West Bengal News


President Mukherjee to inaugurate 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Bengal
New Delhi , Jan. 19 : President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 28th Dantan Gramin Mela in West Midnapore district in West Bengal in a few hours time. Read Full Story

Subhash Chandra Bose is perhaps the most emotive issue to Indian political arena: President
Kolkata, Jan 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 60th anniversary celebrations of Netaji Research Bureau and also unveiled the refurbished 'Wanderer' car in which Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had escaped from house-arrest on 16-17, January, 1941, at Kolkata to reach Gomoh on 18th January, 1941 - an incident that triggered the series of historic and electrifying events related to the last phase of India's freedom struggle. Read Full Story

Indus Net Technologies, E-Cube Energy come together for efficient management of energy data consumption
Kolkata, Jan 18 : Indus Net Technologies, an IT Service Company, and E-Cube Energy, a Kolkata-based energy data analytics solutions provider have set up a joint venture company, EnergyTech Ventures with a vision of helping economies double Energy/Resource Productivity. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Samsung announces launch of new Galaxy C9 Pro with 6GB RAM
Kolkata, Jan 18 : Smartphone maker Samsung on Wednesday announced the launch of its first C-series smartphone, the Galaxy C9 Pro in India. The phone is priced at Rs. 36,900. Read Full Story

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits India
New Delghi, Jan 18 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit New Delhi and Kolkata Jan 18-19 in his first official visit to India as Foreign Secretary. Read Full Story

TMC has vested interest in power-grid project, alleges BJP
New Delhi/Kolkata , Jan. 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday strongly condemned the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over the Bhangar incident, saying that the state government has some vested interest in the power-grid project. Read Full Story

BJP alleges Mamata's 'inefficiency' in Bhangar clash
Kharagpur (WB) , Jan. 18 : After the ongoing protests in West Bengal's Bhangar district took a violent turn, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday alleged it to be purely the 'inefficiency' of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress. Read Full Story

After Azmi, Kolkata's Shahi Imam advises girls to wear decent clothes to avoid rape
Kolkata (West Bengal), Jan. 18 : In what can spark a fresh controversy, Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid in Kolkata, Syed Mohammad Nurur R Barkati has said that girls should avoid wearing short clothes if they want to protect themselves from getting raped or murdered. Read Full Story

Bhangar unrest: 2 villagers killed as police allegedly open fire on them, official denies
Kolkata, Jan 17 : At least two men were killed after being shot during a clash with the police force at Bhangar in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, reports said. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Clashes erupt between locals and police over power-grid installation at Bhangar, protesters shot
Kolkata, Jan 17 : At least four protesters were allegedly shot by police during a skirmish between local villagers and security forces over installation of power grid at Bhangar in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday, local media reports said. Read Full Story

President to visit Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20
New Delhi , Jan.17 :The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, will visit Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20 2017. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee pays homage to former CM Jyoti Basu on death anniversary
Kolkata, Jan 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday paid homage to former Chief Minister of the state Jyoti Basu on his death anniversary. Read Full Story

WB: TMC activists stage demonstration stopping Union Min Babul Supriyo's convoy, show him black flag
Kolkata, Jan 16 : A large number of Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters allegedly attacked actor-turned-Union Minister Babul Supriyo's convoy at Andal in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Monday evening, reports said. Read Full Story

TMC supporters attempted to damage my car: Babul Supriyo
Kolkata, Jan 16 : Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday alledged that Trinamool Congress supporters attacked his car in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Road mishap near school kills 2, triggers tension
Kolkata/South 24 Parganas, Jan 16 : At least two persons, including a minor, were killed and several others were injured when an over-speeding SUV rammed crowd at Raspunja area under Bishnupur Police Station limits in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, few kilometres away from state capital Kolkata, on Monday evening, officials said. Read Full Story

