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  • Two more defectors want to return to Trinamool Congress May 24, 2021 12:10 am Sarala Murmu and Amal Acharya want to leave the BJP and rejoin West Bengal’s ruling party A day after four-time MLA Sonali Guha, who had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), wrote to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, urging that she be allowed to return …
  • BJP weathers TMC storm in north Bengal May 5, 2021 1:55 pm KOLKATA: Though the BJP failed to dislodge Mamata Banerjee from power, the saffron party managed to weather the TMC storm emerging triumphant in 25 of 42 constituencies in six districts of the North Bengal region in the recent high-octane assembly …
  • Muslims pressed button for TMC in Cong bastion May 3, 2021 12:09 am Kolkata: Muslims went with the Trinamool Congress displaying a consolidation in the 2021 Bengal assembly polls, more than it was in the 2016 assembly polls and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Of the 141 assembly having Muslim presence, TMC bagged 120 seats while …
  • Bengal: Home Minister Amit Shah Holds 3 Rallies A Day After State Logs Over 10,000 Covid Cases April 22, 2021 11:01 pm A series of political rallies saw thousands of people gathering in some parts of the state on Thursday, while at some other, people stood in long queues to cast their votes in the sixth phase of the state elections, a day after West Bengal recorded 10,784 …
  • WB: Over 72% polling recorded in Phase-6 April 22, 2021 10:12 pm Phase six of the Bengal elections, held on Thursday in Uttar Dinajpur, Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Purba Bardhaman, were marked by sporadic violence in which several political party workers were injured. The state recorded 72% voting till 5 pm, with Purba …
  • India's West Bengal Witnesses 6th Phase of Assembly Elections Amid Violence, Rising COVID Cases April 22, 2021 5:25 pm India 11:56 GMT 22.04.2021Get short URL https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/07e5/04/16/1082699705_0:0:1201:675_1200x675_80_0_0_e2fd7214dfbed1cfb673abb9d3bcc46b.jpg Sputnik International https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com…
  • West Bengal Assembly polls | Isolated violence, police firing amidst high turnout in sixth phase April 22, 2021 3:35 pm Isolated incidents of violence including police firing was reported in the sixth phase of polling in West Bengal on 43 Assembly seats across four districts of the State on Thursday. The State recorded high polling with about 79.09% voters exercising their …
  • Phase 6 of polling in West Bengal begins April 22, 2021 6:39 am By Chennaivision in National News, News April 22, 2021 The sixth phase of assembly elections in Bengal are being held in the shadow of spiralling Covid cases. In a first, Bengal has crossed the 10,000-mark, logging 10,748 fresh cases. 43 assembly seats …
  • 43 seats of Bengal to vote in sixth phase today April 22, 2021 4:50 am The Matua factor centred around the promise of citizenship, closure of jute mills, rising unemployment and agrarian distress are some of the crucial factors likely to impact the sixth phase of polling in Bengal on Thursday that will see voters in 43 …
  • Polling begins for sixth phase of WB elections April 22, 2021 4:49 am Polling began at 7 am on Thursday for 43 seats in the sixth phase of the assembly election in West Bengal amid a surge in COVID-19 cases with the state reporting record infections. Long queues were seen outside most of the polling booths even before the …
  • Phase-6 Wb Polls: Matua votes may turn out to be X factor April 21, 2021 10:52 pm Matua voters are expected to play the pivotal role in today's sixth phase of the West Bengal assembly polls for both India ruler Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC). The 43 Assembly seats spread across four districts -- North …
  • West Bengal elections April 21, 2021 11:48 am Over one crore voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of 306 candidates on Thursday, when 43 assembly constituencies go to polls in the sixth phase, amid a raging second wave of COVID-19. Security measures have been heightened in view of the …
  • Polling in sixth phase to be held across crucial geographies in West Bengal April 20, 2021 9:42 pm Several Assembly constituencies of Uttar Dinajpur like Chopra, Islampur, Goalpokhar and Chakulia border Bangladesh on one side and Bihar on another From the narrow stretch of land connecting north and south Bengal, often referred as 'chicken's neck …
