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Kolkata, Nov 28 : The Calcutta High Court Friday appointed two special officers from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and West Bengal Fire Services Department for ensuring compliances of rules for BJP national president Amit Shah's proposed Nov 30 Kolkata rally.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : A city court Friday extended the NIA remand of Myanmar national Khalid Mohammed along with two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants by five days in connection with the Oct 2 Burdwan blast.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : Calling for more participation from domestic companies in the defence sector, West Bengal Industries Minister Amit Mitra Friday urged the DRDO to share its research findings and technology with Raksha Udyog Ratnas (RUR) to promote growth of the private units.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : The Cental Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, Friday registered cases against two non-Saradha companies and their directors for various offences including cheating and conspiracy, an official said.
Kolkata, Nov 28 : While the West Bengal administration was obviously caught off-guard by the flourishing terror modules, National Security Guard (NSG) Director General J.N. Choudhury Friday denied any non-cooperation or leniency of the state government, but insisted there was scope for improving coordination between state and central agencies.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : With several leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress getting arrested and grilled in connection with the Saradha scam, the opposition Left Front Thursday wondered if a beleaguered Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her ministers would resign to save themselves from ignominy.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : Notwithstanding the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the fire department denying permissions, the BJP Thursday said it will go ahead with the proposed Nov 30 city rally of its national president Amit Shah.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : A team of Bangladeshi intelligence officials Thursday reached Kolkata to talk to investigators, including the NIA, regarding the Oct 2 Burdwan blast in which terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is suspected to be involved.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : A team of Bangladeshi intelligence officials will visit India and talk to investigators including the NIA, regarding the Oct 2 Burdwan blast in West Bengal in which terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is suspected to be involved, a Bangladeshi minister said Thursday.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : Decrying the "disrespect" shown to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose through "distorted facts" printed in a memorabilia at a wax museum run by the West Bengal government here, a citizen's group Thursday demanded a public apology from the museum and prosecution of the person responsible.
By Anurag Dey, Kolkata, Nov 27 : The multi-crore rupee Saradha scam has not spared even Kolkata's century-old football clubs. The bank accounts of the top clubs are frozen, some of their top officials are behind bars, threatening the very existence of the sport in this soccer-crazy megapolis.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : A team of Bangladeshi intelligence officials will visit India and talk to investigators including the NIA, regarding the Burdwan blast in West Bengal in which terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) is suspected to be involved.
Kolkata, Nov 27 : A puppet play with traditional puppetry artists from West Bengal here Nov 28 will highlight the importance of protecting wildlife and nature.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : After over two months of a series of student protests that rocked Jadavpur University, Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti Wednesday agreed to form an inquiry committee into the events, including alleged police action on students, that transpired on the night of Sep 16-17, it was announced here.
New Delhi, Nov. 26 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O'Brien on Wednesday criticized Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on the black money issue and alleged that the Centre talks more and does nothing.
New Delhi, Nov 26 : The BJP Wednesday used the debate on black money in the Lok Sabha to target the Trinamool Congress over the Saradha scam and alleged that money was also sent to Bangladesh.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : A court here Wednesday denied Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, arrested in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, bail and extended his CBI custody by three days.
Siliguri, Nov 26 : At least 20 people including six policemen were injured during a clash between police and demonstrators opposing the ongoing construction of an electric crematorium in West Bengal's Siliguri.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : Discharged from the state-run SSKM Hospital, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra Wednesday said he was ready to face CBI grilling if and when the agency calls him.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : The West Bengal government will extend 'Matir Katha', an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) based service providing expert advice to farmers, to the entire state by February, a government official said here Wednesday.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : A middle-aged man was trampled to death by a herd of elephants Wednesday in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, a forest official said.
Kolkata, Nov 26 : West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was summoned by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam but could not appear due to illness, was discharged from a hospital Wednesday, an official said.
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.
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.
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.
Kolkata, Nov 25 : The bodies of a woman and three children were Tuesday found in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district, police said.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)".
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.