India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday July 2, 2015
At least 30 people are dead and nearly 20 missing in multiple landslides in West Bengal's Darjeeling following heavy rains in the hills. Road connectivity to Sikkim has also been cut off due to landslides on National Highway 10, which connects it to the plains.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Wednesday May 20, 2015
On May 10, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew out of Kazi Nazrul Islam Airport at Durgapur in West Bengal. But formally, the airport opened on Monday, with celebrities taking the first Alliance Air flight from Kolkata to Durgapur. Flight time was 35 minutes, the ticket cost Rs 2500.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday May 10, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered prayers at the famed Dakshineswar temple near Kolkata in West Bengal.
India News | NDTV.com | Sunday May 10, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing a public meeting at West Bengal's Burnpur, on the second day of his visit to the state. Here are the highlights of what he has said.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday May 10, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose Kolkata to launch three new social welfare schemes, an event coinciding with the 155th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
India News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 9, 2015
Seeking his personal intervention, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give the state a complete waiver of its Rs 2.74 lakh crore debt burden.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Saturday May 9, 2015
A group of relatives of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Kolkata today and urged him to declassify files related to the freedom fighter.
India News | NDTV.com | Sunday May 10, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares the stage with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the launch of three social security schemes. Here are the highlights of his address:
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Sunday May 10, 2015
Three key social security schemes are having a nationwide launch this evening, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagging off the process in Kolkata, where he is on a two-day visit.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday May 9, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch three social security schemes in Kolkata today.
Kolkata News | Press Trust of India | Saturday May 9, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch 'JanSuraksha' schemes in Kolkata today, targetting the poor and unorganised sector who are neither covered by any form of insurance nor get pension.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Friday May 8, 2015
For the first time since becoming Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is visiting West Bengal over the weekend and the once-hostile Mamata Banerjee is meeting him several times.
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie (With inputs from PTI) | Monday May 4, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit ailing Swami Atmasthanand Maharaj of Ramakrishna Math and Mission Order during his day-long visit to Kolkata on May 9, a Math official said.
Sunday May 3, 2015
On the lines of the Jan Dhan financial inclusion scheme's mega rollout, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch on May 9 social security insurance and pension schemes in Kolkata, while other ministers will unveil them in different cities.
Indo Asian News Service | Saturday May 2, 2015
Science and Technology Minister Vardhan made the statement at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in Kolkata on Friday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday April 30, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the flagship social security schemes, including Rs 2 lakh accident cover at a premium of just Re 1 per month, in Kolkata on May 9.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Monday April 20, 2015
Ankit Keshri, the former Bengal Under-19 cricket captain, sustained a head injury in an on-field collision during a local game in Kolkata on Friday during a senior knockout match against Bhowanipore. His demise was mourned by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bollywood stars on twitter.
India News | Press Trust of India | Monday April 13, 2015
With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the midst of a three-nation foreign trip, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today questioned his frequent foreign visits and suggested that he must first know his country and its people.
India News | Edited by Shyam Balasubramanian (With inputs from Reuters) | Tuesday March 17, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that he was "deeply concerned" about the rape of an elderly nun in West Bengal and the demolition of a church under construction in Haryana, amid protests for the better protection of women and religious minorities across the country.
India News | Reuters | Monday March 16, 2015
Christians in India said on Monday that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not done enough to protect their religion, after a spate of attacks including the rape of a 72-year-old nun in Bengal over the weekend.
India News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Thursday February 19, 2015
Holi is still a couple of weeks away but in Kolkata, some children got together to celebrate it early. In fancy dress, as politicians. The stars of the show: Mamata Banerjee, Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday January 18, 2015
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his personal graciousness despite an earlier spat, while criticising the government led by him.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 15, 2015
Although critical of the Narendra Modi-led government, author-politician Shashi Tharoor says it was the BJP's overwhelming victory in last year's Lok Sabha polls that inspired him to write his next book, the last in his trilogy on India.
India News | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie; Edited by Amit Chaturvedi (With PTI inputs) | Saturday December 13, 2014
West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra, who was arrested on Friday in connection with the Saradha scam, was today produced before a court in Kolkata which remanded him to CBI custody till December 16.