• Kerala Reports 211 New COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single Day Jump 03 Jul 2020 18:30 Over 1.77 lakh people are under observation. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the …
  • West Bengal: Covid toll crosses 600-mark, fatality rate drops marginally 26 Jun 2020 03:23 The test positivity rate rose slightly to 3.56%.. (Representational) The Covid-19 toll in the state crossed 600 on Thursday, rising to 606 with the deaths of 15 people, and the case count increased by 475 to 15,648, while the total number of discharged …
  • No Bengal in PM’s ‘Atma Nirbhar’ job plan 26 Jun 2020 02:02 Kolkata: Bengal pulling out of the Ayushman Bharat health scheme has cast a shadow on the hand-holding the state needs from the Centre on the migrant workers’ front. PM Narendra Modi will launch the ‘Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan’ on June 26 to …
  • Bengal Covid toll up to 580: Medinipur, Bardhaman bring down active cases 24 Jun 2020 08:46 Overall, authorities have tested 4,20,277 samples. According to the bulletin, the test positivity rate now is 3.5%.(Express Photo Shashi Ghosh) The Covid-19 active caseload in West Bengal on Tuesday dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June 10 even …
  • West Bengal: Covid-19 case count nears 14,000, toll up to 555 21 Jun 2020 22:45 The government said there were 166 people in safe homes, and 1,37,838 are isolated at home. (Representational) The number of Covid-19 cases in the state neared the 14,000-mark on Sunday as the count rose to 13,945 with the addition of 414 patients. The …
  • West Bengal: Rise in cases, deaths mar a day of record recoveries 21 Jun 2020 02:21 The government said 9,123 people were in institutional quarantine, 231 people in safe homes, and 1,36,582 remain isolated at home. (Representational) The state government on Saturday said a record 562 people had recovered from Covid-19, even as 441 people …
  • Unease grows about burden on Kolkata hospitals as cases in city, suburbs surge 16 Jun 2020 04:00 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 16, 2020 6:27:02 am Kolkata has three dedicated state-run Covid-19 hospitals — MR Bangur and ID Hospital, which has more than 500 beds, Calcutta Medical College, and KPC Medical College, both of which have …
  • With 12 fatalities, COVID-19 death toll rises to 475 in West Bengal 15 Jun 2020 04:42 Image Source : AP With 12 fatalities, COVID-19 death toll rises to 475 in West Bengal (Representative image) Twelve more persons died of COVID-19 in West Bengal on Sunday, taking the death toll due to the disease to 475 in the state, a health department …
  • West Bengal is 8th state to breach 10,000 mark 13 Jun 2020 02:30   Of the new positive cases, 111 were detected in Kolkata, followed by 99 in North 24 Parganas, 52 in Howrah, and 30 each in Paschim Medinipur and Jalpaiguri districts. West Bengal on Friday became the eighth state to report more than 10,000 Covid-19 cases …
  • Bengal: Covid-19 kills 13 people in last 24 hrs; More than 1,000 cases added in record 2 days 08 Jun 2020 01:20 The case count on Sunday stood at 8,187. (Rerpresentational) West Bengal recorded its fastest increase in 1,000 Covid-19 cases on Sunday, reaching the 8,000-mark in a span of two days, even as 13 more people died of the disease. The state health department …
  • Kolkata: As infection surges across the state, 15 more Covid hospitals to be set up 03 Jun 2020 01:17 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 3, 2020 6:10:35 am Passengers undergo thermal screening after arriving at Bardhaman station by a special train on Monday. (PTI photo) With the return of migrant labourers to West Bengal and the subsequent …
  • In 9 days, Bengal transfers Rs 20k each to 5L Amphan homeless 30 May 2020 02:11 Kolkata: The Bengal government on Friday announced relief for 5 lakh families spread over nine districts that were ravaged by Cyclone Amphan last Wednesday, with chief minister Mamata Banerjee making direct transfer of Rs 20,000 to each of these families …
  • Paddy harvesting suffers setback in Amphan-battered Bengal 29 May 2020 17:14 Harvesting of boro paddy (the rabi crop), which was already bearing the brunt of labour shortage and unfavourable climatic conditions, has been further impacted due to the cyclone Amphan. Per current estimates, production of paddy is estimated to be lower …
