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Young cricketer dies during practice

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST

A 21-year-old cricketer collapsed on the field during a warm up session and died due to a possible cardiac arrest here on Tuesday, officials said.

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Security heightened in Bengal for Gangasagar Mela

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST

Security was tightened across West Bengal ahead of the Gangasagar Mela to mark the occasion of Makar Sankranti, when close to 16 lakh devotees come for a holy dip at the confluence of the Ganga and th

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Umpire Taufel backs Hardik, Rahul

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST

Australian umpiring great Simon Taufel on Monday backed under-fire cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul, calling for the issue to be handled with care as everyone makes mistakes and it is importa

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Bengali poet Srijato's presence at Assam event draws protests (Lead)

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST

Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay's presence at a literary event in Assam's Silchar drew strong protests from a group of local people over one of his controversial poems, police said on Sunday.

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Bengal intellectuals hold protest meet against heckling of poet Srijato in Assam

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 11:15:25 PM IST

Poets, elocutionists and theatre personalities on Monday held a protest meeting to strongly condemn the vandalism at poet Srijato's programme venue at Assam's Silchar and said it is time for the intel

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Bodies of 16 puppies found in Kolkata hospital, video surfaces of 2 women beating them

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST

Hospital garbage bags containing 16 dead puppies and a dog with signs of severe torture were recovered near a medical college in Kolkata, police said on Monday.

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Shakil Ahmed sets world record in Indoor Rowing

Kolkata |Monday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST

Asian Cup gold medalist and noted oarsman Shakil Ahmed added one more feather in his cap when he set up a world record by completing 100,000 (one lakh) metres of indoor rowing in the 40-years-and-abov

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Illegal arms, fake notes racket busted in Kolkata; 8 arrested

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST

The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a total face value of Rs 60,000, three improvised semi-automatic pistols, 14 firearms and several rounds of ammun

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LGBTQ community raise objections against Transgender Bill

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST

Urging for equality and freedom of expression, members of the LGBTQ community raised their objections against the recently passed Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill.

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Bengali poet Srijato's presence at Assam event draws protests

Kolkata |Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST

Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay's presence at a literary event in Assam's Silchar drew strong protests from a group of local people over one of his controversial poems, police said on Sunday.

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Mamata welcomes BSP-SP alliance in UP

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday welcomed the BSP-SP alliance in Uttar Pradesh for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

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Bengal woman, two daughters injured in acid attack

Kolkata |Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST

A 25-year-old woman and her two daughters in West Bengal's East Medinipur district were injured in an acid attack for which her husband has been detained, police said on Saturday.

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