The accident took place near Rejinagar check post around 3.10 pm when Chowdhury was going to Raghunathganj in the district
On Monday, she will go to Malda by road. The CM will also visit flood-affected areas in South Dinajpur on Tuesday
The move is also meant to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda’s iconic Chicago speech. Kreeda Bharati will be organising the tournament with Ekalavya, a sports foundation
The UAPA had already been slapped against Gurung and other two leaders Prakash Gurung, the GJM youth wing president, and the party chief’s close aide Pravin Subba in the Friday night blast case
A senior minister told The Indian Express on condition of anonymity that the first condition for talks is the immediate withdrawal of the strike, which has crossed two months
The police booked Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung and several others under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for their alleged involvement in the blast.
The department recently concluded its elephant census and in its report said that there are 490 in North Bengal and 200 in South Bengal. Counting of both elephants and tigers is carried out every four years.
Sources in the police said Rajlakshmi Das, a Class X student, was found frothing at the mouth and bleeding from the nose on Friday night by her 24-year-old husband, Manish Das, when he came home.
While Shankodweep has claimed Arpita hanged herself from a ceiling fan, her parents alleged she was tortured and killed by her in-laws.
“The Centre will fund only those solar parks with a minimum capacity of 500 MW. But such a huge project requires a big stretch of land ... at least 2,000 acres. It is difficult to get such huge plots as we have fragmented land," said said Shovan Deb Chattopadhyay.
If water continues to recede at this rate, we expect the situation in North Bengal to become normal by the end of this week,” said Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee.
“The complainant Amit Goel, MD of BG Udyog, deals with import of jute products and had made payment of $ 26,400 to Northern Jute Mfg Co Ltd.(Bangladesh) for import to the account as provided in the email,” said DIG (CID operations) Nishat Parvez.
However, Gautam Deb told mediapersons: “I am not well and hence, won’t be appearing before the CID tomorrow. I am consulting my lawyer to respond to the notice.”
While Ankur Dubey (25) and Prasannjeet Prabhat alias Babul (26) were arrested by the Bidhannagar Police late Wednesday, Kolkata Police arrested Vishal Singh (24) and Sheik Jamsed Alam (28) from Kasba on Thursday.
“She could not take the humiliation. She had put her heart and soul in the campaign and was confident of winning. But she lost by such a thin margin. Some people also taunted her,” said Supriya’s husband Samir Dey.
BJP emerged second after it won four out of sixteen wards in Dhupguri Municipality and one ward each in Panskura and Buniadpur municipalities. The party also bagged 41 per cent vote share in Dhupguri Municipality in Jalpaiguri district and came second in 12 wards.
If there is no action from the government’s side, we will go for a three-day strike from August 24, which may also be a hunger strike,” he added.According to shopowners, over 7,000 shops in Kolkata and about a lakh across Bengal will be on strike.
Dutta, who has been been remanded to five-day police custody, told mediapersons while being taken to court: “This is a political game, I have been framed and everyone knows why this is not the right time to speak.”
CPM state spokesperson and Politburo member Mohammad Salim said Left leaders have not taken Mamata’s comments at face value.
Tension first erupted in Baduria on July 4 after the Facebook post showing “objectionable images” linked to the Prophet and Kaaba Sharif in Mecca went viral, following which a mob vandalised shops and homes, and set fire to vehicles, triggering retaliatory attacks.
CPM leader and former MLA Gouranga Chatterjee told The Sunday Express that his party workers will protest in Durgapur civic area if the Trinamool indulges in electoral malpractice or intimidate voters.
Sources in the police said the accused, Sanjay Singh, had allegedly threatened officer-in-charge (OC) of Sinthi police station Raghunath Thakur last week while seeking details about a missing person.
The Narada sting videos, released just before the 2016 Assembly elections, had showed several Trinamool Congress leaders purportedly accepting money from a fictitious company.
Mamata’s Delhi trip assumes significance as she has been relentlessly advocating for an alliance of all Opposition parties to oust the BJP from power in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Sources in the Trinamool Congress said that Mamata’s visit is aimed at strengthening the Opposition unity before 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
A few hundred workers of VHP and Bajrang Dal gathered near Chandni Chowk Metro station and tried to protest in front of the newspaper office. They raised slogans and tried to gherao the office where heavy police force was already deployed.
Rebel Trinamool MLAs Sudip Roy Barman, Asish Saha, Pranjit Singha Roy, Diba Chandra Hrankhawal, Dilip Sarkar and Biswa Bandhu Sen had joined the BJP at a public meeting in Agartala on Monday.
As per a notification, Sumit Kumar SP (Howrah rural) will take charge as DC (Headquarters), Chandannagar Police. Gaurav Sharma who is the DC (South East Division) will take Kumar’s position.
Ahmed will be handed over to West Bengal Police once their team arrives in Delhi. According to sources, he is allegedly a member of Ansarullah Bangla Team, an Al-Qaeda-inspired extremist group in Bangladesh.
Police sources said that Das, who is a supplier of sand and raw materials, was standing at a construction site at Rajaroad in Khardah when suddenly the assailants walked close to him and shot at him from a point blank range.
In an official release on Thursday, GJM general secretary Roshan Giri said that CM’s statement in the state Assembly was an eyewash since no formal communication has reached them and police and administration continued to commit atrocities in the Hills.
Shyamal said they have already written to Arun Jaitley and also moved the GST Council. The DMF, which is affiliated to NFF, had Monday written to state Finance Minister Amit Mitra, urging him to look into the matter.
The accused duo were on Tuesday produced in the court, which remanded them to police custody till August 18.
Between 2008 and 2011, the Maoists were active in West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura. After Kishenji was eliminated in 2011, several top Maoist leaders began surrendering, and the movement has slowly been fizzling out in the state.
No change in stand, forced to bring ordinance, says Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Of the passengers who were declared brought dead at Shaktinagar District Hospital, six have been identified as Nizamuddin Mondal (63), Benazir Bibi (45), Rehana Bibi (42), Rezauel Mondal (42), Bishakha Biswas (48) and Khushi Haldar (6).
Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee is the former general secretary of SFI (Students Federation of India). He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from West Bengal in February, 2014.