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Grandson severs grandmother’s head in fit of rage

Friday, February 10, 2017

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A youth was arrested today after he stabbed and killed his grandmother, severed her head and threw it in the nearby jungle in a fit of rage, the police said. The incident happened this evening in Noaga village within the jurisdiction of Sankrail police station in West Midnapore district. Police officers probing the incident said …

This SRK’s video will make you book your tickets to West Bengal

Monday, January 23, 2017

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Despite the fact that Bengalis have turned up everywhere in the world, we continue to homesick. From searching for a decent Kolkata-style Kathi roll to visiting pandals during Pujo season (if we can’t make it home), Bengalis are obsessed with their culture. And if you’re a Bengali stuck in any other part of the country …

Atri Kar, first transgender to appear in West Bengal Civil Services exam

Friday, January 20, 2017

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A 27-year-old school teacher, Atri Kar filled up form for West Bengal Civil Services exam but to her surprise, the WBSC hadn’t notified the “transgender” category on its application form. After she was unheard by the WBSC, she went to Court. While the Railway Recruitment Board application form had notified the “others” in gender category, the …

Bidding adieu to life as Boy posts ‘bye’ on Facebook

Friday, January 20, 2017

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 Samprit Banerjee a Class-XI student of a private school in Kolkata has posted a goodbye message on Facebook on Wednesday night. Friends who noticed it did not guess for a moment he was bidding adieu to life. Few hours later on Thursday morning, the teenager was found hanging from the ceiling fan in his bedroom. …

Sudip Bandyopadhyay remanded in 6-day CBI custody

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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Bhubaneswar : TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was on Wednesday remanded in six days of CBI custody by a special court in the Rose Valley chit fund scam case. Following the court order, his party activists staged a demonstration before CBI’s Odisha headquarters. The TMC MP’s lawyer Rajiv Majumdar and others were present in the Chief Judicial …

Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s Arrest: BJP offices, workers attacked as TMC takes to streets

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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From Kolkata to New Delhi to Bhubaneshwar, TMC MPs, leaders and workers held protests against the arrest of their MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay as alleged workers of West Bengal’s ruling party attacked BJP offices, hurling bombs and setting them on fire. Furious over the arrest of Bandyopadhyay, TMC leader in the Lok Sabha and a close …

Sudip Bandyopadhyay’s Arrest: West Bengal BJP leader’s house attacked

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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Kolkata: Coming close on the heels of the TMC attack on the state party headquarters of the BJP in Kolkata on Tuesday, West Bengal BJP general secretary Krishna Bhattacharya’s house was attacked with bombs in Hooghly district last night. Three men, with their faces covered, came on a motorcycle to her house in Konnanagar Jorapukur …

Why only TMC is found to be involved in chit fund scams: BJP

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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Refuting allegations of “vendetta politics” levelled by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the arrest of TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay by the CBI, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday questioned that why only TMC leaders were being found to be involved in “all the chit fund scams”. “She should stop making these …

ED arrests Kolkata Businessman Paras M Lodha for converting Rs 25 cr in old notes

Thursday, December 22, 2016

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Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate has arrested a Kolkata-based businessman in connection with an alleged conversion of over Rs 25 crore in old currency in new notes as part of its probe under money laundering laws after demonetisation. Officials identified the businessman as Paras M Lodha and said he was arrested by the agency late Wednesday …

IIT-Kharagpur Director gheraoed by students over fee hike

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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Kolkata: The IIT Kharagpur director, registrar and other officials of the institute were gheraoed Tuesday’s overnight in their offices by a group of students protesting against 20% hike in hostel fee. The decision to hike the fee was taken recently and will be effective from January next year. The protests, which began on Tuesday, ended …

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