West Bengal News

56 snakelings born via artificial incubation in WB zoo
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 12 : Three Pythons in Kolkata's Alipore Zoo gave birth to 56 snakelings by the process of artificial incubation. It is being termed as the historical achievement for the zoo. Read Full Story

GJM general secy seeks Centre's intervention in Gorkhaland fiasco
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 12 : Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) general secretary Roshan Giri on Monday sought Centre's intervention in the political turmoil in the state. Read Full Story

GJM 'suicidal' bandh for 'political benefit': WB minister
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 12 : West Bengal Power Minister Sovandeb Chatterjee on Monday dubbed the indefinite strike called by Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) as 'suicidal', saying that latter was spoiling the life of Darjeeling people for 'political gain.' Read Full Story

Tourism takes severe hit in Darjeeling due to Gorkha-led shutdown
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 12 : Tourism has taken a major hit in the scenic town of Darjeeling in West Bengal, with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) spearheading a shut down on Monday over a demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

Paramilitaries patrol streets as GJM shuts down Darjeeling
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 12 : Paramilitary troops were patrolling the streets of Darjeeling on Monday morning to prevent any untoward incident during an indefinite shut down of the city called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM). Read Full Story

BJP holds Mamata responsible for 'forced' Gorkhaland unrest
Kolkata/Kharagpur (West Bengal) , June 12 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday held Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee solely responsible for the ongoing unrest over demands for a separate 'Gorkhaland', adding that her 'meaningless politics' that has fueled the situation. Read Full Story

'Gorkhaland' movement: GJM begins indefinite strike across Darjeeling today
Darjeeling , June 12 : The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) will go on an indefinite strike from today demanding a separate state of 'Gorkhaland'. Read Full Story

Chinese Consul General praises Dragon boat race held in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 11 : The Dragon Boat Festival- 2017, with dragon boat racing on actual 'Dragon Boats' was held in Kolkata Today. Read Full Story

WB Govt. orders offices to remain open in Darjeeling, Kalimpong
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 11 : The West Bengal Government on Sunday ordered all the state government offices in Darjeeling and Kalimpong to remain open and asked the employees to report on duty each day till strike not withdrawn. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee is hammering GJM by making no compromises: BJP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) June 11 : Condemning West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's move on Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters, who are protesting against the alleged imposition of Bengali in the schools of the hills, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said that the former is fueling the issue by asserting that no compromises will be made in the matter. Read Full Story

Will declare tea plantation workers' strike 'illegal': Mamata Banerjee
Silguri (West Bengal) June 10 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government would declare the proposed tea plantation workers' strike as illegal. Read Full Story

Mamata assures she will restore normalcy in Darjeeling
Darjeeling (Assam) , June 10 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has assured that she will restore normalcy in restive Darjeeling district, which has been badly hit by a shut down called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) over the government's proposal to make Bengali a compulsory language in all government schools. Read Full Story

Kolkata: PIL against 'unconstitutional' bandh called by GJM in Darjeeling
Kolkata , June. 9 : A PIL has been filed in the Calcutta High Court today against the bandh called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling, declaring it to be 'unconstitutional and illegal'. Read Full Story

Situation in Darjeeling under control, assures Mamata
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 9, : Branding the incident of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) protest here as 'abhorrent', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday assured that the situation is now under control and appealed to the people of the region to maintain peace. Read Full Story

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha-led 12-hour shutdown leaves several tourists stranded
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 9 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Friday observed a 12-hour-long strike in the hills of West Bengal, stranding over 10,000 tourists on a visit to the area. Read Full Story

Opposition criticizes Mamata for not stopping unrest in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) June 9 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized Mamata Banerjee for holding a state cabinet meeting in Darjeeling during the tourist season, and blamed her for not stopping the ongoing unrest in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Opposition criticizes Mamata for not stymieing unrest in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) June 9 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday criticized Mamata Banerjee for holding a state cabinet meeting in Darjeeling during the tourist season, and blamed her for not stopping the ongoing unrest in West Bengal. Read Full Story

GJM protest: State Transport Corporation to run buses from Siliguri to Kolkata
Darjeeling (West Bengal) June 8 : Following the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's (GJM) 12-hour strike against proposal to make Bengali language compulsory in government schools, the North Bengal State Transport Corporation will now run buses from Siliguri to Kolkata, every two hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Read Full Story

Army deployed in Darjeeling following GJM's violent protest
Darjeeling (West Bengal) June 8 : Army was deployed on Thursday in Darjeeling following the violent protest by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and its 12-hour strike against proposal to make Bengali language compulsory in government schools. Read Full Story

Darjeeling violence: Mamata convenes emergency meeting
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , June 8 : In the wake of a 12-hour bandh called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) over a proposal to make Bengali language compulsory in government schools, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has convened an emergency meeting at the Darjeeling Rajbhawan. Read Full Story

