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BSF Commandant Deepak Mondal succumbs to injuries
Kolkata , Oct 20 : Border Security Force(BSF) Commandant Deepak K Mondal, who went into coma after being attacked by suspected cattle smugglers succumbed to his injuries in Kolkata on Friday. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out at LIC building in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal), Oct 19 : A massive fire broke out at Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) building in Kolkata's Jawaharlal Nehru Road on Thursday morning. Read Full Story

SRFTI rusticates 14 female students for occupying male hostel rooms
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Oct.18 : In an unprecedented move, authorities of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) rusticated 14 female students for refusing to vacate rooms in hostels meant for male students. Read Full Story

Calcutta HC puts stay on removal of central forces from Darjeeling
Kolkata (West Bengal) October 17 : The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday put a stay on the removal of central forces from Darjeeling. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee does drama in the name of all-party meeting: Dilip Ghosh
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Oct 16 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on Monday said that Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee does drama in the name of all party meeting. Read Full Story

Anti-Gorkhaland organisation holds torch rally condemning sub-inspector's death
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , October 15 : An anti-Gorkhaland, non-political youth organisation, Joy Bangla, on Sunday held a torch rally, protesting against the killing of a Sub-Inspector in clash between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the police. Read Full Story

Centre to withdraw troops from Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , October 15 : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed that the Centre will be withdrawing seven companies of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and three companies of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), that are deployed in Darjeeling and Kalimpong from October 16. Read Full Story

Expelled GJM leader requests for Centre's intervention in Darjeeling hills
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Oct 15 : Expelled Gorkha Janmukti Morch (GJM) leader Binay Tamang on Sunday requested for Centre's intervention in Darjeeling hills during his meeting with West Bengal Governor Kesari Nath Tripathi at Raj Bhawan, Kolkata. Read Full Story

Narada Sting case: ED summons Mukul Roy, three TMC leaders
Kolkata (West Bengal) , October 14 : The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday issued summons to suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy and three other leaders in connection with Narada sting case and asked them to join investigation by the end of this month. Read Full Story

GJM leader Gurung has links with Maoists, N.E. insurgents group: Police
Kolkata (West Bengal) , October 13 : The West Bengal Police on Friday said the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung has links with the Maoists and insurgent groups in the North East and that he had procurred sophisticated arms from them. Read Full Story

CID serves notice to expelled CPM leader over allegations of rape
Kolkata (West Bengal) , October 11 : The West Bengal Police on Wednesday served a notice to expelled Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI-M leader Ritabrata Banerjee after a complaint by a woman, who alleged that he had established physical relationship with her by promising marriage. Read Full Story

After CBI's grilling, Mukul Roy realised he has no respite other than BJP: TMC Gen Secy
New Delhi , Oct 11 : Hours after suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy resigned from all party post and Rajya Sabha membership, party general secretary Partha Chatterjee said, after coming under CBI's scanner, the former realised that he has no respite other than the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read Full Story

TMC leader Mukul Roy resigns from RS membership, all party posts
New Delhi , Oct 11 : Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy on Wednesday resigned from party posts and his Rajya Sabha membership. Read Full Story

Cyclone Warning - Depression over Gangetic West Bengal
New Delhi : Latest observations, Doppler Weather Radar Kolkata and Satellite imageries indicate that the deep depression over Gangetic West Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 12 kmph in past 06 hours. It lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 10th October, 2017 over Gangetic West Bengal near Latitude 23.2º N and Longitude 87.1 ºE, close to Bankura(Gangetic West Bengal). Read Full Story

Woman accuses former CPM leader Ritabrata Banerjee of sexual assault
Balurghat (West Bengal) , October 10 : A Netherlands-based woman from West Bengal's Balurghat has accused former Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) leader MP Ritabrata Banerjee of sexual assault. Read Full Story

Howrah-Kolkata ferry services halted due to heavy rains, strong crosswinds
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Oct 9 : Ferry services between Howrah and Kolkata were suspended temporarily due to heavy rains and strong crosswind across Kolkata's Hooghly River on Monday. Read Full Story

FIR registered against West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh
New Delhi , October 6 : An FIR was registered against West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh at the Darjeeling Police Station on Friday. Read Full Story

Binay Tamang condemns attack on BJP leader Dilip Ghosh
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , October 6 : Chairman of the Board of Administrators for Darjeeling and expelled Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang on Friday condemned the GJM activists for allegedly chasing West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Dilip Ghosh, adding that the BJP has hurt the sentiments of the people of Darjeeling in regard to the Gorkhaland issue. Read Full Story

BJP alleges GJM supporters pushed Dilip Ghosh, manhandled two other party workers
Darjeeeling (West Bengal), October 5 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that two party workers were manhandled allegedly by the supporters of rebel Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang in Darjeeling. Read Full Story

