Tag: West Bengal

Kutta becomes Dutta
Kutta finally Dutta: Admin changes man’s wrong surname after he barked in protest

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.

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  • Tuesday, 22 November 2022
SITRANG DEATHS
Cyclone Sitrang: Bengal Spared, Deaths Reported In Bangladesh

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.

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  • Tuesday, 25 October 2022
Cyclone Sitrang
Bengal escapes cyclone Sitrang's devastating effect, weather normalising

The impact was also not much in the Sunderbans, which was perceived to be most vulnerable.

  • Tuesday, 25 October 2022
SITRANG UPDATE
Cyclone Sitrang | Visuals From Bengal’s Bakkhali Beach

Cyclone Sitrang | Visuals From Bengal’s Bakkhali Beach

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  • Tuesday, 25 October 2022
CM Mamta Banerjee inspects coastal areas
Sitrang impact: Coastal districts of West Bengal on high alert

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.

  • Monday, 24 October 2022
RELIEF FOR ODISHA?
Sitrang Cyclone Big Update: Storm To Skirt Odisha Coast, Head Towards West Bengal & Bangladesh Coasts

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.

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  • Thursday, 20 October 2022
Trinamool MLA Manik Bhattacharya
WBSSC scam: ED arrests Trinamool MLA Manik Bhattacharya

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.

  • Tuesday, 11 October 2022
Tragedy In Bengal
Flash Flood During Durga Idol Immersion In Jalpaiguri West Bengal Leaves 8 Dead; Several Missing

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.

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  • Thursday, 06 October 2022
Durga Puja 2022: 7 killed, several missing after flash flood in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri during imme
Durga Puja 2022: 7 killed, several missing after flash flood in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri during immersion

The Jalpaiguri District Magistrate, Moumita Godara Basu confirmed the death toll as seven.

  • Thursday, 06 October 2022
Heaviest Sleeper Wins
Sleeping for long hours can turn you lakhpati! WB girl crowned as 'All India Champion'

Good sleep is essential for everyone's health. It is as important as eating a balanced and nutritious diet. Good sleep rejuvenates the mind and body. But, have you ever imagined that sleeping can turn you lakhpati? Recently, a girl from West Bengal got crowned as the sleeping champion of India and turned lakhpati.

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  • Friday, 23 September 2022
Enforcement Directorate
School jobs scam: ED seeks info on teachers' appointment from Bengal education body

The ED wrote to the chairman of the board for soft copies of the appointments-related details by Thursday, he said.

  • Wednesday, 31 August 2022
terrorist
AQIS activists held in Bengal, had big plans to expand sleeper cell network'

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.

  • Friday, 19 August 2022
Yet to get reply from Mamata on WB teacher recruitment issue: Edu Min
Yet to get reply from Mamata on WB teacher recruitment issue: Edu Min

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.

  • Friday, 19 August 2022
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Now Rs 2,000 cr Ponzi racket detected in Bengal

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.

  • Monday, 15 August 2022
Dead
10 dead, several injured after pickup van gets electrocuted in West Bengal

"The pickup van was electrocuted possibly due to the wiring system of the generator being exposed to heavy rainfall," a senior police officer said.

  • Monday, 01 August 2022
WBSSC scam: Partha Chatterjee removed from all three ministerial posts
WBSSC scam: Partha Chatterjee removed from all three ministerial posts

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.

  • Thursday, 28 July 2022
Aprita Mukherjee
Superhigh ambitions prompted Arpita Mukherjee to abandon her widow mother: ED

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.

  • Sunday, 24 July 2022
Anurag Thakur
Mamata Banerjee breaking all records of corruption: Anurag Thakur

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.

  • Sunday, 24 July 2022
Girl Missing
WB girl goes ‘missing’ from Bhubaneswar railway station

Sweety’s father works with the BSF in Tripura. The family members said that Sweety had boarded the Jan Shatabdi Express from Howrah yesterday.

  • Thursday, 23 June 2022
Bengal passes bill to replace guv with minister as visitor of pvt varsities
Bengal passes bill to replace guv with minister as visitor of pvt varsities

The Bill was passed by a simple voice vote on the floor of the House as the BJP legislators staged a walkout.

