West Bengal News

Will choose a secular presidential candidate: Mamta Banerjee
New Delhi , May 26 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Friday said that the opposition's presidential candidate would be credible and secular one based on consensus. Read Full Story

Mamata blames BJP, CPM for Kolkata violence
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the violence taking place in Kolkata. Read Full Story

BJP protests against WB Govt., police resorts to baton charge
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 25 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Thursday took to the streets in Kolkata to protest over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. Read Full Story

WB: SSB seizes snake venom worth Rs. 70 crore
Siliguri (West Bengal) , May 25 : At least two persons were apprehended with two jars of snake venom in a joint operation conducted by 41 Battalion Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Customs Department in Siliguri at an area between Batasi and Panitanki here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: BJP calls for judicial enquiry against cops beating up protesters
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has castigated the violence by police officials in Kolkata yesterday, and has demanded for a fair judicial inquiry into the brutal attack. Read Full Story

WB: Left protestors clash with police, demand food security
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 22 : The clashes between the Left-wing protestors with the West Bengal Police, during the 'Nabanno Abhijan' march, turned violent on Monday. Read Full Story

People in Naxalbari hope for another similar movement
Naxalbari (West Bengal) May 21 : At a time when the historic Naxalbari movement is set to clock its 50 years in a few days, Naxal leaders hope for a resurgence of the movement especially now when their rights are being denied. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Students vandalise train while demanding 'special train'
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) [Uttar Pradesh], May 21 : A group of students appearing for the West Bengal government exam vandalised a train on Sunday at the New Jalpaiguri Railway (NJP) station, and also blocked the railway track while demanding a special train. Read Full Story

WB: Four dead as car of ex-MLA son rams into workers
Bardhaman (West Bengal) , May 21 : In a hair-raising incident, four people were killed and four others were severely injured when a car allegedly driven by the son of a former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MLA from East Bardhaman district rammed into them. Read Full Story

WB: CRPF officer killed in lightning strike, four others injured
Jhargram (West Bengal) , May 21 : In a shocking incident, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed and four others were injured after lightning struck near Belpahari Tarafeni area of the Jhargram district. Read Full Story

Maulvi Qadri offers 20 lakh for putting Jadhav's shoes around Sharif's neck
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 19 : Chairman of All India Minority United Council Syed Atif Ali Qadri on Friday said he would reward Rs. 20 lakh to the person who puts "Kulbhushan Jadhav's shoes around Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's neck and parades him across India." Read Full Story

'Won't let Barkati perform namaz', say protestors in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 19 : Chaos prevailed outside was here on Friday the Tipu Sultan Masjid when a group of men said that they won't allow Imam Syed Noor-ur-Rehman Barkati perform the namaz. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Flight to be boarded by Nitish Kumar encounters technical snag
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : An AirAsia flight, in which Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was supposed to board, encountered a technical snag on Wednesday while taking off from Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. Read Full Story

Irrelevant to link OBOR with India-Pak issue: China's Consul General
Kolkata (West Bengal) May 17 : In a series of tweets,Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu on Wednesday said Beijing's position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear and it is irrelevant to link One Belt One Road with it. Read Full Story

Sacked Barkati refuses to step down from Imam's post
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : After being axed from Tipu Sultan Masjid, Noor-ur Rahman Barkati on Wednesday castigated the trustees of the mosque and warned of serious consequences if the order is not revoked. Read Full Story

Barkati sacked as Tipu Sultan mosque's Imam
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : Maulana Nurur Rehman Barkati was on Wednesday sacked as the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque for "objectionable and inflammatory remarks against the country". Read Full Story

Verdict of Bengal: 'The hills are smiling', says Mamata as TMC charges ahead
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed happiness after the over whelming lead of his party in the municipal corporation's polls in seven hilly area of West Bengal. Read Full Story

West Bengal civic polls: TMC leading on all seven seats
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) is leading in all seven municipal corporations where civic polls were held in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Mamata meets Sonia Gandhi to discuss presidential polls
New Delhi May 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reached 10, Janpath in New Delhi to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss the upcoming presidential elections and said a consensus candidate will prove to be beneficial for the nation. Read Full Story

Presidential Polls: Mamata Banerjee to meet Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi , May 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will today meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Menace of 'WannaCry Ransomware' hits Bengal, Kerala
West Midnapur (West Bengal) , May 15 : With the world taken by storm by a malicious software that has locked people out of their computers, 'WannaCry' is without doubt the biggest ransomware attack the world has ever seen and is also being reported in some parts of India. Read Full Story

