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Bharat bandh HIGHLIGHTS: SBI branch in Kerala attacked, rail roko delays trains in Odisha

Bharat bandh today HIGHLIGHTS: Traders are protesting against the government's "anti-labour policies".

Seats won uncontested, reports of violence: A look back at Kolkata rural polls

Given the incidents of violence that were reported during and after the election process, political observers said the trend is likely to continue in the lead-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.


Rahul, Sonia should not attend TMC's opposition rally, feels WB Congress

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, who was invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Kamal Nath, did not attend the programme and sent party MP Dinesh Trivedi.

Bengal: Three killed in attack on TMC MLA's car

The MLA was saved because he was not in the vehicle when it was attacked.

Mamata govt mulling to amend civic body law to appoint new city mayor

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Sovan Chatterjee to step down from the post on Tuesday.

Two years after Centre’s request, Mamata Banerjee gives nod to land for fencing along Bangla border

The Centre had requested the state government to provide land to strengthen border grid and stop infiltration of Bagladeshi and Rohingya people, as well as prevent smuggling along the international border.


'Anandadhara scheme' has been successful in empowering rural women in Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee

"Today is International Day of Rural Women. Our govt is working for the empowerment of rural women through self-help groups. The scheme Anandadhara has been very successful in this regard," Banerjee wrote on her Twitter handle.

West Bengal fishermen forum writes to Nitin Gadkari: ‘Proposed merchant ship corridors a threat to livelihood’

Move will confine small-scale fishing communities to smaller areas: DMF

Earthquake today in Assam, tremors felt in West Bengal

Earthquake today in Assam, tremors felt in West Bengal, several parts of Northeast India; magnitude 5.5 on Richter Scale

‘TMC worker’ found dead in Bhangar

Local BJP leaders, however, denied the allegations. “Our party has nothing to do with his death. He might have fallen victim to infighting within the party,” said a local BJP worker.

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West Bengal bandh: Protesters vandalise buses, halt trains

The BJP called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal to protest the death of two students during a demonstration over the appointment of school teachers in Islampur area in North Dinajpur district.

Last phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Polling in West Bengal

The last phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal recorded 79.96 per cent turn out amid sporadic violence that left 25 persons injured.


Allahabad gears up for 8th phase of polling

Election officers check an electronic voting machine before proceeding to their allotted polling stations in Allahabad.

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Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".

Somnath Chatterjee will be remembered for always being above party politics

The best example of his non-partisan behaviour is, of course, from 2008 during the Indo-US nuclear deal. Read more:


Class-3 student allegedly molested by teacher in Hooghly

Hooghly (WB), Feb 26 (ANI): A student of class 3 was allegedly molested by a teacher in Hooghly district of West Bengal. The family of the student created uproar outside the school. They broke a glass of a police van and injured two police officials. However, the situation was controlled by the Bhadreswar police.

Bike rally held to promote tourism in Siliguri

Siliguri, Feb 22 (ANI): A bike rally was organised by the Bengal Travel Mart in association with XKMPH and Indian Bikers Community in Siliguri. Around 120 bikers participated in the mega rally to promote West Bengal as a destination for bikers as well as adventure-loving people across the globe. The bike rally was organised to spread awareness among common people for safe driving.

Indo-Bangladesh Urs train arrives in Midnapur

Midnapur, Feb 18 (ANI): An Indo-Bangladesh special Urs train with 2,210 pilgrims on board arrived at Midnapur Railway station, West Bengal, from Rajbari in Bangladesh on Thursday morning. The Urs special train service was started in 1903. Every year, people of all faiths come to Midnapore Urs to seek blessings of Boro Huzur, a descendant of Boropir Abdul Qadir Jilani, who came to India from Iraq in the 19th century to preach Islam.


Two men arrested with leopard skin in Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): Two men carrying leopard skin were arrested by forest officials in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. The forest officials formed a special team to catch the people involved in illegal wildlife trade. The leopard skin was to be sold to a party from Nepal and was found packed in a bag. Clouded leopards are rare in Bengal and are found mostly in Bhutan. Investigations were underway to crack down the smuggling racket. India’s leopards are under threat, with increasing numbers of the wild cats being poached for their body parts and villagers killing them for straying into human settlements.Wildlife experts say tiger and leopard parts are in great demand in China and other Asian countries.

JNU row: Jadavpur University students raise anti-national slogans

Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Students of Jadavpur University in West Bengal took to streets expressing solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) demanding release of student leader booked on sedition charges. JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week on sedition charges after a group of youngsters organised an event in protest of the execution of 2001 parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Jadavpur University students shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Students and academics of the JNU continue to boycott classes to protest against government.

Child killed as truck rams into car in Kolkata

Kolkata, Feb 15 (ANI): Angry locals took to the streets on Monday after a truck ran over three children in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas area, killing a child and gravely injuring two other kids. Three students were travelling in a car when a truck rammed into them. The locals set two police vehicles on fire. According to sources, the police was pursuing the truck when it rammed into the car, angering the locals.

Newborn sold for Rs. 35,000 in WB

Jalpaiguri, Feb 11 (ANI): A newborn baby was allegedly sold for Rs 35,000 in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday. Police have begun investigating into the matter. Mitu Basak, a woman staying in the Dinhata town of the Jalpaiguri district, is taking care of the baby. Cases as such have been reported earlier from the surrounding areas.