CM Mamata Banerjee to inaugurate Biswa Bangla centre today, venue to host ‘landmark’ business summit
Fri, Oct 13, 2017

“It will have huge exhibition space. This is first single indoor auditorium with 3,200 seating capacity. The centre will have multi-level underground parking. The campus has four banquet halls”, said Debasis Sen, West Bengal Additional Chief Secretary

Airport to be CAT-IIIB compliant by November
Sun, Oct 08, 2017

CAT-IIIB is an instrument landing system (ILS) that will help guide pilots to land during difficult visibility conditions. 

‘Tell us how to improve’: CISF conducts pan-India customer survey
Wed, Oct 04, 2017

“In order to improve security standards and reduce waiting time, this is being done pan India,” an official told The Indian Express.

Pandal turns into iconic stadium to showcase Bengalis’ love for football in Kolkata
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

The pandal has been turned into a model of the iconic Salt Lake Stadium and will have paintings, which will capture the moods of a crowd during a football match.

GJM leaders arrested from Gurugram over Gorkhaland stir
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Coincidentally, all those who have been arrested had met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in Delhi recently.

Kolkata STF arrests Icchapur Rifle Factory worker red handed smuggling arms
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

As per sources, one 9mm improvised pistol with 4 rounds of ammunition was recovered from Shaw while 20 empty SLR magazines and some parts of an Insas Rifle, including trigger, hammer, firing pin, hammer spring, lever changer, etc were recovered from Bhattacharjee.

In Bengal, father claims acid attack by uncle as six-month-old fights for sight
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

The parents — Jayanta Chakraborty and wife Tumpa — are both beggars. While the incident, according to them, occurred on September 3, the baby was admitted to Calcutta National Medical College (CNMC) a good fortnight later on Monday.

Hi-tech road monitoring in New Town-Rajarhat soon
Tue, Sep 19, 2017

“We are working with IBM so that CCTV inputs could be analysed and with the help of artificial intelligence road accidents could be reduced,” said HIDCO CMD Debasis Sen at a function.

CID to attach properties of liquor baron Jagjit Singh, son
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

While Jagjit was arrested in March in connection with a brawl at his nightclub at Salt Lake, Gursimran — arrested earlier this month — is allegedly linked to a fraud case involving cheating cooperative banks of Rs 15 crore

Kolkata Port: ‘Import racket’ busted, DRI arrests four
Fri, Sep 15, 2017

As per sources, the importer used a Kolkata-based shell company with a valid Import Export Code (IEC) to import the goods.

Burdwan blast accused arrested: third time’s the charm for Kolkata Special Task Force
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

According to sources, Burhan is the accused number 21 in the Burdwan blast case. Sheikh is also said to be a close associate of another arrested accused Maulana Yusuf Sekh alias Lal Mohammad alias Ibrahim.

Two dead, 23 injured in an accident in Bengal’s North Dinajpur
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

"Two people were declared dead when brought to the hospital, seventeen people are under treatment at Islampur hospital while five were released after primary medication. One of the injured who is critical, has been referred to Siliguri", said an official.

Mamata Banerjee’s popular scheme inspires Kolkata puja pandal
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

The name of the scheme — Sabuj Sathi — came to the chief minister’s mind while she was on her way to Bagdogra airport from Darjeeling. Sabuj in Bengali means green and it also means children, while sathi means companion.

Two Kolkata residents held in Delhi for ‘selling fake medical certificates’
Fri, Sep 08, 2017

The duo were on Wednesday produced before a court in Delhi, which granted the police their four-day transit remand. They will be brought to Kolkata on Friday, sources said. CID officers said the duo had been under their radar for a long time.

Basirhat violence over Facebook post: Charges framed against two minors
Thu, Aug 31, 2017

When the post went viral, a furious mob had set fire to the home of the first accused, triggering tension in Baduria, which eventually spread across the Basirhat sub-division.

Three electrocuted during Ganesh idol procession in Kolkata
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

The idol was being taken for immersion at the Baje Kadamtala ghat, on the banks of Hooghly river.

Madan Mitra returns as puja committee chief, with CM’s ‘London dream’
Sun, Aug 27, 2017

“To associate myself with any puja committee is a kind of social commitment. I like meeting people...This is my locality. I have always been Madan da for them. For me it is like participating in my home puja,” Mitra told The Indian Express.

Kolkata STF seize fake Rs 2000 notes worth Rs 9.46 lakh, three held
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

According to sources, the arrested have been identified as Alam Sheik, Golap Sheik and Seraul Sheikh, all residents of Baisnabnagar area of Malda, a district located along the Indian Bangladesh border.

