Bengal

  • Saradha scam: ED freezes bank accounts of Mohun Bagan, East Bengal football clubs 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Two prominent football clubs in West Bengal - Mohun Bagan and East Bengal - are facing the heat in the multicrore Saradha chit fund scam. The Enforcement Directorate has frozen the bank accounts of the two clubs and is also likely to act against another two - Bhowanipore and Kalighat...
  • Satyajit Ray's character 'Professor Shonku' in West Bengal's school curriculum 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Satyajit Ray's ever popular science fiction character "Professor Shonku" and his adventures will form part of West Bengal's school curriculum from next year. The legendary filmmaker's son Sandip Ray, who holds the copyright of his father's works, has granted permission to the Bengal government to use six stories in the...
  • West Bengal: TMC leader found hacked to death 3 days ago

    Siliguri: A block-level Trinamool Congress leader was found hacked to death in his residence at Upper Bagdogra and investigations are on by the detective department to track the killers. Police said that the gruesome incident took place on Friday night and a bloodstained spade, shovel and axe were found near...
  • West Bengal: Explosion in IISCO Steel Plant, 25 injured 5 days ago

    Kolkata: At least 25 workers were seriously injured on Thursday in a gas pipeline explosion at the IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) in West Bengal, police said. The incident took place in Burnpur in Burdwan district, about 210 km from state capital Kolkata. "At least 25 people have been hospitalised with serious injuries...
  • Saradha scam: Sudipta Sen's aide names TMC leader Mukul Roy 1 week ago

    Kolkata: In a fresh twist in the Saradha chit fund scam, the main accused Sudipto Sen's driver and assistant has pointed fingers at senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy. Arvind Singh Chouhan told the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday that Roy and TMC MP Subhendu Adhikari met Sen...
  • West Bengal government decides to form probe panel on Jadavpur University's molestation case September 21, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation. Announcing this, state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who went to the girl's...
  • Kolkata protest echoes in city as students hold stir at Banga Bhawan September 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The ripples of the protest by students in Kolkata against a police lathicharge on Jadavpur University students were felt on the streets of the national capital as students held a stir here demanding the "immediate resignation" of the JU Vice Chancellor and an impartial probe into the matter. Students...
  • West Bengal Governor asks Jadavpur University student delegation to maintain discipline September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday advised the agitating students of Jadavpur University (JU), of which he is the chancellor, to maintain discipline and restore its 'peaceful atmosphere' from Monday. "A delegation of seven students of Jadavpur University met the chancellor. They put forth their grievances. The chancellor patiently...
  • Jadavpur University molestation: Students hold massive rally in Kolkata over police action September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A massive rally by students and teachers of Jadavpur University hit the streets of the rain drenched Kolkata on Saturday afternoon. Protests have been raging against police action on agitating students inside the campus which left over 30 injured on Wednesday morning. The rally, which started from Nandan complex...
  • Jadavpur University students lift blockade, allow officials to enter varsity September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Agitating students at Jadavpur University have lifted the blockade allowing the ProVice Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta and Registrar Pradip Ghosh to enter their offices. The move by the students came after the ProVC gave a statement to the media saying that he did not support police action inside campus....
  • Birbhum gangrape: 13 accused held guilty by court, sentencing on Saturday September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: A court in Bolpur in West Bengal on Friday pronounced 13 accused in a gangrape case guilty. The sentence will be given on Saturday. In January this year, a 20yearold tribal girl was gangraped by 13 men on the orders of a kangaroo court for having an affair outside her...
  • WB: Court sentences 5 convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: A Barasat court in West Bengal on Friday sentenced five convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years. The girl from Bihar was gangraped twice in October last year and was set on fire. The victim's family alleged that girl was murdered for lodging police complaint. ...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students stop registrar from entering office September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Friday did not allow the Registrar and ProVice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh, Pro ViceChancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta, along with other officials, sat outside the...
  • Day 2 of transport strike likely to cripple public life in West Bengal September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: With the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state, public life is likely to be crippled in West Bengal on Friday. The outfit is showing solidarity with taxi operators who have been protesting since Thursday against alleged police high handedness. The general public who is out...
  • Jadavpur University: Governor seeks report, Mamata Banerjee says effort to defame state September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Thursday asked the state education minister to resolve the stalemate in Jadavpur University in the wake of Tuesday night's police action on the agitating students. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, without making any reference, said "now a small incident is being blown out of...
  • West Bengal: Unions call 'total' transport strike on Friday September 18, 2014

    Kolkata: With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship tomorrow with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state. President of Joint Council of Bus Syndicate...
  • Kolkata: Indefinite taxi strike from Thursday September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Starting from Thursday, taxis will be off the city roads for an indefinite period in support of various demands by the owners including a fare hike and dropping of legal proceedings against 450 cabbies. The CITU, along with five other trade unions, had called the indefinite taxi strike, eighth time...
  • East Bengal win Calcutta Premier Division League September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: City giants East Bengal got past Tollygunge Agragami 21 to annex their fifth backtoback and 36th overall Calcutta Football League Premier Division crown on Tuesday. Prolhad Roy and Nigerian striker Ranti Martins found the target for the winners while Bello Rassaq struck for the ultimate losers at the largely attended...
  • Jadavpur University impasse can be solved through discussion: Partha Chatterjee September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Asserting that the West Bengal government will not tolerate student indiscipline under any circumstances, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday said that the impasse at Jadavpur University can be solved through discussions and negotiations. Chatterjee said that students should vent their grievances in a democratic way and not resort...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: 35 students arrested after protesting on campus September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: Thirtyfive students from the Jadavpur University have been arrested after they held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. The students surrounded the Vice Chancellor of the university alleging that the internal probe being conducted by the university...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: Students hold protest, demand fresh probe September 16, 2014

    Kolkata: The students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata held a massive protest outside the university campus on Tuesday night. The agitating students were demanding a fresh probe into a molestation incident in which a woman student was dragged to the men's hostel and sexually assaulted by a group of ten...
  • West Bengal: 2 fishermen's bodies found from capsized trawler site September 16, 2014

    Canning: Two bodies were found on Tuesday by rescuers near an island at Patharpratima in South 24 Parganas district where a fishing trawler capsized. A district official said the bodies were found floating this afternoon and were of the two missing fishermen who were aboard the vessel which toppled on...
  • BJP eyes 2016 West Bengal Assembly polls after winning Basirhat South September 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Buoyed by its performance in the Assembly byeelections where the party has secured a win from the Basirhat Dakshin seat, the BJP central leadership is now eyeing the Kolkata civic elections slated for next year and the 2016 Assembly elections to make West Bengal TMC free. BJP National Secretary Siddharth...
  • BJP repeats Lok Sabha election success in Assembly bypoll September 16, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday opened its account in the West Bengal Assembly after a 15year 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...
  • People have voted against Central government, says Mukul Roy September 16, 2014

    Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that 'Modi magic' has gone pale in the 100 days of BJPled NDA being in power at the Centre and asserted that people have reposed their faith in Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy said, "Central government trying to malign Mamata...
  • Bharatiya Janata Party makes inroads into West Bengal Assembly, TMC retains Chowringhee September 16, 2014

    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...
  • Saradha scam: TMC supporters demonstrate against CBI September 15, 2014

    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 September 15, 2014

    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...
  • Saradha scam: SFIO completes probe, says 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes' September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Monday completed its probe into the multicrore 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...
  • West Bengal: Teacher kills self after fined Rs 1 lakh by 'village court' September 14, 2014

    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...