Produce more Bengali films, actress Rituparna Sengupta urges Mamata

Kolkata, May 26 : Lauding her for emerging victorious against all odds, Bengali actress Rituparna Sengupta urged Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who is set to become West Bengal chief minister on Friday for the second time, to provide state aid in producing regional films. “Earlier the state government used to produce many films. If […]

Post poll violence takes centre-stage in Bengal

Kolkata, May 26 : Even as the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress gears up for its second successive term at the helm, West Bengal, rather infamous for bitter political rivalry, finds itself in the news for the wrong reason of widespread political violence. While the opposition has repeatedly accused the Trinamool of pursuing “politics of terror”, […]

Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee in Mamata ministry

Kolkata, May 26 : Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, former Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla, retired IPS officers Abani Joardar and James Kujur and singer Indranil Sen will be among the new faces in West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s new council of ministers to be sworn in on Friday. The strength of the ministry would […]

CPI-M leader assaulted in Bengal

Kolkata, May 26 : Former West Bengal minister and CPI-M leader Sushanta Ghosh, whose facing trial for murder, was assaulted by a man in West Midnapore district on Thursday. Ghosh, a prime accused in the “Midnapore skeleton case”, was assaulted in a court premises by Manoranjan Singh who accused the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) […]

China, Indonesia vow to deepen military cooperation

Vientiane, May 26 : China and Indonesia on Thursday vowed to push forward military relations and strengthen cooperation on bilateral and multi-lateral levels. The pledge was made during a meeting between Chinese Defence Minister Chang Wanquan and Indonesian Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu in Lao capital Vientiane, Xinhua news agency reported. Being two large developing countries […]

Pradhan asks Odisha to speed work for Lord Jagannath coin

Bhubaneswar, May 26 : Following delay in release of a commemorative coin on Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebara festival, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday asked the Odisha government to speed up furnishing designs and photos of the deity to the central government for the purpose. Pradhan sought the intervention of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to direct […]