  • Common man won’t be ‘second-grade’ citizen in Bengal after May 2, says Shah April 19, 2021 11:38 am Purbasthali Uttar/Swarupnagar: Union home minister Amit Shah promised that a BJP government would help the common man in Bengal — treated as “second grade” citizens due to “vote-bank politics” under the Trinamool Congress regime — lead a normal life …
  • Bengal fifth phase: Congress may find the going tough April 15, 2021 1:07 pm The Congress may find it tough to retain its last tally in the fifth phase of the polling in West Bengal where the party is contesting on 12 seats and has 3 sitting MLAs including a second term MLA in Naxalbari, said sources. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi …
  • BJP will destroy Bengal’s culture: Rahul April 15, 2021 10:47 am Describing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) promise of a “sonar Bangla” (golden Bengal) as a “mirage” Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the BJP is out to destroy the culture of West Bengal. “Wherever the BJP goes, Narendra Modi goes, the RSS goes, they …
  • Day after Bihar cop killed in Bengal, his mother dies April 12, 2021 8:48 am The mother of the Kishanganj policeman who was lynched by a mob in West Bengal, died early Sunday morning, police said. Ashwini Kumar, 52, Station House Officer of Kishanganj police station in Bihar, was on Saturday lynched in Pantapara village in Bengal’s …
  • Police officer from Bihar beaten to death in Bengal, three held April 11, 2021 6:06 am A police officer from Bihar was Saturday beaten to death by a mob in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur district. Kishanganj police station in-charge Ashwini Kumar, 52, along with his team of eight policemen and two informers, was in the district’s Pantapara …
  • Bihar cop, pursuing a case in West Bengal, lynched by 'goons' April 10, 2021 8:36 pm Apr 10, 2021, 02:26PM ISTSource: Times NowA cop was beaten to death by locals in a village in Goalpokhar police station area of West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur. SHO of Kishanganj Police Station in Bihar, Ashwini Kumar was chasing a criminal. He was beaten …
  • Bihar police officer beaten to death during raid in West Bengal April 10, 2021 1:55 pm By PTI KISHANGANJ/ISLAMPUR: A police officer from Bihar was allegedly beaten to death by a mob during a raid in West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur district in the early hours of Saturday, officials said. The incident happened in Pantapada village in the …
  • Wooed with statues, Rajbanshis say want jobs, not tall promises April 10, 2021 11:45 am THREE years after it was set up, a museum to honour the legacy of Panchanan Barma, a prominent Rajbanshi leader and social reformer, in Khalisamari village of Cooch Behar, is already crumbling. To descendant Timir Kumar Barma, 55, the state of the museum, …
  • Earthquake of magnitude 5.4 hits Sikkim; PM takes stock of situation April 5, 2021 8:56 pm An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude hit Sikkim on Monday night, the National Centre for Seismology (NCS) said, with tremors being also felt in the eastern states of Assam, West Bengal and Bihar. The quake occurred at 8.49 pm at a depth of 10 km near the India- …
  • What ‘secular’ rejigging in Bengal means for national politics March 7, 2021 1:26 pm It is unlikely that too many people outside the charmed circle of political buffs in West Bengal had even heard of Abbas Siddiqui a year ago. Although the Furfura Sharif mazar in Hooghly district run by the Siddiqui family plays a prominent role in the …
  • Nitin Gadkari on TMC ‘outsider’ jibe: Syama Prasad was Bengali March 4, 2021 8:44 am Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday criticised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for calling the BJP an “oustsider party” despite Jan Sangh (party’s former self) founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee being a Bengal’s son. Addressing his first party campaign …
  • Kolkata: Missing for hours, CPM worker found dead, TMC blamed February 17, 2021 3:26 am The body of a 56-year-old CPM worker was found near his home in Uttar Dinajpur district’s Dalkhola area on Monday morning, hours after he was reported missing. This is the second time in as many months that a CPM worker has been found dead in the area. …
