West Bengal News

WB unrest: Rajnath speaks to Sikkim CM, ensures complete security
New Delhi , July 9 : With violence brewing in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday ensured completely safety and security to Sikkim, a neighboring state. Read Full Story

Hindus in Bengal should respond like they did in Gujarat: BJP MLA
Hyderabad (Telangana) , July 09 : Amid the ongoing tension in West Bengal's Baduria and Basirhat districts, Bharatiya Janata Party MLA H Raja Singh waded in controversy by appealing to the Hindu community in the state to respond the way Hindus in Gujarat reacted in 2002. Read Full Story

Swamy advises Mamata to let President's rule take over West Bengal
New Delhi July 9 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, stating that if the latter is unable to rule the state, she should seek President's rule rather than accusing the Centre of not cooperating in ending the unrest in North Parganas' Basirhat district. Read Full Story

West Bengal unrest: Congress backs Mamata's claims against Centre
New Delhi July 9 : The Congress Party on Sunday backed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claims that the Central Government is not cooperating in quelling the unrest in North Parganas' Basirhat district, stating that only a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled state is taken care of and not others. Read Full Story

BJP slams Mamata over false allegations against Centre
Bengaluru (Karnataka) / Kolkata (West Bengal) July 9 : After Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Central Government of not cooperating in quelling the unrest in North Parganas' Basirhat district, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday lashed out at the former for making false allegations against the Centre. Read Full Story

BJP tears into Mamata, says she worsened the situation for political gains
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 8 : Tearing into the West Bengal Government and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday the latter did not control the situation for her own political gains. Read Full Story

WB: Central BJP delegation released, will hold protest march
Kolkata (West Bengal) July 8 : After the release of the central Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation from the custody of Kolkata Police, party MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Saturday said that the state party unit would conduct a protest march against the growing communal tension, adding illegal elements of the society are roaming freely and police has no guts to arrest them. Read Full Story

Basirhat violence: MHA refutes Mamata's 'uncooperative Centre' remarks
New Delhi , Jul 8 : Hours after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Central Government of non-cooperation towards quelling unrest in North Parganas' Basirhat district in the state, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sources said that at least four companies of the Border Security Forces (BSF) forces that were deployed by the Centre were turned back by the West Bengal Government. Read Full Story

Centre not cooperating to maintain law and order in WB: Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], July 8: Continuing her tirade against the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday held the 'uncooperative' Central Government responsible for the recent Baduria and Basirhat violence which has turned the entire state into chaos. Read Full Story

Basirhat violence: WB Police detains BJP Central delegation
Kolkata (West Bengal) July 8 : The central delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was detained by the Kolkata Police here on Saturday near Michael Nagar area, when they were on their way to riot-hit Basirhat area. Read Full Story

Gorkhaland supporter found dead, GJM allege murder by police
Sonada (Darjeeling) , June 8 : A Gorkhaland supporter was found dead in Sonada, on the outskirts of Darjeeling, on Friday. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has alleged that he was killed by the police force present there. Read Full Story

TMC does not want Bengal's grim reality to be exposed: BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) Jul 7 : Commenting on the recent episodes of violence in the Baduria and Basirhat areas of West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) does not want the grim reality of the state to be exposed before the nation. Read Full Story

Calcutta HC hears PIL on Darjeeling issue
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 7 : A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was heard today on the Darjeeling issue at the Calcutta High Court by the acting Chief Justice Nishita Mhatre's division bench over the deployment of forces in the region. Read Full Story

Sonika Chauhan murder case: Accused Vikarm Chatterjee sent to police custody
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 7 : Actor Vikarm Chatterjee, accused in model Sonika Chauhan murder case, was sent to police custody till July 10 by the Alipore Court on Friday. Read Full Story

TMC MLA removed as in-charge of Basirhat following violence
Basirhat (West Bengal) , July 7 : Following violence in West Bengal's Basirhat area over a social media post, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Dipendu Biswas was on Friday removed as the in-charge of the area. Read Full Story

WB: BJP, Congress, CPI (M) barred from entering violence-hit Basirhat
Basirhat (West Bengal) , July 7 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress Party and Communist Party of India (Marxist), that were heading towards violence-hit Basirhat in West Bengal to take stock of the situation, were barred to enter the area by the security force today. Read Full Story

WB: CPI (M) leader Mohammed Salim stopped from entering Basirhat
Basirhat (West Bengal) , July 6 : Communist Party of India (Marxist) MP Mohammed Salim, who was leading a delegation to Basirhat in West Bengal today, was stopped 50 kilometers before entering the the violence-hit area. Read Full Story

WB: Congress, BJP, Left delegations to visit violence-hit areas
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 7 : A delegation of opposition parties will visit the violence-hit areas of North 24 Parganas district today. Read Full Story

