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TMC claims NDA Govt. has sold itself to capitalists

New Delhi, Nov.25 : Protesting Trinamool Congress Members of Parliament on Tuesday charged the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government with having sold itself to capitalists, as it has failed to repatriate black money stashed away in banks abroad.


Impasse continues over Amit Shah's Kolkata rally

Kolkata, Nov 25 : The impasse over the proposed Nov 30 rally of BJP president Amit Shah in the city continued here Tuesday with the Calcutta High Court directing the party to get clearance from the fire department and the municipal corporation.


China to continue working with Saarc for mutual benefit: Official

Beijing, Nov 25 : China attaches great importance to Saarc and will continue its practical cooperation with the regional bloc "in the spirit of mutual benefit and win-win cooperation", a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday.


Bodies of woman, three kids found in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 25 : The bodies of a woman and three children were Tuesday found in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, police said.


Trinamool conspiring to kill me: Jailed former party leader

Kolkata, Nov 25 : Former Trinamool functionary Asif Khan, now behind bars in alleged cheating cases, Tuesday claimed there was a conspiracy hatched by the West Bengal government to kill him.


Congress backs TMC's protest, says every party has right to express its views

New Delhi, Nov. 25 : The Congress on Tuesday backed the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC's protest outside Parliament on the black money issue, saying every political party has a right to protest and express its views.


Exhibition showcases famous, lesser-known Indian monuments

Kolkata, Nov 25 : Coinciding with World Heritage Week (Nov 19-25), an exhibition of photographs here showcased some of the famous and the lesser-known but important Indian sites and monuments highlighting the links to culture through their styles and designs.


Trinamool, police link allowed chit fund proliferation: former IPS officer

Kolkata, Nov 25 : Former IPS officer Nazrul Islam, who had written to the West Bengal government in 2012 seeking action against the Saradha Group and other such firms, Tuesday blamed ruling Trinamool Congress and police for the proliferation of chit fund companies in the state.


Trinamool takes out protest rally against centre

Kolkata, Nov 24 : "According to the central government, we are all thieves. Arrest us immediately," said hundreds of placards, as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee led a huge Trinamool Congress protest rally here against the NDA regime in wake of a party MP's arrest in the Saradha scam.


Presidency varsity students call off hunger strike

Kolkata, Nov 24 : A section of Presidency University students, who were on a hunger strike for nearly 48 hours to protest the varsity's decision to withhold students from appearing in examinations due to low attendance, Monday withdrew their agitation following the vice chancellor's promise to conduct provisional exams.


Mamata takes on Centre, says conspiracies can't halt development of WB

Bongaon (West Bengal), Nov. 24 : Launching a frontal attack on the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC chief) Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that the Centre was hatching conspiracies to derail the good work done by her government in the state.


Naidu hits back at Mamata for calling NSA Doval an 'RSS sympathiser'

New Delhi, Nov. 24 : Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday criticized the Trinamool Congress for calling National Security Adviser Ajit Doval a "known RSS sympathiser", saying it's totally false allegation as the latter is one of the most upright officers.


Bengal lynching: Rights group moves court seeking justice

Kolkata, Nov 24 : A city-based rights group Monday filed a petition seeking a Calcutta High Court-monitored probe into the lynching and alleged bobbitisation of a man at the NRS Medical College and Hospital.


Mamata ridicules Modi's selfie, says 'spare Bengal' from riots

Kolkata, Nov 24 : Asserting the BJP does not deserve political courtesies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday here took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's selfies, labelling him as a "selfie danga guru (riot master)".


Will take the fight against BJP to Delhi: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 24 : Launching a scathing attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday here said she will take the fight against its anti-people policies to New Delhi and will give a fitting reply "politically".


BSP won't oppose Insurance Bill if select committee meets its demands: Mayawati

New Delhi, Nov. 24 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said her party will not oppose the passage of the Insurance Bill during the Winter Session of Parliament if the select committee, which is scrutinizing the bill agrees to their demands.


BJP lashes out at TMC for calling NSA Doval a 'RSS sympathiser'

New Delhi, Nov. 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday lashed out at the Trinamool Congress (TMC) for calling National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval a 'RSS sympathizer', and said that the party is attempting to derail ongoing investigations against it.


Saradha scam: CBI quizzes former Assam minister

Kolkata, Nov 24 : Senior Congress leader and former Assam minister Anjan Dutta was Monday grilled by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.


Villagers in West Bengal protest over unnatural death of 17-year old girl in Bhutan

Jalpaiguri, (West Bengal), Nov. 24 : Protesters turned violent at Indo-Bhutan border check post over the unnatural death of a 17-year old girl in Bhutan. The girl hailed from West Bengal.


