West Bengal News

Coca-Cola Extended the Window of Experiencing the Iconic FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Winner's Trophy for Football Fans in Kolkata
West Bengal, Sept 4: In the lead up to the first-ever FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 to be hosted by India, Coca-Cola today extended the opportunity for passionate football fans in Kolkata to experience the iconic FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Winner's Trophy. Read Full Story

14 GJM leaders arrest: Environment will get worse if govt. keeps arresting people, says BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept 3 : The environment won't improve just by arresting people, instead it will get worse, said Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) National Secretary Rahul Sinha, on the arrest of fourteen Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders for an alleged attack on a minister. Read Full Story

GJM leaders arrested in connection to minister's attack
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Sept 3 : Fourteen Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders have been arrested in connection for an alleged attack on a minister. Read Full Story

GJM to demand separate Gorkhaland in meeting with Mamata government
New Delhi , Sep 2 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will attend meeting conveyed by the Government of West Bengal on September 12 with the one point agenda to demand separate state of Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

Look out notice issued against GJM chief Bimal Gurung, GS Roshan Giri
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , September 1 : A look out notice has been issued against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and general secretary Roshan Giri by the police, said ADG (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma on Friday. Read Full Story

AIFF President congratulates WB govt. for FIFA U-17 World Cup preparations
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 31 : President of All India Football Federation (AIFF) and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Praful Patel on Thursday visited the Vivekanand Yuba Bharati Krirangan stadium, Kolkata, to assess the preparedness of the venue for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017. Read Full Story

Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan's children traced
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 31 : The two missing children of triple talaq petitioner have been traced on Thursday. Read Full Story

12 day-relaxation on bandh in Darjeeling: GJM Joint Secy
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Aug 31 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Joint Secretary Binay Tamang on Thursday announced that the indefinite bandh in Darjeeling Hill, which started on June 15, has been lifted for 12 days. Read Full Story

Triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan's children go missing
Kolkata (West bengal) , August 31 : Following the Supreme court's decision to strike down Triple Talaq, the Islamic practice of divorce, one of its petitioners, Ishrat Jahan has been facing continuous repercussions of fighting against the social practice. Read Full Story

After 'nasbandi', Indira Gandhi lost; after 'notebandi', BJP will lose: Derek O'Brien
New Delhi , Aug 31 : Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien has called demonetisation a big flop show and equated it to former prime minister Indira Gandhi's sterilisation programme. He said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will lose the 2019 election because of their 'notebandi' (demonetisation) programme, just as Indira Gandhi had lost the 1977 election because of her 'nasbandi' (vasectomy) programme. Read Full Story

BSF seizes Phensedyl worth Rs. 3.8 lakh in WB
Baharampur (West Bengal) August 30 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday seized 3045 narcotic substance codeine-based cough syrup bottles of Phensedyl worth Rs. 3,88,238 (approx) near India-Bangladesh border in Murshidabad district's Baharampur area. Read Full Story

BJP now accuses Mamata of destabilising environment in Bengal
New Delhi , Aug 30 : Bihar Cabinet Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nand Kishore Yadav on Wednesday backed his party colleague Kailash Vijayvargiya's comment against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that it is because of the Trinamool chief that the situation in the state is not getting stable. Read Full Story

Congress hails Mamata-GJMM dialogue
Kolkata (West Bengal), August 30 : The Congress party on Wednesday appreciated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meet with the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJMM) delegation and hailed the initiative by the Trinamool chief to combat unrest in the hilly area. Read Full Story

Kailash Vijayvargiya terms Mamata as 'Mausi of terrorists'
North Paragana(West Bengal) , Aug 29 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as Mausi (maternal aunt) of terrorists. Read Full Story

Netaji's grandnephew hails SC's verdict on Ram Rahim
Kolkata , Aug 29 : Lauding the Supreme Court's verdict against Dera Sacha Sauda (DSS) Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in the 2002 rape cases, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Tuesday said that all the babas, existing in India, should be examined, whether they are fraudulent. Read Full Story

It's better late than never: Chandra Kr Bose on Gorkhaland agitators-Mamata meet
Kolkata , Aug 29 : Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's meeting with the leaders of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha party (GJM) and Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF), Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Tuesday welcomed the move, saying, ime is right that all concerned parties should sit across the table and discuss the 'Gorkhaland issue.' Read Full Story

West Bengal: Angry mob kills two suspected cow thieves in Jalpaiguri
Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) , Aug 27 : Two suspected cow smugglers were allegedly beaten to death by angry mob near Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Sunday. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 43 Australian turquoise parakeets worth Rs 14.62 lakh seized
West Bengal , August 27 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday seized 43 Australian turquoise parakeets worth Rs 14.62 lakh near Ramnagar border outpost in West Bengal's Nadia district. Read Full Story

Mamata attacks Centre for using agencies to terrorise people, says not afraid of anyone
Patna (Bihar) , August 27 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government at the Centre of trying to scare Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav by using the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). Read Full Story

Triple talaq petitioner faces social boycott in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal), Aug 26 : A triple talaq petitioner, Ishrat Jahan has been facing social boycott in Kolkata following the Supreme Court struck down the Islamic practice of divorce, citing it 'unconstitutional'. Read Full Story

BSF seizes Rs 7 lakh Bangladeshi Taka and apprehends one Bangladeshi in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 25 : Border Security Force (BSF) South Bengal Frontier has confirmed seizing Rs 7 lakh Bangladeshi Taka and apprehended one Bangladeshi national near the Petrapole border outpost. Read Full Story

Mamata trying to divide Hindu, Muslim: BJP on Durga idol immersion order
Kolkata/New Delhi, Aug. 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for halting immersion of Durga idols on Dashami and said she is trying to divide Hindu and Muslims by issuing such directives. Read Full Story

Durga idol immersion will only be halted for 24 hours, clarifies Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug. 24 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday night clarified that immersion of Durga idols on Dashami will be halted only for 24 hours. Read Full Story

Restoring peace is in people's hands: DM Joyoshi Dasgupta on Darjeeling crisis
Siliguri (West Bengal) , August 23 : Ahead of the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) leaders' meeting with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Darjeeling DM Joyoshi Dasgupta addressed the crisis in Darjeeling. Read Full Story

GNLF writes letter to Mamata Banerjee, requests to end crisis in Darjeeling
Kolkata (West Bengal), August 22: The Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) chief Mann Ghising on Tuesday wrote a letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, requesting high level intervention to end present crisis in Darjeeling. Read Full Story

Gorkhaland issue arose after patriotism was questioned: GJM
Kolkata , August 21 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) released a statement saying that the demand for Gorkhaland arose when people started questioning their patriotism. Read Full Story

Here is artisan Monika Pal who makes Durga idols for a living
Midnapore (West Bengal) , August 21 : Breaking all stereotypes, a woman, Monika Pal in Midnapore, has been making Durga idols for livelihood for the last 22 years. Read Full Story

WBPCC chief Adhir Chowdhury's car hit by container
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 20 : West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was saved after his car was hit by a speeding truck in Murshidabad on Sunday. Read Full Story

Utkal train derailment: PM Modi, Railway Minister should resign, says TMC
West Bengal , August 20 : The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), on Sunday dubbed the Utkal train derailment tragedy as 'an unfortunate incident' and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to resign from their respective posts. Read Full Story

GJM chief booked for alleged involvement in Kalimpong police station attack
Darjeeling (West Bengal) August 20 : A case was filed on Sunday against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung and four others for their alleged involvement in grenade attack which killed a civic volunteer on Friday night. Read Full Story

Civic police volunteer killed in blast at Kalimpong police station
Siliguri (West Bengal) August 20 : A civic police volunteer was killed and another policeman was injured in a bomb blast at Kalimpong police station gate on Saturday night. Read Full Story

Darjeeling blast: GJM writes to Rajnath seeking intervention
New Delhi , Aug 19 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding an FIR filed against him on suspicion of the deadly bomb blast in Darjeeling, on Friday. Read Full Story

Darjeeling blast was 'planned move' to disrepute Gorkhaland movement: GJM
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Aug. 19 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Friday condemned the bomb blast that took place in the heart of Darjeeling town, asserting it was a planned move aimed at bringing disrepute to the movement and the demand for Gorkhaland. Read Full Story

Netaji's grandnephew demands rectification of 'distorted' independence movement history
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug 17 : Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew Chandra Kumar Bose on Thursday said that the history of Indian independence movement has been distorted and demanded rectification of the same for proper documentation of the former's role in it. Read Full Story

TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept the municipal polls in the state capturing all seven civic bodies, where elections were held on August 13. Read Full Story

TMC swipes municipality polls, while BJP stands second
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept the municipal polls in the state capturing all seven civic bodies, where elections were held on August 13. Read Full Story

GJM chief disposed off from Madan Tamang murder case
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 17 : A division bench of the Calcutta High Court on Thursday disposed off Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supremo Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case and directed that charges be framed against 47 other accused. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Two arrested for desecrating Netaji's bust
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug 16 : The Kolkata Police on Wednesday arrested two people in connection with defacing the newly set up bust of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose with ink. Read Full Story

Netaji's statue disfigured: C.K. Bose slams Mamata, accuses 'TMC goons'
Birbhum (West Bengal) , August 16 : West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Chandra Kumar Bose on Wednesday lashed out at Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee over the disfiguring of his grandfather and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's statue, accusing the party goons of committing this act of sacrilege. Read Full Story

WB: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose statue vandalised in Birbhum district
West Bengal , August 16 : A statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, which was to be unveiled at the Panchra village in Birbhum district, on Tuesday was smeared with ink and the face was damaged by unidentified persons, police said. Read Full Story

