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BJP workers clash with police in Bengal over temple celebrations
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Even as the nation was busy celebrating bhumi pujan for the new Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh, hundreds of BJP supporters in West Bengal fought pitched battles with police in different parts of the state after they were alleged stopped from celebrations.
2020-08-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National
ISL has provided financial security to players, says Jeje
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Indian footballers are being valued much more since the advent of the Indian Super League (ISL), says India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua who believes financial security as a result of playing in the league has helped strengthen his mental resolve while being out injured.
2020-08-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Banking on mental strength & fitness to do well, says Harmanpreet
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) A long break can create doubts in your mind, but India's T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur is banking on her mental strength and physical activity during the lockdown period to fire in the Women's T20 Challenger games which will take place during the playoffs of the IPL in the UAE. The team has not played since the T20 World Cup final in March.
2020-08-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Goa league fiasco: AIFF & GFA not on same page over investigation
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Goa Football Association (GFA) are not on the same page regarding six matches in the Goa Professional League identified for 'suspicious betting patterns indicative of match manipulation', which as per a former FIFA official should be addressed to on high priority.
2020-08-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Legacy of India's unity is in its diversity, must be upheld: Mamata
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) On the day when the nation is celebrating the 'bhumi pujan' ceremony of the grand Ram Temple in Ayodhya, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the nation has always upheld its legacy of unity in diversity.
2020-08-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Fitness & mental clarity will be key in this year's IPL, feels Raina
Kolkata, Aug 5 (IANS) Veteran India and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Suresh Raina feels fitness and clarity of thought will be the key when players take the field to participate in the 13th edition of of the Indian Premier League (IPL) which will be played in the UAE.
2020-08-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Police lockdown in Kharagpur on Wednesday
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) The West Bengal administration has imposed lockdown in Kharagpur on August 5. The police have said anyone stepping out of their homes on Wednesday would be arrested and stringent actions would be taken.
2020-08-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
CPI-M arranges Covid test for cadres at Kolkata headquarters
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) After Mohammed Salim, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member, tested Covid-19 positive on Monday, the party leadership decided to ask all state secretariat members and party cadres, who regularly visited the party headquarters at the Alimuddin Street, to undergo coronavirus test.
2020-08-04
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Goa league fixing: 'AIFF's media accreditation to Genius Group needs investigation'
Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) A person watching an I-League game with a media accreditation card has come under the scanner and is considered to be linked with matches in the Goa Professional League which have been identified for 'suspicious betting patterns indicative of match manipulation'.
2020-08-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Nabanna remains closed for complete sanitisation
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) In the wake of the statewide Covid-19 pandemic, the West Bengal state secretariat Nabanna remained closed on Monday for an intense sanitisation drive.
2020-08-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal govt revises lockdown schedule for August
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Monday once again revised the partial lockdown schedule for August. The state administration had earlier declared that there would be a complete lokcdown in the state for two days every week.
2020-08-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Age-cap is presumed to be temporary, no change in support staff: CAB chief
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for state associations on Sunday evening and the age-cap of 60 on the individuals has seen the likes of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) in a spot as coach Arun Lal is 65. But CAB President Avishek Dalmiya believes it is only a temporary issue and one that shall be done away with post the coronavirus pandemic.
2020-08-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengal BJP urges Mamata to withdraw statewide lockdown on Aug 5
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) West Bengal unit has appealed to the Mamata Banerjee-led state government to withdraw the statewide lockdown on August 5, the day on which the 'Bhoomi Pujan' for the proposed Ram temple is scheduled in Ayodhya.
2020-08-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Golfer SSP Chawrasia to undergo another COVID-19 test
Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Seasoned Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia will go for another round of COVID-19 testing on Tuesday to be rest assured after he was tested positive for the deadly virus last week, putting a spanner on his plans to compete on the European Tour.
2020-08-03
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Golf
East Bengal turns 100: ASEAN Cup win, Derby hattrick my best moments: Bhutia
Kolkata, Aug 1 (IANS) Club legend Bhaichung Bhutia has placed his sizzling Federation Cup semi-final hattrick against Mohun Bagan along with the historic ASEAN Cup and National Football League title triumphs as his top three memories with East Bengal on a day the iconic club celebrated its centenary year.
