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WEST BENGAL NEWS

West Bengal WBCHSE Class 12 vocational stream result declared, check direct link

August 06, 2020 3:48 pm

WBCHSE HS vocational result 2020: The students can check result through the website- wbresults.nic.in

As Covid cases surge, a slow and steady increase in Bengal’s fatality numbers

July 30, 2020 9:19 am

In July, the average number of deaths in the fourth week doubled in comparison to the first. However, experts said in July, due to an increase in caseload, the death figures shot up.

Weather Forecast Today update: 2 killed as rains lash north Bengal; heavy rainfall predicted in Delhi tomorrow 

July 28, 2020 4:16 pm

Today, heavy spells are likely over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, West Bengal & Sikkim, Odisha, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala.

Men between 16 & 45 yrs most affected in Bengal since Unlock started, shows survey

July 27, 2020 8:50 am

More than 75 per cent of the cases were from Kolkata; its adjoining districts North 24 Parganas, Howrah and South 24 Parganas; and Hooghly.

Very much with BJP, reports of differences with leadership 'malicious': Mukul Roy

July 27, 2020 8:46 am

"I am with BJP, I was with BJP and I will remain with BJP," Roy said, scotching speculations of him returning to the Trinamool Congress which he had left in 2017.

Kolkata: Ambulance driver demands Rs 9,200 from COVID-19 patients for 6-km journey to hospital

July 26, 2020 9:50 am

After the intervention of doctors, the driver settled for Rs 2,000, the father of the boys said.

Explained: Who is Chhatradhar Mahato, and what does his induction into Trinamool mean?

July 27, 2020 4:41 pm

On February 1 this year, Mahato was released from jail, ending his 11-year spell behind bars. Following his release, he joined the TMC with the party aiming to establish peace in Jangalmahal area.

BJP snapping at heels, TMC loses chance to hold big annual rally

July 19, 2020 10:17 am

With Mamata Banerjee and the party leadership having called for every possible planning and preparation for the event this year, each TMC party office across the state is organising giant screens to telecast her speech.

Staying off social media helped West Bengal Uccha Madhyamik topper Srotasree Ray

July 20, 2020 8:21 am

WBCHSE WB Board HS 12th Result 2020: Srotasree scored 499 marks to be the topper of Uccha Madhyamik exam. She scored 100 in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Statistics, and 99 in English. In the Bengali elective, she scored 92.

WBCHSE HS 12th Result 2020 declared at wbchse.nic.in, 90.13 pass percentage

July 17, 2020 3:55 pm

WBCHSE West Bengal Board HS 12th Result 2020: The students can check their results through the websites — wbchse.nic.in and wbresults.nic.in. For all the remaining papers that were cancelled, candidates will be awarded the highest mark obtained in the papers the examinee had written

WEST BENGAL PHOTOS

Kolkata's iconic Coffee House reopens minus the adda and chatter

August 02, 2020 4:12 pm

Started as Albert Hall in 1942 by the Coffee Board, it was named Coffee House in 1947 and was frequented by intellectuals such as author Sunil Gangopadhyay, poet Shakti Chattopadhyay and even American poet Allen Ginsberg during his sojourn to India.

Shops shut, transport off roads as lockdown enforced in West Bengal

July 23, 2020 9:58 pm

Life came to a near standstill across West Bengal on Thursday as the state was put under a complete lockdown to break the chain of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

Signs of life on Kolkata streets, before it locks down again

July 22, 2020 10:01 pm

More than 70% of the latest infections, and all the deaths were recorded in the South Bengal hotspot comprising Kolkata; its adjoining districts North 24 Parganas, Howrah and South 24 Parganas; and Hooghly.

TMC's Martyrs’ day rally goes virtual amidst Covid-19 pandemic

July 21, 2020 4:02 pm

The rally, held in memory of the 13 youth Congress workers killed in police firing in Kolkata on July 21, 1993, is usually held at Esplanade in the heart of Kolkata.

Flooding in parts of North Bengal, heavy rains in Kolkata, Siliguri

July 13, 2020 7:44 pm

With rivers such as Teesta, Sankosh, Kaljani and Mansai in spate owing to very heavy downpour in the catchment areas, several hamlets in these north Bengal districts have been inundated.

Bengal resorts to panic buying ahead of lockdown in containment zones

July 09, 2020 10:15 pm

People resorted to panic buying in several markets of West Bengal on Thursday disregarding social distancing norms, ahead of the imposition of a total lockdown in the containment zones in the state.

Cyclone Amphan: Two weeks on, Kolkata slum struggles to get back on its feet

June 04, 2020 4:20 pm

Amphan is considered to be the second major cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal after the Super Cyclone of 1999 which had claimed around 10,000 lives and inflicted large scale devastation in Odisha.

