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  • Energy News Monitor | Volume XVIII, Issue 49 June 21, 2022 2:04 pm Quick Notes Growth in Peak Electricity Demand in India: Time for Demand Management Background Electricity consumption by the industrial, domestic, and agriculture sectors accounted for about 89 percent of total electricity consumption in India in 2019-20. …
  • Energy News Monitor | Volume XVIII, Issue 48 June 14, 2022 6:10 pm Quick Notes Natural Gas Consumption in India: The Tale of Two Sectors Background The Vision 2030 report on natural gas infrastructure by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) released in 2013 stated that “realistic demand” for natural gas …
  • Gurgaon: Two workers dead in mishap at complex under construction June 9, 2022 8:37 pm Two labourers died while another was injured after an iron beam allegedly broke and fell during shuttering work on the 19th floor of an under-construction commercial building at Sector 65 Thursday evening, said police. The deceased have been identified as …
  • West Bengal performs above national average across all classes in National Achievement Survey 2021 May 26, 2022 4:35 am In National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021, West Bengal has fared better than the national average, which shows the result was released on Wednesday evening. In the overall achievement score for class III students, the state has received 62.7 per cent marks …
  • WB BJP head apologises for sharing 'rape' victim's name... May 13, 2022 5:38 pm A day after he courted controversy by disclosing the identity of an alleged rape victim on social media, Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar on Friday apologised for the gaffe. Majumdar clarified that the team handling his Twitter account made the …
  • India News | Bengal BJP Chief Apologises for Tweet Disclosing Identity of 'rape Victim' May 13, 2022 3:36 pm Kolkata, May 13 (PTI) A day after he courted a controversy by disclosing the identity of an alleged rape victim on social media, Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar on Friday apologised for the gaffe. Majumdar clarified that the team handling his Twitter …
  • Newsmaker | Nandigram, now Birbhum: IPS officer at receiving end of Mamata Banerjee anger April 29, 2022 1:27 pm “This has happened completely because of your negligence … The government had a loss of face because of your mistake …,” Banerjee told Tripathi at an administrative review meeting, referring to the killing of nine people in the village of Bogtui in …
  • New Push To Develop City Gas Distribution Network April 29, 2022 12:12 pm Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) in its 111th board meeting held on 27 April 2022 has approved issuance of letters of intent (LoI) to the three successful entities for retailing CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households in …
  • BPCL, HPCL walk away with city gas licenses in latest bid round April 27, 2022 1:49 pm State-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) have bagged two licenses each for retailing CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households in the latest bid round, regulator PNGRB said on Wednesday …
  • Train paralegals to make them protection officers of trafficking survivors: SC judge April 9, 2022 1:59 pm Kolkata, Apr 9 (PTI) Justice UU Lalit of the Supreme Court on Saturday called for training paralegal volunteers to make them protection officers for rescue, security and rehabilitation of trafficked children and women by July 30, the World Day Against …
  • 21 bids for 5 city gas licences April 9, 2022 7:24 am Seven companies have put in 21 bids for licence to retail CNG to automobiles and piped cooking gas to households in five areas in states like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, oil regulator PNGRB said. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) …
  • Spread of undignified terms into politics March 30, 2022 8:36 pm How would those who do not have the dignity of speech be able to run the country in general, and the system in particular? In the past few decades, the use of disparaging words seems to have become an accepted norm in Indian politics. Indecent remarks are …
  • District Wise Crop Production in West Bengal: Major Crops in West Bengal March 25, 2022 3:26 pm Agriculture is an essential source of livelihood in West Bengal, especially in rural areas. It has been activated by different schemes of the Green Revolution and land reforms. In general, West Bengal constitutes 8% of India’s population, and the majority …
