West Bengal News

Bengal tableaux for R-day showcasing Kanya Shree initiative was not allowed: TMC
Bengal tableaux for R-day showcasing Kanya Shree initiative was not allowed: TMC

While colourful tableaux from various states and some government departments at the 66th Republic Day parade showcased the cultural diversity and unique programmes being implemented across the country, the Trinamool Congress on Monday alleged that a tableaux from West Bengal depicting the path-breaking Kanya Shree initiative was not allowed by the Centre.

BJP MP Kirti Azad bats for Mamata Banerjee's honesty

BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad on Sunday met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at her residence and reportedly reiterated his faith in her honesty which he had affirmed yesterday.

Borders sealed for Republic Day in northern West Bengal

Elaborate security arrangements have been put in place across northern West Bengal including sealing the international borders with Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh ahead of Republic Day.

Passenger dies after being beaten up by autorickshaw driver in Bengal

A passenger Saturday died after being allegedly beaten up by an autorickshaw driver following an argument in Birbhum district, a senior police officer said.

Mother held for killing baby girl in Bengal

 A woman was on Saturday arrested for killing her three-month-old baby girl in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said.

My statement has been misinterpreted: TMC MP Debabrata Bandyopdhyay

After triggering controversy in the party circles with his reported comments yesterday, Trinamool Congress MP Debabrata Bandyopdhyay on Saturday said he had never said that the party leadership was slack in weeding out bad elements from the party.

Saradha scam: BJP MP Kirti Azad vouches for Mamata Banerjee's honesty

 Vouching for Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's honesty, BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad on Saturday said that it was unthinkable for him to doubt her credentials as he had known her for over two decades.

Saradha scam: TMC MLA goes against party stand on CBI

Going against the official party stand that CBI was being used as a political tool to corner Trinamool Congress, party MLA Sabyasachi Dutta on Saturday said there must be a reason behind the summons issued by the investigation agency to TMC general secretary.

NCW records statement of Bengal woman tortured by police

A National Commission for Women (NCW) team led by Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam Saturday recorded the statement of the woman who was allegedly tortured by policemen in West Bengal`s Birbhum district.

Mukul Roy says he's following own schedule, not avoiding CBI

Trinamool Congress General Secretary Mukul Roy, who was summoned by the CBI for questioning in connection with the Saradha scam, on Friday said he was not avoiding the investigating agency but following his own schedule.

'Bad people' in party will be removed by people: TMC MP

Stating that a person can be only called guilty if he is proven guilty in the court of law, Trinamool Congress MP Debabrata Bandopadhaya on Friday said 'bad people' of the party will be removed by the people itself.

CID takes charge of woman torture case in West Bengal

The CID of the West Bengal Police on Friday took charge of the investigation into the alleged torture of a woman, relative of a BJP worker wanted in a bomb attack case, by policemen in Birbhum district.

Netaji did not get due honours, says Mamata

 Amidst the demand for declassification of secret files relating to the disappearance of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday rued that he did not got the honours he deserved from "powers that be".

History incomplete until Netaji mystery solved: Mamata Banerjee

India`s history will remain incomplete until the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is solved, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday.

Saradha scam: CBI asks Mukul Roy to appear on January 28

 The CBI, which is probing the Saradha chit fund scam, on Thursday asked Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy to appear before the agency on January 28.

Five bodies recovered, man on a killing spree

Bodies of a middle-aged person and four of his family members were found from two places in the city early on Thursday.

TMC can't prevent BJP progress by terror: Rahul Sinha

Claiming that 29 BJP workers were jailed in West Bengal in false cases for past one year, state BJP President Rahul Sinha on Thursday said despite this the ruling Trinamool Congress government won't succeed in preventing BJP from coming to power in next assembly polls.

Saradha scam: Calcutta High Court rejects Kunal Ghosh's bail plea

The Calcutta High Court on Thursday rejected a bail plea of Saradha scam accused and suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh.

Wait, you will find out everything: Sourav Ganguly to media on joining BJP
Wait, you will find out everything: Sourav Ganguly to media on joining BJP

Amid speculations that Sourav Ganguly may join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former captain of Indian cricket team refused to comment on Thursday asking the media to have patience.

Will invite Mamata to inaugurate East-West Metro: Babul

 Praising the West Bengal government for supporting him in the East-West Metro project, Union Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo on Thursday said he will invite Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate the project if it is ready in 2018.

Babul Supriyo woos Hema Malini to sing in Bengali

 Having captivated millions with her enchanting beauty, Bollywood `dreamgirl` Hema Malini is all set to conquer the hearts of music lovers with "Mon Piyasi", a music album in which she has rendered Bengali songs.

Netaji kin claim snooping by government

Some family members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Thursday expressed apprehension that they might be under surveillance by the central government and demanded the declassification of secret files on the nationalist leader.

No truth in Sourav Ganguly joining party: BJP
No truth in Sourav Ganguly joining party: BJP

Dismissing speculation that former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is joining BJP, party national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh today said there is no truth in it.

Former gymnast fighting for life in Kolkata

Kolkata: A former gymnast and judge in the 2010 New Delhi Commonwealth Games, Soumita Dey is now fighting for her life at a city nursing home.

Amit Shah's 'Bengal Mission 2016':  Sourav Ganguly likely to join BJP
Amit Shah's 'Bengal Mission 2016': Sourav Ganguly likely to join BJP

In what is likely to give a major boost to its West Bengal unit, the Amit Shah-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is mulling to get former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly – a hugely popular figure in the state - inducted in the party very soon, reports said on Thursday.

Nadia does its own 'Swachh Bharat' without extra funds

Kolkata: West Bengal's Nadia district is poised to complete building toilets for all its residents by next March, under a programme which has been shortlisted for the United Nations global award for public service.

Trinamool Congress hits back at Amit Shah

A day after BJP President Amit Shah took on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally here, top Trinamool Congress leaders on Wednesday launched a counter-attack on the saffron party.

Modi has vision, but don''t read between the lines: Dinesh Trivedi

 Amid speculation that he was cosying up to the BJP, Trinamool Congress leader and former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi Wednesday yet again described Narendra Modi as a "friend" who was doing good work, but that one should not read too much into his praise of the prime minister.

TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi rejects report of joining BJP as rumour
TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi rejects report of joining BJP as rumour

Senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday dismissed reports about him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party soon as baseless rumours.

West Bengal: Villagers demand vaccination, doctors assure safety

Villagers on Wednesday lined up in front of a rural hospital at Sandeshkhali in South 24-Parganas district demanding they be vaccinated against rabies.