West Bengal News


'Big loss': Mamata on Jayalalitha's death
Kolkata, Dec 6 : Expressing shock at the death of her Tamil Nadu counterpart J. Jayalalithaa, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said it was a "big loss". Read Full Story

Don't implement Centre's instructions without asking, Mamata orders officers
Kolkata, Dec 5 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday ordered state civil service officials not to implement instructions from the Central Government without permission of the state administration. Read Full Story

Three dead as speeding car rams into bikes, pedestrians
Kolkata, Dec 5 : A speeding car here on Monday recklessly rammed into three bikes and also hit pedestrians, leaving three dead and several others injured, said Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee. Read Full Story

Modi not fit to be PM, says Mamata; seeks unity against demonetisation
Kolkata, Dec 5 : Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the demonetisation issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday called upon opposition parties to shun politics and join hands against the Centre. Read Full Story

'Chaiwala' Modi will run away with nation's money like a 'feriwalla': Mamata
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had come as a chaiwala (tea seller) and would run away with the nation's money like a 'feriwala' (rag picker). Read Full Story

Three dead as speeding car rams into bikes, pedestrians
Kolkata, Dec 5 : A speeding car here on Monday recklessly rammed into three bikes and also hit pedestrians, leaving three dead and several others injured, said Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee. Read Full Story

Bengal forms anti-child trafficking panel
Kolkata, Dec 5 : In the wake of a child smuggling racket being unearthed in the state, the West Bengal government on Monday announced setting up a panel for prevention of child trafficking. Read Full Story

Mamata cracks down on child trafficking
New Delhi [India], Dec. 5: Taking a strict note on child trafficking, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the around 24 people have been arrested and the licenses of three nursing homes will be cancelled for their alleged involvement in the illegal racket. Read Full Story

IIT team finds how to raise biofuel yield from water hyacinth
Kolkata, Dec 5 : Scientists at Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur have unlocked the secret to ramp up yields of biofuel sourced from commonly found aquatic weeds such as water hyacinths. Read Full Story

Centre seek suggestions and inputs from Ayurveda researchers
Kolkata, Dec 5 : The central government on Sunday sought suggestions and inputs from ayurveda researchers and practitioners world over which may be incorporated in the AYUSH Ministry's works related to streamlining the study and practice of this traditional health science in the country, a minister said. Read Full Story

Mamata 'very concerned' over Jayalalitha's health
Kolkata, Dec 4 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed her concern over the health of her Tamil Nadu counterpart J. Jayalalithaa, who suffered a cardiac arrest in the evening. Read Full Story

Am the voice of my conscience, Tripathi tells Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 4 : West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi, responding to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's accusation that he was "speaking in the voice of Central Government" in criticising her for opposing the army presence at toll plazas, on Sunday said he was only articulating the "voice of my conscience". Read Full Story

Parrikar links Mamata outburst against army to Saradha scam
Panaji, Dec 4 : Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mamata Banerjee have been rattled by the sudden demonetisation decision, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday, adding that it had made "thousands of crores of rupees" from a chit fund scam, useless overnight. Read Full Story

Bengal Governor, Mamata lock horns over army deployment
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Dec. 4 : As Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee yesterday dubbed Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi's outburst as "a voice of the Centre", the Governor on Sunday hits back at her saying he is the voice of his conscience. Read Full Story

Jadavpur University student found hanging
Kolkata, Dec 4 : A Jadavpur University (JU) philosophy student was found hanging from the ceiling of his hostel room here on Sunday, police said. Read Full Story

Packet of banned notes found in Kolkata
Kolkata, Dec 4 : A packet-full of torn and damaged currency notes of demonetised denominations was recovered in the city outskirts on Sunday, police said. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out at Kolkata shopping mall
Kolkata, Dec 4 : A fire broke out at the plush South City Mall here early on Sunday. There was, however, no report of casualty, a fire department official said. Read Full Story

Fire breaks out at Kolkata shopping mall
Kolkata, Dec 4 : A fire broke out at the plush South City Mall here on Sunday. There were, however, no reports of casualties or injuries, an official said. Read Full Story

Man dies in Bengal after collapsing in ATM queue
Kolkata, Dec 3 : A man died while standing in a queue in front of an ATM outlet in West Bengal on Saturday as the people's struggle for cash continued on the third day of the new month. Read Full Story

Bengal to stimulate job creation to beat demontisation effect
Kolkata, Dec 3 : In a bid to nullify demonetisation effect on employment generation, the West Bengal government plans to launch another batch of 5,000 cars under the Gatidhara project by March 2017 to stimulate local employment, an official said on Saturday. Read Full Story

Mamata fitted to be PM: Ramdev
Kolkata, Dec 3 : Heaping praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her austere lifestyle and political credibility, yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said the Trinamool Congress supremo could one day become Prime Minister. Read Full Story

