West Bengal News

Reshuffle in West Bengal IPS cadre

In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre, five senior officials have been transferred to various positions in West Bengal, Home Department officials said.

Student's death: Protests hit NIT Durgapur, President's intervention sought

Protests continued to rock NIT Durgapur in West Bengal on Thursday as meetings with officials of the Union HRD Ministry failed to dampen the unrest that started after the death of a student allegedly due to negligence and ineptitude of the institute. The agitating students have sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention.

Aamir Khan spoke his mind; this country belongs to him as well: Mamata Banerjee
Aamir Khan spoke his mind; this country belongs to him as well: Mamata Banerjee

Addressing a Muslim rally, Mamata said that Aamir spoke his mind and nobody has the right to ask him to leave the country.

In a first, Mamata Banerjee to address mega Muslim rally; may speak on intolerance
In a first, Mamata Banerjee to address mega Muslim rally; may speak on intolerance

It is expected that Mamata will speak on the raging issue of intolerance during her address at the rally.

Rumour triggers rush to private bank's ATMs in Bagnan

The bank auhthorities were not available for comment.

3 DIB personnel injured as gang hurls bomb inside park

The three injured personnel were taken to hospital with blood oozing out and were now stable, the officer said, adding the bikers escaped in the ensuing confusion.

Kolkata to have world's longest skywalk by 2019

Kolkata-based realtor Siddha Group on Monday said it was developing the world's longest skywalk.

Mamata invites Nitish Kumar, Arvind Kejriwal to Bengal Global Business Summit

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has invited her Bihar and Delhi counterparts Nitish Kumar and Arvind Kejriwal to the Bengal Global Business Summit here on January 7 next year.

Turmoil at NIT-Durgapur after student's death; Smriti Irani intervenes

The death last Wednesday of an engineering student at National Institute of Technology (NIT) at Durgapur, allegedly due to negligence and ineptitude of the institute, has led to major student unrest which evoked intervention by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development.

West Bengal Police add rape charge after protests over girl's killing

Three days after a 16-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped and killed in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district, police formally pressed charges of rape.

President's son helps accident victim

Sumita Paul, a middle aged woman, was pillion riding on her son Arghya's motorbike on the way from her Burdwan town home to a temple in Guskara when the two-wheeler hit a hump and she fell down at a place near Oregram.

Ex-CPI(M) MP injured in attack in West Bengal

The attack, in which Dome sustained injuries on his hands, came a day after CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra was heckled by people.

Saradha chit fund scam: Former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra surrenders, remanded to judicial custody

Saradha chit fund scam accused Madan Mitra surrendered and was remanded to 14-days judicial custody.

Mamata Banerjee's Bihar visit a protest against Centre's authoritarian attitude: TMC

TMC said that West Bengal Chief Minister's attendance at the oath-taking ceremony of Nitish Kumar would be as a mark of "protest against authoritarian attitude of the Centre".

Opposition hails Madan Mitra's bail plea rejection; TMC remains mum

Opposition parties in West Bengal on Thursday hailed the cancellation of the bail to Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra.

Indian enclave dwellers in Bangladesh come back home

In pursuance of the India-Bangladesh Land Boundary Agreement, the first batch of 19 families from the erstwhile Indian enclaves in Bangladesh, who had opted to stay in India, on Thursday entered West Bengal's Cooch Behar district.

Court always does justice: Bengal minister Madan Mitra after bail cancellation

On a day when the Calcutta High Court cancelled his bail and ordered him to surrender, Trinamool Congress lawmaker and Saradha scam accused Madan Mitra on Thursday asserted that a court always metes out justice.

Calcutta HC cancels Madan Mitra's bail, asks him to surrender

Calcutta High Court on Thursday cancelled the bail of Trinamool Congress leader and former minister Madan Mitra, accused in the multi-crore rupees Saradha chit fund scam, and asked him to surrender.

Man dies as lady RPF constable pushes him off running train

A forty-year-old man died on Tuesday after he was allegedly pushed off from a local train by a lady RPF constable in between Uttarpara and Hind Motor stations in the district, triggering massive protests and rail blockades along the Howrah-Bandel main line section.

Solar dome to come up in Kolkata: Minister

To push its solar programme forward, the West Bengal government will install a 110-foot-high solar dome here for catching maximum daylight, a minister said on Tuesday.

Calcutta HC postpones CBI petition for cancelling Mitra's bail plea

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday adjourned till tomorrow hearing on the CBI petition for cancellation of state Transport Minister Madan Mitra's bail plea.

Bihar defeat impact will be only temporary: Bengal BJP

The catastrophic defeat of the BJP in the Bihar Assembly poll might have resulted in the cancellation of party president Amit Shah's much-touted rally, but the party's state leadership asserted that the drubbing would only have a 'temporary' impact.

Another suspected ISI agent arrested in Kolkata

Apparently, Zafar Khan is the brother of Akhtar Khan, who was last week arrested by the police on similar charges.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee flags off Left groups' jatha programme

 Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Saturday flagged off a jatha (march) by 113 Left organisations across the state with an eye to intensifying mass contact ahead of next year's assembly polls.

Man with alleged ISI links arrested in Kolkata

Asked whether the arrested person is a Pakitan citizen or is from the city, the STF officer said, "He can be a Pakistani but it's still under investigation... We are going through his documents."

Terrorism world's biggest enemy: Mamata Banerjee

Condemning the terror attacks in Paris and Beirut, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday described terrorism as the world's biggest enemy.

Police sub-inspector killed in clash with gamblers in Cooch Behar

A sub-inspector of police in Cooch Behar district was killed and another injured tonight in a clash with gamblers, police officials said.

Kali Puja celebrated in Bengal amid tight security

Kali Puja was celebrated in West Bengal with pomp and religious fervour amid tight security on Tuesday, a day ahead of Deepavali.

West Bengal celebrates Kali Puja with prayers, fireworks

Amid chanting of hymns and a plethora of glimmering fireworks, West Bengal celebrated Kali Puja on Tuesday with pomp and religious fervour.

TMC asks Modi, Shah to 'shed arrogance', take lessons from Bihar

TMC leader Sultan Ahmed said that Bihar verdict has shown that "politics of hatred, intolerance and polarisation" will no longer bear results in Indian politics.