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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.


Saradha scam: Ahead of CBI grilling, Bengal minister in hospital

Kolkata, Nov 20 : A day before he was scheduled to appear for questioning at the CBI office in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra was Thursday admitted to the state's largest government hospital with a complaint of breathing disorder.


Bengal deputy speaker falls ill in assembly, hospitalised

Kolkata, Nov 20 : West Bengal assembly Deputy Speaker Sonali Guha was Thursday hospitalised after she fell unconscious inside the house when it was in session.


More Indo-French science collaborations for northeast

Kolkata, Nov 20 : Working with India's leading research centres, the Indo-French Centre for the Promotion of Advanced Research (CEFIPRA) is seeking more scientific partnerships for the country's remote areas, particularly the northeastern states, an official said here Thursday.


Man held with Rs.60 lakh hashish in Bengal

Siliguri, Nov 20 : A 26-year-old man was Thursday arrested and hashish valued at over Rs.60 lakh was seized from him in northern West Bengal's Siliguri, a customs officer said.


Burdwan blast: NIA gets custody of Myanmarese militant

Kolkata, Nov 20 : A city court Thursday sent Myanmar national Khalid Mohammed and two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants to eight days in the NIA's custody in connection with the Oct 2 Burdwan blast.


Burdwan blast: NIA gets custody of Burmese militant

Kolkata, Nov 20 : A city court Thursday remanded Myanmar national Khalid Mohammed along with two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants to eight days' NIA custody in connection with the Oct 2 Burdwan blast.


Allow central agencies to work independently: Bengal governor

Kolkata, Nov 20 : West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi Thursday asked people not to draw any inferences from the CBI summoning political leaders in the state for questioning and called for allowing the central probe agencies to function independently.


Constable held for raping housewife in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 20 : A police constable was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a housewife in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said.


Three injured in Bengal crude bomb blasts

Kolkata, Nov 20 : Three people were injured in two incidents of crude bomb blasts in West Bengal Thursday, police said.


CBI conducts raids on Saradha offices in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 20 : Probing the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, the CBI Thursday raided three offices of the tainted group in the city.


Many BJP leaders' wealth has multiplied: Mamata nephew

Siliguri, Nov 19 : With the opposition stepping up the heat on Trinamool Congress over the Saradha scam, party parliamentarian Abhishek Banerjee Wednesday hit out at the BJP and claimed many of its leaders' wealth had multiplied in a short time.


Many BJP leaders' wealth has multiplied: Mamata nephew

Siliguri, Nov 19 : With the opposition stepping up the heat on Trinamool Congress over the Saradha scam, party parliamentarian Abhishek Banerjee Wednesday hit out at the BJP and claimed many of its leaders' wealth had multiplied in a short time.


'Mamata will know Amit Shah when elections are due in WB': BJP

New Delhi, Nov. 19 : Taking potshots at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her remark that she did not know Amit Shah, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo will know the latter when elections take place in her state.


China's Yunnan invites Mamata to connect Kolkata, Kunming

Kolkata, Nov 19 : China's Yunnan province has formally invited West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for a visit to foster sister city relations between Kunming and Kolkata, an official said Wednesday.


Teenaged girl gang-raped in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 19 : A 17-year-old school girl has been gang-raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, and all the four accused have been arrested, police said Wednesday.


Bengal panchayats to get Rs.20 lakh World Bank grant: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 19 : A grant of Rs.20 lakh each to 986 gram panchayats in West Bengal has been approved under a World Bank project, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Wednesday.


Saradha scam: CBI summons West Bengal minister

Kolkata, Nov 19 : With the CBI summoning West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, the opposition BJP and the Congress Wednesday said more names from the ruling party would be interrogated in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.


Man, woman held with gold in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 19 : Two people including a woman were arrested and gold worth over Rs.71 lakh seized near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, the Border Security Force (BSF) said Wednesday.


Kolkata Police awarded for restoring 18th century building

Kolkata, Nov 19 : The Kolkata police, which restored an 18th century building here that serves as its wireless branch headquarters, has been chosen for a heritage conservation award, a statement said.


Filmmakers cannot be made through 'shortcut' courses: Govind Nihalani

By Sahana Ghosh, Kolkata, Nov 19 : Unhappy with the way the current crop of film students are being shaped up through short-term courses, National Award-winning director and cinematographer Govind Nihalani has lashed out at "shortcut" courses for their failure to connect aspirants with Indian cinema's rich history and legacy.


Saradha scam: CBI to quiz Bengal transport minister

Kolkata, Nov 18 : Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose.


Bengal lynching: Victim's family demands justice

Kolkata, Nov 18 : Even as police are yet to make any headway in the lynching of an alleged thief at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, the family of the victim who has now been identified has demanded exemplary punishment for the killers.


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