Tampa Bay Indian Community - tampabayIndian.com
| | |
 


 

West Bengal News and Articles


Categories
International
Bollywood
Art/Culture/Books
Business/Economy
Cinema/Showbiz
Crime/Disaster/Accident
Defence/Security
Diaspora
Diplomacy
Education
Environment/Wildlife
Features
Health/Medicine
Human Interest/Society
Immigration/Law/Rights
Interviews
Kashmir
Lifestyle/Fashion
Media
Opinion/Commentary
Politics
Religion
Science/Tech
South Asia
Sports
State Elections 2013
Terrorism
Tamil Nadu
National
Turkey
Other Sports
Orissa
Southern Cinema
Delhi
West Bengal
Myanmar
Indo-Pak/Pakistan
Tripura
United Kingdom
Bihar
China
Jammu And Kashmir
Himachal Pradesh
Mumbai
New Delhi
Gujarat
Punjab
Slovakia
Spain
United States
Germany
Togo
Israel
Pakistan
Goa
United Arab Emirates
Russian Federation
Dharamsala
Indonesia
Kerala
Andhra Pradesh
Kolkata
Malta
India
Syrian Arab Republic
Singapore
Karnataka
Assam
Rajasthan
Thailand
Uttar Pradesh
Bangladesh
Mexico
Niger
Iraq
Egypt
Sri Lanka
Japan
Netherlands
Cuba
Nagaland
Meghalaya
Haryana
Poland
Nepal
France
Kenya
New Zealand
Hollywood
Brazil
Canada
Maharashtra
Yemen
South Africa
Australia
Latvia
Ireland
Uttarakhand
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
South Korea
Hong Kong
Jordan
Central African Republic
Italy
Norway
North Korea
Sudan
Philippines
Madhya Pradesh
Mizoram
Azerbaijan
Portugal
Cambodia
Zimbabwe
Greece
Ethiopia
Sweden
Sikkim
Malaysia
Monaco
Belgium
Denmark
Uruguay
Morocco
Colombia
Switzerland
Qatar
Albania
Lebanon
Costa Rica
Saudi Arabia
Rwanda
Cameroon
Cyprus
Congo
Nigeria
Hungary
Oman
Bulgaria
Bahrain
Somalia
Finland
Holy See (vatican City State)
Tunisia
Bahamas
Paraguay
Taiwan
Province Of China
Lao Peoples Democratic Republic
Puerto Rico
The Democratic Republic Of The
Honduras
Ghana
Cricket
IPL
Technology
Badminton
Football
Tennis
Roquebrune
Athletics
Golf
Serbia And Montenegro
Usa
Rroquebrune-cap-martin
Manipur
Hockey
Panama
Arunachal Pradesh
Motorsports
Viet Nam
Argentina
--select--
Kazakhstan
Leicestershire
US Elections
Afghanistan
Iceland
Florida
Venezuela
Czech Republic
Bhutan
Shakmir
Ecuador
Hyderabad
2016 In Retrospect
Ukraine
Jharkhand
Kyrgyzstan
Fiji
Gabon
Burkina Faso

Celebrity Photos
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Sushant Singh Rajput
Devendra Fadnavis
Raj Babbar
Khusi Kapor
Kunal Khemu
Amisha Patel
Gautam Gulati
Adnan Sami
Ashmit Patel
Headline
Madhyamik, Higher Secondary exams in Bengal likely to be offline in 2022
Kolkata, Oct 28 (IANS) The West Bengal Board of Secondary Examination (WBSE) and the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Exam (WBCHSE) have proposed conducting examinations offline in 2022.
2021-10-28
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Calcutta HC reserves order on former Chief Secy's plea against CAT order
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday reserved its order of the plea of former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhayay and said that it will be pronounced before his scheduled hearing at the principal bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal on November 2.
2021-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Mamata Banerjee strolls around Kurseong, has tea at roadside stall
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a four-day tour to north Bengal, on Wednesday took time of out of her busy schedule for a stroll along the hilly roads of Kurseong, near Darjeeling.
2021-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Another BJP lawmaker in Bengal joins Trinamool
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Nearly a month after resigning from the BJP, Raiganj MLA Krishna Kalyani on Wednesday joined West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress.
