Articles about West Bengal

Calcutta HC orders CBI-NIA probe in Malda's religious conversion case

21 May 2022

India
Calcutta HC orders CBI-NIA probe in Malda's religious conversion case

The Calcutta High Court has ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation and the National Investigation Agency to investigate an alleged forced conversion case in West Bengal's Malda district.

5 popular tourist places to visit in Murshidabad

19 May 2022

Lifestyle
5 popular tourist places to visit in Murshidabad

Located in West Bengal on the eastern banks of the Bhagirathi River, Murshidabad is an ancient historical city that houses many palaces, forts, religious shrines, and gardens.

Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to impact WB, Odisha

09 May 2022

India
Asani intensifies into severe cyclonic storm; to impact WB, Odisha

Cyclone Asani—formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal—has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm on Sunday and will continue to move toward eastern coasts, the India Meteorological Department said.

WB: BJP worker found dead on brink of Shah's visit

06 May 2022

Politics
WB: BJP worker found dead on brink of Shah's visit

On the brink of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's arrival in Kolkata, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth leader was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Thursday.

West Bengal: TMC sweeps bypolls; Mamata Banerjee thanks voters

16 Apr 2022

Politics
West Bengal: TMC sweeps bypolls; Mamata Banerjee thanks voters

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee, thanked voters on Saturday as her party secured an easy win in the by-elections to the Asansol Lok Sabha and Ballygunge Assembly seats.

By-election results: TMC sweeps West Bengal; RJD triumphs in Bihar

16 Apr 2022

Politics
By-election results: TMC sweeps West Bengal; RJD triumphs in Bihar

The counting of votes for the recently concluded by-elections for one Lok Sabha seat and four Assembly seats took place on Saturday.

Mamata Banerjee's remark on Nadia gang rape irks NCW chief

13 Apr 2022

India
Mamata Banerjee's remark on Nadia gang rape irks NCW chief

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee drew criticism from the National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma for her recent comments on the Nadia gang rape case.

Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

12 Apr 2022

Lifestyle
Baisakhi, Bihu, and more: Marking new year across India

Different states in India observe different religious New Year festivals with unique traditions every year in the month of April based on the Hindu calendar.

WB: Minor dies after alleged gang-rape, TMC leader's son held

11 Apr 2022

India
WB: Minor dies after alleged gang-rape, TMC leader's son held

A minor girl in Hanskhali village of West Bengal's Nadia district died after allegedly being gang-raped at a birthday party, PTI reported on Monday.

Ram Navami: Communal violence reported from four states during processions

11 Apr 2022

India
Ram Navami: Communal violence reported from four states during processions

Communal clashes erupted in four states on Sunday during the Ram Navami processions.

Birbhum violence: HC orders CBI probe into TMC leader's murder

08 Apr 2022

India
Birbhum violence: HC orders CBI probe into TMC leader's murder

The Calcutta High Court on Friday ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the murder of Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Bhadu Sheikh that allegedly resulted in a revenge attack in which nine people were burned alive in West Bengal's Birbhum district on March 21.

'BJP misusing probe agencies': Mamata Banerjee in letter to Opposition

29 Mar 2022

Politics
'BJP misusing probe agencies': Mamata Banerjee in letter to Opposition

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has written a letter to all opposition leaders and chief ministers of non-BJP ruled states, accusing the BJP-led Centre of misusing central agencies.

Top 5 jungle safaris in India for an exhilarating experience

28 Mar 2022

Lifestyle
Top 5 jungle safaris in India for an exhilarating experience

If you are a wildlife and adventure lover, then jungle safari is a must-do for you.

Two-day Bharat Bandh: Banking services partially hit across country

28 Mar 2022

India
Two-day Bharat Bandh: Banking services partially hit across country

The 48-hour Bharat Bandh called by various central trade unions, including banking staff, has begun across the country on Monday.

Birbhum violence: CBI FIR names 21 persons after HC order

26 Mar 2022

India
Birbhum violence: CBI FIR names 21 persons after HC order

The FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Birbhum violence case names 21 individuals.

Birbhum violence: Calcutta HC orders CBI probe amid Mamata's opposition

25 Mar 2022

India
Birbhum violence: Calcutta HC orders CBI probe amid Mamata's opposition

The Calcutta High Court on Friday transferred the case of Birbhum violence to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), denying the Mamata Banerjee government's request to not hand over the investigation to the central agency.

Birbhum violence: Mamata orders TMC leader's arrest, criticizes police

24 Mar 2022

Politics
Birbhum violence: Mamata orders TMC leader's arrest, criticizes police

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited Bogtui village in the Birbhum district on Thursday, where eight people died following Monday's violence.

After Birbhum violence, 2 TMC leaders attacked in separate incidents

24 Mar 2022

Politics
After Birbhum violence, 2 TMC leaders attacked in separate incidents

Two Trinamool Congress leaders were reportedly attacked in West Bengal in two separate incidents, a few days after a TMC panchayat leader was murdered in Birbhum district, resulting in an arson attack killing eight people.

Birbhum violence: 11 arrested; MHA seeks report from Bengal government

23 Mar 2022

India
Birbhum violence: 11 arrested; MHA seeks report from Bengal government

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday sought a report from the West Bengal government after eight people, including two children, were charred to death in violence that broke out in the state's Birbhum district after the murder of local Trinamool Congress leader and panchayat deputy chief Bhadu Sheikh.

