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  • Picnic politics of rebel leaders keeping Bengal BJP on tenterhooks January 25, 2022 9:36 am (MENAFN- IANS) By Saibal Gupta Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) On Sunday, when Joy Prakash Majumdar and Ritesh Tiwari were handed over the show cause letter for anti-party activities, the two rebel BJP leaders were in a picnic with Union Minister of state for …
  • Govt steps up muslin revival with infra support to weavers December 31, 2021 7:42 am The West Bengal government is stepping up its efforts to revive the traditional muslin khadi weave with an ambitious package that would offer weavers infrastructural support and help artisans in enhancing their skills. Called the ‘Muslin Project’, the …
  • Jawad turns into deep depression heavy rainfall forecast in next 24 hrs December 6, 2021 1:00 am With Cyclone Jawad weakening into a deep depression, Kolkata and south Bengal districts continued to receive moderate to heavy rainfall on Sunday. The Met Office has, however, forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall over south Bengal districts and Kolkata in …
  • Don't want to be in hoardings, says West Bengal BJP MLA Hiran Chatterjee December 5, 2021 7:07 pm By PTI KOLKATA: Actor-turned-BJP MLA Hiran Chatterjee, who goes by the name Hiraan, on Sunday said he does not want to be featured in hoardings after his photo was found missing in billboards put up by the party in his Kharagpur Sadar constituency but …
  • Kiran Nadar Museum of Art Announces Winners for Photography Contest December 5, 2021 2:01 pm (MENAFN- ForPressRelease) New Delhi: The Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), a contemporary art museum working to make arts accessible to all and promote a museum-going culture, recently hosted an online nationwide photography competition for school students …
  • Relief Teams on Alert as Cyclone Jawad to Hit Indian State of Odisha on Sunday December 5, 2021 11:53 am https://sputniknews.com/20211205/relief-teams-on-alert-as-cyclone-jawad-to-hit-indian-state-of-odisha-on-sunday-1091256516.html Relief Teams on Alert as Cyclone Jawad to Hit Indian State of Odisha on Sunday Relief Teams on Alert as Cyclone …
  • Cyclone Jawad: Rain lashes Kolkata, other parts of south Bengal December 5, 2021 8:28 am Heavy rain will occur in some isolated parts of south Bengal, including coastal areas of South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts Kolkata: The West Bengal government stopped ferry services on the Hooghly River and urged tourists not to visit seaside …
  • Under The Looming Shadow Of Cyclone Jawad, West Bengal Evacuates Thousands December 4, 2021 6:00 pm Unwilling to leave any chink in the armour, the West Bengal government evacuated about 18000 people in coastal South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts and asked tourists in sea resorts to stay away from beaches, even as the met department said that …
  • Suvendu uses TMC tools to strengthen BJP December 4, 2021 3:43 pm Former Trinamool leader has cemented his key position in the saffron party amid disarray As defections, electoral setbacks and internal squabbles continue to plague the West Bengal unit of the BJP, the Leader of Opposition in State Assembly Suvendu …
  • Repeated election losses expose fissures in BJP November 4, 2021 3:36 am Repeated losses in by-elections seem to have exposed the fissures in the BJP. Senior party leader and former Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy has targeted a section of the party leadership for the recent humiliating defeats. The BJP has lost all the four …
  • 980 new Covid cases, 13 more deaths in Bengal October 31, 2021 3:58 am AS PART of efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus, disinfectant teams of the Kolkata police are regularly sanitising all the public premises, officials said on Saturday. Maintaining  safety norms, the team disinfected a large arena of East Suburban …
  • Bengal ex-secy moves HC against central tribunal order October 27, 2021 1:46 am Former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay on Tuesday moved the Calcutta High Court, challenging an order of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT). On October 22, the tribunal’s principal Bench in New Delhi transferred from its Kolkata …
  • 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 ( …
  • 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 …
  • West Bengal: Enhanced rainfall activity till Oct 20, says weather dept October 18, 2021 12:56 am THE WEATHER department has forecast enhanced rainfall activity over the districts of South Bengal till October 20 and over North Bengal from October 18-20. “Yesterday’s Low Pressure Area over north Telangana & neighbourhood with the associated cyclonic …
