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Mukul Roy's phone tapping: Delhi HC seeks reply from Centre, WB
New Delhi Nov. 20 : Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and West Bengal government over former Railways Minister Mukul Roy's phone tapping issue. Read Full Story

'Padmavati' controversy politically planned to destroy freedom of expression
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 20 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the 'Padmavati' controversy is the calculated plan of a political party to destroy freedom of expression. Read Full Story

Six shops gutted in fire in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , November 20 : A major fire gutted six shops at Nehru road in West Bengal's Darjeeling district on Monday. Read Full Story

BJP backs Mukul Roy for moving Delhi HC against phone tapping
New Delhi , November 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday came out in support of its newly-joined leader, Mukul Roy, who recently approached the Delhi High Court over an alleged mobile phone tapping by the Trinamool Congress. Read Full Story

TMC leader threatens to 'break legs' of opposition leaders
New Delhi , Nov.16 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mandoal threatened to break legs of Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan and Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Bikash Bhattacharya. Read Full Story

NIA arrests four in possession of FICN worth Rs 9.1 lakh
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 16 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA), Kolkata Branch, has seized fake Indian currency notes (FICN) with a face value of Rs 9.1 lakh (in the denomination of INR 2,000) from the vicinity of the Howrah Railway Station from four persons, who were later apprehended. Read Full Story

2 wanted human traffickers arrested from Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 16 : The Special Cell of Police recently arrested two wanted criminals from here for running a human trafficking syndicate for more than 10 years. Read Full Story

WB: Four arrested with fake currency notes
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 15 : Four people were arrested on Wednesday and counterfeit currency notes of Rs 2000 worth Rs 9, 10,000 seized from their possession from Golabari district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

WB granted GI status for Rosogolla, Mamata elated
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 14 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday expressed happiness over the state having been awarded with Geographical Indication (GI) status for its iconic sweet, Rosogolla. Read Full Story

TMC MP sends defamation notice to Mukul Roy for levelling corruption allegations
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 13 : Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Monday sent a defamation notice to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy for levelling corruption allegations against him. Read Full Story

Women activist condemns AMU triple talaq case
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 13 : Women activist Nilanjana Chakraborty on Monday condemned the triple talaq by an Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) professor to his wife on WhatsApp and said such actions cannot be accepted from an educated person. Read Full Story

WB BJP seeks Centre's intervention to combat dengue outbreak in state
New Delhi, Nov.12 : West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh has written a letter to Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda seeking his intervention in dengue and chicken gunia outbreak in the state. Read Full Story

BSF seizes 48 kgs of cannabis in Berhampore
Nadia (West Bengal) , Nov 11 : The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized 48 kgs of cannabis from Berhampore in Nadia district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Doctor suspended for alleging authorities over dengue FB post
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Nov. 11 : West Bengal Health and Family Welfare Department suspended a government doctor after he posted a message on Facebook, alleging that the authorities were suppressing facts relating to the dengue outbreak. Read Full Story

Mukul Roy accuses Mamata of indulging in 'minority politics'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 10 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukul Roy on Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of indulging in 'minority politics' in the state. Read Full Story

Calcutta HC orders Centre to submit Aadhaar report
Kolkata , November 9 : The Calcutta High Court while hearing a case filed by a patient of Cerebral Palsy unable to register his Aadhaar card, ordered the Central government to submit a report in the regard by November 13. Read Full Story

Jayant Sinha challenges Mamata Banerjee, says 'demonetisation is not a scam'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , November 8 : 'Demonetisation is not a scam', said Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Wednesday, while lashing out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and added that he is in Kolkata to challenge the former. Read Full Story

335 cr Chit fund fraud case: CBI files chargesheet against four
South 24 Parganas (West Bengal) , November 1 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet against Chairman of a private company and three others in a Rs. 335 Crore (approx) chit fund fraud case. Read Full Story

Three arrested for killing cop in GJM-police clash
Bijanbari (West Bengal) , November 1 : Three accused were arrested on Wednesday from West Bengal's Bijanbari in connection with the killing of police officer Amitava Malik during the clash between Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and the police. Read Full Story

102 pieces of gelatin sticks recovered from Darjeeling tea estate
Darjeeling (West Bengal), Oct 31 : The Darjeeling Police on Tuesday recovered 102 pieces of gelatin sticks from a tea estate in Tindharia, Darjeeling. Read Full Story

WB dengue outbreak: Mamata says no need to panic
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Oct 31 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asserted that rumours are being spread in connection with dengue deaths. Read Full Story

GJM President postpones Oct 30 public appearance
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Oct 28 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung has postponed his proposed public appearance scheduled for October 30 indefinitely, following his party's advice. Read Full Story

Daan Utsav Samman honours true spirit of 'giving'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Oct. 28 : Eight schools and six housing societies of Kolkata received the second Daan Utsav Samman at a befitting ceremony at G D Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata, for notable contributions in the areas of Environment, Healthcare, Education and Community Welfare, among others. Read Full Story

Bhanu Bhavan violence: GJM Delhi chief sent to seven-day CID custody
Siliguri (West Bengal) Oct 27 : A Siliguri court on Friday sent Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Delhi president Manoj Sankar to a seven-day Criminal Investigation Department (CID) custody in connection with the Bhanu Bhavan violence case. Read Full Story

CID arrests close associate of GJM leader Bimal Gurung
New Delhi October 25 : Manoj Shankar, a close associate of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung, was arrested on Wednesday by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal in New Delhi. Read Full Story

TMC to observe November 8 as 'Black Day'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , October 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said Trinamool Congress would observe November 8, the first anniversary of demonetisation, as 'Black Day' across the state. Read Full Story

Won't link Aadhaar with phone, disconnect my number if you want: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , October 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she is ready to lose her mobile phone connection but won't link it to her Aadhaar card. Read Full Story

GJM leader condemns CID investigation into Oct 13 incident
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Oct 25 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung on Tuesday condemned the West Bengal government's directive for a CID investigation into the October 13 encounter between GJM members and West Bengal Police that killed Sub-Inspector Amitava Malik, and appealed for a CBI investigation instead. Read Full Story

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


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