  • ‘Parivartan yatra’: BJP leaders travelling on ‘raths’ as if they’re god says, Mamata Banerjee February 10, 2021 11:09 pm Trinamool Congress (TMC) chairperson and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday mocked BJP leaders for travelling “on raths as if they are gods”, alleging that their political agenda was to divide people. At a public meeting in Raiganj in Uttar …
  • Bengal Congress seeks Sonia’s nod for alliance with Furfura cleric February 4, 2021 7:44 pm The West Bengal unit of the Congress has sought permission from the party’s central leadership for formally starting alliance talks with Furfura Sharif cleric Abbas Siddiqui’s newly launched outfit Indian Secular Front (ISF), saying that the “popular” 34- …
  • Congress, Left to float ‘jote’ by January-end January 23, 2021 2:25 am Kolkata: Bengal Congress and Left leaders are yet to give shape to a joint roadmap for the Bengal assembly polls even as the Election Commission is set to announce elections by mid-February. State leaders from camps, while admitting the “delay”, are …
  • ECI team in Bengal: BJP demands more Central attention, TMC petitions against BSF January 22, 2021 12:34 pm NEW DELHI: From raising concerns over Burqa-clad voters to demanding Central forces be deployed in the State at least a month before the polls, the BJP in a seven-page note submitted to Election Commission officials on Thursday, has raised the pitch around …
  • 'Is Modi afraid of Mamata?': Hurt by CAA delay, Matuas weigh options before Bengal polls January 19, 2021 12:56 pm Online Desk KOLKATA: In December 2019, when India erupted in protests, a community in West Bengal celebrated the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.  But, a little over a year after the contentious law was rushed through both the houses of …
  • BJP: Unnatural increase in voters in border districts January 14, 2021 8:03 am Kolkata: A BJP delegation on Thursday raised concerns regarding an alleged increase in the number of voters in the state in the past four years, particularly in some border districts, and have urged the Election Commission to look into the matter. “The …
  • Matuas’ land and rights are safe under TMC: Mamata Banerjee January 12, 2021 3:05 am KOLKATA: At a time when the BJP is going all out to woo the Matua community, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reiterated her opposition to the Citizenship Amendment Act that promises to benefit the community. Speaking at Ranaghat on Monday, she said the …
  • West Bengal 2021: How Trinamool Congress has to deal with tensions between its old-timers and new entrants January 12, 2021 3:04 am A common image for power-brokering gone wrong within a political party is of mangled plastic chairs. It conveys a tiff, but also the care that comes with a friendly fight where no one gets too badly hurt. In 2021, the danger is much more real for West …
  • Not just MIM, my talks are on with CPM, Congress too: Abbas Siddiqui January 5, 2021 8:32 pm Furfure Sharif, Hooghly: Pirzada Abbas Siddiqui of the influential Furfura Darbar Sharif has said that he is in talks with the CPI(M), Congress, and many Dalit, ST and Matua organisations in Bengal, apart from the AIMIM, to create a strong anti-TMC, anti- …
  • AIMIM gears up party activity in Bengal, TMC says will have no impact on Bangla Muslims December 14, 2020 6:00 am Days after saying he would make political inroads in West Bengal, Asaduddin Owaisi, president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), held a meeting of its local leaders on Saturday to take stock of the party’s strength in a state with a 27% …
  • Asaduddin Owaisi may visit Bengal soon; TMC says he’s a nobody here December 13, 2020 9:05 pm New Delhi: Days after saying he would make political inroads in West Bengal, Asaduddin Owaisi, president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), held a meeting of its local leaders in Hyderabad on Saturday to take stock of the party’s …
  • Rahul chairs meet for Bengal poll preparations November 28, 2020 1:22 am Kolkata: Rahul Gandhi took stock of poll preparations in Bengal with senior state Congress leaders in Delhi on Friday in the presence of the party’s Lok Sabha leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Chowdhury proposed seat adjustments with the Left in Bengal in …
  • Two men held for extorting 45 people with morphed pics November 25, 2020 7:55 am Representative imageNEW DELHI: Two men have been arrested for allegedly extorting people by threatening to circulate their morphed obscene pictures on the internet. Police have traced 45 men and women who were targeted by the accused and recovered Rs 12 …
  • Indian Border Security Official Accused of Role in Cattle-Smuggling Ring November 25, 2020 7:46 am Guwahati, Assam — An Indian Border Security Force official has been arrested for his alleged role in a multimillion-dollar ring accused of smuggling cows across the border into Bangladesh from West Bengal. Satish Kumar, then commandant of 36 Battalion of …
  • 9 lorries fall into Ganga from vessel in Bengal; '7-8 people missing' November 24, 2020 6:38 am Image Source : ANI 9 lorries fall into Ganga from vessel in Bengal (Representational Image) Nine lorries fell into the Ganga river from a Roll On Roll Off (RORO) vessel after it developed a snag while coming from Jharkhand to Manichak in Malda district of …
  • Nine Lorries Fall Into Ganga From Vessel In Bengal, 7-8 People Missing November 24, 2020 3:54 am People are feared to be missing after nine lorries fell into the Ganga river West Bengal's Malda district on Monday evening, an official said.  Nine lorries fell into the Ganga river from a Roll On Roll Off (RORO) vessel after it developed a snag while …
  • Number of Haj pilgrims from Bengal to be halved in 2021: Haj Committee Member November 18, 2020 8:22 am Kolkata: The number of Haj pilgrims from the state will be halved next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a senior member of the West Bengal State Haj Committee said on Wednesday. The cost of the Haj pilgrimage next year will rise due to the COVID-19 …
  • ‘After Bihar, Bengal is our next target’: AIMIM set for poll debut November 12, 2020 9:51 am Asaduddin OwaisiThe All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), which won five seats in the recently concluded Bihar elections, is all set to contest the Bengal Assembly polls for the first time. The party said it was working in the state for the past …
  • Also voting today, in the shadow of NRC, a settlement of nomads November 7, 2020 12:07 am Written by Wali Ahmad | Kishanganj | November 7, 2020 12:36:12 am Seemazar Begum, who her family says is over 100, with daughters. (Express photo by Wali Ahmad)In the heart of Kishanganj in Bihar’s Seemanchal region, stands a dwelling of a small Shia …
  • 99 Navodaya Vidyalayas being constructed in backward, minority-dominated areas: Naqvi October 6, 2020 3:50 pm By PTI NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Education is constructing 99 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in backward areas and those with minority communities concentration across the country, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday. Several of …
  • West Bengal: New cases flatten, but testing numbers take a drastic fall October 4, 2020 9:00 pm The weekly test positivity rate, however, jumped from 7.23 per cent to 7.65 per cent despite a fall in testing for the second straight week. (Representational)The Covid-19 infection growth continued to decrease this week too, but a steady increase in the …
  • West Bengal: Record Covid cases added for second straight day October 3, 2020 10:15 pm According to the Department of Health, 2,433 patients are still in government quarantine while 79,609 people remain in home quarantine. (Representational)West Bengal on Saturday recorded a record rise in cases for the second straight day as 3,340 …
  • Bengal: NIA suspects JMB role in al-Qaeda’s emergence in state September 23, 2020 2:22 am Apart from the six held in Murshidabad, three were arrested from Ernakulam in Kerala.Following the arrest of six suspected al-Qaeda operatives in Murshidabad district on Saturday, the National Investigation Agency has said it believes that Jamaat-ul- …
  • Corona Is Gone: Bengal BJP Chief Justifies Public Rallies September 10, 2020 5:30 pm So what if West Bengal is recording 3,000 new cases and 55 deaths every day on an average for the past month, political activities have unfolded in this poll-bound state in full swing, with meetings of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata …
  • Bengal: 5 cops face probe for BJP worker’s death September 8, 2020 1:49 am Last week, the police had dismissed the allegations and claimed that the BJP worker fell unconscious after suffering a “brain haemorrhage”. He was taken to a hospital where he declared dead. (Representational)Days after a BJP worker died during police …
