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ASHA workers protest in West Bengal, demand COVID vaccination for family, financial aid

Siliguri (West Bengal) | July 28, 2021 9:15:24 AM IST
Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers on Tuesday staged a protest demanding that the government fulfil its promise of vaccinating their families and providing a financial cover of Rs 1 lakh as compensation fo... read..
 

Mamata to meet Sonia, Kejriwal, Pawar on Wednesday

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
In a bid to unite the Opposition against the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a four-day tour to the national capital, will meet several leaders on Wednesday, including interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Ministe... read..
 

Kolkata: Four held for trying to extort money

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 27, 2021 2:45:21 PM IST
Four persons were arrested for allegedly trying to extort money from a man in Kolkata, the police informed.... read..
 

Mamata likely to meet PM Modi after 4 pm

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who is on a four-day visit to Delhi will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday evening.... read..
 

One held, 1.3 kg charas seized in Kolkata

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 27, 2021 2:15:24 PM IST
One person was arrested and 1.3 kg charas was allegedly seized from his possession by the Kolkata Police.... read..
 

Mamata Banerjee leaves for Delhi; likely to meet President, PM, Opposition leaders

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 26, 2021 3:15:24 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has left for Delhi on Monday.... read..
 

Mamata sets out for Delhi with an agenda

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee left for Delhi on Monday amid speculation about her attempt to unite the opposition ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.... read..
 

Ritabhari Chakraborty refutes wedding rumours

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 11:15:05 PM IST
Bengali film actress Ritabhari Chakraborty took to social media on Monday to refute speculation about her wedding bells ringing.... read..
 

EOW of Odisha Police arrests Managing Director of Chit Fund Company for duping investors

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 26, 2021 9:45:08 PM IST
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Odisha Police has arrested a Managing Director (MD) of a company on the charges of duping investors of approximately Rs 15 crores.... read..
 

Mamata sets up panel to probe Pegasus hacking in Bengal

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
Hours before going to Delhi, chief minister Mamata Banerjee threw open a challenge to the BJP government at the centre by announcing an enquiry commission that will look into the 'widely reported' issues of illegal hacking and monitoring of mobile phones ... read..
 

BSF hands over woman to Border Guard Bangladesh who was trying to cross border with her child

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 26, 2021 8:15:09 PM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over a Bangladeshi woman and a 10-month infant to its counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) after the woman was caught while illegally trying to cross the international border from Bangladesh to India without any... read..
 

West Bengal forms commission to investigate Pegasus spyware issue

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 26, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
Amid the Pegasus spyware controversy, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that West Bengal has formed a commission to investigate the matter.... read..
 

2 held in Bengal's Siliguri for cheating Mumbai businessman of Rs 2 cr

Siliguri (West Bengal) | July 26, 2021 5:45:11 PM IST
Mumbai Police on Monday arrested two persons from West Bengal's Siliguri for allegedly cheating a Mumbai-based businessman of Rs 2 crore.... read..
 

Changing tactics of terror groups have security forces on tenterhooks

Kolkata |Sunday, 2021 2:45:06 PM IST
The arrest of three Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists from Haridevpur in South Kolkata followed by several arrests and their subsequent interrogation has led the police to believe that the militants coming from or through Bangladesh are not... read..
 

Long queues outside vaccination centres in WB's Siliguri, women wait for hours to get jabbed

Siliguri (West Bengal) | July 24, 2021 9:15:03 AM IST
Following an alleged vaccine crisis in West Bengal, women, especially the mothers of children between the age group of 0-12 years, waited in long queues outside a Covid vaccination centre in Niranjan Nagar of West Bengal's Siliguri district on Friday for ... read..
 

ED moves Delhi court seeking cancellation of interim bail to Vikas Mishra in coal mining scam

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 24, 2021 9:45:18 PM IST
Enforcement Directorate has moved a Delhi court seeking cancellation of interim bail of Vikas Mishra, arrested in connection with coal mining scam. Vikas is the brother of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Vinay Mishra.... read..
 

Trinamool nominates ex-Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar to RS

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 8:45:05 PM IST
In a surprise development Trinamool Congress nominated retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati, Jawhar Sircar to the Rajya Sabha.... read..
 

Micro artist from WB's Siliguri paints Olympic symbol to inspire athletes

By Tarak Sarkar

Siliguri (West Bengal) | July 24, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST
A micro artist hailing from Santinagar area in West Bengal's Siliguri, in a bid to inspire the Indian athletes participating in the Tokyo Olympics painted his nail with a symbol of the Olympics.Micro artist Anisur Rahaman has shown such perseverance and p... read..
 

After Mamata Banerjee's call for united fight against BJP, Congress' Pradip Bhattacharya says Oppn must unite under Sonia Gandhi

By Syeda Shabana Parveen

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 24, 2021 7:45:13 PM IST
Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Delhi to meet several Opposition leaders, Rajya Sabha Congress MP, Pradip Bhattacharya on Saturday said that all the Opposition parties should unite under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi to fig... read..
 

Complainants not allowed inside police station for wearing half-pants

Kolkata |Saturday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
In a bizarre incident two persons who went to the police station to register a complaint were not allowed inside because they were wearing half-pants. The incident created a lot of controversy forcing the Kolkata police to order an inquiry.... read..
 

