• 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 …
  • Cong ready to go alone in Bengal if CPI(M) doesn’t compromise on Raiganj, Murshidabad: Party leaders 04 Mar 2019 23:25 Kolkata, Mar 4 (PTI) The state Congress leadership Monday said it is ready to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections alone in West Bengal if the Left Front does not leave for it the two party-bastions — Raiganj and Murshidabad, after the CPI(M) proposed a …
  • Five maizbhandari devotees die after bus hits truck in Cumilla 17 Feb 2019 21:16 A bus with around 50 devotees was going to Chattogram from Khulna yesterday. On the way, five of them lost their lives as the bus hit a truck loaded with steel bars in Cumilla. Police said the bus got severely damaged as the steel bars pierced through a …
  • 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 …
  • Road accidents kill 7, injure 46 16 Jul 2018 12:30 Seven people were killed and 46 others injured in road accidents in five districts on Saturday and yesterday, according to reports from our correspondents. In Sylhet, a bus and truck collided head-on on Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Lalabazar area of Dakshin …
  • 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 …
  • Trinamool gains ‘absolute’ control over rural Bengal, opposition cries foul 18 May 2018 01:17 KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress has gained an unprecedented stranglehold on Bengal’s three-tier village administrative system, gaining 95% of zilla parishad seats, 90% of panchayat samiti seats and 73% of gram panchayat seats that went for polling and for …
  • Bengal polls take grim turn; 12 dead, many injured 14 May 2018 19:59 At least 12 persons were killed and hundreds injured during voting for the West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday. The entire poll process has been marked by violence, from the very first day of filing of nomination papers on April 2. Reports of poll- …
  • 7 SSC examinees attempt suicide in Rangpur 06 May 2018 23:49 Failing to secure pass marks in this year's SSC and equivalent examinations, at least eight examinees tried to commit suicide in Rangpur yesterday. Among them, a Dakhil examinee eventually died at Rangpur Medical College Hospital in the afternoon. …
  • 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 …
  • Rain threat to jute 17 Aug 2017 22:19 Calcutta, Aug. 17: Heavy rainfall in parts of Bengal, Assam and Bihar, which account for 95 per cent area under jute cultivation, has raised concern over the quality and availability of the fibre for procurement at minimum support price. The Jute …
  • TMC sweeps WB civic polls, BJP runners up 17 Aug 2017 13:44 TMC chief Mamata Banerjee | PTI KOLKATA: Ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept all the seven civic bodies that went to polls in West Bengal on Sunday. While the ruling party bagged 13 of 14 wards in newly-formed Buniadpur municipality in Dakshin …
  • West Bengal municipal polls: TMC wins all seven civic corporations, BJP emerges runners up 17 Aug 2017 11:45 TMC chief Mamata Banerjee | PTI KOLKATA: Ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday swept all the seven civic bodies that went to polls in West Bengal on Sunday. While the ruling party bagged 13 of 14 wards in newly-formed Buniadpur municipality in Dakshin …
  • 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, …
  • Civic body elections: BJP fields no Muslim candidate for municipal polls 02 Aug 2017 11:43 Kolkata: With two of its minority candidate withdrawing their nomination due to alleged intimidation by TMC, the state BJP has decided against fielding any Muslim candidate in the upcoming municipal polls. The state BJP is confident that the decision will …
  • BJP fields no Muslim candidate for municipal polls 02 Aug 2017 11:31 NEW DELHI: With two of its minority candidate withdrawing their nomination due to alleged intimidation by TMC, the state BJP has decided against fielding any Muslim candidate in the upcoming municipal polls. The state BJP is confident that the decision …
  • Sourav Ganguly unveils his bronze statue at Balurghat 15 Jul 2017 17:27 Former India captain Sourav Ganguly today unveiled his eight-feet tall bronze statue at Balurghat after travelling in train for the first time in 15 years. "I travelled in the train once after 2001. It's been almost after 15 years," Ganguly …
  • Sourav Ganguly is moulded in bronze 15 Jul 2017 17:14 IMAGE: Sourav Ganguly (in purple) is surrounded by fans as he unveils his bronze statue in Balurghat in West Bengal on Saturday. Photograph: Sourav Ganguly/Twitter Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday unveiled an eight-foot tall bronze …
  • Archery tips for Bengal 08 Jul 2017 22:47 Purnima Mahto Jamshedpur, July 8: Dronacharya awardee and long-serving archery coach Purnima Mahto will assist the Bengal government in setting up a residential archery cradle in Jhargram by September. Bengal department of youth services and sports had …
  • Eid-ul-Fitr prayers: When and where 25 Jun 2017 15:50 Baitul Mukarram National Mosque’s Senior Imam Maulana Mohammad Mizanur Rahman will conduct the prayers at the ground near the Supreme Court. But in the event of bad weather, the main prayer will be held inside Baitul Mukarram National Mosque from 9:00am. …
  • Eid prayers when and where 25 Jun 2017 13:30 Muslim worshippers will gather at the National Eidgah at 8:30am on Monday, if the new moon is sighted, for Dhaka's main congregation forHoly  Eid-ul-Fitr. Baitul Mukarram National Mosque’s Senior Imam Maulana Mohammad Mizanur Rahman will lead the …
  • 29 lakh children got married between 10-14 yrs of age in 2001-11: report 02 Jun 2017 07:50 New Delhi: About 29 lakh children in the age group of 10-14 years were reported married between 2001 and 2011, according to a report released by the country’s apex child rights body on Thursday. The report by the National Commission for Protection of Child …
  • 29 lakh children got married between 10-14 years of age between 2001-11: report 01 Jun 2017 17:46 New Delhi: About 29 lakh children in the age group of 10-14 years were reported married between 2001 and 2011, according to a report released by the country’s apex child rights body on Thursday. The report by the National Commission for Protection of Child …
  • 29 lakh children got married between 10-14 years of age in last 10 years: Report 01 Jun 2017 17:36 NEW DELHI: About 29 lakh children in the age group of 10-14 years were reported married between 2001 and 2011, according to a report released by the country's apex child rights body today. The report by the National Commission for Protection of Child …
  • 29 lakh children got married between 10-14 years of age in 10 yrs: Report 01 Jun 2017 17:23 The report by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), based on Census 2011, is a statistical analysis of the prevalence of such marriages, their genesis and geographical spread. DH file photo About 29 lakh children in the age group …
  • Home Ministry's panel report may help to regulate animal markets 31 May 2017 18:49 New Delhi: Recommendations by a home ministry committee to the Supreme Court in February 2017 could bolster the environment ministry’s attempts to regulate animal markets amid legal suits challenging the Centre’s latest tweak to livestock market rules. The …
  • ‘WannaCry’ attacks reported from West Bengal districts 15 May 2017 14:12 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:May 15, 2017 6:57 pm A desktop computer affected by Wannacry. (Source: AP) With reports that some computers in government offices in the districts have been infected by ransomware virus ‘WannaCry’, the West Bengal government …
  • Why the TMC needs to hold onto power at the grassroots level in Bengal 15 May 2017 12:06 Written by Ravik Bhattacharya | Updated: May 15, 2017 4:54 pm Polls in the four civic bodies in Darjeeling where the supremacy of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha prevails, interestingly, had remained peaceful. (File)It was during the third hour of polling on Sunday …
  • Violence mars municipal elections in West Bengal 14 May 2017 09:33 Several incidents of violence reported on Sunday as voting took place in seven municipalities in five districts of West Bengal. Not only bombs were hurled near polling booths but electronic voting machines (EVMs) were also damaged in some areas allegedly …
  • Balurghat to get Sourav statue 11 May 2017 07:37 Sushanta Pal gives finishing touches to the statue of Sourav Ganguly at his workshop in Siliguri on Wednesday. (Passang Yolmo) Siliguri, May 10: A statue of former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly will come up at Balurghat in South Dinajpur. Sushanta Pal, a …
  • Mamata sticks to Teesta stand, names 2 more rivers for water-sharing 25 Apr 2017 16:20 By: PTI | Cooch Behar (wb) | Published:April 25, 2017 9:04 pm In Picture, WB CM Mamata Banerjee (File Photo) Continuing to voice her opposition to sharing Teesta waters with Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today claimed that the …