Jaitley slams Mamata over Saradha, Burdwan blast; Trinamool hits back

New Delhi/Kolkata, Nov 23 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday attacked at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her reactions to arrest of her Trinamool Congress's leaders in the Saradha chit fund scam and on her statements in the Burdwan blast case. The Trinamool hit back, seeking to know the source of BJP's massive funds spent during the elections.


Linking Burdwan blast to nationalism part of BJP's master game plan: TMC

Kolkata, Nov. 23 : Trinamool Congress MP Derek O' Brian on Sunday hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for targetting West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her assertion that the Burdwan blast was stage-managed by the Centre, saying linking the blast to nationalism was part of the ruling BJP's larger master game plan.


Bombs hurled at BJP rally in West Bengal

Howrah (West Bengal), Nov. 23 : Bombs were hurled today at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Bandhaghat area of West Bengal's Howrah city.


WB Governor Tripathi given additional charge of Bihar

New Delhi, Nov. 23 : President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to discharge the functions of Governor of Bihar in addition to his own duties.


TMC, BJP responsible for creating communal polarization in WB: CPI (M)

New Delhi, Nov.23 : CPI (M) leader Nilotpal Basu on Sunday accused the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of creating an atmosphere of communal polarization in West Bengal.


Mamata not acting against TMC leaders involved in ponzi schemes, alleges Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov. 23 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has accused West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee of not taking any action against her party leaders involved in ponzi schemes.


Trinamool retaliates to Jaitley's charges, calls NSA RSS sympathiser

Kolkata, Nov 23 : With Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of not taking any action against her party leaders involved in ponzi schemes, the Trinamool Congress Sunday hit back seeking to know the source of BJP's massive funds spent during the elections.


Jaitley attacks Banerjee over Saradha scam, Burdwan blast probe

New Delhi, Nov 23 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Sunday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her reactions to the arrest of leaders of her Trinamool Congress in the Saradha chit fund scam as well as her statements in the Burdwan blast case.


Minor's killing: Protestors block India-Bhutan road link

Siliguri, Nov 23 : Protesting against the alleged rape and murder of a teenage girl, local residents Sunday blocked the SAARC Road in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, snapping the Indo-Bhutan road link, police said.


Will resign if son's link with ponzi firm proved: Bengal minister

Kolkata, Nov 23 : Amid reports that a probe for fraud has been ordered into a ponzi firm where his eldest son Swarup was allegedly a director, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra Sunday said he will step down if his son's link with the company was proved.


CPI-M says can't depend on Trinamool to fight BJP

Kolkata, Nov 23 : The CPI-M Sunday said it cannot depend upon the Trinamool Congress to fight against the BJP despite West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashing out at the BJP for arresting Trinamool's leader.


TMC not to attend all-party meeting, accuses Centre of bad planning

Kolkata, Nov. 23 : The Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) on Sunday categorically said that it would not attend the all-party meeting called this evening ahead of the upcoming Winter Session of Parliament and alleged that it was bad planning on the Centre's part.


We need to inspire everyone to be part of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan': WB Governor

Kolkata, Nov. 23 : West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, who wielded a broom here on Sunday and participated in the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan', said there is a need to inspire everyone to be part of this cleanliness initiative.


Trinamool Congress refuses to attend govt's all-party meeting

New Delhi, Nov. 23 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) has refused to attend the all party meet which is to take place today to discuss the agenda for the Winter Session of Parliament.


Fire breaks out in special train of police officers near Siliguri

Siliguri (West Bengal), Nov. 22 : A fire broke out in a special train, which was carrying police officers deployed on election duty in Jammu and Kashmir, near Siliguri in West Bengal on Saturday.No casualties have been reported so far.


Trinamool MP sent to custody, Mamata dares BJP to impose president's rule

Kolkata, Nov 22 : Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose was Saturday sent to CBI custody for his alleged complicity in the Saradha scam, as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashed out at the central government for its "divisive politics" and dared it to impose President's rule in the state.


Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Bose sent to CBI custody

Kolkata, Nov 22 : A court, rejecting the bail plea of arrested Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, Saturday sent him to CBI custody till Nov 26.


Ask CBI if it is functioning independently: Bengal governor

Kolkata, Nov 22 : West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi Saturday justified the arrest of Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the Saradha scam but refused to comment on whether the CBI was functioning independently.