Venkaiah Naidu lambasts Mamata for criticising WB Governor
New Delhi July 06 : Union Information and Technology Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her public criticism of state's Governor. Read Full Story

BJP demands Mamata's resignation, forms committee to review violence-affected areas
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 6 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee is unable to administer the law and order situation in the state, and therefore, they would demand her resignation. Read Full Story

TMC, BJP creating polarisation in West Bengal: CPI(M)
New Delhi , July 6 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Thursday said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were creating polarisation over Baduria communal violence, which started over an objectionable post on Facebook about a holy site. Read Full Story

WB: Section 144 remains imposed in violence-hit areas
Kolkata(West Bengal), July 6 : Section 144 continues to remain imposed in all the affected areas, including Baduria and Basirhat areas of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas. Read Full Story

Stop playing communal politics: BJP to Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) July 6 : Following the recent upheaval in West Bengal, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday lashed out at Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and asked her to stop playing communal politics and to maintain law and order. Read Full Story

WB Govt. to form 'Shanti Vahini' to end ongoing communal violence
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 5 : Taking note of the recent violent upheaval going on in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the Government would form 'Shanti Vahini' in 15 days in order to curb the ongoing communal violence. Read Full Story

WB: Paramilitary forces deployed, curfew imposed in North 24 Parganas
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 5 : Paramilitary forces were deployed in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas on Wednesday, following the violent clashes that took place in its Baduria and Basirhat areas over a Facebook post. Read Full Story

Mamata's allegations 'insulting, humiliating': WB Guv.
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 5 : West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Wednesday said the allegations levelled by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are humiliating and insulting to his office. Read Full Story

WB: Section 144 imposed in Basirhat post violent clashes
Basirhat (West Bengal) , July 5 : Following the violent clashes in Baduria and Basirhat areas of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas over a Facebook post, Section 144 was imposed in Basirhat on Wednesday. Read Full Story

TMC office set on fire in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) July 05 : Some unidentified persons torched an office of Trinamool Congress Party and a ticket counter of North Bengal State Transport Cooperation Ticket on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Baduria violence: BSF deployed, Internet suspended
Baduria (West Bengal) July 05 : The Centre has rushed 400 paramilitary personnel to Baduria that is hit by communal violence, which started over an objectionable post on Facebook about a holy site. Read Full Story

Blast in Kabul kills two children
Kabul [Afghanistan], July 5 : At least two children were killed in a blast in Kabul on Wednesday. Read Full Story

TMC backing the goons brewing unrest in WB: Naqvi
New Delhi , July 5 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday tore into the Trinamool Congress over the law and order situation in the state, accusing the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led government of supporting the anti-social elements which are brewing unrest in the state. Read Full Story

Baduria violence: MHA seeks reports from WB Govt.
New Delhi , July. 5 : Following violent clashes in Baduria and Basirhat areas of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas over a Facebook post, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a detailed report from the Mamata Banerjee-led government. Read Full Story

Governors should not appear to be 'agents' of political parties: Congress
New Delhi , July 05 : After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi of threatening her, the Congress Party on Wednesday said that state governors should not give an impression of being the agents of the political party. Read Full Story

West Bengal not a dictatorship, is governed by Indian Constitution: BJP
New Delhi , July 5 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for accusing Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi for threatening her and asked the state chief to not conduct herself in an unhealthy manner. Read Full Story

Mamata creating controversies, not governing state: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) Jul 5 : Condemning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations on Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi calling the latter a block president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the saffron party on Wednesday said that instead of maintaining law and order, the former is creating controversies every other day. Read Full Story

Raj Bhavan has become RSS 'shakha': Derek O'Brien sides with Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 4 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) national secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien on Tuesday backed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her remark on Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, stating that the Raj Bhavan in the state has turned into a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) "shakha." Read Full Story

WB governor refutes, expresses shock over Mamata's allegation
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 4 : After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi of threatening her, the latter on Tuesday expressed shock over the language used by the former in her press conference and said there was nothing in the talks between the two for which she might have felt insulted or threatened. Read Full Story

'Shameful' on Mamata's part to accuse Guv. Tripathi: BJP
New Delhi , July 4 : After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee trained guns at Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi calling the latter 'a block president' of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Union Minister and saffron party leader Babul Supriyo stated that it was 'shameful' on her part to accuse the former as it has become a "fashion" for her to falsely allege people. Read Full Story

GJM writes to Rajnath seeking CBI enquiry into death of three party workers
New Delhi , July 4 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has written to the Home Ministry regarding the death of their three supporters by police firing on June 17, asking for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the same. Read Full Story

