Kolkata, May 26 : The troops of BOP Hakimpur, 152 BSF apprehended one Indian national along with 298 kg red sandal wood and one engine fitted van under Police Station Swaroopnagar, 24 Parganas (North) of South Bengal frontier on, officials said on Monday.
Kolkata, May 25 : A city court on Monday turned down the bail plea of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.
Kolkata, May 25 : West Bengal planning minister Rachhpal Singh on Monday triggered a controversy as he was caught on camera allowing a police bodyguard to tie his shoelaces.
Malda, May 25 : A Railway Protection Force constable was stoned to death by angry hawkers in Malda station premises in West Bengal on Monday, reports said.
Kolkata, May 25 : A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable was stoned to death and two policemen sustained injuries as hundreds of hawkers fought pitched battles with the police during a drive to evict them from the railway premises in northern West Bengal's Malda town on Monday, officials said.
Kolkata, May 25 : Kolkata's first summer party, in association with Jim Beam, provided much needed respite from the soaring temperature on Sunday at a city hotel.
Kolkata, May 25 : An anti-hawkers drive at the railway station in West Bengal's Malda town on Monday turned violent, as an RPF constable was stoned to death and two policemen were injured after hundreds of hawkers fought pitched battles with police.
Kolkata, May 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged "too much interference" from the central government in affairs of the state and held such developments were "unacceptable" in a federal structure.
Kolkata, May 25 : Tollywood bigwig Prosenjit Chatterjee is not part of the latest Bengali superhit's cast, but he is all praise of the team that made Belaseshe, a film trending in the theatres for touching an emotional chord with cinegoers with a storyline on decaying and revived family ties.
New Delhi, May 25 : The Supreme Court Monday gave West Bengal government time till June 30 to reconstitute seven municipal bodies to create the Asansol, Howrah and Bidhannagar-Rajarhat municipal corporations and their wards so that the state poll panel could hold elections to them.
Kolkata, May 25 : The Border Security Force on Monday apprehended a man in West Bengal and seized red sanders wood worth nearly Rs.18 lakh from his possession while it was being smuggled to Bangladesh.
Kolkata, May 25 : West Bengal planning minister Rachhpal Singh on Monday courted controversy after one of his security guards was caught on tape while tying his shoelaces at the state secretariat, Nabanna.
Kolkata, May 25 : He is being accused of 'failing miserably' and is being dubbed 'spineless' by opposition parties in West Bengal. Many are now asking for his resignation.
Kolkata, May 24 : Much like their male counterparts, a contract system was proposed for the Indian women's cricketers among other other changes to be brought in by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
Kolkata, May 24 : A woman was a killed as an unidentified miscreant hurled a crude bomb , which blast at TMC leader Buro Hansda's residence in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Sunday, reports said.
New Delhi, May 23 : The BJP on Saturday ruled out any possibility of an alliance with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Janata Dal-United in the forthcoming assembly elections in West Bengal and Bihar.
Kolkata, May 23 : Following a tripartite meeting between petrol dealers, oil companies and state government officials, petrol pump owners in south Bengal and Kolkata have withdrawn from their stand of abstaining from fuel purchase.
Kolkata, May 23 : With an over three decade long dominance in the Bengali film industry, Tollywood heavyweight Prosenjit Chatterjee still says he lacks the skill of an RJ to hook people solely with oratory skills.
Kolkata, May 23 : It is a season of going back to the life and works of Bengal's all time cultural bellwether Rabindranth Tagore for the Tollywood film industry to draw celluloid inspiration.
Kolkata, May 23 : Citing the death of two cab drivers in the city on account of the rising mercury, the Bengal Taxi Association on Saturday announced it would not run any cabs between 11.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. to avoid such incidents.
Kolkata, May 23 : The city's Alipore zoo, India's oldest formally stated zoological park, will soon get a nature interpretation centre (NIC) to help visitors, especially children, get closer to nature.
Kolkata, May 23 : Bengali entertainment channel Star Jalsha's comedy show 'I Laugh You' is back with its third season.
Jhargram, May 23 : At least two people were killed as a bus collided with an oil tanker on NH-6 in West Bengal's Jhargram area on Saturday, reports said.
Kolkata, May 23 : In a unique initiative to showcase the richness of biodiversity across the world, over 300 matchboxes from India and abroad, with engravings of animals and plants, are being exhibited here.
Kolkata, May 23 : Fifty kilograms of ganja (cannabis) was seized from West Bengal's Murshidabad district while it was being smuggled to Bangladesh, a Border Security Force (BSF) officer said on Saturday.
Kolkata, May 23 : West Bengal continued to reel under intense heatwave as a cab driver died of a suspected heatstroke on Saturday taking the toll to four since Friday.
Kolkata, May 23 : Two people were killed and at least 30 injured on Saturday after a bus collided head-on with an oil tanker in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said.
Kolkata, May 22 : Pitching on modernisation of police force, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed the state is in the lower rung of the ladder in terms of crime rate in the entire country.
Kolkata, May 22 : Accusing a section of the media of distorting facts, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday claimed there were no political clashes in Birbhum district as being claimed by the opposition.
Kolkata, May 22 : Outperforming general students, all the 30 inmates from various correctional homes in the state have cleared their Class 10 board exams, the results of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education declared on Friday showed.
