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After Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal withdraws general consent to CBI

After Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal withdraws general consent to CBI

The West Bengal government's decision came close on the heels of a similar step initiated by Andhra Pradesh.

Nov 16, 2018, 21:49 PM IST
CM Mamata Banerjee vehemently criticises Centre for delay in clearing proposal to rename West Bengal

CM Mamata Banerjee vehemently criticises Centre for delay in clearing proposal to rename West Bengal

The chief minister slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accusing them of changing the names of historical places and institutions unilaterally for their own political vested interests.

Nov 14, 2018, 16:33 PM IST
Howrah-Puri Dauli Express train derails, no casualties

Howrah-Puri Dauli Express train derails, no casualties

A bogie of the Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express derailed near Panskura station in West Bengal Tuesday morning, a South Eastern Railway spokesman said in Kolkata.

Nov 13, 2018, 10:25 AM IST
Those who oppose rath yatra will be crushed: West Bengal BJP leader Locket Chatterjee

Those who oppose rath yatra will be crushed: West Bengal BJP leader Locket Chatterjee

Locket Chatterjee is the BJP's West Bengal Mahila Morcha president.

Nov 11, 2018, 10:32 AM IST
Demonetisation move was a big disaster, ruined national economy: Mamata Banerjee

Demonetisation move was a big disaster, ruined national economy: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM said that demonetisation was a disastrous move which completely ruined the national economy.  

Nov 08, 2018, 16:18 PM IST
Diwali celebrated in Bengal; 200 held for bursting banned Crackers

Diwali celebrated in Bengal; 200 held for bursting banned Crackers

More than 200 persons have been arrested for bursting banned fireworks in the city and neighbouring areas during Diwali celebration on Wednesday.

Nov 07, 2018, 22:23 PM IST
West Bengal to observe 'Rosogolla Day' on Nov 14

West Bengal to observe 'Rosogolla Day' on Nov 14

West Bengal government decided to observe 'Rosogolla Day' on November 14, to commemorate the first anniversary of the state's famous sweet getting Geographical Indication (GI) tag as 'Bengal's Rosogolla', an official said on Wednesday.

Nov 07, 2018, 18:42 PM IST
In major crackdown, DRI seizes 55 kg of gold worth Rs 18.2 crore from West Bengal’s Siliguri

In major crackdown, DRI seizes 55 kg of gold worth Rs 18.2 crore from West Bengal’s Siliguri

DRI officials found 55 bars of gold weighing 1 kg each concealed in the cavity under the driver's seat of a vehicle.

Oct 28, 2018, 14:31 PM IST
NDA govt walking extra mile to gain confidence of Muslims: Abdul Ansari

NDA govt walking extra mile to gain confidence of Muslims: Abdul Ansari

Abdul Rasheed Ansari is the BJP Minority Morcha national president.

Oct 28, 2018, 13:33 PM IST
West Bengal: 100-yearl-old woman raped by 20-year-old man in Nadia district

West Bengal: 100-yearl-old woman raped by 20-year-old man in Nadia district

A 100-year-old woman was raped allegedly by a 20-year old man in West Bengal's Nadia district, the police said on Wednesday. 

Oct 24, 2018, 19:29 PM IST
Government Railway Police files FIR over Santragachi footbridge stampede

Government Railway Police files FIR over Santragachi footbridge stampede

The Government Railway Police (GRP) on Wednesday filed an FIR over the foot over-bridge stampede that took place at West Bengal's Santragachhi junction in Howrah.

Oct 24, 2018, 18:12 PM IST
Two dead, 14 injured in stampede at West Bengal's Santragachhi junction

Two dead, 14 injured in stampede at West Bengal's Santragachhi junction

At least two people died while 14 others got injured in a stampede at a railway station in West Bengal on Tuesday.

Oct 23, 2018, 20:14 PM IST
Nirbhaya case in West Bengal: Woman raped, rod inserted in her private parts

Nirbhaya case in West Bengal: Woman raped, rod inserted in her private parts

The incident brings back the memories of the 2012 Nirbhaya rape case in New Delhi in which a woman was gangraped inside a moving bus and one of the accused inserted a rod in her private parts.

Oct 22, 2018, 09:49 AM IST
Man gunned down near puja pandal in West Bengal, 5 held

Man gunned down near puja pandal in West Bengal, 5 held

A man was shot dead by unidentified gunmen near a Durga puja pandal at Chinsurah.

Oct 18, 2018, 00:02 AM IST
Six dead, 20 injured as bus falls into canal in Hooghly in West Bengal

Six dead, 20 injured as bus falls into canal in Hooghly in West Bengal

Six people have been killed and at least 20 have been injured after a bus fell into a canal in Hooghly in West Bengal. 

Oct 16, 2018, 12:17 PM IST
After Sardar Patel, BJP shifts focus on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, plans to celebrate 75th anniversary of INA

After Sardar Patel, BJP shifts focus on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, plans to celebrate 75th anniversary of INA

BJP has planned to organise nationwide events to celebrate the 75th anniversary of INA. 

Oct 16, 2018, 11:34 AM IST
Banned Bangladeshi terror outfit JMB may attack Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal, warn intelligence agencies

Banned Bangladeshi terror outfit JMB may attack Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal, warn intelligence agencies

Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is a banned terrorist outfit in Bangladesh.

Oct 16, 2018, 09:41 AM IST
'Padmaavat' returns as Durga puja theme in two pandals in Kolkata

'Padmaavat' returns as Durga puja theme in two pandals in Kolkata

The Sanjay Leela Bhansali film has triggered a controversy ahead of its release this year.

Oct 15, 2018, 09:22 AM IST
Kolkata: Death toll rise to 2 in Dum Dum's Nagerbazaar blast case

Kolkata: Death toll rise to 2 in Dum Dum's Nagerbazaar blast case

An elderly man who was injured in Dum Dum's Nagerbazar blast succumbed to his injuries on Sunday morning. 

Oct 14, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Books on BJP ideology to be displayed at 3000 Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal

Books on BJP ideology to be displayed at 3000 Durga Puja pandals in West Bengal

In addition to books on BJP's ideology, those on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the works of Jan Sangh icons -- Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Shyama Prasad Mookherjee -- would be put up on display in these stalls.

Oct 14, 2018, 12:56 PM IST

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