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Child-lifting rumours: One lynched in Asansol, cops rescue another in Cooch Behar

According to police, rumours of child-lifters on the prowl had been doing the rounds in Salanpur village in Asansol subdivision of West Burdwan district.

After cracks in buildings, house collapses in Bowbazar

On Tuesday morning, a three-storey house, that had been tilting since Sunday, collapsed. No lives were lost since the metro authorities, Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Kolkata Police had already evacuated the residents in the neighbourhood.


Violence in North 24 Parganas: Governor seeks report from DGP on situation in Barrackpore after clash

“Director General of State Police Virendra met the Governor at Raj Bhavan at 11 am. The DG Virendra briefed the Governor on the law and order situation in Bhatpara, North 24 Parganas and the state in general. The meeting between the two lasted for one hour,” a release issued by the Raj Bhavan said.

West Bengal Assembly passes bill against lynching

The BJP, which has emerged as the main opposition party, neither supported nor opposed the bill as it felt that the legislation may be used for settling political scores.

Boys, interrupted

At school that ran a drive against fancy haircuts, children wait guiltily for their hair to grow back.

To reach out to people, Bengal BJP to launch ‘Cha Chakra’ next month

Sources in the party said the campaign will be unofficially called “Dada Ke Bolun” to easily connect to the masses.


To prevent diarrhoea: Free rotavirus vaccine available for children at all state-run hospitals in Bengal

As per plan, trained health workers will administer the vaccine orally to the children with a specially manufactured single-use syringe. As many as 80,298 health workers have gone through a comprehensive training programme by the department.

West Bengal: Woman ‘gangraped’ for asking cut money refund

According to sources, the accused, Mohammad BulBul Alam, had allegedly assured the woman of providing a house under the Gitanjali Awas Yojna. The scheme, launched by the state government, provides free shelter to the poor.

West Bengal: CM Banerjee slams cops for ‘misusing safety drive to impose fines’

Earlier, Banerjee had highlighted that a section of public representatives was taking “cut money” from people for providing government schemes. Following her statement, various districts witnessed agitation over refund of “cut money”.

Kolkata: BJP’s trade union leader arrested in cheating case

According to party insiders, Ghosh had played a significant role in making many Tollywood stars join the party. He is also deemed important for the party in South Kolkata.

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Mamata Banerjee, Nusrat Jahan attend Kolkata rath yatra festival

Mamata Banerjee pulled the chariot of Lord Jagannath at the rath yatra, where Nusrat Jahan was a special invitee.

BJP workers, police clash during protest rally in Kolkata

BJP’s march to Lalbazar on Wednesday turned violent after party workers clashed with the police, forcing the latter to use tear gas shells and water cannons to disperse the crowd from the area.


Fire breaks out at chemical factory near Howrah Bridge in Kolkata

A fire broke out at a godown adjacent to Howrah Bridge in Kolkata on Saturday. At least 20 fire tenders were deployed at the spot. No loss of life has been reported so far.

Joy no bound: How West Bengal students celebrate Madhyamik result

WBBSE Madhyamik result 2019: For the first time, pass percent recorded all time high at 86.07 per cent. Students can get the Madhyamik results through the website — wbbse.org at 10 am

Aftermath of Cyclone Fani: Odisha struggles to restore basic amenities

CM Naveen Patnaik tweeted on Sunday that all families in Puri and in those parts of Khurda, which had been “extremely severely affected”, will get 50 kg of rice, Rs 2,000 in cash and polythene sheets, if covered under the Food Security Act (FSA).

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.

West Bengal Videos

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: https://bit.ly/2vES2Tu


The Mamata Banerjee Interview

In an exclusive interview with Indian Express, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said that the Opposition hasn’t taken a serious hit from Nitish Kumar’s exit. Here are some excerpts from the interview To know the complete story watch out the video.

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.