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New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee has described Mamata Banerjee as a "born rebel" and recalled how she once stormed out of a meeting, leaving him feeling "humiliated and insulted". Noting that there was an aura about her which was "difficult to explain but impossible to ignore", MukherjeeMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 20:48 IST
Darjeeling: West Bengal Director General of Police Surajit Kar Purkayastha on Tuesday took stock of the situation in north Bengal's Kalimpong and said locals and police were working to help restore normalcy in the district.
Published 17-Oct-2017 19:48 IST
New Delhi: Union minister and Member of Parliament from Darjeeling S S Ahluwalia on Tuesday warned the West Bengal government of a severe backlash if the state chose to "physically eliminate" people in a bid to douse the fire in its hills. Hitting out at state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee,More
Published 17-Oct-2017 19:37 IST
Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday stayed the withdrawal of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from Darjeeling hills, the scene of unrest over the statehood demand, till October 27, in a relief to the West Bengal government. Hearing a plea by the state against the Centre's decision toMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 18:25 IST
Kolkata: The students body at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) on Tuesday launched a protest against imposition of "draconian rules" and "threats of expulsion" every other day. The protest comes in the wake of the expulsion of 14 women students, allegedly over hostelMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 16:53 IST
Midnapore: In a bizarre incident, a woman delivered a baby-boy with three legs and two genitals last week. The boy was born in a government hospital near Midnapore district to a daily wage labourer's family.
Published 17-Oct-2017 11:30 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Education minister Partha Chatterjee On Monday said the state government was committed in conducting students council elections on a regular basis.
Published 17-Oct-2017 07:21 IST
Kolkata: The BJP on Monday said there should either be President's Rule in West Bengal or a complete withdrawal of central forces from the state. Speaking at the 'Jan Raksha Yatra' of the party here, state BJP chief Dilip Ghosh said the Darjeeling hills could not be equated with the Kashmir ValleyMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 07:04 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Monday taunted the Left, saying they now promote even novices like Kanhaiya Kumar in absence of leaders with substance. Ghosh said that a leader like Kanhaiya Kumar has been made into a national level figure by the directionless Left. "A novice likeMore
Published 17-Oct-2017 08:31 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited her predecessor, senior CPI-M leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee who is suffering from respiratory problems and wished him speedy recovery.
Published 16-Oct-2017 21:40 IST
Kolkata: The West Bengal government and some political parties from the troubled northern hills held the third round of talks on Monday to find a way out of the impasse, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee saying her dispensation was open to "considering good suggestions" to find a permanentMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 22:58 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday criticised BJP MLA Sangeet Som for questioning the Taj Mahal's place in India's heritage, and said the day was not far when the saffron party would try to change the country's name to rewrite history.
Published 16-Oct-2017 21:45 IST
New Delhi: Faced with opposition from the West Bengal government, the Centre on Monday allowed continued deployment of 800 paramilitary personnel in Darjeeling to maintain law and order in the hill areas. As of now, 15 companies of paramilitary forces were deployed in Darjeeling and the centralMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 20:05 IST
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh not to pull security forces out of the Darjeeling hills and accused the Centre of "conspiring to destabilise" the state.
Published 16-Oct-2017 19:49 IST
Asansol (WB): A couple allegedly committed suicide by setting themselves ablaze after set aflame their child at Shertalao village in West Bardhaman district, the police said on Monday.
Published 16-Oct-2017 19:16 IST
Kolkata: Deploring violence in the agitation for a separate state in the Darjeeling Hills, Gorkha leader Binay Tamang on Monday said the people would launch a movement for Gorkhaland in a "democratic manner". The chairman of the Board of Administrators for Darjeeling Hills was here to attend anMore
Published 16-Oct-2017 15:32 IST
New Delhi: The home ministry has ordered withdrawal of as many as 1,000 paramilitary personnel, including 300 women, deployed in Darjeeling to maintain law and order during the agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state. In a communication, the ministry said seven companies of the Central ReserveMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 22:00 IST
Kolkata: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) or Toy Train has resumed services on an experimental basis on a 35-km track between Siliguri and Sukna, an official said on Sunday. The DHR, which has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 2.5 crore as a fallout of the Gorkhaland agitation, is carrying outMore
Published 15-Oct-2017 18:07 IST
Kolkata: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha on Saturday criticised the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for "mishandling" the Darjeeling situation and demanded that she should resign from the post of state Home minister. Banerjee also holds charge of the state Home department.
Published 15-Oct-2017 07:32 IST
Kolkata: Police on Saturday arrested seven persons including three volunteers of the FIFA U-17 World Cup from near the Salt Lake Stadium in Bidhanagar area here, when matches were in progress.
Published 15-Oct-2017 07:27 IST

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