West Bengal News

We have RSS training, capable of breaking necks with bare hands: BJP WB chief
We have RSS training, capable of breaking necks with bare hands: BJP WB chief

BJP's West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh on Friday stoked controversy when he allegedly threatened to disconnect the water and electricity supply of TMC supporters and lynch them.

Blast at Trinamool victory rally in West Bengal, nine injured

Nine persons, including six children, were injured when unidentified persons hurled a bomb at a victory rally of Trinamool Congress at Kipalpur in North 24 Parganas district today.

Mamata announces grant to state government employees

After coming to power for the second time, the Mamata Banerjee led government on Friday announced a grant of interim relief to state government employees amounting to 10 percent of their band pay.

'Third Front' leaders attend Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in as West Bengal CM; 42 ministers take oath
'Third Front' leaders attend Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in as West Bengal CM; 42 ministers take oath

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in for a second consecutive term as West Bengal CM.

Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister: Know more about her
Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal Chief Minister: Know more about her

Trinamool Congress Chief Mamata Banerjee, who has virtually single-handedly steered her party to a resounding victory in West Bengal, has shored up her stature as a regional satrap but faces numerous challenges on the development front in her second stint as chief minister.

Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal CM: As it happened
Mamata Banerjee sworn-in as West Bengal CM: As it happened

Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn-in as Chief Minister of West Bengal for a second term in the presence of a galaxy of political heavyweights including Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. Kolkata Mayor Shovan Chatterjee, former Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla and singer Indranil Sen are among the 17 new faces in the 42-member ministry.

Four Narada 'stung' MLAs among Mamata Banerjee's ministers
Four Narada 'stung' MLAs among Mamata Banerjee's ministers

Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has awarded ministerial berths to four of her party colleagues who were allegedly caught in the purported Narada sting operation.

Galaxy of leaders to attend Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in; 18 new faces to become ministers
Galaxy of leaders to attend Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in; 18 new faces to become ministers

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, former Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla and noted singer Indranil Sen will be among 18 new faces to be sworn in as ministers as Mamata Banerjee takes oath again as West Bengal Chief Minister on Friday.

State BJP, Congress, Left to boycott Mamata Banerjee's swearing-in, Arun Jaitley to attend

Both the Congress and the Left Front, which fought the Assembly poll together, have decided against participating in the ceremony.

CPI(M) leader Sushanta Ghosh slapped in West Bengal court premises

CPI-M leader Sushanta Ghosh, who is being tried in connection with the skeleton recovery case, was on Thursday slapped in a local court here by a man who claimed that one of the skeletons dug out from near his (Ghosh's) ancestral home in Benachapra village was of his son.

West Bengal: Net worth of richest MLA Rs 40 crore, poorest has Rs 50,000
West Bengal: Net worth of richest MLA Rs 40 crore, poorest has Rs 50,000

Trinamool Congress' MLA from Taldangra Samir Chakraborty is the richest among all 294 members of the House.

Left, Congress call for people's movement against Trinamool 'terror'

Lambasting the Trinamool Congress for "unleashing terror to eliminate the opposition", the Left Front and the Congress on Wednesday collectively called for a massive people's movement to 're-establish democracy' in West Bengal.

Loyalty declaration on stamp paper a symbol of slavery: BJP

Taking a jibe at the Congress, the BJP said on Wednesday that submission of signed declarations of loyalty on stamp papers by the opposition party's legislators in West Bengal was a sign of "slavery".

Kolkata civic body orders testing of bread samples

The CSE on Monday released a report which said that Indian bread manufacturers use potassium bromate and potassium iodate for treating flour while making bread.

'I swear my allegiance to Sonia ji, Rahul ji', say West Bengal Congress MLAs on a stamp paper
'I swear my allegiance to Sonia ji, Rahul ji', say West Bengal Congress MLAs on a stamp paper

The MLAs were also made to give an undertaking that they would not “get involved in any anti-party activity”.