  • West Bengal: In Trinamool win, BJP triples vote share at expense of Left 13 Apr 2017 21:01 Written by Aniruddha Ghosal , SANTANU CHOWDHURY | Kolkata | Published:April 14, 2017 2:15 am Kanthi Dakshin winner Chandrima Bhatacharya with former Trinamool Congress MLA Dibyendu Adhikari, now a Lok Sabha MP, whose elevation had necessitated the assembly …
  • Bangladeshi woman's dead body to be finally repatriated 17 Feb 2017 10:33 [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): The body of Bangladeshi national Konika Rani Sarkar (43) will finally be repatriated after being stuck in India for the last four days due to address problem in her death certificate issued by the Malda Medical College and Hospital. …
  • Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh planning to set up permanent bases in eastern India: Home Ministry 25 May 2019 13:47 By PTI AGARTALA: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sounded an alert about plans of terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) making permanent bases within 10 kilometres of the India-Bangladesh border in the eastern states of Tripura, …
  • Election results 2019: BJP’s vote-share up by 23.5 per cent 24 May 2019 23:01 Prime minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah at BJP HQ in New Delhi. (Express photo by Prem Nath Pandey) As the results of the Lok Sabha elections were officially declared on Friday, the BJP registered a resounding victory in West Bengal …
  • Bengal sends 6 Muslims to Lok Sabha, 2 less from 2014 24 May 2019 11:36 Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) West Bengal is sending six Muslims to the 17th Lok Sabha — two less than the last general election. The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress with five Muslim MPs has the most number of parliamentarians from the community in the …
  • Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Here’s the list of newly-elected Muslim MPs 24 May 2019 08:48 Category: India, Top Stories Posted by Sameer Published: May 24, 2019, 10:28 am IST Updated: May 24, 2019, 10:30 am IST New Delhi: Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi led the BJP to a stunning and historic victory in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. The ruling …
  • 17th Lok Sabha may see slightly higher Muslim numbers 24 May 2019 05:42 New Delhi: Muslim representation in the 17th Lok Sabha could increase marginally from the previous election, with as many as 26 candidates having won or leading, prominent being the National Conference's Farooq Abdullah and All India Majlis e Ittehadul …
  • 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 …
  • Lok Sabha election results : Left suffers worst defeat with no seat 23 May 2019 23:57 The Left was unable to change its electoral fortunes since it lost power to the TMC in the 2011 Assembly polls. With the BJP-led NDA all set to form the next government at the Centre, the Left Front in West Bengal failed to win even a single seat in the …
  • Left’s worst show: Zero in West Bengal, five in all 23 May 2019 23:56 The CPI (M) party office in Kolkata on Thursday. (Express photo by Shashi Ghosh) THIS IS the worst performance for the Left, which drew a blank in its one-time bastion of West Bengal and won just one seat in Kerala, where it is in power. Its overall tally …
  • Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Full list of winners 23 May 2019 19:06 State Constituencies Leading/Winning Candidates Party Andaman and Nicobar Andaman and Nicobar Islands VISHAL JOLLY BJP Andhra Pradesh Araku GODDETI MADHAVI YSRCP   Srikakulam Kinjarapu Ram Mohan Naidu     Vizianagaram       Visakhapatnam       …
  • Most turncoats in Bengal leading in LS polls 23 May 2019 17:04 Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Jumping parties has augured well for most of BJP candidates, who defected either from state’s ruling Trinamool Congress or the Left parties, as they were in the lead in the Lok Sabha polls, according to the Election Commission data …
  • General election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 12:04 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2019 GODAM NAGESH Leading TRS 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2019 SATYAPAL SINGH BAGHEL Leading BJP 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2019 SUJAY RADHAKRISHNA VIKHE …
  • Serenade by the sea: Enjoy river cruise options in Kerala, Lakshadweep 23 May 2019 09:29 While cruising in India, one can explore the rarest of aquatic life and wonderful coastal towns alongside these waterways. Take your pick from river cruise options or fly to the nearest port to board a cruise liner. If you are pressed for time, you can …
  • Election trends show Left facing unprecedented crisis 23 May 2019 06:51 As the counting of votes progress steadily, the Left Parties appear to be facing an unprecedented challenge, if not crisis. In the last Lok Sabha too, the Left has barely manged a double digit figure, and repeating that task now looks like a serious …
  • India general election results 2019 live 23 May 2019 02:20 Constituencies A - Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Adilabad 2014 GODAM NAGESH TRS Agra 2014 DR. RAM SHANKAR KATHERIA BJP Ahmadnagar 2014 GANDHI DILIPKUMAR MANSUKHLAL BJP Ahmedabad East 2014 PARESH RAWAL BJP Ahmedabad West 2014 DR. …
  • A taste of royalty - mumbai guide 22 May 2019 14:58 Ghutwa ke kebab being made With his new seven-episode web series, chef Kunal Kapur is exploring both the popular and unknown stories behind dishes enjoyed in royal families in India. All seven chapters of The Royal Palate deal with a different category of …
  • 94th birth anniversary of Nurjahan Murshid 21 May 2019 19:05 Today is the 94th birth anniversary of Nurjahan Murshid, a renowned politician, women’s rights activist, and one of the major organisers of the Liberation War. Marking the day, her family members, Nurjahan Murshid Sangskritik Kendra and Broti sought …
  • The story of a sari 21 May 2019 12:48 Each sari is a work of art that takes a weaver at least three days to create, says Shruthi Prajosh, founder of Kalamkaari boutique at Panampilly Nagar. “And many of these weaves are slowly fading away into oblivion, as the weavers are moving to other jobs …
  • Trinamool tries ‘ice cream & snacks’ tactic in Bengal bypolls 20 May 2019 17:49 Kolkata, May 20 (IANS) West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress has been accused of influencing voters by offering them “ice cream and snacks” and “free transport” to the polling stations in some areas during the assembly by-polls in Naoda and Kandi …
  • Will It Be A Saffron Surge In Bengal? 19 May 2019 15:12 The Lok Sabha Election of 2019 seems like an ideological ‘Waterloo’ for West Bengal with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) estimated to make an unprecedented electoral gain. Till 2014 BJP had been an insignificant electoral force, with a vote share …
  • Temperatures and poll-related violence up in Bengal 18 May 2019 18:04 Kolkata, May 18 (IANS) Apart from the heat generated by the ongoing Lok Sabha polls, the southern region of Bengal that is going to the polls in the final phase on Sunday is reeling under the impact of a scorching sun. Nine parliamentary constituencies – …
  • Mukul Roy a Delhi voter, cannot stay in Bengal during polls: TMC to EC 18 May 2019 16:42 Category: India, News Posted by Neha Published: May 18, 2019, 8:50 pm IST Updated: May 18, 2019, 9:01 pm IST Kolkata (West Bengal): Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday urged the Election Commission (EC) to direct Mukul Roy to leave the constituencies in …
  • WB Cong unit claims TMC may incite violence during by-elections 18 May 2019 04:40 [India], May 18 (ANI): Congress leader and Baharampur parliamentary constituency candidate, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, has claimed that Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress (TMC) might incite violence during polling for Kandi and Nowda assembly by-elections …
  • Who gets West Bengal’s Muslim vote? 17 May 2019 20:50 As West Bengal goes to the polls for nine LS seats on Sunday, one question remains largely unanswered. Will the Muslims, constituting 27% of the State’s population, follow the earlier trend to vote for different parties or will they choose to vote for one …
  • 3 TMC workers injured after bomb hurled at them in Murshidabad 23 Apr 2019 06:42 [India], Apr 23 (ANI): At least three Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers Tujam Ansari, Masadul Islam, and Mallick Mondal were injured after some unknown people hurled a crude bomb at them in Domkal Municipality ward number seven, said police on Tuesday. …
  • 177 units of forces for Murshidabad 22 Apr 2019 01:48
  • Police observer takes stock of Murshidabad 09 Apr 2019 11:30
  • TMC eyes all 3 seats in Murshidabad 17 Mar 2019 02:04
