West Bengal

Justice Ganguly confirms: My resignation has been accepted

Justice Ganguly.jpg After almost 24 hours of silence following his meeting with the West Bengal Governor, Justice Ashok Ganguly finally confirmed that he has resigned as the chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights commi......read more
Sexual Harassment Case

Justice A K Ganguly quits, but says grounds for his removal ‘untenable’

Ganguly.jpg A day after he met West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan, retired Supreme Court Judge A K Ganguly confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned as chairman of the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) ......read more
Sexual Harassment Case

Ganguly keeps away from his office, suspense over resignation continues

Ganguly.jpg Beleaguered Justice (retd) A K Ganguly, who is stated to have resigned as chairman of West Bengal Human Rights Commission in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment, did not attend office on Tues......read more

Buddhadeb says Trinamool, BJP in 'secret pact', TMC denies charge

Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.jpg CPI(M) leader Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee said on Sunday that Trinamool Congress has secretly tied up with BJP for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, but TMC rejected the remark saying it can win polls alone. "Th......read more

After Lepcha, tribes in Darjeeling demand formation of development councils

With the formation of Lepcha Development board by the West Bengal government, posters demanding formation of council on similar lines have come up in Darjeeling Hills today. 'We Demand Separate Limbo......read more
Assault on Ex-minister

Mamata's 'goons' assault Forward Bloc leader, Left stalls Assembly

Mamata.jpg The opposition stalled assembly proceedings and staged a walk-out for the second day on Tuesday over the assault on former Left Front minister and senior Forward Bloc leader Naren Dey allegedly by Tri......read more

Mamata Banerjee opts out of Justice Ganguly event, Somnath to attend

Mamata.jpg The allegation of sexual harassment against West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC) chairman Justice A K Ganguly and his prima facie indicting by a Supreme Court panel have cast a shadow on an Int......read more

‘Gupta era’ gold coins found in Bengal; 6 months on, ASI yet to act

Coins.jpg AT Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, a gold hunt proved futile as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) called off its digging that was started following a priest’s claim that he had dreamt of a treasure ben......read more

Trinamool Congress sweeps municipal elections

Mamata.jpg The Trinamool Congress continued with its trend of winning in the five municipal elections in Howrah, Behrampore, Jhargram, Krishnanagar and Midnapore. As per the latest update, results of 24 wards ......read more

Saradha scam: Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh arrested

Kunal.jpg The Bidhannagar police commissionerate on Saturday arrested suspended MP Kunal Ghosh in connection with the financial scam case involving the Saradha Group which went bust in April. Ghosh, who was app......read more

Calcutta HC directs RTI queries to mention post box, no personal details

RTI .jpg With a slew of heinous attacks on Right to Information activists, the Calcutta High Court directed RTI queries to be initiated by giving only post box numbers to safeguard the applicant's identity. T......read more

Mamata guards her potatoes, Orissa on a slow burn

Mamta.jpg The humble potato comes a poor second to pricey onion in State matters. But that was before Mamata Banerjee wielded the knife. Over the past couple of days, the West Bengal Police, directed by the Chi......read more

Esplanade Metro Station to get 'Nobel Memorial Wall'

Tagore.jpg Celebrating the completion of hundred years of Rabindranath Tagore winning the Nobel prize in literature, a wall at the Esplanade Metro Station in Kolkata would be converted into 'Nobel Memorial Wall......read more

3 more babies die in Malda hospital, toll rises to 18

Malda Baby Deaths.jpg Three more infants have died at the state-run Malda Medical College and Hospital taking the toll to 18 in the last four days, hospital sources said on saturday. All the three babies who died since ye......read more