IT notice to TMC: BJP dubs Mamata-led party as 'corrupt'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 7 : In wake of the Income Tax department issuing notice to Trinamool Congress (TMC) seeking details of a Rs 24 crore splurge by the party towards a mega publicity drive ahead of the 2014 general elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday dubbed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led party as corrupt. Read Full Story

Bengali scholar 'remorseless' after comparing Army Chief to General Dyer
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 5 : Scholar Partha Chatterjee, who recently compared Indian Army Chief Major General Bipin Rawat to British General Dyer, infamous for organizing the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, has said that he sticks to his opinion and will not change his opinion whatsoever. Read Full Story

WB: BSF seizes Rs. four lakh fake Indian currency
Malda (West Bengal) , June 3 : The Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday seized Rs.4, 98,000 Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) of Rs. 2,000 denomination from Border out Post (BOP) 24 Battalion (Bn). Read Full Story

WB: SSB apprehends two with Rhino horn
Siliguri (West Bengal) , May 4 : The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Sunday apprehended two persons for illegal smuggling of Rhino horn, Tokay gecko and Reindeer horn from India to China. Read Full Story

Netaji's kin demands SIT to unravel mystery behind his death
Kolkata (West Bengal), June 4 : Grandnephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and Bengal BJP?vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose has urged the Central Government to constitute a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to unravel the mystery behind the freedom fighter's demise. Read Full Story

BJP used Netaji as a political tool: Congress
New Delhi , June 3 : The Congress on Saturday backed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's ire against the Centre for donning a casual approach in handling the response to an RTI query relating to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of using the issue of freedom fighter's death as a tool during assembly elections and said that the saffron party forgot about the brave heart post state polls. Read Full Story

BJP hits back at Mamata for banning rallies at Kolkata's College Square
Kolkata (West Bengal) June 2 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday hit back at Mamata Banerjee after she banned demonstrations at College Square, asserting that the saffron party garners more supporters as compared to the West Bengal Chief Minister's rally. Read Full Story

CPM suspends Ritabrata Banerjee for having lifestyle against party's ideology
New Delhi , June 2 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Friday suspended its parliament member Ritabrata Banerjee over complaints about his lifestyle. Read Full Story

Mamata expresses 'shock' over Centre's RTI reply on Netaji
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 2 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed shock over the Centre's unilateral decision on Subhas Chandra Bose. Read Full Story

AAI organises vigilance workshop at Bagdogra Airport
Bagdogra (West Bengal) , June 1 : A workshop was organised by the corporate vigilance department of the Airports Authority of India at Bagdogra, West Bengal, on the topic Vigilance as a Management Function. Read Full Story

Mamata slams Centre for slow growth in GDP
Kolkata (West Bengal) , June 1 : Lashing out at the Centre for the decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday stated that her apprehensions about demonetisation have proved to be correct. Read Full Story

Uma Bharti extends support to WB Govt. on Namami Gange Programme
Farakka (West Bengal) , May 31 : Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has said that trash skimmers will be deployed soon in West Bengal for solid management. Read Full Story

RTI activist rebuffs Netaji's plane crash theory as 'debunked'
Hooghly (West Bengal) May 31 : Expressing displeasure over the Centre's reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sayak Sen, the RTI activist who filed the RTI vis-a-vis Bose' s death rubbished three different reports and commissions, dubbing the plane crash theory as a pretty old story which has been debunked way back. Read Full Story

Chandra Kumar Bose calls for PM Modi's intervention in Netaji's matter
Kolkata (West Bengal) May 31 : Expressing displeasure over the Centre's reply to a Right to Information (RTI) query on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Netaji's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter and instruct the officials to not give bogus reports. Read Full Story

Sonika death case: Actor Vikram Chatterjee charged with culpable homicide
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 30 : Bengali actor Vikram Chatterjee was on Tuesday charged with culpable homicide for model Sonika Chauhan's death in a car accident. Read Full Story

Cyclone Mora: WB fishermen advised not to venture into sea
New Delhi , May 30 : The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday issued an advisory asking the fishermen in West Bengal not to venture into sea for the next 12 hours, as the cyclonic storm Mora has made landfall in Bangladesh and is 'very likely to move north-northeastwards' towards the Indian region. Read Full Story

Cyclone Mora won't bring any immediate danger to India: Met Dept.
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 29 : The Meteorological Department on Monday said that Cyclone Mora which will be hitting Bangladesh by tomorrow morning is not expected to bring any immediate danger to India. Read Full Story

It's important to do what you like, asserts ISC topper
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 29 : Ananya Maity, who emerged as the ISC class XII all India topper with 99.5 percent on Monday asserted that she did well because she chose subjects which she loved to read. Read Full Story

Decision on cow slaughter is unconstitutional: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 29 : Training her guns on the Centre for banning the sale of cattle for slaughter across the country's livestock markets, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that the decision was unconstitutional. Read Full Story

