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  • Minor's killing: Protestors block India-Bhutan road link 17 hours 46 minutes 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 18 hours 19 minutes 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 20 hours 55 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 days 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...
  • West Bengal: Student's body found on railway tracks, family alleges murder 5 days ago

    Howrah: A first year college student was found dead near the railway tracks at Howrah's Uluberia station in West Bengal on Friday. The 20-year old was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim Akash Agarwal was a pharmacy student of Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical...
  • Thief lynched, allegedly bobbitised by junior doctors in Bengal 1 week ago

    Kolkata: A man in his mid-20s, suspected to be a cellphone thief, was lynched and allegedly bobbitised by a group of students and junior doctors in the state-run NRS Medical College and Hospital. Some junior doctors and others have been detained in connection with the incident. Hospital sources said the man was...
  • Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh released from hospital, taken back to jail 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh, who allegedly tried to commit suicide in the Presidency Correctional Home and was admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital, was on Sunday discharged and taken back to the jail. Police sources said that the process of Ghosh's transfer back to the...
  • WB: 1st year student found dead near railway tracks in Howrah after being ragged by seniors 1 week ago

    Kolkata: A first year college student from Bihar was found dead near railway tracks at the Uluberia station in Howrah, West Bengal on Sunday. The student was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim's father claimed that he was murdered and the body was...
  • West Bengal: Police charge Malda incident accused with attempt to rape November 16, 2014

    Malda (WB): Police have charged the accused of Malda incident with attempt to rape after the Calcutta High Court directed it to file a progress report in the case. The High Court on Friday asked the Malda police to file the progress report within two weeks on its investigation into the...
  • Fresh clashes break out between TMC, BJP workers in Birbhum; 1 dead November 16, 2014

    Birbhum: Fresh clashes between the workers of ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party claimed one life in West Bengal's Birbhum district which was under curfew for over 10 days earlier this month. The deceased is reportedly a BJP supporter whose body was recovered by police from Chowmandalpur village. Five people...