  • Bengal: Over 3,000 cases again, recovery up to 85.4% September 8, 2020 1:49 am In North Bengal, the upswing in recovery continued as all the districts, except Darjeeling, saw their active cases decline. In Darjeeling it rose by only two. (Representational)West Bengal on Monday recorded 3,077 new Covid-19 cases — the third straight …
  • Bengal BJP worker detained in robbery case dies, party blames police September 4, 2020 2:18 am Written by Sweety Kumari | Kolkata | Published: September 4, 2020 5:06:20 am Police denied allegations of custodial death. (Representational image)The death of a 24-year-old BJP worker in Uttar Dinajpur district’s Raiganj area during police interrogation …
  • West Bengal govt to hand over freehold land deeds to residents of 119 refugee colonies September 1, 2020 12:52 pm By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: September 1, 2020 5:38:22 pm The Mamata Banerjee-led state government is preparing a database and an initial list of 15,000 residents is ready, while another one of around 6,500 people is being made, a senior state government …
  • Last leg of NH-34 four-laning project in Bengal to begin on Aug 31: NHAI August 29, 2020 1:27 pm The final phase of four-laning of National Highway 34, which connects north Bengal with the southern parts of the state, is expected to begin on August 31, a senior official of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) said on Saturday. The 67-km …
  • West Bengal: Recovery rate moves up, situation worsens in Dakshin Dinajpur August 23, 2020 11:27 pm The doubling rate of infection — calculated over seven-day average growth — slowed down further from 22.5 days to 25.5 days. (Representational)A week in which the Covid-19 infection slowed further in West Bengal and the recovery rate kept up its upward …
  • Kerala migrant workers forced to pay for quarantine — or go home August 20, 2020 9:04 pm Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Published: August 21, 2020 1:55:57 am Migrant workers in Kochi. (Express file)Last month, as the lockdown eased, Bikram Singha, 26, from West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur, decided to return to Kozhikode in Kerala …
  • Bengal school principal gets notice for resuming class amid COVID-19 lockdown August 14, 2020 5:08 am By Express News Service KOLKATA: The headmaster of a higher secondary school in West Bengal was served a show-cause notice for resuming  classes on Wednesday despite clear rules that all educational institutions shall remain closed in the wake of Covid …
  • Covid-19 toll up to 2,259: Almost 3,000 new cases in a day, record 30K tests conducted August 14, 2020 1:10 am Till date, 78,617 patients have recovered from the disease. (Representational)West Bengal on Thursday reported the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 cases, with 2,997 infections pushing up the case count to 1,07,323. The state health department reported …
  • Raiganj student tops Bengal JEE, counselling goes online over Covid August 8, 2020 1:13 am Topper Souradeep Das says he doesn’t want to study engineering. A student of Ramakrishna Mission Vidyapith (RKMV) in Jharkhand’s Deoghar district topped the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations (WBJEE), the results of which were declared on Friday. …
  • WBJEE topper Souradeep Das not to take engineering in state colleges, wishes to pursue research August 7, 2020 11:47 am Written by Arnab Mitra | New Delhi | Updated: August 7, 2020 5:03:22 pm WBJEE result 2020: Raiganj boy Souradeep Das secured rank 1 in state JEE exam. Image source: Special Arrangement/ designed by Gargi Singh WBJEE result 2020: Souradeep Das from …
  • West Bengal WBJEE result/ rank card 2020 announced; Souradeep Das ranks first August 7, 2020 9:34 am KOLKATA: The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board on Friday released the Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) results and rank cards. The WBJEE 2020 merit list has been released on the official website - wbjeeb.nic.in. A separate notification with …
  • ‘Bhoomi pujan’ resonates in Bengal amid clashes August 6, 2020 2:02 am Kolkata: The Ram temple ‘bhoomi pujan’ in Ayodhya echoed 877km away in West Bengal on Wednesday as pujas were organized across the state amid the Covid-induced lockdown. Even the governor lighted dipak (lamps) at Raj Bhavan to mark the occasion. The Ram …
