Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive here on May 9 on a two-day visit to West Bengal, during which he will attend a couple of functions, call on ailing Ramakrishna Mission Head Monk Swami Atmasthananda Maharaj and inaugurate a refurbished IISCO plant in Burnpur.
Normal life was partially hit in West Bengal on Thursday following a 12-hour general strike called by opposition parties to protest against alleged violence and malpractices in the just-held civic polls.
As West Bengal`s Mamata Banerjee government and the ruling Trinamool Congress seemed to be going all out to foil the strike and shutdown called by the Left Front and the BJP on Thursday, the communists have threatened a "war" if the administration tried to thwart the protests.
Nine employees including manager of a water sports park have been arrested following allegations that closed circuit cameras were installed in its women`s changing room, police said on Monday, weeks after union minister Smriti Irani spotted such devices at a store in Goa.
At least 108 people from West Bengal were missing in earthquake-hit Nepal, where 336 others from the state have been trapped after the devastating natural calamity, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said here on Monday.
Ruling out an alliance with Congress, CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday sought co-operation of all "secular" opposition parties to fight the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and the "Hindutva agenda".
Expelled Trinamool Congress strongman and MLA Arabul Islam was arrested on Sunday from the New Town area, the emerging satellite township near Kolkata, for his alleged involvement in an extortion case, police said.