West Bengal News

Sex racket of 'Gurmeet Ram Rahim's follower busted, accused escapes through secret tunnel

Sex racket of 'Gurmeet Ram Rahim's follower busted, accused escapes through secret tunnel

The key accused, Pramod Singhania, calls himself a follower of Baba Ram Rahim and used to run flesh trade in his guest house in Kolkata's Burrabazar area. 

Jan 06, 2018, 08:05 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee unveils West Bengal government's logo

Mamata Banerjee unveils West Bengal government's logo

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday unveiled the logo of the state government.

Jan 05, 2018, 16:39 PM IST
CBI raids 12 places in Kochi, Kolkata in e-waste import case

CBI raids 12 places in Kochi, Kolkata in e-waste import case

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday conducted raids in 12 places in Kochi and Kolkata.

Jan 04, 2018, 23:25 PM IST
Case registered against Mamata Banerjee in Assam for 'NRC is against Bengalis' comment

Case registered against Mamata Banerjee in Assam for 'NRC is against Bengalis' comment

The NRC of 1951 is being updated in Assam under the supervision of the Supreme Court to identify original residents of the state in order to check illegal migration.

Jan 04, 2018, 18:59 PM IST
Now, lawyer of triple talaq victim Ishrat Jahan joins BJP in Kolkata

Now, lawyer of triple talaq victim Ishrat Jahan joins BJP in Kolkata

The Lok Sabha on December 28 passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, that criminalises instant triple talaq,

Jan 04, 2018, 17:52 PM IST
Trinamool Congress practising 'soft Hindutva', says BJP

Trinamool Congress practising 'soft Hindutva', says BJP

BJP on Wednesday Termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to a temple in Birbhum district as "soft Hindutva".

Jan 04, 2018, 00:47 AM IST
National Register of Citizens a conspiracy to expel Bengalis from Assam: Mamata

National Register of Citizens a conspiracy to expel Bengalis from Assam: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed the updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to determine the state`s original inhabitants is a conspiracy to

Jan 03, 2018, 22:32 PM IST
Parliament shouldn't be platform for scoring brownie points: Venkaiah Naidu

Parliament shouldn't be platform for scoring brownie points: Venkaiah Naidu

Vice President on Saturday said parliament should not become a platform for scoring political brownie points.

Dec 31, 2017, 00:59 AM IST
Bengal ban on carrying arms aimed to foil Ram Navami rally: BJP

Bengal ban on carrying arms aimed to foil Ram Navami rally: BJP

BJP on Sunday criticised the prohibitory order issued by the Kolkata Police on carrying "sharp and offensive weapons" in public places.

Dec 31, 2017, 00:57 AM IST

Fast patrol vessel for Coast Guard launched by GRSE

Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd said that the first of five Fast Patrol Vessels (FPV) being built for the Indian Coast Guard was launched on Saturday.

Dec 30, 2017, 21:50 PM IST
Open dialogue, let democracy prevail in Bhangar: Bengal agitators

Open dialogue, let democracy prevail in Bhangar: Bengal agitators

The leaders of an anti-power grid movement in West Bengal`s Bhangar have urged the state government to "open a dialogue and allow democracy to prevail" in the area.

Dec 30, 2017, 14:08 PM IST
Rose Valley chit fund scam case: case: ED seizes precious stones, gold worth Rs 40 cr

Rose Valley chit fund scam case: case: ED seizes precious stones, gold worth Rs 40 cr

The seizures were made during searches at outlets of a jewellery firm here yesterday, the Enforcement Department said.

Dec 28, 2017, 19:22 PM IST
West Bengal Congress takes out rally against FRDI Bill

West Bengal Congress takes out rally against FRDI Bill

The West Bengal Congress on Tuesday took out a rally outside the RBI office to protest against the proposed FRDI Bill, 2017.

Dec 26, 2017, 17:16 PM IST
More than 350 couples tie the knot in Gujarat, West Bengal in mass weddings

More than 350 couples tie the knot in Gujarat, West Bengal in mass weddings

As many as 251 couples in Gujarat's Surat tied the knot at a mass wedding ceremony on Sunday.

Dec 25, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
Child born onboard train, gets named after Deendayal Upadhyay

Child born onboard train, gets named after Deendayal Upadhyay

Jana Sangh leader Deendayal Upadhyay was born on a station.

Dec 25, 2017, 00:09 AM IST
Assembly bypoll result: TMC wrests Sabang from Congress, defeats nearest rival CPI(M)

Assembly bypoll result: TMC wrests Sabang from Congress, defeats nearest rival CPI(M)

Sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran won the crucial RK Nagar bypoll by a thumping margin of over 40,000 votes on Sunday.

Dec 24, 2017, 23:10 PM IST
Bengal in 2017: Soured by agitation, riots, scams; sweetened by rosogolla

Bengal in 2017: Soured by agitation, riots, scams; sweetened by rosogolla

West Bengal was plagued by intense political rivalry, statehood agitation and communal riots in 2017 but the year ended on a sweet note as the state won the long battle with Odisha over the origin

Dec 24, 2017, 12:17 PM IST
West Bengal bypoll 2017 results: TMC's Gita Rani Bhunia wins from Sabang

West Bengal bypoll 2017 results: TMC's Gita Rani Bhunia wins from Sabang

The ruling TMC in West Bengal wrested the Sabang Assembly seat from the Congress on Sunday.

Dec 24, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
GD Birla School student molestation case: Victim's father wants CBI probe, moves Calcutta HC

GD Birla School student molestation case: Victim's father wants CBI probe, moves Calcutta HC

The two accused physical education teachers were earlier arrested in connection with the case.

Dec 22, 2017, 09:33 AM IST
Sabang bypoll: Low voter turnout in first 2 hours, tight security in place

Sabang bypoll: Low voter turnout in first 2 hours, tight security in place

Voting for the Sabang assembly byelection began on a dull note with just 15 per cent voters exercising their franchise in the first two hours, an Election Commission (EC) official said.

Dec 21, 2017, 13:49 PM IST

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