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    Tight security blanket, 1,500 CCTV cameras in Kolkata in place for PM's Kolkata rally

    The rally will mark the culmination of the BJP's state-wide Parivartan Yatra that covered the state's 294 assembly constituencies.

    Crowds paint Kolkata saffron for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally

    The exuberant crowd, with many wearing saffron scarves, milled around the sprawling ground that has been witness to political rallies from before Independence, and cheered speakers like Mukul Roy and Suvendu Adhikari as they launched a tirade at the ruling Trinamool Congress.

    PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kolkata Metro extension to Dakshineswar on Monday

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the extension of Kolkata Metro's North-South Line from Noapara to Dakshineswar on Monday, an official said. The prime minister will flag off a train from Noapara to Dakshineswar from a programme in the Hooghly district, Kolkata Metro spokesperson Indrani Banerjee said.

    Farmers' protest: ‘Govt is in Kolkata, we will also go there to speak with farmers’, says Rakesh Tikait

    BKU spokesperson Rakesh Tikait said farmers’ union will go to Kolkata on March 13 to speak to farmers as “Govt has gone to the state”. “Govt has gone to Kolkata so we will also go there on 13th March to speak with farmers,” said BKU leader Rakesh Tikait. Prime Minister Modi is currently in West Bengal to address public gathering ahead of elections. Farmers protest against farm laws is going on since November, last year.Farmers' protest: ‘Govt is in Kolkata, we will also go there to speak with farmers’, says Rakesh Tikait

    Actor Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP ahead of Prime Minister Modi's rally in Kolkata

    Chakraborty was welcomed into the party fold by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and state party chief Dilip Ghosh among others.

    West Bengal polls 2021: Actor Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at PM's rally in Kolkata

    West Bengal: Actor Mithun Chakraborty joins Bharatiya Janata Party at PM's rally at Brigade Parade Ground, Kolkata.West Bengal polls 2021: Actor Mithun Chakraborty joins BJP at PM's rally in Kolkata

    West Bengal polls 2021: PM Modi to address public rally in Kolkata; suspense over Mithun Chakraborty's presence continues

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in West Bengal today to address a mega rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds. Today’s rally is said to be the culmination of the “Parivartan Yatra” which was launched by the saffron party in February this year. This high-octane rally will set the tone of the election campaign and will also be the first major event of the saffron party in West Bengal after the declaration of eight-phase elections.West Bengal polls 2021: PM Modi to address public rally in Kolkata; suspense over Mithun Chakraborty's presence continues

    West Bengal Assembly polls: PM Modi to address public rally in Kolkata today

    Bollywood veteran Mithun Chakraborty is expected to attend the rally at the central Kolkata venue. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya met Chakraborty in Kolkata on Saturday amid speculations that he may be joining PM Modi's Brigade rally in Kolkata.

    Bengal polls: Vijayvargiya campaigns at Kolkata’s Kalighat Hawkers Market ahead of PM Modi's rally

    Ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections, the national general secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Kailash Vijayvargiya conducted poll campaigning in Kolkata on March 06. He did the election campaigning in Kalighat Hawkers Market of Kolkata along with party workers to invite people for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Brigade Parade Ground which will be held on March 07. The central observer for West Bengal, Vijayvargiya also enjoyed tea in ‘kulhad’ at a tea stall in the market. West Bengal Assembly polls will be held in eight phases starting from March 27 with the final round of voting will taking place on April 29. The counting of votes will take place on May 02. West Bengal is likely to witness a triangular contest this time with TMC, Congress-Left alliance and the BJP in the fray.Bengal polls: Vijayvargiya campaigns at Kolkata’s Kalighat Hawkers Market ahead of PM Modi's rally

    Bengal polls: Focus on Kolkata zone before Amit Shah's visit

    The party is targeting at least 30 of these seats where the BJP has been the weakest. In 2019, when the BJP won handsomely in North Bengal and even in Nabadwip, it could not make much inroads into the Kolkata zone, which comprises 11 seats in Kolkata, 31 in South 24 Parganas and nine in North 24 Parganas.

