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1 day ago
Bengal mulls underground mining route for coal block

Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government is exploring the option of underground mining for world's second largest coal block, Deocha Pachami, in the state as the conventional open cast would be a challenge, a state Minister said on Friday. Deocha Pachami coal block was allocated to us. There is a stone block above the coal seams. I recently went to Poland to understand the techn...

1 day ago
Bengal mulls underground mining route for coal block

Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) The West Bengal government is exploring the option of underground mining for one of the largest coal blocks, Deocha Pachami, in the state as the conventional open cast would be a challenge, state Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay said on Friday. Deocha Pachami coal block, the world's second largest, was allocated to us. There is a stone block above the coal se...

8 days ago
Bengal BJP holds demonstrations against activist's killing

Kolkata, June 1 (IANS) The West Bengal BJP on Friday held demonstrations and gheraoed a number of police stations in the city and districts protesting against the killing of one of their youth activists in Purulia district and accused the state administration of failing to maintain law and order in the state. The activists and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party agitated outside Girish...

11 days ago
Massive stockpile of explosives seized in Bengal, one held

Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) West Bengal Police on Tuesday seized a huge cache of explosives, including gelatine sticks and detonators, from a house in the state's Birbhum district and arrested one person in this connection, a senior officer said. We recovered more than 50,000 detonators and 11,000 pieces of gelatine sticks from a house in Birbhum's Nalhati on Tuesday morning. It is one of the...

15 days ago
Tagore's vision shows the way in maintaining world peace: Modi

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday iterated that Nobel Laureate polymath Rabindranath Tagore's vision has shown the way in maintaining world peace. In maintaining world peace and cooperation, Tagore's vision has always shown us the way and will keep doing it always, Modi wrote in the visitor's book of Rabindra Bhavan, the museum of Visva-Bharati University. ...

15 days ago
Modi, Hasina discuss bilateral issues, security at Santiniketan meet

Santiniketan, May 25 (IANS) The Prime Ministers of India and Bangladesh on Friday discussed a number of bilateral issues, including security and politics, in the sylvan surroundings of the Visva-Bharati University here founded by Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore - the composer of both countries' national anthems. The half-hour talks were preceded by two events - the 49th convocati...

15 days ago
Want international support to press for Rohingyas' return: Hasina

Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday sought cooperation from the international community to mount pressure on the Myanmar government to take back close to 1.1 million Rohingya refugees sheltered in her country. I want everybody's cooperation, so that there is pressure on Myanmar government to take them back fast, Hasina said after in...

15 days ago
Modi underlines Centre's commitment towards education

Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted the Central government's commitment towards revitalising the educational infrastructure and boost an innovative mindset among students. Addressing the 49th convocation of the Visva-Bharati University here, Modi said Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore was still a global citizen and recalled his visio...

15 days ago
Lack of drinking water in Shantiniketan, Modi apologises

Santiniketan, May 25 (IANS) Following unruly scenes over lack of drinking water here at the Visva Bharati premises here, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday sought apologies from its students during the 49th convocation which he attended as its Chancellor. As the Chancellor of Visva Bharati University, I seek your apology. While I was coming here, some students through gestures told m...

16 days ago
Stringent security at Santiniketan for Modi, Hasina visit

Santiniketan, May 24 (IANS) Stringent security arrangements are in place for the 49th convocation of the Visva-Bharati University here, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina slated to attend the event on Friday. This will be Modi's first visit to Santiniketan -- the sprawling campus housing the university built by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagor...

16 days ago
Resolve people's problems due to fuel price hike, Mamata tells Centre

Santiniketan (West Bengal), May 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday demanded that the Centre address the problems faced by the common man due to rising fuel prices in the country. We want the central government to take care of the problems faced by people due to escalating fuel prices, Banerjee told reporters here in Birbhum district. She requested th...

23 days ago
Trinamool's all-conquering run in Bengal Panchayat polls, BJP second

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress looked set for a resounding win bulldozing all political rivals in rural West Bengal on Thursday in the vote count for the three-tier state Panchayat election, with the BJP emerging a distant second in almost all the districts. The Left Front, which ruled the state for 34 years till 2011, lay decimated in the third position, while the ...

23 days ago
Trinamool looks to sweep Bengal Panchayat polls, BJP in second spot

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday looked set for a resounding victory crushing all opposition parties in rural West Bengal, after nearly 11 hours of vote count in the three-tier state Panchayat election, with the BJP emerging a distant second in almost all the districts. The Left Front, which ruled the state for 34 years till 2011, lay decimated in the thir...

1 month ago
Bengal celebrates Tagore's 157th birth anniversary with fervour

Kolkata, May 9 (IANS) West Bengal on Wednesday paid tribute to Asia's first Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore on the bard's 157th birth anniversary, with his songs, poems and plays reverberating across the state. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extended her wishes via Twitter. Today is the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. My tribute to the great poet and writer on Pochis...

1 month ago
Four held for killing man during group clash in Bengal

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Four persons were arrested on Wednesday in West Bengal's Birbhum district for the killing of a young man, Sheikh Dildar, in a group clash between supporters of two parties, police said. They were remanded in seven-day police custody by a court. One person had died in a clash between the two groups on Monday. We have arrested four persons from Suri police ...

1 month ago
Bengal panchayat polls: One dead in violence on extended nomination day

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) The extended deadline day of filing nominations for West Bengal Panchayat polls on Monday, witnessed widespread violence and clashes between rival political groups in several districts resulting in the death of at least one person in Birbhum district. Acting on a Calcutta High Court order, the State Election Commission extended the last day of filing nomination f...

2 months ago
Bengal Panchayat polls: Left leaders decry Trinamool's violence

Kolkata, April 6 (IANS) Decrying an unprecedented attack by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on the opposition parties' basic democratic right to file nominations for the panchayat elections, Left leaders on Friday called for firm action against all those indulging in hooliganism and intimidation. In a joint statement, five Left leaders accused the Trinamool of having resorted to...

2 months ago
CPI-M ex-MP injured, clashes over nominations for Bengal rural polls

Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) A former CPI-M MP was injured as fresh clashes between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition parties were reported on Thursday over filing of nominations for next month's panchayat (rural local bodies) polls. Former Lok Sabha member Ram Chandra Dome was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists when he was leading a procession of party ca...

2 months ago
Former CPI-M MP injured in clash over nominations for rural polls

Kolkata, April 5 (IANS) A former CPI-M MP was injured as fresh clashes were reported between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition parties across districts on Thursday during filing of nominations for next month's Panchayat (rural body) polls. Former Lok Sabha member Ram Chandra Dome was attacked allegedly by Trinamool activists when he was leading a procession of party ...

2 months ago
Trinamool-BJP battle it out over Bengal Ram Navami celebrations

Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) With the West Bengal ruling party Trinamool Congress (TMC) and main opposition BJP leaving no stone unturned in their Ram Navami preparations this year, the occasion was celebrated on a massive scale here on Sunday. While the TMC leaders termed their Ram Navami celebrations a symbol of harmony among the people, the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Rashtriya Swayams...

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