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Taliban didn’t kill Sushmita?

The mystery surrounding the murder of writer Sushmita Banerjee in Afghanistan has deepened. Her family and friends in Kolkata suspect that the Taliban had nothing to do with her murder: They believe that her killing was the result of a deep-rooted conspiracy.

Didi to Centre: Don’t interfere

Declaring the ongoing indefinite bandh in the hills “illegal and unconstitutional,” West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday served a 72-hour deadline to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha to withdraw it or face the music.

Plan to ban ‘Gorkha police’

At the wake of the Darjeeling unrest, the state government is contemplating to ban the Gokhaland Personnel (GLP), which is an unregistered and unauthorised force. According to the home department sources, the state government is considering the matter very carefully as the move can have a number of ramifications to it.

Left suffers major setback

The Left Front once again witnessed another electoral setback after the panchayat poll results were declared on Monday.

Behaviour norms for teachers

Following a number of allegations of teachers misbehaving with girl students, the state school education department has decided to formulate guidelines for teachers of the government and government-ai

Bengali actor ‘harassed’ at Canada airport

Tollywood actress Rituparna Sengupta was allegedly harassed for hours at the Toronto Pearson International Airport despite having a valid visa and other travel documents. This is not the first time such a incident happened with an Indian actor or other personalities. Earlier, Kamal Hasaan, Shah Rukh Khan and even former President of India Abul Kalam faced such harassment at the US airport.

Big stir against Mamata

In what should serve as a wake-up call for the Mamata Banerjee government, the civil society on Friday hit the streets of Kolkata, protesting against its failure to check the rise in crime against women and the chief minister’s style of functioning.

Rituparno dies of cardiac arrest at 49

Rituparno Ghosh during the 60th National Film Awards function held in New Delhi recently—PTI

The resurgent Bengali cinema lost its pioneer — National Award-winning filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh on Monday. Ghosh died in his sleep following a cardiac arrest at his residence around 7.30 am. According to reports, Ghosh had been suffering from pancreatitis for a while now and was 49 years old when breathed his last.

Mamata: 2 years inadequate to evaluate new government

On the eve of the second anniversary of her government, Ms Mamata Banerjee said that two years were not enough to judge the achievements of the government.

Boy dies after teacher bangs head against wall

The incidents of corporal punishment continue in West Bengal as a Class 3 student succumbed to his injuries after being hit by a teacher for being mischievous inside the classroom.

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