West Bengal News

Flood-hit Bengal govt in discomfort over ‘DEV-VANI’ - “Not ready to fight the flood situation”
Flood-hit Bengal govt in discomfort over ‘DEV-VANI’ - “Not ready to fight the flood situation”

The flood situation in West Bengal is getting worse day-by-day. In midst of it, the statement of ruling Trinamool party's MP Dev has further put the government into jeopardy.

Scribe still missing, Mamata orders CID probe

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday ordered a CID inquiry with regard to a journalist in a local paper who has gone missing, days after he reported irregularities and corruption in the admission process in a college.

Bengal floods: Toll over 70, Mamata blames discharge from dams

The toll in the West Bengal floods on Monday shot up to over 70 and affecting 36 lakh people even as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed the release of water from barrages for the deterioration of the flood situation in two districts.

Rajnath reviews flood situation in Bengal, Odisha

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the flood situation in West Bengal and Odisha and assured both state governments of full central support, an official statement said.

Mamata Banerjee orders CID probe into missing scribe case

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday ordered a CID probe into a case of a journalist who went missing.

Child injured in Kolkata blast

A three-year-old boy was injured after a crude bomb kept inside a box on the road here exploded on Monday, police said.

Mamata Banerjee announces compensation for flood, storm-affected people

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the state government will provide Rs 4 lakh each to the families of those killed in flood and storm.

Journalist missing in West Bengal

The reporter of a Bengali daily is missing from his home in Alipurduar district since Sunday after eight persons, earlier named by him in an FIR for issuing threats for writing a college admission bribery story, were arrested.

West Bengal flood situation grim, CM monitors situation at control room

Flood situation in south Bengal districts today remained grim after fresh water was released from different barrages, compounding the woes of over 37 lakh people in 12 affected districts.

Bengal flood situation rendered beyond control: Mamata Banerjee

The excessive rain for the past two days coupled with high tide and water released from Jharkhand and Odisha has rendered the flood situation in West Bengal "beyond control", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said.

Heavy rains, floods kill over 50 in West Bengal

 The death toll in West Bengal due to heavy rains and floods crossed 50 on Sunday after seven more deaths, including of four children, were reported from various districts.

Heavy rains wreak havoc in Odisha, West Bengal; lakhs affected
Heavy rains wreak havoc in Odisha, West Bengal; lakhs affected

Heavy rains triggered by cyclone Komen wreaked havoc in several states including Odisha, West Bengal and Gujarat claiming at least 100 lives, causing floods and displacing lakhs of people.

Teenager lodge complaint of gang-rape in West Bengal

A teenager on Saturday lodged a complaint against alleged gang-rape by two youths at an area under Entally police station limits of Kolkata.

Bengal rains: Death toll 47, dozens of districts affected
Bengal rains: Death toll 47, dozens of districts affected

A girl was swept away by water current in west Bengal`s Murshidabad district, while a woman died in a house collapse in Howrah as the flood toll shot up to 47 on Saturday due to heavy overnight rains across the state.

West Bengal flood situation turns grim, 1.19 lakh people affected

Flood situation in south Bengal turned grim on Saturday with 1.19 lakh people taking shelter in relief camps in 12 districts of the state even as weatherman forecast more heavy rains in the next two days.

Mamata Banerjee leaves for flood affected Howrah

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who short terminated her visit to UK due to cyclone threat in the state, on Saturday left for flood-hit Udaynarayanpur in Howrah district.

CPI-M backs Rupa Ganguly

CPI(M) on Saturday stood by BJP leader Rupa Ganguly, who was allegedly heckled while distributing relief materials to flood-affected villagers, saying the Opposition also had the right to pitch in to help affected people.

Indian Army finds cow bombs near border, Maoists hand suspected?
Indian Army finds cow bombs near border, Maoists hand suspected?

Excitement was high in the Nayabasti area of Naxalbari, Maoists hot-bed, where 100 cows were held near the border by the jawans of Indian Army after they saw stitches on their abdomen.

CPI-M backs Rupa Ganguly, says opposition can also pitch in to help affected people

CPI(M) on Saturday stood by BJP leader Rupa Ganguly, who was allegedly heckled while distributing relief materials to flood-affected villagers, saying the Opposition also had the right to pitch in to help affected people.

Ruling front allies in Kerala express discontent

Three allies of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) on Saturday expressed their displeasure over the way the dominant party is going ahead in Kerala.

Rains lash south Bengal; road, rail traffic thrown out of gear

Heavy rainfall lashed south Bengal districts and disrupted normal life in the state capital here, throwing road and rail traffic out of gear since early this morning as most parts of the city were submerged.

Woman killed in rain triggered-house collapse in Howrah

A woman was killed in house collapse at Panchla area of Howrah district on Saturday morning as heavy rains lashed the district and other parts of South Bengal.

Cyclone Komen aftermath: Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha; lakhs affected
Cyclone Komen aftermath: Heavy rains lash WB, Odisha; lakhs affected

Lakhs of people have been affected after heavy rains lashed West Bengal and Odisha due to a depression over Bay of Bengal caused by cyclone Komen on Saturday while flood like situation in Rajasthan and Gujarat have thrown normal life out of gear.

Rain, waterlogging cripple Kolkata

Several parts of Kolkata were waterlogged following heavy overnight rain owing to a depression over Bay of Bengal caused by cyclone Komen, officials said on Saturday.

West Bengal: 'Project Pranam' for elderly aims to broadbase

With several incidents of murder of senior citizens reported in the city in recent times, the Kolkata Police aims to broadbase the 'Project Pranam' initiative to bring more elderly people under its safety cover.

People in Cooch Behar celebrate as India, Bangladesh exchange enclaves

People in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal celebrated after India and Bangladesh exchanged enclaves last night.

39 dead due to heavy rains, West Bengal on alert: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said heavy rains have claimed 39 lives so far, and affected about seven lakh people leaving many homeless, and asked concerned officials to ensure prompt rescue, relief and restoration work.

Kolkata shaken after two rapes in Botanical Garden area
Kolkata shaken after two rapes in Botanical Garden area

In yet another shocking incident of crime against women, a teenage girl was raped at her home on Thursday night.

Indo-Bangla LBA: We are happier than Eid or Durga Puja, say Coochbehar residents

With hours left for the implementation of the Land Boundary Agreement (LBA) between India and Bangladesh, the residents of border area Coochbehar are all set to celebrate the historic event.

Enclave exchange: Historic and memorable day, says Mamata Banerjee

On the eve of the much awaited transfer of chit-mahal enclaves between India and Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday described the day as "a historic and memorable" one.