Violence mars West Bengal civic polls
West Bengal , May 14 : Bombs were hurled at polling booth in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas's Pujali and North Dinajpur's Raiganj districts on Sunday as elections to seven municipalities in the state is currently underway. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Local body polls begin for 7 municipal bodies
Kolkata , May. 14 : In West Bengal, local body polls are being held for seven municipal bodies today. Read Full Story

War of words sparks off between Barkati and WB minister over red beacon
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 14 : Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid, Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati on Sunday came down heavily on West Bengal minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury for refusing to remove red beacon from his car. Read Full Story

Go Air recovers 8.643 kg gold from two in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 13 : Go Air flight officials have confirmed the recovery of 8.643 kg gold from two individuals in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind stages protests outside Kolkata's Tipu Sultan Mosque
(Kolkata) West Bengal , May 13 : Activists of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind on Saturday staged a protest outside the Tipu Sultan Masjid here against Maulana Nurur Rehman Imam Barkati. Read Full Story

WB minister flouts Centre's order, uses red beacon on vehicle
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 13 : West Bengal Minister Siddiqullah Chowdhury, who had questioned the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque, Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati, over the use of the red beacon, was himself using it atop his vehicle. Read Full Story

Imam Barkati finally removes red beacon from his car
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 13 : Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid, Maulana Noor-ur Rehman Barkati, who had initially refused to remove the red beacon from his car, finally agreed to follow Centre's order. Read Full Story

Cooch Behar: TMC workers attack BJP leaders
Cooch Behar (West Bengal), May 13: Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers allegedly attacked two Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders on Saturday here. Read Full Story

'Won't take orders from Centre', Imam Barkati on red beacon ban
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 12 : Maulana Nurur Rehman Imam Barkati on Friday again said that nobody could remove the red beacon from his car. Read Full Story

BJP condemns Mamata's 'ashamed of being born Indian' remark
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 12 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her "ashamed of being born an Indian" remark and said that such statements was insulting to all those who voted her to power. Read Full Story

Bengal Govt. symbolic to 'andher nagri, chaupat raja': BJP
New Delhi, May 10 : After Maulana Nurur Rehman Imam Barkati said that he would continue to use the red-beacon as permission for it was given by the erstwhile "British Government",-the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday-satirically branded the West Bengal government as a 'dark nation with an insane king'. Read Full Story

Barkati proves Bengal is land of lawlessness: Babul Supriyo
New Delhi , May 10 : After Maulana Nurur Rehman Imam Barkati said that he would continue to use the red-beacon as permission for it was given by the erstwhile "British Government", Union Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo on Wednesday asserted that Barkati proved that the Bengal was the land of "lawlessness." Read Full Story

Sonika death: Vikram Chatterjee summoned by Kolkata Police
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 9 : Bengali film actor Vikram Chatterjee was on Tuesday summoned by the Kolkata Police over car accident that claimed model Sonika Chaihan's life. Read Full Story

Only U.K govt can remove my red beacon: Imam Barkati
Kolkata (West Bengal) May 9 : Maulana Nurur Rehman Imam Barkati on Tuesday said that he will continue to use the red-beacon as permission for it was given by the erstwhile "British Government". Read Full Story

Sonika death: BJP questions police's failure in conducting alcohol test
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 8 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Rupa Ganguly on Monday reprimanded the police for failing to conduct alcohol test on actor Vikram Chatterjee, who was driving the car that crashed and killed actress Sonika Chauhan. Read Full Story

Antiques worth Rs35 crore seized in Siliguri
Siliguri (West Bengal), May 8, : Security forces on Monday, apprehended a person with two antique idols worth Rs 35 crore in the international market. Read Full Story

Antiques worth Rs35 crore seized in Siliguri
Siliguri (West Bengal), May 8, : Security forces on Monday, apprehended a person with two antique idols worth Rs 35 crore in the international market. Read Full Story

Malda gangrape: Activists call on judiciary to fast track case
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , May 8 : Following the brutal gangrape of a diabled girl in Malda, West Bengal, Women's activist Brinda Adige stressed on the need to have the case fast tracked by the judiciary, so that the victim gets justice in the swiftest manner possible. Read Full Story

WB: Deaf, mute girl gangraped in Malda
Malda (West Bengal), May 8 : A deaf and mute 14-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by three men at a mango orchard in West Bengal's Malda district. Read Full Story

Two killed, seven injured in SAIL's ISCO fire accident
Burnpur (West Bengal) , May 6 : Two contract labourers were killed and seven others seriously injured when molten iron accidentally fell on them at the Burnpur IISCO Steel Plant in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Saturday. Read Full Story