  • BSF apprehends man with ancient sculpture he was planning to smuggle to Bangladesh March 20, 2022 6:14 pm Dakshin Dinajpur (West Bengal) [India], March 20 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday apprehended one Indian national for illegally keeping an ancient metallic sculpture of Lord Ganesha in West Bengal's Dakshin Dinajpur district with the …
  • West Bengal: BJP calls 12-hour bandh on Monday to protest against 'widespread rigging, violence' in civic polls February 28, 2022 1:39 am Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], February 27 (ANI): The Bengal BJP unit has called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal on Monday to protest against the alleged widespread rigging and attacks on opposition party members during the civic polls in the state on …
  • Bengal Civic polls: BJP writes to State EC demanding re-polling in all municipalities February 28, 2022 1:38 am Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], February 27 (ANI): After alleging widespread violence in the West Bengal civic polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday wrote to the State Election Commission demanding re-polling in all the booths across 108 …
  • Bengal civic polls: Voting on amid violence fears, tight security February 27, 2022 8:36 pm Voting began for Bengal civic polls on Sunday at 7 am across 108 municipalities amid fears of poll violence and tight security. The Supreme Court on Friday had rejected a petition by a BJP leader over the deployment of central forces in the state. The …
  • Mamata writes to PM over Ganga erosion February 22, 2022 11:23 am Considering the river erosion along the river Ganga-Padma in Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia districts in West Bengal, Chief minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking restoration of extended jurisdiction of Farakka Barrage Project …
  • 108 municipal bodies in Bengal to go to polls on Feb 27: SEC February 4, 2022 1:46 am The West Bengal State Election Commission Thursday announced that civic elections for 108 municipal corporations of the state would be conducted on February 27. State Election Commissioner Sourav Das said, “We have issued a notification today. The court …
  • West Bengal Reports 11,447 New Covid Cases, 38 Related Deaths January 20, 2022 3:57 am Thirty-eight fresh fatalities due to COVID-19, including 14 from Kolkata. (File) Kolkata: West Bengal on Wednesday registered 11,447 new COVID-19 cases, 1,017 more than the previous day's figure, pushing the tally to 19,28,261, the health department …
  • BSF returns 29 Bangladesh nationals to BGB in last 1 year January 20, 2022 1:20 am Over the past one year, a total of 29 Bangladeshi nationals ‘inadvertently crossed’ the international border and all of them were handed over to Border Guard Bangladesh from India as a goodwill gesture. Troops of battalions under North Bengal Frontier …
  • BSF hands over two Bangladeshi nationals to Border Guard Bangladesh as a goodwill gesture January 17, 2022 10:36 pm New Delhi [India], January 18 (ANI): Two Bangladeshi nationals who were apprehended by the North Bengal Frontier, Border Security Force (BSF) deployed on the Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal for inadvertently crossing the International border were on …
  • AAI team to visit 3 defunct north Bengal airports, check readiness for operationalisation December 20, 2021 12:17 pm A delegation of Airports Authority of India (AAI) will visit three defunct airports in north Bengal this week and scrutinise the readiness of the facilities and report to the Centre, which will then take a call on operationalising those, a senior state …
  • Mentally-ill man from Dakshin Dinajpur lost in Bangladesh to reunite with family December 9, 2021 12:50 am
  • Ramu Das’ art show ‘An Idyllic World, The Real & The Imagined’ for the lotus symbolises joy and peace November 18, 2021 9:09 am The artist’s fascination for the motif of the lotus is abundantly evident in his solo show at Hyderabad’s Kalakriti Art Gallery A 54x64 inches colourful canvas filled with white lotuses surrounding a wounded Bhishma lying on a bed of arrows that seem like …
  • Union Home Secretary to Bengal: Expedite fencing of border November 13, 2021 2:36 am Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Friday directed West Bengal government officials to expedite the fencing of the India-Bangladesh border in the state. At a meeting with the state administration and Border Security Force (BSF) officials here, the senior …
