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Nepal quake: 5 killed, over 50 injured as West Bengal feels tremors

In Malda over 125 school children were caught in the midst of severe shaking when the quake hit.

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West Bengal municipal polls disrupted after earthquake hit the state

Polls for 90 municipalities were disrupted after panic broke because of the massive earthquake.

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Polls to 91 civic bodies in West Bengal begin amid tight security

The civic polls in Bengal will be a test for the BJP, which aims to become a major political force.

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Mamata Banerjee renames six townships

Among them, Siliguri will be known as Teesta — a major river in North Bengal — and Bolpur as Gitabitan, a popular compilation of songs of Rabindranath Tagore.

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Bengal making highest progress in toilets: CM Mamata Banerjee

“Nadia is now Open Defecation Free, the first in the country in the last two years,” Mamata announced on FB.

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Ankit Keshri’s death: Traumatised Sourav Mondal still picking up the pieces

Mondal’s life and cricket career have taken an unprecedented twist following his team-mate Ankit Keshri’s death.

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In Sitaram Yechury, state CPM sees hope for ‘Bengal line’

Insiders said a large number of central committee members threw their weight behind Yechury against S R Pillai.

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VHP, RSS activists set Pak flag on fire, BJP says don’t approve

They demanded that a strong message be sent to those who live in India and those support Pakistan and it cause.

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SEC U-turn: ‘No major disruption of law and order’

In all, the parties had lodged 19 complaints with the SEC, demanding repolls in 26 wards.

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West Bengal: Kolkata Municipal Corporation elections end, record around 60% polling

Polling for the 144-seat Kolkata Municipal Corporation is underway amid tight security arrangements.

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HC strikes down govt’s decision to withhold polls to seven civic bodies

The court ordered the government to start the election process in these seven civic bodies immediately.

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West Bengal: NGT stays SEC order of using loudspeakers during Boards

The NGT said in its order that the use of loudspeakers will be guided by the Noise Pollution (Rules) 2000.

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West Bengal: Jadavpur University website hacked

This is the second time the website had been hacked in quick successions.

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Another potato farmer commits suicide, toll reaches 13

His family claimed Mondal consumed poison as he did not get remunerative price for his crops.

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After President nod to Bill, govt sends ‘probe’ scare down chit fund operators’ spine

The final approval to the Bill came days after Mamata held a meeting with PM Modi in Delhi recently.