West Bengal News

Nun gang-rape case: Court adds criminal conspiracy charge against Ranaghat accused

The CJM court on Wednesday included Section 120 B under IPC as charge against the two Bangladeshi accused in the 71-year old nun gang-rape case at a Ranaghat convent school in Nadia district.

Saradha scam: HC reschedules hearing of Madan Mitra's bail plea

The Calcutta High Court Wednesday rescheduled the hearing on the bail plea of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who was arrested by CBI for alleged complicity in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

West Bengal bans entry of VHP leader Togadia

West Bengal government Wednesday banned the entry of Vishva Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia into the state fearing "communal tension and disruption in public tranquillity."

CPI(M) accuses TMC of unleashing terror before municipal polls

Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of letting loose a reign of terror in Bengal before the municipal polls, CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra today alleged the State Election Commissioner (SEC) was not acting impartially to ensure free and fair polls.

ED to file charge sheet in Rose Valley case tomorrow

The Enforcement Directorate would file its first charge sheet in the Rose Valley ponzi scam case on Thursday.

West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana
West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Four Bangladeshi nationals detained from Ludhiana

The police has detained four Bangladeshi nationals for their alleged involvement in the brutal gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun in West Bengal's Nadia district.

Row over Rajnath Singh's visit to Teen Bigha as Mamata questions motive

A controversy on Tuesday erupted over Home Minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Teen Bigha in West Bengal bordering Bangladesh.

TMC takes exception to Rahul Sinha's presence

Trinamool Congress Tuesday took strong exception to West Bengal BJP chief Rahul Sinha's presence when Union Minister Rajnath Singh, who is here on a two-day visit to the state, met Governor K N Tripathi at Raj Bhavan questioning his 'locus standi' to be present there.

Rose Valley chief sent to judicial custody

A court here on Tuesday rejected Rose Valley Group chairman Gautam Kundu's bail plea and sent him to 10 days judicial custody.

BJP asks TMC to apologise for opposing NIA probe

Now that the NIA charge sheet has proved the existence of a terror network in West Bengal, the state government should apologise for opposing investigation into the Burdwan Blast, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh today said.

Money laundering cas: Rose Valley Chairman's bail plea rejected

A city court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of Rose Valley chairman Gautam Kundu in a money laundering case and remanded him to ten days' jail custody.

President to embark on 2-day visit to West Bengal tomorrow

President Pranab Mukherjee will be visiting West Bengal for two days beginning Wednesday to attend some programmes including the inauguration of new buildings of a girls' college in North 24-Parganas.

Mamata Banerjee's meeting with Modi is TMC's 'ghar wapsi': Left Front

The Left Front on Monday dismissed the suggestion that BJP would end the "misrule" of the Trinamool Congress, saying that the "saffron party-led Hindutva forces" were only complimenting TMC's "radical fundamentalism".

TMC releases manifesto for KMC polls

Ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday released its manifesto for the forthcoming crucial elections to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) promising to make the city "Green and Clean".

Jadavpur varsity sets up panel to probe 'sanitary pad protest'

Disapproving of the "sanitary pad" campaign against rape and sexism on campus, the Jadavpur University on Monday set up a three-member fact-finding panel to probe the matter.

JMB aims to destabilise Bangladesh elected government: NIA

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, a banned terrorist outfit, was planning to destabilise the democratically-elected government in Bangladesh by establishing a network in India, an official of the National Investigating Agency said on Monday.

Burdwan blast: NIA files chargesheet in special court
Burdwan blast: NIA files chargesheet in special court

The National Investigation Agency on Monday filed a chargesheet in connection with the Burdwan blast case at a special court in Kolkata.

Dacoits loot tourists in West Bengal, 4 arrested

A group of tourists were robbed of cash and other valuables by some dacoits, four of whom were later arrested on Sunday in South 24 Parganas district.

BJP delegation on way to meet potato farmer stopped in Hooghly

A high-level BJP delegation led by party's national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh, which was on its way to meet financially starved potato farmers, was stopped in Haripal area of Hooghly district by Trinamool Congress workers on Sunday.

Nun gangrape case proves our stand on Bangladeshi infiltration: BJP

 After the arrest of two Bangladeshi nationals for their alleged involvement in the nun gangrape case, BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Saturday said the case has corroborated the party's view about the menance of Bangladeshi infiltration in West Bengal.

No farmer death due to distress sale of potatoes: DM

 The state administration on Saturday said that contrary to media reports, an official inquiry has found no farmer suicide in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes or for failing to repay the loan.

West Bengal Governor urges Centre, state to jointly look into 'Bangladeshi infiltration' issue

 West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Saturday said the central and the state government must jointly look into the issue of cross-border infiltration and take all the necessary measures to stop the illegal immigration of Bangladeshi nationals in the state.

WB Guv bats for centre-state coordination to curb infiltration

In the backdrop of recent arrest of two Bangladeshi nationals in connection with Ranaghat nun gang-rape case, West Bengal governor KN Tripathi on Saturday said that Centre and the state must work together to curb infiltration.

No farmer death in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes: DM

The state administration on Saturday said that contrary to media reports, an official inquiry has found no farmer suicide in Burdwan district due to distress sale of potatoes or for failing to repay the loan.

Got some specific leads in nun's gang rape case: CID

 The CID on Friday claimed to have got some specific leads from the two persons arrested in connection with the gang rape of a 71-year-old nun in Nadia district and was planning to question the duo together to speed up the probe.

Mishra visits convent school that received threat letters

 CPI(M) state Secretary Suryakanta Mishra on Friday visited the St Capitaneo Higher Secondary School for Girls at Nagrakata, which had received anonymous threat letters five days back.

Nun gang-rape case: Centre rejects West Bengal govt's plea for CBI probe

The Centre on Friday rejected West Bengal government's request for a CBI probe into the gang rape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school in Nadia district that caused a nation-wide outrage.

14 days CID custody for second suspect in West Bengal nun gang-rape case

Gopal Sarkar, the second suspect arrested in the gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent here two weeks ago, was produced before a local court and remanded to 14-day CID custody on Friday.

Bar Association not to stand for convent rape accused

 The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district.

Kunal Ghosh questions why others not being arrested in Saradha case

 Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who is in CBI custody in connection with Saradha chit fund scam case, on Thursday questioned the CBI investigation into the case posing why others are not being arrested.