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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Roopa Ganguly, who has been issued a notice in connection with a child trafficking case, has maintained her stand that she is innocent and that the West Bengal Government is hell-bent on denting her reputation.
At least 1,162 state police personnel, including RAF and four companies of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), were deployed in the sub-division, which was hit by communal clashes in the first week of July.
The north Bengal hill town has been witnessing an indefinite agitation for a separate state of Gorkhaland for over a month.
A 21-year-old pregnant woman was raped allegedly by the owner of an ultrasonography centre Bankura district, police said on Thursday.
Fire broke out on the third floor of a multi-storied building which houses mostly offices in the southern part of the city's Pretoria Street this afternoon, police said.
A Hindu family at a remote village in West Bengal's Nadia district had no money to take the body of their father to the crematorium for the last rites but their Muslim neighbours came to their help.
A century-old community hall and a TMC party office in the Darjeeling hills were set ablaze by pro-Gorkhaland supporters, police said today as the indefinite shutdown for a separate state entered its 35th day.
Kolkata Metro will get 40 new air-conditioned rakes, the first of which has been delivered to the public carrier, Metro Railway sources said here.
The situation in Mirik continued to be tense following the death of a Gorkhaland activist allegedly in police firing.
He also defended BJP leader Roopa Ganguly over her controversial statement on women safety, saying she was referring to the "poor" law and order situation in West Bengal.
The BJP on Tuesday staged a protest against the "continued attack on women of a particular religious community" in West Bengal.
The Sikkim government has moved the Supreme Court on July 13 seeking a direction to the Centre and West Bengal government that NH-10, be protected and uninterrupted vehicular movement be ensured in the wake of ongoing agitation for separate Gorkhaland state.
"A total of 314 kg of ganja, worth approximately Rs 35 lakh, was seized from a pick-up truck from South Kolkata's Taratala Road on Tuesday morning," the NCB official said.
Breaking the stereotypes, she took office as Bengal's first transgender judge of a Lok Adalat on July 8. Once again, she proved by setting an instance that her marginalised community is no way lagging behind.
The hair will be supplied to clay modeller hubs in the city and in different parts of the state including Kumartuli.
Following the complaint, police have filed a case of murder against the husband and three of his family members.
Major fire broke out in five Indian Oil Corporation tankers at IOCL Depot. The incident took place in West Bengal's Siliguri.
A man was allegedly denied entering Kolkata's Quest Mall for wearing a 'dhoti' on Saturday.
Earlier in the day, Ganguly said if women are able to survive in Bengal for 15 days without getting raped, then she would take back her statement.
Roopa Ganguly was speaking at an event called 'Save Bengal' when she made this remark.
ADG (Law and Order) Anuj Sharma said this while submitting an affidavit on the ongoing Darjeeling unrest in the Calcutta High Court.
West Bengal Class 12 topper Archisman Panigrahi is in a unique predicament, his name tops the Jadavpur University merit list in four subjects without him ever applying to the varsity.
"He was interrogated today (Thursday) as part of the Narada sting probe," the ED official said.
Violence erupted between two communities at Baduria on the night of July 3 over a Facebook post by a youth.
Iqbal Ahmed and Sultan Ahmed were also questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in the case.
Several roads were waterlogged and traffic was thrown out of gear as the city experienced heavy downpour on Tuesday.
Intellectuals from diverse fields in West Bengal have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking restoration of normalcy in Darjeeling.
"Yes, she was quizzed in Kolkata as part of the ongoing investigation into the Saradha scam," a CBI source told IANS.
Several Trinamool Congress ministers, MLAs, MPs and an IPS officer had been allegedly implicated in the Narada tapes scam where they were purpotedly shown accepting money from journalist Mathew Samuels who posed as a businessman.
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