West Bengal News

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

Netaji's statue disfigured: C.K. Bose slams Mamata, accuses 'TMC goons'
Birbhum (West Bengal) , August 16 : West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose on Wednesday lashed out at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee over the disfiguring of his grandfather and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue, accusing the party goons of committing this act of sacrilege. Read Full Story

WB: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose statue vandalised in Birbhum district
West Bengal , August 16 : A statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, which was to be unveiled at the Panchra village in Birbhum district, on Tuesday was smeared with ink and the face was damaged by unidentified persons, police said. Read Full Story

Don't mislead facts, WB schools will celebrate Independence Day: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 14 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday clarified that the state will be celebrating the 71st Independence Day of India with fervor. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Police arrests one person, recovers pipe guns
West Bengal , Aug 14 : West Bengal Police on Monday arrested one person from Odisha's Berhampur area for carrying locally made weapons. Read Full Story

Gorkhaland protest: GJM to call off their hunger strike today
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Aug 14 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will suspend its 25-day long hunger strike today. Read Full Story

High time for Mamata Banerjee to stop politics over patriotism: BJP
New Delhi August 14 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has always been opposing the Centre's policies and initiatives, adding it is high time to stop politics over patriotism. Read Full Story

GJM remains defiant on Gorkhaland, says hunger strike will be lifted after discussion
New Delhi , August 13 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) principal advisor Swaraj Thapa on Sunday said the only way to resolve the ongoing protests in the north-eastern hilly area is the formation of a separate state of Gorkhaland, adding that the decision to end the hunger strike will be taken after discussing with other stakeholders. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh urges GJM to call off strike, allowing normalcy to return in Darjeeling
New Delhi , August 13 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday urged the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other stakeholders to call off their hunger strike and to withdraw the bandh, allowing normalcy to return in Darjeeling to create an atmosphere for finding a solution to the ongoing crisis. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 'Blue Whale' game snuffs out another life
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Aug. 13 : In yet another incident, a class 10 student hailing from West Bengal allegedly committed suicide by suffocating himself on Saturday, following instructions on the infamous 'Blue Whale' online game. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee's Kolkata-bound flight delayed following technical snag
New Delhi , Aug. 13 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trapped in a Kolkata-bound Air India flight for around four hours on Saturday, after the aircraft developed a technical snag which led to it being grounded at the Delhi airport. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh invites GJM for talks over Darjeeling unrest today
Siliguri (West Bengal) , Aug. 13 : President of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Bimal Gurung claimed that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has invited them to New Delhi for talks on Sunday at 4:30 pm. Read Full Story

Government will decide: Jadhavpir University VC to agitating students
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 11 : Appealing to students of Jadavpur University to end their agitation, the Vice-Chancellor of Jadhavpur University, Dr. Suranjan Das, pleaded with students to end their agitation as the decision was not in his hands. Read Full Story

Jadavpur University row: Students say council model undemocratic
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug 11 : Students of the Jadavpur University continue to protest over a demand that the Executive Council declare that the council model formed by the state government is unacceptable and undemocratic. Read Full Story

BJP warns 'hypocrite' Mamata of exposing her 'lust for power'
New Delhi , Aug. 10 : After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of subverting democracy and launched the 'BJP Quit India Movement,' the saffron party on Thursday lashed out at the former, stating that they are sure to expose her "lust for power." Read Full Story

Eight killed, 25 injured in West Bengal's bus accident
West Bengal , Aug 8 : At least eight people were killed and 25 others were injured after a bus fell into a canal in Nadia's Tehatta area on Tuesday. Read Full Story

BSF seizes fake currency notes in West Bengal
West Bengal , August 7 (ANI}: The Border Security Force on Monday seized fake Rs.2000 currency notes worth Rs. 92000 from Malda district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

Kolkata's sex workers celebrate Raksha Bandhan
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 7 : :On the eve of Raksha Bandhan ,sex workers of Sonagachi , Kolkata ,tied Rakhi around the waist of passerby, in the hope of receiving equal respect in society. Read Full Story

