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Rose Valley chit fund scam arrests not linked to TMC's anti-note ban stand: CBI
Rose Valley chit fund scam arrests not linked to TMC's anti-note ban stand: CBI

CBI on Wednesday said that the arrest of two TMC leaders in connection with the Rose Valley ponzi scam was not related to the party's vehement opposition to demonetisation and was merely "co-incidental".

Agitator shot dead as protest against West Bengal power project turns violent

South 24 Parganas` Bhangar is on the boil since last week over "forced" acquisition of 16 acres of farmland by the state government for Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.

Powergrid project may be shifted if needed: Mamata Banerjee

Clashes broke out between two factions of the ruling Trinamool Congress at Bhangor today over the project land and police had to intervene to keep the situation under control.

Rose Valley scam: PMO denies giving instructions to CBI

In the Rose Valley scam case, the CBI has arrested Sudip Badyopadhyay and Tapas Pal, MPs of Trinamool Congress, which is in power in West Bengal. 

Fire at Presidency University, no casualties

A fire broke out at the Presidency University here on Monday but there were no casualties, the fire department said.

Stampede at Gangasagar Mela in West Bengal, 6 dead; PM Modi announces ex-gratia
Stampede at Gangasagar Mela in West Bengal, 6 dead; PM Modi announces ex-gratia

In an unfortunate incident, at least six persons died on Sunday after a stampede took place in Gangasagar Mela.

West Bengal: BJP leader Jayprakash Majumdar arrested on charges of fraud

Senior West Bengal BJP leader Jayprakash Majumdar was on Saturday arrested on charges of criminal conspiracy, fraud and cheating a person.

Mohan Bhagwat to attend RSS rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground today
Mohan Bhagwat to attend RSS rally at Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground today

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat will attend the RSS programme here at Central Kolkata's Brigade Parade Ground on Saturday.

HC allows RSS to hold rally in Kolkata on January 14
HC allows RSS to hold rally in Kolkata on January 14

The Kolkata police on Thursday told RSS that it cannot give permission for a rally on January 14 and asked them to fix an alternative date.

Rose Valley chit fund scam accused TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay admitted to Odisha jail hospital
Rose Valley chit fund scam accused TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay admitted to Odisha jail hospital

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay was admitted to a jail hospital in Odisha following a court order, said an official on Friday.

Rose Valley chit fund scam: TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay sent to 14-day judicial custody

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay on Thursday sent to judicial custody for 14 days in connection with the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

Rose Valley chit fund scam: TMC MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay sent to judicial custody

A special CBI court here on Thursday rejected the bail plea of Trinamool Congress MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay and sent him to judicial custody till January 25.

BJP accuses Mamata Banerjee government of 'dirty politics' over RSS rally
BJP accuses Mamata Banerjee government of 'dirty politics' over RSS rally

BJP's West Bengal state President Dilip Ghosh on Thursday accused the state's Trinamool Congress government of doing "dirty politics" over the venue of the RSS rally in the city on January 14.

Calcutta HC allows Sansad Mela at Asansol

The Calcutta High Court today allowed holding of Sansad Mela at Asansol, the constituency of Union minister Babul Supriyo, on an appeal against the Trinamool Congress-run municipal body's refusal to give the go-ahead to the fair that would showcase central government's various development schemes.

Two TMC members killed, three injured in armed attack in West Midnapore
Two TMC members killed, three injured in armed attack in West Midnapore

Two Trinamool Congress activists, one of them the husband of a party councillor, were today killed while three others were seriously injured when miscreants opened fire at them inside the party office at Kharagpur in West Midnapore district, police said.

Bombing, firing at Trinamool Congress councillor's office in Midnapore; 5 TMC workers injured
Bombing, firing at Trinamool Congress councillor's office in Midnapore; 5 TMC workers injured

At least give Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers were injured when miscreants fired at them at Kharagpur in Midnapore West district on Wednesday.

West Bengal: Toy train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway derails near Kurseong, several injured
West Bengal: Toy train of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway derails near Kurseong, several injured

At least 10 persons were left injured when a Darjeeling to Siliguri bound toy train derailed near Kurseong in the northern Bengal on Tuesday. 

Fire breaks out at Ordnance Factory Board building in West Bengal

A fire broke at the Indian Ordnance Factory Board building here on Saturday, an official said. No injuries were reported.

Frontline air base in West Bengal likely to house Rafale squadron
Frontline air base in West Bengal likely to house Rafale squadron

Rafale is a multi-role combat aircraft built by Dassault Aviation of France.

Mamata Banerjee has become a comical figure, losing her political credibility: BJP
Mamata Banerjee has become a comical figure, losing her political credibility: BJP

BJP leader S Prakash said that Mamata Banerjee has chosen to attack on same demonetisation issue with new tamasha and new drama each passing day.

Tapas grilled jointly with Sudip, sent to jail

Pal, arrested in Kolkata on December 30 and brought to Odisha the next day.

Will sue Trinamool MPs for defamation, says Babul Supriyo

Union minister and BJP leader Babul Supriyo on Thursday said he will file defamation suits against Trinamool Congress MPs Saugata Roy and Tapas Paul and Paul`s wife Nandini for alleging his involvement in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

West Bengal govt forces cancellation of Balochistan summit; Tarek Fatah asks if Mamata Banerjee is supporting Pakistan
West Bengal govt forces cancellation of Balochistan summit; Tarek Fatah asks if Mamata Banerjee is supporting Pakistan

Pakistan-born Canadian author Tarek Fatah was to speak on Pakistan's atrocities in Balochistan.

Trinamool Congress has taken hooliganism to another level: Babul Supriyo

Babul Supriyo also accused West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee of tampering evidence related to Saradha and Rose Valley chit-fund scam.

BJP office vandalised in West Bengal: State leaders to meet Rajnath over alleged hooliganism of Trinamool Congress
BJP office vandalised in West Bengal: State leaders to meet Rajnath over alleged hooliganism of Trinamool Congress

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of the West Bengal unit will meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday to lodge protest against the vandalising of its party headquarters office in the state by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers.

Trinamool misleading nation on CBI action in Rose Valley case: BJP

The BJP on Wednesday blamed West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of misleading the nation when investigation agencies started taking action against its leaders, who were involved in the Rose Valley chit fund scam.

BJP warns West Bengal's ruling TMC of consequences for violence

A day after BJP state headquarters here was attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress supporters, BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Wednesday warned the ruling TMC to refrain from violence or be ready for consequences.

'TMC' workers set BJP office in West Bengal's Hooghly district on fire
'TMC' workers set BJP office in West Bengal's Hooghly district on fire

In a shocking incident, alleged Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers on Wednesday set BJP office in West Bengal's Hooghly district on fire.

Mamata believes in ''dandatantra'', alleges BJP

Countering the allegations levelled by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee post the arrest of Kolkata Uttar MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said it will remove `bhrashtachar-bandi` and `gunda-bandi` from the Trinamool Congress-ruled state.

PM Narendra Modi gives apt reply to furious `didi` Mamata Banerjee – Watch video here
PM Narendra Modi gives apt reply to furious `didi` Mamata Banerjee – Watch video here

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently called nationwide protests against the Modi government after the CBI arrested Sudip Bandyopadhyay in Rose Valley Chit Fund scam.