West Bengal News

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.

Five die in mysterious circumstances in WB

Five persons, including three children, died in mysterious circumstances in Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday.

Saradha scam: ED summons painter Subhaprasanna

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned noted painter Subhaprasanna in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam, as per news reports on Tuesday.

Seven Visva Bharati students suspended for instigating juniors to agitate

Seven senior students of Visva Bharati were on Monday suspended by the varsity authorities on charge of instigating junior students of two varsity-run schools to sit for a dharna at the office entrance of Vice- Chancellor Sushanta Duttagupta.

BJP confident of holding Amit Shah meet in Kolkata

The state unit of BJP on Monday expressed confidence of holding the proposed meeting of BJP president Amit Shah in the city on November 30.

Saradha scam accused Sandhir Agarwal's bail prayer rejected

The Calcutta High Court on Monday rejected the bail prayer of Saradha scam accused Sandhir Agarwal who was arrested by CBI and is at present in judicial custody.

Mamata scared of CBI probe in Saradha scam: Biman

As names of several Trinamool Congress leaders are cropping up in the ongoing CBI probe into the Saradha chitfund scam, CPI(M) Politburo member and Left Front chairman Biman Bose on Monday said the TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was getting scared.

Supriyo slams Mamata, says Trinamool has lost credibility

Hitting back at Mamata Banerjee for her attack on the Centre, Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday charged that anarchy prevails in West Bengal and that the Trinamool Congress has lost its credibility.

Six hurt as rival students clash in Murshidabad college campus

Altogether six students were injured in a clash between supporters of students wing of Congress and Trinamool Congress at a college in Murshidabad district on Monday, the police said.

Mamata Banerjee 'biggest beneficiary' in Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh
Mamata Banerjee 'biggest beneficiary' in Saradha scam: Kunal Ghosh

Accusing the Centre of misusing the powers of CBI, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that her party is intentionally being dragged in Saradha scam.

Mamata attacks BJP, says no conspiracy can stop TMC

Kolkata: Launching a fresh attack on BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that no conspiracy could stop her from going ahead in carrying out development work in the state.

Saradha scam: WB minister Madan Mitra taken to SSKM hospital for medical test

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, whose name has surfaced for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore Saradha scam, was taken for medical tests on Monday.

TMC dubs NSA Doval 'RSS sympathiser'; Mamata goes all-out against BJP over Saradha, Burdwan
TMC dubs NSA Doval 'RSS sympathiser'; Mamata goes all-out against BJP over Saradha, Burdwan

Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, it appears, has decided to take the BJP-led Centre head on over Saradha scam and Burdwan blasts accusations.

Saradha scam: TMC hits back at BJP, calls NSA Doval 'known RSS sympathiser'

Hitting back at BJP over targeting Mamata Banerjee on Burdwan blast, Trinamool Congress on Sunday alleged that a "devious master gameplan" plotted at the RSS headquarters is being executed by the ruling party at the Centre even as it dubbed NSA Ajit Doval as a "known RSS sympathiser".

More TMC leaders to be found linked to Saradha scam: Yechury

 CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury today said more Trinamool Congress leaders would be found involved in the Saradha scam as the CBI investigation into it progresses.

Awareness on early detection can tackle cancer: Bengal Governor

 West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today called for increased awareness for early detection of cancer.

Bombs hurled at BJP rally in West Bengal

Bombs were hurled at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Bandhaghat area of West Bengal 's Howrah city on Sunday.

Saradha scam: BJP demands sealing of TMC's bank account

Demanding that the bank account of Trinamool Congress be sealed following the arrest of two party MPs in Saradha scam, BJP on Sunday said TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's "intolerance" and "arrogance" would be the reason for the party's "downfall" in the next Assembly polls.

Burdwan blast mastermind's wife, eight others held in Bangladesh
Burdwan blast mastermind's wife, eight others held in Bangladesh

The wife of the prime accused in the Burdwan blast was on Sunday arrested along with three of her aides by Bangladesh Police which also nabbed another five suspected militants, including a Pakistani national, as authorities stepped up crackdown against terrorists.

CPI-M says can't depend on Trinamool to fight BJP

The CPI-M Sunday said it cannot depend upon the Trinamool Congress to fight against the BJP despite West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashing out at the BJP for arresting Trinamool`s leader.

Bengal Governor to hold additional charge of Bihar

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will hold the additional charge of Bihar, the President's Secretariat on Sunday said.