• AIMIM making a foray into Bengal and Rajasthan 30 Aug 2019 11:00 Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has set up base in West Bengal, the state where BJP is already looking to turn politics. Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi who is the party chief told on Thursday that he is also looking to expand in …
  • Kolkata: On civic chief’s order, CCTVs outside councillors’ homes 02 Aug 2019 23:03 CCTV camera outside a councillor’s house. As a tug of war between Trinamool Congress and BJP continues over control of civic bodies, the chairman of Gangarampur municipality in Dakshin Dinajpur district has come up with an idea to keep an eye on …
  • Ahead of no-confidence vote in Bengal district, CCTVs monitor councillors’ visitors 02 Aug 2019 03:13 Trinamool Congress had won all 18 seats in Gangarampur municipality. As a tug of war between Trinamool Congress and BJP continues over control of civic bodies, the chairman of Gangarampur municipality in Dakshin Dinajpur district has come up with an idea …
  • West Bengal: Day after ‘getting instant triple talaq’, woman found dead; husband absconding 02 Aug 2019 00:21 On Thursday morning, when Banu’s relatives came to the village, they found her body in a bush near her home, said police.(Representational) A day after a 28-year-old woman in Dakshin Bishnupur village of Uttar Dinajpur district was reportedly given instant …
  • 23,869 smuggled cattles from WB seized so far this yr: Centre 23 Jul 2019 09:51 New Delhi, Jul 23 () About 23,869 cattles smuggled from West Bengal have been seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) so far this year, the government informed Parliament on Tuesday. North 24 Parganas, Murshidabad, Malda, …
  • West Bengal launch free crop insurance scheme for farmers 28 Jun 2019 05:51 BCCL All farmers taking loans (granted or applied for) and even those not taking loans can avail of the insurance. KOLKATA: West Bengal government has announced a crop insurance scheme in collaboration with the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC), …
  • No TMC govt will be left in WB: Mukul Roy as MLA, 10 Zilla parishad members join BJP 25 Jun 2019 03:47 This comes a day after TMC president Mamata Banerjee threatened her party's erstwhile leaders who have jumped the ship with 'consequences'. New Delhi: Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, BJP leader Mukul Roy said " …
  • Kerala: Sacked Congress leader AP Abdullakutty set to join BJP 24 Jun 2019 21:59 There have been reports that Abdullakutty is looking to contest the Manjeshwar Assembly seat bypolls as a BJP candidate. A P Abdullakutty, who was recently sacked from Congress for praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi on BJP’s massive mandate in the Lok …
  • '... Film Abhi Baaki Hai,' Says Former Mamata Aide Mukul Roy As Another Group Of TMC Leaders Joins BJP 24 Jun 2019 18:17   BJP leader and former Mamata Banerjee aide Mukul Roy on Monday took a swipe at West Bengal chief minister when another TMC legislator and 10 Zila Parishad members switched over to the saffron party. "Yeh trailer hai, film abhi baaki hai (This is …
  • West Bengal: Tension prevails in Sandeshkhali, police looking for ‘missing’ persons 09 Jun 2019 14:16 Clashes in Dakshin Dinajpur (above), North 24-Parganas Saturday. (Express Photo) Tension prevailed on Sunday in strife-affected Sandeshkhali in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas, with the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress accusing each other …
  • 3 workers killed in clash with TMC: BJP 09 Jun 2019 00:03 Clashes in Dakshin Dinajpur (above), North 24-Parganas Saturday. Express The BJP on Saturday claimed two of its local leaders and a party worker had been killed and at least five workers seriously wounded in a violent clash with Trinamool Congress workers …
  • BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal, 2 detained 27 May 2019 12:11 The fresh spate of political violence that has kept West Bengal burning since before the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 claimed the life of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, who was shot dead in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday night. The …
  • Minister's convoy attacked, TMC workers thrashed as post-poll violence continues in Bengal 27 May 2019 05:51 Image Source : PTI Post-poll violence continues in Bengal Parts of West Bengal are still struggling under post-poll violence as reports of attack on a state minister's convoy, beating up of ruling TMC workers and ransacking party offices allegedly by …