  • 1 killed, 30 injured in Murshidabad Medical College fire 13 Mar 2019 10:16 By Express News Service KOLKATA: One person was killed and 30 others injured in stampede during a fire at Murshidabad Medical College and Hospital in Murshidabad district of West Bengal on Wednesday morning. The stampede occurred when the people at the …
  • Amid tussle over Raiganj, Murshidabad with Cong, CPM names candidates 08 Mar 2019 15:52 KOLKATA: Amid the ongoing seat-sharing talks between the CPM and the Congress in West Bengal, the Left Front Friday announced candidates for Raiganj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats. The announcement of candidates in these two seats held by the CPM might …
  • West Bengal: Amid tussle over Raiganj, Murshidabad with Congress, CPM announces candidates 08 Mar 2019 15:23 KOLKATA: Amid the ongoing seat-sharing talks between the CPM and the Congress in West Bengal, the Left Front Friday announced candidates for Raiganj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats. The announcement of candidates in these two seats held by the CPM might …
  • W Bengal: Amid tussle over Raiganj, Murshidabad with Cong, CPM names candidates 08 Mar 2019 14:58 KOLKATA: Amid the ongoing seat-sharing talks between the CPM and the Congress in West Bengal, the Left Front Friday announced candidates for Raiganj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats. The announcement of candidates in these two seats held by the CPM might …
  • Won’t sacrifice Murshidabad and Raiganj: Somen to Rahul 07 Mar 2019 01:23 New Delhi: An electoral understanding between Congress and Left for the coming Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal suffered a miscarriage after Pradesh Congress president Somen Mitra called on party chief Rahul Gandhi to say the state unit was not willing to …
  • Cong ready to go alone in Bengal if CPI(M) doesn’t compromise on Raiganj, Murshidabad: Party leaders 04 Mar 2019 23:25 Kolkata, Mar 4 (PTI) The state Congress leadership Monday said it is ready to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections alone in West Bengal if the Left Front does not leave for it the two party-bastions — Raiganj and Murshidabad, after the CPI(M) proposed a …
  • West Bengal: Raiganj, Murshidabad seats pose hurdles for Left-Congress alliance 02 Mar 2019 08:07 A discussion regarding the Left-Congress alliance was held at the two-day state committee meeting of CPM which began in Kolkata on Thursday. (Representational photo) The Raiganj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats have come in the way of an electoral …
  • Two JMB operatives held from Murshidabad 27 Feb 2019 14:35 In a major breakthrough, a Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police on Wednesday arrested two alleged operatives of the banned Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Murshidabad in West Bengal. Those arrested have been identified as Moshibur …
  • Two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen members arrested in West Bengal's Murshidabad 27 Feb 2019 11:42 [India], Feb 27 (ANI): Two members of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) have been arrested from West Bengal's Murshidabad district, in a joint operation by a team of Special Task Force (STF) and Murshidabad Police. Several explosive materials were …
  • CPM-Cong ‘pact’ hurdle in Raiganj, Murshidabad 20 Feb 2019 01:36
  • Shivraj Chouhan not allowed to land in Murshidabad 07 Feb 2019 08:26 The West Bengal unit of Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) on Wednesday alleged that it had to cancel a public meeting of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Murshidabad district after district officials denied permission for the …
  • Shivraj’s chopper denied permission to land in Bengal’s Murshidabad 06 Feb 2019 11:54 Kolkata, Feb 6 (IANS) The West Bengal BJP had to call off the rally of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan in Murshidabad district on Wednesday after his helicopter was denied permission to land. “We have decided to cancel the rally …
  • Denied permission to hold rally in Murshidabad in West Bengal: Shahnawaz Hussain 05 Feb 2019 08:29
  • Denied permission to hold rally in Bengal's Murshidabad: Shahnawaz 05 Feb 2019 08:05
  • Murshidabad: CPM MLA joins Trinamool Congress 03 Dec 2018 13:13 Two-time CPM MLA from Nabagram in Murshidabad district, Kanai Chandra Mondal, joined the Trinamool Congress on Sunday. He was inducted into the party in the presence of senior TMC leader and state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari at a party programme in …
  • Murshidabad: Man arrested for ‘smuggling’ rare snake worth Rs 9 crore 25 Nov 2018 00:49 The international market price of one takshak snake around 11-20 inch long can be as high as Rs 10 crore. (Representational) A man was arrested for trying to smuggle a rare species of takshak snake in Murshidabad on Friday night, police said. The accused …
  • Muslims look after a Shiva temple in Murshidabad 23 Oct 2018 09:26 KOLKATA: Communal harmony is the essence of Murshidabad’s Bhattabati village. The ancient 300-year-old terracotta Shiv Mandir is the place where all religious boundaries fade away. The temple of Lord Shiva, who is worshipped here as Baba Ratneswar, is …
  • TMC fights TMC over Murshidabad rural boards 14 Sep 2018 04:22 BEHRAMPORE: The ruling Trinamool is heading for a new challenge in Murshidabad even after getting a walkover in more than 60% seats in the three-tier rural polls. Like members of rival parties, rival groups within TMC are staying in groups to ward off …
  • Murshidabad: 2 detained with fake currency notes 30 Aug 2018 02:33 [India], Aug 30 (ANI): The Murshidabad police on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi national and a Jharkhand resident and recovered fake Indian currency notes with the face value of Rs 8.03 lakh from them. "Raheem Sheikh, who is a resident of Chapai …
  • News Alerts! West Bengal: Police recover 70 crude bombs in Murshidabad, investigation underway 27 Aug 2018 11:05 14: 15 pm Murshidabad: Police recover 70 crude bombs in Maheshthali village under Samserganj police station, further investigation underway. Murshidabad: Police recover 70 crude bombs in Maheshthali village under Samserganj police station, further …
  • Man killed at de-addiction centre in Murshidabad 23 Aug 2018 01:04 Suman’s mother and wife lodged an FIR at the Berhampore police station. Berhampore: A youth was allegedly lynched at a deaddiction centre at Berhampore in Murshidabad on Tuesday. Post-mortem of the deceased, Suman Ghatak (25), was also conducted in the …
  • Muslims rebuild Hindus' gutted houses in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Eid 18 Jun 2018 12:23 By Express News Service KOLKATA: In an instance of Hindu-Muslim camaraderie, over 3,000 Muslims gathering at Shamsherganj Idgah in West Bengal's Murshidabad district for Eid prayers donated Rs 49,000 to rebuild the houses of six Hindu families that …
  • Suvendu eyes Murshidabad panchayat ‘model’ for Malda 05 Jun 2018 21:19 Malda: Trinamool heavyweight and state transport minister Suvendu Adhikari unfolded the second part of his “opposition-free” panchayat model in Ghani Khan’s Malda on Tuesday, after executing the first in Adhir Chowdhury’s Murshidabad. Addressing a huge TMC …
  • Murshidabad’s sole Cong ZP member may join TMC 25 May 2018 16:38
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Ballot boxed looted at gunpoint in Murshidabad 14 May 2018 14:29 West Bengal: Ballot boxes were looted at gunpoint on Monday by unidentified people at polling booths in West Bengal’s Murshidabad where Panchayat Election is underway. The ongoing Panchayat Election saw huge-scale clashes between the Bharatiya Janata Party …
  • WB panchayat polls: Ballot boxed looted at gunpoint in Murshidabad 14 May 2018 12:23 Ballot boxes were looted at gunpoint on Monday by unidentified people at polling booths in West Bengal's Murshidabad where Panchayat Election is underway. The ongoing Panchayat Election saw huge-scale clashes between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) …
  • In poll battle, Murshidabad zila parishad seat in focus 07 Apr 2018 22:34 Ms Begum predicted of her victory. Mr Kabir, however, asserted that the people would her teach his rival a lesson for her defection. Berhampore: As the battle for the panchayat elections becomes turbulent, all eyes are set on a seat in the Murshidabad zila …
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Clashes in several districts including Murshidabad, Bankura 07 Apr 2018 09:25 Left leader and Jadavpur MLA Sujan Chakraborty leads a rally in Bankura, West Bengal, on Saturday (Express Photo) Violence was reported from several districts in West Bengal on Saturday, the fifth day for filing nominations for the panchayat polls. …
  • Murshidabad man starts toll-free number to help transgenders 23 Mar 2018 13:22 MURSHIDABAD: Motiur Rahman is a transgender supporter from Karnasuvarna, Murshidabad. Though not a transgender himself, but Motiur strives to help out the community whenever situation arises. Motiur works for an audit firm to earn his living and his job …
