West Bengal News

Landslide toll mounts upto 42 in Darjeeling

One more body was on Monday night found in the landslide-battered Darjeeling district, taking the toll to 42.

TMC to raise Vyapam scam in Parliament: Mamata Banerjee

Describing the spate of deaths linked to the Vyapam scam as "cold-blooded murders", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Trinamool Congress would raise the issue during the upcoming monsoon of Parliament and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe.

Fraud postal agent turned baba lands in CBI net after 10 yrs

Nearly a decade after he gave a slip to enforcement agencies, law finally caught up with seer Durgesh Maharaj of Badrinath, who in his earlier avatar of a postal agent had allegedly duped people of Rs 2.63 crore by selling forged Kisan Vikas Patras.

Another persons arrested by CID in ITI entrance exam scam

CID on Monday arrested a second person from Kalyani in Nadia district for his alleged involvement in the leaking of questions in the entrance examination for Industrial Training Institute (ITI).

Darjeeling landslide toll rises to 41

 One more person was found dead in the landslide-battered Darjeeling district, taking the toll to 41.

Sattor woman remanded to judicial custody

A woman, who had accused the police of torturing her, has been remanded in judicial custody along with five others after they were arrested for allegedly blocking a highway and attacking the police with bombs.

West Bengal: One killed, 3 injured in mishap

One person was killed and three others were injured when the MUV carrying them rolled down around 100 feet from NH-55 near Kharey Khola in Kurseong subdivision, the police said on Monday.

NIDM expert blames slipshod planning for Darjeeling landslides

Ill-planned roads and neglect of indigenous erosion-control measures coupled with haphazard construction in hilly areas triggered the massive landslide in Darjeeling last week, an expert said on Monday.

Darjeeling landslides: Toll hits 34, rescue operations continue

With the recovery of one more body on Sunday, the toll in the landslides in West Bengal`s Darjeeling hills rose to 34, while at least 10 more people remained on the missing-list and were feared dead, an official said.

Lakshmi Mittal joins St Xavier's governing body

 London-based steel baron LN Mittal has joined the governing board of St Xavier's College in Kolkata where from he had done his graduation.

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.