Belur Math opened for public for one day on Guru Poornima

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 24, 2021 3:15:09 PM IST
Belur Math, the headquarters of the Ramakrishna Mission, will be opened for a day on July 24 on the occasion of Guru Poornima, the authorities of the Math decided.... read..
 

Mamata Banerjee's scheduled visit to Delhi to play contributory role against 'fascist' Centre: TMC

By Syeda Shabana Parveen

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 24, 2021 6:15:07 PM IST
Ahead of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to Delhi to meet several Opposition leaders, Trinamool Congress (TMC) spokesperson Om Prakash Mishra on Saturday said it will play a contributory role of a strong Opposition against "fascist" rol... read..
 

Rumana Sultana tops HS exams in Bengal, scores 499 out of 500

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Though the West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) -- the board responsible for conducting Higher Secondary exams in the state -- did not release any merit list because no formal exams were held this year owing to the Covid-19 pandemic... read..
 

Bengal declares Class 12 results, pass percentage 97.69

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Forty-five days after the West Bengal government decided not to conduct Madhyamik (Secondary) and Uccha Madhyamik (Higher Secondary) examinations this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) on Thu... read..
 

Mamata likely to meet Modi in Delhi on July 28

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July in the national capital during her coming trip to Delhi, sources said.... read..
 

Bengal may get its first woman DGP

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
With West Bengal Director General of Police Virendra scheduled to retire in August, bureaucratic activities are underway to choose his successor, and if there is no surprise development then the state might get its first woman DGP.... read..
 

BSF hands over to Bangladesh minor boy who crossed international border

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 23, 2021 8:14:57 PM IST
Border Security Force on Friday said that it has handed over to Bangladesh a 12-year-old boy who crossed the international border (IB) to meet his grandfather here in India.... read..
 

BSF apprehends 5 Bangladeshi nationals for illegally crossing International Border in West Bengal

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 23, 2021 8:15:05 AM IST
Border Security Force (BSF) troops have apprehended five Bangladeshi nationals, including three women, for illegally crossing the International boundary from different places of the border of West Bengal's South Bengal Frontier.... read..
 

Mamata accuses Modi govt of showing vindictive attitude

Kolkata |Friday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
A day after hitting out at the Centre during her Martyrs' Day speech, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday came down heavily on the BJP government at the Centre on the Pegasus issue, alleging that the raids conducted at media house Dainik Bhaskar's ... read..
 

Kolkata Police clamps down on use of beacon lights

Kolkata |Thursday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
In a special drive against the use of beacon lights on vehicles, the Kolkata Police have removed 314 such lights from the vehicles in the last five days. The special drive comes at a time when several persons were arrested in the last few days impersonati... read..
 

Mamata unable to handle Bengal, dreaming of running country: Roopa Ganguly

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 22, 2021 7:44:57 AM IST
Taking a jibe at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over post-poll violence in the state, BJP leader Roopa Ganguly said the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief is dreaming of running the country while she is unable to fix a single matter in the state.... read..
 

Have plastered my phone's camera to prevent snooping: Mamata targets Centre over Pegasus row

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 22, 2021 6:14:52 AM IST
Taking a jibe at the BJP-led Central government over the ongoing Pegasus row, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that she has plastered her mobile's camera to avoid spying and added that the Centre should also be plastered otherw... read..
 

WB post-poll violence: NHRC's final report became public document due to judicial order, says Dhankhar

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 21, 2021 4:14:49 AM IST
Days after the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of "disrespecting the court" and pursuing "political interests of the BJP" by leaking its report on alleged post-poll violence to the media, West... read..
 

Trinamool to go national with Martyrs' Day programme on Wed

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
After a landslide victory in the Assembly elections in West Bengal, the ruling Trinamool Congress is trying to spread its wings in different states, with an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.... read..
 

Suvendu Adhikari booked for call details access claims

Kolkata |Wednesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
In the middle of the Pegasus snoogate row, BJP MLA and Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly, Suvendu Adhikari, has been booked by the police for his remark on the matter made during a rally in East Midnapore on Monday.... read..
 

Pegasus row: Mamata Banerjee attacks Centre, calls Opposition to unite against threat to democracy

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 21, 2021 5:15:19 PM IST
Slamming the BJP-led Central government over the ongoing Pegasus controversy, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday pitched for Opposition unity against the 'threat to democracy' in the 'surveillance state'.... read..
 

Bengal BJP leaders hit back at Mamata Banerjee, accuse Trinamool government of tapping phones

By Ujjwal Roy And Lalit Kandpal

Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 21, 2021 11:45:06 PM IST
After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed the central government over the ongoing Pegasus controversy and said she had plastered her phone, the state BJP launched a counter-attack and accused the state government of resorting to phone tappi... read..
 

Post-poll violence in Bengal similar to 1946 Calcutta killings: BJP

New Delhi/Kolkata (West Bengal) | July 21, 2021 11:45:16 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that post-poll violence in West Bengal over the past two months is similar to the 1946 Calcutta killings.... read..
 

India-Bangladesh border forces exchange sweet, greet on Eid-al-Adha

By Rajnish Singh

Jalpaiguri (West Bengal) | July 21, 2021 3:45:20 PM IST
On the occasion of Eid al-Adha, the Border Security Force (BSF) battalion exchanged sweets with its counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh, Panchagarh at Fulbari, Indo-Bangladesh border on Wednesday.... read..
 
 
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