West Bengal News

West Bengal woman sold, pushed into flesh trade; one held

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly pushing a woman from West Bengal into flesh trade here, police said on Sunday.

15 children admitted to hospital after eating unknown fruit in WB

Around 15 children have been admitted to Malda Medical Medical College Hospital with symptoms of loose motion and vomiting after eating unknown fruits, Hospital source said today.

Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of using CBI to pressurise TMC MPs

A day after her close aide and party general secretary Mukul Roy was quizzed in connection with the Saradha scam, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday accused BJP of using CBI to pressurise her party's lawmakers to split TMC or face jail.

Saradha scam: Former union minister Matang Sinh arrested by CBI
Saradha scam: Former union minister Matang Sinh arrested by CBI

Former Congress Member of Parliament Matang Sinh was on Saturday evening arrested by the CBI over his alleged involvement in Saradha chit fund scam.

Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for dead labourers

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the next of kin of the nine labourers of the state, who were killed when an effluent tank at a tannery in Vellore collapsed, a senior police officer said on Saturday.

Like Mukul Roy, CBI should question Mamata Banerjee: BJP

BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday demanded that the CBI should question Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam, saying there should not be different yardsticks for two people.

2 BSF personnel injured in attack by smugglers in West Bengal

Two BSF personnel were critically injured after they were attacked by a group of smugglers on the Indo-Bangla border near here, BSF sources said on Saturday.

Won't induct anybody involved in Saradha scam: Siddharth Nath Singh

Scotching rumours that BJP harboured plans to induct Trinamool Congress leaders who are allegedly involved in the Saradha scam, BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Friday said the party will not induct TMC leaders tainted in the ponzi scam under any circumstances.

Saradha accused Bengal minister not cooperating: CBI

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, behind bars in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, has not been cooperating in the investigations, the CBI Friday told a city court during the Trinamool Congress leader`s appearance.

Conspiracy can't stop good work: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday expressed displeasure over a section of the media "conspiring not to project the good work" done by her government and "spreading only negativity", but said it cannot stop the good work.

Kolkata Police's short film for helping accident victims

Kolkata police officers are working on a short film featuring survivors of road accidents in the city to encourage pedestrians to come to the timely rescue of accident victims.

Kolkata's CSTC to spend over Rs 6cr annually for new JNNURM fleet of bus

 The Calcutta State Transport Corporation (CSTC) would spend over Rs six crore annually for the maintenance of the recently included fleet of AC and non-AC JNNURM buses in the city.

Saradha chit-fund scam: Mukul Roy quizzed by CBI, wants actual truth to come out
Saradha chit-fund scam: Mukul Roy quizzed by CBI, wants actual truth to come out

Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy was on Friday questioned for nearly five hours by the CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam and later said he wanted the truth to come out and that justice should reach the poor who kept their money in the company.

Subhash Ghisingh, the fallen hero of Gorkhaland movement

Subhash Ghisingh, once the uncrowned king of Darjeeling who championed the cause of Gorkhaland, on Thursday passed away in oblivion in New Delhi, far away from his love -Darjeeling hills.

Bengal Governor, CM and Gurung condole Ghishing's death

West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhas Ghishing.

TMC leader Mukul Roy to appear before CBI on Friday

Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Thursday said he would "fully cooperate" with CBI in its probe into the Saradha chit fund scam and claimed he had not committed any "immoral activity".

Siliguri CP, Birbhum SP transferred in a major reshuffle

In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre, Commissioner of Police of Siliguri, three DIGs and Superintendents of Police in four districts have either been transferred or promoted in West Bengal.

Serious action to be taken against RPF men who misbehave, says Prabhu

 In the wake of a physically challenged man being "thrashed" by RPF personnel at Howrah station near Kolkata, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said serious action would be taken against them if they misbehaved with passengers.

Police complaints against Togadia, Jugal Kishore

Police complaints, several of them under non-bailable sections, were filed today against VHP leaders Pravin Togadia and Jugal Kishore for allegedly making hate speeches in Birbhum district.

Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhash Ghisingh dies at 76

Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhash Ghisingh, who spearheaded the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s, died here Thursday at the age of 78.

RPF constable thrashes disabled man in Bengal, suspended

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable was Thursday suspended after he was caught on tape brutally assaulting a disabled man at the Howrah railway station in West Bengal, an official said.

Police complaints filed against Togadia, Jugal Kishore

Police complaints were on Thursday filed against VHP international president Pravin Togadia and its national secretary Jugal Kishore for making hate speeches at two different programmes in Rampurhat and Kharmadanga areas of Birbhum district, a police official said.

No derailment of narrow gauge train: NFR

The Northeast Frontier Railway Thursday denied that a toy train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway had derailed near Chnabhatti on January 26 leading to the death of a passenger as reported in a section of the press.

WB CM condoles death of Colonel M N Rai

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed condolence to the family of Colonel M N Rai who was killed in a gun battle with militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

WB govt must take action to drive out infiltrators: Togadia

 VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Wednesday said the West Bengal government should take timely action against infiltrators or else the state will be a part of "greater Bangladesh" in the near future.

Mamata scotches speculation of TMC losing ground

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dismissed suggestions from opposition parties, including the BJP, that Trinamool Congress was losing ground, saying the base of her party in the state was very strong.

Burdwan emerges top in providing 100-days' work under MGNREGA

 The Union Rural Development Ministry has informed the district administration of Burdwan that it has emerged numero uno in the country in providing 100-days' work under the MGNREGA.

Forced conversion in Bengal, claims Trinamool; VHP denies

West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday claimed that over 100 Christians were converted by the VHP in Rampurhat in Birbhum district. The Hindu organisation denied the charge.

150 tribal Christians embrace Hinduism in Birbhum

At least 150 tribal Christians on Wednesday "pledged to follow Hinduism" at a programme organised by VHP in Rampurhat area of Birbhum district.

Headmaster beaten up by TMC leaders for 'criticising govt'

The headmaster of a government-aided school was beaten up allegedly by the associates of the school's secretary, who is a local Trinamool Congress leader, for criticising the state government during the Republic Day programme.