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CABI boss requests BCCI chief to keep promise, help blind cricketers
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) Having plunged into new depths of uncertainty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cricket Association for the Blind in India (CABI) is expecting the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to walk the talk and help Indian blind cricketers, some of whom are without jobs.
2020-07-15
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mamata calls cabinet meet to review Covid-19 crisis
Kolkata, July 15 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a meeting with her cabinet colleagues on Wednesday to review the state-wide Covid-19 situation. The meeting is scheduled to be held at the state secretariat Nabanno at around 3 p.m.
2020-07-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal transport staff demand safety after corona positive case
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) A group of employees of state-run West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation on Tuesday staged protest at the Sector-V depot after a colleague tested coronavirus positive to demand health safety measures.
2020-07-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
EB must declare ownership change in 10 days or face I-League exit
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) The clock has started ticking for city football giants East Bengal to officially declare their change of ownership as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Tuesday sent out the club licensing agreements to all Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League clubs as part of the protocol.
2020-07-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal Madhyamik results on Wednesday: Mamata
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) Board Madhyamik Class 10 results for 2020 will be declared on Wednesday.
2020-07-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Education
Prima facie, BJP MLA's death a suicide case: WB Home Secy
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Amid opposition BJP's allegations over the "murder" of party MLA Debendra Nath Ray, West Bengal Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on Tuesday said that prima facie it appeared to be a "case of suicide".
2020-07-14
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
I could see Messi playing in 2025, easily: Garcia
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Former Barcelona midfielder Luis Garcia feels the club's superstar forward Lionel Messi can easily continue playing till 2025.
2020-07-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Yagna at Kolkata's Amitabh Bachchan temple for recovery of 'Guru'
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) Ever since their "guru" has been hospitalised with Covid-19, Amitabh Bachchan fans in Kolkata have started praying for his speedy recovery. While the veteran actor was hospitalised on Saturday evening, a yagna was performed at Kolkata's Amitabh Bachchan temple, which continued overnight till Monday morning.
2020-07-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Shooter Verma to appear for Bar Council license exam in August
Kolkata, July 14 (IANS) His first preference will always be shooting, but India's ace pistol shooter Abhishek Verma, in his bid to go back to the court room, has applied with The Bar Council of India for a license to start his law practice.
2020-07-14
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Rohit Sharma to lead over Kohli in Moody's World T20 XI
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Former Australia all-rounder turned coach Tom Moody picked Rohit Sharma over Virat Kohli to lead his World XI side, also leaving out Mahendra Singh Dhoni and handing the wicket-keeping gloves to West Indies' Nicholas Pooran instead. But he clarified that it was a current team and not one from the recent past.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Protesting MLA's death, BJP calls for 12-hr shutdown in north Bengal
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in eight north Bengal districts on Tuesday, protesting against the unnatural death of its legislator from North Dinajpur's Hemtabad Debendra Nath Ray.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Whatever Zidane touches turns into gold, says Kanoute
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) France-born former Mali striker Frederic Kanoute has heaped praise on Real Madrid coach and football legend Zinedine Zidane, saying the France World Cup winner knows how to make his team win and has moulded his side like that.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Klopp has given Liverpool personality, philosophy: Garcia
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Former Liverpool midfielder Luis Garcia on Monday heaped praise on manager Jurgen Klopp, saying the English Premier League side won the title after 30 years largely because of the German's influence since coming on board in 2015.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
I would love to see Messi in LaLiga and Barcelona: Garcia
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Former Barcelona midfielder Luis Garcia is hopeful that Lionel Messi will stay on at the Catalan club for many more years.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
MB to not celebrate 'Mohun Bagan Day' due to COVID-19
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) City football giants Mohun Bagan will not celebrate the 'Mohun Bagan Day' by organising a "physical program" on July 29 this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bhaker to train for 25m pistol at Delhi's Karni Singh Shooting Range
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Ace shooter Manu Bhaker will shift base to Delhi from her village home in Goria, Haryana to train for the 25m pistol event at Karni Singh Shooting Range.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
ATK-MB merger will help Indian football grow globally, feels Osman
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) The coming together of ATK and Mohun Bagan will not only help Indian football stride forward but it will also attract further global attention to the sport in the country, feels former England defender Russell Osman.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Bengal MLA death: BJP calls for shutdown, seeks CBI probe (Ld)
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Protesting against the unnatural death of West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislator from Hemtabad Debendra Nath Ray on Monday, the party called for a 12-hour shutdown in the district on Tuesday. The party also demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the matter.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics
Bengal BJP MLA found mysteriously hanging in his village
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislator in West Bengal was found hanging in his village in North Dinajpur district on Monday.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Hindu Samhati leader Tapan Ghosh died of Covid-19
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) Right-wing organisation Hindu Samhati leader Tapan Ghsoh, 67, who had tested Covid-19 positive, died at a city hospital on Sunday.