2020-08-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mohammedan Sporting rope in Yan Law as head coach
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) City football giants Mohammedan Sporting Club have reached an agreement with Yan Law to be the head coach of the first team for the upcoming season.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
AIFF seeks further clarifications from prospective I-League clubs
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has sought further clarifications from the three prospective I-League clubs by August 5, saying that a final decision would be taken after further evaluating the documents.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL has helped Indian football get better facilities: Bhutia
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) There is a need to focus on grassroots development in order to take Indian football to the next level, feels decorated former captain Bhaichung Bhutia.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Sumit Rathi keen to use ISL as 'launchpad' to play abroad
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) Playing in the Indian Super League (ISL) is a great platform to catalyse the dreams of Indian youngsters vying for a chance to play in football leagues across the globe, says ATK Mohun Bagan defender Sumit Rathi.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
North Dinajpur BJP leader returns to Trinamool
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) A year after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Trinamool Congress' former North Dinajpur district President Biplab Mitra on Friday returned to West Bengal's ruling party.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Wasn't taken into consideration: FPAI chief Renedy on letter to AIFF & FSDL
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) President Renedy Singh has said he was not consulted when the players' body sent a letter to All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Indian Super League (ISL) organisers asking them to consider including East Bengal in this season's ISL.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Kolkata police allow bicycles in lanes, by-lanes to facilitate people
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The Kolkata police on Friday issued a notification allowing movement of bicycles on all lanes and by-lanes of the city for the convenience of the general public amid the Covid pandemic.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
ISL 4th most engaging football league in world on Instagram: Study
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The Indian Super League (ISL) is the fourth biggest football league in the world on Instagram, according to a study conducted by Spanish sports business institution Deportes y Finanzas.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
EB takes FPAI route to knock ISL door, officials call it 'fan-pleasing' ploy
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) The Football Players Association of India (FPAI) on Friday sent letters to All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Indian Super League (ISL) organisers asking them to consider including East Bengal in this season's ISL, something which will not cut much ice.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Haldiram's fam tussle rekindles memories of 2005 Burrabazar murder bid
Kolkata, July 31 (IANS) This was not the first time when nefarious tales about Indias biggest confectionary chain Haldirams became the focal point of controversy. Their alleged role in various despicable acts related to in-house bickerings and plans to expand have earlier too made headlines.
2020-07-31
Category: India, West Bengal,National
Ganguly's former trainer Ashoke Mustafi passes away
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Former Bengal cricketer and renowned coach Ashoke Mustafi, who trained former India captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly during his formative years, passed away on Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 86 and is survived by his daughter, based in London.
2020-07-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
It's a privilege to be part of East Bengal family: Francisco
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) East Bengal have appointed Francisco Jose Bruto Da Costa as their new coach for the upcoming season.
2020-07-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra passes away
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Veteran Congress leader and West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Somen Mitra died at a city hospital early on Thursday. He was 78.
2020-07-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
East Bengal appoint Francisco Jose Bruto Da Costa as new coach
Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) East Bengal have appointed Francisco Jose Bruto Da Costa as their new coach for the upcoming season.
2020-07-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
My dream is to coach Mohun Bagan: Club legend Barreto
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Mohun Bagan legend Jose Ramirez Barreto said on Wednesday that it is his dream to coach the iconic club one day.
2020-07-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Haldiram family feud spills out after stores break-in
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Haldiram's Kolkata food chain owner Mahesh Agarwal's death in Singapore in April has triggered a serious tussle within the family over the property, according to sources.
2020-07-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Business/Economy
Mohun Bagan way more than just a club, says FIFA
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Football's global governing body FIFA on Wednesday added a cherry on top of Mohun Bagan's foundation day cake as they termed the iconic football team as more than just a club after it became the country's first sports entity to feature on the NASDAQ billboard in New York's Times Square.