  • 53 more die: 8 out 10 in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas August 4, 2020 1:18 am The Covid case count also increased by 2,716 just a notch below Sunday’s highest single-day jump, taking the total to 78,232 – seventh highest in the country. (Representational) West Bengal on Monday recorded the highest single-day deaths with 53 Covid- …
  • Record 53 single-day COVID-19 deaths in Bengal; 2,716 fresh cases reported August 3, 2020 8:46 pm By PTI KOLKATA: The number of single-day COVID-19 fatalities in West Bengal crossed 50-mark on Monday after 53 people succumbed to the disease, taking the death toll to 1,731, the health department said. The states coronavirus caseload also mounted to 78, …
  • West Bengal Lockdown- After Kolkata, Bagdogra Too Bars Flights From Delhi, Mumbai August 3, 2020 3:49 am New Delhi: After Kolkata airport, the state government has barred flights coming from Delhi and Mumbai at Bagdogra airport in Siliguri as well. In August, the state will be under lockdown for seven days. There will be no flights, trains coming from outside …
  • West Bengal: Record 2,589 cases, 48 deaths dent gains in recovery rate August 2, 2020 3:09 am Two cases were detected in Jhargram district, which had last reported an infection on July 15. August started off on a bad note for West Bengal as it reported a record 2,589 new Covid-19 cases, and the highest single-day spike in fatalities with 48 deaths. …
  • New areas in Bangladesh inundated as India opens Deonai barrage gates August 1, 2020 11:26 pm Flood inundates village Char Sangrampur at Lauhajang in Munshiganj on July 29. — Sony Ramany About 10,000 families became stranded after the Jamuneshwari River flooded its banks at Badarganj in Rangpur in north-west Bangladesh as India opened the 18 gates …
  • BJP worker found hanging, police stops team’s visit August 1, 2020 12:57 am Panskura: A BJP team from Kolkata trying to reach Purba Midnapore’s Ramnagar — where the body of a party activist was found hanging from a tree on Thursday — was stopped at Panskura’s Ratulia, sparking tension in the area. The Panskura administration had …
  • As Covid cases surge, a slow and steady increase in Bengal’s fatality numbers July 30, 2020 5:38 am Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: July 30, 2020 9:19:34 am The coronavirus containment zone at Razabazar in Kolkata.  Not only an increase in caseload, but a spurt in the number of deaths was also recorded in Kolkata and its four neighbouring …
  • Covid-19 toll up to 1,449 Record recovery rate evens out surge in new infection July 29, 2020 6:43 am Health workers in PPE suits collect swab samples of police officers for Covid-19 test, at a police station in Kolkata on Tuesday. Express photo by Partha Paul. West Bengal’s recovery rate jumped to a record 66.74 per cent even as 2,134 new cases pushed up …
  • COVID-19 tally among Bengal police reaches 200 as six Bidhannagar cops test positive July 27, 2020 11:06 am By PTI KOLKATA: Six policemen of the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate in West Bengal have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the count of its infected personnel to around 200 so far, officials said on Monday. Five personnel posted at the Lake police …
  • Covid-19 toll up to 1,332: On day of record deaths, infection relapse reported in North Bengal July 26, 2020 2:46 am “The second infection is also from coronavirus itself. The Department of Health is investigating if the virus that causes the disease mutated or not. The results are expected within a week,” said Roy. (Representational) West Bengal on Saturday reported a …
  • West Bengal: Half a lakh people infected with Covid July 24, 2020 6:04 am Police stop a car for checking on Howrah Bridge on Thursday, the first day of weekly lockdown. (Express photo/Partha Paul) A record 2,436 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours took the caseload in West Bengal to 51,757 cases on Thursday. With this, West Bengal …
  • With invite for CM talks, Bengal Guv fires fresh salvo at govt: police acting in partisan manner July 24, 2020 6:04 am Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi earlier this week Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday claimed law and order in West Bengal had deteriorated, and the police were not functioning in accordance with rules. The …
