West Bengal News

Will start 'BJP Bharat Chhodo' programme from August 9: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 21 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday fired a new salvo at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) would launch the 'BJP Bharat Chhodo' movement on August 9. Read Full Story

WB CID freezes accounts of three top GJM leaders
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Jul 20 : Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday froze the bank accounts of top three leaders of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) to trace their source of funds. Read Full Story

Darjeeling Unrest: GJM Yuva Morcha to go on indefinite hunger strike from tomorrow
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 20 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Yuva Morcha on Thursday announced that they will go on an indefinite hunger strike from tomorrow (June 21). Read Full Story

West Bengal: BSF seize 60 gold biscuits in Hakimpur Border
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 20 : In a major operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday seized 60 gold biscuits in Hakimpur Border Outpost Area in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Roopa Ganguly, Kailash Vijayvargiya summoned in child trafficking case
New Delhi,, July 20: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of West Bengal has sent notices to BJP MP Roopa Ganguly and party general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in connection with an alleged child trafficking case. Read Full Story

Narada sting case: TMC MP summoned by Enforcement Directorate
New Delhi July 19 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday summoned Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Suvendu Adhikari to appear before them on July 24 in connection with the Narada sting case. Read Full Story

Darjeeling: Police vehicle torched during GJM protest
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 19 : Amid the ongoing unrest in Darjeeling, a police vehicle was set on fire by unknown assailants. Read Full Story

Tamang murder case: Calcutta HC orders for framing of charges against GJM leaders
New Delhi , July 19 : The division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed the lower court to complete framing of charges against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders by August 17 in All India Gorkha League president Madan Tamang murder case. Read Full Story

GMCC to continue their strike, next meet on Aug 1
Kalimpong (West Bengal) , July 18 : Gorkhaland Movement Coordination Committee (GMCC) on Tuesday decided to continue its strike against their demand of Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

Three arrested for manhandling caretaker of Mohammed Shami's apartment
Jadavpur (West Bengal) , July 18 : Three people have been arrested after cricketer Mohammed Shami complained against them in Jadavpur for manhandling his apartment's caretaker followed by an altercation. Read Full Story

French report on Netaji: Grand-nephew turns heat on Centre
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 18 : After a Paris-based historian claimed that freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose did not die in the air crash of August 18, 1945, Netaji 's grand nephew Chandra K. Bose has asked the Centre as to what is preventing them from forming a Special Investigating Team (SIT) to solve "India's biggest cover-up". Read Full Story

TMC supports Meira Kumar; is against unlawfulness, injustice: Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 17 : Training guns at the Centre for the growing unlawfulness and injustice in the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) supports Meira Kumar in the race for the next President of India. Read Full Story

Erdogen warns to cut off heads of traitors
Ankara [Turkey], July 16 : Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that Turkey would cut off the heads of traitors. Read Full Story

Congress says Bengal 'synonymous' to Dhoti
New Delhi, July 16 : Amid reports of a dhoti-clad man allegedly denied entry into a mall in Kolkata, the Congress Party on Sunday while condemning the same said Bengal and Dhoti are synonymous to each other. Read Full Story

Fire in Siliguri's IOCL depot under control, no casualties
Siliguri (West Bengal), July 16 : Police have confirmed that the fire which broke out at the depot of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) here on Saturday is now under control and said that no casualties have been reported so far. Read Full Story

Clear case of social profiling: Friend of 'dhoti'-clad man who was denied entry in Kolkata mall
New Delhi, July 16 : The friend of the man, who was allegedly stopped from entering Kolkata's Quest Mall on Saturday because he was wearing a 'dhoti', has said that this is a clear case of social profiling, citing the mall authorities only let him in when he argued in English. Read Full Story

'Absurd' of BJP's Ghosh to talk 'undemocratically' against CM Mamata: TMC
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 15 : The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday came down heavily on Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state president Dilip Ghosh for remarking that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's house should be set on fire. Read Full Story

Kolkata mall denies entry to 'dhoti'-clad man
New Delhi , July 15: A man was allegedly stopped from entering Kolkata's Quest Mall on Saturday because he was wearing a 'dhoti'. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee distributes free LPG connections under PMUY at Jangipur
Jangipur (West Bengal) , July 15: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday distributed free LPG connections to 11 women under the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) at Jangipur in Murshidabad district of West Bengal in the presence of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Read Full Story

