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  • NIA announces cash reward for anyone providing leads to Burdwan blast 15 hours 1 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency has announced cash rewards for any information leading to the arrest of the 12 absconders suspected of being involved in the Burdwan blast case. Two Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh militants were killed in a blast at a TMC supporter's home earlier this month. The case has revealed...
  • Jadavpur University students hold phase 1 of referendum on controversy over VC 16 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The first phase of a students' referendum on whether Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti should resign for calling in the police to break up a gherao on the night of September 17 was held. Around 87 per cent students of the 2,900-strong Arts faculty voted during the two-day referendum....
  • Birbhum clash: BJP delegation meets Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him of situation 17 hours 40 minutes ago

    Kolkata: A Bharatiya Janata Party delegation, led by the party's state president Rahul Sinha met the West Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him about the political situation in Birbhum. Earlier on Thursday, a three-member BJP fact finding team was stopped in Birbhum and arrested. The BJP team was in Birbhum...
  • Court slams West Bengal police for abuse of power in investigation of Birbhum clashes 23 hours 10 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Siuri court severely reprimanded West Bengal Police and directed top brass of district police to remove the officer in charge of Parui PS Kartick Mohan Ghosh and suspend Investigation Officer in the Parui political clash case Dhrubajyoti Dutta for dereliction of duty. The court referred the case to Calcutta...
  • Burdwan blast: Jamaat operatives used al-Qaeda model to execute 9/11 type attack Yesterday

    Burdwan: The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. The interrogation report says that a locked room of a...
  • Jadavpur unrest: Students participate in referendum Yesterday

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Thursday took part in a referendum in their bid to prove that they were unanimously demanding the resignation of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti. The students have been clamouring for the removal of Chakrabarti since September 17 when the university authorities allegedly ordered a police crackdown to...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns opposition of smear campaigns Yesterday

    Ganga Sagar: Warning opposition parties against smear campaigns against her government, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dared them to fight on development plank. "We cannot be stopped by smear campaign. My job is to take everybody along. Those who will oppose, will be thrown away," she said...
  • BJP trying to create unrest in West Bengal, says TMC Yesterday

    Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused BJP of trying to create unrest in West Bengal on the basis of religion, soon after some central leaders of the saffron outfit were arrested for trying to enter the violence- hit Makra village in Birbhum district. "No one is above law...
  • Birbhum: TMC leaders used their clout to influence the locals, says Rahul Sinha Yesterday

    Due to increased attacks on BJP workers in Birbhum district, allegedly by TMC workers, a three-member fact-finding team of the BJP visited Birbhum to assess the situation. BJP leader Rahul Sinha said that the TMC leaders had used their clout to influence the locals. ...
  • Birbhum: BJP workers led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrested for breaking barricades, released on bail Yesterday

    Birbhum: The members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's fact-finding team on the attacks on party leaders in Birbhum were on Thursday arrested and then released on bail. The team led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was taken into custody just 4 km ahead of Birbhum as it tried to break barricades. In...
  • WB: Land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally, says TMC minister 2 days ago

    Kolkata: In sharp contrast to Trinamool Congress' consistent stance seeking return of land to "unwilling farmers" in Singur, senior minister in the TMC government Malay Ghatak caused a flutter by saying that land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally. The remarks by the Labour Minister, made in industrial town...
  • Burdwan blast: Shah Rukh prays for better times for West Bengal 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, West Bengal's brand ambassador, on Wednesday expressed his unwillingness to talk about the terror blast in Burdwan, but said he prayed for better times and hoped things would settle down soon. On a whirlwind trip to the city to promote his film "Happy New Year",...
  • Mamata's meeting with Tata Group MDs an encouraging step, says Partha Chatterjee 2 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday said that the recent meeting of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with top officials of Tata Group companies was an "encouraging step" for investment and hoped that the Tatas will "resolve the grievances" of farmers in Singur. "It will be nice for them...
  • Burdwan terror attack: Jamat operatives sold utensils by the day, made bombs by night 2 days ago

    Burdwan: A terror tree established from the interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveal that the Jamat terrorists in 2007 came to India after the terror outfit was banned in Bangladeh in 2005. The three involved families took a house on rent from...
  • West Bengal: BJP urges EC to declare TMC 'terrorist party' 2 days ago

    Kolkata: In the wake of increasing incidents of violence and surfacing of terror modules in West Bengal, state BJP unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to EC requesting it to declare TMC a 'terrorist party'. "Today we met the chief electoral officer of West Bengal and informed him about the...
  • West Bengal: 3 killed in clashes between TMC, BJP cadres in Birbhum 4 days ago

    Birbhum: In political clashes that took a violent turn, three people have been killed as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in Birbhum in West Bengal. One victim is a BJP worker while the other two are TMC supporters. No arrests have been made so far in...
  • Burdwan blast: Mamata meets NSA, assures assistance in fight against terrorism 4 days ago

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday assured all help to the Centre in fight against terrorism. The assurance from the West Bengal CM came after her meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. Talking to CNN-IBN, Special secretary Of General Security Prakash Mishra said,...
  • West Bengal: TMC, BJP workers clash again, four injured in violence 4 days ago

    Birbhum: As many as four people suffered bullet injuries in clashes between the workers of Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal's Birbhum district. The incident took place in Makra village which now has heavy deployment of Rapid Action Force in the area following the violence. Many people have...
  • Doval visits Burdwan blast with top security, intelligence chiefs 4 days ago

    Kolkata: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval led a contingent of top security and intelligence chiefs of the country to the blast site in Burdwan and assessed the progress of investigations into it. NIA Director General Sharad Kumar, NSG Director General Jayanta Narayan Chowdhury and Intelligence Bureau director Syed Asif Ibrahim...
  • National Security Advisor to visit Burdwan blast site today, meet Mamata 5 days ago

    Kolkata: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit Kolkata on Monday to oversee the investigation into Burdwan blast. He will also meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and is likely to ask for the state government's full support in the probe being conducted by the National Investigation Agency. Doval's visit...
  • West Bengal: Five people remanded to police custody for attacking two policemen in Birbhum 5 days ago

    Birbhum (West Bengal): Five people have been arrested and remanded to police custody for attacking two police officers in Birbhum earlier this week. A total of 10 people have been arrested so far. The two police officers were attacked after they went to investigate reports of crude bombs being stored...
  • Saradha scam: Enforcement Directorate to issue fourth attachment order soon 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, will issue the fourth attachment order for Saradha Group's properties by the end of October, ED sources said. "We'll soon be issuing attachment orders of Saradha property in North Bengal, Malda, Kolkata and Bishnupur by the end of October," they...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP blames Mamata Banerjee government, says CM should immediately resign 6 days ago

    BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh blamed the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal for harbouring terrorists and providing a safe haven for them to execute their terror attacks. Singh said that possibly money in the Saradha scam had reached terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, who then used that money to launch...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP attacks West Bengal government, says Mamata should resign as CM 1 week ago

    The National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval will visit Burdwan on Monday. On Friday, the NIA Director General reviewed investigations on the ground in Burdwan and Mushridabad. Two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed in a bomb blast in the area, putting the Mamata Banerjee government under fire as well. ...
  • More emergency fire calls in Kolkata this Diwali 1 week ago

    Kolakta: The West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services here received 108 calls on Diwali, slightly higher than last year, an official said on Friday. "Till 12 midnight October 23, we received 108 calls. This is slightly higher than last year as Diwali and Kali puja coincided," an official said. According to the...
  • Burdwan blast case: All arrested accused members of Bangladesh terror group JMB, says NIA 1 week ago

    New Delhi/Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said the accused persons arrested in the Burdwan blast case and their associates were members of terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh, who were preparing IEDs for transporting them to that country for possible terror attacks. In a statement issued on Friday night, NIA...
  • Burdwan blast probe: NSA-led high level delegation to visit WB on Monday 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A high-level delegation led by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will be visiting West Bengal on Monday to take stock of the progress in the Burdwan blast case. The high-level delegation will include NIA, RAW and Intelligence Bureau (IB) officials. On Friday, NIA Director General Sharad Kumar visited the...
  • West Bengal: 2 policemen in Birbhum attacked by assailants carrying bombs, lathis 1 week ago

    Birbhum: Two police officers in Birbhum were attacked by assailants armed with crude bombs, lathis and other arms on Friday. The police reportedly fired to disperse the attacking mob. The two officers were seriously injured and admitted to the Suri district hospital. The officers were attacked after acting on information that a...
  • Ground report: NIA looking for key operatives to track the terror network 1 week ago

    Kolkata: A cache of some 39 IEDs and chemicals were recovered from a secret chamber atop a toilet inside these premises on Badshahi Road on the outskirts of Burdwan town by the NIA and its assisting NSG commandos on Thursday evening. The explosives were diffused in a controlled environment on...
  • NIA chief monitors probe into Burdwan blast October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: NIA Director General Sharad Kumar on Friday took stock of the progress in the investigation in the Burdwan blast case. Kumar arrived on Friday morning and left for Burdwan where he met NIA investigators and assessed the progress in the probe into the blast at Khagragarh in Burdwan town on...