• Didi releases Rs 58k cr for piped water project in rural Bengal 07 Jul 2020 01:06 Kolkata: Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday released Rs 58,000 crore for the mega Jalasapno project with an aim to provide piped water to as many as two crore households in rural Bengal. Banerjee, while releasing the fund on Monday, set a five-year …
  • Bengal: second straight day of record Coronavirus cases and deaths 06 Jul 2020 00:12 Over the week, which saw a record five highest daily spikes in cases, the state added a massive 4,843 infections to its caseload, and reported 118 deaths. (Representational) The week ended on a distressing note for West Bengal as it recorded the highest- …
  • At 170 new cases, Kolkata records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 tally 17 Jun 2020 08:45 Image Source : PTI At 170 new cases, Kolkata records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 tally Kolkata recorded its highest single-day spike with 170 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, according to the state health department. The state capital, which has …
  • Rapid antibody tests in Kolkata as Bengal capital records highest daily COVID-19 spike 17 Jun 2020 04:52 By PTI KOLKATA: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation on Tuesday started IgG antibody tests among people in some of the worst-hit areas to check for community spread of the coronavirus, a senior official said. Samples were taken from residents of ward numbers …
  • 2,237 cases in 6 days, Bengal equals Delhi’s Covid growth rate 07 Jun 2020 00:18 The weekly average growth rate of infection is also among the highest in the country, equaling Delhi’s 7 per cent. (Representational) Amid the easing of lockdown restrictions, West Bengal on Saturday reported another highest single-day jump in number of …
  • In locked down Bengal, fears rise of trafficking of girls 06 Jun 2020 00:12 An awareness campaign against early marriages at Bhaktidaha village in North 24 Parganas district. Last month, a 17-year-old girl showed up at the office of the Block Development Officer (BDO) in Hariharpara in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. She had …
  • COVID-19 positive cases in Bengal at 6,876; shooting of TV serials to resume after two months 05 Jun 2020 05:07 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal reported 10 more COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, taking their number to 283 as 368 new cases of the infection pushed the tally to 6,876, a state health bulletin said here. Of the fresh fatalities, five were in Kolkata, three in …
  • Kolkata: As infection surges across the state, 15 more Covid hospitals to be set up 03 Jun 2020 01:17 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 3, 2020 6:10:35 am Passengers undergo thermal screening after arriving at Bardhaman station by a special train on Monday. (PTI photo) With the return of migrant labourers to West Bengal and the subsequent …
  • Truck movement to Bangladesh through Bengal remain suspended 02 Jun 2020 16:14 Movement of trucks across the India-Bangladesh border continue to remain suspended for over 70 days now, in the absence of clarity of orders at the district authority levels. Sources estimate that at least 6,500 trucks are stranded across six different …
  • Bengal registers biggest single-day spike with 371 COVID-19 cases; private bus owners divided over resuming services 01 Jun 2020 03:49 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal registered the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 371 more testing positive for the disease, the health department said. The total number of coronavirus cases in the state currently stood at 5,501, while …
  • Record rise in new cases, Bengal govt says migrants’ influx may shoot up count 31 May 2020 21:57 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 1, 2020 3:00:26 am At present, all districts, except Kalimpong, have reported cases over the past week. As West Bengal recorded the highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases on Sunday, reporting 371 new …
  • Stop playing blame game, Dilip tells govt 26 May 2020 01:37 Kolkata: Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Monday asked the state government to stop playing the “blame game” and act to get the state back on its feet, days before an MHA team comes to Bengal to make a damage assessment of Cyclone Amphan. “People in the …
  • Walking home, migrant worker dies of sunstroke in Andhra Pradesh 22 May 2020 04:21 By Express News Service VIJAYAWADA: A 47-year-old migrant worker collapsed and died reportedly due to sunstroke at Atkuru in Gannavaram mandal of Krishna district on Thursday. The deceased was identified as Anil Sankar from Dakshin Dinajpur district in …
  • CISF official dies of Covid-19 in Kolkata; over 770 cases in CAPFs 12 May 2020 17:51 The total death toll due to the disease in the paramilitary forces to six. New Delhi: A CISF official in Kolkata died of coronavirus, taking the death toll due to the disease in the paramilitary forces to six with 18 fresh cases being reported on Tuesday, …
  • CISF personnel succumbs to COVID-19 in Kolkata, positive cases in CAPFs nears 800 12 May 2020 16:11 By ANI KOLKATA: A CISF official in Kolkata died of coronavirus, taking the death toll due to the disease in the paramilitary forces to six with 18 fresh cases being reported on Tuesday, officials said. The total active COVID-19 cases in the Central Armed …
  • ‘Media using COVID-19 to divert attention from Delhi violence’ 05 Mar 2020 01:35 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that a section of the media was playing up the spread of COVID-19 to divert public attention from the Delhi violence. The Trinamool Congress chairperson was addressing a rally at Buniyaadpur …
