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Saradha scam: SFIO finds 14 Saradha group companies guilty

Kolkata, Sep 15 : The central agency Serious Fraud investigation Office (SFIO) has held 14 companies of the Saradha group guilty of running ponzi schemes where the primary source of payment to subscribers was the collections made from newly-enrolled members rather than from income generated from investments.


Pro-Trinamool forum burns CBI chief's effigy in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sep 15 : A forum of pro-Trinamool Congress citizens Monday burnt an effigy of CBI director Ranjit Sinha decrying the agency's efforts to "malign" party supremo Mamata Banerjee and West Bengal's ruling party in connection with the Saradha scam.


Kolkata 'rape victim' sues eatery after entry denial

Kolkata, Sep 15 : Two days after she was allegedly denied entry into a restaurant for being a "rape victim", an Anglo-Indian woman Monday filed a police complaint against the eatery, officials said.


Medical board examines Saradha scam mastermind

Kolkata, Sep 15 : Concerned over the failing health of purported Saradha scam kingpin Sudipta Sen, the CBI Monday got him examined by a medical board comprising specialists of various departments at a premier government hospital here.


CPI-M seeks probe into Saradha funds for Bangladesh

Kolkata, Sep 15 : The CPI-M Monday sought a central government probe into allegations that the Saradha Group scam money was channelised to Bangladesh to fund terror acts against India and challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to seek a clean chit from the CBI on the scandal.


Sonagachi sex workers denied bigger Durga puja celebration

Kolkata, Sep 15 : Sex workers in West Bengal's Sonagachi area, said to be the largest red light area in Asia, are a disappointed lot on being denied permission to scale up their Durga puja festivities this year, a spokesperson of Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Samiti (DMSS) said Monday.


Bengal set to promote homestays for tourists

Kolkata, Sep 15 : The West Bengal government is all set to popularise the concept of homestays for tourists who visit the state and seek an authentic experience, official sources said Monday.


Will Saradha scam be Trinamool's Waterloo?

By Anurag Dey, Kolkata, Sep 15 : The Saradha scam is turning out to be the Trinamool Congress' worst nightmare. Even party supremo Mamata Banerjee's much-vaunted honesty and integrity have been called into question as the CBI probe seems to be getting closer to West Bengal's ruling party.


Saradha scam: ED grills top East Bengal officials

Kolkata, Sep 15 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday quizzed three East Bengal club officials, including general secretary Kalyan Majumdar, in conneciton with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.


British bell tolls again in land of Bengal's Nawabs

Kolkata, Sep 15 : A 182-year-old bell at Lalbagh in West Bengal's Murshidabad district is ringing again after a gap of 30 years, reviving a bygone era in Indian history, thanks to the descendant of a Nawab of Bengal and a local tour guide.


Congress to move SC over Trinamool's protest against CBI

Kolkata, Sep 14 : Claiming that the Trinamool Congress' protest demonstration against the CBI here was tantamount to contempt of court, the Congress Sunday said it will move the Supreme Court over the issue.


Congress demands Mamata's resignation over Saradha scam

Kolkata, Sep 14 : Stepping up its attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Congress Sunday demanded her resignation over the Saradha scam.


Ex-Bengal MLA Benoy Konar dead

Kolkata, Sep 14 : Veteran peasants leader and three-time CPI-M member of the West Bengal assembly Benoy Konar died at a private nursing home here Sunday after prolonged illness, party sources said.


Eatery barred me for being rape victim: Kolkata woman

Kolkata, Sep 14 : An Anglo-Indian woman, who was allegedly raped inside a moving car here in 2012, Sunday claimed she was denied entry into a restaurant for being a "rape victim". The restaurant refuted the claim.


West Bengal's kangaroo court causes teacher to kill himself

Kolkata, Sep 14 : A West Bengal school teacher Sunday committed suicide after a kangaroo court allegedly asked him to pay fine over an illicit affair with a woman, police said.


Four held for extortion in Bengal

Siliguri, Sep 13 : Four people, including a father-son duo, who extorted money in the guise of Maoists, were Saturday arrested here in West Bengal, police said.


Sporadic violence, low turnout in Bengal bypoll

Kolkata, Sep 13 : Amid allegations by the BJP and the CPI-M of attacks by Trinamool Congress goons, byelections in two assembly seats of West Bengal went off peacefully with comparatively low turnout Saturday.


Trinamool sending illegal money to Bangladesh: Left Front

Kolkata, Sep 13 : The Left Front Saturday claimed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was not keen to solve the Teesta water sharing and other issues with Bangladesh, and accused the Trinamool Congress of sending illegal money to Bangladesh.


Bengal sends drinking water pouches to flood-hit Kashmir

Kolkata, Sep 13 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday announced the dispatch of drinking water pouches for people in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir.


Amid sporadic violence, brisk polling in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 13 : Amid allegations by the BJP and the CPI-M of attacks by Trinamool Congress goons, brisk polling was reported for the assembly by-elections in West Bengal Saturday.


