West Bengal News

Muslim teacher, school owner's son beat student to death in West Bengal's Murshidabad
Muslim teacher, school owner's son beat student to death in West Bengal's Murshidabad

The teacher of the school- Hanif Sheikh- and son of the school's owner- Liton Sheikh- allegedly beat the student so badly that he became unconscious.

West Bengal: Six held for 'unauthorised' travel in car with defence sticker

Six persons were arrested at Jamalpur in Burdwan district on Monday for travelling in a SUV which had a Defence Ministry sticker pasted on its wind shields though the occupants could not produce any supporting documents.

Man shoots daughter's teenage lover dead in Bengal

 In what appears to be an act of honour killing, a man in West Bengal's Nadia district allegedly shot dead a teenager for being in a relationship with his daughter, police said on Sunday.

Man arrested in Bengal after Facebook rant against politician

A man in West Bengal`s Jalpaiguri has landed up behind bars after his rant against a local political leader on Facebook went viral.

'My dad is a bad man. He beats my mother regularly': A class 5 child wrote this in school essay
'My dad is a bad man. He beats my mother regularly': A class 5 child wrote this in school essay

One of the students of class 5 at the English-medium school in Salt Lake wrote about the behaviour of his father in the essay on "My Family".

IAF officer hit-and-run case: TIP held to identify driver

A total 16 witnesses comprising four officers of the Air Force, two traffic constables, a traffic sergeant and a few civic police personnel were present.

11 sentenced to death for killing woman in West Bengal
11 sentenced to death for killing woman in West Bengal

A West Bengal court on Thursday awarded the death sentence to 11 people charged with murdering a 38-year-old housewife.

Girl molested onboard Doon Express

A girl has been allegedly molested by a person onboard the Doon Express on Wednesday.

Two persons killed by elephants in Bankura district

Two persons have been killed by elephants in separate places of Bankura district since last night, forest officials said.

Palm Avenue triple murder: Man confesses to killing wife, twin sons

Fonseca had also "confessed" that he had planned to get rid of his wife and had purchased 20 pound dumbbells for the purpose, the officer informed.

No legal provision for joint probe in hit-and-run: Kolkata Police to IAF

Kolkata Police has rejected a request from the Indian Air Force for a joint probe into the sensational hit-and-run case in which an IAF officer was killed, but has requested that the airmen depute one officer to coordinate with the police force.

Rahul says allying with Trinamool in 2011 was mistake

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi during a meeting with partymen from West Bengal on Monday conceded that it was "not a wise decision" to contest so few seats in the 2011 assembly elections in alliance with Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.

Trinamool leader sent to custody for carrying arms at airport

A Trinamool Congress leader, who was arrested for trying to board a Chennai-bound flight at the airport here with an unlicensed revolver and three rounds of cartridges, was on Monday sent to a day's police custody by a court.

Congress in Bengal favours alliance with Left Front

The majority of the members of a team from the West Bengal Congress on Monday expressed their willingness for an alliance with the Left Front for the upcoming assembly polls, after meeting party vice president Rahul Gandhi.

TMC leader detained at Kolkata airport for carrying unlicensed gun

Naren Chakraborty, a member of the Durgapur Zilla Parishad and Pandabeshwar Block Trinamool Congress president, had boarded a chopper from Andal airport

TMC hails Kamduni verdict as achievement of administration

Three persons, convicted in the brutal Kamduni gangrape and murder of a 21-year-old college student over two years back, were today sentenced to death by a city court while three others got life imprisonment.

2013 Kamdhuni gang-rape, murder case: Death penalty for three convicts
2013 Kamdhuni gang-rape, murder case: Death penalty for three convicts

A Kolkata court on Saturday pronounce quantum of punishment to six convicts in 2013 2013 Kamdhuni gang-rape case. Three of the accused were sentenced to death whereas remaining three were awarded life imprisonment. 

Kamduni gang-rape: Kolkata court to pronounce quantum of punishment today
Kamduni gang-rape: Kolkata court to pronounce quantum of punishment today

A Kolkata court is likely to pronounce quantum of punishment to six convicts in Kamduni gang-rape and murder case today.

Went to meet girl's family as minister: Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo, who defied prohibitory orders and attempts by police to stop him from meeting the family of a dead girl at Jamuria, on Thursday said he went there as a minister and not for political reasons.

Parties trying to communalise Malda violence, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that certain political parties were trying to portray the violence in Malda district as communal and termed the incident as a "criminal" one.

Six convicted in Kamduni gang-rape and murder case

The gang-rape and brutal murder of the 21-year-old college girl occurred when she was returning home at Kamduni.

Cold conditions prevail at most places in Punjab and Haryana

Cold conditions prevailed at most places in Punjab and Haryana today with fog once again showing up in the early hours.

Trinamool Congress indulging in vote bank politics over Rohith Vemula's suicide: Smriti Irani
Trinamool Congress indulging in vote bank politics over Rohith Vemula's suicide: Smriti Irani

Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of indulging in vote bank politics over the suicide of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula in Hyderabad and flayed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for remaining a "silent spectator" to atrocities on women.

TMC doing votebank politics over Dalit student's death: Smriti Irani
TMC doing votebank politics over Dalit student's death: Smriti Irani

Union HRD minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday alleged that Trinamool Congress leaders visited Hyderabad after the dalit students' death due to vote-bank politics and lashed out at Mamata Banerjee government over Malda violence claiming it was "appeasing" minorities.

Chandra Kumar Bose, grand nephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, joins BJP
Chandra Kumar Bose, grand nephew of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, joins BJP

Chandra Bose joined the BJP in the presence of Amit Shah in Kolkata.

Security beefed up in and around Kolkata for Republic day

The security in and around the city as well as in the various districts of West Bengal has been beefed up in view of the Republic Day celebration on Tuesday.

Kokata Police searching for four persons allegedly having links with Bangladesh terror group

Kolkata Police and Bengal Police on Saturday raided several places in Barasat in search of four persons allegedly belonging to a Bangladesh-based terror group and are tipped to carry out a suicide bomb attacks between January 23-26, police officials said here.

TMC mocks speculation of Congress-CPI(M) alliance in West Bengal

Mocking speculations on an alliance between Congress and CPI(M) in the upcoming Assembly Elections in West Bengal, senior TMC leader Subrata Mukherjee on Saturday said the party is not bothered about it since they are confident of retaining power for another term.

Netaji ​Subhas Chandra Bose must be given 'Leader of the nation' title: Mamata Banerjee
Netaji ​Subhas Chandra Bose must be given 'Leader of the nation' title: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose be given the title of "Leader of the Nation", and said the country has the right to know the truth about his mysterious disappearance.