Kolkata News


Minor crushed to death by speeding truck in Kolkata, massive protests erupt, vehicles set on fire

RAF personnel in large numbers were deployed, and police baton-charged protesters and fired teargas shells to bring the situation under control.

published : 04 Aug 2023

West Bengal assembly passes motion condemning Manipur violence

Speaking on the motion, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee condemned the role of the BJP and the Union government in tackling the situation in the strife-torn state.

published : 31 Jul 2023

Former Bengal Chief Minister Budhhadeb Bhattacharjee hospitalised

The 79-year-old former CPM politburo member has a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and is under medical care for several years. 

published : 29 Jul 2023

Class IX student who was abducted, gang-raped a week ago dies in Bengal 

According to a complaint lodged with the police by the family members of the victim, it is learnt that she did not return home from school on July 18.

published : 26 Jul 2023

Armed suspect rounded up from near CM Mamata Banerjee's house

The suspect said he wanted to meet the chief minister, a Z-plus security protectee, and our men intercepted him when he approached the chief minister’s residence.

published : 21 Jul 2023

Sealed ballot boxes found in counting centre in Bengal 

Sources said the boxes were kept in a classroom which was converted into a counting centre for the recently concluded rural elections.

published : 18 Jul 2023

WB teacher scam: SC refuses to halt probe against TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee 

A bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice PS Narasimha allowed Banerjee to avail available remedies under the law but refused to interfere with the May 18 order of the Calcutta High Court.

published : 10 Jul 2023

Phenomenon of Furfura Sharif: Decoding minority vote in Bengal

Though the ISF claims it is a secular party which works for all downtrodden people in rural Bengal, most of its leadership and party rank and file are Bengali Muslims.

published : 03 Jul 2023

West Bengal panchayat polls: SEC tells Kolkata HC withdrawal of candidates much less compared to 2018

In the affidavit, the SEC mentioned that 9.03 per cent of valid nominations were withdrawn in this year’s panchayat elections while the figure was 17.65 per cent in the previous rural polls.

published : 29 Jun 2023

Heavy rains lash Kolkata, heavy downpour expected in south, north Bengal

Kolkata received 40.4 mm of rain as the incessant downpour caused traffic snarls in the city and waterlogging in many areas during the morning hours.

published : 28 Jun 2023

Mamata's helicopter makes emergency landing near Siliguri 

Banerjee was on the way to the Bagdogra airport after addressing an election rally in Jalpaiguri when her helicopter ran into bad weather while flying over the Baikunthapur forest, they said.

published : 27 Jun 2023

One killed, four injured in clash between two groups in West Bengal's Cooch Behar 

On whether the clash was between two political outfits, the policeman said that the matter is under investigation and he would comment only after the investigation is complete.

published : 27 Jun 2023

Calcutta HC sets aside order for CBI probe into 'tampering' with rural poll nomination papers 

Two petitioners - Kashmira Begum and Anjuna Bibi - candidates for panchayat polls under Uluberia I block claimed that the documents filed by them at the time of nomination were tampered with.

published : 26 Jun 2023

Bengal panchayat polls: Central forces start route march to instil confidence among voters in Bolpur

The administration and Bolpur police also joined hands with the central forces to ensure that the election process could be done peacefully in the Panchayat elections.

published : 24 Jun 2023

Former Bengal CM's 41-year-old offspring to undergo sex-change surgery

The matter first surfaced on social media in a post by LGBTQ activist Suprava Roy, who uploaded a picture of Suchetana addressing a symposium on the livelihood of the people of the community.

published : 21 Jun 2023