West Bengal News

TMC wonders why no CPI(M) leader is arrested in Saradha scam

On a backfoot following the arrest of minister Madan Mitra in Saradha chitfund scam, senior Trinamool Congress leader and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday questioned why the CBI is not arresting CPI(M) leaders, during whose rule such companies mushroomed in the state.

Chitfund scam: Madan Mitra complains of chest pain, admitted to hospital

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha chitfund scam, was on Friday admitted to the state-run SSKM Hospital after he was remanded to judicial custody by a city court.

Trinamool complains to Bengal governor over CBI Saradha probe

 On a day when West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra was sent to judicial custody in the Saradha scam, five of his ministerial colleagues met Governor KN Tripathi complaining against the CBI investigation that was "aimed only at the ruling party".

Will support GST if states are fully compensated: Mamata

 The West Bengal government would support the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill only if the states were fully compensated for the revenue loss, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

Have named CPI-M leaders in Saradha scam: Madan Mitra

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in the Saradha scam, Friday claimed he has named to the CBI, several CPI-M leaders including MP Mohammad Salim for their involvement in the multi-crore scandal. The Left leaders dismissed the allegations.

37,000 taxis go off city roads inconveniencing commuters

Taxis went off roads in the city on Friday with major taxi unions, including the Left-backed ones, calling for a day-long strike, causing inconvenience to commuters and passengers at railway stations and airport.

Saradha scam: CBI to move higher court for Madan Mitra's voice sample testing

The Special Crime branch of CBI probing the Saradha scam has decided to move a higher court to appeal against Alipur ACJM's order rejecting voice sample testing of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who was arrested by the agency.

TMC wonders why no CPI(M) leader not arrested in Saradha scam

On a backfoot following the arrest of minister Madan Mitra in Saradha chit fund scam, senior Trinamool Congress leader and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday questioned why the CBI is not arresting CPI(M) leaders during whose rule such companies mushroomed in the state.

No indication of chitfund link in NIA's terror probe: Government

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has not come across any instance in its probes till date that indicates terror links in flow of funds from chitfund companies, Parliament was informed on Friday.

No indication of chitfund link in NIA's terror probe: Government

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has not come across any instance in its probes till date that indicates terror links in flow of funds from chitfund companies, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Taxi strike in Kolkata

Thousands of taxis on Friday stayed off roads in the metropolis to protest police action against drivers and also demanded setting up of taxi stands.

Commuters inconvenienced as Kolkata taxis go on strike

Traffic in the eastern metropolis virtually came to a standstill Friday with trade unions calling a 24-hour taxi strike to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses".

Ali Anwar lends support to Mamata, says those in power misuse CBI

New Delhi: Lending his support to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Friday opined that whichever government is in power at the Centre misuses the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as a political tool against its opponents.

Saradha scam: TMC leader Madan Mitra remanded to judicial custody till January 2
Saradha scam: TMC leader Madan Mitra remanded to judicial custody till January 2

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's close aide and state's Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was recently arrested by the CBI in multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam, was produced before the Alipore court on Friday.

Burdwan blast mastermind remanded to 14 days judicial custody

Sajid alias SK Rahamuttalah, the mastermind of the Burdwan blast and a member of Bangladesh terror outfit JMB, was remanded to 14-days judicial custody by a local court on Thursday.

Mamata slams CBI, questions central inaction against chit funds

 Continuing her tirade against the CBI which is probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday listed some of its failures while questioning the central government`s inaction in curbing similar chit funds.

CBI functioning as a 'department of PMO': Mamata Banerjee

Pulling no punches in her attack against BJP for allegedly pursuing "political vendetta" against TMC, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday charged that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was being used as a "political tool" by the NDA government and was functioning as "a department of the PMO".

Committed towards minorities: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday pledged her commitment to realise the rights of the state's minorities.

Four killed in Howrah accident

A lorry rammed into a motorcycle and van killing four persons and injuring two on the Kona Expressway in Howrah, police said.

BJP criticises Mamata's New Delhi visit

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday criticised West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to New Delhi, stating that she was attempting to protect Trinamool Congress (TMC) ministers who have been implicated in the Saradha scam.

Cigarettes worth Rs 2 crore looted in Nawada

Nawada: Miscreants waylaid a Kolkata-bound truck in Nawada district late last night and unloaded cigarette cartons worth Rs two crore loaded on it.

Protest rallies in Kolkata over terror attack in Pakistan

 Expressing solidarity with the families who lost their children in the terror attack in Pakistan, people took to the streets in the city today to condemn it.

CBI filed 57 regular cases relating to chit fund in Odisha, WB

CBI has registered 57 regular cases relating to various individuals or companies involved in business of chit fund in Odisha and West Bengal which are at various stages of investigation.

Have no words to express sorrow: Mamata on Peshawar carnage

Crying "shame" over the dastardly killing of school children by terrorists in Pakistan`s Peshawar city, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said it was an "irreparable loss to the world family".

Four labourers of closed tea estate die in Bengal

 Four labourers of a tea estate in Alipurduar district have died in the past one month since the estate declared suspension of work.

West Bengal medical student held in lynching case

A first-year medical student has been arrested in connection with last month's lynching and alleged bobbitisation of a man at the NRS Medical College and Hospital, police said on Wednesday.

Mamata Banerjee's comment blaming RAW against national interest: Akbar

The BJP on Wednesday attacked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for blaming RAW for the Burdwan blast, saying her remarks were against national interest and that she should take lessons about the ill effects of appeasing fundamentalism from the recent attacks in Pakistan.

Agitation in Visva Bharati over new admission policy, authorities not to roll-back

Normal functioning was affected in Visva Bharati on Tuesday following agitation over the newly introduced admission policy doing away with the 'internal quota' system.

Mamata regime in Bengal most corrupt since independence: Akbar

Accusing Mamata Banerjee regime of being the 'most corrupt regime' of Bengal since Independence, BJP national spokesperson MJ Akbar on Tuesday refuted claims by TMC that CBI investigation into Saradha scam was politically motivated.

ED sends officer's assault complaint to West Bengal police

Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday sent a complaint of one its officers, probing the Saradha chit fund scam case, to West Bengal police after he alleged he was beaten up in Hooghly district.