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  • West Bengal: 3 Visva-Bharati University students arrested for ragging 2 days ago

    Three days after a student complained of being stripped and ragged in Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, police on Saturday arrested three students in the case. ...
  • Visva-Bharati ragging: Accused students arrested 2 days ago

    Shantiniketan: All three students, accused of ragging and sexually harassing a girl student in the prestigious Visva-Bharati University, were on Saturday arrested by the West Bengal police. The accused were absconding ever since the incident came to light. The university had registered a complaint with the police earlier in the day. The...
  • Visva-Bharati University suspends four students for stripping, photographing junior 2 days ago

    Shantiniketan: The prestigious Visva Bharati University in West Bengal has suspended four of its students after a girl student alleged that her seniors ragged and stripped her. The Visva Bharati university authorities today lodged a police complaint against four persons, including three students, in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of...
  • WB girl ragging case: Visva-Bharati University lodges complaint with police 2 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan, authorities on Saturday lodges a complaint with the police. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the...
  • Mamata's statement confirms our rise in Bengal: BJP 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Left parties are not "untouchable" for her, BJP on Saturday said her views corroborated the saffron surge in the state. "She has admitted and her statement endorses the fact that BJP is rising in Bengal. Actually, she is...
  • WB girl ragging: University dismisses father's claims that he was asked to shut the case 2 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan, the college authorities on Saturday dismissed the girl's father's charges of asking him not to approach the police. The college authorities have dismissed the charges saying that the offenders...
  • Malaysia expresses interest to invest in West Bengal 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Malaysia on Friday expressed keen interest for investing in West Bengal under various sectors to strengthen its bilateral ties with India. After meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a 10-member high-level official delegation led by Malaysian High Commissioner to India Datuk Naimun Ashakli Bin Mohammad told reporters that their...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: A year on, duped investors remain penniless 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Agony, despondency, exasperation and anger. The emotions in West Bengal's countryside remain pretty much the same as they were a year ago when Saradha Group went bust. While the company's bosses Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh are in custody, duped investors have nothing. Most...
  • Ragging at Visva-Bharati University; girl stripped, photographed by male seniors 3 days ago

    Shantiniketan: In a disturbing incident, a girl student of the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan has alleged ragging by her seniors. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the accused is a second year student, while the other...
  • Another TMC MLA sparks controversy, says rapes will continue till the end of the world 4 days ago

    Kolkata: In yet another embarrassment for the Trinamool Congress, Diamond Harbour MLA Deepak Haldar sparked off a controversy by saying that rapes will continue till the end of the world. The MLA from Diamond Harbour in South 24 Paraganas said, "Rapes have always happened and rapes will be happening till...
  • Saradha scam: CBI custody of accused businessman extended 5 days ago

    Kolkata: A city court on Wednesday extended the CBI custody of city-based businessman Sandhir Agarwal who was arrested for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scam. The Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Alipore Court, extended the CBI custody of Agarwal by five days till September 1 on a prayer...
  • WB: Gas leak in abandoned godown in Asansol leaves 2 dead, 40 ill 5 days ago

    Asansol: In late hours of Tuesday a gas leak was reported in an abandoned godown of Asansol district of West Bengal. The police is poribing the case. "Though the godown was abandoned but few thieves were using it. The residents brought iron from other places and cut there," said though godown...
  • West Bengal to set up Eco-Tourism Board 1 week ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has decided to set up an Eco-Tourism Board to project the state as a major tourist destination. State Tourism Minister Bratya Basu said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed the Tourism Department to go ahead with the setting up the board. Accordingly, a task...
  • Mitra slams Jaitley for questioning Mamata's Singapore trip 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Slamming Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for questioning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's official visit to Singapore, state finance minister Amit Mitra on Sunday said that the former was doing "politics" and criticised him for making comments without knowing the developmental process in the state. "Jaitley today questioned Banerjee's...
  • Arun Jaitley questions Mamata's Singapore trip August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Union Defence Minister Arun Jeitley on Sunday asked Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and MPs over Singapore trip to seek foreign investment in Defence sector. Asking ruling Trinamool Congress to come clear on the issue of foreign direct investment, he said that on coming to...
  • Saradha scam: CBI now nabs Kolkata businessman August 23, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested Kolkata businessman Sandhir Agarwal in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, an official said. "Following interrogation, Sandhir Agarwal has been arrested. He will be presented before a court Sunday," a CBI spokesperson said. This is the second arrest made by the...
  • Arun Jaitley lauds West Bengal government for its approach on GST August 23, 2014

