WEST BENGAL

  • Nepal earthquake: Over 50 dead in India including 47 in Bihar, 8 in UP and 3 in West Bengal 14 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Over 50 people have died in India due to the massive earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday morning. While 47 deaths have been reported in Bihar, eight people have died in Uttar Pradesh and three casualties are from West Bengal. According to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Rajiv Pratap Rudy...
  • West Bengal: Distress for potato farmers, 22 farmer suicides reported in 2 months 16 hours 35 minutes ago

    Potato farmers in West Bengal are in deep distress as there is a sharp dip in prices owing to massive over production coupled with insufficient government support. This has led to more than 20 farmers committing suicide in the past two months. ...
  • West Bengal: A TMC worker shot dead allegedly by Congress worker during municipal body polls 19 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kolkata: The municipal body polls in Katwa (West Bengal) which began smoothly at 7 am amid tight security on Saturday, turned ugly when a Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was shot dead outside the polling booth. The TMC worker, named Indrajeet Singh was shot dead on the spot whereas another TMC...
  • 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,...
  • Tragic end to West Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri 5 days ago

    The 20-year old cricketer passed away in Kolkata under tragic circumstances after encountering a freak incident on the field last Friday. ...
  • Violence reported across Kolkata during civic polls 1 week ago

    A police sub-inspector was injured when supporters of two political parties clashed immediately after the end of the high-stake election to Kolkata Municipal Corporation, which witnessed a 62 per cent voter turn-out. ...
  • Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls underway 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Polling for the 144-seat Kolkata Municipal Corporation is underway amid tight security arrangements. The election would be test of the Trinamool Congress' popularity among the urban electorate, while the CPI-M and the Left can see whether their efforts to woo back voters are paying off. For the BJP which...
  • 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...
  • 25 Indian fishermen detained by Bangladesh Navy April 12, 2015

    Dhaka: At least 25 Indian fishermen were detained by Bangladesh Navy for allegedly poaching into the country's waters. The fishermen on two trawlers were detained 90 nautical miles off the coast of Bagerhat's Mongla sea port during a regular patrol, police said. All of them hailed from South Chabbish Pargana District of...
  • West Bengal: 10 dead, 50 injured in a bus accident in Burdwan April 10, 2015

    Burdwan: At least 10 people were killed and 50 others were injured in a bus accident in West Bengal's Burdwan district. The bus was on its way to Nabadwip when it lost control and turned turtle. The injured are being treated at Burdwan Medical college. ...
  • Another ponzi scam in West Bengal; MPS goes bust, depositors lose their savings April 7, 2015

    Kolkata: Investigations into the Saradha scam are yet to get over but West Bengal is already hit by another wave of Ponzi scams. While some of these scams like Rose Valley are much bigger in scale compared to Saradha, others like the MPS scam are almost equal in proportion. Kinjal Bhattacharya,...
  • West Bengal: Normal life hit by VHP bandh in North Dinajpur April 6, 2015

    Raiganj: Normal life was on Monday hit in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district by VHP bandh in protest against the detention of hundreds of its supporters. All shops, business establishments, central and state government offices, schools and colleges remained closed. A few state buses plied with police escort and private buses...
  • West Bengal: Spurned lover throws acid at classmate April 6, 2015

    Canning: A girl suffered burn injuries when her college classmate threw acid at her for rejecting his proposal in South 24 Parganas district, police said on Monday. The girl, a BA first year student was returning from tuition at Belegachii village when her classmate Enamul Sardar intercepted her and proposed to...
  • Rose Valley chit fund scam amount almost Rs 60,000 crore, several political leaders under scanner April 2, 2015

    Kolkata: After the Saradha multi-crore chit fund scam, West Bengal has been struck by another ponzi scheme. The Rose Valley chit fund company has duped over 1 crore people and leaders from different political parties have now come under the scanner. Rose Valley chit fund scam is believed to be...
  • Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana in connection with Nadia nun rape case April 1, 2015