BJP, Trinamool workers' scuffle

Kolkata, Sep 13 : The Election Commission Saturday took suo moto cognisance of an "altercation and scuffle" between BJP and Trinamool workers outside an election booth in Chowringhee assembly constituency during the bypoll in West Bengal.


Moderate to brisk polling in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 13 : Moderate to brisk poling was reported for the Chowringhee and Basirhat (South) assembly constituency by-elections in West Bengal in the first four hours of balloting Saturday.


Mamata's decline: It's now Ma, Mati, Mafia

By Amulya Ganguli : Mamata Banerjee belongs to the dwindling tribe of regional politicians who look upon their profession through a partisan lens, which means that their focus is almost entirely on advancing the prospects of their parties. They have neither the ability nor the inclination to do anything for their states.


Polling peaceful in Bengal

Kolkata, Sep 13 : Polling was peaceful Saturday in West Bengal's two assembly constituencies.


Balloting begins in two Bengal seats

Kolkata, Sep 13 : Voting for the Chowringhee and Basirhat (South) assembly constituencies in West Bengal began at 7 a.m. Saturday.


Calcutta HC acquits Pinki Pramanik of all charges

Kolkata, Sep 12 : The Calcutta High Court Friday acquitted Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik of all charges including rape and assault levelled against her by her live-in partner two years back.


Trinamool has not taken a penny from Saradha: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Sep 12 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday asserted her Trinamool Congress "has not taken" a penny from the tainted Saradha Group and accused the opposition parties of protecting the "real culprits".


Saradha scam: Opposition hits streets, Trinamol stir at CBI office on

Kolakta, Sep 12 : The raging Saradha scam issue saw West Bengal's opposition Left Front, Congress and BJP hit the streets Friday even as the ruling Trinamool Congress continued its sit-in demonstration outside the CBI office protesting against the "misuse" of the agency to settle political scores.


Mamata has discredited CM's chair: CPI-M

Kolkata, Sep 12 : Targeting the top Trinamool Congress leadership in the Saradha chit fund scam, the CPI-M Friday accused Mamata Banerjee of having "discredited" the chair of West Bengal chief minister.


Ansari seeks India-Iran cooperation for peace in Afghanistan

Kolkata, Sep 12 : Observing that Iran's location and hydrocarbon resources complement India's energy appetite and quest for new markets, Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari Friday called for enhanced cooperation in several areas including establishing peace in Afghanistan.


Saradha scam: CBI arrests Assam singer Sadananda Gogoi

Kolkata, Sep 12 : The CBI Friday arrested Assamese singer and filmmaker Sadananda Gogoi in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam in the West Bengal capital, an official said.


Bengal fair showcases agricultural innovation

Kolkata, Sep 12 : Over 40 state-run schools and universities, mostly from rural areas of West Bengal, have put up educative models and posters to highlight the importance of innovation in agriculture at the state student youth science fair here.


Trinamool women sit-in at CBI office, chit fund victims take out march

Kolkata, Sep 11 : The Trinamool Congress women's wing Thursday began a sit-in outside the CBI office decrying the central agency's "misuse" in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam probe, even as thousands of chit fund sufferers walked Kolkata's streets demanding refund of money collected by such companies and arrest of the owners.


Trinamool women protest outside CBI office, opposition attacks move

Kolkata, Sep 11 : The women's wing of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Thursday began a sit-in demonstration outside the CBI office here to protest against the "misuse" of the agency to settle political scores in its probe of the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.


BSF nabs Bangladeshi man with Rs.68.75 lakh of gold

Kolkata, Sep 11 : The Border Security Force (BSF) Thursday arrested a Bangladeshi national and seized gold worth Rs.68.75 lakh from him near the international border in West Bengal's Nadia district.


Sent to custody, Trinamool leader challenges CBI to prove charges

Kolkata, Sep 11 : Arrested by the CBI in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, Trinamool Congress leader and former director general of the West Bengal armed police Rajat Majumdar was Thursday sent to the agency's custody for five days by a court here.


Thousands of chit fund sufferers walk through Kolkata streets

Kolkata, Sep 11 : Demanding arrest of illegal chit fund owners and refund of money collected by them from ordinary people, thousands of victims of such schemes, including those run by the Saradha Group, from across West Bengal Thursday took out a huge protest rally through the streets of Kolkata.


BJP demands Mamata's resignation over Saradha Chit Fund scam

Kolkata, Sept. 11 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Siddharth Nath Singh said here on Thursday that the party has decided to start a Saradha Chit Fund scam 'andolan' demanding West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's resignation.


Former IPS officer Rajat Majumdar sent to CBI custody

Kolkata, Sep 11 : Arrested by the CBI in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, Trinamool Congress leader and former IPS officer Rajat Majumdar was Thursday sent to five days custody of the agency by a court here.