CBI raids Visva Bharati varsity, officers' residences

The CBI on Tuesday conducted raids at five premises of Visva Bharati University in Santiniketan of West Bengal's Birbhum district in connection with alleged irregularities committed by its sacked vice chancellor Sushanta Dattagupta.

CBI raids Viswa Bharati University over alleged irregularities by sacked Vice Chancellor
CBI raids Viswa Bharati University over alleged irregularities by sacked Vice Chancellor

Sushanta Dattagupta was sacked in February this year over financial and administrative irregularities.

Left, Congress threaten to skip Mamata's swearing-in, BJP to observe black day

 Angry over alleged attacks on their activists by the ruling Trinamool Congress after the assembly polls, West Bengal`s opposition Left Front, Congress and the BJP on Monday threatened to boycott the swearing-in ceremony of the Mamata Banerjee government, scheduled for May 27.

Left Front to hit the streets against post-poll violence

AWest Bengal's Left Front has decided to hit the streets against widespread post-poll violence in the state allegedly perpetrated by the ruling Trinamool Congress.

We will see how Trinamool MPs return from Delhi: Bengal BJP chief

The BJP state president said he would request the central government not to send anybody to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee.

BJP holds huge protest outside Mamata Banerjee's residence over attack on Roopa Ganguly's convoy
BJP holds huge protest outside Mamata Banerjee's residence over attack on Roopa Ganguly's convoy

On Sunday, actor-turned BJP leader Rupa Ganguly was heckled and her convoy was attacked.

Actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly injured in 'Trinamool' attack
Actor-turned-politician Roopa Ganguly injured in 'Trinamool' attack

Ganguly's convoy was reportedly attacked in the Diamond Harbour area near Kolkata.  

PM Modi, Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina invited for Mamata swearing-in on May 27
PM Modi, Bangladesh's Sheikh Hasina invited for Mamata swearing-in on May 27

Among others on the guest list are Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav.

Four policemen injured as 'TMC men' ransack police station in West Bengal

Hours after West Bengal Assembly election results were out, four police personnel were injured and a police station was ransacked by a group of about 30 people, alleged to be TMC supporters, in North 24 Parganas district, following which 11 people were arrested.

Mamata Banerjee elected TMC legislative party leader, to take oath as West Bengal CM on May 27
Mamata Banerjee elected TMC legislative party leader, to take oath as West Bengal CM on May 27

Contesting the poll on its own, Mamata Banerjee-led TMC bagged 211 of the 294 seats at stake while Congress-Left combine got 76 seats.

Assembly Elections 2016: Mamata decimates Left in West Bengal, BJP routs Congress in Assam, Jayalalithaa creates history in Tamil Nadu, Left reclaims Kerala
Assembly Elections 2016: Mamata decimates Left in West Bengal, BJP routs Congress in Assam, Jayalalithaa creates history in Tamil Nadu, Left reclaims Kerala

The BJP on Thursday made history in Assam, decimating Congress which was dethroned in Kerala too even as Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee romped home for a second consecutive term in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Assembly Elections 2016: Trinamool Congress​ storms back to power in West Bengal, bags 211 out of 294 seats
Assembly Elections 2016: Trinamool Congress​ storms back to power in West Bengal, bags 211 out of 294 seats

Trinamool Congress on Thursday stormed back to power in West Bengal getting more than two-thirds majority.

Assembly Elections 2016: What caused Congress-Left poll drubbing in West Bengal

Taken aback by the drubbing the Left Front-Congress alliance received in the West Bengal assembly polls, two opposition leaders, who played a key role in forging the unlikely pact, on Thursday blamed the "adverse political atmosphere" and the "selective transfer of BJP votes in specific constituencies" for the electoral debacle.

Bengal assembly election result: 'Dadas' score a self-goal!
Bengal assembly election result: 'Dadas' score a self-goal!

The Left has been decimated with it being projected to win just 29 seats – its worst performance ever.

There's no stopping Mamata didi in West Bengal – Here's Why!
There's no stopping Mamata didi in West Bengal – Here's Why!

The victory is big but it has not been an easy run for the 61-year-old leader of the masses.