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Mamata ​Banerjee wants West Bengal to be called ‘Bangla’: Report
Mamata ​Banerjee wants West Bengal to be called ‘Bangla’: Report

Mamata Banerjee wants WB to be renamed as either Bengal or Bangla.

Mamata condoles Mahasweta Devi's passing

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer Mahasweta Devi, saying the state has lost "a glorious mother".

Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed
Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed

Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.

Mamata Banerjee meets PM Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley; seeks loan waiver, more funds
Mamata Banerjee meets PM Narendra Modi, Arun Jaitley; seeks loan waiver, more funds

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Wednesday and sought a loan waiver and adequate central funds especially in view of floods in her state.

Mamata Banerjee meets PM Narendra Modi

Before meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over lunch at his residence. 

Aabesh ​Dasgupta death case: Friends' cellphones seized

Police officials probing the death of Aabesh Dasgupta after being allegedly hit by a broken alcohol bottle have seized mobile phones of his friends, present at the party where the incident happened, to check messages exchanged among them on social media.

Kejriwal, Mamata to attend Mother Teresa's canonization in Rome on Sept 4
Kejriwal, Mamata to attend Mother Teresa's canonization in Rome on Sept 4

Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee will attend the canonization ceremony of Mother Teresa in Rome on Sept 4.

SHAME! Son of Jadavpur University's professor touched girl students without consent, objectified them filthily?
SHAME! Son of Jadavpur University's professor touched girl students without consent, objectified them filthily?

Jadavpur University had earlier grabbed headlines during JNU row over alleged ant-national activities. Now, the varsity is in news once again!

Kolkata teenager's death: Police look for answers

The Kolkata Police on Tuesday continued to look for answers to the mysterious death of a teenager at the apartment complex parking of well-known writer Amit Chaudhuri even as chorus continued to grow demanding justice for the youth.

Four killed in Bengal floods

At least four people have died and over 60,000 affected by floods in Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar districts in northern West Bengal, state Disaster Management Minister Javed Khan said on Tuesday.

Trinamool MP likens West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to Mother Teresa, Goddess Saraswati
Trinamool MP likens West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to Mother Teresa, Goddess Saraswati

Trinamool Congress MP Idris Ali likened party supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Mother Teresa and Hindu Goddess Saraswati in the Lok Sabha here on Monday.

Over 58,000 affected in floods in West Bengal, authorities issues red alert in Jalpaiguri
Over 58,000 affected in floods in West Bengal, authorities issues red alert in Jalpaiguri

Around 58,000 people have been affected in 150 villages due to inundation of flood waters in three districts of West Bengal, prompting authorities to issue a red alert in Jalpaiguri.

Kolkata: Boy found killed after party at Amit Chaudhuri's house, author denies knowing him
Kolkata: Boy found killed after party at Amit Chaudhuri's house, author denies knowing him

Author Amit Chaudhuri has claimed that his daughter as well as most of the group present in the party "did not know" Abesh Dasgupta.

Unidentified militants shoot dead Trinamool worker in West Bengal

A Trinamool Congress worker was on Sunday shot dead by unidentified assailants at Majjampur village under Beldanga police station in Murshidabad district, police said.

1 die, 3 injured as fire breaks out in highrise

Fire brigade sources said 10 fire tenders were rushed to the spot shortly after the flames were noticed. 

Four people killed in Darjeeling building collapse

At least four people were killed and several others injured after a three-storey building collapsed in Dr. Zakir Hussain area of West Bengal`s Darjeeling city in the wee hours of Friday.

Murmurs of discontent in BJP's West Bengal unit

For the first time the BJP had won three seats in the last Assembly election in the state fighting on its own.

Mamata flays PM Modi for destroying federalism, growing 'saffronisation'

Lashing out at the central government for "destroying federalism and pushing the states to destruction", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit for development carried out by her government.

Congress, Marxist MLA duo joins Trinamool

Weakening the opposition, a legislator each from the Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist on Thursday joined the West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress.

Mamata Banerjee to hold mega rally in Kolkata today, CCTVs, bomb disposal squad deployed
Mamata Banerjee to hold mega rally in Kolkata today, CCTVs, bomb disposal squad deployed

Trinamol Congress supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will on Thursday hold her party's first major public event after retaining power in West Bengal for the second successive term.

Three killed in Darjeeling landslides

Three members of a family, including a minor, were crushed to death on Wednesday when their house collapsed in a landslide in northern West Bengal's Darjeeling district, an official said.

Kolkata Police hires IT experts to stifle online recruitment by terror groups

Seeking to keep a tight rein on the efforts of terror groups to "pick up" youths from the city through Internet, the Kolkata Police is recruiting around 100 software and networking experts on contract for its Special Task Force.

Veteran Maoist Gour Chakraborty acquitted of all charges
Veteran Maoist Gour Chakraborty acquitted of all charges

Veteran Maoist spokesperson Gour Chakraborty, who was behind bars since his arrest in 2009, was on Tuesday acquitted by a city court here.

Noted writer Mahasweta Devi critical, West Bengal CM visits hospital
Noted writer Mahasweta Devi critical, West Bengal CM visits hospital

Social activist and writer Mahasweta Devi continued to be in a critical condition requiring partial life support, a doctor said late on Tuesday. 

BJP-backed outfit to conduct cow census in West Bengal

The survey will be done in two parts. A head count of cows will be done and it will be repeated after Bakr Eid in September to see how many cows went missing.

Bengal CM seeks waiver and restructuring of outstanding loan
Bengal CM seeks waiver and restructuring of outstanding loan

Participating in the 11th Inter-state council meeting here, Mamata said the state has suffered revenue loss of approximately Rs 6,500 crore.

Smoke detected on AI aircraft with 130 on board

Over 130 persons onboard an Imphal-bound Air India aircraft had a narrow escape after the pilot detected smoke. 

Darjeeling accident: PM Naendra Modi calls up President, enquires about his well being
Darjeeling accident: PM Naendra Modi calls up President, enquires about his well being

An SUV in President Pranab Mukherjee's motorcade skidded off a hilly road and went down a 100-feet gorge.

IIT Kharagpur to award top alumni at convocation

Google Scholar co-founder Anurag Acharya and potential successor to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, Ajit Jain will be felicitated with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by IIT Kharagpur this month.

Vehicle in President Pranab Mukherjee's carcade skids off into gorge, 5 injured
Vehicle in President Pranab Mukherjee's carcade skids off into gorge, 5 injured

One of the car of President Pranab Mukherjee's convoy met with an accident on Friday in West Bengal.