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Thunderstorm with lightning, rainfall likely to continue over parts of Bengal
Published on Jun 12, 2021 05:35 AM IST
"Thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall likely to continue over some parts of Kolkata, Howrah, East Medinipur, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts of West Bengal during next 2-3 hours of today," said India Meteorological Department (IMD) Kolkata.
ANI | , Kolkata
Bengal BJP to set-up ‘disciplinary action committee’ following Mukul Roy’s exit
BJP's announcement comes against the backdrop of BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy leaving the party to join his former political outfit the Trinamool Congress
Published on Jun 11, 2021 08:17 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Mukul Roy, son Subhranshu return to TMC in presence of Mamata Banerjee
Mukul Roy was among the leaders who were instrumental in the rise of the TMC but left the party in 2017.
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 04:43 PM IST
hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
1,300 Indian SIM cards sent to China in last 2 years: Arrested Chinese national
On Thursday, after he managed to sneak into India through the international border at Malda district, around 500km north of Kolkata, he was spotted by the BSF, caught and interrogated
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 12:15 AM IST
Mukul Roy prepares to return to TMC, Bengal BJP shows indifference
No TMC leader commented on record, but some of them said Mamata Banerjee might consider welcoming turncoats who left before the recent assembly polls but did not take any radical stand against her
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 03:01 PM IST
BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy set to make his return to Trinamool
BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy may return to Trinamool Congress on Friday, reported news agency ANI citing people familiar with the matter.
Published on Jun 11, 2021 01:33 PM IST
Contain ‘volatile situation’, Dhankar to Mamata on tension in Kolkata’s Tiljala
A peace meeting held in Tiljala area of Kolkata continued till late in the night, a police officer said
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 12:37 AM IST
BSF arrests Chinese national after he entered India through Indo-Bangla border
BSF officials have seized a laptop, two iPhones, one Bangladeshi SIM, two pen-drives, ATM cards, US dollars along with some Bangladeshi and Indian currency from the Chinese national.
Updated on Jun 12, 2021 12:11 AM IST
National award-winning filmmaker Buddhadeb Dasgupta dies at 77
National award winning filmmaker and celebrated poet Buddhadeb Dasgupta was suffering from kidney-related ailments and was undergoing dialysis. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Updated on Jun 11, 2021 12:51 AM IST
Punjab gangster Bhullar shifted to Kolkata apartment week after killing 2 cops
Punjab gangsters, Jaipal Singh Bhullar and Jaspreet Jassi, shifted into the apartment complex in the eastern outskirts of Kolkata, on May 23, a little over a week after Bhullar and three others killed two Punjab police officers in Ludhiana.
Updated on Jun 10, 2021 11:21 PM IST
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‘Farmers would’ve not sat on streets if...’: Tikait after meeting with Bengal CM
“We said the opposition in the country is weak. We are sitting on the streets now. Had the opposition been strong, we need not have done that. Opposition should be strong, we told her (Mamata Banerjee),” Tikait was quoted as saying by news agency ANI on Thursday.
Published on Jun 10, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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Suvendu meets Shah, Nadda to discuss poll violence in Bengal
Under Article 356 of the Constitution of India, in the event that a state government is unable to function according to Constitutional provisions, the Union government can take direct control of the state machinery.
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 12:28 AM IST
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Adhikari meets Shah, Nadda over Bengal violence; TMC turncoats trouble state BJP
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has also expressed concerns over post-poll violence in West Bengal.
Published on Jun 08, 2021 11:09 PM IST
Fire breaks out at TMC MLA Madan Mitra's residence in Kolkata, doused
Presumably, the fire started from a short circuit, a fire services official said.
Published on Jun 08, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Bengal to plant 150 million mangrove saplings to protect from cyclones
West Bengal planted 50 million mangrove saplings after cyclone Amphan ravaged at least 6 districts, uprooting and damaging thousands of trees in May last. In Kolkata alone, 5,000 trees were uprooted.
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 11:27 AM IST
There should not be any report of carcass meat getting sold: Mamata Banerjee
Officials said a few thousand cattle and poultry birds died due to the cyclone. Even though the cyclone made landfall in Odisha, the storm surge it had triggered flooded multiple villages in West Bengal
Updated on Jun 08, 2021 10:47 AM IST
Guv, Moitra continue to trade barbs
The TMC lawmaker, however, refused to withdraw her remarks and urged the governor to explain the appointments of six officers on special duty (OSDs), who she alleged are related either to him or other Raj Bhawan officers.
Published on Jun 07, 2021 11:37 PM IST
Nurse saves newborns, mothers from fire at Chennai’s govt hospital
Jayakumar, the nurse, was treated in the ICU for five days after he inhaled large amounts of toxic fumes in his attempt to save people.
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Mumbai-Kolkata flight hits turbulence 15 mins before landing, 8 hurt
Vistara flight UK-775 landed in Kolkata at 4.25 pm, nearly 15 minutes after the plane struck turbulence . Three of the 8 injured passengers were taken the hospital.
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 09:42 PM IST
‘TMC will expand to other states, take BJP head-on’: Abhishek Banerjee
Daring the BJP to stop dynastic politics by passing a bill in Parliament, Banerjee took on Amit Shah and his son.
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 10:40 PM IST
Bengal guv hits out at TMC MP who accused him of hiring relatives at Raj Bhavan
In a scathing attack against Dhankhar, Moitra had on Sunday alleged that the former employed three of his relatives and relatives of his former and current aide-de-camps
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 03:27 PM IST
Bengal govt seeks students and parents’ opinion on holding board exams
The Bengal government issued a notice on Sunday, urging people to send their opinion on holding board examinations by 2pm on Monday.
Published on Jun 07, 2021 11:26 AM IST
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait to meet Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been very much vocal against the new farm laws and gave her support to farmers' protests. Several TMC MPs had visited the Delhi borders where farmers have been protesting since November last year.
Published on Jun 07, 2021 10:36 AM IST
BJP intensifies campaign on post-poll violence in Bengal after man’s murder
The BJP alleged that with this death, the number of party workers killed since the announcement of poll results on May 2 touched 27.
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Suvendu Adhikari, brother booked for stealing relief material
According to the police, the case has been filed against the Adhikari brothers on the complaint of Ratnadip Manna, a member of the Kanthi Municipal Administrative Board.
Published on Jun 06, 2021 07:34 AM IST
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Police find around 50 crude bombs near BJP's Bengal party office
The police recovered the bombs following a tip-off from the Military Intelligence
Updated on Jun 06, 2021 07:17 AM IST
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One person, one post: Mamata chalks up new decree for Trinamool
Mamata's nephew Abhishek Banerjee, who earlier held the post of the Trinamool Youth Congress president, has now been appointed as the party's national general secretary.
Published on Jun 05, 2021 07:25 PM IST
Owners happy with CM's decision to allow restaurants to open for 3 hours
With the Covid-19 situation improving in West Bengal, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced that restaurants will be allowed to open for three hours in the evening, provided people working there are vaccinated
Published on Jun 05, 2021 02:23 PM IST
PTI | , Kolkata
Central team to arrive in Bengal to review damage caused by cyclone Yaas
The seven-member team is scheduled to complete its assessment in three days and leave for Delhi on June 9.
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 12:05 PM IST
‘Apprehensive about constitution of panel’: Amit Mitra
In a letter to Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Mitra asked her to record his “dissent” on various issues, including the constitution of the ministerial group.
Updated on Jun 05, 2021 04:46 AM IST
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