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  • Siliguri: Police lathicharge on angry mob protesting construction of a crematorium 28 minutes ago

    Siliguri: Police lathicharged and opened fire on an angry mob in the Ramghat area of Siliguri on Wednesday. No injuries were reported so far but the angry mob retaliated by setting a police vehicle on fire and ransacking another police car. The incident happened when forces from the Siliguri police commissionerate...
  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee 20 hours 48 minutes ago

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • Amit Shah denied permission for rally in Kolkata, BJP says willl wait for HC order Yesterday

    Kolkata: The state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence of holding the proposed meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30. "We are confident that Amit Shah's meeting will take place in the city. We will also wait for the High Court order on the...
  • Battle for West Bengal: Is Mamata Modi's real challenger? Yesterday

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her volley of attacks against the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday by calling it anti-people. ...
  • Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha scam, alleges Kunal Ghosh Yesterday

    Kolkata: Former Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who is in CBI custody for alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha scam, has accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of being the biggest beneficiary of the irregularities. While being taken to the court on Monday, Ghosh lost his cool and called...
  • TMC-BJP war of words deepens, Mamata questions PM's foreign trips' expense 2 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her volley of attacks against the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday by calling it anti-people. Addressing a rally in Kolkata, the Trinamool Congress chief accused the government of using Central Bureau of Investigation against her party which is under fire...
  • Minor's killing: Protestors block India-Bhutan road link 2 days ago

    Siliguri: Protesting against the alleged rape and murder of a teenage girl, local residents Sunday blocked the SAARC Road in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, snapping the Indo-Bhutan road link, police said. The body of 16-year-old girl, who had gone to Bhutan to work as a maid, was found Saturday night in...
  • Forest dept team rescues youth dragged by tiger into forest 2 days ago

    Kolkata: A team of Forest department officials have rescued a youth who was dragged by a tiger into a forest in the Sunderbans this afternoon. Three persons were catching crabs near the Holakhali creek when suddenly a tiger pounced upon 23-year-old Dinesh Mondal and dragged him into the jungle at around...
  • West Bengal: Maoist posters appear, police claims miscreants behind it 3 days ago

    Midnapore (WB): Two Maoist posters appeared on trees in the once rebel-dominated Bandhghra area of West Midnapore district, but police claimed those were put up by some local miscreants to extort money. The posters, giving warning to local people, were seen in Chatnisole and Deuldanga villages this morning, Superintendent of Police...
  • After London's Madame Tussauds, Kolkata now boasts of a wax museum 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A Madame Tussauds like experience in Kolkata seems to be Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's own way of partially delivering on her promise to convert Kolkata into London. The recently inaugurated Mothers Wax Museum in Eastern Kolkata has drawn crowds. Featuring 19 life-size wax models of celebrities and heroes of...
  • Mamata needs to answer charges leveled against her party, says BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh 3 days ago

    Mamata Banerjee needs to answer the charges leveled against her party leadership under the Saradha chit fund scam. Unfortunately, she has no answers, and is therefore trying to raise a different kind of bogey - she's either trying to raise a communalism vs secularism bogey, said BJP leaders Siddharth Nath...
  • Lawyer claims Srinjoy Bose has been accused without evidence 3 days ago

    Srinjoy Bose's lawyer claimed that Bose was accused without any evidence. Ashok Mukherjee said that a witness is usually summoned under the permission of law and that in spite of producing all documents, Bose has been arrested by the CBI authority, showing him as an accused and transforming his character...
  • Saradha case: Madan Mitra is very exhausted, says SSKM director 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The director of the state-run SSKM hospital, where West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was served with a CBI summons for interrogation in the Saradha case was admitted, on Saturday said he cannot say if Mitra could withstand the rigour of questioning. "I met him and he is very...
  • Trinamool to oppose bill on FDI in insurace: Mamata 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her party would oppose any attempt to pass the Bill in Parliament to raise FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent and will be vocal against the BJP-led government over communal violence. Describing her strategy for the winter session of...
  • Mamata dares Centre to impose President's rule, arrest her 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the arrest of an MP of her party in connection with the Saradah scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday launched a blistering attack against the Modi government, accusing it of "selective vendetta" against her and the party and dared the Centre to impose...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose sent to CBI custody 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, arrested in the Saradha scam, has been sent to CBI custody till November 26. Bose is being probed for charges of criminal conspiracy and misappropriation of funds; he is the third TMC leader to be arrested in the multi-crore scam. Bose has been accused of...
  • CBI must have had good reasons to arrest Srinjoy Bose: West Bengal Governor 4 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the arrest of Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said that the agency must have had some "good reasons" to do it. "The agency which has arrested him must have had some good reasons to do it. Therefore,...
  • Saradha scam: TMC cornered as party MPs come under CBI scanner 4 days ago