Adivasis unsafe in Bengal, alleges BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 4 : Ramping up its attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the issue of an Adivasi couple joining the Trinamool Congress (TMC), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said on Thursday that Adivasis live in fear in the state. Read Full Story

Calcutta HC Judge Karnan refuses to undergo medical examination
Kolkata , May 4 : Calcutta High Court judge Mr. Justice C.S.Karnan declined to undergo a medical examination by a four-member medical team from a government hospital here on Thursday, saying he was "quite normal and has a stable mind". Read Full Story

TMC tears into Prasad over his remark
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 3 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ravi Shankar Prasad and asked the Union Law Minister to uphold the dignity of his office. Read Full Story

BJP accuses of Mamata of forcing tribal couple to join TMC
New Delhi , May 3 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of putting pressure on tribal couple Gita Mahali and Raju Mahali to join the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Read Full Story

Couple that hosted Amit Shah joins TMC
Siliguri (West Bengal) , May 3 : A couple at whose residence Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah dined a few days ago, joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Complaint against BJP leader for calling Mamata 'eunuch'
Midnapore (West Bengal), May 1 : A complaint was lodged against West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shyamapada Mondal on Monday for calling Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a 'eunuch' during a party program at Chandrakona Road yesterday midnight. Read Full Story

BJP leader storms into trouble, calls Mamata Banerjee 'eunuch'
Midnapore (West Bengal) , May 1 : West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shyamapada Mondal waded into controversy by calling Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee a 'eunuch' and accused her of practicing politics of appeasement. Read Full Story

CAB dedicates Eden Garden stands to slain Army heroes
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 30 : While news of Indian soldiers losing their lives in the line of duty has occupied the attention recently, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has taken the noble initiative of honouring the men in uniform, as four stands of the Eden Gardens will be named after four Indian Army heroes, who gave their all for the security of the nation. Read Full Story

Miss India finalist Sonika Chauhan killed in car accident
Kolkata , April 29 : In a shocking incident, Miss India finalist Sonika Chauhan died in a car accident on Saturday at Lake Mall in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Mamata's days in WB are numbered: BJP
Bengaluru/Kolkata (Karnataka/West Bengal) , Apr 29 : Following the Enforcement Directorate (ED) registering a case against Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders in the Narada sting operation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asserted that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's days are now numbered. Read Full Story

BSF apprehends smuggler with four gold biscuits
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 28 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday apprehended a smuggler with four gold biscuits. Read Full Story

Narada sting: Calcutta HC for probe against TMC leader
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 28 : The Calcutta High Court directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to continue probe in the Narada case against Trinamool Congress' Aparupa Poddar. Read Full Story

TMC slams Rahul Sinha over comment on Mamata's religion
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 27 : Coming down heavily on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rahul Sinha's comments over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's religion and faith, the Trinamool Congress on Thursday asserted that the former's comment in this matter was beneath contempt. Read Full Story

West Bengal Police assures action against cattle smugglers in Indo-Bangla tunnel
North Dinajpur (West Bengal) , Apr 26 : The West Bengal Police on Wednesday assured to take action against the smugglers after they received complaint from the Border Security Force (BSF) who has discovered the 100 metre tunnel between India and Bangladesh border built for cattle smuggling. Read Full Story

WB: Police seize arms, intercepts two in Murshidabad
Murshidabad (West Bengal) , Apr 26 : The West Bengal Police on Wednesday seized sixteen arms and fifty round ammunitions in Murshidabad district and intercepted two people in a vehicle at Sagardighi police station area. Read Full Story

WB: Three killed, several missing as jetty sinks in Hooghly
Bhadreswar (West Bengal) Apr 26 : At least three people were killed and several others are missing after a temporary jetty submerged under water due to high tide in Hooghly's Bhadreswar on Wednesday. Read Full Story

BJP will punish perpetrators of Sukma encounter: Amit Shah
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 26 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that strong action will be taken against the guilty in the CRPF encounter with the Naxal of Chhattisgarh's Sukma District. Read Full Story

Mamata announces job for kin of three slain CRPF jawans
Cooch Behar (West Bengal) Apr 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the state government will give jobs to one family member of the three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who were killed in the Sukma attack. Read Full Story

Amit Shah predicts Lotus bloom in Bengal
Naxalbari (West Bengal) , April 25 : Predicitng a stronger BJO presence in West Bengal, party president Amit Shah on Tuesday said in Naxalbari that the era of joblessness, violence and nepotism under the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will end soon. Read Full Story


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