    Kolkata: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday lauded the West Bengal government for accepting the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in principle and said the state's approach on the issue was very good. "There are several issues in which the Centre and the state government require discussion. To me, GST...
  • Saradha scam: Court remands Sudipta Sen to CBI custody August 21, 2014

    Kolkata: A court on Thursday remanded chairman of Saradha group Sudipto Sen to CBI's custody till August 26 as the agency plans to verify some more names of politicians who allegedly were beneficiary of the chit fund scam. Sen's custody was taken along with the official of East Bengal football club...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests East Bengal club official Debabrata Sarkar August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI on Wednesday arrested an official of East Bengal football club Debabrata Sarkar in connection with Saradha chit fund scam in which deposits of thousands of investors were allegedly swindled by ponzi companies. CBI sources said Sarkar was allegedly the middleman between the Saradha group and regulatory bodies like...
  • WB: 2 days after CPIM worker's wife's murder, resonance of violence lingers in Sunia village August 20, 2014

    Sunia (West Bengal): It's been two days since the wife of a CPIM worker was allegedly assaulted, raped and then murdered by Trinamool Congress activists but resonance of the recent violence still lingers in the Sunia village of West Bengal. A resident said, "How do we talk openly. We need to...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal suffers brain stroke August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal was today admitted in a super-speciality hospital in Kolkata after suffering a brain stroke, hospital sources said. "He (Pal) was brought to the hospital at 4 pm. Then MRI was conducted and it was found that he has suffered a brain stroke. He has been...
  • Terrorists in Kolkata jail get mobile phones, Internet access for just Rs 1,000 per month: Report August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking revelation, glaring lapses in security have been reported from Kolkata's Alipore prison (earlier Presidency jail), sending the city's police force into a tizzy. In a report submitted before a Delhi court, the Special Cell said that top Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives lodged in the jail were in direct...
  • Industrialisation in Bengal: Government pats its back, India Inc unsatisfied August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is just days away from making her maiden and much-hyped foreign trip to Singapore to attract investments to her state. Her trip comes just days after a war of words ensued between industrialist Ratan Tata and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over economic development...
  • West Bengal: No signs of external injury in postmortem of CPM leader's wife's murder August 19, 2014

    East Midnapore: In a new twist in the death of a 32-year-old woman in East Midnapore, the post mortem report reveals that there were no signs of external injuries or sexual assault on her body. According to the report, the cause of death was due to hanging and a case...
  • Saradha scam: Filmmaker Aparna Sen denies role in monetary transactions August 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Actor and filmmaker Aparna Sen on Monday denied have any role in the monetary transactions of the Saradha group accused of embezzling lakhs of investors in a chit fund scam. Sen, who was the editor of the magazine 'Poroma', started by Saradha chief Sudipta Sen, was quizzed by the Enforcement...
  • West Bengal: CPM leader's wife allegedly gangraped and murdered by TMC activists August 18, 2014

    Midnapore (West Bengal): A 32-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped and murdered by TMC activists in West Bengal's east Midnapore. The victim was the wife of a CPM leader, who had fled from the village a long time back in the wake of alleged TMC domination. The woman was allegedly...
  • Saradha scam: Enforcement Directorate quizzes national award winning filmmaker Aparna Sen August 18, 2014

    Kolkata: National award winning film maker Aparna Sen was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate on Monday in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam. Sen appeared before the agency that is probing the scam along with husband Kalyan Roy. Aparna Sen was the editor of a magazine called Parama ...
  • Mamata hopeful about Singapore talks, asks media to be positive August 18, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she was hopeful that talks can open new investment possibilities during her maiden Singapore visit. "Talks and dialogues can open new possibilities. Don't you want development of Bengal? Please think positively," the Chief Minister told the waiting newspersons as they wanted...
  • Kolkata: Sex workers asked not to entertain Africans due to Ebola threat August 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Sex workers in the city's largest red light area Sonagachi have been asked by an NGO, working for their welfare, not to entertain Africans who are regular visitors to the place in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), a forum of...
  • Modi to induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata today August 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will induct country's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata in Mumbai on Saturday. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan will also be present at the ceremony. The warship has been constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and...