West Bengal News

Hawkers burn Babul Supriyo's effigy, set fire to BJP office

Hawkers burnt an effigy of Union Minister Babul Supriyo and set fire to a party office here on Wednesday protesting against authorities disallowing them from plying their business at Asansol railway station.

Rain, thundershowers to provide respite to Bengal

 The regional weather Office on Wednesday said that rain and thundershowers would bring relief to the state in the next few days as the state capital reeled under sultry conditions at 36 degrees Celsius and a humidity percentage of 85.

Bengal man accidentally hit by cricket bat, dies

In a freak accident a 58-year-old man was killed after being accidentally hit by a cricket bat in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said on Wednesday.

West Bengal appoints first transgender college principal

In a major initiative to empower the community, the West Bengal government has appointed a transgender educationist as a college principal in the state -- a first for India.

West Bengal: Six more communities included in Backward Classes category

The West Bengal Cabinet on Tuesday decided to include six more communities in the Backward Classes category, increasing the number from 160 to 166.

Negative talk, criticism taking West Bengal backwards: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that negative talk and criticism by a section of opposition parties were taking the state backwards.

Trinamool Congress attacks Rajnath Singh over Teesta, law and order comments

Reacting sharply to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that the Teesta river water sharing deal with Bangladesh would be finalised soon, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Tuesday said that his remarks made without consulting the state government were uncalled for.

Left Front flays Trinamool for 'interfering' in police work

Opposition Left Front on Tuesday criticised the ruling Trinamool Congress for allegedly not allowing the police to work independently in the state, as "witnessed" in a spate of recent incidents.

Law and order situation in Bengal should improve: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday criticised the law and order situation in West Bengal, saying it needed to improve and reports of crude bombs being made in the state was a matter of 'serious concern'.

CBI takes up cases which suits it politically: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday alleged that Central Bureau of Investigation takes up cases which "suits it politically" and does not show interest in others.

Mamata blames traffic cop for seizing licence of mayor's niece

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday blamed the traffic police constable on duty for seizing the license of the city mayor's niece unnecessarily, saying she was only a little girl.

Left members stage walkout from West Bengal Assembly

Opposition Left Front members walked out of the Assembly on Tuesday after Speaker Biman Banerjee refused to admit an adjournment motion brought by Leader of Opposition and CPI-M member Surya Kanta Mishra on attack on police in the state.

Congress, BJP, CPI(M) have come together: Mamata

Attacking the Opposition parties, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that the Congress, BJP and CPI(M) have come together as rainbow partners "as a result of their frustration."

Malda incident result of Centre's interference: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday termed as "unfortunate" the killing of a RPF constable by hawkers at Malda and said this was a result of Centre's interference in law and order situation in the state.

Six killed, 14 injured as bus turns turtle in Bengal

Six persons were killed and 14 others injured on Tuesday when a Howrah-bound bus from Digha turned turtle at Nimtouri near here in East Midnapore district.

Hawkers stone RPF man to death in West Bengal

A Railway Protection Force constable was killed and three more were injured when angry hawkers allegedly attacked the RPF office in Malda station premises on Monday after one of them was barred from doing business.

Too much interference from centre in state affairs: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged "too much interference" from the central government in affairs of the state and held such developments were "unacceptable" in a federal structure.

Saradha chit fund scam: Court rejects Madan Mitra's bail prayer

A city court on Monday rejected the bail prayer of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra who was arrested by CBI on the charge of complicity in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

Rajiv Shukla fuels speculation of Mukul Roy joining Congress

Amid speculations of Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy joining Congress, senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said the doors of the party are open for everybody and they will look into organisational skills while inducting someone into its fold.

Too much interference in federal structure unacceptable: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday slammed the Centre for "too much interference" in the federal structure and said it was unacceptable.

Land bill is comprehensive: BJP

BJP on Monday termed as "comprehensive one" the land bill brought by the party-led NDA government and said Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's understanding on the issue was "faulty".

Check WBBSE (wbresults.nic.in) Class 12th Results: West Bengal Board (wbscvet.org) Higher Secondary Class XII Vocational Results declared
Check WBBSE (wbresults.nic.in) Class 12th Results: West Bengal Board (wbscvet.org) Higher Secondary Class XII Vocational Results declared

The West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training (wbscvet.org) has announced the WB Higher Secondary Class 12 Vocational Results 2015 at 4 PM today.

Guard caught on tape tying Bengal minister's shoelaces
Guard caught on tape tying Bengal minister's shoelaces

 West Bengal planning minister Rachhpal Singh on Monday courted controversy after one of his security guards was caught on tape while tying his shoelaces at the state secretariat, Nabanna.

ER to observe passenger facilitation fortnight from May 26

Eastern Railways will observe a 'Passenger and Customer Facilitation Fortnight' from tomorrow to ensure better services to regular commuters and long distance train passengers.

Check WBBSE (wbresults.nic.in) Class 12th Results: West Bengal Board (wbscvet.org) Higher Secondary Class XII Vocational Results to be declared today at 4 PM
Check WBBSE (wbresults.nic.in) Class 12th Results: West Bengal Board (wbscvet.org) Higher Secondary Class XII Vocational Results to be declared today at 4 PM

The West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education and Training (wbscvet.org) is going to announce the WB Higher Secondary Class 12 Vocational Results 2015 at 4 PM today.

West Bengal govt providing relief to farmers: Minister

West Bengal Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose Monday said the state government has started the process of providing relief to farmers affected due to crop losses.

Netaji's files: There is disconnect in RTI replies from PMO’s office and MEA, says Chandra Bose

Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew said on Sunday that there seemed to be a disconnect with RTI replies that they were getting from bureaucracy from PMO’s office and the Ministry of External Affairs.

Congress wants to introduce new faces in WB: Jairam Ramesh

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Sunday said the party wants to bring in new faces to rejuvenate it in West Bengal, where it put up a pathetic show in the recent civic polls to 92 municipal bodies, including Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Modi and Mamata are dictatorial and together: Jairam Ramesh

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were "two sides of a coin" as they were both "dictatorial", Congress on Sunday said attacking the ruling parties at the Centre and the state and claimed that they have reached a tacit understanding.

TMC leader's wife killed in bomb blast at his house in Birbhum

A Trinamool Congress booth committee leader was injured and his wife killed in a bomb explosion at their house in West Bengal's Birbhum district in the wee hours of Sunday.