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  • BJP repeats Lok Sabha election success in Assembly by-poll 48 minutes ago

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday opened its account in the West Bengal Assembly after a 15-year gap by winning the bypoll in the Basirhat Dakshin constituency, while the ruling Trinamool Congress retained the prestigious Chowringhee seat. The BJP last won an Assembly seat in West Bengal in a bypoll in 1999 when...
  • Bharatiya Janata Party makes inroads into West Bengal Assembly, TMC retains Chowringhee 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday made its debut in the West Bengal Assembly by winning the Basirhat Dakshin seat while Trinamool Congress retained the prestigious Chowringhee seat. BJP's Shamik Bhattacharya won the Basirhat Dakshin seat in North 24 Parganas district by a margin of 1742 votes against its nearest Trinamool Congress rival...
  • IIM Calcutta ranked best B-school in Asia 20 hours 58 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The premier Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta has been ranked as the best B-school from Asia in the FT Masters in Management Global Rankings. It has been recognised at rank 13 of the 2014 Financial Times Master in Management (MiM) ranking leaping by 6 places from 2013, for...
  • Saradha scam: TMC supporters demonstrate against CBI 22 hours 7 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Shouting slogans, supporters of the Trinamool Congress on Monday held a demonstration against the CBI and burnt the effigy of its director Ranjit Sinha to protest against alleged 'conspiracy' to tarnish the image of the West Bengal government in the Saradha chit fund scam. The supporters under the banner of...
  • Politics won't hamper development works in West Bengal, says Nitin Gadkari 23 hours 44 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that politics will not hinder development works in West Bengal and pledged full assistance to complete ongoing projects in the state. Gadkari, who promised to visit the city soon to meet the government leadership, said that he would work towards resolving...
  • Kolkata: Woman denied entry into restaurant for being rape survivor, FIR filed Yesterday

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from Kolkata, a woman claimed that she was denied entry into a restaurant for being a rape survivor. The woman alleged that the management of a south Kolkata restaurant turned her out because she was raped. She claimed that the management told her they had...
  • Saradha scam: SFIO completes probe, says 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes' Yesterday

    New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Monday completed its probe into the multi-crore Saradha scam and said 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes'. Investigations have revealed that primary source of payments to subscribers was collections made from newly enrolled members rather than...
  • Former CPM leader Saifuddin Choudhury passes away Yesterday

    New Delhi: Saifuddin Choudhury, a former CPM MP from West Bengal, died here today after a prolonged battle with cancer. Choudhary, 62, was admitted at a private South Delhi hospital after his condition deteriorated last evening. He passed away at around 8 PM on Sunday, family sources said. He is survived by...
  • West Bengal: Congress leader to move SC over TMC protest outside CBI office Yesterday

    Kolkata: A senior West Bengal Congress leader Abdul Mannan on Sunday said that Trinamool Congress's recent protest demonstrations outside the CBI office here is tantamount to contempt of court and he will move the Supreme Court over the issue. "The CBI is conducting a probe into the multi-crore Saradha chit fund...
  • West Bengal: Teacher kills self after fined Rs 1 lakh by 'village court' Yesterday

    Baharampur: A teacher committed suicide after being ridiculed at a village reconciliation meeting and asked to pay Rs one lakh for allegedly having illicit relations with a married woman at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district on Sunday. A top district police officer said Dilip Mondal consumed pesticide after being publicly abused at...
  • J&K floods: West Bengal government sending drinking water pouches 2 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal government is sending drinking water pouches to flood-ravaged areas of Jammu and Kashmir as immediate relief, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said. "A large section of my brothers and sisters in Kashmir are extremely distressed due to massive floods. Huge number of tourists from different places are...
  • West Bengal: BJP, CPM, Congress spreading canards against TMC, says Partha Chatterjee 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Accusing opposition BJP, CPI(M), and Congress of spreading canards against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) regime in West Bengal, TMC leader and state minister Partha Chatterjee on Saturday accused BJP of trying to influence the polls. "Just like when Congress was in power they had tried to influence the polls, the...
  • Mamata's decline: It's now Ma, Mati, Mafia 2 days ago

    Mamata Banerjee belongs to the dwindling tribe of regional politicians who look upon their profession through a partisan lens, which means that their focus is almost entirely on advancing the prospects of their parties. They have neither the ability nor the inclination to do anything for their states. Some are also...
  • Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh blaming TMC to save himself, says Mamata Banerjee 3 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has denied any link of the Trinamool Congress to the Saradha chit fund scam even as party MP Kunal Ghosh has dragged state minister Partha Chatterjee into the scandal. The Chief Minsiter said that Kunal Ghosh is saying whatever he wants to in order...
  • West Bengal clears farmer-friendly project to boost irrigation 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal cabinet cleared a farmer-friendly project (Sech-Bandhu Prakalpa) offering 46,000 new pump sets with power connectivity to the farmers to boost irrigation in the state. Announcing this after the cabinet meeting which was chaired by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, state's Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said this...
  • West Bengal bypolls: Chowringhee, Basirhat Dakshin electorate cast their votes 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Polling percentage at the two assembly seats in West Bengal where by-polls were held on Saturday declined as compared to previous elections in these segments. State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Gupta said that at 6 PM the polling percentage at Basirhat Dakshin constituency was 79.59 per cent and just...
  • Saradha scam: TMC MP Hasan Imran files defamation case against BJP's Siddharth Nath Singh 3 days ago

