elections in the state would be held on time.
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday said there were "ominous signs" for West Bengal, which has "regressed" under the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress regime.
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) The CPI-M Sunday said it will try to unify non-Congress and non-BJP parties in order to provide alternative policies to the country.
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Veteran Marxist leader and former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday ridiculed the federal front mooted by the Trinamool Congress and said an alternative front should be based on common minimum programme and policies.
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of preventing rival candidates from filing nominations for the upcoming panchayat polls in West Bengal, the Left Front Saturday sought the intervention of the State Election Commission (SEC).
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) A highly decomposed body of a minor girl suspected to be murdered was recovered Saturday in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said.
Chennai, June 15 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) V. Narayanasamy on Saturday said the Third Front is an aborted child for it has not completed its tenure in the history of Indian politics.
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Besieged by problems galore at home, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has proposed the formation of a federal front consisting of non-Congress and non-BJP parties. However, Banerjee's opponents have termed the proposal as a ploy to bargain with the Congress and the Bharaitya Janata Party and divert public attention from the regime's shortcomings.
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has suspended four of its personnel in connection with the alleged killing of two suspected Bangladeshi cattle smugglers on the West Bengal border, an official said Friday.
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) For this die-hard Marxist, family bonds are secondary to his political ideology. CPI-M leader Golam Kuddus did not bat an eyelid before disowning his son and daughter-in-law after she decided to contest as a Congress candidate in the upcoming West Bengal panchayat polls.
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) For the first time, the West Bengal government Friday declared a half-day holiday for state government employees on the occasion of Jamai Sashthi ? son-in-law day.
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) The family of Barasat gang-rape victim Friday expressed its desire to meet President Pranab Mukherjee to seek exemplary punishment for the perpetrators of the crime, a Congress leader said.
New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Amid talks of a federal front and the Janata Dal (United) planning to end its 18-year alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Communist Party of India (CPI) leader A.B. Bardhan met Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav at his residence here on Friday evening and discussed the ongoing political situation in the country.
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) The Congress Friday accused the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government of seeking to prevent the deployment of central paramilitary forces for the upcoming panchayat elections as it will hinder its intention of "slaughtering democracy".
Malda (WB), June 14 (ANI): At least three persons lost their and over forty others went missing after a boat capsized in river Ganga at Manikchak in West Bengal's Malda District this morning.
Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) At least three people drowned and over a dozen were reported missing after a boat carrying about 70 passengers capsized in West Bengal's Malda district Friday, an official said.
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Israel intends to set up a centre of excellence on agriculture in West Bengal's Hooghly district, its envoy to India said Thursday.
Kolkata, June 13 (IANS) Asserting that its alliance with Janata Dal United (JD-U) will only get stronger, the BJP Thursday termed West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee's efforts for a federal front a diversionary ploy to mask her failures.
Bhubaneswar, June 13 (IANS) Monsoon showers lashed down on Odisha, with one town, district headquarters of Koraput, recording 163 millimetre rain in the past 24 hours, an official said Thursday.
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Famed Brazilian Marco Antonio Falopa will be the head coach of East Bengal soccer team for 2013-14, the club announced Wednesday.
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) The CPI-M has appealed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to issue a set of postage stamps to mark the centenary of late West Bengal chief minister Jyoti Basu.
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) As the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released figures showing West Bengal recorded the highest number of crimes against women for the second year on the trot, the state government contested the data, claiming its disclaimers were not published.
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal was in news once again for all the wrong reasons with the state recording the maximum number of crimes committed against women in 2012.
n a bid to create pressure on center for the demand for special package for the state, Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) chief Naveen Patnaik has alleged that center has been ignoring the legitimate demands of the state.
Kolkata, June 11 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court, hearing a petition seeking a CBI probe into the Saradha Group scam, Tuesday was told that it was not possible for the central probe agency to investigate unless it got additional support from the West Bengal government.
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The West Bengal government has issued a global tender to value the seized assets and properties of the scam-tainted Saradha Group in West Bengal and other states, a government counsel Monday told the Calcutta High Court.
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) Reacting to BJP leader L.K. Advani's decision to quit key party posts, Congress Rajya Sabha member Pradip Bhattacharya Monday said the stalwart's "revolt" against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi would spread across the country.
Kolkata, June 10 (IANS) The Congress Monday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was "afraid" of free and fair panchayat polls and like a "coward" was using police and hoodlums against the opposition to sail through.
Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) Observing that non-conduct of the panchayat polls would be a disaster, the CPI-M Sunday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of trying to disrupt the elections to the rural government bodies.
Burdwan, June 9 (ANI): Former CPI (M) MLA Dilip Sarkar has been shot dead by four motor cycle borne miscreants near Assansol today.