BJP IT cell secretary’s bail rejected twice in connection with fake video post
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

Tarun Sengupta was arrested on July 12 this year after he allegedly uploaded a fake video of a Muslim police officer beating a Hindu man. Officials said the video was accompanied by an image of chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Blast at Kalimpong: One civic volunteer died, third blast in last 24 hours in North Bengal
Sun, Aug 20, 2017

A case has been initiated at Sadar police station against Bimal Gurung, Prakash Gurung, Praveen Subba and others under section 120B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging war), 121A (attempting to wage war) A, 122 (collecting wars) of the IPC, Darjeeling SP Akhilesh Chaturvedi said

Air hostess found dead outside Kolkata apartment, two detained
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

"The deceased has been identified as Khongsit Clara Bansha Rai. Preliminary investigations have revealed that she was the lead cabin attendant of Indigo airlines. It is too early to ascertain how the incident took place," said a police official.

Two top Maoists surrender in West Bengal
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Two members of a Maoist squad from Purulia district of West Bengal surrendered before the police on Tuesday. They have been identified as Hajari Hembram alias Bijoy and Rani Munda alias Pooja. They surrendered at the at the SP office of Purulia district. The duo also surrendered their riffles.

Gujarat drug haul: Daughter yet to see her father, says Captain’s wife
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

“We will write to the Prime Minister, seeking mercy. I am sure my husband had no clue that he was getting involved in such a big crime,” Suprit’s wife added.

‘My sons were unaware or brainwashed’
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

If he was drug peddler, why would we live in one-room house: Mother of Suprit, captain of ship where heroin was found

Crew diverted heroin ship to India to get back at employer: Probe
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Sources said Tiwari, from Chhapra in Bihar and settled in Kolkata, told interrogators that the heroin was loaded in Pakistani waters off Gwadar and was to be taken to the Egyptian coast.

Kolkata Police to launch water sports in Babughat
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Police sources said the Ganga riverfront, which stretches from Princep Ghat to Babughat (Kadamtala Ghat), is an excellent jet-skiing location. The area will also include boat rides and other activities, they added.

Three-year-old girl ‘sexually tortured with needles’ dies in hospital in Kolkata
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

As per police sources, the girl’s mother is a domestic help at the residence of the accused Thakur in Purulia. The accused allegedly inserted the needles into the girl to practice his “tantric powers”.

Two rail officials suspended after local train mishap at Sealdah station
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

"We are enquiring about the incident. How it happened, how the train touched the buffer is being looked into. What had actually happened whether it was a technical fault will only be clear after enquiry," said Eastern Railway CPRO R.N.Mahapatra.

Bengal violence: BJP IT cell secretary held for ‘posting’ fake video
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The state BJP reacted strongly to Sengupta’s arrest and said that it is a deliberate attempt to malign the party. “Is the law only for the BJP? He had posted something in April and now somehow the CID searched it.

BJP IT cell secretary arrested in West Bengal for allegedly posting ‘fake’ photos on social media
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has accused BJP leaders of posting fake photos on social media to whip up sentiments.

Narada Sting Case: ED gives Kolkata Mayor another 2 weeks to appear for questioning
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Chatterjee was one of the 12 Trinamool leaders, who were seen accepting money from Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel, in the sting operation.

Darjeeling boils again, 3 killed, Army out: Mamata offers talks if violence ceases, GJM says will only talk to centre
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

CM Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of “non-cooperation” in dealing with the situation in the Hills, and alleged that the Central government and BJP were trying to “disturb peace” in North 24-Parganas district, where communal violence has broken out.

Clashes at Baduria, Basirhat: 65-year-old first casualty of violence
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Ghosh’s son Prabhasis told The Indian Express that his father was stabbed “multiple times” by unidentified attackers. “On Wednesday, violence broke out in my locality, Bhyabla, which falls under ward number 20 of Basirhat sub-division.

FB post, communal violence leave West Bengal town divided, scarred
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

According to police, the Facebook post was put up by a Class XI student, who has since been detained and has denied putting it up. Police sources said the boy claimed during interrogation that he had lost his SIM card.

Boy detained for ‘objectionable’ post: ‘He was either brainwashed or it was unintentional’
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

“What we have concluded so far is he apparently did it unintentionally. We haven’t yet got any political angle to the case. The question is that even if he uploaded, who created that graphic?” an officer from Baduria police station said.

Soon, pet crèche, burial ground in Kolkata
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

“She passed away in her sleep. We got to know only next day when she didn’t turn up for food. It was an emotionally draining period for the entire family," said Debameeta Bhattacharya