West Bengal

  • Kolkata: Boy alleges torture in police custody, probe ordered 12-07-2014 10:16 PM

    Kolkata: The police has been looking into the allegations of a 17-year-old boy, arrested on the charges on theft, that he was tortured in police custody. The boy was picked up by the officers of Chitpore police station on July 3 for questioning in a burglary case. Later, the family...
  • West Bengal: Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in 24 hours 12-07-2014 01:36 PM

    Malda: In yet another instance exposing the laxity of state government in medical care, seven infants lost their life soon after their birth at West Bengal's Malda Medical College & Hospital. All the deaths took place in the past 24 hours. Hospital deputy superintendent Jyotish Das said the infants were...
  • Mishap avoided at Bagdogra airport as Indigo and Air India flight avoid collision 11-07-2014 09:49 PM

    New Delhi: A mishap was avoided at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal on Friday between Indigo flight and Air India flight. The incident took place at around 1 PM. An Indigo flight came close to a descending Air India plane over Bagdogra, raising the spectre of a collision and giving...
  • Modi's Budget 'visionless, missionless and actionless': Mamata Banerjee 10-07-2014 02:29 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came down on the Narendra Modi government after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented its maiden Budget on Thursday. Calling the Budget "visionless, missionless and actionless" in terms of a common man, Mamata said that it was not going to stimulate growth and development...
  • West Bengal: Main accused in student activist's murder case arrested 09-07-2014 10:15 AM

    Kolkata: The main accused in the murder of a 20-year-old college student in West Bengal last week has been arrested and will be produced in court on Wednesday. After absconding for nearly a week, the accused was arrested on Tuesday night in Birbhum. The mutilated body of Sourav Chowdhury was...
  • BJP, TMC MPs scuffle in Lok Sabha an unfortunate incident: Mamata 08-07-2014 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed the scuffle between the Bhartiya Janta Party and the party MPs as an unfortunate incident. "I have been briefed about the incident. Parliament is a pillar of democracy. BJP MPs used foul language against us....
  • West Bengal neglected in railway budget: Mamata Banerjee 08-07-2014 03:17 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the central government of neglecting her state in the railway budget. "West Bengal has been neglected and humiliated by the new government," Banerjee said on her official Facebook page. "Has anyone seen such neglect and humiliation ever," she wondered. Railway...
  • 'Rape for revenge' remark: TMC MP Tapas Pal hospitalised 07-07-2014 09:08 PM

    Kolkata: Under fire for making controversial 'shoot and rape' comments, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal might not show up in the ongoing Parliament budget session as he has been hospitalised following 'high blood pressure'. Doctors at a south Kolkata super-speciality private hospital said that the MP was admitted in an...
  • Centre sends reminder to West Bengal government on Tapas Pal's comments 07-07-2014 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre has sent a reminder to West Bengal government seeking a report over controversial comments allegedly made by Trinamool Congress-actor MP Tapas Pal where he was shown threatening to kill CPI(M) workers and have their women raped. "We have sent a reminder to West Bengal government seeking...
  • Student activist's murder: TMC rejects family's demand for CBI probe 06-07-2014 05:02 PM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has rejected the demand for a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the killing of its student activist Sourav Chowdhury. The slain crusader's family had demanded an investigation by the CBI. The party has instead pointed fingers at BJP workers over the crime. The family had...
  • One held, 3 detained in the brutal murder of a student in West Bengal 06-07-2014 02:13 PM

    Kolkata: One person has been arrested and three others detained in connection with the brutal murder of a student in West Bengal's North 24 Paraganas district. The main suspect is still absconding. A bandh was observed in the district after the murder. CPI leader MD Salim alleged that the goons...
  • Mamata Bannerjee faces the heat for inaction against TMC MP Tapas Pal 06-07-2014 09:12 AM

    Kolkata: In West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is facing the heat from intellectuals for downplaying the rape for revenge comment made by her party MP Tapas Pal. Angry and betrayed women are protesting against the first woman Chief Minister of the state claiming that she has disappointed them by...
  • Crimes against women rises in 6 North East states; Assam tops list 05-07-2014 10:42 AM

    Guwahati: Crimes against women in six of the eight Northeastern states increased significantly in the last year compared to the year before as Assam led the list, although Manipur and Mizoram registered a downward trend. At the all-India level, Assam remains in the seventh place, like in the previous year....
  • West Bengal: Misinformation campaign on against us, says Mamata Banerjee 03-07-2014 07:30 PM

    Kolkata: Unfazed by the public outrage over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's 'rape for revenge' remark, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the media of blowing the matter out of proportion with the aim to malign her party and government. Addressing an official programme, Banerjee said while "good...
  • Opposition slams Mamata for shielding Paul 02-07-2014 10:47 PM

