WEST BENGAL

  • Saradha scam: Mitra's custody ends today 4 hours 23 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Arrested by the CBI in multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra's police custody ends on Friday. Mitra has accused the CBI of pressuring him to take the name of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the scam. Mitra was arrested on December 12 by the CBI, which...
  • Burdwan blast mastermind remanded to 14 days judicial custody 5 hours 52 minutes ago

    Barasat(WB): Sajid alias Sk Rahamuttalah, the mastermind of the Burdwan blast and a member of Bangladesh terror outfit JMB, was remanded to 14-days judicial custody by a local court on Thursday. The order was passed by Barasat CJM Edwin Lepcha. He was earlier in NIA...
  • Watch: How safe are schools in Kolkata Yesterday

    The Abhinav Bharati High school in Kolkata has no guards standing outside its main gate. But one has to sign a register before entering the school premises stating one's details. ...
  • Bengaluru techie Masroor highly radicalised but didn't actively recruit, say investigators 4 days ago

    Bengaluru: Bengaluru techie Masroor, who has been arrested for handling the Twitter account for ISIS militants, is highly motivated and radicalised and wants to spread the word of Jihad. However, Masroor did not actively recruit or arrange funds, investigators questioning the 24-year-old allegedly wayward techie told CNN-IBN. The Central Crime Branch...
  • Saradha scam: TMC workers burn Amit Shah's effigy in protest of Madan Mitra's arrest 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Workers of the Trinamool Congress took to the streets on Sunday for the second consecutive day to protest against West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra'a arrest in the Saradha scam. Party workers burnt BJP chief Amit Shah's effigy in protest of the CBI action against Mitra. They held blockades in...
  • New Delhi-bound Poorva Express derails near Howrah, no injury 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Twelve coaches of the New Delhi-bound Poorva Express on Sunday derailed soon after departing from Howrah station. However, no one was injured, a railway official said. "The train had just started to pick up speed when it derailed (at Liluah). A major tragedy was averted because of the slow speed,"...
  • India on alert after massive oil spill in Sunderbans 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Authorities on India's eastern coast are on alert after a tanker and another vessel collided, spilling more than 350,000 litres of furnace oil into the waters of the Sunderban tidal mangrove forests in neighbouring Bangladesh. "We are taking all precautionary measures," Pradeep Vyas, additional director of India's Sunderban Biosphere...
  • Saradha scam: Mamata Banerjee calls Madan Mitra's arrest as illegal, vendetta politics by Centre 6 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suffered a major setback with the arrest by CBI of her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha scam. An enraged Mamata defended Mitra and lashed out at the Centre calling the arrest as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta...
  • Madan Mitra arrest: BJP demands Mamata Banerjee's resignation; Left, Congress welcome CBI move 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The BJP, Left and Congress have welcomed the arrest of West Bengal Transport Minister and TMC leader Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam saying the arrest should have come earlier. Repying to TMC's charge that CBI was acting at the behest of the NDA-ruled Centre,...
  • Saradha scam: West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra appears before CBI 1 week ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra will be questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths on Friday. Mitra reached the Kolkata office of CBI at around 11 am. A close aide of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Mitra will be interrogated on the position he...
  • Saradha scam: West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra to appear before CBI today 1 week ago

    Kolkata: The CBI investigation into multi-crore Saradha scam is picking pace. West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra will appear before the CBI on Friday in connection with the case. Mitra was summoned by the CBI in November but he checked into a government hospital instead barely hours...
  • WB Deputy Speaker assaults residents of an apartment over a non-functioning lift 1 week ago

    Kolkata: The Deputy Speaker of West Bengal Assembly and Trinamool leader Sonali Guha caught on tape threatening and manhandling residents of an apartment in Howrah. This incident happened in the Golabari PS area of Howrah early on Thursday morning. The CCTV footage reveals that Guha called herself "the chief minister"...
  • Mamata Banerjee takes industrialists on Sundarbans tour, seeks investments December 10, 2014

    Sajnekhali: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who took a select group of industrialists on a tour to the world's largest mangrove forests on Tuesday, urged them to help the government in developing tourism infrastructure. "I request you to pump in money for promoting tourism and developing infrastructure in our state,...
  • West Bengal: TMC leader allegedly rapes woman in Purulia December 9, 2014

    Purulia: A woman has been allegedly raped by a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader in the Kalabani Gram Panchayat office of West Bengal's Purulia district on Tuesday. The TMC President of the area and two others have been arrested in the case. This is yet another rape horror case from West Bengal with...
  • WB: 23-year-old sets 18-year-old girl on fire for resisting rape attempts December 9, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shocking incident from West Bengal, a 23-year-old man allegdly set an 18-year-old girl on fire after she resisted his attempts to rape her. The incident took place in Howrah on Monday. The girl has suffered nearly 60 per cent burns and was admitted in hospital. The accused...
  • BJP supporter harassed by TMC workers, burnt with cigarette butts December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: The political war between ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party is getting worse by the day. A BJP supporter was allegedly picked up TMC workers in Hooghly and taken to the party's local office where he was beaten ruthlessly and burnt with cigarette butts. The victim said that he...
  • West Bengal: Man slashes daughter's tongue over love affair December 6, 2014

