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Know what to expect from pink ball, need little practice: Pujara
Kolkata, Nov 11 (IANS) Done with the T20I series, the focus now shifts to the Test series between India and Bangladesh. And more importantly, the pink ball Test at the Eden Gardens from November 22 to 26. While it will be the maiden Day-Night Test for both the teams, one man who has been there and performed under lights against the pink ball is India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara.
2019-11-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bulbul storm: Rainfall, gale-force winds in coastal Bengal
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) Amidst a high alert declared in the coastal districts, moderate to heavy rainfall with gale-force wind speeds of 70-80 kmh gusting to 90 kmh was reported from the coastal areas of southern West Bengal, as the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Bulbul' lay centred 140 kms south-southwest of Sagar island on Saturday morning, the Met department said.
2019-11-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Veteran CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta dead, Prez, PM mourn (3rd Lead)
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Veteran communist leader and trade unionist Gurudas Dasgupta, considered a very capable parliamentarian, died at his south Kolkata residence on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.
2019-10-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
One held for allegedly sodomising Kolkata boy
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) One person has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault on a teenage boy in the city, police sources said on Thursday.
2019-10-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Veteran CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta passes away
Kolkata, Oct 31 (IANS) Veteran communist leader and trade unionist Gurudas Dasgupta, considered a very capable parliamentarian, died at his south Kolkata residence on Thursday after a long battle with cancer. He was 82.
2019-10-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bangladesh agree to play Day-Night Test at Eden Gardens
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Tuesday agreed to play the second Test against India at Eden Gardens under lights and this will be the first Day-Night Test for both teams.
2019-10-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BCCI plan to felicitate Bindra, Mary Kom, Sindhu at Eden Test
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has plans to felicitate India's legendary Olympians Abhinav Bindra, M C Mary Kom and P V Sindhu on the sidelines of India's second Test against Bangladesh which could be a day-night affair.
2019-10-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
BJP's Sovan, Baisakhi at Mamata's house for 'bhaiphonta'
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) Springing a surprise that has set political tongues wagging, BJP leader Sovan Chattopadhyay and his friend Baisakhi Bandopadhyay on Tuesday visited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's South Kolkata residence on "bhaiphonta" (Brothers' Day).
2019-10-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Chennaiyin FC face high-flying ATK in Chennai
Kolkata, Oct 29 (IANS) ATK are flying high ahead of their clash against Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai on Wednesday.
2019-10-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal BJP to send one crore signatures to PM for CAB
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) has chalked out a plan to send a mass petition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi carrying over one crore signatures to demand passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) in the winter session of Parliament, according to a top party leader here on Monday.
2019-10-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dhankhar relishes homemade sweets at Mamata's Kali Puja
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Leaving aside the serial run-ins with the West Bengal government, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday attended Kali puja celebrations at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's south Kolkata residence, and said he was "glad to be there" and relished "very good" homemade sweets.
2019-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) West Bengal on Sunday plunged into gaiety and religious fervour holding simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations.
2019-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Art/Culture/Books
Governor to visit Mamata's residence for Kali puja
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Amid constant run-ins between West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and her government, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has invited Dhankhar and his wife for the over 40-year old Kali puja at her residence on Sunday. The Governor has accepted the invitation.
2019-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
'Paes available, final call on Davis Cup team after ITF's Nov 4 meet'
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) There is optimism around the Indian Davis Cup team after the legendary Leander Paes made himself available for the highly-anticipated Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Group-I tie against Pakistan.
2019-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Tennis
Parota vs paratha, Saurav vs Sourav: Flex campaign creates political buzz in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) "Parota is better than Paratha", "Bengal is better than Bangal" (the way non-Bengalis pronounce Bengal) - anonymous white and maroon flexes and stickers appearing all over Kolkata and its suburbs have created a buzz, with speculations rife about those behind the exercise and the politics playing out in the background.
2019-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National
ISL: ATK pump five past newcomers Hyderabad FC
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) ATK got over their disappointment in the season opener with a dominant 5-0 win over Hyderabad FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan Stadium here on Friday.
2019-10-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Salt Lake City to host NBA All Star 2023
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) The NBA on Thursday announced that Salt Lake City has been selected to host NBA All-Star 2023. The 72nd NBA All-Star Game will take place at Vivint Smart Home Arena, home of the Utah Jazz, on February 19, 2023, a statement said. This will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1993 NBA All-Star Game played in Salt Lake City.
