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  • How Bengalis Craze For Hilsa Is Being Met Through Illegal Imports From Bangladesh September 18, 2021 6:05 am This is one ‘contraband’ that India’s border guards manning the 2,217 kilometer-long West Bengal-Bangladesh border do not really bother to stop from coming in. And not the least because Bengalis are more than willing to pay an arm and a leg for it. The …
  • Day after Arpita Ghosh quit RS, TMC leader says no pressure September 17, 2021 12:43 am A day after resigning from her Rajya Sabha seat, TMC leader Arpita Ghosh said no one forced her to quit and she wanted to devote more time to organisational work of the party. “When I was elected to the Rajya Sabha, Covid started. Naturally, I was not able …
  • 6 children dead, hundreds hospitalised in Bengal September 16, 2021 6:07 pm Hundreds of children across several districts of north Bengal have been hospitalised with symptoms of viral infection. Reports that at least six children have died in the past few days — three in Jalpaiguri, two in Malda and one in Uttar Dinjapur — have …
  • Border Force Seizes Snake Venom Worth Rs 57 Crore From Bangladesh Border September 16, 2021 12:20 am In international black market, the seized quantity of venom is worth Rs 57 crore. (Representational) Siliguri (West Bengal): Border Security Force (BSF) seized snake venom worth Rs 57 crore from the India-Bangladesh border in Dakshin Dinajpur district of …
  • BSF seizes snake venom worth Rs 57 cr from Indo-Bangladesh September 11, 2021 3:27 pm Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], September 11 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) seized snake venom worth Rs 57 crore from the India-Bangladesh border in Dakshin Dinajpur district of West Bengal on Friday. As per a statement from BSF, the snake venom was …
  • Kolkata: 695 fresh Covid cases, 13 more deaths in a day September 3, 2021 12:43 am Kolkata on Thursday reported 695 fresh cases of the coronavirus infection (Covid-19) and 38 recoveries in the past 24 hours, according to a government health bulletin. A total of 13 people died in past 24 hours due to the infection, taking the total toll …
  • Lightning strikes kill seven people amid rains in Dinajpur August 23, 2021 3:22 pm Seven boys from Sadar Upazila’s Nischchintopur village were injured after being struck by lightning strike while playing mobile phone games under a tin shed near No. 8 railway signalling bell at Dinajpur Uposhahar around 3pm on Monday. Firoz Hossain and …
  • BSF troops assaulted by cattle smugglers along Indo-Bangladesh border - Zee News June 6, 2021 8:23 am New Delhi: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday (June 6, 2021) said that some of its troops were assaulted by cattle smugglers along the Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal's Dakshin Dinajpur district on Saturday night.  The BSF stated that its …
  • Second wave dents rural economy leading to knock-on effect on recovery June 3, 2021 7:11 am Ramesh Ram, 31, is listed as a textile industry staff worker in the administration's database of migrant workers in south west Bihar's Kaimur district. But for the last three years, Ram has worked as a contract labourer among the tens of thousands …
  • Cyclone Yaas forms over Bay of Bengal, to cross Odisha – West Bengal coast on Wednesday afternoon May 24, 2021 5:48 am The India Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that Cyclone Yaas (read as Yass) has developed on Monday morning over the east-central region of Bay of Bengal. Named by Oman, Yaas is the first cyclonic storm to develop over the Bay of Bengal in 2021. …
  • After Tauktae, India braces for Cyclone Yaas on eastern coast May 23, 2021 6:04 pm KOLKATA/BHUBANESWAR/NEW DELHI: India was airlifting rescue and relief teams and keeping defence aircraft and naval vessels in readiness as it braced for cyclone ‘Yaas' which is expected to hit eastern coastal areas of Odisha and West Bengal on …
  • Cyclone Yaas to develop by Monday morning, headed towards North Odisha – West Bengal May 23, 2021 12:15 pm Districts along northern Odisha and adjoining West Bengal are bracing for a storm early this week. This will be the second cyclone to hit Indian coast within ten days after Cyclone Tauktae which crossed Gujarat on May 17. Currently, a system is developing …
  • 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 …
  • Amid adversities, 75% vote in 7th phase of Bengal polls April 27, 2021 3:37 am Kolkata: People came out amid adversities — Covid and a heat wave — in the penultimate phase of the Bengal polls on Monday covering 34 assembly seats spread over Dakshin Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Paschim Burdwan and Kolkata. The seventh phase recorded …