  • West Bengal receives excess rain in September, minister fears flood October 1, 2021 1:15 am West Bengal received 39 per cent excess rainfall in September while the northern part of the state saw 40 per cent below normal, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Gangetic West Bengal (GWB) received 80 per cent above normal rainfall. With …
  • Rain fury in West Bengal: 3 killed as houses collapse September 29, 2021 11:42 pm At least three people, including an infant, were killed in south Bengal on Wednesday following incessant rainfall that began the night before. The heavy rainfall was caused by a weakened cyclonic storm “Gulab” that crossed the state’s coast as a deep …
  • As weakened ‘Gulab’ approaches Bengal coast, more rain in store September 28, 2021 11:37 pm The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday forecast heavy thundershowers with lightning in south Bengal the following day after cyclonic storm Gulab converted into a deep depression and moved closer to the West Bengal coast. Some of the coastal …
  • West Bengal: Left blocks roads & rail, but strike impact muted September 28, 2021 2:45 am Left Front workers blocked roads and railway tracks in West Bengal on Monday in support of the 10-hour “Bharat Bandh” called by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha to mark a year of three controversial agrarian laws receiving presidential assent. Normal life in the …
  • Weather Alert! IMD forecasts heavy rain in Bengal September 27, 2021 3:10 am Heavy rain is likely to pound most of the districts in southern West Bengal on Tuesday owing to a low-pressure area that is developing in the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday. Some of the districts in the region will …
  • No direct impact of Cyclone ‘Gulab’ in Bengal, says Met, but govt wary September 27, 2021 12:33 am The regional Met department on Sunday ruled out any significant impact of cyclonic storm Gulab in Kolkata, but added that Gangetic West Bengal, including the capital city and its adjoining areas, was likely to receive heavy rains till Wednesday while …
  • NCST asks Bengal to reopen cases of post-poll violence September 24, 2021 5:45 am The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has directed West Bengal chief secretary and director general of police to reopen cases of post-poll violence in the state, book accused under sections of SC/ST Act, expedite compensation claims and …
  • More rain likely, Kolkata tries to stay afloat September 23, 2021 12:20 am The Met department on Wednesday forecast more rainfall in south Bengal over the weekend even as large parts of Kolkata and its suburbs continued to remain waterlogged. The weather office predicted the formation of a low-pressure system over the northeast …
  • Kolkata: 3 of family among six electrocuted to death September 22, 2021 12:41 am At least six people, including two minors, died of electrocution in south Bengal on Tuesday after incessant rainfall since the early hours of Monday caused waterlogging in several areas, throwing normal life out of gear. Sources said three members of a …
  • Kolkata hit by heaviest September rainfall since 2007, city inundated; forecast of more downpour September 20, 2021 11:22 pm Kolkata recorded the highest September rainfall in 14 years as incessant rains in the city and its neighbouring districts since the early hours of Monday left several areas submerged and transport services crippled. The Met department forecast more …
  • BJP not to field candidate for West Bengal RS bypoll, TMC’s Sushmita Dev likely to be elected unopposed September 20, 2021 9:09 am The main opposition BJP in West Bengal said on Monday it will not field a candidate for the October 4 Rajya Sabha by-poll, a development that will pave the way for election of the ruling TMC nominee unopposed. The TMC had last week named Sushmita Dev, who …
  • Balasore administration thwarts West Bengal’s land grab bid September 9, 2021 6:15 am By Express News Service BALASORE:  Even as Odisha government battles intrusion from south side in the Kotia panchayat, its West Bengal (WB) counterpart made an attempt to construct an unauthorised structure at Udaipur beach which was stopped by the …
  • West Bengal: Toll increases to 10, but Covid cases plummet August 21, 2021 9:40 pm The daily Covid toll on Saturday slightly increased to 10 from nine on the previous day while the daily caseload dropped to 678 from 758. So far, the state has recorded 15,42,425 Covid cases and 18,356 deaths attributed to the virus, according to the state …
  • 547 new Covid cases recorded in West Bengal, 6 more die August 18, 2021 1:34 am Six districts in the state recorded one death each due to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking the single-day death toll to six on Tuesday. The total toll due to the infection in the state now stands at 18,318. On Tuesday, Darjeeling, Paschim Medinipur, …
