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West Bengal

CM reels off NRC figures

Mamata Banerjee claimed on Tuesday that 25 lakh Hindu Bengalis and 13 lakh Muslim Bengalis were among 40 lakh people whose names had been left out of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens in Assam, reiterating that it was an "anti-Bengali" exercise.
Our Special Correspondent Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Hospital for bidi workers sick

A 65-bed hospital set up by the Union ministry of labour and employment here 18 years ago for the benefit of bidi workers has fallen into disuse and disrepair.
ALAMGIR HOSSAIN Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Bhangar loss pegged at Rs 25cr

The Power Grid Corporation India estimated a loss of around Rs 25 crore from theft and damage of equipment at the sub-station in Bhangar as the firm resumed the work on the truncated project on Tuesday after 18 months.
PRANAB MONDAL Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Police driver shot at in North Dinajpur

A driver hired by police was shot at by some unidentified men near a checkpost in North Dinajpur's Islampur on Monday night.
KOUSIK SEN Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Hill leader arrested

Suraj Subba, the former general secretary of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha's trade union, was arrested on Monday in connection with the 2017 June 8 clash that triggered the last round of the statehood agitation in the hills.
Vivek Chhetri Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Asok for probe into flyover fall

Siliguri MLA and mayor Asok Bhattacharya has written to Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari, seeking a comprehensive probe into the collapse of portions of an under-construction flyover at Kantibhita in Phansidewa.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt sets up authority for Dooars' Gorkhas

The state government has formed a development authority - the third in north Bengal - for socio-economic development of the Gorkhas in the foothills of the region.
ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

TMC feuds force leaders' house shift

Frequent factional feuds in Trinamul have forced a section of leaders in the rural belt of Dinhata subdivision to shift to Dinhata town and even Cooch Behar town.
MAIN UDDIN CHISTI Aug 15, 2018 00:00 IST

ITI to park, recharge totos

The Bengal government has started an inquiry into reports that an ITI here is being used as a parking place for totos at night and the institute charges Rs 10 per vehicle to recharge batteries.
SUBHASISH CHAUDHURI Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Mamata asks: Is hilsa infiltrator?

Mamata Banerjee on Monday asked whether some of the most sought after Bengali things that originate from across the border were to be deemed infiltrators or refugees amid the heightened debate between Trinamul and the BJP on "illegal migration from Bangladesh".
Our Special Correspondent Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

Homemaker shot at

A woman was shot at by bike-borne criminals at Paschim Birnagar here on Sunday night - a sequel to a dispute between her husband and a gang of extortionists.
KOUSIK SEN Aug 14, 2018 00:00 IST

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