West Bengal News

BSF employee molests college girl

 A BSF employee has allegedly molested a college girl at Jagachha area of Howrah district, the police said on Thursday.

Father in West Bengal who sold newborn daughter for Rs 25,0000 arrested

The daily wage earner who allegedly sold his newborn daughter to a teacher for Rs 25,000 was arrested on Thursday even as the police managed to rescue the baby from Mathabhanga area here.

Madan Mitra's bail prayer rejected again in Saradha case

A city court on Thursday rejected the bail plea of West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, who was arrested by the CBI for alleged complicity in the Saradha chit fund scam.

CBI raids premises of ponzi firm

The CBI on Thursday conducted searches in the premises of Mangaldeep Land Promoters in compliance with the order of the Supreme Court.

Girl attacked by stalker in Howrah

 A BA first year student who was returning home was attacked by a stalker at Santragachi in Howrah district, police said today. The girl was stalked by Dharmendra Gupta.

Daily wage worker sells newborn baby for Rs 25,000 in WB's Dhupguri

  A daily wage earner allegedly sold his newborn daughter to a teacher in Dhupguri area in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district for Rs. 25,000 even as police has arrested a middleman, identified as Atul Basak, who helped in striking the deal.

Mamata should create a precedence by releasing Netaji files: Bose's grandnephew

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grand-nephew Chandra Bose on Wednesday said his family was still waiting for West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to create a precedence by declassifying files held by the state government.

Bengal government quizzed for not declassifying Netaji files

 Some members of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's family on Wednesday questioned why the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal continues to sit on several secret files on the revolutionary leader.

Father sells newborn daughter for Rs 25,000 in Bengal

A daily wage earner allegedly sold his newborn daughter to a teacher in Dhupguri area here for Rs 25,000 even as police has arrested a middleman who helped in striking the deal.

Governor asks WB SEC to ensure peaceful civic polls

West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi on Wednesday held talks with SEC S R Upadhyay and asked him to ensure peaceful polls to the 91 municipalities in the state on Saturday, after opposition parties accused the commission of "failing" to hold KMC elections freely and peacefully.

TMC worker gunned down ahead of civic polls in Bengal

A Trinamool Congress worker was on Wednesday gunned down allegedly by a party member at Ketugram in West Bengal's Burdwan district on the penultimate day of campaigning for the state-wide civic polls.

Suspended Trinamool MLA moves court

Alleging misappropriation of funds meant for central government schemes, suspended Trinamool Congress MLA Swapan Kanti Ghosh moved the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday seeking a probe by a central agency.

Independent candidate and supporters block GT road in Hooghly

Prabir Pal, an Independent candidate contesting the Baidyabati Municipality election and his followers today blocked the busy GT Road at Sheoraphuli in Hooghly district for around two hours on Wednesday, police said.

Congress candidate 'attacked' in Barrackpore

Ahead of the Barrackpore Municipality polls on April 25, a Congress candidate was on Tuesday attacked during campaigning at Barrackpore in North 24 Parganas district.

BJP demands postponement of April 25 municipal polls in West Bengal

The BJP in West Bengal on Tuesday demanded postponement of the April 25 state-wide civic body elections and also repolling in all the wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) which went to poll last Saturday.

TMC candidate accuses Congress MP of violating model code

A Trinamool Congress candidate Tuesday levelled allegations of violation of model code of conduct against Congress MP Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury for giving monetary help to an old woman.

WB: Schools in Burdwan to teach self-defence skills to students

The Burdwan district administration has decided to introduce self-defence training for girl students in schools.

Schools in Burdwan to teach self-defence skills to students

The Burdwan district administration has decided to introduce self-defence training for girl students in schools.

Final polling count 68.54 percent in KMC elections

The civic election to the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has finally recorded a 68.54 per cent polling with complete updates received by the West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC).

Mamata govt has done nothing for development of Bengal: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national secretary and West Bengal in-charge, Siddharth Nath Singh, on Sunday rubbished the Trinamool Congress` claims of being a `winning party`, saying the ruling party in the state had done nothing for development of the people.

Six arrested for firing at police SI in post-poll clash

Four more persons, including the prime accused in the firing, in which a police sub-inspector was injured soon after the city civic board poll ended on Saturday, were arrested on Sunday taking the figure to six.

Saradha scam: Won't succumb under pressure, says Mamata Banerjee

Under opposition attack over the Saradha chit fund scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said she would not succumb under any pressure or "threat".

WBSEC yet to workout on demands of repoll in Kolkata Municipal Corporation

The West Bengal State Election Commission is yet to take any decision on the demands of repoll by a number of opposition parties in several polling booths of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Smoke causes panic in NSC Bose airport

A small fire broke out in the integrated cargo complex of the domestic terminal at the NSC Bose International airport on Sunday evening.

Bengal poll panel takes U-turn, calls civic polls violence-free

A day after expressing displeasure over the conduct of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Sunday did a volte-face claiming there were no major law and order disruptions during the exercise.

Two arrested for firing at police SI in West Bengal

Two persons were arrested for their alleged involvement in the firing in which a police sub-inspector was injured soon after voting ended for the city civic board on Saturday, police said on Sunday.

TMC goons unleashed violence during KMC election: Ritabrata

CPI(M) MP and SFI general secretary Ritabrata Banerjee on Sunday alleged Trinamool Congress goons unleashed a reign of terror during yesterday's Kolkata Municipal Corporation polls and police remained only a mute spectator.

Sunderbans: Radar project mulled to boost coastal surveillance

The coastal security mechanism for the Sunderbans delta stands to receive a big boost as a proposal has been floated for a radar surveillance system for this area in West Bengal which shares a maritime boundary with Bangladesh.

KMC polls: Mamata thanks administration, says 'police is man of the match'

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday thanked the administration for peaceful conduct of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections and expressed her gratitude to the people for turning out in large numbers to exercise their voting rights.

BJP asks EC for fresh Kolkata civic polls

West Bengal's opposition BJP on Saturday wrote to the State Election Commission (SEC) asking it to cancel the Kolkata Municipal polls held during the day and hold the exercise afresh with adequate security.