2020-07-12
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Sweat is not possible everywhere in the world: Bhuvneshwar
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) India fast-bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar feels it is going to be a challenge with the saliva ban to shine the ball in place as sweat is not possible everywhere in the world.
2020-07-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Hosting new season entirely in Kolkata in I-League's plans
Kolkata, July 12 (IANS) The entire season of the I-League is likely to be held in Kolkata keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country, sources have said.
2020-07-12
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
COVID-19: CAB medical panel doctors offer help at quarantine facility
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Reputed doctors attached with major hospitals in the city who are members of medical committee of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) have written to its President Avishek Dalmiya offering help in the quarantine facility that would be set up.
2020-07-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Like two spirits coming together: Barreto on Bagan-ATK merger
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) Legendary former Mohun Bagan striker and former ATK assistant coach Jose Barreto said that the merger of the two clubs is a great combination. Kolkata giants Bagan's merger with the three-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions means that they will now play in the league as Mohun Bagan-ATK.
2020-07-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Former India all-rounder Shukla's wife tests positive
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) The wife of former India all-rounder and Minister of State for Sports in West Bengal Laxmi Ratan Shukla has tested positive for COVID-19.
2020-07-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mohun Bagan's history & ATK's energy should be perfect combo: Habas
Kolkata, July 11 (IANS) The amalgamation of Mohun Bagan's history and experience with ATK's youth and energy should provide a solid base for the newly merged entity to thrive on when they start their journey as one in the seventh season of the Indian Super League (ISL), believes head coach Antonio Lopez Habas.
2020-07-11
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
COVID-19: Police seeks Eden galleries to set up quarantine facility
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Kolkata police has requested the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to make use of the under galleries as makeshift quarantine facility for police personnel on urgent basis.
2020-07-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Hyderabad FC to clear dues of players & coaching staff by end of July
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Hyderabad FC have promised to clear dues of their players and coaching staff by the end of the month.
2020-07-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL: ATK-Mohun Bagan to sport green & maroon jersey, Ganguly attends meet
Kolkata, July 10 (IANS) The board of ATK-Mohun Bagan on Friday decided to retain the green and maroon jersey which has been synonymous with the legacy of iconic Mohun Bagan football club.
2020-07-10
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Had asked SRK for a free hand at KKR, says Ganguly
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that he had asked Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Shah Rukh Khan to give him a free hand while he was captaining the franchise. Ganguly was referring to an interview of Gautam Gambhir, under whom KKR went on to win two titles, in which the latter spoke about the freedom he got to handle the team.
2020-07-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Mohammedan Sporting mourns death of former office secretary
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) City football heavyweights Mohammedan Sporting Club on Thursday paid their homage to former office secretary Muhammad Shafique who passed away after battling a prolonged illness in Aurangabad. He was 99.
2020-07-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Mohun Bagan's history to form an integral part of ATK-MB's journey
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Mohun Bagan fans will not be disappointed by the outcome of the board meeting between the directors of new Indian Super League (ISL) entity ATK Mohun Bagan Private Limited.
