West Bengal News

Subhash Ghisingh, the fallen hero of Gorkhaland movement

Subhash Ghisingh, once the uncrowned king of Darjeeling who championed the cause of Gorkhaland, on Thursday passed away in oblivion in New Delhi, far away from his love -Darjeeling hills.

Bengal Governor, CM and Gurung condole Ghishing's death

West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhas Ghishing.

TMC leader Mukul Roy to appear before CBI on Friday

Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy on Thursday said he would "fully cooperate" with CBI in its probe into the Saradha chit fund scam and claimed he had not committed any "immoral activity".

Siliguri CP, Birbhum SP transferred in a major reshuffle

In a major reshuffle in IPS cadre, Commissioner of Police of Siliguri, three DIGs and Superintendents of Police in four districts have either been transferred or promoted in West Bengal.

Serious action to be taken against RPF men who misbehave, says Prabhu

 In the wake of a physically challenged man being "thrashed" by RPF personnel at Howrah station near Kolkata, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said serious action would be taken against them if they misbehaved with passengers.

Police complaints against Togadia, Jugal Kishore

Police complaints, several of them under non-bailable sections, were filed today against VHP leaders Pravin Togadia and Jugal Kishore for allegedly making hate speeches in Birbhum district.

Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhash Ghisingh dies at 76

Gorkha National Liberation Front founder Subhash Ghisingh, who spearheaded the Gorkhaland movement in the 1980s, died here Thursday at the age of 78.

RPF constable thrashes disabled man in Bengal, suspended

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable was Thursday suspended after he was caught on tape brutally assaulting a disabled man at the Howrah railway station in West Bengal, an official said.

Police complaints filed against Togadia, Jugal Kishore

Police complaints were on Thursday filed against VHP international president Pravin Togadia and its national secretary Jugal Kishore for making hate speeches at two different programmes in Rampurhat and Kharmadanga areas of Birbhum district, a police official said.

No derailment of narrow gauge train: NFR

The Northeast Frontier Railway Thursday denied that a toy train of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway had derailed near Chnabhatti on January 26 leading to the death of a passenger as reported in a section of the press.

WB CM condoles death of Colonel M N Rai

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday expressed condolence to the family of Colonel M N Rai who was killed in a gun battle with militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.

WB govt must take action to drive out infiltrators: Togadia

 VHP leader Praveen Togadia on Wednesday said the West Bengal government should take timely action against infiltrators or else the state will be a part of "greater Bangladesh" in the near future.

Mamata scotches speculation of TMC losing ground

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday dismissed suggestions from opposition parties, including the BJP, that Trinamool Congress was losing ground, saying the base of her party in the state was very strong.

Burdwan emerges top in providing 100-days' work under MGNREGA

 The Union Rural Development Ministry has informed the district administration of Burdwan that it has emerged numero uno in the country in providing 100-days' work under the MGNREGA.

Forced conversion in Bengal, claims Trinamool; VHP denies

West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress Wednesday claimed that over 100 Christians were converted by the VHP in Rampurhat in Birbhum district. The Hindu organisation denied the charge.

150 tribal Christians embrace Hinduism in Birbhum

At least 150 tribal Christians on Wednesday "pledged to follow Hinduism" at a programme organised by VHP in Rampurhat area of Birbhum district.

Headmaster beaten up by TMC leaders for 'criticising govt'

The headmaster of a government-aided school was beaten up allegedly by the associates of the school's secretary, who is a local Trinamool Congress leader, for criticising the state government during the Republic Day programme.

West Bengal: BJP supporter threatens to stage sit-in before SP's office

A BJP supporter, who was allegedly tortured by police at her residence in Birbhum district last week, on Wednesday threatened to launch a protest outside the district SP office if accused persons were not arrested soon.

Sabitri ​Mitra orders probe against 'gross irregularities' by Manjul

West Bengal Refugee, Relief and Rehabilitation Minister Sabitri Mitra on Wednesday ordered a probe into alleged gross irregularities committed by her predecessor Manjul Krishna Thakur during his tenure.

Media houses criticising us to please Delhi: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that some media houses were criticising her government as they wanted to please Delhi.

Congress indirectly helping TMC in stalling Saradha probe: BJP

 BJP on Wednesday alleged that the Congress was indirectly helping Trinamool Congress in trying to stall the Saradha scam probe.

Replace Mamata Banerjee as West Bengal CM: Saradha accused Kunal Ghosh

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Wednesday said he will not get justice unless all those involved in the Saradha scam are arrested, and called for replacing Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal chief minister.

Protestors demand Sri Lankan chief justice's resignation

Sri Lankan lawyers and civil society organisations staged a large protest outside the Supreme Court in Colombo Wednesday to press for the resignation of the island country`s controversial chief justice.

West Bengal: 14 people, including four policemen, injured in clash

Fourteen people, including four policemen, were injured when two groups clashed over a piece of land in Malda district on Wednesday, police said.

Becharam Manna ready look after NRLM project

West Bengal Minister of State for Agriculture Becharam Manna on Wednesday said he was ready to shoulder the additional responsibility of looking after the National Rural Livelihood Mission stated to have been assigned by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday.

West Bengal woman tortured by cops threatens stir

With no arrest yet made for the alleged torturing of a woman by a police team in West Bengal, the victim on Wednesday threatened to launch a stir if the perpetrators were not nabbed soon.

Will appear for CBI questioning on January 30: Mukul Roy
Will appear for CBI questioning on January 30: Mukul Roy

Trinamool Congress general secretary and former railway minister Mukul Roy, who has been summoned by the CBI in the Saradha scam, on Wednesday said he will appear for questioning before the agency on January 30.

West Bengal: 160 fall sick after having 'prasad' in religious fair

About 160 people were hospitalised with symptoms of food poisoning after consuming 'khichdi' as prasad at a religious fair at Arambagh in Hooghly district.

Yet another taxi strike cripples Kolkata

 Commuters in this eastern metropolis were greatly inconvenienced Wednesday due to a 24-hour taxi strike called for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses".

Woman raped and murdered in West Bengal

A 22-year-old housewife was allegedly raped and murdered at Gadeyaragauge village in this district, police said on Wednesday.