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'Ganguly already co-owner, so eligible to become director of ATK-MB'
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is eligible to be one of the directors of the merged Indian Super League (ISL) franchise ATK-Mohun Bagan ahead of the upcoming season, by virtue of him being one of the team co-owners.
2020-07-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
CAB announces new coaching staff for senior women's team
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Sunday added additional responsibility to Bengal senior women's coach Shib Sankar Pal by appointing him as the coach of U-23 Women's team.
2020-07-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Root's absence hands 'a bit of an advantage' to us, says Roach
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) West Indies pace spearhead Kemar Roach feels they will have a little bit of an advantage going into the much-anticipated first Test at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday as their opponents and hosts England will be without their batting mainstay Joe Root.
2020-07-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
We all got carried away after NatWest final win, says Ganguly
Kolkata, July 5 (IANS) Former India captain and current BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said the team which won the 2002 NatWest Trophy in memorable fashion got carried away after the victory and rightly so after such a pulsating encounter.
2020-07-05
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
'King' Dan bids adieu to badminton after bossing the game like no other
Kolkata, July 4 (IANS) 'A king' is how Malaysian badminton great Lee Chong Wei chose to describe China's two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan, arguably the greatest badminton player of the 21st century who called time on his illustrious career on Saturday.
2020-07-04
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Badminton
Agitation in Bengal over irregularities in Amphan relief
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Hundreds of people staged a sit-in demonstration in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Friday to protest against the irregularities in the distribution of Amphan relief packages.
2020-07-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kolkata cop shoots self with service rifle at Writers Building
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) A Kolkata Police Constable on Friday allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle while on duty at the Writers Building here, the former state Secretariat.
2020-07-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
BJP MP Locket Chatterjee tests positive for Covid-19
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from West Bengal, Locket Chatterjee, tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
2020-07-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Mamata to prepare virtual blueprint for Martyr's Day
Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a meeting with her party colleagues on Friday to decide on the campaign strategy of the Trinamool Congress for the annual showcase event of the party to observe Martyr's Day on July 21.
2020-07-03
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Indian Paralympic shooting team to take part in online league
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The Online Shooting League starting from Saturday will have Indian participation in the form of paralympic shooters who will form a three-member team called the 'Indian Tigers' with the approval of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Near-stampede situation in Bengal village over Amphan relief
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal on Thursday witnessed a near-stampede like situation as thousands of people queued up in front of a local BDOs office to submit documents for Amphan relief. A few villagers were injured in the melee.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal bureaucrat tests positive for Covid-19
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) A senior bureaucrat of the West Bengal government was detected with Covid-19 disease on Thursday. He was posted at the state secretariat Nabanno buildings.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Everton Weekes to feature in cricket museum at Eden Gardens
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), while mourning the demise of West Indian legend Everton Weekes, on Thursday announced that the iconic cricketer would feature in the soon to come up cricket museum at Eden Gardens. Legendary West Indies batsman Weekes passed away at the Christ Church home on Wednesday in Barbados. He was 95.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
ISL has given Indian football much-needed exposure: Jhingan (IANS Exclusive)
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Sandesh Jhingan feels Indian football is no longer a pushover in Asia and a major role in making that happen has been played by the Indian Super League (ISL) which has given the sport the exposure it never had, both on and off the field.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
FIFA hands Punjab FC 3-window transfer ban for failing to honour player contract
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) Punjab FC, formerly known as Minerva Punjab FC, have been handed a three-window transfer ban by FIFA's Dispute Resolution Chamber (DRC) for failing to pay the dues of North Macedonian footballer Hristijan Denkovski. The fiasco took place in August last year when Ranjit Bajaj was still an active decision-maker at the club and the ban was handed on Tuesday.
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Akram takes over as General Secretary of Mohammedan Sporting
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) Sk. Wasim Akram on Wednesday formally took charge as the General Secretary of city football outfit Mohammedan Sporting Club, a statement said.
2020-07-01
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Covid-19 victim's body removed after 48 hrs by Kolkata MC
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) In a shocking incident, the body of a septuagenarian who died of Covid-19 kept lying in his city home for two days ago before it was taken away by Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Wednesday, the National Doctor's Day.