2020-07-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Players need to grab opportunities provided by ISL, says Jeje
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) India striker Jeje Lalpekhlua believes the Indian Super League (ISL) has done whatever it could to promote football in the country and it is now up to the players to take the league in India forward.
2020-07-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mohun Bagan on NASDAQ billboard on club's foundation day
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan on Wednesday became the country's first sports entity to feature on NASDAQ billboard in New York's Times Square, on its foundation day.
2020-07-29
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bench used after 1911 IFA Shield triumph to be decorated on MB Day
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) The historic bench which was used after Mohun Bagan's win in the IFA Shield in 1911 when they had won the tournament defeating East Yorkshire Regiment 2-1 will be decorated with flowers and lights during the club's foundation day, a statement said.
2020-07-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Didi extends partial lockdown in Bengal till Aug 31
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday extended the bi-weekly partial lockdown till August 31 across the state in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus that is touching 67,000-mark in West Bengal. She said there would be no lockdown in the state on August 1st on the occasion of Bakrid.
2020-07-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Even as IPL teams await SOP, ISL clubs handed roadmap for Season 7
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) While there is still no clear word on the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for franchises going into the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Indian Super League officials have been working overtime and have laid down a detailed SOP for the upcoming season keeping health and safety as the primary factor in deciding all protocols. As per sources, the same has been communicated to the clubs.
2020-07-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
CAB staffer recovers from coronavirus
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) non-permanent staffer Chandan Das recovered from coronavirus as the 37-year-old tested negative on Monday, after a 10-day stay at hospital and 14-day home quarantine.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
People's apathy adding to Covid woes in Bengal
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) From Bongoan in North 24 Parganas district to Behala in Kolkata, incidents of inhumane conduct continued to surface in the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal at a time when the world is battling one of the deadliest pandemics of Covid-19.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Never imagined I would organise a league from my home: Sharif
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Shimon Sharif, the organiser of the Online Shooting League (OSL) on Monday said he never thought he could oversee an entire event sitting at home, but the trying times due to the COVID-19 pandemic has allowed him to think out of the box.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Police set up quarantine facilities at Eden Gardens
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) The Kolkata Police have set up quarantine facilities under the galleries of E and F Blocks of the Eden Gardens in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) said in a statement.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
Bengal CM urges Centre to clear pending dues to help fight COVID-19
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre to clear all financial dues of the state immediately to help it battle against COVID-19 effectively.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
CAB clears dues of scorers, umpires with BCCI advance
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has cleared payments of scorers, umpires as well as match observers with an 'Adhoc Advance' of more than 16 crore it received from the Board of Control for Cricket in India in May, President Avishek Dalmiya said.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Family forced to keep Covid patient's body at home for 18 hrs
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the body of a 55-year-old coronavirus patient had to be kept for 18 hours at his home in Kolkata's Behala on Monday.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Mohun Bagan to have best administrator award on foundation day
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Mohun Bagan will include the category of a best administrator award in this year's Mohun Bagan Day in memory of their former General Secretary Anjan Mitra, the club said in a statement.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Clubs to have mandatory women's team within two years: AIFF
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will make it mandatory for clubs to have a women's team as part of the licensing criteria in the next couple of seasons, the sports body's general secretary Kushal Das has said.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Austrian Rocks beat Italian Style in final to win online shooting league
Kolkata, July 27 (IANS) Austrian Rocks defeated Italian Style in the final to be named champions of the inaugural Online Shooting League (OSL) on Sunday.
2020-07-27
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
French Frogs take third place in Online Shooting League
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) The French Frogs, comprising World No 27 Etienne Germond, Jade Bordet and Nicolas Mompach, beat Spanish Chanos 10-2 in the Online Shooting League on Saturday.
2020-07-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
BCCI President Ganguly tests negative for COVID-19
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has tested negative for COVID-19, a source close to the former India captain confirmed on Saturday.
2020-07-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
COVID-19: FSDL confident of hosting ISL 2020-21 in India
Kolkata, July 25 (IANS) Despite query from one club about the possibility of holding the seventh edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) abroad keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation in the country, the organisers have said that they are confident of staging the top-tier football league at home.
2020-07-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football