West Bengal News

Constable injured as bullet misfires from own service rifle

 A constable of the West Bengal Police injured himself, while allegedly loading his rifle at the Bhawani Bhawan on Tuesday, the police said.

Maoists would target Howrah, Sealdah, metro stations: Eastern Railway

Maoists would target important stations including, Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata and metro rail stations in the city, Eastern Railway today said.

Youth arrested with arms from Kolkata Metro station

 A youth was arrested after country-made pistols and live bullets were recovered from him at a metro station in southern part of the city, police said here today.

Elephant tramples man to death in WB

An elephant today trampled a man to death in Khuttimari forest near Dhupguri town here, officials said.

Saradha's seventh attachment order in 10 days: ED

 The Enforcement Directorate, probing the money trail of multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, would issue the seventh attachment order within 10 days, an official of the agency said.

West Bengal: GJM forms Muslim wing

 The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has formed a Muslim wing of the outfit, apparently to cosy up to the minority community.

West Bengal: Half-burnt body of man recovered from factory

 A half-burnt body of an owner of a rubber factory was recovered from inside the factory at Satgachi area of Dumdum in the northern fringes of the city, police said today.

West Bengal: 12-hr bandh affects life in Terai-Dooars

A dawn-to-dusk bandh today affected life in Terai-Dooars area of Jalpaiguri, Alipurduar districts

Illegal dance bars mushrooming in Kolkata

 Rising number of illegal dance bars in the city and its outskirts are playing a pivotal role in pushing women from West Bengal and other states into bar dancing and eventually into organised flesh trade, a senior police official said.

State ready to tackle any situation due to heavy rains: Mamata

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the administration was prepared to cope with any situation arising due to heavy rains which are predicted in the state in the next 48 hours.

Mamata Banerjee leaves for UK on 5-day tour

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said she was expecting a number of MoUs to be signed during her five-day visit to the United Kingdom.

Congress, BJP question utility of Mamata's UK trip

 Congress and BJP on Saturday questioned the utility of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's six-day London trip beginning tomorrow to woo investors and expressed doubts whether it would have a positive outcome for the state.

Mamata Banerjee to leave for UK on Sunday

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave for the United Kingdom on Sunday on a five-day visit to showcase the state as an ideal destination for investment.

Three of family commit suicide in Kolkata

 Three members of a family allegedly committed suicide in their residence at Jyangra in northern part of the city.

Bomb detected on railway track in Kolkata

 A bomb was found on the rail track between Park Circus and Sealdah South up main line in the city on Saturday, disrupting train services in the section for sometime.

Saradha scam: Hearing on Madan Mitra's bail prayer adjourned to Monday

The Calcutta High Court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the bail prayer of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with Saradha chit fund scam, till Monday on a plea by both his counsel and CBI.

People in Indian enclaves in Bangladesh want compensation package

Most of the estimated 600 people who want to migrant to India under the India-Bangladesh enclave swap agreement are seeking a compensation package for leaving their land and other properties in that country.

Calcutta HC rejects Visva-Bharati University VC's petition

Calcutta High Court on Wednesday rejected a petition by Visva-Bharati University Vice-Chancellor Susanta Duttagupta challenging a show-cause notice issued to him by Union HRD Ministry to explain his conduct over allegations of financial and administrative irregularities.

Kolkata students express solidarity with FTII protest

Over 100 students from various educational institutes here on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the FTII students who have been protesting against the appointment of actor Gajendra Chauhan as its new chairman.

Don't be a third rate politician, be magnanimous and dignified: CPI to Mamata

Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Wednesday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's tirade against the Left, was a reflection of her being a third rate politician.

Kolkata's landmark Victoria Memorial getting makeover

Kolkata's iconic monument Victoria Memorial Hall is being given a makeover and will soon turn into an open-space cultural centre besides allowing access to hidden parts of the iconic marble edifice.

50 fall sick after having 'prasad' in West Bengal

About 50 persons fell sick today after having 'prasad' at a religious function at Hingalganj in North 24 Parganas district.

Punish those behind 1993 police firing: Congress to Mamata

In an effort to counter the Trinamool Congress which held a massive martyrs' rally here on Tuesday, the West Bengal unit of the Congress organised a street corner protest demanding punishment to those responsible for the police firing that killed 13 Congress supporters on this day in 1993.

TMC party without direction: CPI-M

Opposition CPI-M on Tuesday hit out at ruling Trinamool Congress, saying it was a party without direction and ideology and was a conglomeration of former members or supporters of all sorts of parties.

Mamata challenges BJP, CPI-M, Cong to defeat TMC in 2016 Assembly polls
Mamata challenges BJP, CPI-M, Cong to defeat TMC in 2016 Assembly polls

Virtually sounding the bugle for next year's Assembly election in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday challenged BJP, CPI-M and Congress to come together and said her party Trinamool Congress would go it alone and defeat them.

Will take on BJP-Congress-CPI-M in 2016: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday denounced the BJP for spreading the “poison of communalism” in the state and said her Trinamool Congress will take on the “unethical alliance” of the BJP, Congress and CPI-M in the 2016 Assembly Elections.

Two women gang-raped in Malda, 1 dies

Two women were allegedly gang-raped by a group of men in Malda district with one of them dying after she was severely beaten up for resisting the crime, police said.

TMC Darjeeling Hill tea employees on fast

The Trinomool Congress is on a hunger strike in Darjeeling to press for some demands of tea workers.

Saradha scam: SC seeks Bengal's response on CBI plea for police

The Supreme Court on Monday sought West Bengal government`s response to CBI`s plea for the support of state police in conducting investigations into Saradha and non-Saradha chit fund scam cases coupled with three designated special courts to try these cases.

Kolkata shootout prime suspect arrested in Gujarat

The prime suspect in the recent sensational shootout triggered by a bar brawl here that left one man dead has been arrested from near the Surat airport in Gujarat, police said on Monday.