West Bengal

TMC main trouble-maker, responsible for poor law and order: CPI

Attacking Trinamool Congress government over "deteriorating law and order situation" in West Bengal, CPI on Thursday said the TMC government itself is the "main trouble-maker".

Abhishek Banerjee warns of expulsion of erring Trinamool members

Trinamool Congress MP and Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee on Thursday warned that indiscipline among partymen would not be tolerated and said it would even lead to expulsion.

TMC blames BJP for Birbhum clash, Mamata dares it to fight on development plank
TMC blames BJP for Birbhum clash, Mamata dares it to fight on development plank

TMC blames BJP for Birbhum clash, Mamata dares it to fight on development plank

Fishermen fear loss of livelihood due to tourist cottages

With the West Bengal government building tourist cottages in Ganga Sagar island, local fishermen are worried about loss of livelihood as their fish landing station is closeby.

BJP responsible for Makra violence: Abhishek Banerjee

 Apparently irked by a BJP central team's attempt to visit to trouble-torn Makra village, the ruling Trinamool Congress today hit out at it with party MP Abhishek Banerjee saying it was the saffron outfit which was responsible for the October 27 violence there.

Birbhum violence: BJP, CPI-M to meet Bengal Governor on Friday

 The BJP and the CPI(M) will meet West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Friday to express their resentment over the state administration's refusal to allow them to visit violence-hit Makra village in Birbhum district.

BJP trying to create unrest in West Bengal, says Trinamool Congress

The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday accused BJP of trying to create unrest in West Bengal on the basis of religion, soon after some central leaders of the saffron outfit were arrested for trying to enter the violence- hit Makra village in Birbhum district.

Birbhum violence: BJP's fact finding team detained by police

The West Bengal police, Thursday, prevented a central fact finding team of BJP from visiting Makra village in Birbhum district where three persons were killed and as many injured in clashes between Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters last week.

Stop anti-national forces not Opposition: BJP to TMC govt

With the violence hit area in Birbhum made out of bounds, BJP today stepped up its attack on Trinamool Congress government saying instead of stopping Opposition, it should use its energy for "curbing anti-national forces" working in West Bengal.

BJP urges EC to declare TMC 'terrorist party'

In the wake of increasing incidents of violence and surfacing of terror modules in West Bengal, state BJP unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to EC requesting it to declare TMC a 'terrorist party'.

Bengal becoming safe haven for terrorists under TMC: Naqvi

 Firing a fresh salvo at the Mamata Banerjee government, opposition BJP today charged that West Bengal was fast becoming a safe haven for terrorists and anarchists under the ruling TMC, which was raising concerns about national security.

Birbhum violence: Five-day police remand for 10 arrested

A local court on Wednesday remanded 10 persons arrested in connection with the violence in Birbhum district to five days police custody.

Howrah station to have new restrooms for defence personnel

India's biggest railway terminus, Howrah Junction, will soon have a spanking new 'Sainik Aramgah' or restrooms for on-transit defence personnel to make their rail journey more comfortable.

Don't tar entire community for acts of a few: Mamata Banerjee

Against the backdrop of the Burdwan blast where fingers have been pointed at Muslim terror groups, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday said a terrorist has no caste and all people from a community should not be blamed for subversive acts.

BJP demands CBI probe into Birbhum violence

Demanding a CBI probe into the Birbhum district violence, the BJP Tuesday claimed that minorities in West Bengal were coming into its fold by leaving the ruling Trinamool Congress which was "fomenting violence" to stop the desertions.​

Burdwan blast probe: NIA team visits ED office

After taking charge of the Burdwan blast probe on October 10, a team of National Investigation Agency on Tuesday visited the Enforcement Directorate's office for sharing information between the two agencies.

Crib deaths at Malda hospital rise to 25

With the death of three more infants at Malda Medical College and Hospital since Monday, the number of infants who lost their lives rose to 25 in last one week.

Neutralise JMB terror modules immediately: Rajnath to NSA

With fresh inputs on the Burdwan blast indicating pan-India existence of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday ordered immediate neutralisation of the terror modules of the banned group.

Congress calls for unification of secular forces in WB

With politics in West Bengal gradually becoming polarised between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, a section of Congress leaders in the state have called for unification of secular forces to stop "communal politics".

Judicial custody for Burdwan blast accused

A city court on Monday remanded Hasem Mollah, one of the accused in the Burdwan blast case, to judicial custody till November 5 after NIA submitted that it did not require to keep him in its custody at present.

Married woman gang-raped by three persons in Barasat

A 25-year-old married woman was allegedly gang-raped by three persons in North 24 Parganas district, police said on Monday.

Burdwan blast: Three NGOs funded Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives
Burdwan blast: Three NGOs funded Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh operatives

Investigating agencies on Monday began probing the role of three non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who are suspected to have funded the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) operatives in the case.

CPM accuses Trinamool of failing to check terror cells in WB

Accusing Trinamool Congress government of failing to check terror cells in West Bengal, CPI(M) on Monday said the NIA probe and visits by top officials, including the National Security Advisor (NSA), would not have been necessary had the state police done its job.

Three killed, three injured in clash between TMC, BJP workers
Three killed, three injured in clash between TMC, BJP workers

Three persons were killed, as many injured and at least five houses set on fire when Trinamool Congress and BJP supporters fought a gun duel at Makra village in Birbhum district on Monday.

Darjeeling's St Paul's School to celebrate 150 yrs

The esteemed St. Paul's School, Darjeeling will celebrate its 150th year this year.

Burdwan blast: Mamata assures NSA Doval of full support to NIA probe
Burdwan blast: Mamata assures NSA Doval of full support to NIA probe

National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval on Monday visited West Bengal's Burdwan district where two suspected Bangladeshi militants were killed in a blast on October 2.

TMC won't spare those involved in violence: Partha Chatterjee

 In a stern message to a section of party workers and leaders, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee today said party would not spare those who are involved in violent incidents in West Bengal.

Two killed in clashes between rival TMC groups in West Bengal

Two Trinamool workers have reportedly died in an alleged clash between rival TMC groups on Saturday in Beonta village of South 24 Parganas District in West Bengal, over issues related to the gram panchayat head.

NSA Ajit Doval to visit Burdwan blast site, meet Mamata on Monday
NSA Ajit Doval to visit Burdwan blast site, meet Mamata on Monday

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will visit Burdwan on Monday along with top officials will visit the Burdwan on Monday after serious views of the revelations of a terror network in West Bengal which carried out the October 2 blast.

Crib deaths continue in Bengal, toll reaches 18

 Crib deaths at West Bengal`s Malda Medical College and Hospital continues unabated with three more babies dying since Friday to take the toll to 18.