West Bengal News

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.

Unofficial Emergency in Bengal: BJP

Lashing out at the TMC for bringing in an "unofficial Emergency" in West Bengal, the BJP leadership on Friday equated the functioning of Indira Gandhi and her son Sanjay Gandhi with the functioning of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek.

Bengal has to work in cohesion with BJP government: Mamata

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said that her government has to work in cohesion with BJP-led NDA government at the Centre for the sake of governance, though they have ideological differences.

Bengal mother injures baby daughter in drunken state

A woman in West Bengal`s Malda district allegedly injured her four-year-old daughter while under the influence of alcohol, police said on Friday but termed "incorrect" and "exaggerated" the reports about her allegedly eating the baby`s flesh.

Kolkata sex workers to launch drug awareness campaign among customers

Sex workers of Sonagachi in the city, considered Asia's largest red light area, will launch an awareness campaign against drug use among customers.

Saradha scam: Bengal minister Madan Mitra denied bail yet again

 A court here on Thursday yet again denied bail to West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by the CBI for alleged complicity in the Saradha scam.

Hate speech: Charge sheets filed against Anubrata, Dudhkumar

Three separate charge sheets were filed on Wednesday in three courts against Trinamool Congress Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal and former district president of BJP Dudhkumar Mondal for their alleged hate speeches.

TMC leader says Abhishek's comment blown out of proportion

A senior Trinamool Congress leader and minister Wednesday came to the defence of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, saying he did not made any controversial comment and that whatever he said had been blown out of proportion.

BJP seeks legal action against Mamata nephew for 'gouging eyes' remark
BJP seeks legal action against Mamata nephew for 'gouging eyes' remark

The Bharatiya Janata Party will on Wednesday move the Calcutta High Court, seeking immediate legal action against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, who threatened to "gouge out eyes and chop off hands" of his party opponents.

Sister Nirmala laid to rest as admirers pay homage despite rain
Sister Nirmala laid to rest as admirers pay homage despite rain

Braving heavy showers, hundreds of people from India and abroad bade a tearful adieu to Mother Teresa's successor Sister Nirmala here on Wednesday, recalling the nun's dedication and courage.

SSKM Hospital director seeks retirement after transfer order

Director of state-owned super speciality SSKM Hospital Pradip Mitra was on Tuesday transferred to a new medical college following which the medical officer sought voluntary retirement terming the transfer as "an insult."

TMC 'slightly ahead' of Left, says Surjya Kanta Mishra

 Days after senior CPI(M) leader Gautam Deb said that Left Front does not have enough strength to defeat the ruling Trinamool Congress on its own, party's West Bengal secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra today said the TMC is 'slightly ahead' of the Left in terms of mass support.