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Man missing after 1999 super cyclone reunited with family

Kolkata | Miracles do occur and the Baral family from Puri, Odisha, will certainly agree. An octogenarian, presumed killed by the super cyclone that lashed the Odisha coast 23 years ago, has been reunited with his family. After the cyclone that left over 10,000 people dead in Odisha, Kritichandra Baral landed up in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. […]

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8 killed, several missing after flash flood in Bengal’s Jalpaiguri

Kolkata | Eight persons have been killed and several others are feared missing following a flash flood in Mal river at Malbazar in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district while local Durga Puja organisers assembled at the river bank for immersion of the Durga idols on the occasion of Dussehra, police said. The Jalpaiguri District Magistrate, Moumita […]

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YouTuber held for creating memes of Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata | The police on Tuesday arrested a YouTuber for creating memes targeting Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. The arrested person has been identified as Tuhin Mondal (30), whose mobile phone has also been confiscated by the police. The arrest was made based on a complaint filed by a person named Sagar Das. It is learnt that […]

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Kolkata witnesses pitched battles between BJP workers and police, PCR van torched

Kolkata | The streets of Kolkata turned into a virtual battlefield on Tuesday afternoon as BJP activists, marching to the West Bengal Secretariat to protest corruption issues, clashed with police. A police vehicle was torched, while a BJP councillor of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation, an Assistant Commissioner of Police and several others, including both BJP supporters […]

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Kolkata teacher forced to quit for posting pics in swimsuit, slapped with Rs 99 cr defamation notice

Kolkata | An assistant professor at Kolkata’s reputed St Xavier’s University, who was forced to resign in October last year for posting pictures in swimsuit on Indtagram, has been recently slapped with a defamation notice by the university authorities demanding damage compensation to the tune of Rs 99 crore. The incident took place in October last […]

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3 Jharkhand Congress MLAs held in West Bengal with cash worth over Rs 48L, suspended

Kolkata | The Congress on Sunday suspended three party MLAs after West Bengal police found huge amount of cash in their vehicle on Saturday. Party General Secretary and in-charge of Jharkhand, Avinash Pandey said, “Congress party’s top leadership has taken the decision of suspending these three MLAs after huge cash was found in their vehicle.” Three […]

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Bengal SSC scam: Partha Chatterjee removed from all three ministerial posts

Kolkata | The Mamata Banerjee government on Thursday removed Partha Chatterjee, who has been arrested in connection with the multi-crore West Bengal School Service Commission (WBSSC), from all three of his ministerial posts. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet at the state Secretariat, Nabanna that lasted for little less than 15 […]