  • Covid Surge: As Kolkata Police step up vigil, 430 booked in a day for not wearing masks October 30, 2021 2:01 am THE KOLKATA Police have stepped up vigil related to Covid-19 protocols across the city, especially to check whether people are wearing face masks. Police personnel have also been distributing masks and alerting people to maintain Covid protocols. A total …
  • Heroin seizure takes the lid off inter-State drug cartel network October 24, 2021 11:48 pm The seizure of 10 kg of crude heroin from two persons near Nigambodh Ghat on Ring Road last year by the special cell of Delhi Police has laid bare a well-oiled network of inter-State drug cartel operating between Manipur, West Bengal, and Delhi. The …
  • BJP protests across West Bengal against violence in Bangladesh October 18, 2021 11:11 pm The BJP on Monday organised demonstrations across West Bengal to protest against attacks on Hindu minorities and temples in Bangladesh in the past few days, while a party delegation visited the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission here to register its protest …
  • 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 …
  • 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: 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: 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Crop Shifting for Improved Water Use and Nutritional Productivity in the Lower Indo-Gangetic Plains of West Bengal June 28, 2022 2:16 pm I. Introduction Access to safe and sufficient water is essential to food security and nutrition. In recent years, water resources in many parts of the world have come under severe threat because of the depletion and degradation of habitats. Some of these …
  • State BJP chief held for ‘defying’ govt order June 12, 2022 1:06 am Earlier in the day, the police stopped Majumdar at his residence in New Town from going to Howrah, citing that his visit could adversely impact the law and order situation in the district. However, he tried to leave when the police once again restrained …
  • Two dead in Ranchi in protests over remarks on Prophet June 11, 2022 9:16 pm Press Trust of India Ranchi/Kolkata/Lucknow Two persons succumbed to gunshot wounds in Jharkhand capital Ranchi and fresh violence broke out in West Bengal’s Howrah on Saturday as tension prevailed in several parts of the country a day after the …
  • States crack down on deadly Friday clashes June 11, 2022 7:19 pm Ranchi/Kolkata/Lucknow Several cities across the country remained on edge on Saturday as authorities cracked down on people involved in violent protests over comments made by former Bharatiya Janata Party spokespersons Nupur Sharma and Naveen Kumar …
  • JP Nadda condemns arrest of BJP's West Bengal unit chief Sukanta Majumdar June 11, 2022 7:18 pm BJP national president JP Nadda said that the detention of Majumdar and then arrest 'without a reason' is extremely condemnable BJP national president JP Nadda. Image courtesy: @JPNadda/Twitter BJP national president JP Nadda on Saturday …
  • Protests over remarks on Prophet:Two dead in Ranchi, Howrah simmers, authorities take action against protesters in UP, other states June 11, 2022 3:31 pm Two persons succumbed to gunshot wounds in Jharkhand capital Ranchi and fresh demonstrations were held in West Bengal's Howrah on Saturday as tension prevailed in several parts of the country a day after violent protests against the controversial …
  • Prophet row: Two Howrah top cops shunted; Bengal BJP chief arrested on way to protest-hit areas June 11, 2022 3:18 pm Prophet row: West Bengal government removed Howrah Police Commissioner C Sudhakar and Howrah Rural SP Soumya Roy on Saturday. Meanwhile, Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar was arrested while he was on the way to the violence-hit areas in Howrah. The …
  • Nadda slams Sukanta arrest June 11, 2022 2:57 pm Arrest of Sukanta Mazumdar is condemnable: BJP chief Our Bureau, PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 11.06.22, 07:51 PM BJP president J P Nadda on Saturday condemned the arrest of the party's West Bengal unit chief Sukanta Majumdar, accusing the state …
  • Prophet comment row: West Bengal BJP chief Majumdar arrested on way to violence-hit Howrah June 11, 2022 1:45 pm BJP's West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar was arrested on Saturday afternoon when he was on the way to violence-hit Howrah district, police said. Majumdar, the MP of Balurghat in Uttar Dinajpur, was arrested near the toll plaza on Vidyasagar …
  • Bengal BJP chief arrested on way to violence-hit Howrah... June 11, 2022 12:43 pm BJP's West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar was arrested on Saturday afternoon when he was on the way to violence-hit Howrah district, police said. Majumdar, the MP of Balurghat in Uttar Dinajpur, was arrested near the toll plaza on Vidyasagar …
