Two men arrested for Facebook posts that mentioned the problems they had faced because of traffic restrictions in Balurghat during Durga Puja were granted bail by a court on Sunday as the prosecution didn't press for their continued custody.
The district administration has filed an FIR against the chairman and other officials of Darjeeling Gymkhana Club for allegedly "grabbing" government land amid murmurs that they were targeted for their perceived proximity to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha president Bimal Gurung.
The Trinamul Congress has started organising a football tournament in each of the nine Assembly constituencies in the district with an eye on cementing its support base following the mergence of the BJP as a force to be reckoned with.
Ambikesh Mahapatra, the Jadavpur University professor who had to face police action in 2012 for sharing a Facebook post lampooning the chief minister, said on Saturday he would write to the human rights commission over the arrests of a Balurghat businessman and a bank official.
The Bengal BJP has started the process of identifying workers in each Assembly constituency to expand the organisation, following a model adopted in Uttar Pradesh, where the party swept the polls earlier this year.