Felt insulted at Durga Puja carnival, says West Bengal governor

Kolkata: West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday (October 15) said he felt insulted at the Durga Puja carnival in the city, while also asser...

Police arrest main accused in West Bengal triple murder case

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BJP questions silence of ‘liberals’ after triple murder shocks Benga...

Chennai: The recent murder of a 35-year-old school teacher, his pregnant wife and their minor son in West Bengal’s Murshidabad has triggered a political blame game in the state as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh claimed that the victim teacher was its supporter.

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With Durga puja, harmony returns to Bengal’s hotbed of communal tension

Kolkata: For the residents of Bhatpara, a small industrial town 33 km from Kolkata, which singed in communal riots for months since June, with the death of at least eight people, this Durga puja seems to be their moment of redemption.

Shah credits Shyama Prasad for integrating Bengal with India

Kolkata/Chennai: Union Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah said that it was because of Jana Sangh founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee that West Bengal is a part of the Indian republic, while addressing a public gathering in the state capital on Tuesday (October 1).

Biryani baron among 14 arrested for gambling in Kolkata

Kolkata/Chennai: The owner of a popular biryani and 13 others were arrested for gambling during raids at poker clubs in Kolkata, media reports quoted a senior police officer as saying on Sunday. The arrested biryani chain owner was identified as Akhtar Parvez, who runs the popular Arsalan biryani chain in the city.

Nadda offers mass ‘tarpan’ for slain BJP workers in Kolkata

Kolkata: BJP working president JP Nadda on Saturday (September 28) performed a mass tarpan for nearly 70 party workers who were killed in political violence in West Bengal in the last few years. Tarpan is a Hindu ritual performed on the day of Mahalaya, during which people offer prayers for their dead ancestors.

Narada scam: BJP leader Mukul Roy appears before CBI

BJP leader Mukul Roy appeared before the CBI probe team to face interrogation in connection with Narada tapes scandal on Saturday. Roy had been asked to appear in the probe agency's office on Friday. But he did not go there citing "preoccupations" and sought more time. The former railway minister was then asked to come on Saturday. "Roy reach...

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After praising Godse, Pragya Thakur now calls Gandhi ‘son of the nation’

Bhopal: Months after calling Mahatma Gandhi’s killer Nathuram Godse a “patriot,” BJP MP Pragya Singh Thakur has again left the saffron party red-faced, this time by calling Gandhi the “son of the nation”.

Internet can disrupt democracy, Centre tells Supreme Court

New Delhi: The internet has emerged as a potent tool to cause disruption to democratic polity, the Centre told the Supreme Court while seeking three more months for finalising and notifying the rules that would regulate the functioning of social media intermediaries in the country.

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New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Monday (October 21) challenged the criminalisation of triple talaq, a practice of instant divorce among the Muslims, in the Supreme Court, saying that the practice has already been declared void.

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CBI makes first arrest in Narada case as it takes IPS officer into custody

Chennai: IPS officer SMH Mirza was taken into custody on Thursday (September 26) with the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) making its first arrest in the 2016 Narada sting operation case.

Saradha scam: Rajeev Kumar files anticipatory bail plea in Calcutta HC

Kolkata: Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar on Monday (September 23) filed an anticipatory bail petition before the Calcutta High Court in the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund scam case, days after a district court rejected his plea. The plea is likely to be moved by Kumar's lawyers before a division bench of the high court on Tuesday (Septembe...

ABVP cadre pelt stones after protest rally to JU stopped midway

Kolkata: Four days after clashes broke out in Kolkata’s Jadavpur University during the visit of union minister Babul Supriyo, a protest rally to the university organised by the ABVP was stopped midway by the police on Monday (September 23), leading to stone pelting by the activists.

Editor of The Telegraph accuses Babul Supriyo of intimidation

Chennai: Two days after facing protests during his visit to Kolkata’s prestigious Jadavpur University, union minister of state Babul Supriyo allegedly called up the editor of a newspaper on Saturday and demanded apology for a report it published regarding the incident.

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“Babul Supriyo looks me straight in the eye and says he’s gonna get me beaten up very badly,” says Navamita Chandra, a film studies student at Jadavpur University (JU). She was recalling the horror that the prestigious institution witnessed on September 19 during the visit of the Union minister, who faced a strong opposition from a section of stude...

BJP MP Babul Supriyo says he was heckled, pulled by hair at Kolkata varsity

Kolkata/Chennai: Union minister Babul Supriyo was on Thursday (September 19) shown black flags and allegedly heckled when he visited Kolkata's Jadavpur University to address a seminar organised by ABVP, news agency PTI reported.

Mamata stresses on need for conservation of water resources

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (September 18) emphasised the need for conservation of water resources on the occasion of World Water Monitoring Day. She highlighted a slew of projects which were undertaken by her government with an aim to strengthening irrigation facilities and providing relief to people during the perio...

Mamata troops to Assembly well to pacify Congress and TMC MLAs

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday (September 6) intervened to pacify the MLAs of the ruling TMC and the opposition Congress, who were at loggerheads over a comment by a state minister during Question Hour.

BJP MP suffers head injuries during clash, claims cops baton-charged him

Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Arjun Singh suffered head injuries on Sunday (September 1) when police allegedly indulged in baton charge at Kankinara in West Bengals North 24 Parganas district to lift a road blockade by a group of persons. Singh claimed Barrackpore police commissioner Manoj Verma struck him, causing a gash on his head. The MP, ...

Regularly humiliated, Sovan now wants to quit BJP, claims close aide

Kolkata: Former Kolkata mayor Sovan Chatterjee, who joined the BJP earlier this month, hasexpressed desire to quit the saffron fold for being "regularly humiliated", his close associate Baishakhi Banerjee claimed on Saturday (August 31)

Three killed, over 20 injured in stampede near West Bengal temple

Kolkata: At least three persons were killed and over 20 injured in a stampede near a temple in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district on Friday (August 23), Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said. The mishap took place around 2.15 am near Kachua Loknath temple at Kachua. Lakhs of people gather at the temple every year on this day to celebrate the birth an...

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Kolkata: In a bid to counter TMCs 'Didi Ke Bolo' (Tell Didi) mass outreach programme, the West Bengal BJP unit is all set to launch 'Cha Chakra' - get together over a cup of tea - to reach out to the people and spread party's message with an eye on the next Assembly polls. Although West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh denied that the initiative, which w...

When Princess Diana wanted to help AIDS patients in Kolkata

New Delhi: Princess Diana was in awe of Mother Teresa and wanted to accommodate a small number of AIDS patients in Kolkata after the legendary nun talked about it. A new book The Journey of a Wise Man: LM Singhvi, a pictorial biography of the statesman by his son, Abhishek Singhvi, brings to light many interesting nuggets. Diana and her husband Prince C...

People have the right to know about Netaji’s disappearance, says Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday (August 18) asserted that people have the right to know what happened to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, while remembering the "son of the soil" on the day he reportedly went missing 74 years ago. She said the whereabouts of Netaji after he "disappeared" on August 18, 1945 were still not known. "O...

BJP MP Roopa Ganguly’s son rams car into Kolkata club, arrested

Kolkata: Actor-turned-BJP MP Roopa Ganguly's son was sent to one-day police custody on Friday (August 16)  for allegedly ramming his car into the wall of prestigious south Kolkata club here. The order came after the police produced 21-year-old Akash Mukherjee before the Alipur court. Police had taken the youth into custody after the incident around 9.15 ...

TMC sees plot to divide Bengal after Amit Shah says Gorkhaland in letter

The mention of Gorkhaland by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in a letter to Darjeeling MP Raju Bista, who had sought protection for Gorkhas in the national capital, has kicked up a row, with West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress seeing in it a "plot" to divide the state. The BJP, which has emerged as a major political force in the state after th...

Prashant Kishor’s team interfering in Bengal govt work, alleges BJP

Kolkata: The BJP's West Bengal unit on Sunday charged poll strategist Prashant Kishor and his team members with interfering in the functioning of state government officers and asking senior officials to take orders from them. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Kishor's organisation, the Indian Political Action Committee (I-PAC), denied the allegatio...

Inform people, then act: Mamata slams BJP over Kashmir at Karunanidhi meet

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unveiled the statue of late M Karunanidhi at the Murasoli office in Chennai on Wednesday (August 7), on the first death anniversary of the DMK stalwart. In what was seen as a coming together of an anti-BJP alliance, Mamata and DMK president MK Stalin, Karunanidhi’s son, tore into the Narendra Mo...

TMC seeks to reinvigorate image with Prashant Kishor on board

Kolkata: Fearlessness bordering on abrasiveness and unmistakable contempt for rivals has been the hallmark of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for as long as she has been in public life and collective memory. But don't be surprised if you see a gentler, less combative avatar of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) boss in future. It is part of a huge m...

BJP, Trinamool take to grassroots drives, target 2021 Assembly polls

Well past the bitter rivalry that West Bengal witnessed during the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) are now gearing up for the 2021 state Assembly polls. While the BJP's ambitious membership drive has crossed the halfway mark of its one crore target in the state, the TMC has just announced an...