  • Kolkata to Murshidabad: Treason, silk and sweets 15 Mar 2018 15:31 The Kathgola Bagan Bari. Photo: Anjana Basu Between a tangle of briars, a path leads past the marble lion statues to an ornate palace hidden deep in the grounds. The Kathgola Bagan Bari, an 18th century palace, is owned by a Jain businessman’s family, the …
  • West Bengal: Heroin worth Rs 6 crore seized in Murshidabad 26 Feb 2018 15:58 The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized two kg of heroin worth Rs six crore, that was recovered by the Border Security Force during a raid in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, a senior NCB official said on Monday. "The BSF troopers recovered …
  • Bodh Gaya blast: Fifth JMB operative arrested from Murshidabad 24 Feb 2018 10:18 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: February 24, 2018 3:30 pm The Kolkata Police has arrested a suspected member of terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) for alleged links to the Bodh Gaya bomb case, a senior police official said Saturday. The …
  • Driver to blame for Murshidabad tragedy: Mamata 01 Feb 2018 02:28 KOLKATA/BEHRAMPORE: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday rubbished the opposition charge of a "manmade" disaster in Murshidabad's Daulatabad, claiming the bus driver was at fault. Monday's bus mishap took 43 lives, …
  • Toll rises to 43 in Murshidabad bus accident 31 Jan 2018 12:50 Rescue workers on Wednesday fished out one more body from the government bus that fell into the Gogra canal at Balirghat area of Murshidabad district of West Bengal on January 29 morning, taking the death toll in the tragedy to 43. Eight rescued with …
  • Quicker than quick response: Bengal govt to award fisherman for saving 6 lives in Murshidabad 31 Jan 2018 12:43
  • Murshidabad bus tragedy : Toll rises to 43 31 Jan 2018 10:08 Press Trust of India, Baharampur (WB), Jan 31 2018, 15:17 IST Bodies of 42 passengers were fished out and eight injured others were rescued from the Gogra canal at Balirghat area of the district. PTI Photo Rescue workers today fished out the body of …
  • Murshidabad toll rises to 42, bus franchise system under govt lens 31 Jan 2018 02:41 BEHRAMPORE: A day after the bus accident at Murshidabad's Daulatabad, divers recovered six more bodies from the creek, taking the toll to 42. The accident has left the state thinking whether it would revoke the bus franchise system as private operators …
  • Murshidabad bus accident toll rises to 42, govt announces compensation 30 Jan 2018 19:45 Chief minister Mamata Banerjee was in Berhmapore since Monday afternoon with transport minister Suvendu Adhikary. Berhampore/Kolkata: The toll in the bus accident in Murshidabad rose to 42 with the recovery of six more bodies by the National Disaster …
  • Murshidabad bus accident: Meet the man who risked his life to save 6 others 30 Jan 2018 13:00
  • West Bengal: Death toll rises to 38 after a horrific bus accident in Murshidabad 30 Jan 2018 09:36 — By IANS | Jan 30, 2018 11:16 am Kolkata: With the recovery of two more bodies by rescue workers on Tuesday, the death toll in the Murshidabad bus accident in Bengal rose to 38, an official said. On Monday, 36 bodies were recovered from the Gobra canal in …
  • Murshidabad bus accident: Six more bodies recovered, death toll rises to 42 30 Jan 2018 08:48 Written by SWEETY KUMARI | Murshidabad (wb) | Updated: January 30, 2018 1:54 pm The bus fell into a canal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. (Express Photo by Partha Paul) The toll in Monday’s incident where a bus plunged into Bhagirathi river in …
  • Kolkata: 42 killed as bus plunges into Murshidabad creek 30 Jan 2018 07:41 BEHRAMPORE: Fourty-two people died after a bus plunged 25 feet into a creek from a bridge in Daulatabad, 12 kilometres from Murshidabad district headquarters Behrampore, early on Monday. Six more bodies were found by the rescue team divers from the river …
  • 36 killed as bus falls into canal in Murshidabad 30 Jan 2018 07:21 Mamata announces compensation Agencies, Baharampur At least 36 people met a gruesome death and several were injured when a bus packed with over 60 passengers plunged into a canal after crashing through the railing of a bridge at Daulatabad in Murshidabad …
  • Kolkata: 36 killed as bus plunges into Murshidabad creek 30 Jan 2018 01:08 BEHRAMPORE: Thirty-six people died after a bus plunged 25 feet into a creek from a bridge in Daulatabad, 12 kilometres from Murshidabad district headquarters Behrampore, early on Monday. Most of the dead were state government employees, primarily …
  • Murshidabad bus accident: Death toll rises to 37 29 Jan 2018 20:25 [India], Jan. 29 (ANI): The death toll in Monday's bus accident in West Bengal's Murshidabad district has risen to 37 after more bodies were fished out later in the day. The incident took place when the bus carrying 50 passengers, enroute to Malda …
  • 36 killed as bus plunges into canal in Murshidabad 29 Jan 2018 20:12 Police rescue people after a bus accident at the Ghogra Canal in Murshidabad district, around 187 miles from Kolkata on Monday. Photo: AFP Kolkata: At least 36 people were killed after a bus operated by West Bengal Transport Corp. plunged into a canal at …
  • Murshidabad accident 29 Jan 2018 16:09 KOLKATA: Thirty-six people, including two children, died after the state bus they were travelling in toppled over Balirghat bridge under Daulatabad police station in West Bengal's Murshidabad, 12 kilometres off Berhampore, early on Monday while trying …
  • 36 killed as bus plunges into canal in Bengal’s Murshidabad district (Third Lead) 29 Jan 2018 15:53 Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Thirty six people, including two children, were killed and several were missing after a bus with around 50 passengers crashed through a bridge railing and plunged into a canal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday morning, …
  • Murshidabad accident 29 Jan 2018 15:26 KOLKATA: Thirty-six people, including two children, died after the state bus they were travelling in toppled over Balirghat bridge in West Bengal's Daulatabad, 12 kilometres off Berhampore, early on Monday while trying to avoid a truck closing in from …
  • 36 killed as bus plunges into canal in Murshidabad district 29 Jan 2018 15:05 Kolkata, Jan 29 (IANS) Thirty-six people were killed and several were missing after a bus with around 50 passengers crashed through a bridge railing and plunged into a canal in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Monday, police said. Eight injured …
  • Murshidabad accident 29 Jan 2018 15:05 KOLKATA: Thirty-six people, including two children, died after the state bus they were travelling in toppled over Balirghat bridge in Daulatabad, 12 kilometres off Berhampore, early on Monday while trying to avoid a truck closing in from the opposite …
  • Many feared dead, as bus plunges into a canal in Bengal's Murshidabad district 29 Jan 2018 14:56 KOLKATA: A bus carrying at least 40 passengers plunged into a deep canal in West Bengal's Murshidabad district. According to the locals, the bus while crossing the bridge lost control and hit the railing of the bridge. At around 6.30 am, the bus fell …
  • Murshidabad 29 Jan 2018 12:00 KOLKATA: At least seven persons were killed and a number of others got injured when a bus, carrying 55 passengers, plunged into a river due to poor visibility in Murshidabad district on Monday. The bus, carrying at least 55 passengers, fell into the river …
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces ex-gratia for Murshidabad victims’ kin 29 Jan 2018 11:05 Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File | PTI) KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh for the kin of the deceased, who lost lives in an accident, where a bus fell off a bridge into the Bhairab …
  • Mamata announces ex-gratia for Murshidabad victims' kin 29 Jan 2018 10:28 [India], Jan 29 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 Lakh for the kin of the deceased, who lost lives in an accident, where a bus fell off a bridge into the Bhairab River. "I announce Rs 5 Lakh ex- …
  • West Bengal: Bus falls off bridge in Murshidabad 29 Jan 2018 07:02 [India], Jan 29 (ANI): A passenger bus fell off a bridge into Bhairab River in Daulatabad area of West Bengal's Murshidabad on Monday. The incident took place due to low visibility. The bus was travelling from Domkal to Berhampur. Locals of the area …
  • WB: 2 killed, 7 injured as bus plunges into canal in Murshidabad 29 Jan 2018 06:09 While two bodies were found floating, seven injured persons were fished out from the canal, the police said. Baharampur: At least two persons were killed and seven others injured when a bus plunged into a canal after breaking the railing of a bridge in …
