West Bengal News

Woman kills son, self in West Bengal

A woman allegedly strangulated her two-year-old son to death before committing suicide at Amta police station area of Howrah district, the police said.

Court issues arrest warrant against TMC MP Prasun Banerjee

A city court has issued an arrest warrant against Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Prasun Banerjee for allegedly slapping a constable in January.

Governor urges teachers, students of Calcutta University to resolve issues together

Against the backdrop of the assault on Calcutta University professors allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists, West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Saturday said that teachers and students should sit together and find out ways to restore normalcy.

Floods render thousands homeless in West Bengal

Thousands were left homeless due to floods resulting from heavy rainfall in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri city.

Train-truck collision kills one, injures three in West Bengal
Train-truck collision kills one, injures three in West Bengal

Collision between a truck and a goods train left one dead and three injured in Purulia district of West Bengal.

Parents abandon baby with unusually large head in Bengal

Abandoned allegedly by her parents, a newborn girl with an unusually large head was rescued on Friday from West Bengal`s Purulia district, police said.

Saradha scam: CBI was just looking for some papers, says Trinamool Congress MP after grilling

Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Hassan Imran called it a routine enquiry after he was grilled by the CBI on Friday about his alleged financial transactions with the tainted Saradha group, an agency official said.

Professors' assault: Calcutta University VC asks state govt to take action

Calcutta University Vice chancellor Suranjan Das on Friday urged West Bengal government to take action against the assault of professors allegedly by Trinamool Chhatra Parishad activists, stating that it would be tough for him to act as the VC, if action was not taken on the basis of his report.

Darjeeling landslides toll rises to 40; 16 persons missing

With the recovery of two more bodies, the toll in landslide-battered Darjeeling district has risen to 40 even as 16 people still missing.

Darjeeling landslides: Toll hits 32, Mamata, Rijiju visit area

The toll in the landslides-ravaged Darjeeling hills of West Bengal rose to 32, with two more bodies being recovered on Thursday as relief and rescue operations continued in full swing, officials said.

Darjeeling landslide: Army deployed in rescue work

The Indian Army has deployed two medical and engineers task forces to carry out relief and rescue work in the landslide-hit Darjeeling hills of West Bengal where at least 30 people were killed and another dozen were reported missing, an official said on Thursday.

Darjeeling landslide due to poor roads: Expert

Ill-planned roads and neglect of indigenous erosion-control measures in hilly areas like in Darjeeling in West Bengal cause landslides in India, an expert said on Thursday.

Mamata Banerjee visits landslide-hit areas in Darjeeling district

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday visited landslide-hit areas in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, where 38 people were killed.

Darjeeling landslides: Rijiju reviews situation

Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday visited the areas affected by landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and said that the government would be releasing relief funds for those affected.

Mamata hands relief cheques to landslide victims in Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday handed out relief cheques worth Rs 4 lakh to families of the victims of the heavy rains and the resultant landslides in the Darjeeling district of the state.

Army joins rescue operations in landslide-hit north Bengal

The Army has joined rescue and relief operations in north Bengal where landslides have killed at least 38 people.

Water receding from areas in Jalpaiguri district

Water level on Thursday started receding from areas in Jalpaiguri district which was inundated due to sudden rise in water level in all major rivers and release of excess water of Teesta river after rains in upper reaches.

Rescue operations underway in Darjeeling; fresh landslide reported

Rescue operations were underway in three subdivisions of Darjeeling district where multiple landslides have claimed 38 lives besides washing away highways and damaging homes.

Calcutta University professors, staffs allegedly assaulted by TMCP

 Professors and non-teaching staffs of the Calcutta University (CU) were on Wednesday allegedly heckled by activists of the Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, the students' union of the ruling party, a charge which was denied by the latter.

Mamata on way to Darjeeling, announces Rs 4 lakh for kin of those killed

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each to the families of the deceased in landslides in Darjeeling Hills.

CPI(M) Tapas Chatterjee leader joins TMC

 CPI(M) leader Tapas Chatterjee on Wednesday joined Trinamool Congress and was expelled minutes after from the Left party, with which he was having a strained relationship soon after.

Youth lynched after 'attacking' girl with knife in Bengal

 A 26-year-old man was today allegedly lynched after he attacked a woman who had reportedly spurned his advances at Begumpur in South 24 Parganas district, police said.

Two NDRF teams rushed to landslides-hit Darjeeling

 Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been rushed to Darjeeling to help in relief and rescue operations in the wake of landslides, a home ministry official said on Wednesday.

Darjeeling landslides: PM announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of those killed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday expressed pain over the loss of lives due to landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

Victoria Memorial top choice for global travellers

The iconic Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) here has been inducted in TripAdvisor's 'Hall of Fame' making it the only museum in India to get thumbs up from three global travel-related sites and publications, its curator said on Wednesday.

West Bengal landslides: 'Anguished' Mamata closely monitoring situation

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed her grief over the loss of lives after heavy rains and landslides struck Mirik and Kalimpong in the Darjeeling district in the state.

400 people affected by flood in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district ​

At least 400 people have been affected in Jalpaiguri district following release of excess water Teesta river after rains in upper reaches.

Soon, ropeway to beat traffic in Kolkata

Ever thought of travelling on ropeway in Kolkata? The wait may get over soon as a company is all set to introduce Curvo, the world's first non-linear aerial ropeway, for second tier urban commutation in two sectors in the city along with the state government.

At least 38 killed in Darjeeling landslides
At least 38 killed in Darjeeling landslides

At least 38 people have been killed in a series of landslides caused by heavy rain in the three sub-divisions of Darjeeling district since last night.

Let election come, see what happens : Gautam Deb

 Senior CPI-M leader Gautam Deb on Tuesday kept alive the possibility of going with Congress in next year's assembly poll in West Bengal even though the CPI(M)'s last party congress has ruled it out.