West Bengal News

Nun gangrape case proves our stand on Bangladeshi infiltration: BJP

 After the arrest of two Bangladeshi nationals for their alleged involvement in the nun gangrape case, BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said the case has corroborated the party's view about the menance of Bangladeshi infiltration in West Bengal.

No farmer death due to distress sale of potatoes: DM

 The state administration on Saturday said that contrary to media reports, an official inquiry has found no farmer suicide in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes or for failing to repay the loan.

West Bengal Governor urges Centre, state to jointly look into 'Bangladeshi infiltration' issue

 West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said the central and the state government must jointly look into the issue of cross-border infiltration and take all the necessary measures to stop the illegal immigration of Bangladeshi nationals in the state.

WB Guv bats for centre-state coordination to curb infiltration

In the backdrop of recent arrest of two Bangladeshi nationals in connection with Ranaghat nun gang-rape case, West Bengal governor KN Tripathi on Saturday said that Centre and the state must work together to curb infiltration.

No farmer death in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes: DM

The state administration on Saturday said that contrary to media reports, an official inquiry has found no farmer suicide in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes or for failing to repay the loan.

Got some specific leads in nun's gang rape case: CID

 The CID on Friday claimed to have got some specific leads from the two persons arrested in connection with the gang rape of a 71-year-old nun in Nadia district and was planning to question the duo together to speed up the probe.

Mishra visits convent school that received threat letters

 CPI(M) state Secretary Suryakanta Mishra on Friday visited the St Capitaneo Higher Secondary School for Girls at Nagrakata, which had received anonymous threat letters five days back.

Nun gang-rape case: Centre rejects West Bengal govt's plea for CBI probe

The Centre on Friday rejected West Bengal government's request for a CBI probe into the gang rape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school in Nadia district that caused a nation-wide outrage.

14 days CID custody for second suspect in West Bengal nun gang-rape case

Gopal Sarkar, the second suspect arrested in the gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent here two weeks ago, was produced before a local court and remanded to 14-day CID custody on Friday.

Bar Association not to stand for convent rape accused

 The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district.

Kunal Ghosh questions why others not being arrested in Saradha case

 Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who is in CBI custody in connection with Saradha chit fund scam case, on Thursday questioned the CBI investigation into the case posing why others are not being arrested.

Saradha scam: CBI questions Assam PCC Chief

CBI on Thursday questioned Assam Congress Chief Anjan Dutta in connection with alleged duping of gullible investors by Saradha group of chit fund companies.

Four more people test positive for swine flu in West Bengal

Kolkata, Mar 26 (PTI) Four fresh cases of swine flu were reported today in West Bengal taking the total number of people infected across state to 467 since January.

Nun rape suspect sent to police custody by court

 A local court on Thursday remanded Sikander Sheikh alias Salim, the first suspect to have been arrested by CID from Mumbai for the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent here to 14-day police custody.

Mamata greets Bangladesh on its independence day

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday greeted Bangladesh on its independence day.

Mamata Banerjee greets Bangladesh on Independence Day

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday greeted the people of Bangladesh on their 44th Independence Day.

Another farmer commits suicide in West Bengal, toll rises to 9

A distressed farmer in Malda district allegedly committed suicide as he failed to repay the loans he had taken for cultivation, taking the total number of distressed farmers committing suicide in the state to nine.

Missionary school in West Bengal's Nagrakata receives threat letters

A missionary school at Nagrakata in Jalapaiguri district has received anonymous threat letters prompting the authorities to beef up the security in the area.

West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Two arrested
West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Two arrested

A day after making their first arrest, the West Bengal Police on Thursday nabbed another suspect in connection with the March 14 Ranaghat nun gang-rape case.

RSS unhappy at Bengal BJP infighting

 The RSS in West Bengal is not happy at the show of indiscipline by state BJP members and infighting, which, it says, is sending out a wrong message.

ED arrests Rose Valley chief Gautam Kundu in money laundering, ponzi scheme

Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested Chairman of Rose Valley group of companies Gautam Kundu in money laundering and ponzi scheme scam case in Kolkata.

Bengal BJP warns against indiscipline, says 3 party men expelled

 Faced with revolt over distribution of party tickets for upcoming municipal election, BJP West Bengal president Rahul Sinha, who was gheraoed, on Wednesday warned that no dissent and indiscipline would be tolerated and strong action would be taken.

First potato farmer suicide in north Bengal, toll rises to 8

A potato farmer allegedly committed suicide at his home at Nagrakata in Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday, making him the first victim of non-remunerative prices for the tuber in north Bengal.

Man sent to police custody for raping and killing cousin in Bengal

 A local court has sent to police custody for four days a tribal man who allegedly raped and strangulated to death his 14-year-old cousin at his home at Salboni in West Midnapore district.

Missionary school lodges complaint with police in Bengal

 Coming close on the heels of the robbery and rape of 71-year-old nun in Nadia district, a missionary school in Jalpaiguri has lodged a complaint with police citing "some problems".

Missionary school in West Bengal gets threat letters; BJP, Congress condemn state govt

A missionary school in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district has received letters, threatening to burn it down if the nun who heads the institute does not leave, reports said on Wednesday.

Chit fund scams: ED questions industrialists Neotia, Kundu

The Enforcement Directorate, probing the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams, Tuesday interrogated industrialists Harsh Neotia and Rose Valley chief Gautam Kundu.

Pointing to Mamata, CPI (M) welcomes SC ruling on Section 66A of IT Act

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should get the message over striking down of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act by the Supreme Court.

Fight outside BJP Bengal office as state chief is gheraoed

Hours after the BJP's state leadership decided to act tough against dissent, dissidents and loyal workers fought outside the party office on Tuesday while efforts were being made to free state unit president Rahul Sinha who was gheraoed since morning.

Jadavpur Professor Ambikesh Mohapatra hails SC judgement on Section 66A

Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, who was arrested for posting a cartoon of Mamata Banerjee on Facebook in 2012, Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement striking down Section 66A of the IT Act.