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Former CJI Altamas Kabir passes away

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passed away on Sunday afternoon.

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passes away
Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passes away

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir passed away at a Kolkata hospital after suffering from prolonged illness on Sunday afternoon. 

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir critically ill, undergoing treatment in Kolkata
Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir critically ill, undergoing treatment in Kolkata

Former Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir is in a critical condition and is undergoing treatment at Kolkata's Apollo Hospital. 

Three arrested for violence in Kolkata hospital

Three persons have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the violence at a private hospital in the southern part of the city following the death of a patient there.

Tourist spots in Kalimpong to be showcased: Mamata Banerjee

A day after the creation of a new Kalimpong district in West Bengal, state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her government would showcase it on the lines of Darjeeling.

Congress, Left Front stage walkout from WB Assembly

Despite its earlier announcement of boycotting the entire budget session, the Congress today returned to the West Bengal Assembly, but staged a walkout protesting against the eviction of Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan by marshals from the House last week.

Mob vandalises Kolkata hospital after patient's death

A group of nearly 100 men attacked the Calcutta Medical Research Institute with metal rods breaking down the front door and ransacking the reception area.

13-year-old girl killed for rejecting proposal

A 13-year-old girl was allegedly hacked to death by a youth after she rejected his advances at Chakchaka village in Alipurduar district

West Bengal: Two arrested for killing student in Krishnanagar

Two persons were arrested after the body of a boy, who was missing since February 8 was today found at Jahangirpur in Nadia district.

CM Mamata Banerjee meets Abdul Manan in hospital

The Congress leader fell sick during the scuffle and was taken to a hospital.

West Bengal: Congress leader Abdul Mannan shifted out of ICU
West Bengal: Congress leader Abdul Mannan shifted out of ICU

Leader of Opposition in the West Bengal assembly Abdul Mannan, was shifted out of intensive care of a private hospital here on Saturday.

We are against job cut: Mamata Banerjee
We are against job cut: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government was against any job cut even for loss making state-owned enterprises.

Kolkata Metro glitch: Service partially hit for about two hours

 Metro rail service in the city was partially disrupted for nearly two hours this morning after an AC rake was halted due to a technical snag putting commuters into trouble.

West Bengal opposition leader shifted to Apollo hospital

West Bengal opposition leader Abdul Mannan, who was taken ill during a scuffle with the security staff in the state assembly, was shifted to the Apollo Gleneagles Hospital on Thursday,

West Bengal Advocate-General Jayanta Mitra resigns over difference of opinion with Mamata govt

West Bengal's Advocate-General Jayanta Mitra on Tuesday resigned following difference of opinion with the state government.

Supreme Court grants bail to Saradha scam accused Manoranjana Sinh

The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Saradha chit fund scam accused Manoranjana Sinh.

Enforcement Directorate attaches properties of former Union Minister in Saradha scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has attached properties worth over Rs 60 crore here belonging to former union minister Matang Sinh in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha Group chit fund scam.

Trinamool Congress not to attend Centre's pre-Budget all-party meet

Mamata had earlier questioned the February 1 date for the Union Budget.

Situation tense in Bengal's Bhangar after arrest of CPI-ML Red Star leader

The situation in West Bengal's Bhangar, which was on the boil last week due to violent protests over the "forcible land acquisition" for a power grid project, became tense again on Thursday as villagers protested the arrest of a woman CPI-ML Red Star leader.

NIA arrests wanted FICN trafficker from West Bengal

A man wanted in a case of trafficking of Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) has been arrested by NIA officials from West Bengal's Malda area.

West Bengal: Man with arms, ammunition arrested on Republic Day eve

A 35-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday with arms and ammunition in a special raid carried out in view of beefed-up security on Republic Day eve from Sripur village here, police said.

Woman 'thrown out' of running train in Bengal

A woman was critically injured after she was allegedly thrown out of a running train by unidentified miscreants near Haroa station in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, the GRP said today.

BSF seizes 3.6 kg opium in West Bengal's Malda, two smugglers arrested

Border Security Force personnel on Tuesday arrested two smugglers from West Bengal's Malda district for illegal possession of 3.6 kg of opium, officials said.

Truth should come out regarding Netaji's disappearance: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said truth should come out regarding the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

Three LeT operatives given death sentence by Bengal court

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, including two Pakistani nationals, were sentenced to death by a West Bengal fast-track court on Saturday for plotting subversive strikes in Kashmir.

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.