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Salim blames centre, Mamata and media for plight of Bengal flood victims

CPI-M politburo member Mohammed Salim on Tuesday blamed state government for the plight of flood victims in northern Bengal.

ICSE in West Bengal to sensitise children on online gaming, internet addiction

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the central government, Facebook, Google and Yahoo on a plea seeking direction to the internet majors to take down the links of the Blue Whale game.

152 dead, 1.5 crore affected in Bengal flood: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
152 dead, 1.5 crore affected in Bengal flood: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee said 45 lakh people have been affected in the three north Bengal districts — Malda, North Dinajpur and South Dinajpur — she toured during the day.

 

152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee
152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee

The chief minister said the state government's primary task was to help those affected in the floods.

IIT Kharagpur to launch Genomics Study for beginners
IIT Kharagpur to launch Genomics Study for beginners

IIT Kharagpur has launched an ambitious programme to encourage beginners of undergraduate engineering courses at the institute to enrol for Genomics Study.

GJM chief booked under UAPA, high alert sounded in Darjeeling hills

A hand grenade was hurled at the Kalimpong police station at around 11 pm yesterday, killing a civic volunteer and injuring two others.

Flood situation improving in West Bengal barring Malda

The flood situation in northern West Bengal has shown an overall improvement.

Police on high alert after two blasts in West Bengal hills
Police on high alert after two blasts in West Bengal hills

Kalimpong District Magistrate Vishwanath said prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure had been imposed since August 10 for one month, adding that police was taking additional measures for security.

Darjeeling blast: GJM writes to Rajnath Singh seeking intervention

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Bimal Gurung has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh regarding an FIR filed against him on suspicion of the deadly bomb blast in Darjeeling, on Friday.

In a first, Kolkata Police to ride Harley-Davidson bikes on special VIP duty
In a first, Kolkata Police to ride Harley-Davidson bikes on special VIP duty

The Kolkata Police have introduced five Harley-Davidson bikes in their fleet which will be engaged for VIP duties, claimed reports.

Bomb blast in Darjeeling, no injuries

A bomb ripped through the heart of West Bengal`s hill town of Darjeeling damaging a few shops early on Sunday, police said.

Kolkata's Satyajit Ray Film and Television institute suspends five students
Kolkata's Satyajit Ray Film and Television institute suspends five students

The institute has said the students "with ulterior motives" destroyed CCTV cameras at the main gate and "grossly misbehaved" with security personnel on duty.

TMC sweeps West Bengal civic polls, bags all seven bodies; BJP emerges main challenger
TMC sweeps West Bengal civic polls, bags all seven bodies; BJP emerges main challenger

Trinamool Congress on Thursday bagged all seven civic bodies in West Bengal.

GJM chief Bimal Gurung discharged in Madan Tamang murder case

A city court on Thursday discharged GJM supremo Bimal Gurung in the Madan Tamang murder case and directed that charges be framed against 47 other accused.

GJM chief Bimal Gurung's wife, 47 others to face charges in Madan Tamang murder case
GJM chief Bimal Gurung's wife, 47 others to face charges in Madan Tamang murder case

Madan Tamang was hacked to death at Upper Clubside in the heart of Darjeeling town in May 2010 when he was overseeing preparations for a public meeting.

Trinamool Congress sweeps West Bengal civic polls; BJP wins 6 wards, CPI(M), Congress fail to open account
Trinamool Congress sweeps West Bengal civic polls; BJP wins 6 wards, CPI(M), Congress fail to open account

Mamata Banerjee-headed Trinamool Congress on Thursday scored a landslide victory on Saturday in the West Bengal civic elections.

West Bengal Municipality Poll Results: As it happened
West Bengal Municipality Poll Results: As it happened

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress registered a landslide victory in all seven urban local bodies, where elections were held on August 13.

Two arrested for damaging Netaji's statue in Bengal's Birbhum district, sent to custody

The two were arrested last night and produced in Dubrajpur court today which sent them to police custody for two days.

Mamata Banerjee greets Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday

Arvind Kejriwal in turn thanked the Trinamool Congress supremo.

Caught on cam: Trinamool Congress MLA Swapan Kumar Beltharia beats vendor in West Bengal's Purulia — Watch
Caught on cam: Trinamool Congress MLA Swapan Kumar Beltharia beats vendor in West Bengal's Purulia — Watch

In an another shocking incident, a Trinamool Congress minister has been caught on camera assaulting a vendor in West Bengal. 

Bengal transwomen on track to become paramedics

Twenty-four-year-old Jiya was once forced to dance at gunpoint. Now the plucky transwoman from West Bengal is blazing a trail of success as a trainee in an operation theatre (OT) technician`s course.

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's statue partly damaged, smeared with coal tar in Birbhum
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's statue partly damaged, smeared with coal tar in Birbhum

The Netaji statue was to be installed in the Panchra village panchayat office compound.

GJM will never compromise on Gorkhaland demand: Bimal Gurung

The indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills entered its 62nd day on Tuesday.

People, schools in Bengal would celebrate I-Day as per choice: Mamata

Mamata Banerjee on Monday said every person in Bengal has the full freedom to celebrate Independence Day.

 High time for Mamata Banerjee to stop politics over patriotism: BJP
High time for Mamata Banerjee to stop politics over patriotism: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has always been opposing the Centre`s policies and initiatives, adding it is high time to stop politics over patriotism.

West Bengal has the most to gain from better Indo-Bangla relation: Harsh Vardhan Shringla

With most Bangladeshis preferring West Bengal as their destination while visiting India, the state has the most to gain from a better relation between the two countries, Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said.

Jadavpur University students end protest after 36 hours

A section of Jadavpur University students, who were protesting against the West Bengal government`s directive to replace the existing students union with a nominated students` council, called off their agitation early on Saturday after nearly 36 hours of demonstrations.

Narada sting probe: ED interrogates Bengal minister

The clipping was uploaded on the Narada news portal in March last year ahead of the state assembly elections.

Six IPS officers transferred in West Bengal

In a minor police reshuffle in West Bengal, six IPS officers have been transferred, a Home department notification said.

West Bengal minister quizzed by ED in Narada sting case

Party MP Sultan Ahmed and city`s Deputy Mayor Iqbal Ahmed were also interogated by the ED in connection with the case.