  • Lok Sabha election results: NDA schemes resonate in 115 poor districts, bring 60% seats 24 May 2019 00:06 Celebrations in Ranchi, Thursday. (Source: PTI) THE USE of socio-economic indicators to target the poorest households for its social welfare schemes in rural India appears to have paid dividends for the BJP-led NDA this Lok Sabha elections — it is ahead in …
  • In battle for Bengal, a Plassey redux (IANS Exclusive) 01 May 2019 14:34 New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Exactly a hundred years before the great “Indian Mutiny”, a decisive battled enslaved India to the British irrevocably. The needle moved in such a manner that a de facto trading outfit became de jure ruler of India. Now 72 years …
  • Phase 3 of Lok Sabha polls sees 66% turnout 23 Apr 2019 23:30 NEW DELHI: Polling has concluded for over half of the total Lok Sabha seats with the end of the third phase on Tuesday, which recorded an overall 66% turnout across 15 states and Union Territories. Polling, according to the Election Commission, was by and …
  • Voter hacked to death outside West Bengal booth 23 Apr 2019 22:15 Murshidabad (West Bengal): A 52-year-old man, claimed to be a Congress activist, was hacked to death outside a polling booth and a three Trinamul Congress (TMC) workers were injured after being hit by a crude bomb hurled at them in separate incidents in …
  • West Bengal violence claims life of man waiting to vote 23 Apr 2019 16:19 Violence between the workers of the Congress and ruling TMC sparked on allegations of proxy voting at the booth. Murshidabad: A man standing in the queue to cast his vote, was killed after clashes erupted between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress ( …
  • Violence mars third phase of LS polling 23 Apr 2019 12:28 [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Several incidents of violence were reported from many parts of the country where voting is underway for the third phase of Lok Sabha elections today. In West Bengal, a man was killed and at least three Trinamool Congress (TMC) …
  • Violence in Bengal, 1 killed in BJP, Congress clash 23 Apr 2019 11:50 Murshidabad/Dhenkanal: A man, standing in the queue to cast his vote, was killed after clashes erupted between the Congress and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in Baligram area of Murshidabad on Tuesday. Police said that Tiyarul Kalam got injured …
  • Reserve polling agent found dead in West Bengal 23 Apr 2019 11:37 [India], April 23 (ANI): Babulal Murmu, a polling agent was found dead in his house in Buniadpur, Dakshin Dinajpur, on Tuesday. His body was found hanging under mysterious circumstances. He was part of the reserve election team in the area where polling is …
  • LIVE | LS polls, 3: 1 killed in clashes between TMC, Congress in Bengal 23 Apr 2019 10:40 Mumbai: The third phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections is covering the highest number of parliamentary seats. In this phase, 116 seats will go to polls. All parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat, Kerala, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa and Daman and Diu will …
  • Mamata must stop seeking proof of air strike: Modi 20 Apr 2019 08:23 Buniadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to stop asking for evidence of the Balakot air strike by the Indian armed forces, instead look for “proofs” in the chit fund scams and …
  • ‘Stringent punishment awaits Bengal BJP man’s killer’ 20 Apr 2019 07:51 Buniyadpur (West Bengal), April 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday averred that stringent punishment will be meted out to those who were responsible for the murder of a BJP activist in Purulia, as also in all other parts of the state. “In …
  • Mamata says BJP will get 'rosogolla' in West Bengal 19 Apr 2019 12:06 BALURGHAT/GANGARAMPUR: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Friday claimed that the BJP will get a 'rosogolla' (zero) in West Bengal in the general elections, asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aim of winning a large number …
  • I will change how party is perceived, says BJP Muslim candidate from West Bengal 27 Mar 2019 06:39 KOLKATA: From being a BJP primary member in 2017 to being the first Muslim woman to contest Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal for the saffron party, Mafuja Khatun’s political journey has not been easy. As a BJP leader who had switched over from CPM, Mafuja …
  • ‘Will change how BJP is perceived’ 26 Mar 2019 14:47 Kolkata: From being a BJP primary member in 2017 to being the first Muslim woman to contest Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal for the saffron party, Mafuja Khatun’s political journey has not been easy. As a BJP leader who had switched over from CPM, Mafuja …
