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Friday, January 15, 2021

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Wife of arrested Rose Valley group chairman arrested in connection with Ponzi scam
Fri, Jan 15, 2021

It is alleged that Subhra Kundu had high-level contacts in the bureaucratic and political circles and the sleuths believe that she was running the show on behalf of her husband, Gautam Kundu who is in jail.

‘The fire left nothing… life now seems more difficult than death’
Fri, Jan 15, 2021

Rahul, a student of Bagbazar High School in Kolkata, lost his home in Wednesday night fire that engulfed the entire slum, leaving over 100 families homeless in few hours.

Major fire breaks out in Kolkata’s Bagbazar area, 25 fire tenders at spot
Wed, Jan 13, 2021

At least 25 fire tenders were pressed into service as the blaze engulfed several houses in the slum on Kshirode Vidyavinode Avenue beside the Bagbazar Women's College near the Chitpore Lock Gate Bridge.

Explained: CBI’s probe into cross-border cow smuggling trade and its widening net in Bengal
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

Individuals with political links are also under CBI’s scanner as it has widened the probe. In a significant development, the central agency issued a look out notice last week against Trinamool Youth Congress leader Vinay Kumar Mishra.

CBI raids TMC youth leader’s properties in cattle smuggling case; lookout notice issued
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

This is the first time that a TMC leader has directly been named in the cattle smuggling case.

After wife joins TMC, BJP MP Saumitra Khan says will send divorce notice
Fri, Dec 25, 2020

Breaking down at a press meet, Khan, who is also Bengal BJP Yuva Morcha President, said, "I give you full freedom. This is my appeal to you to remove my surname 'Khan' from your name."

Bengal: BJP worker found dead, party blames TMC for 2nd ‘killing’ in 24 hrs
Mon, Dec 14, 2020

The state government has rejected a  move by the Union Home Ministry to summon to Delhi the three IPS officers who were responsible for providing security to the BJP chief.

Bengal governor flays Mamata over Nadda convoy attack, summons chief secy, DGP
Fri, Dec 11, 2020

The governor urged the chief minister to apologise for the incident, adding that he had summoned the chief secretary and the DGP.

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in hospital, critical
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

The two-time former chief minister has been suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a respiratory ailment.

Mahua Moitra defends ‘dui poisar press’ remark, says reporter intruded
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Mahua Moitra on Tuesday stoked a controversy after videos appeared in which she was seen describing a reporter as “two-paisa worth”.

TMC leader’s murder case : Mukul Roy named in CID’s supplementary chargesheet
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

According to sources, Roy's name allegedly cropped up during the course of investigation. He has also been questioned by the CID earlier, following which he had secured an anticipatory bail from the high court last year.

Cracks widen in Trinamool Congress after minister Suvendu Adhikari quits key office
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Minister for transport, irrigation and water resources, Adhikari has been distancing himself from the TMC for several months now, organising programmes without the party banner

Bengal: Malda factory blast kills five, sets off politics
Fri, Nov 20, 2020

A huge police contingent and fire tenders have been sent to the spot and efforts are on to clear the debris. The police suspect there could be more people trapped under the debris.

In Kolkata’s Md Ali Park, Goddess Durga slays ‘Coronasura’, pays tribute to frontline warriors
Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Artisan Kush Bera, along with his two children, had started working on this idol around June 2020. The 12-feet-long idol is made of and decorated with clay. No other decorative pieces have been used, General Secretary of Md Ali Park Durga Puja Surendra Kr Sharma told

Covid impact: Kumartuli artisans feel the pinch as Puja scales down
Sat, Oct 17, 2020

The artisans usually start receiving orders from February, following which they start purchasing raw materials. However, as lockdown was enforced from March end and strict restrictions continued till recently, the potters said they lost even the confirmed orders.

Three attacks in 3 months: Why Barrackpore is on the edge
Tue, Oct 06, 2020

With the latest incident of political violence, things appear to have come to a head. On Sunday night, local BJP leader and strongman Manish Shukla was gunned down by masked assailants in Titagarh while he was chatting with some people at a tea stall near a makeshift party office.

BJP MP’s aide shot dead, party blames Trinamool
Mon, Oct 05, 2020

TMC leader Nirmal Ghosh said the killing was a fallout of an internal BJP fight. He accused the Opposition party of "trying to malign the image of the TMC”.

Kolkata police initiates probe against dating app for using TMC MP’s picture without consent
Mon, Sep 21, 2020

In a tweet tagging Kolkata Police Commissioner Anuj Sharma, Nusrat Jahan shared a screenshot of the advertisement, and said she would seek legal action.

NIA arrests nine in Bengal & Kerala, claims al-Qaeda attacks foiled
Sun, Sep 20, 2020

"The NIA had learnt about an inter-state module of al-Qaeda operatives at various locations in India including West Bengal and Kerala. The group was planning to undertake terrorist attacks at vital installations in India with an aim to kill people and strike terror," the agency said in a statement.

Bengal nets big catch as Bangladesh starts exporting 1,450 MT hilsa to stater
Wed, Sep 16, 2020

After Bangladesh gave special permission to its traders for hilsa export, the state has already received 70 metric tonne hilsa in the last two days.

To add bite to anti-Maoist operations, Bengal police sets up ‘SHARK’ unit
Sun, Sep 13, 2020

“A special 30-member anti-Maoist force has been set up by Jhargram Police in wake of recent suspicious activities in the Belpahari police station area,” a police officer told The Indian Express.

Bengal: Gangraped, 2 tribal teen sisters consumed poison, says family; one dies
Wed, Sep 09, 2020

The police have arrested three of the five accused, and charged them with rape and abetment to suicide. They were were produced in Jalpaiguri court on Tuesday and sent to police custody for seven days.

Bengal BJP worker detained in robbery case dies, party blames police
Fri, Sep 04, 2020

According to sources in the police, Roy fell unconscious while being questioned in the station in connection with a robbery on August 28. He was then taken to Raiganj Medical College and Hospital, but was declared dead.

Bengal: ‘71% kids have no access to digital education, child labour doubles’
Sat, Aug 29, 2020

“At least Bengal's data is better than the national data. Across India, only 14 per cent of the school children have been able to continue their education," said Prabir Basu, Joint Convener of RTE Forum (Campaign).

From new SOP to health app: Kolkata Police shields itself from Covid
Sun, Aug 23, 2020

The pandemic has prompted the city police to change its Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) in stations. Officials living in barracks have been asked to move to rented houses, and a mobile application called “Niramoy” has been launched to monitor the health of personnel.