West Bengal

One killed in Bengal explosion

Mon, 06/27/2016 - 14:50

Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) A man was killed and at least four others were injured in a bomb explosion in a house in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said on Monday.


Man who mowed down Bengal woman arrested

Sun, 06/26/2016 - 18:14

Kolkata, June 26 (IANS) The driver of a mini truck who mowed down a woman while trying to abduct her in West Bengal's Hooghly district has been arrested, police said on Sunday.


Bengal budget promises 22 lakh jobs, no new taxes

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 21:42

Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday proposed no new taxes, promised 22 lakh jobs and came up with a slew of administrative and tax reforms to aid ease of doing business while increasing Plan Expenditure to Rs 57,905 crore as he presented the budget for 2016-17.


Bengal increases 2016-17 plan expenditure to Rs 57,905 cr

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:24

Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra on Friday, presenting the state budget for 2016-17, proposed increasing the Plan Expenditure to Rs 57,905 crore after its actual plan expenditure surpassed the estimated figure last year.


West Bengal to generate 22 lakh jobs in 2016-17: Amit Mitra

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 16:08

Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) The West Bengal government aims to generate 22 lakh jobs in the current fiscal, state Finance Minister Amit Mitra said on Friday during his budget presentation for the current fiscal in the Assembly.


100% FDI will kill Indian brands: Mamata

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 23:22

Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Lashing out against the Narendra Modi government's decision to relax FDI norm in several sectors, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said 100 per cent foreign direct investment in sectors like manufacturing, agriculture and pharmaceutical will "kill Indian brands".


Congress, Left slam Bengal Governor's assembly address

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 21:30

Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) Terming it "unusual and directionless", the Congress and Left Front on Friday criticised West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi's address to the inaugural session of the newly-elected assembly.


Bengal rejected politics of slander: Governor

Fri, 06/17/2016 - 19:08

Kolkata, June 17 (IANS) The West Bengal electorate preferred good governance and sustained development by rejecting the politics of slander and vindictiveness, Governor K.N. Tripathi said on Friday.


Mamata requests Modi not to cut Bengal's kerosene quota

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 21:20

Narayangarh (West Bengal), June 13 (IANS) Stressing that the Centre's decision to reduce West Bengal's kerosene allocation would cause "grave distress" to the poor and weaker sections, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain the state's quota at the previous level.


Mamata toasts assembly poll success with lentil fritters, new projects

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 20:34

Narayangarh (West Bengal), June 13 (IANS) The humble lentil fritter ("daal bora") was elevated from an evening snack to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's chosen toast to success at her maiden district rally on Monday after the assembly polls.


'Centre should put more pressure on Kabul for Judith's release'

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 19:46

Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) West Bengal Pradesh Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday urged the Centre to put pressure on the Afghanistan government for securing the release of an Indian woman aid worker abducted by unidentified gunmen in the Afghan capital.