Bodies of two newborn kids recovered from Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 3 : Bodies of two newborn kids were recovered from two different districts in West Bengal on Saturday, police said. Read Full Story

In her heart Mamata supports demonetisation: Ramdev
Kolkata, Dec 3 : Yoga guru Baba Ramdev believes that in her heart West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee supports demonetisation, although she opposes its implementation. Read Full Story

"Unfortunate" WB Governor speaking in voice of Centre: Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Dec. 3 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday hit back at Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for his outburst against her with regard to the controversy surrounding the deployment of army and alleged that he was speaking in the voice of Central Government. Read Full Story

Don't defame the army, says Bengal Governor; Mamata hits back
Kolkata, Dec 3 : West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Saturday sternly cautioned against "defaming" and "letting down" the Indian Army in the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that soldiers extorted money from truck drivers during their deployment at toll plazas. Read Full Story

Don't defame the army, says Bengal Governor; Mamata hits back
Kolkata, Dec 3 : West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Saturday sternly cautioned against "defaming" and "letting down" the Indian Army in the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that soldiers extorted money from truck drivers during their deployment at toll plazas. Read Full Story

Don't defame the army: Bengal Governor
Kolkata, Dec 3 : West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Saturday sternly cautioned against "defaming" and "letting down" the Indian Army in the wake of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that soldiers extorted money from truck drivers during their deployment at toll plazas. Read Full Story

Man dies in Bengal after collapsing in ATM queue
Kolkata, Dec 3 : A man lost his life standing in a queue in front of an ATM outlet in West Bengal on Saturday as the people's struggle for cash continued on the third day of the new month. Read Full Story

Soldiers in toll plazas to counter to Mamata's anti-demonetisation stand: Trinamool
Kolkata, Dec 2 : West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday claimed the deployment of soldiers at toll plazas in the state without the state government's approval, was an attempt to disrupt the federal structure as a counter to party supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's protest against the centre's demonetisation move. Read Full Story

Bengal troop deployment: Mamata prolongs secretariat stay, parliament disrupted
Kolkata/New Delhi, Dec 2 : Triggering uproar and disruptions in parliament, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stretched till Friday evening her overnight vigil at the state secretariat protesting against army deployment in the state's toll plazas allegedly without any intimation to her government. Read Full Story

Deaf Bangladeshi kid receives implants to enhance sense of sound
Kolkata, Dec 2 : A permanently deaf four-year-old boy from Bangladesh received bilateral cochlear implants, which help provide a sense of sound to the child, at a private hospital here, a statement said on Friday. Read Full Story

Mamata leaves office after 36 hours, warns of legal options if army not withdrawn
Kolkata, Dec 2 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left the state Secretariat on Friday evening after staying put for 36 hours to protest the alleged army deployment in the state and threatened to explore "legal options" if the army was not withdrawn. Read Full Story

Kolkata police says denied permission to army to conduct exercise
Kolkata [India], Dec. 2: Kolkata Police on Friday said that they had denied permission to the army on November 25 not to go ahead with its annual audit exercise in the high security zone and because of traffic at Nabanna at two toll plazas on National Highway 2 in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Mamata threatens "legal action" against Centre over Army deployment
Kolkata[India], Dec. 2: Finally leaving the secretariat office after 36 hours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came out guns blazing at the Centre as she threatened to take legal action against the Narendra Modi government if Army deployment is not removed from certain areas across the state. Read Full Story

Despite Mamata's 'legal action' threat, Army refuses to withdraw troops
New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : With West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee threatening to adopt legal course against the Centre for deploying armed forces without informing the state administration, the Indian Army on Friday stood afirm and said that it would not call off its troops and the routine drill exercise will resume till mid night today. Read Full Story

BJP recommends medical care for "unnerved" Mamata who is "hallucinating"
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Dec. 2 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday launched a series of scathing attacks on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who objected to army's presence in the state, saying her "unnerved mind has given way to hallucination, which certainly requires medical care." Read Full Story

Another newborn rescued in Bengal, BJP demands CBI probe
Kolkata, Dec 2 : Another newborn baby was rescued from west Bengal's North 24 Pargana district on Friday, police said. Read Full Story

Mamata leaves secretariat after 36 hours
Kolkata, Dec 2 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left the secretariat on Friday evening after staying put for 36 hours in protest against the alleged deployment of the army in the state while keeping her government in the dark. Read Full Story

ICMR, health ministry working on introduction of birth control implants for women
Kolkata, Dec 2 : The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Friday said it is working with the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry to introduce birth control implants in India's family planning programme. Read Full Story

ICMR recommends introductory lessons in Indian medicine for doctors
Kolkata, Dec 2 : The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on friday said it has proposed to the Medical Council of India the inclusion of introductory lessons in Indian system of medicine, including ayurveda, in the curriculum for doctors. Read Full Story

