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 […]

Saradha scam: Bengal minister Madan Mitra arrested, Mamata says BJP’s vendetta

Saradha scam: Bengal minister Madan Mitra arrested, Mamata says BJP's vendetta

Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) In a huge blow to West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress, the CBI Friday arrested Transport and Sports Minister Madan Mitra — a close associate of Mamata Banerjee — for his alleged role in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam. The chief minister lashed out at the BJP, terming the arrest “political […]

Saradha scam: CBI arrests Bengal minister Madan Mitra

Saradha scam: CBI arrests Bengal minister Madan Mitra

Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The CBI Friday arrested West Bengal Transport and Sports Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam. “Mitra has been arrested on prima facie evidence of criminal conspiracy, cheating and misappropriation as well as deriving undue financial benefits from the Saradha group,” […]

Arrested Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose hospitalised

Arrested Trinamool MP Srinjoy Bose hospitalised

Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha member Srinjoy Bose, arrested by the CBI in connection with the multi-crore rupee Saradha scam, was Monday admitted to a hospital, a doctor said. Bose, who pressed for his bail Saturday on health grounds but was refused and remanded to judicial custody till Dec 5, complained of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Burdwan blast probe: NIA arrests a Burmese national for alleged role in organising terror camps

Burdwan blast probe: NIA arrests a Burmese national for alleged role in organising terror camps

Hyderabad: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Burmese national Khalid from Hyderabad for his alleged involvement in the Burdwan blast case probe. The Burmese national is allegedly an IED maker belonging to the Rohingya Muslim solidarity group. He is believed to have have organised terror camps along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. There are reports that […]

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 […]

Bachchans, SRK inaugurate Kolkata International Film Festival

Kolkata: In a splendid show of Bollywood camaraderie and the mingling of politicians and celebrities, the 20th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) — India’s second oldest movie fest – was inaugurated here Monday by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan and superstar Shah Rukh Khan. It was light, camera and action at […]