West Bengal News

GJM leader Binay Tamang appointed as chairman of new board to run Darjeeling hills
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 20 : The West Bengal Government on Wednesday appointed Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang as the chairman of a new board of administrators to run the Darjeeling hills. Read Full Story

GJM leaders meet Rajnath Singh, demand tripartite talks
New Delhi , Sept. 19 : A five-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday for tripartite talks to resolve the ongoing Gorkhaland issue. Read Full Story

Taslima Nasreen likens Mamata Banerjee with 'Muslim fanatic'
New Delhi , September 18 : Terming West Bengal Mamata Banerjee a Muslim fanatic controversial author Taslima Nasreen said that the Chief Minister doesn't allow her to enter West Bengal. Read Full Story

Can't compromise on any terrorist activity: Mamata on Rohingya issue
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 18 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, while commenting on the Rohingyas issue, on Friday asserted that the state government can't compromise on any terrorist activity. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Goods train derailed near Dhupguri, no injuries reported
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) , September 17 : In another train derailment accident, three wagons of an empty goods train derailed near Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Read Full Story

Mamata's Aurangzebic dictate against Hindus will be a waterloo for her: RSS
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 17 : After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee warned the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its affiliate organisations against 'playing with fire' during Durga Puja celebrations and Muharram, the saffron brigade on Sunday said that her Aurangzebic dictate against the Hindu festivals, cultures and religious right of the Hindus would prove to be a waterloo for her. Read Full Story

Don't play with fire, Mamata warns BJP over disturbing peace during Durga Puja
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sep 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday warned the Bharatiya Janata Party and its affiliate organisations such as RSS, Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad over playing dirty politics during Durga Puja, asking them "not to play with fire". Read Full Story

33 GJM supporters arrested for murder attempt, vandalism in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Sept. 16 : The Darjeeling Police on Saturday arrested 33 Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters on charges of attempt to murder and vandalism. Read Full Story

Six-year-old gangraped by sweepers: Women activists urge strict action, change in Law
Kolkata/ Aligarh , Sept. 16 : Women Activist on Friday condemned the alleged gang-rape of a six-year-old girl by sweepers at a government school in Rajasthan's Barmer and took a dig on the government and the Indian judiciary for the unrushed action on rape cases. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee urges UN to help Rohingya Muslims
New Delhi , September 15 : Expressing concern over the plight of Rohingya Muslims, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday came out in support of the refugees and asked the United Nations (UN) to help them. Read Full Story

CPM expels Ritabrata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept 15 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist), on Friday has expelled Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee from the party for violating its norms. Read Full Story

Wanted in Burdwan blast case arrested in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 14 : In a major success for security forces, a wanted in 2014 Burdwan blast case has been arrested by Special Task Force (STF) unit of Kolkata on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: CBI arrests an enforcement officer in Rs. 20k bribery case
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 12 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested an enforcement officer from Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), regional office in Kolkata for demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs. 20,000. Read Full Story

Amit Shah slams WB CM Mamta Banerjee Govt. for lack of developmental works
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 12 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Tuesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led-Government of doing nothing in terms of development of the state, in their regime. Read Full Story

WB: Left workers clash with police in North 24 Parganas
West Bengal , Sept 11 : Left Supporters in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district clashed with the police outside the District Magistrate's office while protesting against the government's policies on Monday. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee politicising anything and everything: Piyush Goyal
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept 9 : New Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday slammed the West Bengal Government and said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is politicising anything and everything. Read Full Story

11 GJM leaders for murder attempt, vandalism in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Sept 9 : The police on Friday night arrested 11 leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on charges of attempt to murder and vandalism. Read Full Story

Bengal govt opposing Centre's move to live telecast PM's speech unacceptable: BJP
New Delhi , Sep 09 : With the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government taking on the Centre's move to live televise Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech on September 11, marking the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's speech at the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday condemned such unacceptable behaviour. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Islamic Students Org stages protest over deportation of Rohingyas Muslims
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 7 : Islamic Students Organisation on Wednesday staged a protest here over the deportation of Rohingyas Muslim refugees living in India. Read Full Story

RSS hints towards conspiracy over cancellation of Kolkata auditorium booking for Bhagwat event
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 5 : After the authorities of an auditorium Mahajati Sadan in Kolkata cancelled the booking for an event in which Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat was to deliver a speech, the sangh General Secretary Jishnu Bose, in a veiled attack, hinted towards the conspiracy by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Read Full Story

Building in Kolkata's Burrabazar collapses, one dead
Kolkata (West Bengal), Sept 5 : A Building in Burrabazar area of Kolkata in West Bengal on Tuesday collapsed killing one and injuring three. Read Full Story