    Kolkata: TMC Rajya Sabha MP Hasan Ahmed Imran filed a criminal defamation charge against BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh. Singh had quoted reports appearing in Bangladeshi newspapers to allege that Imran used Saradha money to fund subversive programmes of Jamat-e-Islami party which were undertaken to try and dislodge the ruling...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested Assamese singer Sadananda Gogoi in connection with the Saradha scam. CBI spokesperson Kanchan Prasad said in Delhi that Gogoi has been arrested in Kolkata on the allegations of "conspiracy and misappropriation of funds" and he will be produced in Alipore court tomorrow. Gogoi was...
  • Visva Bharati molestation case: Victim quits university 4 days ago

    Kolkata: The student who was allegedly molested in the Visva Bharati University has decided to quit the university. She is currently completing exit formalities. The victim's father had lodged a complaint with the Birbhum Police. She was allegedly sexually harassed by her seniors. The victim's father had also accused the police and...
  • Special trains to clear festive season rush 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Special trains will be run to clear the festive season rush, authorities said. The South Eastern Railway will run nine pairs of Weekly Superfast Premium Specials between Santragachi and Puri and 17 pairs of Bi-weekly Superfast Janasadharan Specials between Santragachi and Chennai between September 18 and November 15 with a...
  • Unfortunate that police found no case against Tapas Pal despite proof: Calcutta HC 4 days ago

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has rapped the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal over party MP Tapas Pal. The Judge observed, "It is unfortunate that despite prima facie evidence of Tapas Pal being accused on two counts - making hate speech and carrying fire arms - the police found...
  • Saradha scam: TMC seeks to dismiss allegations 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Thursday sought to dismiss allegations by opposition parties that many of its leaders were involved in Saradha ponzi scam and claimed that it was a ploy by them to keep the main culprits behind the curtains. "Opposition parties are trying to forge together and are making wild allegations...
  • West Bengal: BJP demands CM Mamata Banerjee's resignation 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Demanding resignation of Mamata Banerjee as Chief Minister of West bengal in view of the CBI's questioning of her party MPs in the Saradha scam, the BJP on Thursday said that it would submit a memorandum to the state Governor asking her to step down on moral ground. "We will...
  • Saradha chit fund scam victims take out protest rally 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Thousands of victims of Saradha ponzi scheme from districts along with investors of other such companies on Thursday participated in a protest rally here demanding immediate refund of their money from the West Bengal government. Though the march, organised by the Chit Fund Sufferers' Association, was termed non-political but several...
  • BJP, Trinamool Congress workers clash in poll-bound Chowringhee in Kolkata; 12 injured 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Twelve people were injured after a clash broke out between supporters of BJP and Trinamool Congress in poll-bound Chowringhee assembly Constituency on the last day of campaign on Thursday. Police said the supporters of both parties attacked each other with sticks and indulged in brick-batting, following which police reinforcements were...
  • Women TMC supporters protest accusing CBI of defaming Mamata Banerjee and the party 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Droves of women Trinamool Congress workers on Thursday staged a sit-in demonstration outside the CBI office at CGO complex to protest the "motivated nature of investigation" into the multi-crore Saradha scam conducted by the agency. Led by state Law Minister Chandrima Bhattacharya, the supporters squatted in front of the...
  • Saradha scam: CBI to grill TMC leader Srinjoy Bose for the second time today 5 days ago

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday is likely to interrogate Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose for the second time in the Saradha chit fund scam. Bose was questioned for over 6 hours on Wednesday. Srinjoy Bose who owns a Bengali newspaper had been named by...
  • Saradha scam: Pressure builds on TMC, party leaders feel the heat 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Just a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation made its first arrest of a Trinamool Congress leader in the Saradha scam, the agency grilled another party leader, Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose. Pressure is now building on the TMC in the chit fund scam case where even West...
  • Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from September 18 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from September 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike. To add to the woes of the commuters, transport workers affiliated to eight central trade unions, including the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Indian National Trade...
  • West Bengal: CITU calls transport strike on September 19 5 days ago

    Kolkata: CITU on Wednesday called an indefinite taxi strike in the city from September 18 followed by a statewide total transport strike on September 19 against alleged police highhandedness. "We have called for an indefinite taxi strike from September 18. And the next day (September 19) there will be a total...