2021-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Hospitals in Bengal cannot charge more than Rs 5K for clinical investigation
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) In an advisory to the private hospitals and nursing homes, the state health department has fixed an upper ceiling of Rs 5,000 for the diagnosis and clinical investigation for the beneficiaries of Swasthya Sathi Card holders and asked them to bring the patients under packages immediately.
2021-10-27
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Real estate giant ropes in top stars to develop sports academies in Kolkata
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) A West Bengal real estate giant has announced that they have roped in world famous sports and fitness icons - midfielder maestro Ronaldinho, Olympic swimming champion Michael Phelps, India cricket icon Yuvraj Singh and Bollywood actor Tiger Shroff to develop state of the art sports and fitness academies in Kolkata.
2021-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports
Trinamool criticises Congress for inability to unify opposition
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) The rift between Trinamool Congress and Congress widened after the former's Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Roy on Tuesday said that his party will not wait for an indefinite period with the hope that Congress will bring all the opposition under a single umbrella.
2021-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
GTA elections will be held soon, says Mamata
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) Looking for a permanent solution to the issue of the hill areas, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that the state government will take steps to conduct elections in the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).
2021-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Former West Bengal CS moves High Court against CAT decision
Kolkata Oct 26 (IANS) The battle between the Centre and former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay took another turn after he moved the Calcutta High Court challenging the decision of the Central Administrative Tribunal's (CAT) principal bench to transfer to itself the application he filed before the Calcutta bench on the Centre's plea.
2021-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Unesco delegation visits Visva-Bharati
Kolkata, Oct 26 (IANS) A Unesco delegation visited Visva-Bharati to assess technical details on the basis of an application by the authorities to include the national university established by Rabindranath Tagore in the World Heritage Site list.
2021-10-26
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Art/Culture/Books
Trinamool, BJP blame each other for rising fuel prices
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) With prices of both petrol and diesel crossing the century mark, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, seeking to get mileage before the bypolls to four Assembly constituencies in the state, are blaming each other for the uncontrolled rise of prices.
2021-10-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Schools in West Bengal to reopen from November 16: Chief Minister
Kolkata, Oct 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced the reopening of educational institutions in the state from November 16, after a gap of nearly 20 months.
2021-10-25
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Coronavirus cases on the rise in West Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) With the Covid cases hovering around 1,000 for the last three days and the positivity rate touching nearly 3 per cent, West Bengal seems to be moving in the opposite direction from the rest of India. Thanks to unchecked gathering during the pujas, when the infection rate in other parts of the country is showing signs of slowing down, cases are on the rise in the state.
2021-10-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
1,200 kids admitted to Bengal's Burdwan Medical College, 9 dead
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) After the puja season when Covid is slowly surging back to the state, more than 1,200 children were admitted to the Burdwan Medical College in West Bengal in the last one month with acute respiratory problems, and nine of them have died, officials said on Sunday.
2021-10-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
West Bengal govt leaning towards central schemes due to fund crunch
Kolkata, Oct 24 (IANS) Owing to a fund crunch because of the huge financial drain to meet the commitment of the social schemes launched by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the West Bengal government is slowly leaning towards central projects that had been strongly opposed by the ruling Trinamool Congress.
2021-10-24
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Mamata to make first Goa trip as Trinamool makes push for state
Kolkata, Oct 23 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is keen on her Trinamool Congress wresting Tripura and Goa from BJP in the Assembly elections scheduled next year, on Saturday said that she will make her maiden visit to the coastal state on October 28.
2021-10-23
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Kolkata Police crack Gariahat double-murder case
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) Within 72 hours after the murder of a man named Subir Chaki (61) and his driver Bimal Mondal in the Gariahat area in the heart of the city, the Kolkata Police have arrested one person and claimed that the case has been cracked.
2021-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Mamata likely to visit rain-battered North Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) In the midst of heavy rains and floods in several districts of North Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to make a four-day trip to Siliguri to hold an administrative meeting and take stock of the on-ground situation in the flood-hit districts.
2021-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Alapan Bandyopadhyay moves CAT challenging probe against him
Kolkata, Oct 21 (IANS) In a significant development, former West Bengal chief secretary and presently chief advisor to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Alapan Bandyopadhyay moved CAT (Central Administrative Tribunal) against the Centre's decision to initiate a probe against him.
2021-10-21
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Weather condition worsens in North Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) Incessant rains followed by landslides leading to closure of several roads and the toy train in Darjeeling have left many tourists who went to the region during Durga Puja vacation stranded.
