West Bengal

CPI-M opposes eviction of hawkers from railway stations in Bengal

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 22:34

Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Welcoming Trinamool Congress government's stand against eviction of hawkers from railway stations in West Bengal, CPI-M legislature party leader Sujan Chakraborty on Monday also opposed the eviction move and demanded licence and rehabilitation for them.


Union minister praises Bengal for road sector work

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 23:02

Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Praising the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government, union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said a lot of work in the road sector has been done in the state and a lot of problems solved.


Left leaders meet Mamata, urge to stop post-poll violence

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 21:52

Kolkata, May 31 (IANS) Newly elected Left Front legislature party leader in West Bengal Sujan Chakraborty on Tuesday met Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and urged her to take urgent steps to stop post-poll violence in the state.


BJP Bengal chief now threatens to break necks with bare hands

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 21:38

Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) West Bengal State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, who seems to have made it a habit to hog the limelight for all the wrong reasons, has now threatened to beat up Trinamool Congress leaders inside their houses and break their necks with bare hands by using RSS training.


Mamata sworn in Bengal CM for second term, 42 ministers take oath

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 23:00

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in for a second consecutive term as West Bengal chief minister at a grand public ceremony witnessed by thousands of supporters as well as eminent personalities, both from India and abroad.


Lalu, Farooq Abdullah bat for secular front, BJP mocks

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 21:02

Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Asserting it was imperative to remove the Narendra Modi government to save India from getting divided, RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Friday called upon all secular parties to unite against the BJP and the RSS.


List of Bengal ministers

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 20:40

Following is the list of ministers and their portfolios as announced by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday.


Four 'stung' MLAs among Mamata's ministers

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 21:04

Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has awarded ministerial berths to four of her party colleagues who were allegedly caught in the purported Narada sting operation.


Left, Congress call for people's movement against Trinamool 'terror'

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 20:06

Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Lambasting the Trinamool Congress for "unleashing terror to eliminate the opposition", the Left Front and the Congress on Wednesday collectively called for a massive people's movement to 're-establish democracy' in West Bengal.


Bengal boat capsize toll 18, government announces compensation

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 16:34

Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) The deaths in a boat capsize in the Hooghly river in West Bengal's Burdwan district rose to 18 on Monday. The state government has announced monetary compensation for the victims' families, officials said.


Kolkata street vendor pushed into cooking pot dies

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 22:24

Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) A city street food vendor on Thursday succumbed to his injuries three days after he was pushed into a cooking-pot full of curry following an altercation with a customer, police said.


20-28 lakh people face water crisis in Bengal: Minister

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 18:54

Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Between 20 and 28 lakh people are facing water crisis in the western districts of West Bengal following a drought-like situation caused by lack of rains, a senior state minister said here on Wednesday.