• For Martyrs’ Day rally, TMC workers from across state head to Kolkata 19 Jul 2019 23:15 Preparations under way for Martyrs’ Day rally, in Kolkata on Friday. (Express photo by Partha Paul) TMC workers from North Bengal have started flocking to Kolkata from Friday to attend the party’s annual Martyrs’ Day rally on July 21 to be addressed by …
  • Bengal gets clearance for Deocha Pachami coal block 18 Jul 2019 18:52 Kolkata, Jul 18 () West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday said the state has got clearance from the Centre for the Deocha Pachami coal block in Birbhum district, which has the potential to generate nearly one lakh employment opportunities. …
  • 7 thrashed in Bankura over cut-money row 17 Jul 2019 01:32
  • Rajasthan: Several injured in violence in Udaipur 15 Jul 2019 17:47 Image Source : PTI  Rajasthan: Several injured in violence in Udaipur Dissatisfied with the investigation into a murder case, Patel community members pelted stones, torched vehicles and blocked a road in Udaipur district of Rajasthan Monday, injuring …
  • Kolkata: CM Mamata Banerjee hits streets to raise awareness on water conservation 15 Jul 2019 12:55 CM Mamata Banerjee leads a rally to mark ‘Save Water Day’, in Kolkata on Friday. (Express photo: Partha Paul) In a bid to raise awareness on water conservation, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee hit the streets of Kolkata on Friday to mark the ‘Save Water Day …
  • SC refuses to hear BJP MP's plea seeking transfer of cases from WB police to CBI 15 Jul 2019 11:33 A two-judge bench headed by CJI Gogoi refused to hear his petition which claimed cases registered against him were ‘politically motivated’. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain BJP MP Soumitra Khan's plea seeking direction to …
  • Cong MP alleges illegal coal mining in WB, to raise issue in Parliament 14 Jul 2019 10:29 By By Syed Mojiz Imam New Delhi (India), July 14 (ANI): Congres Rajya Sabha lawmaker Pradeep Bhattacharya on Sunday alleged that illegal coal mining is rampant in various parts of TMC-ruled West Bengal and added that he will raise the issue in Parliament. …
  • First-time MPs make a beeline for accommodation in Delhi 11 Jul 2019 05:28 NEW DELHI: Subhash Sarkar, a firsttime MP from West Bengal, recently wrote to the house committee of the Lok Sabha, seeking an accommodation near the Ram Manohar Lohia hospital in the Capital. Sarkar is a gynaecologist and says a lot of poor patients would …
  • Assam citizenship row: Supreme Court order only hope for disabled man left out of NRC 08 Jul 2019 15:28 By PTI NAGAON: Having lived in India for over 40 years, a paralytic Muslim man in Assam faces the grim prospect of deportation after his name was dropped from the National Register of Citizens Additional Exclusion List published last month even after it …
  • Assam Foreigners' Tribunal issued D-Voter notice to CISF Jawan 08 Jul 2019 07:08 Image Source : PTI Assam Foreigners' Tribunal issued D-Voter notice to CISF Jawan  A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Jawan has  claimed that he has been issued a doubtful voter notice by a Foreigners'Tribunal in Kamrup district. The Jawan, …
  • BJP not to induct ‘cut’ money-tainted TMC leaders: Kailash Vijayvargiya 07 Jul 2019 18:41 Vijayvargiya, the BJP in-charge of West Bengal, said this during a meeting with the party’s MPs and MLAs from the state. (File photo) Amid resentment in a section of the West Bengal BJP over induction of TMC leaders, the saffron party on Sunday said those …
  • Will return ‘cut money’ if voted to power, says BJP 02 Jul 2019 22:26 Mamata Banerjee had warned party leaders and said she does not want “thieves” in the TMC. Kolkata: Hitting out at the ruling Trinamul Congress in West Bengal over the “cut money” issue, BJP said on Tuesday if voted to power it will seize properties of TMC …
  • Ponzi scam: CBI raids 22 locations in West Bengal 02 Jul 2019 02:51 New Delhi: The CBI on Monday conducted searches at 22 locations in West Bengal, including the offices and residential premises of promoters and directors of New Land Agro Industries, one of the accused companies in a ponzi scam cases being probed by the …
  • West Bengal: CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in ponzi scam cases 01 Jul 2019 16:59 Image Source : PTI CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in ponzi scam cases   The CBI on Monday carried out searches at 22 locations in West Bengal including the offices and residential premises of promoters and directors of New Land Agro Industries, …
  • Cut money row rocks WB House, Mamata govt for life term for those found guilty 27 Jun 2019 12:45 Image Source : PTI Representational image Elected public representatives and government officials in West Bengal who accept "cut money" from beneficiaries of welfare schemes will now be charged under a tough law that provides for life …
  • BJP gets first Zila Parishad in Bengal as TMC members switch sides 26 Jun 2019 17:33 Image Source : PTI Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal  The BJP Monday took control of the South Dinajpur Zilla Parishad in West Bengal from the TMC, its first in the state, after majority of its members, besides an MLA, switched sides. In a …
  • TMC leader apologises, returns Rs 2.25 lakh taken as 'cut money' amid growing protests 26 Jun 2019 05:02 Image Source : PTI Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Facing protests from people for taking "cut money", a local leader of the Trinamool Congress in Birbhum district Tuesday returned around Rs 2.25 lakh to over 100 beneficiaries of …
  • West Bengal grievance cell gets 1,200 plaints in 12 days 26 Jun 2019 04:24 KOLKATA: Amid increasing demand to “return cut money” across the state, the West Bengal government has received at least 1,200 complaints and suggestions, including corruption charges, in the past 12 days since its newly set up ‘grievance redressal cell’ …
  • Mamata Banerjee's police to charge 'cut money' takers under law that provides for life term 25 Jun 2019 14:20 KOLKATA: Elected public representatives and government officials in West Bengal who accept "cut money" from beneficiaries of welfare schemes will now be charged under a tough law that provides for life imprisonment in the event of conviction, CMO …
  • BJP warns of encounters in Bengal 25 Jun 2019 04:25 Two general secretaries of the West Bengal unit of the BJP, Raju Banerjee and Sayantan Basu, said on Monday that Uttar Pradesh [U.P.] type “encounter killing will be initiated in Bengal” to control miscreants. Talking about the Trinamool Congress’ [TMC] …
  • Watch: Bengal’s mango love in Delhi 25 Jun 2019 02:47 25 Jun 2019, 07:00AM ISTSource: TOI.inThe West Bengal government has organised a Mango Mela at Handloom Haat, Janpath in Delhi. Mangoes like Himsagar, Langra, Gulabkhas, Fazli, Amrapali and mango pickles from Malda, Murshidabad, Bankura districts are on …
  • West Bengal: CPM, Cong MLAs walk out of House, demands inquiry 25 Jun 2019 01:37 Protest outside Assembly in Kolkata on Monday. (Express photo) Congress and CPM MLAs staged a walkout in the state Assembly to protest against the issue of “cut money” and demanded an inquiry into it. Shouting slogans against the state government over the …
  • 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 …
  • Uproar over BJP’s encounter remark 24 Jun 2019 23:20 Sayantan Basu was speaking after participating in the party’s demonstration to gherao the office of superintendent of police at Basirhat. Kolkata: Two BJP leaders’ warning in the public to replicate “Uttar Pradesh Model” of encounter of criminals in West …
  • BJP gheraos SP offices across Bengal over law & order 24 Jun 2019 16:57 Kolkata, June 24 (IANS) In protest against the widespread violence in the state and attack on their party workers, the West Bengal BJP on Monday gheraoed offices of the Superintendent of Police (SP) across all districts. Senior state BJP leaders led the …
  • Media misreported on cut money, 99.99 per cent members are hard-working: TMC 23 Jun 2019 21:29 By PTI KOLKATA: Faced with statewide protests outside residences of a number of its leaders over the issue of "cut money", the TMC on Sunday accused the media of misreporting recent interactions between Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the …
  • Two party workers, minor injured in police firing in Bankura: BJP 23 Jun 2019 20:13 Security personnel at Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas. (Express) The state BJP leadership claimed that two party supporters and a minor suffered bullet injuries when police opened fire at them during a clash with TMC activists at Patrasayar in Bankura …
  • Three hurt in police firing after BJP-Trinamul clash 23 Jun 2019 20:10 Kolkata: Close on the heels of two persons’ killings in alleged police firing at Bhatpara in North 24 Parganas, three persons including a student have suffered bullet injuries in another district: Bankura during a violent clash between the Trinamul …
  • Two BJP workers, minor injured in police firing during clashes with TMC activists in West Bengal 23 Jun 2019 18:56 By PTI KOLKATA: The West Bengal BJP leadership has claimed that two party supporters and a minor suffered bullet injuries when police opened fire at them during a clash with TMC activists at Patrasayar in Bankura district. The incident happened on Saturday …
  • BJP bringing musclemen from UP, Bihar to Bhatpara: Trinamool 23 Jun 2019 16:20 Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday accused the main opposition BJP of bringing musclemen from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to spread unrest in violence-hit Bhatpara of North 24 Parganas district. Koljats Mayor and senior …
  • Schoolboy among 3 shot at in Bankura 23 Jun 2019 11:48
  • Bengal: Three sustain bullet injuries in clashes between BJP-TMC workers in Bankura 23 Jun 2019 08:24 Image Source : PTI Representational image Three persons, including a boy, sustained bullet injuries after a clash between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) broke out at Panchasayar in West Bengal's Bankura district …
  • Three sustain bullet injury in Bengal after BJP-Trinamool clash 22 Jun 2019 19:07 Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Three persons, including a boy, sustained bullet injuries after a clash between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) broke out at Panchasayar in West Bengal’s Bankura district on Saturday. Trinamool …
  • West Bengal Congress seeks probe into 'cut money' allegations 22 Jun 2019 09:09 West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (Representative image) The leader of the opposition in the state assembly and senior Congress leader Abdul Mannan demanded that the West Bengal government forms an inquiry commission to probe the "cut money scam" by …
  • Stop taking 'cut money' or..: Mamata to partymen 22 Jun 2019 07:45 Kolkata: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee Friday warned party leaders that those involved in taking "cut money" from government schemes and other corrupt practices would be put behind bars. The warning from the West Bengal chief …
  • People across Bengal demand return of 'cut money' from TMC leaders 20 Jun 2019 14:46 By PTI KOLKATA: A day after TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee directed party leaders to give back the money if they had taken any bribe from beneficiaries of government schemes, elected representatives faced public ire in various parts of the state Wednesday …
  • Rage becomes him: The author who writes about those with nothing more to lose 16 Jun 2019 01:37 A goatherd, a teashop boy, a sweeper, a khalashi (a dock worker), a dom (a caretaker at a cremation ground) a cook, a rickshaw-puller – Byapari’s journey has spanned the arc of the underclass’s struggle in the country. (Illustration: Suvajit Dey) On a cold …
  • The tart delight of summers: The remarkable versatility of raw mango 16 Jun 2019 01:37 Raw Appeal: With the green mango on one’s side, one can take on the summer sun. (Photo: Getty Images) My mother would recollect incidents from my growing-up years with such frequency that by the time I was a young adult, these stories — somewhat …
  • Bengal protests: Doctors defy Mamata’s deadline, continue stir 14 Jun 2019 01:33 Junior doctors stage a protest at SSKM Hospital in Kolkata on Thursday. (Express Photo by Partha Paul) After three days of agitation in state-run medical college hospitals across West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday gave an ultimatum to …
  • West Bengal political pot simmers as hospital protests spread 13 Jun 2019 02:03 Police put up barricades as BJP workers protest march in Kolkata (Express photo by Partha Paul) What started as a clash between angry relatives of a patient who died and junior doctors at Nilratan Sircar Medical College in Kolkata leaving two interns …
  • Patients suffer due to 9-to-9 shutdown at West Bengal government hospitals 12 Jun 2019 12:43 Health services in West Bengal's state-run hospitals suffered as junior doctors on Wednesday continued their strike protesting an attack on a colleague at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata. Family members of patients at the state-run SSKM …
  • 4 injured as stones pelted at doctors in Bengal hospital 12 Jun 2019 12:22 Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Amid protests by doctors in several districts of West Bengal, four junior doctors were injured when stones were pelted at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday, an official said. “The doctors were peacefully holding a …
