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Kolkata: A flight attendant of a private airlines died under mysterious circumstances reportedly after falling from her flat on the fourth floor of an apartment in North 24 Parganas district's Kestopur, police said on Wednesday. "Clara Khongshit (22), hailing from Shillong, allegedly fell downMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:23 IST
Suri (WB): Two persons were arrested in connection with the damage to a bust of Netaji Subhas Chadra Bose at a village panchayat office in West Bengal's Birbhum district. The two were arrested on Tuesday night and produced in Dubrajpur court on Wednesday which sent them to police custody for twoMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 19:38 IST
Kolkata: At least 24 kg of cannabis was seized by the Border Security Force (BSF) from a bamboo orchard in West Bengal's West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Wednesday. Acting on a tip off, the BSF troopers of Meghna outpost conducted a special search operation on Tuesday afternoon andMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 16:35 IST
Purulia: A viral video has surfaced on Wednesday morning where a Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA was seen manhandling a local shopkeeper in a busy market. The accused MLA from Cossipore, Swapan Belkharia beat the man repeatedly in his neck and back with his elbow.
Published 16-Aug-2017 11:08 IST | Updated 13:43 IST
Kolkata: Taking an oath to preserve the country's unity, secularism and democratic rights, West Bengal Left Front leaders and activists on Tuesday formed a four kilometer-long human chain here on the occasion of the country's 71st Independence Day. CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram YechuryMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 20:19 IST
Kolkata: A portion of an old dilapidated building in central Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday following whcih eight persons were evacuated safely. "No one is hurt or trapped inside," a senior police official said.
Published 15-Aug-2017 21:07 IST
Kolkata: Six students were electrocuted during the Independence Day celebrations at a primary school in West Bengal on Tuesday, police said. Six students of G.D. Siksha Kendra Primary School in Murshidabad district's Aurangabad got electrocuted and one of them is in critical condition, the officerMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 18:29 IST
Birbhum: When the whole nation is celebrating the 71st anniversary of Independence Day, a shameful incident came into light from the Birbhum district of West Bengal where the statue of the founder of Indian National Army and one of the prominent freedom fighter, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose wasMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 13:50 IST | Updated 12:04 IST
Kolkata: Police surveillance and security arrangements have been beefed up in the city ahead of the 71st Independence Day celebration on Tuesday, a senior Kolkata police official said. According to police, special security arrangements have been made at crowded places and around vital installationsMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 06:52 IST
Kolkata: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee unfurled the tricolour and oversaw a colourful parade here on Tuesday as West Bengal joined the nation in celebrating the 71st Independence Day. The main function at the arterial Indira Gandhi Sarani was attended by Banerjee, Ministers and members of theMore
Published 15-Aug-2017 13:47 IST
Darjeeling: A day after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other hill-based parties to call off the two-month-long indefinite shutdown in northern West Bengal hills, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Monday instructed his party's youth wing to withdraw theirMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 19:03 IST
Malda: A 35-year-old man was found dead in front of a toilet near Malda Town railway station on Monday, police said. The man had come to Malda from Kerala on Sunday and got stranded due to rail disruption as a result of flooded tracks in North Bengal, a police officer said. The police and GRPMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 17:27 IST
Kolkata: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has incurred an estimated loss of Rs 2.5 crore due to the ongoing Gorkhaland agitation in West Bengal, an official said on Monday. "If the situation would have been normal, that is the amount we would have earned in this time by running our trains.More
Published 14-Aug-2017 16:40 IST
Baharampur (WB): Amid heightened security arrangements in the region for Independence Day, an arms dealer was arrested in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and a huge cache of arms and ammunition was seized from him, police said on Monday. The seizure took place in Murshidabad district'sMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 16:09 IST
Darjeeling: As the indefinite shutdown in the Darjeeling Hills hits the two-month mark on Tuesday, cracks have appeared in the united front fighting for a separate state with the parties appearing divided and even clueless on the way forward. Various hill parties are critical of the "big brotherly"More
Published 14-Aug-2017 14:14 IST
Siliguri: Rail and road communication was severely hit and over five lakh people affected in northern West Bengal with major rivers in spate as the flood fury triggered by heavy rains claimed three lives with one person missing, officials said on Sunday. The deaths were reported from the worst-hitMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 10:20 IST
Kolkata: Prominent film makers of Bengal welcomed the appointment of eminent lyricist and screenwriter Prasoon Joshi as Censor Board chief and hoped it would bring the much needed change in its functioning. Internationally acclaimed director Buddhadev Dasgupta told PTI, "former chief Pahlaj NihalaniMore
Published 14-Aug-2017 11:50 IST
New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday appealed to the leaders of the Gorkhaland statehood movement in Darjeeling to call off their agitation, and urged the West Bengal government to initiate dialogue with them, a Home Ministry official said. During a two-hour meeting chaired by Singh hereMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 21:06 IST | Updated 22:05 IST
Darjeeling (WB): The GJM and other hill parties, on the 60th day of the indefinite shutdown on Sunday, took out rallies demanding immediate intervention by the Centre to start dialogue process with all stakeholders. They demanded that the Centre should immediately intervene, considering theMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 20:05 IST
Kolkata: Major opposition parties in West Bengal have demanded cancellation of elections to the seven municipal bodies held today, alleging widespread violence and booth-capturing by Trinamool Congress workers. The TMC, however, denied any role in the violence during the election and blamed the BJPMore
Published 13-Aug-2017 18:55 IST

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