    TMC asks Kolkata councillors to put up Mamata's posters across city ahead of PM visit

    "During the meeting, the party leadership asked the coordinators to ensure that flags, festoons and posters of Mamata Banerjee with poll slogan 'Bangla Nijer Meyekei Chai' (Bengal wants its daughter) are put up in every nook and corner of the city.

    Mithun Chakraborty on why he joined BJP and what's next for the veteran actor

    Yesteryear Bollywood heartthrob Mithun Chakraborty, who had millions of fans swooning with his dance and action moves, on Sunday joined the BJP at Brigade Parade Ground here ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega rally. Mithun Chakraborty said, "I wished to work for the poor, and that wish will now be fulfilled."Mithun Chakraborty on why he joined BJP and what's next for the veteran actor

    Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly discharged from Apollo hospital

    BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly discharged from Apollo Hospital in Kolkata following angioplasty. “He is absolutely right,” said Dr Rana Dasgupta of Apollo Hospital. Ganguly was hospitalised for the second time in a month after chest pain. Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly discharged from Apollo hospital

    Kolkata Municipal Corporation collects about Rs 500 crore from interest waiver scheme on property tax

    Since the last date to avail the offer was February 28, city's property owners' have been making a beeline in front of KMC's treasury counters across the city for the last couple of days. The civic brass was compelled to keep their counters open beyond business hours.

    Left-Congress-ISF alliance to kick off Bengal campaign with mega Kolkata rally

    The Left-Congress-ISF alliance will kick-off its campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in West Bengal with a mega rally at the Brigade Parade Grounds in Kolkata on Sunday.

    In a first, Kolkata gets boat library

    Children will be able to choose from a selection of 500 titles in English and Bengali on the Young Readers' Boat Library.

    West Bengal: ED raids multiple properties of a businessman in Kolkata, in connection with coal scam

    ED raids multiple properties of a businessman in Kolkata, West Bengal in connection with the coal scamWest Bengal: ED raids multiple properties of a businessman in Kolkata, in connection with coal scam

    WB polls: Asaduddin Owaisi's first rally in Kolkata cancelled after police refuse permission

    The rally was to take place in the Muslim-dominated Metiabruz area of Kolkata - which falls in the parliamentary constituency represented by Abhishek Banerjee, who is Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew.

    Major blaze at slum in Kolkata's Bagbazar

    At least five fire tenders were pressed into service as the blaze engulfed several houses in the slum on Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue beside the Bagbazar Women's College near Chitpore Lock Gate Bridge.

    PM Narendra Modi visits Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata on January 23 on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose. PM Modi will address ‘Parakram Diwas’ celebrations today to commemorate the icon. PM Narendra Modi visits Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata

    PM Modi inaugurates Kolkata Metro extension, several other railway projects in West Bengal

    PM Modi on Monday inaugurated the extension of Kolkata Metro Railway from Noapara to Dakshineswar, revered for the over 160-year-old temple of Goddess Kali, apart from several other railway projects in poll-bound West Bengal.

    BJP youth leader arrested with cocaine in Kolkata, party says foul play likely

    Pamela Goswami, the state secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), was along with a friend, identified as Prabir Kumar Dey, in her car when both of them were nabbed, they said.

    Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata to flag off 5th phase of Poriborton Yatra

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived in Kolkata for a visit to the state where Assembly polls are scheduled to be held later this year. Shah reached Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport at around 12:30 am today. During his Kolkata tour, he will visit Bharat Sevashram Sangha and Kapil Muni Ashram. Later, he will flag-off BJP's Poribortan Yatra and hold a roadshow from Kali Mandir to SBI, Kakdwip branch, and South 24 Parganas.Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata to flag off 5th phase of Poriborton Yatra

    West Bengal polls 2021: Bengali actor Yash Dasgupta joins BJP in Kolkata

    Bengali actor Yash Dasgupta joined BJP on February 17 in Kolkata. On his joining, Yash Dasgupta said, “BJP has faith in the youth of the country irrespective of their surname, political background etc. My ideology matches with the BJP. This is one party where I can work.”West Bengal polls 2021: Bengali actor Yash Dasgupta joins BJP in Kolkata

    BJP workers protest in Kolkata against removal of Shubhankar Majumdar from party post

    During an organisational meeting at a BJP party office in Asansol in Paschim Bardhaman district, two factions of the saffron camp got involved in a scuffle in the presence of Union Minister and local MP Babul Supriyo.

    PM Modi arrives in Kolkata to take part in Bose's birth anniversary celebrations

    State minister Purnendu Basu received him at the airport. Modi's copter landed at the RCTC Ground in the heart of the city at 3.25 pm. The prime minister was received there by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and state minister Firhad Hakim.

    Income tax department detects Rs 300-cr black income after raids on Kolkata groups

    The cases were developed based on available data in the departmental database, analysis of their financial statements, market intelligence and field inquiries, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) said in a statement.

    Bengal polls: 'I'm pure cobra, will finish you in one bite', says Mithun Chakraborty after joining BJP

    Actor Mithun Chakraborty after joining BJP said that he will join the campaign for party from March 12th ahead of assembly elections in West Bengal. He said, “I am a pure cobra. You will be finished in one bite. Now, remember the new slogan -- Ek chhobole chhobi (One bite and you will become a photo).” West Bengal Assembly elections will be held in 8 phases starting from March 27.Bengal polls: 'I'm pure cobra, will finish you in one bite', says Mithun Chakraborty after joining BJP

    West Bengal Elections 2021: Mamata Banerjee going to lose in Nandigram by over 50K votes, says BJP's Suvendu Adhikari

    BJP leader and candidate from Nandigram constituency Suvendu Adhikari on March 06 said that he is a BJP's disciplined soldier and not a contender of chief ministerial post. "Decisions in BJP are not made individually. I am a disciplined and sincere soldier of the party. We all are working as a team. I don't want to answer hypothetical questions. I thank the national party leadership for the responsibility given to me. I will work to make lotus bloom in Nandigram and across West Bengal. She (Mamata Banerjee) is going to lose this election (in Nandigram) by over 50,000 votes," said Adhikari. BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari will contest West Bengal Assembly elections against Mamata Banerjee from Nandigram seat.West Bengal Elections 2021: Mamata Banerjee going to lose in Nandigram by over 50K votes, says BJP's Suvendu Adhikari

    Sovan Chatterjee skips BJP roadshow in Kolkata

    The roadshow, led by senior BJP leaders Kailash Vijayvargiya, Mukul Roy and Arjun Singh, came face-to-face with a TMC street-corner meeting near Kidderpore. The BJP alleged that TMC activists hurled shoes towards the convoy of the saffron party leaders' cars and chairs at the party workers.

    Bengal polls: BJP delegation meets EC officials demanding TMC leaders' removal from 125 municipal corps immediately

    A delegation of BJP on Thursday met Election Commission of India in Delhi. Addressing the media, BJP's Bhupender Yadav said, "Term of 125 municipal corporations in West Bengal including Kolkata Municipal Corporation ended a year ago. But State Govt appointed TMC leaders as administrators of these local bodies. These administrators should be removed to ensure free and fair polls." BJP also complained of few police officers alleging their relations with TMC.Bengal polls: BJP delegation meets EC officials demanding TMC leaders' removal from 125 municipal corps immediately

    Kolkata nurse loses consciousness after taking COVID vaccine, hospitalised

    Within minutes of taking the vaccine at Dr BC Roy Hospital, the nurse started trembling, complained of uneasiness and fainted in the observation room. She was rushed to nearby Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital and admitted to the CCU.

