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Failed Class XI students lock teachers inside school

Class XI students of a school in West Midnapore district who had failed in the annual examination, on Thursday locked up the all the 50-odd staff and secretary after their meeting failed to yield any

Six dead in West Bengal road accident

Six people were killed when the car in which they were travelling collided head-on with a lorry coming from the opposite direction in West Bengal's Hooghly district, police said early on Sunday.


Mamata Banerjee insists on tax moratorium for West Bengal


In a stern warning to the Congress-led union government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said it has to accept West Bengal's demand for a tax moratorium for the next three years

Bengal mulls state-owned paper and television channel


Facing criticism in the media on various issues, the West Bengal government on Saturday said it was mulling the possibility of having its own newspaper and a television channel.

"Government wor

Fire at Bengal state secretariat, no casualties


A fire broke out in the West Bengal state secretariat Writers' Buildings on Friday morning, police said. No casualty was reported.

The fire, noticed at around 9.15 a.m. on the third floor of the buil

Three killed in bomb explosion in Burdwan village

Three persons were killed in a bomb explosion in the house of a villager in the Mangalkote area in Burdwan district early on Thursday.

The police said the explosion occurred in the house of Meh

Molecular biologist Partho Sarathi Ray released from Alipore jail

Molecular biologist Partho Sarathi Ray, who was arrested in Kolkata for his alleged role in protests against recent evictions from a slum in the city, has been released from Alipore jail. Mr Ray was g

Woman molested for spurning Trinamool, tries suicide

A woman in West Bengal attempted suicide after she was molested and her family members were beaten up by a group of people for her refusal to join the Trinamool Congress, police said on Wednesday.


Mamata among Time's 100 most influential people

Time magazine has listed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in its list for 2012, sharing space with the likes of US President Barack Oba

Scientist says people in Bengal living in dark days


Molecular biologist Partha Sarathi Roy, arrested during an anti-eviction movement earlier this month and released on bail, today said that people in West Bengal were 'living in dark days'.


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