West Bengal

  • Saradha scam: Sudipta Sen's aide names TMC leader Mukul Roy 38 minutes ago

    Kolkata: In a new twist in the Saradha chit fund scam case, a close aide of the Group's chief Sudipta Sen has pointed fingers at a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader. Arvind Singh Chouhan on Tuesday alleged that Sen met TMC leader Mukul Roy in April 2013, around the time when the...
  • West Bengal government decides to form probe panel on Jadavpur University's molestation case Yesterday

    Kolkata: The West Bengal government on Sunday decided to form a panel to investigate the recent case of alleged harassment of girl student in Jadavpur University, which has rocked the campus with students demanding the Vice Chancellor's resignation. Announcing this, state Higher Education Minister Partha Chatterjee, who went to the girl's...
  • Kolkata protest echoes in city as students hold stir at Banga Bhawan 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The ripples of the protest by students in Kolkata against a police lathicharge on Jadavpur University students were felt on the streets of the national capital as students held a stir here demanding the "immediate resignation" of the JU Vice Chancellor and an impartial probe into the matter. Students...
  • West Bengal Governor asks Jadavpur University student delegation to maintain discipline 2 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday advised the agitating students of Jadavpur University (JU), of which he is the chancellor, to maintain discipline and restore its 'peaceful atmosphere' from Monday. "A delegation of seven students of Jadavpur University met the chancellor. They put forth their grievances. The chancellor patiently...
  • Jadavpur University molestation: Students hold massive rally in Kolkata over police action 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A massive rally by students and teachers of Jadavpur University hit the streets of the rain drenched Kolkata on Saturday afternoon. Protests have been raging against police action on agitating students inside the campus which left over 30 injured on Wednesday morning. The rally, which started from Nandan complex...
  • Jadavpur University students lift blockade, allow officials to enter varsity 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Agitating students at Jadavpur University have lifted the blockade allowing the ProVice Chancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta and Registrar Pradip Ghosh to enter their offices. The move by the students came after the ProVC gave a statement to the media saying that he did not support police action inside campus....
  • Birbhum gangrape: 13 accused held guilty by court, sentencing on Saturday 4 days ago

    Kolkata: A court in Bolpur in West Bengal on Friday pronounced 13 accused in a gangrape case guilty. The sentence will be given on Saturday. In January this year, a 20yearold tribal girl was gangraped by 13 men on the orders of a kangaroo court for having an affair outside her...
  • WB: Court sentences 5 convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years 4 days ago

    Kolkata: A Barasat court in West Bengal on Friday sentenced five convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years. The girl from Bihar was gangraped twice in October last year and was set on fire. The victim's family alleged that girl was murdered for lodging police complaint. ...
  • Jadavpur University protests: Students stop registrar from entering office 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Jadavpur University students on Friday did not allow the Registrar and ProVice Chancellor to enter the campus and boycotted classes for the second consecutive day in protest against police action on them two days ago. Registrar Pradip Ghosh, Pro ViceChancellor Professor Siddhartha Datta, along with other officials, sat outside the...
  • Day 2 of transport strike likely to cripple public life in West Bengal 4 days ago

    Kolkata: With the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state, public life is likely to be crippled in West Bengal on Friday. The outfit is showing solidarity with taxi operators who have been protesting since Thursday against alleged police high handedness. The general public who is out...
  • Jadavpur University: Governor seeks report, Mamata Banerjee says effort to defame state 4 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Thursday asked the state education minister to resolve the stalemate in Jadavpur University in the wake of Tuesday night's police action on the agitating students. However, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, without making any reference, said "now a small incident is being blown out of...
  • West Bengal: Unions call 'total' transport strike on Friday 4 days ago

    Kolkata: With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship tomorrow with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state. President of Joint Council of Bus Syndicate...
  • Kolkata: Indefinite taxi strike from Thursday 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Starting from Thursday, taxis will be off the city roads for an indefinite period in support of various demands by the owners including a fare hike and dropping of legal proceedings against 450 cabbies. The CITU, along with five other trade unions, had called the indefinite taxi strike, eighth time...
  • Jadavpur University impasse can be solved through discussion: Partha Chatterjee 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Asserting that the West Bengal government will not tolerate student indiscipline under any circumstances, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday said that the impasse at Jadavpur University can be solved through discussions and negotiations. Chatterjee said that students should vent their grievances in a democratic way and not resort...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: 35 students arrested after protesting on campus 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Thirtyfive students from the Jadavpur University have been arrested after they held massive protests on campus on Tuesday night over the alleged molestation of a female student two weeks ago. The students surrounded the Vice Chancellor of the university alleging that the internal probe being conducted by the university...
  • Jadavpur University molestation case: Students hold protest, demand fresh probe 6 days ago

