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La Mart’s : two principals inducted

La Mart’s : two principals inducted

Calcutta : La Martiniere School on Wednesday inducted two new principals together. The first time the schools got new principals on the same day was over a century and three-quarters…

VHP rally at Calcutta on Saturday

VHP rally at Calcutta on Saturday

CALCUTTA:  The Vishwa Hindu Parishad  is organizing its rally on December 20 at Shahid Minarin which top leaders like Ashok Singhal, Praveen Togadia and Mohan Bhagwatare taking part. Sachin Singha,…

Morcha pins Gorkha state hope on Rajnath Singh

Morcha pins Gorkha state hope on Rajnath Singh

KALIMPONG (Darjeeling): The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha says Union home minister Rajnath Singh will set up a committee to examine the demand for Gorkhaland, and so  decided to postpone its three-day…

Smoke in Didi’s hotel room, fiery attack on Election Commission

Smoke in Didi’s hotel room, fiery attack on Election Commission

MALDA: A minor short-circuit in Mamata Banerjee’s hotel room in Malda on Thursday evening sparked a blistering attack by Trinamool Congress on the Election Commission for “failing to ensure the CM’s…

Howrah station gets new baggage scanners

Howrah station gets new baggage scanners

Calcutta: The two baggage scanners at Howrah station have been replaced by new ones. This is part of the Integrated Security System (ISS) that Eastern Railway plans to implement at…

Shanties in Calcutta go up in smoke

Shanties in Calcutta go up in smoke

CALCUTTA: More than 200 shanties were gutted in a fire that blazed through the Park Circus slum bordering the railway tracks late on Saturday night. Fire-fighters battled the flames for…

Bihar urged to obey Supreme Court, protect street markets

Bihar urged to obey Supreme Court, protect street markets

New Delhi: The Bihar government has been urged to take measures to protect the livelihood of its street vendors and hawkers, says a press release from NASVI. All state governments…

English Theatre: dead in Patna?

English Theatre: dead in Patna?

PATNA: A local daily in Patna asked the question. The last known public performance by an indigenous group was in 1982, though the British Library did conduct a few performances…

Mamta stumped, she can’t have a new GTA chief!

Mamta stumped, she can’t have a new GTA chief!

DARJEELING: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee is furious because the guys demanding Gorkhaland refused to play ball with her. She won’t agree to even talk about Gorkhaland and the…

West Bengal colleges: Rag and be damned!

West Bengal colleges: Rag and be damned!

Calcutta:  Ask a freshmen to do sit ups or rub his nose against a wall, and you’ll be banned for a year! Some colleges in West Bengal are taking tough…

WB Governor misreads Gorkhaland Demand

WB Governor misreads Gorkhaland Demand

Calcutta: The people of Gorkhaland obviously have no friend in the Governor of West Bengal. West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan on Thursday said that if the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha…

Mamta to defy Gurung with Darjeeling visit

Mamta to defy Gurung with Darjeeling visit

Calcutta:  West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Darjeeling on September 1. Her visit will have widespread political implications. True to form, her visit is to spite Gorkha Janmukti…

Darjeeling, Dooars under ‘People’s Curfew’ from August 19

Darjeeling, Dooars under ‘People’s Curfew’ from August 19

North Bengal: Tourists and others better steer clear off the Darjeeling Himalayas for the coming week. In brief, there’ll be nobody to welcome you. The Hill people of Darjeeling and…

Defiant Darjeeling snubs Didi: Janata Curfew resounding success

Defiant Darjeeling snubs Didi: Janata Curfew resounding success

Darjeeling: Despite West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Bannerjee’s  threats, a defiant Darjeeling  stayed closed on Tuesday, heeding the collective janata curfew call given by several pro-Gorkhaland  parties. In the meanwhile,…

Darjeeling Bengalis, Biharis, and others all want Gorkhaland

Darjeeling Bengalis, Biharis, and others all want Gorkhaland

DARJEELING: Mamta Bannerjee, wake up, it’s not just the Gorkhas, but most of the long-time  residents of these hills that are rooting for Gorkhaland. Subhamoy Chatterjee the vice-president of the…

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