  • 'Insult to Bengal': TMC demands PM's apology for saying freedom fighter Matangini Hazra was from Assam August 15, 2021 2:19 pm By PTI KOLKATA: The Trinamool Congress on Sunday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has scant knowledge of history and demanded an apology from him for incorrectly saying that freedom fighter from West Bengal, Matangini Hazra, hailed from Assam. The …
  • Surveys flood-hit areas: Bengal CM targets Centre for ‘not clearing Ghatal Master Plan’ August 11, 2021 2:17 am CHIEF MINISTER Mamata Banerjee, who on Tuesday visited flood-hit Ghatal in Paschim Medinipur, blamed the Centre for “not helping to implement the Ghatal Master Plan”. Banerjee, who also conducted an aerial survey of flood-affected regions in south Bengal, …
  • Kolkata top cop Soumen Mitra to receive CM’s medal for outstanding service August 11, 2021 2:17 am The state government on Monday announced that Kolkata Police Commissioner Soumen Mitra, a 1988-batch IPS officer, would receive the Chief Minister’s Police Medal for Outstanding Service on Independence Day. Additional Director General (Correctional …
  • Kolkata wakes up to flooded streets, more rain expected in north August 8, 2021 10:16 pm While there is a possibility of the state experiencing more rainfall in the next 24 hours, the weather in south Bengal is likely to improve from Monday. According to the Met office, the depression over the Bay of Bengal has shifted to Bangladesh as a …
  • Mamata Banerjee to resume district visits with Jhargram trip August 7, 2021 10:54 pm After claiming that the second wave of Covid is under control in Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will resume her district visits by presiding over a programme in tribal- dominated Jhargram to commemorate International Day for World’s Indigenous …
  • Heavy rains again add to West Bengal’s woes August 7, 2021 1:42 am Heavy rainfall continued in several parts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, on Friday morning, adding to the state’s woes at a time several parts of districts such as Purba and Paschim Bardhaman, Birbhum, Paschim Medinipur, Hooghly, Howrah and South 24 …
  • Bengal flood situation remains critical; 3 lakh affected August 6, 2021 6:14 am Image Source : PTI/FILE Heavy rain and subsequent discharge of water from dams in the last few days have inundated large parts of Purba and Paschim Bardhaman, Paschim Medinipur, Hooghly, Howrah, South 24 Parganas, and Birbhum districts.   The flood …
  • WB flood situation remains critical; 3L affected August 6, 2021 1:13 am The flood situation in West Bengal remained critical on Thursday though there was less rainfall, a senior state government official said. The number of deaths due to the deluge remained unchanged at 23 as no fresh fatality was reported from any of the …
  • Flood fury: 3 lakh affected in Bengal, IMD alert for 23 MP districts August 5, 2021 6:59 pm Army team going to evacuate local residents during the rescue operations after the flood hits in the districts of Bengal.NEW DELHI: The flood situation in West Bengal remained critical on Thursday though there was less rainfall. In Madhya Pradesh, twelve …
  • Modi dials Mamata, assures help after her ‘man-made’ flood claim August 5, 2021 3:09 am The Trinamul Congress supremo, however, complained to Modi against the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) for causing a “man-made” flood Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, worried over the flood situation in some West Bengal districts following discharge …
  • PM Modi calls Mamata, pledges Central help to tackle floods August 5, 2021 2:55 am The Trinamul Congress supremo, however, complained to Mr Modi that the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) was to blame for causing the flood Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, worried over the flood situation in some districts of West Bengal following …
  • As West Bengal struggles to stay afloat, Met forecasts more rainfall till August 6 August 5, 2021 12:11 am At a time when several districts of West Bengal and Kolkata are reeling under extensive flooding on account of unrelenting rainfall and subsequent discharge of water from dams of the Damodar Valley Corporation, the Met department has forecast more rain for …
  • Bengal floods: Mamata writes to PM, flags role of dams in ‘man-made’ floods August 4, 2021 12:27 pm WEST BENGAL Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, after visiting flood-hit areas in the state on Wednesday, wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi describing the floods as “man-made”. Banerjee blamed “unprecedented release of water from the Damodar Valley …
  • 15 dead, three lakh displaced; TMC blames DVC for ‘man-made flood’ August 3, 2021 11:18 pm At least 15 people have died and three lakh people have been rendered homeless in at least six districts of the state following incessant rainfall in the past few days. The government on Tuesday said Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was likely to conduct an …
