West Bengal

Rajya Sabha disrupted over West Bengal army deployment

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 13:38

New Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Friday after opposition members shouted slogans and compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Hitler, protesting the deployment of soldiers at toll plazas in West Bengal.


Saddening that a routine army exercise has been politicised: Parrikar

Fri, 12/02/2016 - 12:48

N0ew Delhi, Dec 2 (IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parikkar said on Friday that the army was conducting a routine exercise in West Bengal and the northeastern states and also rejected the allegations levelled by TMC that state government was not informed about it.


Trinamool MP Abhishek Banerjee shows 'slight improvement'

Thu, 10/20/2016 - 22:14

Kolkata, Oct 20 (IANS) The condition of Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee showed "slight improvement" on Thursday, though he still had fever and was administered oxygen, said the nursing home treating the leader after Tuesday's road accident.


One killed, 13 injured in mob-police clash in Bengal

Sun, 08/28/2016 - 22:22

Kolkata, Aug 28 (IANS) One person was killed as a mob demanding restoration of power supply fought a pitched battle with police in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Sunday.


Mamata government postpones GST discussions in assembly

Fri, 08/26/2016 - 22:18

Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) The West Bengal government has, for the time being, shelved the plan to discuss the GST (Goods and Services Tax) Constitution Amendment Bill in the ongoing special assembly session that began on Friday, a ruling legislator said.


Bengal celebrates Independence Day

Mon, 08/15/2016 - 12:28

Kolkata, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour marked the Independence Day celebrations here on Monday with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurling the tricolour at Indira Gandhi Sarani.


Dengue cases cross 2,000-mark in Bengal

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 20:56

Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) Dengue cases in West Bengal have crossed the 2,000-mark this year while the official death count so far is at 14, a Health Department official said here on Thursday.


Man held for getting son killed by hired killers

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:42

Kolkata, Aug 11 (IANS) A man has been arrested and remanded in police custody for allegedly getting his son killed through hired killers in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said on Thursday.


Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Bengal MP clash over tea gardens situation

Mon, 08/08/2016 - 17:32

New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Congress member Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury clashed in the Lok Sabha on Monday as he accused the minister of a "flip flop" policy on the condition of tea gardens in north Bengal. These, he said, had become "enclaves" of death and destitution.