  • Nor’wester kills two, south Bengal likely to receive more rainfall 29 May 2020 06:30 The squall brought rain Wednesday evening onwards, a week after cyclone Amphan left a trail of destruction in South Bengal districts. The meteorological department on Thursday forecast more rain in South Bengal in the next two days, hours after a nor’ …
  • Cyclone Amphan intensifies, to land on Bengal coast May 20 18 May 2020 04:56 The Indian Coast Guard has also prepared itself for maritime search and rescue operations. The Meteorological department on Sunday said Cyclone Amphan had intensified into a severe cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal, and was likely to cross the coasts …
  • COVID-19 toll climbs to 61 in Bengal, Centre diluting lockdown, says Chief Secretary 05 May 2020 06:00 Kolkata Municipal health worker during a door to door health survey at a residential area in North Kolkata  Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha on Monday criticised the lockdown relaxations advised by the Centre, and said they would be applicable only to orange …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Doubling rate of COVID-19 cases now stands at 10.2 days, says Health Ministry 28 Apr 2020 16:55 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Delhi reports no deaths for second straight day; NITI Aayog sealed for 48 hrs 28 Apr 2020 10:31 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • Coronavirus lockdown in Kolkata and Howrah: Full list of red, orange and green zones 28 Apr 2020 10:12 Image Source : INDIA TV The confirmed coronavirus cases in West Bengal currently stand at 697 including 20 deaths while 109 have recovered. Several districts in West Bengal including Kolkata and Howrah have been identified as red zones after coronavirus …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Delhi reports no deaths for second straight day 28 Apr 2020 07:51 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • COVID-19: Four districts declared red zones as Bengal registers second doctor death in two days 28 Apr 2020 05:37 By PTI KOLKATA: The West Bengal government on Monday released a list, saying four districts, including Kolkata, have been declared as red zones in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, and 287 areas in the metropolis identified as containment zones. Howrah, …
  • Kolkata, Howrah identified among four red zones in Bengal; 11 orange zones 28 Apr 2020 04:37 Image Source : WIKI COMMONS A file photo of Howrah Bridge for representational purpose Four districts in West Bengal, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, Howrah and Purba Mednipur, were on Monday delineated as red zones, or 'hotspots'. According to Union …
  • From Bengal, a Patachitra that narrates the story of Covid-19 fight goes viral 25 Apr 2020 14:29 Written by Shreya Das | Kolkata | Updated: April 25, 2020 7:06:52 pm The handpainted artwork and the song on the Covid-19 pandemic took around 15 days for the artist to complete. (Source: HIPAMSIndia/ Facebook) Amid the gloom of the pandemic and the …
  • Adding dash of communal harmony to century-old patachitra art 28 Jan 2020 23:23 Written by Benita Fernando | Mumbai | Published: January 29, 2020 4:43:00 am Bahar Chitrakar at the stall at Kala Ghoda. (Express photo) A temple keeps close company with a mosque. A Hindu priest performs a ritual under a tree surrounded by Muslim saints. …
  • Mamata and Dhankar are 'two jokers of circus': says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury 21 Jan 2020 17:34 Image Source : ANI Mamata and Dhankar are 'two jokers of circus': says Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury  Taking a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar over their tussle, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on …
  • Anti-Citizenship Act protests turn violent in West Bengal, Assam situation eases 14 Dec 2019 20:12 The protests against the Citizenship Act took a violent turn in West Bengal on Saturday, even as the situation eased in Assam. As protesters torched railway stations and buses, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appealed for people to shun violence. Protesters …
  • Citizenship Amendment Bill divisive, religion can’t be basis to grant citizenship in secular India: Mamata Banerjee 10 Dec 2019 06:27 The CM also expressed concern over Railways. (Express photo: Partha Paul) On a day Union Home minister Amit Shah tabled the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB) in Lok Sabha, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said citizenship can never be granted on the basis …
  • Amid onion crisis, Mamata makes surprise visit to Kolkata market 09 Dec 2019 12:13 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee made a surprise visit on Monday to a market in south Kolkata's Bhawanipore area and enquired about supplies of vegetables and their prices, amid the ongoing onion crisis. She visited Jadubabur …
  • WB: 1 killed, 2 injured as tree falls over house in North 24 Parganas 10 Nov 2019 12:17 North 24 Parganas (West Bengal) [India], Nov 10 (ANI): A woman was killed and two others sustained injuries after a tree uprooted by high-speed winds fell over their makeshift house in North 24 Parganas on Sunday. Another man died in a separate incident in …
  • 3 dead in WB, Odisha; Cyclone Bulbul moves to B’desh 10 Nov 2019 07:29 New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Three people died in West Bengal and Odisha after the ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm Bulbul weakened into a ‘severe’ one on Saturday evening, wreaking havoc in the coastal districts of both the states and causing damage to thousands …
  • Bengal Government To Set Up Museum At Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's House 27 Sep 2019 09:37 The museum will come up at Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar's residence. Kolkata: West Bengal government has plans to set up a museum at the north Kolkata house of 19th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar where he had spent the last few years of …
  • West Bengal government plans to set up museum at Vidyasagar's house in Kolkata 27 Sep 2019 09:36 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal government has plans to set up a museum at the north Kolkata house of 19th century social reformer Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar where he had spent the last few years of his life, state minister Partha Chatterjee said. The museum …
  • Vidyasagar bust vandalised in bid to erode Bengal's culture: Mamata takes dig at BJP 25 Sep 2019 05:41 Those who desecrated the bust of Vidyasagar had intended to make people forget the state's culture, Mamata said. Kolkata: Apparently hinting at the BJP, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that a group of "politically- …
  • 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, …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Kerala Reports 211 New COVID-19 Cases In Highest Single Day Jump 03 Jul 2020 18:30 Over 1.77 lakh people are under observation. (File) Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala's COVID-19 tally is galloping towards the 5,000 mark, with the state recording the highest single day spike of 211 cases and recoveries touching 201 on Friday. Of the …
  • BJP cracks corruption whip on party-run panchayats 30 Jun 2020 02:47 Kolkata: Bengal BJP sprung a surprise in the 2018 panchayat polls in Jhargram by winning 330 gram panchayat and 65 panchayat samity seats against Trinamool Congress’s tally of 373 and 112 in the district, respectively. Two years down the line, many BJP-run …
  • Amphan relief protests spread in south Bengal 26 Jun 2020 02:02 Kolkata: A groundswell against corruption over Amphan relief distribution in south Bengal was witnessed a day after chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced at an all-party meeting on Wednesday that the government would not tolerate discrimination in …
  • Bengal Covid toll up to 580: Medinipur, Bardhaman bring down active cases 24 Jun 2020 08:46 Overall, authorities have tested 4,20,277 samples. According to the bulletin, the test positivity rate now is 3.5%.(Express Photo Shashi Ghosh) The Covid-19 active caseload in West Bengal on Tuesday dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June 10 even …
  • PepsiCo announces relief for cyclone-affected villages in Bengal 22 Jun 2020 14:04 Image Source : PTI PepsiCo announces relief for cyclone-affected villages in Bengal Food and beverages major PepsiCo said on Monday that it will install community water filters for safe water access in the cyclone Amphan-affected villages in some districts …
  • West Bengal: Rise in cases, deaths mar a day of record recoveries 21 Jun 2020 02:21 The government said 9,123 people were in institutional quarantine, 231 people in safe homes, and 1,36,582 remain isolated at home. (Representational) The state government on Saturday said a record 562 people had recovered from Covid-19, even as 441 people …
