West Bengal News

Saradha scam: Mukul Roy to appear before CBI on January 30

The special branch of CBI on Tuesday said Trinamool Congress all-India General Secretary and former Railway Minister Mukul Roy has assured the probe agency that he will appear before it on January 30 in connection with the Saradha scam.

Kolkata to be first fully wi-fi enabled metro soon: Mamata Banerjee

India`s eastern metropolis Kolkata will become the country`s first fully wi-fi enabled metro city in the next two or three months, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Tuesday.

Mamata Banerjee asks her Cabinet colleagues to expedite development projects

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday asked her Cabinet colleagues to concentrate on expediting various development programmes in their respective areas.

SC defers hearing on WB, TMC plea on chitfund scam probe

Supreme Court on Tuesday deferred hearing on the petitions filed by West Bengal and ruling Trinamool Congress seeking a court-monitored CBI probe into the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, alleging that the agency was acting as an "instrument" of the Centre and targetting TMC leaders.

West Bengal to build better roads to attract tourists

West Bengal is giving priority to improving the infrastructure and roads to boost the tourist footfalls in the state by 10 percent in the next five years, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

Tapash Paul served board positions of Rose Valley firms

Trinamool Congress MP Tapash Paul served as a member on the board of two Rose Valley group firms for brief periods during two financial years.

Leopard injures five after straying out of jungle

A leopard, after straying out of a jungle, injured five persons at Bandhunagar village before it was caught by forest guards on Monday.

Bengal woman tied naked to tree, beaten; opposition slams Mamata Banerjee

A woman in West Bengal Monday alleged that she was tied naked to a tree, beaten and branded over allegations of stealing. A couple were arrested but got bail which prompted the opposition to accuse the Mamata Banerjee government of "patronising criminals".

Tourist killed as toy train derails in Darjeeling

A woman tourist from Kolkata was on Monday killed and several others were injured when the Jungle Safari special toy train derailed in Darjeeling district, police said.

West Bengal celebrates Republic Day with gaiety

 West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi Monday unfurled the tricolour as the state celebrated the 66th Republic Day along with the rest of India.

Bengal tableaux for R-day showcasing Kanya Shree initiative was not allowed: TMC
Bengal tableaux for R-day showcasing Kanya Shree initiative was not allowed: TMC

While colourful tableaux from various states and some government departments at the 66th Republic Day parade showcased the cultural diversity and unique programmes being implemented across the country, the Trinamool Congress on Monday alleged that a tableaux from West Bengal depicting the path-breaking Kanya Shree initiative was not allowed by the Centre.

BJP MP Kirti Azad bats for Mamata Banerjee's honesty

BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad on Sunday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her residence and reportedly reiterated his faith in her honesty which he had affirmed yesterday.

Borders sealed for Republic Day in northern West Bengal

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place across northern West Bengal including sealing the international borders with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh ahead of Republic Day.

Passenger dies after being beaten up by autorickshaw driver in Bengal

A passenger Saturday died after being allegedly beaten up by an autorickshaw driver following an argument in Birbhum district, a senior police officer said.

Mother held for killing baby girl in Bengal

 A woman was on Saturday arrested for killing her three-month-old baby girl in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said.

My statement has been misinterpreted: TMC MP Debabrata Bandyopdhyay

After triggering controversy in the party circles with his reported comments yesterday, Trinamool Congress MP Debabrata Bandyopdhyay on Saturday said he had never said that the party leadership was slack in weeding out bad elements from the party.

Saradha scam: BJP MP Kirti Azad vouches for Mamata Banerjee's honesty

 Vouching for Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's honesty, BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad on Saturday said that it was unthinkable for him to doubt her credentials as he had known her for over two decades.

Saradha scam: TMC MLA goes against party stand on CBI

Going against the official party stand that CBI was being used as a political tool to corner Trinamool Congress, party MLA Sabyasachi Dutta on Saturday said there must be a reason behind the summons issued by the investigation agency to TMC general secretary.

NCW records statement of Bengal woman tortured by police

A National Commission for Women (NCW) team led by Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam Saturday recorded the statement of the woman who was allegedly tortured by policemen in West Bengal`s Birbhum district.

Mukul Roy says he's following own schedule, not avoiding CBI

Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy, who was summoned by the CBI for questioning in connection with the Saradha scam, on Friday said he was not avoiding the investigating agency but following his own schedule.

'Bad people' in party will be removed by people: TMC MP

Stating that a person can be only called guilty if he is proven guilty in the court of law, Trinamool Congress MP Debabrata Bandopadhaya on Friday said 'bad people' of the party will be removed by the people itself.

CID takes charge of woman torture case in West Bengal

The CID of the West Bengal Police on Friday took charge of the investigation into the alleged torture of a woman, relative of a BJP worker wanted in a bomb attack case, by policemen in Birbhum district.

Netaji did not get due honours, says Mamata

 Amidst the demand for declassification of secret files relating to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday rued that he did not got the honours he deserved from "powers that be".

History incomplete until Netaji mystery solved: Mamata Banerjee

India`s history will remain incomplete until the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is solved, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday.

Saradha scam: CBI asks Mukul Roy to appear on January 28

 The CBI, which is probing the Saradha chit fund scam, on Thursday asked Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy to appear before the agency on January 28.

Five bodies recovered, man on a killing spree

Bodies of a middle-aged person and four of his family members were found from two places in the city early on Thursday.

TMC can't prevent BJP progress by terror: Rahul Sinha

Claiming that 29 BJP workers were jailed in West Bengal in false cases for past one year, state BJP President Rahul Sinha on Thursday said despite this the ruling Trinamool Congress government won't succeed in preventing BJP from coming to power in next assembly polls.

Saradha scam: Calcutta High Court rejects Kunal Ghosh's bail plea

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday rejected a bail plea of Saradha scam accused and suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh.

Wait, you will find out everything: Sourav Ganguly to media on joining BJP
Wait, you will find out everything: Sourav Ganguly to media on joining BJP

Amid speculations that Sourav Ganguly may join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former captain of Indian cricket team refused to comment on Thursday asking the media to have patience.

Will invite Mamata to inaugurate East-West Metro: Babul

 Praising the West Bengal government for supporting him in the East-West Metro project, Union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo on Thursday said he will invite Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate the project if it is ready in 2018.