  • Amid Covid fear in West Bengal, a dip in polling April 26, 2021 11:58 pm The seventh phase of the ongoing Assembly polls for 34 constituencies recorded the lowest till 5 pm voter turnout at 75.06 per cent on Monday as the state continued to post more than 15,000 daily coronavirus cases. The Covid impact on voters was more …
  • Bengal Elections: Polling During Seventh Phase Largely Peaceful, 75.06 % Turnout Till 5 PM, Says EC April 26, 2021 11:28 pm The seventh phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections concluded at 6.30 pm on Monday with 75.06 per cent of voters casting their ballots as of 5 pm. Polling was by and large peaceful, an Election Commission official said. Security was tight in view of …
  • West Bengal Assembly polls | Peaceful polling in seventh phase, Kolkata records low polling April 26, 2021 5:31 pm Polling for 34 Assembly seats across five districts in the seventh and penultimate phase of elections in West Bengal on Monday was peaceful. The polling percentage till 5 p.m. — one hour before closure — was 75.06% and the four seats in Kolkata South …
  • BJP's success in every phase of West Bengal polls made Mamata frustrated: Nadda April 26, 2021 12:32 pm n this election, Mamata Ji tried to create false narratives. But I salute the electorate of Bengal who rejected these narratives and gave their support and blessings to BJP: JP Nadda, BJP presidentKOLKATA: Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda said …
  • Seventh phase of polling begins in West Bengal April 26, 2021 10:34 am By Chennaivision in National News, News April 26, 2021 Polling began at 7 am today for 34 seats in the seventh phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, amid tight security and a rampaging second wave of COVID-19. Over 81 lakh voters will decide the …
  • West Bengal elections: Stray violence marks first half of seventh phase, voter turnout 37% till 11 am April 26, 2021 8:41 am KOLKATA: Stray incidents of violence were reported Monday from some areas where voting is underway for the seventh phase of the assembly elections in West Bengal, though the overall polling process has been peaceful with 37.02 per cent turnout till 11 am, …
  • Phase 7 of Bengal polls: 37.72 per cent voter turnout recorded till 12 pm April 26, 2021 8:00 am By ANI KOLKATA: The voter turnout for the seventh and penultimate phase of the high-stakes West Bengal assembly elections reached 37.72 per cent at 12 am on Monday. Among the districts, Murshidabad recorded the highest turnout with 42.41 per cent, while …
  • West Bengal Assembly elections, Phase 7: Voting begins for 34 seats April 26, 2021 3:44 am Apr 26, 2021, 08:15AM ISTSource: Times NowVoting began for Phase 7 of West Bengal Assembly elections on Monday at 7 am for 34 constituencies. In the 7th phase, voting will be held at 12,068 polling stations spread over nine assembly constituencies each in …
  • Bengal elections phase 7 voting for 34 seats today, 284 candidates in fray April 26, 2021 3:31 am Image Source : PTI Polling officials with their Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and other election materials on the eve of 7th phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, in Kolkata. Over 86 lakh voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of 284 …
  • Covid spike may affect turnout as Bengal polls enter 7th phase today April 26, 2021 12:38 am Kolkata: The sharp rise in Covid cases across Bengal poses a challenge for voters in the seventh round of Bengal elections in which 34 assembly seats are going to polls on Monday, including four in south Kolkata. Elections in Jangipur and Samserganj seats …
  • Bengal elections: 34 constituencies to go to polls in 7th phase April 25, 2021 9:55 pm Polling officials with their Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) and other election materials on the eve of 7th phase of the West Bengal Assembly polls, in Kolkata, Sunday, April 25, 2021. (PTI) Kolkata, April 25 (PTI): Over 86 lakh voters in West Bengal will …
  • EC issues 111 notices, files 75 cases against parties April 25, 2021 9:18 pm As the fourth election candidate died in West Bengal due to Covid-19 on Sunday and questions hang heavy about the role of election campaigns in the spread of the pandemic in West Bengal, the Election Commission of India has finally cranked up pressure on …
  • Babul Supriyo, wife test positive for COVID-19 April 25, 2021 2:08 pm Image Source : PTI Babul Supriyo, wife test positive for COVID-19  Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Sunday informed that he and his wife Rachna Sharma tested positive for COVID-19. The BJP leader has tested positive for the second time. Taking it to Twitter …