  • Water from Damodar Valley Corp Dams Submerge Bengal August 3, 2021 4:04 pm   NET Web Desk At least 14 people have died due to wall collapse or electrocution, and around 2.5 lakh people have been displaced in six West Bengal districts when water from Damodar Valley Corporation dams was unleashed, followed by heavy rains, …
  • Sixteen more killed, dozens rescued in India’s monsoon deluge August 3, 2021 11:34 am Residents look form the window of their home as a road is submerged by floodwaters following heavy monsoon rains in Ghatal, Paschim Medinipur district, about 100 km from Kolkata on August 2, 2021. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR / AFP) KOLKATA, India (AFP) …
  • Seven dead, 2.5 lakh affected as heavy rain, water discharged from dams flood Bengal August 3, 2021 3:11 am At least seven people have died and nearly 2.5 lakh have been displaced from their homes in six flood-hit districts of West Bengal, a senior state government official said on Monday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee directed ministers to keep a tab on the …
  • West Bengal: 7 Dead, 2.5 Lakh Displaced After Water Discharged From Dams Floods 6 Districts August 3, 2021 2:43 am Water released from the Damodar Valley Corporation dams (DVC) coupled with heavy rains has left six districts in southern West Bengal inundated, leading to nearly 2.5 lakh people getting displaced from their homes. According to state government officials, …
  • In flooded Ghatal, residents say ‘nobody cares about our misery’ August 3, 2021 12:59 am From Ghatal police station to the local jail and the SDO office to even the local disaster management office, all have been inundated. Police have fled the police station to take shelter in a house at the Ghatal bus stand. Over five dozen prisoners have …
  • Heavy rain batters south Bengal, man electrocuted in Kolkata July 29, 2021 11:40 pm As heavy overnight rain caused by a low-pressure system over Bangladesh and West Bengal affected normal life in Kolkata and other south Bengal districts on Thursday, inundating low-lying areas. An elderly man got electrocuted to death in Kolkata’s …
  • Rain affects normal life in south West Bengal, heavy precipitation forecast July 29, 2021 2:41 pm The Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain with an extremely heavy downpour at some places in south Bengal districts till Friday. (PTI)KOLKATA: Heavy overnight rain owing to a well-marked low pressure over Bangladesh and West Bengal affected …
  • Excess deaths in West Bengal 11 times official COVID-19 tally July 25, 2021 5:59 pm The number of “excess deaths” registered by the Civil Registration System (CRS) in West Bengal ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit (from April 2020 to May 2021), was an estimated 1,20,227, which is 11.1 times the official reported figure of 10,787 deaths …
  • West Bengal: 730 new Covid cases, 8 more die July 25, 2021 12:17 am Bengal on Saturday recorded 730 new Covid-19 cases and eight more deaths due to the virus. The total death toll in the state now stands at 18,064. In the past 24 hours, the number of active patients in Bengal decreased to 11,891 as the number of persons …
  • Students failing in West Bengal higher secondary exams hold protests July 24, 2021 2:51 pm Several class 12 students who have been declared failed by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) blocked roads and ransacked furniture of a school during protests across the state on Saturday. Of the 8,19,202 candidates, 97.69 per …
  • Amartya Sen’s Pratichi Trust praises TMC govt’s initiatives July 24, 2021 12:47 am The Pratichi Trust founded by Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has praised the West Bengal government’s “Duare Sarkar [Government at the doorstep]” and “Didi Ke Bolo [Tell Didi]” initiatives, calling them apt for democracy and for achieving the end goal of “ …
  • Negative RT-PCR report must for flyers coming to West Bengal if not fully vaccinated against Covid-19 July 20, 2021 3:52 am All passengers flying to West Bengal, on both commercial and non-commercial flights, will have to produce either a certificate that shows they are fully vaccinated or a Covid-19 negative (RT-PCR) test report, the state government wrote to the civil …
  • RT-PCR report must for flyers coming to Bengal if not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 July 20, 2021 3:36 am By PTI KOLKATA: All passengers flying to West Bengal, on both commercial and non-commercial flights, will have to produce either a certificate that shows they are fully vaccinated or a COVID-19 negative (RT-PCR) test report, the state government wrote to …
  • Boycott and a warning: ‘Without party nod, no one will sell anything to these people’ July 19, 2021 11:04 pm DULAL Chakraborty remembers that it was four days after the May 2 poll results when a group of “local Trinamool workers” arrived at his mud house in Mahisda village of Paschim Medinipur district’s Keshpur area. Chakraborty and his son Somnath, both BJP …