    SKM will ask farmers in poll-bound states to defeat BJP: Outfit leaders

    The protesting farmers will also block the KMP (Western Peripheral) Expressway on March 6 as the anti-farm law protest at Delhi borders completes 100 days. The expressway will be blocked at various points for five hours, from 11 am on March 6, SKM leader Yogendra Yadav said.

    Mamata Banerjee visits gutted Kolkata slum, promises to rebuild shanties

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday visited a gutted slum in north Kolkata's Bagbazar area and assured the dwellers that their shanties will be rebuilt by her government.

    No e-passes needed in Kolkata Metro from Monday, weekday services to increase

    The metro will also increase the frequency of its weekday services on the North-South Line from 228 to 240, the official said.

    Watch: Mamata Banerjee nearly falls while driving electric scooter to protest fuel price hike

    Watch: Mamata Banerjee nearly falls while driving an electric scooter in Howrah, as a mark of protest against fuel price hike. She quickly regained her balance with support and continued to drive. She was travelling to Kalighat from State Secretariat in Nabanna.Watch: Mamata Banerjee nearly falls while driving electric scooter to protest fuel price hike

    MHA grants security clearance to Kolkata Football League

    The league has 11 teams. All the players, including foreigners, will need to enter a bio-secure bubble 14 days prior to their first match and also follow the Covid-19 protocols throughout the tournament.

    First shipment of natural gas in Kolkata by Essar

    The gas, produced from Raniganj east CBM block in West Bengal, has been supplied to Bengal Gas Companys (BGCL) Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station in the city, EOGEPL said in a statement.

    BJP leader Rakesh Singh arrested in drug seizure case

    The Kolkata police served a notice to Singh asking him to appear before investigators at Kolkata Police headquarters Lalbazar during the day in connection with the case. However, he said that he is travelling to Delhi for some work and appear before the police on February 26.

    'AIMIM will contest 2021 West Bengal assembly polls': Asaduddin Owaisi in Kolkata

    AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi in Kolkata said that his party will take part in upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. “I met Abbas Siddiqui today and our party will definitely take part in the upcoming Vidhan Sabha elections. Our party will stand with decisions that will be taken by Abbas Siddiqui,” said AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi. 'AIMIM will contest 2021 West Bengal assembly polls': Asaduddin Owaisi in Kolkata

    West Bengal: CBI summons TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law tomorrow in coal smuggling case

    A CBI team on Sunday went to the Kolkata residence of Abhishek Banerjee, TMC MP and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew, serving a notice to his wife and his sister-in-law to join the probe in the coal pilferage case, a development that further raised the political temperature in poll-bound West Bengal. The Trinamool Congress accused the ruling BJP at the Centre of political vendetta and Abhishek Banerjee said they would not be cowed down by such tactics.West Bengal: CBI summons TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee's sister-in-law tomorrow in coal smuggling case

    Prime Minister Modi visits Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's ancestral home in Kolkata

    Modi was also given a quick walkthrough of the museum, which houses the photographs of the Azad Hind Fauj.

    Four West Bengal cities to be added to Varanasi-Kolkata rail corridor

    The projects include the Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor Project, a key 155-km highway widening project in North Bengal, an area important for the BJP and a project key to finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement in the budget for 2021-22 regarding highway connectivity between north and south Bengal, and an 18-km metro train project near Kolkata.

    Ambuja Neotia, Hiland ink pact for 20-acre development in Kolkata

    The first 10-acre land parcel to be developed through this alliance under a Development Management Agreement is along the golf course, while the second 10-acre land parcel at the Calcutta Riverfront will be a joint venture.

    Phoenix Mills acquires land parcel in Kolkata for Rs 300 crore

    The land belonged to Linde India and once housed the company's packaged gases factory. Linde India is a member of the Linde Group - a leading global industrial gases and engineering company.

