West Bengal News

Two NDRF teams rushed to landslides-hit Darjeeling

 Two teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been rushed to Darjeeling to help in relief and rescue operations in the wake of landslides, a home ministry official said on Wednesday.

Darjeeling landslides: PM announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of those killed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday expressed pain over the loss of lives due to landslides in Darjeeling district of West Bengal and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

Victoria Memorial top choice for global travellers

The iconic Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) here has been inducted in TripAdvisor's 'Hall of Fame' making it the only museum in India to get thumbs up from three global travel-related sites and publications, its curator said on Wednesday.

West Bengal landslides: 'Anguished' Mamata closely monitoring situation

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed her grief over the loss of lives after heavy rains and landslides struck Mirik and Kalimpong in the Darjeeling district in the state.

400 people affected by flood in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district ​

At least 400 people have been affected in Jalpaiguri district following release of excess water Teesta river after rains in upper reaches.

Soon, ropeway to beat traffic in Kolkata

Ever thought of travelling on ropeway in Kolkata? The wait may get over soon as a company is all set to introduce Curvo, the world's first non-linear aerial ropeway, for second tier urban commutation in two sectors in the city along with the state government.

Toll in Darjeeling hills landslides rises to 28
Toll in Darjeeling hills landslides rises to 28

The toll in landslides triggered by incessant rain in West Bengal's Darjeeling hills has risen to 28, an official said on Wednesday.

Let election come, see what happens : Gautam Deb

 Senior CPI-M leader Gautam Deb on Tuesday kept alive the possibility of going with Congress in next year's assembly poll in West Bengal even though the CPI(M)'s last party congress has ruled it out.

Kolkata medical student accuses seniors of molestation

A medical college student here was allegedly molested by two of her seniors affiliated to the students' wing of the West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress, police said on Tuesday.

Huge employment opportunities coming up in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

The West Bengal government on Tuesday said it would appoint two lakh people in various positions like teachers and Group-C, Group-D staff in government offices in the state.

Fake currency seized from man in West Bengal

Fake currency with a face value of Rs 10.14 lakh has been seized from a man at Rathbari area in Malda town, a police officer said on Tuesday.

Union minister wants probe into dog dialysis attempt

Union Minister of State for Agriculture Sanjeev Baliyan on Monday said that there should be an "investigation" into the alleged attempt to conduct dialysis of a dog at the state-run super-speciality SSKM hospital here, which was opposed by the hospital's director.

Student interrogated for dog's photo on his admit card

An ITI aspirant who had a dog's photo on his admit card was today detained for interrogation by the police as part of the inquiry into how the animal's photo came into his admit card.

BJP demands probe into 'dog dialysis' at Bengal hospital

Union minister and BJP leader Sanjeev Balyan on Monday demanded a probe into allegations of arrangements being made for a dog to undergo dialysis at West Bengal's government-run SSKM Hospital.

Scottish Church College withdraws dress code advisory

The authorities of the Scottish Church College on Monday revoked their dress code advisory which had asked girl students not to wear above knee-length skirts.

Trinamool Congress leader gets bail in Parui hate speech case

Birbhum district Trinamool Congress president Anubrata Mondal, accused of delivering a hate speech in July last year at Parui, was on Monday granted bail by a local court.

TMC MP Tapas Pal granted bail for "shoot and rape" remarks

Actor-turned Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal was on Monday granted bail by a Nadia district court in connection with his alleged "shoot and rape" remarks against opposition party supporters and women last year, which had created a nationwide outrage.

Kolkata's Scottish Church College prescribes dress code, bans short skirts
Kolkata's Scottish Church College prescribes dress code, bans short skirts

Recommending students to come in "unostentatious dress", the city's Scottish Church College has proscribed round-neck t-shirts and short and slit skirts, sparking off condemnation from students and academicians.

Mukul Roy to float new party after Eid, claims aide

Former Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy will float his own political party after Eid, his aide and expelled party leader Dipak Ghosh said on Sunday. The former union minister, however, declined to confirm the development.

Mamata orders CID probe into question paper leak in ITI exam

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday ordered a CID probe into the alleged question paper leak in the Industrial Training Institutes Entrance Examination, which was cancelled for the day and deferred to July 5.

Bengal Congress legislator calls police 'dogs'

A Congress legislator from West Bengal on Sunday courted controversy after he dubbed the state police as "dogs" and warned them against becoming "touts" of the ruling Trinamool Congress.

Six of a family die while returning from cremation in Bengal

 Six members of a family were killed and two others injured in an accident in Nadia district when they were returning after cremation of one of their relatives on Sunday, police said.

Bengal ITI entrance test cancelled after paper leak

The entrance test for the Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in West Bengal, scheduled on Sunday, was cancelled after reports that examination papers were leaked in several districts, a state minister said.

Police arrest six smugglers over $15mn snake venom haul

Six members of a suspected international smuggling racket were arrested with an estimated US$15 million of snake venom hidden in school bags close to Bhutan border in eastern India, officials said Sunday.

Dog's photo on ITI entrance admit card in WB

An ITI aspirant was in for a shock when he found a photo of a dog on his admit card.

Can cooperate with Congress on issues but no alliance: Yechury
Can cooperate with Congress on issues but no alliance: Yechury

The CPI(M) is ready for issue-based cooperation with Congress but ruled out any alliance outside Parliament saying it will have "nothing to do" with a party which still follows neo-liberal policies.

Lalit Modi row: DSO protests against Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje

Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) party`s student arm, DSO on Saturday staged a protest outside Raj Bhavan against External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje over the Lalit Modi row.

Landslide snaps Siliguri-Gangtok road, vehicles stranded

Landslides near Rambhi, in the outskirts of Siliguri on way to the hills, have disrupted the road traffic between Gangtok and the North Bengal hub.

We will win again in 2016: Mamata

Stating that people have the final say in a democracy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her party Trinamool Congress would win next year's Assembly Election riding on the development work done in the last four years.

Snake venom worth Rs 100 crore seized; 6 nabbed in West Bengal

Six persons were on Saturday arrested at Belakoba and snake venom worth about Rs 100 crore was seized from them.