  • Bangla refugees in voter list need not apply for fresh citizenship: CM Mamata Banerjee 04 Mar 2020 04:31 Mamata Banerjee said that she will not allow West Bengal to turn into another Delhi. (File) Asserting that “not a single person” will be driven out of West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that all those who came from Bangladesh and …
  • Cop escort, buses at station for 138 J&K migrant workers 04 Nov 2019 23:16 Kolkata: The 13152 Jammu Tawi-Kolkata Express rolled into platform six of Kolkata station at 5.05pm on Monday. But compared to other days, the place looked busier, with camera persons, reporters and a number of policemen crowding around it. As soon as it …
  • Despite Didi’s denial, wave of NRC panic sweeps across Bengal 27 Sep 2019 00:35 People wait outside the Kolkata Municipal Corporation office to apply for documents on Thursday. (Express Photo by Partha Paul) It’s 10.30 am Thursday, and Sabina Bibi and her daughter Hena Khatun have been waiting in a queue for over five hours at the …
  • Man throws toddler out of running train in UP 22 Sep 2019 18:07 Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE Man throws toddler out of running train in UP A mentally unstable man snatched a seven-month old toddler from his mother onboard the Delhi-Farakka Express and threw him out of the running train near the Gosainganj …
  • AIMIM making a foray into Bengal and Rajasthan 30 Aug 2019 11:00 Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has set up base in West Bengal, the state where BJP is already looking to turn politics. Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi who is the party chief told on Thursday that he is also looking to expand in …
  • Kolkata: On civic chief’s order, CCTVs outside councillors’ homes 02 Aug 2019 23:03 CCTV camera outside a councillor’s house. As a tug of war between Trinamool Congress and BJP continues over control of civic bodies, the chairman of Gangarampur municipality in Dakshin Dinajpur district has come up with an idea to keep an eye on …
  • Ahead of no-confidence vote in Bengal district, CCTVs monitor councillors’ visitors 02 Aug 2019 03:13 Trinamool Congress had won all 18 seats in Gangarampur municipality. As a tug of war between Trinamool Congress and BJP continues over control of civic bodies, the chairman of Gangarampur municipality in Dakshin Dinajpur district has come up with an idea …
  • 23,869 smuggled cattles from WB seized so far this yr: Centre 23 Jul 2019 09:51 New Delhi, Jul 23 () About 23,869 cattles smuggled from West Bengal have been seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) so far this year, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday. North 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, Malda, …
  • West Bengal launch free crop insurance scheme for farmers 28 Jun 2019 05:51 BCCL All farmers taking loans (granted or applied for) and even those not taking loans can avail of the insurance. KOLKATA: West Bengal government has announced a crop insurance scheme in collaboration with the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC), …
  • No TMC govt will be left in WB: Mukul Roy as MLA, 10 Zilla parishad members join BJP 25 Jun 2019 03:47 This comes a day after TMC president Mamata Banerjee threatened her party's erstwhile leaders who have jumped the ship with 'consequences'. New Delhi: Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP leader Mukul Roy said " …
  • Kerala: Sacked Congress leader AP Abdullakutty set to join BJP 24 Jun 2019 21:59 There have been reports that Abdullakutty is looking to contest the Manjeshwar Assembly seat bypolls as a BJP candidate. A P Abdullakutty, who was recently sacked from Congress for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi on BJP’s massive mandate in the Lok …
  • '... Film Abhi Baaki Hai,' Says Former Mamata Aide Mukul Roy As Another Group Of TMC Leaders Joins BJP 24 Jun 2019 18:17   BJP leader and former Mamata Banerjee aide Mukul Roy on Monday took a swipe at West Bengal chief minister when another TMC legislator and 10 Zila Parishad members switched over to the saffron party. "Yeh trailer hai, film abhi baaki hai (This is …
  • West Bengal: Tension prevails in Sandeshkhali, police looking for ‘missing’ persons 09 Jun 2019 14:16 Clashes in Dakshin Dinajpur (above), North 24-Parganas Saturday. (Express Photo) Tension prevailed on Sunday in strife-affected Sandeshkhali in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas, with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress accusing each other …
  • 3 workers killed in clash with TMC: BJP 09 Jun 2019 00:03 Clashes in Dakshin Dinajpur (above), North 24-Parganas Saturday. Express The BJP on Saturday claimed two of its local leaders and a party worker had been killed and at least five workers seriously wounded in a violent clash with Trinamool Congress workers …
  • BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal, 2 detained 27 May 2019 12:11 The fresh spate of political violence that has kept West Bengal burning since before the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 claimed the life of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, who was shot dead in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday night. The …
  • Minister's convoy attacked, TMC workers thrashed as post-poll violence continues in Bengal 27 May 2019 05:51 Image Source : PTI Post-poll violence continues in Bengal Parts of West Bengal are still struggling under post-poll violence as reports of attack on a state minister's convoy, beating up of ruling TMC workers and ransacking party offices allegedly by …