Bastar Solidarity Network Kolkata Chapter protests against 'genocide' of Rohingya
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept 4 : Bastar Solidarity Network Kolkata Chapter staged a protest in front of Myanmar Consulate against 'genocide' of Rohingya people, on Monday. Read Full Story

Coca-Cola Extended the Window of Experiencing the Iconic FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Winner's Trophy for Football Fans in Kolkata
West Bengal, Sept 4: In the lead up to the first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 to be hosted by India, Coca-Cola today extended the opportunity for passionate football fans in Kolkata to experience the iconic FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Winner's Trophy. Read Full Story

14 GJM leaders arrest: Environment will get worse if govt. keeps arresting people, says BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept 3 : The environment won't improve just by arresting people, instead it will get worse, said Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) National Secretary Rahul Sinha, on the arrest of fourteen Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders for an alleged attack on a minister. Read Full Story

GJM leaders arrested in connection to minister's attack
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Sept 3 : Fourteen Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders have been arrested in connection for an alleged attack on a minister. Read Full Story

GJM to demand separate Gorkhaland in meeting with Mamata government
New Delhi , Sep 2 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will attend meeting conveyed by the Government of West Bengal on September 12 with the one point agenda to demand separate state of Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

Look out notice issued against GJM chief Bimal Gurung, GS Roshan Giri
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , September 1 : A look out notice has been issued against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and general secretary Roshan Giri by the police, said ADG (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma on Friday. Read Full Story

AIFF President congratulates WB govt. for FIFA U-17 World Cup preparations
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 31 : President of All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Praful Patel on Thursday visited the Vivekanand Yuba Bharati Krirangan stadium, Kolkata, to assess the preparedness of the venue for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Read Full Story

Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan's children traced
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 31 : The two missing children of triple talaq petitioner have been traced on Thursday. Read Full Story

12 day-relaxation on bandh in Darjeeling: GJM Joint Secy
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Aug 31 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Joint Secretary Binay Tamang on Thursday announced that the indefinite bandh in Darjeeling Hill, which started on June 15, has been lifted for 12 days. Read Full Story

Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan's children go missing
Kolkata (West bengal) , August 31 : Following the Supreme court's decision to strike down Triple Talaq, the Islamic practice of divorce, one of its petitioners, Ishrat Jahan has been facing continuous repercussions of fighting against the social practice. Read Full Story

After 'nasbandi', Indira Gandhi lost; after 'notebandi', BJP will lose: Derek O'Brien
New Delhi , Aug 31 : Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien has called demonetisation a big flop show and equated it to former prime minister Indira Gandhi's sterilisation programme. He said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will lose the 2019 election because of their 'notebandi' (demonetisation) programme, just as Indira Gandhi had lost the 1977 election because of her 'nasbandi' (vasectomy) programme. Read Full Story

BSF seizes Phensedyl worth Rs. 3.8 lakh in WB
Baharampur (West Bengal) August 30 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday seized 3045 narcotic substance codeine-based cough syrup bottles of Phensedyl worth Rs. 3,88,238 (approx) near India-Bangladesh border in Murshidabad district's Baharampur area. Read Full Story

BJP now accuses Mamata of destabilising environment in Bengal
New Delhi , Aug 30 : Bihar Cabinet Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nand Kishore Yadav on Wednesday backed his party colleague Kailash Vijayvargiya's comment against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that it is because of the Trinamool chief that the situation in the state is not getting stable. Read Full Story

Congress hails Mamata-GJMM dialogue
Kolkata (West Bengal), August 30 : The Congress party on Wednesday appreciated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meet with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) delegation and hailed the initiative by the Trinamool chief to combat unrest in the hilly area. Read Full Story

Kailash Vijayvargiya terms Mamata as 'Mausi of terrorists'
North Paragana(West Bengal) , Aug 29 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as Mausi (maternal aunt) of terrorists. Read Full Story

Netaji's grandnephew hails SC's verdict on Ram Rahim
Kolkata , Aug 29 : Lauding the Supreme Court's verdict against Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the 2002 rape cases, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Tuesday said that all the babas, existing in India, should be examined, whether they are fraudulent. Read Full Story

It's better late than never: Chandra Kr Bose on Gorkhaland agitators-Mamata meet
Kolkata , Aug 29 : Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meeting with the leaders of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha party (GJM) and Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Tuesday welcomed the move, saying, ime is right that all concerned parties should sit across the table and discuss the 'Gorkhaland issue.' Read Full Story