  • Bengal spent Rs 1,000 crore for cyclone Yaas hit people from own fund: Mamata July 16, 2021 5:43 am West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the state has spent Rs 1,000 crore from its own fund for relief and rehabilitation of Cyclone Yaas affected people in coastal areas of three districts. She regretted that the Centre did not …
  • 11 yrears after train crash, families of 18 ‘missing’ await closure July 5, 2021 1:15 am Around 1.30 am on May 28, 2010, the Howrah-Mumbai Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Jnaneshwari Express derailed in West Bengal, allegedly after Maoists removed a portion of the tracks. Soon afterward, a goods train going in the opposite direction rammed into the …
  • West Bengal sees 1,422 new Covid cases, 23 deaths July 3, 2021 9:22 am THE STATE’S Covid-19 tally rose to 15,02,706 on Friday as 1,422 more people tested positive for the infection, while 23 fresh fatalities pushed the state’s coronavirus death toll to 17,758, a health bulletin said. North 24 Parganas district registered the …
  • BJP MP Soumitra Khan calls for separate Jangalmahal state June 21, 2021 11:56 pm BJP’s Bishnupur MP Soumitra Khan Tuesday spoke about the need for a separate state of Jangalmahal, days after the party’s Alipurduar MP John Barla said that north Bengal should be made a separate state or Union territory for its “proper development”. The …
  • Landslides in Darjeeling; heavy rainfall batters West Bengal June 18, 2021 2:11 am Incessant rainfall since Wednesday in Kolkata and most parts of West Bengal led to waterlogging in several low-lying areas in the state Capital and several districts across the state, with the Met department predicting more rain over the next three days in …
  • Large parts of Kolkata waterlogged, adverse weather to continue June 17, 2021 11:08 pm Large parts of Kolkata and adjoining suburbs remained waterlogged on Thursday and with the forecast of enhance rainfall and thunderstorm activity for next two days the people of metropolis are likely to continue braving adverse weather conditions. Chief …
  • West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee relaunches scheme doubling farmers' aid to Rs 10,000 June 17, 2021 3:54 pm By PTI KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday relaunched her government's Krishak Bandhu scheme, doubling the assistance to farmer- beneficiaries to Rs 10,000 a year. She said that day labourers in farmlands and share croppers …
  • Defections and focus on grassroots — How Mukul Roy engineered BJP’s Bengal rise June 12, 2021 12:45 am Despite the BJP trying to discredit its former national vice-president Mukul Roy by claiming that he did not make any difference to its prospects in West Bengal, a look at his four-year stint with the saffron camp paints a different picture. Roy quit the …
  • Portraits in sepia June 10, 2021 10:48 pm In the final sequence of Kaalpurush (2008), arguably one of director Buddhadeb Dasgupta’s finest films and the one that fetched him his fifth National Award, in an imaginary conversation with his estranged father, the protagonist admits that despite having …
  • Yaas: Central teams do ground, aerial surveys June 8, 2021 8:09 am More than 20 million people in West Bengal were affected by cyclone Yaas, which also caused damage to 30 million houses, the state government conveyed to the central team visiting Kolkata for an on-the-spot assessment. Eighteen districts across the state, …
  • Mamata Banerjee asks officials to stay alert for high tides, 76K people seek cyclone aid June 8, 2021 12:58 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked her government officials to not lower their guard in view of the high tides in the Bay of Bengal this month and monitor areas inundated after Cyclone Yaas. “There is a high tide on June 11. Take timely …
  • Cyclone 'Yaas': Over 76,000 people submit applications for Bengal government's aid June 7, 2021 4:01 pm Over 76,000 people from several cyclone-hit areas in West Bengal have submitted their applications, seeking the state government's aid under the Duare-Tran (relief at doorstep) scheme, an official said on Monday. At least 322 camps or outreach …
  • Leaflets call for social boycott; BJP says shocking, TMC terms as fake June 5, 2021 10:07 pm Leaflets calling for a social boycott of 18 villagers in Paschim Medinipur in West Bengal have triggered a controversy, with the saffron party alleging that the 18 were BJP workers and the leaflets were part of the “ongoing atrocities” committed against …
  • West Bengal: Active cases drop to 61K, 8,811 new infections found June 4, 2021 1:48 am The active Covid-19 cases in the state dropped to 61,780 on Thursday with 8,811 new cases reported in the last 24 hours and the recovery of 16,938 people, according to a state Health Department bulletin. However, 108 more people died in the last 24 hours, …