  • Lok Sabha election results: NDA schemes resonate in 115 poor districts, bring 60% seats 24 May 2019 00:06 Celebrations in Ranchi, Thursday. (Source: PTI) THE USE of socio-economic indicators to target the poorest households for its social welfare schemes in rural India appears to have paid dividends for the BJP-led NDA this Lok Sabha elections — it is ahead in …
  • In battle for Bengal, a Plassey redux (IANS Exclusive) 01 May 2019 14:34 New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Exactly a hundred years before the great “Indian Mutiny”, a decisive battled enslaved India to the British irrevocably. The needle moved in such a manner that a de facto trading outfit became de jure ruler of India. Now 72 years …
  • Phase 3 of Lok Sabha polls sees 66% turnout 23 Apr 2019 23:30 NEW DELHI: Polling has concluded for over half of the total Lok Sabha seats with the end of the third phase on Tuesday, which recorded an overall 66% turnout across 15 states and Union Territories. Polling, according to the Election Commission, was by and …
  • Voter hacked to death outside West Bengal booth 23 Apr 2019 22:15 Murshidabad (West Bengal): A 52-year-old man, claimed to be a Congress activist, was hacked to death outside a polling booth and a three Trinamul Congress (TMC) workers were injured after being hit by a crude bomb hurled at them in separate incidents in …
  • West Bengal violence claims life of man waiting to vote 23 Apr 2019 16:19 Violence between the workers of the Congress and ruling TMC sparked on allegations of proxy voting at the booth. Murshidabad: A man standing in the queue to cast his vote, was killed after clashes erupted between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress ( …
  • Violence mars third phase of LS polling 23 Apr 2019 12:28 [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Several incidents of violence were reported from many parts of the country where voting is underway for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections today. In West Bengal, a man was killed and at least three Trinamool Congress (TMC) …
  • Violence in Bengal, 1 killed in BJP, Congress clash 23 Apr 2019 11:50 Murshidabad/Dhenkanal: A man, standing in the queue to cast his vote, was killed after clashes erupted between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in Baligram area of Murshidabad on Tuesday. Police said that Tiyarul Kalam got injured …
  • Reserve polling agent found dead in West Bengal 23 Apr 2019 11:37 [India], April 23 (ANI): Babulal Murmu, a polling agent was found dead in his house in Buniadpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, on Tuesday. His body was found hanging under mysterious circumstances. He was part of the reserve election team in the area where polling is …
  • LIVE | LS polls, 3: 1 killed in clashes between TMC, Congress in Bengal 23 Apr 2019 10:40 Mumbai: The third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is covering the highest number of parliamentary seats. In this phase, 116 seats will go to polls. All parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Daman and Diu will …
  • Mamata must stop seeking proof of air strike: Modi 20 Apr 2019 08:23 Buniadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop asking for evidence of the Balakot air strike by the Indian armed forces, instead look for “proofs” in the chit fund scams and …
  • ‘Stringent punishment awaits Bengal BJP man’s killer’ 20 Apr 2019 07:51 Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday averred that stringent punishment will be meted out to those who were responsible for the murder of a BJP activist in Purulia, as also in all other parts of the state. “In …
  • Mamata says BJP will get 'rosogolla' in West Bengal 19 Apr 2019 12:06 BALURGHAT/GANGARAMPUR: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed that the BJP will get a 'rosogolla' (zero) in West Bengal in the general elections, asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim of winning a large number …
  • I will change how party is perceived, says BJP Muslim candidate from West Bengal 27 Mar 2019 06:39 KOLKATA: From being a BJP primary member in 2017 to being the first Muslim woman to contest Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal for the saffron party, Mafuja Khatun’s political journey has not been easy. As a BJP leader who had switched over from CPM, Mafuja …
  • ‘Will change how BJP is perceived’ 26 Mar 2019 14:47 Kolkata: From being a BJP primary member in 2017 to being the first Muslim woman to contest Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal for the saffron party, Mafuja Khatun’s political journey has not been easy. As a BJP leader who had switched over from CPM, Mafuja …
  • Kolkata: Exhibition to preserve traditional art 14 Mar 2019 00:40 Sharmila Sen with Director Goutam Ghosh (R). (Express photo by Partha Paul) By Aeshita Sinha Traditional artwork from four districts of West Bengal were showcased in an exhibition in Kolkata at Weavers Studio Centre for Arts. Organised by artist Sharmila …
  • Yogi Adityanath addresses Bengal rally over phone, says not allowed to land 04 Feb 2019 13:55 Adityanath was scheduled to address two rallies, at Balurghat in Dakshin Dinajpur district and at Raigunj in Uttar Dinajpur. (File photo) ADDRESSING a public rally in Balurghat over the phone after his helicopter was allegedly denied permission by the West …
  • BJP lashes out at Mamata Banerjee, calls her government undemocratic, fascist 03 Feb 2019 16:13 New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for allegedly denying permission to land Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s chopper in Uttar Dinajpur and dubbed her government as “undemocratic” …
  • Mamata government anti-democratic, anarchic: Adityanath 03 Feb 2019 13:49 Balurghat (West Bengal), Feb 3 (IANS) Lashing out at Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said she has no faith in democracy or the country’s Constitution and dubbed her …
