West Bengal: News

30 May 2024

Haryana

Citizenship certificates issued in Bengal, Haryana, Uttarakhand under CAA

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Wednesday that the process of granting citizenship under the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) has now begun in West Bengal, Haryana, and Uttarakhand.

28 May 2024

Bangladesh

Cyclone Remal: 16 dead in India, Bangladesh

The first major cyclonic storm of the year—Cyclone Remal—has claimed 16 lives across India and Bangladesh, reports said on Tuesday.

When will monsoon arrive in major Indian cities

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the arrival of the much-anticipated southwest monsoon in Kerala on May 31.

Bengal: 1 dead in Kolkata as Cyclone Remal makes landfall

The severe cyclonic storm "Remal" made landfall between the coasts of Bangladesh and West Bengal, with winds reaching up to 135 kmph, late on Sunday.

26 May 2024

Bengaluru

Man, high on bhang, attempts to open flight door mid-air 

A 29-year-old man was arrested for allegedly trying to open the door of a Hyderabad-bound IndiGo flight while it was still in the air.

26 May 2024

Bangladesh

Cyclone 'Remal' to hit Bengal tonight; Kolkata airport suspends operations 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced on Sunday that Cyclone 'Remal' is expected to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm within the next six hours.

25 May 2024

Bihar

LS elections: Which states recorded highest, lowest voter turnout today

Polling for 58 Lok Sabha seats across six states and two union territories ended at 7:00pm on Saturday.

25 May 2024

Bangladesh

Cyclone Remal to make landfall in Bengal, red alert issued 

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that a depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to develop into a severe cyclonic storm and make landfall on Sunday.

24 May 2024

Bangladesh

Missing Bangladesh MP skinned, chopped to pieces; butcher arrested 

A 24-year-old Bangladeshi man, Jihad Hawaldar, was arrested in Mumbai for his alleged involvement in the brutal murder of Bangladeshi MP Md. Anwarul Azim Anar.

North India on red alert; temperature to soar over 45°

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a severe heatwave warning for several states in North India, including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, and Uttar Pradesh for Wednesday.

21 May 2024

Mamata Banerjee

ECI bars judge-turned-BJP candidate from campaigning for remarks against Mamata

The Election Commission of India on Tuesday barred Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Calcutta High Court Judge Abhijit Gangopadhyay from campaigning for 24 hours.

12 May 2024

Akhilesh Yadav

Polling kicks off for fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections

Voting for the fourth phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections to elect 96 MPs began at 7:00am on Monday.

12 May 2024

Suvendu Adhikari

Viral video claims Sandeshkhali women protesters were paid ₹2,000 each 

The controversy surrounding the violence in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal, does not appear to be going away anytime soon.

12 May 2024

Bihar

Nearly 10,000 children wrongfully held in adult prisons in India

A recent study by London-based organization iProBono has uncovered that 9,681 children were wrongfully incarcerated in adult prisons in India from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2021.

11 May 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee accuses governor of showing 'edited videos' in molestation case 

Amid sexual harassment allegations against West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose by a contractual female employee at the Raj Bhavan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said she will not visit the premises till Bose remains governor.

09 May 2024

Trinamool Congress

Sandeshkhali woman withdraws case against TMC men, alleges BJP coercion

One of the three women from Sandeshkhali, whose rape complaints against the Trinamool Congress's leaders had stirred unrest in the area of North Parganas district, West Bengal has withdrawn her allegations, The Times of India reported.

05 May 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Voice 'AI-modulated': BJP leader after saying 'no rapes in Sandeshkhali'

A day after a video surfaced in which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Gangadhar Kayl was heard saying that "Suvendu Adhikari is behind the conspiracy," in Sandeshkhali, Kayl has taken a 180-degree turn.

04 May 2024

Kolkata Police

Raj Bhavan staff summoned in Bengal governor's sexual harassment inquiry

The Kolkata Police's Special Enquiry Team (SET), led by DC (Central) Indira Mukherjee, has begun an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose.

04 May 2024

Andhra Pradesh

Heatwave alert in Bengal, Odisha, Karnataka, Andhra till May 7

Several states in India, including West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, are expected to continue seeing heatwave conditions until May 7.

03 May 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

What are the sexual harassment claims against West Bengal governor? 

A woman employee of the Raj Bhavan in West Bengal has accused Governor CV Ananda Bose of molesting her twice in his chamber since April 24.

'CBI not under Union of India's control': Centre tells SC

The Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is not under the "control" of the Union.

'Better vote BJP than TMC...': Adhir Ranjan's video sparks row 

Senior Congress leader, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, has one again stirred controversy with his recent comments at a poll rally in West Bengal.

2024 likely to be India's hottest year on record: Report

India is currently grappling with intense heat, prompting the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue a "red alert" for West Bengal and Odisha in May.

29 Apr 2024

Calcutta High Court

SC stays CBI probe in Bengal school jobs scam

The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a decision by the Calcutta High Court dismissing over 25,000 teachers recruited illegally in West Bengal.

27 Apr 2024

Andhra Pradesh

South India's reservoir levels dip to 10-year low

The southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu are facing a dire situation as water in reservoirs dips to a 10-year low.

26 Apr 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Foreign-made guns found in CBI raid in Bengal's Sandeshkhali: Report

The Central Bureau of Investigation has recovered foreign-made weapons and ammunition during raids in several locations in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal, per NDTV.

Why this Bengal constituency has 2 EVMs at every booth

The polling booths in West Bengal's Raiganj constituency—where voting is underway—have two Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) each.

23 Apr 2024

Calcutta High Court

'Postpone' polls in affected seats: Calcutta HC on Navami violence

The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday warned that it would not allow voting in Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal that have been affected by communal violence during the Ram Navami celebrations.

