Bengal

  • Martins, Joaquim star as East Bengal down Mohun Bagan 3-1 Yesterday

    Kolkata: Ranti Martins struck a double to help defending champions East Bengal prevail over arch rivals Mohun Bagan 3-1 in the season's first derby on Sunday. The Nigerian, who switched from United SC, gave East Bengal a 13th minute lead from a controversial penalty before completing scoring another a grounded header...
  • Tamil Nadu: 5 people from West Bengal dead as bus catches fire in Ramanathapuram 2 days ago

    Rameswaram: Five pilgrims have been killed in Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu after a bus caught fire on Sunday morning. The bus carrying the pilgrims was headed towards Kanyakumari. The pilgrims, who are said to have been asleep during the incident, belonged to West Bengal. The reason behind the fire is...
  • West Bengal: 3 Visva-Bharati University students arrested for ragging 2 days ago

    Three days after a student complained of being stripped and ragged in Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, police on Saturday arrested three students in the case. ...
  • Visva-Bharati ragging: Accused students arrested 2 days ago

    Shantiniketan: All three students, accused of ragging and sexually harassing a girl student in the prestigious Visva-Bharati University, were on Saturday arrested by the West Bengal police. The accused were absconding ever since the incident came to light. The university had registered a complaint with the police earlier in the day. The...
  • Visva-Bharati University suspends four students for stripping, photographing junior 2 days ago

    Shantiniketan: The prestigious Visva Bharati University in West Bengal has suspended four of its students after a girl student alleged that her seniors ragged and stripped her. The Visva Bharati university authorities today lodged a police complaint against four persons, including three students, in connection with the alleged sexual harassment of...
  • WB girl ragging case: Visva-Bharati University lodges complaint with police 2 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan, authorities on Saturday lodges a complaint with the police. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the...
  • Mamata's statement confirms our rise in Bengal: BJP 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's statement that Left parties are not "untouchable" for her, BJP on Saturday said her views corroborated the saffron surge in the state. "She has admitted and her statement endorses the fact that BJP is rising in Bengal. Actually, she is...
  • WB girl ragging: University dismisses father's claims that he was asked to shut the case 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A day after the alleged ragging of a girl student was reported from the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan, the college authorities on Saturday dismissed the girl's father's charges of asking him not to approach the police. The college authorities have dismissed the charges saying that the offenders...
  • Malaysia expresses interest to invest in West Bengal 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Malaysia on Friday expressed keen interest for investing in West Bengal under various sectors to strengthen its bilateral ties with India. After meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a 10-member high-level official delegation led by Malaysian High Commissioner to India Datuk Naimun Ashakli Bin Mohammad told reporters that their...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: A year on, duped investors remain penniless 3 days ago

    Kolkata: Agony, despondency, exasperation and anger. The emotions in West Bengal's countryside remain pretty much the same as they were a year ago when Saradha Group went bust. While the company's bosses Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh are in custody, duped investors have nothing. Most...
  • Ragging at Visva-Bharati University; girl stripped, photographed by male seniors 3 days ago

    Shantiniketan: In a disturbing incident, a girl student of the prestigious Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal's Shantiniketan has alleged ragging by her seniors. The girl, a first year Arts student from Sikkim, has accused three students of stripping her. One of the accused is a second year student, while the other...
  • Police case against Jagmohan Dalmiya for dishonouring national flag 4 days ago

    Kolkata: A complaint was on Thursday lodged against Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Jagmohan Dalmiya for allegedly dishonouring the national flag, the police said. "A case under Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 has been started in Maidan Police Station following a complaint of Kamal Dey who had...
  • West Bengal to set up Eco-Tourism Board August 25, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government has decided to set up an Eco-Tourism Board to project the state as a major tourist destination. State Tourism Minister Bratya Basu said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had directed the Tourism Department to go ahead with the setting up the board. Accordingly, a task...
  • India needs high quality governance, says Arun Jaitley August 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Observing that India needs to learn from international best practices in governance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called the corporate sector to utilise opportunities that beckon India's economy. Addressing a function here where he presented the 13th ICSI National Awards for Excellence in Corporate Governance to Companies and Company...
  • WB: 2 days after CPIM worker's wife's murder, resonance of violence lingers in Sunia village August 20, 2014

    Sunia (West Bengal): It's been two days since the wife of a CPIM worker was allegedly assaulted, raped and then murdered by Trinamool Congress activists but resonance of the recent violence still lingers in the Sunia village of West Bengal. A resident said, "How do we talk openly. We need to...
  • Industrialisation in Bengal: Government pats its back, India Inc unsatisfied August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is just days away from making her maiden and much-hyped foreign trip to Singapore to attract investments to her state. Her trip comes just days after a war of words ensued between industrialist Ratan Tata and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over economic development...
  • West Bengal: No signs of external injury in postmortem of CPM leader's wife's murder August 19, 2014

    East Midnapore: In a new twist in the death of a 32-year-old woman in East Midnapore, the post mortem report reveals that there were no signs of external injuries or sexual assault on her body. According to the report, the cause of death was due to hanging and a case...
  • West Bengal: One more dies of Encephalitis, toll mounts to 217 August 15, 2014

    Kolkata: One person died on Friday from Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), a health official said. One person from Basirhat died because of AES at the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in the last 24 hours, West Bengal Health Services Director Biswaranjan Satpathy said. Taking into account another AES death in May...
  • Saradha scam: Bengal minister Shyamapada Mukherjee summoned August 15, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) which is probing the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam. "I have been asked by the Enforcement Directorate to appear before it regarding a sale of land to the Saradha Group which I did in 2009. I...
  • Was hurt that Ratan Tata painted a grim picture of Bengal without knowing facts, says Amit Mitra August 12, 2014

    West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra has spoken out about his war of words with Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Mitra said that he was hurt that the industrialist painted a grim picture about the state without having full information. Following is the transcript of an...
  • West Bengal: TMC, BJP workers clash in Hooghly August 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Three people were injured when workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the ruling Trinamool Congress clashed in West Bengal's Hooghly on Monday. The clash took place in Purba Krishnapur village under Arambagh Police Station over the control of lifting sand from Mundeswari river, Superintendent of Police Sunil Chowdhury said,...
  • Shah Rukh Khan celebrates Raksha Bandhan with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, tweets a photo of his rakhi August 11, 2014

    Whether it is Diwali, Eid or Rakshabandhan, star Shah Rukh Khan invariably takes to Twitter to extend his wishes to his fans. And on the eve of Rakshabandhan, SRK tweeted a photo of a Rakhi which was tied to him by Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee. "Happy RAKHI to everyone. Mine...
  • West Bengal: Two more Encephalitis deaths toll rises to 210 August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Two fresh Encephalitis-related deaths were reported from north Bengal districts in the last 24 hours taking the toll in the state to 210 since January, an official of the state health department said on Saturday. The two deaths were reported from Jalpaiguri and North Dinajpur districts of north Bengal,...
  • West Bengal: Tiger carries away woman August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Officials say a tiger snatched a woman and disappeared into the surrounding mangrove forest in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. Forest official Nabin Chandra Bahunguna said that the woman, her husband and a boat driver were trying to catch crabs in a shallow river near the Pirkhali Forest...
  • Hemant Soren to take up potato transportation issue with Mamata Banerjee August 8, 2014

    With the restriction on movement of potatoes outside West Bengal, Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday promised to take up the issue with his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee. Soren, who was in the steel city to pay tribute to the slain JMM president Nirmal Mahato on his 27th death anniversary...
  • WBHRC without a chaiperson since Justice AK Ganguly quit over sexual harassment allegations August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: It has been over six months that the West Bengal Human Rights Commission still does not have a chairperson since Justice AK Ganguly had to quit following sexual harassment allegations. Since January 2014 not a single order has been passed or been made public as per the WBHRC website...
  • Ratan Tata must stop delivering sermons like a demi-god: Bengal minister August 8, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal ministers continue to attack Tata Group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata for his remarks that he hadn't noticed any industrial development in the state. After Finance Minister Amit Mitra said that Tata had lost his mind, Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim has hit out at him saying West...
  • Ratan Tata hits back at Amit Mitra, asks him to show industrial development in West Bengal August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Tata Sons Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata on Thursday clarified his remarks on the lack of industrial development in West Bengal and said that he never spoke of it in state-only view while reacting to West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra's statement criticising him. "My comments yesterday referred to my drive...
  • Remembering Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary August 7, 2014

    CNN-IBN pays tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his death anniversary. ...
  • Outrage over Bengal school textbooks labeling freedom fighters as 'terrorists' August 7, 2014

    Kolkata: There is outrage in West Bengal after school text books labelled revolutionary freedom fighters as 'terrorists'. The history textbooks for Class 8 describe the activities of freedom fighters like Khudiram Bose, Jatindranath Mukherjee and Prafulla Chaki as 'extremism and terrorism'. Prominent historians have dubbed the move by the West...