2020-07-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
ISL winner in 2014, defender Biswajit's food stall is his last hope
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) He was a part of history when ATK (then Atletico de Kolkata) lifted the inaugural Indian Super League (ISL) title in 2014. But six years down the line, footballer Biswajit Saha is struggling to make ends meet with his fast food joint close to shutting shop in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-09
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
LaLiga representative backs VAR amid growing criticism
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) A LaLiga spokesperson, who was previously a semi-professional referee, has backed the officials amid growing discontent over Real Madrid benefiting from VAR (video assistant referee) in the Spanish league.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Fans' reaction to artificial crowd noise has been ravishing: LaLiga
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) There were scepticism before, but eventually Spanish LaLiga viewers have lapped up the artificial crowd, not only in Spain, but across the Indian subcontinent, said the league's top official and presenter.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Asia Cup has been cancelled: BCCI President Ganguly
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday confirmed that this year's Asia Cup has been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Asia Cup has been cancelled: BCCI President Ganguly
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday confirmed that this year's Asia Cup has been cancelled in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Fresh lockdown in containment zones for week: Bengal CM (Ld)
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that a fresh lockdown would be imposed in certain pockets identified as containment zones for seven days from Thursday evening and extended by another week if the situation was not under control.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Bengal to release redefined containment zone list
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government will issue a fresh list of containment zones across the state later on Wednesday.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Participatory management key to repair embankments in Amphan-hit Sunderbans
Kolkata, July 8 (IANS) One and a half month after cyclone Amphan-ravaged a large parts of the world's largest mangrove swamp Sunderbans in West Bengal, thousands of people continued to live in the hellhole of the district battling out with poverty, scarcity of food and more importantly, a sustainable livelihood.
2020-07-08
Category: India, West Bengal,National
COVID-19: Ganguly fan club to distribute masks, feed poor on his b'day
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) A city-based Sourav Ganguly fan club will distribute masks with the BCCI President's photo printed on them on his 48th birthday -- on Wednesday -- as part of their endeavour to help the needy during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Bengali actor Arun Guhathakurta succumbs to Covid-19
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Veteran Bengali film actor Arun Guhathakurta succumbed to Covid-19 at a south Kolkata hospital around 1.45 pm on Tuesday.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Cinema/Showbiz,Religion,Lifestyle/Fashion
WB to impose total lockdown in containment zones from July 9
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government on Tuesday decided to impose complete lockdown in all the designated Covid-19 containment zones across the state from July 9.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Mohun Bagan clear dues of players, coaches and support staff
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Mohun Bagan Football Club on Monday cleared the salaries of the Indian coaches, players and support staff, the city heavyweights said in a statement.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Football
Up-scale Kolkata apartment sealed to tackle Covid spread
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) The Kolkata Police on Tuesday sealed a posh high-rise in the city's affluent neighbourhood of Alipur to tackle the rapid spread of Covid-19 infection in the area.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Howrah Sub-Inspector died of Covid-19
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) A Sub-Inspector posted at Howrah police commissionerate adjoining Kolkata died of Covid-19 at a city-based hospital on Tuesday, a police official said.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Happy Indian cricket got Dhoni because he is unbelievable: Ganguly
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not only one of the best finishers in world cricket, he is a destructive top-order batsman too who should bat higher up, feels former India captain and BCCI President Sourav Ganguly. Dhoni, regarded as one of India's finest leaders, turned 39 on Tuesday. It was under Ganguly that the Ranchi wicketkeeper batsman made his debut and went on to win all ICC trophies for India, the only captain to do so.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Cricket
Stricter norms for Kolkata hotspots expected
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) West Bengal's largest civic body Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) is gearing up to tighten its noose in all the Covid-19 hotspots and isolation zones across the city to tackle the recent spurt in Corona cases.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
Landslide on NH-10 cuts off Bengal-Sikkim road link
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) A massive landslide on Tuesday resulted in the collapse of a National Highway which connects West Bengal with the Himalayan state of Sikkim, virtually snapping the road connectivity in the north-eastern region.
2020-07-07
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Bengal CM launches indigenous 'Self-Scan' app
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday launched an indigenously developed mobile application 'Self-Scan' to help people scan important documents and keep them stored on their mobile phones.
2020-07-06
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Politics,Technology