Mamata remains adamant over Centre's red beacon rule
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 29 : After the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) strongly objected to the use of red beacon by West Bengal Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Arup Biswas despite the Centre's ban on it, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out at the government for the first time asserting that neither they are accepting the law nor are bound to abide by the rule. Read Full Story

Kolkata's Ananya Maiti tops ISC exam
New Delhi , May 29 : With the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations declaring its Class 12 results on Tuesday, Ananya Maiti from Kolkata secured first position by scoring 99.5 percent. Read Full Story

WB Minister uses red beacon, says 'not bound by Centre's orders'
Siliguri (West Bengal) May 29 : West Bengal PWD Minister Arup Biswas on Monday was seen using the red beacon atop his vehicle, despite the Centre's ban. Read Full Story

'Innovativeness' row: Left questions Army Chief's 'capacity, capability'
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 29 : Slamming Army Chief General Bipin Rawat for lauding the 'innovativeness' of Major Leetul Gogoi, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday questioned the former's capability to understand the Indian society. Read Full Story

Will choose a secular presidential candidate: Mamta Banerjee
New Delhi , May 26 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Friday said that the opposition's presidential candidate would be credible and secular one based on consensus. Read Full Story

Mamata blames BJP, CPM for Kolkata violence
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 25 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for the violence taking place in Kolkata. Read Full Story

BJP protests against WB Govt., police resorts to baton charge
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 25 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers on Thursday took to the streets in Kolkata to protest over the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. Read Full Story

WB: SSB seizes snake venom worth Rs. 70 crore
Siliguri (West Bengal) , May 25 : At least two persons were apprehended with two jars of snake venom in a joint operation conducted by 41 Battalion Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Customs Department in Siliguri at an area between Batasi and Panitanki here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Kolkata: BJP calls for judicial enquiry against cops beating up protesters
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has castigated the violence by police officials in Kolkata yesterday, and has demanded for a fair judicial inquiry into the brutal attack. Read Full Story

WB: Left protestors clash with police, demand food security
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 22 : The clashes between the Left-wing protestors with the West Bengal Police, during the 'Nabanno Abhijan' march, turned violent on Monday. Read Full Story

People in Naxalbari hope for another similar movement
Naxalbari (West Bengal) May 21 : At a time when the historic Naxalbari movement is set to clock its 50 years in a few days, Naxal leaders hope for a resurgence of the movement especially now when their rights are being denied. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Students vandalise train while demanding 'special train'
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) [Uttar Pradesh], May 21 : A group of students appearing for the West Bengal government exam vandalised a train on Sunday at the New Jalpaiguri Railway (NJP) station, and also blocked the railway track while demanding a special train. Read Full Story

WB: Four dead as car of ex-MLA son rams into workers
Bardhaman (West Bengal) , May 21 : In a hair-raising incident, four people were killed and four others were severely injured when a car allegedly driven by the son of a former Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MLA from East Bardhaman district rammed into them. Read Full Story

WB: CRPF officer killed in lightning strike, four others injured
Jhargram (West Bengal) , May 21 : In a shocking incident, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed and four others were injured after lightning struck near Belpahari Tarafeni area of the Jhargram district. Read Full Story

Maulvi Qadri offers 20 lakh for putting Jadhav's shoes around Sharif's neck
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 19 : Chairman of All India Minority United Council Syed Atif Ali Qadri on Friday said he would reward Rs. 20 lakh to the person who puts "Kulbhushan Jadhav's shoes around Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's neck and parades him across India." Read Full Story

'Won't let Barkati perform namaz', say protestors in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 19 : Chaos prevailed outside was here on Friday the Tipu Sultan Masjid when a group of men said that they won't allow Imam Syed Noor-ur-Rehman Barkati perform the namaz. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Flight to be boarded by Nitish Kumar encounters technical snag
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : An AirAsia flight, in which Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was supposed to board, encountered a technical snag on Wednesday while taking off from Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport. Read Full Story

Irrelevant to link OBOR with India-Pak issue: China's Consul General
Kolkata (West Bengal) May 17 : In a series of tweets,Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Kolkata, Ma Zhanwu on Wednesday said Beijing's position on the Kashmir issue is consistent and clear and it is irrelevant to link One Belt One Road with it. Read Full Story

Sacked Barkati refuses to step down from Imam's post
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : After being axed from Tipu Sultan Masjid, Noor-ur Rahman Barkati on Wednesday castigated the trustees of the mosque and warned of serious consequences if the order is not revoked. Read Full Story

Barkati sacked as Tipu Sultan mosque's Imam
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : Maulana Nurur Rehman Barkati was on Wednesday sacked as the Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Mosque for "objectionable and inflammatory remarks against the country". Read Full Story

Verdict of Bengal: 'The hills are smiling', says Mamata as TMC charges ahead
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 17 : All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed happiness after the over whelming lead of his party in the municipal corporation's polls in seven hilly area of West Bengal. Read Full Story


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