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) Eleven more people were arrested Saturday in connection with the attack on two TV journalists in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 14, police said.
The WBJEE 2013 result has been declared by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board today on June 8.
Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) A 20-year-old college student was gang-raped and murdered in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. Three people have been arrested, police said Saturday.
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) The Indian Journalists Association Friday condemned the "brutal attack" on journalists in West Bengal's North 24 Parganaas distict and asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take action against the culprits and ensure security for mediapersons.
Siliguri/Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), June 7 (ANI): Students in Siliguri pledged on Friday to support the cause of elephant and other wildlife conservation.
Kolkata, June 7 (IANS) West Bengal and Odisha are likely to resolve the differences over port limits at a stakeholders' meeting in New Delhi June 14, Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) chairman R.P.S. Kahlon said Friday.
Bhubaneswar (Odisha), June 7 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has said that he is opposed to the proposed creation of a National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) in its present form.
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) The centre has returned to the West Bengal government the Bill passed by the state assembly in April to reign in ponzi firms.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Bringing the issue of Pakistan's ISI-backed fundamentalist organisations to the fore, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee Wednesday said militant groups operating in northeastern states were helping insurgents in her state.
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) The West Bengal government is expected to sign a tripartite agreement with the central government and Bharat Broadband Network Ltd (BBNL) this month to rollout a fibre optic network in the state, a government official said Wednesday.
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the central government has expressed its inability to provide security forces for deployment during the panchayat polls in the state next month.
Kolkata, June 5 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said regional parties will perform well in the 2014 general election and parried a query on whether her party would be at the forefront of any non-Congress and non-BJP coalition.
The WBJEE 2013 results is likely to be declared by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board today on June 5. West Bengal JEE result 2013 will be declared by the board on the official website of West Bengal Board Joint Entrance Examination Board at http://wbjeeb.nic.in/wbjeeb2013/Welcome.aspx.
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee Wednesday skipped the chief ministers' conference on internal security that is likely to chalk out a new strategy to check the growing violence by Maoist guerrillas.
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal advocate general Bimal Chatterjee Tuesday compared the State Election Commission (SEC) to a "beautiful lady throwing tantrums", attracting widespread criticism and the Congress demanding his resignation.
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) Kolkata Goalz - a joint sporting initiative of the city police and the British Council - has helped in community development and bring people of high deprivation areas closer to the police force, according to a British minister and local police officials.
Kolkata, June 4 (IANS) West Bengal advocate general Bimal Chatterjee Tuesday compared the State Election Commission (SEC) to a beautiful lady throwing tantrums, attracting widespread criticism and the Congress even demanding his resignation.
New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday condemned West Bengal Advocate-General Bimal Chatterjee's 'insulting' remarks in the Calcutta High Court that the State Election Commission's demands were like those of a beautiful lady for, and demanded a public apology from him.
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Indian cricket board interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya Monday did not rule out representing the board in International Cricket Council deliberations, and said banning after-match parties of the Indian Premier League could be a possible solution to cleaning up cricket.
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) The West Bengal Human Rights Commission Monday directed the city police to conduct a probe into the alleged rape of an Irish woman in Kolkata and submit a report within three weeks.
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The government may take more steps to reduce gold imports such as banning sale of gold coins by banks.
Asansol (West Bengal), June 3 (ANI): Police in West Bengal's Assansol District are investigating an alleged honour killing of a boy and girl.
Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Nearly six-and-half years after he was ignominiously expelled from the cricket board, and forced to quit as Cricket Association of Bengal president, Jagmohan Dalmiya has risen like the proverbial phoenix to yet again head the world's richest cricket body, albeit temporarily.
Kolkata, June 2 (IANS) Nearly six-and-half years after he was ignominiously expelled from the cricket board, and forced to quit as Cricket Association of Bengal president, Jagmohan Dalmiya has risen like the proverbial phoenix to yet again head the world's richest cricket body, albeit temporarily.
Chennai, June 2 (IANS) BCCI chief N. Srinivasan Sunday stepped aside and Cricket Association of Bengal president Jagmohan Dalmiya took over as the "interim president" following the spot fixing and betting row.
Chennai, June 2 (IANS) BCCI chief N. Srinivasan Sunday agreed to step aside, with Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya taking over as the board's "interim president".
Siliguri (West Bengal), June 2 (ANI): Parents of an 18-month-old boy in Siliguri, diagnosed with a tumor in his adrenal gland that has increased his weight to 15 kilograms, appealed to the government for financial assistance for the medical treatment of the toddler.
Maharajganj (Bihara)/ Howrah (WB), June 2 (ANI): Voting for bypolls in Bihar and West Bengal began on Sunday morning amidst high security.
