West Bengal News

Dilip Ghosh justifies remark, says people in WB not allowed to perform rituals
Kolkata/New Delhi Apr 23 : Attempting to justify his hose opposing Jai Sri Ram will be relegated to history remark, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said the TMC-ruled state's situation is worrisome as the people are not allowed to perform rituals rather slogans in support of Pakistan can be heard aloud. Read Full Story

Anyone opposing 'Bharat Mata ki Jai', 'Jai Sri Ram' will be history: Dilip Ghosh
Minakhan (West Bengal) , Apr 23 : West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh has stoked yet another controversy by saying that anyone opposing the chants of Bharat Mata ki Jai and Jai Sri Ram in the country will become history. Read Full Story

Kolkata cleric receives 'death threat' after issuing fatwa against Sonu Nigam
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 22 : Kolkata-based cleric Syed Sha Atef Ali Al Quaderi, who issued a fatwa against singer Sonu Nigam, has alleged that he received death threats from an unknown person on his phone and has written to the Kolkata Commissioner of Police for an investigation. Read Full Story

Birbhum: Five killed while making bombs
Birbhum (West Bengal) , Apr 21 : At least four people were killed and few others injured in an explosion in Birbhum district on Friday. Read Full Story

Mamata jittery as TMC exposed for corruption: BJP
New Delhi/Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 21 : Coming down heavily upon West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over the involvement of her party ministers in the Saradha Chit-fund scam and Narada tapes, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo is trying to defend the indefensible, adding that her party has been exposed as a party of corruption. Read Full Story

Mamata urges regional parties to unite, slams divisive BJP
Kolkata (WB) , Apr 21 : Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of dividing the people based on religious identities , West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday urged all regional parties to come together for the sake of the nation while stating it is the 'need of the hour'. Read Full Story

Politicos back Mamata's assertion on BJP's failure if regional parties 'unite'
Mumbai/Patna , Apr 21 : Backing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's assertion that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was not a threat, the political leaders on Friday said that there would be no scope for the saffron party to form the next government, if the regional parties united together. Read Full Story

Mamata called for regional parties' unison out of fear: BJP
Mumbai/Kolkata , Apr 21 : A day after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was not a threat as the regional parties were enough to tackle it, the saffron party said the former was making such assertions out of fear and insecurity. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Two killed, ten injured after truck hits auto-rickshaw
West Midnapore (West Bengal) , Apr 20 : At least two students were killed and ten were injured after a truck hit their auto-rickshaw on the Northern Highway 60 in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

Left for arrest of all TMC leaders named in Narada sting operation
New Delhi Apr 18 : The Left on Tuesday demanded that all the Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders and others named in the FIR in the Narada sting operation case should be taken into police custody. Read Full Story

Narada sting was a journalistic exercise, not political: Mathew Samuel
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 18 : Mathew Samuel, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Narada News, on Tuesday said that the sting operation which he conducted during the parliament election in 2010 was simply journalistic and nothing political. Read Full Story

Political game in motion, TMC will fight it: Mamata on Narada setback
Kolkata , Apr. 17 : With trouble brewing for the Trinamool Congress (TMC) as an FIR was filed against 13 of its leaders in the Narada sting case, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has alleged that a 'political game' is afoot. Read Full Story

West Bengal: DRI seizes 11.5 kg gold, intercepts two
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr 15 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized 11.5 kg gold on Saturday in a hotel at Kolkata's Sealdah station. Read Full Story

Uma Bharti taunts Didi, says BJP will form next govt. in West Bengal
Kolkata (West Bengal) Apr. 14 : Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday held herself responsible for the appointment of Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal Chief Minister, adding the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the next government in the state with absolute majority. Read Full Story

Justice Karnan summons CJI, six others to his house for court trial
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 13 : Calcutta High Court judge Justice C.S. Karnan on Thursday asked Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and six other Supreme Court judges to appear before him at his residential court on April 28. Read Full Story

Ravi Shankar Prasad asks Mamata to clear her stand on Triple Talaq
Hooghly (West Bengal) , Apr. 13 : Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday asked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clarify her stand on the Triple Talaq system from which majority of women are suffering in her state. Read Full Story

Second complaint filed against BJP's Yogesh Varshney
Birbhum (West Bengal) , Apr. 13 : Yet another police complaint has been registered against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing leader Yogesh Varshney, who declared on camera a "bounty of Rs. 11 lakh" for beheading West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. Read Full Story

BJYM leader offers reward of Rs.11 lakh for Mamata Banerjee's head
Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) , Apr.12 : A Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader courted massive controversy by announcing a reward of Rs.11 lakh for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's head, following a lathicharge at Birbhum district to disperse a rally raising slogans of Jai Sri Ram on Hanuman Jayanti. Read Full Story

Finding fault in EVM is a way to justify defeat: BJP
New Delhi/Kolkata (West Bengal), Apr. 11: Slamming the Congress Party for having raised doubts over the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and conveying the same to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said this is only a way to justify the grand old party's defeat. Read Full Story

