West Bengal

    Sahitya Academy recipient Bangla poet Alokeranjan Dasgupta passes away

    Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Sahitya Academy award winner Bengali poet Alokeranjan Dasgupta has passed away at his residence in Germany. He was 87. The news of his demise was confirmed by his wife Elizabeth.

    We don’t need to prove we are patriotic, says Awadh’s royal descendant (IANS Special)

    Kolkata, Nov 10 (IANS) The royal descendant of Awadh, who got settled in Kolkata, recounts the patriotic lineage and participation of his family in the First War of Indias Independence in an attempt to take on the rhetoric of debate over his family's contribution in the fight against the imperialists.

    Actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s condition improves

    Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) Veteran Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee's condition improved on Friday as he was responding well to treatment. Chatterjee was battling Covid-19 and was admitted to Kolkata's Belle Vue Hospital last week.

    Big B turns 78: Amitabh Bachchan temple hosts virtual meet for ‘Guru’ with his EF

    Kolkata, Oct 11 (IANS) Tucked in the Bondel Gate locality of South Kolkata, near Ballygunge Phari, the famous Amitabh Bachchan temple of the city will not see the usual October 11 bonhomie this year, owing to the ongoing pandemic. Rather, as the Bollywood icon turns 78 on Sunday, the temple founders have organised a virtual meet where Big B is scheduled to interact with his Extended Family, or EF as he loves calling them, in the course of the day.

    Mamata recalls vandalism of Vidyasagar’s bust on 200th birth anniv

    Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) On the 200th birth anniversary of late Bengali educationist and social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday recalled the incident when his bust was desecrated during a political rally by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2019.

    Bengal CM announces monthly allowance, free homes to priests

    Kolkata, Sep 14 (IANS) With Assembly elections slated to be held in the first half of next year, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced a monthly allowance of Rs 1,000 and free housing for around 8,000 poor Sanatan Brahmin priests in the state.

    Manchester United wish East Bengal luck for expected ISL entry

    Kolkata, Sep 8 (IANS) English football giants Manchester United have congratulated East Bengal on their centenary celebrations and also expressing happiness over the club's expected entry into the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL).

    Bengal women take up ‘Dhaks’ to rub shoulders with male counterparts

    Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) What 53-year-old Gokul Chandra Das 'dhaki' had started about 10 years ago, has now snowballed into a silent movement for women empowerment in the impoverished stretches of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

    ISL: New Hyderabad FC coach Marquez ready to thrive under pressure

    Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) He has big shoes to fill but Hyderabad FC's new coach Manuel Marquez is ready to take the challenge head on and feels the pressure to perform can bring out the best in him and his side when they take the field in the upcoming season of the Indian Super League (ISL).

    ISL: ATK Mohun Bagan rope in defender Subhasish Bose

    Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS) ATK Mohun Bagan FC on Thursday announced the signing of India defender Subhasish Bose on a five-year deal ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-2021 season which starts in November.

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