  • Adityanath’s chopper denied permission to land in Balurghat: BJP 03 Feb 2019 09:00 Balurghat (West Bengal), Feb 3 (IANS) The BJP on Sunday accused the West Bengal government of denying permission to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s helicopter to land here. Adityanath was scheduled to address two rallies at Balurghat in …
  • Major setback to Congress as party MP joins Trinamool 28 Jan 2019 19:47 IMAGE: Mausam Benazir Noor. Photograph: PTI Photo In a massive setback to the Congress in Bengal ahead of the national elections, party MP Mausam Benazir Noor joined the Trinamool Congress on Monday, ending months of speculations. The second-term Congress …
  • Goa: Police nabs drug peddler, recovers cannabis worth Rs 60,000 09 Dec 2018 23:34 [India], Dec 10 (ANI): The Goa Police have arrested a 21-year-old drug-peddler during a narcotics raid at Calangute on the intervening night of Saturday-Sunday. Furthermore, the police confiscated cannabis worth Rs 60,000 in the international market from …
  • WB native arrested in Goa for illegal possession of drugs 28 Oct 2018 17:50 [India], Oct 28 (ANI): A West Bengal native on Sunday was nabbed by Calangute Police for illegal possession of narcotic drugs. 24-year-old Taslim, a native of Dakshin Dinajpur, was nabbed during a narcotics raid carried out by the police from Calangute’s …
  • India, Bangladesh and three dying rivers 22 Oct 2018 08:36 Gurudayal Haldar, 62, has been a fisherman for the past five decades in Balurghat, in the Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal. He depends on the Atreyee River to feed his family. But the environmental degradation caused by rampant pollution and sand …
  • Cyclone Titli enters West Bengal, kills 4 more 12 Oct 2018 19:28 IMAGE: People walk through a waterlogged residential colony following heavy rains in Bhubaneswar on Friday. Photograph: PTI Photo Cyclone Titli weakened into a deep depression and entered West Bengal on Friday, triggering incessant rainfall even as it …
  • Cricket stumps sexism in India's schools 22 Aug 2018 10:13 Image caption The project has got girls playing cricket and boys learning how to dance Hundreds of thousands of pupils in schools across India are getting lessons in the art of cricket. But for a country which counts the sport as a national passion, these …
  • Cricket is tackling sexism in India's schools 21 Aug 2018 23:42 Image caption The project has got girls playing cricket and boys learning how to dance Hundreds of thousands of pupils in schools across India are getting lessons in the art of cricket. But for a country which counts the sport as a national passion, these …
  • Four juveniles repatriated thru Hili border 08 Aug 2018 07:40 RANGPUR, Aug 7:  Four Bangladeshi juveniles were repatriated from West Bengal of India through Hili Immigration Check Post (ICP) under Hakimpur upazila in Dinajpur on Tuesday, police said. "The juveniles were repatriated after their brief stay at an …
  • Goa Hotel Cook Arrested For Stabbing Colleague Over Cigarettes 27 Jul 2018 19:29 Panaji: A cook was arrested on Friday on the charge of attempted murder of a colleague at a resort in North Goa over theft of cigarettes, police said. Accused Saiful Sarkar, 21, of Dakshin Dinajpur in West Bengal, was arrested for the murderous attack on a …
  • Cook booked for attempted murder in Goa 27 Jul 2018 15:44 Panaji, July 27 (IANS) A cook was arrested on Friday on the charge of attempted murder of a colleague at a resort in North Goa over theft of cigarettes, police said. Accused Saiful Sarkar, 21, of Dakshin Dinajpur in West Bengal, was arrested for the …
  • Former TMC minister joins BJP, boosting saffron party’s expansion drive in West Bengal 25 Jun 2018 13:44 By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 25, 2018 6:32:20 pm BJP president Amit Shah is to hold a rally in the West Bengal on Wednesday. A former minister in the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal joined the BJP today, boosting the saffron party’s …
  • Where is Manipur?..I'm from Manipur!! :: Raghu Ningthoujam 05 Jun 2018 00:31 Where is Manipur....? "I'm from Manipur....!" "Loss of an erstwhile Kingdom to a Hamlet with an antagonistic name...!" Raghu Ningthoujam * Manipur in rajasthan The question "where is Manipur...?" looks to be funny and …
  • To bring down force requirement, state banks on no-contest booths 03 May 2018 07:07 KOLKATA: The government, under pressure from the high court over the security plan for the rural polls, is counting on the 11,016 “nocontest” polling booths across the state to bring down the number of armed forces needed in the run up to the polls. The …
  • Lightning kills 13 in West Bengal 01 May 2018 01:36 Kolkata: At least 13 persons were killed and over 25 injured after lightning struck them during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night, a senior official of the state disaster management said on Monday. Of the 13, three each …
  • 13 killed, 25 injured in lightning strikes in Bengal 30 Apr 2018 19:07 At least 13 people were killed and over 25 injured after lightning struck them during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night, a senior official of the state disaster management said on Monday, Hindustan Times reports. Of the …
  • Lightning Storm kills 13 And Injures 25 30 Apr 2018 18:11 A lightning storm has left at least 13 people dead and over 25 injured, in West Bengal, India, on Sunday night, a senior official of the state disaster management said on Monday. According to Hindustantimes, three each died in Nadia, Murshidabad and North …