Don't mislead facts, WB schools will celebrate Independence Day: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 14 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday clarified that the state will be celebrating the 71st Independence Day of India with fervor. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Police arrests one person, recovers pipe guns
West Bengal , Aug 14 : West Bengal Police on Monday arrested one person from Odisha's Berhampur area for carrying locally made weapons. Read Full Story

Gorkhaland protest: GJM to call off their hunger strike today
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Aug 14 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will suspend its 25-day long hunger strike today. Read Full Story

High time for Mamata Banerjee to stop politics over patriotism: BJP
New Delhi August 14 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has always been opposing the Centre's policies and initiatives, adding it is high time to stop politics over patriotism. Read Full Story

GJM remains defiant on Gorkhaland, says hunger strike will be lifted after discussion
New Delhi , August 13 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) principal advisor Swaraj Thapa on Sunday said the only way to resolve the ongoing protests in the north-eastern hilly area is the formation of a separate state of Gorkhaland, adding that the decision to end the hunger strike will be taken after discussing with other stakeholders. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh urges GJM to call off strike, allowing normalcy to return in Darjeeling
New Delhi , August 13 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday urged the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other stakeholders to call off their hunger strike and to withdraw the bandh, allowing normalcy to return in Darjeeling to create an atmosphere for finding a solution to the ongoing crisis. Read Full Story

West Bengal: 'Blue Whale' game snuffs out another life
West Midnapore (West Bengal), Aug. 13 : In yet another incident, a class 10 student hailing from West Bengal allegedly committed suicide by suffocating himself on Saturday, following instructions on the infamous 'Blue Whale' online game. Read Full Story

Mamata Banerjee's Kolkata-bound flight delayed following technical snag
New Delhi , Aug. 13 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trapped in a Kolkata-bound Air India flight for around four hours on Saturday, after the aircraft developed a technical snag which led to it being grounded at the Delhi airport. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh invites GJM for talks over Darjeeling unrest today
Siliguri (West Bengal) , Aug. 13 : President of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) Bimal Gurung claimed that Home Minister Rajnath Singh has invited them to New Delhi for talks on Sunday at 4:30 pm. Read Full Story

Government will decide: Jadhavpir University VC to agitating students
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 11 : Appealing to students of Jadavpur University to end their agitation, the Vice-Chancellor of Jadhavpur University, Dr. Suranjan Das, pleaded with students to end their agitation as the decision was not in his hands. Read Full Story

Jadavpur University row: Students say council model undemocratic
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug 11 : Students of the Jadavpur University continue to protest over a demand that the Executive Council declare that the council model formed by the state government is unacceptable and undemocratic. Read Full Story

BJP warns 'hypocrite' Mamata of exposing her 'lust for power'
New Delhi , Aug. 10 : After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of subverting democracy and launched the 'BJP Quit India Movement,' the saffron party on Thursday lashed out at the former, stating that they are sure to expose her "lust for power." Read Full Story

Eight killed, 25 injured in West Bengal's bus accident
West Bengal , Aug 8 : At least eight people were killed and 25 others were injured after a bus fell into a canal in Nadia's Tehatta area on Tuesday. Read Full Story

BSF seizes fake currency notes in West Bengal
West Bengal , August 7 (ANI}: The Border Security Force on Monday seized fake Rs.2000 currency notes worth Rs. 92000 from Malda district of West Bengal. Read Full Story

Kolkata's sex workers celebrate Raksha Bandhan
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 7 : :On the eve of Raksha Bandhan ,sex workers of Sonagachi , Kolkata ,tied Rakhi around the waist of passerby, in the hope of receiving equal respect in society. Read Full Story

Will join Tiranga Yatra to protest against Mamata's 'colonial rule': GJM
Darjeeling (West Bengal), Aug 6: The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will join the "Tiranga Yatra" on August 8 to continue their demand of Gorkhaland and also to protest against the "colonial rule" of the West Bengal government. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Man arrested for smuggling gold worth Rs 3 crores
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 4 : The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) officials on Friday arrested a 27-year-old man at Kolkata airport for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth Rs. 3 crores from Myanmar. Read Full Story

Narada sting case: WB transport minister won't appear before ED today
New Delhi , Aug 04 : West Bengal Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Subhendu Adhikari will not appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday in Narada sting operation and has sought time from the ED stating prior commitments. Read Full Story

Reports baseless, not leaving my party, not joining BJP: Mukul Roy
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Aug 4 : Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) leader and former Railways minister Mukul Roy has said that neither he is leaving TMC, nor joining Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read Full Story

Underwater Tunnel in Kolkata East-West Metro Corridor Project in Railways
New Delhi, August 2: In Kolkata East West Metro corridor project, a twin tunnel is being constructed below river Hooghly, between Howrah and Mahakaran stations. This is the first underwater transportation tunnel under construction in the country. The length of river crossing is 520 meters and the internal diameter of each tunnel is 5.55 meters. Read Full Story


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