West Bengal News

Amit Mitra justifies Trinamool's opposition to FDI in defence

Pakistani authorities Friday released 36 Indian prisoners from the Karachi district prison Malir.

BJP moves Kolkata HC after KMC refuses permission to Amit Shah rally
BJP moves Kolkata HC after KMC refuses permission to Amit Shah rally

The BJP has approach the Calcutta High Court after Kolkata Municipal Corporation and West Bengal fire service department denied permission to party chief Amit Shah to hold a rally on Sunday near Victoria House citing “deficiency” in the party’s application in this regard.

Will Mamata quit to save herself from Saradha ignominy, asks Left

With several leaders of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress getting arrested and grilled in connection with the Saradha scam, the opposition Left Front on Thursday wondered if a beleaguered Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her ministers would resign to save themselves from ignominy.

BJP adamant on holding Amit Shah Kolkata rally

Notwithstanding the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and the fire department denying permissions, the BJP Thursday said it will go ahead with the proposed Nov 30 city rally of its national president Amit Shah.

Naidu to visit Kolkata on Dec 6, meeting with Mamata on cards

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is likely to visit Kolkata on December 6 during which he may meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, whose Trinamool Congress is mounting attack on the government on the issue of black money.

Naidu's pot shot at Trinamool: You are losing ground in Bengal

"You are losing ground...We have won Mumbai, now we are eyeing Kolkata," Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said while taking pot shots at Trinamool Congress, the ruling party of West Bengal which has been mounting attack on the government over black money.

WB Govt, TMC will resist any attempt to form Gorkhaland: Deb

North Bengal Development minister Gautam Deb on Thrusday said the state government and the Trinamool Congress will resist any attempt to divide the state and create Gorkhaland and alleged that BJP was "hatching a conspiracy to foment trouble" across Bengal on the issue.

ED attaches bank accounts of Rose Valley

In the biggest such criminal action against Ponzi schemes, Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday attached 2,631 bank accounts of the Rose Valley group containing Rs 295 crore under the stringent provisions of the anti-money laundering law.

President Mukherjee to visit WB, UP and Odisha

President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a three-day visit to West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha beginning Friday.

Kolkata Police Commissioner under CBI lens in Saradha case

Is Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purkayastha in the dock in the Saradha chit fund scam, which has “engulfed” several TMC leaders? Probably yes as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the case, has said that it will look into the role played by persons whose names figure in an SFIO report on the Saradha scandal.

Committee to investigate September 16 unrest, role of police: Jadavpur VC

After over two months of a series of student protests that rocked Jadavpur University, Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti Wednesday agreed to form an inquiry committee into the events, including alleged police action on students, that transpired on the night of Sep 16-17, it was announced here.

CBI remand of TMC MP Srinjoy Bose extended by 3 days

Rejecting his bail plea, a city court on Wednesday extended by three days CBI remand of Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested for alleged complicity in the Saradha scam.

Saradha scam: No ground on which CBI can arrest me, says Madan Mitra
Saradha scam: No ground on which CBI can arrest me, says Madan Mitra

Soon after his discharge from hospital, West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday said there was no ground on which the CBI could arrest him or "cause harassment" since he had not taken a "single paisa" from the Saradha Group.

Land will not be a problem in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee to industrialists

Assuring industry captains that land would not be an issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the land bank, set up by her government, was there to meet the need.

Saradha scam: Madan Mitra discharged from hospital

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was admitted to state-run SSKM hospital last week after he complained of breathlessness, was discharged on Wednesday.

Saradha scam: CBI summons former Assam minister Himanta Biswa for interrogation

Former Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation for questioning here in connection with the case related to the Saradha chit fund scam.

Saradha scam: Police custody of Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose ends today

The police custody of Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose will end on Wednesday, four days after he was arrested by CBI in connection with Saradha scam.

Centre has stopped funding Bengal development projects: Mamata
Centre has stopped funding Bengal development projects: Mamata

The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged.

HC directs BJP to seek Fire Service, KMC permission for rally

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the BJP to apply for its party president Amit Shah's November 30 rally before the Fire Services Department and Kolkata Municipal Corporation before seeking the nod of the Kolkata Police.

Saradha scam: ED freezes two bank accounts of painter Shuvoprasanna

The Enforcement Directorate, probing the Saradha scam has frozen two bank accounts of painter Shuvoprasanna and is planning concrete steps to take action against him.

Five die in mysterious circumstances in WB

Five persons, including three children, died in mysterious circumstances in Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday.

Saradha scam: ED summons painter Subhaprasanna

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned noted painter Subhaprasanna in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam, as per news reports on Tuesday.

Seven Visva Bharati students suspended for instigating juniors to agitate

Seven senior students of Visva Bharati were on Monday suspended by the varsity authorities on charge of instigating junior students of two varsity-run schools to sit for a dharna at the office entrance of Vice- Chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta.

BJP confident of holding Amit Shah meet in Kolkata

The state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence of holding the proposed meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30.

Saradha scam accused Sandhir Agarwal's bail prayer rejected

The Calcutta High Court on Monday rejected the bail prayer of Saradha scam accused Sandhir Agarwal who was arrested by CBI and is at present in judicial custody.

Mamata scared of CBI probe in Saradha scam: Biman

As names of several Trinamool Congress leaders are cropping up in the ongoing CBI probe into the Saradha chitfund scam, CPI(M) Politburo member and Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Monday said the TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was getting scared.

Supriyo slams Mamata, says Trinamool has lost credibility

Hitting back at Mamata Banerjee for her attack on the Centre, Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday charged that anarchy prevails in West Bengal and that the Trinamool Congress has lost its credibility.

Six hurt as rival students clash in Murshidabad college campus

Altogether six students were injured in a clash between supporters of students wing of Congress and Trinamool Congress at a college in Murshidabad district on Monday, the police said.

Mamata Banerjee 'biggest beneficiary' in Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh
Mamata Banerjee 'biggest beneficiary' in Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh

Accusing the Centre of misusing the powers of CBI, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her party is intentionally being dragged in Saradha scam.

Mamata attacks BJP, says no conspiracy can stop TMC

Kolkata: Launching a fresh attack on BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that no conspiracy could stop her from going ahead in carrying out development work in the state.