close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

West Bengal News

Congress MLA Manas Bhunia resigns, will contest Rajya Sabha polls on TMC ticket

Congress MLA Manas Bhunia, who had switched to TMC last year from Congress, has resigned from his MLA post to contest the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections as a Trinamool Congress candidate.

Rain, high tide batter West Bengal
Rain, high tide batter West Bengal

Heavy rain and high tide battered this eastern metropolis and some districts of West Bengal, resulting in a flood-like situation across large swathes of land, officials said on Monday.

Madan Tamang murder: CBI seeks arrest warrant against GJM president Bimal Gurung

The CBI on Monday sought an arrest warrant against the GJM president Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha and 20 others in connection with the Madan Tamang murder case.

Madan Tamang murder: CBI seeks arrest warrant against GJM chief Bimal Gurung, 21 others
Madan Tamang murder: CBI seeks arrest warrant against GJM chief Bimal Gurung, 21 others

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday an arrest warrant against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) president Bimal Gurung, his wife Asha and 20 others before a city court in connection with the Madan Tamang murder case.

Education a national agenda; no compromise on quality: HRD minister Prakash Javadekar
Education a national agenda; no compromise on quality: HRD minister Prakash Javadekar

In the next two years, our aim is to bring every child into the education system and we plan to make it a community movement.

Mamata govt knows there is no case against me: Roopa Ganguly

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Roopa Ganguly, who has been issued a notice in connection with a child trafficking case, has maintained her stand that she is innocent and that the West Bengal Government is hell-bent on denting her reputation.

Basirhat situation normal: West Bengal government

At least 1,162 state police personnel, including RAF and four companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), were deployed in the sub-division, which was hit by communal clashes in the first week of July.

Ananth Kumar blames CM Mamata Banerjee for Darjeeling situation
Ananth Kumar blames CM Mamata Banerjee for Darjeeling situation

The north Bengal hill town has been witnessing an indefinite agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland for over a month.

West Bengal horror: Pregnant woman raped by ultrasonography centre owner

A 21-year-old pregnant woman was raped allegedly by the owner of an ultrasonography centre Bankura district, police said on Thursday.

Fire in multi-storied office building in South Kolkata, no casualty
Fire in multi-storied office building in South Kolkata, no casualty

Fire broke out on the third floor of a multi-storied building which houses mostly offices in the southern part of the city's Pretoria Street this afternoon, police said.

West Bengal: Muslim neighbours help Hindu family carry body to crematorium

A Hindu family at a remote village in West Bengal's Nadia district had no money to take the body of their father to the crematorium for the last rites but their Muslim neighbours came to their help.

TMC party office, hall set on fire by Gorkhaland supporters

A century-old community hall and a TMC party office in the Darjeeling hills were set ablaze by pro-Gorkhaland supporters, police said today as the indefinite shutdown for a separate state entered its 35th day.

Kolkata Metro to get 40 new AC rakes, first of the lot arrives

Kolkata Metro will get 40 new air-conditioned rakes, the first of which has been delivered to the public carrier, Metro Railway sources said here.

Fresh violence in Darjeeling following Gorkhaland activist's death

The situation in Mirik continued to be tense following the death of a Gorkhaland activist allegedly in police firing.

BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya blames Mamata Banerjee's mentality for Darjeeling situation

He also defended BJP leader Roopa Ganguly over her controversial statement on women safety, saying she was referring to the "poor" law and order situation in West Bengal.

Mamata Banerjee stoking communal fire to stay in power: BJP

The BJP on Tuesday staged a protest against the "continued attack on women of a particular religious community" in West Bengal.

West Bengal police escorting Sikkim registered trucks along NH 10

The Sikkim government has moved the Supreme Court on July 13 seeking a direction to the Centre and West Bengal government that NH-10, be protected and uninterrupted vehicular movement be ensured in the wake of ongoing agitation for separate Gorkhaland state.

Narcotics dept seizes 314 kg of ganja in Kolkata, two persons arrested

"A total of 314 kg of ganja, worth approximately Rs 35 lakh, was seized from a pick-up truck from South Kolkata's Taratala Road on Tuesday morning," the NCB official said.

 

Meet West Bengal's first transgender Lok Adalat judge
Meet West Bengal's first transgender Lok Adalat judge

Breaking the stereotypes, she took office as Bengal's first transgender judge of a Lok Adalat on July 8. Once again, she proved by setting an instance that her marginalised community is no way lagging behind.

West Bengal: Muslims in Howrah hamlet busy making hair for Maa Durga

The hair will be supplied to clay modeller hubs in the city and in different parts of the state including Kumartuli.

Married woman killed in Bengal over dowry

Following the complaint, police have filed a case of murder against the husband and three of his family members.

Fire engulfs five IOC tankers in West Bengal's Siliguri - WATCH
Fire engulfs five IOC tankers in West Bengal's Siliguri - WATCH

Major fire broke out in five Indian Oil Corporation tankers at IOCL Depot. The incident took place in West Bengal's Siliguri.

Surprising! Kolkata mall does not allow people in dhoti or lungi, man finds out the hard way
Surprising! Kolkata mall does not allow people in dhoti or lungi, man finds out the hard way

A man was allegedly denied entering Kolkata's Quest Mall for wearing a 'dhoti' on Saturday.

Sobhandeb Chattopadhyay should focus on maintaining law in West Bengal: Rupa Ganguly

Earlier in the day, Ganguly said if women are able to survive in Bengal for 15 days without getting raped, then she would take back her statement.

BJP's Roopa Ganguly makes shocking comment, hits out at Mamata over Bengal's law and order situation
BJP's Roopa Ganguly makes shocking comment, hits out at Mamata over Bengal's law and order situation

Roopa Ganguly was speaking at an event called 'Save Bengal' when she made this remark. 

West Bengal top cop says Maoist from neighbouring countries behind violent clashes in Darjeeling
West Bengal top cop says Maoist from neighbouring countries behind violent clashes in Darjeeling

ADG (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma said this while submitting an affidavit on the ongoing Darjeeling unrest in the Calcutta High Court. 

Bengal topper's name appears in Jadavpur University merit list without applying

 West Bengal Class 12 topper Archisman Panigrahi is in a unique predicament, his name tops the Jadavpur University merit list in four subjects without him ever applying to the varsity.

ED quizzes Trinamool MP in Narada sting case

"He was interrogated today (Thursday) as part of the Narada sting probe," the ED official said.

Mamata Banerjee following politics of repression, appeasement: BJP

Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria on the night of July 3 over a Facebook post by a youth.

ED questions Trinamool MLA in Narada sting case

Iqbal Ahmed and Sultan Ahmed were also questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case.