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Thursday, January 23, 2020

SFI protests against BJP’s Swapan Dasgupta at Visva Bharati, stalls lecture on CAA

January 8, 2020 10:27:00 pm

The varsity's SFI unit leader Somnath Sau said the students will not allow anyone who "promotes hatred among communities" to spread propaganda on the soil of Visva Bharati, which stands for the ideals of Rabindranath Tagore.

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Pugmarks spotted in Bankura, Jhargram, search on for ‘tigress’

January 8, 2020 5:46:18 am

According to Chief Wildlife Warden R K Sinha, the pugmarks, suspected to be of a tigress and her cub, were discovered by villagers in the forest areas of Jhargram and Bankura district, besides the West Bengal-Jharkhand border areas.

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West Bengal: State to run extra buses, give up to Rs 6L insurance for vehicles damaged in bandh

January 8, 2020 7:16:50 am

“The State Transport Undertakings will operate about 22 per cent additional buses tomorrow,” a Transport Department official quoted minister Adhikari.

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Bhatpara: Trinamool Congress wins no-confidence motion against civic body chief

January 8, 2020 4:26:59 am

The entire process of the no-confidence motion in the 35-member civic body was held in the presence of North 24 Parganas district magistrate, as per the HC’s Monday orders.

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Illegal arms unit busted in Kolkata, 1 arrested

January 8, 2020 4:25:29 am

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Murlidhar Sharma said on Tuesday that a team raided a single-storeyed building at Ayubnagar in Nadial, from where the factory was being run, and arrested one of the owners, Abdul Kayum alias Munna (28), late Monday night.

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Kolkata: Celebrities join students to protest attack on JNU students

January 8, 2020 4:16:52 am

The rally was held without any political banners and colours and a large number of students, residents and even political leaders, including CPM’s Sujan Chakraborty, also joined in.

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Silence over Jadavpur University incident is worrisome, says WB Governor Dhankhar

January 8, 2020 4:02:59 am

Dhankhar, who has been at loggerheads with the state government over a range of issues, said the silence of authorities over what happened at Jadavpur University is “painfully worrisome”

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Bengal govt to operate more buses during Left bandh

January 7, 2020 5:51:23 pm

The North Bengal State Transport Corporation will run 655 buses compared to a daily average of 605 buses, he said.

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Bengal: Girl’s charred body found, family alleges gangrape, murder

January 8, 2020 5:28:10 am

A police officials said "we cannot confirm rape till we get the postmortem report. However, a case of gangrape has been registered on the basis of her family's complaint and the accused have been arrested."

Kolkata: Police busts illegal arms manufacturing unit in Port area

Kolkata: Police busts illegal arms manufacturing unit in Port area

January 7, 2020 11:45:13 am

Acting on a tip-off, a police team raided a single-storied building at Nadial in the city's Port area and busted the arms manufacturing unit.

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West Bengal: Violence in institutes gift of Left, they are now getting it back, says BJP chief

January 7, 2020 6:21:38 am

Dilip Ghosh hit out at CM Mamata Banerjee for describing the incident as a “fascist surgical strike” and sending a delegation to meet the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi where at least 26 persons, including JNUSU president Aishi Ghosh, were injured.

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JNU violence: Brazen attack on students a fascist surgical strike by BJP, says Mamata

January 7, 2020 6:12:30 am

“Whatever is happening across the country is very disturbing. I, too, was involved with student politics at one point in time, but I have never witnessed or heard this sort of an attack on students and educational institutions before,” the Chief Minister said.

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Kolkata: Police resort to lathicharge as BJP, JU rallies come face-to-face

January 7, 2020 6:12:12 am

After repeated attempts to calm the situation, police officials said they had to charge batons to disperse the rallyists.

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We support protests against CAA, NRC, but not bandhs: Mamata Banerjee

January 7, 2020 6:11:56 am

“Our government never supported any bandh. We support their (Left) issues, but not the bandh. We will continue with our movement (against CAA and NRC). All parties should believe in democratic movement,” said Mamata Banerjee.

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BJP’s refrain in drive backing CAA: ‘Mamata is misleading’

January 6, 2020 6:45:10 am

Union minister Babul Supriyo launched the campaign from the state BJP headquarters in Kolkata, while state party president Dilip Ghosh started the drive with East Bardhaman district’s Katwa.

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Bardhaman station building collapse: 1 injured person dies, Rlys form probe committee

January 6, 2020 4:36:09 am

“One of the injured persons died at 2.35 am, while the other is out of danger,” said Dr Amitava Saha, Deputy Superintendent of Burdwan Medical College Hospital.

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Kolkata: Man says BJP leader Hazra beat him at pub

January 6, 2020 4:32:35 am

Police, however, are yet to file an FIR against Hazra, a former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP, who denied the allegations.

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West Bengal: One of two injured in Bardhaman railway station collapse dies

January 5, 2020 11:52:43 am

"One of the two injured persons who were taken to the Bardhaman Medical College and Hospital, succumbed to his injuries," state minister Swapan Debnath was quoted as saying by PTI.

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Kolkata: 5 dead in explosion; Naihati firework factory owner held

January 5, 2020 6:16:27 am

“Noor Hossain was arrested from Amdanga area in the district and a suo motu case of unintentional murder along with other sections has been registered against him,” a senior police officer said.

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Kolkata: Cops chase, arrest man who ‘molested’ woman in city bus

January 5, 2020 6:05:48 am

A case has been lodged at Park Street Police station on the basis of the complaint of the victim, who is a resident of the Howrah district.

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