West Bengal: Angry mob kills two suspected cow thieves in Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) , Aug 27 : Two suspected cow smugglers were allegedly beaten to death by angry mob near Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Sunday. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 43 Australian turquoise parakeets worth Rs 14.62 lakh seized
West Bengal , August 27 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday seized 43 Australian turquoise parakeets worth Rs 14.62 lakh near Ramnagar border outpost in West Bengal's Nadia district. Read Full Story

Mamata attacks Centre for using agencies to terrorise people, says not afraid of anyone
Patna (Bihar) , August 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government at the Centre of trying to scare Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav by using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Read Full Story

Triple talaq petitioner faces social boycott in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal), Aug 26 : A triple talaq petitioner, Ishrat Jahan has been facing social boycott in Kolkata following the Supreme Court struck down the Islamic practice of divorce, citing it 'unconstitutional'. Read Full Story

BSF seizes Rs 7 lakh Bangladeshi Taka and apprehends one Bangladeshi in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 25 : Border Security Force (BSF) South Bengal Frontier has confirmed seizing Rs 7 lakh Bangladeshi Taka and apprehended one Bangladeshi national near the Petrapole border outpost. Read Full Story

Mamata trying to divide Hindu, Muslim: BJP on Durga idol immersion order
Kolkata/New Delhi, Aug. 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for halting immersion of Durga idols on Dashami and said she is trying to divide Hindu and Muslims by issuing such directives. Read Full Story

Durga idol immersion will only be halted for 24 hours, clarifies Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug. 24 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday night clarified that immersion of Durga idols on Dashami will be halted only for 24 hours. Read Full Story

Restoring peace is in people's hands: DM Joyoshi Dasgupta on Darjeeling crisis
Siliguri (West Bengal) , August 23 : Ahead of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leaders' meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Darjeeling DM Joyoshi Dasgupta addressed the crisis in Darjeeling. Read Full Story

GNLF writes letter to Mamata Banerjee, requests to end crisis in Darjeeling
Kolkata (West Bengal), August 22: The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Mann Ghising on Tuesday wrote a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, requesting high level intervention to end present crisis in Darjeeling. Read Full Story

Gorkhaland issue arose after patriotism was questioned: GJM
Kolkata , August 21 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) released a statement saying that the demand for Gorkhaland arose when people started questioning their patriotism. Read Full Story

Here is artisan Monika Pal who makes Durga idols for a living
Midnapore (West Bengal) , August 21 : Breaking all stereotypes, a woman, Monika Pal in Midnapore, has been making Durga idols for livelihood for the last 22 years. Read Full Story

WBPCC chief Adhir Chowdhury's car hit by container
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 20 : West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was saved after his car was hit by a speeding truck in Murshidabad on Sunday. Read Full Story

Utkal train derailment: PM Modi, Railway Minister should resign, says TMC
West Bengal , August 20 : The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), on Sunday dubbed the Utkal train derailment tragedy as 'an unfortunate incident' and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to resign from their respective posts. Read Full Story

GJM chief booked for alleged involvement in Kalimpong police station attack
Darjeeling (West Bengal) August 20 : A case was filed on Sunday against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and four others for their alleged involvement in grenade attack which killed a civic volunteer on Friday night. Read Full Story

Civic police volunteer killed in blast at Kalimpong police station
Siliguri (West Bengal) August 20 : A civic police volunteer was killed and another policeman was injured in a bomb blast at Kalimpong police station gate on Saturday night. Read Full Story

Darjeeling blast: GJM writes to Rajnath seeking intervention
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding an FIR filed against him on suspicion of the deadly bomb blast in Darjeeling, on Friday. Read Full Story

Darjeeling blast was 'planned move' to disrepute Gorkhaland movement: GJM
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Aug. 19 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Friday condemned the bomb blast that took place in the heart of Darjeeling town, asserting it was a planned move aimed at bringing disrepute to the movement and the demand for Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

Netaji's grandnephew demands rectification of 'distorted' independence movement history
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug 17 : Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Thursday said that the history of Indian independence movement has been distorted and demanded rectification of the same for proper documentation of the former's role in it. Read Full Story

TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept the municipal polls in the state capturing all seven civic bodies, where elections were held on August 13. Read Full Story

TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept the municipal polls in the state capturing all seven civic bodies, where elections were held on August 13. Read Full Story

GJM chief disposed off from Madan Tamang murder case
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 17 : A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Thursday disposed off Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case and directed that charges be framed against 47 other accused. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Two arrested for desecrating Netaji's bust
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug 16 : The Kolkata Police on Wednesday arrested two people in connection with defacing the newly set up bust of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with ink. Read Full Story


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