Sweety Kumari

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Saradha scam: Despite summons, Rajeev Kumar fails to appear before CBI

The 1989-batch IPS officer is accused of tampering with evidence and withholding vital evidence and documents, allegedly to shield influential people who had received cash from the Saradha Group.

Saradha chit fund scam: Calcutta HC withdraws interim protection to Rajeev Kumar

The High Court on Thursday was hearing a petition seeking the quashing of a CBI plea for custodial interrogation of the former top cop.

Kolkata metro services disrupted after man attempts suicide at Belgachia station

The victim was later rescued and admitted to R. G. Kar Hospital. Passengers were also evacuated from the affected train at the station. Services were disrupted between Girish Park and Kavi Subhash stations.

Chandrayaan-2 landing: ‘Feels like result day at school’

Madhusudan and Ashima, the parents of Chandrakanta Kumar, the Deputy Project Director responsible for the RF system of Chandrayaan-2, were ready to watch the live telecast on TV with their neighbours.

Khagragarh blast case: 19 convicts sentenced 6 to 10 years’ jail term

The Burdwan blast of 2014 blew the lid off a flourishing network of the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh in West Bengal, especially in the districts of Burdwan, Birbhum and Nadia.

Kolkata: Over 3,000 fined in 4 days of anti-honking drive

The fine for excessive honking is Rs 100. The campaign is aimed to sensitise people about the ill-effects of noise pollution.

Janmashtami celebrations: 3 killed, several injured in Bengal temple stampede

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of the deceased, Rs 1 lakh for those who were critically injured and Rs 50,000 for those with minor injuries.

Tourists cross out Kashmir from their Durga Puja travel list

As per tour operators in Kolkata, the choice of Kashmir as the tourist destination had been badly affected since the Pulwama attack. However, tourists were hoping for a peaceful trip to the Valley this puja, but in the current scenario, no one is willing to go ahead with their plans.

Palamau, Jharkhand; Buxa, West Bengal: At reserves where no tigers registered, shock, denials

Forest officials say there are plans to bring six tigers from outside to the Buxa forest and increase the prey base by bringing in 50 sambhar deers over the next year.

Explained: How Kolkata has simplified process of changing property ownership

According to KMC officials, while work is on to develop a software to completely digitise the process, from Thursday, they have set up a dedicated counter to issue mutation certificates. Here's how to make the best use of it.

Explained: Why Mamata has rushed to say sorry to a college professor in Bengal

A significant reason for the saffron surge in the state is attributable to the attitudes and actions that the Trinamool and its leaders have demonstrated.

Bombs hurled outside West Bengal BJP MP residence

Arjun Singh, however, was away in Delhi attending the Parliament session when the incident took place. Singh's relatives alleged that goons backed by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) were behind the attack.

Martyrs’ Day rally: 5,000 cops on road, traffic restrictions in Kolkata today

Top officials, including Commissioner of Police Anuj Sharma and Joint Commissioner of Police (Headquarters) Jawed Shamim, visited the venue to oversee the preparedness on Saturday.

Kolkata: SpiceJet technician killed after getting stuck in aircraft’s landing door; DGCA, police begin probe

The body was so badly stuck that fire brigade had to cut it out from the landing gear of the aircraft to remove it. The body has been sent for post mortem.

Two days after he was beaten up, Nadia man dies; BJP MP blames ‘TMC goons’

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh demanded the immediate resignation of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from the post of Home Minister as she has "completely failed to perform her duties in maintaining the law and order situation in the state".

Kolkata: Jump in petrol, diesel prices fuels anger among transporters; protest brews

The West Bengal Petroleum Dealers’ Association will meet CM Mamata Banerjee and share their grievances with her. West Bengal Truck Operators’ Association too criticised the Budget saying it will add extra burden on loss-making transporters.

‘Cut money’ fallout: CM Mamata Banerjee sacks Hooghly district unit chief Tapan Dasgupta

Dasgupta, who represents Saptagram Assembly constituency, has been accused of misappropriating funds meant for public schemes and taking kickbacks from people for adding them as beneficiaries in government schemes.

Bengal: TMC worker found dead in West Medinipur, party points finger at BJP

Last week, nearly 50 people were injured in a clash between two groups, allegedly supporters of BJP and TMC, in Keshpur area West Medinipur. Political violence continues to rock Bengal since the Lok Sabha polls result.

The colour of money

A stipend for priests, after one for imams. In divided West Bengal, all eyes on the other side of the coin.

West Bengal: Woman cop accuses BJP men of molesting her during protest

Bharati Ghosh has denied all allegations and accused the same woman of physically assaulting her.

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