    Prime Minister Modi in Kolkata for Bose's birth anniversary; also set to visit Assam

    The BJP as well as the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal have planned a number of events around Bose, often called Netaji by admirers, as they seek to woo the voters ahead of the polls.

    Coal smuggling case: CBI conducts raids in West Bengal

    As per available information local coal smugglers were searched by the agency. Some of the locations which were searched by the agency include Kolkata, Purulia, Bankura and Paschim Bardhaman etc.

    Kolkata airport building new ATC tower with upgraded tech: AAI

    The AAI, which works under the Ministry of Civil Aviation, owns and operates more than 100 airports in the country. The Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata is one of them.

    Attack on West Bengal minister due to political rivalry concerning TMC: Railway officials

    A crude bomb was hurled at state minister Jakir Hossain as he waited to board a train to Kolkata at the Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad district on Wednesday evening.

    From LAC to LOC, world witnessing India envisioned by Netaji: PM Modi

    From LAC to LOC, the world is witnessing the powerful avatar of India once envisioned by Netaji, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 125th birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose in Kolkata. “From LAC to LOC, the world is witnessing the powerful avatar of India that was once envisioned by Netaji. India today is giving a befitting reply wherever attempts are made to challenge its sovereignty,” said PM Modi.From LAC to LOC, world witnessing India envisioned by Netaji: PM Modi

    Kolkata nurse stable, experts trying to ascertain cause behind illness post COVID jab

    The health department official, who is also a prominent doctor, said the experts are examining her condition as of now, and the analysis might take some time.

    DYFI activist's death sparks political fight in Bengal

    The political cauldron was on the boil in poll-bound West Bengal on Monday over the death of a DYFI activist with the Left Front accusing the state government of 'cold-blooded murder' and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemning the incident and offering a job and financial help to the bereaved family.

    Kidney donor receives letter of praise from PM Modi

    Manashi Halder (48) said she had donated the kidney in 2014 after hearing a speech of Modi in which he had hailed organ donation as a "maha daan" (great act of charity).

    Illegal coal mining: CBI raids five locations in Kolkata

    The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has also asked Eastern Coalfields to furnish details of the action taken against illegal mining and theft of coal.

    IT Department carries out search on entities engaged in hotel, real estate business in Kolkata

    The cases were developed on the basis of available data in the departmental database, analysis of their financial statements, market intelligence, and discreet field enquiries.

    Kolkata allocated highest number of COVID vaccines in Bengal

    Kolkata has been allocated the highest number of COVID vaccines in West Bengal, at 93,500, for the first phase of the vaccination drive scheduled to begin on January 16, a senior health official said on Thursday.

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata for two-day visit

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrived at Kolkata airport on Dec 19. He arrived in West Bengal for . BJP supporters in large numbers gathered outside the airport to welcome him.Union Home Minister Amit Shah arrives in Kolkata for two-day visit

    Normal life partially affected in 12-hour Bengal bandh called by Left Front

    Left cadre blocked railway tracks and roads in Malda, Barddhaman, Raiganj, Asansol, Dankuni and parts of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and Nadia districts during the bandh that began at 6 am.

    Speed up Myanmar projects, PM Modi tells officials

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to operationalise the Sittwe Port in Myanmar by July 31 and to complete the Kaladan Multi-Modal Transit Transport Project by the end of 2024.

    Kolkata's iconic football club East Bengal and Shree Cement at loggerheads over agreed terms

    A final definitive agreement needs to be signed by March 31, 2021. According to the term sheet, East Bengal would transfer the sporting rights as well as its assets and properties (including intellectual) to the newly-formed company Shree Cement East Bengal Foundation. In return, East Bengal would get 24 % equity of the new entity. The term sheets also states that the new entity will not inherit the club's old liabilities accrued before September 1, 2020.

    Kolkata Police to reimpose 'No Helmet no petrol' rule from Dec 8

    Kolkata Police has decided to re-impose the "no helmet no petrol" rule forbidding petrol pumps from selling fuel to motorcyclists without helmets, a senior officer said. The "no helmet no petrol" rule would start from December 8 and will continue for 60 days.