  • West Bengal polls | 34 Assemblies across five districts go to polls in West Bengal on April 26 April 24, 2021 6:37 pm About 280 candidates are in the fray and the total number of polling booths is about 9,000 Elections to the seventh and penultimate phase in West Bengal will be held across 34 Assembly segments across four districts of the State including Kolkata on April …
  • EC files 14 cases against parties in West Bengal for Covid violations April 24, 2021 9:46 am The Election Commission has lodged 14 cases and issued over 30 show cause notices to political parties in West Bengal for violating Covid-19 norms. Of the 14 FIRs lodged, two cases have been filed each against the Bhartiya Janata Party and the Trinamool …
  • I was born here, TMC vote bank has baharis: Amit Shah April 23, 2021 3:50 am In his sharpest attack yet on Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee, home minister Amit Shah on Thursday accused her government of using "bahari" (outsiders) as her vote bank and lashed out at her for calling him and his party leaders “ …
  • 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 …
  • Mamata’s vote bank of illegal immigrants are the actual ousiders in Bengal, says Amit Shah April 22, 2021 1:08 pm Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday sought to punch a hole in West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's oft-repeated insider-outsider narative, alleging that her "vote bank of illegal immigrants", on whose support she wants to rule …
  • Didi questions Covid-19 vaccine price disparity April 22, 2021 4:49 am West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on wednesday questioned the non-uniformity in vaccine pricing for the state and private hospitals soon after the Serum Institute of India (SII) issued fresh prices of its Covishield vaccine. While responding to a …
  • PM should quit if he can’t handle Covid crisis: Mamata Banerjee April 22, 2021 12:59 am West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Covid-19 situation in the country, terming it a “Modi-made disaster” and called for his resignation. “The second wave of Covid in our country is more …
  • Second COVID wave Modi-made disaster: Mamata Banerjee April 21, 2021 12:04 pm Lashing out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday alleged that the second COVID-19 wave in the country and its management is a "Modi-made disaster". Addressing an election rally at Balurghat in …
  • Campaigns in West Bengal continue despite surge in COVID cases April 19, 2021 8:24 pm CM Mamata Banerjee, Union Home Minister Amit Shah hold public rallies; Modi to canvas this week West Bengal on Monday registered a record 8,426 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 deaths in the past 24 hours even as the political campaign by the BJP and Trinamool …
  • 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, …
  • BJP fields former CEA Ashok Lahiri from Balurghat March 23, 2021 11:27 am The BJP on Tuesday announced the names of 13 candidates, including economist Ashok Lahiri and Lt. Gen. (retd.) Subrata Saha, for the West Bengal Assembly poll. Also read : Congress manifesto promises monthly support to poor families Mr. Lahiri’s name was …
  • TMC sees desertions in Howrah, South 24 Pgs March 11, 2021 4:40 pm Kolkata: Trinamool Congress’ minister of state from Dakshin Dinajpur, Bachhu Hansda, and former Nadia unit president and Tehatta MLA Gourishankar Dutta joined BJP at its Hastings party office here on Wednesday after they were denied tickets for the Bengal …
  • Infiltration will be strongly dealt once BJP comes to power: Rajnath Singh February 28, 2021 4:59 am Defence minister Rajnath Singh has said illegal infiltration from Bangladesh will be dealt with very strongly once the BJP comes to power in West Bengal, and that the party will ensure strong fencing across the borders. "The sanctity of borders have …
  • Political violence has reached "new high" under TMC govt: Rajnath Singh February 26, 2021 9:16 pm Senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Friday said political violence has reached a "new high" under the TMC dispensation while West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee looks the other way. Speaking at a public meeting here in Dakshin Dinajpur …
  • With eye on election, Mamata serves up Rs 5 a platter scheme February 17, 2021 3:26 am West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday launched a meal scheme named “Maa” under which the government will provide a meal mostly to poor people at a nominal cost of Rs 5. People will get a platter of rice, dal, a vegetable and egg curry. The …
  • 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 …
