WEST BENGAL

  • TMC scores landslide win in West Bengal civic polls; Left, Congress, BJP routed 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    Kolkata: In a major boost to the party ahead of next year's Assembly polls, the Trinamool Congress scored a landslide victory in the Kolkata Municipal Corporation bagging 114 of the 144 wards, and also won 69 of the 91 civic bodies in districts across West Bengal. The victory in the municipal...
  • TMC heading towards a massive win in Kolkata Municipal polls 11 hours 9 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress is surging ahead by a massive lead in the civic polls of the state by leading in 80 seats of the 144-member Kolkata Municipal Corporation board and 67 of the 91 municipalities of the state. Left Front was leading in 13 seats and the Congress and...
  • Fresh tremor jolts West Bengal, death toll in India rises to 72 Yesterday

    New Delhi: A fresh tremor of magnitude 5.1 jolted parts of West Bengal on Monday evening triggering panic even as the death toll in India from Saturday's powerful earthquake in Nepal rose to 72. As India intensified relief and rescue operations in quake-hit Nepal and launched...
  • Siliguri: Fear grips people as they see their house crumble Yesterday

    People in Siliguri are still gripped with fear even as parts of their homes lay crumble around them after the Nepal earthquake. "I saw the house collapsing, I ran to my neighbours, then I saw the house hanging on a tree," said a young boy in shock. ...
  • Aftershocks rock West Bengal Yesterday

    Kolkata: Fresh tremors were felt twice on Sunday in different parts of West Bengal at noon and at night triggering panic among the people who ran out of homes and gathered on the streets. Following the 7.9 magnitude temblor that left three people of the state dead on Saturday, the...
  • Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 4 lakh compensation for families of deceased in quake-hit West Bengal Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government is taking care of patients and people who lost their loved ones in the earthquake tragedy in the state. ...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal 2 days ago

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...
  • Rescue team from West Bengal rushing to Nepal: Mamata Banerjee 2 days ago

    Kolkata: The Nepal government has sought assistance from the West Bengal government following the devastating earthquake and Bengal is rushing a rescue team to the Himalayan kingdom, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. Banerjee, who was on way to North Bengal told reporters at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International airport before...
  • Live: IAF C-17 aircraft with 225 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi 2 days ago

    Death toll in Nepal due to the devastating earthquake that hit the country, today rose to 1,900 with over 700 casualties in Kathmandu Valley alone. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation on Saturday followed by several aftershocks and left a trail of death and destruction, flattening houses and buildings,...
  • Nepal earthquake: Over 50 dead in India including 47 in Bihar, 8 in UP and 3 in West Bengal 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Over 50 people have died in India due to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning. While 47 deaths have been reported in Bihar, eight people have died in Uttar Pradesh and three casualties are from West Bengal. According to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy...
  • West Bengal: Distress for potato farmers, 22 farmer suicides reported in 2 months 3 days ago

    Potato farmers in West Bengal are in deep distress as there is a sharp dip in prices owing to massive over production coupled with insufficient government support. This has led to more than 20 farmers committing suicide in the past two months. ...
  • West Bengal: A TMC worker shot dead allegedly by Congress worker during municipal body polls 3 days ago

    Kolkata: The municipal body polls in Katwa (West Bengal) which began smoothly at 7 am amid tight security on Saturday, turned ugly when a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was shot dead outside the polling booth. The TMC worker, named Indrajeet Singh was shot dead on the spot whereas another TMC...
  • Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, Asansol-Durgapur will be Agnibina 4 days ago

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee renamed six cities and townships in the state. The North Bengal city of Siliguri will be known as Teesta after a major river in the region and Bolpur as Gitabitan, a popular compilation of songs of Rabindranath Tagore. The twin industrial towns of Asansol-Durgapur...
  • Six Bengal cities get new names, Siliguri to be called 'Teesta', Kalyani renamed 'Samriddhi' 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday renamed six townships in the state, officials said. Also see: Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, Asansol-Durgapur will be Agnibina Among them, Siliguri will be known as Teesta, a major river in North Bengal and Bolpur as Gitabitan,...
  • Tragic end to West Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri April 20, 2015

    The 20-year old cricketer passed away in Kolkata under tragic circumstances after encountering a freak incident on the field last Friday. ...
  • Violence reported across Kolkata during civic polls April 18, 2015

