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One killed, 2 injured in road accident in Uluberia

One person was killed and two others were injured when the motorbike in which they were travelling crashed into a divider near Uluberia today, a police officer said.

Bengal beef dealers to meet Mamata Banerjee over UP crackdown

Beef dealers in West Bengal wish to meet Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to apprise her of the "harrowing situation" in the state due to the crackdown on slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, a representative said on Tuesday.

Govt to take up case of 'abandoned' German patient in Kolkata

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that the government will take up the case of a 79-year-old German man who has been lodged at a Kolkata hospital even after being discharged as no one came forward to take him back.

West Bengal: Seven killed after van collides with truck in Burdwan
West Bengal: Seven killed after van collides with truck in Burdwan

Seven people were killed and two others injured in a major road accident in Kanksa area of Burdwan district in West Bengal on Sunday.

Storm in Malda: Man killed; crops, mud houses damaged

A storm in the wee hours on Saturday claimed one life, damaged crops and mud huts across four blocks in Malda district, a top district official said.

400 Trinamool Congress members including many TMC stalwarts join BJP in Tripura
400 Trinamool Congress members including many TMC stalwarts join BJP in Tripura

It's a big boost for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Tripura.

CPI-M leader killed in Bengal, Trinamool blamed

A local CPI-M leader was brutally killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, police said on Thursday. The CPI-M blamed the ruling Trinamool Congress for the crime.

Unpaid for months, veteran Bengal cardiologist jumps before train

A veteran physician committed suicide by jumping in front of a local train allegedly because he was not getting his salary at his Hooghly district hospital.

West Bengal: BJP takes out rally demanding resignation of Mamata Banerjee
West Bengal: BJP takes out rally demanding resignation of Mamata Banerjee

The BJP in West Bengal today organised a rally on the Narada issue and demanded resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she has lost the moral right to continue in office "as she tried to defend the tainted ministers and her party leaders".

Seven killed in West Bengal road accident

Seven persons, including two kids and three women, died in a road accident on Wednesday when their car was crushed under a tanker in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said.

Narada sting case: Setback to TMC, SC upholds Calcutta HC order for CBI probe
Narada sting case: Setback to TMC, SC upholds Calcutta HC order for CBI probe

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected plea of TMC leaders Suvendu Adhikari and Saugata Roy for SIT probe monitored either by apex court or HC in the Narada sting matter.

Police complaint against poet for 'hurting Hindu sentiments'

A Hindutva group has lodged a police complaint against noted poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay for allegedly hurting "Hindu sentiments and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath" in a Facebook post.

Spurious liquor claims five lives in West Bengal

Five persons have died and several others admitted to hospital over the last three days after they consumed spurious liquor in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, a police officer said on Tuesday.

Narada sting case: CBI registers preliminary enquiry

The CBI has registered preliminary enquiry in connection with the Narada sting tapes in which several Trinamool Congress leaders were allegedly caught on camera taking money.

Four held after human skeletons found in Burdwan house

Four persons were arrested after 10 human skeletons were found in a house in West Bengal`s Burdwan district on Monday, the police said.

Will submit Narada probe report in court if asked: CBI Official

The anti-corruption wing of the CBI today said it would submit the preliminary report of the inquiry into the Narada sting operation to the Calcutta High Court, if asked to do so.

Left Front holds sit-in outside CBI's office, demands arrests in Sarada chit fund scams

Demanding the arrest of those purportedly figuring in the Narada sting footage and the Sarada chit fund scam, the state`s Left Front heavy-weights on Monday.

CBI registers preliminary enquiry in Narada sting case
CBI registers preliminary enquiry in Narada sting case

The CBI has registered a preliminary enquiry into Narada sting operation that purportedly showed TMC leaders taking bribes.

Bring Mamata Banerjee under CBI probe into Narada, Saradha scams: CPI(M)

The CPI(M) on Monday demanded that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee be brought under the purview of CBI investigations into Narada and Saradha scams.

RSS to debate increasing Jihadi attacks in West Bengal
RSS to debate increasing Jihadi attacks in West Bengal

RSS on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of remaining a mute spectator to attacks unleashed by Islamic fundamentalists in the state and appeasing the 'jihadis'.

Resignation of Mayor demanded at Kolkata Municipal Corporation

The Opposition today demanded resignation of Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Narada issue when he presented the budget for 2017/18 at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.

Opposition demands removal of "tainted" West Bengal ministers

Opposition parties in West Bengal today welcomed the Calcutta High Court order on Narada sting operation and demanded immediate removal of "tainted" ministers from the state Cabinet.

HC orders CBI to conduct preliminary inquiry into Narada sting case, terms West Bengal Police as 'puppet'
HC orders CBI to conduct preliminary inquiry into Narada sting case, terms West Bengal Police as 'puppet'

The sting operation purportedly showed over a dozen TMC leaders including MPs, state ministers and former ministers accepting bundles of cash in return for doling out favours to a fictitious company.

Hoax bomb call creates scare at Calcutta High Court

Security authorities were on Thursday thrown in a tizzy after a bomb scare at the Calcutta High Court premises.

When a Bengal hospital 'discovered' uterus, ovary in 63-year-old man!
When a Bengal hospital 'discovered' uterus, ovary in 63-year-old man!

An elderly man lodged a police complaint on Thursday after a private hospital report in West Bengal mentioned existence of "uterus" and "ovary" in the ultrasonogram (USG) report of his abdomen.

BJP in West Bangal prepares 3-pronged strategy for Panchayat, Lok Sabha polls

Aiming to recreate the BJP's stellar UP show in Bengal rural polls next year and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP in the state is taking tips from their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh and has prepared a three-pronged strategy to emerge as the main contender of the ruling TMC.

Newborn abducted from Kolkata hospital, protestors block road

A newborn baby was allegedly abducted by an unidentified woman from a government hospital in Kolkata on Tuesday, triggering protests, including a road blockade in the city's heart.

Mamata Banerjee congratulates winners, tells losers not to lose heart
Mamata Banerjee congratulates winners, tells losers not to lose heart

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday congratulated winners in the assembly polls and advised the losers to not lose heart.

West Bengal minister hails Centre's decision on Aadhaar for chidren

West Bengal Panchayat and Rural Development minister Subrata Mukherjee today welcomed the latest decision of the Centre not to deprive children, without Aadhaar cards, benefits of Mid-Day Meal and said good sense had prevailed at long last.

100 crude bombs recovered from a toilet of a house in Malda
100 crude bombs recovered from a toilet of a house in Malda

Acting on specific a tip-off, the police on Wednesday recovered at least 100 crude bombs from a toilet of a house here, a senior police officer said.