Florist Xpress Launches its Brand New Website This Diwali
KOLKATA: Florist Xpress is proud to announce the launch of a new website to better serve its clients this Diwali. As part of the new site, Florist Xpress is adding new categories and changing the theme of the website to demonstrate the variety and quality of gifts that the company has to offer to its customers. Read Full Story

Armed men point gun at doctor, demand immediate treatment for friend
Hooghly (West Bengal) , Oct 1 : A group of armed men on Sunday morning stormed a privately run nursing home in West Bengal and demanded treatment for one of their friends. Read Full Story

WB: Five killed in road mishap in Kharagpur's Basantapur
Kharagpur (West Bengal) , Oct. 1 : At least five people were killed after a car was hit by a trailer truck on NH-6 in Kharagpur's Basantapur area of West Bengal on Sunday. Read Full Story

Why to visit Kolkata during Durga Puja?
New Delhi , September 27 : Kolkata is an embodiment of an epic jubilee amid Durga Puja. Read Full Story

GJM withdraws indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling after Rajnath's appeal to restore normalcy
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , September 26 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has withdrawn the indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills with effect from tomorrow - 6 a.m., following Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's appeal to restore normalcy in the area. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh appeals to GJM call of 'bandh' and restore peace
New Delhi , September 26 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday appealed to the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to call off prolonged shut down in Darjeeling. Read Full Story

ED attaches assets worth Rs. 12 Crore of businessman U.K. Das
New Delhi , Sept 26 : Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached properties worth Rs 12 Crore belonging to Ujjal Kumar Das and his family members of Kolkata, in connection with a bank fraud case, under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundry ACT (PMLA). Read Full Story

TMC suspends Mukul Roy for six years
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept.25 : Soon after Mukul Roy announced that he would be resigning from Rajya Sabha and from the primary membership of Trinamool Congress (TMC) after Durga Puja, the party suspended him for six years. Read Full Story

Mukul Roy gives jolt to Mamata, to resign from RS and TMC after Durga Puja
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 25 : In a major jolt to Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mukul Roy on Monday announced he would be resigning from Rajya Sabha and from the primary membership of the party after Durga Puja. Read Full Story

20 people injured after fire breaks out at a firecracker factory in WB
North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , September 25 : At least 20 people were injured after fire broke out at a firecracker factory in North 24 Parganas district's Amdanga on Monday morning. Read Full Story

Mamata hits back at Calcutta HC ruling, says 'no one can tell me what to do'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday hit back at the Calcutta High Court over its ruling on Durga idol immersion, stating that anyone can 'slit my throat, but no one can tell me what to do.' Read Full Story

CPM hails Calcutta HC's ruling on Durga idol immersion
New Delhi , September 21 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) on Thursday commended the Calcutta High Court's ruling on Durga idol immersion case, saying that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would have ruptured the communal harmony with her orders and that it would have destroyed the work done by the Left Front in the past 34 years. Read Full Story

BJP welcomes Calcutta HC verdict on idol immersion, slams CM Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept 21 : Terming Calcutta High Court's decision against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's earlier orders as a victory for the people, Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vice-President Chandra Kumar Bose and Rajya Sabha member Roopa Ganguly on Thursday accused Mamata Banerjee of indulging in divisive politics. Read Full Story

WB Commission for Protection of Child Rights moves SC seeking protection for Rohingyas
New Delhi , September 21 : West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday approached the Supreme Court seeking protection for Rohingyas. Read Full Story

Calcutta High Court revokes Mamata Banerjee's Durga idol immersion order
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 21 : The Calcutta High Court today revoked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's order on Durga idol immersion and instructed the police to make separate routes for both Durga idol immersion and Muharram processions. Read Full Story

No immediate apprehension of Rohingya's have been reported until now: ADG BSF
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 21 : Additional Director General (ADG) of Border Security Force (BSF) Eastern Command R.P. Singh on Thursday said that the security forces have sealed the entire Indo-Bangladesh border of 4 thousand and 96 kilometers long and had no problems so far. Read Full Story

Mamata practicing 'politics of appeasement': BJP
New Delhi , September 21 : After Calcutta High Court yesterday slammed the Mamata Banerjee-led Government over its recent notification on Durga idol immersion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that the Chief Minister has no capacity to maintain law and order situation in the state and is following an appeasement policy. Read Full Story

Bengal Commission for Child Rights files writ petition in SC against Rohingya deportation
West Bengal , September 21 : The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against Centre's notification seeking deportation of Rohingyas. Read Full Story

Durga idol immersion case: Calcutta HC asks state govt. to not create 'communal rift'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , September 20 : Calcutta High Court on Wednesday slammed the Mamata Banerjee-led Government over its recent notification on Durga idol immersion. Read Full Story

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


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