India-Bangladesh collaboration can save Sunderbans: Experts

Kolkata, Nov 22 : India and Bangladesh must collaborate to facilitate and maintain a flow of fresh water round the year to save the Sunderbans mangrove ecosystem, scientists said here Saturday.


Saradha scam: Srinjoy Bose remanded to CBI custody till Nov. 26

Kolkata, Nov.22 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested yesterday in connection with the Saradha scam, has been remanded to CBI custody by a local city court till November 26.


'Mamata is trying to deflect attention from Saradha scam', alleges BJP

New Delhi, Nov. 22 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit back at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her barbs directed against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, saying the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo is now attempting to deflect attention from the Saradha chit fund scam.


If we are hit, we will retaliate: Mamata to Centre

Kolkata, Nov 22 : A day after the arrest of Trinamool Congress parliamentarian Srinjoy Bose in the Saradha scam, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday accused the BJP-led central government of pursuing "divisive politics" and conspiring against her party.


Five killed in Bengal accident

Kolkata, Nov 22 : Five people including three of a family were killed and four injured Saturday in a road accident in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said.


Saradha scam: Trinamool MP Bose sent to CBI custody

Kolkata, Nov 22 : A court, rejecting the bail plea of arrested Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, Saturday sent him to CBI custody till Nov 26.


If we are hit, we will retaliate: Mamata to centre

Kolkata, Nov 22 : A day after the arrest of Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose in the Saradha scam, party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday accused the BJP-led central government of pursuing "divisive politics" and conspiring against her party.


CBI must have good reasons to arrest Srinjoy Bose: Bengal governor

Kolkata, Nov 22 : West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi Saturday justified the arrest of Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi crore rupee Saradha scam.


Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose held by CBI

Kolkata, Nov. 21 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Srinjoy Bose has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.


Fire in train carrying troopers on poll duty

Siliguri, Nov 21 : A fire broke out Friday in a special train carrying paramilitary forces bound for Jammu and Kashmir to be deployed for the assembly elections beginning Nov 25.


Bengali film industry improving, says Arijit Dutta

Panaji, Nov 21 : Actor Arijit Dutta says more Bengali films are being made now and there has been an improvement in the industry.


Saradha scam: CBI nets Trinamool MP, party threatens to hit the streets

Kolkata, Nov 21 : In a major blow to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the CBI Friday arrested its Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose - the second party parliamentarian to be nabbed - in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.


Left trade unions call strike across rural Bengal Nov 26

Kolkata, Nov 21 : The Left trade unions Friday called a strike across rural West Bengal Nov 26 in protest against the policies of the central and the state governments.


Trinamool threatens to hit the streets after MP's arrest

Kolkata, Nov 21 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Friday threatened to hit the streets after the CBI arrested the party's Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.


Saradha scam: CBI nets Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose

Kolkata, Nov 21 : In a telling blow to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the CBI Friday arrested its Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose - the second party parliamentarian to be nabbed - in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.


Centre let loose discredited CBI: Trinamool on Srinjoy arrest

Kolkata, Nov 21 : The Trinamool Congress Friday accused the BJP-led central government of letting loose a "discredited CBI" after the agency arrested Trinamool Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.


Mamata attacks CBI, says Saradha probe taking side of thieves

Kolkata, Nov 21 : On a day another Trinamool Congress parliamentarian was arrested in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee - without naming the CBI which is probing the scandal - Friday alleged that the investigation was aimed at "taking the side of the thieves".


Saradha scam: Congress, BJP demand Bengal CM's resignaiton

Kolkata, Nov 21 : Stepping up the heat in the wake of the CBI arresting Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, the Congress and the BJP Friday demanded the resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.


Too early to comment: Mohun Bagan on Srinjoy's arrest in Saradha scam

Kolkata, Nov 21 : City football club Mohun Bagan Friday chose to take an indecisive stand on the arrest of its assistant general secretary Srinjoy Bose in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam.


Law school offers course in sexual harassment prevention at workplace

Kolkata, Nov 21 : The National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) here has introduced an online course in sexual harassment prevention and workplace diversity, it said Friday.


Saradha scam: CBI arrests Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose

Kolkata, Nov 21 : In a major jolt to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, the CBI Friday arrested the party's Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.


Bengal lynching: Rights group demands job for victim's kin

Kolkata, Nov 21 : Accusing authorities of covering up the lynching and alleged bobbitisation of a man at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, a rights group here has approached the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) seeking its intervention.


Saradha scam: Bengal minister, MP grilled by CBI

Kolkata, Nov 21 : West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee, Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose and Congress leader Somen Mitra Friday appeared before the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.


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