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Park Street gang-rape case: Prime accused Kader Khan arrested in Greater Noida
Park Street gang-rape case: Prime accused Kader Khan arrested in Greater Noida

The victim, Suzette Jordan, passed away in March 2015.

West Bengal: High security alert in state as Mahalya is observed

Mahalaya is being observed today, which is a day of chanting the Chandi Paath to mark the advent of Durga puja in a week`s time. From the wee hours of the morning, people all over West Bengal are thronging at holy rivers, as Male members of the family are offering holy waters to the spirits of their ancestors.

Singur landowners to get back land after Durga Puja: Mamata Banerjee
Singur landowners to get back land after Durga Puja: Mamata Banerjee

State minister Partha Chatterjee said they were never against industries, but against having industries on a multi-crop land.

ABVP demands 'congenial atmosphere' at Calcutta University

Demanding a "congenial atmosphere" at the Calcutta University, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) led a protest march here on Wednesday.

Burdwan blast: Arrested JMB state head used to look after outfit's finances

The arrested head of West Bengal unit of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), Anwar Hussain Farooq, used to look after the finances of the outfit, police said on Tuesday.

Mamata government pulls out all stops to foil GJM shutdown

Taking a tough stance against Wednesday's shutdown called by the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) in Darjeeling, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday warned its employees of stern action if they fail to turn up.

Will take up Ganga erosion with Centre: Mamata

The West Bengal government will take up with the central government the problem of erosion caused by the Ganga and Padma rivers, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Tuesday.

Six arrested in West Bengal for beating up police personnel

Six tourists, including two women, have been arrested for allegedly beating up police personnel in West Bengal's coastal resort Mandarmani, police said on Tuesday.

This Hindu-dominated village in West Bengal is not allowed to organise Durga Puja as Muslims don't want it
This Hindu-dominated village in West Bengal is not allowed to organise Durga Puja as Muslims don't want it

For the past three years, a Hindu-dominated village in West Bengal is not allowed to organise Durga Puja.

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.