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Saradha scam: Mamata's key aide Srinjoy Bose held, TMC hits back, calls 'CBI a political tool'
Saradha scam: Mamata's key aide Srinjoy Bose held, TMC hits back, calls 'CBI a political tool'

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's key aide Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam.

Saradha scam: Bengal minister, MP grilled by CBI

West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee, Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose and Congress leader Somen Mitra Friday appeared before the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

Summoned in Saradha scam, WB minister Madan Mitra checks into hospital

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, whom the CBI has summoned in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case, has got himself admitted to a hospital.

Resolution moved in Bengal Assembly on attempts to create communal disturbance

Trinamool Congress, Left parties and Congress on Thursday moved a resolution in the West Bengal Assembly expressing concern over attempts made by communal forces to create disturbances in the state.

TMC accuses Centre of aborting JNNURM projects in West Bengal

The Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal on Thursday accused the Centre of stopping disbursal of funds and aborting several projects of JNNURM scheme with a minister saying an anti-Centre movement will be launched if it continued.

Burdwan blast: NIA gets custody of Burmese militant

A city court Thursday remanded Myanmar national Khalid Mohammed along with two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants to eight days' NIA custody in connection with the Oct 2 Burdwan blast.

NIA seeks 8 days custody of arrested Myanmarese national

The NIA on Thursday produced Myanmarese national Khalid Mohammad, one of the prime accused in the Burdwan blast case, before a city court and sought eight days of police remand along with two other accused who were arrested earlier.

IB issues alert of possible terror attack on Kolkata airport, CISF asked to tighten vigil
IB issues alert of possible terror attack on Kolkata airport, CISF asked to tighten vigil

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which mans Indian airports, was on Thursday asked to tighten vigil at Kolkata's Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport after the Intelligence Bureau issued an alert regarding a possible attack on the airbase.

Allow central agencies to work independently: Bengal governor

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi Thursday asked people not to draw any inferences from the CBI summoning political leaders in the state for questioning and called for allowing the central probe agencies to function independently.

Bengal bill sent to select committee

Kolkata: The West Bengal Agricultural Produce Marketing (Regulation)(Amendment) Bill 2014 was sent to the select committee by Speaker Biman Banerjee after Agricultural Minister Arup Roy agreed to the opposition demand.

Three injured in two separate bomb blasts in WB

Barasat/Malda: Three persons were on Thursday injured when two bombs exploded in separate incidents in West Bengal, police said here.

Constable held for raping housewife in Bengal

A police constable was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a housewife in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said.

Three injured in Bengal crude bomb blasts

Three people were injured in two incidents of crude bomb blasts in West Bengal Thursday, police said.

CBI conducts raids on Saradha offices in Kolkata
CBI conducts raids on Saradha offices in Kolkata

Kolkata: Probing the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, the CBI on Thursday raided three offices of the tainted group in the city.

Mamata Banerjee has lost importance in national stage: BJP

BJP Bengal president Rahul Sinha on Wednesday said that Mamata Banerjee had lost her importance on the national stage.

Saradha scam: CBI summons West Bengal minister

 With the CBI summoning West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, the opposition BJP and the Congress Wednesday said more names from the ruling party would be interrogated in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam.

Judicial remand of four Saradha accused extended

A city court on Wednesday extended the judicial remand of Assamese singer Sadanand Gogoi and three others accused in the multi-crore Saradha scam till December three, rejecting their bail prayers.

Saradha scam: CBI summon doesn't prove Madan Mitra guilty, says Mukherjee

Claiming that efforts are being made to malign Trinamool Congress in the Saradha scam, senior party leader Subrata Mukherjee on Wednesday defended his colleague Madan Mitra, who has been summoned by CBI, saying it does not prove anyone guilty.

Saradha scam: CBI to quiz Bengal transport minister

Probing the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has called up West Bengal Transport minister Madan Mitra and Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose.

Burdwan blast: NIA finds explosives from pond

Bottles containing explosives used to make IEDs in Burdwan blast were on Tuesday fished out from a pond near the blast site here.

Mental hospitals: SC expresses displeasure over WB's reply

The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed displeasure over the response filed by West Bengal government on steps taken by it in improving the condition of mental hospitals and in utilising the Central grant.

No-trust motion against Bengal government defeated

A no-confidence motion moved by the Left Front against the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal, led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in the Assembly was defeated by 91 votes on Tuesday.

Will quit if charges of closeness to Saradha proved: Mamata
Will quit if charges of closeness to Saradha proved: Mamata

Breaking her silence over the Saradha scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would quit if allegations of her closeness to the ponzi company was proved.

Scorpene submarines to have system to stay longer under water

An indigenously-developed propulsion system that will allow Scorpene submarines to stay underwater for longer period is in final stages of development and trials could be held from March next year.

Kolkata worst in terms of sanitation facilities: Survey

'City of Joy' Kolkata, a major tourist magnet, has been ranked worst in terms of sanitation facilities for tourists, according to a survey.

Petition challenges appointment of Abhijit Chakraborti as Jadavpur University VC

The Calcutta High Court Tuesday directed Jadavpur University vice-chancellor Abhijit Chakraborti to file an affidavit stating his position on a petition challenging his appointment.

Amit Shah's rally: HC directs police commissioner to meet BJP

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed the commissioner of Kolkata Police to meet state BJP representatives and inform it about the outcome on a proposed public meeting by the party's President Amit Shah on November 30, for which the police allegedly did not give permission.

NIA provides information on Burdwan blast to Bangladesh

The NIA delegation visiting Bangladesh to investigate the Burdwan blast plot has provided some names and phone numbers in connection with the incident to security agencies here.

Owner of private school held in Bengal for sexually abusing students

Guardians and parents of students of a private school here on Tuesday ransacked the institute after its owner was arrested for sexually abusing some girl students, police said.

Chit fund scams: CBI carries out searches in four cities

CBI Tuesday carried out searches in four cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, in connection with its probe in the Saradha and Seashore chit fund scams running into several crores of rupees.