  • 7 killed, over 20 injured as bus overturns in West Bengal's Murshidabad 20 Jan 2018 07:44 At least seven people were killed and over 20 injured on Saturday morning after a bus overturned in West Bengal's Murshidabad due to fog. As per reports, the injured have been rushed to Beldanga hospital for treatment. The incident comes days after …
  • TMC feuds trigger exodus to Cong in Murshidabad 15 Dec 2017 22:43
  • Toilet delay for 250 Murshidabad families 27 Nov 2017 21:36 Sagardighi: Almost half the residents of Naopara village in Murshidabad's Sagardighi are still to get toilets despite the state government setting a deadline for covering the entire district by December 31. However, a visit to the village revealed that …
  • Bengal plans Muslin Tourism Circuit in Burdwan, Murshidabad 18 Sep 2017 05:35 KOLKATA: With an aim to boost the market of its prized muslin fabric, the West Bengal government is planning to introduce a muslin tourism circuit in the state soon, a top official has said. "Our aim is to bring our muslin tourism circuit to the …
  • NCB seizes 2,000 drug tablets worth Rs 12 lakh, two held in Murshidabad 04 Aug 2017 02:58 Yaba tablets considered to be a powerful addictive substance The Narcotics Control Board (NCB) on Tuesday seized 2,000 drug tablets worth Rs 12 lakh and arrested two persons in connection with the case. According to NCB officials they had seized 1,200 yaba …
  • Hon’ble President of India presents the 2.5 Croreth PMUY connection at Raghunathgunj, Murshidabad, West Bengal 15 Jul 2017 11:12 The 2.5 Crore LPG Connection under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was given out to Smt. Gouri Sarkar of Raghunathgunj by Hon'ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the presence ofMinister of State (I/C) for Petroleum and Natural Gas …
  • Murshidabad: Woman suspected to be child-lifter killed by mob 28 Jun 2017 20:59 A 42-year-old woman died after she was assaulted by a mob that suspected her of being a child-lifter, at Sekendra village of Murshidabad district on Tuesday. Police said the woman was mentally challenged and unlikely to have been a child-lifter. Otera Bibi …
  • TMC leader killed in Bengals' Murshidabad 13 May 2017 10:17 For representational purpose | File photo BAHARMPUR: A Trinamool Congress leader, Ashadul Sheikh was killed in Murshidabad district after miscreants hurled bombs and shot him four times, the police said today.      The incident happened at Bhakuri under …
  • WB: Police seize arms, intercepts two in Murshidabad 26 Apr 2017 11:51 [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The West Bengal Police on Wednesday seized sixteen arms and fifty round ammunitions in Murshidabad district and intercepted two people in a vehicle at Sagardighi police station area. The police could recover carbine, DVBL gun, one …
  • Police arrest five persons, seize firearms in Murshidabad 26 Apr 2017 07:26 By: PTI | Baharampore | Published:April 26, 2017 12:27 pm The police has seized a haul of arms and ammunition in Murshidabad district and arrested five persons in this connection, a senior police officer said on Wednesday. The police arrested a man from …
  • WB: TMC, Congress workers clash in Murshidabad, no injuries reported 30 Mar 2017 14:56 By: PTI | Baharampur(west Bengal) | Published:March 30, 2017 7:33 pm Trinamool Congress and rival Congress clashed at the Baharampur municipality in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Thursday but none was seriously injured in it. TMC workers also …
  • Heroin haul from West Bengal's Murshidabad district 11 Mar 2017 08:53 Image used for representational purpose only. (File | AP) BERHAMPUR: In the second haul within four days, heroin weighing 1.4 kg and valued at an estimated Rupees 1.5 crore was seized from a village at Lalgola in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, a …
  • Heroin haul from Bengal's Murshidabad district 11 Mar 2017 08:48 Image used for representational purpose only. (File | AP) BERHAMPUR: In the second haul within four days, heroin weighing 1.4 kg and valued at an estimated Rupees 1.5 crore was seized from a village at Lalgola in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, a …
  • Breaking the shackles: Muslim women donate blood in Murshidabad 02 Mar 2017 12:07 BERHAMPUR: Trinamool Mahila Congress (TMC) on Thursday organised a blood donation camp for women in Berhampur area of West Bengal's Murshidabad district. "It was the first time that Murshidabad witnessed woman donors turning up in such a huge …
  • NCB seizes 500gm heroine from Murshidabad 17 Jan 2017 17:34
  • Murshidabad: 36-year-old TMC activist shot at, locals protest 04 Jan 2017 22:56 A 36-year-old TMC activist is in critical condition after being shot at by miscreants in Beldanga area of Murshidabad on Tuesday, according to police. Identified as Mojai Sheikh, the man was going to the local market on his motorcycle when he was attacked …
  • Who gets West Bengal’s Muslim vote? 17 May 2019 20:50 As West Bengal goes to the polls for nine LS seats on Sunday, one question remains largely unanswered. Will the Muslims, constituting 27% of the State’s population, follow the earlier trend to vote for different parties or will they choose to vote for one …
  • Muslims of West Bengal are no longer Mamata Banerjee fans but they have no real option 06 May 2019 11:12 For most Delhi commentators, the Muslim vote bank in India's West Bengal solely rests with Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress. But such simplistic analysis fails to capture the mood of the voter on the ground. Muslims, who comprise 27.01 per cent of …
  • Violence in north Bengal pockets, EC seeks report 19 Apr 2019 22:29 Kolkata: The second of the seven phases of voting in Bengal saw an uptick in violence, prompting the Election Commission to seek a report on the polling process from the Uttar Dinajpur district magistrate. Most of the sporadic incidents of violence …
  • Second phase of Lok Sabha elections recorded 67.84% turnout: EC 19 Apr 2019 15:20 New Delhi, Thu, 18 Apr 2019 Deepak Kumar Election Commission of India released the statistics of second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to the Election Commission a 67.84 per cent voter cast their votes in the second phase of Lok Sabha 2019 …
  • 67.84% voter turnout recorded in Phase 2: EC 18 Apr 2019 18:28 NEW DELHI: A 67.84 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday in 95 seats spread in 11 states and a Union Territory, the Election Commission said. Barring sporadic incidents of violence, the polling went off …
  • LS polls, Phase 2: K'taka voter comes to polling booth in an ambulance 18 Apr 2019 12:53 Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates in 95 constituencies will fight it out today. The result will be out on May 23. Originally, polls were to be held …
  • LIVE | LS polls 2: Hope Centre gives J&K an elected govt which is its right: Omar 18 Apr 2019 07:04 Votes were to be held in 97 seats, but Vellore and Triputa East were kept out due to corruption, security concerns. Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates …
  • LIVE | LS polls 2: 'I developed Mathura, BSP-SP busy fighting,' says Hema 18 Apr 2019 05:55 Votes were to be held in 97 seats, but Vellore and Triputa East were kept out due to corruption, security concerns. Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates …
  • LIVE | LS polls 2: Dynasty, regional politics never hindered country: Kumaraswamy 18 Apr 2019 04:50 Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates in 95 constituencies will fight it out today. The result will be out on May 23. Originally, polls were to be held …
  • LS Poll Live: Brisk early voting, especially in TN 18 Apr 2019 04:17 Voting is smooth and brisk at most polling booths, especially in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. There is some violence in West Bengal !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Vote for Nyay, tweets Rahul Gandhi When you vote today, remember that you vote for …
  • LIVE | LS polls, Phase 2: 'BJP has taken over AIADMK,' says Kanimozhi 18 Apr 2019 04:08 Votes were to be held in 97 seats, but Vellore and Triputa East were kept out due to corruption, security concerns. Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates …
  • LIVE | Lok Sabha polls, Phase 2: EVM glitches reported at booths in WB, Assam 18 Apr 2019 02:47 Votes were to be held in 97 seats, but Vellore and Triputa East were kept out due to corruption, security concerns. Mumbai: Thirteen states and Union Territories go to polls in the ongoing Lok Sabha election’s second phase on Thursday, April 11. Candidates …
  • BSF prevents Baishakh reunion on Panchagarh border 16 Apr 2019 20:02 India's Border Security Force (BSF) on Monday did not allow thousands of people, gathered at bordering village of Omarkhana in Panchagarh Sadar upazila, to exchange greetings of Pahela Baishakh with their relatives and friends in India. Unlike every …
