BENGAL

  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee warns opposition of smear campaigns 4 hours 46 minutes ago

    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 5 hours 9 minutes ago

    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 5 hours 17 minutes ago

    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. ...
  • Shah Rukh Khan keen to promote Bengali films 7 hours 17 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The Bengali film industry is likely to get a shot in the arm with West Bengal brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan promising to promote Bengali films. "I really would like to participate not as an actor but as someone who has a little more reach because of the language that...
  • Birbhum: BJP workers led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrested for breaking barricades, released on bail 10 hours 0 minutes ago

    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...
  • Shah Rukh Khan on Burdwan blast: Pray for better times, for good times 14 hours 54 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, West Bengal's brand ambassador, 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', Shah...
  • WB: Land once acquired by government cannot be returned legally, says TMC minister 15 hours 35 minutes 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 23 hours 36 minutes 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 Yesterday

    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 Yesterday

    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' Yesterday

    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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP attacks West Bengal government, says Mamata should resign as CM 5 days 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. ...
  • Laxman named 'batting consultant' of CAB's Vision 2020 project 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Former India batting great VVS Laxman has been appointed batting consultant in Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB)'s Vision 2020 Project due to the initiative of association's joint secretary and Laxman's long-time India team colleague Sourav Ganguly. His best cricketing achievement happened on the hallowed Eden Gardens turf and VVS Laxman...
  • Terrorist organisations spreading their wings in West Bengal, says Siddharth Nath Singh 6 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that terrorist organisations were spreading their wings in West Bengal. "Mamata Banerjee's government siphoning off money to terrorists," said Siddharth. ...
  • West Bengal: 2 policemen in Birbhum attacked by assailants carrying bombs, lathis 6 days 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...
  • Kali Puja, Diwali celebrated across West Bengal 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Kali puja and Diwali, festivals of lights, were celebrated with fun and frolic across West Bengal, with people bursting crackers and exchanging sweets with family and friends. Devotees thronged Kali temples, including the famous ones at Kalighat, Dakshineswar and Tarapith. People in large numbers were seen visiting Kali puja...
  • West Bengal: If needed beat policemen, they work for TMC, says Congress October 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Triggering a row, a Congress councillor on Wednesday asked his party workers to thrash policemen when under attack, as "they work for ruling Trimanool and have no morals." Congress Councillor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation ward no 45, Santosh Pathak, while addressing a rally during a protest-march to the state...
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University students to hold referendum on VC's resignation October 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Students of Jadavpur University, who are pressing for the resignation of its Vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti over calling in the police to break up a gherao on September 17, have decided to go for a referendum on the issue. "Around 8000-9000 students from all the three faculties of science, engineering...
  • West Bengal: Congress to table no-confidence motion against TMC government October 18, 2014

    Kolkata: The Congress in West Bengal has decided to table a no-confidence motion against the Trinamool Congress government next month, state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said on Saturday. The Congress members would utilise the discussions to attack the Trinamool on issues like the Saradha chit fund scam, the student protests...
  • Mamata Banerjee calls TMC meeting to discuss Burdwan blast issue, Saradha scam October 17, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called a meeting of Trinamool Congress to discuss Burdwan blast issue on Friday. The political fallout of the case is to be discussed in the meeting. The meeting will take place at around 4 PM.It may also discuss political fallout of the...
  • West Bengal: 3 injured in a crude bomb blast in Malda October 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Three people have been injured in a crude bomb blast in the Malda district of West Bengal. The bomb went off when it was being removed in a hurry during a police raid. The incident comes close on the heels of the unearthing of a terror module in Burdwan....
  • West Bengal: Jadavpur University blames teachers, students for academic loss October 13, 2014

    Kolkata: The Jadavpur University on Monday blamed teachers and students for "gross irregularities" that caused academic loss, triggering an angry retort from the teachers' association, which trashed the charge as a "blatant lie". A circular issued by the Registrar Pradip Ghosh, mailed to teachers and other staff members of the...
  • Cyclone Hudhud has little impact in West Bengal October 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Cyclone Hudhud, which hit Andhra Pradesh coastal areas on Sunday, had little impact in West Bengal, at most scattered rainfall in parts of the state. The coastal districts of the state which the MeT department had predicted would experience rainfall had no or little rain. The day started with...
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reviews preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud October 11, 2014

    Kolkata: A 24-hour control room has been opened at the state secretariat as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday reviewed the preparedness in view of Cyclone Hudhud that will hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coastal areas on Sunday. "Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today reviewed the preparedness in the...
  • Burdwan blast: Persons arrested from Assam part of JMB module October 11, 2014

    Guwahati: The Assam police on Saturday claimed that the persons arrested on Friday from Barpeta district for suspected involvement in the October 2 Burdwan blast were a part of a module operating under the patronage of Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), allegedly involved in the blast. An Assam police spokesman claimed...