West Bengal

  • Can Bhaichung Bhutia score for the Trinamool Congress from Darjeeling? 17-04-2014 11:25 PM

    Trinamool Congress has fielded former Indian soccer captain Bhaichung Bhutia from Darjeeling constituency in West Bengal. In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, Bhutia talks about the 2014 Lok Sabha elections and his constituency. ...
  • Gorkhaland will not be an issue this election: Baichung Bhutia 17-04-2014 12:46 PM

    Trinamool Congress candidate Baichung Bhutia who is making a political debut this Lok Sabha elections say Gorkhaland will not be an issue in his constituency Darjeeling. ...
  • Watch: Election tracker promo on East India, Northeast India 31-03-2014 11:32 AM

    With the elections 2014 about to be announced, the Election Tracker is back on CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS National Election Tracker brings the mood of key swing states ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Tonight we will focus on West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, and Assam. ...
  • Kings & Queens: Mamata tries to extend her footprints beyond Bengal 28-03-2014 10:24 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had created history in 2011 by ending the 34-year-old rule of the Left government in the state and is now trying to extend her footprints beyond Bengal. The Trinamool Congress supremo does not back either the Congress or the BJP and want a federal...
  • I will make lotus bloom in every household: BJP candidate Bappi Lahiri 27-03-2014 07:50 PM

    Music composer Bappi Lahiri who is the BJP's candidate from Sreerampur in West Bengal is confident that he would be able to "make lotus blossom in every household in my constituency". ...
  • BJP to go it alone in West Bengal, to contest all 42 LS seats 13-03-2014 05:30 PM

    The BJP has said that it will contest all 42 seats in West Bengal for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls. ...
  • Will hold many more meetings with Anna: Mamata 19-02-2014 04:50 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that she came here in Delhi on the request of Anna Hazare. We need to discuss a few of the 17 point and we will hold more meetings. She also said, "Many parties in India do not have enough funds but have accountability....
  • Howrah gangrape case: CPM alleges the incident was planned 07-02-2014 01:55 PM

    In Howrah, West Bengal, two women were allegedly gangraped by seven men, led by a Trinamool Congress leader. CPM leader Mohammed Salim on Friday alleged that the incident was planned before. ...
  • Watch: Bappi Lahiri sings at Narendra Modi's Kolkata rally 05-02-2014 11:50 PM

    Music composer and singer Bappi Lahiri, who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, sang 'I love BJP' at Narendra Modi's rally in Kolkata on Wednesday. ...
  • Crowds start pouring in for Modi’s Kolkata rally 05-02-2014 01:46 PM

    Last minute preparations are on for BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Kolkata. People have started gathering at the venue to hear Modi speak. The programme is slated to begin at 2PM. ...
  • Want to work for Bengal, reports of joining Trinamool wrong: Azharuddin 29-01-2014 02:23 PM

    Cricketer-turned-Congress MP Mohd Azharuddin on Tuesday announced that he will fight the Lok Sabha polls from West Bengal. He, however, denied that he was joining the Trinamool Congress or the Left. ...
  • FTP: Birbhum gang rape: Is the Khap mentality spreading across India? 27-01-2014 10:56 PM

    The 20-year-old woman was gangraped for falling in love with a man from a different community. The young woman had been gangraped by 12 men on orders of a Panchayat as punishment. The investigation officer, Bahadur Mondal, a sub-inspector with Labhpur PS, Birbhum, has been removed following criticism over the...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 16-12-2013 11:10 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Should Justice Ganguly be criminally prosecuted for sexual harassment? 16-12-2013 11:07 PM

    Amidst growing uproar over his resignation, retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly has reiterated his stand and said that he will not resign from the post of Chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission. "I have explained everything to the Supreme Court Committee. I will not resign and step...
  • Justice Ganguly like Caesar's wife must be above suspicion: Jaitley 16-12-2013 03:34 PM

    There has been a rise in criticism against Justice AK Ganguly with relation to the sexual assault allegations against him leveled by a woman lawyer. Reacting to the controversy over whether Justice Ganguly should resign as the Chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission, Jaitley said, "Since this involves a...
  • Should Justice Ganguly step down as chief of WB HRC? 03-12-2013 11:29 PM

