West Bengal News

Posters of Jamiat group found in Purulia

Police on Saturday recovered at least ten posters of the terror outfit Jamiat group from West Bengal's Purulia district.

Showdown in Kolkata: Mamata to challenge HC order on Amit Shah's rally
Showdown in Kolkata: Mamata to challenge HC order on Amit Shah's rally

After Calcutta High Court gave green signal to BJP chief Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata at Victoria House, a jittered Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to appeal against the order on Saturday.

Sandakphu witnesses season's first snowfall

Sandakphu, the highest point in West Bengal, and Phalut Tonglu witnesses the season's first snowfall Friday.

 

Burdwan blast: Bangladeshi probe team meets NIA officials for information

A seven-member team of Bangladesh, which arrived here to probe the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) link into October 2 blast in West Bengal's Burdwan district, on Friday interacted with NIA officials here.

Court appoints special officers for Amit Shah's Kolkata rally

The Calcutta High Court Friday appointed two special officers from the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and West Bengal Fire Services Department for ensuring compliances of rules for BJP national president Amit Shah`s proposed Nov 30 Kolkata rally.

BJP welcomes Calcutta HC order on Amit Shah rally in Kolkata

Welcoming the Calcutta High Court's verdict on the issue of BJP chief Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata, the party on Friday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of acting out of vendatta and frustration and said it will initiate the start of the end of "undemocratic" rule in the state.

Upgrade education infrastructure, quality of teachers: President

President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called upon educational institutes to upgrade infrastructure, improve quality of teachers and learning capacity of students.

Mamata questions impartiality of a section of media

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday questioned the impartiality of a section of the media and said they saw only negativity in her government and were working in the interest of BJP.

NIA gets five-day custody of three Burdwan blast accused

The National Investigation Agency was on Friday granted five-day custody of the three accused in the Burdwan blast case after the agency submitted before the court that sleuths from Bangladesh wanted to interrogate them.

Mamata Banerjee slams move to dilute MGNREGA provisions

Continuing to voice her criticism over the reported move by the Centre to dilute provisions of the MNREGA Act, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said she would take her fight to Delhi.

Amit Mitra justifies Trinamool's opposition to FDI in defence

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

Amit Shah rally in  Kolkata will be victory of masses: BJP
Amit Shah rally in Kolkata will be victory of masses: BJP

The BJP on Friday claimed that the ruling Trinamool Congress had tried hard to stop its November 30 rally which is scheduled to be addressed by the party's national president Amit Shah, but the High Court put paid to it.

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.