  • Bengal BJP Chief Arrested On His Way To Violence- Hit Howrah Amid Prophet Controversy June 11, 2022 12:11 pm New Delhi: Day after violence broke out in West Bengal’s Howrah district on Friday, president of the West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Sukanta Majumdar was arrested on Saturday afternoon when he tried to visit the violence-hit district, said …
  • Why should Indians suffer for BJP’s ‘sin’? asks Mamata Banerjee as violence continues in Howrah June 11, 2022 12:09 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that some political parties want to incite riots and asked why should the citizens suffer for the Bharatiya Janata Party’s “sin”. Her comments came after violent protests continued in Howrah …
  • West Bengal BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar arrested on way to violence-hit Howrah June 11, 2022 11:05 am BJP's West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar was arrested on Saturday afternoon when he tried to visit violence-hit Howrah district, police said. Majumdar, the MP of Balurghat in Uttar Dinajpur, was arrested near the toll plaza on Vidyasagar Setu, …
  • Bengal BJP president arrested on way to violence-hit Howrah; Governor appeals for peace June 11, 2022 10:44 am By PTI KOLKATA: BJP's West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar was arrested on Saturday afternoon when he tried to visit violence-hit Howrah district, police said. Majumdar, the MP of Balurghat in Uttar Dinajpur, was arrested near the toll plaza on …
  • Bengal BJP president held June 11, 2022 10:03 am I want to know under which rule I am being stopped from visiting Howrah: Sukanta Mazumdar Sukanta Mazumdar File Picture Our Bureau, PTI   |   Calcutta   |   Published 11.06.22, 02:57 PM BJP's West Bengal unit president Sukanta Majumdar was arrested on …
  • West Bengal performs above national average across all classes in National Achievement Survey 2021 May 26, 2022 4:35 am In National Achievement Survey (NAS) 2021, West Bengal has fared better than the national average, which shows the result was released on Wednesday evening. In the overall achievement score for class III students, the state has received 62.7 per cent marks …
  • 4 children hurt as abandoned stun grenade explodes in north Bengal May 21, 2022 10:13 pm Kolkata: Four children were injured when an abandoned stun grenade, usually used by the Border Security Force, exploded at Uttar Dinajpur in north Bengal on Friday. Police said that the four victims, all aged between 12 and 13 years, had gone to a nearby …
  • Top Varieties of Rice in India: Hybrid, Types, and Production States May 6, 2022 10:07 pm Rice or Paddy production in India is an important part of the national economy. India is the world’s second-largest Rice producer and the world’s largest exporter of Rice. Rice is India’s most important food crop, covering about a quarter of the total …
  • BJP MLAs demand separate UT for North Bengal at Shah rally May 5, 2022 6:27 pm Claiming that the people of the northern part of West Bengal have been deprived of development, two BJP MLAs on Thursday demanded a union territory (UT) for North Bengal at a party rally which was later addressed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. BJP …
  • Internet blocked in Jodhpur for unspecified amount of time May 4, 2022 3:23 pm Internet and SMS services have been shut down in Jodhpur (Rajasthan) after a curfew was imposed under Section 144 following communal violence in the city on May 3, according to an order issued by District Magistrate Himanshu Gupta.   “In the interest of …
  • Internet restored in Patiala after being blocked for eight hours May 2, 2022 2:01 pm The state government of Punjab suspended internet services temporarily in the Patiala district for more than eight hours (9:30 am to 6 pm) on April 30, 2022, as per an order signed by the Principal Secretary of Home Affairs and Justice department Anurag …
  • AAP Must Know Calling All Bengali-speaking Muslims Bangladeshis or Rohingyas is Vile April 22, 2022 4:47 pm A range of political reactions have emerged after the horrific and illegal demolition campaign by the North Delhi Municipal Corporation in Jahangirpuri. One of the most bizarre reactions came from the ruling Aam Aadmi Party. The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP …
  • Suvendu Adhikari meets family of BJP worker raped and murdered in West Bengal April 22, 2022 8:00 am BJP Mahila Morcha worker who was allegedly raped and murdered in Pingla of West Midnapur district Adhikari also wrote to PM Modi over the 'improper conduct of the Central cadre officers' He complained that central schemes are being renamed to so as …
