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  • Bengal mountaineers safe: Mamata Banerjee 10 hours 41 minutes ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said mountaineers from the state who have gone on an expedition to Mt Everest are safe. "Rudraprasad Haldar of West Bengal Police has informed from Everest base camp that Bengal climbers are safe," Banerjee said. Haldar has set out on an expedition to...
  • Google Maps edited to display renamed Bengal cities: Siliguri to be called Teesta, Asansol-Durgapur will be Agnibina Yesterday

    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' Yesterday

    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,...
  • 60 per cent voting amid violence in Kolkata civic polls 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Amid claims of widespread violence by the opposition and rebuttal by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday witnessed around 60 per cent turnout at the close of voting. Calling the polls a "farce", the Communist Party of India-Marxist led Left Front, the...
  • 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...
  • BJP leader and actor Roopa Ganguly allegedly manhandled by TMC workers in Kolkata April 14, 2015

    Kolkata: Actress and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Roopa Ganguly's convoy was on Tuesday attacked allegedly by ruling TMC supporters in the city's upmarket Alipore area, where she had gone to campaign for the upcoming Kolkata Municipal Corporation election. Ganguly alleged that she was attacked, her driver beaten up and the car...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee hits out at PM Modi over CBI notice to TMC April 12, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over CBI notice to her party asking for details of its accounts, saying "nothing happens without his orders". "The CBI is the Prime Minister's department, nothing happens without his orders," Mamata...
  • Mamata Banerjee congratulates Shah Rukh Khan, Gautam Gambhir for KKR's win in the opening match April 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated the Kolkata Knight Riders squad and its co-owner. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan for their emphatic victory over Mumbai Indians at the Indian Premier League opening match. "Congratulations to @iamsrk, @GautamGambhir and @KKRiders for the great win in the opening match....
  • Hrithik Roshan overwhelmed to meet West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee April 9, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan said meeting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was 'inspiring' and reminded him of the hospitality and warmth of the Bengali community, which he 'misses' a lot. "Meeting didi was inspiring n full of Bengali warmth which I miss so much. @Mamataofficial #womanpower," the actor posted...
  • Hrithik Roshan meets Mamata Banerjee, promises to attend Kolkata film festival April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday and promised to attend the 21st edition of the Kolkata International Film Festival to be held later this year. "Whenever I see her smiling face, she is just full of love. First of all, I love this...
  • Saradha scam: CBI sends notice to TMC to submit its financial details April 6, 2015

    Kolkata: In the Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation has sent a notice to the Trinamool Congress (TMC) asking them to submit all financial details for the years 2010-2014, including sale details of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's paintings which was bought by Saradha boss Sudipta Sen. The party is...
  • Kolkata: Columnist attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from Kolkata, a newspaper columnist and the headmaster of a madrassa was attacked by suspected Islamist hardliners. The attack took place on March 26. Masum Akhtar said that the provocation for the attack seems to be a class he addressed on Islam earlier this month....
  • '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...
  • Mamata Banerjee takes to Twitter to congratulate the 62nd National Film Award winners March 25, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday congratulated the 62nd National Film Award winners from her state and other parts of India. "Congratulations to all the winners of 62nd #NationalFilmAwards. So many talented artistes across India and Bengal. Congratulations to all," Banerjee tweeted. The Best Direction award went to Bengali...
  • When in trouble, dial Supreme Court March 24, 2015

    Once again it's the Supreme Court to the rescue. The highest court in the land has struck down the draconian Section 66A of the IT Act thereby rendering a huge boost to free speech online. Here's what the section says: "Any person who sends, by means of a computer resource or...
  • Burdwan blast accused remanded to ten days NIA custody March 22, 2015

    Kolkata: Burdwan blast accused Abdul Wahab Momin, who was arrested on Saturday from the city, was on Sunday remanded in ten days NIA custody. Chief Judge of City Sessions Court Md Mumtaz Khan remanded Momin to 10 days of NIA custody after he was produced in court. Counsel for NIA Shyamal Ghosh...
  • West Bengal government hands over nun rape case to CBI March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Five days after a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, the case has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Tweeting over the incident, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the move is after taking the sensitivity of the case into consideration. Earlier in the...
  • West Bengal: NHRC takes suo motu cognisance of nun's rape in Nadia March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: It has been five days since a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, yet no arrests have been made in the case. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of the case and has issued a notice to the West Bengal government. Meanwhile...
  • West Bengal: Intruders didn't enter Ranaghat convent just to rob, suggests evidence March 18, 2015

    Days after the miscreants sneaked inside Ranaghat convent assaulted the staff, desecrated the chapel and sexually assaulted the senior most nun, no arrests have been made so far. However, it is evident by now that the people who sneaked in, did not intrude the campus just to rob it. Politics...
  • BJP seeks CBI probe into Bengal nun rape case March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the rape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal and said that the Mamata Banerjee government cannot hide its "guilt" of being unable yet to arrest any of the accused by blaming the matter on the saffron outfit and giving...
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  • West Bengal: Two days on, no arrest in nun gangrape case, enraged locals block Mamata's convoy March 16, 2015

    Ranaghat/Kolkata: With no arrests made even after two days of the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun at Ranaghat, protests erupted at several places with some demonstrators blocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy for nearly an hour when she went to meet the victim. Two more persons were detained on Monday to...
  • News 360: Middleman in AgustaWestland chopper scam spent crores on travel of IAF officials March 16, 2015

    Two former Indian Air Force officers received favours from middleman Christain Michel in the multi-crore AgustaWestalnd VVIP chopper deal scam case. The two officers, who have already retired from the IAF, have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate. ...
  • Kolkata comes together in solidarity with gangraped nun March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Their faces reflected the pain and agony but the steely resolve to get culprits punished was radiant all across as people from all walks of life, cutting across religion and creed, assembled in Park Street here and held a candlelight vigil to denounce the gang-rape of a nun in...
  • Nadia: Mamata Banerjee faces angry protests over nun gang rape March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: Angry over the police's failure to arrest any of the dacoits who gangraped a nun in West Bengal's Nadia district, scores of locals on Monday stopped visiting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy and staged a demonstration seeking action. The nun at the Convent of Jesus and Mary High School in...
  • Nun gangrape case: Mamata reaches Nadia, says strongest action will be taken March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reached Ranaghat to take the stock of developments after a 70-year-old nun on Saturday. With police yet to arrest those behind the alleged gangrape at a convent in Nadia, West Bengal CM said "strongest action" will be taken against them. "No...
  • West Bengal: 8 detained in nun gangrape incident March 15, 2015

    Krishnagar: Eight persons were detained in connection with the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun in a convent school, as a a high official of a Roman Catholic congregation, Religious of Jesus and Mary, arrived on Sunday to inquire into the incident. The official, who preferred to be known only as...
  • Alleged gangrape of nun in WB takes political turn, state minister blames religious groups March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat: The gangrape of a nun in Nadia district has taken a political turn with West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim making a controversial statement on it and alleging that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's "ghar vapsi" campaign is responsible for the incident. Accusing the VHP for raising communal tensions, he said, "This...
  • West Bengal: Nun 'gangraped' by robbers, government orders CID probe March 14, 2015

    Nadia: A septuagenarian nun was allegedly gangraped by robbers in Nadia district on Saturday morning triggering blockade of road and rail tracks as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered a CID probe into the incident. According to authorities of the local convent school in Ranaghat sub-division, the gang broke into...