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Fishing vessel capsizes in Digha, one fisherman missing

Fishing vessel capsizes in Digha, one fisherman missing

A fishing trawler carrying 11 fishermen capsized in Digha of East Midnapore district on Friday morning. While 10 fishermen have been rescued one is still reported to be missing. 

Dec 27, 2019, 12:02 PM IST
GJM withdraws December 29 strike against CAA, NRC in Darjeeling hills

GJM withdraws December 29 strike against CAA, NRC in Darjeeling hills

Binoy Tamang said that he is committed to keeping Darjeeling a strike free zone after the hills saw violent protests demanding a separate state – Gorkhaland in 2017

Dec 26, 2019, 20:50 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee urges students to continue their agitation against NRC, CAA

Mamata Banerjee urges students to continue their agitation against NRC, CAA

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has urged the students' community to remain united and continue their agitation against the National Register of Citizens (

Dec 26, 2019, 20:19 PM IST
Kolkata Police raises all-women armed elite force, Warrior

Kolkata Police raises all-women armed elite force, Warrior

Warrior, a unit raised by the Kolkata Police comprising 30 lady constables, were given advanced and specialised training after completing their basic training. These 50 lady constables were part of

Dec 25, 2019, 00:01 AM IST
Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, Jadavpur University students face-off continues

Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar, Jadavpur University students face-off continues

As West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar was on Tuesday prevented from presiding over a convocation at the Jadavpur University over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) issue, Twitterati came out in

Dec 24, 2019, 19:08 PM IST
Anti-CAA protest: Tamang faction of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha calls for bandh in Darjeeling on Dec 29

Anti-CAA protest: Tamang faction of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha calls for bandh in Darjeeling on Dec 29

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha’s (youth wing) has called a Darjeeling bandh on December 29, 2019 against National Register of Citizens and Citizenship Amendment Act. The bandh has been called by Binoy Tamang

Dec 24, 2019, 07:50 AM IST
Stop all ads against NRC, CAA, Calcutta High Court orders West Bengal govt

Stop all ads against NRC, CAA, Calcutta High Court orders West Bengal govt

The court ordered that the ban would be imposed on the ads until the next order. 

Dec 23, 2019, 13:31 PM IST
Dense fog delays 22 Delhi-bound trains, six flights in Kolkata cancelled

Dense fog delays 22 Delhi-bound trains, six flights in Kolkata cancelled

Indian railways released a list of delayed trains coming to Delhi which include Allahabad - Anand Vihar Express, Malda-Delhi Farakka express, Indore- New Delhi express, Gaya-New Delhi express,

Dec 22, 2019, 13:20 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee makes U-turn on 'UN referendum remark' over CAA, says she meant opinion poll

Mamata Banerjee makes U-turn on 'UN referendum remark' over CAA, says she meant opinion poll

After drawing flak from several political parties, Mamata Banerjee claimed that she meant opinion poll and not a referendum.

Dec 20, 2019, 21:06 PM IST
Anti-CAA protests: Indian Railways moots filing civil suit for losses in West Bengal

Anti-CAA protests: Indian Railways moots filing civil suit for losses in West Bengal

In West Bengal, the protests were a big show of strength for the ruling party which has been fiercely opposing the CAA. 

Dec 20, 2019, 11:51 AM IST
Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests causing massive trouble for common people in West Bengal

Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests causing massive trouble for common people in West Bengal

Talking to Zee News, some people in Kolkata said though the Centre has passed the Bill through a democratic process, different political parties in the West Bengal, including ruling Trinamool

Dec 18, 2019, 23:08 PM IST
Your job is to douse the fire: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tells Union Home Minister Amit Shah

Your job is to douse the fire: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tells Union Home Minister Amit Shah

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that Amit Shah is the Home Minister of the country and his job is to maintain peace and harmony in the country.

Dec 18, 2019, 17:23 PM IST
Railway and transport department incur Rs 15 crore loss amid protest against CAA and NRC

Railway and transport department incur Rs 15 crore loss amid protest against CAA and NRC

The rail connectivity between North Bengal and South Bengal as signalling system has been completely ransacked and vandalised at Malda and Murshidabad informed the railway authority. The connectivity

Dec 17, 2019, 22:22 PM IST
Our slogan is 'no CAB, no NRC' in West Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee at rally against Citizenship Act

Our slogan is 'no CAB, no NRC' in West Bengal, says Mamata Banerjee at rally against Citizenship Act

"The Bill was passed in the Parliament without any consultation. You cannot make out the religion of a person through their dress," Mamata Banerjee said.

Dec 17, 2019, 15:07 PM IST
CM Mamata Banerjee replies to Governor over his remarks on law and order situation in West Bengal

CM Mamata Banerjee replies to Governor over his remarks on law and order situation in West Bengal

After the situation became violent in Bengal amidst the CAA and NRC protest, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was continuously slamming the government for not taking proper action against the protestors. 

Dec 16, 2019, 20:39 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leads rally against Citizenship Amendment Act, pledges to not implement NRC

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee leads rally against Citizenship Amendment Act, pledges to not implement NRC

The West Bengal chief minister said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) will continue its protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act till the Centre decides to withdraw the CAA.

Dec 16, 2019, 15:51 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee's anti-CAA rally in Kolkata today; Governor Dhankhar terms her move 'unconstitutional'

Mamata Banerjee's anti-CAA rally in Kolkata today; Governor Dhankhar terms her move 'unconstitutional'

Internet services remain temporarily suspended in six districts of Uttar Dinajpur, Malda, Murshidabad, Howrah, parts of North 24 Parganas (Basirhat and Barasat sub-divisions), and parts of South 24

Dec 16, 2019, 11:14 AM IST
Amid anti-Citizenship act protests, West Bengal Governor asks CM Mamata Banerjee to control situation

Amid anti-Citizenship act protests, West Bengal Governor asks CM Mamata Banerjee to control situation

Talking to media Dhankar pleaded the ministers to remember their oath and respect the rule of law. He further urged the people of West Bengal to maintain peace and extend their helping hands to

Dec 15, 2019, 19:49 PM IST
Internet services suspended in six districts of West Bengal amid protest against NRC and CAA

Internet services suspended in six districts of West Bengal amid protest against NRC and CAA

The Bengal government ordered of internet suspension as some communal forces were seen violently protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and NRC even after making several requests to

Dec 15, 2019, 17:27 PM IST
Protests against NRC and CAA erupts in several districts of West Bengal, train services affected

Protests against NRC and CAA erupts in several districts of West Bengal, train services affected

A massive protest was observed in places of Raghunathganj, Harishankarpur and NH 34 were protestors damaged public properties and raised slogan against the implementation of CAA (Citizenship Act )

Dec 15, 2019, 16:13 PM IST