Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced an increase in the yearly grant to Durga Puja organising committees in the state from Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000 after the festival found a place in the UNESCO's List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Kolkata/UNI: Two suspected al Qaeda terrorists, one of them in charge of the West Bengal operation, have been arrested from a hideout in North 24 Parganas district, official sources confirmed on Thursday.
Birbhum: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee Sunday came down heavily on the BJP-led Centre over the arrest of her close aide and her party's Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal in an alleged cattle smuggling case.
Kolkata/IBNS: "I will fight for a good organiser till the very end," this is how West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee had earlier articulated about her party's controversial Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal, who was dramatically arrested in connection with the cattle smuggling case Thursday.
Kolkata/IBNS: At least nine people, including eight women, were killed in a head-on collision between a state-run bus and an autorickshaw in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Tuesday evening.
Kolkata/IBNS: Sacked Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee's aide Arpita Mukherjee, arrested with him in the state's teacher recruitment scam, will be kept with no more than four co-prisoners, and food for her will first be tested.
Kolkata/UNI: A Kolkata court on Friday remanded former West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee and his alleged aide Arpita Mukherjee, arrested in connection with the School Service Commission appointment scam and minting money, to 14-day judicial custody till Aug 18.
Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will announce a cabinet reshuffle, which will show a number of ministers the exit door, at 4 pm Wednesday.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah Tuesday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) that will provide citizenship to illegal Hindu, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, and Parsi migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, will be implemented once the precautionary vaccination drive for Covid-19 is over, media reports said.
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced seven more new districts will be created in the state.
Kolkata/IBNS: In the backdrop of the massive embarrassment her government faced due to Partha Chatterjee's arrest, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday announced a cabinet rejig where she will discharge her four-five colleagues from their ministries.
Ranchi: The three Congress MLAs, who were caught with piles of cash in West Bengal's Howrah district on Saturday, were suspended from the party on Sunday with immediate effect, media reports said.
Howrah: The West Bengal Police on Saturday intercepted a vehicle in the Howrah district and caught three Jharkhand Congress MLAs with piles of cash.
Kolkata/IBNS: The Enforcement Directorate probing a teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal in its ongoing raids so far has recovered over Rs. 50 crore cash besides gold jewellery and bars from two flats of Arpita Mukherjee, an aide of now jailed state minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) secretary general Partha Chatterjee.
Kolkata/IBNS: At least Rs. 20 crores in cash and gold jewellery, as well as gold bars, have been recovered from the Belgharia house of Arpita Mukherjee, the close aide of arrested Bengal Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee- days after the Enforcement Directorate found Rs. 21 crores from her house in Tollygunge.