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Voting for 5th phase of West Bengal Assembly poll ends: As it happened

Kolkata: Voting in 53 constituencies for the fifth phase of gigantic West Bengal Assembly Election is underway on Saturday.

Turn-out in Bengal polls third phase 82.28 percent: EC

Altogether 82.28 percent voters exercised their franchise on Thursday in the third phase of the West Bengal assembly poll comprising 62 constituencies in four districts, election commission officials said on Friday.

Congress suffers from identity crisis: Mamata Banerjee

Targeting the CPI(M)-Congress alliance in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress supremo and state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said Congress suffered from an identity crisis while the Marxist party did nothing during its 34-year rule.

Mamata sends out strong message against 'factionalism'

 Sending out a strong message against "factionalism" with in the TMC ahead of the assembly polls in the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today warned of stern action against those who are trying to use party platform to serve personal interests.

If Lalu's reign is 'Jungle Raj', Mamata's is 'Dunga Raj' – How Twitter reacted to Malda violence

If Lalu's reign is 'Jungle Raj', Mamata's is 'Dunga Raj' – How Twitter reacted to Malda violence

Voicing against the violence in Malda district of West Bengal, netizens on Wednesday took to Twitter and slammed CM Mamata Banerjee-led government for failing to rescue the members of Hindu community which is in minority in the area.

IMF-WB appreciative of India's policy steps: FinMin

IMF-WB appreciative of India's policy steps: FinMin

Finance Ministry Sunday said international agencies like IMF, World Bank and OECD are highly appreciative of India's policy initiatives and measures to deal with tax evasion at global level.

Trees in Bengal municipality get identity cards

 A West Bengal suburb has probably become India`s first municipality to assign identity cards to trees in a move that that will help educate people about significance of going green in the wake of climate change, according to an official.

IITs, IIMs, IISc to get foreign faculty this year

 Some of India's leading academic institutions like IITs and IIMs will have foreign faculty members this year under the national GIAN (Global Initiative of Academic Networks) programme.

Saradha scam: CBI seek court''s nod for grilling Madan Mitra again

 With West Bengal Transport Minister Madan Mitra, arrested in the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, having spent most of his custody in hospital rather than jail, the CBI has moved a court seeking to interrogate him, an agency source said on Thursday.

Journalists, camerapersons roughed up in Kolkata

 Two journalists and two camerapersons of a Bengali news channel were injured after they were allegedly physically assaulted in two separate incidents on Saturday in and around the city.

Bengal rains: Death toll 47, dozens of districts affected

Bengal rains: Death toll 47, dozens of districts affected

A girl was swept away by water current in west Bengal`s Murshidabad district, while a woman died in a house collapse in Howrah as the flood toll shot up to 47 on Saturday due to heavy overnight rains across the state.

Are PM Modi's diplomatic strategies better than ex-PM Manmohan Singh?

Today on Taal Thok Ke, we will try to analyse if PM Modi's diplomatic strategies are better than ex- Indian PM Manmohan Singh.

Are PM Modi's diplomatic strategies better than ex-PM Manmohan Singh? Part-2

Today on Taal Thok Ke, we will try to analyse if PM Modi's diplomatic strategies are better than ex- Indian PM Manmohan Singh.

India, Bangladesh ink historic Land Boundary Agreement

India and Bangladesh ratified the historic Land Boundary Agreement on Saturday. The Instruments of Ratification of the Land Boundary Agreement were exchanged in the presence of PMs of two countries – Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was also present.

Bangladesh Hindu outfit asks PM to drop Mamata from his entourage

A Hindu outfit in Bangladesh on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to include West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in his entourage during his two-day visit to the country this week, accusing her of "indulgence" towards Islamist militants.

Generic medicines' plants in Bihar, UP, WB soon: Ahir

The Centre would set up plants of generic medicines in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and open 3,000 stores of generic medicines across the country in July to make available life saving medicines to people at subsidised price, Union Minister Hansraj Ahir said.

Mamata slams media for criticising meet with Modi

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hit back at a section of the media for drawing inferences regarding her meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who will arrive here on May 9 on a two-day visit.

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.

Tea garden workers, children protest nun gang-rape in WB

The tribal students and their parents who work in the tea gardens today took out a rally at Birpara and Binnaguri in Jalpaiguri to protest the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun.

Jadavpur University student lodges molestation complaint

A Jadavpur University student has lodged a complaint against two fellow students for allegedly molesting her at the University campus last night, police said on Saturday.