  • Kolkata: Exhibition to preserve traditional art 14 Mar 2019 00:40 Sharmila Sen with Director Goutam Ghosh (R). (Express photo by Partha Paul) By Aeshita Sinha Traditional artwork from four districts of West Bengal were showcased in an exhibition in Kolkata at Weavers Studio Centre for Arts. Organised by artist Sharmila …
  • 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 …
  • Former TMC minister joins BJP, boosting saffron party’s expansion drive in West Bengal 25 Jun 2018 13:44 By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 25, 2018 6:32:20 pm BJP president Amit Shah is to hold a rally in the West Bengal on Wednesday. A former minister in the Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal joined the BJP today, boosting the saffron party’s …
  • Where is Manipur?..I'm from Manipur!! :: Raghu Ningthoujam 05 Jun 2018 00:31 Where is Manipur....? "I'm from Manipur....!" "Loss of an erstwhile Kingdom to a Hamlet with an antagonistic name...!" Raghu Ningthoujam * Manipur in rajasthan The question "where is Manipur...?" looks to be funny and …
  • To bring down force requirement, state banks on no-contest booths 03 May 2018 07:07 KOLKATA: The government, under pressure from the high court over the security plan for the rural polls, is counting on the 11,016 “nocontest” polling booths across the state to bring down the number of armed forces needed in the run up to the polls. The …
  • Lightning kills 13 in West Bengal 01 May 2018 01:36 Kolkata: At least 13 persons were killed and over 25 injured after lightning struck them during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night, a senior official of the state disaster management said on Monday. Of the 13, three each …
  • 13 killed, 25 injured in lightning strikes in Bengal 30 Apr 2018 19:07 At least 13 people were killed and over 25 injured after lightning struck them during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night, a senior official of the state disaster management said on Monday, Hindustan Times reports. Of the …
  • Lightning Storm kills 13 And Injures 25 30 Apr 2018 18:11 A lightning storm has left at least 13 people dead and over 25 injured, in West Bengal, India, on Sunday night, a senior official of the state disaster management said on Monday. According to Hindustantimes, three each died in Nadia, Murshidabad and North …
  • WB: 13 killed, at least 25 injured after lightning strike during northwester 30 Apr 2018 13:25 Most of them were outside their house and working in their fields while lightning struck them. Kolkata:  At least 13 people were killed and over 25 injured after lightning struck during a northwester that hit different parts of West Bengal on Sunday night, …
  • Lightning strikes kill 13, injure 25 30 Apr 2018 12:34 At least 13 people were killed and over 25 injured after lightning struck them during a nor’wester that hit different parts of West Bengal, India on Sunday night, a senior official of the state disaster management said on Monday. According to …
  • The new Basmati? Tulaipanji, this aromatic variety of rice from Bengal gaining popularity 03 Apr 2018 06:45 Though its grain is not so long as Basmati, but the medium-grained Tulaipanji has the excellent aroma because of the presence of three organic chemicals, another agriculture official Mir Farhad Hossain said. (Representational Image: Reuters) An indigenous …
  • Six more districts in West Bengal to become ODF by March end 05 Mar 2018 19:11 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: March 5, 2018 1:01 pm According to the official, funds from the Centre, meant for this project, were not “fully coming to the state”. (Source: Express photo by Anoop K Venu/Representatonal) Six more districts in West …
  • West Bengal: Grandfather’s brother sexually assaults 5-year-old 27 Feb 2018 10:52 Image used for representational purpose. KOLKATA: Even before embers of the brutal gangrape of a mentally-challenged tribal woman in Kushmandi in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal died down, a five-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by …
  • WB Govt to sign MoUs for bringing in foreign investment in fish cultivation 21 Nov 2017 09:10 Agencies, Kolkata The West Bengal Government is signing memoranda of understanding (MoUs) with various companies to bring in investment in the sector of fish farming. The idea behind these joint ventures with the State Government is to make Bengal self- …
