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Fresh violence erupts in West Bengal, train services disrupted

Kolkata: After police recovered some crude bombs in West Bengal’s Kakinara of North 24 Parganas district on Monday, a fresh flare-up of violence prompted the administration to impose prohibitory orders in the affected areas. Locals later disrupted train services in the Barrackpore-Naihati division of Eastern Railway (ER) as a mark of protest against the disturbances, […]

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Don’t yield an inch of space to BJP, Mamata tells MLAs

Kolkata:  Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday directed her party MLAs not to yield “even an inch” of political space to the BJP and take up programmes to counter BJP’s activities in their respective areas. Addressing party MLAs at the party headquarters Trinamool Bhavan, Banerjee asked district leaders not to frequent Kolkata and ordered […]

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Spicejet technician dies after he gets stuck in landing gear door

Kolkata:  A Spicejet technician died in an accident early on Wednesday while carrying out maintenance work on an aircraft at the NSCBI airport here, a highly placed official said. Rohit Bhushan Pandey, a trainee technician, died at 1.45 a.m. “He was doing maintenance work on a Q400 aircraft, and accidentally the landing gear door closed on […]

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Decomposed body of woman recovered from house, husband, daughter were living with corpse for 3 days

Kolkata: The decomposed body of an octogenarian woman was recovered from her south Kolkata residence on Sunday, nearly six months after her son’s dead body was also found in a similar condition, police said. The body of Chaya Chatterjee (82) was recovered from the dining room of their 1/1A Rakhal Mukherjee Road residence in south Kolkata’s […]

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BJP activist beaten for chanting ‘Jai Shree Ram’ in Bengal, dies

Kolkata:  A BJP activist died allegedly after being beaten up by a group of men for chanting “Jai Shree Ram” in West Bengal’s Nadia district, party sources said on Saturday. Krishna Debnath, the saffron party activist from Swarupnagar in Nadia district’s Nabadwip, was rushed to a local hospital after family members found him lying by […]

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Nusrat Jahan attends ISKCON Rath Yatra, calls for unity

Kolkata:  Bengali actress-turned MP Nusrat Jahan on Thursday attended the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) Rath Yatra event in Kolkata along with her husband Nikhil Jain.   Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to flag off #JagannathRathYatra shortly, TMC MP Nusrat Jahan also present — ANI (@ANI) July 4, 2019 Like every […]

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Mamata requests Modi to accept the name change of West Bengal

Kolkata:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to accept her government’s proposal to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ and get the necessary constitutional amendment effected for the name change done in the current parliamentary session. Earlier in the day, Union Minister of State for Home […]