West Bengal

India: Taxi driver held for rape of mentally challenged woman

Kolkata, November 17 (PTI) A taxi driver has been arrested on the city's southern outskirts in connection with the alleged abduction and rape of a shelter home inmate, a senior police officer said on Sunday.

The accused was nabbed from Narendrapur in South 24 Parganas district during a raid on Saturday night, he said.

India: IAF aircraft strength to rise to 2000 soon

Kolkata, Nov 15 (PTI) The number of military aircraft in the country will soon increase to 2,000 from the present 1,400, thus opening up more opportunities for the MSME sector in repair and overhaul, a senior IAF officer said on Friday.

There will be a huge requirement of aircraft in the next 10 to 20 years in military aviation of the country, said Air Marshall R K S Shera, Air Officer Maintenance of the IAF.

"The number is going to blow up from whatever we have today at 1,400, it will rise to 2,000 soon," he said at a programme here.

India: Mamata refrains from reacting on Ayodhya verdict

Kolkata, Nov 15 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refrained from reacting on Ayodhya verdict on Thursday, six days since it was passed by the Supreme Court, saying she is too busy with the relief work after Cyclone Bulbul.

The Ayodhya verdict was passed by the apex court on November 9 and not a single leader of the ruling TMC in West Bengal, including Banerjee, who is party supremo, has come out with a reaction on it.

India: Some people in constitutional posts acting like BJP: Mamta

Kolkata, Nov 14 (PTI) Hitting out at Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for recommending President's Rule in the state after the assembly polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said some people in constitutional posts are acting like BJP mouthpieces.

These people wish to run a parallel administration in some states, she said.

India: Mentally ill woman abducted from road, gang raped

Kolkata, Nov 13 (PTI) An inmate of a home for mentally ill women in the city was abducted from road and gang raped after she went out at night breaking a lock, the police said on Wednesday.

A group of men got the 38-year-old woman in a car by force from a road near the home at Panchasayar in south- eastern fringes of the city and raped in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.

India: loss due to cyclone 'Bulbul' at Rs 50,000 crore: Mamata

Basirhat (WB), Nov 13 (PTI) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, after conducting an aerial survey of cyclone 'Bulbul'-hit areas in North 24 Parganas, said on Wednesday that the loss incurred by the state due to the natural calamity might go up to Rs 50,000 crore.

Banerjee handed over a cheque of Rs 2.4 lakh each to the family members of five people from the district who lost their lives in the calamity.

India: Cyclone 'Bulbul' disrupts normal life in Bengal; 4 killed

Kolkata, Nov 10; GANASHAKTI: Cyclone 'Bulbul', which made landfall between Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, brought in its wake heavy rain coupled with strong winds till early Sunday, affecting normal life in several parts of the city and the coastal districts of the state.

At least four people were killed in rain-related incidents in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas since Saturday, according to official reports.

An employee of a renowned club in the city was killed when a branch of a cedar tree fell on him, police said. 

India: BJP leader Ghosh stands by cow milk having gold remark

Kolkata, Nov 8 (PTI) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday justified his comment that Indian cow milk have "traces of gold", saying it was backed by conclusions of research taking place in the foreign countries.

He said those who are trolling him over the remark should first prove him wrong by producing counter research papers.

India: Dilip Ghosh questions TMC's silence on Ayodhya verdict

Kolkata, Nov 9 (PTI) West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh Saturday questioned Trinamool Congress' silence on the Ayodhya verdict and said the ruling party of Bengal always prefers to keep quiet when it comes to taking a stand on issues related to national and social interests.

Hailing the Supreme Court verdict on the disputed land at Ayodhya as "historic", Ghosh said BJP and the saffron camp had spearheaded the Ram Janambhoomi movement for a long time and would "definitely get political benefit once the temple is built".

India: Man wants loan against gold (his cow) after BJP’s Dilip Ghosh's 'gold in milk' theory

Dankuni; 08 Nov 2019 (UMM): A man has approached Manappuram Finance Limited’s branch in West Bengal seeking loan against gold, his cow, after West Bengal BJP Chief Dilip Ghosh claimed that milk produced by Indian cows contains gold in it.

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