    Kolkata: With West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress content with its MP Tapas Paul's apology for his rape remarks, opposition parties on Wednesday targeted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her inaction in the case. State Congress president and former union minister Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused Banerjee of "shamelessly shielding her proteges"....
  • I act against my own men found guilty, says Mamata Banerjee 01-07-2014 06:21 PM

    Kolkata: Amid controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Paul's rape remark that sparked widespread outrage across the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday emphasised her government's fairness in dealing with wrong-doing and said that those found guilty, even within the party, will be subjected to necessary action....
  • TMC says Tapas Pal has apologised, so won't act against him 01-07-2014 05:20 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress, which is facing severe criticism because of its MP Tapas Pal, said that he had tendered an unconditional apology for his atrocious remarks wherein he said that he would ask his party workers to rape women in the opposition party. Party spokesperson Mukul Roy said that Pal...
  • Police complaint registered against TMC MP Tapas Pal 01-07-2014 04:49 PM

    Kolkata: More trouble is in store for Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal as a police complaint has been filed against him for his controversial remarks wherein he said that he would send party workers to rape women in the opposition party. A BJP worker in Nadia, West Bengal, has registered...
  • TMC asks Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for rape remark 01-07-2014 04:28 PM

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress has asked its MP Tapas Pal to tender unconditional apology for his controversial remark wherein he said that he would ask party workers to rape women of the Opposition party as political revenge. TMC spokesperson Mukul Roy on Tuesday afternoon said, " TMC has asked Tapas...
  • Put Tapas Pal behind bars: BJP 01-07-2014 03:05 PM

    Jalandhar: Slamming TMC MP Tapas Pal's controversial comments allegedly threatening to kill CPI(M) workers and have their women raped, BJP demanded that the leader be put "behind bars", saying he has "no right" to be in any political party. BJP's national vice-president Laxmi Kant Chawla has shot off a letter...
  • Rs 115 crore cryptology centre coming up in Kolkata 01-07-2014 02:36 PM

    Kolkata: A first-of-its-kind Rs 115 crore cryptology centre will come up in Kolkata in the next two years for carrying out research in providing data security to defence and finance sectors. Being built by the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) near its north Kolkata campus, the main building of the R...
  • MHA seeks report from Mamata government on Tapas Pal's rape remark 01-07-2014 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: With no response from West Bengal government on Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape remark, the Centre has now stepped in. THe Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the Mamata Banerjee government on Pal's remark. The MHA has asked for the facts and if any...
  • Two elephants crushed to death in Jalpaiguri 01-07-2014 01:23 PM

    Jalpaiguri: Two male elephants were crushed to death by a speeding train at a level crossing in in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday. The incident happened when the two wild elephants from nearby forest were crossing the track near the Madha tea garden between Hashimara and Hemiltongonj, deputy field...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal's wife apologises, says he shouldn't have used the term 'rape' 01-07-2014 09:13 AM

    Kolkata: A day after a row erupted over Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal threatening to get CPIM women raped as political retribution, his wife has now apologised on behalf of him. Pal's wife Nandini Pal added that her husband shouldn't have used the word 'rape'. "I apologise to the people...
  • Mother of three slain siblings seeks CBI probe 30-06-2014 08:49 PM

    Kolkata: The mother of three slain siblings on Monday affirmed and submitted a petition for filing before the Calcutta High Court seeking a CBI investigation into their murders claiming lack of confidence in the West Bengal Police. Zarina Biwi alleged in the petition that she was forced to state that...
  • I will ask our boys to go and rape CPM women: TMC MP Tapas Pal 30-06-2014 06:47 PM

    Kolkata: In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. Addressing party workers, Pal said, "If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go...
  • West Bengal looking for financier to reopen tea garden 30-06-2014 04:02 PM

    Jalpaiguri: West Bengal state government has been looking for financiers to reopen the closed tea garden where seven workers died of malnutrition in the past one week, North Bengal Development Minister Goutam Deb said on Monday. "The state government has been looking for financiers to reopen the closed Raipur tea...
  • WB: Jute mill worker commits suicide after closure of the mill 30-06-2014 03:54 PM

    Kolkata: A worker at the Northbrook jute mill allegedly commits suicide by jumping on the tracks. Amit Chand Gupta, a worker with the mill for 15 years, was apparently depressed after the closure of the mill earlier this month. The mill was shut after the murder of its CEO SK...
  • Mamata flays Centre over food security act 30-06-2014 02:59 PM

    Kolkata: Blaming the Centre for the non-implementation of the Food Security Act in West Bengal so far, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the union government has failed to put in place a proper law and decide on the funding for the scheme. However, Banerjee claimed, that over 3.2...
  • West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan resigns 30-06-2014 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan stepped down on Monday after seeking time to reach on a decision. His resignation comes in the series of resignations of Governors who were appointed by the UPA government and have now been asked by the Narendra Modi government to quit. Earlier last...