  • Patients suffer as junior doctors strike work in Bengal 12 Jun 2019 08:05 Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) Health services in West Bengal’s state-run hospitals suffered as juniors doctors on Wednesday continued their strike protesting an attack on a colleague at the NRS Medical College and Hospital in Kolkata. Family members of patients …
  • Record high temperatures in several parts of India; 48 deg C in Delhi 10 Jun 2019 15:36 NEW DELHI: Large swathes of the country seared under record high temperatures on Monday with the mercury touching 48 degrees Celsius in Delhi, the highest for June, and hovering around the 50-degree Celsius mark in many other areas in north India. There …
  • Qatar- Centre pulls up West Bengal govt as political violence rages 10 Jun 2019 02:04 (MENAFN - Gulf Times) The centre yesterday issued an advisory expressing 'deep concern over the continuing political violence in West Bengal even after the end of the Lok Sabha elections. 'The unabated violence over the past weeks appear to be a …
  • BJP stopped from taking workers’ bodies to Kolkata (2nd Lead) 09 Jun 2019 17:54 Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) The last rites of two BJP workers, who were killed in clashes in West Bengal’s Sandeshkhali area on Saturday, were performed in their native village on Sunday after the saffron party was denied permission to take their mortal remains …
  • BJP stopped from taking workers’ bodies to Kolkata 09 Jun 2019 15:41 Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) An altercation broke out between the police and a group of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Sunday when they were stopped from taking bodies of slain party workers to Kolkata. On …
  • BJP, Trinamool delegations visit tense Sandeshkhali in Bengal 09 Jun 2019 13:00 Kolkata, June 9 (IANS) A BJP delegation, led by the party’s state President Dilip Ghosh on Sunday visited the troubled Sandeshkhali area in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district where at least three persons were killed in a clash between the saffron outfit …
  • 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 …
  • Mamata Banerjee bans BJP's victory marches in West Bengal 06 Jun 2019 16:29 KOLKATA: Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of inciting violence in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that no victory march of the saffron party would be allowed in the state henceforth and asked the police to take strong …
  • TMC man killed in Bankura 05 Jun 2019 01:18
  • Two killed as political clashes go on in Bengal 31 May 2019 19:56 Image Source : PTI Two killed as political clashes go on in Bengal Two persons were killed and several others were injured as violent clashes between workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party and the ruling Trinamool Congress continued in West Bengal, police …
  • CPI-M reclaims, reopens 200 closed party offices in Bengal 29 May 2019 19:28 Kolkata, May 29 (IANS) Amidst the violent clashes and political slugfest between West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress and the BJP, the CPI-M has reclaimed and reopened around 200 party offices which were allegedly captured by the Trinamool after coming …
  • 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 …
  • Kin of BJP workers killed in Bengal to be at swearing-in ceremony 29 May 2019 05:48 NEW DELHI: BJP has invited families of over 50 party workers killed in political violence in West Bengal to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Narendra Modi government on Thursday, in what is being seen as a message to the state where assembly polls …
  • Deliverance from 27,000 feet: The quest to bring bodies down from Everest 29 May 2019 02:27 The death toll from a traffic jam of climbers on Mount Everest rose to 11 in the past 10 days, as a record number of people attempted to scale the world's highest peak. Hundreds have died trying to scale Everest, and its icy graveyard holds many bodies …
  • In blow to Mamata, 3 MLAs, 60 councillors from Bengal join BJP 29 May 2019 01:05 BJP leaders Kailash Vijaivargiya and Mukul Roy join hands with two Trinamool Congress and one CPM legislator, who joined Bharatiya Janata Party along with 60 councillors from three civic bodies in West Bengal, in New Delhi on Tuesday. New Delhi, May 28 ( …
  • TMC ‘weakened’, CPM opens party offices closed since 2011 defeat 28 May 2019 20:06 TMC MLA Rabindranath Ghosh at Krishnapur in Natabari Assembly constituency, where he allegedly reclaimed a party office, on Tuesday. (Express) With the Trinamool Congress having “weakened” and “lost ground”, and arguably at its politically most vulnerable …
  • Mamata reshuffles cabinet after Trinamool’s dismal LS show 28 May 2019 19:26 Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Following her party’s shocking performance in the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reshuffled her cabinet with two ministers left without portfolios. Binay Krishna Barman, who had charge of the …
  • Mamata reshuffles state cabinet after poll drubbing in West Bengal 28 May 2019 16:45 The reshuffle comes amid a stupendous performance of the BJP in WB, where it won 18 Lok Sabha seats. Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made major changes in her cabinet on Tuesday following the drubbing her party, Trinamool Congress (TMC …
  • In post-poll muscle-flexing, CPIM cadres 'reclaim' over 150 party offices in West Bengal 28 May 2019 13:21 By PTI NEW DELHI: The CPI(M) has in the last four days reopened more than 150 of its offices in West Bengal which, it alleged, had been taken over forcibly by the ruling Trinamool Congress after the Left was ousted from power in the state in 2011. Party …
  • West Bengal: Low-intensity earthquake hits Bankura 26 May 2019 22:36 A low-intensity earthquake, measuring 4.8 on the Richter Scale, shook Bankura, Purulia and West Burdwan districts on Sunday. According to the Met office, the earthquake struck at 10.39 am. However, there were no report of any casualty or damage to property …
  • 4.8-magnitude quake strikes Bengal 26 May 2019 09:39 Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck West Bengal’s Bankura district on Sunday, authorities said. According to Regional Meteorological Centre Kolkata, the earthquake occurred at 10.39 a.m. at a depth of 10 …
  • Low-intensity quake hits West Bengal's Bankura district 26 May 2019 08:12
  • People’s love, Modi wave crushed TMC’s false cases against me: Saumitra Khan 25 May 2019 16:51 Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) BJP candidate Saumitra Khan, who emerged victorious from West Bengal’s Bishnupur Lok sabha seat in spite of not being able to campaign in most parts of his constituency following a court order, said the “false cases” lodged against …
  • 1 Dead, Many Injured In Post-Poll Clash Between Trinamool, BJP In Bengal 25 May 2019 13:04 Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has appealed to maintain peace. (Representational) Kolkata: Incidents of violence were reported from across West Bengal on Saturday in which one person died and many were injured, officials said, as a face-off brewed between …
  • Election Commission orders repolling in one booth in West Bengal's Bankura constituency 18 May 2019 10:23 Image Source : PTI Election Commission orders repolling in one booth in West Bengal's Bankura constituency The Election Commission has ordered repolling in one polling booth in West Bengal's Bankura parliamentary constituency on May 19, an official …
  • WB: EC orders re-polling in Bankura's Saltora, Chhatarkanali villages 17 May 2019 19:54 [India], May 17 (ANI): The Election Commission (EC) on Friday ordered re-polling in Saltora and Chhatarkanali villages of Bankura Lok Sabha constituency on May 19. Bankura seat went to polls on May 12. Elections to 33 seats have taken place in West Bengal …
  • West Bengal: EC removes Bankura DM from his post with immediate effect post poll violence 12 May 2019 22:04 [India], May 13 (ANI): In the aftermath of violence marred polls in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India on Sunday removed Uma Shankar from the post of Bankura (West Bengal) District Magistrate. Mukta Arya will be replacing him as the new DM. …
  • EC removes District Magistrate of Bengal’s Bankura 12 May 2019 19:23 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) The Election Commission on Sunday removed West Bengal’s Bankura District Magistrate Umashankar S. from his post with immediate effect and appointed Mukta Arya in his place. Arya has been asked to take charge on Monday and the state …
  • West Bengal: TMC and BJP workers clash at a polling booth in Bankura 12 May 2019 10:10 [India], May 12 (ANI): A scuffle broke out between TMC and BJP workers on Sunday at polling booth number 254 in Bankura after BJP alleged rigging by TMC workers. Police had to interfere in order to disperse the two groups who were on the verge of clashing. …
  • From dacoit to panchayat member, meet the ‘Robinhood of Bankura’ 11 May 2019 14:01 Fatehnur Mollah alias Tiger alias Robinhood at his residence in Nutangram village, near Punishol, in Bankura. (Express Photo: Shashi Ghosh) It all started with the assault on a ‘chowkidar’ who had accused him of theft and gambling. With his blood boiling, …
  • Villages along West Bengal's Bankura district on verge of being parched 11 May 2019 12:13 Bankura (West Bengal) [India], May 11 (ANI): Shuili Bona village in Saltora block in West Bengal's Bankura district, home to nearly 400 Santhals, is on the verge of becoming parched due to acute water scarcity. Shuili Bona is not the sole village …
  • WB: This village in Bankura district is facing acute water crisis 11 May 2019 04:21 Bankura (West Bengal) [India], May 11 (ANI): Shuili Bona village in Saltora block located in West Bengal's Bankura district consisting of nearly 400 Santhals is on the verge of becoming parched due to acute water scarcity. The severe shortage of …
  • Water, livelihood issues hold key to polls in arid Bankura 11 May 2019 01:21
  • WB: TMC stares at BJP's surge and CPM's attempt to wrest back Bankura 10 May 2019 21:21 Bankura (West Bengal) [India], May 11 (ANI): Known as one of the major CPI(M) bastions since 1970s, Bankura changed the wind in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The electorate elected TMC's new entrant Moonmoon Sen who defeated CPI(M)'s 9 times MP Basudeb …
  • SC lets BJP leader file nomination in Bankura 13 Apr 2019 00:50
  • West Bengal: Huge quantity of explosive substances seized in Bankura 17 Mar 2019 04:11
  • Huge quantity of explosives seized in Bankura 16 Mar 2019 13:06
  • West Bengal govt plans to recruit ‘adivasi civic volunteers’ in Bankura, Purulia, Jhargram 14 Jan 2019 13:58 The state government has drawn up plans to recruit youths from tribal families as ‘adivasi civic volunteers’ in Bankura, Purulia and Jhargram districts, where they will supervise traffic and help police maintain law and order. “Recruiting of adivasi civic …
  • West Bengal: State BJP president Dilip Ghosh’s vehicle attacked in Bankura 10 Aug 2018 00:02 West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh. (Express file photo/Partha Paul) State BJP president Dilip Ghosh’s car was attacked allegedly by TMC workers in Bankura Wednesday night. Ghosh, however, escaped unhurt. The incident took place when Ghosh was …
  • Over 2,500 hit in Bankura as 224mm rain triggers floods 08 Aug 2018 03:59
  • Heavy rain hits Bankura, 1 dead 07 Aug 2018 01:28 The Satighat bridge damaged by floods in Bankura on Monday. (Express) One person drowned in a rivulet and several houses were damaged as heavy rain lashed Bankura district on Monday. The district received more than 224 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours, …
  • Flood havoc in Bankura 06 Aug 2018 19:45 Bankura: A 70-year-old man drowned and over 2,500 villagers were rendered homeless when several low lying areas in and around Bankura were inundated by the Gandheswari following heavy rains. Disaster management officials in Bankura said the district had …
  • 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. …
  • WB: BJP worker dies after being thrashed by TMC cadres in Bankura 05 Apr 2018 03:40 The deceased, identified as Ajit Murmu was killed outside the office of the block development officer in Ranibandh area. Bankura (West Bengal): A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker died on Wednesday after allegedly being thrashed by Trinamool Congress ( …
  • SC acquits Bankura trio 17 Mar 2018 20:08 New Delhi: The Supreme Court has set aside the life sentence of three members of a family in Bengal and acquitted them of murdering a two-and-a-half-month-old baby, saying the circumstances established against the accused "may not unerringly point…
  • Pug marks confirm tiger in Bankura 14 Mar 2018 20:54 Calcutta/Bankura: The tiger photographed by hidden cameras in Lalgarh on March 2 has moved to the jungles of Bankura, forest officials said on Wednesday. Fresh pug marks were spotted by villagers at Pirbanka forest in Bankura on Tuesday night. Local …
  • Bankura boy's memoirs tell making of a nuke deal 13 Jan 2018 22:41 Calcutta: The year was 1998. Pokhran had just made the political climate hotter than a fiery Indian summer. The US, fuming at India's decision to go ahead with nuclear testing, had responded with economic sanctions that would remain in force for the …
  • 1 killed, 18 injured as bus rams into lorry in WB’s Bankura 10 Dec 2017 11:30 Bankura, December 10 A bus carrying school students on an educational tour rammed into a lorry in West Bengal’s Bankura district today killing a driver and injuring at least 18 students and teachers. The bus carrying 50 students and 13 teachers of ‘ …
