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  • newDeluge likely in Darjeeling, Kalimpong in WB

    Deluge likely in Darjeeling, Kalimpong in WB

    The Met department on Tuesday said that heavy rainfall is very likely to continue in West Bengal till Thursday morning even as the low-pressure system that developed over the Gangetic Basin in the southern part of the state moved to Bihar.
    - 5 hours ago 20 Oct 21, 12:24am -
  • newBJP candidate, MLA heckled by 'TMC supporters'

    BJP candidate, MLA heckled by 'TMC supporters'

    A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the upcoming assembly by-elections and a legislator were heckled in the presence of a saffron party MP allegedly by Trinamool Congress (TMC) supporters during campaigning in West Bengal's Coochbehar district on Tuesday.
    - 2 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 9:46pm -
  • newThis Durga Puja, Kol airport gets 57% more flyers

    This Durga Puja, Kol airport gets 57% more flyers

    The city airport recorded the busiest week in over 20 months with 3 lakh flyers travelling through the facility this Puja, up from just under 2 lakh passengers it catered to during the festival last year — a jump of around 57%.
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 12:52pm -
  • newSenior exec, driver murdered at ancestral Golpark house

    Senior exec, driver murdered at ancestral Golpark house

    A 61-year-old managing director of a BSE-listed company was found murdered on Sunday night — stabbed in the neck and legs — on the ground floor of his two-storey ancestral house on Kankulia Road near Golpark. The corporate executive, Subir Chaki, lived in an upscale condominium in New Town and had put the house up for sale. The body of the family driver, 65-year-old Rabin Mondal, was also found with similar injuries on the first floor.
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 12:41pm -
  • new'Symptoms like Covid? Can be just seasonal viruses'

    'Symptoms like Covid? Can be just seasonal viruses'

    Mild but persistent fever, cough and bodyache — thousands of Kolkatans are exhibiting symptoms very similar to Covid’s, causing a scare and making them rush to doctors. But the vast majority needn’t panic: they are suffering from other viral attacks, consistent with change-of-season infections, not Covid.
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 12:40pm -
  • newBengal literati protest violence across border

    Bengal literati protest violence across border

    People from across the Indo-Bangla border have strongly condemned the spate of attacks on temples and Durga Puja pandals in Bangladesh.
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 12:40pm -
  • newBengal 3rd in vax drive, to push for rural coverage

    Bengal 3rd in vax drive, to push for rural coverage

    With over 10 lakh vaccinations on Monday, Bengal inched past Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to be the third in the country in the ongoing vaccination drive. Bengal is now behind Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra with the total vaccination count on Monday night standing at 6.7 crore, a few lakhs more than Gujarat.
    - 7 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 12:40pm -
  • new‘Accidental’ gunshot kills BJP leader in North Dinajpur

    ‘Accidental’ gunshot kills BJP leader in North Dinajpur

    A 32-year-old BJP Yuva Morcha leader died of a gunshot wound near his Itahar home in North Dinajpur late on Sunday, sparking a political blame game in the district. While the BJP sees “a Trinamool conspiracy” in Mithun Ghosh’s death, the Trinamool Congress has denied the allegation.
    - 8 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 11:33am -
  • newKolkata: High fuel rates lead to spike in fruit prices

    Kolkata: High fuel rates lead to spike in fruit prices

    The continuous rise in diesel and petrol prices and the ongoing festive season have led to a steep hike in fruit and vegetable prices across retail markets in the city and districts on the eve of Lakshmi Puja. According to retailers, the festive period restrictions and higher cost of transportation widened the demand-supply gap, leading to an escalation of costs.
    - 9 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 10:26am -
  • newBirding season starts with rare Sunderbans sighting

    Birding season starts with rare Sunderbans sighting

    The movement of migratory birds from the northern hemisphere has started and bird watchers across Bengal have started photographing the winged wonders that are flying to their wintering grounds.
    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 9:54am -
  • newKolkata: National Library back to pre-Covid schedule

    Kolkata: National Library back to pre-Covid schedule

    National Library on Monday eased restrictions and returned to its pre-pandemic schedule. The fully vaccinated people were allowed to access the reading rooms. All this time, readers booked slots 24 hours in advance to walk into the sprawling Belvedere campus in Alipore.
    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 9:52am -
  • newKMC cancels leaves to run all its jab units from today

    KMC cancels leaves to run all its jab units from today

    In the wake of a rise in Covid-positive cases, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has decided to cancel leaves of all its health department employees to enable running of all vaccination clinics and Covid-testing centres across 144 wards from Tuesday onwards.
    - 10 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 9:32am -
  • newRescued minors: Police launch Prarambh

    Rescued minors: Police launch Prarambh

    The commissionerate police on Monday launched an initiative to render necessary assistance to rescued minors and prevent their elopement.
    - 15 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 4:04am -
  • newAlert in Assam over threats from ISI, Al-Qaida

    Alert in Assam over threats from ISI, Al-Qaida

    A circular issued by the Assistant Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) on Saturday said the alert has been issued following reports received from the Special Branch of the state police.
    - 17 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 2:31am -
  • newOdisha plans drone cameras for jail security

    Odisha plans drone cameras for jail security

    "The proposed drone service will help us keep tabs on the sprawling premises of jails that are not covered under the CCTV cameras. The drone cameras can also detect illegal activities in jails and keep a watch on the activities of the prisoners," DG (prisons and correctional services) Santosh Upadhyay said.
    - 18 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 1:58am -
  • newWB BJYM leader shot dead at home; one held

    WB BJYM leader shot dead at home; one held

    ​​​Mithun Ghosh, a local leader of the BJP's youth wing, was fired upon at around 9.30pm on Sunday. When he was taken to a hospital, doctors declared him brought dead, district superintendent of police Mohammed Sana Akhtar told PTI.
    - 18 hours ago 19 Oct 21, 1:27am -
  • Heavy rain in South Bengal dists till Tuesday: Met

    Heavy rain in South Bengal dists till Tuesday: Met

    Inclement weather prevailed over most parts of South Bengal on Monday as continuous rain with one or two spells of heavy downpour caused by a low pressure system affected normal life in the city and several other places.
    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 21, 7:14pm -
  • Muslims in Bengal condemn violence in Bangladesh

    Muslims in Bengal condemn violence in Bangladesh

    Muslims in West Bengal, including civil society and religious figures and youths, have strongly condemned the violence in Bangladesh during Durga Puja last week that resulted in the deaths of at least four persons.
    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 21, 11:30am -
  • Digha-Bakkhali hotels full in post-Puja weekend

    Digha-Bakkhali hotels full in post-Puja weekend

    Digha in East Midnapore and Bakkhali-Frasergunj in South 24 Parganas are overflowing with tourists during this weekend of extended puja holidays. For the first time in the last two years, hotels, holiday homes and guest houses are refusing tourists as occupancy has reached 100 percent.
    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 21, 10:29am -
  • Kolkata: 161 rowdies held during idol immersion

    Kolkata: 161 rowdies held during idol immersion

    At least 161 people have been arrested along various ghats and water bodies, where Durga Puja immersions are taking place, between Friday and Sunday morning for committing nuisance and resorting to rowdyism.
    - 1 day ago 18 Oct 21, 9:42am -

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