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Sporadic violence during BJP's 12-hour Bandh in West Bengal, 1600 people arrested

Sporadic violence during BJP's 12-hour Bandh in West Bengal, 1600 people arrested

Scattered incidents of violence, including torching of buses and clashes, occurred and 1,600 people were arrested during the 12-hour bandh. 

Sep 26, 2018, 21:05 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee blames RSS, BJP for the student deaths, accuses them of creating communal disturbance

Mamata Banerjee blames RSS, BJP for the student deaths, accuses them of creating communal disturbance

The BJP has called a 12-hour shutdown in the state on September 26 to protest against the death of the two students.

Sep 22, 2018, 23:17 PM IST
West Bengal Fire Department files FIR against CEO, owner of Kolkata's Bagri market

West Bengal Fire Department files FIR against CEO, owner of Kolkata's Bagri market

A major fire broke out in the wee hours on Sunday at Kolkata's Bagri Market in Canning Street.

Sep 18, 2018, 19:49 PM IST
It took over 48 hours to control Kolkata's Bagree Market fire

It took over 48 hours to control Kolkata's Bagree Market fire

The massive fire at Bagree Market in Burrabazar area in the business hub of the city has been brought under control after two days, a senior officer of the fire department said Tuesday.

Sep 18, 2018, 12:51 PM IST
Kolkata Bagree Market fire continues raging; 35 tenders, 250 firefighters on spot

Kolkata Bagree Market fire continues raging; 35 tenders, 250 firefighters on spot

The blaze has now spread to other parts of the market in the congested Canning Street.

Sep 17, 2018, 11:10 AM IST
Several hours on, major fire fighting operations continue in Kolkata's Bagri market

Several hours on, major fire fighting operations continue in Kolkata's Bagri market

The fire broke out at 2:45 am. 

Sep 16, 2018, 06:31 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee blames PWD for Majerhat bridge collapse

Mamata Banerjee blames PWD for Majerhat bridge collapse

The bridge in south Kolkata had collapsed killing three and injuring more than 25 on September 4.

Sep 14, 2018, 18:16 PM IST
7 Kolkata bridges identified as 'most vulnerable'

7 Kolkata bridges identified as 'most vulnerable'

The seven bridges are out of the 20, which, the PWD has classified as "distressed" structures.

Sep 14, 2018, 09:48 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 28 crore grant for 28,000 Durga Puja committees across West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 28 crore grant for 28,000 Durga Puja committees across West Bengal

The endeavour will cost the exchequer Rs 28 crore, the Chief Minister said.

Sep 10, 2018, 23:25 PM IST
Majerhat bridge collapse: Railways had warned about weak beams, exposed reinforcements, cracks on pier

Majerhat bridge collapse: Railways had warned about weak beams, exposed reinforcements, cracks on pier

KMDA is the statutory planning and development authority for Kolkata metropolitan area and state Urban Development Minister Firhad Hakim is the chairman of its board.

Sep 08, 2018, 06:07 AM IST
Fire breaks out at West Bengal's Howrah Railway station

Fire breaks out at West Bengal's Howrah Railway station

A fire broke out in West Bengal's Howrah Railway station on Thursday. 

Sep 06, 2018, 23:39 PM IST
Majerhat bridge collapse: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee constitutes bridge inspection, monitoring cells

Majerhat bridge collapse: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee constitutes bridge inspection, monitoring cells

The death toll in Majerhat bridge collapse in south Kolkata has now risen to 3.

Sep 06, 2018, 21:12 PM IST
Kolkata bridge collapse: Death toll climbs to 3 as CM Mamata Banerjee calls emergency meeting

Kolkata bridge collapse: Death toll climbs to 3 as CM Mamata Banerjee calls emergency meeting

Mamata Banerjee has sought a report from engineers regarding the cause of the bridge collapse.

Sep 06, 2018, 08:07 AM IST
Majerhat bridge collapse: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 5 lakh compensation for deceased

Majerhat bridge collapse: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 5 lakh compensation for deceased

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the person who died after a portion of Majerhat bridge in the West Bengal capital collapsed on

Sep 05, 2018, 20:12 PM IST
Zee Exclusive: PWD floated tender for maintenance of Majherhat bridge in April

Zee Exclusive: PWD floated tender for maintenance of Majherhat bridge in April

The e-tender, issued by PWD Alipore Division, lists out the repair work that needs to be undertaken.

Sep 05, 2018, 12:00 PM IST
At least one killed, 25 injured as 40-year-old Majerhat bridge collapses in Kolkata

At least one killed, 25 injured as 40-year-old Majerhat bridge collapses in Kolkata

The Majerhat bridge collapsed at around 4.45 pm, following which fire tenders, ambulances and teams of NDRF and local police rushed to the spot.

Sep 04, 2018, 20:38 PM IST
Majerhat bridge collapse 'deeply unfortunate'; my thoughts are with families of victims: PM Narendra Modi

Majerhat bridge collapse 'deeply unfortunate'; my thoughts are with families of victims: PM Narendra Modi

A bridge collapsed in Majerhat area of south Kolkata in West Bengal on Tuesday afternoon.

Sep 04, 2018, 19:26 PM IST
Syndicate government: Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata triggers political war of words

Syndicate government: Majerhat bridge collapse in Kolkata triggers political war of words

Babul Supriyo blamed the West Bengal government for not paying any attention to several flyovers in Kolkata which are in depleted condition.

Sep 04, 2018, 18:34 PM IST
Relief and rescue is our priority, says Mamata Banerjee on Majerhat flyover collapse

Relief and rescue is our priority, says Mamata Banerjee on Majerhat flyover collapse

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in Darjeeling, expressed her deep anguish over the Majerhat flyover collapse in Kolkata while directing the state machinery to carry out the relief

Sep 04, 2018, 17:59 PM IST
Majerhat bridge collapses in Kolkata: What we know so far

Majerhat bridge collapses in Kolkata: What we know so far

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is currently in Darjeeling said that the top priority of the officials is to rescue people.

Sep 04, 2018, 17:53 PM IST

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