    RJD says in talks with TMC to fight Bengal polls together

    RJD principal general secretary Abdul Bari Siddiqui and national general secretary Shyam Rajak are in Kolkata to hammer a tie-up with Mamata Banerjee's party for the Bengal polls.

    Watch: Several parts in India welcomes New Year 2021

    The entire country is celebrating the New Year 2021. New Year celebrations underway in Kolkata. People gathered in the Park Street area to greet and welcome the New Year. "This year has been a challenge. We've come to live by a new culture of wearing masks. We're distributing masks & prosecuting people who're not wearing them," said. While in Delhi people were seen following the night curfew. Heavy police were deployed at multiple areas in the national capital. On New Year 2021, devotees visited at Golden Temple to celebrate the occasion and also took blessings from the lord.Watch: Several parts in India welcomes New Year 2021

    Dhankhar raises concern over Mamata's reference to relations with non-Bengali bureaucrats to woo voters

    Reiterating that the political neutrality of bureaucrats has been compromised, the governor asserted that the official positioning of the state government cannot be on considerations of regionalism.

    Mamata Banerjee opened doors for BJP in Bengal by forming alliance in 1999: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Kolkata

    Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury addressed a rally in Kolkata. He said, “People of Bengal didn't have any relation with BJP. Mamata Banerjee opened political doors to BJP by forming TMC-BJP alliance during 1999 Lok Sabha polls. We had cautioned her then. BJP could strengthen its foothold in Bengal due to her.”Mamata Banerjee opened doors for BJP in Bengal by forming alliance in 1999: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in Kolkata

    This time of the year, Kolkata celebrates Pithe parbon with patisapta, dudh puli

    In West Bengal, Makar Shankranti is celebrated as Pithe parbon.

    Sourav Ganguly admitted to Apollo hospital again after complaining of chest pain

    BCCI Chief Sourav Ganguly being taken to Apollo Hospital in Kolkata after he complained of chest pain. More details awaited.Sourav Ganguly admitted to Apollo hospital again after complaining of chest pain

    Fire at Fort William in Kolkata

    The blaze, which was reported at 7.35 am, was brought under control at 11.15 am, a Fire Brigade official said.

    First lot of COVID-19 vaccine vials to arrive in Kolkata on Tuesday

    The first consignment of over 10.5 lakh vials of COVID-19 vaccines will be reaching Kolkata from Pune on Tuesday, a senior official of the state health department said.

    View: How the tyranny of distance amplifies some protests, ignores others

    In the value system of politics, regionalism is decried and the ideal of Ek Bharat, Shresth Bharat is promoted. Quite rightly too for the ideal of One India also assumes equal opportunities and equal empowerment for those living in Dakshin Delhi and Dakshin Midnapur

    Lubricant blending plant of IOC inaugurated in Kolkata

    Pradhan was quoted as saying that the unit is strategically located near the port area and will have an annual throughput of one lakh kilolitre. Vaidya said it will be the largest plant in Eastern India and help industries like steel, railways, engineering, fertiliser and power.

    Netaji would have been proud to see the India of today, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    "Netaji had dreamt of a strong India, and today from LAC to LOC we are following his footsteps. Whenever our sovereignty was challenged, we have given a befitting reply," he said at the event held at the Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata.

    Shah Rukh Khan inaugurates Kolkata International Film Festival 2021

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and actor Shah Rukh Khan attended the inauguration ceremony of Kolkata International Film Festival 2021 via video conference on January 07. Shah Rukh Khan inaugurates Kolkata International Film Festival 2021

    Will not allow forcible eviction of refugees from central government-owned land: Mamata

    "We have got information that at some places in Bankura and Habra, central government organisations have put up eviction notices. But our government would not allow any such thing. We will give them (refugees) dalil (official document) in accordance with their merit," Banerjee said at the state secretariat, following a cabinet meeting.

    View: Can Kolkata regain a spirit of enterprise and become the shining city on the Hooghly?

    Kolkata is crucial to India’s developing story. With a Kolkata to Kanyakumari East Economic Corridor and Kolkata-Delhi-Amritsar Industrial Corridor, Kolkata would embrace the entire country in its arms, as it were.

    Destination Kolkata: After Bihar, BJP shifts its focus to West Bengal

    Narendra ​​Modi’s reference to political violence in which BJP is a victim is part of a campaign strategy.

    BCCI President Sourav Ganguly discharged from Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata

    BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has been discharged from the hospital.Times Now's Sreyashi with the details.BCCI President Sourav Ganguly discharged from Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata

    GRSE-built stealth frigate launched in Kolkata

    CDS Bipin Rawat also said that the stealth frigate 'Himgiri', built by the PSU, will provide a major boost to Indian Navy's defence preparedness. After touching water, the state-of-the-art naval ship will undergo extensive trials before it is delivered to the Navy, a defence official said.

    Bengal elections 2021: TMC can fight BJP alone, doesn’t need Congress, says Saugata Roy

    “Why would we merge with Congress party, they are too small in West Bengal,” said Vice-President of West Bengal All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Saugata Roy on January 19. “Adhir Ranjan's party is too small in West Bengal. They won only 2 seats here in Lok Sabha elections, why would we merge with them? They (Congress) should fight BJP on their own. There is no question of joining hands with Congress. TMC can fight BJP alone,” said Roy.Bengal elections 2021: TMC can fight BJP alone, doesn’t need Congress, says Saugata Roy

    Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly stable, discharge postponed by one day to Jan 07

    BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s discharge has been postponed by one day from Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata, and will now be released on January 07. He was admitted to the hospital on January 02 after suffering a mild heart attack during gymming at home. Doctors performed his angioplasty the same day and said his condition was stable. According to doctors, it was found that Ganguly is having heart related issues.Kolkata: Sourav Ganguly stable, discharge postponed by one day to Jan 07

    West Bengal: Stones pelted at BJP workers during rally attended by Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri, other leaders

    West Bengal: Stones were pelted at BJP workers who were part of a rally attended by Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh and Suvendu Adhikari in Kolkata earlier today.West Bengal: Stones pelted at BJP workers during rally attended by Union Minister Debasree Chaudhuri, other leaders

    Fire breaks out in Kolkata's Topsia area, 20 shanties gutted

    "No one was injured in the fire. Our officers are trying their best to douse the flames," the official added.

    Living with less: How pandemic has inspired some people to make permanent changes in their lives

    During the lockdown, people were forced to make do with less. Now, some are carrying on with this life lesson, cutting down on city life, eating out, new clothes.

    Powerful explosion rocks Kolkata's Beleghata, no reports of casualties

    According to ANI, the explosion blew off part of the roof & wall of Beleghata Gandhimath Friends Circle Club.

    CBI searches multiple locations in Kolkata in cattle smuggling case

    On September 23, the agency booked a former commandant of the BSF and three others in connection with cattle smuggling along the India-Bangladesh border.

    BJYM-police fracas in Kolkata ahead of Amit Shah's visit

    BJP Yuva Morcha had organized a rally from the party's state office on Central Avenue to Mayo Road to protest against the alleged killing of more than 120 BJP activists in the state.

    CPM questions delay in action against party defectors

    Chakraborty’s letter, particularly pointed to the case of MLA Dipali Biswas, who won her seat on a CPM ticket in 2016, defected to TMC later that year and has joined BJP now.

    Mamata Banerjee interacts with protesting farmers in Delhi, assures Trinamool Congress' support

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday spoke to farmers protesting in Delhi against the Centre's new agriculture laws and assured them that her party stands by them, a TMC leader said.

