WEST BENGAL

  • Saradha scam: CBI to probe West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra Yesterday

    Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose. According to sources, both of them have been asked to appear before the agency during the week. While Mitra will be the first state...
  • Mamata rules out alliance with BJP, hints at going with Congress 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday ruled out any alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and slammed it for accusing her government of harbouring terrorists. On question of allying with the Congress, Mamata said 'no one is an untouchable in politics'. Here is...
  • West Bengal: Student's body found on railway tracks, family alleges murder 2 days ago

    Howrah: A first year college student was found dead near the railway tracks at Howrah's Uluberia station in West Bengal on Friday. The 20-year old was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim Akash Agarwal was a pharmacy student of Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical...
  • WB: 1st year student found dead near railway tracks in Howrah after being ragged by seniors 4 days ago

    Kolkata: A first year college student from Bihar was found dead near railway tracks at the Uluberia station in Howrah, West Bengal on Sunday. The student was allegedly being ragged and beaten by some seniors in his college. The victim's father claimed that he was murdered and the body was...
  • Fresh clashes break out between TMC, BJP workers in Birbhum; 1 dead 4 days ago

    Birbhum: Fresh clashes between the workers of ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party claimed one life in West Bengal's Birbhum district which was under curfew for over 10 days earlier this month. The deceased is reportedly a BJP supporter whose body was recovered by police from Chowmandalpur village. Five people...
  • West Bengal: Violent clashes erupt between Congress and TMC workers, 9 injured 5 days ago

    Murshidabad: Violent clashes erupted between Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in Behrampur area of Murshidabad district in West Bengal in which nine people were injured on Saturday. Reports suggested that TMC workers tried to capture a Congress office. The clashes reportedly took place in the presence of the West Bengal...
  • Terrorised policemen hide under table to escape attack in Kolkata 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Terrorised policemen were seen hiding behind almirahs and under the table and scampering to use files as protective shields after a group of people said to owe allegiance to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress rampaged through a police station, a stone's throw from the state police headquarters on Friday. Enraged...
  • Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee inaugurates mobile vans to provide free legal service 6 days ago

    Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday inaugurated 19 mobile vans named 'Chetana Sathi' for enhancement and extension of awareness in legal matters and for providing free legal service to the common people in each district of West Bengal. The inauguration ceremony was held in front of the West Bengal Legislative...
  • Mamata suspends three prison officials after Kunal Ghosh's attempted suicide 6 days ago

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has suspended three officials of Kolkata's Presidency jail where Saradha scam accused and former TMC MP Kunal Ghosh attempted suicide on Friday morning. Prison SP, the doctor who was attending Ghosh as well as the officer on duty at the jail ward where...
  • Relatives of couple murdered in Dehradun blames Uttrakhand administration November 12, 2014

    Kolkata: There is a grim silence at the Das residence in Kalyani in West Bengal. Kajol, the mother of Momita Das, is inconsolable ever since she heard that her 27-year-old daughter was raped and then brutally murdered in Uttrakhand. She spoke to her daughter last time on October 23 when...
  • West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee hits back at critics, says her government has done a lot of development works November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday hit back at her critics saying though her government has done a lot of development works, they cannot see it. Inaugurating a new campus of Aliah University in Kolkata's satellite town New Town-Rajarhat, Banerjee said, "In this Rajarhat we have an...
  • Government declares Kamatapur Liberation Organisation a banned terrorist group November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Kamatapur Liberation Organisation (KLO), a terror outfit which operates in West Bengal and Assam and is fighting for a sovereign state, has been declared a banned terrorist group by the government. In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry said that exercising the powers conferred under the Unlawful Activities...
  • NIA team claims it's being targeted for probing Burdwan blast after crude bomb thrown near camp November 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the Burdwan blast has claimed that it is being targeted after a crude bomb was thrown near its office in the CRPF camp in Kolkata on Monday where the agency is stationed. The NIA has claimed that the blast was orchestrated as they...
  • Bihar, UP, Bengal our focus states, says Rajiv Pratap Rudy November 11, 2014

    Lucknow: After BJP's historic win in assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Monday said that focus now would be on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal. "Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal are our focus states," Rudy...
  • BJP aims to enlist 50 lakh members in West Bengal November 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The BJP West Bengal leadership is aiming at 50 lakh members in the state by the end of March 2015, party state president Rahul Sinha on Monday said. "A nationwide membership drive has been started by the party. In Bengal also the drive has started and we aim to...
  • West Bengal: Class 8 student ends life after father refuses to buy him expensive mobile November 10, 2014

