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Nation headed towards presidential form of government, alleges TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee

Mamata's attack comes after a period of silence following her attacks against the BJP through the Lok Sabha election campaign as well as days after the results were declared.

Speaking at the grand rally, Mamata Banerjee also hit out at the center over appointing retired persons as the head of the important institutions of the country. (Twitter Image)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: CPI(M) rules out pre-poll alliance of opposition parties, says third front a BJP-sponsored idea

In an exclusive conversation with Financial Express Online, Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member Nilotpal Basu reveals how the party plans to counter both the BJP as well as Trinamool Congress.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Mamata Banerjee to spell out party strategy at mega opposition rally on January 19

In an exclusive interaction with Financial Express Online, TMC leader and Lok Sabha MP Saugata Roy discusses the prospects of a Grand Alliance and why BJP is in no shape to take on the TMC in the state.

Navi Mumbai Trident hotel project ‘on hold’ over CRZ clearance: EIH

Hospitality major EIH, which runs hotels and resorts under the Oberoi and Trident brands,has said its planned hotel project in Navi Mumbai is currently “on hold” as the project is still awaiting a CRZ approval from the go

⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Weekend getaways from Kolkata in August during Independence Day

Here are some of the top picks for driving getaways from Kolkata for this long Independence day weekend!

Young blood bound to get excited if girls not properly dressed: Md N R Barkati, shahi imam

He also somehow defends those 'havas ke shikaris' for having “young blood in them”, “bacche hai excited toh honge hi”.

Kolkata HC permits Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh rally, Mohan Bhagwat will be there to attend

Calcutta HC allows RSS to hold rally to be attended by Mohan Bhagwat at Brigade Parade Ground in Kolkata on January 14.

Congress will continue its alliance with CPI(M), in West Bengal

The Congress marginally gained from the alliance in the recently-held Assembly polls in the state while the Left Front came a poor third, losing the main Opposition status to Congress.

What govt hasn’t declassified: In defence archives, book that suggests Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose survived Taipei crash

Since the crash, two commissions of inquiry, the Shahnawaz Commission and the Khosla Commission, have ruled Netaji died in Taipei. But the Mukherjee Commission, whose report was tabled in Parliament in 2006, said that while h

Kolkata’s Durga Puja to get Chinese twist this year

Kolkata's famous Durga Puja will have a Chinese touch as the country is planning to become a partner for the celebrations this year.

New train services from Agartala to Delhi, Kolkata this month

New train services from Agartala to Delhi and Kolkata will be introduced after May 20 this month, an official said here today.

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Aaheli, The Peerless Inn, Kolkata

Aaheli is an authentic Bengali cuisine restaurant of The Peerless Inn, Kolkata, offering dishes from all over Bengal with traditional Bengali ambience

Flight operations hit in Kolkata’s NSC Bose International airport

Flight operation at Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport was affected for about two hours this morning due to link failure of BSNL.

Kolkata flyover crash: BJP slams Rahul Gandhi’s ‘photo-op’ at site

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today took a swipe at Rahul Gandhi over his visit to the Kolkata flyover crash site, calling it a "photo-op" which is the "lifeline" of the politics of the Congress leader.

Kolkata flyover collapse: Toll rises to 26 in tragedy

The toll in Kolkata flyover collapse has climbed to 26 after two more bodies were recovered from the debris on Saturday, police said. "Two more bodies have been extricated from the rubble," a police officer said.

Kolkata flyover collapse: 5 IVRCL officials detained, death toll at 24

Kolkata flyover collapse: 5 officials of the Hyderabad-based construction firm were detained today in connection with yesterday's flyover collapse in the city even as three more bodies were pulled out of the debris taking the

Chances of finding Kolkata flyover collapse survivors remote, says NDRF

With relief and rescue operations in full swing in the Kolkata flyover collapse tragedy in Girish Park on Thursday, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Friday said that the chances of finding any survivors is remot

Death toll in Kolkata flyover collapse rises to 24; official says ‘Nobody alive recovered’

The death toll in the Kolkata flyover collapse has climbed to 24 after three more bodies were recovered from underneath the piles of debris of concrete and iron girdles of the broken portion of the under-construction bridge.

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Kolkata flyover collapse: Kolkata police seals IVRCL Infrastructure city office

In the wake of the Kolkata flyover collapse, that killed as many as 24 people and injured over a 100, the police have sealed the city office of IVRCL Infrastructure - the implementing agency of Kolkata's Vivekananda Road Flyo

Kolkata flyover collapse: Facebook activates safety check after tragedy

Kolkata flyover collapse: In view of the tragic flyover collapse here, Facebook has activated its safety check feature for people in Kolkata which will allow its users to mark themselves 'safe'.

It’s an act of God: IVRCL on Flyover collapse in Kolkata

"It's nothing but a God's act" was how a senior official of IVRCL reacted after the flyover it was constructing in Kolkata collapsed today even as a company official denied any quality or technical issue as the cause behind t

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Kolkata flyover collapse: As many as 21 killed, over 100 injured; Mamata Banerjee rushes to city, drops poll campaign

Kolkata flyover collapse: 21 people were killed when a flyover under construction crashed in a crowded market area here on Thursday, crushing scores of unsuspecting people and some vehicles, top officials and witnesses said.

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Kolkata hit-and-run: Third accused arrested in IAF officer’s death case

Johnny, the third accused in the hit-and-run case that led to the death of IAF officer Corporal Abhimanyu Gaud during a rehearsal of Republic Day parade in Kolkata, has been arrested by the Kolkata Police.

Ghulam Ali’s ‘Chupke Chupke’ casts spell on Kolkata

Music transcended geographical and political boundaries on Tuesday as Pakistani ghazal legend Ghulam Ali rendered his famed ghazal "Chupke Chupke Raat Din" in his inimitable style - in a duet with son Aamir - to thunderous ap

Kolkata airport: Jet Airways shuttle bus crashes into a parked Air India plane

A Jet Airways shuttle bus on Tuesday crashed into a stationary Air India plane at the city airport here. However, no casualty or injury was reported, an official said.

Park street gangrape: Three get 10 years imprisonment

Park street gangrape: All the three men convicted in the gangrape of an Anglo-Indian woman on Park Street here were sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment on Friday by court here.

Trams getting new lease of life

The first AC tram was launched in 2013 and since then the authorities have not only started heritage tours but also allowed tour operators and even party-goers to book the single-bogie car.

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