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22 Bengal BJP workers arrested for attack on Union minister’s convoy; party fumes

Published on Feb 28, 2023 10:46 PM IST

The arrests were made on Monday, hours after Bengal governor C V Ananda Bose asked the state government to take stern action against those who attacked the convoy.

Union MoS Nisith Pramanik and BJP Bengal chief Sukanta Majumdar during their visit to the damaged house of party workers which was allegedly attacked in Cooch Behar (PTI File Photo)

Adenovirus, respiratory diseases take heavy toll among children in West Bengal

Even though the state health department is yet to publish any figures on the death toll, a senior official said that around 1,200 children are presently admitted in various hospitals across the state

The West Bengal health department has issued a fresh advisory directing hospitals to run paediatric acute respiratory infection (ARI) clinics round the clock. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 07:20 PM IST

Trinamool Congress Twitter account 'compromised', claims Derek O'Brien

Party spokesperson Derek O'Brien said Tuesday that they are in touch with the Twitter team to restore the account.

The official Twitter account of All India Trinamool Congress appears to be hacked.(Twitter)
Published on Feb 28, 2023 09:19 AM IST
Agencies | | Posted by Nisha Anand

SpiceJet flight with broken engine blade makes emergency landing in Kolkata

Minutes after the Bangkok-bound flight took off, the pilot noticed that a blade of the left engine was broken.

The plane made an emergency landing at 1.27 am and all the passengers and crew members were brought out safely,(MINT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 28, 2023 06:56 AM IST

TMC mouthpiece attacks Bengal governor Ananda Bose, calls him former BJP worker

Monday’s editorial in TMC mouthpiece Jago Bangla was the first instance of the TMC criticising Ananda Bose who took over as governor in November last year

West Bengal governor CV Ananda Bose during Kolkata Literature Festival at Kolkata Book Fair 2023 in Kolkata. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 09:20 PM IST

West Bengal: Voting for Sagardighi assembly by-poll begins amid tight security

While the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) has fielded Debashish Banerjee, Dilip Saha is contesting for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) while Bayron Biswas is the Congress candidate

The counting will take place on March 2. (ANI image)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 11:06 AM IST

West Bengal governor condemns attack on Union minister’s convoy

Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party workers recently clashed after Union minister Nisith Pramanik’s car was allegedly attacked by a mob in north Bengal’s Cooch Behar district on Saturday

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose. (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2023 09:07 AM IST
By, Kolkata

Bengal police probes alleged Class 10 board exam question paper leak

BJP West Bengal state president Sukanta Majumdar alleged that photos of some pages of the English question paper of the ongoing Class 10 board exam were circulating in some WhatsApp groups

The president of the West Bengal board of secondary education has dismissed the allegation of question paper leak. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 05:50 PM IST

Drug-resistant bacteria found in fowls in remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Some strains of these bacteria are responsible for life-threatening diseases including Hemolytic uremic syndrome, pneumonia, diarrhoea and typhoid among others in humans

The scientists collected 199 cloacal swab samples from five breeds of fowls between November 2019 and January 2021 from three island districts. (Representative Image)
Updated on Feb 27, 2023 04:09 AM IST

TMC, BJP workers clash after union minister’s car allegedly attacked in Bengal

The TMC workers allegedly attacked the convoy of the union minister of state for home affairs in the Dinhata area in Cooch Behar, while he was on his way to attend a political program

Locals said that TMC workers gathered on two sides of the road that Pramanik’s convoy was scheduled to take and showed black flags (Screengrab)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 07:04 PM IST

Third model-actor under CBI scanner in Bengal job scam case

Shahid Imam, who was a TMC office-bearer in Hooghly a few years ago, was arrested by the CBI on February 17 on suspicion of being one of the agents who collected money from job seekers

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 06:00 PM IST

Union minister's car pelted with stones in Bengal; TMC supporters blamed: Report

Union minister of state for home Nisith Pramanik was reportedly on his way to meet BJP workers in Cooch Behar's Dinhata area when the attack took place.

A video tweeted by news agency ANI showed heavy police presence in the area as supporters of the BJP and TMC came face-to-face.(ANI videograb)
Published on Feb 25, 2023 04:49 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Calcutta HC fines Presidency jail superintendent for helping coal scam accused

A division bench of justices Joymalya Bagchi and Ajay Kumar Gupta on Thursday directed jail superintendent Debasish Chakraborty to deposit ₹2000 within 48 hours, failing to which the court ordered one week of jail time

Calcutta high court (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 24, 2023 06:27 PM IST

CBI to probe assets of TMC leader’s driver, cook in cattle smuggling case

TMC leader Anubrata Mondal’s cook could not explain the source of ₹15 lakh found in his account while his cook could not explain how he bought 52 cottahs of land

Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 07:21 PM IST

Class X student killed by elephant on his way to exam centre in West Bengal

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has directed the state education department to arrange vehicles for students living near forest areas so that they can reach the Class X board examination centres safely

The deceased student’s father said they took the forest road to save time. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 06:04 PM IST

TMC trying to implicate Cong leaders ahead of bypoll: Adhir Ranjan writes to EC

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury accused the TMC government in West Bengal of trying to falsely implicate the Congress candidate and a local leader ahead of the February 27 Sagardighi assembly bypoll

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2023 03:04 PM IST
ByShweta Mudaliar

36% dip in students due to take Class 10 Bengal board exam

Officials suggested the dip in the examinees could be because of drop-out of students due to Covid-19 pandemic

Officials said 698724 students will take the exam this year. (HT PHOTO (Representative))
Published on Feb 23, 2023 10:05 AM IST

Kolkata Police arrest fake executives of Google, Microsoft for duping foreigners

Following complaints of several people in the US losing money from their bank accounts, Kolkata Police detectives conducted raids at places in the city on Tuesday and arrested 16 people.

Police have seized 4 laptops, 26 mobile phones, 8 computers and at least five hard disk drives.(File)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 09:17 PM IST

Visva Bharati students to screen BBC documentary during Rajnath Singh’s visit

The Left-affiliated Democratic Students Association has announced that it will screen the controversial BBC documentary on an open field adjacent to the Visva Bharati campus on Thursday evening, when defence minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to attend a cultural event at the university

Defence minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit the Visva Bharati University campus to attend the annual convocation. (File Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2023 09:16 PM IST

Leader from north Bengal under CBI scanner in recruitment scam: Officials

A TMC youth wing leader, who was arrested for his alleged involvement in the recruitment scam, has claimed that ₹39 lakh was transferred from the account of the personal assistant of an influential political leader in north Bengal

A CBI official said the statements of the accused persons in the recruitment scam are being verified. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 08:09 PM IST

Darjeeling’s Gorkha parties call off bandh, stick to statehood demand

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee had earlie warned that the administration will take stern action if there is any disturbance to the normal life

Binoy Tamang, former chairman of the board of administrators of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). (File Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 06:50 PM IST

Darjeeling bandh called to press for separate state, Mamata warns of action

The West Bengal assembly passed a resolution on Monday saying no division of the state would be allowed

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 10:03 AM IST

TMC govt proposes law to sell assets of arsonists to compensate state, citizens

Finance minister Chandrima Bhattacharya introduced a bill to incorporate provisions for attachment of property of people who destroy public or private property on orders of a judge

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a programme on the occasion of International Mother Language Day in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 08:08 PM IST

BSF inspector suspended for allegedly raping lady constable in WB’s Nadia

A Border Security Force (BSF) inspector was suspended for allegedly raping a female BSF constable at one of the camps near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal’s Nadia district, officials said on Tuesday

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2023 03:12 PM IST

Being framed, says Bengal BJP on arrest of local leader for Bishnupur murder

Diamond Harbour superintendent of police (SP) Dhritiman Sarkar said one person has been arrested in connection with the killing

Witnesses told the police that the two men who pulled the trigger covered their faces and fired about six shots.
Published on Feb 20, 2023 07:21 PM IST

West Bengal registers sharp spike in adenovirus cases; state on high alert

Medical colleges across the state and the chief medical officers of health of all districts have been directed to check the preparedness and take stock of equipment and infrastructure

An advisory has been issued by the state health department for the general public. (Representative file image)
Published on Feb 20, 2023 11:55 AM IST

CBI arrests key suspect in Bengal job scam probe

The CBI has also arrested one of the numerous agents who allegedly collected money from job seekers in West Bengal

The key suspect in the Bengal job scam case, Tapas MondalMondal was summoned and grilled by the CBI in Kolkata several times. (Representative Image)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 07:56 PM IST

Two-day pen-down by employees demanding DA hike will invite action: Bengal govt

Various organisations of Bengal government employees have announced a two-day pen-down on Monday and Tuesday

West Bengal finance minister (independent charge) Chandrima Bhattacharya. (File Photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 07:35 PM IST

TMC likely to move motion in Assembly against separate state demand

The move comes at a time when political parties and Gorkha organisations in the hilly areas of north Bengal have set up a committee to spearhead their demand for a separate Gorkhaland state

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has maintained that she would not allow a separate state to be carved out. (PTI File Photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 02:00 PM IST

Irregularities in education system biggest crime of TMC govt: Dharmendra Pradhan

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan said ‘Siksha’ has turned into ‘Asikhsa’ under the Mamata Banerjee regime in West Bengal

Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan in Kolkata on Saturday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2023 02:01 PM IST
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