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Four persons arrested for Kalyani University rampage

Four persons have been arrested in connection with the rampage at Kalyani University in which two senior officials were assaulted, police said on Thursday.

GNLF supporters assaulted for abusing Gurung

Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) supporters blocked NH-55 near Ghoom station in Darjeeling in protest against the assault on them allegedly by cadre of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), the police said Thursday.

Sandakphu-Phalut road foundation stone laid

The chief executive of Gorkhaland Territorial Administration, Bimal Gurung, laid the foundation stone for improving and strengthening the Maneybhanjyang-Sandakphu-Phalut road that borders Nepal on Wednesday.

Mamata on three-day visit to Bangladesh

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who will pay a three-day visit to Bangladesh from February 19, on Wednesday said she would meet President and the Premier of that country.

Arup Bhandari murder case: Another accused surrenders in court

Varun Sharma, one of the six accused in the murder of Arup Bhandari who had protested the teasing of a girl, on Wednesday surrendered before the court of Howrah Chief Judicial Magistrate.

Saradha scam: Supplementary chargesheet against Trinamool leaders

The CBI on Wednesday filed its supplementary chargesheet in the Saradha scam accusing West Bengal minister Madan Mitra, former Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose and suspended party MP Kunal Ghosh of cheating even as it shifts its focus to the role of regulatory bodies.

Mamata to meet Hasina during three-day Bangladesh trip

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to call on Bangladesh President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to discuss a host of issues during a three-day trip to the neighbouring nation beginning Thursday.

Defer Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls: BJP

West Bengal state BJP unit on Wednesday demanded that the polls for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) be deferred as political parties would not get enough time to use loudspeakers to campaign for the polls.

Kalyani University violence unfortunate: WB Governor

Describing as "unfortunate" the assault of Kalyani University officials allegedly by its students and employees, West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Wednesday said discipline should be mainted by everybody.

Saradha chitfund scam: ED questions Matang Singh's aide Khyati Sadana

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday questioned Khyati Sadana, an aide of former Union Minister Matang Sinh, in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam.

'Swachh Bharat': 2.5 lakh people to take oath to use toilets

Pledging never to defecate in the open, around 2.5 lakh people in Nadia district will form a first-of-its-kind 122-km-long human chain this Saturday.

Knives are out in West Bengal Congress after successive losses

Congress, weakened by regular desertions to ruling TMC and a resurgent BJP eating up the opposition space, is fast waning into a non-entity in Bengal politics leading to a chorus from within the party for an organisational revamp.

House of Lords speaker praises Modi's women empowerment agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday received praise from the speaker of Britain's House of Lords for his agenda on women empowerment.

Kalyani University officials assaulted

The estate officer and admission committee chairperson of Kalyani University were assaulted on Tuesday allegedly by students and employees agitating to press their demand for resignation of the Vice-Chancellor.

Nitish congratulates Mamata for her bypoll win

Senior JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar on Tuesday congratulated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her party's victory in the by-elections.

BJP needs to stress on its organisation: Chandan Mitra

A day after BJP's defeat in Bongaon Lok Sabha seat and Krishnaganj Assembly constituency, BJP MP Chandan Mitra on Tuesday said the party needed to stress on increasing its organisational strength if it wants to win the upcoming municipal polls in West Bengal.

Saradha scam: CBI to file supplementary chargesheet this week

The Special Crime Branch of CBI probing the multi-crore Saradha scam will file a supplementary chargesheet by this week, a source in the investigating agency said.

Father kills daughter in fit of rage in West Bengal

A labourer working in the Ranichera tea garden of Mal block in the district was arrested on Tuesday for killing his daughter in a fit of rage and in an inebriated state.

West Bengal: BSF jawan opens fire; 1 killed, 4 injured

In a suspected case of fratricide, a BSF jawan on Tuesday allegedly opened fire at the force's camp near here, killing a colleague and injuring four others.

Asked about Mukul Roy, Mamata loses cool

Amid reports of Trinamool Congress national general secretary Mukul Roy planning to split the party, a visibly irritated West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday refused to give a direct reply to a poser concerning her one-time second-in-command and directed a media person to put the question to her party's block level presidents instead.

There is a need for introspection in Congress: Manas Bhuniya

Only Congress has the conviction to stop the growth of communal BJP in Bengal and there was a need for the party's state unit to introspect over the debacle in the recent by-polls in the state, party leader Manas Bhuniya said here on Monday.

High on bypoll wins, Mamata slams BJP, says no one can divide TMC
High on bypoll wins, Mamata slams BJP, says no one can divide TMC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing it of seeking to tarnish her party's image.

Saradha scam: TMC vice president Rajat Majumdar gets bail

TMC vice president Rajat Majumdar was on Monday granted conditional bail in the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam by the Calcutta High Court.

Trinamool Congress wins both bypolls in West Bengal

Trinamool Congress Monday retained both Bongaon Lok Sabha and Krishnaganj Assembly seats with huge margins in the bypolls seen as a litmus test for its popularity in the wake of CBI arresting several of its leaders in Saradha scam and murmurs of dissidence.

Mamata Banerjee calls up Mukul Roy, both remain mum on issues discussed
Mamata Banerjee calls up Mukul Roy, both remain mum on issues discussed

Amid reports of Trinamool Congress general secretary Mukul Roy forming a new political outfit, party chief Mamata Banerjee on Sunday called up the leader but it was not immediately known what transpired during the talks.

Mamata wishes team India for World Cup

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wished the Indian cricket team ahead of their opening game in the World Cup against Pakistan at Adelaide Sunday.

Trinamool Congress rejig: Mamata clips Mukul Roy's wings, appoints Dinesh Trivedi as VP
Trinamool Congress rejig: Mamata clips Mukul Roy's wings, appoints Dinesh Trivedi as VP

In a major shuffle in Trinamool Congress, West Bengal chief minister and party chief Mamata Banerjee, upset over the Saradha chit fund scam, on Friday clipped TMC MP Mukul Roy's wings by appointing former union minister Dinesh Trivedi to vice-president's post.



Centre for rating of municipalities, performance-based funding

 Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said rating will be carried out for municipalities and urban local bodies (ULBs) by credit rating agencies and funding would be linked to their performance.

Naidu seeks co-operation from Opposition during budget session

 Ahead of the Budget session of Parliament beginning from February 23, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday appealed to all political parties to cooperate in the effective functioning of the House.

Saradha scam: Former TMC MP interrogated again

Former Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose, who was arrested by the CBI in connection with the Saradha scam and later granted conditional bail, on Saturday visited the CBI office here for further interrogation.