2021-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife
Portal to monitor activities of Bengal panchayat department
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) To iron out corruption at the village level, the state panchayat department has decided to develop an online system where all the projects at the village level will be uploaded giving an access to departmental authorities so that they can have an idea about the developments going on at the village level.
2021-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Human Interest/Society,Politics
Bengal by-polls: 80 companies of central forces to be deployed
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has decided to deploy 80 companies of central forces for the forthcoming by election in four assembly constituencies in West Bengal scheduled to be held on October 30.
2021-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal govt earns record revenue from liquor sales during Durga Puja
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The West Bengal government earned a record revenue of Rs 550 crore from the sale of liquor during the recently concluded Durga Puja in the state.
2021-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,Business/Economy,Human Interest/Society
Fake communal violence videos go viral, WB on high alert
Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The West Bengal Home Department has put all the districts, particularly those bordering Bangladesh, on high alert after fake videos aiming to create communal tension following the attacks on Hindus during Durga Puja in Bangladesh, went viral.
2021-10-20
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
North Bengal sees heavy rains, Darjeeling suspends trekking
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) The Darjeeling district administration on Tuesday had to stop trekking and close some roads as sudden heavy rainfall led to landslides in several areas of the hilly north West Bengal.
2021-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
West Bengal likely to hold civic polls in December
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal's State Election Commission is looking for the state government's permission to conduct pending elections to 112 urban civic bodies, including two Municipal Corporations of Kolkata and Howrah, in December and once they get the green signal, a notification might be issued after the October 30 Assembly bypolls.
2021-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Major reshuffle in Bengal BJP likely after festive season
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Considering the crucial Municipal Corporation elections likely at the end of this year, the BJP in West Bengal might go through a major organisational reshuffle just after the festive season. Preference is likely to be given to youth and pro-RSS leaders.
2021-10-19
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal govt asks police, administration to stay alert after B'desh violence
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A day after the state intelligence department issued an alert following the communal unrest in Bangladesh, the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Monday instructed the administration and the police to stay alert and not allow the spread of any kind of communal instigation in the state.
2021-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Indo-Pak/Pakistan,Politics
Heavy rains lash south Bengal
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Heavy rains due to a cyclonic low depression formed in central Bay of Bengal lashed most parts of south West Bengal on Monday.
2021-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife
Bengal youth BJP leader shot dead, BJP points fingers at Trinamool
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) A youth BJP leader of Itahar in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, Mithun Ghosh, was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants just in front of his home in the Rajgram village. The BJP alleged that Trinamool Congress anti-socials were behind the murder.
2021-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Double murder triggers panic in Kolkata
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Murder of a 61-year-old person and his driver in the heart of the city at Gariahat in South Kolkata on Sunday night triggered panic. The Kolkata Police homicide department started investigating into the murder and the bodies were sent for post-mortem.
2021-10-18
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
B'desh violence: Intel alert in all Bengal border districts
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) In the wake of the communal violence in Bangladesh and considering the immersion of Durga idols followed by Fateha-Dwaz-Daham (Eid Milad un Nabi/Prophet Muhammad's birth celebration) in West Bengal, the state intelligence department has issued an alert to all the districts particularly those bordering Bangladesh and asked the authorities to sensitize the officers to avoid any kind of untoward incident.
2021-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Defence/Security
Babul Supriyo likely to resign as MP on Tuesday
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) Former union minister Babul Supriyo, who recently joined Trinamool Congress, is likely to resign as Asansol MP on Tuesday.
2021-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Unesco report highlights pathetic condition of Bengal schools
Kolkata, Oct 17 (IANS) With more than 1 lakh vacancies for teachers in several schools, mostly in rural areas, across West Bengal, a report by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has highlighted the pathetic condition of the schools in the state.
2021-10-17
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Two held for threatening to kill vocalist Rashid Khan
Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Two people have been arrested for allegedly making ransom calls to acclaimed singer Ustad Rashid Khan's daughter, threatening to kill her family if they fail to give protection money.
2021-10-16
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Special arrangements for Durga immersions by Kolkata Police
Kolkata, Oct 15 (IANS) Keeping the Covid-19 and security protocols in mind, the Kolkata Police and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation have made major arrangements for the immersion of Durga idols in the scheduled 24 ghats of the city.