CPI (M) miffed with BJP, TMC over insult to women
New Delhi , July 15 : Strongly condemning the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rupa Ganguly and West Bengal Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on their respective controversial statements, Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat on Saturday asserted that both the parties should stop insulting women of West Bengal also adding that rather than controlling the situation they are commenting and creating issues. Read Full Story

Women activists target West Bengal minister for shameful remark on Rupa Ganguly
Mumbai (Maharashtra) July 15 : Condemning the controversial statement made by West Bengal Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rupa Ganguly, women rights activists on Saturday said it is shameful and deplorable for a minister to make such remarks, adding that the crime rate is definitely increasing in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Prez Mukherjee to distribute 2.5 croreth LPG connection under PMUY
New Delhi [India], July 15 : The 2.5 croreth LPG connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) will be distributed by President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday in West Bengal. Read Full Story

Sobhandeb should focus on maintaining law in WB: Rupa Ganguly
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 14 : Reiterating her earlier remark on the safety of women in West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rupa Ganguly on Friday hit back at state Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay and said that he should concentrate on improving law and order in the state. Read Full Story

BJP's Rupa Ganguly should reveal number of times she was raped in Bengal: TMC Minister
Kolkata (West Bengal), July 14 : West Bengal Power Minister Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay made a controversial statement on Friday when asked Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rupa Ganguly to reveal the number of times she had been raped in West Bengal before portraying a negative picture about the state. Read Full Story

Rupa Ganguly dares women to survive in Bengal for 15 days without getting raped
New Delhi , July 14 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rupa Ganguly, while commenting on the ongoing violence in West Bengal, on Friday dared those flattering Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Congress to send their wives and daughters to Bengal to live for 15 days and survive without getting raped. Read Full Story

President to visit West Bengal tomorrow
New Delhi , July 13 : President Pranab Mukherjee will commence his two-day visit to West Bengal tomorrow. Read Full Story

West Bengal minister claims, he was attacked by Gorkhas activists with stones
Siliguri (West Bengal) , July 13 : West Bengal Tourism Minister Gautam Deb on Thursday claimed that he was attacked by Gorkhaland activists. Read Full Story

Narada sting case: TMC MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar summoned by CBI
New Delhi , July 13 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday issued a summons to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kakoli Ghosh Dastidar in connection with the Narada sting case. Read Full Story

Award Wapsi for Gorkhaland: Artistes return laurels as sign of protest
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 13 : The call for a separate Gorkhaland is getting louder with each passing day with scores of people coming out in support of the Gorkhas demanding a separate land for themselves, which was promised to them long back. Read Full Story

Jihadi mindset of West Bengal needs to be curbed: BJP
New Delhi , July 12 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is organising 'Save Bengal' march on Thursday. Read Full Story

Sonika Chauhan death case: Calcutta HC dismisses anticipatory bail plea of Vikram Chatterjee
New Delhi , July 12 : The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday dismissed the anticipatory bail plea of actor Vikram Chatterjee in connection with model Sonika Chauhan death case. Read Full Story

Mamata corners Centre over Amarnath terror attack
East Midnapur (West Bengal) , July 11 : Cornering the Central Government over failing to control the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra-led Government of creating unrest in the country. Read Full Story

Mamata corners Centre over Amarnath terror attack
East Midnapur (West Bengal) , July 11 : Cornering the Central Government over failing to control the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused Prime Minister Narendra-led Government of creating unrest in the country. Read Full Story

Saugata Roy summoned by CBI in Narada sting case
New Delhi , July 11 : Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Saugata Roy was summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday in connection with the Narada sting case. Read Full Story

Mamata congratulates Gopal Gandhi on being opposition's vice presidential nominee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 11 : Congratulating former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi for being the unanimous choice of all opposition parties for the post of vice president, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said "his credentials are his biggest asset". Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee should resign as Chief Minister over WB turmoil, demands BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) , July 10 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister for failing to pacify the situation in the state and also demanded her resignation. Read Full Story

GJMM to convene all party meet on July 11
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , July 9 : Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM) have preponed their all party meeting and will convene the same on July 11. Read Full Story

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


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