    A police sub-inspector was injured when supporters of two political parties clashed immediately after the end of the high-stake election to Kolkata Municipal Corporation, which witnessed a 62 per cent voter turn-out. ...
  • Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls underway April 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Polling for the 144-seat Kolkata Municipal Corporation is underway amid tight security arrangements. The election would be test of the Trinamool Congress' popularity among the urban electorate, while the CPI-M and the Left can see whether their efforts to woo back voters are paying off. For the BJP which...
  • WB: TMC workers indulge in violence in Howrah, set vehicles on fire April 17, 2015

    Kolkata: A section of the Trinamool Congress workers indulged in violence and set ablaze a few trucks near the Secretariat building in Howrah on Friday. The mob set fire to four trucks and a private car, the police said adding it also made an effort to set ablaze a godown. Five fire...
  • 25 Indian fishermen detained by Bangladesh Navy April 12, 2015

    Dhaka: At least 25 Indian fishermen were detained by Bangladesh Navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters. The fishermen on two trawlers were detained 90 nautical miles off the coast of Bagerhat's Mongla sea port during a regular patrol, police said. All of them hailed from South Chabbish Pargana District of...
  • West Bengal: 10 dead, 50 injured in a bus accident in Burdwan April 10, 2015

    Burdwan: At least 10 people were killed and 50 others were injured in a bus accident in West Bengal's Burdwan district. The bus was on its way to Nabadwip when it lost control and turned turtle. The injured are being treated at Burdwan Medical college. ...
  • Another ponzi scam in West Bengal; MPS goes bust, depositors lose their savings April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Investigations into the Saradha scam are yet to get over but West Bengal is already hit by another wave of Ponzi scams. While some of these scams like Rose Valley are much bigger in scale compared to Saradha, others like the MPS scam are almost equal in proportion. Kinjal Bhattacharya,...
  • West Bengal: Normal life hit by VHP bandh in North Dinajpur April 6, 2015

    Raiganj: Normal life was on Monday hit in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district by VHP bandh in protest against the detention of hundreds of its supporters. All shops, business establishments, central and state government offices, schools and colleges remained closed. A few state buses plied with police escort and private buses...
  • West Bengal: Spurned lover throws acid at classmate April 6, 2015

    Canning: A girl suffered burn injuries when her college classmate threw acid at her for rejecting his proposal in South 24 Parganas district, police said on Monday. The girl, a BA first year student was returning from tuition at Belegachii village when her classmate Enamul Sardar intercepted her and proposed to...
  • Rose Valley chit fund scam amount almost Rs 60,000 crore, several political leaders under scanner April 2, 2015

    Kolkata: After the Saradha multi-crore chit fund scam, West Bengal has been struck by another ponzi scheme. The Rose Valley chit fund company has duped over 1 crore people and leaders from different political parties have now come under the scanner. Rose Valley chit fund scam is believed to be...
  • Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in connection with Nadia nun rape case April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Four Bangladeshis have been detained in Punjab's Ludhiana on Wednesday in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district. "Four persons, all Bangladeshi nationals, were detained from Motinagar locality by Punjab Police," said DCP Naveen Singla in his statement. The two men arrested...
  • 21 people chargesheeted in Burdwan blast case; charges include criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation March 30, 2015

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has chargesheeted 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014. According to NIA sources, the charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation. The chargesheet is also likely to talk about connections with Bodo militant group as...
  • Swine flu cases coming down in West Bengal March 29, 2015

    Kolkata: Swine flu cases have come down in West Bengal in the last few weeks with only stray cases being reported now, a senior official of the Health Department said on Sunday. West Bengal Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Moloy Dey told PTI that only stray cases of swine flu...
  • 'Toilets for All' campaign shortlisted for UN Global Award: Mamata Banerjee March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: 'Sabar Souchagar' project in West Bengal's Nadia district has won international acclaim for building toilets for all and has been shortlisted for the UN Global Award for Public Services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Saturday. "Nadia district in West Bengal has won international acclaim in 'Sabar Souchagar' (Toilets...
  • Farmer suicides due to wrong policies of West Bengal: BJP March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Slamming the West Bengal government over suicides of potato farmers, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said that the deaths were due to wrong agricultural policies of the state government. "It is due to the wrong policies of the state government that farmers are dying. Had they taken...