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BSF seizes 63 kg cannabis from Bengal village

The BSF said its troopers seized 63 kg of cannabis from a village of West Bengal's Nadia district on Sunday.

These jail inmates have no time to rest as they are busy making Durga idols!
These jail inmates have no time to rest as they are busy making Durga idols!

Inmates at the Alipore Jail have no time to rest as they are busy making Durga idols for the Durga puja festival.

Mamata promises to set up more development boards in Darjeeling hills

With an eye on the coming Panchayat and municipal polls in Darjeeling district, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday promised to set up more development boards representing specific communities in the northern Bengal hills.

#MartyrsNotBeggars: Twitter explodes as Mamata Banerjee gives compensation of Rs 2 lakh to Uri attack martyrs
#MartyrsNotBeggars: Twitter explodes as Mamata Banerjee gives compensation of Rs 2 lakh to Uri attack martyrs

A number of internet users must be wondering that why #MartyrsNotBeggars hash tag was trending on Twitter on Thursday.

Mercedes hit-and-run case: Prime accused Barun Maheswari arrested

Barun Maheswari, the prime accused in the September 18 Mercedes hit-and-run case, was arrested here on Wednesday, the city police said.

Mamata Banerjee urges people to work for peace

The International Day of Peace is observed every year around the world on this day.

Thousands bid tearful farewell to Uri martyrs in Bengal villages

Thousands assembled in two villages of West Bengal on Tuesday to bid a tearful adieu to two army jawans from the state who died in the terrorist attack on the Uri camp in Jammu and Kashmir two days back.

Bengal to open 24x7 helpline to keep auto drivers in check

To curb the recklessness of auto rickshaws, the West Bengal government would open a 24x7 helpline before the coming festive season, state Transport Minister Subhendu Adhikari said here on Tuesday.

Caller threatens to blow up Air India flight in Kolkata; security beefed up, search ops underway
Caller threatens to blow up Air India flight in Kolkata; security beefed up, search ops underway

Security at Kolkata Airport has been heightened after Air India received a call claiming that there is a bomb on its Guwahati-bound flight.

Bodies of two armymen killed in Uri terror attack reach Kolkata

Shock, anger and respect were the prevailing emotions as the bodies of two of the army soldiers killed in the Uri terror attack were flown in to the city on Monday.

Mamata expresses grief over soldiers' deaths in Uri attack

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed grief over the deaths of 17 soldiers in a terrorist attack on an army camp in Uri town of Jammu and Kashmir.

Man beaten to death in road rage incident in West Bengal
Man beaten to death in road rage incident in West Bengal

An 18-year-old youth was today beaten to death allegedly by a mob after his bike collided with a two-wheeler at Golbazar in Kharagpur area of West Midnapore district tonight, police said.

Ex-WB Cong chief Manas Bhunia likely to join Trinamool on Monday
Ex-WB Cong chief Manas Bhunia likely to join Trinamool on Monday

Former West Bengal Pradesh Congress chief Manas Bhunia, now a dissident leader, is likely to join the ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday, a senior ruling party leader said.

IT company employee drown, 2 others feared dead in Bay of Bengal

An employee of IT company Wipro drowned and two of his colleagues are feared dead as they went missing while taking a bath in the Bay of Bengal at Mandarmani on Saturday, police said.

Mamata alleges discrepancies in new electoral list

Alleging discrepancies in the new electoral list prepared by the Election Commission, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee today asked the party leaders and elected representatives to  compare it with the old list.

Bombs, sharp weapons recovered from CPI-M office in WB

Police today recovered 15 to 20 live bombs stacked in two bags and about 7 sharp weapons from a CPI-M party office in Benachitty market area of the steel town today.

CBI arrests three top company officials in chit fund scam cases

The Central Bureau of Investigation arrested three former directors of two Kolkata-based private companies in an ongoing investigation related to two chit fund scam cases on Thursday.

Mamata balancing industry and people's rights: Mitra

Banerjee will meet deputy prime minister of Singapore at Bangkok in November and will discuss on transformation of Singapore and West Bengal.

Kolkata's 'Mocambo' rejects 'racist' charge, says we don't discriminate, have no dress code
Kolkata's 'Mocambo' rejects 'racist' charge, says we don't discriminate, have no dress code

Manager of 'Mocambo' Ashish Malik on Wednesday said the eatery doesn`t believe in discrimination, while asserting that the driver who had come along with a woman was `dirtily dressed`.

Festive mood in Singur as Mamata set to distribute 800 cheques to farmers today
Festive mood in Singur as Mamata set to distribute 800 cheques to farmers today

The Trinamool Congress chief will honour her promise of giving land back to the farmers by formally handing over of the `land parchas`.

Singur all decked up for Mamata's triumphant date with farmers on Wednesday

A festive mood prevails in Singur where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will on Wednesday return 9,117 land records to farmers and compensate 800 peasants from whom land had been taken against their will for the Tata Motors' Nano project, redeeming a pledge she made years back.

'Mocambo' – Know why people are threatening to boycott this popular Kolkata eatery
'Mocambo' – Know why people are threatening to boycott this popular Kolkata eatery

'Mocambo' – an iconic multi-cuisine restaurant on signature Park Street in Kolkata – has suddenly hogged the limelight for unpleasant reasons

Bose family members, researchers debunk British website's claims on Netaji's death

Nixing the "disclosures" of a Britain-based website that had quoted an "ad interim report" sent by Japan confirming the "death" of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in a 1945 plane crash in Taiwan, a section of the revolutionary leader's family, researchers and admirers on Monday said the report had been placed before the Justice MK Mukherjee Commission of Inquiry probing his disappearance.

Vegetarians and non-vegetarians will eat what they like, who are they to question: Mamata warns cow vigilantes
Vegetarians and non-vegetarians will eat what they like, who are they to question: Mamata warns cow vigilantes

The chief minister said while replying to a question if any action would be taken against cow vigilantes.

STOP THIS SHAME! 17-year-old girl commits suicide after boy uploads obscene pictures of her on Facebook
STOP THIS SHAME! 17-year-old girl commits suicide after boy uploads obscene pictures of her on Facebook

A 17-year-old girl in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas allegedly committed suicide after facing humiliation when a youth uploaded obscene photographs of her on the social media, her family members claimed on Monday.

Bankura acid attack: Women activists demand stern action

Condemning the incident where three girls were attacked with acid in West Bengal's Bankura district, lawyer Abha Singh on Monday described it as `gross violation of the law` and demanded strong action against the culprit.

Sons keep mother's body in house for nine months

Two men kept their mother's body in their house at Simhat in Nadia district for almost nine months and the skeleton was recovered on Sunday, police said.

Three days on, drinking water shortage leaves Siliguri locals in distress

Local residents of 47 wards of Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) under Darjeeling district of West Bengal are suffering from drinking water crisis from the last three days.

Mamata Banerjee declines comment on Madan Mitra's release

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday declined comment on the release of Trinamool Congress heavyweight Madan Mitra who was arrested in connection with the Saradha scam about two years ago.

CBI to move High Court for cancellation of Mitra's bail

"The Sessions Judge has granted bail to Madan Mitra. After receiving the order we will move the High Court in the first available date to seek cancellation of the bail," a CBI official told PTI.