  • If it's proven I'm extortionist nephew... I'll hang myself, says Abhishek Banerjee January 8, 2021 8:54 am Image Source : ANI If it's proven I'm extortionist nephew... I'll hang myself, says Abhishek Banerjee. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and TMC MLA Abhishek Banerjee, speaking at a rally at Dakshin Dinajpur, rejected …
  • Build gallows if you can prove the extortion charge: Abhishek Banerjee to BJP January 8, 2021 5:55 am Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Abhishek Banerjee on Thursday lashed out at the BJP for levelling corruption allegations against him, daring the Opposition party to “build gallows in public [so I can] embrace death” if they can prove the accusations. “They are …
  • Peeved cleric joins hands with MIM, spells trouble for Mamata Banerjee January 3, 2021 9:31 pm Kolkata: In a development that could spell trouble for the Trinamool Congress, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen said the party would contest the West Bengal elections with Abbas Siddiqui, a religious leader from the popular Muslim pilgrimage site …
  • 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 …
  • West Bengal: Sharp drop in active Covid cases continues November 17, 2020 5:54 am Though the recovery rate has brought down active cases in both Kolkata and North 24 Parganas, which are the heart of the pandemic’s epicentre in the state, they still remain over 7,000. (Representational)The trend of active Covid cases in West Bengal …
  • Bengal: Farmer, four of his family found dead November 8, 2020 11:43 pm The bodies of Barman’s wife Mallika (32), mother Ulubala (60) and his daughters, aged ten and seven, were found in two rooms.A 33-year-old farmer and four of his family members were found dead in their home in Dakshin Dinajpur district’s Jamalpur village …
  • 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: Recovery rate inches towards 87% despite 3,188 new cases September 20, 2020 1:11 am Amongst the districts, over half of Saturday’s cases were reported from the pandemic epicentre of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Howrah, and Hooghly. These five districts also reported 41 fatalities. (Representational)West Bengal on …
  • West Bengal: State records over 3,000 cases September 10, 2020 3:08 am In last 24 hours, 42,642 samples were tested, pushing the cumulative figure to 22,85,936. (Representational)The coronavirus cases in West Bengal rose to 1,90,063 with an addition of 3,107 on Wednesday. This was the fifth consecutive day of more than 3,000 …
  • 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 …
  • West Bengal: Active Covid-19 cases fall for third straight day as recovery rate inches towards 80% August 27, 2020 12:03 am West Bengal’s recovery rate inched closer to 80 per cent on Wednesday as the number of active cases fell for the third straight day. The state’s discharge rate was 79.75 per cent, almost 3.5 percentage points above the national rate. On Wednesday, the …
  • Bankura reports first Covid-19 death: Recovery upswing continues, but Bengal CM wary about Paschim Bardhaman August 26, 2020 3:49 am “Almost 5.9 per cent of the district has been highly affected by Covid-19. The death rate is decreasing but we have to still bring it down,” Banerjee said. (File)Four the second straight day and fourth time this month, West Bengal reported more recoveries …
  • At 78.46 %, upward march of Covid-19 recovery continues in Bengal August 24, 2020 10:13 pm Artists gives final touches to a wall graffiti in Kolkata, honouring frontline COVID-19 warriors. (Express Photo : Partha Paul) The week started off on a good note for West Bengal as the state’s recovery rate kept rising, climbing to 78.46 per cent on …
  • 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 …
  • Active cases stand at 27,900: Another grim day of 3,000-plus Coronavirus cases in Bengal, 11 districts top 100 infections August 22, 2020 10:30 pm In the last 24 hours, 36,318 sample were tested, taking the cumulative figure to 14,24,162. (Representational)The state’s total coronavirus caseload rose to 1,35,596 with an addition of 3,232 in the last 24 hours while the death toll reached 2,737 after …
  • West Bengal: Recoveries breach 1 lakh mark, ACP among 55 Covid fatalities August 22, 2020 12:06 am Meanwhile, a record 36,229 tests were conducted in 24 hours, taking the cumulative figure to 14,87,844. (Representational)The number of recovered Covid-19 patients crossed one lakh on Friday as the release of 3,082 patients took the cumulative figure to 1, …
  • West Bengal: 3,197 Covid cases added, recovery rate up to 76.51% August 21, 2020 2:16 am Meanwhile, the health authorities said 35,059 tests were conducted in 24 hours, taking the cumulative number of specimens examined to 14,51,615. (Representational)West Bengal reported a record 3,197 new cases on Thursday, with a marked decline in the …
