West Bengal: Arrested student's union leader alleges harassment in custody

The arrested Chhatra Parishad General Secretary of a West Midnapore college on Monday alleged before a court here of mental and physical torture on him and his family by police.

War of words between CITU and Trinamool before September 2 strike

Trade union CITU on Sunday warned the West Bengal government against attempts by the administration to thwart the nation-wide strike on September 2 even as senior Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee said the state government will help people "foil" the strike.

FTII protest: BJP put a question mark on TMC delegation's intention

BJP national secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Sunday put a question mark on the intention of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has formed a three-member delegation of Trinamool Congress MPs to visit Pune, where the students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) are protesting.

Trinamool MPs to visit FTII to show solidarity with students

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will be sending three party MPs to FTII Pune to express solidarity with students protesting for nearly three months against Gajendra Chauhan`s appointment as the institute`s chairman, the Trinamool Congress said on Saturday.

Two arrested for Trinamool Congress factional clash

Kolkata: Two prime accused in connection with a clash between two factions of the ruling Trinamool Congress at Tangra area of the city were arrested, and arms and ammunition seized from their possession, the police said on Friday.

Mamata acts tough against Congress' Bengal shutdown

Taking a firm stand against the Congress call for a 12-hour shutdown in West Bengal on Tuesday, the Mamata Banerjee government on Monday issued a circular mandating all state government officials to report to duty.

Land Bill to now come in Winter Session

 The controversial Land Acquisition Bill will now be brought in the Winter Session of Parliament after Bihar polls with opposition digging its heels on certain key provisions and the ruling side wanting to avoid a vote in the joint panel examining the contentious measure.

Missing West Bengal journalist found, says he left home because of "family problems"

After missing for five days, the scribe of a Bengali daily who was found in neighbouring Cooch Behar district, on Saturday told the CID that "he had left his home in Alipurduar district due to family problems."

Student beaten to death in Bengal college, five arrested

A college student was allegedly lynched to death during a clash between student unions of Congress and Trinamool Congress over felicitation of West Bengal minister Soumen Kumar Mahapatra at a college at Sabang in West Midnapore district on Friday.

BJP to restructure organisation with West Bengal Assembly poll in mind

The BJP in West Bengal is planning to revamp its organisation keeping in mind next year's Assembly poll and the party will stay away from announcing any chief ministerial candidate for the election, according to a senior BJP central leader.

West Bengal flood toll 97, Mamata Banerjee faces opposition heat

With 12 more deaths, the toll in West Bengal flood shot up to 97 as Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came under heavy attack from the opposition for playing politics over the calamity.

Bengal flood toll 85; Mamata calls all-party meet

 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday called for an all-party meeting on Saturday to discuss the present flood situation in the state, which has claimed 85 lives so far.

Mamata Banerjee declares 12 West Bengal districts flood-hit, demands central funds
Mamata Banerjee declares 12 West Bengal districts flood-hit, demands central funds

 Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday declared 12 districts in West Bengal as flood-hit and demanded adequate funds from the Centre for post-flood work, even as the death toll in it mounted to 83.

Trinamool MP Shatabdi Roy sends representative to ED

Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP Shatabdi Roy on Wednesday sent a representative to the office of the Enforcement Directorate here as she could not appear owing to the ongoing Parliament session.

TMC MP strongly reacts to Congress member's remarks on Mamata Banerjee

A remark by first-time Congress MP from Assam Sushmita Dev, apparently on Mamata Banerjee, on Friday witnessed an angry reaction from TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee which led to a high drama in the Lok Sabha soon after it adjourned for the day.

TMC party without direction: CPI-M

Opposition CPI-M on Tuesday hit out at ruling Trinamool Congress, saying it was a party without direction and ideology and was a conglomeration of former members or supporters of all sorts of parties.

Shiv Sena demands bigger office space in Parliament

Demand for bigger office space in Parliament has intensified with the Shiv Sena, the second biggest party in the NDA, demanding bigger room in Parliament House on a day when the Trinamool Congress moved to a new and bigger office space.

Mamata challenges BJP, CPI-M, Cong to defeat TMC in 2016 Assembly polls
Mamata challenges BJP, CPI-M, Cong to defeat TMC in 2016 Assembly polls

Virtually sounding the bugle for next year's Assembly election in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday challenged BJP, CPI-M and Congress to come together and said her party Trinamool Congress would go it alone and defeat them.

Will take on BJP-Congress-CPI-M in 2016: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday denounced the BJP for spreading the “poison of communalism” in the state and said her Trinamool Congress will take on the “unethical alliance” of the BJP, Congress and CPI-M in the 2016 Assembly Elections.

Mamata Banerjee flags off Kolkata ''Rath Yatra''

The streets reverberated with chants of "Hare Krishna" as thousands of devotees from across the world pulled the decked-up chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra during the annual "Ratha Yatra" (chariot festival) celebrated here on Saturday.