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Explosion at cracker factory kills 11 in West Bengal
Explosion at cracker factory kills 11 in West Bengal

At least 11 people were killed and seven injured in an explosion at a firecracker factory in West Bengal, police said on Thursday.

Left not to raise Bengal civic poll violence with Modi

 Even as it is planning to stage a demonstration in the national capital against the "terror tactics" of West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress during the recently concluded civic polls, the Left Front said it will not raise the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state.

BSF seizes cannabis along Bangladesh border

 Border Security Force personnel seized 6.5 kg of cannabis while it was being smuggled from West Bengal into Bangladesh, an officer said on Wednesday.

Will meet PM during his WB visit, give memorandum: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to the state beginning Saturday and give him a memorandum regarding development of the state.

Singapore Air Force plane makes emergency landing in Kolkata

A Singapore Air Force plane with 15 personnel onboard made an emergency landing at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here on Tuesday due to a "fuel leakage" problem.

Mamata to raise Bengal development with Modi

Complaining that many welfare schemes have been put in the back burner as the central government stopped the flow of funds, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she would raise the issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will arrive here on May 9 on a two-day visit.

Supporting LBA as people want it: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government supported the Land Boundary Agreement with Bangladesh as the people wanted it and sought a package from the Centre for rehabilitation of those affected.

Two persons injured in clash in Malda

Two persons have been injured in an attack by relatives over inheritance of property at Kutubganj village in Malda district.

BJP to stage protests against 'unfair' civic polls in West Bengal

To protest the attacks by ruling Trinamool Congress activists in the recent civic polls in Kolkata and elsewhere in West Bengal, the BJP will continue its protests in future, party's state unit General Secretary Samik Bhattacharya said on Monday.

CPI-M leader's son joins BJP

Arunava Nandy, the son of late CPI(M) leader Amitava Nandy, joined BJP on Monday and was welcomed to the fold by the party's state unit president.

PM Modi on two-day visit to Bengal from May 9

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on May 9 on a two-day visit to West Bengal, during which he will attend a couple of functions, call on ailing Ramakrishna Mission Head Monk Swami Atmasthananda Maharaj and inaugurate a refurbished IISCO plant in Burnpur.

Man lynched in West Bengal's Barasat

A 50-year-old man was beaten to death by another man after an altercation at Gaighata in North 24 Parganas district, police said Monday.

Quake hits tourist arrival in Darjeeling

The Nepal earthquake and subsequent tremors which shook north Bengal last week have led to cancellations of hotel bookings in Darjeeling by many visitors who were planning a trip to the hill station during the peak tourist season.

Mamata Banerjee flags off 30 trucks carrying relief material for Nepal
Mamata Banerjee flags off 30 trucks carrying relief material for Nepal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday flagged off 30 trucks carrying relief material for quake-hit Nepal.

Tribal woman in Jhargram thrashed by men, one arrested

A tribal woman was severely beaten up by a group of men at Jhargram in West Midnapore district triggering commotion in the locality, following which one person was arrested.

CPI to stage protest against Land Bill on May 14

The CPI will stage a nation-wide protest against the Land Acquisition Bill on May 14 through a "jail bharo" agitation, party general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy said here on Sunday.

Bandh in Nadia's Nakashipara over Panchayat Pradhan's murder

A 12-hour bandh was on Sunday observed in Nakashipara block of Nadia district by CPI(M) in protest against the murder of a Gram Panchayat pradhan belonging to the Marxist party.

Modi, Mamata seem to have a secret tie-up: CPI(M)

CPI(M) state secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seem to have a "secret understanding".

Saradha scam: Mukul Roy unlikely to be quizzed again

 Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mukul Roy is unlikely to be questioned again in Saradha ponzi scam or named as an accused, according to Special Crime Branch of CBI probing the case.

PM Modi to meet ailing 'guru' in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit ailing Swami Atmasthanand Maharaj of Ramakrishna Math and Mission Order during his day-long visit to Kolkata on May 9, a Math official said.

PM Modi to meet ailing 'guru' in Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit ailing Swami Atmasthanand Maharaj of Ramakrishna Math and Mission Order during his day-long visit to Kolkata on May 9, a Math official said.

Mamata Banerjee to oversee relief measures at India-Nepal border

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will oversee relief operations at the India-Nepal border on May 4 in the aftermath of the killer earthquake in the neighbouring Himalayan nation.

TMC behind death of youth who protested against gambling, alleges BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday blamed Trinamool Congress (TMC) goons for the murder of a youth who had protested against gambling in South 24 Parganas district.

Politics won't interfere with academics in West Bengal: Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister of Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Saturday said the central government will not let politics interfere with the progress of academics and research in West Bengal.

Mamata Banerjee to oversee relief operations for quake victims at Indo-Nepal border
Mamata Banerjee to oversee relief operations for quake victims at Indo-Nepal border

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will personally oversee relief operations for the earthquake victims at the Indo-Nepal border on Monday.

Veteran journalist Amitabha Chowdhury dead

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday mourned the death of veteran journalist Amitabha Chowdhury who passed away earlier in the day.

One held from Birbhum for cop attack on KMC polling day in West Bengal

A man was arrested from Nalhati in Birbhum district for being allegedly involved in a post-civic poll clash that left a police sub-inspector injured in the city on April 18.

Harsh Vardhan praises Mamata Banerjee but bats for BJP rule in West Bengal

Heaping praise on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday asserted he is a "strong BJP man" and wished his party would be in power in the state in the future.

Skeletons of missing West Bengal police personnel recovered

Two human skeletons, believed to be of the police personnel who went missing in 2009 from a place near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district, were found on Friday from the Dhengashola jungle of the district, the police said.

BJP's Harsh Vardhan praises Mamata for Bengal civic polls victory

Praising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a "fighter", senior BJP leader and Union Minister Harsh Vardhan Friday said he would congratulate her on the victory in civic polls when he meets her during his visit to the state.