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ED seals accounts of East Bengal, Mohun Bagan FC

The Saradha scam sounded its presence in one of the cradles of the nation’s football talent. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), probing the multi-crore scam, ordered the freezing of bank accounts of East Bengal and Mohun Bagan clubs on Tuesday.

Mamata's nephew attacks Subramanian Swamy; demands apology

Just a day after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy termed the Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee ‘jihadi didi’, her nephew and Trinamool MP, Abhishek Banerjee, attacked Swamy demanding that Swamy withdraw his comments and issue unconditional apology.

Jadavpur varsity website 'hacked', claims registrar

With Jadavpur University students demanding the vice chancellor's resignation over a molestation case, an apology message attributed to the VC was on Saturday posted on the varsity website, which official sources denied claiming the website has been hacked.

Court orders CBI probe in murder case; more embarrassment for TMC

Calcutta high court ordered on Wednesday a probe by the CBI into a murder case in a move that could prove to be another blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress which is grappling with the Saradha chit fund controversy.

Another Viswabharati student files complaint

A third-year student of fine arts section complained to the police against her departmental head for threatening her for taking part in an agitation showing solidarity with the victim.

Cyber furore over 'injustice' to Park Street victim

Protests are fast gathering in the cyber space to show solidarity with the Park Street rape victim after she was allegedly denied entry at a city restaurant on Saturday.

TMC lodges complaint with EC against Amit Shah

The Trinamool Congress on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission accusing BJP President Amit Shah of flouting the election Model Code of Conduct by staying at a government guest house during his campaign for the Assembly by-elections in West Bengal.

Saradha scam: CBI arrests former Bengal DGP

Former DG (armed police) of West Bengal and Trinamool Congress leader, Rajat Majumdar, was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday evening in connection with the Saradha scam.

Calcutta HC quashes rape charges against Pinki Pramanick
 

Calcutta high court on Friday shot down the rape and other criminal charges against the international athlete Pinki Pramanick slapped by the Baguihati police in a chargesheet last year.

Saradha scam: TMC to keep tab on CBI to ascertain BJP's role

Suspicious about the role of BJP behind the CBI probe into the Saradha Ponzi scam, the Trinamool Congress on Sunday said they are keeping a close watch on every move of the agency to ascertain if the ruling party at the Centre had any influence in it.

3 arrested for alleged gang-rape, murder in Bengal

The post mortem report of an alleged gang-rape of a 32-year-old woman in East Midnapore has revealed that there were no signs of external injuries or sexual assault on her body, according to TV reports.

Kolkata survivors recount narrow escape from blazing building

For Sumita, an employee in one of the offices housed in Chatterjee International Building where a major fire broke out on Monday, the day will always be etched in her memory as she escaped from the clutches of death.

Hilsa the bait for BJP to increase public contact in Bengal

Desperate to get a foothold in Bengal before the 2016 assembly polls, the BJP would be organising a 'Hilsa festival' to bank in on the fish's popularity in the state for greater public contact.

Several hurt in clashes between BJP, TMC supporters in West Bengal

TMC supporters attacked and set ablaze the houses of seven BJP supporters in Arambagh of Hooghly district in West Bengal on Sunday night, marking yet another incident in the series of clashes between the ruling party and the BJP. Several people were injured in the clashes.

Tea owners running ‘closed’ gardens at Rs. 35-a-day wage in Bengal

At least 100 people died of malnutrition at the six locked out tea gardens in the area since January this year. Although one of the gardens — Raipur Tea Estate where five people died of hunger in June — has reopened, the fate of the other five, with 4,000 workers, is still uncertain.
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