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Train runs over bridge for two km without engine in Bengal

The train was running at over 60 kmph during the detachment and seeing a lone speeding engine caused panic among local residents and they alerted the train driver.

24 Nov 2018

Centre-West Bengal clash over 'imposed' East-West Corridor metro rakes

The state government came to know about the Centre's proposal at a recent meeting held in Delhi and have decided to write to the railway ministry opposing the proposal, sources revealed.

24 Nov 2018

Kolkata Dairy: City air turns more toxic than Delhi

With Particulate Matter (PM) 2.5 count ranging between 153 and 313 micrograms per cubic meter, the air quality, as per World Health Organisation (WHO) standards is very poor .

25 Oct 2018

One dead in Kolkata's Majherhat bridge collapse; 31 admitted to hospital

Some vehicles, including a minibus, which was plying on the bridge at the time of the collapse, fell down on the rail tracks under the flyover.

05 Sep 2018

NRC: Team detained, Mamata Banerjee decries ‘super emergency’

Reacting to the alleged manhandling of six Trinamool Congress MPs, one MLA and one minister at Silchar aiport in Assam, Mamata Banerjee said a there was a “super emergency” in the country”

03 Aug 2018

Bengal Dalits stage rail blockades to protest against Assam NRC draft

The agitators warned of intensifying their stir if the Bengalis were stripped off their citizenship, before lifting the blockades by afternoon.

01 Aug 2018

90 hurt as makeshift tent collapses during PM Modi's Midnapore rally

The Prime Minister later visited the victims at the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. Many of the injured are women and are unconscious.

17 Jul 2018

Trinamool Congress' syndicate raj will be over soon: PM Modi in West Bengal

The Prime Minister added that people of Bengal were waiting to remove shackles, an indirect reference to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

16 Jul 2018

Brazil, Argentina vs rest of the world in West Bengal as FIFA World Cup looms

Latin American giants polarise fans in Kolkata as World Cup fever takes over football-crazy West Bengal.

06 Jun 2018

Days before death, West Bengal BJP men had been threatened; victims’ kin suspect involvement of locals

Trilochan and Dulal were threatened by unknown persons a few days before their deaths as both were leaders of BJP’s Booth Raksha Committee.

04 Jun 2018

West Bengal BJP workers' death: Victims' kin question role of police, suicide claims

State BJP leaders visiting Purulia on Sunday alleged that the deaths were a result of Trinamool Congress’ conspiracy as a ‘last resort’ after losing panchayat elections in Purulia’s Balarampur.

04 Jun 2018

Another Bengal BJP leader found hanging, CID probe ordered, NHRC seeks report

Local BJP worker Dulal Kumar (30), a shopkeeper and resident of Dava village of Balarampur, was found hanging by the high-tension tower after going missing on Friday night.

03 Jun 2018

BJP leader in West Bengal found dead hanging from tree, poster stuck on back calls it punishment

The 18-year-old victim had called up his brother on Tuesday night stating that he was kidnapped and urged him to rescue him.

31 May 2018

Target 2019: Mamata Banerjee finalises Rs 300 crore self-employment scheme for 1 lakh jobless rural youth

Banerjee had ordered the cooperation department to undertake such a project two months ago. The project may be implemented in the rural areas within the next few months.

29 May 2018

West Bengal panchayat polls: Re-elections remains peaceful, counting on Thursday

Barring a few isolated incidents, re-elections to 572 booths in 19 districts of West Bengal largely remained peaceful with 68 per cent votes being polled on Wednesday.

16 May 2018