Will join Tiranga Yatra to protest against Mamata's 'colonial rule': GJM
Darjeeling (West Bengal), Aug 6: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will join the "Tiranga Yatra" on August 8 to continue their demand of Gorkhaland and also to protest against the "colonial rule" of the West Bengal government. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Man arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs 3 crores
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 4 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials on Friday arrested a 27-year-old man at Kolkata airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth Rs. 3 crores from Myanmar. Read Full Story

Narada sting case: WB transport minister won't appear before ED today
New Delhi , Aug 04 : West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Subhendu Adhikari will not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday in Narada sting operation and has sought time from the ED stating prior commitments. Read Full Story

Reports baseless, not leaving my party, not joining BJP: Mukul Roy
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug 4 : Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) leader and former Railways minister Mukul Roy has said that neither he is leaving TMC, nor joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read Full Story

Underwater Tunnel in Kolkata East-West Metro Corridor Project in Railways
New Delhi, August 2: In Kolkata East West Metro corridor project, a twin tunnel is being constructed below river Hooghly, between Howrah and Mahakaran stations. This is the first underwater transportation tunnel under construction in the country. The length of river crossing is 520 meters and the internal diameter of each tunnel is 5.55 meters. Read Full Story

PMKVY RPL (Leather) Project Launch Ceremony
Kolkata, July 31: A RPL Project Launch Ceremony was organized under the guidance of PMKVY, LSSC and IL and FS Skills, at Rakib Leathers, West Bengal on 19th July, 2017. The venue is strategically located within the Leather Industry in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, providing direct access to the artisans engaged with the Industry. Read Full Story

TMC leader shot dead in West Bengal's Bhagor
Bhagor (West Bengal) , July 31 : A Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader was shot dead in West Bengal's Bhagor. Read Full Story

BJP resorting to blatant manipulation: Congress
Kolkata (West Bengal) July 31 : In wake of the horse-trading allegations by the Congress against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the grand old party on Monday said that the saffron party is resorting to blatant manipulation of facts. Read Full Story

Two persons of gang involved in selling of reptiles' skin arrested
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal), July 30 : Jalpaiguri Forest Ranger along with his special team arrested two members of a gang involved in the selling of reptiles on Sunday. Read Full Story

Gorkhaland unrest: Many injured as GJM protest turns violent in Jaigaon
Jaigaon (West Bengal) , July 30 : In a fresh round of violence, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters and Police clashed in Jaigaon on Sunday. Read Full Story

ED attaches assets worth Rs 300 Cr of Rose Valley Group
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Jul 29 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday attached assets worth Rs. 300 Crore of the Rose Valley Group of Companies and its Chairman Gautam Kundu in the ongoing probe under the Money Laundering Act. Read Full Story

Child trafficking: Juhi Chowdhury is innocent, says Roopa Ganguly
Kolkata (West Bengal) July 29 : With the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) questioning Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Roopa Ganguly in connection with a child trafficking case in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri, the latter on Saturday said she is trying to help the agency to solve the case, adding that the party's women wing general secretary Juhi Chowdhury, an accused in the case who was arrested, is innocent. Read Full Story

Mamata extends Kanyashree programme to higher education
West Bengal , July 28 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday introduced new initiatives in collaboration with the Kanyashree Prakalpa, which will further help in improving the condition of girls in the state. Read Full Story

Requested PM to ensure DVC dam doesn't release more water: Mamata Banerjee
Howrah (West Bengal) , Jul 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who visited the flood-affected areas on Thursday, said she has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) dam does not release large amounts of water which has been causing flood in several areas. Read Full Story

Sonika Chauhan death case: Actor Vikram Chatterjee granted bail
Alipore (Kolkata) , July 26 : The Alipore sessions court granted bail to actor Vikram Chatterjee in model Sonika Chauhan death case on Wednesday. Read Full Story

No third Rajya Sabha term for Yechury is suicidal for CPI (M): Somnath Chatterjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 26 : After the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) decided to rule out nominating party general secretary Sitaram Yechury for a third consecutive Rajya Sabha term, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Wednesday stated that this decision is 'suicidal for the party'. Read Full Story