    Behrampore: A middle-school student allegedly committed suicide in Murshidabad district by consuming pesticide after his father, a farmer, could not afford to buy him an expensive mobile of his choice. The 15-year-old boy Masud Sarkar was a class VIII student of Tentulia High School at Tentulia village. Masud's father Mabibul Sarkar is...
  • West Bengal: Constable arrested for molesting female colleague November 9, 2014

    Burdwan: A constable working with the Mangalkore camp in the district was arrested on Saturday after a female colleague accused him of molesting her, the police said. Rajkumar Chattopadhyay was suspended from his duties a month ago following allegations of taking money in return of plum posting in the district and...
  • Burdwan blast accused Sajid arrested by police in West Bengal November 8, 2014

    Kolkata: In a major breakthrough in Burdwan blast case, West Bengal police on Saturday arrested the main accused of the incident Sajid, a Bangladeshi national and stated to be a Chief Commander of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group. Sajid was arrested by slueths of Bidhannagar Police Commissionarte in the afternoon...
  • State governments should partner in 'Clean India' campaign: West Bengal Governor November 8, 2014

    Kanpur: West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath said state governments in the country should come forward and partner in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat mission but cautioned people against using the drive merely as a photo-opportunity. "When every person is participating in the drive then why would any individual or...
  • West Bengal: Three TMC workers injured in clash November 7, 2014

    Jhargram: Three Trinamool Congress workers were injured in a clash with BJP supporters at Kanpur in West Midnapore district on Friday. The clash broke out over the election process of a co-operative society in the area, police said. One injured was hospitalised. ...
  • Mamata Banerjee seeks chamber's help in setting finances right November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: After futile efforts to wrest a financial package from the Centre during the past UPA-II and present NDA regime, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday turned to an industry body to plead for the state's case. "After coming to power three-and-half...
  • Saradha scam: CBI arrests former TMC leader Asif Khan November 7, 2014

    Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Asif Khan on charges of corruption in the Saradha chit fund scam. Khan was repeatedly interrogated by CBI and is believed to have provided vital information about the involvement of a section of TMC leadership...
  • Widow of TMC MP alleges abuse by sons of West Bengal minister November 4, 2014

    Bongaon (West Bengal): The widow of late Trinamool Congress MP Kapil Krishna Thakur, who passed away last month, on Tuesday alleged that she was abused and pushed around by the sons of her brother-in-law Manjul Krishna Thakur, a minister in the Mamata Banerjee cabinet and a leader of the influential...
  • West Bengal: Section 144 lifted from violence-torn Birbhum after 11 days November 3, 2014

    Birbhum: West Bengal Police have withdrawn Section 144 from violence-torn Birbhum, 11 days after clashes between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Makhra clashes for territorial control between the Trinamool and BJP which killed at least three people happened despite Section 144 in place in that region. The police...
  • Kolkata: BJP's relief team denied entry into Makhra November 2, 2014

    Kolkata: A team of BJP's state unit, carrying relief materials for villagers of trouble-torn Makhra in Birbhum district was not allowed to enter the village, as the area has been put under Sec 144 CrPC by the district administration. The BJP team led by senior leader Tathagatha Ray tried to enter...
  • Mamata Banerjee wishes Shah Rukh Khan on his birthday November 2, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday wished Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his birthday. "Today (Sunday) is the birthday of our very dear Shah Rukh Khan. We wish him best of happiness, prosperity, good health and success. Our best wishes also to all members of his family....
  • Police stops BJP workers from entering violence-torn Birbhum November 2, 2014

    Birbhum: Violence-torn Birbhum continues to remain a political arena days after clashes broke out between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress workers. With Section 144 imposed in the region, BJP workers carrying relief material to the violence-torn Birbhum district of West Bengal were stopped by the police on Sunday...
  • Birbhum violence: Mukul Roy calls journalist 'small fry' November 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as the opposition upped the ante over the violence-hit Makhra village in West Bengal's Birbhum, the ruling Trinamool Congress seemingly on the defensive, hit out at the media calling a journalist "small fry". Political clashes allegedly between the Trinamool and the BJP activists on Monday had left three people...
  • West Bengal: Congress delegation visits violence-torn Birbhum, stopped by police November 1, 2014

    Kolkata: In an attempt to make its presence felt in the violence-hit Birbhum region, the Congress unit in West Bengal visited the place. The delegation of Congress leaders-led by state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury were stopped by police as Section 144 has been clamped in the area. Congress workers were...
  • Court slams West Bengal police for abuse of power in investigation of Birbhum clashes October 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Siuri court severely reprimanded West Bengal Police and directed top brass of district police to remove the officer in charge of Parui PS Kartick Mohan Ghosh and suspend Investigation Officer in the Parui political clash case Dhrubajyoti Dutta for dereliction of duty. The court referred the case to Calcutta...