Tapas Paul case: Mamata government okay with CID probe

Kolkata, Sep 11 : A day after being rapped for inaction, the West Bengal government Thursday told the Calcutta High Court that it had no objection to a CID inquiry into Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Paul's "kill and rape" remarks.


Bengal holds by-polls Saturday in Saradha scam shadow

Kolkata, Sep 11 : In the enlarging shadow of the Saradha chit fund scam probe, which threatens to net political big fish, West Bengal would hold by-polls to the Chowringhee and Basirhat (South) assembly constituencies Saturday, in what is being considered a crucial indicator of the course of politics in the state.


Bengal mulling mandatory lessons on safety in schools

Kolkata, Sep 11 : The West Bengal government is planning to make weekly classes on safety compulsory in all state-run schools, a minister said Thursday.


Zoffany painting Victoria Memorial's choice for Google project

Kolkata, Sep 11 : The iconic Victoria Memorial Hall, which will soon be seen on the Google Art Project, has suggested a painting by 18th century German artist Johann Zoffany as the focus of the cyber platform's gigapixel (high resolution) photography.


TMC women's wing protest outside CBI office in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sept. 11 : The women's wing of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) staged a protest outside the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) office in Kolkata on Thursday against their party leaders being quizzed in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam.


Trinamool women protest outside CBI office

Kolkata, Sep 11 : The women's wing of the ruling Trinamool Congress Thursday began a sit-in demonstration outside the CBI office here in the satellite township of Salt Lake, to protest against the "misuse" of the investigative agency to settle political scores in its probe of the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.


Kolkata taxis' indefinite strike from Sep 18

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Kolkata taxi drivers have decided to go on an indefinite strike from Sep 18 to protest police "excesses" while demanding a fare hike.


Saradha scam: CBI grills Trinamool MP, party to start sit-in

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Carrying forward its probe into the Saradha scam, the CBI Wednesday grilled Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose for seven hours. As the political temperatures rose in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool announced indefinite protest sit-in outside the agency's office here from Thursday.


Saradha scam: Trinamool lashes out at CBI

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Facing opposition rap over its leaders' alleged involvement in the Saradha scam, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi-led central government of using the CBI as a pawn and announced its women's wing would hold indefinite sit-in protests outside the central agency's office here from Thursday.


Tapas Paul case: Court raps Mamata government over inaction

Kolkata, Sep 10 : The Calcutta High Court Wednesday rapped the Mamata Banerjee government for not taking action against Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Paul for his "rape and murder" remarks.


Bengal CM trying to trample democracy: Ex-judge A.K. Ganguly

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of attempting to trample democracy through her words and behaviour, retired Supreme Court judge A.K. Ganguly Wednesday said there were bound to be protests if a democratically elected government tries to run an autocracy.


Form internal probe panel on Saradha: Arrested MP to Trinamool

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Arrested Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh Wednesday demanded that the party constitute an internal probe panel on the Saradha scam within 72 hours.


Congress questions Mamata's meeting with Saradha scam mastermind

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Taking the attack over the Saradha scandal to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Congress Wednesday questioned her alleged meeting with purported scam mastermind Sudipta Sen in Darjeeling two years back.


BJP using CBI as a pawn to settle scores: Trinamool

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Facing the heat over the alleged involvement of its leaders in the Saradha scam, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi-led central government of using the CBI as a pawn.


Mamata accused of promoting Saradha's newspapers

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Accusing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of efforts to promote newspapers of the Saradha group, retired Supreme Court judge A. K. Ganguly Wednesday said no other government anywhere in the country had tried to "dictate" to the people which dailies they should read.


BJP demands Mamata's statement on Saradha scam

Kolkata, Sep 10 : Keeping up the pressure on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the Saradha chit fun scam, the BJP Wednesday demanded a white paper from the state government and a statement from her on the scandal.


Myths of dying Adi Ganga to resonate this Durga Puja

By Sahana Ghosh, Kolkata, Sep 10 : A community Durga Puja here promises to bring back myths and legends surrounding the ancient and now-dying Adi Ganga (original Ganga), a branch of the Hooghly, singing its swan song, courtesy urbanisation and pollution.


Saradha scam: CBI grills Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose

Kolkata, Sep 10 : The CBI Wednesday grilled Trinamool Congress MP and owner-editor of a vernacular daily Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.


Saradha scam: CBI grills Trinamool MP

Kolkata, Sep 10 : The CBI Wednesday grilled Trinamool Congress MP and owner-editor of a vernacular daily Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.


Presidency University comes up with mobile poster boards

Kolkata, Sep 10 : At a time when student union elections are open season for defacement of city walls and street furniture in many parts of the country, Kolkata's famed Presidency University, a heritage institution, has come up with mobile poster boards -- to prevent its walls and pillars from ugly disfigurement through elections posters.


Bangladeshi singer Firoza Begum's death personal loss: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Sep 9 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday condoled legendary Bangladeshi singer Firoza Begum's death and reminisced about the last time the two had talked on the phone.


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