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Kolkata: Boy found killed after party at Amit Chaudhuri's house, author denies knowing him
Kolkata: Boy found killed after party at Amit Chaudhuri's house, author denies knowing him

Author Amit Chaudhuri has claimed that his daughter as well as most of the group present in the party "did not know" Abesh Dasgupta.

Unidentified militants shoot dead Trinamool worker in West Bengal

A Trinamool Congress worker was on Sunday shot dead by unidentified assailants at Majjampur village under Beldanga police station in Murshidabad district, police said.

1 die, 3 injured as fire breaks out in highrise

Fire brigade sources said 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot shortly after the flames were noticed. 

Four people killed in Darjeeling building collapse

At least four people were killed and several others injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Dr. Zakir Hussain area of West Bengal`s Darjeeling city in the wee hours of Friday.

Murmurs of discontent in BJP's West Bengal unit

For the first time the BJP had won three seats in the last Assembly election in the state fighting on its own.

Mamata flays PM Modi for destroying federalism, growing 'saffronisation'

Lashing out at the central government for "destroying federalism and pushing the states to destruction", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit for development carried out by her government.

Congress, Marxist MLA duo joins Trinamool

Weakening the opposition, a legislator each from the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist on Thursday joined the West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress.

Mamata Banerjee to hold mega rally in Kolkata today, CCTVs, bomb disposal squad deployed
Mamata Banerjee to hold mega rally in Kolkata today, CCTVs, bomb disposal squad deployed

Trinamol Congress supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will on Thursday hold her party's first major public event after retaining power in West Bengal for the second successive term.

Three killed in Darjeeling landslides

Three members of a family, including a minor, were crushed to death on Wednesday when their house collapsed in a landslide in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district, an official said.

Kolkata Police hires IT experts to stifle online recruitment by terror groups

Seeking to keep a tight rein on the efforts of terror groups to "pick up" youths from the city through Internet, the Kolkata Police is recruiting around 100 software and networking experts on contract for its Special Task Force.

Veteran Maoist Gour Chakraborty acquitted of all charges
Veteran Maoist Gour Chakraborty acquitted of all charges

Veteran Maoist spokesperson Gour Chakraborty, who was behind bars since his arrest in 2009, was on Tuesday acquitted by a city court here.

Noted writer Mahasweta Devi critical, West Bengal CM visits hospital
Noted writer Mahasweta Devi critical, West Bengal CM visits hospital

Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi continued to be in a critical condition requiring partial life support, a doctor said late on Tuesday. 

BJP-backed outfit to conduct cow census in West Bengal

The survey will be done in two parts. A head count of cows will be done and it will be repeated after Bakr Eid in September to see how many cows went missing.

Bengal CM seeks waiver and restructuring of outstanding loan
Bengal CM seeks waiver and restructuring of outstanding loan

Participating in the 11th Inter-state council meeting here, Mamata said the state has suffered revenue loss of approximately Rs 6,500 crore.

Smoke detected on AI aircraft with 130 on board

Over 130 persons onboard an Imphal-bound Air India aircraft had a narrow escape after the pilot detected smoke. 

Darjeeling accident: PM Naendra Modi calls up President, enquires about his well being
Darjeeling accident: PM Naendra Modi calls up President, enquires about his well being

An SUV in President Pranab Mukherjee's motorcade skidded off a hilly road and went down a 100-feet gorge.

IIT Kharagpur to award top alumni at convocation

Google Scholar co-founder Anurag Acharya and potential successor to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Ajit Jain will be felicitated with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Kharagpur this month.

Vehicle in President Pranab Mukherjee's carcade skids off into gorge, 5 injured
Vehicle in President Pranab Mukherjee's carcade skids off into gorge, 5 injured

One of the car of President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy met with an accident on Friday in West Bengal.

Heavy rains likely in Kolkata, North Bengal in next few days

While the hill town of Darjeeling recorded 9.1 mm rainfall, the Met department said adding, in Coochbehar and Jalpaiguri, the rainfall amounted to 11.4 mm and 6.7 mm respectively.

Mother pushes baby girl into well

The Mother of the baby Jhuma Samanta broke down after persistent police grilling and allegedly confessed about pushing her two-month old girl.

Inner party dissidence in CPI-M over alliance with Congress

Forward Bloc said the Left Front is not a personal property of CPI(M).

Trinamool councillor held on extortion charge in Bengal
Trinamool councillor held on extortion charge in Bengal

Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation member Anindya Chatterjee was arrested from the metropolis city`s satellite township Bidhannagar after a complaint that he demanded Rs 12 lakh as extortion money from an area resident", a police officer said.

TMC councillor arrested for allegedly extorting money

A councillor of the ruling Trinamool Congress in Salt Lake area was arrested for his alleged involvement in extorting money from locals.

45 senior officials transferred in a major reshuffle in Bengal

In a major reshuffle, altogether 45 senior officials were today transferred to various positions in West Bengal.

President Pranab Mukherjee to embark on three-day Darjeeling visit
President Pranab Mukherjee to embark on three-day Darjeeling visit

President Pranab Mukherjee will on Tuesday embark on his three-day visit to Darjeeling, where he will attend various functions.

Mamata expresses concern over J&K situation
Mamata expresses concern over J&K situation

Mamata Banerjee expressed concern over the present situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mamata, hundreds of fans pay last respects to Amal Dutta

The country's first professional full-time football coach Amal Dutta will be cremated on Monday with full state honours, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here as hundreds of football lovers poured in to offer their last respects.

WBJEEB JENPARH 2016 Admit Cards released at wbjeeb.in – click to download now
WBJEEB JENPARH 2016 Admit Cards released at wbjeeb.in – click to download now

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) has released the admit cards for the Joint Entrance Examination (JENPARH) 2016.

Unemployed youths being roped in by ISIS, JMB in West Bengal border districts: Report
Unemployed youths being roped in by ISIS, JMB in West Bengal border districts: Report

Unemployed youths preferably from Muslim community are being roped in by handlers of terror groups like ISIS and JMB to expand their networks in border districts of West Bengal.

West Bengal CPI(M) pitches for 'united fight' with Congress in state
West Bengal CPI(M) pitches for 'united fight' with Congress in state

CPI(M)'s West Bengal unit on Sunday made a strong pitch for continuing the 'adjustment' with Congress in the state to fight against Trinamool Congress' 'reign of terror' and BJP's 'communal politics'.