West Bengal  /  Published 17.10.20

MLA Islam back in Trinamul

The CPM’s Basirhat North MLA Rafikul Islam on Friday defected to Trinamul, four years after he left Trinamul on being denied the ticket to contest the Assembly polls. Islam, 60, rejoined the ru...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.08.20

BJP supporter killed in clash

At Basirhat in South 24-Parganas, a BJP activist who works as an office secretary at party’s subdivisional office, was arrested allegedly for selling firearms and ammunition. Bapin Das, 36, was...
By Anshuman Phadikar and Subhasish Chaudhuri in Tamluk(EastMidnapore), Basirhat

West Bengal  /  Published 01.05.20

Basirhat locality sealed

The North 24-Parganas district administration sealed a part of Gontra-Jirakpur in Basirhat on Thursday after an employee of Calcutta Port Trust tested positive for Covid-19. The 53-year-old man, who h...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

West Bengal  /  Published 24.06.19

BJP vows Yogi ‘model’ in Bengal on encounters

The BJP on Monday promised a “UP-like encounter model for Bengal” if the party won power in the state, with two senior state leaders vowing to replicate the Yogi Adityanath regime’s iron-fist ap...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 16.03.19

Two held for trolling Tollywood candidate Nusrat Jahan

Two youths were arrested from North 24-Parganas on Friday for allegedly posting “obscene” remarks about Tollywood actress Nusrat Jahan, the Trinamul Congress Lok Sabha candidate from Basirhat, in...
By Our Special Correspondent in Basirhat


West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.19

Left-Congress talks stuck on three seats

Talks between the Congress and the Left Front to finalise seat-sharing in Bengal have it another stumbling block over Purulia, Basirhat and a Lok Sabha seat in north Bengal. While the Forward Bloc is ...
By Our Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 13.11.19

Mamata Banerjee warns against bias in cyclone aid

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned against “politics in distribution of relief material and rehabilitation programmes” for people affected by Cyclone Bulbul.Addressing a meeting at...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Basirhat

India  /  Published 18.03.19

Left, Congress seat talks fail in Bengal

CPI general secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy has said the Left Front cannot accept Congress’s “unjustified” demand on seat sharing in Bengal and that it now looks like that the two political f...
By PTI in Hyderabad

West Bengal  /  Published 09.06.19

BJP march to Lalbazar on June 12

The BJP has announced that it will organise a march to the Calcutta police headquarters on Wednesday to protest against the post-Lok Sabha poll violence in Bengal as the party seeks to further build o...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 06.06.19

Truck tiff tells on Jamai Shasthi plans

A protest by truck operators has chocked the supply of fish and vegetables to markets in Durgapur town in the run-up to Jamai Shasthi on Saturday. Sources said truck operators were sending lesser truc...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur


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