  • What Bankura MLA did to stop illegal sand mining 08 Jun 2017 12:31 KOLKATA: Setting an example Shampa Daripa, MLA from West Bengal's Bankura district, took a commendable step to prevent illegal sand mining in the state. On Wednesday, Daripa received information that illegal sand mining was going on along the banks of …
  • West Bengal Madhyamik toppers: Six students from Bankura school in top 10 28 May 2017 01:21 BANKURA: Few schools in the state have ever boasted of nurturing more Madhyamik toppers in a batch than Bankura Zilla School. As many as six of its students have bagged spots among the top 10 in the state, led by Mojammel Haque who came second. The school, …
  • Tension at Bankura medical college hostel over serving of veg meal 13 Mar 2017 17:12
  • Udayan brought to Bankura, gets 14-days jail custody 02 Mar 2017 01:28
  • Bankura boy soars with top IAF skydiver honour 27 Feb 2017 02:25 KOLKATA: As a child, he would walk barefoot for 2-3km from his village to the nearest bus stand. His father, a farmer, struggled to provide two square meals a day for the family of six. There wasn't enough money for a bathroom in the thatched house …
  • Bankura police unearth Udayan's plans to murder Akansha's family 10 Feb 2017 16:37 KOLKATA: Bankura police have claimed to have unearthed the exact circumstances under which Udayan Das allegedly murdered his live-in partner Akansha Sharma. Udayan — who reportedly murdered both his parents — used identical methods to murder Akansha whom …
  • On road trip to Bankura, Udayan relishes 'lyangcha', poses for cops 08 Feb 2017 06:25 KOLKATA: En-route from Kolkata Airport to Bankura: Outside terminal 1A of Kolkata Airport, he hid behind taller police officials as hundreds of flashbulbs popped. He looked dazed when he found hundreds pressing forward for a closer look outside Bankura …
  • Shudder over Bankura visit 06 Feb 2017 11:35 Bankura, Feb. 5: Akansha's parents Shivendra and Shashibala Sharma today demanded the death penalty for Udayan and "shuddered" while recalling a visit by him to their home here in October. "I shudder to think of the two days in October …
  • West Bengal: Man held in Bhopal for killing Bankura woman, burying body in cement, marble 03 Feb 2017 20:23 Written by SWEETY KUMARI | Kolkata | Published:February 4, 2017 1:00 am Udayan Das.   PTI Photo A man was arrested on Friday in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh for killing his live-in partner, earlier reported missing from Bankura in West Bengal. The body of 28- …
  • West Bengal: Four dead, no word from govt in Bankura mine collapse 15 Jan 2017 22:40 Sources said successive state governments have turned a blind eye to illegal mining in Mejhia, which is part of a coalfield spread over four districts of West Bengal. On November 2011, a meeting of Bankura district task force took place at the circuit …
  • Three Elephants Die Of Electrocution in West Bengal's Jhargram 10 Jul 2019 18:33 Three elephants died after coming in contact with a sagging high-tension electric wire in West Bengal's Jhargram district early Wednesday, a forest department official said. A herd of 20 elephants was passing through the Satbaki area under the …
  • Trinamool worker found dead in West Medinipur, party points finger at BJP 02 Jul 2019 06:53 TMC local leaders have filed a complaint of murder with police. (Representational image) A Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was found dead in Narayangarh area of West Medinipur district Monday morning. Local TMC leaders and his family alleged that booth- …
  • TNIE Exclusive | Cut money victims: Tribal lives pawned in Bengal's Jungle Mahal 02 Jul 2019 04:55 Express News Service JHARGRAM: Both nature and the state have been cruel to the tribals in Jungle Mahal. While the soil is hard and rocky, the administration has provided no irrigation to these village folks. Only one crop is grown here annually, unlike in …
  • Tribals still wait for homes in West Bengal's Jhargram 01 Jul 2019 03:18 Express News Service JHARGRAM: Madhu Bhokta does not have a shirt to wear, a shed to cover his wife and children’s head and enough money to ensure full course meal for them. Buying mustered oil to fry fish or vegetables, sometimes, is luxury to Madhu’s …
  • Another BJP worker ‘shot dead by TMC supporters’ 01 Jul 2019 01:23 Denying the allegation, TMC’s district core committee member Prasun Sarangi claimed that the incident happened as a result of personal problems. Kolkata: Yet another BJP worker was murdered in the state. This time the killing took place in Jhargram, the …
  • Man shot at from point blank range in West Bengal's Jhargram 30 Jun 2019 16:22 The incident happened at Bagua village under the jurisdiction of Jamboni police station on Saturday night. Jhargram: A person was critically injured after he was shot from point blank range in West Bengal's Jhargram district, police said on Sunday. The …
  • West Bengal: Man shot at in Jhargram, BJP alleges TMC hand 30 Jun 2019 13:07 The miscreants fled the scene immediately after attacking. (File) A person was critically injured Sunday after he was shot at from point-blank range in West Bengal’s Jhargram, triggering a war of words between BJP and the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). …
  • West Bengal: Man shot in Jhargram, one held 30 Jun 2019 12:20
  • WB: BJP worker ‘shot by TMC goons’ 30 Jun 2019 11:50 Category: Politics Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: Jun 30, 2019, 4:49 pm IST Updated: Jun 30, 2019, 4:49 pm IST Jhargram: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker was allegedly shot by miscreants here at Baghua village in Jhargram in the wee hours of …
  • Record high temperatures in several parts of India; 48 deg C in Delhi 10 Jun 2019 15:36 NEW DELHI: Large swathes of the country seared under record high temperatures on Monday with the mercury touching 48 degrees Celsius in Delhi, the highest for June, and hovering around the 50-degree Celsius mark in many other areas in north India. There …
  • Bengal government to hold polls in 17 civic bodies 02 Jun 2019 23:52 The state government has already initiated the process of appointing an administrator at Naihati municipality. The state government has decided to hold elections in 17 civic bodies which have crossed its five-year tenure. The move could be seen as an …
  • Kin of BJP workers killed in Bengal to be at swearing-in ceremony 29 May 2019 05:48 NEW DELHI: BJP has invited families of over 50 party workers killed in political violence in West Bengal to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the Narendra Modi government on Thursday, in what is being seen as a message to the state where assembly polls …
  • BJP won rural Bengal riding on Modi government’s schemes 27 May 2019 04:51 Kolkata, May 27 (IANS) Even as the discontent against Trinamool Congress, erosion of left votes and consolidation of Hindu voters are being seen by many as major reasons behind BJP’s unprecedented rise in Bengal, political analysts say it was the benefits …
  • 4.8-magnitude quake strikes Bengal 26 May 2019 09:39 Kolkata, May 26 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale struck West Bengal’s Bankura district on Sunday, authorities said. According to Regional Meteorological Centre Kolkata, the earthquake occurred at 10.39 a.m. at a depth of 10 …
  • Major rejig in TMC at district level 25 May 2019 22:49 In Murshidabad, Subrata Saha was appointed as the district chairman while MP Abu Taher became the president. Kolkata: Upset with her party’s poor show in the Lok Sabha election, Trinamul Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee on Saturday ordered a major …
  • Parivartan: How the Bengal bastion was breached 25 May 2019 21:14 Modi and Shah addressed 17 rallies each and never lost their Bengal focus through the seven-phase campaign. (Express photo: Partha Paul) It’s an unpretentious little room on Pearabagan Road in Hooghly’s Chinsurah, with some chairs, posters and an idol of “ …
  • West Bengal Lok Sabha Results 2019: Full list of winners 25 May 2019 17:37 Image Source : PTI West Bengal Lok Sabha Results 2019: Full list of winners The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Thursday set to retain power for another five years after making a sweep of the Lok Sabha battle and …
  • 1 Dead, Many Injured In Post-Poll Clash Between Trinamool, BJP In Bengal 25 May 2019 13:04 Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has appealed to maintain peace. (Representational) Kolkata: Incidents of violence were reported from across West Bengal on Saturday in which one person died and many were injured, officials said, as a face-off brewed between …
  • After LS jolt, Trinamool is shock, fear of mass exodus looms large 25 May 2019 10:53 Kolkata, May 25 (IANS) Two days after suffering major setbacks in the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress despondency was palpable. The Mamata Banerjee-ruled party’s workers and leaders appear to be in a fix, amid repeated claims by …
  • 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 …
  • Among BJP’s Bengal winners, a tribal leader, businessman, software expert 24 May 2019 23:00 West Bengal election results 2019: BJP supporters outside the party’s headquarters in Kolkata on Thursday. (Express photo/Partha Paul) The BJP pulled off an unprecedented performance in West Bengal, winning 18 out of 42 Lok Sabha seats. A look at the …
  • Bengal witnesses violence post result declaration 24 May 2019 19:11 Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Clashes between activists of the ruling Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party and other incidents of violence were reported from Bankura, Cooch Behar and other districts in West Bengal, police said on Friday. “On Friday, …
  • 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       …
  • BJP gains in north, tribal Bengal to lead in 18 seats; Trinamool in 23 23 May 2019 16:03 Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) The BJP made stunning inroads in Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal, with the trends of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday showing a virtual saffron sweep in the state’s northern parts as also the western tribal heartland while Chief …
  • Bengal live: BJP breaches Mamata bastion 23 May 2019 15:11 !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates Today there are only two castes in India- the poor and the other are those who want to help the poor come out of poverty - Narendra Modi, PM The CPM-led Left Front, which ruled the state for 34 years from 1977 to …
  • 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 …
  • Lok Sabha results: How Telangana, Bengal vaulted BJP over UP losses 23 May 2019 10:56 The BJP’s penetration in West Bengal and Telangana reflects the party’s commitment to clinch electoral victory. Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party reversed its Assembly losses in the Hindi heartland states, kept its strong hold on bastions and made …
  • Counting begins for 42 LS seats in West Bengal 23 May 2019 03:42 Kolkata, May 23 (IANS) Counting of votes for the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal began on Thursday in 58 counting centres across the state. Around 25,000 counting personnel have been deployed by the Election Commission for deciphering the mandate that …
  • 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. …
  • Over 25,000 Personnel Deployed For Lok Sabha Vote Count In Bengal 22 May 2019 17:59 The seven-phase voting for 42 constituencies began on April 11 and ended on May 19. (FILE) Kolkata: Bringing the end to the high-voltage Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal - which has virtually become the ground zero of the current elections following the …
  • Over 25,000 personnel deployed for LS vote count in Bengal 22 May 2019 16:36 Kolkata, May 22 (IANS) Bringing the climax to the high-voltage Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal – which has virtually become the ground zero of the current elections following the BJP’s mega push to become a big player in the state – the authorities will on …
  • Mamata-Naidu meet over post poll strategies 20 May 2019 19:48 Kolkata, May 21 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee, who have been pivotal in stitching an opposition alliance against the BJP, met here on Monday to discuss the post poll strategies and …
  • 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 – …
  • Jhargram: Man killed by dead jumbo calf's mother 18 May 2019 09:02
  • Villager killed by mother of dead elephant calf in Jhargram district 18 May 2019 05:19
  • West Bengal: BJP worker found dead in Jhargram 15 May 2019 06:46 Image Source : PTI Representational image A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, Raman Singh, was found dead on Saturday night in Jhargram's Gopiballabpur, in West Bengal. BJP workers have alleged that the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) is …
  • BJP & RSS members, ministers on ‘mission change’ in Bengal 15 May 2019 02:15 KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had on Monday, addressing an election rally at her nephew Abhishek Banerjee’s constituency in Diamond Harbour, alleged several RSS functionaries and BJP leaders from other states were staying in luxury …
  • India: UNICEF India Cyclone Fani Situation Report # 2 (national) 14 May 2019 11:13 On 3 rd May the cyclone Fani (“Foni”), a category 4 storm, impacted three states in India (Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal). Odisha remains the worse hit with more than 15 million people incl. 4,8 million children affected. The cyclone was untimely; …
  • ‘Inch-By-Inch Badla Lungi’: Mamta threatens Modi 13 May 2019 10:39 Accusing Modi of hindering her from running a government in the state, she said: "They are not allowing me to run the government. Category: News, Politics Posted by safoora Published: May 13, 2019, 1:02 pm IST Updated: May 13, 2019, 1:04 pm IST …