  • West Bengal: For sixth day, state breaches 3,000 cases mark August 20, 2020 1:23 am With an addition of 53 deaths linked to the virus in the last 24 hours, the death toll rose to 2,581. (Representational)Continuing with its six-day streak of recording more than 3,000 cases, West Bengal on Wednesday added 3,169 coronavirus positive cases, …
  • TMC MLA dies of Covid; record spike in Bengal August 17, 2020 9:51 pm Staff at a crematorium in Kolkata. West Bengal recorded 45 deaths on Monday. (Express photo by Partha Paul)West Bengal on Monday reported a record 3,080 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours — the fourth straight day of more than 3,000 infections — and 45 deaths, …
  • West Bengal: Recovery rate rises to 74%, infection growth slows further August 16, 2020 10:30 pm The average weekly growth of infection declined for the fourth straight week, settling at 3.13 per cent. It was 3.8 per cent the week before. (Representational)The week ended on a buoyant note for West Bengal despite the second straight day of over 3,000 …
  • 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 …
  • Jhargram reports first two deaths: Toll tops 2,200, share of Kolkata nearly 1,000 August 12, 2020 10:25 pm The recovery rate rose to 72.96 per cent on Wednesday. As many as 2,725 people were declared recovered in 24 hours, taking the cumulative number to 76,120. (Representational)West Bengal’s Covid-19 caseload on Wednesday increased by 2,725 to 1,04,326, and …
  • Bengal COVID-19 cases cross 1 lakh-mark; 49 fresh deaths reported August 11, 2020 5:59 pm By PTI KOLKATA: The COVID-19 tally in West Bengal breached the one lakh-mark on Tuesday to reach 1,01,390 after 2,931 new infections were reported, the state health department said. The death toll also mounted to 2,149 with 49 fresh fatalities, the …
  • Covid discharge rate 71.43% Record single-day recoveries push down active caseload August 11, 2020 8:07 am Less than 50 deaths recorded for first time in over a weekWest Bengal’s active caseload declined and the recovery rate rose more than one percentage point on Monday for the first time since July 28, almost two weeks ago. This relief for health authorities …
  • Outside south Bengal epicentre, situation turns worse in six districts August 9, 2020 11:22 pm Another worry for the state health authorities is the upward trend of the overall test positivity rate, which was 8.64 per cent Sunday. (Representational) West Bengal’s Covid-19 case count increased to 95,554 on Sunday as the pandemic continued to wreak …
  • 25,486 active cases: Over 90,000 infected; 2,005 succumb to Covid-19 in Bengal August 8, 2020 11:37 pm According to the Department of Health, 2,829 people are in government quarantine and 28,131 are isolated at home. There are 1,716 people in safe homes. (Representational) West Bengal’s Covid-19 case count crossed 90,000 on Saturday, settling at 92,615 …
  • Bengal COVID-19 death toll reaches 2000 as 51 people succumb across state August 8, 2020 9:43 pm By PTI KOLKATA: The coronavirus toll in West Bengal crossed 2,000 Saturday and its caseload the 90,000 mark, according to a bulletin of the state health department. The number of active cases in the state crossed the 25,000 mark, the bulletin said. The …
  • West Bengal: Over 25,000 tests conducted in a Day: Covid load nears 90K, death toll close to 2K August 8, 2020 1:10 am Meanwhile, according to the health bulletin, in which figures are updated till 9 am, more than 25,000 samples were tested in 24 hours for the second straight day. (Representational) West Bengal on Friday recorded 52 deaths, pushing up the toll to 1,954, …
  • Bengal: Another day of record cases and deaths, infection count past 80,000 August 5, 2020 3:15 am More than 65 per cent of the new cases, and 43 of the deaths were reported from the pandemic epicentre in South Bengal comprising Kolkata, its adjoining districts North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and Howrah; and Hooghly. (Representational) A record 54 …
  • Bengal reports 54 more COVID-19 deaths, 2,752 new cases; state requests ICMR to change test guidelines August 4, 2020 9:31 pm By PTI KOLKATA: Record 54 more people died of COVID-19 in West Bengal on Tuesday, taking the state's toll to 1,785, as per a bulletin issued by the Health Department. The state also witnessed its highest single-day spike of 2,752 new cases, following …
  • 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, …
  • Bengal: Covid load gets heavier after a grim July, testing times ahead August 2, 2020 1:30 am Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Updated: August 2, 2020 6:40:55 am Health workers in PPE suits collect swab samples of police officers for Covid-19 test, at a police station in Kolkata. (Express photo by Partha Paul) While July marked West Bengal’s worst …
