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Saturday, July 24, 2021

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Post-election violence: House to house, eight times in two months, 40 families say on the run
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

TMC supporters Manda Shikari and Tuktuki Nayia deny that any of them chased the NHRC team when it came to the area. “It were Shanu and others with the NHRC team who taunted, abused us. When we protested, Central forces beat us up,” says Naiya.

An Express Series: Raped and poisoned as grandson watched: 60-year-old stays alone, far away from home
Tue, Jul 20, 2021

Woman’s family alleges TMC men assaulted her, admits attackers include relatives embroiled in land dispute.

An Express Series: Next to lotus on a wall, a death, a piece of land and a web of politics
Sat, Jul 17, 2021

NHRC report on Bengal violence has become the latest flashpoint. The Indian Express tracks down four illustrative incidents, an alleged murder, rape, arson and social boycott. How political fault-lines — and the state’s response — play on the ground.

11 yrears after train crash, families of 18 ‘missing’ await closure
Mon, Jul 05, 2021

More than 11 years after the tragedy, the 16 families to which the 18 'missing' passengers belong, continue to await closure, running from courtrooms to government offices in a desperate attempt to procure death certificates.

NHRC team probing Bengal violence faces mob, ‘threats’
Wed, Jun 30, 2021

The NHRC team, which was recording videos of some houses allegedly damaged in the post-poll violence, was reportedly surrounded by around 20-25 people, including men and women.

Debanjan Deb, organiser of Kolkata’s fake vaccine camps, posed as IAS officer for years, moved around in blue-beacon SUV
Sat, Jun 26, 2021

Among the people who received ‘fake’ vaccines at the camps organised by Debanjan Deb are Trinamool Congress MP Mimi Chakraborty, students and professors of City College Kolkata, and residents from across the city.

The curious case of Han Junwe, the Chinese intruder arrested in West Bengal
Sun, Jun 27, 2021

A 36-year-old Chinese national Han Junwe was apprehended by the BSF along the India-Bangladesh border without valid documents. Who is he, and how did he enter India? Is he a Chinese spy?

Second wave retreating, Bengal draws up plan to tackle possible third wave
Wed, Jun 23, 2021

The state Health Department has drawn up a blueprint and is in the process of putting the requisite infrastructure in place.

Chinese national’s arrest in Malda: Agencies probe larger conspiracy
Wed, Jun 23, 2021

The 36-year-old Chinese national, who has been identified by his passport as Hun Junwei, was found carrying an Indian Aadhaar card, a bank ATM.

Mukul Roy’s exit won’t hit party: Dilip Ghosh
Sat, Jun 12, 2021

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh, while talking to reporters, said he was not sure if the BJP would lose anything from Roy's decision, given that he was “unsure whether we gained anything” from his entry three-and-half years back.

Kolkata encounter: Punjab gangster had rented flat in name of 3rd person says police
Fri, Jun 11, 2021

Sources in the police said that the flat was rented in the name of one Sumit Kumar through a broker, and all the documents submitted at the maintenance office of Sharpoorji Housing Complex was in Kumar's name.

Two Punjab gangsters killed in shootout near Kolkata
Thu, Jun 10, 2021

Jaipal Singh Bhullar and Jaspreet Singh -- wanted in several cases of murder and extortion as well as drug smuggling -- had rented a flat in Sukhabristi Apartment in New Town, officials said.

Kolkata: Two history-sheeters from Punjab killed in shootout with police
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

The incident took place around 3:30 pm at Shapoorji Housing Complex.The alleged criminals were residing on rent in Block B of the said complex.

West Bengal: Lightning Death Toll rises to 27, Weather experts say rapid temperature fluctuations causing frequent lightning
Wed, Jun 09, 2021

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.

Didi wins khela 10-8
Mon, May 03, 2021

PM Modi addressed 18 public meetings in Bengal, in as many constituencies. TMC won 10 of those on Sunday.

West Bengal: Final round of voting today in Covid shadow
Thu, Apr 29, 2021

As many as six Assembly constituencies in Malda ( Part 2), 11 in Murshidabad (part 2), 7 in Kolkata North and 11 in Birbhum will go to the polls.

Another candidate dies of Covid, Babul Supriyo tests positive again; daily load nears 16K
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

According to EC sources, 114 of show-cause notices have so far been issued and 76 FIRs lodged for non compliance of Covid guidelines.

Another Bengal poll candidate dies of Covid
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Kajal Sinha was undergoing treatment at Beleghata I.D and B.G Hospital ever since he tested positive for Covid. He passed away at 9.45 am today after being on ventilator for three days.

Amid O2 shortage, West Bengal to take action against price gouging
Sun, Apr 25, 2021

The government said retailers would have to sell oxygen cylinders at MRP to Covid-19 patients in home isolation, provided they have a prescription from a registered doctor.

West Bengal elections: As they queue up to vote, Covid woes on their lips
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

At Titagarh Arya Vidyalaya, another polling station, of the 45-odd people standing in the queue for voting, only four had received both the shots of Covid vaccine, while 15 said that they were waiting for the second dose.

79% polling in West Bengal 6th phase, stray incidents of violence reported
Fri, Apr 23, 2021

At least one person was injured in police firing in Bagda (SC) Assembly constituency in North 24 Parganas district. “Three rounds of firing took place in Bagda. One person was injured and another one's injury is being verified,” Chief Electoral Officer Aariz Aftab said.

West Bengal: Record new 8,419 cases in last 24 hrs, Govt forms task force on Covid beds
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 caseload of West Bengal, where an eight-phase assembly election is underway, soared to 6,59,927 as the state registered its highest single-day spike of 8,419 fresh infections on Sunday, a health bulletin said.

TMC MLA also suspends rallies; CPM hits out at PM, Shah for holding rallies
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

The Congress has been critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for holding political rallies amid the rise in coronavirus cases in the country.

Bengal polls: Will not hold any major rally amid rise in Covid-19 cases, says TMC MLA
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

This morning, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi also suspended his campaign in Bengal owing to the prevailing Covid-19 situation in the country

TMC MLA dead, four contestants ailing as Bengal votes under Covid cloud
Sun, Apr 18, 2021

While masks and sanitisers were at hand, social distancing was virtually non-existent at booths across the state where more than 78% cast their ballots by 5 pm for 45 constituencies.