  • WB: 13 killed, at least 25 injured after lightning strike during northwester 30 Apr 2018 13:25 Most of them were outside their house and working in their fields while lightning struck them. Kolkata:  At least 13 people were killed and over 25 injured after lightning struck during a northwester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night, …
  • Lightning strikes kill 13, injure 25 30 Apr 2018 12:34 At least 13 people were killed and over 25 injured after lightning struck them during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal, India on Sunday night, a senior official of the state disaster management said on Monday. According to …
  • The new Basmati? Tulaipanji, this aromatic variety of rice from Bengal gaining popularity 03 Apr 2018 06:45 Though its grain is not so long as Basmati, but the medium-grained Tulaipanji has the excellent aroma because of the presence of three organic chemicals, another agriculture official Mir Farhad Hossain said. (Representational Image: Reuters) An indigenous …
  • Six more districts in West Bengal to become ODF by March end 05 Mar 2018 19:11 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: March 5, 2018 1:01 pm According to the official, funds from the Centre, meant for this project, were not “fully coming to the state”. (Source: Express photo by Anoop K Venu/Representatonal) Six more districts in West …
  • West Bengal: Grandfather’s brother sexually assaults 5-year-old 27 Feb 2018 10:52 Image used for representational purpose. KOLKATA: Even before embers of the brutal gangrape of a mentally-challenged tribal woman in Kushmandi in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal died down, a five-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by …
  • WB Govt to sign MoUs for bringing in foreign investment in fish cultivation 21 Nov 2017 09:10 Agencies, Kolkata The West Bengal Government is signing memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with various companies to bring in investment in the sector of fish farming. The idea behind these joint ventures with the State Government is to make Bengal self- …
  • Bihar, UP battle flood fury 30 Aug 2017 01:20 In Uttar Pradesh, five more persons died on Sunday in the flood related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll to 101 in the state. One flood-related death was reported from Lakhimpur Kheri, while four deaths from Gorakhpur. However the number of …
  • 32 die in Bihar floods, situation in West Bengal, Assam improves 28 Aug 2017 16:57 NEW DELHI: Floods in Bihar claimed 32 more lives while 2 persons were killed in Uttar Pradesh even as the situation improved in the eastern states of Assam and West Bengal following less rainfall today. In Odisha, heavy rains, triggered by a low pressure, …
  • Bihar flood toll rises to 482, 101 dead in Uttar Pradesh 27 Aug 2017 18:16 NEW DELHI: As many as 42 deaths in flood-related incidents were reported from Bihar in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 482, whereas five persons lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh, pushing the flood toll in that state to 101. The situation in flood- …
  • Bihar flood toll rises to 482, 101 dead in UP 27 Aug 2017 16:46 NEW DELHI: As many as 42 deaths in flood- related incidents were reported from Bihar in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 482, whereas five persons lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh, pushing the flood toll in that state to 101. The situation in flood- …
  • Flood water recedes from most areas of six districts in West Bengal 27 Aug 2017 15:38 People wade through a flooded road due to overflow of Atreyee river at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal. | PTI KOLKATA: Flood water has receded from most areas of the six affected districts in north Bengal as the death toll remained …
  • Bihar floods cost 39 more lives, UP staggers 25 Aug 2017 17:50 The situation in Uttar Pradesh remained grim. More than 24 lakhs people in over 3,000 villages are affected in 25 districts. More than 57,000 have taken shelter in relief camps. Bihar's flood woes continued with 39 more deaths reported today even as …
  • West Bengal flood situation improves, Rs 7,000 crore loss to agri sector 24 Aug 2017 02:08 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:August 24, 2017 7:24 am North Dinajpur: Villagers use a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded locality at Itahar village in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI8_21_2017_000113B) The situation …
  • West Bengal flood situation improves, Rs 7,000 crore loss in agriculture sector 23 Aug 2017 21:53 KOLKATA: The situation in the flood-ravaged districts of north West Bengal improved further as water receded from most of the submerged areas in the absence of major rainfall in the region, a senior official of the state disaster management department said …
  • West Bengal estimates loss of Rs14,000 crore due to floods, situation improves 23 Aug 2017 20:08 Villagers wade through a flooded state highway at Chachol village in Malda district of West Bengal. Photo: AFP Kolkata: The situation in the flood-ravaged districts of north West Bengal improved further as water receded from most of the submerged areas in …
  • 26 die in Bihar floods, Uttar Pradesh struggling 23 Aug 2017 19:50 GUWAHATILUCKNOWKOLKATA: Flooding in Bihar claimed 26 more lives today, though the situation in delugebattered Assam and West Bengal inched closer to normal with water receding in most of the affected parts of the two states. Officials said the flood toll …
  • India: 26 more die in Bihar floods, Uttar Pradesh struggling 23 Aug 2017 19:19 August 23, 2017 | 9:01 PM by PTI Jawans of Indian Army rescuing an elderly person from a flood-hit area in Bihar on August 21, 2017. Photo -PTI/PIB Guwahati/Kolkata/Lucknow: Flooding in Bihar claimed 26 more lives on Wednesday, though the …