  • West Bengal Record rise pushes Covid caseload beyond 70,000; 7 out of 10 recover August 1, 2020 1:26 am A KMC health worker collects a sample of a man for Covid-19 in east Kolkata on Friday. (Photo by Partha Paul) A record 2,496 cases on Friday took West Bengal’s case count past 70,000 — it settled at 70,188 — even as the toll increased by 45 to 1,581, and …
  • Back in TMC after a year in BJP, ex-MLA says it’s homecoming August 1, 2020 1:26 am TMC secretary general Partha Chatterjee re-inducts Biplab Mitra (centre) into the party in Kolkat a on Friday. (Express Photo) Former Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Biplab Mitra returned to the party fold on Friday, over a year after he joined the BJP. TMC …
  • Dakshin Dinajpur leader returns to TMC from BJP August 1, 2020 12:56 am Kolkata: Trinamool’s former Dakshin Dinajpur president Biplab Mitra, who joined BJP a year ago following differences with thespian-turned-politician Arpita Ghosh, returned to the party fold on Friday along with his brother Prasanta. Mitra’s homecoming took …
  • 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 growth rate slows: Recovery rate rises, high positivity ratio a concern July 27, 2020 2:56 am It was a mixed week for West Bengal. The recovery rate zoomed to nearly 64.29% — an increase of 5.73 percentage points as compared to the previous week. (File photo) It was a mixed week for West Bengal. The recovery rate zoomed to nearly 64.29% — an …
  • 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: Uptick in recovery rate even as cases rise, toll nears 1,300 July 25, 2020 4:13 am At a testing centre in south Kolkata on Thursday. (Express photo by Partha Paul) The recovery rate in West Bengal continued to improve on Friday even as the state added 2,216 infections to its caseload that went up to 53,973. With the discharge of 1,873 …
  • 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 …
  • Mamata blends youth with experience in rejig for 2021 July 24, 2020 1:22 am Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee did a shake-up of her party organization to carry out the 2021 Bengal assembly poll strategy she had laid out in her first virtual rally two days ago. Banerjee undertook the shuffle fast when Bengal BJP …
  • Eye on 2021 Bengal polls, Mamata Banerjee announces major reshuffle in TMC July 23, 2020 3:08 pm Written by Atri Mitra | Kolkata | Updated: July 23, 2020 8:10:49 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee Thursday announced a major shake-up within the party ahead of next year’ …
  • Bi-weekly lockdown kicks off in Bengal as state sees highest daily spike of 2,291 fresh COVID-19 cases, 39 deaths July 23, 2020 3:03 am By PTI KOLKATA: All petrol pumps in the state of West Bengal will remain operational on the three days as lockdown returns in the state for two days in a week to stem the spread of the coronavirus, a senior official of the home department said. Factories …
  • 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 …
  • Bengal: No let-up in infection, record 2,282 cases added July 21, 2020 7:53 am West Bengal on Monday added a record 2,282 Covid-19 infections that pushed up its caseload to 44,769, and reported 35 deaths, as the infection curve continued to steadily climb upwards. This was the third straight day of 2,000-plus cases, and the sixth …
  • Teen boy found dead hours after Chopra girl’s death July 21, 2020 2:03 am Chopra: Passions soared in Chopra again on Monday morning after the missing 16-year old boy, accused of the Boslampur girl’s unnatural death, was found dead in a ditch beside a small tea garden in the same village. The boy, like the 16-year-old girl, was a …
  • 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 …
  • West Bengal: In a first, more than 2,000 cases recorded in 24 hours July 19, 2020 12:54 am Meanwhile, the recovery rate remained at 58.54 per cent for the second straight day despite another record discharge (Representational) West Bengal on Saturday registered over 2,000 Covid-19 cases in a day for the first time, which pushed its caseload past …
  • 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 reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in a day July 18, 2020 9:19 pm A KMC worker sprays disinfectant in a containment zone at Ultadanga in Kolkata. (Express photo by Partha Paul) West Bengal on Saturday registered over 2,000 Covid-19 cases in a day for the first time, which pushed its caseload past 40,000 to 40,209. The …
  • West Bengal reports over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases for first time in a single day July 18, 2020 7:00 pm KOLKATA: West Bengal reported over 2,000 new COVID-19 cases on a single-day for the first time on Saturday as the state's tally breached the 40,000-mark, according to the state health department. The state detected 2,198 new cases, following which its …