21 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha

Mahua Moitra declares assets, has ₹3.5 crore worth jewelry collection

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra has declared her income and assets in a 14-page poll affidavit filed before a returning officer.

21 Apr 2024

Pankaj Tripathi

Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law dies, sister critical after fatal road accident

In a tragic turn of events, actor Pankaj Tripathi's brother-in-law, Rajesh Tiwari, also known as Munna Tiwari, has died in a road accident near GT Road in Nirsa.

19 Apr 2024

Cooch Behar

Complaints of violence, intimidation flood Bengal's 1st phase of polling

The first phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal commenced on Friday amidst reports of unrest and voter intimidation involving the incumbent Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

19 Apr 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

LS elections: Paramilitary officer found dead at Bengal polling station

In a shocking incident, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was found dead in the restroom of a polling booth in Mathabhanga, Coochbehar, West Bengal.

18 Apr 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Mithun Chakraborty defected to BJP to bail out son: Mamata 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee slammed actor-turned-politician Mithun Chakraborty on Thursday for leaving the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2021.

18 Apr 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee claims Ram Navami clashes were 'pre-planned' 

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of orchestrating the violence during Ram Navami celebrations in Murshidabad district on Wednesday.

17 Apr 2024

Cooch Behar

ECI cautions Bengal governor against visiting Cooch Behar, cites MCC

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has advised West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose to postpone his planned visit to Cooch Behar on Thursday and Friday, owing to the 48-hour silence period.

17 Apr 2024

Ram Navami

Bengal: 5,000+ Ram Navami processions today, police on high alert

Several police stations across West Bengal are on high alert to avert any communal tensions ahead of Ram Navami celebrations in the state, The Indian Express has reported.

14 Apr 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Fresh tension in Sandeshkhali: TMC workers' shops set on fire 

The Sandeshkhali region of West Bengal witnessed renewed tension on Sunday after several shops were set on fire, according to Times Now.

13 Apr 2024

Bengaluru

BJP destroyed Ambedkar's Constitution, will not win 200 seats: Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of destroying the constitution drafted by BR Ambedkar.

13 Apr 2024

Bengaluru

Low-cost hideouts, fake identities: How Bengaluru blast accused evaded cops 

The two men who were arrested in West Bengal in connection with the Bengaluru cafe blast managed to elude police by selecting low-cost hideouts, paying in cash, and not panicking, reports said.

12 Apr 2024

Amit Malviya

After NIA arrests Bengaluru blast suspects, BJP, TMC trade charges 

The arrest of two key suspects in the Rameshwaram Cafe blast case from Kolkata has sparked a political feud between West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

12 Apr 2024

Delhi

'Don't complain if anything happens...': TMC leader's warning to voters 

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Hamidur Rehman has stirred controversy with his recent comments at an election rally in Chopra, North Dinajpur district of West Bengal.

10 Apr 2024

Kirron Kher

BJP drops Kirron Kher from Chandigarh, fields Sanjay Tandon 

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced Sanjay Tandon as its candidate for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Chandigarh.

10 Apr 2024

Trinamool Congress

BJP candidate slammed for kissing woman during campaign in Bengal 

Khagen Murmu, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from West Bengal's Maldaha Uttar constituency, has faced backlash after he was seen kissing a woman on her cheeks.

10 Apr 2024

Calcutta High Court

Calcutta High Court orders CBI investigation into Sandeshkhali violence 

The Calcutta High Court has ordered a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into allegations of extortion, land grabbing, and sexual assault in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal.

NIA officials who were attacked during raid booked for 'molestation'

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team that was attacked during a raid in West Bengal's Bhupatinagar on Saturday has now been charged with molestation and trespassing.

06 Apr 2024

Amit Malviya

'NIA officials attacked villagers, not other way round': Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the National Investigation Agency (NIA) of attacking women in Bhupatinagar hours after reports surfaced that an NIA team was reportedly attacked by locals during a raid.

06 Apr 2024

Trinamool Congress

NIA team attacked in Bengal's East Midnapore district

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team was reportedly attacked during a raid in Bhupatinagar in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Saturday morning.

04 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi, Mamata's rallies at Bengal's Cooch Behar seat today 

In a first for this election season, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee are set to speak at consecutive Lok Sabha campaign rallies on Thursday in Cooch Behar, North Bengal.

28 Mar 2024

Mahua Moitra

Moitra to skip ED summons today; will campaign in Krishnanagar

Trinamool Congress leader Mahua Moitra said that she will campaign in her constituency, Krishnanagar, on Thursday, giving a miss to the summons issued by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), a day earlier.

27 Mar 2024

Mahua Moitra

ED summons TMC's Mahua, businessman Hiranandani in forex violation case

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to Trinamool Congress leader and expelled Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra and businessman Darshan Hiranandani.

27 Mar 2024

Mamata Banerjee

BJP seeks Dilip Ghosh's clarification for 'father' jibe at Mamata

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a show-cause notice to its MP, Dilip Ghosh, for a controversial remark he made against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

26 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

'Shakti Swaroopa': Modi praises BJP candidate, Sandeshkhali survivor Rekha Patra 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dialed Rekha Patra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Lok Sabha candidate from Basirhat, West Bengal.

26 Mar 2024

Mamata Banerjee

BJP MP's 'who's your father' remark against Mamata sparks row 

A video of BJP MP Dilip Ghosh making derogatory comments about West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has sparked a controversy.

BJP, TMC supporters clash in Bengal's Cooch Behar, several injured

A clash between supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the incumbent Trinamool Congress in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district resulted in several injuries, including those of police personnel, on Tuesday evening.

Sheikh Shahjahan's brother, 2 others arrested in ED attack case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) apprehended three more suspects on Saturday for their alleged involvement in the January 5 attack on Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal.