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  • Commuters left stranded as Kolkata taxis go on strike Yesterday

    Kolkata: Commuters were left in a lurch again on Friday with trade unions calling a 24-hour taxi strike, the ninth since August to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses". Unions have hinted at another strike on January 6. Commuters were stranded and harried as taxis stayed off...
  • Kolkata: Jadavpur students advised against convocation boycott Yesterday

    Kolkata: West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday urged students of Jadavpur University not to boycott the annual convocation scheduled on December 24. Chatterjee's plea came a day after Governor and Chancellor K.N. Tripathi warned the students against going ahead with the boycott which they have called to press their...
  • Saradha scam: Mitra's custody ends today 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Arrested by the CBI in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra's police custody ends on Friday. Mitra has accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam. Mitra was arrested on December 12 by the CBI, which...
  • Burdwan blast mastermind remanded to 14 days judicial custody 2 days ago

    Barasat(WB): Sajid alias Sk Rahamuttalah, the mastermind of the Burdwan blast and a member of Bangladesh terror outfit JMB, was remanded to 14-days judicial custody by a local court on Thursday. The order was passed by Barasat CJM Edwin Lepcha. He was earlier in NIA...
  • Watch: How safe are schools in Kolkata 3 days ago

    The Abhinav Bharati High school in Kolkata has no guards standing outside its main gate. But one has to sign a register before entering the school premises stating one's details. ...
  • CBI pressuring me to name Mamata in Saradha scam, claims Madan Mitra 4 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam, on Tuesday accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam even as a city court denied him bail and extended his custody till...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers burn Amit Shah's effigy in protest of Madan Mitra's arrest 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Workers of the Trinamool Congress took to the streets on Sunday for the second consecutive day to protest against West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra'a arrest in the Saradha scam. Party workers burnt BJP chief Amit Shah's effigy in protest of the CBI action against Mitra. They held blockades in...
  • Saradha scam: I dare PM Modi and BJP to arrest me, says Mamata Banerjee 1 week ago

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee dared PM Narendra Modi and the BJP to arrest her. "The PM was photographed with the Sahara chief, should we arrest the PM then," questioned Mamata Banerjee. ...
  • Saradha scam: Madan Mitra calls his arrest a conspiracy to defame him and TMC 1 week ago

    West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinmool Congress leader Madan Mitra on Saturday evening called his arrest by Central Bureau of Investigation in multi-crore chit fund scam a political conspiracy against him and his party by Centre. ...
  • New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails near Howrah, no injury 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Twelve coaches of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express on Sunday derailed soon after departing from Howrah station. However, no one was injured, a railway official said. "The train had just started to pick up speed when it derailed (at Liluah). A major tragedy was averted because of the slow speed,"...
  • My son's email ID was hacked, says alleged pro-IS Twitter handler's father December 13, 2014

    Even as alleged pro-Islamic State's Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas has confessed to his involvement with the terror outfit, his father Dr Michyal Biswas defended him saying his account was hacked. "I don't know about this. Last night, over a telephonic conversation, my son told me his email was...
  • Saradha scam: BJP says Mamata Banerjee is pressing panic button December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her 'political vendetta' charge over action in Saradha scam, saying she is pressing the 'panic button' and 'rattled' by the possibility that her 'own involvement' could come to light. "Dare does not matter. Sometimes I can say these are politically...
  • CBI arrests WB Minister Madan Mitra; BJP, TMC exchange war of words December 12, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suffered a major setback with the arrest by CBI of her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha scam. An enraged Mamata defended Mitra and lashed out at the Centre calling the arrest as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta politics". ...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee calls Madan Mitra's arrest as illegal, vendetta politics by Centre December 12, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suffered a major setback with the arrest by CBI of her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha scam. An enraged Mamata defended Mitra and lashed out at the Centre calling the arrest as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta...
  • Madan Mitra arrest: It's illegal, unconstitutional, vendetta politics, says Mamata December 12, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday attacked the Centre calling her Minister Madan Mitra's arrest by the CBI on Friday as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta politics". She alleged that the BJP leaders were involved in the Saradha scam and that the arrests being made by the CBI...
  • Madan Mitra arrest: BJP demands Mamata Banerjee's resignation; Left, Congress welcome CBI move December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The BJP, Left and Congress have welcomed the arrest of West Bengal Transport Minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam saying the arrest should have come earlier. Repying to TMC's charge that CBI was acting at the behest of the NDA-ruled Centre,...
  • CBI arrests West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam December 12, 2014

