Police crackdown on Jadavpur students: BJP wants judicial probe

The BJP on Thursday slammed Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha for claiming there was no baton-charge on demonstrating Jadavpur University students, and demanded a judicial inquiry into the violent crackdown.

Unions call 'total' transport strike in West Bengal on Friday

With over 30,000 taxis remaining off the roads on the first day of an indefinite strike called by unions, commuters in the city are bracing for another round of hardship on Friday with the trade unions calling a "total" transport strike across the state.

Jadavpur University students rubbish police's no baton charge claims

Victims of a "violent police crackdown", a host of Jadavpur University students on Thursday rubbished Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha's claims that there was no baton charge on the demonstrating students and expressed apprehension of a frequent police presence in the campus.

Police Commissioner denies lathicharge on Jadavpur University students

Refuting allegations of brutal lathicharge on Jadavpur University students, Kolkata Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha Thursday said the situation could have turned worse had the police not intervened as there were reports of armed miscreants entering the campus.

No baton charge on Jadavpur students: Police chief

Police Commissioner Surajit Kar Purakayastha Thursday asserted the demonstrating Jadavpur University students were not baton-charged and said the force escorted university officials who were apprehensive of their security after being confined by the students in the university premises.

Kolkata taxis go on indefinite strike, commuters harried

Commuters were left stranded and harried on Thursday as Kolkata's taxis stayed off the roads again after their unions called an indefinite strike to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses".

Men's helpline gets 25,000 calls over four months

SIF, the mobile app launched five months ago for the protection of men's rights, has received a mega response in the last four months.

Jadavpur University impasse can be solved through discussion: Minister

Asserting that West Bengal government will not tolerate student indiscipline under any circumstances, state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee Wednesday said the impasse at Jadavpur University can be solved through discussions and negotiations.

Students gherao JU VC, registrar

The vice-chancellor and registrator of Jadavpur University were today gheraoed by agitating students as they protested against the conduct of a probe into an alleged case of sexual harassment and molestation of a girl student on its campus.

CBI custody of former Bengal top cop extended

A lower court Tuesday sent Trinamool Congress leader and former top cop Rajat Majumdar to CBI custody for another three days in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam case.

CPI(M) to introspect poor show in bypolls

With the CPI(M) failing to make a mark in the Assembly by-elections and losing its deposit in one of the seats, the party on Tuesday termed the result as disastrous and said it needs to introspect the causes behind the defeat.

Saradha scam: SFIO finds 14 Saradha group companies guilty

The central agency Serious Fraud investigation Office (SFIO) has held 14 companies of the Saradha group guilty of running ponzi schemes where the primary source of payment to subscribers was the collections made from newly-enrolled members rather than from income generated from investments.

Kolkata: Park Street rape victim barred from eatery

An Anglo-Indian woman, who was allegedly raped inside a moving car here in 2012, on Sunday claimed she was denied entry into a restaurant for being a "rape victim". The restaurant refuted the claim.

HC asks Bengal govt why it did not probe Tapas Pal's comment

The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday questioned the West Bengal government as to what stopped it from initiating an investigation into Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal's controversial "shoot and rape" comments.

Apollo Hospitals to expand footprint with hub and spoke model

Apollo Hospitals Ltd is actively looking at expansion with the hub and spoke model and harnessing the telemedicine technology.

Heavy cancellation from Kolkata for Kashmir tours

Thousands of tourists who had planned their Durga Puja vacation in the Kashmir Valley next month are now rushing to cancel their trips due to the devastating floods in the state.

Kolkata transport workers to hold rally today

A section of transport workers will on Wednesday take out a huge rally to protest against what they call "anarchy" in public transport services and police atrocities on taxi drivers.

Saradha chit fund scam: CBI grills TMC MP Srinjoy Bose

The noose appears to be tightening around many prominent leaders of the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam.

Trinamool activist's decomposed body found

A decomposed body of a Trinamool Congress activist was on Tuesday found on the banks of Ajay River in the Mangalkot area of Burdwan district, police said.

IPS officer-turned-Trinamool leader arrested in Saradha scam, hospitalised

The CBI Tuesday arrested a leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and former director general of the state armed police Rajat Majumdar in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam.