West Bengal News

Bengal train blast: Local politicians, criminals also on NIA radar

Political parties, local gangs and terrorist organisations are among the suspects the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is tracking in its probe into the explosion in a suburban train in West Bengal`s North 24 Parganas district.

Tracks cave in at two places in Malda division

Train services in Malda division of Eastern Railway was affected on Sunday as tracks caved in two places following incessant rains.

Rains lash Birbhum district in WB, three swept away

Three persons, including two boys, were swept away by river waters which flooded vast areas following torrential rains in Birbhum district on Saturday.

Mamata writes to PM opposing Land Bill

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing her opposition to the land acquisition bill and her inability to attend a meeting conveyed by him on the issue due to pre-occupations.

Water-logging throws Kolkata out of gear, infant drowned

Massive water-logging following the season`s highest rainfall so far plunged the eastern metropolis into a state of chaos and disrupted normal life on Friday, officials said. An infant was also washed away and drowned due to the inundation.

Church in Nadia district vandalised by unidentified persons

Unidentified persons vandalised a church at Taherpur in West Bengal's Nadia district, the police said on Friday.

Baby boy washed away by rainwater in Kolkata, dies

Heavy overnight rains lashed the city leading to water-logging in many parts and slow traffic movement.

One killed in Kolkata bar brawl

 One person was killed and two injured in firing when they were caught in a clash between employees of a bar and a group of unidentified people here on Thursday, police said.

You have right to point out our mistakes, Mamata to Ashok Ghosh

 In a warm sign of goodwill between political foes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday told veteran Left leader Ashok Ghosh that he had the "right" to point out her mistakes while the latter described the TMC supremo as being just like his "younger sister".

Illegal iron-ore mining case: ED conducts searches in 3 states

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday launched simultaneous searches in three states in connection with its money laundering probe in illegal mining of iron-ore scam in Odisha and other states, pegged at about Rs 2,000 crore.

West Bengal govt to impart skills to sex workers

To rehabilitate trafficked women and sex workers willing to leave the profession, the West Bengal government will start a livelihood programme for them this month.

BJP, TMC playing fixed political game: Sitaram Yechuri

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri on Wednwsday claimed that the BJP and Trinamool Congress are playing a fixed political game in West Bengal as the two parties have reached a covert understanding at the Centre and in the state.

Yechuri indicates CPI(M) may take back Somnath Chatterjee

CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechuri on Wednesday indicated that former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee will be reinducted into the party from which he was expelled seven years ago, as the two leaders shared a dais here.

WB: Bail for Bibi, others rejected as no case diary was presented

The police on Wednesday failed to submit the case diary in the arrest of Hitunnesha Bibi, the victim of alleged police torture at Sattor village in Birbhum district, her husband Sabur Seikh and four others, though there was a court order, pleading that it needed time to interrogate the accused.

TMC MP Prasun Banerjee challenges warrant against him

TMC MP Prasun Banerjee on Wednesday moved Barasat district court challenging the arrest warrant issued against him by a lower court for allegedly slapping a constable who had stopped his car for taking a wrong turn on the busy Lake Town-VIP Road crossing in January.

BJP berates TMC over demand for CBI probe into Vyapam scandal

Hitting out at the TMC over its demand for a CBI inquiry into the Vyapam scam, BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh today said there was a need for a similar CBI probe into the "TET scam" involving recruitment of primary teachers.

ED to attach Rs 100 cr 'layered' Saradha properties

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is in the process of attaching 'layered' Saradha properties worth around Rs 100 crore within a month's time, an official of the agency said.

NIA to probe West Bengal local train blast

 The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the Burdwan blast, has been directed to investigate the explosion in a suburban train in West Bengal's North 24-Parganas district, suspecting a terror link.

Three persons killed in accident in Malda

Three persons were killed when a pick-up man collided with a lorry on NH 34 in Malda district Wednesday.

Political party bringing bombs, goons to Bengal Birbhum district: Mamata

In a veiled attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said a political party was smuggling in firearms and bombs and bringing hired goons to trouble-torn Birbhum district to foment violence.

Our growing workforce in West Bengal will defeat Mamata: Amit Shah

 Expressing happiness over the growing BJP membership in West Bengal, party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday asserted that this "workforce" would defeat the Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress in the state.

Darjeeling landslide: BJP MP seeks inter-ministerial rehab team

Claiming that over two lakh people have been displaced by landslides that ravaged Darjeeling district following two days of incessant heavy rainfall early this month, BJP MP SS Ahluwalia on Tuesday said he has urged the Centre to send an inter-ministerial team to plan for rehabilitation of the region.

Our growing workforce in Bengal will defeat Mamata: Amit Shah

 Expressing happiness over the growing BJP membership in West Bengal, party chief Amit Shah on Tuesday asserted that this "workforce" would defeat the Mamata Banerjee`s Trinamool Congress in the state.

Calcutta University assault: JNU teachers condemn West Bengal government

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Teachers' Association (JNUTA) on Tuesday condemned the West Bengal government for "perpetrating violence" on peacefully agitating teachers of the state.

Darjeeling landslides: Rescue operations nearing end

Rescue operations in landslide-hit Darjeeling hills in West Bengal may be over in another two-three days, an official said here on Tuesday.

Amit Shah kickstarts BJP's Mahasampark Abiyan in Eastern Zone

BJP national president Amit Shah on Tuesday kicked off the 'Mahasampark Abhiyan' of BJP's Eastern Zone in Howrah district and stressed the need to reach out to the masses and spread the achievements of the one-year-old NDA government at the Centre.

Darjeeling landslide toll mounts up to 42

One more body was tonight found in the landslide-battered Darjeeling district, taking the toll to 42.

Landslide toll mounts upto 42 in Darjeeling

One more body was on Monday night found in the landslide-battered Darjeeling district, taking the toll to 42.

TMC to raise Vyapam scam in Parliament: Mamata Banerjee

Describing the spate of deaths linked to the Vyapam scam as "cold-blooded murders", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Trinamool Congress would raise the issue during the upcoming monsoon of Parliament and demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe.

Fraud postal agent turned baba lands in CBI net after 10 yrs

Nearly a decade after he gave a slip to enforcement agencies, law finally caught up with seer Durgesh Maharaj of Badrinath, who in his earlier avatar of a postal agent had allegedly duped people of Rs 2.63 crore by selling forged Kisan Vikas Patras.