Over 2,000 kg cannabis seized in Meghalaya, 1 held

Kolkata :  In one of the biggest recoveries in the past couple of years, 2,058 kg of cannabis (ganja) was seized in Meghalaya and one person was arrested, an official said here on Tuesday. Acting on a tip-off, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) intercepted a truck at Diengpasoh near Shillong and recovered 2,058 kg […]

100 women drivers take part in off-road event ahead of Women’s Day

Kolkata :  Close to 100 women motorsports enthusiasts from the city participated in a four-wheeler off-road event which concluded at the Eco Park here on Tuesday. The event was conducted keeping in mind the International Women’s Day to be celebrated on Thursday. The two-day programme saw Urmi Mazumdar emerge victorious on Day 1 with Ratna […]

Minor raped in bus by cleaner

Kolkata : A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a bus cleaner inside a parked bus on Monday night in the northern part of the city, police said. The incident took place at Canal (West) Road, and the accused, 45-year-old Sheikh Munna, has been arrested. The girl is being treated at the R G Kar […]

Mamata cries ‘Delhi Chalo’, says target Red Fort

Kolkata :  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday gave out slogan “Delhi Chalo” and vowed to imprint her party’s footsteps in the national capital, but claimed that they would not look for any benefits other than betterment of the country. She also accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh […]

Rs 515 cr bank fraud: CBI interrogates RP Info Systems’ director

Kolkata :  The Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) interrogated a director of the city-based RP Info Systems in connection with a Rs 515.15-crore fraud on a consortium of 10 banks, an official said on Monday. The agency booked the company which was involved in manufacturing and trading of computers in the name “Chirag” brand, after the […]

BJP-RSS trying to start a riot in Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the BJP and the RSS of trying to inflict a communal riot upon the state by secretly throwing meat in religious places. She urged the police to form community development committees in every locality to catch the offenders and to engage the local people […]

BJP won’t win 2019 LS elections, says Trinamool leader

Kolkata :  Not wanting to read too much into the BJP’s triumph in Tripura, Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O’Brien on Sunday said it would not be possible for the ruling party at the Centre to win the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. O’Brien, who is also the Trinamool parliamentary party leader in the […]

Like Tripura, Bengal will also see change: BJP

Canning (West Bengal) :  Buoyed by the BJP’s epoch-making win in Tripura, the party’s West Bengal unit on Sunday said it will bring about a similar change in West Bengal in the near future. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday ended 25 years of uninterrupted rule of the CPIM-led Left Front in Tripura. “The […]