west bengal

  • Mamata Banerjee has ditched people of WB: Rahul Gandhi

    Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ditched the people of West Bengal. He further said that the ones who want to stand for the rights of people

  • Over 78 percent turnout in West Bengal polls fourth phase

    Amid sweltering heat, sporadic violence and allegations of electoral malpractice, over 78 percent of the 1.08 crore voters on Monday exercised their right to franchise across 49 constituencies bordering Kolkata in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections

  • Siliguri: Gold bars worth Rs. 10.5 crore seized

    Directorate of Revenue Intelligence seized 35 kilograms of gold bars worth Rs. 10.5 crore from three persons in West Bengal's Siliguri district on Saturday night.

  • West Bengal polls phase 4: Voting begins in 49 constituencies

    The fourth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections began on Monday with beefed up security, including adequate deployment of Central paramilitary forces.

  • Voting begins in 49 Bengal assembly constituencies

    Polling began under heightened security in 49 constituencies spread over two districts - Howrah and North 24 Parganas - bordering Kolkata in phase four of the West Bengal assembly polls here on Monday.

  • WB: 100 slums gutted in Burdwan inferno

    Over 100 slums were gutted in a massive fire that broke out in West Bengal's Burdwan division on Saturday midnight. No casualty has been reported so far. However, more than half a dozen cattles died in the inferno. The incident occurred in Bajepratappur area of the Burdwan.

  • West Bengal win 37th sub-junior national title

    West Bengal won the 37th sub-junior national football championship beating Odisha 1-0 in the final at the Ambedkar Stadium here yesterday

  • Violence claims one life, 40 per cent votes polled in Bengal

    Violence claimed the life of a CPI-M polling agent in Murshidabad district during the third phase of Assembly elections in West Bengal in which a voter turnout of 40 per cent was recorded in the first four hours of polling in 62 seats

  • West Bengal Phase 3 polls frenzy: Voting begins

    People came in large numbers outside polling booths in Murshidabad for voting in the third phase of West Bengal election. Polling is being held in 62 constituencies

  • 8 awarded with death sentence in WB student murder case

    A District and Sessions Judges Court on Tuesday announced death sentence to eight persons and awarded life term to one in connection with the murder case of a college student in 2014 in West Bengal's Pargana district. Shyamal Karmakar, Suman Sarkar, Suman Das, Amal Barui, Somnath Sardar, Tapas Biswas, Ratan Samaddar and Tarak Das were sentenced to death while Rakesh Burman has been given life sentence.

  • Explosion near Tarakeswar Temple in West Bengal

    The famous temple town of Tarakeswar in Hooghly district was rattled on Tuesday by the sound of an explosion near the Shiva Temple

  • Bomb-making only industry flourishing under Mamata's rule: Rajnath Singh

    Launching a scathing attack on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that the only industry which has flourished in the state is the 'bomb-making' industry. Singh was addressing a rally at Karimpur in Nadia district of poll-bound West Bengal.

  • Mamta didi is contesting elections against EC: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is not fighting elections against oppositions but with the Election Commission.

  • WB polls: 3 injured in clash between TMC, CPI (M) and BJP workers

    At least three people were injured after a clash between Trinamool Congress (TMC), Communist Party of India Marxist CPI (M) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers broke out near a polling station in Birbhum during the ongoing second phase of West Bengal polls.

  • Battle for Bengal: 56 constituencies in phase 2 polls today

    Polling for 56 constituencies in the second phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections began on Sunday amidst high security, including adequate deployment of Central paramilitary forces.

  • EC showcauses Mamata Banerjee for poll code violation

    The Election Commission has showcaused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violation of the model code of conduct, Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi said on Thursday

  • Quake hits Myanmar, Bangladesh, northeast India and West Bengal

    A major earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale hit areas around the Indo-Myanmar border and its tremors were felt in the northeast, West Bengal, Bihar and other parts of the country

  • EC removes Kolkata Police chief

    The Election Commission on Tuesday removed Rajeev Kumar as the Kolkata Police commissioner following persistent calls from West Bengal's opposition parties for his shifting

  • West Bengal, Assam record high voter turnout once again

    Over 71 per cent vote were cast yesterday in part two of the first phase polling in 31 assembly constituencies spread over three districts in West Bengal amid reports of stray incidents of violence

  • Polling underway for part 2 of first phase in West Bengal

    The second phase of crucial assembly polls in West Bengal is being held today. 31 constituencies in West Bengal are going for polls.