Free Press Journal
  • Babul Supriyo loses cool, threatens to break man’s leg at event in West Bengal

    Asansol (West Bengal): Union Minister Babul Supriyo stirred a controversy after he threatened to “break a man’s leg” during a public event in West Bengal’s Asansol city on Tuesday. Interestingly, Supriyo was invited at Samajik Adhikarita Shivir, an event organised to donate wheelchairs and other equipment for the differently-abled people.

  • Kolkata: Bagree market fire brought under control after 2 days

    Kolkata: The massive fire at Bagree Market in Burrabazar area in the business hub of the city has been brought under control after two days, a senior officer of the fire department said Tuesday. At the moment the process of “cooling down” was on at the Bagree Market and 15 fire tenders have been pressed into service for it, Director General (DG) of West Bengal Fire & Emergency Services Jag Mohan said.

  • West Bengal govt to demolish Majerhat bridge, construct new one

    Kolkata: The Majerhat bridge, a portion of which collapsed last week, will be demolished and a new bridge will be constructed, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday. Kolkata: The Majerhat bridge, a portion of which collapsed last week, will be demolished and a new bridge will be constructed, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Friday.  She said there was negligence on the part of PWD officials in the bridge

  • 5.5 magnitude Earthquake jolts Assam, eastern parts of India

    Dispur:  A moderate intensity earthquake rattled parts of Assam on Wednesday morning. Measuring 5.5 on Richter Scale, the trembler struck 120 kilometer west of Guwahati, forcing people to rush out of their homes. The tremors were also felt in adjoining Siliguri and other parts of West Bengal.

  • Lukewarm response to Bharat Bandh in West Bengal

    Kolkata: The nationwide shutdown called by the Congress and Left parties against the fuel price hike on Monday evoked lukewarm response in West Bengal, with vehicular traffic remaining near normal. The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) had previously opposed the strike and said the state government would take every possible step to ensure that the public life remains unaffected. In Kolkata, most of the shops and markets remained open while the city’s metro service functioned normally.

  • West Bengal: Commuters put up rail blockade at Sodepur station for 3 hrs         

    Kolkata: Commuters blocked movement of trains at Sodepur station in Sealdah division since 10 am on Saturday protesting non-stoppage of some trains during a scheduled modernisation work. The irate passengers complained that galloping EMU trains that were scheduled to stop at the station during the auto-signalling work did not stop there.

  • ‘SC verdict on gay sex is like getting marriage offer after retirement’

    KOLKATA: Expressing joy over the Supreme Court’s verdict decriminalising homosexuality, West Bengal’s Manabi Bandopadhyay, India’s first transgender college principal, on Thursday said the verdict on gay sex is like getting a marriage offer after retirement.

  • WB Police Recruitment 2018: Exams dates and admit cards released, check details

    West Bengal Police Recruitment Board has released the dates of West Bengal police recruitment exams 2018. According to the latest updates, the preliminary examinations is going to be conducted on September 23, 2018. The exams will be conducted all over the state and admit cards for the exams are available on the official website of the board. The candidates who have applied for the exams can download their admit cards from the

  • Asian Games 2018: West Bengal government announce cash award of Rs 10 lakh for Swapna Barman

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh and a government job for Swapna Barman, who won India’s first-ever Asian Games gold medal in heptathlon. Bengal tourism minister Gautam Deb today called on Swapna’s family in Jalpaiguri and made her mother speak to the Chief Minister on phone, West Bengal Athletic Association secretary Kamal Maitra told PTI. “The CM announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh and

  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew files defamation suit against Amit Shah

    Kolkata: Trinamool Youth Congress chief Abhishek Banerjee, nephew of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, filed a defamation suit against Amit Shah today, alleging that the BJP president has made slanderous statements against him at a public rally on August 11 in Kolkata. Abhishek Banerjee, also a Trinamool Congress MP, appeared before the eighth bench of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Kolkata and filed written submission, claiming Shah has made defamatory statements against him.  The

  • BJP resorting to politics of killing: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

    Kolkata: Mounting a scathing attack on the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the saffron party of resorting to “politics of killing” in the state and using central agencies against opposition parties. Referring to the recent panchayat polls in the state, the chief minister alleged that BJP members were working in connivance with goons who had earlier served the CPI(M). “The BJP won just a few seats in erstwhile Maoist hotbed of

  • Bengal: SC refuses to cancel polls on 20,000 uncontested panchayat seats

    New Delhi : In a relief to the Trinamool Congress whose candidates had won over 20,000 local body seats in West Bengal uncontested, the Supreme Court on Friday turned down the pleas of the CPI(M) and BJP seeking cancellation of the polls on grounds of alleged obstruction in the filing of nomination papers.

  • Bengal CPI-M regret inability to re-induct Chatterjee

    Kolkata : Condoling the demise of former Lok Sabha speaker and veteran parliamentarian Somnath Chatterjee, a section of CPI(M) leaders in West Bengal on Monday “expressed regret” for not being able to re-induct him into the party. Chatterjee was expelled from the CPI(M) in 2008 for refusing to resign as speaker after his party withdrew support to the UPA-I government over the India-US nuclear deal. He passed away at a city hospital

  • Shah urges people to uproot Mamata’s Trinamool in WB

    Kolkata : BJP President Amit Shah said on Saturday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alone can bring progress in Bengal as he urged the people to uproot the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in the state.