26 Sep 2012
An estimated 36,000 tonnes of grain has gone bad at the various storage facilities of the state-run Food Corp of India (FCI) since 2008, enough to feed 80 million people at a per capita consumption of 440 grams, fresh data reveals.
29 Jun 2011
In a bid to return the land to the unwilling farmers of Singur, West Bengal government has initiated the process of measurement of the abandoned land in the Tatas Nano Project area.
29 Dec 2012
Police today seized 60 bombs and 2 pistols from a zonal committee office of CPI(M) in Hooghly district and arrested 10 party workers.
23 Jun 2011
Opening the doors of treasury for the newly appointed Mamata government in West Bengal, Central government on Wednesday approved state’s annual plan of Rs 22,214 crore for 2011-12, which is at least 23 percent up from Rs 17,985 crore in the last fiscal.
19 Jun 2011
Assuring the corporate houses of assistance and improved facilities, the West Bengal government on Saturday announced its decision to constitute a 25-member core committee that would work on industrial growth in the state.
01 Dec 2011
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has expressed grave concern over the dismal condition of children’s hospitals in West Bengal.
08 Jun 2011
The recovery of ammunitions and human carcasses from three districts of maoist-hit Jangalmahal has created panic in the region. According to the figures available with police, 1500 ammunitions with 14000 rounds of live bullets and more than a dozen human carcasses have been recovered from various districts of the state, including those in Jangalmahal over the last three months.
20 May 2011
After taking an oath of office and secrecy on Friday, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has become the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal. Governor MK Narayanan administered the oath to Banerjee and 43 legislators who will form the state cabinet, in a function at Raj Bhawan on Friday.
13 May 2011
Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday conquered the final frontier by tormenting the 34-year stranglehold of CPI (M) on West Bengal, whereas Jayalalithaa led AIADMK registered a thumping victory in Tamil Nadu to knock out the DMK out of power. By winning 78 assembly seats out of the 126 in Assam, Congress scored a spectacular hat-trick in the state. In was a close call in Kerala, as Congress-led UDF registered a victory in the state by a wafer thin margin.
11 May 2011
Though the Left Front has been putting up a brave face in public regarding its electoral fortunes in Bengal and Kerala, it has conceded defeat in the Left bastion after the internal poll survey conducted by the ruling CPM revealed that the Left Front is all set to be thrown out of power in these states.