West Bengal News

Bar Association not to stand for convent rape accused

 The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district.

Kunal Ghosh questions why others not being arrested in Saradha case

 Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who is in CBI custody in connection with Saradha chit fund scam case, on Thursday questioned the CBI investigation into the case posing why others are not being arrested.

Saradha scam: CBI questions Assam PCC Chief

CBI on Thursday questioned Assam Congress Chief Anjan Dutta in connection with alleged duping of gullible investors by Saradha group of chit fund companies.

Four more people test positive for swine flu in West Bengal

Kolkata, Mar 26 (PTI) Four fresh cases of swine flu were reported today in West Bengal taking the total number of people infected across state to 467 since January.

Nun rape suspect sent to police custody by court

 A local court on Thursday remanded Sikander Sheikh alias Salim, the first suspect to have been arrested by CID from Mumbai for the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent here to 14-day police custody.

Mamata greets Bangladesh on its independence day

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday greeted Bangladesh on its independence day.

Mamata Banerjee greets Bangladesh on Independence Day

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday greeted the people of Bangladesh on their 44th Independence Day.

Another farmer commits suicide in West Bengal, toll rises to 9

A distressed farmer in Malda district allegedly committed suicide as he failed to repay the loans he had taken for cultivation, taking the total number of distressed farmers committing suicide in the state to nine.

Missionary school in West Bengal's Nagrakata receives threat letters

A missionary school at Nagrakata in Jalapaiguri district has received anonymous threat letters prompting the authorities to beef up the security in the area.

West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Two arrested
West Bengal nun gang-rape case: Two arrested

A day after making their first arrest, the West Bengal Police on Thursday nabbed another suspect in connection with the March 14 Ranaghat nun gang-rape case.

RSS unhappy at Bengal BJP infighting

 The RSS in West Bengal is not happy at the show of indiscipline by state BJP members and infighting, which, it says, is sending out a wrong message.

ED arrests Rose Valley chief Gautam Kundu in money laundering, ponzi scheme

Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday arrested Chairman of Rose Valley group of companies Gautam Kundu in money laundering and ponzi scheme scam case in Kolkata.

Bengal BJP warns against indiscipline, says 3 party men expelled

 Faced with revolt over distribution of party tickets for upcoming municipal election, BJP West Bengal president Rahul Sinha, who was gheraoed, on Wednesday warned that no dissent and indiscipline would be tolerated and strong action would be taken.

First potato farmer suicide in north Bengal, toll rises to 8

A potato farmer allegedly committed suicide at his home at Nagrakata in Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday, making him the first victim of non-remunerative prices for the tuber in north Bengal.

Man sent to police custody for raping and killing cousin in Bengal

 A local court has sent to police custody for four days a tribal man who allegedly raped and strangulated to death his 14-year-old cousin at his home at Salboni in West Midnapore district.

Missionary school lodges complaint with police in Bengal

 Coming close on the heels of the robbery and rape of 71-year-old nun in Nadia district, a missionary school in Jalpaiguri has lodged a complaint with police citing "some problems".

Missionary school in West Bengal gets threat letters; BJP, Congress condemn state govt

A missionary school in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district has received letters, threatening to burn it down if the nun who heads the institute does not leave, reports said on Wednesday.

Chit fund scams: ED questions industrialists Neotia, Kundu

The Enforcement Directorate, probing the Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund scams, Tuesday interrogated industrialists Harsh Neotia and Rose Valley chief Gautam Kundu.

Pointing to Mamata, CPI (M) welcomes SC ruling on Section 66A of IT Act

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Brinda Karat on Tuesday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should get the message over striking down of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act by the Supreme Court.

Fight outside BJP Bengal office as state chief is gheraoed

Hours after the BJP's state leadership decided to act tough against dissent, dissidents and loyal workers fought outside the party office on Tuesday while efforts were being made to free state unit president Rahul Sinha who was gheraoed since morning.

Jadavpur Professor Ambikesh Mohapatra hails SC judgement on Section 66A

Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, who was arrested for posting a cartoon of Mamata Banerjee on Facebook in 2012, Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement striking down Section 66A of the IT Act.

Another potato farmer commits suicide in West Bengal, toll mounts to 7

One more potato farmer has committed suicide in West Bengal after being unable to repay his agricultural loans despite a bumper crop, taking the toll in the state to seven so far.

IIT-KGP to offer short-term courses through video conferencing

IIT Kharagpur is opening itself up to students of other engineering colleges, offering short modular courses on contemporary themes through video conferencing.

Potato farmer commits suicide in WB, toll mounts to 7

One more potato farmer has committed suicide in West Bengal after being unable to repay his agricultural loans despite a bumper crop, taking the toll in the state to seven so far.

Students promoted to new classes to deposit old books in WB

Students promoted to new classes in government schools or in aided or sponsored school in Burdwan district have been asked to deposit their old books for use of incoming students of those classes.

Saradha group chief sent to 14 days judicial custody

Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen, the prime accused in the multi-crore rupees ponzi scheme scam, was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court in connection with a case filed by a retired soldier.

468 families of GNLF and TMC join GJM : Gurung

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president and GTA chief Bimal Gurung has claimed that about 468 families of GNLF, TMC and other parties of Sukhia Manebhanjang constituency have joined the GJM.

GJM to support BJP in SMC election

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Tuesday said that it would extend unconditional support to the BJP for the Siliguri Municipal Corporation election scheduled on April 25.

Two held for Jadavpur molestation, governor questions students' silence

Two engineering students of Jadavpur University were arrested on Monday for allegedly molesting a first-year student, police said.

Dissent grows louder in BJP in West Bengal

With dissent and infighting growing louder in BJP, state party President Rahul Sinha on Monday conceded that it was sending out a wrong message among the masses.