West Bengal News

President to embark on 2-day visit to West Bengal tomorrow

President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting West Bengal for two days beginning Wednesday to attend some programmes including the inauguration of new buildings of a girls' college in North 24-Parganas.

Mamata Banerjee's meeting with Modi is TMC's 'ghar wapsi': Left Front

The Left Front on Monday dismissed the suggestion that BJP would end the "misrule" of the Trinamool Congress, saying that the "saffron party-led Hindutva forces" were only complimenting TMC's "radical fundamentalism".

TMC releases manifesto for KMC polls

Ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday released its manifesto for the forthcoming crucial elections to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) promising to make the city "Green and Clean".

Jadavpur varsity sets up panel to probe 'sanitary pad protest'

Disapproving of the "sanitary pad" campaign against rape and sexism on campus, the Jadavpur University on Monday set up a three-member fact-finding panel to probe the matter.

JMB aims to destabilise Bangladesh elected government: NIA

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, a banned terrorist outfit, was planning to destabilise the democratically-elected government in Bangladesh by establishing a network in India, an official of the National Investigating Agency said on Monday.

Burdwan blast: NIA files chargesheet in special court
Burdwan blast: NIA files chargesheet in special court

The National Investigation Agency on Monday filed a chargesheet in connection with the Burdwan blast case at a special court in Kolkata.

Dacoits loot tourists in West Bengal, 4 arrested

A group of tourists were robbed of cash and other valuables by some dacoits, four of whom were later arrested on Sunday in South 24 Parganas district.

BJP delegation on way to meet potato farmer stopped in Hooghly

A high-level BJP delegation led by party's national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh, which was on its way to meet financially starved potato farmers, was stopped in Haripal area of Hooghly district by Trinamool Congress workers on Sunday.

Nun gangrape case proves our stand on Bangladeshi infiltration: BJP

 After the arrest of two Bangladeshi nationals for their alleged involvement in the nun gangrape case, BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said the case has corroborated the party's view about the menance of Bangladeshi infiltration in West Bengal.

No farmer death due to distress sale of potatoes: DM

 The state administration on Saturday said that contrary to media reports, an official inquiry has found no farmer suicide in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes or for failing to repay the loan.

West Bengal Governor urges Centre, state to jointly look into 'Bangladeshi infiltration' issue

 West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said the central and the state government must jointly look into the issue of cross-border infiltration and take all the necessary measures to stop the illegal immigration of Bangladeshi nationals in the state.

WB Guv bats for centre-state coordination to curb infiltration

In the backdrop of recent arrest of two Bangladeshi nationals in connection with Ranaghat nun gang-rape case, West Bengal governor KN Tripathi on Saturday said that Centre and the state must work together to curb infiltration.

No farmer death in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes: DM

The state administration on Saturday said that contrary to media reports, an official inquiry has found no farmer suicide in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes or for failing to repay the loan.

Got some specific leads in nun's gang rape case: CID

 The CID on Friday claimed to have got some specific leads from the two persons arrested in connection with the gang rape of a 71-year-old nun in Nadia district and was planning to question the duo together to speed up the probe.

Mishra visits convent school that received threat letters

 CPI(M) state Secretary Suryakanta Mishra on Friday visited the St Capitaneo Higher Secondary School for Girls at Nagrakata, which had received anonymous threat letters five days back.

Nun gang-rape case: Centre rejects West Bengal govt's plea for CBI probe

The Centre on Friday rejected West Bengal government's request for a CBI probe into the gang rape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school in Nadia district that caused a nation-wide outrage.

14 days CID custody for second suspect in West Bengal nun gang-rape case

Gopal Sarkar, the second suspect arrested in the gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent here two weeks ago, was produced before a local court and remanded to 14-day CID custody on Friday.

Bar Association not to stand for convent rape accused

 The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district.

Kunal Ghosh questions why others not being arrested in Saradha case

 Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who is in CBI custody in connection with Saradha chit fund scam case, on Thursday questioned the CBI investigation into the case posing why others are not being arrested.

Saradha scam: CBI questions Assam PCC Chief

CBI on Thursday questioned Assam Congress Chief Anjan Dutta in connection with alleged duping of gullible investors by Saradha group of chit fund companies.

Four more people test positive for swine flu in West Bengal

Kolkata, Mar 26 (PTI) Four fresh cases of swine flu were reported today in West Bengal taking the total number of people infected across state to 467 since January.

Nun rape suspect sent to police custody by court

 A local court on Thursday remanded Sikander Sheikh alias Salim, the first suspect to have been arrested by CID from Mumbai for the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent here to 14-day police custody.

Mamata greets Bangladesh on its independence day

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday greeted Bangladesh on its independence day.

Mamata Banerjee greets Bangladesh on Independence Day

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday greeted the people of Bangladesh on their 44th Independence Day.

Another farmer commits suicide in West Bengal, toll rises to 9

A distressed farmer in Malda district allegedly committed suicide as he failed to repay the loans he had taken for cultivation, taking the total number of distressed farmers committing suicide in the state to nine.

Missionary school in West Bengal's Nagrakata receives threat letters

A missionary school at Nagrakata in Jalapaiguri district has received anonymous threat letters prompting the authorities to beef up the security in the area.

West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Two arrested
West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Two arrested

A day after making their first arrest, the West Bengal Police on Thursday nabbed another suspect in connection with the March 14 Ranaghat nun gang-rape case.

RSS unhappy at Bengal BJP infighting

 The RSS in West Bengal is not happy at the show of indiscipline by state BJP members and infighting, which, it says, is sending out a wrong message.

ED arrests Rose Valley chief Gautam Kundu in money laundering, ponzi scheme

Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested Chairman of Rose Valley group of companies Gautam Kundu in money laundering and ponzi scheme scam case in Kolkata.

Bengal BJP warns against indiscipline, says 3 party men expelled

 Faced with revolt over distribution of party tickets for upcoming municipal election, BJP West Bengal president Rahul Sinha, who was gheraoed, on Wednesday warned that no dissent and indiscipline would be tolerated and strong action would be taken.