  • Tuesday, 14 June 2022
Angry Elephant Attacks Bus
Watch | Elephant Attacks Passenger Bus In Jhargram After Trampling A Person To Death

Watch | Elephant Attacks Passenger Bus In Jhargram After Trampling A Person To Death

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  • Sunday, 12 June 2022
Presidential Election: Mamata Banerjee leads charge, calls oppn meet on June 15
Presidential Election: Mamata Banerjee leads charge, calls oppn meet on June 15

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.

  • Saturday, 11 June 2022
Loot
Bengal bizman shot dead, robbed of Rs 20 lakh in Odisha

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.

  • Wednesday, 25 May 2022
Sourav Ganguly will do well in politics, says wife Dona 
Sourav Ganguly will do well in politics, says wife Dona 

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.

  • Saturday, 07 May 2022
Amit Shah might call on Sourav Ganguly on Friday
Amit Shah might call on Sourav Ganguly on Friday

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.

  • Thursday, 05 May 2022
Jahangirpuri Violence: After Ansar Sheikh, another Haldia connection emerges
Jahangirpuri Violence: After Ansar Sheikh, another Haldia connection emerges

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.

  • Tuesday, 19 April 2022
Arun Singh
Hanskhali Rape-Murder: BJP's Fact-Finding Team To Visit Bengal

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.

  • Wednesday, 13 April 2022
Bengal by-polls: Over 52 pc voting till 5 pm; minor incidents of violence in Asansol
Bengal by-polls: Over 52 pc voting till 5 pm; minor incidents of violence in Asansol

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.

  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Poll Violence
Violence Reported During By-elections In West Bengal

Violence Reported During By-elections In West Bengal

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  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Birbhum Violence
Birbhum Violence: CBI To Conduct Parallel Probe In Vadu Sheikh's Murder

The killings took place on March 21 in Bogtui village, where nine persons including the Vadu Sheikh died.

  • Friday, 08 April 2022
CBI Arrests Four From Mumbai In Birbhum Violence Case
CBI Arrests Four From Mumbai In Birbhum Violence Case

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.

  • Thursday, 07 April 2022
MHA
Birbhum Shocker: MHA Seeks Report From Bengal Govt

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.

  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022
Pilot Averted Head-On Collision With Another Plane: Mamata Banerjee
Pilot Averted Head-On Collision With Another Plane: Mamata Banerjee

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.

  • Monday, 07 March 2022
Bengal Post-Poll Violence: CBI Arrests 3 More Accused
Bengal Post-Poll Violence: CBI Arrests 3 More Accused

The CBI has so far registered 51 cases in the matter related to poll violence and other offences in West Bengal.

  • Tuesday, 08 February 2022
Maharashtra: Wine Permitted To Be Sold In Supermarkets
Maharashtra: Wine Permitted To Be Sold In Supermarkets

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.

  • Thursday, 27 January 2022
Reopen Schools Colleges
‘Liquor Shops Are Open, Why Not Schools & Colleges?’ Protests Erupt In Siliguri

The Bengal unit of the SFI along with CPM students’ wing launched protests in Siliguri, West Bengal.

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  • Tuesday, 25 January 2022
Bikaner-Guwahati Express Train Derails In Bengal: 6 Killed
Bikaner-Guwahati Express Train Derails In Bengal: 6 Killed

The accident occurred more than 90 km from Alipurduar Junction.

  • Thursday, 13 January 2022
COVID Records Tumble!!
Pandemic Records Are Tumbling! Top COVID & OMICRON Headlines

Pandemic Records Are Tumbling! Top COVID & OMICRON Headlines

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  • Wednesday, 05 January 2022
Bengal: 3 Killed, 44 Injured In IOC's Haldia Refinery Fire
Bengal: 3 Killed, 44 Injured In IOC's Haldia Refinery Fire

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.

  • Tuesday, 21 December 2021
Mob Vandalises Police Van
Watch: Mob Vandalises Police Van In West Bengal

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.

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  • Friday, 17 December 2021
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