  • 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 …
  • Bleak end to week: Bengal cases over 30,000, infection growth rises July 12, 2020 11:10 pm The latest 10,000 cases were added in nine days. Another week ended on a dismal note for West Bengal as its caseload crossed the 30,000-mark to settle at 30,013, following a record addition of 1,560 infections in 24 hours. The state also registered 26 …
  • ‘Outsider narrative’: Muslims in India’s Bihar fear Assam repeat September 21, 2021 11:34 am Patna, India – On August 29, a public notice surfaced, signed by the Superintendent of Police of Siwan, a district in India’s northern state of Bihar, asking people to report “suspected illegal migrants, especially Bangladeshis” to the nearest police …
  • 6 children dead, hundreds hospitalised in Bengal September 16, 2021 6:07 pm Hundreds of children across several districts of north Bengal have been hospitalised with symptoms of viral infection. Reports that at least six children have died in the past few days — three in Jalpaiguri, two in Malda and one in Uttar Dinjapur — have …
  • The disappearing Opposition in West Bengal September 4, 2021 10:27 pm The number of BJP MLAs switching to the TMC reflects rising political opportunism With BJP MLA from Kaliganj in West Bengal’s Uttar Dinajpur Soumen Roy on Saturday joining the Trinamool Congress, the number of BJP MLAs who have defected to the ruling party …
  • BJP MLA Soumen Roy back in TMC September 4, 2021 2:25 pm SOUMEN ROY, BJP MLA from Kaliaganj in Uttar Dinajpur district, joined the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Saturday. He is the fourth BJP MLA to switch loyalties post the Assembly polls held earlier this year. After joining the TMC at its headquarters in …
  • West Bengal: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Soumen Roy joins Trinamool Congress September 4, 2021 1:13 pm Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Soumen Roy joined Trinamool Congress on Saturday. Roy, who was earlier associated with TMC joined BJP before the West Bengal Assembly polls. He is an MLA from Kaliaganj Assembly constituency in Uttar Dinajpur district. He …
  • A Place Time Forgot August 10, 2021 9:03 pm Only a hard heart would not have been moved by the idea of a proud, imperious man on a hospital bed, valiantly fighting all that nature threw at him. Jyoti Basu was chief minister of West Bengal for 23 years. In 1996, he almost made it to 7 Racecourse Road …
  • Smuggling, counterfeiting leads to economic crisis, unemployment, poverty: Bengal ADG Debasish Roy August 4, 2021 7:42 am Debasish Roy, ADG, Training, West Bengal Police, on Wednesday said, “Despite various anti-counterfeiting strategies such as raids, use of multiple packaging technologies, consumer education and consultations with government agencies the menace of smuggling …
  • BSF hands over Bangladesh minor girl pushed into prostitution to BGB as humanitarian gesture June 24, 2021 12:52 am In a humanitarian gesture, India on Wednesday handed over a 17-year-old girl to Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) who was pushed into prostitution six months ago by a gang involved in illegal human trafficking between the two countries. The girl, whose name …
  • India Returns 17-Year-Old Bangladeshi Minor Girl Pushed Into Prostitution - LatestLY June 23, 2021 12:12 pm New Delhi, June 23:  India on Wednesday handed over to Bangladesh a 17-year-old girl who was pushed into prostitution six months ago by a gang involved in illegal human trafficking between the two countries. The girl, whose name was withheld, was lured by …
  • BSF hands over Bangladeshi girl pushed into prostitution to BGB as humanitarian gesture - Zee News June 23, 2021 11:04 am New Delhi: The Border Security Force on Wednesday (June 23) handed over a Bangladeshi girl, who was pushed into prostitution, to Border Guard Bangladesh as a humanitarian gesture.  On June 22, the BSF forces received inputs that some people were at ​​​ …
  • Second wave retreating, Bengal draws up plan to tackle possible third wave June 23, 2021 12:32 am Even as the Covid situation in West Bengal is showing significant signs of improvement, the state is wary of lowering its guard and has already shifted its focus to warding off a possible third wave. As a statement of intent, it has already laid out a …
  • 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 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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) …
  • 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. …