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Kolkata gangrape: Several demand Mamata Banerjee apologise to victim after conspiracy claim

Mamata Banerjee is in the centre of fresh controversy following the case of an Anglo-Indian woman's gangrape in Kolkata's famous Park Street early this month.

Taking on the Chief Minister for describ

Mamata blames centre for delay on Gorkha autonomy


With the pro-Gorkhaland Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leadership threatening to revive movement for a separate state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday chose to blame the central g

Bengal hospital gives cat-bite jab to child instead of mother

The sorry state of affairs in West Bengal's government hospitals once again came to the fore when a eight-year-old boy was injected a cat-bite antidote instead of his mother at a medical facility on T

Bengal gives second language status to Urdu in 18 areas

West Bengal government on Friday accorded second language status to Urdu specially in those areas where over 10 per cent of population as per 2001 and 2010 census speaks the language.

This is for th

19 babies die in two Bengal districts

Infant deaths have returned to haunt West Bengal with 19 babies dying in Bankura and Malda districts in the last two days.

Ten babies died at the Bankura Sammilani Medical College while nine died at

TMC leader sees 'conspiracy' behind crib deaths in West Bengal

Amid outrage over infant deaths in West Bengal, senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay today alleged that there is a conspiracy to blow out of proportion some of these cases in the

One million visually challenged people in WB - study

West Bengal alone accounts for one million visually handicapped persons and ironically nearly 80 per cent of these cases are either avoidable or curable, according to a study.

"West Bengal alone acc

With six more deaths, crib death toll in Malda rises to 18

With six more babies dying at the Malda Sadar Hospital, the crib death toll in the hospital since Wednesday rose to 18.

Six more babies died in the Malda Sadar Hospital on Saturday.

Four babies die

West Bengal cabinet okays 730 days CCL for working mothers in govt job

West Bengal government on Thursday declared 730 days Child Care Leave (CCL) for working mothers employed by the state government, apart from their scheduled maternity leaves, during their entire servi

Bengal reports more crib deaths, seven dead in 24 hours


The horror of crib deaths in West Bengal returned on Wednesday with seven infants, aged between three hours to three months, dying in a 24-hour period in a hospital in Malda district.

The crib deaths

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