    Kolkata: Four Bangladeshis have been detained in Punjab's Ludhiana on Wednesday in connection with the gang rape of a 72-year-old nun in Ranaghat in West Bengal's Nadia district. "Four persons, all Bangladeshi nationals, were detained from Motinagar locality by Punjab Police," said DCP Naveen Singla in his statement. The two men arrested...
  • 21 people chargesheeted in Burdwan blast case; charges include criminal conspiracy, waging war against nation March 30, 2015

    Kolkata: The National Investigation Agency(NIA) has chargesheeted 21 people in Burdwan blast case that took place in October 2014. According to NIA sources, the charges against the accused include criminal conspiracy and waging war against the nation. The chargesheet is also likely to talk about connections with Bodo militant group as...
  • Swine flu cases coming down in West Bengal March 29, 2015

    Kolkata: Swine flu cases have come down in West Bengal in the last few weeks with only stray cases being reported now, a senior official of the Health Department said on Sunday. West Bengal Principal Secretary (Health and Family Welfare) Moloy Dey told PTI that only stray cases of swine flu...
  • '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...
  • Farmer suicides due to wrong policies of West Bengal: BJP March 28, 2015

    Kolkata: Slamming the West Bengal government over suicides of potato farmers, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said that the deaths were due to wrong agricultural policies of the state government. "It is due to the wrong policies of the state government that farmers are dying. Had they taken...
  • West Bengal: Bar Association not to defend nun rape case accused March 27, 2015

    Krishnanagar (WB): The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district. "We have decided not to plead for the accused of convent robbery and rape case as it is a heinous crime," Secretary...
  • Nadia nun rape case: Man who gave shelter to accused arrested by West Bengal CID March 26, 2015

    Nadia: The West Bengal Police has arrested another person in connection with the Nadia nun gangrape case. The first accused Salim was arrested by the police on Thursday from Mumbai. The second person who is arrested is reported to have given shelter to one of the accused in his home. The...
  • Nadia nun rape case: West Bengal CID arrests first accused from Mumbai March 26, 2015

    Mumbai: In the first breakthrough in the nun rape case in Nadia in West Bengal, the first accused has been arrested. The West Bengal Police CID arrested the accused Salim from Mumbai. The 70-year-old nun was raped by a gang of seven dacoits inside a Convent in Gangnapur village...
  • West Bengal BJP warns against indiscipline, says 3 party men expelled March 25, 2015

    Kolkata: Faced with revolt over distribution of party tickets for upcoming municipal election, BJP West Bengal president Rahul Sinha, who was gheraoed, warned that no dissent and indiscipline would be tolerated and strong action would be taken. Sinha, who was gheraoed in his office by dissident party workers, told a...
  • WB: Missionary school in Jalpaiguri gets threats from unknown persons, asked to shut down March 25, 2015

    Jalpaiguri: A missionary school in West Bengal has received threat calls and letters from unknown persons asking it to be shut down. The school has been warned that if it is not closed down, it will have to face the consequences. Police have lodged a complaint in the case. The...
  • 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...
  • Jadavpur University student lodges molestation complaint March 21, 2015

    Kolkata: A Jadavpur University student has lodged a complaint against two fellow students for allegedly molesting her at the University campus on Friday night, police said on Saturday. The girl in her complaint alleged that she was sexually molested by two of her classmates during a feast inside the Jadavpur University...
  • West Bengal: 71-year-old rape survivor nun discharged from hospital in Ranaghat March 20, 2015

    Ranaghat: The elderly nun, who was gangraped at a convent in Nadia district last Saturday, was discharged from hospital early on Friday morning. Ranaghat sub-divisional hospital superintendent AN Mondol said the Sister Superior of Convent of Jesus and Mary, who had been declared fit for discharge, was released from hospital...
  • Nun gangrape: Religious leaders express solidarity with nun March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Religious leaders from various faiths assembled on Thursday for a prayer meeting to express support for and solidarity with a 71-year-old nun whose gangrape at a convent school in West Bengal's Ranaghat sent ripples across the country. Cutting across faith and religious beliefs, the leaders protested the horrific incident...
  • West Bengal: Nun wants to stay for more time in hospital, no arrests made March 19, 2015

    Ranaghat(WB): No arrests have been made even five days after the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school even as the traumatised woman's plea to stay on for some more time in hospital has been accepted by it. Amid mounting outrage over the incident and the culprits still roaming...