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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. 

Gyan Singh Sohanpal, ''Chacha'' of West Bengal politics, dead

Former state Congress chief and Gyan Singh Sohanpal`s ministerial colleague Pradip Bhattacharya expressed shock over his death.

Kolkata school headmistress arrested for beating up students

The accused teacher, however, refuted the allegations claiming she has fallen prey to a conspiracy by a section of teachers in the school and guardians.

Eight killed as bus falls into canal in West Bengal's Nadia canal
Eight killed as bus falls into canal in West Bengal's Nadia canal

West Bengal government announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the next of kin of eight persons who died in the bus accident.

Son burns father to death for refusing share of money: Police

A 70-year-old man was allegedly burnt to death by his son in Nadia district for refusing to give him a share of the money he had earned by selling some trees, the police said on Sunday.

Wild jumbo stops truck, removes tarpaulin and starts eating potatoes: Video has over 5 lakh views - Watch
Wild jumbo stops truck, removes tarpaulin and starts eating potatoes: Video has over 5 lakh views - Watch

The elephant's sudden snack break disrupts traffic on the highway. 

West Bengal: Thunderstorms till Thursday, heavy rain on Friday

The weatherman on Wednesday forecast thunderstorms in all the districts of Gangetic West Bengal till Thursday and heavy rain on Friday.

Last date of CISCE student registration to be extended

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations has decided to extend the last date of registration of students for class 9 and 11 in schools situated in the Darjeeling Hills in view of the prolonged shutdown there.

Last date of CISCE student registration to be extended in Darjeeling

The Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations has decided to extend the last date of registration of students for class 9 and 11 in schools situated in the Darjeeling Hills in view of the prolonged shutdown there.