2020-07-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal BJP chief allegedly attacked by Trinamool men
Kolkata, July 1 (IANS) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh was allegedly attacked by Trinamool Congress backed miscreants at Rajarhat-New Town located on the north-eastern fringes of Kolkata.
2020-07-01
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Banning Chinese apps not enough, give befitting reply: Bengal CM
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Extending ruling TMC's full support to the Centre on the India-China border issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that banning 59 Chinese apps would not bear results.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Diplomacy,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Opinion/Commentary
Bengal CM says free food grains to be given till June next
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) On a day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced extension in free food grains to PMGKAY beneficiaries till November 2020, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government would give free ration to people till June 2021.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
COVID-19: Former Gokulam Kerala assistant manager & mother pass away
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) Muhammad Allousha, a former assistant manager at I-League side Gokulam Kerala, and his mother have died of COVID-19 in Egypt, the club's president V.C. Praveen confirmed.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bridge federation nominates Bardhan & Shibnath for Arjuna award
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) The Bridge Federation of India (BFI) has nominated 2018 Asian Games gold medal winners Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar for this years Arjuna award.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Mamata's MP nephew mocks PM's 'hypocrisy' over Chinese apps ban
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, who is a nephew of Chief Minister and party supremo Mamata Banerjee, on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "hypocrisy' over the Centre's move to ban 59 Chinese apps.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
TMC rally to go 'virtual' on July 21, just 2 hitches
Kolkata/New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) After 'Didi ke Bolo' (Tell Didi) and 'Banglar Gorbo Mamata' (Mamata is Bengal's pride), here comes another likely campaign from the house of Trinamool Congress, in July - 'Shoja Banglay Bolchhi' (Speaking in clear terms).
2020-06-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Robbery attempt at UCO Bank in Kolkata, one one held
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Miscreants made an attempt to loot the UCO Bank's New Market branch in the heart of the city, the Kolkata Police said here on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Kolkata Metro services' resumption reviewed at Nabanno
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) Top West Bengal government officials and the Kolkata Metro Railway authorities, here on Monday, took up the resumption of the city's underground transportation services from the first week of July.
2020-06-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Heavy rainfall forecast in North Bengal areas
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) As many as seven north Bengal districts are likely to witness heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the next six days disrupting normal life, sources at the Alipur Met office said.
2020-06-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Heavy rain triggers landslide, damages road stretch in Darjeeling hills
Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) A spell of heavy rain triggered a landslide in West Bengal's Darjeeling district, damaging a stretch of the main road linking Rimbik and Lodhama areas in the hills and affecting traffic flow, police sources said on Monday.
2020-06-29
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Hockey Bengal AGM sees Banerjee, Ali get re-elected
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) Incumbents Swapan Banerjee and Istiyak Ali were re-elected as President and Secretary General of Hockey Bengal respectively in its annual general meeting here on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Hockey
Man thrashed by wife in Salt Lake, video goes viral on social media
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) In a shocking incident of domestic violence, a man was seen being brutally beaten up by his wife at their Salt Lake residence, located on the eastern fringes of Kolkata. The video footage was caught on a web camera of the man's laptop that went viral on the social media on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National
EB's future uncertain as AIFF awaits clarity on ownership after Quess exit
Kolkata, June 28 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal may be left with no competition to take part in after middle of July if they fail to inform about the club's status and change of ownership structure to the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and subsequently clear AFC's club licensing criteria after having separated from Quess Corp.
2020-06-28
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal CM writes to Modi, opposes 100% FDI in coal sector
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday opposed the Centre's move to allow 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country's coal sector, saying it would "send a wrong message".
2020-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy
Mamata wants to stop international flights to Kolkata
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) To contain the number of increasing Covid-19 cases, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation should immediately stop international flights under Vande Bharat Mission to Kolkata.
2020-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Didi relaxes night curfew hours in extended lockdown period
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday relaxed the night curfew hours during the extended Covid-19 lockdown across the state. She said the new restrictions will apply from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from the earlier 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. everyday.