  • Kolkata: As infection surges across the state, 15 more Covid hospitals to be set up 03 Jun 2020 01:17 Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: June 3, 2020 6:10:35 am Passengers undergo thermal screening after arriving at Bardhaman station by a special train on Monday. (PTI photo) With the return of migrant labourers to West Bengal and the subsequent …
  • In 9 days, Bengal transfers Rs 20k each to 5L Amphan homeless 30 May 2020 02:11 Kolkata: The Bengal government on Friday announced relief for 5 lakh families spread over nine districts that were ravaged by Cyclone Amphan last Wednesday, with chief minister Mamata Banerjee making direct transfer of Rs 20,000 to each of these families …
  • Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh stopped from visiting cyclone-hit areas again 24 May 2020 12:36 By PTI KOLKATA: Police on Sunday stopped West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh from visiting the cyclone-ravaged areas of the East Midnapore district, the second time in two days, triggering a war of words between the saffron party and the ruling Trinamool …
  • Cyclone Amphan kills 72 in West Bengal, brings life to a halt 22 May 2020 03:47 The death toll in Super Cyclone Amphan in West Bengal increased to 72, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday. Fifteen of the deceased were from Kolkata, she said. Ms. Banerjee, who met senior officials at the State Secretariat to take stock of …
  • Cyclone Amphan batters West Bengal, Odisha 21 May 2020 07:02 Three persons were killed as super cyclonic storm Amphan made landfall near Sagar Islands in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal on Wednesday, while a baby died in Bhadrak district of Odisha and a woman drowned in Kendrapara. Thousands of kutcha …
  • Cyclone Amphan: Road clearance, restoration work underway in WB 21 May 2020 03:37 Kolkata: Road clearance and restoration work by National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel are underway after extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan hit West Bengal on Wednesday. "Severe cyclonic storm Amphan over Bangladesh and adjoining West …
  • Video: Cyclone kills 14 in India, Bangladesh... 20 May 2020 20:12 A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid a surging coronavirus outbreak. The populous …
  • Video: Cyclone Amphan brings high tide in Digha, Purba Medinipur 20 May 2020 07:22 Image Source : PTI/FILE  Cyclone Amphan brings high tide in Digha, Purba Medinipur The super cyclonic storm Amphan on Wednesday triggered high tides in Digha and Purba Medinipur in West Bengal. The super cyclone, which has now weakened into an …
  • Bengal: Rain-drenched Digha braces for Amphan 20 May 2020 05:27 The BDO aims to evacuate 20,000 people from the block, which includes people from the resort towns of Digha, Shankarpur and Tajpur. (Express Photo by Partha Paul) As rain intensified on Tuesday ahead of the impending arrival of super cyclone Amphan, the …
  • Vande Bharat flight to bring 169 people from Dhaka to Kolkata 18 May 2020 00:43 New Delhi [India], May 17 (ANI): Under the Vande Bharat Mission, a total of 169 Indians will return by an Air India special flight from Dhaka to Kolkata on Monday, sources told ANI. West Bengal has finally allowed repatriation of domiciles from abroad, …
  • West Bengal finally allows repatriation from abroad 17 May 2020 16:29 NEW DELHI: West Bengal has finally allowed repatriation of domiciles from abroad when a total of 169 Indians will be returning by Air India flight from Dhaka to Kolkata from Monday. Since a large number of residents from West Bengal are in Bangladesh, …
  • 10 more die of COVID-19 in Bengal; 84 fresh cases take state tally past 1400 15 May 2020 21:35 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal registered 10 more COVID-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll in the state to 153, a health bulletin said on Friday. Of them five were from the city, three from North 24 Parganas district and two from …
  • Eight die even as West Bengal govt works to ease curbs in red zones 15 May 2020 02:27 During the day, a large number of private vehicles were seen on the road in the city’s non-containment zones.(Representational) The state government on Thursday announced that the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) had claimed eight more lives, pushing up the …
