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Those opposing 'Bharat Mata ki jai', 'Jai Sri Ram' will be relegated to history: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh
Those opposing 'Bharat Mata ki jai', 'Jai Sri Ram' will be relegated to history: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh

West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Dilip Ghosh on Friday reiterated his controversial statement, saying those who will oppose "Bharat Mata ki jai" and "Jai Sri Ram" slogan will be relegated to history.

Thunderstorm disrupts train services in Kolkata
Thunderstorm disrupts train services in Kolkata

Seasonal thunderstorm swept across various parts of the city and suburban areas disrupting train services and blocking major roads by uprooting trees on Saturday evening.

Death toll rises to nine in Bengal violence, six arrested

With two more persons succumbing to their injuries since the late hours on Friday, the toll in the crude bomb explosion in West Bengal`s Birbhum district has risen to nine, police said on Saturday.

Minor raped inside cab in Kolkata

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a cab driver inside a vehicle in southern part of the city.

IIT-Kharagpur student commits suicide; third incident in four months

West Midnapore Superintendent of Police (SP) Bharati Ghosh said a probe is on and they will also examine the suicide note.

Seven dead, several injured in Birbhum violence in West Bengal

At least seven people were killed and several others injured in a crude bomb explosion in West Bengal`s Birhum district on Friday, police said.

Mamata Banerjee re-elected Trinmool Congress chairperson

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was On Friday re-elected as the chairperson of the All India Trinmool Congress for six years.

Narada Sting case probe will reveal conspiracies: Bengal minister

The CBI on Monday filed an FIR against 13 people, including senior TMC leaders who were purportedly seen taking money, in the Narada case.
 

Mauritius Vice President visits Ramakrishna Math and Mission

The Vice President of the Republic of Mauritius Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory today visited Ramakrishna Math and Mission headquarters at Belur Math and paid obeisance at the temples here.

West Bengal: Two killed, ten injured after truck hits auto-rickshaw
West Bengal: Two killed, ten injured after truck hits auto-rickshaw

At least two students were killed and ten were injured after a truck hit their auto-rickshaw on the Northern Highway 60 in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal.The accident took place near Bhadutala of Salboni Police station.

Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of distorting her views using fake accounts

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP and its sister organisations of distorting her views and opinions and misleading the people by using fake accounts on social media.

TMC to field candidates in 2018 Odisha urban polls: Mamata Banerjee

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday decided to field party candidates in the 2018 Odisha urban local bodies elections.

Popularity of Trinamool Congress, other parties declining in Bengal: Smriti Irani
Popularity of Trinamool Congress, other parties declining in Bengal: Smriti Irani

Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said BJP's progress in the recent Kanthi Dakshin assembly by-polls indicated the "declining popularity" of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and other political parties.

Keeping mum on Narada issue on party orders: Bengal Minister

Reacting to an FIR lodged by the CBI in the Narada sting case, West Bengal Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee on Tuesday said he has a lot to say on the issue but is keeping quiet under party instructions.

Narada sting case: CBI books 12 TMC leaders including MPs, ministers
Narada sting case: CBI books 12 TMC leaders including MPs, ministers

Twelve TMC leaders have been booked by the CBI for corruption in the Narada sting case.

BJP doesn't want to run country on basis of religion: Rajnath Singh
BJP doesn't want to run country on basis of religion: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that the BJP does not want to run the country on the basis of caste or religion, but of humanity and justice.

Uma Bharti taunts Mamata Banerjee, says BJP will form next govt in West Bengal
Uma Bharti taunts Mamata Banerjee, says BJP will form next govt in West Bengal

Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday held herself responsible for the appointment of Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal Chief Minister, adding the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the next government in the state with absolute majority.

Talk of any secret understanding with Trinamool false: Rajnath Singh
Talk of any secret understanding with Trinamool false: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday advised his BJP`s West Bengal unit not to pay attention to the "false propaganda" by the Left Front and the Congress about any "secret understanding" between his party and the state`s ruling Trinamool Congress.

To avert selfie deaths, Railways issue advisory - No phone, music while crossing tracks, no photography while travelling
To avert selfie deaths, Railways issue advisory - No phone, music while crossing tracks, no photography while travelling

A group of students was taking selfies near the door of an EMU train when suddenly one of them fell down from it and was killed between Liluah and Belur railway stations on Thursday.

Justice Karnan summons CJI, six others to his house for court trial
Justice Karnan summons CJI, six others to his house for court trial

Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan on Thursday asked Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and six other Supreme Court judges to appear before him at his residential court on April 28.

Rail services hit after protesters stage blockade in parts of West Bengal

Protesters blocked railway tracks at Nungi and Akra stations in Sealdah-Budgebudge South section disrupting movement of local trains.

Deprived of education, 65-year-old yellow cab driver runs two schools, orphanage in Sundarbans

It's been a bumpy ride for a 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and an orphanage in his native Sundarbans, ensuring a smoother journey for the underprivileged in a land at the mercy of the rivers.

West Bengal, Kanthi Dakshin by-election Results: TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya wins
West Bengal, Kanthi Dakshin by-election Results: TMC leader Chandrima Bhattacharya wins

Counting for the by-election for Kanthi Dakshin Assembly in East Midnapore district is underway on Thursday.

BJP disowns leader's bounty offer to behead Mamata Banerjee

The BJP on Wednesday disowned a youth leader who triggered outrage by offering Rs 11 lakh to anyone who beheads West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Paralysed woman found dead, husband untraceable

A middle-aged woman suffering from paralysis was found dead at her house here, police said on Wednesday, adding a murder case has been filed against her husband following her son's complaint.

BJP rallies to demand immediate arrest of ''tainted'' Trinamool leaders

Demanding the immediate arrest of leaders of West Bengal`s ruling Trinamool Congress leaders allegedly involved in the Saradha and Narada scams, the BJP`s state unit took out a rally here on Wednesday afternoon.

And now, RSS has West Bengal in its cross-hairs

In its bid to expand its sphere of influence, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) -- the ideological parent of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that rules at the Centre -- has zeroed in on West Bengal as its next big target, contending the situation in the state is "unprecedented".

Cow slaughter: Calcutta Beef Dealers' Association to meet Kolkata civic body over change in timings
Cow slaughter: Calcutta Beef Dealers' Association to meet Kolkata civic body over change in timings

The Calcutta Beef Dealers' Association plans to meet the Kolkata civic body regarding a change in cow slaughter timings to check illegal abattoirs in the city.

Mend ways over divisive politics, VHP tells Mamata Banerjee

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Tuesday warned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to "mend your ways", and accused her of dividing and oppressing the Hindus and kindling separatism among Muslims.

After Ram Navami standoff in Kolkata, police lathi-charge 'illegal' Hanuman Jayanti procession in Birbhum
After Ram Navami standoff in Kolkata, police lathi-charge 'illegal' Hanuman Jayanti procession in Birbhum

Last week, the Calcutta HC had to step in to ensure that a group of residents in Kolkata was given permission to perform Ram Navami puja.