    Kolkata: In a huge embarrassment and setback for the Mamata Banerjee government, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday evening arrested West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra in Saradha chit fund scam. The arrest came after the CBI interrogated Mitra for nearly five hours over...
  • Saradha scam: West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra appears before CBI December 12, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra will be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths on Friday. Mitra reached the Kolkata office of CBI at around 11 am. A close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Mitra will be interrogated on the position he...
  • Saradha scam: West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra to appear before CBI today December 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The CBI investigation into multi-crore Saradha scam is picking pace. West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra will appear before the CBI on Friday in connection with the case. Mitra was summoned by the CBI in November but he checked into a government hospital instead barely hours...
  • WB Deputy Speaker assaults residents of an apartment over a non-functioning lift December 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Assembly and Trinamool leader Sonali Guha caught on tape threatening and manhandling residents of an apartment in Howrah. This incident happened in the Golabari PS area of Howrah early on Thursday morning. The CCTV footage reveals that Guha called herself "the chief minister"...
  • Mamata Banerjee takes industrialists on Sundarbans tour, seeks investments December 10, 2014

    Sajnekhali: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who took a select group of industrialists on a tour to the world's largest mangrove forests on Tuesday, urged them to help the government in developing tourism infrastructure. "I request you to pump in money for promoting tourism and developing infrastructure in our state,...
  • Radio cabs in Kolkata under police radar December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: The Kolkata Police have begun scrutinising safety measures being offered by cab services operating in the city, following the alleged rape of a woman executive by an Uber taxi driver in New Delhi, a senior traffic official said on Tuesday. The Kolkata Police are identifying and scrutinising safety measures put...
  • West Bengal: TMC leader allegedly rapes woman in Purulia December 9, 2014

    Purulia: A woman has been allegedly raped by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader in the Kalabani Gram Panchayat office of West Bengal's Purulia district on Tuesday. The TMC President of the area and two others have been arrested in the case. This is yet another rape horror case from West Bengal with...
  • WB: 23-year-old sets 18-year-old girl on fire for resisting rape attempts December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from West Bengal, a 23-year-old man allegdly set an 18-year-old girl on fire after she resisted his attempts to rape her. The incident took place in Howrah on Monday. The girl has suffered nearly 60 per cent burns and was admitted in hospital. The accused...
  • BJP supporter harassed by TMC workers, burnt with cigarette butts December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The political war between ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party is getting worse by the day. A BJP supporter was allegedly picked up TMC workers in Hooghly and taken to the party's local office where he was beaten ruthlessly and burnt with cigarette butts. The victim said that he...
  • West Bengal: Man slashes daughter's tongue over love affair December 6, 2014

    Canning: A man allegedly slashed his teenage daughter's tongue after trying to strangulate her as a punishment for having an affair with a boy despite his disapproval, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred at Adharmanik village under Dholahat police station in in South 24 Parganas district where the class...
  • West Bengal: Viswa Bharati schoolgirl alleges rape, accused held December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: In yet another report of sexual assault in West Bengal's Visva Bharati University, a Class 12 girl has alleged repeated rape and blackmail by a Bangladeshi research scholar. The accused was arrested on Saturday, police said. According to the complaint filed by the Patha Bhavan student, who too hails from...
  • Mamata Banerjee ups the ante against BJP, accuses it of playing communal politics December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her attack against Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accusing it of indulging in riots and communal politics. Addressing a rally in Kolkata. Mamata said, "They are involved in riots and communal politics, yet they point fingers at others." There is a political effort...
  • Mamata to skip CMs meet called by Centre December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: After an exchange of virtual barbs with the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided to give the chief ministers' meet called by the central government a miss. Mamata will skip the meet scheduled to take place on Saturday in New Delhi to discuss internal security. She...
  • Watch: TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee turns aggressive over questions on Saradha scam December 3, 2014

    When questioned over the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee turned aggressive and tried to wrest the mic from a CNN IBN reporter. ...