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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.

Heavy monsoon showers leave Kolkata roads waterlogged
Heavy monsoon showers leave Kolkata roads waterlogged

Several roads were waterlogged and traffic was thrown out of gear as the city experienced heavy downpour on Tuesday.

Intellectuals write to PM Narendra Modi opposing Gorkhaland demand

Intellectuals from diverse fields in West Bengal have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking restoration of normalcy in Darjeeling.

CBI grills Trinamool MP Satabdi Roy

"Yes, she was quizzed in Kolkata as part of the ongoing investigation into the Saradha scam," a CBI source told IANS.

Narada tapes case: Sovan Chatterjee fails to appear before ED, given two weeks time

Several Trinamool Congress ministers, MLAs, MPs and an IPS officer had been allegedly implicated in the Narada tapes scam where they were purpotedly shown accepting money from journalist Mathew Samuels who posed as a businessman.

Narada Sting case: Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee summoned by ED

West Bengal ministers, including Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim, Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari, Environment Minister Sovan Chatterjee, Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Minister Subrata Mukherjee have also been named in the FIR.

West Bengal's violence-hit town limping back to normalcy

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday had announced that a judicial commission headed by Justice (Retd) Soumitra Pal of the Calcutta High Court would probe the communal violence that rocked Baduria and Basirhat in North 24 Parganas district.

Subramanian Swamy advises Mamata Banerjee to let President's rule take over West Bengal

Yesterday, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that at least four companies of the Border Security Forces (BSF) forces that were deployed by the Centre were turned back by the West Bengal Government. 

Widespread violence in Darjeeling, army deployed

Home Ministry sources in Delhi said that West Bengal sent back four companies of the Border Security Force (BSF) and four companies of additional paramilitary forces.

Mamata Banerjee urges for peace in Darjeeling hills, says ready for talks

The chief minister claimed that certain decisions of the Centre such as demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) were nothing but "big corruptions".
 

Basirhat violence: Centre sends four BSF companies to riot-hit areas; North 24 Parganas SP removed
Basirhat violence: Centre sends four BSF companies to riot-hit areas; North 24 Parganas SP removed

As the communal clashes in North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal, that broke out over an objectionable post on Facebook, refuse to fall down even after days, the central government on Saturday sent four Border Security Force (BSF) companies to violence-hit areas. 

Basirhat violence: West Bengal police detain BJP lawmakers for trying to visit riot-hit areas
Basirhat violence: West Bengal police detain BJP lawmakers for trying to visit riot-hit areas

On Friday, BJP MP Roopa Ganguly and 19 other leaders had also been detained for trying to visit the area. 

West Bengal: 20 trucks set blaze in west Midnapore after man dies in road mishap
West Bengal: 20 trucks set blaze in west Midnapore after man dies in road mishap

An unruly mob staged a road blockade and set at least 20 trucks on fire on Jhargram-Midnapore road after a truck loaded with sand hit a cyclist and critically injured him.

West Bengal: Locals set 11 sand-loaded trucks in Gurguripal on fire after biker's death
West Bengal: Locals set 11 sand-loaded trucks in Gurguripal on fire after biker's death

In a shocking incident, a mob set ablaze at least 11 sand loaded trucks in west Midnapore of West Bengal on Friday after one of the trucks hit and killed a bike rider. 

West Bengal: BJP delegation on way to riot-hit  Baduria detained
West Bengal: BJP delegation on way to riot-hit Baduria detained

A BJP delegation led by MP Roopa Ganguly was detained by police near Michael Nagar area when they were on their way to riot-hit Baduria area in North 24 Parganas district.

West Bengal: CPI-M's Mohammed Salim stopped from entering Basirhat, BJP's fact-finding team due to arrive
West Bengal: CPI-M's Mohammed Salim stopped from entering Basirhat, BJP's fact-finding team due to arrive

CPI (M) MP Mohammed Salim, who is leading a Left delegation to review situation in West Bengal's violence-hit Bashirhat over an objectionable Facebook post, was stopped by the authorities from entering the town.

Life normalising in Bengal's violence-hit areas; Trinamool, BJP clash over youth's death
Life normalising in Bengal's violence-hit areas; Trinamool, BJP clash over youth's death

Life was limping back to normalcy in the communal violence-hit areas of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district.

BJP team to visit violence-hit areas of West Bengal

Amit Shah on Thursday formed a three-member delegation of MPs to look into incidents of communal violence in Bengal.