West Bengal News

Truck full of explosives seized in Bengal

A mini-truck full of explosives was seized Sunday from West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said. The driver of the vehicle was arrested.

Saradha scam: West Bengal minister Madan Mitra discharged from hospital

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam, was discharged from state-run SSKM Hospital this morning.

WBPCC chief praises Jadavpur University scholar's protest at convocation

WBPCC chief Adhir Chowdhury on Saturday came out in support of Jadavpur University scholar Gitasree, who refused to accept the citation on the convocation, and termed her protest as against atrocity.

No evidence of Saradha money deposited in Bangla bank to fund JMB: Muhith

Bangladesh Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith on Saturday said there was no evidence that money collected by the Saradha chit fund group was deposited in any of the banks in his country to fund Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh outfit, which is linked to Burdwan blast, there.

Madan Mitra's health condition stable, says Director of SSKM hospital

The director of SSKM Hospital, Pradeep Kumar Mitra, on Saturday said that West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra's health condition was stable.

Refugees from Assam are guests in West Bengal: Mamata

Describing refugees from Assam as guests, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Saturday said her government would stand beside them.

Madan Mitra to be discharged from hospital soon

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who has been arrested by CBI in connection with the Saradha chitfund scam, will be discharged from hospital soon as his medical reports found him to be healthy.

Assam violence: Bandh affects normal life in Dooars area of north Bengal

The bandh called by the Adivasi Vikash Parishad in protest against the killing of adivasis in Assam by NDFB(S) militants affected normal life in Dooars area of north Bengal on Saturday.

WB Ministers contradict over refusal of medals at Jadavpur University convocation

Two ministers of the ruling Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal on Friday contradicted on refusal of medals by the students of Jadavpur University at its just-concluded Convocation.

FIR lodged against Birbhum BJP president Dudhkumar Mondal

An FIR was today lodged against BJP's Birbhum district president Dudhkumar Mondal for threatening to cut off hands of Trinamool workers, sparking outrage in the ruling party following which he expressed regret for his remarks.

Form secular government in Kashmir: CPI-M

New Delhi: The CPI-M on Friday called for a "secular government" in Jammu and Kashmir after assembly elections threw up a hung house.

Complaint filed against Bengal BJP leader for hate speech

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress Friday lodged a police complaint against Dudh Kumar Mondal, the BJP's Birbhum district president in West Bengal, who has threatened to chop off the hands of Trinamool activists.

Mamata Banerjee to visit camps set up for Assam evacuees

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit relief camps set up in Alipurduar area for people fleeing neighbouring lower Assam districts in the wake of the attacks by NDFB(S) militants.

Assam attacks: Tribals block rail lines for nearly six hours; 14 trains hit

The movement of over a dozen trains was disrupted for nearly six hours on Thursday due to blockade of railway tracks at Eklakhi in West Bengal by tribal people in protest of serial attacks by NDFB(S) terrorists in Assam.

Two cops hurt while trying to stop clash between anti-socials in Hooghly

Two policemen sustained injuries while trying to stop a clash between two groups of anti-socials at a railway station compound in Hooghly district on Thursday, police said.

West Bengal to help adivasis coming from Assam: Mamata

The government in West Bengal is making necessary arrangements to render help to adivasis coming to the state from Assam for shelter, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said expressing deep sadness over their mass killing.

Every day is Good Governance Day, says Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday came out strongly against the announcement by the central government to observe 'Good Governance Day' on Christmas saying "every day is good governance day".

Slogans, denial to receive certificate mar Jadavpur University convocation

The Jadavpur University Special and 59th Annual Convocation turned embarrassing for both its Chancellor, who is also the West Bengal Governor, and the Vice-Chancellor on Wednesday after they were confronted with protests and slogans by a large section of its students.

Saradha scam: Yet another Trinammol leader summoned by ED

Trinamool Congress leader Sankudeb Ponda has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the money laundering probe in the multi-crore Saradha chitfunds scam case.

Black flags, boycotts mar Jadavpur University convocation

The 59th annual convocation of Jadavpur University here Wednesday was marred by slogan-shouting and black flag demonstrations with a large section of students and teachers boycotting the event to press their demand for removal of vice chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti.

Need for change in mindset for development in West Bengal: Gadkari

People of West Bengal need to change their mindset to create an atmosphere of development in the state, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday.

Bengal to sell power to other states after 2 years: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her state has surplus power and will sell it to other states after two years.

Mamata isolated in national politics over Saradha scam: BJP

Mocking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent visit to New Delhi and her brief meeting with PM Narendra Modi at a dinner, State BJP President Rahul Sinha on Tuesday said that Banerjee has become totally isolated in national politics, tainted in Saradha scam.

Declare Netaji's birthday as national holiday: WB Governor

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi has demanded declaring Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birthday on January 23 as a national holiday, saying proper "justice" had not been done to the great leader post-Independence.

Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha's media units: Kunal Ghosh

Causing embarrassment to the Trinamool Congress yet again, suspended party MP Kunal Ghosh, now in jail for his alleged involvement in the Saradha chit fund scam, Monday claimed before a local court that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary of the media units run by the now tainted group.

West Bengal witnesses rise in RSS membership

With the increase in the BJP's vote share in the state, the RSS too is witnessing a sharp rise in its membership throughout West Bengal, a senior RSS functionary on Monday said.

Saradha scam: It seems people being jailed on political consideration, says Mamata Banerjee

Amid her party's protest alleging misuse of CBI by the Centre in the Saradha scam following state minister Madan Mitra's arrest, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said it seemed that people were being sent to jail now on political considerations too.

Left Front leaders meet PM over Saradha scam issue

A delegation of Left Front leaders from West Bengal on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding coordinated investigation by various Central probe agencies into the Saradha chit fund scam and other such ponzi schemes.

Mamata biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media: Kunal

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh on Monday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was the biggest beneficiary of Saradha Media, an arm of the Saradha Group embroiled in a multi-crore chit fund scam, during his deposition before a city court.

Left Front meets PM Modi, demands for unified probe into Saradha scam

A delegation of the West Bengal Left Front on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and submitted a memorandum demanding for a coordinated investigation into the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam and adequate compensation for the victims.