Suspected encephalitis toll in Bengal climbs to 45

One more person died of suspected encephalitis here, taking the toll due to the suspected vector-borne disease in West Bengal to 45 in the last 17 days, officials said Saturday.

30 die of encephalitis in north Bengal

Thirty people died due to encephalitis in the past ten days at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top official said today.

Spell out stand on Tapas Pal`s remarks: Calcutta HC to Bengal

The Calcutta High Court Wednesday asked the West Bengal government to spell out its stand on the rape-and-violence remarks made by Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member Tapas Pal.

Bengal celebrates Jyoti Basu`s birth centenary

West Bengal Tuesday celebrated the birth centenary of Jyoti Basu - one of the most revered Indian politicians and the state`s former chief minister - with blood donation camps, seminars and cultural programmes.

Left Front supports CBI probe into Bengal triple murder

Claiming that there were attempts to shield the guilty, the Left Front Monday supported the demand for a CBI probe into a 2010 triple murder in West Bengal`s Birbhum district in which a Trinamool Congress lawmaker is allegedly involved.

Bengal forms committee to look into NFS Act implementation

The West Bengal government has formed a committee led by chief secretary Sanjoy Mitra to look into the implementation of the National Food Security Act.

Monsoon reaches Odisha, Bihar, Bengal, to hit eastern UP by Friday

After a five to seven-day delay, the southwest monsoon today hit Odisha, Bihar and West Bengal, cheering farmers and bringing relief from prolonged spells of heat and humidity.

Idol resembling Pala dynasty sculpture found in Bengal

A stone idol of a Hindu deity, resembling idols from the 12th century Pala dynasty, was discovered in West Bengal`s Murshidabad district Saturday, an official said.

1.1 percent voters opt for NOTA in Bengal

Only 1.1 percent voters opted for the newly introduced `None of the Above Option` in the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal, results for which were declared on Friday.

Final phase of Lok Sabha polls: List of constituencies and key candidates

Final phase of Lok Sabha polls and the List of constituencies and key candidates

Husband, three others held for `gang-raping` woman in Bengal

Four people have been arrested following a complaint by a woman in West Bengal`s Malda district that she was allegedly gang-raped by her husband and his friends, police said Monday.

BJP to win most LS seats in Bihar, TMC in Bengal and BJD in Odisha: Survey

Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) may clinch the highest number of Lok Sabha seats in the states of West Bengal and Odisha, respectively, while the BJP will outperform its rivals in Bihar, according to a survey conducted in the run-up to the general elections.

Centre depriving Bengal of financial aid: Mamata

Asserting that democracy has returned to West Bengal during her regime, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday assailed the central government for not aiding the state in its development initiatives.

Bihar IG submits report on gang-rape of girl in Bengal

A Bihar government team which had gone to West Bengal in connection with the gangrape and alleged murder of a minor girl hailing from the state is believed to have pointed out that lack of security coverage to the family had led to the crime.

Left Front should remain silent for ten years: Mamata

Blaming the previous Left Front government for the state`s poor fiscal condition, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the Opposition Left in the state should remain silent for ten years.

Bengal will soon generate all its own electricity: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said the state will become "more than self-sufficient" in power generation in three years.

Some issues before NOTA implementation: Bengal poll panel

Voters in West Bengal will have to wait bit longer to exercise their "None of the Above" option to reject all candidates, as the State Election Commission said there were issues to be resolved before the move can be implemented.

Mamata flays centre over Raghuram panel report

Expressing "deep shock" and "anguish" over the Raghuram Rajan Committee recommending end of "special category" criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the central government of discriminating against her state.

West Bengal minister warns students against `extreme agitations`

In the wake of a spurt in student agitations in West Bengal that saw heads of top varsities being locked-in, state Higher Education Minister Bratya Basu cautioned against such "extreme movements".

Three members of family commit suicide in Bengal

Three members of a family have committed suicide in West Bengal`s Burdhwan district.