    Kolkata: It is a big embarassment for the ruling Trinamool Congress party (TMC) as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested its Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for alleged involvement in the Saradha scam. He is the third TMC leader and second TMC MP to be arrested in the case....
  • Sarada chit-fund scam: Mamata Banerjee refutes BJP allegations, says journalists are not God 4 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday slammed BJP over allegations of Trinmool Congress's involvement in multi crore Sarada chit-fund scam. Reacting to the BJP's allegation of her involvement in the scam, the Cm said, "BJP has bought over media; journalists are not God." The TMC chief also questioned...
  • Siliguri: Special train carrying Indian Army soldiers catches fire 4 days ago

    Siliguri: A special train carrying Indian Army soldiers returning from active duty from Jammu caught fire near the city of Silliguri under Jalpaiguri district of west Bengal at Ambabari Falakata station on Friday evening. One entire genaral compartment was burnt down by the fire. The fire was quicly brought under...
  • Of pills and summonses: The Saradha investigation story so far 4 days ago

    Kolkata: It took some 15 alprazolam tablets and a summons to create the latest dust up in the Saradha ponzi scam case. That those 15-odd anti-anxiety sedatives which suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh popped inside a high-security prison in Kolkata on the wee hours of 14th November added to the...
  • Muslim community and terror should not be equalised: Chowdhury 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind's Bengal unit president Siddiqullah Chowdhury on Friday urged all communities to fight against the menace of terrorism and said the Muslim community and terror should not be equated. "The Muslim community and terror should not be equated. All communities should come forward to fight against the menace of...
  • Saradha scam: Major embarrassment for Mamata as CBI arrests TMC MP Srinjoy Bose 5 days ago

    Kolkata: In yet another blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress, party MP Srinjoy Bose has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. Bose, who owns Bengali daily Sambad Praitidin, allegedly had stuck a deal with Sudipta Sen, the main accused in...
  • Saradha scam: CBI interrogates Trinamool MP Shyamapada Mukherjee 5 days ago

    Kolkata: The Special Crime Branch of CBI on Friday interrogated West Bengal Textiles Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam. Mukherjee and Bose arrived at the CBI office here in the morning following summons served on them to appear before...
  • CBI questions West Bengal Textiles Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee over Saradha chit fund scam 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee. Mukherjee is facing questioning in connection with a plot of land he sold to the Saradha Group. He is the first of the three Mamata Banerjee ministers summoned by the...
  • Kolkata: Mentally-challenged man killed in NRS Medical College, no arrests yet 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Five days have passed since a mentally challenged patient was brutalised and murdered inside the premises of one of the premier state run medical colleges and hospitals in Kolkata and the police is yet to arrest a single suspect. The victim, Kurban Shah, a resident of the Ulberia in Howrah...
  • Kolkata: Mentally-challenged man brutally murdered in NRS Medical College, no arrest yet 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Four days have passed since a mentally challenged patient was brutalised and murdered inside the premises of one of the premier state run medical colleges and hospitals in Kolkata and the police is yet to arrest a single suspect. The victim, Kurban Shah, a resident of the Ulberia in...
  • Burdwan blast probe: NIA arrests six suspected 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested six suspects on Thursday in connection with the Burdwan blast case. The suspects were picked up from Sahibganj in Jharkhand. According to reports, the suspects may be connected to the Jammat-ul-Mujahideen terror group in Bangladesh, which is said to be involved in...
  • Saradha scam: CBI raids premises owned by Saradha group in Kolkata, South 24 Parganas District 6 days ago

    Kolkata: CBI officials on Thursday conducted search operations in Saradha group's properties located in Kolkata. The investigators are searching the premises of Saradha Gardens in the Bishnupur area of South 24 Parganas district from where the company started its business some seven years ago. Raids are also being conducted at a...
  • Final hearing of Singur land allocation case in SC today 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Wednesday hold the final hearing in the case related to the land allocated for the Nano plant. Tata Motors had moved the Supreme Court seeking an order to restrain the West Bengal government from taking back and distributing land to farmers earlier allocated...