  • Centre rubbishes charges levelled by Mamata, defends action on ex Bengal Chief Secretary June 2, 2021 7:15 am The Central government on Tuesday defended its move to summon former West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and called its transfer order 'Constitutional', according to sources. "The order is perfectly Constitutional since Chief …
  • 'Ego prevailed over public service': Jagdeep Dhankhar on Mamata Banerjee skipping PM meet June 1, 2021 11:56 am West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday stirred fresh controversy by saying "ego prevailed over public service" on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee skipping Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting to review post-cyclone damages on May …
  • 'Ego Prevailed Over Public Service': Bengal Governor Hits Out At Mamata Over Cyclone Meet Row June 1, 2021 11:06 am Amid the TMC and BJP indulging in a war of words over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s decision to not attend a cyclone review meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Tuesday stoked controversy by claiming …
  • Recalling CS will affect COVID fight, cyclone relief in Bengal: TMC May 31, 2021 1:16 pm The Trinamool Congress on Monday said that the Centre's order to recall West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay will affect the fight against the raging COVID-19 pandemic and relief work after the devastation wreaked by cyclone Yaas in the …
  • 'Nothing new to offer': Sanjay Raut on Modi government completing seven years in power May 30, 2021 7:46 am By ANI MUMBAI: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Central government completed seven years in office on Sunday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that the current Central government has nothing new to offer to the people of the country. MP Raut said, "As …
  • Mamata, Bengal Chief Secretary Insulted PM Modi By Missing Cyclone Review Meet: Suvendu Adhikari May 29, 2021 2:43 pm Amid the BJP and TMC indulging in a war of words over West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s decision to not attend a cyclone review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday alleged that Banerjee and Bengal …
  • 'No word to criticise the way Mamata, Chief Secretary insulted PM': Suvendu lashes out at Bengal CM May 29, 2021 1:31 pm By PTI KOLKATA: Leader of the opposition in West Bengal Suvendu Adhikari on Saturday alleged that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the Chief Secretary have insulted Prime Minister Narendra Modi by not attending a meeting chaired by him to discuss the …
  • Jagdeep Dhankhar to attend Modi-Mamata meeting to review Yaas devastation May 28, 2021 9:00 am Image Source : PTI West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will attend a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to review the devastation caused by cyclone Yaas. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will attend a …
  • Cyclone Yaas: PM Modi conducts aerial survey of affected areas in Odisha's Bhadrak May 28, 2021 9:00 am Image Source : PTI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhubaneswar to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Yaas.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level …
  • Cyclone Yaas: Mamata, Modi to meet today May 28, 2021 12:46 am Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Kalaikunda Air Base in Paschim Medinipur on Friday when the two will be taking separate aerial surveys of the areas affected by cyclone Yaas. This will be the first meeting …
  • Will hold review meeting on cyclone devastation with PM Modi, says Mamata May 27, 2021 2:20 pm West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Thursday that she would be holding a review meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the cyclone-led devastation, during his visit to the state. Banerjee said that the meeting will be held at …
  • Number of Indian districts affected by cyclones tripled after 2005 May 27, 2021 10:58 am More than 75 percent of Indian districts are hotspots for extreme climate events. On the east coast, more than 90 per cent of districts are hotspots for cyclones, floods, droughts and their associated events; these districts are home to over 250 million …
  • 1 crore people hit, 3 lakh houses damaged: CM Mamata Banerjee May 27, 2021 2:11 am Cyclone Yaas has passed West Bengal and veered towards neighbouring Jharkhand, significantly weakened post landfall, but not before it left a trail of devastation in the state, which according to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee bore the brunt of the storm’s …
  • Yaas inundates large parts of Bengal's districts May 26, 2021 9:25 pm Rising river water levels due to the landfall of cyclone 'Yaas' have inundated large parts of West Bengal's coastal districts of Purba Medinipur and South 24 Parganas on Wednesday, as sea waves were seen touching coconut tree-tops and cars …