    Phase-3 clinical trial of Covaxin commences in Kolkata

    The governor further said that the Centre's Ayushman Bharat scheme, which provides free healthcare services, has provided succour to many amid the crisis. Notably, the scheme has not been implemented in West Bengal so far.

    West Bengal: In a jolt to Owaisi, AIMIM's acting chief SK Abdul Kalam joins TMC

    Ahead of West Bengal Assembly elections, state’s acting All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief SK Abdul Kalam joined Trinamool Congress (TMC) on January 09 in Kolkata. Several other members of AIMIM also joined TMC. WB Assembly elections are likely to be held in mid 2021.West Bengal: In a jolt to Owaisi, AIMIM's acting chief SK Abdul Kalam joins TMC

    Mamata Banerjee inaugurates 26th KIFF, allows full occupancy of Bengal theatres

    West Bengal Chief Minister, while delivering her inaugural address from state secretariat Nabanna, asked the cinema hall owners to maintain all safety protocols including regular sanitisation of the theatres.

    Football enthusiasts pay homage to Maradona in Kolkata

    Kolkata is known for its love for football and fans hold legends like Maradona in high regard. Sree Bhumi Sports Club paid respect by garlanding a giant statue of an Argentinean star after his demise. Diego Maradona had also visited the ‘football-crazy’ city for a charity match. Football fans expressed their admiration for Maradona. Diego Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60 on Nov 25. (ANI)Football enthusiasts pay homage to Maradona in Kolkata

    Arrangements being made to vaccinate Haj pilgrims: Naqvi

    Naqvi said around 50 per cent of the total applicants so far are women and over 700 women have so far applied under the without 'mehram' (male companion) category.

    'Sourav Ganguly under pressure to join politics'; CPI(M) leader's comment triggers storm

    "Some people wanted to use Ganguly politically. That probably exerted pressure on him. He is not a political element. He should be known as Sourav the sporting icon," Bhattacharya, the BCCI presidents longtime family friend, said.

    PM Modi calls Sourav Ganguly to enquire about his health, wishes him speedy recovery

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to BCCI president and former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly who underwent angioplasty after suffering a "mild" heart attack, and enquired about his health. Official sources said Modi also spoke to the cricket administrator's wife Dona Ganguly. Sourav Ganguly is admitted to a hospital in Kolkata. The prime minister wished him a speedy recovery.PM Modi calls Sourav Ganguly to enquire about his health, wishes him speedy recovery

    Sourav Ganguly doing fine, I'm thankful to doctors: Mamata Banerjee

    West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday visited the private hospital where BCCI president Sourav Ganguly is admitted and said the former India captain is doing fine following an angioplasty to clear a blocked coronary artery. "He is fine now... He enquired about my health, too. I thank the hospital authority and the doctors," Banerjee told reporters outside Kolkata's Woodlands Hospital. Watch now. (Text: PTI)Sourav Ganguly doing fine, I'm thankful to doctors: Mamata Banerjee

    Challenge to transfer order: NCLT member joins new posting in Kolkata, HC told

    The acting president of NCLT, BSV Prakash Kumar, by April 30 and May 12 orders, had shuffled the posting of the NCLT members, which has been challenged in the high court.

    Watch: CM Mamata inaugurates ‘Durga Puja Pandal’ in Kolkata

    Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inaugurated ‘Durga puja pandal’ in Kolkata. She also inaugurated ‘Durga Puja Pandals’ of North Bengal, Naida and other districts, virtually. Watch: CM Mamata inaugurates ‘Durga Puja Pandal’ in Kolkata

    Actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85 in Kolkata

    Legendary Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee passed away on Sunday afternoon after battling for his life for 40 days. He had tested positive for COVID-19 last month. He was 85 and is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.Actor Soumitra Chatterjee passes away at 85 in Kolkata

    Will do everything needed to facilitate free, fair polls, says West Bengal Governor Dhankhar

    Dhankhar had on several occasions voiced concern over the "growing violence" in the state and urged the state administration to act above political considerations.

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