West Bengal News

Mamata govt has done nothing for development of Bengal: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary and West Bengal in-charge, Siddharth Nath Singh, on Sunday rubbished the Trinamool Congress` claims of being a `winning party`, saying the ruling party in the state had done nothing for development of the people.

Six arrested for firing at police SI in post-poll clash

Four more persons, including the prime accused in the firing, in which a police sub-inspector was injured soon after the city civic board poll ended on Saturday, were arrested on Sunday taking the figure to six.

Saradha scam: Won't succumb under pressure, says Mamata Banerjee

Under opposition attack over the Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she would not succumb under any pressure or "threat".

WBSEC yet to workout on demands of repoll in Kolkata Municipal Corporation

The West Bengal State Election Commission is yet to take any decision on the demands of repoll by a number of opposition parties in several polling booths of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Smoke causes panic in NSC Bose airport

A small fire broke out in the integrated cargo complex of the domestic terminal at the NSC Bose International airport on Sunday evening.

Bengal poll panel takes U-turn, calls civic polls violence-free

A day after expressing displeasure over the conduct of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Sunday did a volte-face claiming there were no major law and order disruptions during the exercise.

Two arrested for firing at police SI in West Bengal

Two persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in the firing in which a police sub-inspector was injured soon after voting ended for the city civic board on Saturday, police said on Sunday.

TMC goons unleashed violence during KMC election: Ritabrata

CPI(M) MP and SFI general secretary Ritabrata Banerjee on Sunday alleged Trinamool Congress goons unleashed a reign of terror during yesterday's Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls and police remained only a mute spectator.

Sunderbans: Radar project mulled to boost coastal surveillance

The coastal security mechanism for the Sunderbans delta stands to receive a big boost as a proposal has been floated for a radar surveillance system for this area in West Bengal which shares a maritime boundary with Bangladesh.

KMC polls: Mamata thanks administration, says 'police is man of the match'

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday thanked the administration for peaceful conduct of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections and expressed her gratitude to the people for turning out in large numbers to exercise their voting rights.

BJP asks EC for fresh Kolkata civic polls

West Bengal's opposition BJP on Saturday wrote to the State Election Commission (SEC) asking it to cancel the Kolkata Municipal polls held during the day and hold the exercise afresh with adequate security.

Opposition in West Bengal suffering from 'excusitis': TMC

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday said the polling for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) election was conducted `peacefully` and alleged that the opposition was suffering from an illness called `excusitis`.

Opposition dubs KMC poll 'farce', TMC says it is peaceful, free

Amid opposition parties' allegations of terror and violence by the ruling Trinamool Congress, around 60 per cent voters on Saturday cast their ballots in the election to the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation, billed as the "semifinal" before next year's Assembly poll.

KMC poll was free, fair and peaceful: TMC

Notwithstanding opposition's allegation of terror and violence, ruling Trinamool Congress today said that election to 144 wards of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) on Saturday was peaceful, free and fair.

TMC's 'violent' tactics futile, BJP will win KMC poll: Shahnawaz Hussain

Accusing the ruling Trinamool Congress of resorting to violence to retain power, a confident BJP on Saturday said such tactics would not stop the saffron party from winning the civic polls in Kolkata.

60 percent voting amid violence in Kolkata civic polls
60 percent voting amid violence in Kolkata civic polls

Amid claims of widespread violence by the opposition and rebuttal by West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, polling for the 144-ward Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Saturday witnessed around 60 percent turnout at the close of voting.

West Bengal govt offers Rs 69 cr relief to rain-hit farmers

 West Bengal government on Friday announced a relief of Rs 69 crore to farmers who have suffered crop damage between February and April.

Saradha scam: CBI names former minister Matang Sinh in chargesheet
Saradha scam: CBI names former minister Matang Sinh in chargesheet

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed a chargesheet naming former union minister Matang Sinh and four of his companies in connection with various offences in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.

CBI files supplementary charge sheet in Saradha case

 CBI on Friday filed a supplementary charge sheet before a court here in a Saradha chit fund scam case naming former Congress MP Matang Sinh and a close aide of Saradha Group chief Sudipto Sen.

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose files should be declassified, says Deepender Singh

Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda on Friday said that the files pertaining to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose should be declassified and the truth should come out.

Rival factions of TMC clash in Howrah, resort to violence

Less than 24 hours before Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections, two factions of the Trinamool Congress violently clashed with each other in Howrah on Friday.

Youth kills two members of family, injure two others

Two female members of a family were murdered on Friday and two others were injured in the Uttarpara area of Hooghly district here, the police said.

No 'NOTA' for Kolkata civic polls voters

Over 37 lakh voters in Saturday's Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls will not be able to exercise 'None of the Above' (NOTA) option as the electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be used don't have the facility.

Campaign ends for Kolkata municipal polls

 The campaign for the April 18 election to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Thursday ended with all political parties making last-ditch efforts to woo voters.

Campaigning ends for Kolkata civic polls

Amid political violence and trading of allegations, the campaigning for the April 18 Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls ended on Thursday.

CPI-M conclave salutes 'martyrs' of West Bengal

The Communist Party of India-Marxist's on-going Congress has saluted 104 "martyrs" who sacrificed their lives in West Bengal and has alleged that subversion of democracy and democratic rights is widespread the state.

Jan Dhan Yojna answer to chit fund scams: Akbar

The Centre's Jan Dhan Yojna, which has brought the poor into the banking network, will stop people from going to chit fund companies, BJP national spokesperson M J Akbar said here on Thursday.

Kolkata civic polls: Buddhadeb calls for resistance against TMC

Accusing Trinamool Congress of unleashing "a reign of terror" ahead of the civic polls, former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya Thursday called for united resistance against TMC in order to ensure free and fair elections.

Mamata hits out at Opposition canard

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday expressed displeasure at the 'malicious' campaign targeted at her integrity, saying those who were indulging in it did not understand the sentiments of the masses and the culture and history of the state.

There is no opposition to Trinamool in civic poll: Partha Chatterjee

 The ruling Trinamool Congress, predicted to sweep the forthcoming civic poll in West Bengal, on Thursday admitted that it was not facing any opposition worth the name in the election.