ATM cash withdrawal limit increase: Mamata Banerjee slams Centre
Kolkata, Jan 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Centre after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced the decision to increase ATM cash withdrawal limit to Rs. 10,000 and called the move as an 'eye wash announcement'. Read Full Story

Cycle symbol: Mamata Banerjee wishes Akhilesh Yadav
Kolkata, Jan 16 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav for being granted as the rightful owner of Samajwadi Party's symbol-cycle. Read Full Story

Actors Prosenjit, Dev and Paoli Dam launch Ram Kamal Mukherjee's book 'Long Island Iced Tea'
Kolkata, Jan 16 : Tollywood actors Prosenjit Chatterjee, Dev and Paoli Dam launched journalist-turned writer Ram Kamal Mukherjee's fictional book, 'Long Island Iced Tea' here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kolkata's tryst with Haveli Sangeet on Makar Sankranti
Kolkata, January 16 : Indian classical music singer, Suman Ghosh, enthralled the classical music lovers of Kolkata with Haveli Sangeet, at Weavers Studio, Center for the Arts, on the day of Makar Sankranti. Read Full Story

Kolkata fire : Presidency University's canteen gutted
Kolkata, Jan 16 : A major fire broke out in the canteen of Kolkata's iconic Presidency University on Monday early morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Samaroh- Rotary International District 3291 Conference held in Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 15 : Samaroh- the annual Rotary District Conference of Rotary International District 3291 was held at the Nicco Park Lawns, Salt Lake. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 6 killed, several hurt in Gangasagar fair stampede
Kolkata, Jan 15 : At least six devotees were killed and several others were injured in a stampede at Gangasagar island, barely 120 kilometres from state capital Kolkata, on Sunday evening, officials said. Read Full Story

Stampede in Gangasagar fair, several people feared killed
Gangasagar, Jan 15 : A stampede incident occured at the Gangasagar fair in West Bengal on Sunday, media reports said. Read Full Story

Vintage Asia opens its gates to food lover of Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 15 : One can warm up this winter with mouth watering Asian delicacies at the Vintage Asia, an Asian fine-dining restaurant at the JW Marriott Kolkata which opens its gate to the food lover of Kolkata recently. Read Full Story

WB: Six killed, ten injured in Gangasagar Mela stampede
South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , Jan.15 : At least six people were killed and 15 others suffered grievous injuries on Sunday during a stampede that took place in West Bengal's South24 Parganas area. Read Full Story

WB: One killed in stampede in Gangasagar Mela
South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , Jan.15 : At least one person was killed and several others reportedly injured on Sunday during a stampede that took place in West Bengal's South24 Parganas area. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Bus rams crowd in Birbhum, 6 killed
Kolkata/Birbhum, Jan 14 : At least six persons, including a civic volunteer, were killed and several others were injured when a speeding bus crashed into cars and rammed pedestrians on Saturday morning at Ilambazar in West Bengal's Birbhum district, reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Police arrests BJP leader Jayprakash Majumder for allegedly cheating SSC candidate
Kolkata, Jan 14 : After a marathon interrogation for nearly 8 hours at Bidhannagar North Police Station in Kolkata, police on Saturday evening booked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jayprakash Majumder in connection with an alleged fraud case, reports said. Read Full Story

WB BJP vice president Majumdar arrested, party alleges 'vindictive' politics by TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Jan. 14 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state vice president Jayprakash Majumdar was arrested on Saturday in connection with a fraud case related to the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) exam. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee remembers writer Mahashweta Devi on birth anniversary
Kolkata, Jan 14 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee remembered writer and social activist Mahashweta Devi on her birth anniversary. Read Full Story

Bengal Chamber of Commerce launched West Bengal weekend destinations website, app to come soon
Kolkata, Jan 14 : Kolkata-based Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI), who has been taking a keen interest in promoting tourism in West Bengal for sometime, launched a special weekend destination website (www.bengalweekend.com) on Friday. Read Full Story

