West Bengal News

Saradha scam: TMC hits back at BJP, calls NSA Doval 'known RSS sympathiser'

Hitting back at BJP over targeting Mamata Banerjee on Burdwan blast, Trinamool Congress on Sunday alleged that a "devious master gameplan" plotted at the RSS headquarters is being executed by the ruling party at the Centre even as it dubbed NSA Ajit Doval as a "known RSS sympathiser".

More TMC leaders to be found linked to Saradha scam: Yechury

 CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury today said more Trinamool Congress leaders would be found involved in the Saradha scam as the CBI investigation into it progresses.

Awareness on early detection can tackle cancer: Bengal Governor

 West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today called for increased awareness for early detection of cancer.

Bombs hurled at BJP rally in West Bengal

Bombs were hurled at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Bandhaghat area of West Bengal 's Howrah city on Sunday.

Saradha scam: BJP demands sealing of TMC's bank account

Demanding that the bank account of Trinamool Congress be sealed following the arrest of two party MPs in Saradha scam, BJP on Sunday said TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee's "intolerance" and "arrogance" would be the reason for the party's "downfall" in the next Assembly polls.

Burdwan blast mastermind's wife, eight others held in Bangladesh
Burdwan blast mastermind's wife, eight others held in Bangladesh

The wife of the prime accused in the Burdwan blast was on Sunday arrested along with three of her aides by Bangladesh Police which also nabbed another five suspected militants, including a Pakistani national, as authorities stepped up crackdown against terrorists.

CPI-M says can't depend on Trinamool to fight BJP

The CPI-M Sunday said it cannot depend upon the Trinamool Congress to fight against the BJP despite West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lashing out at the BJP for arresting Trinamool`s leader.

Bengal Governor to hold additional charge of Bihar

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will hold the additional charge of Bihar, the President's Secretariat on Sunday said.

I will face CBI within few days: Madan Mitra

Facing flak from the opposition for trying to evade questioning by the CBI in the multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam, state Transport Minister Madan Mitra on Sunday said he will face CBI questioning within the next few days.

West Bengal has become a terror hub: Adityanath

Lashing out at the West Bengal's Trinamool regime for turning the state into a 'terror hub' by pursuing appeasement politics, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the state government was playing with national security for the sake of vote bank politics.

Workers in Jalpaiguri hack tea garden owner to death over payment dispute

A tea garden owner in Jalpaiguri district was on Saturday allegedly hacked to death by the workers after talks to sort out the dispute over payment of wage arrears failed, a senior district official said.

Mamata accuses Centre of laxity in manning international borders

 Drawing flak from BJP over the Burdwan blast and the alleged involvement of a Bangladesh-based terror group, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the Centre of being lax in manning international borders.

Burdwan blast: Sujana Begam remanded to 14 days' judicial custody

Burdwan blast case accused Sahanur Alom's wife Sujana Begam was on Saturday remanded to 14 days' judicial custody by the Chief Judicial Magistrate's Court.

Trinamool Congress to oppose bill on FDI in insurace: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her party would oppose any attempt to pass the Bill in Parliament to raise FDI cap in insurance sector to 49 per cent and will be vocal against the BJP-led government over communal violence.

Fire breaks out in special train of police officers near Siliguri

A fire broke out in a special train, which was carrying police officers deployed on election duty in Jammu and Kashmir, near Siliguri in West Bengal on Saturday.

Saradha scam: Madan Mitra is very exhausted, says SSKM director

The director of the state-run SSKM hospital, where West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was served with a CBI summons for interrogation in the Saradha case was admitted, said on Saturday that he cannot say if Mitra could withstand the rigour of questioning.​

TMC-Congress leaders clash in Baharampur, several injured

Three workers of rival Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) were injured in an armed clash between the two parties at Murshidabad district headquarter town of Baharampur on Saturday.  

Saradha scam: If we are hit, we will retaliate, Mamata Banerjee tells Centre
Saradha scam: If we are hit, we will retaliate, Mamata Banerjee tells Centre

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday hit out at BJP, a day after the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Trinamool Congress's Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

CBI must have good reasons to arrest Srinjoy Bose: West Bengal governor

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Saturday justified the arrest of Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi crore rupee Saradha scam.

Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose to stay in jail, custody extended till Nov 26
Saradha scam: TMC MP Srinjoy Bose to stay in jail, custody extended till Nov 26

The custody of Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Srinjoy Bose has been extended till November 11, a local city court said on Saturday. Bose was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam yesterday.

Mamata Banerjee should start writing her resignation letter: Siddharth Singh

Stepping up attack on Mamata Banerjee after the arrest of TMC MP Srinjoy Bose, BJP today said the Chief Minister should start writing her resignation as she cannot remain in denial and has to answer the lakhs of poor investors who became victims of Saradha chit fund scam.

Left trade unions call strike across rural Bengal Nov 26

 The Left trade unions Friday called a strike across rural West Bengal Nov 26 in protest against the policies of the central and the state governments.

Mamata attacks CBI, says Saradha probe taking side of thieves

On a day another Trinamool Congress parliamentarian was arrested in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee - without naming the CBI which is probing the scandal - Friday alleged that the investigation was aimed at "taking the side of the thieves".

Fire breaks out in train carrying army personnel

 A fire broke out in a compartment of a special train carrying army personnel at Ambari Falakata railway station in Jalpaiguri district on Friday but there was no reports of any casualty.

Opposition hails arrest of TMC MP, BJP demands CM statement

The opposition Left Front, BJP and Congress on Friday hailed the arrest of Trinamool Congress MP and editor of a Bengali daily Srinjoy Bose in the Saradha scam and said that West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee should give a statement on this matter.

Saradha scam: Look who's lecturing on sins of suicide, says Kunal Ghosh to court

Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who allegedly attempted suicide in jail on Friday told a court that the person who once "staged" a hanging attempt was now lecturing on the sins of suicide, in an oblique reference to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee without naming her.

Saradha scam: Mamata's key aide Srinjoy Bose held, TMC hits back, calls 'CBI a political tool'
Saradha scam: Mamata's key aide Srinjoy Bose held, TMC hits back, calls 'CBI a political tool'

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's key aide Srinjoy Bose in connection with the multi-crore Saradha scam.

Saradha scam: Bengal minister, MP grilled by CBI

West Bengal Textile Minister Shyamapada Mukherjee, Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose and Congress leader Somen Mitra Friday appeared before the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam.

Summoned in Saradha scam, WB minister Madan Mitra checks into hospital

West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, whom the CBI has summoned in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam case, has got himself admitted to a hospital.

Resolution moved in Bengal Assembly on attempts to create communal disturbance

Trinamool Congress, Left parties and Congress on Thursday moved a resolution in the West Bengal Assembly expressing concern over attempts made by communal forces to create disturbances in the state.