West Bengal News

Sabang incident: BJP may move Calcutta High Court

 BJP West Bengal unit president Rahul Sinha today said the party is contemplating to file a case in the Calcutta High Court to unravel the truth behind lynching of a student in Sabang college in Midnapore West district earlier this month.

Tribes employed in tea gardens to be brought under pension scheme

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired a Tribal Advisory Council meeting here on Wednesday in which it was decided that tribesmen employed in tea gardens would be brought under the pension scheme.

Assam, WB, U'khand witness higher growth in Muslim population

Assam and West Bengal have witnessed high growth rate of Muslim population while the proportion of Sikhs and Buddhists across the country declined and no significant change was witnessed in the case of Christians and Jains.

West Bengal: Congress demands CBI probe into student's death

Congress leaders on Wednesday met West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi and demanded a CBI probe into the killing of the party's student wing leader at Sabang area of West Midnapore last month.

Kolkata Uber driver arrested for misbehaving with woman


Kolkata: An Uber cab driver was arrested in the city for allegedly misbehaving with a woman passenger, police said on Wednesday.

WBJEE JEHOM 2015: Admit cards available on www.wbjeeb.nic.in
WBJEE JEHOM 2015: Admit cards available on www.wbjeeb.nic.in

The candidates who have applied for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (JEHOM) 2015 can download their admit card from the official website.

Mamata withdraws cases against GJM, launches green project for Darjeeling

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced her government`s decision to withdraw over 100 cases against the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) activists and leaders initiated during their separatist movement.

Presidency agitators vacate VC's room; committee formed to talk to students

Students agitating against alleged police assault vacated Presidency University vice chancellor Anuradha Lohia`s room on Tuesday, even as she admitted there was trust deficit between the institution and the students but refused to quit and denied being affiliated to any political party.

Project to make Queen of Hills clean and green

Lauding the people of Darjeeling for their initiative to make the Queen of Hills clean and green, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that 50,000 toilets would be built in the hill district .

Two Maoists supporters arrested in Purulia

Two Maoist supporters were on Tuesday arrested from Balarampur town in the district on charges of extortion, a police official said.

Trinamool postpones its FTII solidarity visit

 The Trinamool Congress on Monday said it has postponed its delegation`s visit to FTII Pune to express solidarity with the agitating students.

Presidency students apologise but firm on stand, govt backs VC

 Agitating Presidency University students on Monday apologised for their unruly behaviour during their protests demanding Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia`s resignation but refused to back down from their stand and said they would continue with the gherao.

Presidency students continue protests, government backs VC

A section of Presidency University students continued to demonstrate inside Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia`s office for the fourth day on Monday, demanding her resignation claiming non-action during an alleged police assault last week.

CBI registers 5 more cases in Saradha scam

The CBI has registered five more cases in connection with the chit fund scam in Assam arising out of alleged financial bunglings by West Bengal-based Saradha group of companies.

FTII protest: BJP put a question mark on TMC delegation's intention

BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Sunday put a question mark on the intention of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has formed a three-member delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs to visit Pune, where the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) are protesting.

Train service in Barasat-Bangaon section hit after protest

Train services in Barasat-Bangaon section of Sealdah division were affected on Monday after a group of passengers obstructed movement of trains demanding that male passengers be allowed to travel in Matribhumi ladies special trains.

Arun Jaitley attacks Congress for stalling GST bill

Describing the passage of the stalled Goods and Services Tax Bill as a parameter to measure the maturity of India's political system, union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday made a veiled attack on the Congress for "stalling the country's progress".

Political differences not to hamper WB's development: Jaitley

Calling for more economic activity in eastern states, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said political differences between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress will not come in way of development of West Bengal as he lamented "obsolete policies" of past.

Protests only by small section of students: Presidency VC

Presidency University Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia on Saturday said she is under gherao by a small section of students while a majority have no issues.

Presidency University VC under gherao since Friday evening
Presidency University VC under gherao since Friday evening

Presidency University Vice Chancellor Anuradha Lohia remained under gherao by protesting students since Friday evening, putting a question mark over its third convocation ceremony scheduled for later in the day.

West Bengal's debt at Rs 82,000 crore: Minister

The cumulative borrowings of West Bengal stand at Rs 82,000 crore since the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress came to power in May 2011, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said here on Friday.

FTII unrest: Mamata says Centre must resolve issue

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Narendra Modi government must resolve the ongoing unrest at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Wanted criminals from Jammu held in Bengal

Two wanted criminals from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested from Deganga area of North 24 Parganas district, police said today.

Facing problems due to ambiguity in funds' disbursal: Mamata Banerjee

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government was facing difficulty in planning future projects in the state due to ambiguity in the disbursal of funds from the central government.

Committed 'mistakes' during Lalgarh stir: Maoists

The banned CPI (Maoist) has said it committed "mistakes" during the Lalgarh movement by killing people and removing their bodies covertly and said that it had wrongly believed that Trinamool Congress would withdraw joint forces from Jangalmahal after coming to power in the state.

Bengal Congress chief booked for attempt to murder

A day after he led an agitation by party workers enforcing a shutdown, West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury was on Wednesday slapped with non-bailable charges including attempt to murder.

Congress MP hints at alliance with CPI-M in West Bengal

Asserting that defeat of the ruling Trinamool Congress was imperative for the welfare of West Bengal, Congress MP Mani Shankar Aiyar on Wednesday hinted at a possible alliance with the CPI-M for the 2016 Assembly polls.

Aiyar lambastes Mamata for 'ditching' Muslims

Asserting that there is a need for unity of secular forces to counter the alliance between Narendra Modi and Mamata Banerjee, senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Wednesday lashed out at TMC chief for "ditching Muslims" by going along with Modi at the Centre.

Distribution of relief materials in flood-hit districts top priority now: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accorded 'top priority' to distribution of relief materials and reconstruction work in flood-affected districts even as the opposition continued to press for forming all-party committees from district level to block level to do the relief work.