The Congress in West Bengal on Saturday attacked chief minister Mamata Banerjee on the implementation of the rural jobs programme, saying the state has turned out a poor performer despite tall claims of the state government.
The Mamata Banerjee administration imposed a blanket ban on street protests in Kolkata on Saturday citing public inconvenience.
Concerned over security issues during the upcoming panchayat elections in West Bengal, the Congress on Saturday said it has urged the State Election Commission to inform it about the security arrangements for polling days.
State Election Commissioner Mira Pandey has received three threatening letters containing allegations against her, with the West Bengal government ordering an inquiry into it.
Known for her penchant for stoking controversies, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has given fresh fodder to her detractors with her announcement that the government would acquire two television channels owned by the Ponzi fund funded Saradha Group that went bust.
Congress leader Sheikh Moktar, accused of ‘attempt to murder’ in the case of sub-inspector Tapas Choudhury’s killing, was denied bail on Friday at the Alipur court, even though co-accused Trinamool leader Mohammad Iqbal, who is also accused in the murder of Choudhury, has been granted bail in both cases Iqbal is accused in.
It looks like the Saradha effect. A small-time chit fund owner of West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, who failed to repay more than R8 crore to investors after his operation closed down last year, was kidnapped by angry agents on Friday.
CPI(M) on Thursday asked West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to respond to allegations made by a senior IPS officer from the state about "wrong practices" in the railway ministry while she was in its in-charge.
Darjeeling Police on Thursday arrested one Mohammad Azad from Khaprail for his alleged links with Pakistan’s Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) operatives based in Delhi.
Nine infants have died at the Malda Medical College and Hospital (MMCH), which had witnessed several crib deaths earlier this year as well as last year. Sagarnil Mukherjee reports. Tragedy so far
Ten people, including one bookie,have been arrested by a special team of Kolkata Police from Ultadanga area in Kolkata for being allegedly involved in a cricket betting racket.
The AMRI authorities have decided to move court against Mamata Bannerjee Government for stonewalling its attempt to reopen the Dhakuria unit, shut down after a fire incident claimed 91 lives on December 9, 2011.
The Darjeeling Police on Monday arrested one Mani Kumar Biswakarma from Panighatta under the Kurseong sub division for his alleged links with the Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan.
In the shadow of the Saradha Group Ponzi scam, West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee government stepped into its third year in office on Monday, with the chief minister claiming the state has outperformed the national average in key sectors.
The police in Darjeeling on Sunday busted an Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) ring that had been operating in northern West Bengal and was passing on information on troop movements and army and airforce installations to their co-conspirators in Nepal. Amitava Banerjee reports.