  • Bihar, UP battle flood fury 30 Aug 2017 01:20 In Uttar Pradesh, five more persons died on Sunday in the flood related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, taking the toll to 101 in the state. One flood-related death was reported from Lakhimpur Kheri, while four deaths from Gorakhpur. However the number of …
  • 32 die in Bihar floods, situation in West Bengal, Assam improves 28 Aug 2017 16:57 NEW DELHI: Floods in Bihar claimed 32 more lives while 2 persons were killed in Uttar Pradesh even as the situation improved in the eastern states of Assam and West Bengal following less rainfall today. In Odisha, heavy rains, triggered by a low pressure, …
  • Bihar flood toll rises to 482, 101 dead in Uttar Pradesh 27 Aug 2017 18:16 NEW DELHI: As many as 42 deaths in flood-related incidents were reported from Bihar in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 482, whereas five persons lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh, pushing the flood toll in that state to 101. The situation in flood- …
  • Bihar flood toll rises to 482, 101 dead in UP 27 Aug 2017 16:46 NEW DELHI: As many as 42 deaths in flood- related incidents were reported from Bihar in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 482, whereas five persons lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh, pushing the flood toll in that state to 101. The situation in flood- …
  • Flood water recedes from most areas of six districts in West Bengal 27 Aug 2017 15:38 People wade through a flooded road due to overflow of Atreyee river at Balurghat in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal. | PTI KOLKATA: Flood water has receded from most areas of the six affected districts in north Bengal as the death toll remained …
  • Bihar floods cost 39 more lives, UP staggers 25 Aug 2017 17:50 The situation in Uttar Pradesh remained grim. More than 24 lakhs people in over 3,000 villages are affected in 25 districts. More than 57,000 have taken shelter in relief camps. Bihar's flood woes continued with 39 more deaths reported today even as …
  • West Bengal flood situation improves, Rs 7,000 crore loss to agri sector 24 Aug 2017 02:08 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:August 24, 2017 7:24 am North Dinajpur: Villagers use a makeshift bamboo bridge to cross a flooded locality at Itahar village in North Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI8_21_2017_000113B) The situation …
  • West Bengal flood situation improves, Rs 7,000 crore loss in agriculture sector 23 Aug 2017 21:53 KOLKATA: The situation in the flood-ravaged districts of north West Bengal improved further as water receded from most of the submerged areas in the absence of major rainfall in the region, a senior official of the state disaster management department said …
  • West Bengal estimates loss of Rs14,000 crore due to floods, situation improves 23 Aug 2017 20:08 Villagers wade through a flooded state highway at Chachol village in Malda district of West Bengal. Photo: AFP Kolkata: The situation in the flood-ravaged districts of north West Bengal improved further as water receded from most of the submerged areas in …
  • 26 die in Bihar floods, Uttar Pradesh struggling 23 Aug 2017 19:50 GUWAHATILUCKNOWKOLKATA: Flooding in Bihar claimed 26 more lives today, though the situation in delugebattered Assam and West Bengal inched closer to normal with water receding in most of the affected parts of the two states. Officials said the flood toll …
  • India: 26 more die in Bihar floods, Uttar Pradesh struggling 23 Aug 2017 19:19 August 23, 2017 | 9:01 PM by PTI Jawans of Indian Army rescuing an elderly person from a flood-hit area in Bihar on August 21, 2017. Photo -PTI/PIB Guwahati/Kolkata/Lucknow: Flooding in Bihar claimed 26 more lives on Wednesday, though the …
  • Situation improves in flood-ravaged parts of West Bengal 23 Aug 2017 13:50 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:August 23, 2017 7:17 pm Boys walk on a railway track washed out due to floods at Belbari near Gangarampur in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Monday. (Source: PTI) The situation in the flood-ravaged districts of north …
  • 152 have died in Bengal floods, says Mamata 21 Aug 2017 21:43 Releasing for the first time the official figures of casualties due to the flood-like situation in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday said the death toll had reached 152. She was speaking to reporters in Malda after visiting of …