  • Amid tussle over Raiganj, Murshidabad with Cong, CPM names candidates 08 Mar 2019 15:52 KOLKATA: Amid the ongoing seat-sharing talks between the CPM and the Congress in West Bengal, the Left Front Friday announced candidates for Raiganj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats. The announcement of candidates in these two seats held by the CPM might …
  • West Bengal: Amid tussle over Raiganj, Murshidabad with Congress, CPM announces candidates 08 Mar 2019 15:23 KOLKATA: Amid the ongoing seat-sharing talks between the CPM and the Congress in West Bengal, the Left Front Friday announced candidates for Raiganj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats. The announcement of candidates in these two seats held by the CPM might …
  • W Bengal: Amid tussle over Raiganj, Murshidabad with Cong, CPM names candidates 08 Mar 2019 14:58 KOLKATA: Amid the ongoing seat-sharing talks between the CPM and the Congress in West Bengal, the Left Front Friday announced candidates for Raiganj and Murshidabad Lok Sabha seats. The announcement of candidates in these two seats held by the CPM might …
  • Rahul Gandhi to talk to Sitaram Yechury to resolve seat-sharing issue in Bengal: Congress 06 Mar 2019 13:43 NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: AICC president Rahul Gandhi will speak with CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury to resolve the impasse over seat-sharing formula between the two parties in West Bengal, Congress leaders said on Wednesday. This emerged after a …
  • Bengal Congress chief writes to Rahul Gandhi, urges him to take call on seat-sharing with Left 05 Mar 2019 11:01 KOLKATA: West Bengal Congress chief Somen Mitra on Tuesday wrote a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi, underlining the need for "seat-sharing or alliance" with the CPI(M) to "stop the march of BJP in the state and dethrone the TMC in …
  • Cong ready to go alone in Bengal if CPI(M) doesn’t compromise on Raiganj, Murshidabad: Party leaders 04 Mar 2019 23:25 Kolkata, Mar 4 (PTI) The state Congress leadership Monday said it is ready to fight the upcoming Lok Sabha elections alone in West Bengal if the Left Front does not leave for it the two party-bastions — Raiganj and Murshidabad, after the CPI(M) proposed a …
  • West Bengal: Three, including local BJP leader arrested in connection with daughter's abduction 18 Feb 2019 12:06 Image Source : REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE West Bengal: BJP leader arrested for daughter's abduction Two people, along with a local BJP leader were arrested from Birbhum district of West Bengal, in connection with the "kidnapping" of his daughter, a …
  • West Bengal BJP leader among three held for his daughter's kidnapping 17 Feb 2019 19:57 By PTI LABHPUR: A local BJP leader, Suprabhat Batyabyal, and two others were arrested in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Sunday in connection with the kidnapping of his daughter, a senior police officer said. Batyabyal's daughter, who was …
  • West Bengal BJP leader among three held for his daughter's abduction 17 Feb 2019 14:39 LABHPUR (WB): A local BJP leader Suprabhat Batyabyal and two others were arrested in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Sunday in connection with the kidnapping of his daughter, a senior police officer said. Batyabyal's daughter, who was kidnapped …
  • Seemanchal Express accident: 6 dead, several injured; Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia announced 04 Feb 2019 13:58 Rescue and relief work in progress after nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Seemanchal Express derailed at Hajipur, in Vaishali district, Sunday, Feb. 03, 2019. (PTI Photo) Six people died and several were injured after a rail fracture led to the derailment …
  • 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 delegation to meet EC on Bengal 04 Feb 2019 06:17 New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) A high-level BJP delegation will approach the Election Commission on Monday on issues related to West Bengal, including on blocking of rallies of its party leaders in the state. The delegation comprising of Defence Minister Nirmala …
  • 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 …
  • Bangladeshi killed by BSF across border 19 Jan 2019 01:11 Indian Border Security Force yesterday shot dead a Bangladeshi national inside their territory along the Dharmagar border in Thakurgaon's Ranisankail upazila.  The dead, Jahangir Alam, 21, was son of Badsha Mia of Shahanabad village in the upazila. …
  • Bangladeshi killed by ‘BSF’ along Thakurgaon border 18 Jan 2019 10:58 A Bangladesh national was shot to death allegedly by members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) along Dharmagar border in Ranishankoil upazila of Thakurgaon early today. Deceased Jahangir Alam Raju, 21, was son of Badsha Mia of Shahanabadh village in …
  • BJP hopes to cash in on Citizenship Bill in Bengal 11 Jan 2019 11:55 KOLKATA: With the Lok Sabha polls approaching, the West Bengal BJP hopes to cash in on the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill to reach out to the one crore odd Hindu Bangladeshi refugees in the state once the bill is implemented. The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill …
  • Bengal man arrested for hacking a Central website, tampering with scholarships 27 Dec 2018 13:22 Kolkata, Dec 27 (IANS) A 28-year-old-man of West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district was arrested for hacking a Central website and uploading names of fake scholarship applicants, police said on Thursday. “Based on the complaint of Education Director from …
  • TMC leaders asked to identify wrongdoers, report to Mamata Banerjee 17 Dec 2018 11:53 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee IN AN attempt to rein in party infighting at the grass-roots level ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Trinamool Congress has asked its district presidents and leaders to identify the workers involved in such …
  • Railways start work under MGNREGA scheme 13 Dec 2018 10:38 Agartala, Dec 13 (IANS) The Railways, for the first time, have started utilising the government’s rural job flagship scheme – MGNREGA – to undertake railway work, a senior official said on Thursday. “The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has started works …
  • A unique chance to meet dear ones from across the border 08 Dec 2018 19:44 Gobindapur border in Haripur upazila under the district saw an amazing picture on Friday as thousands of Bangla speaking people from both sides of the border got an opportunity to meet their relatives on the occasion of decades-old traditional Pathar Kali …
  • Islampur violence: Bengal school has 50% vacancy, no science teachers for senior classes 30 Sep 2018 01:53 Daribhit School in Islampur, North Dinajpur, looks like a war zone. (Express photo by Subham Dutta) Days after the September 20 violence in Islampur in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district, the Daribhit High School remains shut. The sprawling football …
  • Days after Islampur violence: Bengal school has 50% vacancy, no science teachers for senior classes 29 Sep 2018 23:41 Daribhit School in Islampur, North Dinajpur, looks like a war zone. (Express photo by Subham Dutta) Days after the September 20 violence in Islampur in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district, the Daribhit High School remains shut. The sprawling football …
  • WB: Chandra Bose goes on Twitter rant against BJP state president 27 Sep 2018 23:00 [India], Sept 28 (ANI): West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice president and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's grandnephew, Chandra Kumar Bose criticised the party's state president Dilip Ghosh for apparently not making efforts to protect BJP …
  • RSS dares TMC to prove school killing involvement or face legal action 22 Sep 2018 19:28 By Express News Service KOLKATA: A day after West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee blamed Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for being involved in the deaths of two students in the firing incident at Darivit High School in Uttar Dinajpur district …
  • North Dinajpur: CPI(M) targets two TMC MPs on Facebook 11 Sep 2018 12:21 The North Dinajpur CPI (M) district committee has published Facebook posts criticising the performance of two Trinamool Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha in the last four years.  On the Facebook page ‘CPIM Uttar Dinajpur DC’, the party has put out posts …
  • Migrant workers escape Kerala flood, return home 21 Aug 2018 04:01 HOWRAH/KHARAPUR: Some 200 masons who escaped from flood-hit Kerala reached the city aboard the Chennai-Howrah Coromandel Express around 12.45pm on Monday. Around 9.15pm, the first relief train from Thiruvananthapuram to Bengal chugged into Kharagpur. …