2020-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
U-17 WC will help spread awareness about women's football in India: Aditi
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) India goalkeeper Aditi Chauhan on Friday said hosting the FIFA U-17 World Cup in February-March next year will not only help develop the sport in the country but also blow off the cobwebs in people's minds regarding women playing football.
2020-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Elderly woman, two sons 'attempt suicide' in Kolkata flat
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) A 67-year-old woman and her two sons on Friday allegedly tried to commit suicide at their Kolkata flat due to acute poverty and joblessness in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis that has largely impacted low-income families across the country.
2020-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
WB BJP leader stopped from holding rally in East Midnapore
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) Senior West Bengal BJP leader Sayantan Basu was on Friday stopped midway by the police in East Midnapore while he was heading for a public rally in the district and made to return to the state capital.
2020-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal Guv hits out at Trinamool over Amphan relief
Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Friday took a dig at the Mamata Banerjee-led state administration over the issue of Amphan relief distribution work in various cyclone-ravaged districts and the subsequent protests by villagers demanding immediate redressal of the matter.
2020-06-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
COVID-19: East Bengal to celebrate centenary with relief work
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) City football giants East Bengal on Thursday said they have decided to serve the people who are struggling during the COVID-19 crisis in the state of West Bengal as part of their centenary year celebrations.
2020-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Roopa Ganguly demands CBI probe into Sushant Singh Rajput's death
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Veteran actress and BJP MP Roopa Ganguly has taken to social media to demand a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the untimely demise of Sushant Singh Rajput. While she spoke about how positive Sushant was as a person, she suspected foul play in the ongoing investigation.
2020-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
KMC mulls to introduce dedicated cycle tracks in Kolkata
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) As people are choosing bicycles more and more as their preferred mode of transportation to avoid COVID-19 infection, Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal's largest civic body Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is gearing up to introduce dedicated cycle tracks on the city roads in the wake of the pandemic.
2020-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
1983 WC: Kapil was brilliant throughout the tournament - Vengsarkar
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) Former India batting great Dilip Vengsarkar hailed India's 1983 World Cup win as a defining moment for the sport in the country, saying the nation never had to look back since that day in the sport which is now a religion in this part of the world.
2020-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Man found hanging from tree near Kolkata Maidan (Ld)
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) An elderly man was found hanging from a tree in Kolkata's Mayo Road area along the famous Maidan on Thursday, police said. The identity of the man is yet to be known.
2020-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Body of elderly man found hanging from tree in Bengal
Kolkata, June 25 (IANS) An elderly man's body was found on Thursday hanging from a tree in Kolkata's Mayo road, police said.
2020-06-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
COVID-19: Sharath, Sathiyan come together to help needy TT players
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) With the sport on the rise in the country, elite paddlers like Sharath Kamal and Sathiyan Gnanasekaran have come together to ensure those associated with table tennis and in need of financial assistance during tough COVID-19 times are not left in the lurch.
2020-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Elephant calf electrocuted in north Bengal forest
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) An elephant calf was electrocuted to death in West Bengal's Jaldapara National Park in Alipurduar district on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Mamata to review Covid pandemic, Amphan relief in all-party meet
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold an all-party meet at the state secretariat Nabanna on Wednesday to review the Covid-19 pandemic and the Centre's Amphan relief fund disbursement across the state.
2020-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Raw mustard oil: Siliguri police's new weapon against Covid
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) Officials of West Bengal's Siliguri police commissionerate have been directed to use raw mustard oil for daily consumption, as it has been called a new weapon to fight the Covid-19 pandemic by a top officer.
2020-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Drunk, naked Kolkata girl caught roaming key Red road
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a young girl in an inebriated state was seen roaming around on Kolkata's busy Red Road area without any clothes on her upper body, police said. The girl was arrested by the Kolkata Police.
2020-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal Trinamool MLA dies a month after testing positive for Covid (Ld)
Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress legislator Tamonash Ghosh died on Wednesday, sources said, adding that the 60-year-old legislator from South 24-Parganas district suffered a multi-organ failure and a cardiac attack early on Wednesday.
2020-06-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics