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Netaji’s family seeks probe into ‘sinister campaign’ by NGO

They alleged that without any evidence, Delhi-based NGO, Mission Netaji, was claiming that Gumnami Baba from Faizabad was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. They said the NGO is running a “sinister campaign” to taint Netaji’s image and urged the Centre to release all the Intelligence Bureau (IB) files on Bose.

Section of people trying to create a divide in society, branding people terrorists: Mamata

The comments from the CM came in the wake of a series of attacks against Kashmiris living in various parts of the state by mobs after the Pulwama terror strike on February 14. A group of shawl traders from Kashmir were targeted in Kolkata on Sunday night and another was severely beaten up in Nadia’s Taherpur area.

Woman suspected to be child-lifter attacked by mob in Howrah: Police

Police said rumours of a child-lifter had been making the rounds in Tikiapara for over a week. When people saw the woman in the area, some of them allegedly spread word that she was the kidnapper, following which a large mob gathered and attacked her.

Kolkata Metro releases fare chart for East-West line

After crossing 10 km, passengers will have to pay the maximum fare.

10 swept away by Hooghly currents, one dead

The river’s currents were so strong that it broke some railings erected to stop people from entering the dangerous area, said the officer.

TMC councillor who was shot at blames fellow party leader, police say probe is on

TMC’s Mithun Tikadar, the councillor of ward number 20 in Budge Budge municipality, on Tuesday said he had clearly identified the two people who shot at him. The shooting occurred when he was at the party office, following which he was admitted to a private hospital, said police.

Anuj Sharma takes charge as new Kolkata police chief, says will ensure safety of Kashmiris

“Kashmiris are very safe in the city. We have identified pockets where they are staying. We have interacted with them and ensured their safety and security,” Sharma said.

Anuj Sharma to replace Rajeev Kumar as Kolkata Police Commissioner

Outgoing city police chief Rajeev Kumar, who has been in the centre of a controversy over the CBI questioning him in chit fund scam case, has been posted as ADG & IGP of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

West Bengal: School teacher quits after backlash over FB post on Pulwama attack

Chitradeep Som, a 36-year-old history teacher, said the school forced him to quit for his February 15 post, questioning the logic behind hailing the jawans as martyrs "as they were just doing their duty".

Kolkata: Cops injured in scuffle with local residents over loudspeaker use in Patharghata

When Majumdar reached the spot, he saw loud music being played at a kirtan (religious programme) event at a temple near Patharghata High School. There is a ban on use of loudspeakers at that time of night, especially with exams going on, said police.

After trinamool MLA’s murder, Birbhum police review TMC leader’s security as ‘preventive move’

“This is being done to ensure no such incident takes place in future. It’s a preventive measure. Police stations have been alerted. If they hear any complaints, which can lead to such incident, they must take action,” said a senior police officer.

Chit fund probe: Security for ex-MP Kunal Ghosh, Rajeev Kumar back in Kolkata

Speaking to The Indian Express, Ghosh said, “This investigation has reached a sensitive point where the names of many influential people have cropped up. I feel I must be provided security because I could be anybody’s target at any time.”