Mamata meets Rajnath to discuss Darjeeling unrest, flood situation in WB
New Delhi , July 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to discuss details regarding Darjeeling unrest and flood situation in the state. Read Full Story

An amount of Rs. 3694.136 released to West Bengal under NAM during last 3 years: AYUSH Minister
New Delhi, July 25: Under Centrally Sponsored Scheme of National AYUSH Mission (NAM), total amount of grant-in-aid of Rs. 471.230 lakhs, Rs. 1,924.85 lakhs and Rs. 1,298.056 lakhs have been released during the year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 respectively to West Bengal. Read Full Story

Two die in Kolkata building collapse
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 25 : At least two persons were killed after a building collapsed in Kolkata's Bowbazar area on Tuesday Read Full Story

Kolkata: Building collapses in Bowbazar, few trapped
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 25 : Few people were fear trapped in the debris after a building collapsed in Kolkata's Bowbazar on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Can't even imagine removing Tagore from text books: Mamata Banerjee
New Delhi , July 25 : After RSS ideologue Dinanath Batra recommended a host of changes to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) in its textbooks, including removal of Rabindranath Tagore, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked as to how can someone talk about removing a person who is the "pride of the nation". Read Full Story

Narada sting probe: Kolkata mayor to skip court appearance today
New Delhi , July 25 : Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee will not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today, in connection with the Narada sting probe case. Read Full Story

'Save Bengal' programme organised to expose present state situation before country: BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 25 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said its 'Save Bengal' programme has been started to bring to light the present condition of West Bengal and also stating that an event relating to the same will be held in the Constitution Club on July 26. Read Full Story

I am monitoring flood situation: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) July 24 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that in some of the blocks of the state vigorous flood has created problems but other than that it's under control, adding she is monitoring the situation. Read Full Story

Hop aboard! real-time information is now available for Kolkata's WBTC buses on Google Maps
New Delhi , July 24 : Starting today, commuters in Kolkata will be able to get real-time bus information in Google Maps. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Two Maoists detained near Mamata's residence
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 24 : Acting on a tip off, the Kolkata Special Task Force (STF) detained two Maoists from near the residence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Read Full Story

Mamata Govt. knows there is no case against me: Roopa Ganguly
New Delhi , July 22 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Roopa Ganguly, who has been issued a notice in connection with a child trafficking case, has maintained her stand that she is innocent and that the West Bengal Government is hell-bent on denting her reputation. Read Full Story

Keep daydreaming about ousting us: BJP to Mamata
Kolkata/Bengaluru , July 22 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday mocked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that her wish of ousting the saffron party from the nation is merely a dream which will never get fulfilled. Read Full Story

Will start 'BJP Bharat Chhodo' programme from August 9: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a new salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) would launch the 'BJP Bharat Chhodo' movement on August 9. Read Full Story

WB CID freezes accounts of three top GJM leaders
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Jul 20 : Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday froze the bank accounts of top three leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to trace their source of funds. Read Full Story

Darjeeling Unrest: GJM Yuva Morcha to go on indefinite hunger strike from tomorrow
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 20 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Yuva Morcha on Thursday announced that they will go on an indefinite hunger strike from tomorrow (June 21). Read Full Story

West Bengal: BSF seize 60 gold biscuits in Hakimpur Border
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 20 : In a major operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday seized 60 gold biscuits in Hakimpur Border Outpost Area in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Roopa Ganguly, Kailash Vijayvargiya summoned in child trafficking case
New Delhi,, July 20: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal has sent notices to BJP MP Roopa Ganguly and party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in connection with an alleged child trafficking case. Read Full Story

Narada sting case: TMC MP summoned by Enforcement Directorate
New Delhi July 19 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Suvendu Adhikari to appear before them on July 24 in connection with the Narada sting case. Read Full Story

Darjeeling: Police vehicle torched during GJM protest
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 19 : Amid the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling, a police vehicle was set on fire by unknown assailants. Read Full Story

Tamang murder case: Calcutta HC orders for framing of charges against GJM leaders
New Delhi , July 19 : The division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed the lower court to complete framing of charges against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders by August 17 in All India Gorkha League president Madan Tamang murder case. Read Full Story


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