Srikanti Kumar Dutta from West Bengal is now a relieved soul. His surname was printed wrong on ration card twice despite his sincere complaints. Srikanti was hurt by sheer negligence and repetitive errors in his ration card.
Cyclonic storm Sitrang may have spared West Bengal coast but it battered parts of neighbouring Bangladesh killing at least seven people.As per reports, seven people including three members of a family lost their lives following the collapse of a brick railing and uprooting of trees.
The impact was also not much in the Sunderbans, which was perceived to be most vulnerable.
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Even the state capital of Kolkata has started feeling the impact of the approaching cyclone with cloudy skies and light rainfall in certain pockets since Monday morning.
In a major update from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the probable cyclonic storm ‘Sitrang’ is very likely to spare Odisha and move towards West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts.
In the first charge sheet that was presented at a special court last month, the ED named Manik Bhattacharya and also mentioned some details on how he played a key role in the recruitment irregularities scam.
In a tragic incident, at least eight persons died and several others are feared missing in flash floods during immersion of Durga idol in Mal River of Jalpaiguri in West Bengal. The mishap occurred on Wednesday evening when hundreds of people had congregated to witness the immersion of idols.
The Jalpaiguri District Magistrate, Moumita Godara Basu confirmed the death toll as seven.
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The ED wrote to the chairman of the board for soft copies of the appointments-related details by Thursday, he said.
Two alleged activists of the banned Al Qaeda in Indian Sub- continent, arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, had major plans for expanding sleeper cells in the state, especially in the minority-dominated pockets in its north region, officials said on Friday.
Trinamool Congress spokesperson and Rajya Sabha MP Sukhendu Sekhar Roy told PTI that he will not respond to Pradhan's comments on the recruitment issue as the matter is sub-judice.
A state financial official said that from Sunday afternoon till late night, the sleuths of the DEO conducted a marathon raid and search operations at the residence of a Kolkata- based businessman, Amarnath Shroff at Harish Mukherjee Road in south Kolkata.
"The pickup van was electrocuted possibly due to the wiring system of the generator being exposed to heavy rainfall," a senior police officer said.
A crucial meeting of the disciplinary committee of Trinamool Congress will be held on Thursday evening to decide on whether Chatterjee will be stripped of his party posts or not.
Minoti Mukherjee has informed a section of the media here that since the time her daughter started residing at her flat at the posh Diamond City residential complex in South Kolkata, from where the cash and gold were seized, her connections with her daughter became highly occasional.
Thakur was referring to the arrest of West Bengal Commerce and Industries Minister Partha Chatterjee by ED in connection with the recruitment irregularities in West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC) when he was the state Education Minister.
Sweety’s father works with the BSF in Tripura. The family members said that Sweety had boarded the Jan Shatabdi Express from Howrah yesterday.
The Bill was passed by a simple voice vote on the floor of the House as the BJP legislators staged a walkout.
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West Bengal BJP spokesman, Shamik Bhattacharya said that the Chief Minister should first try to control the law & order situation in the state ruled by her before concentrating on the national issues like Presidential polls.
Unidentified miscreants decamped with Rs 20 lakh from a businessman hailing from West Bengal near the cattle market in Hattabadpada under Rural police limits of Rairangpur on Wednesday.
She also mentioned that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was very close to her family. State transport minister and Mayor of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC), Firhad Hakim, was also present during the inauguration and shared the dais with Sourav and Dona Ganguly.
The BJP leader also said that during all his visits to the state, Shah goes to the residence of a couple of acclaimed persons from the state.
As informed to the CID by the locals of Kanchanpur and the neighbours of Aslam, they all knew the latter as a carpenter, who was in Delhi for the last six months for professional reasons.
The controversy over the rape of a minor girl, who died later, took a more debatable turn on Monday afternoon after West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave a 'love-angle' twist to the incident.
Stones were thrown when the candidate's personal security personnel baton-charged a group of TMC supporters who gheraoed Paul's vehicle alleging that she tried to enter a polling booth along with her security guards. Television grabs also seemed to show that her guards had tried to enter the booth.
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The killings took place on March 21 in Bogtui village, where nine persons including the Vadu Sheikh died.
After the Calcutta High Court order of handing over the probe to the CBI, the West Bengal government said that it would support the agency in conducting a fair probe.
The MHA also directed the state administration to maintain the law and order situation in Bengal and provide security to the common people of the locality.
The pilot managed to land it safely at Netaji Subhas Chandra International Airport. However, Banerjee suffered injuries caused by the steep climb-down the flight had to make to cope with the turbulence.
The CBI has so far registered 51 cases in the matter related to poll violence and other offences in West Bengal.
Meanwhile, the West Bengal government is now mulling to develop an e-retail system of wine so that alcohol can be delivered to households. The new proposal has been mocked as 'Duare Mod' (Alcohol at the Doorstep) by the opposition.
The Bengal unit of the SFI along with CPM students’ wing launched protests in Siliguri, West Bengal.
The accident occurred more than 90 km from Alipurduar Junction.
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Haldia Refinery is undertaking shutdown and maintenance of various major units and the fire broke out at around 3 pm at the motor spirit quality (MSQ) unit.
A mob vandalised a police van on Thursday (Dec 16) alleging that hit a commuter on road. These visuals are from GT Road of Ushagram in West Bengal’s Asansol.