West Bengal

Jadavpur referendum: Majority of arts students vote for VC's removal

A whopping 80 percent of students, belonging to the arts faculty of Jadavpur University, voted for the removal of Vice Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti in the referendum that spanned Thursday and Friday.

BJP to raise 'human rights violations' in Bengal in Parliament

A top BJP leader on Friday said the party would raise "human rights violations" and law and order situation in Bengal in Parliament and other forums.

ED registers money laundering case in Burdwan blast

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has registered a money laundering case against suspected Indian operatives and an ultra outfit of Bangladesh to probe "terror funding" crimes in the aftermath of the Burdwan blast in West Bengal.

LF delegation urges Governor to restore law and order in Bengal

Condemning the ruling Trinamool Congress for "deteriorating law and order" situation in West Bengal, the Left Front Legislature Party today urged Governor K N Tripathi to take appropriate measures for restoring peace and tranquility in the state.

Burdwan blast: NIA announces Rs 10 lakh reward for information on absconders
Burdwan blast: NIA announces Rs 10 lakh reward for information on absconders

Probing the Burdwan blast case, the National Investigation Agency on Friday announced cash reward for any information that leads to the arrest of 12 absconders who were allegedly involved in the accidental blast.

BJP urges Governor to visit violence-hit Birbhum villages

Amidst recent incidents of political violence in the state, BJP on Friday requested West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi to visit the trouble-torn villages of Birbhum district where it alleged there have been instances of police atrocities against locals.

West Bengal under Mamata has become a land of jehadis: BJP

Lashing out at the TMC dispensation, BJP on Friday said West Bengal has been converted into a land of jehadis under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

TMC main trouble-maker, responsible for poor law and order: CPI

Attacking Trinamool Congress government over "deteriorating law and order situation" in West Bengal, CPI on Thursday said the TMC government itself is the "main trouble-maker".

Abhishek Banerjee warns of expulsion of erring Trinamool members

Trinamool Congress MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee on Thursday warned that indiscipline among partymen would not be tolerated and said it would even lead to expulsion.

TMC blames BJP for Birbhum clash, Mamata dares it to fight on development plank
TMC blames BJP for Birbhum clash, Mamata dares it to fight on development plank

TMC blames BJP for Birbhum clash, Mamata dares it to fight on development plank

Fishermen fear loss of livelihood due to tourist cottages

With the West Bengal government building tourist cottages in Ganga Sagar island, local fishermen are worried about loss of livelihood as their fish landing station is closeby.

BJP responsible for Makra violence: Abhishek Banerjee

 Apparently irked by a BJP central team's attempt to visit to trouble-torn Makra village, the ruling Trinamool Congress today hit out at it with party MP Abhishek Banerjee saying it was the saffron outfit which was responsible for the October 27 violence there.

Birbhum violence: BJP, CPI-M to meet Bengal Governor on Friday

 The BJP and the CPI(M) will meet West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Friday to express their resentment over the state administration's refusal to allow them to visit violence-hit Makra village in Birbhum district.

BJP trying to create unrest in West Bengal, says Trinamool Congress

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused BJP of trying to create unrest in West Bengal on the basis of religion, soon after some central leaders of the saffron outfit were arrested for trying to enter the violence- hit Makra village in Birbhum district.

Birbhum violence: BJP's fact finding team detained by police

The West Bengal police, Thursday, prevented a central fact finding team of BJP from visiting Makra village in Birbhum district where three persons were killed and as many injured in clashes between Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters last week.

Stop anti-national forces not Opposition: BJP to TMC govt

With the violence hit area in Birbhum made out of bounds, BJP today stepped up its attack on Trinamool Congress government saying instead of stopping Opposition, it should use its energy for "curbing anti-national forces" working in West Bengal.

BJP urges EC to declare TMC 'terrorist party'

In the wake of increasing incidents of violence and surfacing of terror modules in West Bengal, state BJP unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to EC requesting it to declare TMC a 'terrorist party'.

Bengal becoming safe haven for terrorists under TMC: Naqvi

 Firing a fresh salvo at the Mamata Banerjee government, opposition BJP today charged that West Bengal was fast becoming a safe haven for terrorists and anarchists under the ruling TMC, which was raising concerns about national security.

Birbhum violence: Five-day police remand for 10 arrested

A local court on Wednesday remanded 10 persons arrested in connection with the violence in Birbhum district to five days police custody.

Howrah station to have new restrooms for defence personnel

India's biggest railway terminus, Howrah Junction, will soon have a spanking new 'Sainik Aramgah' or restrooms for on-transit defence personnel to make their rail journey more comfortable.

Don't tar entire community for acts of a few: Mamata Banerjee

Against the backdrop of the Burdwan blast where fingers have been pointed at Muslim terror groups, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said a terrorist has no caste and all people from a community should not be blamed for subversive acts.

BJP demands CBI probe into Birbhum violence

Demanding a CBI probe into the Birbhum district violence, the BJP Tuesday claimed that minorities in West Bengal were coming into its fold by leaving the ruling Trinamool Congress which was "fomenting violence" to stop the desertions.​

Burdwan blast probe: NIA team visits ED office

After taking charge of the Burdwan blast probe on October 10, a team of National Investigation Agency on Tuesday visited the Enforcement Directorate's office for sharing information between the two agencies.

Crib deaths at Malda hospital rise to 25

With the death of three more infants at Malda Medical College and Hospital since Monday, the number of infants who lost their lives rose to 25 in last one week.

Neutralise JMB terror modules immediately: Rajnath to NSA

With fresh inputs on the Burdwan blast indicating pan-India existence of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday ordered immediate neutralisation of the terror modules of the banned group.

Congress calls for unification of secular forces in WB

With politics in West Bengal gradually becoming polarised between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, a section of Congress leaders in the state have called for unification of secular forces to stop "communal politics".

Judicial custody for Burdwan blast accused

A city court on Monday remanded Hasem Mollah, one of the accused in the Burdwan blast case, to judicial custody till November 5 after NIA submitted that it did not require to keep him in its custody at present.

Married woman gang-raped by three persons in Barasat

A 25-year-old married woman was allegedly gang-raped by three persons in North 24 Parganas district, police said on Monday.

Burdwan blast: Three NGOs funded Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives
Burdwan blast: Three NGOs funded Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives

Investigating agencies on Monday began probing the role of three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who are suspected to have funded the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives in the case.

CPM accuses Trinamool of failing to check terror cells in WB

Accusing Trinamool Congress government of failing to check terror cells in West Bengal, CPI(M) on Monday said the NIA probe and visits by top officials, including the National Security Advisor (NSA), would not have been necessary had the state police done its job.