  • Phase VI keeps high voting trend; violence in Bengal 13 May 2019 02:44 NEW DELHI The penultimate phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election wound up on Sunday with voting for 59 seats across seven states that saw a turnout of a little over 63%, which is expected to touch the 65% mark of 2014 in the final count. Violence, however, …
  • PM Modi averages 3 rallies in UP, 2 in West Bengal in each phase 13 May 2019 02:25 New Delhi:For the BJP, success in the Lok Sabha elections depends on how far it can retain its 2014 tally of 71 in UP and how many it can win from the 42 seats in West Bengal. As the elections enter the last phase, the focus has shifted to these two states …
  • One BJP Worker Killed, Another Heckled In West Bengal Poll Violence 12 May 2019 23:29 A BJP worker was killed in West Bengal's Jhargram district amid widespread violence in the sixth phase of polling on Sunday which saw the saffron party's candidate from Ghatal and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh seek refuge inside a temple after …
  • Live: General Election 2019 Phase 6 | 59 seats in six States and Delhi go to polls 12 May 2019 17:17 The sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls witnessed a turnout of 63.3% as 59 parliamentary constituencies in seven States voted on May 12, the Election Commission said. The sixth phase of polling was held for eight seats in Bihar, all 10 seats in Haryana and all …
  • Bengal polls ‘peaceful’, says EC; FIRs against two BJP candidates 12 May 2019 16:37 Kollkata, May 12 (IANS) Amid “sporadic violence” that left 26 people injured, firing by central forces at five places, and lodging of FIRs against two BJP candidates, West Bengal’s Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab on Sunday said the sixth phase of Lok …
  • Heckled BJP candidate Bharati Ghosh keeps forces busy in Bengal 12 May 2019 15:33 Ghatal (West Bengal), May 12 (IANS) BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Ghatal and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh was in the eye of a political storm which rocked the sixth phase of polling in West Bengal on Sunday. Ghosh, who is contesting against sitting …
  • Nearly 80% polling in Bengal amid violence (4th lead) (5 p.m.) 12 May 2019 15:00 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) From a BJP worker getting killed in Jhargram to party workers sustaining bullet injuries and candidates getting heckled — widespread violence again marred the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Sunday. But despite …
  • Blog: Indian voters... 12 May 2019 14:50 The voting for the remaining 60 seats will be held on May 19. Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party …
  • Blog: Indian voters disappointed as names missing ... 12 May 2019 14:45 The voting for the remaining 60 seats will be held on May 19. Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party …
  • Live: Voters disappointed as names missing from list 12 May 2019 13:14 The voting for the remaining 60 seats will be held on May 19. Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party …
  • Live: Voters disappointed as names missing from... 12 May 2019 13:09 The voting for the remaining 60 seats will be held on May 19. Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party …
  • 1 killed, BJP candidate heckled as violence mars Bengal polls 12 May 2019 12:25 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) A BJP worker was killed in West Bengal’s Jhargram district amid widespread violence in the sixth phase of polling on Sunday which saw the saffron party’s candidate from Ghatal and former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh seek refuge inside a …
  • Amid violence Bengal registers over 55% polling 12 May 2019 11:47 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) A BJP worker was killed in West Bengal’s Jhargram while Trinamool supporters sustained bullet injuries in West Midnapore during the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polling on Sunday that was marred by a number of violent incidents and bids …
  • Live: Violence, EVM glitches mar sixth phase of India elections 12 May 2019 11:38 The voting for the remaining 60 seats will be held on May 19. Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party …
  • Amid violence Bengal registers over 55% polling (3rd Lead) (1 p.m.) 12 May 2019 11:19 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) A BJP worker was killed in West Bengal’s Jhargram while Trinamool supporters sustained bullet injuries in West Midnapore during the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polling on Sunday that was marred by a number of violent incidents and bids …
  • ‘EC couldn’t take adequate punitive steps in Bengal’ 12 May 2019 10:24 Category: India, News Posted by sana Published: May 12, 2019, 3:30 pm IST Updated: May 12, 2019, 3:30 pm IST Kolkata: Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said the Election Commission (EC) has not been successful in taking adequate …
  • West Bengal: TMC and BJP workers clash at a polling booth in Bankura 12 May 2019 10:10 [India], May 12 (ANI): A scuffle broke out between TMC and BJP workers on Sunday at polling booth number 254 in Bankura after BJP alleged rigging by TMC workers. Police had to interfere in order to disperse the two groups who were on the verge of clashing. …
  • Ahead of polling, 3 BJP workers attacked in West Bengal 12 May 2019 09:58 [India], May 12 (ANI): Ahead of the commencement of polling in the state, three BJP workers were attacked in separate incidents in the state, officials confirmed. In East Medinipur, BJP workers Ananta Guchait and Ranjit Maity were shot at last night in …
  • Ahead of sixth phase of LS polls, BJP worker Raman Singh found dead in West Bengal's Jhargram 12 May 2019 09:46 [India], May 12 (ANI): Ahead of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls on Sunday, BJP worker Raman Singh was found dead last night in Gopiballabpur, Jhargram. Polling in West Bengal in almost all the phases has been marred by violence due to scuffles between …
  • Millions vote in LS battle, BJP worker killed (Third Lead) (2 p.m.) 12 May 2019 09:46 New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among the millions who voted on Sunday in the sixth and penultimate round of the Lok Sabha elections in which a BJP worker was killed …
  • 38% polling in Bengal LS seats, BJP worker killed (2nd Lead) (11 a.m.) 12 May 2019 08:16 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) A BJP worker was killed in West Bengal’s Jhargram while Trinamool supporters sustained bullet injuries in West Midnapore by midday during the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polling on Sunday that was marred by a number of violent incidents …
  • Kovind, Gandhis among mass to vote in LS battle, BJP worker killed 12 May 2019 08:16 New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi were among the hundreds of thousands who voted on Sunday in the sixth and penultimate round of the Lok Sabha polls in which a BJP worker …
  • Election 2019: Bengal BJP Candidate Heckled, Breaks Down, Party Accuses Trinamool 12 May 2019 08:16 NET Bureau Bharati Ghosh, a former IPS officer and once a trusted lieutenant of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, was in tears this morning after she was attacked, heckled and pushed to the ground at a polling station as the state votes in the …
  • Voting in Delhi, 6 States today In Phase 6 Of Lok Sabha Polls for 59 constituencies 12 May 2019 07:27 NET Bureau The fate of several prominent politicians, including Union Minister Harsh Vardhan, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, will be decided as 59 constituencies across six states and the national capital …
  • 16% polling in 8 Bengal LS seats in two hours, BJP worker killed 12 May 2019 06:45 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Over 16 per cent people voted across eight Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal on Sunday where polling for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election was underway amid reports of violence that left a BJP activist dead. Polling was …
  • Live: Violence, EVM glitches mar sixth phase of... 12 May 2019 05:26 The voting for the remaining 60 seats will be held on May 19. Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party …
  • West Bengal's Ghatal on edge ahead of today's big ... 12 May 2019 05:11 The Centre will deploy over 71,000 security personnel to ensure violence-free elections. Many would struggle to pronounce it and many more, would break a sweat before rightly pointing it out on the map. And a huge lot more - from local officials to party …
  • Live: Voting in Indian... 12 May 2019 05:11 The voting for the remaining 60 seats will be held on May 19. Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of 6-week-long national elections, marked by a highly acrimonious campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi flaying the opposition Congress party …
  • One killed, many injured as violence hits Bengal in LS polls 12 May 2019 05:11 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) A BJP activist was killed in West Bengal’s Jhargram district early on Sunday as a number of violent incidents and clashes rocked the state in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls. Eight parliamentary constituencies spread across …
  • 3 BJP workers shot in West Bengal one day before polls 12 May 2019 03:12 Polling in West Bengal in almost all the phases has been marred by violence, primarily due to clashes between BJP and TMC workers. East Medinipur/Jhargram: Ahead of the commencement of polling in the state, three BJP workers were attacked in separate …
  • BJP worker found dead in West Bengal's Jhragram, day ahead of polls 12 May 2019 02:21 By Online Desk A BJP worker was found dead in West Bengal’s Jhargram on Saturday night, according to news reports. Jhargram goes to polls today in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Raman Singh was found dead in Gopiballabpur area of Jhargram In …
  • Voting begins in West Bengal for sixth phase of LS polls 12 May 2019 02:08 Kolkata, May 12 (IANS) Amid heightened security, voting began for eight parliamentary constituencies of West Bengal in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday. The polling, which started at 7 am, will continue till 6 pm. The eight constituencies — …
  • Voting begins for penultimate phase Lok Sabha polls 12 May 2019 02:01 Polling began Sunday morning for 59 Lok Sabha seats in the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls with Union ministers Radha Mohan Singh, Harsh Vardhan and Maneka Gandhi, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leaders Digvijay Singh and Jyotiraditya …
  • BJP-Trinamool workers clash in Bengal 11 May 2019 17:23 Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) Incidents of clashes between Trinamool Congress and BJP activists were reported from parts of West Bengal on Saturday, a day before the penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls in the state. Activists of the two parties clashed in East …
  • Bengal LS polls: Tribal belt, Midnapore ready for phase 6 11 May 2019 12:15 Kolkata, May 11 (IANS) An exciting battle is on the cards to capture West Bengal’s tribal heartland as well as the seats in Junglemahal, once a hotbed of Maoists, in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday with eight parliamentary constituencies …
  • In Jhargram hamlet, tribals feel neglected 11 May 2019 01:20
  • Central government deploys 770 companies of CAPF for polls 10 May 2019 21:38 Eight parliamentary constituencies: Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Jhargram, Midnapore, Purulia, Bankura and Bishnupur will go to polls on May 12. Kolkata: In a rare move to ensure security arranagements ahead of the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections in West …
  • Campaign ends for penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls 10 May 2019 15:53 NEW DELHI: A vitriol-filled campaign ended Friday for the sixth and penultimate phase of Lok Sabha polls to be held in 59 constituencies in six states and Delhi with barbs flying thick and fast as leaders made every effort to sway voters in their favour. …
  • Security up for Bengal polls, 602 CAPF companies deployed 09 May 2019 19:15 New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) The Centre has decided to step up security in West Bengal for the eight seats going to polls in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Sunday with 602 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (the CRPF, BSF, CISF, SSB, ITBP, RPF …
  • Trinamool’s stranglehold vs BJP’s rise in Bengal’s Jhargram 09 May 2019 08:15 Category: Politics Posted by Syed Qayam Ali Published: May 09, 2019, 1:45 pm IST Updated: May 09, 2019, 1:45 pm IST Jhargram: Jhargram, West Bengal’s tribal heartland and once a hotbed of Maoism, is set to witness a battle between the dominating presence …
  • Maoist-infested Bengal belt may see another revolution 09 May 2019 05:19 BALARAMPUR (PURULIA, WEST BENGAL): The killing and hanging of three villagers in Balarampur, an assembly constituency under Purulia Lok Sabha seat, is fresh in the minds of people there. The deceased were associated with BJP's youth morcha and their …
  • CPI(M) candidate from Jhargram, an unlikely YouTube star fighting to reclaim Left bastion 28 Apr 2019 06:54 She has been in active politics for decades and even a minister in the Left government, but Deblina Hembram, CPI(M) candidate from Jhargram Lok Sabha seat, shot into the limelight only after a fiery speech she made at a rally in February went viral on …