  • India News | Suvendu Adhikari Writes to PM Modi over 'improper Conduct of Central Cadre Officers in WB' April 22, 2022 1:04 am New Delhi [India], April 22 (ANI): Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the "improper conduct of the Central cadre officers deputed in West Bengal" and demanded action against them. The BJP …
  • Suvendu Adhikari writes to PM Modi over 'improper conduct of central cadre officers in WB' April 21, 2022 11:16 pm New Delhi [India], April 22 (ANI): Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the "improper conduct of the Central cadre officers deputed in West Bengal" and demanded action against them. The BJP …
  • BJP MLA Suvendu Adhikari seeks action on West Bengal IAS officer for 'renaming' central projects April 21, 2022 9:12 pm By PTI KOLKATA: Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take action against an IAS officer of West Bengal for allegedly flouting service rules by renaming three central projects in an official order. Sharing …
  • BJP's Suvendu Adhikari writes to PM; decries 'improper conduct of central cadre officers' April 21, 2022 6:41 pm As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) continue to remain at loggerheads, the Leader of Opposition (LoP) in West Bengal (WB) has sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging the improper conduct of the central cadre …
  • Internet services restored in Odisha’s Keonjhar district after 48 hours April 14, 2022 1:19 pm Internet was restored in Odisha’s Keonjhar district on Thursday, 48 hours after it was suspended following a clash between two  communities in the mining town of Joda in the district. Those in the offices of Keonjhar Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu …
  • West Bengal: TMC leader caught on cam boasting about stockpile of bombs; BJP hits back April 10, 2022 12:23 pm A Trinamool Congress leader has been caught on cam boasting about stockpile of bombs. A viral video of a TMC leader claiming to have "enough stock to blow up an area in 10 minutes" from West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur has sparked outrage amid …
  • 'I have enough ammunition to blow up the entire area in 10 minutes..', Mamata Banerjee's leader's open threat, Video Viral" April 9, 2022 10:31 am Kolkata: After the incident of burning alive 9 people in Bogtui village under Rampurhat block of Birbhum district of West Bengal, the police is running a campaign against illegal weapons in the entire state. Criminals are being arrested from different …
  • Four killed in accidents in Dinajpur March 31, 2022 9:06 pm Three people were killed after their motorcycle crashed into a roadside tree in Dinajpur's Nawabganj upazila early yesterday, said police. In another accident, a vegetable vendor died in Birampur upazila. The three victims are Rimon Islam, 22, son of …
  • District Wise Crop Production in West Bengal: Major Crops in West Bengal March 25, 2022 3:26 pm Agriculture is an essential source of livelihood in West Bengal, especially in rural areas. It has been activated by different schemes of the Green Revolution and land reforms. In general, West Bengal constitutes 8% of India’s population, and the majority …
  • West Bengal issues an internet shutdown order which experts flag as deeply problematic March 7, 2022 4:10 pm The West Bengal government’s Home and Hill Affairs Department ordered an internet shutdown for several days and across multiple districts, according to a report by The Print. The order accessed by the news website, said that internet services  will be …
  • No internet for 8 days in these districts of West Bengal. Details here March 6, 2022 11:51 pm Internet services will be suspended in seven districts of Bengal for seven days between March 7 and March 16 as a preventive measure to avoid unlawful activities, the state announced on Thursday. The districts in which the internet will be suspended are …
  • Internet services suspended in 7 districts of West Bengal | Here's why March 6, 2022 7:21 pm WB govt announced the suspension of internet services for eight days in seven districts. The restriction will be imposed in a few blocks under the districts of Malda, Murshidabad, etc. No restriction is being imposed on voice calls, SMS, and newspapers. In …
  • West Bengal Suspends Internet In 7 Districts To Prevent Unlawful Activity March 6, 2022 6:13 pm No restriction is being imposed on voice calls, SMS and newspapers. (Representational) Kolkata: West Bengal government on Thursday announced the suspension of internet services for eight days in seven districts as a preventive measure to avoid unlawful …