  • Situation improves in flood-ravaged parts of West Bengal 23 Aug 2017 13:50 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:August 23, 2017 7:17 pm Boys walk on a railway track washed out due to floods at Belbari near Gangarampur in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Monday. (Source: PTI) The situation in the flood-ravaged districts of north …
  • 152 have died in Bengal floods, says Mamata 21 Aug 2017 21:43 Releasing for the first time the official figures of casualties due to the flood-like situation in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday said the death toll had reached 152. She was speaking to reporters in Malda after visiting of …
  • At least 152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee 21 Aug 2017 17:48 By: PTI | Malda | Updated: August 21, 2017 10:48 pm Malda: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inspects a flood-hit region in Malda district on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI8_21_2017_000129B) Floods in West Bengal have claimed 152 lives so far and affected …
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tours Flood-Hit Malda district 21 Aug 2017 16:50 Malda:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited Malda where flood fury continued amid over 50 deaths in the state since July 21. The flood situation in northern part of Bengal showed an overall improvement, barring Malda district where …
  • 152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Bannerjee 21 Aug 2017 14:45 Floods in West Bengal have claimed 152 lives so far and affected around 1.5 crore people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today. The state has suffered a loss of around Rs 14,000 crore due to the deluge, she said. The state government, Banerjee said, …
  • Situation Report-3: North Bengal Floods (17 August 2017) 21 Aug 2017 04:20 Population affected : 44,21,996 Number of human lives lost – 32 (Drowning- 30, Snake Bite- 2) Number of cattle livestock lost/ perished - 104 (Assessment is going on) Cropped area affected (in hect.) - 293770.790 (Assessment is going on) Number of …
  • 350 Dead, Crores Affected In Floods In Bihar, Assam, Bengal: 10 Points 19 Aug 2017 14:00 Floods across the country have left over 350 dead and have affected crores (File) New Delhi:  A spate of floods in states across the country have claimed hundreds of lives and displaced crores. Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have faced a huge …
  • Flood: Toll climbs to 153 in Bihar, Army called in for rescue operations in eastern UP 19 Aug 2017 05:26 An aerial view of a flood-hit area at Bal Bal in Betiah in West Chaparan, Bihar on Friday. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was …
  • Bihar flood toll climbs to 153, Army called in for rescue operations in eastern Uttar Pradesh 19 Aug 2017 03:16 The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining Nepal.  The …
  • Army called as eastern UP braces for floods 18 Aug 2017 22:55 A boy rows a makeshift raft as he transports a woman and a cooking gas cylinder through flood waters in Morigaon district of Assam Flood situation in districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh adjoining Nepal worsened on Friday with the army being called for …
  • Bihar flood toll hits 153; Army help sought in UP 18 Aug 2017 19:20 NEW DELHI: The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining …
  • Flood situation improves in north Bengal, toll mounts to 52 18 Aug 2017 18:51 KOLKATA: The flood situation in north Bengal improved further today with no rainfall in the last 24 hours and the water level receding in all the major rivers. However, three more deaths were reported from the flood-hit districts, taking the toll to 52. …
  • Flood fury: Toll climbs to 153 in Bihar; Army called in for rescue operations in UP 18 Aug 2017 18:05 NEW DELHI: The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining …
  • West Bengal floods claim 3 more lives 18 Aug 2017 17:48 HYDERABAD, AUG 31 (UNI):-A Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) worker clean a flooded road after heavy rain in Hyderabad on Wednesday. UNI PHOTO -19U Kolkata: Three more deluge-related deaths were reported from West Bengal today though officials …
  • Situation Report-II: North Bengal Floods (16 August 2017) 18 Aug 2017 11:58 Background: Northern districts of West Bengal are under flood. As of now flood water is increasing in Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur and Part of Malda District. Cause of Floods in the Jalpaiguri, Alipur Duar and Cooch Behar districts is due to the …
  • Situation Report-2: North Bengal Floods (14 August 2017) 15 Aug 2017 13:43 Background: Northern Districts of West Bengal cut off by road and rail way communication from Kolkata (state capital), Maldah and also from Patna. Following districts are falling under this group - Alipurduar, Jalpaiguri, Coochbehar, Darjeeling, Kalimpong, …
  • Covid surge prompts lockdown in 9 Bengal districts from Thursday 09 Jul 2020 23:33 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: July 8, 2020 8:41:09 am The state also saw its active caseload rise to 7,243. (Express Photo: Partha Paul) The West Bengal government on Tuesday announced a strict lockdown in revised containment zones in nine …
  • Cattle smuggling on B’desh border to go up before Eid: Intel 09 Jul 2020 12:50 New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) With just three weeks to go for Eid-ul-Adha, the Islamic festival of sacrifice, the Border Security Force (BSF) has deployed more force on India-Bangladesh border apprehending surge in cattle smuggling — an annual affair, but which …