Mamata discuses debt situation in WB with PM, demands release of funds
New Delhi , Apr. 10 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday discussed about the debt situation in her state with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought additional release of funds for various projects and schemes. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Police detains four army jawans for thrashing civilian
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) , Apr. 10 : The West Bengal Police have detained four army jawans for allegedly thrashing a civilian and a civic volunteer in Jalpaiguri's Nagrakata. Read Full Story

Teesta is the lifeline of North Bengal, says Mamata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 9 : Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's talks on river Teesta, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday expressed displeasure, asserting that Teesta is the lifeline of North Bengal which can't be taken away. Read Full Story

Wrong to delay flight for specific passenger: Shiv Sena on Dola Sen
New Delhi , Apr. 7 : In the wake of the fresh controversy surrounding Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dola Sen for delaying an Air India flight, the Shiv Sena on Friday said it is wrong to delay the flight for a specific passenger. Read Full Story

TMC's Dola Sen didn't cooperate with Air India staff, say co-passengers
New Delhi , Apr. 7 : The passengers on board Air India flight from the Delhi to Kolkata flight, which was today delayed due to Trinamool Congress MP Dola Sen, said that she did not cooperate with the staff. Read Full Story

Dattatreya advises Mamata to facilitate labour law reform in West Bengal
New Delhi , Apr. 7: In a letter addressed to Mamata Banerjee, Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya has suggested the Trinamool Congress (TMC)-led state government to undertake an exercise to eliminate overlapping and redundant policies with regards to labour laws implemented in West Bengal. Read Full Story

MPs are soft targets for media trial: Supriyo on VVIP culture
New Delhi , Apr. 7 : In the wake of the ongoing controversy over the VVIP culture, Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises and BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Friday stated that MPs are being considered a 'soft target' for scrutiny by the media and general public alike. Read Full Story

SC to hear plea filed by GTA against WB government today
New Delhi , Apr. 7 : The Supreme Court on Friday will hear the plea filed by Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) against the West Bengal government. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Commandos deployed in metro stations to tackle threat
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 5 : To protect the Kolkata metro from threats, a special team of 30 commandos has been deployed in every metro station from today. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Woman alleges rape, FIR registered
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 4 : A woman was allegedly raped for several months by a man in Kolkata. Read Full Story

WB Women Commission says bars are not safe during night time for women
New Delhi , Apr. 4 : Expressing grave concern over the incident where a woman who was allegedly molested by a group of drunken men on Sunday night in a bar situated in Kolkata's Park Street, West Bengal Women Commission, Chairperson, Sunanda Mukherjee on Tuesday asserted that it is fortunate that she was with her husband and nothing grave happened to her. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Woman alleges molestation, demands justice
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr.4 : A woman who was allegedly molested by a group of drunken men on Sunday night in a bar situated in Kolkata's Park Street has demanded justice. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Woman alleges molestation, FIR registered
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 3 : Bringing back memories of February 2012 Park Street rape, a woman was allegedly molested in the same area of Kolkata earlier on April 1. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Indo-Bangla army joint cycling expedition flagged in
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 3 : A joint cycling expedition by 30 personnel of Indian and Bangladesh armies to commemorate the 47th Independence Day of Bangladesh was flagged in by Lieutenant General Praveen Bakshi, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Eastern Command at Fort William, Kolkata today. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee raises questions on plastic eggs
Kharagpur (West Bengal) , Apr. 3 : Raising questions on plastic eggs, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked whether there are any plastic eggs as such or is it a hoax. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Azaadi slogans raised against RSS
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 2 : Once against Azaadi slogans were echoed by the students of Kolkata's Jadavpur University on Sunday as a mark of protest against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Read Full Story

Kolkata: Azaadi slogans raised against RSS
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 2 : Once against Azaadi slogans were echoed by the students of Kolkata's Jadavpur University on Sunday as a mark of protest against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Read Full Story

Kolkata: Man selling 'artificial eggs' arrested
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Apr. 1 : An egg a day may add nutritional value to your diet, but not a 'plastic' egg for sure. Read Full Story

Kolkata: 1 held for allegedly selling artificial eggs
Kolkata, Mar 31 : Based on a complaint, the Kolkata Police on Friday arrested one trader from city's Karaya area for allegedly selling 'plastic' made eggs to his customers, officials said. Read Full Story

Narada sting issue: TMC holds second rally in two days time to counter opposition
Kolkata, Mar 31 : In order to counter the opposition over Narada sting issue, Trinamool Congress leaders held the second rally in two days time protesting against the opposition's effort to mislead people against their party, according to media reports on Friday. Read Full Story

Advocating women's empowerment among the less aware through community reporting
Kolkata, Mar 31 : The U.S. Consulate General Kolkata and a city-based NGO, Jabala Action Research Organization, recently organised an interactive session with a newly trained group of community reporters. Read Full Story

Grandson of Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee critical after bike accident
Kolkata, Mar 31 : Grandson of Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee, Ronodeep Bose, is critical after meeting a bike accident in New Alipore area, on Friday according to media reports. Read Full Story

All Women Team Drive a Tata Hexa to Promote Literacy across 24 countries
Kolkata, Mar 31 : XPD2470 - A 70 days journey by all women team from Coimbatore to London by Tata Hexa carrying Rotary India Literacy Mission's message of Total Literacy and Quality Education and raise awareness on Women Empowerment. Read Full Story

Child Cabinet (Bal Panchayat) member meet
Kolkata, Mar 28 : PATH Welfare Society with support from "ITC Mission SunehraKal" organized a Children's Meet- a gathering of over 400 children & Child Cabinet members from 24 government schools in Kolkata. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Civic volunteer thumps traffic signal violator with helmet, video goes viral on social media
Kolkata, Mar 30 : A video, showing a civic volunteer beating a man brutally with his helmet for allegedly violating traffic signal in West Bengal's Durgapur city, has gone viral on social networking site Facebook. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 2 killed in mud hut crash in East Midnapore
Kolkata, Mar 30 : An old mud house collapsed on Thursday early morning at Bhagabanpur area in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, killing at least two persons, local media reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Women leaders of TMC hold rally over Narada issue
Kolkata, Mar 30 : A day after the rally organised by Left Front over Narada issue, women leaders of Trinamool Congress hit the streets to protest against opposition's effort to mislead people against their party, according to media reports on Thursday. Read Full Story

ICC signs MoU with Anyang Chamber Of Commerce
Kolkata, Mar 30 : In the Anyang City and New Town City Co-operation Seminar in Kolkata on Thursday, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between the Indian Chamber of Commerce and Anyang Chamber of Commerce & Industry, South Korea. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 6 injured in TMC-Congress clash in Murshidabad
Kolkata/Murshidabad, Mar 30 : At least six persons were hurt as local leaders-activists of Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress clashed with each other over a local issue at Berhampore Municipality office in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Thursday, local media reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata hotel fire: Golden Parkk's owner, room service in-charge booked
Kolkata, Mar 30 : Hours after a massive fire broke out at a hotel in Kolkata's Ho Chi Min Sarani area that claimed at least two lives, police on Thursday evening arrested an official and a senior staffer of the hotel for violating fire safety guidelines and negligence in rescuing people when the incident took place, police officials said. Read Full Story

The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, RBU, in association with Sangeet Natak Akademi North-East Centre, JNMDA holds Porvottar Dhara
Kolkata, Mar 29 : The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University, in association with the Sangeet Natak Akademi North-East Centre, Guwahati and theJawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA), Imphal, presented Porvottar Dhara - a festival focussing on the performing arts of north-eastern India - at the Jorasanko Thakurbari, Kolkata from Mar 25 to 28. Read Full Story

Google launches knowledge graph in Bengali language
New Delhi/ Kolkata, Mar 29 : Aimed at helping Bengali speakers discover new information quickly, Google on Wednesday announced the introduction of Knowledge Graph in Bengali language on Google Search. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Fire breaks out in NRS hospital, no casualties
Kolkata, Mar 30 : A minor fire reportedly broke out at the state government-run Nil Ratan Sarkar (NRS) Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata's Sealdah area on Thursday, triggering panic among the patients and their family members. Read Full Story

Massive fire in Kolkata hotel claims 2 lives
Kolkata, Mar 30 : A major fire broke out at Golden Park hotel in south Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani area in the wee hours of Thursday, killing at least two guests and leaving six others injured, officials said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Hotel fire leaves 2 dead, 31 evacuated safely
Kolkata, Mar 30 : At least two people died in a fire tragedy in a hotel on Thursday, in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh area, reports said. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Two dead as fire breaks out in hotel
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 30 : At least two persons were killed in a fire that broke out at a hotel in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani in early morning hours on Thursday. Read Full Story

North Bengal: Mamata warns police officers against using pilot cars "unnecessarily"
Darjeeling, Mar 29 : A day after ordering police to act firmly to counter child trafficking in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned police officers against using pilot cars unnecessarily. Read Full Story

Kolkata poet lodges FIR after allegedly receiving 'gang-rape' threat on Facebook
Kolkata, Mar 29 : A Kolkata-based Bengali poet, Mandakranta Sen, on Wednesday evening lodged a complaint in city police's cyber cell after she was allegedly threatened on social networking site Facebook with gang-rape, reports said. Read Full Story

Narada sting case: Left Front organises rally demanding arrest of TMC leaders
Kolkata, Mar 29 : Left Front organised a rally, demanding the arrest of Trinamool Congress leaders who were seen taking money in Narada sting footage and resignation from ministry, here on Wednesday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Huge ammunition recovered from Kolkata hotel, 3 held
Kolkata, Mar 29 : West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Tuesday afternoon arrested three suspected arms traffickers from a hotel in Kolkata's Kidderpore area and seized a huge sachets of ammunition from their possessions, officials said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Police arrests three with illegal arms, ammunition
Kolkata , Mar. 29 : The West Bengal Police on Wednesday arrested three persons in connection with trafficking illegal arms. Read Full Story


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