Seemingly upbeat about the coming assembly elections, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said West Bengal will see a “new sunshine”. “Bengal will see a new sunshine after the polls. People of Bengal want a change from the misrule of Left Front,” the Trinamool Congress chief told reporters after returning to Kolkata from New Delhi. Banerjee [...] Continue reading Mamata promises ‘new sunshine’ in Bengal
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West Bengal Tourism Minister Manab Mukherjee is under the scanner for violating the model code of conduct enforced after the announcement of assembly polls, an election official said Friday. “A complaint was lodged with the police against Manab Mukherjee for using the red beacon light atop his vehicle Thursday in Islampur area of North Dinajpur [...] Continue reading Bengal minister accused of violating poll code
Police raids were on in Netai village near this Maoist hub in West Bengal Saturday a day after seven people were shot dead and 12 wounded allegedly by Marxist-backed assailants. Groups of villagers were seen huddled together, mourning the deaths, while anxiety was writ large on the faces of those whose family members lay critically [...] Continue reading Bengal firing: Village tense, Mamata meets locals
Robin Williams is in talks to return to the Broadway stage to star in Rajiv Joseph”s acclaimed play Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo. The New York Times reports that producers Robyn Goodman and Kevin McCollum are close to concluding a deal with the funnyman, reports the Daily Express. The play, set around the Iraq [...] Continue reading Robin Williams to play Bengal Tiger on Broadway?
The indefinite strike called by the People”s Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA), a forum sympathising with the Maoist movement, has hit train services here on Monday. Several express trains were halted at various junctions in Medinipur district to prevent any kind of mishap in the wake of Maoist shutdown call. The stranded passengers complained of [...] Continue reading Maoist strike disrupts train services in West Bengal