    Kolkata: The students of Jadavpur University in Kolkata held a massive protest outside the university campus on Tuesday night. The agitating students were demanding a fresh probe into a molestation incident in which a woman student was dragged to the men's hostel and sexually assaulted by a group of ten...
  • West Bengal: 2 fishermen's bodies found from capsized trawler site 6 days ago

    Canning: Two bodies were found on Tuesday by rescuers near an island at Patharpratima in South 24 Parganas district where a fishing trawler capsized. A district official said the bodies were found floating this afternoon and were of the two missing fishermen who were aboard the vessel which toppled on...
  • BJP eyes 2016 West Bengal Assembly polls after winning Basirhat South 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Buoyed by its performance in the Assembly byeelections where the party has secured a win from the Basirhat Dakshin seat, the BJP central leadership is now eyeing the Kolkata civic elections slated for next year and the 2016 Assembly elections to make West Bengal TMC free. BJP National Secretary Siddharth...
  • BJP repeats Lok Sabha election success in Assembly bypoll 1 week ago

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday opened its account in the West Bengal Assembly after a 15year gap by winning the bypoll in the Basirhat Dakshin constituency, while the ruling Trinamool Congress retained the prestigious Chowringhee seat. The BJP last won an Assembly seat in West Bengal in a bypoll in 1999 when...
  • People have voted against Central government, says Mukul Roy 1 week ago

    Trinamool Congress on Tuesday claimed that 'Modi magic' has gone pale in the 100 days of BJPled NDA being in power at the Centre and asserted that people have reposed their faith in Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. TMC General Secretary Mukul Roy said, "Central government trying to malign Mamata...
  • Bharatiya Janata Party makes inroads into West Bengal Assembly, TMC retains Chowringhee 1 week ago

    Kolkata: BJP on Tuesday made its debut in the West Bengal Assembly by winning the Basirhat Dakshin seat while Trinamool Congress retained the prestigious Chowringhee seat. BJP's Shamik Bhattacharya won the Basirhat Dakshin seat in North 24 Parganas district by a margin of 1742 votes against its nearest Trinamool Congress rival...
  • Saradha scam: TMC supporters demonstrate against CBI 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Shouting slogans, supporters of the Trinamool Congress on Monday held a demonstration against the CBI and burnt the effigy of its director Ranjit Sinha to protest against alleged 'conspiracy' to tarnish the image of the West Bengal government in the Saradha chit fund scam. The supporters under the banner of...
  • Politics won't hamper development works in West Bengal, says Nitin Gadkari 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Union Minister for Transport Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that politics will not hinder development works in West Bengal and pledged full assistance to complete ongoing projects in the state. Gadkari, who promised to visit the city soon to meet the government leadership, said that he would work towards resolving...
  • Saradha scam: SFIO completes probe, says 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes' September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Monday completed its probe into the multicrore Saradha scam and said 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes'. Investigations have revealed that primary source of payments to subscribers was collections made from newly enrolled members rather than...
  • West Bengal: Teacher kills self after fined Rs 1 lakh by 'village court' September 14, 2014

    Baharampur: A teacher committed suicide after being ridiculed at a village reconciliation meeting and asked to pay Rs one lakh for allegedly having illicit relations with a married woman at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district on Sunday. A top district police officer said Dilip Mondal consumed pesticide after being publicly abused at...
  • J&K floods: West Bengal government sending drinking water pouches September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal government is sending drinking water pouches to floodravaged areas of Jammu and Kashmir as immediate relief, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said. "A large section of my brothers and sisters in Kashmir are extremely distressed due to massive floods. Huge number of tourists from different places are...
  • West Bengal: BJP, CPM, Congress spreading canards against TMC, says Partha Chatterjee September 13, 2014

    Kolkata: Accusing opposition BJP, CPI(M), and Congress of spreading canards against the Trinamool Congress (TMC) regime in West Bengal, TMC leader and state minister Partha Chatterjee on Saturday accused BJP of trying to influence the polls. "Just like when Congress was in power they had tried to influence the polls, the...
  • Mamata's decline: It's now Ma, Mati, Mafia September 13, 2014

    Mamata Banerjee belongs to the dwindling tribe of regional politicians who look upon their profession through a partisan lens, which means that their focus is almost entirely on advancing the prospects of their parties. They have neither the ability nor the inclination to do anything for their states. Some are also...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituenciesVadodara...
  • West Bengal bypolls: Chowringhee, Basirhat Dakshin electorate cast their votes September 14, 2014

    Kolkata: Polling percentage at the two assembly seats in West Bengal where bypolls were held on Saturday declined as compared to previous elections in these segments. State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Gupta said that at 6 PM the polling percentage at Basirhat Dakshin constituency was 79.59 per cent and just...