  • Cyclone Yaas makes landfall in India's Odisha May 26, 2021 5:48 am Very severe cyclone Yaas today made landfall near Dhamra port in eastern Indian state Odisha's Bhadrak district, the Indian Met Department said. The process of landfall would continue for three-four hours, it said, reports our New Delhi correspondent. …
  • Yaas: Paradip port suspends operation ahead of cyclone's landfall; DRDO's missile testing facilities put safety measures in place May 25, 2021 11:52 am By PTI PARADIP: Paradip Port Trust (PPT) suspended its operations from 2 pm on Tuesday as part of safety measures in view of the impending severe cyclone 'Yaas', which is likely to cross Odisha coast on May 26, an official said. At least 12 vessels …
  • Cyclone Yaas: 'Very severe storm' to hit Odisha on May 26; evacuation efforts on May 25, 2021 4:45 am Cyclone Yaas update: Wind warnings have also been upgraded for the worst-hit districts-Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhadrak, and Jagatsinghpur Coordinated evacuation efforts are on in West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh to avoid loss of life and property in …
  • Yaas to turn very severe, may make landfall near Balasore: Met May 25, 2021 12:21 am The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal on Monday intensified into cyclonic storm Yaas and is likely to hit the Odisha-Bengal coasts on May 26 after turning into a very severe cyclonic storm, the Met Department said. According to the Met Office, the …
  • Cyclone Yaas to make landfall in Odisha’s Balasore district on May 26: Indian Met May 24, 2021 4:26 pm Cyclone Yaas is expected to make landfall in Balasore district in India's eastern state of Odisha around noon on May 26.  Yaas, which is likely to cross the Odisha-West Bengal coasts on May 26 after turning into a very severe cyclonic storm, will cross …
  • 'Yaas' intensifies into cyclonic storm, likely to cross Odisha-Bengal coasts on May 26 May 24, 2021 6:35 am A police person announces cyclone related warnings at a beach in Puri. (PTI photo)BHUBANESHWAR/KOLKATA: A deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into cyclonic storm 'Yaas' and is likely to cross the Odisha-West Bengal coasts on …
  • Bengal deploys relief teams, Met says wind speed to hit 120 kmph May 24, 2021 1:25 am The West Bengal government on Sunday said disaster management teams and relief materials had been sent to coastal areas in preparation for Cyclone Yaas, which is expected to hit the state on the evening of May 26. The railways cancelled scores of trains …
  • Cyclone approaching, Mamata plans to stay two nights in control room, supervise relief May 22, 2021 10:01 pm With the Met office saying that Cyclone Yaas is expected to intensify into a very severe cyclonic storm and cross the Odisha and West Bengal coasts on May 26, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to spend the nights of May 25 and 26 in the control room …
  • In Photos: Paschim Medinipur ramps up testing for Covid infection May 17, 2021 2:18 pm
  • Suvendu will lose by over 50,000 votes in any seat he contests in Medinipur: Abhishek February 6, 2021 1:28 pm Lashing out at BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday said that the former West Bengal minister will lose by over 50,000 votes in any seat he contests in his home turf Medinipur. Addressing a public meeting around …
  • BJP worker found hanging in West Bengal's Medinipur, party suspects TMC hand October 27, 2020 11:05 am Image Source : PTI BJP worker found hanging in West Bengal's Medinipur, party suspects TMC hand A middle-aged BJP worker was found hanging outside a village in West Bengal''s Paschim Medinipur district on Monday evening, around 24 hours after …
  • Assembly polls: Mamata to visit Jhargram, Paschim Medinipur on October 6 & 7 October 3, 2020 10:15 pm Mamata Banerjee. (File)Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will visit Jhargram and Paschim Medinipur districts on October 6 and 7, according to state administration officials. It will be Banerjee’s first visit to the district since the Trinamool Congress (TMC) …
  • BJP worker killed in Medinipur, Trinamool blamed September 20, 2020 11:14 pm The ruling party dismissed the allegations, and claimed that bombs being carried by Mondal had accidentally exploded. (Representational)A 32-year-old state BJP worker has died in the third incident of alleged political violence in West Bengal in the last …
  • 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 …
  • Bengal Covid toll up to 580: Medinipur, Bardhaman bring down active cases June 24, 2020 8:46 am Overall, authorities have tested 4,20,277 samples. According to the bulletin, the test positivity rate now is 3.5%.(Express Photo Shashi Ghosh) The Covid-19 active caseload in West Bengal on Tuesday dropped below 5,000 for the first time since June 10 even …