2019-10-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
ISL: ATK seek home comfort against newbies Hyderabad FC (Preview)
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champion ATK will look to put their opening match defeat behind them and start their home campaign on a high when they take on newbies Hyderabad FC at the Salt Lake Stadium on Friday.
2019-10-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mohun Bagan confers life membership to Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) City soccer giants Mohun Bagan on Wednesday conferred their Life Membership to Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee after club officials met him at his residence.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Goal against Real Madrid was most important: Martin Braithwaite
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) Striker Martin Braithwaite feels the onus is on him now to deliver the goods after Spanish LaLiga side Leganes reportedly made him the most expensive signing in the club's history in this summer's transfer window.
2019-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
No detention centre to come up in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday ruled out any possibility of detention centres coming up in West Bengal on the lines of such camps for keeping illegal foreigners being set up in states like Assam and Karnataka.
2019-10-22
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
It is just good work, I'm happy: Abhijit Banerjee's mother
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Waiting eagerly for her son to come home after winning the Nobel, Economist Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee's mother says it is his late father's rationality and sobriety which has rubbed off on his son making him so balanced and matured in handling criticism as also fame. An award like Nobel, she says, is recognition for good work, but not something "one should go on dancing about".
2019-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Ticket prices as low as Rs 50 for India-Bangladesh Eden Test
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) In a bid to ensure more spectators come to watch the India-Bangladesh second Test match here next month, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Monday slashed the ticket prices with the minimum being as low as Rs 50.
2019-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Vishwa completes hat-trick as Diya joins party at TT meet
Howrah (West Bengal), Oct 21 (IANS) Vishwa Deenadayalan of Tamil Nadu completed a hat-trick of Junior Boys titles this season while Diya Chitale of Maharashtra, making the most of the absence of Anusha Kutambale, claimed her first Junior Girls crown in the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Howrah Indoor Stadium here on Monday.
2019-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Congress spokesman blames 'aunt', 'nephew' for custodial torture
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Bailed out on Sunday after two days in police custody, Congress spokesman Sanmoy Bandopadhyay alleged that he was subjected to "inhuman torture" and was not allowed to drink a drop of water for 14 hours, claiming that everything was done on the instruction of "pishi" (aunt) and "bhaipo" (nephew) as he had been speaking out against the rule of the "jungle" they had established.
2019-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Congress spokesman blames 'aunt', 'nephew' for custodial torture
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Bailed out on Sunday after two days in police custody, Congress spokesman Sanmoy Bandopadhyay alleged that he was subjected to "inhuman torture" and was not allowed to drink a drop of water for 14 hours, claiming that everything was done on the instruction of "pishi" (aunt) and "bhaipo" (nephew) as he had been speaking out against the rule of the "jungle" they have established.
2019-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Over 4.5 kg gold seized in Bengal,two arrested
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Directorate of Revenue Intelligence sleuths have seized more than 4.5 kg of gold valued at about Rs 1.85 crores and arrested two persons in connection with smuggling of the precious metal from Bangladesh, the agency said on Sunday.
2019-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Governor to tour Sundarbans on Monday
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Nearly a month after his visit to Siliguri in north Bengal raised political temperatures, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will tour the remote Sundarbans in the state's southern part on Monday, amid a series of run-ins between him and the Mamata Banerjee government.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Qualifiers battle it out before making cut in East Zone TT
Howrah, Oct 19 (IANS) If hosts West Bengals sub-junior boys led the qualification chart with as many as 10 of them making the cut, it was Maharashtra girls who topped with nine of them entering the main draw in the same category of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Howrah Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Batting on 95, Rohit shouted 'not now' as rain threat loomed
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A video of unbeaten centurion Rohit Sharma shouting 'not now' as the skies turned grey just before he smashed a six to reach his third hundred of the series took social media by storm as India took on South Africa on the opening day of the third and final Test here on Saturday.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mary Kom asks 'who is Nikhat Zareen', wants Bindra to focus on shooting
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A day after boxer Nikhat Zareen wrote to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asking for a fair opportunity, Mary Kom said she does not know Nikhat Zareen.
2019-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
10 Bengal girls likely to enter main draw of UTT nationals
Howrah (West Bengal), Oct 18 (IANS) After two rounds of matches on the opening day of the UTT National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships, only 10 out of 21 sub-junior girls from West Bengal looked like making the main draw cut.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Is a foreign wife criteria for Nobel prize, asks BJP leader
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Friday said that people whose second wives are foreigners are mostly getting the Nobel Prize.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Now, Bengal Guv crosses swords with state ministers
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Firing fresh salvos at the Mamata Banerjee government, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took on ministers making "factually wrong" and "painful" statements about his public utterances and actions and asked the Chief Minister to examine their statements and "deal" with them the way she wants.