  • At least 152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Banerjee 21 Aug 2017 17:48 By: PTI | Malda | Updated: August 21, 2017 10:48 pm Malda: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee inspects a flood-hit region in Malda district on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI8_21_2017_000129B) Floods in West Bengal have claimed 152 lives so far and affected …
  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tours Flood-Hit Malda district 21 Aug 2017 16:50 Malda:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited Malda where flood fury continued amid over 50 deaths in the state since July 21. The flood situation in northern part of Bengal showed an overall improvement, barring Malda district where …
  • 152 dead, 1.5 crore people hit by flood in West Bengal, says CM Mamata Bannerjee 21 Aug 2017 14:45 Floods in West Bengal have claimed 152 lives so far and affected around 1.5 crore people, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said today. The state has suffered a loss of around Rs 14,000 crore due to the deluge, she said. The state government, Banerjee said, …
  • Situation Report-3: North Bengal Floods (17 August 2017) 21 Aug 2017 04:20 Population affected : 44,21,996 Number of human lives lost – 32 (Drowning- 30, Snake Bite- 2) Number of cattle livestock lost/ perished - 104 (Assessment is going on) Cropped area affected (in hect.) - 293770.790 (Assessment is going on) Number of …
  • 350 Dead, Crores Affected In Floods In Bihar, Assam, Bengal: 10 Points 19 Aug 2017 14:00 Floods across the country have left over 350 dead and have affected crores (File) New Delhi:  A spate of floods in states across the country have claimed hundreds of lives and displaced crores. Bihar, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have faced a huge …
  • Flood: Toll climbs to 153 in Bihar, Army called in for rescue operations in eastern UP 19 Aug 2017 05:26 An aerial view of a flood-hit area at Bal Bal in Betiah in West Chaparan, Bihar on Friday. Photo: PTI New Delhi: The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was …
  • Bihar flood toll climbs to 153, Army called in for rescue operations in eastern Uttar Pradesh 19 Aug 2017 03:16 The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining Nepal.  The …
  • Army called as eastern UP braces for floods 18 Aug 2017 22:55 A boy rows a makeshift raft as he transports a woman and a cooking gas cylinder through flood waters in Morigaon district of Assam Flood situation in districts of eastern Uttar Pradesh adjoining Nepal worsened on Friday with the army being called for …
  • Bihar flood toll hits 153; Army help sought in UP 18 Aug 2017 19:20 NEW DELHI: The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining …
  • Flood situation improves in north Bengal, toll mounts to 52 18 Aug 2017 18:51 KOLKATA: The flood situation in north Bengal improved further today with no rainfall in the last 24 hours and the water level receding in all the major rivers. However, three more deaths were reported from the flood-hit districts, taking the toll to 52. …
  • Flood fury: Toll climbs to 153 in Bihar; Army called in for rescue operations in UP 18 Aug 2017 18:05 NEW DELHI: The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining …
  • West Bengal floods claim 3 more lives 18 Aug 2017 17:48 HYDERABAD, AUG 31 (UNI):-A Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) worker clean a flooded road after heavy rain in Hyderabad on Wednesday. UNI PHOTO -19U Kolkata: Three more deluge-related deaths were reported from West Bengal today though officials …
  • Situation Report-II: North Bengal Floods (16 August 2017) 18 Aug 2017 11:58 Background: Northern districts of West Bengal are under flood. As of now flood water is increasing in Dakshin Dinajpur, Uttar Dinajpur and Part of Malda District. Cause of Floods in the Jalpaiguri, Alipur Duar and Cooch Behar districts is due to the …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. …
  • Wanted JMB member held in Chennai: Kolkata STF 11 Sep 2019 02:31 The Kolkata STF has arrested five suspected JMB members, including Sheikh, in the past two weeks. (Representative Image) The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police on Tuesday arrested a suspected member of the banned terror outfit, Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen …
  • West Bengal: 2 more suspected JMB members held; four arrested in 8 days 04 Sep 2019 01:10 Police have recovered some incriminating articles and their mobile phones from their possession. (Representational Image) The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police on Tuesday arrested two more suspected militants of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh ( …
