The West Bengal State Election Commission today asked the West Bengal government to change the date of the third phase of the panchayat poll, due on July 10, the day on which the Rathayatra festival falls.
West Bengal income tax (IT) department will soon have an idea of the amount of black money parked in the Saradha group, after noticing that hundreds of investors had claimed fixed deposits ranging between Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 30 lakh in the company.
Class 3 student Babi Joardar, who was mercilessly beaten up by his teacher two days ago at a school in Nirdeshkhali Natupara village of South 24 Parganas, succumbed to his injuries in Kolkata on Friday morning. HT reports.
Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra shot off a second letter to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday requesting urgent intervention in implementing recommendations of the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC), which had asked the state government to provide compensation to him and his neighbour Subrata Sengupta in the 2012 cartoon incident involving chief minister Mamata Banerjee and former railway minister Mukul Roy.
The Calcutta high court on Tuesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to investigate alleged money laundering by the controversial Saradha Group.
The vexed issue of West Bengal panchayat polls has finally had an “amicable settlement” — which gives more time to the Mamata Banerjee government to prepare for the polls and upholds her demand for the use of state police for security.
A division bench of Chief Justice Arun Mishra and Justice Joymalyo Bagchi directed that the panchayat election be held in three phases and that the poll process should be completed till July 15.
In a jolt to the Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta high court on Monday ordered the CBI to take over the probe into a Trinamool Congress worker's death allegedly in the custody of West Bengal Police.
Debjani Mukherjee, the closest aide of Saradha boss Sudipta Sen, was sacked as director a year ago as she questioned the way the company collected funds, her lawyer said at a press meet yesterday.
In a setback to the Mamata Banerjee government, the Calcutta HC on Friday directed that the panchayat polls be held in June in three phases using central armed forces on dates decided by the State Election Commission, upholding all the demands of the panel. HT reports.
Calcutta high court supported the State Election Commission (SEC) in its fight against the Mamata Banerjee government upholding the poll panel's demands for central paramilitary forces to provide security cover and ordering a three-phase poll.
Saradha group chairman Sudipta Sen and two others were today remanded to nine days police custody in fresh cases and 14 days judicial remand in earlier cases in the alleged multi-crore Ponzi scheme scam.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today sought the opinion of her Facebook fans on the Supreme Court's observation that the CBI has become 'a caged parrot speaking in master's voice'.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) told the Calcutta high court on Tuesday that it was ready to take over the probe of the Saradha scam, which has hit more than a million depositors.
CBI today affirmed an affidavit before Calcutta high court stating it has no objection if directed to probe the multi-crore rupees Ponzi scam.