Ideology only plank of this contest: Meira Kumar on Presidential election
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 4 : Opposition's Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said the ideology is the only plank for the forthcoming election. Read Full Story

TMC appeals the 'Gorkas' to call off their strike
Siliguri (West Bengal) , July 4 : West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb has appealed to the people of Darjeeling and those behind the ongoing agitation to call off their indefinite strike. Read Full Story

GJYM to go on hunger strike in Delhi, Darjeeling on July 6
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 3 : The Gorkha Janmukti Yuva Morcha (GJYM) on Monday informed that it will go on a hunger strike in Delhi and Darjeeling. Read Full Story

Gorkhas says they are not safe in West Bengal
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 3 : In the wake of indefinite protests being conducted by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) demanding a separate state Gorkhaland, the GJM has asserted that Gorkhas of Darjeeling are not safe in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Darjeeling unrest: Internet restriction extended for eight more days
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 3 : The West Bengal District Administration on Monday extended the restriction imposed on internet services for another eight days in Darjeeling, to halt rumours from spreading through social media. Read Full Story

SC allows Kolkata woman to abort 23-week-old foetus
New Delhi , June 03 : The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Kolkata based Sharmishta Chakraborty to abort her more than 23-weeks pregnancy. Read Full Story

Siliguri: Scores of people take out torch rally demanding Gorkhaland
Siliguri (West Bengal) , July 2 : Scores of people on Sunday took out a torch rally here demonstrating a protest, demanding a separate Gorkhaland state. Read Full Story

Two people killed, 20 injured after bus overturns on West Bengal state highway
West Midnapore (West Bengal) , July 1 : At least two persons were killed and 20 got injured after a bus overturned on State Highway - 4 here on Saturday. Read Full Story

GST rules contain draconian 'arrest clause': Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) June 30 : Expressing her concern over the Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll-out, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that the rules contain a draconian arrest clause, adding it would hamper small and medium businesses. Read Full Story

TMC warns Centre over impending catastrophe on GST
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 30 : West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday questioned the Centre over the upcoming Goods and Service Tax (GST) rollout, asking were the premature celebrations necessary when the truth was that the nation was not ready for it. Read Full Story

Ahead of GST rollout, TMC says 'country not ready as yet'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 30 : Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Government's grand celebration to mark the rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at a special midnight session of the Parliament, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday said that the country is not ready for it now and therefore, it needs to be pushed back. Read Full Story

GJM to continue indefinite strike in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 29 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, which has launched protest demanding a separate Gorkhaland, on Thursday, announced continuation of its indefinite strike after conclusion of the all party meeting in Darjeeling. Read Full Story

Darjeeling is, will remain 'inseparable part' of West Bengal: TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 29 : Amidst the ongoing protests in the hills, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Thursday categorically stated that Darjeeling is and will remain an inseparable part of West Bengal and if the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has any other demand that can be discussed, then they are welcomed to come forward. Read Full Story

GTA PWD office in Darjeeling set on fire
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 28 : Amidst the ongoing protests in Darjeeling, the Public Works Department (PWD) office of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) was set ablaze on Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

Narada sting: TMC MLA Iqbal Ahmed moves Calcutta HC
Kolkata (West Bengal), , June 28: Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA and Deputy Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation Iqbal Ahmed's counsel moved Calcutta High Court on Tuesday challenging Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) FIR in connection with the Narada sting. Read Full Story

Narada News CEO appears before CBI in sting case
Kolkata (West Bengal), , June 28: Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel on Wednesday appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Kolkata in connection with Narada sting case. Read Full Story

Darjeeling Stir: GJM burns copies of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration accord
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 27 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM)on Tuesday burnt copies of the tripartite Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA)?accord at several places in Darjeeling. Read Full Story

We would fast unto death if justice is not given: GJM Yuva Morcha chief
Darjeeling (West Bengal) June 26,: : As the indefinite shutdown entered its 14th day, Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Yuva Morcha president Prakash Gurung stated on Monday that they would be going on a fast unto death if justice is not served to them. Read Full Story

WB: BJP demands Mamata's resignation over attack on MP George Baker
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 25 : Condemning the attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP George Baker in West Bengal's Bardhaman's, the saffron party on Sunday said the state has been converted into a land of hoodlums under the Trinamool Congress (TMC) Government. Read Full Story

BJP leader allegedly attacked in Bardhaman
Bardhaman (West Bengal) , June 24 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament George Baker was allegedly thrashed and his car vandalized in West Bengal's Bardhaman's Kalna area on Saturday. Read Full Story

Rhino horn, Tokay Gecko worth over Rs two crore seized in WB
Alipurduar (West Bengal) , June 24 : The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and forest department in a joint operation arrested a person with a Rhino horn and Tokay Gecko worth over Rs two crore. Read Full Story


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