Two pensioners die after collapsing in bank queues
Kolkata, Dec 2 : Two elderly people died while standing in the bank queue in West Bengal, as people's struggle for cash continued on the second day of a new month. Read Full Story

TMC stages protest over army deployment in Bengal
Kolkata [India], Dec. 2 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs staged protest outside Raj Bhavan over army deployment in Bengal on Friday, and demanded withdrawal of the army from the toll plaza. Read Full Story

TMC dares Centre to show documents proving WB Govt. gave permission to deploy Army
New Delhi [India], Nov. 2 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday threw an open challenge to the Centre to come forth with the documents proving that the West Bengal Government gave the green signal for the deployment of Army troops in certain areas in the state. Read Full Story

'Cheap political stunt' to defame government, Naidu on opposition to army exercise in West Bengal
New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : With Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleging that the army has been deployed at two toll plazas in West Bengal without informing the state government, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday dubbed it as a 'cheap political stunt' done to defame the government and drag the army into an 'unnecessary controversy'. Read Full Story

Bengal opposition parties flay Mamata for dragging army into politics
Kolkata, Dec 2 : West Bengal's opposition parties on Friday lashed out at Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee for trying to use the army to score political brownie points. Read Full Story

No respite for people, as bank, ATM pains continue in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 2 : There was still no respite for the salaried class in West Bengal who for the second day running failed to withdraw sufficient cash from banks and ATMs due to paucity of notes. Read Full Story

Bengal army deployment: Mamata stays put at secretariat, parliament disrupted
Kolkata/New Delhi, Dec 2 : After spending the night at the secretariat, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stayed put there on Friday protesting deployment of the army at toll plazas in West Bengal allegedly without informing her government -- an issue that snowballed into a major row causing disruptions in parliament. Read Full Story

Bengal exercise done in coordination with police: Army
Kolkata, Dec 2 : The Indian Army on Friday denied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's accusation that troops were deployed at toll plazas while keeping the state government in the dark and said the exercise has been conducted in coordination with local police authorities. Read Full Story

After night at secretariat, Mamata stays put at Nabanna
Kolkata, Dec 2 : After spending the night at the secretariat, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stayed put there on Friday demanding "withdrawal of the army" from the state and alleging it has been done by keeping her government "in the dark". Read Full Story

Army out on streets, 'emergency like' situation in Bengal likely: Trinamool
New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Seeking clarification from Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar over the deployment of army personnel across the state, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday said that it seemed the central government is trying to create an 'emergency like' situation in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Mamata at secretariat, army still deployed in over dozen of districts: O'Brien
New Delhi [India], Dec. 2 : Stating that Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is still staying put at the state secretariat Nabanna to protest against the deployment of the army in the area, Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien on Friday said the army personnel were still deployed in over one dozen districts of Bengal. Read Full Story

Mamata stays put despite army withdrawal from toll plaza (Fifth Lead)
Kolkata, Dec 2 : In a dramatic turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee vowed to stay put at the secretariat despite the withdrawal of soldiers from a toll gate close to it early Friday. Read Full Story

Mamata vows to spend night at secretariat over army at toll plaza
Kolkata, Dec 2 : In a sensational turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Central government of "deploying the army" along highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark" and vowed to stay put at the secretariat till the soldiers are withdrawn from a toll gate close to it. Read Full Story

Mamata vows to spend night at secretariat over army at toll plaza
Kolkata, Dec 2 : In a sensational turn of events, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Central government of "deploying the army" along highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark" and announced she would not leave the secretariat till the soldiers are withdrawn. Read Full Story

Another newborn recovered in Bengal
Kolkata, Dec 1 : A newborn baby was rescued from an open field in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said on Thursday. Read Full Story

Mamata laments lack of cash, claims discrimination
Kolkata, Dec 1 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the central government of discrimination in cash disbursement among different states and demanded the RBI reveal detailed figures of different denomination of currency notes that are being distributed. Read Full Story

Soldiers deployed at two toll plazas without telling us: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 1 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the central government of "deploying the army" along two highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark". Read Full Story

Centre deployed army in WB without informing us: Mamata
Kolkata [India], Dec.1 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that the Centre deployed army personnel at two toll plazas, Palsit and Dankuni, on NH 2 without informing the state government. Read Full Story

Soldiers deployed at two toll plazas without telling us: Mamata
Kolkata, Dec 1 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the central government of "deploying the army" along two highway toll plazas while keeping the state government "in the dark". Read Full Story

Food testing facility to come up in Kolkata next year costing Rs 7.8 crore
Kolkata, Dec 1 : A Rs. 7.8 crore food testing laboratory (FTL), that will aid quality check on mid-day meal of government-run schools of east India, will come up here next year, officials said on Thursday. Read Full Story

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