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West Bengal bandh called by BJP on Wednesday, security tightened across state

West Bengal bandh called by BJP on Wednesday, security tightened across state

Security arrangements have been heightened ahead of the bandh. A total number of 4,000 security personnel have been deployed across the city.

Sep 26, 2018, 07:33 AM IST
BJP, TMC brace for showdown over September 26 bandh in West Bengal, PIL filed in HC

BJP, TMC brace for showdown over September 26 bandh in West Bengal, PIL filed in HC

A PIL has been filed in the Calcutta High Court against the 12-hour bandh called by the BJP in West Bengal on September 26.

Sep 24, 2018, 16:08 PM IST
Under-construction bridge collapses in West Bengal's Kakdwip, no casualty reported

Under-construction bridge collapses in West Bengal's Kakdwip, no casualty reported

The bridge was being constructed on Kallaginni river at Kakdwip in South 24 Parganas district.

Sep 24, 2018, 11:59 AM IST
Congress removes West Bengal party president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for anti-Mamata stand

Congress removes West Bengal party president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury for anti-Mamata stand

Political analysts feel that Chowdhury has been removed for his anti-Mamata stand.

Sep 21, 2018, 21:48 PM IST
Massive clashes between students & police in West Bengal leaves two dead, BJP observes bandh

Massive clashes between students & police in West Bengal leaves two dead, BJP observes bandh

The students were agitating over the demand for recruitment of teachers for subjects like English, Bengali, History and Science after two teachers were appointed to teach Urdu.

Sep 21, 2018, 16:24 PM IST
UGC directs varsities to celebrate Surgical Strike Day on September 29; West Bengal refuses

UGC directs varsities to celebrate Surgical Strike Day on September 29; West Bengal refuses

On September 29 in 2016, the Indian Army carried out "surgical strikes" on seven terrorist launchpads across the LoC as a response to an attack on its base in Uri earlier that month. 

Sep 21, 2018, 11:55 AM IST
West Bengal: 1 killed, 14 injured after clashes between students, police in North Dinajpur school

West Bengal: 1 killed, 14 injured after clashes between students, police in North Dinajpur school

The students the Darivit High School in Islampur were agitating against the newly recruited teacher for Urdu subject, demanding teachers’ recruitment for other subjects. 

Sep 20, 2018, 21:31 PM IST
Complaint lodged against Babul Supriyo for threatening to break man's leg at event for differently abled

Complaint lodged against Babul Supriyo for threatening to break man's leg at event for differently abled

The complaint has been lodged in Asansol (South) police station.  

Sep 20, 2018, 00:16 AM IST
Babul Supriyo shown black flags in Asansol

Babul Supriyo shown black flags in Asansol

Supriyo was on his way to Kumarpur level crossing in Asansol area to participate in the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the railway overbridge when he was shown black flags.

Sep 19, 2018, 23:47 PM IST
BJP’s Babul Supriyo threatens to break man’s leg at event for differently-abled people

BJP’s Babul Supriyo threatens to break man’s leg at event for differently-abled people

Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Babul Supriyo triggered a row on Tuesday as he threatened to break the leg of a man. The singer-turned-politician was addressing an event of

Sep 19, 2018, 07:31 AM IST
Bengal BJP worker shares morphed picture of Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, arrested

Bengal BJP worker shares morphed picture of Mamata Banerjee and Naveen Patnaik, arrested

Identified as Babuya Ghosh, the man shared the picture on his Facebook wall. Also, he made derogatory remarks about Mamata Banerjee.

Sep 18, 2018, 21:39 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
Watch: West Bengal BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against attack on party state chief Dilip Ghosh, detained

Watch: West Bengal BJP Yuva Morcha workers protest against attack on party state chief Dilip Ghosh, detained

The BJP leader was quoted by media reports as saying that he was going for a public meet when attacked.

Sep 17, 2018, 17:15 PM IST
West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked, car vandalised

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh attacked, car vandalised

Dilip Ghosh accused Trinamool Congress leader Dwivendu Adhikari, a member of Parliament from Kanthi, of organising the attack.

Sep 17, 2018, 14:20 PM 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
TMC leader's son arrested in connection with murder of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato

TMC leader's son arrested in connection with murder of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato

West Bengal CID arrested TMC leader Shristhidhar Mahato's son Sandip Mahato on Saturday in connection with the murder of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato. 

Sep 15, 2018, 16:29 PM IST
VHP distributes pamphlets against 'Love Jihad' in West Bengal

VHP distributes pamphlets against 'Love Jihad' in West Bengal

The VHP's advisory warns women to 'not be lured by Muslim youth' and advises married women to wear mangalsutra, sindoor, bangles and shakha (white bangles of conch-shell).

Sep 14, 2018, 23:34 PM 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
Congress miffed with Mamata Banerjee’s TMC for not supporting Bharat Bandh

Congress miffed with Mamata Banerjee’s TMC for not supporting Bharat Bandh

The Trinamool Congress has refused to extend its support to Bharat Bandh, called by the Congress party on Monday, September 10, over continuous rise in petrol and diesel prices.

Sep 09, 2018, 10:37 AM IST
Majerhat bridge collapse: Goods vehicles with 20 or more wheels to be banned in Kolkata Port area

Majerhat bridge collapse: Goods vehicles with 20 or more wheels to be banned in Kolkata Port area

A section of a 50-year-old Majerhat bridge on the arterial Diamond Harbour Road in south Kolkata collapsed Tuesday evening.

Sep 08, 2018, 10:59 AM IST

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