Kolkata, May 22 : A team of delegates from West Bengal's Nadia district on Friday shared insights with the NITI Aayog on how community participation and constant monitoring helped the district achieve open-defecation free status and subsequently, the UN Public Service award.
Kolkata, May 22 : Putting rest to speculations that the West Bengal Assembly polls - due next year- may be advanced, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said there was still a year left for the polls.
Kolkata, May 22 : Keen to make a mark in the global arena, the West Bengal government is scouting for business opportunities at the 68th Cannes International Film Festival, an official said on Friday.
Kolkata, May 22 : Complaining about sweltering heat? Gear up for more discomfort as mercury levels coupled with humidity will shoot up in West Bengal till the arrival of the much-awaited monsoon, the Met office said here on Friday.
Kolkata, May 21: A couple of weeks after Bela Seshe, a Bengali film, struck a chord with the audience, Priya Gopal Bishoyi, the costume sponsor of the movie, launched a line of sarees to commemorate their success.
Kolkata, May 21 : The CPI-M on Thursday announced a 16 member West Bengal state secretariat retaining almost all the old faces but including a woman leader.
Siliguri, May 21 : Two people were arrested after about three kg gold with a market price of Rs. 82.65 lakh was seized from them by excise officials in Bagdogra Airport in northern West Bengal on Thursday, officials said.
Kolkata, May 21 : City-based private power utility CESC Ltd. on Thursday said it is planning to provide connections to households in Kolkata within 24 hours of applying.
Kolkata, May 21 : The family of Bengal cricketer Ankit Keshri, who died after an on-field collision, has filed a police complaint alleging foul play and gross medical negligence, police said on Thursday.
Kolkata, May 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee on Thursday paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 24th death anniversary.
Kolkata, May 19 : West Bengal petroleum Dealers Association has announced their indefinite 'no-purchase' agitation from May 21 to protest against the hostile and stressful condition under which they have been operating.
Kolkata, May 20 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday presented the 'Banga Samman' awards to 20 stalwarts in various disciplines and organisations and expressed hope the state would makes a mark globally.
Kolkata/Bankura, May 20 : The police recovered at least 25000 powerful detonators from a car at Gangajalghati area in Bankura district of West Bengal on Tuesday midnight.
Kolkata, May 20 : Completing four years in the office, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her government has delivered its best performance and fulfilled the commitments to the people of the state.
Kolkata, May 20 : Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, behind bars in the Saradha scam, has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention, claiming that the CBI probe into the multi-crore-rupee swindle was being influenced.
Kolkata, May 20 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday conferred the 'Banga Samman' awards on 20 stalwarts and organisations, including the Ramakrishna Mission, Indian classical singer Girija Devi and late Feroza Begum.
Kolkata, May 20 : Global software major Microsoft on Wednesday said it would continue to strengthen its relations with various industry associations across the country to promote the active use of cloud computing, an official said.
Kolkata, May 20 : A 15-year-old girl was raped by a call centre employee here in the West Bengal capital, police said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 20 : Accusing the Narendra Modi government of not even attempting to fulfill its promises, Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday said the land acquisition bill was pushing farmers towards suicide.
Kolkata, May 20 : Congress leader Sachin Pilot on Wednesday slammed Narendra Modi's comments in China and South Korea about "people being ashamed of being born in India", saying it was unbecoming of the prime minister to criticise the previous government on foreign soil.
Kolkata, May 20 : Bharat Forge Ltd on Wednesday said cost efficiency and productivity improvement helped it score a net consolidated profit of Rs.763.59 crore for 2014-15 - a rise of 46 percent against Rs.525.07 crore in 2013-14.
Kolkata, May 20 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who completed four years in office on Wednesday, claimed that her government has fulfilled its commitment to the people despite the huge debt burden left by the preceding Left Front regime.
Kolkata, May 20 : In a major haul, at least 25,000 electronic detonators were seized on Wednesday from West Bengal's Bankura district, police said.
Kolkata, May 19 : A close aide of ponzi scam tainted Saradha group chief Sudipta Sen, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation from the bustling Sealdah station here on Tuesday, an agency official said.
Kolkata, May 19 : The opposition Left Front and Congress on Tuesday staged a walkout from the West Bengal assembly protesting the speaker's refusal to allow discussion on farmers' suicides in the state.
Kolkata, May 19 : The Indian Navy is firmly committed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" project, with 48 ships and submarines being built in the country's shipyards, navy chief Admiral R.K. Dhowan said here on Tuesday.
Kolkata, May 19 : Complaining of malpractices and a deteriorating business environment, a forum of petroleum dealers of West Bengal on Tuesday announced they would refrain from fuel purchases indefinitely from oil firms in the state.
Kolkata, May 19 : Academy for Musical Excellence (AMEC) on Tuesday announced the second edition of the "Yuva Music Festival" in an attempt to help in rebuilding earthquake-hit Nepal.
Chinsurah (West Bengal), May 19 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she has asked the central government to increase the procurement of jute bags for government packages to revive the jute industry in the state.
Kolkata, May 19 : The fourth and last anti-submarine warfare ship being made for the Indian Navy was launched here on Tuesday, adding a feather to the cap of domestic manufacturing for the naval forces.