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BJP to hold 12-hour bandh in Bengal's Barrackpore to protest attack on MP Arjun Singh

BJP to hold 12-hour bandh in Bengal's Barrackpore to protest attack on MP Arjun Singh

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal's Barrackpore constituency on Monday to protest against the alleged attack on its MP Arjun Singh from 6 am to 6 pm.

Sep 01, 2019, 23:58 PM IST
BJP MP Arjun Singh’s car ransacked by TMC supporters in North 24 Parganas

BJP MP Arjun Singh’s car ransacked by TMC supporters in North 24 Parganas

BJP MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh’s car was allegedly ransacked by the TMC supporters in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday. 

Sep 01, 2019, 13:02 PM IST
Debt-ridden Mamata Banerjee govt 'gifts' Rs 70 crore to West Bengal Durga Puja organisers

Debt-ridden Mamata Banerjee govt 'gifts' Rs 70 crore to West Bengal Durga Puja organisers

As many as 3,000 Durga Puja pandals are set up in Kolkata alone while the rest of Bengal witnesses over 25,000 Durga Pujas pandals.

Aug 31, 2019, 08:55 AM IST
 West Bengal Legislative Assembly passes Prevention of Lynching Bill, 2019

West Bengal Legislative Assembly passes Prevention of Lynching Bill, 2019

In a bid to curb incidents of mob lynching in the state, the West Bengal government tabled a stringent bill - Prevention of Lynching Bill, 2019 in the Bengal Legislative Assembly on Friday. While a

Aug 30, 2019, 23:18 PM IST
Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh allegedly attacked by mob in Kolkata's Lake Town

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh allegedly attacked by mob in Kolkata's Lake Town

Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Dilip Ghosh was allegedly attacked by a mob in West Bengal capital Kolkata on Friday morning. 

Aug 30, 2019, 09:20 AM IST
Mamata Banerjee government to table bill against mob lynching

Mamata Banerjee government to table bill against mob lynching

The bill aims to protect the constitutional rights of vulnerable persons and prevent incidents of lynching and proposes strict action against those found guilty of involvement in such crimes.

Aug 30, 2019, 08:53 AM IST
Kolkata: DRI seizes gold bars, cash worth Rs 3.29 crores, 3 arrested

Kolkata: DRI seizes gold bars, cash worth Rs 3.29 crores, 3 arrested

The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has arrested three persons for smuggling eight kilograms of gold and cash (Rs) with a cumulative worth of Rs 3.29 crores in West Bengal capital city

Aug 29, 2019, 14:58 PM IST
West Bengal government to introduce law against mob assault, lynching

West Bengal government to introduce law against mob assault, lynching

The legislation will seek a jail term, which may vary from three years to life, for those involved in assaulting and injuring a victim.

Aug 27, 2019, 18:34 PM IST
5 dead, 27 injured in stampede during Janmashtami celebration in temple near Kolkata

5 dead, 27 injured in stampede during Janmashtami celebration in temple near Kolkata

The boundary wall along the path leading to the temple collapsed during heavy rains, injuring the pilgrims. The situation soon turned into a stampede.

Aug 23, 2019, 21:57 PM IST
5 dead after temple wall collapses in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas, CM announces compensation

5 dead after temple wall collapses in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas, CM announces compensation

The sudden collapse of the temple wall triggered a stampede in which at least 4 people were killed. 

Aug 23, 2019, 11:35 AM IST
Sovan Chatterjee, ex-Kolkata mayor who joined BJP, seeks protection after TMC govt withdraws security

Sovan Chatterjee, ex-Kolkata mayor who joined BJP, seeks protection after TMC govt withdraws security

Sovan Chatterjee, a former close aide of Mamata Banerjee, had joined the BJP on August 14.

Aug 18, 2019, 18:32 PM IST
When a dog saved its owner from leopard attack in Darjeeling

When a dog saved its owner from leopard attack in Darjeeling

'Tiger,' the four-year-old pet dog, protected its owner Aruna Lama and ensured that she stayed safe when the big cat attacked her inside her house.

Aug 17, 2019, 19:42 PM IST
Heavy rain lashes Kolkata for second day; flights, train services hit, power supply cut

Heavy rain lashes Kolkata for second day; flights, train services hit, power supply cut

The heavy downpour has led to waterlogging causing traffic jams in several parts of Kolkata.

Aug 17, 2019, 17:21 PM IST
Traffic snarls, waterlogging in many parts as torrential rains lash Kolkata

Traffic snarls, waterlogging in many parts as torrential rains lash Kolkata

The heavy downpour caused major waterlogging and has affected vehicular as well as pedestrian movement.

Aug 16, 2019, 17:57 PM IST
Flight operation resume at Kolkata Airport after heavy rains lash the city

Flight operation resume at Kolkata Airport after heavy rains lash the city

The Regional Meteorological Centre Kolkata has predicted moderate thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall very likely affect some parts of Hooghly districts during next 1-2 hours

Aug 16, 2019, 16:50 PM IST
Met predicts heavy rainfall in West Bengal

Met predicts heavy rainfall in West Bengal

The districts of sub-Himalayan West Bengal are likely to witness thunderstorm with lightning. 

Aug 12, 2019, 20:04 PM IST
Zomato responds on beef controversy, says concern of delivery executives being resolved

Zomato responds on beef controversy, says concern of delivery executives being resolved

Zomato found itself in the middle of a raging controversy when some of its delivery executives alleged they were being forced to carry food orders containing beef or pork. 

Aug 11, 2019, 22:32 PM IST
TMC to sit on dharna against IT lense on Durga Puja committees

TMC to sit on dharna against IT lense on Durga Puja committees

Vehemently opposed to the idea of these committees being under the IT lense, TMC chief and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly taken potshots at the Narendra Modi government.

Aug 11, 2019, 16:59 PM IST
Zomato executives on strike in Howrah over delivery of beef and pork; West Bengal minister assures action

Zomato executives on strike in Howrah over delivery of beef and pork; West Bengal minister assures action

Zomato food delivery executives in Howrah are on an indefinite strike protesting against delivering beef and pork.

Aug 11, 2019, 14:45 PM IST
Depression over northwest Bay of Bengal likely to intensify in next 24 hours

Depression over northwest Bay of Bengal likely to intensify in next 24 hours

The ministry said that light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (>=20cm) is very likely over Odisha on Auguts

Aug 06, 2019, 15:47 PM IST