September 19, 2021 02:10 (IST)
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Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo joins TMC | Sonu Sood evaded tax worth Rs. 20 crore: Income Tax Department | BJP picks Sarbananda Sonowal, Murugan as candidates for Rajya Sabha bypolls | West Bengal: Minor girl killed, two others hurt in suspected crude bomb explosion in Nandigram | India reports 35,662 COVID-19 cases, 281 deaths in 24 hours

'Not joining any other political party': Babul Supriyo rebuffs speculations after editing Facebook post

Kolkata/IBNS: Former Union Minister and BJP MP Babul Supriyo on Saturday evening triggered speculations about his political plans when he edited his Facebook post declaring his exit from politics.

COVID-19: West Bengal movie theatres get nod to reopen with 50% seating capacity

Kolkata/IBNS: Besides extending the ongoing anti-Covid-19 restrictions with existing relaxations till Aug 15, the West Bengal government on Thursday night announced that cinema halls in the state will be allowed to open with 50 per cent of its seating capacity from Saturday (July 31).

Bengal extends anti-COVID-19 restrictions till Aug 15, allows indoor govt programmes

Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal Government on Thursday extended the state-wide anti-COVID-19 restrictions till Aug 15 with all the existing relaxations.

'Biased, absurd and false; disregard it': Bengal govt tells court on NHRC post-poll violence report

Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal government has slammed the report by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) submitted to the Calcutta High Court on post-poll violence in the state and called it "false, absurd, biased, and full of sweeping homilies".

Pegasus aftermath: Ahead of her Delhi visit, Mamata constitutes commission to probe into snooping

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Monday became the Indian first state to constitute a commission to probe into snooping, in the wake of the Pegasus issue.

Calcutta HC rejects Bengal govt's request to make NHRC report on post-poll rape allegations public

Kolkata/IBNS: The Calcutta High Court Thursday rejected the West Bengal government's request to make the details of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)'s report on post-poll rape allegations public.

Kolkata: Massive fire breaks out at Maheshtala sanitizer factory, firefighting ops underway

Kolkata/IBNS: A major fire broke out at a sanitizer factory at Dakghar area in Maheshtala in Kolkata's neighboring South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Tuesday, reports said.

West Bengal minister Sadhan Pande hospitalised in critical condition

Kolkata/UNI: West Bengal Minister for Consumer Affairs, Self Help Group and Self-Employment Sadhan Pande has been admitted to a city hospital as he is down with pneumonia.

'Appalling apathy': NHRC recommends CBI probe in West Bengal's post-poll violence

New Delhi/IBNS: Accusing the West Bengal government of 'appalling apathy' towards victims of the post-poll violence, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into "grievous offences like murder and rape".

Bengal extends COVID-19 restrictions till July 30, allows 5-day metro rail operations

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal government on Wednesday extended the ongoing curbs and restrictions till July 30 to contain the spread of Covid-19 and announced more relaxations, which will come into effect from July 16, as virus cases continue to dip in the state, officials said.

CID takes over probe into mysterious death of Bengal LoP Suvendu Adhikari's bodyguard

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Monday took over the probe into the mysterious death of state's Leader of the Opposition (LoP) Suvendu Adhikari's security personnel Suvabrata Chakraborty, officials said.

BJP walks out of Bengal assembly, says 'not allowed to speak'

Kolkata/IBNS: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Trinamool Congress (TMC) verbal fight took the centre-stage of the ongoing West Bengal assembly session on Monday, with the saffron camp accusing Speaker Biman Banerjee of not allowing it to speak.

West Bengal: TMC leader without injection training vaccinates woman, show caused

Asansol/West Burdwan/IBNS: A leader of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has been show-caused after she was seen in a video clip vaccinating a woman at a camp without any formal medical training.

Bengal post-poll violence: Calcutta HC orders state to register all cases, ensure free ration, treatment; show causes DCP Jadavpur over alleged attack on NHRC team

Kolkata/IBNS: Expressing its concern over the alleged attack on National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) team investigating post-poll violence in West Bengal, a five-judge bench of the Calcutta High Court on Friday show caused Deputy Commissioner of Kolkata Police (South Suburban/Jadavpur Division), IPS Rashid Munir Khan over the city police's alleged inactivity during the assault on HC appointed fact-finding team members.

Supreme Court agrees to hear plea seeking President's rule in West Bengal over post-poll violence

New Delhi/IBNS: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition which sought imposition of President's rule in Bengal in view of the continuing violence after the Assembly election results were declared on May 2, returning to power the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government with a thumping majority, said reports.