TMC registers victory in 4 municipal corporations in West Bengal

14 Feb 2022

Politics
TMC registers victory in 4 municipal corporations in West Bengal

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday crushed the Opposition in the civic polls held in four towns in West Bengal.

5 things to do in Tagore's Santiniketan

08 Feb 2022

Lifestyle
5 things to do in Tagore's Santiniketan

Located in West Bengal's Birbhum district, Santiniketan must be on your travel bucket list if you love culture and music blended with peace and tranquility.

5 Bengali dishes you must try

04 Feb 2022

Lifestyle
5 Bengali dishes you must try

If you are a Bengali you are probably already in love with these dishes.

Mamata Banerjee re-elected as TMC chairperson; seeks anti-BJP parties' cooperation

02 Feb 2022

Politics
Mamata Banerjee re-elected as TMC chairperson; seeks anti-BJP parties' cooperation

After being re-elected as the chairperson of Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sought the cooperation of all anti-BJP fronts in the country to oust the saffron party from power in 2024.

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

26 Jan 2022

India
Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee refuses to accept Padma Bhushan

Former West Bengal Chief Minister and veteran leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Tuesday refused to accept the Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award.

Rajnath writes to Stalin, Mamata over R-Day tableaux exclusion row

18 Jan 2022

Politics
Rajnath writes to Stalin, Mamata over R-Day tableaux exclusion row

Amid a row over the exclusion of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal's tableaux from the Republic Day parade, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has written to Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu (MK Stalin) and West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee).

Cartoonist, Padma Shri awardee Narayan Debnath passes away at 97

18 Jan 2022

India
Cartoonist, Padma Shri awardee Narayan Debnath passes away at 97

Legendary cartoonist Narayan Debnath is no more.

COVID-19: Cases dip in Mumbai, Delhi; West Bengal new hotspot

16 Jan 2022

India
COVID-19: Cases dip in Mumbai, Delhi; West Bengal new hotspot

Delhi and Mumbai reported a substantial drop in the daily cases of COVID-19, indicating plateauing of infections.

5 dead, 20 injured as Bikaner-Guwahati Express derails in Bengal

13 Jan 2022

India
5 dead, 20 injured as Bikaner-Guwahati Express derails in Bengal

At least five people have reportedly been killed as the Bikaner-Guwahati Express got derailed in Moynaguri, West Bengal on Thursday evening.

17 cops injured facing 'cow smugglers' near Bangladesh border

10 Jan 2022

India
17 cops injured facing 'cow smugglers' near Bangladesh border

At least 17 police officers were injured in a face-off with suspected cow smugglers on Sunday along the India-Bangladesh border in Cooch Behar's Mekhliganj area in West Bengal.

West Bengal COVID-19 restrictions: What's allowed; what's not

02 Jan 2022

India
West Bengal COVID-19 restrictions: What's allowed; what's not

The West Bengal government on Sunday announced a series of fresh restrictions due to COVID-19 as cases have started rising across the country.

BJP's Kolkata civic poll manifesto talks security, health, education

10 Dec 2021

Politics
BJP's Kolkata civic poll manifesto talks security, health, education

The West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party released its poll manifesto for the civic elections in Kolkata on Wednesday.

9-year-old Bengal actor wins Greece festival award for 'Dostojee'

09 Dec 2021

Entertainment
9-year-old Bengal actor wins Greece festival award for 'Dostojee'

Actor Arif Shaikh, aged nine, has been named the best young actor in the 'Child's Performance' category at the 24th Olympia International Film Festival in Greece.

Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

02 Dec 2021

India
Cyclone Jawad intensifies; landfall near Odisha coast on Sunday

The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm on Friday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

'No blanket ban on firecrackers'; SC clarifies before Diwali

01 Nov 2021

India
'No blanket ban on firecrackers'; SC clarifies before Diwali

The Supreme Court on Monday set aside a Calcutta High Court order banning all firecrackers in West Bengal during the festive season.

Centre's warning to Assam, West Bengal as COVID-19 cases rise

30 Oct 2021

India
Centre's warning to Assam, West Bengal as COVID-19 cases rise

The central government has issued a warning to the governments of Assam and West Bengal keeping in view rising COVID-19 cases and weekly positivity rates and decreasing testing numbers there.

Firecracker ban: What are the rules in different states?

30 Oct 2021

India
Firecracker ban: What are the rules in different states?

The festive season is here and so is the annual debate about the use of firecrackers around this time.

3 Lok Sabha, 29 Assembly by-polls today

30 Oct 2021

India
3 Lok Sabha, 29 Assembly by-polls today

By-polls to three Lok Sabha and 29 Assembly seats across 14 states and union territories began at 7 am on Saturday.

West Bengal: BJP youth wing leader killed; TMC under scanner

18 Oct 2021

Politics
West Bengal: BJP youth wing leader killed; TMC under scanner

In the latest instance of political violence in West Bengal, Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) youth wing leader Mithun Ghosh was shot dead, allegedly by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC).

Mamata Banerjee beats BJP candidate in Bhabanipur; retains CM seat

03 Oct 2021

Politics
Mamata Banerjee beats BJP candidate in Bhabanipur; retains CM seat

Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee won the by-poll from the Bhabanipur Assembly constituency in West Bengal.

Bhabanipur by-poll vote count begins; result to decide Mamata's fate

03 Oct 2021

Politics
Bhabanipur by-poll vote count begins; result to decide Mamata's fate

The counting of votes has begun for the Bhabanipur by-poll, which will decide whether Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee gets to retain her seat as West Bengal Chief Minister.

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