  • Birbaha’s nomination splits Jhargram tribals 20 Mar 2019 03:00
  • Former Jhargram SP Bharati Ghosh joins the BJP 04 Feb 2019 15:14 KOLKATA: Former Jhargram SP Bharati Ghosh, who joined the BJP on Monday, said that she was inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP president Amit Shah. Ghosh, who has been staying out of West Bengal following a probe started by the West Bengal …
  • Amit Shah’s chopper to finally land in Jhargram for rally 23 Jan 2019 10:27 Posted by Syed Qayam Ali on Jan 23, 2019, 3:38 PM IST India Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will now be able to address a public rally in Jhargram as the West Bengal government has given a green signal for his copter to land at …
  • Mamata tried to obstruct Jhargram rally, alleges BJP 23 Jan 2019 10:00
  • Amit Shah returning to Delhi, unlikely to attend Jhargram rally 22 Jan 2019 16:42 MALDA (WB): BJP president Amit Shah is returning to New Delhi on Tuesday evening due to his ill health and is unlikely to attend his scheduled rally at Jhargram in West Bengal, party leaders said. "Amit Shah is very ill. He has high fever, but still …
  • West Bengal govt plans to recruit ‘adivasi civic volunteers’ in Bankura, Purulia, Jhargram 14 Jan 2019 13:58 The state government has drawn up plans to recruit youths from tribal families as ‘adivasi civic volunteers’ in Bankura, Purulia and Jhargram districts, where they will supervise traffic and help police maintain law and order. “Recruiting of adivasi civic …
  • BJP worshipper of Ravana, not Ram: Mamata in Jhargram 27 Nov 2018 04:22  Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the public meeting in Jhargram on Monday. (Express photo) As the RSS and the VHP intensified their demand for construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that the BJP is a “ …
  • West Bengal: BJP, Jhargram administration spar over death of seven in Lalgarh village 18 Nov 2018 01:55 North Chhattisgarh, which has 14 seats, saw a neck and neck contest between the BJP and the Congress in 2013, each party winning seven seats The death of seven people in Jangankhash village of Lalgarh has become a bone of contention between the BJP and the …
  • West Bengal: Temple, mosque share same premises in Jhargram since last 25 years 23 Jun 2018 10:35 Jhargram: In an example of communal harmony, a temple and a mosque has been sharing the same premises in West Bengal’s Jhargram district since last 25 years. Muslims read holy Quran while Hindus worship Lord Shiva under one roof at the residence of Narayan …
  • Mamata Banerjee slams party workers for poll jolt in Purulia, Jhargram 21 Jun 2018 17:06 West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee cracked the whip on workers and leaders of her party from the erstwhile Maoist bastion of Jhargram and Purulia, at a town hall …
  • TMC to look into ‘party lapses’ in Jhargram district 15 Jun 2018 01:49 The people of Jhargram are still with the TMC. We have asked our party cadres to increase mass contact, he said. Kolkata: The Trinamul Congress (TMC) on Thursday said it will look into the “organisational lapses” in Jhargram district, where the BJP made …
  • 1st-time tribal students at Jhargram school pass HS with flying colours 10 Jun 2018 08:25
  • West Bengal panchayat elections: Children turn political workers in Lalgarh, Jhargram 15 May 2018 01:17 Children go through the voters list in Lalgarh on Monday. (Express Photo by Subham Dutta) Class IV student Biswanath Singh huddled through electoral rolls under a tree near a Burijhor primary school, where residents waited in queues to vote. Chiranjit …
  • Jhargram-born scientist discovers low cost material to build anti-landmine vehicle 09 Jan 2018 09:44 KOLKATA: Aerospace Engineering researcher Professor Santanu Bhowmick, who hails from Jhargram district of West Bengal, has discovered a unique raw material to manufacture light weight anti landmine-vehicles. The anti-landmine vehicles used by the defence …
  • A thoughtful initiative by Jhargram's 'bad boys' is winning hearts 03 Jan 2018 18:06
  • Jhargram home for Tata zoo sambars 24 Nov 2017 19:34 Jamshedpur: After teary-eyed departure of spotted deer, hog deer and Royal Bengal tiger Vivan, it's time for sambars to bid adieu to Tata Steel Zoological Park. The zoo management has decided to shift four sambars to Jhargram Mini Zoo in Bengal later …
  • Mamata Banerjee sacks Jhargram district TMC chief for being ‘inactive’ 11 Oct 2017 01:29 The party’s West Midnapore district president Ajit Maity has been given additional charge of Jhargram district, while Mahato has been relegated to the post of Trinamool’s working president in Jhargram.  (Source: PTI) Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress …
  • West Bengal gets 22nd district: Jhargram 04 Apr 2017 22:40 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. CHIEF MINISTER Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday declared Jhargram as the 22nd district of the state. The new district has been carved out of West Midnapore. Announcing that April 4 will now be celebrated as Jhargram …
  • Former Maoist stronghold Jhargram made Bengal’s 22nd district 04 Apr 2017 13:58 KOLKATA: Former Maoist stronghold Jhargram was made West Bengal’s 22nd district on Tuesday. The Dalit and tribal dominated region was carved out of Paschim Medinipur, one of the largest districts in the State.  Spread over 3,037.64 sq km, Jhargram has a …
  • Ponzi scam: CBI raids 22 locations in West Bengal 02 Jul 2019 02:51 New Delhi: The CBI on Monday conducted searches at 22 locations in West Bengal, including the offices and residential premises of promoters and directors of New Land Agro Industries, one of the accused companies in a ponzi scam cases being probed by the …
  • West Bengal: CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in ponzi scam cases 01 Jul 2019 16:59 Image Source : PTI CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in ponzi scam cases   The CBI on Monday carried out searches at 22 locations in West Bengal including the offices and residential premises of promoters and directors of New Land Agro Industries, …
  • 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), …
  • Post-poll violence unabated in West Bengal 26 May 2019 19:46 While there was no major flare-up, tension is prevailing in West Bengal as the State has been witnessing low-intensity violence since election results were declared on Thursday. In many places, workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata …
  • 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       …
  • 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 …
  • 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. …
  • Modi promises grand Vidyasagar statue, as battle with TMC intensifies 16 May 2019 08:46 Modi again accused Mamata's party of violence during Amit Shah's Kolkata road show. Mau: Narendra Modi on Thursday launched a blistering attack against Mamata Banerjee by stating that she has no belief in the elected Prime Minister of India and …
  • Live: General Election 2019 Phase 6 | 59 seats in six States and Delhi go to polls 12 May 2019 17:17 The sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls witnessed a turnout of 63.3% as 59 parliamentary constituencies in seven States voted on May 12, the Election Commission said. The sixth phase of polling was held for eight seats in Bihar, all 10 seats in Haryana and all …
  • In Fani’s wake, CM Mamata resumes attack on ‘goons at Centre’ 06 May 2019 11:40 Ferry services restarted in Kolkata on Saturday, a day after being suspended owing to Cyclone Fani. (PTI) Hours after cyclone Fani moved to Bangladesh, West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee Saturday resumed her onslaught against Prime Minister Narendra …
  • Notice to Bengal BJP chief for ‘removing trousers’ remark 15 Apr 2019 16:55 Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) The Election Commission has slapped a show cause notice on West Bengal’s BJP chief and Lok Sabha candidate Dilip Ghosh for threatening to take off the trousers of a poll panel official who had removed a Ram Nnavami hoarding …
  • BJP upbeat after Hindu rightwing drives deep into Bengal 14 Apr 2019 08:00 Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) With a round of Lok Sabha elections over in West Bengal, the BJP appears upbeat, hoping to make big gains from a state where it has been traditionally weak. The BJPs confidence stems from the hard work it has done in the state for …
  • Infighting may affect Trinamool marginally in ongoing polls 14 Apr 2019 05:34 Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Infighting over spoils of office, control of the lucrative construction material businesses and factional feuds between the old guard and new members may adversely hit the chances of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress in the …
  • West Bengal: BJP prioritise both homegrown leaders and defectors from TC and CPM in first list  22 Mar 2019 04:07 Express News Service KOLKATA: There were murmurs of discontent in the West Bengal BJP over the possibility that preference would be given to defectors from other parties in the candidate list for the state’s 42 Lok Sabha seats. However, the party’s central …
  • 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 …
  • Bengal Engineer Threatened For Condemning War On Social Media: Police 23 Feb 2019 01:30 Police said they have assured the man of safety. (Representational) Kolkata: An engineer posted in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district was threatened for a social media post condemning war, police said on Friday. "Dipayan Dhar, a civil …
  • Pulwama terror attack: Bengal jawan who saw comrades blow up 16 Feb 2019 20:05 Express News Service KOLKATA: Shankari Hembram broke down upon hearing the voice of his husband CRPF jawan Mangal Hembram from the Pulwama blast site on the 'bloody Valentine's Day' on February 14 this month. The 115th battalion jawan and a …
  • 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 …
  • Mamata Banerjee Turns Street Fighter For Cop She Once Refused To Trust 05 Feb 2019 14:45 Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar is known for his investigating, electronic surveillance skills Kolkata: During her days in the opposition, Mamata Banerjee had accused an IPS officer of tapping the phones of political rivals of the ruling Left …
  • Mamata turns street fighter for cop she once refused to trust 05 Feb 2019 12:50 Rajeev Kumar, the Kolkata police commissioner, is known for his impeccable investigating and electronic surveillance skills. IMAGE: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar. Photograph: Swapan Mahapatra/ …
  • Bengal to ban cold storage of potatoes before March 1 29 Jan 2019 16:54 The West Bengal government is set to issue an order restricting cold storages in the State from opening before March 1 for loading potatoes. While the storage period of potatoes usually extends from March 1 to November 30, it is often seen that many cold …
  • 49 elephants killed in Railway accidents between 2016-18: MoEFCC 16 Jan 2019 18:26 In 2016, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEFCC) released ‘Eco-friendly measures to mitigate impacts of linear infrastructure’, an advisory document for mitigating human-animal conflicts. Despite this advisory, and many others …
  • Middlemen vanish from patua painters’ lives, thanks to social media 22 Nov 2018 02:53 Express News Service KOLKATA: Social media has redefined the way in which Muslim patuas, or scroll painters, of West Bengal, go about doing their business now. It has enabled them to deal with customers directly and get a better margin for their product, …
  • Under-trial prisoner cuts off his private part with blade  10 Nov 2018 06:03 By Express News Service KOLKATA: An under-trial prisoner cut off his private part with a blade in his cell at Medinipur Prison in West Bengal on Wednesday night. The victim is critical and admitted to a hospital in Kolkata. The prison authorities were …
  • 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 …
  • One killed, 10 injured in West Bengal as Cyclone Titli moves northeastward 12 Oct 2018 17:53 By PTI KOLKATA: Cyclonic storm Titli left a trail of destruction in two districts of West Bengal on Friday, killing one person and injuring 10 others, even as it weakened into a deep depression while moving northeastward. The meteorological department has …
  • Cyclone Titli continues to wreak havoc on second day; 1 killed, 10 injured as it moves northeastward 12 Oct 2018 16:52 Cyclone Titli hits Ganjam One person was killed and ten others injured after cyclonic storm Titli left a trail of destruction, even as  it weakened into a deep depression while moving northeastward. Paschim Medinipur and neighbouring Jhargram districts in …
  • India issues advisory against 'Momo' challenge... 30 Aug 2018 05:17 The advisory issued by the ministry of electronics and IT comes in the wake of reports of suicide in certain parts of the country. Alarmed by the recent reports of two persons allegedly committing suicide in northern West Bengal, the India government has …
  • WB govt taking steps to combat 'Momo Challenge': Official 26 Aug 2018 13:14 It is alleged that Momo Challenge has claimed lives of two persons at Kurseong in Darjeeling district. Several others have received invites. Kolkata: Alarmed by the recent reports of two persons allegedly committing suicide in northern West Bengal after …
  • Momo Challenge: West Bengal govt takes steps to combat viral ‘suicide game’ 26 Aug 2018 07:39 By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: August 26, 2018 12:25:23 pm The official said till date, most of the complaints were reported from Jalpaiguri, Kurseong, Paschim Medinipur districts, and it was only last week that one was reported from Kolkata Alarmed by the …
