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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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Centre rejects Mamata’s proposal to rename West Bengal as ‘Bangla

New Delhi:  In what could trigger a fresh round of conflict between the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central government and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the Centre on Wednesday turned down the latter’s proposal to rename the eastern state as ‘Bangla’. In July 2018, the West Bengal Assembly had passed a resolution to rename the […]

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Violence-hit Bhatpara limps back to normalcy, 8 arrested

Kolkata: With eight persons under arrest and increased police presence on the streets, violence-hit Bhatpara in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Monday largely returned to normalcy as schools opened and public transport plied. Police officers led by Barrackpore Police Commissioner Manoj Kumar Verma conducted route marches to reassure people of peace. The police […]