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West Bengal: Jetty collapse toll rises to five

With the recovery of two more bodies on Thursday the toll in the jetty collapse in the Hooghly river at Bhadreswar in Hooghly district rose to five.

Amit Shah asks West Bengal's BJP leaders to reach out to people

 BJP national president Amit Shah on Thursday urged the party`s West Bengal leaders to reach out to the masses and fight for their rights as according to him the people were now favourably disposed towards their party.

3 dead, 13 missing in Hooghly river as jetty collapses

At least three persons died and 13 others were still missing after a temporary jetty on the Hooghly river collapsed in Hooghly district of west Bengal on Wednesday, the police said.

Mamata Banerjee having BJP phobia: Amit Shah

Taking a swipe at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, BJP chief Amit Shah on Wednesday said she has been suffering from "BJP phobia" and claimed that her constant criticism of his party was indicative of its rise in Bengal.

Action being taken against cow vigilantes: Amit Shah

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Wednesday asserted that action is being taken against cow vigilantes and the party maintains that no one should take the law into their own hands.

Jetty submerges in water in Hooghly river, 3 dead, 65 missing; rescue operation on
Jetty submerges in water in Hooghly river, 3 dead, 65 missing; rescue operation on

At least three people were killed after a jetty submerged in water due to high tide in Bhadreswar of Hooghly district, West Bengal.

'Vistaar Yatra': Trinamool even worse than Left, says BJP chief Amit Shah
'Vistaar Yatra': Trinamool even worse than Left, says BJP chief Amit Shah

Kicking-off his 15-day "Vistaar Yatra" (party expansion tour) in West Bengal's Naxalbari, the birthplace of the Maoist movement in India, on Tuesday, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday took on the ruling Trinamool Congress as being "even worse" than the state's erstwhile Left Front regime.

Mamata Banerjee sticks to Teesta stand, names two more rivers for water-sharing

Continuing to voice her opposition to sharing Teesta waters with Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that the river had dried up and if its water had to be shared, the people and the farmers in the region would not get a drop.

Lotus to bloom in Naxalbari? Trinamool Congress cannot stop PM Modi's chariot, says Amit Shah in West Bengal
Lotus to bloom in Naxalbari? Trinamool Congress cannot stop PM Modi's chariot, says Amit Shah in West Bengal

Trinamool Congress will not be able to stop Narendra Modi's chariot, Amit Shah stated on Tuesday. 

Do not support BJP: Mamata tells people of Bengal

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today asked the people of the state not to support the BJP, alleging that the saffron outfit "divides people in the name of religion."

Mamta Banerjee urges people not to join BJP at any cost
Mamta Banerjee urges people not to join BJP at any cost

Terming the BJP as a party that endorses the ideology of polarisation and riots, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee on Tuesday urged people not to join the party at any cost.

Narada sting operation case: TMC MP moves HC for quashing CBI FIR

Trinamool Congress MP Aparupa Poddar on Tuesday moved the Calcutta High Court, seeking the quashing of a CBI FIR against her in the Narada sting case.

Mamata visits slain CRPF jawan's house

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today visited the house of CRPF jawan K K Das who was killed in the Naxal attack at Sukma in Chhatisgarh and said that the state govrnment would give Rs five lakh to the family of the slain jawan.

Those opposing 'Bharat Mata ki jai', 'Jai Sri Ram' will be relegated to history: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh
Those opposing 'Bharat Mata ki jai', 'Jai Sri Ram' will be relegated to history: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh on Friday reiterated his controversial statement, saying those who will oppose "Bharat Mata ki jai" and "Jai Sri Ram" slogan will be relegated to history.

Thunderstorm disrupts train services in Kolkata
Thunderstorm disrupts train services in Kolkata

Seasonal thunderstorm swept across various parts of the city and suburban areas disrupting train services and blocking major roads by uprooting trees on Saturday evening.

Death toll rises to nine in Bengal violence, six arrested

With two more persons succumbing to their injuries since the late hours on Friday, the toll in the crude bomb explosion in West Bengal`s Birbhum district has risen to nine, police said on Saturday.

Minor raped inside cab in Kolkata

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a cab driver inside a vehicle in southern part of the city.

IIT-Kharagpur student commits suicide; third incident in four months

West Midnapore Superintendent of Police (SP) Bharati Ghosh said a probe is on and they will also examine the suicide note.

Seven dead, several injured in Birbhum violence in West Bengal

At least seven people were killed and several others injured in a crude bomb explosion in West Bengal`s Birhum district on Friday, police said.

Mamata Banerjee re-elected Trinmool Congress chairperson

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was On Friday re-elected as the chairperson of the All India Trinmool Congress for six years.

Narada Sting case probe will reveal conspiracies: Bengal minister

The CBI on Monday filed an FIR against 13 people, including senior TMC leaders who were purportedly seen taking money, in the Narada case.
 

Mauritius Vice President visits Ramakrishna Math and Mission

The Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory today visited Ramakrishna Math and Mission headquarters at Belur Math and paid obeisance at the temples here.

West Bengal: Two killed, ten injured after truck hits auto-rickshaw
West Bengal: Two killed, ten injured after truck hits auto-rickshaw

At least two students were killed and ten were injured after a truck hit their auto-rickshaw on the Northern Highway 60 in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal.The accident took place near Bhadutala of Salboni Police station.

Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of distorting her views using fake accounts

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP and its sister organisations of distorting her views and opinions and misleading the people by using fake accounts on social media.

TMC to field candidates in 2018 Odisha urban polls: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday decided to field party candidates in the 2018 Odisha urban local bodies elections.

Popularity of Trinamool Congress, other parties declining in Bengal: Smriti Irani
Popularity of Trinamool Congress, other parties declining in Bengal: Smriti Irani

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said BJP's progress in the recent Kanthi Dakshin assembly by-polls indicated the "declining popularity" of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other political parties.

Keeping mum on Narada issue on party orders: Bengal Minister

Reacting to an FIR lodged by the CBI in the Narada sting case, West Bengal Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee on Tuesday said he has a lot to say on the issue but is keeping quiet under party instructions.

Narada sting case: CBI books 12 TMC leaders including MPs, ministers
Narada sting case: CBI books 12 TMC leaders including MPs, ministers

Twelve TMC leaders have been booked by the CBI for corruption in the Narada sting case.

BJP doesn't want to run country on basis of religion: Rajnath Singh
BJP doesn't want to run country on basis of religion: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the BJP does not want to run the country on the basis of caste or religion, but of humanity and justice.

Uma Bharti taunts Mamata Banerjee, says BJP will form next govt in West Bengal
Uma Bharti taunts Mamata Banerjee, says BJP will form next govt in West Bengal

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday held herself responsible for the appointment of Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal Chief Minister, adding the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the next government in the state with absolute majority.