  • Top cops in tea belt alerted on PF default cases 20 Jul 2018 19:58 Kolkata: The Bengal government has directed police in tea-producing districts to act promptly against garden owners who have mismanaged provident funds of workers. The directive comes a week after chief minister Mamata Banerjee ordered the labour …
  • Bengal Cong split on allies at Rahul meet 07 Jul 2018 00:57 New Delhi/Kolkata: West Bengal Congress leaders facing an existential crisis spoke in many voices to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the party’s roadmap in West Bengal and its poll alliance for the coming Lok Sabha polls, during individual …
  • MHA finds West Bengal report on poll violence 'sketchy', tells them to resend it 18 May 2018 04:18 NEW DELHI: Not satisfied with the state’s reply, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs Wednesday asked West Bengal government to send a revised report with complete details sought by them on the large scale violence during the panchayat elections. The MHA …
  • West Bengal panchayat elections: Miscreants brandish gun, escape with ballot box 16 May 2018 11:12 Ratua: Brandishing a gun, unidentified miscreants, on Wednesday, escaped with a ballot box from polling booth no. 76 in Malda’s Ratua during the re-polling in the Panchayat elections. This adds to the long list of violent incidents that have erupted in the …
  • Re-polling in 568 booths underway in Bengal 16 May 2018 08:52 KOLKATA: Repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC)received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll, began on Wednesday amid tight security. The booths where repolling is being held are spread in all …
  • WB poll: Miscreants brandish gun, escape with ballot box 16 May 2018 08:48 [India], May 16 (ANI): Brandishing a gun, unidentified miscreants, on Wednesday, escaped with a ballot box from polling booth no. 76 in Malda's Ratua during the re-polling in the Panchayat elections. This adds to the long list of violent incidents that …
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Police lathicharge on people during re-polling 16 May 2018 07:01 By ANI UTTAR DINAJPUR: Police baton charged on people in Uttar Dinajpur district's Goalpokhar as a crowd-control measure during the re-polling of panchayat polls. This happened as a result of people's agitation when the re-polling started late in …
  • WB panchayat polls: Police baton charged on people 16 May 2018 06:49 [West Bengal], May 16 (ANI): Police baton charged on people in Uttar Dinajpur district's Goalpokhar as a crowd-control measure during the re-polling of panchayat polls. This happened as a result of people's agitation when the re-polling started …
  • WB panchayat polls: Re-polling underway in 568 booths underway, violence reported 16 May 2018 06:32 This happened as a result of people's agitation when the re-polling started late in booth number 36/37. Uttar Dinajpur [West Bengal]: Police baton charged on people in Uttar Dinajpur district's Goalpokhar as a crowd-control measure during the …
  • Repoll in 568 booths begins amid tight security 16 May 2018 06:17 KOLKATA: Repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC)received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll, began today amid tight security. The booths where repolling is being held are spread in all the 20 …
  • WB Panchayat elections: Repolling in 568 booths begins amid tight security 16 May 2018 06:06 Repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll, began on Wednesday amid tight security. The booths where repolling is being held are spread in all the 20 …
  • WB panchayat polls: Re-polling underway in 568 booths amid tight security 16 May 2018 05:44 The booths, where re-polling is taking place, include 63 in Murshidabad, 52 in Coochbehar, 28 in West Midnapore, 10 in Hooghly among others. Kolkata: Repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC) received …
  • Panchayat elections: Repoll in 568 booths begins amid tight security 16 May 2018 04:59 KOLKATA: Repolling in 568 booths across West Bengal from where the State Election Commission (SEC)received complaints of violence during the panchayat poll, began today amid tight security. The booths where repolling is being held are spread in all the 20 …
  • Repoll on Wednesday in 568 booths for Bengal rural polls 15 May 2018 16:20 Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Repolling will be held on Wednesday in 568 polling booths across 19 of the 20 West Bengal districts for the Panchayati Raj Institutions that went to the polls on May 14, the State Election Commission said on Tuesday. Jhargram is the …
  • Bengal polls take grim turn; 12 dead, many injured 14 May 2018 19:59 At least 12 persons were killed and hundreds injured during voting for the West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday. The entire poll process has been marked by violence, from the very first day of filing of nomination papers on April 2. Reports of poll- …
  • West Bengal panchayat elections LIVE: 10 killed in violent clashes; ballot boxes looted at gunpoint 14 May 2018 11:44 West Bengal panchayat polls which are being held today have been marred with instances of violence in which at least 10 people have been killed so far, reports ABP Ananda. A few unidentified people looted ballot boxes from polling booths no. 44, 45 and 44  …
  • Sporadic violence in West Bengal Panchayat polls 14 May 2018 05:36 Amid reports of violence from various parts of West Bengal, the polling for the single phase panchayat elections is under way. About 11.33% votes were polled till 9 am. Incidents of attacks on Opposition party workers, booth capturing, houses of Opposition …
  • BJP fields record number of Muslim candidates 06 May 2018 15:00 The BJP this time has more than 850 candidates from the minority community for the rural polls on May 14 Kolkata: Making a shift in its political strategy, the BJP has given tickets to an overwhelming number of Muslim candidates in the upcoming rural polls …
  • WB rural polls: BJP changes tack, fields 850 Muslim candidates 06 May 2018 11:12 Kolkata, May 6 Making a shift in its political strategy, the BJP has given tickets to an overwhelming number of Muslim candidates in the upcoming rural polls in West Bengal with an aim to corner a large chunk of crucial minority votes in the state. The BJP …
  • In WB rural polls, BJP fields record number of Muslim candidates 06 May 2018 10:04 The BJP this time has more than 850 candidates from the minority community for the rural polls on May 14. Kolkata: Making a shift in its political strategy, the BJP has given tickets to an overwhelming number of Muslim candidates in the upcoming rural …
  • BJP fields record Muslim candidates for WB rural 06 May 2018 09:40 KOLKATA: Making a shift in its political strategy, the BJP has given tickets to an overwhelming number of Muslim candidates in the upcoming rural polls in West Bengal with an aim to corner a large chunk of crucial minority votes in the state. The BJP this …
  • BJP fields 850 Muslim candidates for West Bengal rural elections 06 May 2018 08:50 BJP state president Dilip Ghosh said the party would have fielded more than 2,000 minority candidates had the nomination process been peaceful. (Express Photo by Partha Paul/Files) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded more than 850 Muslim …
  • BJP changes tack, fields record Muslim candidates for West Bengal rural 06 May 2018 08:46 The BJP has given tickets to an overwhelming number of Muslim candidates in the upcoming rural polls in West Bengal with an aim to corner a large chunk of crucial minority votes in the state. Photo: PTI Kolkata: Making a shift in its political strategy, …
  • BJP's trump card? Party fields record number of Muslim candidates for WB rural polls 06 May 2018 08:07 Kolkata: Making a shift in its political strategy, the BJP has given tickets to an overwhelming number of Muslim candidates in the upcoming rural polls in West Bengal with an aim to corner a large chunk of crucial minority votes in the state. The BJP this …
  • Two students accuse teacher of rape 22 Apr 2018 10:33 [India], Apr. 22 (ANI): Two girls in West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur district have accused their school teacher of raping them. The accused allegedly molested and threatened the girls to not tell anyone about the incident. An FIR at Kornojora Police Fari …
  • West Bengal panchayat candidate held after stealing cop’s mobile, sending selfie to police officer’s wife 20 Apr 2018 13:10 Image used for representational purpose only. KOLKATA: An independent candidate for the upcoming West Bengal panchayat election was arrested after he allegedly stole a police officer’s cell phone and sent his selfie to the officer’s wife on the WhatsApp. …
  • Bengal rural poll violence hits heart of Kolkata 08 Apr 2018 01:25 Kolkata: Flames of the pre-rural poll violence spread from the districts to reach the city on Saturday morning when Alipore — the South 24 Parganas district headquarters — bore the brunt of the ongoing political battle. Armed miscreants took control …
