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Bengal braces for heavy rain with strong winds for next five days

June 12, 2021 4:56 am

Officials on Friday said East Midnapore, North and South 24 Parganas might see winds gusting up to 30-40 kmhr for the next three days.

West Bengal: Lightning Death Toll rises to 27, Weather experts say rapid temperature fluctuations causing frequent lightning

June 09, 2021 5:07 am

Eleven deaths were recorded in Hooghly, nine in Murshidabad, four in the two Medinipur districts, two in Bankura and one in Nadia. Most of those who died were labourers working out in the open on fields.

Eight killed as thunderstorms lash south Bengal

May 12, 2021 2:31 am

Rainstorms also occurred in parts of the districts of North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad, Bankura, Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Medinipur, Birbhum and Purulia.

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‘We are being punished for no fault of ours… There’s a huge amount of uncertainty within our group’

Updated: August 19, 2022 11:21:33 pm

Ashalata Devi describes the predicament she and her teammates are facing, and why it’s important for footballers to have a say in how the game is run in the country.

Ludhiana infant’s abduction: Nine held; plan was to sell baby to Haryana couple, say cops

August 19, 2022 11:17:21 pm

Police, after making the arrests, said that the baby was to be sold to a childless couple in Haryana. They said that the child was recovered from Bathinda before he could be taken to Sirsa of Haryana.

Dowry death crime against society, shall be dealt with iron hand: SC

Updated: August 19, 2022 11:02:19 pm

"A strong message must go in the society that a person who commits such an offence of dowry death and/or the offences under the Dowry Prohibition Act shall be dealt with an iron hand,” the Bench said.

Smoking, alcohol use, high BMI responsible for 4.45 million global cancer deaths: Lancet study

August 19, 2022 10:55:18 pm

The new study is the first to estimate how a comprehensive list of risk factors contribute to cancer deaths and ill health globally, regionally and nationally, across age groups, for both sexes, and over time.

Maharashtra CM launches lottery for 5,211 affordable houses in Pune, Solapur, Kolhapur

August 19, 2022 10:49:27 pm

During the virtual launch of the lottery, Shinde said the state government is committed to making affordable houses of high quality available to the common man through the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).

South Africa complete innings defeat of England in 1st Test

Updated: August 19, 2022 10:47:01 pm

After taking a lead of 161 runs into the second innings, the Proteas dismissed England for 149 in 37.4 overs and went 1-0 ahead in the three-test series.

Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla gets one-year extension

Updated: August 19, 2022 10:46:18 pm

The current tenure of Bhalla, a 1984-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer, was till August 22 this year.

Explained: The CBI’s Delhi excise case

Updated: August 19, 2022 10:44:13 pm

The CBI has named 15 individuals in its FIR filed in connection with the now-scrapped Delhi excise policy, with Sisodia topping the list

India better placed on growth-inflation-external balance triangle: FinMin report

August 19, 2022 10:36:15 pm

On the price situation, the review said in absence of any further shocks, the downward movement of global commodity prices along with the RBI's monetary measures and the government's fiscal policies are expected to cap inflationary pressures in the coming months.

Covid cases rising: here’s what you need to know

August 19, 2022 10:36:11 pm

There has been no exponential rise in the active cases trajectory. On Friday, the number stood at 1,01,830 cases; this is slightly lower than the previous two weeks — active cases were at 1,23,535 on August 12, and 1,35,364 on August 5.