West Bengal News

WB govt decision to release documents on Netaji welcome: PMK

PMK on Sunday welcomed West Bengal government's decision to release documents on freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose, but said the Centre had 'more responsibility' in this regard.

WB: Abandoned newborn missing from hospital

 An abandoned new born boy, rescued and admitted to a Nadia hospital by police, was found missing triggering mob protest and road blockade at Haringhata area of the district.

Third gender's body found in Howrah

 The body of a thirdgender, who was stated to be a member of thirdgender development organisation, was found at Shyampur area in Howrah district on Saturday, a senior police officer said.

DA hike after poll notification, violation of model code: BJP

 The BJP in West Bengal on Saturday complained to the state election commission alleging that the 10 per cent dearness allowance hike announced by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was a violation of the model code of conduct.

Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia for Bengal woman killed in Makkah

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday announced Rs.10 lakh as compensation to the family of Muniza Ahamed of the state who was among the 107 killed in the crane accident at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia`s Makkah city.

Naidu turns down Bengal's request for more Smart Cities

 Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday turned down West Bengal Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim`s request for increasing the number of Smart Cities in the state.

Venkaiah Naidu welcomes West Bengal's decision to declassify Netaji files

Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday welcomed West Bengal government's decision to declassify Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's files.

Bengal woman killed in Grand Mosque tragedy: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said a woman from the state is among those killed in the crane accident at the Grand Mosque in Makkah in Saudi Arabia.

Air scare in Kolkata as communication snag hits ATC

Three flights averted a possible danger when radio communication between the pilots and the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport here snapped for 11 minutes.

Three MLAs to resign on September 23: GJM

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has announced that its three MLAs in the West Bengal Assembly will resign to protest the alleged non-cooperation of the state government with the Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA).

Two 'successful' programmes show CPI(M) regaining ground in Bengal

The CPI-M, which slipped into a state of disarray after repeated electoral setbacks since the 2011 Assembly election in West Bengal, appears to be on the path of recovery following its two back to back "successful" political programmes in last one month.

Mamata govt to release secret files to reveal true story about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose
Mamata govt to release secret files to reveal true story about Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose

Stressing the need to solve the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced that the state government will declassify 64 files relating to the great Indian freedom fighter on September 18.

West Bengal government to release Netaji files
West Bengal government to release Netaji files

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced making public the government documents on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Central team reviews flood damages in Bengal

A 10-member delegation from the Centre today assessed the damage caused by the recent floods in various districts of West Bengal.

Nurse who snipped off baby's thumb arrested

The nurse, who allegedly cut off the thumb of a 10-day-old baby at a hospital in West Bengal's South-Dinajpur district, was arrested on Wednesday.

Saradha scam: Media baron Ramesh Gandhi sent to CBI custody

A court here on Tuesday sent West Bengal media tycoon Ramesh Gandhi, arrested for his alleged complicity in the Saradha scam, to four days CBI custody.

TMC MLA sentenced to 2 years in jail

Trinamool Congress MLA from Raniganj in Burdwan district Sohrab Ali was today sentenced to two years' rigorous imprisonment by a court in Asansol on the charge of theft of railway iron scraps.

Ex-MLA, veteran TMC leader dead

Veteran Trinamool Congress leader and former MLA Anupam Sen died here late Monday night.

TMC leader arrested for alleged murder in West Bengal

West Bengal Police last night arrested a local Trinamool Congress leader on allegations of committing several murders and committing anti social activities.

Central team to visit flood-hit areas of West Bengal


New Delhi: A team from the Centre will arrive in Kolkata on Tuesday to assess the post flood situation in West Bengal.

West Bengal: Congress to march to Nabanna today

Twelve days after the Left organised a march to the state secretariat Nabanna, the Congress will take up a similar programme on Tuesday to protest over a host of issues including the deteriorating law and order in West Bengal and murder of a student inside a college campus.

Sheena Bora murder case: Mumbai police bring Sanjeev​ Khanna to Kolkata

A Mumbai police team on Monday escorted Sanjeev Khanna, a co-accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case, to Kolkata to unearth more evidence.

CBI arrests MD of media company in Saradha scam case

CBI on Monday arrested managing director of a media company for his alleged involvement in Saradha scam.

Saradha accused Kunal Ghosh's bail prayer rejected, once again

The Calcutta High Court on Monday rejected the bail prayer of suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, an accused in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam.

Bomb explosion injures three policemen in West Bengal's Dinajpur district
Bomb explosion injures three policemen in West Bengal's Dinajpur district

Three police personnel were injured when a bomb exploded at Itahar police station in North Dinajpur on Sunday, a police official said.

Eighteenth death anniversary of Mother Teresa observed in Kolkata

Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, remembered the great missionary on her 18th death anniversary here on Saturday.

BJP to launch movement against Bengal agrarian distress

Accusing the Mamata Banerjee government of being indifferent to the farmers' plight, the BJP's peasant wing on Saturday said it would organise a movement against the agrarian distress in West Bengal.

Trinamool lawmaker prescribes thrashing for preventing 'bandhs'

 Days after twin agitations by the Left Front evoked good response, a legislator of West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress has now prescribed "thrashing" to teach the opposition a lesson so that they don`t dare to call shutdowns or strikes.

'Police probes Indrani Mukerjea's previous loss-making venture'

With the police probing financial angle in the murder of Sheena Bora, who is daughter of ex-media honcho Peter Mukerjea's wife Indrani, the investigators are trying to ascertain the reason behind selling loss-making ventures to the two Kolkata-based businessmen.

Jadavpur varsity seeks report on alleged ragging

 Jadavpur University authorities on Friday sought a report from its anti-ragging committee on the issue of alleged ragging of two of its students.