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Fish in abundance but rice is scarce, say victims of Bengal floods

The fish the victims are surviving on have been brought by swelling rivers Silabati and Dwarkeswar to the low-lying Ghatal-Arambagh region.

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Suspected armed Maoists detained near Mamata's residence

Firearms were recovered from the duo when they were stopped and searched by guards posted near the chief minister's residence.

25 Jul 2017

CBI seeks arrest warrant for GJM chief Bimal Gurung, 21 others

The appeal came from CBI counsel Arun Bhagat after only 26 of the 48 accused presented themselves at the court for hearing on the murder case.

25 Jul 2017

Three dead following flood-like situation in southern West Bengal

Large parts of southern West Bengal have been inundated due to incessant rains over the last 72 hours and have claimed the lives of three persons and rendered thousands of people homeless.

24 Jul 2017

‘Will sue central government if Narada allegations not true’: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee threatened to sue the central government in a defamation case worth over ‘thousands of crores’ over allegations brought against Trinamool Congress leaders.

23 Jul 2017

India's first transgender judge Joyita Mondal wants jobs for her community

Joyita Mondal never imagined that she would be appointed the country's first transgender judge when she left her home in Kolkata for Siliguri in 2009.

22 Jul 2017

Prakash Javdekar says Mamata Banerjee is dreaming of dislodging PM Modi

Demanding a thorough probe of scams unearthed in BJP-ruled states, the West Bengal chief minister gave a call on Friday to launch 'BJP Quit India' movement.

22 Jul 2017

Tortured 'voodoo doll' Purulia girl dies after needles puncture organs

The Purulia-based girl was allegedly made a voodoo doll by a man practising black magic and had been inserted with seven needles in her body.

21 Jul 2017

Mamata threatens to sue central government over Narada, declares launch of ‘BJP Quit India’ movement

The West Bengal CM also accused the Centre of unleashing central agencies like CBI and ED against those who had opposed demonetisation and GST roll-out in haste.

21 Jul 2017

Ethnic divide widens after burning of Bengali symbol in Kurseong town of Darjeeling

While many of the 200-odd Bengali residents of Kurseong are astonished at the attack on Raj Rajeswari community hall, most fear that inter-community relations may now worsen.

20 Jul 2017

Gorkhaland agitations: Mirik tense as 1 dead, 8 hurt in GJM-TMC clash

While GJM claimed that Ashish Tamang died in police firing, West Bengal administration maintained that he died in political clashes between TMC and GJM.

19 Jul 2017

Gorkha leaders demand proof of Maoist, China links from Bengal government

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to union home minister Rajnath Singh alleging that China was meddling in West Bengal’s affairs.

17 Jul 2017

Gorkhaland whodunnit: ‘No one’ torched 50 government buildings

It seems an invisible hand has torched over 50 government offices and public properties in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts since fresh fire for Gorkhaland statehood was stoked on June 8.

16 Jul 2017

Parties play blame game as Darjeeling hills burn

More than 50 government offices and public properties were burnt down in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts since the agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland started on June 8.

16 Jul 2017

The judiciary pumps more central forces to the burning hills of West Bengal

The Centre replied to Supreme Court during hearing of a related petition by the Sikkim government, stating that it would be done at the earliest.

14 Jul 2017