  • Political Collapse Of Bengal's Upper Caste 'Bhadralok' Hegemony And BJP's Prize July 24, 2020 2:57 am “I can’t breathe!” The last words of George Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody, spurred a wave of outrage and protests in the United States. The Black Lives Matter movement is yet another instance of mass assertion by the black community …
  • Chopra boy died due to poisoning, says autopsy July 23, 2020 1:04 am Raiganj: The twin deaths in Uttar Dinajpur’s Chopra, where a 16-year-old girl was found dead on Sunday and the body of a boy she allegedly had a relationship with discovered the next day, continued to fan political tension in the district on Wednesday. The …
  • As Covid cases keep mounting, Bengal govt issues lockdown notice July 22, 2020 5:55 am The order reiterated that the lockdown in containment zones would be in place till July 31, adding, “In view of the current situation of spread of Covid-19, it is felt necessary to enforce stricter lockdown measures.” On a day West Bengal’s Covid-19 toll …
  • North Dinajpur clash: Father & brothers of girl, whose death sparked clashes, held for boy’s murder July 22, 2020 12:51 am Police arrested the three members of the girl’s family on the basis of a complaint filed by the boy’s family. In the complaint, they have been accused of murder. (Representational) Police on Tuesday arrested the father and two brothers of a teenage girl …
  • HC no to CBI probe, orders fresh autopsy July 21, 2020 2:04 am Kolkata: Calcutta High Court on Monday turned down a petition for a CBI investigation into the unnatural death of BJP’s Hemtabad MLA Debendra Nath Roy, whose body was found hanging from a bamboo frame in front of a closed cellphone shop, 1.5km from his …
  • Bengal BJP to observe ‘black day’ today: Dilip July 21, 2020 2:03 am Kolkata: Bengal BJP will observe a “black day” on Tuesday when Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee addresses a virtual rally in memory of the martyrs of July 21, 1993. BJP organisers across the state will wear black badges, wave black flags and hold agitations …
  • Twin records, in fatalities and infection, cap off dismal week July 20, 2020 12:36 am A vegetable seller in Kolkata on Sunday. (PTI) West Bengal on Sunday reported a record 2,278 Covid-19 cases and 36 deaths in 24 hours, bringing an end to a week that saw it add 12,374 infections to its caseload and 180 fatalities to the toll. The state’s …
  • Violence in Bengal district over death of teenage girl; BJP, TMC trade charges July 20, 2020 12:36 am Vehicles were set on fire in Uttar Dinajpur, Sunday. (ANI photo) The discovery of the body of a teenage girl in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur triggered violence in a part of the district on Sunday with a group of about 200 people blocking NH31 and setting …
  • Covid-19 in North Bengal: More beds, testing crux of govt plan in six hotspot districts July 19, 2020 12:06 am Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Published: July 19, 2020 5:12:47 am With the surge in cases in these six districts, the recovery rate has declined. It was 61.35 per cent on Saturday, down from 70 per cent at the start of the month. (Representational) …
  • West Bengal records 1,894 cases; containment zones increase to 702 July 17, 2020 9:54 pm West Bengal on Friday registered yet another highest single day spike of 1,894 COVID-19 cases as containment zones in the State increased to 702. The total number of cases rose to 38,011 with 14,709 active cases. Twenty-six people lost their lives in the …
  • 1,390 new Covid-19 cases, 24 deaths 5 north Bengal cities, Barasat in total lockdown from today July 15, 2020 7:11 am The West Bengal government on Tuesday announced a total lockdown in five cities in North Bengal, and Barasat municipality in North 24 Parganas district from Wednesday, and extended the restrictions imposed in all containment areas till July 19. Last …
  • 12-hour bandh evokes mixed response: BJP workers clash with cops in N Bengal July 15, 2020 7:10 am In Kolkata, BJP leaders and workers staged a protest in front of Gandhi’s statue at Mayo Road. express A 12-hour North Bengal bandh called by the BJP on Tuesday in protest against the death of Hemtabad MLA Debendra Nath Roy evoked a mixed response, while …
  • BJP leader Debendra Nath Roy found hanging near his home in North Dinajpur, West Bengal July 13, 2020 2:12 pm Image Source : FILE PHOTO BJP leader Debendra Nath Roy has been found hanging near his home in North Dinajpur, West Bengal. (Representational image) BJP leader Debendra Nath Roy has found hanging near his home in North Dinajpur district in West Bengal, …
