West Bengal

Mamata wants to investigate Tagore Nobel medal theft

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 21:02

Kolkata, Aug 4 (IANS) Describing the theft of Rabindranath Tagore's Nobel Prize medallion as a shame, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said given a chance, she could endeavour to retrieve the stolen prize.


Amit Shah refrains from attacking Mamata, calls for BJP's rise

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 19:28

Kolkata, Aug 3 (IANS) Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been targeting the saffron brigade on a range of issues, BJP national President Amit Shah on Wednesday refrained from taking on the Trinamool supremo here.


Keep away from chit funds, Mamata appeals to people

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 22:16

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday urged people to refrain from parking their hard-earned money in chit funds and said the government had no responsibility to compensate them if they lost financially in their endeavour.


Mamata orders police crackdown on unscrupulous promoters, extortionists

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 20:28

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday issued strict instructions to police to take stern steps against promoters and all others filling up water bodies in the state, and said no one should not be spared even if they took her name.


West Bengal is dropping 'West', to be renamed as Bengal

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 16:22

Kolkata, Aug 2 (IANS) The Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday proposed to rename West Bengal as "Bengal", dropping "West" from its name, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said.


Final rites of Mahasweta Devi performed with state honours

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 16:28

Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Activist-writer Mahasweta Devi, who crusaded for the rights of tribals and the marginalised for decades, was on Friday cremated with full state honours as commoners and eminent personalities led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid their last respects.


More than half of Mamata's ministers 'crorepatis'

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 22:22

Kolkata, July 22 (IANS) While West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may claim her Trinamool Congress to be the party of the poor, more than half of the members of her 42-strong ministry are 'crorepatis' (multimillionaires) with Rs 3.3 crore being the average assets.


Centre destroying federalism, Modi taking credit for all: Mamata

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 17:16

Kolkata, July 21 (IANS) Accusing the Centre of destroying federalism and pushing the states towards destruction, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday ridiculed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking credit for development carried out by her government.


Bengal celebrates Rath Yatra with fervour

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 19:46

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) It's that time of the year when thousands of devout Hindus pull the chariots of Lord Jagannath, Balaram and their sister Subhadra. And Wednesday was no exception as devotees across West Bengal did their bit to be part of this age-old annual festival of Ratha Yatra.


Suspected IS man sent to Bengal police custody

Wed, 07/06/2016 - 16:28

Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) A West Bengal court on Wednesday remanded Mohammad Masiuddin, arrested on suspicion of having links with the Islamic State (IS), in 14-day police custody.


Bengal woman found living with father's corpse

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 16:08

Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) A tribal woman in West Bengal's Burdwan district was found living with the decomposed body of her father, police said on Sunday.


US official, Mamata discuss investment, technology

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 23:00

Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon on Thursday called on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and discussed wide-ranging issues including investment in the state.


Left, Congress jointly walk out of Bengal assembly

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 22:24

Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) A day after CPI-M censured one of its legislators for participating in a Congress rally over price rise, the party-led Left Front on Monday staged a joint walkout with Congress from the West Bengal assembly after being denied a discussion on price rise.