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of terrorising opposition party workers and voters on the eve of the Howrah Lok Sabha by-poll, the CPI-M candidate Saturday asked the Election Commission to ensure safety of polling agents.
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Faced with allegations by opposition parties that their candidates were being attacked during filing nominations for the rural body (panchayat) polls in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress Saturday accused the State Election Commission of backing the opposition in "misguiding" the people.
Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala Saturday with showers reported from across the state in last two days, the India Meterological Department (IMD) said.
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) The southwest monsoon arrived in Kerala Saturday with showers reported from across the state in last two days, the India Meterological Department (IMD) said.
Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) Even as the tug-of-war between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the West Bengal Election Commission refuses to abate, the battle for next month's crucial rural polls has intensified.
Bangalore, June 1 (IANS) Heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds and lightening lashed this tech hub late Friday, crippling normal life, inundating low-laying areas and throwing vehicular traffic out of gear across the city.
Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) To prevent the rising incidences of oral cancer among the youth of West Bengal, an anti-smoking campaign was launched here on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day Friday.
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Thursday sought a report from West Bengal over the death of eight infants at a government hospital in Malda district.
South Dinajpur (West Bengal), May 30 (ANI): The mother of an 18 year old mentally challenged boy has chained him and kept him in the house in South Dinajpur, to protect the neighbours as he could be violent.
Kolkata, May 30 (ANI): West Bengal politicians today condoled the death of Rituparno Ghosh, who passed away in the morning, following a cardiac arrest.
Kolkata, May 30 (IANS) Condoling the death of genius storyteller Rituparno Ghosh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said with Ghosh's demise the state has lost "a golden artist of a golden era".
Bhubaneswar, May 30 (IANS) The met office in Odisha has issued an alert, warning fishermen against venturing into the sea as gusty winds and rough tides would prevail off the coast due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal, an official said Thursday.
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Former BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya Wednesday said that instead of demanding the resignation of incumbent N. Srinivasan, the opportunity should be used to clean cricket where "dirt has gone down deep".
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Diversified public sector company Balmer Lawrie Wednesday said it has identified a 55-acre land on the city outskirts to set up a Rs.150 crore integrated logistic park.
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government has constituted a task force to prepare a comprehensive roadmap to develop tourism destinations in the state, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Heart patients in West Bengal can go for advanced treatments at an affordable cost, courtesy a unique financial scheme that was launched in the city Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) The West Bengal government is seeking increased air connectivity between the state and northeastern states and south-east Asian countries, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said here Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Tuesday slammed the recent hike in coal prices and said that UPA-II's "anti-people decision" would affect the common man.
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) After the Maoist attack on Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an alert to West Bengal on the security of key political leaders, including Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) A middle-aged woman in West Bengal's Hooghly district was allegedly raped and murdered by a man to whom she refused to marry her daughter, police said Tuesday.
Jhargram (West Bengal), May 28 (ANI): The trade of ant eggs between tribals is transforming into a profitable business in West Bengal's Jhargram District.
Darjeeling (West Bengal), May 28 (ANI): Farmers are rejoicing over the bumper production of maize here.
It would have remained - and forgotten -- as another localised peasant-police clash had not the lanky Charu Mazumdar called it the start of a long awaited agrarian revolution, and promptly received the blessings of Mao, his ideological god. Thanks to China's decision to call the May 1967 incident in Naxalbari village in West Bengal a 'spring thunder' and a 'prairie fire', a brutal and violent Maoist movement soon engulfed India.
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) The West Bengal State Election Commission Monday issued the notification for phase one of the three-phase panchayat (rural body) polls, kickstarting the formal poll process and enforcing the model code of conduct.
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) The first woman graduate from the endangered Toto community in West Bengal will be appointed a social worker in a government department, a minister announced Monday.
Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) City-based Himadri Chemicals and Industries Monday posted 20.82 percent rise in net profit to Rs.26.87 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, from Rs 22.24 crore for the like period during the previous year.
Purulia (West Bengal), May 26 (ANI): Tribals in Purulia district of West Bengal are celebrating the hunting festival in the Maoist hit area.
Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) The Congress in West Bengal Saturday attacked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on implementation of the rural jobs programme, saying the state has turned out a poor performer in the 100 days work scheme despite tall claims of the Trinamool Congress government.
West Bengal board Class10th Result 2013 is likely to be declared on May 27 by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) at 11 a.m. West Bengal Madhyamik results 2013 will be declared on the official website of West Bengal board at http://wbresults.nic.in/.
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) His first film "Wake Up Sid" had light-hearted romance and his next "Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani" (YJHD) too falls in the same category. But director Ayan Mukerji says he does not want to stick to the genre forever.
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.