KOLKATA - A court in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Sunday sent two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders to 14 days judicial custody for their alleged role in the Jan 7 Netai shootings which left nine people dead and several injured, police said.

KOLKATA - West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday allegedly violated the ban on using microphones in open spaces due to the ongoing secondary examinations in the state.

KOLKATA - People of West Bengal Saturday woke up to banner headlines in language newspapers that have sung paeans to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for showering goodies on the poll-bound state.

KOLKATA - With Mamata Banerjee, chief of West Bengal's main opposition Trinamool Congress, Friday presenting the last railway budget ahead of the state assembly polls -- now just months away, political parties in the state were either effusive in their praise or sharply critical of it.

KOLKATA - In a new initiative, the Election Commission has decided to issue voter slips containing photographs and carrying detailed personal information on the electors for the coming West Bengal assembly poll, said an official Thursday.
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