• Coronavirus: 133 "Containment Clusters" In 11 Andhra Districts, Red Alert Sounded 10 Apr 2020 18:55 Thermal screening would be done at all the entry and exit points to the containment cluster Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government has identified 133 "containment clusters" in 11 districts of the state and sounded a red alert to contain the …
  • Coronavirus - Masks Made Compulsory In Gurgaon Near Delhi Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 10 Apr 2020 16:01 Five more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday in Haryana. Gurgaon: After Delhi and Mumbai, Gurgaon on Friday made protective masks mandatory for those stepping out of their homes in the city amid the coronavirus pandemic that has …
  • 2 Women Doctors Among 14 Test Positive For Coronavirus In Bhopal: Report 10 Apr 2020 16:01 Test reports of the doctors came this morning and they were found COVID-19 positive Bhopal: Fourteen more persons, including two women doctors, tested positive for coronavirus in Bhopal today, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state capital to …
  • Jharkhand's Dumka Starts Online Competitions For People Amid Lockdown 10 Apr 2020 13:40 Dumka has not reported any coronavirus positive case so far. (Representational) Ranchi: The Dumka district administration in Jharkhand has introduced online competitions to keep the morale of the people high during the lockdown imposed to curb the spread …
  • After 'Operation Shield', No New Cases In Delhi Hotspot: Health Minister To NDTV 10 Apr 2020 11:33 Coronavirus Hotspots Delhi: Dilshad Garden is coronavirus-free, says Health Minister to NDTV New Delhi: Dilshad Garden in northeast Delhi is the first novel coronavirus hotspot to be declared infection-free, Health Minister Satyendra Jain told NDTV today. …
  • No Way Back Home, Hundreds Stranded Outside Delhi's AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospitals: Report 10 Apr 2020 09:34 Safdarjung Hospital and AIIMS are the biggest government hospitals in Delhi New Delhi: Hiding in plain sight on a road they now call home, hundreds of people from distant corners of the country wait outside Safdarjung Hospital and AIIMS for a pandemic to …
  • 98-Year-Old Indian-Origin Woman Beats COVID-19, Returns Home In UK 09 Apr 2020 18:24 In hospital 98-year-old Daphne Shah was diagnosed with Covid-19 (Representational Image) London: A 98-year-old Indian-origin woman has pleasantly surprised her doctors and family after beating Covid-19 to return to her home in Scotland within days of her …
  • 62-Year-Old Doctor Dies Due To COVID-19; Deaths In Indore Rise To 22 09 Apr 2020 13:48 213 people have tested positive for coronavirus in Indore district (Representational) Indore: A 62-year-old doctor, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in Indore today, taking the death toll due to COVID-19 in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh to …
  • Coronavirus - "Operation SHIELD" In Delhi To Tackle COVID-19, Says Arvind Kejriwal 09 Apr 2020 13:48 COVID-19: Delhi's Bengali market was sealed on Thursday after 3 new coronavirus cases. New Delhi: Ensuring the central government does not have a monopoly on contrived acronyms, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his administration …
  • Coronavirus - Will Lockdown Be Extended In Karnataka? Decision Likely Tomorrow 09 Apr 2020 12:07 Coronavirus: BS Yediyurappa said Karnataka ministers are in favour of extending the lockdown. Bengaluru: The Karnataka cabinet met in Bengaluru today to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and the ways the state is tackling it. Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa …
  • Coronavirus Cases - Video: Karnataka Nurse Breaks Down On Seeing Crying Daughter Outside Hospital 09 Apr 2020 12:07 Karnataka Coronavirus Cases: The young girl saw her mother outside a hospital. Bengaluru: A little girl, seated in front of her father's motorcycle, is seen waving and crying as she looks at her mother who is standing inside a hospital in north …
  • Travellers From Europe Believed To Have Brought Coronavirus To New York: Report 09 Apr 2020 08:53 A New York Times report suggests that Coronavirus came to New York from European travellers New York: Majority of the travellers from Europe and not Asia are believed to have brought the novel coronavirus to New York, the epicentre of the disease in the US …