Mouth the South brings South India to South Kolkata at Park Plaza, Ballygunge
Kolkata, Jan 14 : South Indian cuisine is much more than dosa and uthappam and Kolkata restaurant K-19, is out to prove that. Read Full Story

Cream Centre, Vyoma Innovus and Mind Body Soul collaborate to cheer underprivileged kids
Kolkata, Jan 14 : The underprivileged children do not deserve left overs but the best of food and crockery said Prashant Menon of Cream Centre Restaurant in Kolkata when Nandini Choudhari of Mind Body Soul approached him for doing something for the hapless children. Read Full Story

Man found dead in Kolkata canal
Kolkata, Jan 14 : The body of an elderly man was recovered from a canal near Garia railway station in Kolkata on Saturday, reports said. Read Full Story

Bus mows down woman in Kolkata, class-V students dies after rammed by dumper in W. Medinipur
Kolkata, Jan 13 : A middle-aged woman was killed and her husband was injured when speeding public bus lost its control and hit their motorcycle at Kaikhali area under Baguiati Police Station limits on Friday morning, reports said. Read Full Story

Emami Chisel Art brings songs of amity an exhibition of painting by Bratin Khan, Sutapa Khan to Kolkata
Kolkata, Jan 13 : Emami Chisel sets off an exhibition titled Songs of Amity, an exhibition showcasing different styles of paintings, by eminent Indian artist Bratin Khan and Sutapa Khan in Kolkata on Friday. Read Full Story

Kharagpur shooting: Police books 7, 4 more on loose
Kolkata/Kharagpur, Jan 13 : Police on Friday arrested seven persons who are involved in Wednesday's Kharagpur shootout from several areas of West Medinipur and neighbouring state Jharkhand, officials said. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee hands over keys of Bonhooghly Tenement Redevelopment Project
Kolkata, jan 13 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Oon Friday handed over keys to the owner's of the apartments of "Bonorini", the much awaited Bonhooghly Tenement Project - a unique Public Private Partnership initiative inspired by the Chief Minister herself and taken up by Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department, Government Of West Bengal, Siddha Group and Eden Realty Group. Read Full Story

Calcutta HC grants conditional permission for Mohan Bhagwat rally at Brigade Parade Ground, show-causes Kolkata CP
Kolkata, Jan 13 : Rejecting Kolkata Police's decision, a division bench of the Calcutta High Court, led by Justice Joymalya Bagchi, on Friday granted permission to BJP's ideological fountainhead Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to host Mohan Bhagwat's rally in city's Brigade Parade Ground, which is scheduled to be held on Saturday. Read Full Story

Death threat to Sourav Ganguly: 1 booked from Midnapore city
Kolkata, Jan 13 : Police on Friday morning arrested one man from Midnapore city in West Bengal's West Medinipur district for sending letter with death threat to former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, officials said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Human skulls, bones found in Behala
Kolkata, Jan 13 : Police on Friday recovered few human skulls and bones from a garbage dump at Biren Roy Road (East) area under Behala Police Station limits in Kolkata, reports said. Read Full Story

Tollywood actor Koel Mallick launches new comic book series for children
Kolkata, Jan 13 : Popular Tollywood actor Koel Mallick released a new series of comic books for children on Thursday at Starmark's South City Mall outlet in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Rose Valley: TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay sent to 14-day judicial custody
Bhubaneswar, Jan 12 : A local court in Bhubaneswar on Thursday sent arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) Parliamentary leader Sudip Bandyopadhyay to judicial custody for 14 days. Read Full Story

Footage is more important than Mathew Samuel's character: Calcutta HC on Narada case
Kolkata, Jan 12 : The Calcutta High Court on Thursday said that the court is more concerned about the Narada sting footage than the character of Narada News's CEO Mathew Samuel. Read Full Story