    Canning: A man allegedly slashed his teenage daughter's tongue after trying to strangulate her as a punishment for having an affair with a boy despite his disapproval, police said on Saturday. The incident occurred at Adharmanik village under Dholahat police station in in South 24 Parganas district where the class...
  • West Bengal: Viswa Bharati schoolgirl alleges rape, accused held December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: In yet another report of sexual assault in West Bengal's Visva Bharati University, a Class 12 girl has alleged repeated rape and blackmail by a Bangladeshi research scholar. The accused was arrested on Saturday, police said. According to the complaint filed by the Patha Bhavan student, who too hails from...
  • Mamata Banerjee ups the ante against BJP, accuses it of playing communal politics December 6, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her attack against Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday accusing it of indulging in riots and communal politics. Addressing a rally in Kolkata. Mamata said, "They are involved in riots and communal politics, yet they point fingers at others." There is a political effort...
  • Saradha gone, website remains December 2, 2014

    Kolkata: The Saradha Group went bust over a year ago but its web site, which lured unsuspecting poor people into investing in its chit fund schemes and deprived them of their hard-earned savings, still exists. The website www.saradhagroup.biz can be accessed on the Internet. It begins with a message: "Saradha Group...
  • Bangladesh: Security agencies arrest 3 Myanmar nationals linked to Burdwan blast December 1, 2014

    Dhaka: Three Myanmar nationals have been arrested in connection with the Burdwan blast, as India and Bangladesh stepped up the hunt for the conspirators along their borders to nab over 100 militants of the outlawed JMB. The three are members of Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO) and other Myanmar-based outfits, said Krishna...
  • Rajnath Singh slams Mamata over security arrangements at Amit Shah's Kolkata rally December 1, 2014

    Union Home Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Monday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over security arrangements at party chief Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata on Sunday. ...
  • West Bengal: 14-year-old girl commits suicide after being harassed by a minor boy in Burdwan December 1, 2014

    Burdwan: A 14-year-old girl has committed suicide after being harassed by a boy in Burdwan in West Bengal. The girl was a student of class VIII. The girl's family has alleged that a rape attempt was made on her on September 30 by a minor boy. He was arrested and...
  • TMC calls meeting as Saradha scam continues to haunt party December 1, 2014

    Kolkata: In more trouble for the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is likely to summon TMC leaning artist Subhaprasana in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam. The Enforcement Directorate, meanwhile, has frozen the pro-TMC artist's bank accounts. In the backdrop of a number of arrests from...
  • TMC nullifies Amit Shah's claim, says Mamta Banerjee too strong to defeat November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: The battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress continues ahead of the West Bengal Assembly elections 2016. The Trinamool Congress hit back at BJP president Amit Shah and accused the BJP of being involved in the Sahara scam and calling the Sunday rally a "grand flop show". Trinamool...
  • Amit Shah tears into Mamata Banerjee, links Saradha scam with Burdwan blasts November 30, 2014

    Kolkata: "I am Amit Shah, and I have come to uproot Trinamool Congress from West Bengal", roared Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah as he made an array of scathing attacks on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in his Kolkata rally. Riding high on the success in Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections,...
  • Civic body, fire department grant permission for Amit Shah's rally November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP President Amit Shah's rally, which is scheduled for Sunday, was on Saturday granted green signal by the city municipal corporation (KMC) and fire department. "The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has granted permission to BJP President Amit Shah's rally tomorrow," Mayor in-council Debasish Kumar said. "We have received NOCs from both...
  • Calcutta HC appoints special officers to decide proposed BJP rally in Kolkata on Sunday November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High court has appointed two special officers from the Kolkata municipal corporation and from the West Bengal fire services department to take the final call on Saturday about the compliance norms for the proposed BJP rally by its national president Amit Shah on Sunday. The special officers...
  • 5 lakh animals slaughtered in 48 hours in Nepal's Gadhimai festival November 28, 2014

    Over five lakh animals will be sacrificed in the biggest animal slaughter during Gadhimai festival over the next two days. Although police have been deployed-- but the Federation of Indian Animal protection organization shoots this video where one can see that the locals at the Gadhimai temple committee are easily...
  • BJP ill prepared to face civic polls in West Bengal November 28, 2014

    Kolkata: BJP is still ill prepared for the civic polls in West Bengal due next year. Though the civic polls will give clear signals for BJP's acceptance which is likely to decide whether BJP may win power in the upcoming assembly polls in 2016. The ruling Trinamool Congress registered a...