  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Kerala - "Propaganda": Kerala Chief Minister In Row Starring Smriti Irani, Wayanad 09 Apr 2020 07:50 Kerala Coronavirus Cases: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the workers in Wayanad were fine. Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has dismissed as "propaganda" a report on Union Minister Smriti Irani helping migrant …
  • Coronavirus COVID-19 Maharashtra: Mumbai Hospitals Worried About COVID-19 Patients Who Show No Symptoms 09 Apr 2020 07:18 Maharashtra COVID-10 cases: Hospitals are trying to ensure doctors, nurses and other staff don't suffer. Hospitals in Mumbai are now grappling to come with a system to deal with asymptomatic COVID-19 patients as that has become a huge worry for most …
  • Masks Must In Delhi. Find Out What Is Right, What's Not 09 Apr 2020 07:18 Coronavirus: People wearing COVID-19 safety mask perform yoga in Delhi (AFP) New Delhi: The Delhi government has made it mandatory for people to wear masks when they come out of their homes during the lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic. The highly …
  • 93 New COVID-19 Cases In Delhi Linked To Mosque Event, 426 Of 669 Overall 09 Apr 2020 07:18 Coronavirus: Delhi has reported 93 new COVID-19 cases over a 24-hour period, the government said today New Delhi: Ninety-three new cases of infection by the novel coronavirus were detected in Delhi over the past 24 hours, as per government data released …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Coronavirus: 133 "Containment Clusters" In 11 Andhra Districts, Red Alert Sounded 10 Apr 2020 18:55 Thermal screening would be done at all the entry and exit points to the containment cluster Hyderabad: The Andhra Pradesh government has identified 133 "containment clusters" in 11 districts of the state and sounded a red alert to contain the …
  • Coronavirus - Masks Made Compulsory In Gurgaon Near Delhi Amid COVID-19 Pandemic 10 Apr 2020 16:01 Five more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Friday in Haryana. Gurgaon: After Delhi and Mumbai, Gurgaon on Friday made protective masks mandatory for those stepping out of their homes in the city amid the coronavirus pandemic that has …
  • 2 Women Doctors Among 14 Test Positive For Coronavirus In Bhopal: Report 10 Apr 2020 16:01 Test reports of the doctors came this morning and they were found COVID-19 positive Bhopal: Fourteen more persons, including two women doctors, tested positive for coronavirus in Bhopal today, taking the number of COVID-19 patients in the state capital to …
  • Jharkhand's Dumka Starts Online Competitions For People Amid Lockdown 10 Apr 2020 13:40 Dumka has not reported any coronavirus positive case so far. (Representational) Ranchi: The Dumka district administration in Jharkhand has introduced online competitions to keep the morale of the people high during the lockdown imposed to curb the spread …
  • After 'Operation Shield', No New Cases In Delhi Hotspot: Health Minister To NDTV 10 Apr 2020 11:33 Coronavirus Hotspots Delhi: Dilshad Garden is coronavirus-free, says Health Minister to NDTV New Delhi: Dilshad Garden in northeast Delhi is the first novel coronavirus hotspot to be declared infection-free, Health Minister Satyendra Jain told NDTV today. …
  • No Way Back Home, Hundreds Stranded Outside Delhi's AIIMS, Safdarjung Hospitals: Report 10 Apr 2020 09:34 Safdarjung Hospital and AIIMS are the biggest government hospitals in Delhi New Delhi: Hiding in plain sight on a road they now call home, hundreds of people from distant corners of the country wait outside Safdarjung Hospital and AIIMS for a pandemic to …
  • 98-Year-Old Indian-Origin Woman Beats COVID-19, Returns Home In UK 09 Apr 2020 18:24 In hospital 98-year-old Daphne Shah was diagnosed with Covid-19 (Representational Image) London: A 98-year-old Indian-origin woman has pleasantly surprised her doctors and family after beating Covid-19 to return to her home in Scotland within days of her …
  • 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- …
  • 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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