  • Miscreants loot Rs 8 lakh from businessman 02 Sep 2019 10:23 Image Source : PTI Miscreants loot Rs 8 lakh from businessman Miscreants on Friday looted Rs 8 lakh from a businessman in Bihar's Kishanganj district, police said. Satyajit Majumdar, a businessman of West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur, had kept a bag …
  • AIMIM making a foray into Bengal and Rajasthan 30 Aug 2019 11:00 Hyderabad: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has set up base in West Bengal, the state where BJP is already looking to turn politics. Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi who is the party chief told on Thursday that he is also looking to expand in …
  • Bengal Assembly bypolls: Sonia Gandhi gives nod to seat-sharing with Left 25 Aug 2019 07:34 This comes after Somen Mitra met with Sonia Gandhi on Friday. Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi has given her nod to the alliance between Congress and Left for the upcoming Assembly bypolls in West Bengal. According to state Congress leaders, the nod …
  • West Bengal: Day after ‘getting instant triple talaq’, woman found dead; husband absconding 02 Aug 2019 00:21 On Thursday morning, when Banu’s relatives came to the village, they found her body in a bush near her home, said police.(Representational) A day after a 28-year-old woman in Dakshin Bishnupur village of Uttar Dinajpur district was reportedly given instant …
  • Five assaulted in Bengal on suspicion of being cattle lifters 03 Jul 2019 17:52 Police rescued the five youths from the clutches of the villagers. (Express photo by Jaipal Singh/Representational) Five youths were assaulted in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district on suspicion of being cattle lifters, police said Wednesday. The …
  • TMC men’s rate list: Rs 200 for last rites, Rs 25,000 for house 03 Jul 2019 00:21 Harekrishna Roy, wife Aloka say they paid Rs 7,000 in cut money for a housing scheme in Berela, Hooghly. (Express Photo: Partha Paul) Last December, Mamoni Sardar paid Rs 550 to a local TMC leader in Hooghly to get an LPG connection under the central …
  • Grassroot TMC leaders face cut-money blowback in Bengal: ‘Can’t return home’ 01 Jul 2019 23:49 TMC leader Pradip Chakraborty, wife Reena at a shelter arranged by the party in Mangalkot. (Express Photo: Ravik Bhattacharya) On the night of June 23, Pradip Chakraborty, a block secretary of the Trinamool Congress, his wife Reena, their son, daughter-in- …
  • Paid 4,200 Taka in bribes at border, says Bangladeshi man arrested in Assam - india news 27 Jun 2019 19:15 A 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, who was arrested in Assam’s Dhubri district for illegally entering and residing in India from the neighbouring country, has said he paid more than Taka 4,000 (Rs. 3,276.80 )to the personnel of the Border Guards …
  • Arrested Bangladeshi says he entered India by paying Rs 4,200 at border! 27 Jun 2019 19:15 The Dhubri police of Assam on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi national, identified as 27-year-old Ainul Houqe, who was allegedly roaming in Chagolia village of Dhubri district in a suspicious condition. The local villagers of Chagolia informed the police …
  • After Mamata order, TMC leaders face demands for refund of ‘cut money’ 25 Jun 2019 01:14 TMC leaders, however, have accused the BJP of orchestrating many of these attacks. WITH THE BJP rapidly making inroads in West Bengal, TMC chief and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee asked her party leaders last week to ensure that “cut money” or illegal …
  • Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about 10 Jun 2019 12:09 (MENAFN - NewsBytes) Five iconic transgenders of 'firsts' in India to know about 10 Jun 2019 In India, transgender persons face discrimination, injustice, abuse, rejection, and isolation from society in almost every aspect of their lives. Life is …
  • Kin of Bengal BJP workers wait for jobs, justice and glimpse of Modi 30 May 2019 22:49 Family members of slain BJP Bengal workers at New Delhi station. (Express photo by Amit Mehra) It’s 2.30 pm when scores of young men in saffron and white kurtas walk out of the Kali Bari guesthouse on Mandir Marg. “They are RSS and BJP workers. They are …
  • BJP fares well in 'minority-concentration' districts, wins over 50 per cent seats 29 May 2019 12:29 Image Source : PTI BJP fares well in 'minority-concentration' districts, wins over 50 per cent seats The BJP has managed to puncture opposition's claims that the party is anti-minority by winning more than 50 percent of the Lok Sabha seats in …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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. …