  • West Bengal to start 'sentinel survey' in all 23 districts to monitor COVID-19 situation: Mamata  13 May 2020 18:38 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal will start a special survey in all 23 districts of the state to monitor the changing field situation in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday. She said the survey would be …
  • COVID-19: Containment zones in Kolkata increase to 338 11 May 2020 08:25 By PTI KOLKATA: The Kolkata Police on Monday put up on its twitter account the list of 338 containment zones in the city. The list was made available to the police by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). West Bengal at present has four red zones …
  • COVID-19 toll climbs to 61 in Bengal, Centre diluting lockdown, says Chief Secretary 05 May 2020 06:00 Kolkata Municipal health worker during a door to door health survey at a residential area in North Kolkata  Chief Secretary Rajiva Sinha on Monday criticised the lockdown relaxations advised by the Centre, and said they would be applicable only to orange …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Doubling rate of COVID-19 cases now stands at 10.2 days, says Health Ministry 28 Apr 2020 16:55 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Delhi reports no deaths for second straight day; NITI Aayog sealed for 48 hrs 28 Apr 2020 10:31 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • India Coronavirus Updates, April 28: Delhi reports no deaths for second straight day 28 Apr 2020 07:51 The number of active coronavirus cases in the country stood at 21,632 along with 6,868 recoveries. Express photo by Partha Paul. Coronavirus India Updates: A day after it emerged from the Prime Minister’s videoconference with Chief Ministers that the …
  • COVID-19: Four districts declared red zones as Bengal registers second doctor death in two days 28 Apr 2020 05:37 By PTI KOLKATA: The West Bengal government on Monday released a list, saying four districts, including Kolkata, have been declared as red zones in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, and 287 areas in the metropolis identified as containment zones. Howrah, …
  • Coronavirus in West Bengal: State's tally rises to 649; death toll at 20 27 Apr 2020 09:32 Image Source : INDIA TV Coronavirus in West Bengal: State's tally rises to 649; death toll at 20  The total number of cases of coronavirus rose to 611 in West Bengal on Sunday. Among the total people infected as on date, 105 have recovered and 20 have …
  • Coronavirus in West Bengal: 40 new cases, state's tally mounts to 611; death toll at 18 26 Apr 2020 08:31 Image Source : INDIA TV Coronavirus in West Bengal: 40 new cases, state's tally mounts to 611; death toll at 18  After 40 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in West Bengal, the total tally of cases rose to 611 on Sunday. Among the total people …
  • Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 57 fresh cases, state's tally mounts to 571; death toll at 18 25 Apr 2020 09:09 Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 57 fresh cases, state's tally mounts to 571; death toll at 18 After 57 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in West Bengal, the total tally of cases rose to 571 on Thursday. Among the total people infected as on …
  • Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 33 news cases, total tally rises to 456; death toll at 15 23 Apr 2020 10:13 Image Source : INDIA TV Coronavirus in West Bengal: Total number of cases rises to 456; death toll at 15  After 33 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in West Bengal, the total tally of cases rose to 456 on Thursday. Among the total people infected as …
  • Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 31 fresh cases, state's tally mounts to 423; death toll at 15 22 Apr 2020 12:37 Image Source : INDIA TV Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 31 fresh cases, total number of cases mounts to 423; death toll at 15  After 31 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in West Bengal, the total tally of cases rose to 423 on Monday. Among the …
  • Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 29 fresh cases, state tally rises to 339; death toll at 12 20 Apr 2020 07:42 Image Source : INDIA TV Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 29 fresh cases, state tally rises to 339; death toll at 12 After 29 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in West Bengal, the total tally of cases rose to 339 on Monday. Among the total people …
