BENGAL

  • Coal scam: CBI searches private firm's offices in Jharkhand, Bengal 8 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday carried out searches at five locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal after registering a fresh case in connection with alleged irregularities in the allocation of coal blocks. According to CBI sources, the case has been registered against Electrosteel Castings Limited and Electrosteel...
  • BJP hits back at Trinamool, calls Mamata a 'chit fund minister' 10 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday hit back at Trinamool Congress leaders for using offensive language against the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister, and called West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a "chit fund minister". Describing the recent spate of "unparliamentary utterances" by TMC MP Derek O'Brien against...
  • Commuters left stranded as Kolkata taxis go on strike 2 days ago

    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...
  • 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...
  • Coast Guard ship recovers ISRO's crew module from sea 2 days ago

    Chennai: Few hours after ISRO successfully launched GSLV Mk III rocket from Sriharikota, which separated an unmanned crew module at an altitude of around 126 km, an Indian Coast Guard ship recovered the three-tonne weighing module, which had safely descended in the Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands. A...
  • 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...
  • Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League 3 days ago

    It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Baichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football. Bhutia had retired in national jersey after playing...
  • ISRO successfully launches India's heaviest rocket GSLV-3, paves way for manned space mission 3 days ago

    Sriharikota: The Indian space Research Organisation successfully launched India's heaviest rocket - the GSLV-3 from Sriharikota on Thursday, as its next step towards putting a man in space. The operation continued for approximately 20 minutes with the capsule safely splashing down into Bay of Bengal off Andaman and Nicobar Islands....
  • India's manned space programme gets a boost, ISRO to test advanced version of GSLV today 3 days ago

    Bengaluru: It is a big day for the Indian space Research Organisation as it takes its next step towards putting a man in space. India's heaviest rocket, the GSLV-3, is expected to blast off at 9:30 am from Sriharikota on Thursday. The launch is also significant as it takes with...
  • Watch: How safe are schools in Kolkata 4 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. ...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Uttar Pradesh beat Madhya Pradesh by 4 wickets 4 days ago

    After their bowlers had set up the trap, Uttar Pradesh batsmen held their nerves on the fourth and final day's play to beat Madhya Pradesh by four wickets in the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, on Wednesday. Chasing 180 for a win at the Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led side...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Tamil Nadu get past Jammu & Kashmir at a canter on Day 3 5 days ago

    After humbling big boys Mumbai in their opening encounter, Jammu and Kashmir failed to weave their magic once again as they lost to Tamil Nadu by 277 runs on the third day of the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match. Chasing a mammoth 409 for a win in the four-day encounter...
  • Bengaluru techie Masroor highly radicalised but didn't actively recruit, say investigators 1 week ago

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru techie Masroor, who has been arrested for handling the Twitter account for ISIS militants, is highly motivated and radicalised and wants to spread the word of Jihad. However, Masroor did not actively recruit or arrange funds, investigators questioning the 24-year-old allegedly wayward techie told CNN-IBN. The Central Crime Branch...
  • 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...
  • 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,"...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 1 1 week ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Domestic heavyweights Mumbai will like to get over their defeat against Jammu and Kashmir in the opening round as they face tricky opponents in Railways in the second group league match. On the other hand, all eyes will be on Bengal's...
  • Ranji Trophy: All eyes on young Sudeep Chatterjee as Bengal seek revenge December 13, 2014

    Kolkata: All eyes will be on Bengal's newest batting sensation Sudeep Chatterjee as the hosts will have revenge on mind as they take on defending champions Karnataka in a second round group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, on Sunday. While people are waking up to Sudeep's talent after...
  • India on alert after massive oil spill in Sunderbans December 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Authorities on India's eastern coast are on alert after a tanker and another vessel collided, spilling more than 350,000 litres of furnace oil into the waters of the Sunderban tidal mangrove forests in neighbouring Bangladesh. "We are taking all precautionary measures," Pradeep Vyas, additional director of India's Sunderban Biosphere...
  • 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: 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,...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 1: Mumbai falter against Jammu; Bengal capitalise on Sudeep ton on Day 2 December 8, 2014

    Khajuria scores ton; Mumbai falter again Jammu and Kashmir opener Shubham Khajuria compiled his maiden first-class century before former champions Mumbai bounced back to dismiss the visitors for 254 in the fcirst innings on day two of their four-day Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match on Monday. J&K could take just 18-run...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 1: Gautam saves Karnataka; Bengal on top on Day 1 December 7, 2014

    Chidambaram Gautam's 94-run knock was the highlight for Karnataka before Tamil Nadu bowled them out for 290 in their first innings on day one of their opening Ranji match on Sunday. Kaushik Gandhi was batting on 12 and giving him company was India discard Abhinav Mukund on 10 as Tamil...
  • 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...