    Even since retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly has been named as an accused in the sexual harassment case, there are many who has demanded his resignation as the Chairperson of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission. A law intern has named Justice Ganguly as an accused for allegedly sexually...
  • Justice Ganguly unhappy by allegations, yet to decide on resignation 03-12-2013 09:43 PM

    The debate over the demand of resignation of Supreme Court Judge Justice AK Ganguly from the Chairmanship of the WB Human Rights Commission has refused to die down after allegations of sexual harassment were leveled against him by an intern. Justice Ganguly who is unhappy with the allegations is yet...
  • Sexual harassment case: Justice Ganguly must quit WB HRC, says TMC 02-12-2013 01:47 PM

    The TMC is demanding that retired Supreme Court Justice AK Ganguly resigns from the post of West Bengal Human Rights Commission in view of the sexual harassment allegations against him by a law intern. Justice Ganguly has so far consistently denied harassing the woman and said that he is innocent....
  • Decision on terminating AK Ganguly's services soon: WB law school 30-11-2013 05:50 PM

    P Ishwara Bhat, the Vice-chancellor of the West Bengal law school where former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly is a honorary professor has said that a decision will be taken soon on whether to terminate his services or not. His statment came after Ganguly was named as an accused for...
  • West Bengal: Prices of fish up by Rs 200 16-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Prices of fish have increased by over Rs 200 in Park Circus Market, Kolkata. Traders say that the torrential rain have led to the increase in fish prices. Price rise has become a dampener for millions of Indians this festive month. The prices of food commodities have pushed food inflation...
  • Kolkata student death: I was forced to resign, says school principal 18-09-2013 03:15 PM

    The principle of a school in Kolkata, where an 11-year-old student died under mysterious circumstances on Thursday, was on Monday released on bail. ...
  • GJM asks Mamata to take back 72-hour ultimatum 11-08-2013 04:07 PM

    Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung has asked the Mamata Banerjee government to take back the 72-hour ultimatum issued on Saturday to call off the bandh. Gurung said that their fight is with the Central government and that the agitation would continue until their demand for a separate state...
  • I support Gorkhaland, says BJP leader Jaswant Singh 03-08-2013 04:20 PM

    As voices are growing for the formation of separate Gorkhaland after the decision on Telangana, BJP leader Jaswant Singh says that he supports the formation of Gorkhaland. ...
  • TMC wins WB panchayat polls, Derek says party has passed the test 30-07-2013 12:00 PM

    The Trinamool Congress has swept the West Bengal panchayat polls by registering win in 13 of the 17 districts. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said it is a resounding victory for the party and it has passed the test. ...
  • TMC sweeps WB panchayat election, CPM says poll was rigged 30-07-2013 12:07 AM

    The West Bengal Chief Minister has already claimed victory saying the Trinamool Congress won despite conspiracies by both the Congress and the state election commission. ...
  • No meal for Rs 5 in Delhi, Kolkata, say residents 26-07-2013 05:39 PM

    A day after Congress leaders claimed that one can get a complete meal at Re 1, Rs 5, Rs 12 and Rs 15, CNN-IBN did a ground check which shows that the politicians not related by the ground reality. ...
  • WB: Man molests TV anchor, activist say police not doing enough 24-07-2013 03:10 PM

    A TV anchor and her friend were allegedly molested near the Howrah Station in Kolkata. The anchor, who is in her 30s, was on her way to the hotel with her father when an inebriated man tried to drag her and her woman friend out of the car. ...
  • West Bengal: Five killed in panchyat poll violence 22-07-2013 11:24 PM

    West Bengal witnessed another round of poll violence on Monday morning. Five people were killed. ...
  • West Bengal poll violence: Brinda Karat wants EC to take serious steps 16-07-2013 11:04 PM

    Brinda Karat strongly condemned the violence during West Bengal panchayat poll and urged the Election Commission to take serious steps to avoid such an incident in future. The CPI leader also alleged that the state government had deliberately not deployed Central forces. ...
  • News 360: Naxals ambush police convoy and kill SP, 4 other policemen 02-07-2013 10:02 PM

    Naxals ambushed a police convoy in Jharkhand and killed the Pakur Superintendent of Police and 4 other policemen. The incident took place a month after the attack on Congress leaders in Sukma. ...