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7 days ago
Psychotropic drugs seized by CID in Bengal

Kolkata, March 14 (IANS) The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department on Wednesday said it had seized a large quantity of psychotropic/habit-forming drugs, including methamphetamine, from Birbhum district. A CID team raided a house in Ilambazar this morning and seized 5,000 tablets of methamphetamine, and 66 bottles of a pain-killer drug, Deputy Inspector General (CID) Nishad Parvez...

20 days ago
Dol festival celebrated in West Bengal

Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) People in West Bengal on Thursday celebrated the spring festival, or Dol, with colours, songs, prayers and distribution of sweets. Thousands of people from all age groups and from different corners of India and even abroad assembled at Birbhum district's Santiniketan, about 180 km from the state capital, where Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore reintroduced D...

1 month ago
881 km of rail network proposed to be electrified in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb 7 (IANS) The Union Budget tabled by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has allotted Rs 771.54 crore for electrification of 881 km of rail network in West Bengal, railway sources said here on Wednesday. The sources said the electrification plans would cover all three railway zones - Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and North Ea st Frontier Railway - which run through the sta...

2 months ago
Winter chill continues to grip Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 8 (IANS) The winter chill firmly held its clutch on Bengal as the cold weather continue to persist in Kolkata and other parts of the state on Monday. While the temperature soared a little higher compared to Sunday when the mercury had dropped to the season's lowest at a number of places in the state, the thick fog and cold wave continued even on Monday delaying several train...

2 months ago
Season's lowest temperature recorded in parts of Bengal

Kolkata, Jan 7 (IANS) Mercury on Sunday plummeted to the season's lowest at a number of places in West Bengal as the state experienced chilly conditions throughout the day. The western districts of the state experienced cold wave conditions, while an abnormal drop in day temperatures was recorded in some sub-Himalayan districts. According to the met department, Sriniketan in Birb...

2 months ago
Mamata accuses centre of rejecting state's tableau for R-Day parade

Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the centre of excluding the state's tableau from this year's Republic Day parade, alleging it was opposed to the state's theme of the artist's unity. This year Delhi did not allow our tableau. We planned to bring different form of folk artistes like the street artistes, Bauls, Sufi singers and Fakirs on ...

2 months ago
Trinamool practising 'soft Hindutva': BJP

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) Terming West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's visit to a temple in Birbhum district as soft Hindutva, state BJP President Dilip Ghosh on Wednesday said the ruling party was trying to arrest consolidation of Hindu votes in favour of his party. If we go to temples, we are branded as communal. But if Trinamool leaders visit temples, they remain secular. The Tri...

2 months ago
NRC a conspiracy to expel Bengalis from Assam: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed the updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to determine the state's original inhabitants is a conspiracy to drive away Bengalis from there. She also urged her party MPs to stage a protest demonstration on the issue outside the Parliament on Thursday. Look at Assam. 'Bangali...

2 months ago
Triple talaq bill will put Muslim women in trouble: Mamata

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday termed the triple talaq bill as defective and claimed that the impending legislation will put the women of Muslim community in trouble. BJP has come up with a defective bill on triple talaq. Let alone protecting the women, the women of that community will be in trouble because of the bill. BJP are doing politic...

2 months ago
Manhandled by Bengal hotel staff, says Bihar Minister

Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) Bihar's Urban Development and Housing Minister Suresh Sharma, who was allegedly manhandled by hotel employees in West Bengal's Tarapith, on Tuesday alleged complete collapse of law and order in the state and said the incident was a plot to insult him. There is no rule of law in Bengal. This was a well-planned conspiracy to insult a minister like me. We contacted the...

3 months ago
BJP's Amu threatens Mamata with Surpanakha's fate, Trinamool's Anubrata hits back

Chandigarh/Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Haryana BJP leader Suraj Pal Amu on Saturday threatened West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that she would meet the same fate as Surpanakha, a demoness from the Ramayana whose nose was cut off by Lakshman, a day after she said her state was ready to welcome Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film Padmavati and its crew. Amu's comments drew flak...

4 months ago
Gouge out opposition workers' eyes: TMC leader tells party cadres

Kolkata, Nov 18 (IANS) Three days after he was caught on camera threatening to thrash and break limbs of opposition leaders, controversial Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal on Saturday was back in the news with his order to party workers to gouge out the eyes of opposition activists and replace those with artificial eyes. Mondal, known for his inciting speeches, also asked ...

4 months ago
Trinamool, BJP leaders caught on camera threatening violence

Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A district-level Trinamool Congress leader and the BJP's West Bengal unit president have been caught on camera threatening to set houses on fire and break limbs of opposition leaders as also beat up the police. Addressing a public meeting in Malda district on Thursday, state Bharatiya Janata party chief Dilip Ghosh warned that BJP workers would beat up Trinamool Co...

4 months ago
Girl archer's throat pierced by arrow, out of danger

Kolkata, Oct 30 (IANS) In a freak accident, an arrow shot by trainee pierced the throat of a 14-year-old girl archer at a Sports Authority of India centre in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Monday. Fazila Khatun was admitted to the Bolpur Sub-divisional Hospital with the arrow stuck to her throat. Hospital sources said she was operated and the arrow was removed. Young archer Je...

4 months ago
Pregnant woman beaten to death by in-laws in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) A pregnant woman was beaten to death by her husband and in-laws in West Bengal's Birbhum district, police said on Friday. Two persons have been arrested. The woman was tortured to death at her in-laws' house in Illambazar area on Thursday night, a police officer said. According to locals, a medical test to determine the gender of the baby was conducted a co...

5 months ago
Festive fervour in Bengal as Kali Puja-Diwali coincide

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) West Bengal on Thursday plunged into religious fervour with simultaneous Diwali and Kali Puja celebrations. A light spell of rain failed to dampen the spirits as devotees geared up for double celebrations this year, with Diwali and Kali Puja falling on the same day. Durga Puja hangover had barely subsided when preparations for the twin dhamaka began.

7 months ago
Woman killed, body hung from ceiling

Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) A housewife was murdered by her in-laws and her body hung from the ceiling to make it look like suicide in West Bengal, police said on Sunday. Four people, including the husband, have been arrested. The incident took place in Birbhum district's Shantiniketan area, 160 km from here. The body of Sabita Sharma was found hanging from the ceiling of her in-law's...

7 months ago
Trinamool sweeps Bengal civic polls

Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) Virtually bulldozing all opposition, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday, swept all the seven civic bodies where polling was held on Sunday. The BJP emerged as the main but distant opposition by displacing the Left Front. Of the total 148 wards spread across various pockets of the state, the Trinamool won an enviable 140 and the Bharatiya Janata Par...

7 months ago
Netaji's bust defaced with ink in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) A newly installed bust of Indian revolutionary Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in West Bengal's Birbhum district was found defaced with ink, police said on Wednesday. The bust was installed on Monday at the panchayat office in Panchra. On Tuesday, it was discovered with ink smeared on it. We are investigating the matter, N. Sudheer Kumar, Superintendent of Police, Birbh...

8 months ago
Heavy incessant rains trigger flood-like situation in Bengal

Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) Several rivers in some West Bengal districts were flowing above the danger level creating a flood-like situation, while a number of city roads saw waterlogging following incessant rains due to a cyclonic circulation on Sunday, officials said. The met office predicted heavy monsoon rains for 24 hours in the city and other South Bengal districts after Sunday midnigh...

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