2019-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
BJP-RSS using NRC, CAB to stoke communal passions: Yechury
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Any updation of the NRC beyond Assam would be "anti-people" with the BJP and the RSS endeavouring to use it to further their "divisive communal agenda" and ruin the country's secular fabric by fomenting "terror and mistrust", CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here on Thursday.
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Dhankhar gets Z catgory security, Trinamool criticises move
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) The continuing friction between West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar intensified on Thursday with the Centre deploying the CRPF to provide him 'Z' category security cover, a decision the ruling Trinamool Congress called "unprecedented".
2019-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata calls Sourav part of her household
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday lavished praise on BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly, calling him "ghorer chele" (member of my household).
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Sports
Mamata goofs up in taking Nobel laureate's name
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday repeatedly goofed up in taking the name of this year's Nobel prize winner in Economics Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee, as she went on referring to him as "Abhishek Babu".
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Exide Industries forays into manufacturing of e-rickshaws
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Exide Industries Ltd, the country's largest stored energy solutions provider, announced its entry into India's burgeoning e-rickshaw market by launching its first model on Wednesday.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Environment/Wildlife
'Dissatisfied' Murshidabad victims' family seeks CBI probe
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) A day after police claimed to have cracked the sensational Murshidabad triple murder case, relatives of the slain primary school teacher on Wednesday sought a CBI probe and said they would approach the President as also the Union Home Ministry besides West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to press for the demand.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Nikhat to approach Rijiju as BFI backs Mary Kom for Oly qualifier
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen cried foul on Wednesday after the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) hinted that there would no trial between her and Mary Kom in the 51kg category for participating in the Tokyo Olympic qualifiers in Wuhan from February 3 to 14.
2019-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Blacked-out at Puja carnival, recall Emergency: Bengal Guv
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) In a fresh flashpoint with West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar alleged on Tuesday that he was "totally blacked out" during the October 11 Durga Puja carnival here and called it "an unusual kind of censorship... reminiscent of the Emergency".
2019-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
India conceded a silly goal, have much to do: Coach Stimac
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Admitting that his team conceded a 'silly' goal, coach Igor Stimac on Tuesday said India have a lot to work on ahead of the next set of matches after they played out a hard fought 1-1 draw against much lower-ranked Bangladesh in a Group E Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup tie here.
2019-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Would like Virat to focus on winning big tournaments: Ganguly
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president-elect and former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said he would like to see the Indian team management focus on winning more ICC tournaments and that is an area he would like skipper Virat Kohli to address.
2019-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
WC qualifier: India fight hard to draw against spirited B'desh
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) India snatched a 1-1 draw from the jaws of defeat against much lower ranked Bangladesh to dent their chances of qualification in a Group E Asian Qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup tie at the packed Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2019-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Women's and Jr team coaches to watch India-B'desh game
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) The Indian football staff including the women's national team coach and junior coaches will be in attendance as the men's side take on Bangladesh in a Group E Asian Qualifiers match for the FIFA World Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.
2019-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
WC qualifier: Full house expected at YBK as India take on B'desh
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) A huge number of spectators are expected to watch India take on Bangladesh in a Group E Asian Qualifiers match for the FIFA World Cup tie at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday as all the tickets have been sold out days ahead of the clash.
2019-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
BJP's Gandhi Sankalp Yatra to cover 6,500 km in Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) As part of the nationwide Gandhi Sankalp Yatra on the sesquicentennial of Mahatma Gandhi, the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) members would traverse 6,500 km between October 15 and October 26, a senior leader said here on Sunday.
2019-10-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal celebrates Lakshmi Puja
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) Households and community pandals across West Bengal celebrated Lakshmi Puja on Sunday with much fanfare and fervour, fasting till late into the night with prayers for prosperity and wealth.
2019-10-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
TMC, BJP trade fire over Jiaganj murders
Kolkata, Oct 13 (IANS) The Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party continued to fight verbal battle over the Jiaganj triple murders, with a Bengal Minister accusing the BJP of doing politics and the BJP hitting back by reiterating the demand for a CBI probe, here on Sunday.
2019-10-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics