29 Aug 2016
Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly on Monday passed a resolution to change the name of West Bengal to Bangla in Bengali, Bengal in English and Bangal in Hindi.
14 Sep 2016
Singur (West Bengal): Redeeming a pledge she made years back, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday returned 9,117 land records to farmers and compensated 800 peasants from whom land had been taken against their will for the Tata Motors' Nano project.
28 Aug 2016
Kolkata (WB): Chairman of Multi-Disciplinary Expert Group of state and former West Bengal minister Chandrima Bhattacharya tonight said the fire at Murshidabad Medical College Hospital was a conspiracy.
20 Aug 2016
Kolkata: The West Bengal unit of Congress was left red faced after a controversial comment made by Rajiv Gandhi following 1984 anti-Sikh riots was posted from its the official twitter handle on the former Prime Minister's birth anniversary, but the party claimed its account was hacked.
28 Jul 2016
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer Mahasweta Devi, saying the state has lost "a glorious mother".
27 Aug 2016
Kolkata: Two women died on Saturday and several persons were injured after a major fire engulfed a part of a medical college and hospital in Murshidabad district of West Bengal, a top official said.
02 Sep 2016
New Delhi: The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress, which was formed in 1998 as a small regional party, has got the national party status on Friday. The Election Commission has granted the status to the party which is currently the fourth largest party in the Lok Sabha after BJP, Congress and AIADMK.
02 Sep 2016
New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday announced a day’s holiday for those who worked on strike day. Those employees who resumed their duty on Friday will get an additional holiday during the Durga Puja festival. The decision was made public by the state government on Friday.
02 Aug 2016
Kolkata: The Mamata Banerjee government on Tuesday proposed to rename West Bengal as "Bengal", dropping "West" from its name, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee said.
02 Aug 2015
Kolkata: The death toll in West Bengal due to heavy rains and floods crossed 50 on Sunday after seven more deaths, including of four children, were reported from various districts.