  • Pre-poll violence continues in Bengal 07 Apr 2018 17:58 Violence over filing of nominations for panchyat polls in West Bengal continued for the sixth day on Saturday. Clashes between Trinamool Congress supporters and various Opposition parties took place in Birbhum, Murshidabad, Paschim Bardhaman and Uttar …
  • Violence unabated on Day 3 of filing papers 06 Apr 2018 02:00 Kolkata: There was no let-up in violence on the third day of filing nominations for the Bengal rural polls on Thursday, with complaints of clashes and intimidation pouring in from across districts, the worst being Birbhum’s Nalhati where former Birbhum MP …
  • WB Panchayat polls: BJP moves SC over denial of nomination form to its candidates 05 Apr 2018 14:41 Ashish Tripathi, DH News Service, New Delhi, Apr 5 2018, 19:39 IST Advocate Aishwarya Bhati mentioned the writ petition for an urgent hearing before a three-judge bench presided over by Chief Justice Dipak Misra who agreed to list it for consideration on …
  • 1 dead in rural poll run-up violence 05 Apr 2018 01:53 Kolkata: The dance of democracy in rural Bengal claimed yet another life on the second day of filing nominations, with no let-up in armed attacks on political rivals. On the contrary, the violence that started with the use of lathis and swords ended with …
  • BJP to move Supreme Court seeking central forces for West Bengal rural poll 04 Apr 2018 17:54 Image used for representational purpose. (File photo | PTI) KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP will file a petition at the Supreme Court seeking protection by central forces during the upcoming panchayat elections in the state. Speaking to media here on Wednesday, …
  • 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 …
  • Rotten Indian wheat spreads virus, bacteria at land port 07 Mar 2018 23:10 A huge amount of low quality imported Indian wheat seized by Banglabandha Land Port authorities in Panchagarh on January 17 is still lying in the warehouse as the port authority and the importer from Nilphamari blame each other for failure to return the …
  • Bengal government will take care of South Dinajpur gangrape survivor: Mamata Banerjee 21 Feb 2018 14:09 By: PTI | Updated: February 21, 2018 6:07 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the state government would take care of the future of the tribal mentally challenged woman who was …
  • Government will take care of the gang raped woman: Mamata Banerjee 21 Feb 2018 12:31 By: PTI | Published: February 21, 2018 5:42 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the state government would take care of the future of the tribal mentally challenged woman who was …
  • West Bengal government will take care of gangraped woman: Mamata Banerjee 21 Feb 2018 11:14 Image for representational purpose only GANGARAMPUR: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state government would take care of the future of the tribal mentally challenged woman who was gangraped in South Dinajpur district. The 27-year- …
  • On V-Day, Bengal police woos online abusers 15 Feb 2018 01:33 Malda: A Raiganj locality woke up to the sounds of police boots, bagpipes and love on Wednesday. Ukilpara, in Uttar Dinajpur district, was witness to a make-up session on Valentine’s Day — only the parties concerned were police and a resident who had …
  • Union to drivers: No mobiles at the wheel 30 Jan 2018 21:13 Raiganj: A Trinamul-backed transport union here has barred private bus drivers from using cell phones while at the wheel in the wake of Monday's Murshidabad bus accident blamed on the driver's use of a mobile. "We have come to know that the …
  • Rail roko, fog disrupt train services 08 Jan 2018 19:58 People cross a railway track on a foggy Kolkata morning. PTI A rail blockade by a Jharkhand-based tribal outfit and dense fog disrupted train services in parts of the state on Monday. The Jharkhand Disom Party and Adivasi Sengal Abhiyan had called for a 12 …
  • Protests by Jharkhand Disom Party delays several trains, life crippled in West Bengal 08 Jan 2018 19:40 A 12-hour strike called by Jharkhand Disom Party protesting against the Religious Freedom Act and the Land Tenancy Act passed by the Supreme court has massively affected daily life in West Bengal. The protestors in order to demonstrate their anger and …
  • Dasmunsi’s body cremated with state honours, thousands pay tributes 22 Nov 2017 06:35 Kolkata/Kaliaganj, Nov 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, including leaders cutting across political lines, paid teary-eyed farewell to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, whose mortal remains were consigned to flames with state honours on …
  • Leaders across party lines pay final tribute to veteran leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi 21 Nov 2017 20:28 Leaders pay tribute at Congress office. (Express Photo by Partha Paul ) Hundreds of people, including political workers and leaders from various parties, on Tuesday paid their final tribute to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who died in a …
  • Thousands pay last respects to Dasmunsi 21 Nov 2017 14:56 Kolkata, November 21 Thousands of grief stricken people and leaders cutting across political lines turned up on Tuesday to bid adieu to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who died in a Delhi hospital on Monday. Amid slogans of "Priya …
  • Procurement woes, unseasonal rain dampen Bengal’s paddy farmers 16 Nov 2017 18:06 Govt-buying yet to pick up pace; farmers see quality issues impacting prices Kolkata, November 16:   Sixty-one-year-old Md Rafick Mallick, a farmer from Shaktigarh village in Burdwan district, known as the rice bowl of West Bengal, is a defaulter. Unable …
  • India moves ahead with another transgender appointment for government post 14 Nov 2017 08:07 Ganga Kumari, a 24-year-old transgender in India, was inducted as a constable in the Rajasthan state police department on Tuesday (14 November), putting an end to a four-year-long wait. She became the first transgender in the western Indian state and the …
  • Bus owners attacked 13 Nov 2017 19:36 Raiganj: Private bus owners here started an indefinite strike from Monday following an assault on four of them by alleged Trinamul-backed transport workers on Sunday. "A private bus - plying on the Hilli-Siliguri route for the past six months …
  • Bengal paddy output seen higher; prices firm on exports 04 Oct 2017 18:38 Kolkata, October 4:   Heavy rains notwithstanding in several paddy producing districts of West Bengal, production is expected to be better than last year. Heavy showers had flushed away paddy seeds from most of the agricultural land in south Bengal …
  • 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- …
  • 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 …
  • 47 more die in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh floods; situation in Assam, West Bengal improves 22 Aug 2017 18:38 NEW DELHI: Thirty-seven more persons perished in flood-hit Bihar, where over 1.46 crore people are still affected, while the situation in Uttar Pradesh remained alarming with 10 more deaths reported today. The toll in Bihar rose to 341 and touched 82 in …
  • 47 more die in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh floods 22 Aug 2017 17:19 NEW DELHI: Thirty-seven more persons perished in flood-hit Bihar, where over 1.46 crore people are still affected, while the situation in Uttar Pradesh remained alarming with 10 more deaths reported on Tuesday. The toll in Bihar rose to 341 and touched 82 …
  • Bengal & Assam : Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh gasp for breath as floods claim 6 more lives 20 Aug 2017 04:28 by PTI Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspecting the flood-affected areas in Gorakhpur on Saturday. Photo - PTI Guwahati/Kolkata/Lucknow: Six more deluge-related deaths were reported on Saturday in Assam and West Bengal, even though …
  • Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh gasp for breath as floods claim 6 more lives 19 Aug 2017 20:10 August 19, 2017 | 10:18 PM by PTI Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspecting the flood-affected areas in Gorakhpur on Saturday. Photo - PTI Guwahati/Kolkata/Lucknow: Six more deluge-related deaths were reported on Saturday in Assam and …
  • 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 …
  • Flood kills four in Dinajpur 16 Aug 2017 08:29 Four more people, including two children, lost their lives in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur on Tuesday, raising the death toll from the floods in the district to 17. The victims were identified as Rina Akter, 10, daughter of Iman Ali of Nanderai village …
  • Tribals run riot in N Dinajpur over cop laxity in molest case 15 Jul 2017 00:54 Malda: Armed adivasis we-nt on the rampage at Raiganj town in Uttar Dinajpur — a part of the narrow strip that connects north Bengal and south Bengal — on Friday, playing out a different script of identity politics the town had never witnessed before. …