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Mamata wants May 8 to be national holiday


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she will demand that May 8 be declared a national holiday to mark the 150th birthday of Rabindranath Tagore.

"I will demand from the Centre

Street children met Governor, demand birth certificates

A delegation of street children has urged West Bengal Governor M.K. Narayanan to issue birth certificates to them and to conduct a survey assessing their numbers.

The charter of demands that include

Thunderstorm hits West Bengal


At least nine persons were killed when a thunderstorm hit several districts of West Bengal on Saturday.

In Murshidabad, four farmers who were busy working in the field at separate places were killed

Nine infants die in Malda hospital

Nine babies died within a space of 12 hours at the Malda Medical College and Hospital in the district where barely two months back 20 newborns had died.

Of the the nine babies, who died between

Didi’s new move, end of Marx, Engels in WB textbooks?


Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels - founders of Marxism - may be out of history syllabus in government schools in West Bengal following a recommendation by a state education panel.

Park Street gangrape: Cop who cracked case to be moved


Damayanti Sen, the joint commissioner of Kolkata police (crime) who had led the detective department (DD) in cracking the Park Street gangrape case puncturing chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s claims o

3-year-old dies at hospital in West Bengal

A three-year-old girl on Monday died at a hospital in Murshidabad district after being treated for fever, with the parents alleging medical negligence.

Tanuja Khatun was treated at the Aamtala Hospit

First swine flu case of the year in Vizag district

First swine flu case has been detected in the district in a thirty-year-old man who is battling for life at a private hospital here, district authorities said on Saturday.

The man whose identity has

Quake hits parts of West Bengal

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rocked parts of West Bengal in the early hours of Wednesday, the MeT Dept said here.

The tremor, felt at 5.10 am, had its epicentre along the Biha

CM Mamata Banerjee bans English dailes from West Bengal libraries

Stoking a controversy, West Bengal government has banned English and mass-circulation Bengali dailies at state-sponsored and aided libraries in the state which will make available only eight selected

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