  • Coronavirus in West Bengal: State's case tally rises to 310; death toll at 12 19 Apr 2020 09:49 Image Source : INDIA TV Coronavirus in West Bengal: State's case tally rises to 310; death toll at 12  23 new cases of coronavirus were reported in West Bengal in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases in the state to 310. Among the …
  • Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 32 new cases, total tally surges to 287; death toll at 10 18 Apr 2020 09:21 Image Source : INDIA TV Coronavirus in West Bengal: With 32 new cases, total tally surges to 287; death toll at 10  After 32 fresh cases in West Bengal, the total number of cases in the state rose to 287 on Saturday. Till now, among the total people …
  • Bengal to impose total lockdown in 10 COVID-19 hotspots: State chief secretary Rajiva Sinha 11 Apr 2020 10:27 KOLKATA: The West Bengal government will impose a 14-day 'total lockdown' in 10 hotspots from where several COVID-19 cases have been reported, chief secretary Rajiva Sinha said on Saturday. Though the chief secretary did not name the areas, he said …
  • On foot from Andhra Pradesh to West Bengal, four decorators stand with coronavirus lockdown 03 Apr 2020 06:28 Express News Service BHUBANESWAR:  Undeterred by the scorching sun, unavailability of food, and with no public transport in sight, four decorators of West Bengal have set off on foot from Visakhapatnam to Purba Medinipur district. Yet through the arduous …
  • Two COVID-19 patients die in Bengal, death count 6 02 Apr 2020 00:17 Kolkata: Two persons infected with coronavirus have died in West Bengal, taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to six, a health department official said on Wednesday. A 57-year-old man, who was admitted to a private hospital in Golabari …
  • Kolkata: On first day of free ration supply, police forced to step in to control situation 01 Apr 2020 22:36 People stand in a queue for foodgrains outside a fair price shop in Kolkata on Wednesday. (Photo by Partha Paul) The state police had to use force in a number of places on Wednesday after the situation turned chaotic outside ration shops as people queued …
  • Coronavirus death count in Bengal rises to 6 01 Apr 2020 12:01 A 57-year-old man, who was admitted to a private hospital in Golabari area of Howrah district two days ago, died on Tuesday night Kolkata: Two persons infected with coronavirus have died in West Bengal, taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the …
  • Two coronavirus patients die in West Bengal taking death count in state to six 01 Apr 2020 08:47 By PTI KOLKATA: Two persons infected with coronavirus have died in West Bengal, taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths in the state to six, a health department official said on Wednesday. He said that a 57-year-old man, who was admitted to a private …
  • West Bengal: Army officer among three new COVID-19 cases 29 Mar 2020 21:18 Written by Express News Service | Kolkata | Published: March 30, 2020 1:04:58 am Shut chemist shops outside Calcutta Medical College on Sunday. (Express photo: Partha Paul) An Indian Army doctor was among three men to test positive for novel coronavirus ( …
  • West Bengal: 3 more cases; first from Darjeeling hills 29 Mar 2020 02:20 This came a day after five members of a family tested positive for the virus the highest number of cases in a day in the state so far. (Representational Photo) Three elderly women in the state tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on …
  • Nothing happens to those praying at temples: Dilip Ghosh downplays coronavirus 11 Mar 2020 03:40 By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Tuesday appeared to downplay the global coronavirus scare, asserting that thousands of people at temples across India drink water with their hands and also consume 'prasad', but "nothing …
  • Matangini Hazra: Flag in hand, the 73-year-old walked into a barrage of bullets 08 Mar 2020 07:09 Written by Neha Banka | Updated: March 8, 2020 10:57:47 am Born in a village named Hogla, near Tamluk, in 1869, Matangini Hazra was an unusual woman for her time. (Express Photo Shashi Ghosh) What does a US-based physicist have to do with a woman …
  • Rose Valley: KKR firm’s bank account among those attached by ED 04 Feb 2020 01:02 Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Published: February 4, 2020 4:45:14 am The ED said it initiated investigation under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act on the basis of FIRs and chargesheets received from West Bengal Police Bank accounts of St …
