WEST BENGAL

  • Siliguri: Fear grips people as they see their house crumble Yesterday

    People in Siliguri are still gripped with fear even as parts of their homes lay crumble around them after the Nepal earthquake. "I saw the house collapsing, I ran to my neighbours, then I saw the house hanging on a tree," said a young boy in shock. ...
  • Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 4 lakh compensation for families of deceased in quake-hit West Bengal Yesterday

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said her government is taking care of patients and people who lost their loved ones in the earthquake tragedy in the state. ...
  • West Bengal: Distress for potato farmers, 22 farmer suicides reported in 2 months 2 days 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. ...
  • Tragic end to West Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri 1 week 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 April 18, 2015

    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. ...
  • Better late than never for Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, says TMC leader Mukul Roy March 9, 2015

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament House on Monday to demand relief from paying of interests on debts. Speaking to CNN-IBN, TMC leader Mukul Roy said, "Today, Chief Minister is going and meet with the Prime Minister, it is good for the country,...
  • Watch: Centre must recall EGoM, amend GST Bill, says Amit Mitra January 3, 2015

    West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra lashed out at the Centre over the goods and services tax bill. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, Mitra said that the Centre bypassed the empowered group of ministers and got the GST Bill approved hastily. ...
  • BJP has advantage in West Bengal but Left will regain its ground: Yechury December 29, 2014

    While accepting that the Bharatiya Janta Party has an advantage in West Bengal, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury claimed that but people are not moving towards the BJP. Yechury also said that the Left will take time to revive. ...
  • Watch: How safe are schools in Kolkata December 18, 2014

    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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Should animal sacrifice in the name of religion be stopped? November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. CNN-IBN asks...
  • Nepal gears up for the biggest animal slaughter 'Gadhimai festival' November 25, 2014

    Nepal is gearing up for the Gadhimai Festival which takes place every after 5 years. It sees large scale slaughter of animals which has been widely condemned. Thousands cross the border from Bihar, West Bengal Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to reach blood-thirsty Gadhimai, the Hindu goddess of power. The festival...
  • Battle for West Bengal: Is Mamata Modi's real challenger? November 24, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stepped up her volley of attacks against the BJP-led government at the Centre on Monday by calling it anti-people. ...
  • It is BJP vc TMC in Parliament this Winter Session November 24, 2014

    Mamata Banerjee, who is under fire in West Bengal after 2 of her party MPs were arrested in the Saradha scam, on Monday held a massive show of strength in Kolkata. The Trinamool Congress has announced that it will block the FDI in Insurance Bill and other bills lined up...
  • BJP trying to create tension in West Bengal: TMC leader Derek O'Brien November 24, 2014

    Derek O'Brien, member of Parliament for All India Trinamool Congress said that TMC would not allow the Insurance Bill to pass. "Do not need a lecture on patriotism. BJP trying to create tension in West Bengal," said Derek O'Brien. ...
  • Let CBI do its investigation and come up with conclusions: West Bengal Governor November 23, 2014

    Commenting on the Saradha scam issue West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi said that he was to premature to comment on the subject. "Let the CBI do its investigation and come up with conclusions," said KN Tripathi. ...
  • Birbhum: TMC leaders used their clout to influence the locals, says Rahul Sinha October 30, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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 October 24, 2014

    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. ...