Youth slaps Mamata’s nephew Abhishek at public meeting

Youth slaps Mamata's nephew Abhishek at public meeting

Kolkata, Jan 4 (IANS) An unidentified youth slapped Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, the nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, when he was addressing a public meeting in East Midnapore district Sunday.The party claimed it could be a planned attack on the life of Banerjee, widely perceived as his aunt’s political heir. The opposition […]

Bodies of five missing fishermen found in Bengal

Bodies of five missing fishermen found in Bengal

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) The bodies of five fisherman who went missing after their trawler capsized near the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal’s South 24-Parganas, were recovered while search for two other fishermen continues, an official said Tuesday.The trawler with 10 fishermen on board capsized Dec 12 near Kendo island in the Sunderbans, after it […]

Five more held for Burdwan blast

Five more held for Burdwan blast

Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Five more people, including three Bangladeshi women, were arrested Monday in West Bengal to know if they had links with a Bangladeshi terror group linked to the Oct 2 blast in Burdwan.Investigators are probing if they had links with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB).“We have arrested three Bangladeshi women and two Indian nationals […]

Trinamool’s Kunal Ghosh hospitalised

Trinamool's Kunal Ghosh hospitalised

Kolkata,  Suspended Trinamool Congress MP Kunal Ghosh, who is in jail for his alleged complicity in the Saradha scam and had threatened to commit suicide, was Friday hospitalised after he complained of feeling unwell, police said.“He (Ghosh) had told the jail authorities that he is feeling unwell. That is why he was shifted to SSKM hospital at around 3 […]

Congress seeks probe into Jadavpur University police assault

Congress seeks probe into Jadavpur University police assault

Kolkata, Sep 19 Leaders of the West Bengal unit of the Congress Friday met Governor K.N. Tripathi and demanded a judicial probe into what they called a “barbaric assault” on students of Jadavpur University by police. A delegation of the state Congress committee called on Tripathi and submitted a memorandum, demanding his intervention to solve […]

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somanth wants new leadership in Left Front

Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somanth wants new leadership in Left Front

Kolkata, Sep 16 Expressing sadness over the dismal performance of CPI-M in the two assembly bypolls in West Bengal, former Lok Sabha speaker and expelled party leader Somnath Chatterjee Tuesday said the signs for the Left Front were ominous unless new faces come to the fore. He also expressed “grave” concern over the Bharatiya Janata […]

Husband throws acid over wife’s ‘extra-marital affair’

Husband throws acid over wife's 'extra-marital affair'

Kolkata, Aug 26 (IANS) Enraged over his wife’s alleged extra-marital affair, a man Tuesday threw acid at her, injuring her and two others in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, police said.The accused Gautam Mandal has been detained for the incident which occurred inside the government-run Habra Hospital in the district.“Mandal who had come to see […]