A beleaguered West Bengal Congress is eagerly waiting for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to infuse fresh zeal into the party at a time when leaders are rushing to join Trinamool Congress.
Octogenarian educationist Sunanda Sanyal found himself at the receiving end of police wrath, along with Sujan Chakraborty, CPI(M) secretary for the South 24-Parganas, Party for Democratic Socialism leader Samir Putatunda and former firebrand Naxalite leader Ashim Chatterjee.
The Trinamool board at KMC ordered the cancellation of all trade licences issued to various companies operating under the Saradha Group of Companies.
The horror of infant deaths has returned to Malda Medical College and Hospital (MMCH) with 12 newborns dying in the past 48 hours. While eight have died in the past 24 hours, four perished the day before.
The cash-on-delivery facility will also provide customers a chance to buy other vegetables at wholesale rates like bottle gourd (lau) at Rs20/kg, onions at R50/kg, cabbage at Rs35/kg.
Kunal made several charges against Mamata in his latest outburst. From recommending hefty donations for Durga Puja organisers and football clubs to not initiating any action against the Saradha group despite being alerted by the Union corporate affairs ministry.
The Trinamool Congress party swept to power in four of the five civic bodies that went to the polls. It was the last round of elections in the state before the entire nation votes to form the next Lok Sabha in 2014.
Justice Sanjib Banerjee agreed to widen the Tower Infrotech Limited (TIL) probe after the court appointed advocates SN Mookherjee and Amrita Pandey told the court that deposits were obtained by TIL in various forms from other states including Assam, the northeast, Odisha, Chhatisgarh and Uttar Pradesh.
Taking a cue from the success story of the health wing, which has almost won the battle against the deadly stings causing potentially fatal diseases like dengue and malaria, civic bosses mooted an initiative to get ready in advance for the next monsoon.
Far from the Gorkhaland cry, the demand of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha on Thursday boiled down to economic empowerment and development of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) area.
Kunal Ghosh has always had more enemies in the Trinamool Congress leadership than friends. But it is, perhaps, his tussle with the Boses - Swapan Sadhan Bose and Srinjoy Bose - that paved the way for his downfall, a Trinamool Congress insider told HT.
The bipartite talks to be held in Kolkata on Wednesday between the Mamata government and the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), following a fairly long spell of acrimony over the Gorkhaland issue, could pave the way for permanent peace in Darjeeling Hills.
Ruffled by the consequent shortage of essential commodities such as onions and potatoes along with rumours of a salt crisis, chief minister Mamata Banerjee has instructed her MLAs to be cautious against such rumour-mongering.
The Alipore jail premises have been tense since Friday as one of the inmates went missing after serving parole.
Failing to submit the detailed project report (DPR), West Bengal government has lost out on Rs 32-crore central funds meant for minority development under the Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) for the current financial year.