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Fire breaks out at New Secretariat, several govt records gutted
Sat, Apr 11, 2015

The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained.

Enclave dwellers ask Modi to ratify LBA, say they will donate land for Indians who arrive from Bangladesh
Thu, Apr 09, 2015

The committee has explained that they have made “arrangements” for food grains for 6 months to feed the affected.

Mamata bars Togadia from entering Bengal
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

The circular was issued on a day when RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was present in the city to attend Dr Hedgewar Pragya Samman, 2015.

ED to file first chargesheet in ‘smallest’ case
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

As the ED initiated its probe, it learnt that the firm had issued 1,165 debentures to private investors.

Rose Valley group chairman arrested in chit fund scam
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Investors were ‘duped’ of over Rs 15,000 crore.

Nun rape: CM Mamata Banerjee hands over probe to CBI
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the case is serious and sensitive and hence she was handing it over to the CBI.

‘After raping nun, he sat and ate cake, chocolates’
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

No arrests have been made so far although one more suspect from North 24 Paragana has been detained.

‘Love jihad’ gets a Bengal reply: Bahu lao, Beti bachao, ‘purify’ Muslim brides
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

In areas where BJP is making gains, Hindu groups help convert Muslim women so they can marry Hindu men.

Meet the Parivar behind these marriages
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Calling it the “bahu lao, beti bachao” campaign, these organisations have been urging Hindu young men to bring home Muslim or Christian brides.

Sabina to Nandini, Kashmira to Kavita, Rukaiya to Rumpa, Roshna to Jyotsna…
Fri, Mar 13, 2015

Madhuparna Das travels to 4 Bengal districts and finds out how Hindu groups sheltered and ‘purified’ Muslim women before marriage to Hindus.

JMB was trying to bring Sharia law in Indo-Bangla border dists: NIA chargesheet
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

All the 17 arrested in the Burdwan blast case have been charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

NUJS student falls to death, parents allege foul play
Mon, Mar 09, 2015

A complaint has been lodged at the south Bidhannagar police station by the victim’s parents.

Madan Mitra set to be grilled again, this time by ED in Rose Valley scam
Sat, Mar 07, 2015

The ED is also looking into meetings held between Mitra and Kundu in Kolkata during 2011-13.

Saradha Scam: Tapas Paul’s house among 43 locations searched by CBI
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

The CBI on Wednesday conducted raids at 43 locations of the Rose Valley Group across the country.

Mukul calls on Venkaiah, ‘good boy’ Ghosh follows suit
Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Interestingly, suspended TMC MLA Swapan Kanti Ghosh touched the feet of Mukul Roy on the Parliament premises.

Mukul sacked as TMC national general secretary
Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Subrata Bakshi replaced Roy as the all-India party general secretary.

Mamata seeks meeting with PM for waiver
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Mamata’s move comes a day after Fourteenth Finance Commission recommended a 10 per cent jump in devolution of tax revenues to states.

Bangladesh to seek extradition of its nationals held in Burdwan blast
Mon, Feb 23, 2015

Minister claims JMB men funded by Indians, hatching conspiracy against Bangladesh ‘using Indian territory’

Mamata assures Sheikh Hasina of resolving Teesta issue
Sun, Feb 22, 2015

Bangladeshi government is witnessing strikes by the opposition BNP over the Teesta water sharing issue.

Mamata In Bangladesh: Proposes Bangabandhu Bhaban in Kolkata
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

Advocating the entry of Tollywood movies in Bangladesh, Mamata rued that there was no collaboration between Bengal and Bangladesh film industries.

Hasina and I will find Teesta solution, have faith: Mamata Banerjee
Sat, Feb 21, 2015

The Teesta deal was previously shelved as Mamata had objected to the proposed quantum of waters.

Ahead of ‘historic’ Bangla visit, Didi mum on Teesta pact
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

“I am not going to disclose what is there on the cards. Let my Bangladesh journalist friends have something new,” Mamata said.

CM’s Bangla visit may help boost Teesta, land deals
Thu, Feb 19, 2015

Mamata on Wednesday said that she was honored by the invitation of the Bangladesh government.

Mamata pushes Mukul farther, pulls Dinesh, Bakshi closer
Sun, Feb 15, 2015

Roy had recently said that he was part and parcel of the party, when asked if there was a rift between him and the party leadership.

BJP’s Bengal rise pushes CPM-Cong ‘alliance bid’
Mon, Feb 09, 2015

No scope of seat sharing, but post electoral coalition with CPM might happen, says Adhir

Kabir Suman once again sings Mamata tune
Sun, Feb 08, 2015

He said, “sense of duty” compelled me to resist the “BJP-RSS force” and support Mamata.

Saradha scam: Srinjoy Bose quits TMC, RS seat
Fri, Feb 06, 2015

"Srinjoy Bose has resigned from the party and also as a member of Rajya Sabha," Derek O'Brien said.

Saradha chitfund scam: Mukul Roy addresses media 6 times in 2 hours after CBI questioning
Sat, Jan 31, 2015

In all the press conferences, Roy said he wanted the “actual truth” to come out.

FIR against VHP chief Pravin Togadia in West Bengal
Fri, Jan 30, 2015

The FIR was registered for hurting religious sentiments following the alleged conversion of over 100 tribals in WB.

VHP reconverts 50 in ghar wapsi programme, justifies action saying conversion is service to Hindu samaj
Thu, Jan 29, 2015

At least 45 tribal Christian and seven people from two Muslim families, mostly peasants, were “reconverted".

VHP to launch health plan for poor in April
Fri, Jan 23, 2015

Praveen Togadia said he was happy with the “service” being provided by the VHP in the state.

The get-rich-quick ‘brain behind Saradha’
Thu, Jan 22, 2015

From phone operator to Sudipta’s ‘adviser’ to founder of companies, how Shib Narayan Das rose until his arrest.

Praise for Narendra Modi, stick for Trinamool: Dinesh Trivedi cosies up to BJP
Wed, Jan 21, 2015

Trivedi asserted that he was still with Trinamool, but did not deny having been in touch with BJP.

CRPF cover for Bengal BJP brass, ABP editor angers TMC
Sun, Jan 18, 2015

Centre on Saturday ordered CRPF security cover for West Bengal BJP chief Rahul Sinha and BJP MP and Union Minister of State Babul Supriyo.

Saradha scam: Mukul Roy seeks 15 days to appear before CBI, gets only 7
Thu, Jan 15, 2015

Roy had earlier informed the agency that he will appear before the investigators on Thursday.

Saradha scam: CBI summons Mamata Banerjee’s key aide Mukul Roy
Tue, Jan 13, 2015

Mukul Roy said he will appear before the CBI when he will go to Kolkata.