HindustanTimes Sat,29 Nov 2014


Getting sedatives and drugs in Bengal jails is child’s play

Kunal Ghosh
Obtaining sedatives in Bengal jails is child's play, jail insiders told HT on Friday, while the city wondered how a high profile prisoner lodged in a high-security cell in a central jail could procure dozens of sedatives to attempt suicide in a cell guarded by two sentries round the clock.

Red alert at Bengal ports with eye on ships from Pakistan

Durga Puja festival

Ships from Pakistan, especially those carrying cargo and fishing boats are under the radar of security agencies, as central agencies rang alarm bells recently of a possible terror threat.

WB: Cong calls for unification of secular forces

With politics in West Bengal gradually becoming polarised between the ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, a section of Congress leaders in the state have called for unification of secular forces to stop "communal politics". Abhijit Mukherjee said, 'Just like the Congress, those secular parties or forces who believe that secularism is the basis of our country, can come together under one roof and fight against communal politics."

Saradha scam: CBI files first chargesheet

Sudipta Sen
The CBI named Sudipta Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and Kunal Ghosh in its first charge sheet in the Saradha chit fund scam probe on Wednesday. It, however, left the unravelling of the bigger mystery for a supplementary charge sheet that will follow soon.

This health centre has more bombs than medicines

Around 800 crude bombs were on Friday discovered in a block health centre in a village in Birbhum, bolstering the hypothesis that Bengal is sitting on a powder keg.

Three low-intensity blasts in parts of Bengal

Three low-intensity explosions rocked the state on Thursday at a time when two central agencies — the National Investigation Agency and the National Security Guard — are probing the October 2 blast in Burdwan.

ED seals accounts of East Bengal, Mohun Bagan FC

Sudipta Sen
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.

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.

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.

TMC lodges complaint with EC against Amit Shah

Sudip Bandyopadhyay

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.

BJP plans big push in Bengal

After 10 years, a Prime Minister who speaks: Amit Shah

The BJP is spearheading the push for votes with party president Amit Shah kick-starting the campaign for Kolkata municipal polls on November 30 in the heart of Kolkata.

From Kerala, ‘Kiss of Love’ now reaches Kolkata

French kiss
Ripple effects of 'Kiss of Love' in far off Kerala were felt in the city of Kolkata on Wednesday. Hundreds of youth engaged in public display of affection - kissing and hugging in a bid to protest against the moral policing.

Darjeeling Chowrasta to be a 'no vending zone'


Darjeeling municipality hasdecided to make the town?s main promenade Chowrasta a "no-vending zone" on the request of morning walkers.

Bengal: TMC leader shot at in Basirhat rly station

River barricade breaks down

A local Trinamool Congressleader was shot at and critically injured inside Basirhat railway station premises in North 24 Parganas district this morning.

Burdwan bombs meant for Bangladesh, says NIA

River barricade breaks down
The NIA on Friday said the accused persons arrested in the Burdwan blast case and their associates were members of terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh, who were preparing IEDs for transporting them to that country for possible terror attacks.

Checking infiltration Centre’s responsibility: Didi


After maintaining silence since the Burdwan blast that exposed the widening network of Bangladeshi terror elements in the state, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee held the Centre responsible for the increased infiltration.

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.

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.

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