  • Kolkata Containment Zones: Here is the revised list 09 Jul 2020 11:18 Image Source : PTI/FILE West Bengal lockdown tomorrow: Check full list of Containment Zones in Kolkata  As coronavirus cases continue to rise rapidly across the state, the West Bengal government on Wednesday published a fresh list of Containment Zones …
  • Strict lockdown in Bengal from Thursday 5 pm as state reports highest single-day spike of nearly 1,000 COVID-19 cases 09 Jul 2020 05:29 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal on Wednesday witnessed the highest single-day spike of 986 COVID-19 cases, taking the state's virus count to 24,823, the health department said in a bulletin. The state also reported 23 new fatalities, raising the death toll …
  • Strict lockdown to be enforced across nine districts in West Bengal 08 Jul 2020 20:10 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said a strict lockdown will go in force for a week from tomorrow in expanded containment zones across nine districts of the region which have a high number of coronavirus cases following a sharp spike in …
  • Cases in UP cross 30,000 mark; doubling time increases in Chennai 08 Jul 2020 16:03 New barricades have been set up in the Kolkata containment area before the start of tomorrow’s lockdown. Express photo Shashi Ghosh Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Updates: As many as 22,752 cases of Covid-19 were reported in India in the past 24 hours, …
  • West Bengal to impose complete lockdown in containment zones from July 9 08 Jul 2020 14:32 Image Source : PTI No business activities would be allowed in the containment zones, so that the spike in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases can be checked. All government and non-government offices would remain closed. The Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal …
  • First full-stretch run of NJP electric train today 07 Jul 2020 23:48 Kolkata: With regular train services suspended during the lockdown, Indian Railways succeeded in bridging a major gap between north Bengal and the rest of the country by completing electrification of the entire stretch till New Jalpaiguri. On Wednesday, …
  • Covid-19: West Bengal to impose complete lockdown from July 9 07 Jul 2020 18:45 In view of surging coronavirus cases, the West Bengal government tonight decided to go for total lockdown in wider areas from July 9 which would result in shutting of transport movement, shops and industrial activities there. Under the fresh curbs, the …
  • Covid-19 in West Bengal: Total shutdown in parts of Malda for a week 07 Jul 2020 10:46
  • Total shutdown in parts of Malda for a week 07 Jul 2020 07:07
  • Ahead of Eid, BSF delpoys more troops along Bangladesh border to curb cattle smuggling 07 Jul 2020 06:41 The BSF has increased the deployment of night camera tractors and speed boats to prevent animal trafficking before Eid. Kolkata: Apprehending a rise in cattle-smuggling across the India-Bangladesh border this month, the Border Security Force has deployed …
  • Malda stares at total lockdown from tomorrow 07 Jul 2020 01:06
  • Bengal: second straight day of record Coronavirus cases and deaths 06 Jul 2020 00:12 Over the week, which saw a record five highest daily spikes in cases, the state added a massive 4,843 infections to its caseload, and reported 118 deaths. (Representational) The week ended on a distressing note for West Bengal as it recorded the highest- …
  • Railways in talks with states to bring back Dedicated Freight Corridor workers; 7000 return to worksites 05 Jul 2020 17:51 The Railways is in talks with state governments to get labourers back at worksites of its largest infrastructure project, the Dedicated Freight Corridor, after its workforce reduced to 15,000 from 40,000 due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The Dedicated Freight …
  • BSF alerts units along Bangladesh border against spurt in human trafficking during COVID-19 05 Jul 2020 10:30 The Border Security Force (BSF) has sounded an alert all along the 4,096 km long India-Bangladesh front to check cross-border human trafficking instances that may witness a spurt in wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the linked lockdown, officials said on …
  • Covid-19 active case: 6,329 Record 19 deaths, 743 cases leave Bengal reeling 05 Jul 2020 00:53 The active case count in the state rose to 6,329. (Representational) West Bengal on Saturday experienced its worst day since the Covid-19 pandemic began, registering the highest single-day increase in fatalities and cases with 19 deaths and 743 positive …
  • Bengal sees record single day spike of 669 cases; tally crosses 20,000-mark 04 Jul 2020 10:27 Image Source : PTI West Bengal's COVID-19 tally crosses 20,000-mark The number of COVID-19 cases in West Bengal crossed the 20,000-mark as the state reported its highest single-day spike of 669 new infections on Friday, according to a bulletin issued …
  • Noapara-Dakshineswar link likely by Sept 04 Jul 2020 00:41 Kolkata: Work for the the Noapara-Dakshineswar Metro link, which was hampered in its last leg because of the lockdown, is now on in full swing. At the state government’s request, Metro Railway is trying to commission the extended service of the current …
  • BJP MP demands NIA probe into Malda blast 03 Jul 2020 02:12 Malda: The explosion in an e-rickshaw in Englishbazar on Wednesday, which claimed the life of its 30-year-old driver, has left local residents concerned and prompted BJP’s Malda Uttar MP Khagen Murmu to demand an NIA probe. While a preliminary probe has …
  • High diesel rate, Amphan impact push up fruit prices in Cov season 03 Jul 2020 00:01 Kolkata: Back-to-back blows from Amphan and rise of diesel price have made fruits unaffordable to most of the citizens. Summer is the only time when scarcity of vegetables is largely compensated by variety of fruits, notably the wide variety of mangoes. …
  • Bengal sets up 'warriors' clubs' to beat Covid fear, announces free food, lodging for survivors 02 Jul 2020 14:33 By Express News Service KOLKATA: In a unique move to beat the fear of coronavirus infection, the West Bengal government has decided to set up Covid-19 Warriors’ Club in every district involving those successfully won the battle against the disease. Chief …
  • Explosion in e-rickshaw kills driver in Malda 02 Jul 2020 10:44 Representational Image MALDA: A 26-year-old e-rickshaw driver was killed after his moving vehicle exploded in West Bengal's Malda district, prompting the NIA and the CID to enquire about the incident, police said on Thursday. The explosion took place …
  • MP, minister among Bengal netas advised home quarantine 02 Jul 2020 02:43 Malda/Kolkata: A host of senior politicians in Bengal have been forced to go into home quarantine after they came in contact with Covid suspects who later tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Among those confined to their homes are Trinamool’s …
  • As cases rise, Bengal says no to flights from eight hotspot cities 01 Jul 2020 03:45 Another record jump sees Covid caseload in West Bengal rise to 18,559. (Express Photo by Shashi Gosh) The West Bengal government on Tuesday requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation not to schedule any flight to the state from eight cities for two weeks …
  • Fake currency trafficker held in Karnataka 01 Jul 2020 02:20 By Express News Service BENGALURU: The NIA on Tuesday arrested Fake Indian Currency Note (FICN) trafficker R Vijay (26) for his alleged involvement in the circulation of counterfeit Indian currency in Karnataka, said an NIA spokesperson. “Vijay was …
  • Amazon expands Pantry service to over 300 cities in India 30 Jun 2020 18:11 NEW DELHI: Amazon.in on Tuesday said it has expanded its 'Amazon Pantry' service that allows users to buy grocery items from the platform to over 300 cities across the country. An Amazon India spokesperson said the service was available to …
  • BSF finds cattle carcass at India Bangladesh border-ANI - BW Businessworld 30 Jun 2020 11:50 New Delhi [India], June 29 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday saw one of the cruel methods adopted by cattle smugglers to smuggle cattle to Bangladesh. "On June 28, BSF troops of 44 Battalion, Border Security Force, Malda Sector while …
  • Amazon expands its pantry service in India 30 Jun 2020 10:10 Amazon has expanded its pantry services in India. The e-commerce platform now offers grocery delivery service in more than 300 cities across the country. These include the cities of Allahabad, Amreli, Bareilly, Betul, Bhopal, Bundi, Bhandara, Churu, …
  • BJP cracks corruption whip on party-run panchayats 30 Jun 2020 02:47 Kolkata: Bengal BJP sprung a surprise in the 2018 panchayat polls in Jhargram by winning 330 gram panchayat and 65 panchayat samity seats against Trinamool Congress’s tally of 373 and 112 in the district, respectively. Two years down the line, many BJP-run …
  • BSF busts ‘carcass’ decoy to smuggle cattle to Bangla 30 Jun 2020 02:47 Kolkata: Carcasses of animals floating downriver, particularly during monsoon, is a common sight in most parts of India. No wonder, even Indian border guards paid little attention till Sunday evening when Border Security Force (BSF) personnel of 44th …
  • No int’l flights in state till July 15, CM for curbs on long-distance trains 30 Jun 2020 00:29 Kolkata: No international flight will operate in Bengal till July 15. Chief minister Mamata Banerjee made the announcement at Nabanna on Monday, given the rising Covid-19 graph in the state. The chief secretary has requested the civil aviation ministry to …
  • BSF busts smuggling bid along B'desh border 29 Jun 2020 12:51 Representative image KOLKATA: The Border Security Force (BSF) busted a "cruel" cattle smuggling technique along the India-Bangladesh border in West Bengal after seizing a live calf tied up and concealed inside a carcass, officials said on Monday. …
  • Heavy rainfall forecast in North Bengal areas 29 Jun 2020 09:40 Share00 Kolkata, June 29 (IANS) As many as seven north Bengal districts are likely to witness heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in the next six days disrupting normal life, sources at the Alipur Met office said. The worst-affected districts will be …
  • Covid-19 recoveries: Another record increase but growth rate slows marginally 28 Jun 2020 23:55 The rise in infections was the third 500-plus increase in as many days, and the second record jump. Over the past week, the state has seen an addition of 3,338 infections to its caseload, putting a dent on recoveries. (Representational) West Bengal on …
  • Covid-19 toll: 629 West Bengal records over 500 cases for second straight day 28 Jun 2020 00:00 According to the government, 27,492 migrant workers are still in special facilities, while 7,181 others are in institutional quarantine. According to authorities, 84,291 people are still in home isolation, while 467 people are in safe homes. ( …
  • No Bengal in PM’s ‘Atma Nirbhar’ job plan 26 Jun 2020 02:02 Kolkata: Bengal pulling out of the Ayushman Bharat health scheme has cast a shadow on the hand-holding the state needs from the Centre on the migrant workers’ front. PM Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’ on June 26 to …
  • Lightning strikes kill 83 in Bihar, Gopalganj worst-hit 25 Jun 2020 23:32 PATNA: Altogether 83 people were killed by lightning in 23 districts across the state on Thursday. Gopalganj in north Bihar reported the highest number of fatalities at 13, followed by Madhubani with six deaths. Other districts where lightning deaths were …