  • Live: CBI arrests former NSE CEO Chitra Ramkrishna March 6, 2022 6:08 pm Mobile internet & broadband services to be temporarily suspended in few blocks of Malda, Murshidabad, Uttar Dinajpur, Coochbehar, Jalpaiguri, Birbhum & Darjeeling districts between 11am and 3.15pm on March 7-9, 11, 12 and 14-16: Govt of West Bengal
  • BJP Calls for West Bengal Bandh on Monday as Violence Mars Civic Elections; DG Says Polls Peaceful February 28, 2022 3:13 am The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a bandh in West Bengal on Monday, as violence was reported in various parts, amid voting for 108 municipalities on Sunday. According to the opposition, incidents of violence were reported in North24 Parganas, …
  • West Bengal: BJP calls 12-hour bandh on Monday to protest against 'widespread rigging, violence' in civic polls February 28, 2022 1:39 am Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], February 27 (ANI): The Bengal BJP unit has called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal on Monday to protest against the alleged widespread rigging and attacks on opposition party members during the civic polls in the state on …
  • Bengal Civic polls: BJP writes to State EC demanding re-polling in all municipalities February 28, 2022 1:38 am Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], February 27 (ANI): After alleging widespread violence in the West Bengal civic polls, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday wrote to the State Election Commission demanding re-polling in all the booths across 108 …
  • Bengal civic polls: Voting on amid violence fears, tight security February 27, 2022 8:36 pm Voting began for Bengal civic polls on Sunday at 7 am across 108 municipalities amid fears of poll violence and tight security. The Supreme Court on Friday had rejected a petition by a BJP leader over the deployment of central forces in the state. The …
  • Spectre of Justice: Mamata May Have More at Stake in Anis Khan Death Probe than What Meets The Eye February 23, 2022 7:54 am On October 13, 2007 – three weeks after computer graphics designer Rizwanur Rahman’s body was recovered from next to the railway tracks in the outskirts of Kolkata – when erstwhile West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee landed up at the Park …
  • Mamata writes to PM over Ganga erosion February 22, 2022 11:23 am Considering the river erosion along the river Ganga-Padma in Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia districts in West Bengal, Chief minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking restoration of extended jurisdiction of Farakka Barrage Project …
  • Indian girl held for trespassing  February 18, 2022 8:00 am Police detained an Indian girl from Panchagarh's Tentulia yesterday for entering Bangladesh illegally. Khusnama, 17, from Uttar Dinajpur district of India's West Bengal, reached there after crossing the Mahananda river. Quoting locals, Abu Sayem …
  • 108 municipal bodies in Bengal to go to polls on Feb 27: SEC February 4, 2022 1:46 am The West Bengal State Election Commission Thursday announced that civic elections for 108 municipal corporations of the state would be conducted on February 27. State Election Commissioner Sourav Das said, “We have issued a notification today. The court …
  • West Bengal: Four injured in parcel bomb blast in pharmacy January 22, 2022 4:27 pm At least four people have been injured in a parcel bomb blast in a pharmacy in West Bengal's Uttar Dinajpur district, police said on Saturday. The incident took place at Baharail in Hemtabad on Friday afternoon, a senior police officer said. The …
  • 16 children rescued from Nacharam printing unit December 15, 2021 4:51 am By Express News Service HYDERABAD: The Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of Rachakonda commissionerate rescued 16 children belonging to West Bengal who were employed by Hi-tech Printers Private Limited at Nacharam, on Tuesday.  Three persons, including …
  • Don’t allow BSF, Mamata tells police; Dhankhar says ‘alarming for security’ December 10, 2021 3:26 am As West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday once again brought up the Centre’s decision to extend the BSF’s jurisdiction in border states, asking state police to not allow BSF personnel to enter villages without their permission, Governor …
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee snubs TMC MLA Abdul Karim for demanding separate Islampur district December 7, 2021 9:22 pm By PTI RAIGANJ: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday snubbed TMC MLA Abdul Karim Chowdhury for demanding that Islampur, which he represents, be carved out of Uttar Dinajpur and be made a separate district at an administrative review …
