West Bengal News

Congress members boycott West Bengal Assembly

Congress MLAs on Wednesday boycotted the West Bengal Assembly session protesting "attacks on its councillors at Kharagpur by ruling Trinamool Congress workers."

Kanyashree bangles cost Rs 23.75 each: Bengal Minister

Bangles which are being given to the girl child who are getting registered under the 'Kanyashree' scheme is costing Rs 23.75 each to the West Bengal state government, Child Welfare inister Shashi Panja told the Assembly here on Wednesday.

Gadkari assures support for Bengal's development

West Bengal will get all the funds it requires for development of roads and national highways, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday.

Three policemen injured in mob attack in West Bengal

Three cops were injured when a mob attacked a police jeep on patrol in Mukutpur village in Hooghly district, an officer said on Wednesday.

BSF digs trenches to check cattle smuggling along Indo-Bangla border

The Border Security Force (BSF) has initiated unique measures to check rampant smuggling of cattle across the Indo-Bangla border by digging deep ditches and welding metal pipes to the border fence, an effort which has led to 90 percent decrease in the crime this year.

Blockades by LF against Land Bill in West Bengal

Blockades were put up at various places across Jalpaiguri and Alipurduar districts of north Bengal by CPI-M today to protest against the Land Bill.

Massive fire breaks out at Kolkata's Goenka College

A massive fire broke out inside the Goenka College of Commerce in Kolkata's Bowbazar area on Tuesday.

Chit fund scam: Five directors of West Bengal company to be produced before court today

Five directors of West Bengal-based Win Realcon, nabbed by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday for illegally raising public money, will be produced before a court on Tuesday.

Five directors of Bengal company nabbed in chitfund scam

Probing the chit fund scam in West Bengal, the CBI on Monday arrested five directors of the state-based Win Realcon for illegally raising public money.

TMC workers clash over coal mine tender

 Two groups of Trinamool Congress workers clashed today at West Bengal's Kenda area here allegedly to get the tender of an open cast mine.

Mamata Banerjee to leave for Dhaka on June 5

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will leave here for Dhaka on June 5 and join Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will formally sign the Land Boundary Agreement along with Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina the next day.

We depend on big business but small is always beautiful: Mamata Banerjee

In an apparent dig at Left parties, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said some political elements call for strikes at the drop of a hat and her party Trinamool was not like that.

Three MPs, one minister to accompany Mamata Banerjee to London

West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra and three MPs from the state would accompany Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in her maiden visit to London in July.

High Court strikes down bill passed by Bengal Assembly

 The Calcutta High Court on Monda  struck down as "unconstitutional" a bill passed by the West Bengal Assembly through which the Mamata Banerjee government had appointed 26 parliamentary secretaries to "aid and advise" state ministers.

Bengal: 400 Bangladeshi illegal immigrants held in May

The Border Security Force (BSF) apprehended 400 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants and seized contraband worth over Rs.7 crore across West Bengal in May, officials said.

Bank furnishes details of Trinamool accounts to CBI

 A city branch of a nationalised bank on Monday furnished to the CBI documents giving details of several accounts West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress maintains with it.

West Bengal govt denies reports of farmers' suicide

West Bengal Agriculture Marketing Minister Arup Roy on Monday denied any reports of suicide by potato farmers in the state.

Congress stages walkout in West Bengal Assembly

Opposition Congress staged a walkout in West Bengal Assembly on Monday demanding a statement from Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on threats received by party councillors in Kharagpur town.

Trial run for Kolkata-Agartala Bus service via Dhaka begins

A trial run of the Kolkata-Agartala direct bus service via Dhaka began on Monday.

'United Islamic Cyber Force' hacks Bengal varsity website

The official website of North Bengal Agriculture University in Cooch Behar of West Bengal was hacked on Sunday by a group calling itself the United Islamic Cyber Force, a varsity official said.

Confident Mamata Banerjee will come along to Bangladesh, says Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that she is "confident" West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will travel to Bangladesh along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week and not do a redux of the 2011 trip with then prime minister Manmohan Singh.

Woman commits suicide after rapist's threat in Bengal

Threatened and harassed for testifying against her rapist, a 22-year-old woman in West Bengal`s North Dinajpur district hanged herself to death, police said on Sunday.

Rain, thunderstorm to bring relief to Bengal

 West Bengal, reeling under hot and humid conditions, was set to get some relief with the weather office on Sunday forecasting rain and thunderstorms in the next 24 hours.

Woman gang-raped in Kolkata hospital

A woman was allegedly gang-raped by two employees of a hospital here, police said on Sunday. Both atatckers were arrested.

Madan Tamang murder case: Gurung pleads innocence, says has faith in judiciary

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) President Bimal Gurung on Saturday said he and several others named in the CBI charge sheet in connection with the murder of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang were innocent.

West Bengal to develop 32 organic villages

 To boost organic farming in West Bengal, the state government will soon start work on developing 32 organic villages, Agriculture Minister Purnendu Bose said here on Saturday.

TMC to hit streets against communal politics of BJP

In an apparent bid to counter Opposition allegations of a tacit understanding with the BJP, the Trinamool Congress has decided to hit the streets from June 20 to highlight the communal politics of the Bharatiya Janata Party government.

Congress high command to decide on Mukul Roy issue: Adhir Chowdhury

Refusing to comment on the speculation over TMC leader Mukul Roy's joining the Congress, party's state unit President Adhir Chowdhury on Thursday said the high command would take a decision on the matter at an appropriate time.

CISF jawan shoots himself dead

A CISF jawan deployed at a thermal power station here on Saturday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his service weapon.

Madan Tamang murder case: CBI indicts Bimal Gurung, GJM leaders

CBI on Friday filed a charge sheet against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha, party MLA Harkabahadur Chettri and several others levelling charges of murder and criminal conspiracy for the killing of All India Gorkha League leader Madan Tamang.