West Bengal

PM Modi calls WB BJP candidate, promises to tackle corruption

Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated his commitment to combat corruption and uphold justice. PM Modi disclosed that he is actively exploring legal avenues to ensure that funds unlawfully obtained from the poor in West Bengal are returned to them through the assets and finances seized by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

West Bengal child protection report submitted to President

The report, prepared under section 16 sub-clause (1) of the CPCR Act, 2005, aims to draw attention to the deliberate mismanagement of child-related issues in West Bengal, urging corrective measures to ensure the protection and well-being of children in the state.

Sandeshkhali protests: Women burn TMC leader’s hut in West Bengal

The protesters, armed with lathis and bamboo sticks, demanded the arrest of Sheikh Shahjahan, a TMC Zilla Parishad member, and his aides, who have been on the run since January.

CAA to cover entire nation within 7 days: Union Minister’s bold ‘guarantee’

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Shantanu Thakur has asserted that the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) will be enforced nationwide within the coming week. Speaking in Bengali at a public event in Kakdwip, South 24 Parganas in Bengal, Thakur stated, “I can guarantee that in the next seven days, not just in West Bengal, but the CAA […]

Rahul Gandhi enters Bengal amid Mamata pulling out of alliance

NEW DELHI: Congress’ Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra, spearheaded by Rahul Gandhi, has resumed its journey from Assam and entered Cooch Behar in West Bengal, marking the twelfth day of the nationwide expedition for justice and unity. Commencing the day from Golak Ganj Chariali in Assam at 8 am, the march covered significant distances and key […]

Congress criticises Mamata Banerjee for offering only ‘2 seats’; TMC alleges ‘double game’

New Delhi: Tensions flared within the INDIA bloc in West Bengal as Congress clashed with Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Mamata Banerjee over seat allocation, exposing the underlying rift between the opposition parties. West Bengal Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury dismissed Banerjee’s offer of two out of the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats, asserting their ability to […]

Dowry murder attempts increase by 24% in WB: NCRB report

NEW DELHI: As the annual report of the National Crime Records Bureau was released on Wednesday, a startling revelation emerged: West Bengal has experienced a surge of 23.91 per cent in attempted murders related to dowry since 2021. As per the NCRB report, the state has witnessed 322 attempted murders with the primary motive being […]

Amit Shah to address “deprived people” of West Bengal for first time since 2021

KOLKATA:  Home Minister Amit Shah will be addressing a mega rally in Kolkata for the “deprived people” of West Bengal on Wednesday, ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections. This will mark his first rally on Mamata Banerjee’s turf after the 2021 state assembly election.    BJP sources told The New Indian, “Shah will be […]

Temporary marble plaques at Visva Bharati University ignite political storm

KOLKATA: A heated controversy and political strife have erupted at Visva Bharati University due to the omission of India’s first Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore’s name from temporary plaques erected on the campus. The cause of the turmoil is a temporary marble plaque at Visva Bharati, displaying the UNESCO emblem at the top, labelled as a “World […]

West Bengal minister arrested by ED in multi-crore ration distribution scam

KOLKATA: In a dramatic turn of events, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested West Bengal Minister Jyotipriya Mallick in the early hours of Friday from his residence in Salt Lake, as part of the ongoing investigation into a multi-crore ration distribution scam. This marks the first instance of a minister’s arrest in connection with a ration distribution […]