West Bengal News

Meeting between PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee underway at 7 RCR
Meeting between PM Modi, Mamata Banerjee underway at 7 RCR

The meeting between West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is currently underway at the latter`s official residence, 7, Race Course Road (RCR) here.

Mamata Banerjee to meet PM Modi, will demand flood damage funds

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to demand adequate funds from the Centre for post-flood reconstruction work in her state, where loss of property has been estimated at about Rs 30,000 crore.

Bengal flood situation improves, toll climbs to 125

The flood situation in West Bengal is gradually improving, even as the death toll climbed to 125.

Terror alert in West Bengal ahead of Independence Day

  The West Bengal government has sounded an alert at airports, railway stations and other vital installations and buildings following intelligence inputs that terrorist groups were trying to create disturbance before Independence Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's office said on Monday.

Alert sounded in West Bengal airports, rail stations over terror threat

The West Bengal government has sounded an alert at airports, railway stations and other vital installations and buildings following intelligence inputs that terrorist groups were trying to create disturbance before Independence Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.

Mamata to meet PM for funds to repair flood damages in Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday  said she will demand adequate funds from the Centre for post-flood reconstruction work in her state, where loss of property has been estimated at about Rs 30,000 crore.

Terrorist groups trying to destabilise WB ahead of Independence Day: Mamata Banerjee

 Some terrorist groups are trying to destabilise peace in West Bengal before Independence Day, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today warned and said she had received a detailed input from the Intelligence Bureau in this regard.

70-year-old man dragged away by Tiger in Bengal's Sunderbans

 A 70-year-old man was dragged away by a tiger at Sajnekhali in the Sunderbans reserve forest today.

IIT-Kharagpur ties up with UK group for 'centre of manufacturing'

 IIT-Kharagpur will establish a centre of manufacturing in collaboration with UK's Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), on the lines of 'Make in India' programme.

Three held in Bengal for lynching student, police says no proof

Three people have been arrested for beating a student to death inside a college in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said on Saturday. However, the district police chief said none of the three were seen with any weapon in the CCTV footage.

Journalists, camerapersons roughed up in Kolkata

 Two journalists and two camerapersons of a Bengali news channel were injured after they were allegedly physically assaulted in two separate incidents on Saturday in and around the city.

WB: Bandh in Sabang block to protest student's lynching

Congress on Saturday called a 12-hour bandh at Sabang block in West Midnapore district to protest against the alleged lynching of a student in Sabang college.

Missing West Bengal journalist found, says he left home because of "family problems"

After missing for five days, the scribe of a Bengali daily who was found in neighbouring Cooch Behar district, on Saturday told the CID that "he had left his home in Alipurduar district due to family problems."

West Bengal: College student beaten to death; BJP leader says TMC youth wing has jihadi mentality
West Bengal: College student beaten to death; BJP leader says TMC youth wing has jihadi mentality

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday launched a blistering attack on Trinamool Congress, after a college student was allegedly lynched to death during a clash between student unions of Congress and the ruling party over felicitation of West Bengal Minister Soumen Kumar Mahapatra at a college at Sabang in West Midnapore district on Friday.

Student beaten to death in Bengal college, five arrested

A college student was allegedly lynched to death during a clash between student unions of Congress and Trinamool Congress over felicitation of West Bengal minister Soumen Kumar Mahapatra at a college at Sabang in West Midnapore district on Friday.

BJP to restructure organisation with West Bengal Assembly poll in mind

The BJP in West Bengal is planning to revamp its organisation keeping in mind next year's Assembly poll and the party will stay away from announcing any chief ministerial candidate for the election, according to a senior BJP central leader.

SC notice on West Bengal's plea for restoring parliamentary secretaries

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice on the West Bengal government`s plea challenging the state high court verdict striking down the appointment of 24 parliamentary secretaries and declaring "unconstitutional" the act under which these appointments were made.

Mamata Banerjee pays tribute to slain BSF jawan

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday paid floral tribute to BSF jawan Subhendu who died fighting Pakistan militants involved in the Udhampur terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.

Speeding train mows six in Bengal

Six people, including three children, were killed on Friday when a train mowed down a group of people crossing the rail tracks in West Bengal`s Malda district, police said.

West Bengal flood situation under control, as toll climbs to 100

Three more deaths were reported on Friday, taking the flood toll in West Bengal to 100.

Girl sexually tortured, father kills self in West Bengal village

A missed call has spelt disaster for a family in an interior village, several kilometres away from here, with the father committing suicide in the wake of alleged sexual torture of his school-going girl by a group of youths.

Six mowed down by Shatabdi Express in West Bengal

Six persons, including two children, were crushed under the wheels of New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Shatabdi Express in Malda district on Friday.

Missing journalist will not be arrested when he returns: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has ordered a CID probe into the case of a north Bengal journalist who went missing, on Thursday said he will not be arrested when he returns.

West Bengal flood toll 97, Mamata Banerjee faces opposition heat

With 12 more deaths, the toll in West Bengal flood shot up to 97 as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came under heavy attack from the opposition for playing politics over the calamity.

Missing journalist will not be arrested when he returns: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has ordered a CID probe into the case of a north Bengal journalist who went missing, on Thursday said he will not be arrested when he returns.

BJP moves Calcutta HC against Mamata nephew's hate speech

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday approached the Calcutta High Court seeking a probe by an independent agency over the hate speech by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s nephew Abhishek Banerjee.

BJP criticises Mamata's proposal for all party meet on flood

 Criticising West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's proposal to call an all-party meeting to discuss the flood situation, BJP state President Rahul Sinha on Wednesday said instead of it an all party inspection team should be sent to each affected district.

HC rejects Madan Mitra's bail plea in Saradha scam case

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday rejected bail plea of West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in connection with the Saradha chitfund scam.

Bar shootout main accused attacked by inmates in Kolkata Jail

The prime accused in the July 8 shootout at a city bar, in which one bystander was killed and two others injured, was allegedly attacked by his cell inmates at Alipore Central Jail, police said on Wednesday.

West Bengal: Got some leads on whereabouts of missing journalist, says CID

The CID on Wednesday said that it has some leads on the whereabouts of the missing Uttarbanga Sambad journalist and rubbished the news of finding the scribe at a Guwahati hotel as "rumours".