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Fresh violence in Darjeeling hills, car torched
Fresh violence in Darjeeling hills, car torched

A number of shops and other business establishments opened in Darjeeling on Sunday after remaining shut for 101 days over the demand for separate Gorkhaland.

Party workers being killed in West Bengal as Trinamool is disturbed by our growth: BJP

The BJP on Saturday alleged that its workers were being killed in West Bengal due to the "frustration" of the ruling Trinamool Congress, which was "disturbed" by the saffron party's growth in the state.

In a first, Bengal govt to give special passes to tourists for Durga Puja pandals
In a first, Bengal govt to give special passes to tourists for Durga Puja pandals

The West Bengal government for the first time has come up with special passes for tourists to enable them to visit all Durga Puja pandals in and around the city. The state tourism department has issued the 'Sharodotsav 2017 special guest passes' for the Pujas and the Red Road carnival on October three, a tourism department official said.

My resolve to ensure festival passes off peacefully: Mamata Banerjee
My resolve to ensure festival passes off peacefully: Mamata Banerjee

She claimed she had information that "some outsiders" had "already booked train tickets" for West Bengal with intentions to foment trouble.

West Bengal govt to move Supreme Court against Calcutta HC's order on Durga idol immersion
West Bengal govt to move Supreme Court against Calcutta HC's order on Durga idol immersion

The West Bengal government will move the Supreme Court on Friday to challenge the Calcutta High Court on immersion of Durga idols.

Calcutta HC order unmasks 'communal' Mamata government: BJP
Calcutta HC order unmasks 'communal' Mamata government: BJP

BJP general secretary Kailash Vijarvargiya, who is in charge of the party's affairs in the state, said the Trinamool Congress government had no right to remain in power after the court's order.

Bengal BJP flays Mamata on Rohingya Muslims issue

West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Thursday ridiculed Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's remarks on the Rohingya people and alleged that the Trinamool Congress (TMC) was trying to turn the state into a "safe haven for terrorists and jihadis" for vote bank politics.

Slit my throat, but don't tell me what to do: Mamata Banerjee after Calcutta HC's order on idol immersion
Slit my throat, but don't tell me what to do: Mamata Banerjee after Calcutta HC's order on idol immersion

Calcutta HC on Thursday allowed immersion of Durga idols on all days from Vijayadashami on September 30, including on Muharram in West Bengal.

Bengal's child rights body moves SC in support of Rohingyas

Ananya Chakraborty, Chairperson of the rights panel, said the plea has been accepted in the apex court registry and would be heard on the date already fixed.

Calcutta High Court allows immersion of Durga idols on Muharram
Calcutta High Court allows immersion of Durga idols on Muharram

The Calcutta HC struck down the Mamata Banerjee government's decision to prohibit the 'visarjan' ceremony for a 24-hour period on Muharram.

West Bengal Child Rights Commission moves SC over Rohingya deportation
West Bengal Child Rights Commission moves SC over Rohingya deportation

The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights (WBCPCR) on Wednesday filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against the central government's stand on the deportation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

Mamata Banerjee criticises Rajnath Singh's meet with GJM leader Roshan Giri
Mamata Banerjee criticises Rajnath Singh's meet with GJM leader Roshan Giri

A small GJM delegation on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi and raised the issue of Gorkhaland and the need for a "tripartite dialogue" to resolve the long-pending demands of the Gorkhas.

Minor girl kidnapped, raped inside moving vehicle in Bengal
Minor girl kidnapped, raped inside moving vehicle in Bengal

A case has been registered against two men under sections 363 (kidnapping), 376 (rape) and 366A (procuration of a minor girl) of the IPC.

Why are you creating communal distinction, Calcutta High Court asks Mamata Banerjee
Why are you creating communal distinction, Calcutta High Court asks Mamata Banerjee

Mamata government has told the court that it has allowed immersion of Durga idols on Vijaya Dashami day till 10 pm to ensure law and order. 

Man killed, another critically injured while taking selfie in West Bengal's Nadia

A man was killed and his friend critically injured on Tuesday after a train hit them while taking a selfie near a railway crossing in Kalyani in Nadia district, a GRP official said.

Bengal Shia cleric Shabbir Ali Azad Warsi threatens to overthrow central govt over deportation of Rohingya Muslims
Bengal Shia cleric Shabbir Ali Azad Warsi threatens to overthrow central govt over deportation of Rohingya Muslims

Expressing solidarity with Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, Shia cleric Maulana Shabbir Ali Azad Warsi threatened to overthrow the central government over their deportation. 

Mahalaya observed in West Bengal

People across West Bengal observed on Tuesday the auspicious occasion of Mahalaya, which heralds in Durga Puja.

West Bengal Finance department ask 32 depts to return unutilised funds

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had on September 4 asked the departments to return the funds they had failed to utilise so that the government could utilise it for other development purpose.

Thematic Durga Puja pandals are in-thing in Kolkata this year
Thematic Durga Puja pandals are in-thing in Kolkata this year

North Kolkata's Kashi Bose Lane Durga Puja Committee has reportedly themed its puja on 'How music resonates in our lives and surroundings'.

Bengal teenager hospitalised after playing Blue Whale Challenge
Bengal teenager hospitalised after playing Blue Whale Challenge

According to police, the girl's classmates on Saturday found blood oozing from her arm and told the school authorities about it. 

Khagragarh blast suspect arrested from Kolkata

The STF of the Kolkata Police has arrested Burhan Sheikh, the absconding suspect in the Khagragarh blast case, from a hideout in the central parts of the city.

BSF man killed by cow smuggler near Indo-Bangla border

Superintendent of police P Sudhakar said Tushar Kanti Das of BSF 64 Battalion had spotted the minitruck at Gaighata in the morning and had given it a chase on a cycle along with a local.

Minor fire at Kolkata airport, no air traffic disruption

A minor fire broke out near a boarding gate at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Thursday.

West Bengal: 14 live bombs recovered from shop in Howrah district

The explosion happened at the Teen Kapati Pool under the jurisdiction of Manikpur police station yesterday evening when Ali was closing the shop, the officer said.

CP(M) expels Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee for 'anti-party' activities; feud deepens between Yechury, Karat camps
CP(M) expels Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee for 'anti-party' activities; feud deepens between Yechury, Karat camps

Banerjee's expulsion from the party points towards a deepening feud between the Sitaram Yechury camp and the Prakash Karat camps

Blue Whale threat: College student asked to cut his wrist, take selfie in WB
Blue Whale threat: College student asked to cut his wrist, take selfie in WB

While authorities are taking every step to save children from falling pray to dangerous online game Blue Whale, a college student in Burdwan district of West Bengal has become its latest victim.

Narada scam: CBI interrogates Trinamool leader Madan Mitra

The CBI on Wednesday interrogated Trinamool Congress leader and former West Bengal minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Narada tapes scam.

Russian Centre of Culture initiates all-faith meet in city

The Russian Centre of Culture called the first such all-faith meeting here at Gorky Sadan yesterday.

Amit Shah has lunch at BJP worker's house in Kolkata
Amit Shah has lunch at BJP worker's house in Kolkata

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday had lunch at the house of a BJP worker in north Kolkata's Cossipore.

Amit Shah accuses Trinamool Congress of unleashing violence against BJP workers

Several people were killed, many injured and their property destroyed, Amit Shah alleged, targeting the Mamata Banerjee-led government in the state.