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Soldiers' presence at toll plazas in Bengal kicks up storm; Mamata Banerjee cries 'coup', Centre, Army rebut charges
Soldiers' presence at toll plazas in Bengal kicks up storm; Mamata Banerjee cries 'coup', Centre, Army rebut charges

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's protest against the alleged Army deployment in the state, earned stinging condemnation on Friday from the Centre which said the remark showed her "political frustration".

Naidu slams Mamata Banerjee, says protest over presence of Armymen a 'cheap political stunt'
Naidu slams Mamata Banerjee, says protest over presence of Armymen a 'cheap political stunt'

Slamming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for protesting over the presence of Armymen at toll plazas, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday termed the move as a "cheap political stunt”.

Army proves Mamata Banerjee wrong, releases letter showing West Bengal govt knew of exercise
Army proves Mamata Banerjee wrong, releases letter showing West Bengal govt knew of exercise

In Parliament, Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar rejected the allegations levelled by TMC that state government was not informed about it.

Manohar Parrikar exposes Mamata's attempt to politicise routine Army exercise in Kolkata
Manohar Parrikar exposes Mamata's attempt to politicise routine Army exercise in Kolkata

All that the Army wanted to do was to gather statistical data about load carriers that could be made available to the Army in case of a contingency.

BJP slams Mamata Banerjee for politicising Army's mock drill
BJP slams Mamata Banerjee for politicising Army's mock drill

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Central government of "deploying the Army" along highway toll plazas.

Trinamool MP compares Mamata to Indira Gandhi, says her photo should be hung in every household
Trinamool MP compares Mamata to Indira Gandhi, says her photo should be hung in every household

A Trinamool Congress MP on Wednesday compared party chief Mamata Banerjee to national icons like Rabindranath Tagore, Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi and said the West Bengal Chief Minister's photograph should be kept in every household in the country.

Indian Army's Cheetah helicopter crashes near Sukna in West Bengal, 3 officers dead

Indian Army's Cheetah chopper crashed at around 10:30 AM.

Child trafficking: Two more doctors arrested in West Bengal

Two more doctors alleged to be actively involved in the international child trafficking racket in the state have been arrested by the CID.

Special AC special train between Santragachi and Pune from Dec 3

The Railways has decided to run a special AC train between Santragachi and Pune from December 3 to January 28.

When trains were halted in West Bengal's Dooars region for six hours to save elephants
When trains were halted in West Bengal's Dooars region for six hours to save elephants

The Northeast Frontier Railway on Tuesday halted train services in West Bengal's Dooars region for six hours after receiving information about movement of elephant herds in the areas near Rajabhatkhowa station in Alipurduar district, an official said.

Bypoll results: Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress wins all three seats in West Bengal
Bypoll results: Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress wins all three seats in West Bengal

Registering a big victory, Trinamool Congress on Tuesday retained the two Lok Sabha seats and one assembly seat in West Bengal.

Trinamool Congress ahead in West Bengal by-polls

West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress candidates were way ahead of rivals in the vote count on Tuesday to the two Lok Sabha seats and one Assembly seat where by-polls were held on Saturday.

Fire breaks out at Kolkata's SSKM Hospital, no casualties

A fire broke out in West Bengal`s largest state-run hospital here on Monday, officials said.

Bengal Governor bats for compulsory voting
Bengal Governor bats for compulsory voting

The governor stressed that compulsory voting should become the "responsibility of every voter instead of right".

Around 80% voting in Bengal by-polls

Barring sporadic incidents of violence and allegations of booth capturing, polling in the three constituencies was mostly peaceful.

36 percent voter turnout in West Bengal by-polls

Voting for by-elections in two Lok Sabha constituencies and one Assembly seat in West Bengal began on Saturday morning under the shadow of the Centre's demonetisation drive.

Polling begins for Bengal bypolls

Polling began amidst enthusiasm for by-elections to two Lok Sabha and one assembly seats in West Bengal at 7 am on Saturday.

West Bengal bypolls to be held under shadow of demonetisation

By-elections will be held in two Lok Sabha constituencies and one Assembly constituency in West Bengal tomorrow under the shadow of the Centre's demonetisation decision.

AIMPLB convention to formulate strategy on UCC, triple talaq

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, which will start its three-day convention from Friday, said that the issues of uniform civil code and triple talaq were raised by the BJP and RSS to divert attention from their 'failures'.

FIR against West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury for abusing Murshidabad DM

 An FIR has been lodged against West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury for verbally abusing the District Magistrate at a public meeting here in Murshidabad district on November 14.

FIR lodged against West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury for abusing DM
FIR lodged against West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury for abusing DM

An FIR has been lodged against West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury for verbally abusing the District Magistrate at a public meeting here in Murshidabad district on November 14.

GJM opposes panchayat polls, threatens to revive statehood demand

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Sunday opposed the West Bengal government's decision to hold two-tier panchayat polls in Darjeeling Hills and said it will move Delhi with the statehood demand in December if the state went ahead with the elections.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaks to President on demonetisation issue
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee speaks to President on demonetisation issue

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today spoke to President Pranab Mukherjee over the Centre's demonetisation move and said representatives of political parties will meet him next week over the issue.

Foes turn friends: Ready to work with CPM to save nation, says Mamata Banerjee on demonetisation
Foes turn friends: Ready to work with CPM to save nation, says Mamata Banerjee on demonetisation

Mamata said, “We may have ideological differences with CPI-M but we are ready to work with it, Congress, SP, BSP to save the country.” 

'BJP was aware of the Centre's decision to demonetise currency', claims CPI(M)
'BJP was aware of the Centre's decision to demonetise currency', claims CPI(M)

"The BJP's Bengal unit had deposited an amount of Rs 1 crore in a Kolkata bank, hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement on Tuesday night.

Demonitisation creates brisk business for sex workers
Demonitisation creates brisk business for sex workers

As demonetisation of high value notes hit small businessmen across the city, sex workers of Sonagachi here, South Asia's largest redlight area are seeing brisk business as they are aceepting high denomination notes.

Demonetisation of notes like 'all-India unannounced strike': Mamata Banerjee
Demonetisation of notes like 'all-India unannounced strike': Mamata Banerjee

"Please save people from this disaster. Roads are closed, markets shut, patients not being admitted to private hospitals, millions affected. Chaos everywhere. This is like an all-India unannounced strike," Banerjee said on Twitter.

Muslim clerics hit out at centre's interference on personal law

Muslim clerics in West Bengal attacked the central government on Tuesday for interfering with Muslim Personal Law.

One killed in crude bomb blast in Bengal, CID probing case

An elderly person was killed when a crude bomb went off in a town of West Bengal`s Burdwan district on Monday, causing widespread panic in the area, police said.

Woman arrested for killing daughter in West Bengal

A middle-aged woman was arrested in West Bengal`s Murshidabad district for allegedly killing her daughter, police said on Monday.