Cyclone Amphan leaves behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal

May 21, 2020 3:28 pm

Cyclone Amphan (pronounced UM-PUN) wreaked havoc in coastal West Bengal on Wednesday, claiming at least 10 lives. The super cyclonic storm crossed the Bengal coast near Digha at around 2.30 pm with wind speeds of 155-165 kmph, gusting to 285 kmph.

Four months to Durga Puja, why there is no rush to make idols in Kolkata this year

May 07, 2020 8:11 pm

It is likely that the lockdown will result in a muted Durga Puja celebrations in Kolkata this year, but the pandals have not been cancelled as of now.

WB Police Constable Prelims Result 2019: Check at policewb.gov.in

November 21, 2019 10:42 am

West Bengal Police Constable Result 2019: Candidates who have appeared for the written examination can check their result through the official website of WB Police at wbpolice.gov.in.

WEST BENGAL VIDEOS

Why a leader is aligning with someone is more important that who aligns with who; Mamata Banerjee has a major role: Amit Mitra, Bengal Finance Minister

June 22, 2020 6:10 pm

Bengal FM Amit Mitra talks about demonetisation, the problems with GST, failing Centre-state relations, the need for protecting and building institutions such as the RBI and CBI, investments in the state, and what the BJP “doesn’t get about Bengal".

Somnath Chatterjee will be remembered for always being above party politics

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

The best example of his non-partisan behaviour is, of course, from 2008 during the Indo-US nuclear deal. Read more: https://bit.ly/2vES2Tu

The Mamata Banerjee Interview

June 22, 2020 6:56 pm

Class-3 student allegedly molested by teacher in Hooghly

February 26, 2016 10:07 am

Hooghly (WB), Feb 26 (ANI): A student of class 3 was allegedly molested by a teacher in Hooghly district of West Bengal. The family of the student created uproar outside the school. They broke a glass of a police van and injured two police officials. However, the situation was controlled by the Bhadreswar police.

Bike rally held to promote tourism in Siliguri

February 22, 2016 10:23 am

Siliguri, Feb 22 (ANI): A bike rally was organised by the Bengal Travel Mart in association with XKMPH and Indian Bikers Community in Siliguri. Around 120 bikers participated in the mega rally to promote West Bengal as a destination for bikers as well as adventure-loving people across the globe. The bike rally was organised to spread awareness among common people for safe driving.

Indo-Bangladesh Urs train arrives in Midnapur

February 18, 2016 5:51 am

Midnapur, Feb 18 (ANI): An Indo-Bangladesh special Urs train with 2,210 pilgrims on board arrived at Midnapur Railway station, West Bengal, from Rajbari in Bangladesh on Thursday morning. The Urs special train service was started in 1903. Every year, people of all faiths come to Midnapore Urs to seek blessings of Boro Huzur, a descendant of Boropir Abdul Qadir Jilani, who came to India from Iraq in the 19th century to preach Islam.

Two men arrested with leopard skin in Jalpaiguri

February 17, 2016 9:30 am

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): Two men carrying leopard skin were arrested by forest officials in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal. The forest officials formed a special team to catch the people involved in illegal wildlife trade. The leopard skin was to be sold to a party from Nepal and was found packed in a bag. Clouded leopards are rare in Bengal and are found mostly in Bhutan. Investigations were underway to crack down the smuggling racket. India’s leopards are under threat, with increasing numbers of the wild cats being poached for their body parts and villagers killing them for straying into human settlements.Wildlife experts say tiger and leopard parts are in great demand in China and other Asian countries.

JNU row: Jadavpur University students raise anti-national slogans

February 17, 2016 5:39 am

Kolkata, Feb 17 (ANI): Students of Jadavpur University in West Bengal took to streets expressing solidarity with the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) demanding release of student leader booked on sedition charges. JNU Students’ Union President Kanhaiya Kumar was arrested last week on sedition charges after a group of youngsters organised an event in protest of the execution of 2001 parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Jadavpur University students shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Students and academics of the JNU continue to boycott classes to protest against government.

Child killed as truck rams into car in Kolkata

February 15, 2016 6:30 am

Kolkata, Feb 15 (ANI): Angry locals took to the streets on Monday after a truck ran over three children in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas area, killing a child and gravely injuring two other kids. Three students were travelling in a car when a truck rammed into them. The locals set two police vehicles on fire. According to sources, the police was pursuing the truck when it rammed into the car, angering the locals.

Newborn sold for Rs. 35,000 in WB

February 11, 2016 5:31 am

Jalpaiguri, Feb 11 (ANI): A newborn baby was allegedly sold for Rs 35,000 in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal on Thursday. Police have begun investigating into the matter. Mitu Basak, a woman staying in the Dinhata town of the Jalpaiguri district, is taking care of the baby. Cases as such have been reported earlier from the surrounding areas.