  • Pandal collapses during PM’s rally in Midnapore, 22 injured 16 Jul 2018 14:19 At least 22 people were injured when a part of the pandal collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally at Midnapore town in Paschim Medinipur district on Monday The incident took place during the Prime Minister’s nearly hour-long speech. Local …
  • Bengal Kisan rally: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits injured in hospital 16 Jul 2018 12:50 Medinipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the injured in the hospital and enquired about the condition of those who were hurt after a portion of a tent collapsed on them at his Kisan Kalyan rally in Medinipur on Monday. In the middle of his speech, …
  • Bengal Kisan rally: PM visits injured in hospital 16 Jul 2018 12:26 [India], July 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the injured in the hospital and enquired about the condition of those who were hurt after a portion of a tent collapsed on them at his Kisan Kalyan rally in Medinipur on Monday. In the middle of …
  • Tent collapse in PM's rally: Organisers must take responsibility for lapse, says TMC 16 Jul 2018 12:26 [India], July 16 (ANI): All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday expressed concern over the tent collapse incident that took place during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kisan Kalyan rally in Medinipur. The party stated that the organisers of the …
  • Tent collapses during PM Modi's Midnapore rally, 20 injured 16 Jul 2018 10:13 MIDNAPORE: A makeshift tent collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in West Bengal's Midnapore district today, injuring at least 20 people, a police official said. The tent, officials said, was erected next to the main entrance of the …
  • Death of soldier raises Nipah scare in Kolkata 30 May 2018 20:50 The death of a 27-year-old Army soldier hailing from Kerala has set off fears that he may have been infected with Nipah. Seenu Prasad, was admitted to Kolkata’s Command Hospital on April 20 and he passed away on May 25. “His body fluids have been sent to …
  • Bomb, bullets, bricks fly as Bengal villages vote 14 May 2018 07:50 Despite strict warning by the Calcutta High Court on poll day violence , rural election in Bengal witnessed casualties , injuries , stealing and destroying of ballot boxes. Instances of hurling bombs at voters and political rivals , inter and intra party …
  • 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 …
  • Bengal’s all-women railway station derails cliches   09 Mar 2018 00:51 A woman staffer keeps track of train movements at Hijli railway station | EXPRESS KOLKATA: The Hijli railway station near IIT-Kharagpur in West Bengal’s Paschim Medinipur district became the first railway station in the eastern state on International Women …
  • 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 …
  • Bharati Ghosh case: Another police officer arrested  19 Feb 2018 22:34 KOLKATA: The West Bengal CID today arrested another police officer, considered close to former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, in connection with alleged misconduct and extortion from civilians, an official of the investigating agency said. Sub-inspector Pradip …
  • Another West Bengal cop, close to former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh arrested by CID 17 Feb 2018 08:38 Image used for representational purpose KOLKATA: The West Bengal CID today arrested another police officer, considered close to former IPS officer Bharati Ghosh, in connection with alleged misconduct and extortion from civilians, an official of the …
  • Jharkhand man pedals through 65 villages to find missing wife 13 Feb 2018 00:26 Image used for representational purpose only. KOLKATA: How far can you go to search for your missing wife? A daily wage labourer from Jharkhand pedalled his bicycle through 65 villages in East Singhbhum district to trace his mentally-unstable wife of 16 …
  • Jharkhand man pedals through 65 villages for wife 12 Feb 2018 23:12 KOLKATA: How far can you go to search for your missing wife? A daily wage labourer from Jharkhand pedalled his bicycle through 65 villages in East Singhbhum district to trace his mentally-unstable wife of 16 years.He finally found her off National Highway …
  • Massive violence in Kolkata after bus mows down two youngsters 03 Feb 2018 11:41 For representational purposes KOLKATA: Massive violence erupted at a major junction near the IT hub of Kolkata after a bus allegedly skipped the traffic signal and mowed down two youngsters here on Saturday. Sources revealed that college students Sanjay …
  • A light in the dark 16 Jan 2018 19:20 It is so utterly dark that you need to reassure yourself that you possess a right hand by reaching out and touching it with your left. The others who are gathered with you are absent presences - they cannot be called 'shadowy presences', for there …
  • Bengal’s Muslim preservationist of Hindu temples is ill and seeks your help 12 Jan 2018 02:59 Yeasin Pathan (Photo: EPS) KOLKATA: West Bengal’s famed Hindu temple preservationist Yeasin Pathan, who had been awarded the Kabir Puraskar for protecting 34 ancient Hindu temples at Pathra in Paschim Medinipur district for more than 40 years despite being …
  • Nabard, SBI sign MoU with NGOs for financing of JLGs in Bengal 02 Jan 2018 17:30 Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) and State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday jointly signed an MoU with non-government organisations (NGOs) from West Bengal for financing of 2,500 Joint Liability Groups ( …
  • Rural polls precursor: West Bengal’s farmers are happiest, claims CM Mamata Banerjee 02 Jan 2018 12:32 West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday claimed that farmers in the state are the happiest in the country and left no stone unturned to list her achievements and promise new projects in rural …
  • West Bengal may skip Niti Aayog meet over Centre’s ‘interference’ into development works 02 Jan 2018 09:52 West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee KOLKATA: Taking her crusade against Centre well into 2018, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to send representatives to the upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Niti Aayog …
  • West Bengal may skip Niti Aayog meet over Centre’s ‘interference’ 02 Jan 2018 09:50 West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee KOLKATA: Taking her crusade against Centre well into 2018, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is unlikely to send representatives to the upcoming meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Niti Aayog …
  • Cop once close to Mamata quits after transfer 29 Dec 2017 04:48 Bharati Ghosh with Mamata | file photo KOLKATA: A woman police officer who, not so long ago, was considered close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and used to refer to her as ‘mother of Jangalmahal’, has fallen out of favour with the ruling dispensation. …
  • Top female cop, who called West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee 'mother of Jangalmahal', resigns after transfer 28 Dec 2017 15:30 West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI) KOLKATA: Paschim Medinipur's Superintendent of Police (SP) Bharati Ghosh, who is known for her tussles with the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, resigned from her post on Thursday after she was …
  • Mamata’s 'cop daughter' Bharati Ghosh transferred to lower post after Sabang bypoll 26 Dec 2017 15:12 Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo | PTI) KOLKATA: A woman district Superintendent of Police in West Bengal, who once referred chief minister Mamata Banerjee as ‘mother’, was transferred to a less significant post after allegations by a section …
  • Progressive Bengal? Dalit family ostracised for upper caste marriage 15 Dec 2017 03:18 KOLKATA: West Bengal has always proclaimed itself a progressive state that shuns caste-based discrimination at all levels. But the harassment of a Dalit family by villagers as well as the police belies the claims. The family of Madhusudan Gorai, which …
  • 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- …
  • Durga Puja 2017: At a Kolkata pandal, Muslim patachitra artists recreate scenes from Hindu mythology 11 Sep 2017 13:55 Written by Shreya Das | Kolkata | Published:September 11, 2017 7:08 pm Swarna Chitrakar, the Muslim painter from Pingla, West Midnapur along with her family members drawing Hindu gods to decorate the pandal of Rupchand Mukherjee Durga Puja in South Kolkata …
  • Govt cracks the whip on Blue Whale Challenge 16 Aug 2017 02:02 A 14-year-old boy jumped off the fifth floor of a building in Mumbai earlier this month. The deadly "Blue Whale Challenge", an online game which urges players to fulfil self-harming challenges resulting in suicide, has already claimed a few …
  • Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls 13 Aug 2017 19:26 Sporadic incidents of violence took place in several parts of West Bengal since polling started on Sunday morning in seven civic bodies, including five municipalities, one municipal corporation and one Notified Area that is a settlement area in transition …
  • Bengal floods: Mamata demands desilting of Jharkhand dams 26 Jul 2017 18:03 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI) KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded desilting of major dams and barrages managed by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) in Jharkhand and western West Bengal to mitigate the …
  • Mamata Banerjee demands desilting of Jharkhand dams 26 Jul 2017 17:08 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI) KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded desilting of major dams and barrages managed by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) in Jharkhand and western West Bengal to mitigate the …
  • Fish in abundance but rice is scarce, say victims of Bengal floods 26 Jul 2017 03:17 KOLKATA: With West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee refusing to term the massive inundation of southern Bengal districts as ‘floods’ and no signs of relief reaching affected villages, flood victims in Arambagh of Hooghly district and Ghatal of Paschim …
  • Fishes abundant but little rice left for Bengal flood victims 25 Jul 2017 19:38 Satighat of Gandheswari river that was closed by local administration due to floods in Bankura district of West Bengal on Tuesday. | PTI KOLKATA: With West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee refusing to term the massive inundation of southern Bengal …
  • Three dead following flood-like situation in southern West Bengal 24 Jul 2017 21:43 KOLKATA: Large parts of southern West Bengal have been inundated due to incessant rains over the last 72 hours and have claimed the lives of three persons and rendered thousands of people homeless. While breaking of a barrage over Kuye river in Birbhum …
  • Three dead following flood-like situation in Bengal 24 Jul 2017 20:43 KOLKATA: Large parts of southern West Bengal have been inundated due to incessant rains over the last 72 hours and have claimed the lives of three persons and rendered thousands of people homeless. While breaking of a barrage over Kuye river in Birbhum …
  • Assam, Bengal, Gujarat face deluge 23 Jul 2017 17:45 The flood toll due in Assam has gone up to 76 with the death of one more person in the Morigaon district on Saturday. According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), the districts of Lakhimpur, Biswanath, Barpeta, Morigaon, Nagaon, …
  • State of the Nation | Sunday, May 28, 2017 27 May 2017 22:47 Your morning news snapshot from around regional Australia and beyond. ​Regional news ► BENALLA: Police have located two people in bushland near Samaria while searching for a missing mother and daughter.  Read more ► TASMANIA: A fatal crash involving a 26- …
  • West Bengal government to utilise its unused land for fruit farms 24 May 2017 09:06 West Bengal government has decided to utilise its unused land for setting up fruit farms. The project will start with a farm on 810 hectares unused piece of land, spread over Ranibandh, Raipur, Simlapal, Onda, Taldangra, Hirbandh and Indopur blocks of …
  • How dare they question my identity?: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee retorts to BJP’s ‘hijra’ jibe 05 May 2017 02:21 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI) “How dare they question my identity and insult my parents? Who gave them the right to insult a woman for cheap politics?” asked an emotional Mamata Banerjee in her retort to a BJP leader’s comments in …
  • Bengal BJP chief may have faked educational qualification, shows RTI response 08 Apr 2017 14:45 RTI reply by Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Polytechnic college to ousted BJP leader Ashok Sarkar. | EPS KOLKATA: A polytechnic college that West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh claimed to have passed out from has denied his claims in response to an RTI filed by …
  • Former Maoist stronghold Jhargram made Bengal’s 22nd district 04 Apr 2017 13:58 KOLKATA: Former Maoist stronghold Jhargram was made West Bengal’s 22nd district on Tuesday. The Dalit and tribal dominated region was carved out of Paschim Medinipur, one of the largest districts in the State.  Spread over 3,037.64 sq km, Jhargram has a …
  • Potato price crashes in Bengal; govt subsidy fails to cheer farmers 16 Mar 2017 09:45 With potato prices crashing on account of bumper production, the state government's move to fix a minimum support price for potato is unlikely to bring cheer to farmers in West Bengal. At a recent farmers' meet, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata …
  • Govt to buy potatoes from farmers to stop suicides 15 Mar 2017 05:07 A day after a potato farmer allegedly committed suicide after suffering heavy losses, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government will purchase 28,000 tonnes of potatoes, required for Anganwadi centres and midday meal programme, directly …
  • IL&FS Engineering Services Receives LoI for Rural Electrification and Integrated Power Development Works Worth Rs. 515.47 Crs in West Bengal 03 Feb 2017 03:47 IL&FS Engineering and Construction Company Limited (IL&FS Engineering Services) has received Letter of Intent (LoI) for two Rural Electrification (RE) Works under Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana (DDUGJY), and additional one Integrated Power …
  • President Mukherjee laments growing conflict, difference of opinion in society 19 Jan 2017 13:09 By: PTI | Dantan | Published:January 19, 2017 4:50 pm President Pranab Mukherjee. President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday lamented the “growing conflict and difference of opinion” in the society and said there was a stronger need to enhance mutual respect, …
  • Pranab laments growing conflict, difference of opinion in society 19 Jan 2017 12:25 President Pranab Mukherjee today lamented the "growing conflict and difference of opinion" in the society and said there was a stronger need to enhance mutual respect, remarks that came against the backdrop of protests in the country over several …
  • President to visit Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20 17 Jan 2017 11:40 [India], Jan.17 (ANI):The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, will visit Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20 2017. The President will inaugurate the centenary Year Celebrations of Jhalda Satyabhama Vidyapith at Jhalda, Purulia On January 18, …
  • To visit jharkhand and west bengal from january 18 to 20 17 Jan 2017 09:50 PRESIDENT OF INDIA TO VISIT JHARKHAND AND WEST BENGAL FROM JANUARY 18 TO 20 Rashtrapati Bhavan : 17.01.2017 The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit Jharkhand and West Bengal from January 18 to 20 2017. On January 18, 2017, the President …
  • 2 killed, 3 injured after gunmen open fire at TMC office in Khara.. 11 Jan 2017 16:38 In a latest incident of political violence in West Bengal, two people, including the husband of a Trinamool Congress councillor, were killed after an office of ruling party came under attack in Paschim Medinipur district today. Three others were injured …
  • West Bengal: 2 killed, 3 injured after gunmen open fire at TMC of.. 11 Jan 2017 16:14 In a latest incident of political violence in West Bengal, two people, including the husband of a Trinamool Congress councillor, were killed after an office of ruling party came under attack in Paschim Medinipur district today. Three others were injured …
  • WB: 2 dead, five injured as unidentified gunmen open fire inside TMC’s Kharagpur office 11 Jan 2017 15:31 At least two people died and five were injured on Wednesday after unidentified gunmen opened fire at Trinamool Congress party’s office in Kharagpur in Paschim Medinipur district, as reported by NDTV. Three people have been admitted to the Kharagpur Sub- …
  • Trinamool workers go berserk in Bengal 04 Jan 2017 21:17 Violence erupted in several districts of West Bengal on Wednesday as Trinamool Congress cadres allegedly assaulted Bharatiya Janata Party workers and vandalised their party offices in protest against the arrest of party MP Sudip Bandyopadhyay by the CBI in …
  • Ponzi scam: CBI raids 22 locations in West Bengal 02 Jul 2019 02:51 New Delhi: The CBI on Monday conducted searches at 22 locations in West Bengal, including the offices and residential premises of promoters and directors of New Land Agro Industries, one of the accused companies in a ponzi scam cases being probed by the …
  • West Bengal: CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in ponzi scam cases 01 Jul 2019 16:59 Image Source : PTI CBI carries out searches at 22 locations in ponzi scam cases   The CBI on Monday carried out searches at 22 locations in West Bengal including the offices and residential premises of promoters and directors of New Land Agro Industries, …
  • In Bengal, ‘TMC vs BJP’ again: 50 hurt as two groups clash 29 Jun 2019 23:14 The police claimed to have arrested more than ten people from both sides in connection with the clash. (Photo: File/Representational) Nearly 50 people were injured in a clash between two groups, allegedly supporters of BJP and TMC, in Keshpur in West …
  • 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), …
  • West Bengal Lok Sabha Results 2019: Full list of winners 25 May 2019 17:37 Image Source : PTI West Bengal Lok Sabha Results 2019: Full list of winners The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was on Thursday set to retain power for another five years after making a sweep of the Lok Sabha battle and …
  • 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 …
  • West Bengal: TMC wins 22 LS seats but BJP makes deep inroads 24 May 2019 08:47 Category: India, News Posted by Younus Published: May 24, 2019, 2:09 pm IST Updated: May 24, 2019, 2:09 pm IST Kolkata: The ruling TMC has won 22 out of 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in West Bengal. The Mamata Banerjee-led party had won 34 parliamentary …
  • 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       …
  • 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 …
  • 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. …
  • TMC workers behaving like 'jihadis' and 'terrorists': CK Bose 19 May 2019 07:58 [India], May 19 (ANI): BJP Lok Sabha candidate from South Kolkata constituency CK Bose, on Sunday said that TMC workers were behaving like "terrorists" and "jihadis" in West Bengal. "Last night, I was getting calls from my workers …
  • There's no difference between a terrorist organisation and TMC: BJP's CK Bose 19 May 2019 07:58 Bose also accused TMC workers of attacking him on April 24, when he was on his way to file nomination papers. Kolkata: BJP Lok Sabha candidate from South Kolkata constituency CK Bose, on Sunday said that TMC workers were behaving like "terrorists…
  • BJP accuses WB police of colluding with anti-social elements 19 May 2019 04:05 Category: India, News Posted by Neha Published: May 19, 2019, 8:41 am IST Updated: May 19, 2019, 8:41 am IST Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya accused West Bengal police of working hand in glove …
  • WB: Vehicles belonging Mukul Roy, BJP candidate vandelised in Nagerbazar 17 May 2019 00:27 (West Bengal) [India], May 17 (ANI): Vehicles belonging to BJP leaders Mukul Roy and Samik Bhattacharya were allegedly vandalised by unidentified men in Nagerbazar area here on Thursday night. Bhattacharya is BJP's candidate from Dum Dum Lok Sabha seat …
  • BJP urges action against assault on Ghosh, Sarma 08 May 2019 09:33 Kolkata, May 8 (IANS) A BJP delegation approached the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday to demand stringent action against those who attacked the convoy of Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and the party’s West Bengal unit President Dilip Ghosh. In a …
  • Can't bear damage of my fishing net, says fisherman as 'Fani' nears 03 May 2019 00:21 Digha (West Bengal) [India], May 03 (ANI): West Bengal is on high alert with the 'extremely severe' cyclonic storm 'Fani' which is set to make landfall in the state today as predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Fishermen …
  • Full list of BJP candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections 22 Mar 2019 09:08 STR/AFP/Getty Images The Bharatiya Janata Party has released its first list of candidates contesting in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections which will be spread out over April and May and will take place in seven phases. Prime Minister Modi will …
  • Left’s Bengal first list out, CPI(M) gets 16 seats 16 Mar 2019 05:00 By Express News Service KOLKATA:  West Bengal Left Front Committee on Friday declared its candidate list for 25 of the 42 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state. The CPI (M) will contest 16 seats and has left three each to other Left Front constituents — …
  • 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 …
  • Chemical haul: Key gang member in cop net 11 Mar 2019 03:50 KOLKATA: The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested a key member of the gang that was smuggling explosive substance to Bengal from Odisha. A day after it seized a truck carrying 1000kg of the substance (potassium nitrate), the STF is now busy …
  • Mob Burns 10 Houses After Missing Man's Body Found In West Bengal 01 Mar 2019 18:17 The man had gone missing on Wednesday and his family had lodged a police report (Representational) Tamluk, West Bengal: A mob set fire to around 10 houses at a village in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district after the body of a missing man was found …
  • Police question lover’s family over youth’s death 23 Feb 2019 16:26 Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) The West Bengal police is questioning six of a family following recovery of burnt body of a youth in the Purba Medinipur district on Saturday. According to a senior police officer, Ranjit Mandal’s burnt body was recovered from the …
  • Omar Abdullah reacts to Meghalaya governor's 'boycott everything Kashmiri' tweet 19 Feb 2019 14:03 GUWAHATI: Meghalaya governor Tathagata Roy on Tuesday tweeted that he was ‘inclined to agree’ to an appeal by an unnamed retired colonel of Indian Army to "boycott everything Kashmiri", which drew vociferous reactions from many, including one …
  • Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy seconds 'boycott everything Kashmiri' call of retired Army Colonel 19 Feb 2019 12:27 [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Wednesday stirred a hornet’s nest by expressing solidarity with the call given by a retired Army Colonel to “boycott everything that is Kashmiri” in view of the recent Pulwama terror attack. Roy, …
  • H-Energy to kick-start LNG project in June 10 Jan 2019 06:10 Hiranandani Group-promoted H-Energy is executing a ₹3,700-crore project to import and distribute LNG in West Bengal, and export the same to Bangladesh. Work should start from June/July. The first phase of the project includes setting up of a re- …
  • In a veiled reference, Mamata accuses BJP of ‘lying in the name of Hindus’ 06 Dec 2018 02:12 Posted by Sameer on Dec 06, 2018, 7:30 AM IST Politics Purba Medinipur (West Bengal): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a veiled attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday as she accused the party of “lying in the name of …
  • Jilted lover allegedly kills Bengal girl 28 Nov 2018 15:23 Kolkata, Nov 28 (IANS) A 17-year-old girl in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district was allegedly killed by her lover after being attacked from behind on Wednesday, police said. “Prerna Maiti, who stays near Panskura station, was cycling when she was …
  • Two girls stabbed to death, unemployed father... 05 Nov 2018 14:27 The father was arrested after a formal complaint was lodged by the mother. Two young girls were stabbed to death in West Bengal's Purba Medinipur district for which their father has been arrested, police said on Monday. "We were alerted by locals …
  • Two girls found stabbed to death in Bengal, father arrested 05 Nov 2018 12:46 Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Two young girls were stabbed to death in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district for which their father has been arrested, police said on Monday. “We were alerted by locals of Barabari village that two girls of a family were stabbed to …
  • 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 …
  • India signs pact with ADB for safe drinking water in Bengal 03 Oct 2018 14:10 New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Wednesday signed a $240 million loan agreement to provide safe drinking water to about 1.65 million people in three districts of West Bengal, an official statement said. The project aims to …
  • ADB Bringing Safe, Sustainable Drinking Water Service to 1.65 Million in India's West Bengal State 14 Sep 2018 20:07 MANILA, PHILIPPINES (29 August 2018) - The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a financing package totaling $245 million to provide safe, sustainable, and inclusive drinking water service to about 1.65 million people in …
  • ADB okays $620 mn loan for Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal 29 Aug 2018 17:11 New Delhi, Aug 29 () Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved USD 620 million loan to boost irrigation projects in Madhya Pradesh and supply clean water in West Bengal. ADB inked USD 375 million loan agreement with the Madhya Pradesh government that will …
  • Impact of digitisation: The new rural reality 22 Aug 2018 13:21 The Indian economy is predominantly rural with over two-thirds of its population and workforce residing in rural areas. Tapan is a middle-aged resident of Bhogpur village in district Purba Medinipur, 75-km from Kolkata, involved in his traditional family …
  • After China, Mamata's Chicago visit cancelled by organisers citing 'unforeseen difficulties' 25 Jun 2018 20:13 Express News Service KOLKATA: Days after cancellation of her visit to Communist China, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's planned visit to Chicago in the United States to attend the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's historic speech …