2021-10-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion
Trinamool criticises Centre's move to extend BSF's jurisdiction
Kolkata, Oct 14 (IANS) A day after the Union home ministry issued a notification extending the jurisdiction of the BSF in West Bengal, Punjab and Assam where the central force will be able to frisk and conduct search operations within a larger 50- km stretch instead of the existing 15 kms, the Trinamool Congress came down heavily on the Centre. It alleged that this was an "infringement" on the rights of the state and an attack on the federal structure of the country.
2021-10-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal guv terms state bureaucrats as 'political servants'
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Strongly criticising the role of bureaucracy in the state, West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said that the members of IAS and IPS are no more public servants in the state, rather they have reduced themselves to 'political servants'.
2021-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Fire breaks out in Bengal secretariat Nabanna
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) A fire broke out on the panel of the mobile towers on the roof of the 14th floor of the West Bengal secretariat in Nabanna in Kolkata on Tuesday noon. Firefighters and police rushed to the spot and the brought the fire under control within half-an-hour.
2021-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Covid infection rate comes down despite crowd gathering in pujas
Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) Despite the mad rush for pandal hopping and huge mobilisation of crowd in and around the puja pandals, the number of cases in the state is showing a sign of decline.
2021-10-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Mad rush for pandal hopping might lead to the spread of Covid
Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) The Covid protocol went for a toss as thousands of people criss-crossed the city on Panchami night on Monday even two days before the official beginning of the pujas. If this is an indicator then it is going to be a crowded puja this year which might give sleepless nights to the state government, puja organisers and the medical experts as well.
2021-10-11
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Durga Puja in Kolkata takes centre stage of political debate
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) Durga Puja in Kolkata has taken the centre stage of political debate after the party in opposition, BJP, threatened to call for a social boycott alleging that the goddess has been disrespected by the organiser of this puja.
2021-10-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Religion
Bengal sounds terror alert during Durga Puja
Kolkata, Oct 10 (IANS) The state government has sounded a terror alert in the state during the 'pujas' -- an indication that West Bengal is the new terror target.
2021-10-10
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Religion,Defence/Security,Terrorism
CBI arrests 11 people in Nandigram murder case
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)that is probing the post-poll violence in West Bengal under the directive of Calcutta High Court arrested 11 persons including Mamata Banerjee's election agent in Nandigram Sk Sufian's son-in-law Sk Habibul in Nandigram murder case wherein BJP worker Debabrata Maity was allegedly murdered by Trinamool Congress workers.
2021-10-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
EC to deploy 27 companies of central forces for Bengal bypolls
Kolkata, Oct 9 (IANS) The Election Commission of India has decided to deploy 27 companies of central forces for the October 30 by-elections in Khardaha in North 24 Parganas, Gosaba in South 24 Parganas, Santipur in Nadia and Dinhata in Coochbehar district.
2021-10-09
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
In Bengal it might be a wet 'puja' this year
Kolkata, Oct 8 (IANS) Bengalis might experience another wet 'puja' this year. The Alipore Meteorological department has predicted that the formation of a depression in the sea of Andaman might create a favourable condition for showers in South Bengal, including Kolkata between October 13-15.
2021-10-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Environment/Wildlife,Religion
Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee takes oath as MLA
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday took oath as a member of the state legislative assembly. Though she is the chief minister of the state, she was not a member of the House because she was defeated by the Leader of the Opposition Suvendu Adhikari in the assembly polls.
2021-10-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Exodus continues in Bengal BJP, now Sabyasachi Dutta returns to Trinamool
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) Putting an end to all speculation, BJP state secretary and former Mayor of Bidhannagar Municipality, Sabyasachi Dutta, returned to Trinamool Congress on Thursday, two years after leaving the party for the saffron camp.
2021-10-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
More BJP legislators in West Bengal likely to switch to Trinamool
Kolkata, Oct 7 (IANS) The exodus of BJP lawmakers to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress is not going to stop easily. After speculations of Sabhasachi Dutta leaving the party, there are strong indications that four more legislators are likely to switch camps, compelling BJP President J.P. Nadda to intervene.
2021-10-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal BJP leader's comment fuels speculation of him leaving the party
Kolkata, Oct 6 (IANS) A statement by Bengal BJP leader Sabyasachi Dutta, who had unsuccessfully contested the Assembly elections from Bidhannagar, has triggered speculation of him leaving the party.
2021-10-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics