West Bengal

Mamata slams lapses, walks out of administrative meeting

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 20:20

Kolkata, April 5, Angry over lack of progress in developmental work, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday walked out halfway through an administrative meeting in Purulia district.


Trinamool lawmaker slams Bengal opposition for targeting CM

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 19:58

Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), April 2 (IANS) Alleging a conspiracy was afoot to trigger unrest in West Bengal, Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Sunday slammed the opposition parties for what he said was targeting of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.


Two die in Ichhapur Metal and Steel Factory blast

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 23:10

Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) Two persons, who were injured in a blast at the Metal and Steel Factory in Ichhapur of North 24 Parganas district, died at the Command Hospital here, a defence ministry spokesperson said on Monday.


Agitation, roadblocks at West Bengal's Bhangar yet again

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 21:46

Kolkata, March 5 (IANS) Nearly three months after the violent clash between the villagers and state police that left two people dead, residents of West Bengal's Bhangar once again began an agitation against 'police atrocities' on Sunday afternoon by putting up road blockades at various points.


SC summons Bengal Environment Secretary on Wednesday

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 12:34

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday directed the West Bengal Environment Secretary to appear in court on Wednesday along with a status report on the critically and severely polluted areas in the state.


Mamata is 'mini Modi': Chetan Bhagat

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 23:48

Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) Best-selling author and screenwriter Chetan Bhagat on Saturday termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee "a miniature version" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.


West Bengal government to set up single mobile platform

Sat, 02/04/2017 - 09:48

Kolkata, Feb 4 (IANS) With an aim to bring various e-governance services pertaining to citizens, investors and businesses, the West Bengal government has envisaged to set up a single mobile platform at an estimated project cost of Rs 6.94 crore.


TMC continues protest against 'centre's atrocities'

Sat, 01/14/2017 - 18:28

Kolkata, Jan 14 (IANS) Trinamool Congress activists and party heavyweights took part in a rally here on Saturday to protest against the central government's demonetisation move and the arrest of party MPs by the CBI.


Modi to blame for 120 note ban deaths: Mamata

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 12:56

Kolkata, Jan 10 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday held Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for over 120 deaths following demonetisation.


Demonetisation has killed 95 people, says Mamata

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 13:28

Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the reported deaths of 95 people across the country after the November 8 demonetisation.


Demonetisation done only to help Modi, associates: Mamata

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 23:10

Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Continuing her verbal assaults on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the demonetisation issue, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that the step was taken only to help him and his associates.


Two killed, six injured in West Bengal train accident

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:20

Guwahati, Dec 7 (IANS) Two persons were killed and six injured when the engine and two coaches of a train derailed in West Bengal on Tuesday night, an official said on Wednesday.