  • Bengal fishermen oppose draft CRZ notification 16 Jun 2018 17:00 Alleging that the changes suggested in the Draft Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) notification 2018 will have adverse affect on their livelihoods, an organisation of fishermen in West Bengal have written to the Centre urging that the notification be scrapped. …
  • 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- …
  • 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 …
  • WB teacher sentenced to death for rape, murder of minor 20 Apr 2018 13:28 Image used for representational purpose only. KOLKATA: A 39-year-old Biology teacher was awarded capital punishment on Thursday for raping and killing a minor domestic help at his residence in Tamluk in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal in 2012. …
  • West Bengal teacher sentenced to death for rape, murder of minor domestic help 20 Apr 2018 13:10 Image used for representational purpose only. KOLKATA: A 39-year-old Biology teacher was awarded capital punishment on Thursday for raping and killing a minor domestic help at his residence in Tamluk in Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal in 2012. …
  • SBI adopts Odisha village for digital payments 11 Apr 2018 01:50 [India], Apr 11 (ANI): The Kalinga Nagar branch of State Bank of India adopted a village in Purba Medinipur district of the state to familiarise the residents with cashless transactions. Following the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to promote …
  • VC search panel told to hide nothing 12 Mar 2018 22:22 Salt Lake: A search committee appointed to draw up a shortlist of candidates for the post of vice-chancellor of a university in north Bengal has been asked to send the list of all eligible names and their academic achievements to the chancellor. Search …
  • 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 …
  • Bengal a hub for soaring trade in wild Indian birds 10 Feb 2018 14:39 It was like a scene from Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s National Award-winning film Charachar (‘Shelter of the Wings’, 1994), where the protagonist Lakhinder, played by Rajat Kapur, a bahelia (bird-catcher) by profession, releases his catch in the forest. Forest …
  • Mamata Banerjee writes to PM Modi, demands national holiday on Swami Vivekananda, Netaji birthdays 20 Jan 2018 14:59 West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI) KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that the birthdays of Swami Vivekananda and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose be declared as national holidays. …
  • 14 'Bangladeshis' stranded for 3 months in India 15 Jan 2018 20:23 Fourteen fishermen, who claim to be Bangladeshi, have been stranded for around three months in Purba Medinipur of West Bengal, India. They were travelling on a Bangladeshi trawler named Champa Akhter. Caught in bad weather, the engine of the boat shut down …
  • West Bengal town implements odd-even for e-rickshaws 10 Jan 2018 20:25 Image for representational purpose only KOLKATA: A non-descriptive town in West Bengal has followed the footsteps of national capital Delhi in implementing the odd-even rule to ease traffic woes. However, there is a catch: the rule applies not to cars but …
  • Nabard, SBI sign MoU with NGOs for financing of JLGs in Bengal 02 Jan 2018 17:30 Kolkata, Jan 2 (IANS) The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) and State Bank of India (SBI) on Tuesday jointly signed an MoU with non-government organisations (NGOs) from West Bengal for financing of 2,500 Joint Liability Groups ( …
  • Mamata’s 'cop daughter' Bharati Ghosh transferred to lower post after Sabang bypoll 26 Dec 2017 15:12 Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (Photo | PTI) KOLKATA: A woman district Superintendent of Police in West Bengal, who once referred chief minister Mamata Banerjee as ‘mother’, was transferred to a less significant post after allegations by a section …
  • Avalanche: Jawan’s body to arrive today 22 Dec 2017 00:13 Kolkata: The body of Lance Naik Marigendra Nath Pramanik is expected to reach his village Kumarchak in Purba Medinipur district, Bengal, on Thursday. He died in an avalanche at Gurez sector in Bandipora district of Kashmir. He was part of a group which got …
  • 1 killed, 18 injured after school bus rams into lorry in West Bengal 10 Dec 2017 12:18 The bus was carrying 50 students and 13 teachers of 'Mansingha Banishri Bidya Niketan' of Khejuri in Purba Medinipur district. Bankura (West Bengal): A bus carrying school students on an educational tour rammed into a lorry in West Bengal's …
  • 1 killed, 18 injured as bus rams into lorry in WB’s Bankura 10 Dec 2017 11:30 Bankura, December 10 A bus carrying school students on an educational tour rammed into a lorry in West Bengal’s Bankura district today killing a driver and injuring at least 18 students and teachers. The bus carrying 50 students and 13 teachers of ‘ …
  • Assembly date for varsity bills 27 Nov 2017 21:34 Calcutta: Bills seeking to set up four state-aided universities will be tabled in the Assembly this week. One of the four proposed institutions is Biswa Bangla Biswabidyalay, a pet project of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. "Of the four bills, the one …
  • 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- …
  • Saffron party makes inroads in West Bengal 21 Aug 2017 03:44 KOLKATA: As if Trinamool was not a big enough opponent, the Left in Bengal now has to take on the BJP too. If the recently concluded municipal election results in Bengal are anything to go by, both Trinamool Congress and BJP are eating into the Left vote …
  • 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 …
  • Sporadic violence marks Bengal civic polls 13 Aug 2017 19:26 Sporadic incidents of violence took place in several parts of West Bengal since polling started on Sunday morning in seven civic bodies, including five municipalities, one municipal corporation and one Notified Area that is a settlement area in transition …
  • Electrosteel Castings Ltd gives approval for new project 03 Aug 2017 18:33 The Board of Directors of Electrosteel Castings Ltd at its meeting held on 3 August 2017 given its approval for setting up of 1 No. 9 MVA Submerged Arc Furnace along with 4.5 MW power plant at Haldia, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal. The use of captive power …
  • Bengal floods: Mamata demands desilting of Jharkhand dams 26 Jul 2017 18:03 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI) KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded desilting of major dams and barrages managed by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) in Jharkhand and western West Bengal to mitigate the …
  • Mamata Banerjee demands desilting of Jharkhand dams 26 Jul 2017 17:08 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File|PTI) KOLKATA: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has demanded desilting of major dams and barrages managed by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) in Jharkhand and western West Bengal to mitigate the …
  • Three dead following flood-like situation in southern West Bengal 24 Jul 2017 21:43 KOLKATA: Large parts of southern West Bengal have been inundated due to incessant rains over the last 72 hours and have claimed the lives of three persons and rendered thousands of people homeless. While breaking of a barrage over Kuye river in Birbhum …
  • Three dead following flood-like situation in Bengal 24 Jul 2017 20:43 KOLKATA: Large parts of southern West Bengal have been inundated due to incessant rains over the last 72 hours and have claimed the lives of three persons and rendered thousands of people homeless. While breaking of a barrage over Kuye river in Birbhum …
  • Bengal’s medicinal plants face threat 22 Jul 2017 04:41 The West Bengal Forest Department on Friday came out with a unique publication that provides details on 581 species of medicinal plants found across different regions of south Bengal. The plants are being conserved in situ, that is, where the plants are …
  • Hills party representatives to fast unto death for Gorkhaland 11 Jul 2017 16:51 An all-party meeting in Darjeeling on Tuesday concluded that one representative of each political party in the hills will undertake a fast unto death from July 15 to take forward the demand of Gorkhaland. Announcing the decision, Benoy Tamang, Assistant …
  • Cyclone 'Mora' to cause heavy rains in West Bengal 30 May 2017 01:54 An overcast Kolkata sky before rains began to pour due to cyclone Mora, on Monday. | Express Photo Service KOLKATA: Cyclone ‘Mora’ that has formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to hit the Bangladesh coast near Chittagong on Tuesday afternoon and cause …
  • Cyclone Mora to hit Bangladesh coast tomorrow, to cause heavy rains in West Bengal 29 May 2017 16:39 An overcast Kolkata sky before rains began to pour due to cyclone Mora, on Monday. | Express Photo Service KOLKATA: Cyclone ‘Mora’ that has formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to hit the Bangladesh coast near Chittagong on Tuesday afternoon and cause …
  • 66 candidates make it to top 10 in Bengal Class ten results 27 May 2017 14:07 Image for representational purpose only. | EPS KOLKATA: A whopping 66 candidates have made it to the top 10 of Madhyamik Class X West Bengal board results declared here on Saturday. Anwesha Pyne of Bankura Vivekananda Shiksha Niketan topped the list …
  • Kolkata Port Trust plans to monetise landholdings 04 May 2017 18:56 Wary of competition from upcoming ports Kolkata, May 4:   The Kolkata Port Trust (KoPT) plans to monetise 112 acres of prime land in the city to reduce its pension liabilities. Around ₹1,000 crore is expected from the deal. According to MT Krishna Babu, …
  • West Bengal: One dead, two hurt in restaurant fire 20 Apr 2017 00:09 The restaurant in south Kolkata. Subham Dutta A 30-YEAR-old man died and two others sustained burn injuries when a fire broke out at a restaurant in south Kolkata’s Jadavpur area on Wednesday. According to police sources, the fire broke out at the kitchen …
  • Surge in BJP vote share in Bengal bypoll 14 Apr 2017 20:01 A 22 % surge in the vote share of the Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] in the Assembly by-poll in Purba Medinipur district and a 24 % drop in the share of the Left has perturbed the chief of the Trinamool Congress [TMC], Mamata Banerjee. She has acknowledged …
  • Uma Bharti taunts Didi, says BJP will form next govt. in West Bengal 14 Apr 2017 17:02 [India] Apr. 14 (ANI): Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday held herself responsible for the appointment of Mamata Banerjee as the West Bengal Chief Minister, adding the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the next government in the state …
  • Left’s vote is moving to right: Mamata 14 Apr 2017 13:53 A 22 % surge in the vote share of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Assembly by-poll in Purba Medinipur district and a 24 % drop in the share of the Left has perturbed the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief, Mamata Banerjee. She has acknowledged that a “ …
  • BJP will form next government in West Bengal with full majority: Uma Bharti 14 Apr 2017 11:06 Union Minister Uma Bharti today said that she was confident that the BJP will form the next government in west Bengal with full majority. Uma Bharti further said that the BJP’s performance in West Bengal Assembly elections will be similar to its …
  • BJP will form government in West Bengal with majority: Uma Bharti 14 Apr 2017 10:38 HOWRAH (WEST BENGAL): Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will form the government in West Bengal "with a clear majority" in the next assembly polls. "BJP will form the …
  • TMC retains Kanthi Dakshin, BJP second 13 Apr 2017 10:52 KOLKATA: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday retained the Kanthi Dakshin assembly seat in Purba Medinipur district with an impressive margin while the BJP finished second. Trinamool candidate and former Health Minister Chandrima …
  • Trinamool Congress retains Kanthi Dakshin, BJP second 13 Apr 2017 10:08 KOLKATA: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday retained the Kanthi Dakshin assembly seat in Purba Medinipur district with an impressive margin while the BJP finished second. Trinamool candidate and former Health Minister Chandrima …
  • West Bengal by-poll: Trinamool retains Kanthi Dakshin, BJP second 13 Apr 2017 09:19 KOLKATA: West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday retained the Kanthi Dakshin assembly seat in Purba Medinipur district with an impressive margin while the BJP finished second. Trinamool candidate and former Health Minister Chandrima …
  • Govt to buy potatoes from farmers to stop suicides 15 Mar 2017 05:07 A day after a potato farmer allegedly committed suicide after suffering heavy losses, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government will purchase 28,000 tonnes of potatoes, required for Anganwadi centres and midday meal programme, directly …
  • Tata Steel gets EC for Haldia coke plant expansion 24 Feb 2017 10:14 Tata Steel has received environment clearance (EC) for expansion of its Haldia coke plant in West Bengal, Asia's biggest standalone unit, from 1.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 2.2 MTPA, entailing investment of Rs 769.45 crore. "The …
  • Tata Steel gets eco clearance for Haldia coke plant expansion 24 Feb 2017 09:44 New Delhi, Feb 24:   Tata Steel has received environment clearance (EC) for expansion of its Haldia coke plant in West Bengal, Asia’s biggest standalone unit, from 1.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) to 2.2 MTPA, entailing investment of Rs 769.45 crore. “ …
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