WEST BENGAL

  • Birbhum: TMC leaders used their clout to influence the locals, says Rahul Sinha 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Due to increased attacks on BJP workers in Birbhum district, allegedly by TMC workers, a three-member fact-finding team of the BJP visited Birbhum to assess the situation. BJP leader Rahul Sinha said that the TMC leaders had used their clout to influence the locals. ...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP attacks West Bengal government, says Mamata should resign as CM 5 days ago

    The National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval will visit Burdwan on Monday. On Friday, the NIA Director General reviewed investigations on the ground in Burdwan and Mushridabad. Two suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists were killed in a bomb blast in the area, putting the Mamata Banerjee government under fire as well. ...
  • Terrorist organisations spreading their wings in West Bengal, says Siddharth Nath Singh 6 days ago

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that terrorist organisations were spreading their wings in West Bengal. "Mamata Banerjee's government siphoning off money to terrorists," said Siddharth. ...
  • People have voted against Central government, says Mukul Roy September 16, 2014

    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...
  • West Bengal: 3 VisvaBharati University students arrested for ragging August 30, 2014

    Three days after a student complained of being stripped and ragged in VisvaBharati University in West Bengal, police on Saturday arrested three students in the case. ...
  • Bengal tea garden crisis: The onus lies on the Mamata government, says BJP MP July 28, 2014

    The shutting down of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink of desperation. Some have been forced to make do with just Rs 15 per day. Some NGOs reporting that 100 people have died of malnutrition. Darjeeling MP and BJP Leader SS Ahluwalia told CNNIBN...
  • CJ: Tea estate workers in Jalpaiguri face starvation July 22, 2014

    It's been almost a decade since the red bank tea estate in Jalpaiguri of West Bengal shut down rendering tea plantation workers jobless and poverty stricken. Today with starvation deaths rising by the day, Sagarika Chettri turns Citizen Journalist to highlight the plight of these tea estate workers who have...
  • West Bengal: Slain student activist's family alleges suspects have links with TMC July 6, 2014

    A 20 year old college student, Sourav Chowdhary murdered in the 24 North Parganas district in West Bengal. His dead body dismembered, mutilated and thrown on a railway track. His fault was that he dared to raise his voice against illicit liquor dens and gambling rackets in his area. His...
  • TMC MP's 'rape as revenge' comment: Should Mamata sack Tapas Pal? July 1, 2014

    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 and...
  • Watch: Mamata refuses to comment on Tapas Pal, says party spokesperson will comment July 1, 2014

    There is increasing anger against one of Bengal's most popular actors and Trinamool Congress Parliamentarian Tapas Pal for his outrageous comment that he will send boys to rape CPM women. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has refused to react, but the TMC has sought an explanation from the MP...
  • Watch: Reactions from Kolkata on Tapas Pal's rape remark July 1, 2014

    All eyes are on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as to whether she will sack party MP Tapas Pal for threatening to get CPIM women raped as political retribution. ...
  • Tapas Pal's rape remark insensitive: Derek O'Brien June 30, 2014

    TMC MP and spokesperson Derek O'Brien said that the party did not endorse its MP Tapas Pal's rape remark where in he said, "I will ask our boys to go and rape CPM women." ...
  • TMC MP Tapas Pal's rape remark invites criticism June 30, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's rape remark has invited criticism from all the political parties and other noted faces in the society. ...
  • Budget Yatra: Watch industrialists from Gujarat, West Bengal speak June 28, 2014

    With the union budget due to be tabled on the 10 July, we industrialists in Gujarat and West Bengal to know their expectations from the Central government. ...
  • Budget yatra: What farmers in Bengal want post Nano's exit June 27, 2014

    With the union budget due to be tabled on the 10 July, we speak to farmers in Singur in West Bengal. This is where the abandoned TATA Nano factory left many jobless and landless. ...
  • Monsoon hits Kerala but no respite from heat in North India June 6, 2014

    After a long wait, the rain Gods have finally shown mercy. The monsoon has reached southern Kerala coast causing widespread rains in the state. Even though it's delayed by 5 days, the Met department predicts that it's expected to reach states like Maharashtra & West Bengal swiftly, in the next...
  • LS elections: CPM's Asim Dasgupta in triangular battle in Dum Dum May 12, 2014

    CPM's Asim Dasgupta is in a triangular battle in Dum Dum with BJPs' Tapan Sikdar and TMC's Saugata Roy. ...
  • Watch: Moon Moon Sen and her daughters cast their votes in Bengal May 12, 2014

    Trinamool Congress candidate Moon Moon Sen cast her vote in South Kolkata along with her daughters Rea and Raima Sen in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Monday, May 12. ...
  • TMC will be the third largest party in Lok Sabha 2014: Derek O'Brien May 12, 2014

    Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien, who voted in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in South Kolkata in West Bengal on Monday, is confident of his party performing well in the elections. ...
  • LS polls: South Kolkata votes May 12, 2014

    Voters in South Kolkata queue up at polling booth to exercise their franchise in the last phase of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Election Yatra: South Kolkata youngsters speak up May 9, 2014

    South Kolkata Lok Sabha constituency votes in the last phase of 16th general elections . ...
  • All eyes on Kolkata North as it goes to polls on May 12 May 8, 2014

    After the bastions of the Left voted on Wednesday, all eyes now on Kolkata North, which votes on Monday. ...
  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest May 7, 2014

    Soon after the Election Commission denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a rally in Varanasi, the party lashed out at the Returning Officer in Varanasi for his biased behaviour. ...
  • A Billion Votes: High voter turnout in the eighth phase of LS polls May 7, 2014

    The fate of 897 candidates will be sealed on Wednesday, May 7 as voting was being held across 64 constituencies in seven states. There was 46 percent voter turnout in the 15 seats of Uttar Pradesh that include the highprofile constituency of Amethi, where Rahul Gandhi is facing a tough...
  • Watch: Heated arguments between TMC, CPM workers in West Midnapore May 7, 2014

    TMC workers stopped CPI sitting MP Prabhod Panda's car in West Midnapore and agitated over a poster on Panda's car. Meanwhile, opposition parties alleged booth capturing and rigging by the TMC in Garbeta in West Bengal. ...
  • Voting underway in Asansol, no report of violence and rigging May 7, 2014

    Singer Babul Supriyo is fighting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket in Asansol in West Bengal. Voting is underway in Asansol. Despite apprehension about rigging and violence in the constituency, voting till now has been peaceful. ...
  • BJP candidate Babul Supriyo apprehensive about rigging, violence in Asansol May 7, 2014

    Singer Babul Supriyo, who is fighting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket, is hoping to hit the right note in Asansol in West Bengal. In an interview with CNNIBN, he talks of his apprehensions about rigging and violence is Asansol. ...
  • Why Mamata afraid of a 'paper tiger', asks Narendra Modi May 4, 2014

    While addressing a rally in Bankura, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that a real tiger is one who jails those involved in the Sharada chit fund scam and gets back money of the poor. ...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for West Bengal May 2, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNNIBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay visits various places in West Bengal to find out the views of the voters on candidates from their constituencies. West Bengal has 42 Lok Sabha constituencies. ...
  • Confident of making history in Serampore: Kalyan Banerjee April 30, 2014

    Trinamool Congress candidate from Kalyan Banerjee who is contesting from Serampore constituency in West Bengal said that people are satisfied with the work he has done and he is confident of making history in his constituency. Other side, Bappi Lahiri who is also contesting from Serampore on the BJP ticket...