West Bengal News

Woman gang-raped in West Bengal

A tribal widow was gang-raped allegedly by eight persons at Tatinapara village under Labhpur police station in Birbhum district, the police said today.

Three TMC workers killed in intra-party clash

Three Trinamool Congress workers have been killed in an intra-party clash at Onari village in Burdwan district last night.

Tribal woman gang-raped in Bengal, four arrested

A tribal woman was allegedly gang-raped after being abducted from a marriage party in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Sunday. Four people have been arrested in this connection.

International Yoga Day celebrated in West Bengal, Union ministers take part

 The International Yoga Day was celebrated in West Bengal with Union Ministers Harsh Vardhan and Ravi Shankar Prasad taking part in yoga sessions.

Harsh Vardhan, Ravi Shankar Prasad lead International Yoga Day celebrations in Bengal

 Union ministers Harsh Vardhan and Ravi Shankar Prasad led celebrations to mark the maiden International Yoga Day in West Bengal on Sunday.

Parties need to come together to restore democracy in Bengal: Somnath Chatterjee

A day after a CPI-M leader fuelled speculation of a possible tie-up with the Congress to oust the Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress from power, former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Saturday endorsed the view saying parties need to come together to restore democracy in West Bengal.

Rose Valley agent remanded to five days ED custody

 Ponzi firm Rose Valley agent Amit Banerjee, who was arrested by Enforcement Directorate, was on Saturday remanded to the custody of the agency for five days till June 24.

State hospital beds in West Bengal to rise to 80,000 in 2015

 The West Bengal government will be adding 17,000 hospital beds this year to the existing 63,000 to boost delivery of health care facilities, an official said here.

Trinamool, BJP share 'strange' understanding: Biman Bose

CPI(M) Politburo member Biman Bose on Friday said the BJP and Trinamool Congress have reached a "strange" understanding -- of being friends in Delhi and foes in West Bengal.

Enforcement Directorate arrests Rose Valley representative

 The Enforcement Directorate on Friday arrested a person who was allegedly collecting money through different schemes and repaying back the debenture holders of ponzi firm Rose Valley.

Monsoon arrives in West Bengal

Monsoon in West Bengal has officially set in with the eastern metropolis receiving its first set of the seasonal rain on Friday, the Met Office said.

Traffic cop alleges slap threat, Trinamool MP trashes claim

A traffic police volunteer on Friday accused Trinamool Congress's Rajya Sabha member Dola Sen of threatening to slap him after he "dared" to stop her car for a traffic violation. The trade union leader has rubbished the charge.

Burdwan blast accused taken in 14 days' NIA custody

A city court on Friday remanded Burdwan blast accused and key JMB figure Noor-ul-Haque, who was arrested yesterday, to 14 days' custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA) till July 3.

Bizarre case of Kolkata 'horror' house:​ Partho-Debjani's 'disturbed' history revealed
Bizarre case of Kolkata 'horror' house:​ Partho-Debjani's 'disturbed' history revealed

Even as police is scheduled to carry the coffin containing the skeleton of Debjani, which was found from Robinson Street 'horror' house here whose septuagenarian owner allegedly committed suicide, the investigating officials on Friday disclosed that the deceased and her mentally unstable 45-year-old brother Partho De were victim of a family feud.

BJP officials say party to set up new offices in West Bengal

With the BJP's membership drive receiving a huge response in West Bengal, the party is scouting for locations to open new offices here and elsewhere in the state.

Kolkata Municipal Corporation to have no LOP

 Kolkata Municipal Corporation will have no Leader of Opposition, as none of the opposition parties managed to get the requisite numbers needed for the LOP status.

Burdwan blast: Key Jamaat co-conspirator arrested

The NIA on Thursday arrested a Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) member and a key co-conspirator in the sensational October 2 Burdwan blast in West Bengal, an agency officer said.

Ranaghat nun rape case: Main accused arrested

A 28-year-old Bangladeshi, one of the main accused in the sexual assault of a septuagenarian nun at a Ranaghat convent school, has been arrested from Sealdah railway station here.

Mamata announces educational hub planned in Kurseong

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a slew of development plans for Darjeeling Hills, including an educational hub in Kurseong.

Kolkata house of horror: Police, representatives from Mother House question Partho De

Senior Kolkata Police officers along with Mother House representatives on Wednesday spoke to Partho De in connection with the probe into the mystery surrounding the house on Robinson Street.

Effigies of Sushma Swaraj and Lalit Modi burnt in Kolkata

Demanding resignation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj over the Lalit Modi controversy, Congress workers here today burnt effigies of the Union minister and the former IPL chairman.

Trinamool Congress students wing leader arrested for threatening to blow up police station

A block president of ruling Trinamool Congress's students wing has been arrested and suspended from the outfit after he allegedly threatened to set ablaze a police vehicle and hurl bombs at a police station.

Will consider rejoining CPI-M if approached properly, says Somnath Chatterjee

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and CPI(M) veteran Somnath Chatterjee, who was expelled from the party in 2008, on Tuesday said he would consider rejoining the party if "approached properly."

Will consider rejoining CPI-M if approached properly: Somnath Chatterjee

Former Lok Sabha Speaker and CPI(M) veteran Somnath Chatterjee, who was expelled from the party in 2008, on Tuesday said he would consider rejoining the party if "approached properly."

'Flurry of statements on Swaraj issue TMC's internal squabble'

The BJP on Tuesday described senior Trinamool Congress leader Sougata Roy's statement and follow-up statement of TMC national spokesperson Derek O'Brien over Sushma Swaraj issue as an internal squabble in the TMC.

Amit Shah to visit Bengal on July 7 to launch Maha-Sampark Abhiyan

 BJP national president Amit Shah will visit West Bengal on July 7 to launch the party's 'Maha-Sampark Abhiyan' to boost membership drive in the state as well as the Eastern Region of the country.

Madan Tamang murder case: GJM leaders get breather from Calcutta HC

In a temporary relief to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha leaders, including its Chief Bimal Gurung, the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday directed CBI not to arrest them in connection with the Madan Tamang murder case till the disposal of their anticipatory bail plea.

Centre approves West Bengal anti-chit fund bill

The Centre has approved an anti-chit fund bill passed by West Bengal Assembly in 2013, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said on Tuesday.

Saradha chit fund scam: Mithun Chakraborty surrenders Rs 1.2 crore to ED
Saradha chit fund scam: Mithun Chakraborty surrenders Rs 1.2 crore to ED

Trinamool Congress MP and actor Mithun Chakraborty on Tuesday surrendered Rs 1.2 crores, which he had received from the now-defunct chit fund firm Saradha Group, to the officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

Mamata Banerjee reviews development work in North, South Dinajpur districts

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the state will progress if the districts develop properly.