  • FIR-listed accused Sadat arrested in Dinajpur October 16, 2019 11:05 pm Protesters addressing a press conference at the BUET Shaheed Minar on Tuesday. They postpone their demonstration on the campus from today as the university authorities have already taken some noticeable steps in realising their 10-point demand. photo: …
  • North Dinajpur: CPI(M) targets two TMC MPs on Facebook September 11, 2018 12:21 pm The North Dinajpur CPI (M) district committee has published Facebook posts criticising the performance of two Trinamool Congress MPs in the Lok Sabha in the last four years.  On the Facebook page ‘CPIM Uttar Dinajpur DC’, the party has put out posts …
  • Bengal government will take care of South Dinajpur gangrape survivor: Mamata Banerjee February 21, 2018 2:09 pm By: PTI | Updated: February 21, 2018 6:07 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that the state government would take care of the future of the tribal mentally challenged woman who was …
  • Bihar flood toll rises to 482, 101 dead in Uttar Pradesh August 27, 2017 6:16 pm NEW DELHI: As many as 42 deaths in flood-related incidents were reported from Bihar in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 482, whereas five persons lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh, pushing the flood toll in that state to 101. The situation in flood- …
  • 26 die in Bihar floods, Uttar Pradesh struggling August 23, 2017 7:50 pm GUWAHATILUCKNOWKOLKATA: Flooding in Bihar claimed 26 more lives today, though the situation in delugebattered Assam and West Bengal inched closer to normal with water receding in most of the affected parts of the two states. Officials said the flood toll …
  • India: 26 more die in Bihar floods, Uttar Pradesh struggling August 23, 2017 7:19 pm August 23, 2017 | 9:01 PM by PTI Jawans of Indian Army rescuing an elderly person from a flood-hit area in Bihar on August 21, 2017. Photo -PTI/PIB Guwahati/Kolkata/Lucknow: Flooding in Bihar claimed 26 more lives on Wednesday, though the …
  • 47 more die in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh floods; situation in Assam, West Bengal improves August 22, 2017 6:38 pm NEW DELHI: Thirty-seven more persons perished in flood-hit Bihar, where over 1.46 crore people are still affected, while the situation in Uttar Pradesh remained alarming with 10 more deaths reported today. The toll in Bihar rose to 341 and touched 82 in …
  • 47 more die in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh floods August 22, 2017 5:19 pm NEW DELHI: Thirty-seven more persons perished in flood-hit Bihar, where over 1.46 crore people are still affected, while the situation in Uttar Pradesh remained alarming with 10 more deaths reported on Tuesday. The toll in Bihar rose to 341 and touched 82 …
  • Bengal & Assam : Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh gasp for breath as floods claim 6 more lives August 20, 2017 4:28 am by PTI Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspecting the flood-affected areas in Gorakhpur on Saturday. Photo - PTI Guwahati/Kolkata/Lucknow: Six more deluge-related deaths were reported on Saturday in Assam and West Bengal, even though …
  • Assam, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh gasp for breath as floods claim 6 more lives August 19, 2017 8:10 pm August 19, 2017 | 10:18 PM by PTI Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspecting the flood-affected areas in Gorakhpur on Saturday. Photo - PTI Guwahati/Kolkata/Lucknow: Six more deluge-related deaths were reported on Saturday in Assam and …
  • Bihar flood toll climbs to 153, Army called in for rescue operations in eastern Uttar Pradesh August 19, 2017 3:16 am The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adjoining Nepal.  The …
  • Flood kills four in Dinajpur August 16, 2017 8:29 am Four more people, including two children, lost their lives in Chirirbandar upazila of Dinajpur on Tuesday, raising the death toll from the floods in the district to 17. The victims were identified as Rina Akter, 10, daughter of Iman Ali of Nanderai village …
  • Tribals run riot in N Dinajpur over cop laxity in molest case July 15, 2017 12:54 am Malda: Armed adivasis we-nt on the rampage at Raiganj town in Uttar Dinajpur — a part of the narrow strip that connects north Bengal and south Bengal — on Friday, playing out a different script of identity politics the town had never witnessed before. …