  • Rose Valley: ED attaches Rs 70 cr assets of 3 firms, including one linked to Shah Rukh Khan 03 Feb 2020 10:46 New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth over Rs 70 crore of three firms, including a company linked to an IPL cricket team promoted by actor Shah Rukh Khan, in connection with a money laundering probe in the Rose Valley ponzi scam …
  • BJP's Dilip Ghosh stopped from visiting Nandigram to address pro-CAA rally 19 Jan 2020 08:47 By PTI NANDIGRAM: BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh was stopped by police on Saturday from visiting Nandigram in Purba Medinipur district where he was scheduled to address a rally in support of the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). …
  • Intellectuals will not be in position to show their faces: Dilip Ghosh to CAA protesters 19 Jan 2020 08:17 By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 19, 2020 1:26:41 pm BJP’s West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh. BJP’s West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh said on Saturday that civil society members who are saying that they won’t show papers if the government asks for …
  • Stopped from reaching pro-CAA rally: Dilip Ghosh 19 Jan 2020 01:53 ‘I am not bothered about the criticism’: Dilip Ghosh Stopped by the police on Saturday from visiting Nandigram, in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district, where he was scheduled to address a rally in support of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, Lok Sabha MP …
  • 81.51 percent voter turnout in 1st phase of panchayat polls in Rajasthan | LIVE 18 Jan 2020 14:38 Jan 18, 2020 7:38 PM (IST) Posted by Rashi Hardaha Kejriwal demanded Rs 10 crore to award ticket for Dwarka constituency: Adarsh Shastri Former Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Adarsh Shastri, who joined Congress earlier in the day, has accused Delhi Chief …
  • West Bengal: Cyclone Bulbul claims 7 lives 10 Nov 2019 20:50 Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Nov 10 (ANI): At least seven people have died and 4.65 lakh people were affected due to cyclone Bulbul in the state. In a statement, West Bengal's Department of Disaster Management and Civil Defence said: "Seven …
  • Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi 02 Oct 2019 08:46 Mamata Banerjee, Arvind Kejriwal paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi on Wednesday. (File) Paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the historic Gandhi Bhavan, that has been …
  • Bengal: 15 injured as major fire erupts at Haldia Petrochemical's unit 20 Sep 2019 12:29 Image Source : PTI\REPRESENTATIONAL Major fire at Haldia Petrochemical's unit; 15 injured    At least 15 people were injured after a major fire erupted at the naphtha cracker unit of the Haldia Petrochemicals Limited in West Bengal on Friday. The …
  • Major Fire At Haldia Petrochemical's Unit In Bengal Injures 15: Police 20 Sep 2019 10:09 The blaze that broke out at 11.15 am, is yet to be brought under control. (Representational) Haldia: A major fire broke out at the naphtha cracker unit of the Haldia Petrochemicals Limited in West Bengal today injuring 15 people, a senior police official …
  • Major fire at Haldia Petrochemical's unit; 15 injured 20 Sep 2019 08:41 Haldia: A major fire broke out at the naphtha cracker unit of the Haldia Petrochemicals Limited here on Friday injuring 15 people, a senior police officer said. The blaze that broke out at 11.15 am, was yet to be brought under control, Purba Medinipur …
  • Balakot Air Strikes Theme Of Kolkata Durga Puja Marquee 15 Sep 2019 07:55 The models will be placed at the entrance to the pandal. (Representational image) Kolkata: A Durga Puja committee in Kolkata is decorating its pandal (marquee) this year on the theme of Balakot air strikes, in which Indian Air Force (IAF)jets had bombed a …
  • Girl who consumed poison after being gangraped dies: Kolkata Police 30 Aug 2019 23:13 The incident took place on Saturday in West Bengal’s Purba Medinipur district and the girl allegedly consumed a pesticide the next day. (Representational) A Class X student who consumed poison after being allegedly gangraped died at SSKM hospital 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, …
  • 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), …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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- …
  • 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- …