West Bengal News

Mukul Roy loyalist backs TMC leadership

 A Trinamool Congress MLA, close to out-of-favour senior party leader Mukul Roy, today backed the party leadership amid a deepening divide between Roy and party supremo Mamata Banerje, saying "if there are small stones in rice, they should be separated".

TMC a party of hooligans: Biman Bose

 West Bengal Left Front Chairman Biman Bose today said the state's 'biggest achievement' under a woman Chief Minister was that it topped the list with regard to crime against women and the ruling Trinamool Congress was a party of hooligans.

One more swine flu death in WB, toll rises to 9 in the state

 A resident of the city succumbed to swine flu early this morning, taking the toll to nine in the state since January as eight new cases of H1N1 infection were reported.

Lawyers stay away from work in Calcutta HC

 Work in the Calcutta High Court was paralysed today as a large section of lawyers did not turn up for proceedings despite it being a normal working day with the the Bar Association sticking to its stand of not attending court owing to a state holiday for Holi.

Trinamool MP Tapas Paul assures cooperation with CBI

A day after his house was raided by the CBI in connection with a chit fund case, Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Paul on Thursday assured of cooperating with the agency if he was summoned.

One killed, 8 injured in clash between CPI, TMC activists in WB

One person was killed and eight others were injured in a clash between Trinamool Congress and CPI activists in West Midnapore district.

West Bengal celebrates Holi

West Bengal's rich culture was on display here on Thursday as people dressed in saffron smeared each other with organic coloured powder, danced to the rhythm of Rabindrasangeet and joined in cultural programmes observing Holi, known here as Dol Jatra.

Dola Sen Trinamool's Rajya Sabha candidate

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress has named Dola Sen as its candidate for Rajya Sabha by-election to a vacant seat from the state on March 20.

Apprised PM Modi about Teesta deal: Mamata Banerjee

Ahead of meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she has apprised the centre about her recent Dhaka visit and talks concerning the Teesta water sharing deal.

Mamata Banerjee non-committal on if Teesta will figure in talks with PM

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said she had apprised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj about the outcome of her recent Bangladesh visit.

Mamata Banerjee defends idea to paint Kolkata in blue and white

The move to give Kolkata the distinctive blue-white signature theme has earned brickbats from opposition parties, prompting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to back her decision today by giving example of famed "Pink City" Jaipur.

Mamata Banerjee to leave for Delhi on March 8 to meet PM on debt waiver

Setting aside her differences with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave for Delhi on March 8 to meet him seeking a waiver of the huge debt her government is burdened with.

West Bengal Speaker urges members to extend stay in House

West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee on Wednesday urged members of the treasury and Opposition benches to stay in the House for a longer time during sessions.

CBI raids Trinamool MP Tapas Paul's home, 42 Rose Valley locations

The CBI on Wednesday raided the Kolkata residence of Trinamool Congress actor-MP Tapas Paul and 42 other locations of the Rose Valley Group across India in connection with a multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.

West Bengal: Privilege motion against BJP leader, news channel

West Bengal Parliamentary Affairs minister Partha Chatterjee on Wednesday brought a privilege motion against BJP leader Jaiprakash Majumdar and the news editor of a Bengali news channel for making derogatory comments against him.

West Bengal to reduce stamp duty on properties worth above Rs 40L

The West Bengal government has proposed to reduce stamp duty on properties worth above Rs 40 lakh by a per cent to 6 per cent, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra has said.

West Bengal Speaker adjourns House for minister's absence

West Bengal Speaker Biman Banerjee adjourned the House on Wednesday at the start of the day's proceeding as Finance Minister Amit Mitra, who was to lay the West Bengal Finance Bill, 2015, was not present.

Chitfund scam: CBI conducts searches at Rose Valley premises

The CBI carried out searches at 43 locations of ponzi firm Rose Valley across the country on Wednesday in connection with the chit fund scam.

CBI raids Rose Valley addresses across India in chit fund scam

The CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at 43 locations of the Rose Valley Group across the country, including 27 in West Bengal, in connection with the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam.

GTA chairman sent to judicial custody for 14 days

Chairman of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) and Gorkha Jana Mukti vice-president Pradip Pradhan was sent to judicial custody along with eight others for 14 days today in connection with the sale of an antique coin alleged to be a fake.

Trinamool Congress will do better in KMC polls: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the Trinamool Congress ruled Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) board has worked well for the development of the people of Kolkata in the past five years and will perform well in the coming civic polls.

Terror, money laundering running in Bengal under Trinamool: BJP

The BJP on Tuesday said West Bengal under the Trinamool Congress was becoming a centre for exporting smuggling and terrorists, in the wake of police busting a fake currency printing racket in the state.

West Bengal Assembly defers discussion on chit fund to next session

The non-official discussion on chit funds in the West Bengal Assembly, which was to take place tomorrow on the last day of the budget session, has been deferred to the next session.

Mamata Banerjee condemns killing of Bangladeshi blogger

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday condemned the brutal murder of American- Bangladeshi blogger Avijit Roy, saying everyone has the freedom of speech and expression.

West Bengal Assembly to discuss chit fund issue on Wednesday

The West Bengal Assembly will discuss the chit fund issue and its fallout on the last day of its ongoing Budget Session on Wednesday.

Special assistance package a bluff: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday dismissed as a "bluff" the special assistance proposed by the central government for her state, and demanded the centre stop taking away funds towards repayment of loans.

Calcutta HC Judge recuses from hearing Madan Mitra's bail petition

A Calcutta High Court judge on Monday recused himself from hearing a bail prayer of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who is in judicial remand since his arrest by the CBI for alleged complicity in the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam.

Financial package to West Bengal a bunkum: Mamata
Financial package to West Bengal a bunkum: Mamata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has sought to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi for debt waiver, Monday termed as a 'bunkum' reports that West Bengal had been given a financial package and stuck to her demand that Centre stop deducting interests on loans.

Two peacocks killed in West Bengal

Two peacocks were killed allegedly by personnel of the joint security forces deployed in anti-Maoist operations in West Bengal's Purulia district.

No landless family in Burdwan district by March: DM

West Bengal government's ambitious scheme to provide free land to the landless to build homes has achieved spectacular success in Burdwan district, a top district official has claimed.