Calcutta High Court grants conditional permission to organize MP Fair in Asansol
Kolkata, Jan 12 : A division bench of the Calcutta High Court, led by Justice Biswanath Somadder, on Thursday granted conditional permission to host MP Fair (Saansad Mela) in Asansol city of West Bengal's Burdwan district. Read Full Story

Kharagpur shooting: Police detains 5, TMC accuses BJP
Kolkata/Kharagpur, Jan 12 : Police on Wednesday midnight detained five people in connection with a deadly shooting in Kharagpur town in West Bengal's West Medinipur district, reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Woman goes missing after giving birth, later found injured near railway tracks
Kolkata, Jan 12 : A 23-year-old woman who reportedly went missing days after giving birth to her child, was rescued in an unconscious state beside railway tracks in south Kolkata on Wednesday night, reports said. Read Full Story

Prime Minister Modi, Mamata Banerjee remember Swamiji
New Delhi, Jan 12 : Prime Minister Narenjdra Modi on Thursday paid homage to Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary. Read Full Story

West Bengal: TMC leader, his companion die after Kharagpur shootout
Kolkata, Jan 11 : Local Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader and rail-mafia A. Srinibasan Naidu alias Srinu Naidu and his close-aide V. Dharma, who were injured in a shooting in Kharagpur in West Medinipur district of West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon, died in the late evening, reports said. Read Full Story

People will ban Modi Sarkar:Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata, Jan 11 : Attacking the Centre over the note ban issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the people of India will 'ban' the Narendra Modi-led government soon. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts to host Haveli Sangeet on Jan 14
Kolkata, Jan 11 : Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts is all set to enthrall audience with a session of traditional Haveli Sangeet Read Full Story

Note ban: TMC leaders meet President Pranab Mukherjee
New Delhi, Jan 11 : A team of Trinamool Congress MPs on Wednesday met president Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here to appraise him on the situation the country is currently facing since the Centre announced its note ban move on Nov 8. Read Full Story

21st National Youth Festival begins tomorrow in Haryana
Kolkata, Jan 11 : The 21st National Youth Festival will begin on Jan 12, 2017 at Rohtak, Haryana. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 5 TMC activists shot in Kharagpur
Kolkata, Jan 11 : At least five Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists, including local TMC leader Srinu Naidu, were shot when few unidentified miscreants fired bullets indiscriminately at a Trinamool party office in Kharagpur town in West Bengal's West Medinipur district on Wednesday, reports said. Read Full Story

Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 to take place from Feb 1-5 at JioGarden
Mumbai/Kolkata, Jan 11 : Lakme Fashion Week announces dates and a new venue for its Summer/Resort 2017 edition. Block your calendars from Feb 1 to 5 as Lakme Fashion Week is all set to take the leap to JioGarden, Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Rail blockade hits service in pick hours
Kolkata, Jan 11 : Demanding immediate reopening of a closed jute mill, its labourers blocked tracks near Kankinara railway station in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Wednesday, reports said. Read Full Story

Saradha: CBI quizzes Kunal Ghosh, records his statement
Kolkata, Jan 11 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday grilled suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh for nearly 12 hours in connection with its ongoing probe into Saradha chit fund scam and his statement was recorded by the investigators, officials said. Read Full Story

Saradha scam: TMC MP Kunal Ghosh interrogated by CBI
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Jan. 11 : Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh has been interrogated for several hours by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Rose Valley and Saradha chit-fund scams. Read Full Story

Saradha scam: TMC MP Kunal Ghosh interrogated by CBI
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Jan. 11 : Suspended Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh has been interrogated for several hours by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Rose Valley and Saradha chit-fund scams. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Speeding bus hits level crossing barrier, 1 biker killed
Kolkata, Jan 10 : An over-spending bus crashed into the barrier of a closed level crossing at Kulgachhia under Uluberia Police Station limits in West Bengal's Howrah district on Tuesday, killing a middle aged motorcyclist, reports said. Read Full Story

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