  • BJP fields nine Muslim candidates, 50 women in Kolkata civic polls November 29, 2021 6:27 pm The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday announced the list of candidates for the 144 wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and nominated nine Muslim candidates including five women, the highest-ever by it in any local body polls in West Bengal. It …
  • Poverty index: UP, Bihar, MP districts lagging November 27, 2021 11:06 pm Three districts in Uttar Pradesh has nearly 70 per cent and above population who are multidimensionally poor, and Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh combined have the top 10 districts with highest poverty ratio among states, according to the …
  • Covid Surge: As Kolkata Police step up vigil, 430 booked in a day for not wearing masks October 30, 2021 2:01 am THE KOLKATA Police have stepped up vigil related to Covid-19 protocols across the city, especially to check whether people are wearing face masks. Police personnel have also been distributing masks and alerting people to maintain Covid protocols. A total …
  • Krishna Kalyani 5th BJP MLA to defect to TMC since polls October 28, 2021 6:31 am BJP MLA Krishna Kalyani on Wednesday became the fifth saffron party legislator since the Assembly polls to switch to the Trinamool Congress (TMC). Kalyani was earlier with the ruling party in the state but joined the BJP before the elections. The MLA from …
  • West Bengal: 846 new Covid cases, 12 more deaths October 23, 2021 3:11 am THE NUMBER of new cases in West Bengal further increased on Friday as it recorded 846 cases. In the past seven days, the number of new cases have almost doubled in West Bengal. On October 16, Bengal recorded 443 new cases of the coronavirus infection ( …
  • West Bengal: BJP youth wing leader killed TMC under scanner October 20, 2021 5:50 am (MENAFN- NewsBytes) In the latest instance of political violence in West Bengal , Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) youth wing leader Mithun Ghosh was shot dead, allegedly by the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC). In a tweet on Monday, BJP West Bengal …
  • BJP Stages Protest After Party Member Shot Dead in West Bengal October 19, 2021 5:35 pm https://sputniknews.com/20211019/bjp-stages-protest-after-party-member-shot-dead-in-west-bengal--1090033532.html BJP Stages Protest After Party Member Shot Dead in West Bengal BJP Stages Protest After Party Member Shot Dead in West Bengal …
  • BJP protests across West Bengal against violence in Bangladesh October 18, 2021 11:11 pm The BJP on Monday organised demonstrations across West Bengal to protest against attacks on Hindu minorities and temples in Bangladesh in the past few days, while a party delegation visited the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission here to register its protest …
  • Uttar Dinajpur bandh today: BJP youth leader killed in ‘accidental firing’, say police October 18, 2021 11:11 pm The police on Monday said a BJP youth leader was shot dead in Uttar Dinajpur district’s Itahar area the day before in an incident of “accidental firing”, and added that they had arrested one person. One accused is absconding. Though the police dismissed …
  • West Bengal youth BJP leader shot dead, BJP points fingers at Trinamool Congress October 18, 2021 7:31 am Kolkata, A youth BJP leader of Itahar in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, Mithun Ghosh, was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants just in front of his home in the Rajgram village. The BJP alleged that Trinamool Congress anti-socials were …
  • Bypoll wins bolster TMC strength in Bengal assembly; Mamata eyes 2024 with return of ‘prodigal sons’, import of new faces October 5, 2021 12:53 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s win in the Bhabanipur bypoll by a margin of over 58,000 votes came at a time when the TMC ranks have been bolstered by the return of its ‘prodigal sons’— led by Mukul Roy — who had switched over to the BJP with …
  • As another MLA quits party, West Bengal BJP chief makes appeal for unity October 2, 2021 2:26 am In an attempt to end the defection of party leaders to the Trinamool Congress (TMC), West Bengal BJP president Sukanta Majumdar on Friday appealed to them to stick with the party and work together. The comments came on a day the BJP’s Raiganj MLA Krishna …
  • ‘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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • 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: …