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CBI writes to Bengal DG on Rajeev Kumar’s whereabouts

Kolkata: Yet to make any headway in its bid to locate senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday wrote to state police Director General Virendra seeking to know the elusive officer’s whereabouts. The letter requested Virendra to share whatever information he possesses regarding Kumar’s present whereabouts. Earlier also the CBI sent […]

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Mamata meets Modi with sandesh, seeks his help

New Delhi: Meeting the Prime Minister here on Wednesday after a 15-month gap amid heightened political speculations, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urged Narendra Modi to revive certain stalled projects in the state. Terming the meeting with the Prime Minister good, Mamata said changing the name of the state topped her agenda. “We discussed changing […]


Bengal: Youth lynched on suspicion of child abduction

Kolkata: A youth was lynched in Asansol of West Bengal’s West Burdwan district on Wednesday by locals, who suspected that he was a child-kidnapper, police said. The locals became suspicious on seeing the youth roam aimlessly in Salanpur and challenged him. Not convinced with his reply, the mob dragged him on the ground and started […]

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Bengal Assembly passes resolution against Assam NRC

Kolkata: The West Bengal Assembly on Friday passed a resolution opposing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and ruling out any such exercise in Bengal. The Resolution tabled under Rule 185 of Rules of Procedures of Conduct of Business of the House got the backing of members ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition Left Front […]

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Bengal BJP MP suffers head injury in clash, blames police

Kolkata: BJP MP from Barrackpore Arjun Singh was admitted to the ICU of a private hospital here after sustaining a head injury during a clash between his party activists and the police at Shyamnaagar in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Sunday. Singh, whose clothes were splattered with blood, was treated at a hospital […]

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Mentally disabled woman found living with brother’s decomposed body in Bengal

Kolkata: A mentally disabled woman was found living with the decomposed body of his septuagenarian brother in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district on Tuesday, police said. The body was recovered from an apartment in Narendrapur area near south Kolkata, after the flat mates complained of stench smell coming out of the deceased’s flat. “The decomposed […]

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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 […]