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In a first, captive-bred vultures give birth in wild at Bengal’s Rajabhatkhawa

Published on Feb 25, 2024 08:54 PM IST

The forest department has named the month-old nestling F1. Its parents, N3 and P6, successfully built a nest in the wild in November 2023

Captive-bred white backed vulture in West Bengal’s Rajabhatkhawa wildlife sanctuary (West Bengal forest department Photo)

TMC MP Nusrat Jahan responds to criticism on Sandeshkhali row: ‘I have always…'

Sandeshkhali has been on the boil since early this month following allegations of land grabbing and sexual abuse of women by TMC strongman Sheikh Shahjahan.

All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) MP Nusrat Jahan in New Delhi.(ANI)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 05:17 PM IST

Bengal ministers visit Sandeshkhali; fresh protests erupt in some pockets

A team comprising state irrigation minister Partha Bhowmick and fire and emergency services minister Sujit Bose visited some of the trouble-torn areas of Sandeshkhali on Saturday

BJP Mahila Morcha workers take part in a candle light march demanding justice for the women in Sandeshkhali in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 24, 2024 08:58 PM IST

Bengal BJP leader accused of running prostitution ring involving minors; arrested

Bengal BJP’s Samik Bhattacharya said Sabyasachi Ghosh has been relieved of his responsibilities for the time being. “BJP will not shield him if he is found guilty by the court”

Industry minister Shashi Panja and minister of state for finance Chandrima Bhattacharya said at a press conference on Friday that the BJP has lost the moral right to raise slogans such as Beti Bachao (X/AITCofficial)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 10:05 PM IST

West Bengal: School teacher arrested under POCSO

Police said that the parents of the children staged an agitation at the school and locked up the teacher inside the building till police arrived

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 07:39 PM IST

ED files fresh ECIR in land grabbing case against TMC strongman Shahjahan

Enforcement Directorate files fresh case against TMC leader Sheikh Shahjahan for land-grabbing, conducts raids in Kolkata and Howrah. He has been on the run since Jan 5.

TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh is on the run following the attack on ED officials in Sandeshkhali. (File Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 07:26 PM IST

‘No democracy in West Bengal’: BJP targets Mamata Banerjee over Sandeshkhali row

Trivedi in a press conference targeted the chief minister, saying that the state under Mamata Banerjee’s rule has become inhuman and insensitive

BJP national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi (Twitter Photo)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 05:13 PM IST
ByAkshita Kumari

ED files fresh case against TMC’s Sheikh Shahjahan

Residents in Sandeshkhali have been demanding the arrest of Shahjahan and his aides Uttam Sardar and Shibaprasad Hazra for land grabbing

Security personnel at Shahjahan’s house in Sandeshkhali. (PTI/File)
Published on Feb 23, 2024 10:53 AM IST

‘Khalistani’ jibe at IPS officer: Bengal Guv expresses solidarity with Sikh community

The Sikh community also staged a demonstration outside the Bengal BJP headquarters in Kolkata hours after the IPS officer lost his cool on being called a Khalistani, allegedly by Adhikari, when the latter was stopped from going to the trouble-torn Sandeshkhali area in North 24 Parganas district

The Sikh delegation arrives at Raj Bhavan to submit a memorandum to West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose over the Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari's alleged ‘Khalistani’ slur, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 23, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Kolkata

India owes a great deal to valiant Punjabis: Bengal guv after row over Khalistani slur

“The turban that adorns a Punjabi symbolises a unique gravitas and is sacred as sacred can be,” the West Bengal governor said in his statement on Thursday

A delegation of Sikh leaders address the media after meeting West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose on Thursday over Bengal BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari's alleged ‘Khalistani’ slur (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 10:45 PM IST

'Sita worshipped by many, Akbar efficient ruler': HC asks Bengal to rename lions

The court was hearing a plea by Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) over their objection to the naming of a lioness as Sita.

The five-year-old Asiatic lioness was brought to the Siliguri zoo from Tripura’s Sepahijala Zoological Park (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 22, 2024 06:44 PM IST

Sandeshkhali unrest: Police register second FIR on gang rape charges

The village has been on the boil since February 8 after several women levelled serious allegations of sexual assault by TMC strongman Sheikh Shajahan and his aides

Women hold banner during a protest march in Kolkata in Sandeshkhali case (PTI Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2024 08:21 PM IST

Fresh reports of Aadhar deactivation surface in Bengal despite UIDAI’s assurance

Fresh reports of Aadhaar card deactivation in West Bengal districts despite UIDAI denial. Political row ensues, Mamata Banerjee accuses BJP of targeting Dalit Matua community.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has accused the Centre of cancelling the Aadhaar cards of several residents in the state (ANI)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 07:44 PM IST

Mother, female friend arrested for murdering 8-yr-old son in West Bengal: Police

Preliminary investigation has revealed that the child was hit with a blunt object on the back of his head and forehead

According to police, the child was found murdered in his house on Friday evening while he was alone. (Representative file photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 09:12 AM IST

Surprise that he’s still on the run, says Calcutta HC on TMC’s Sheikh Shahjahan

Justice Apurba Sinha Ray took suo motu cognisance of the unrest in Sandeshkhali in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Feb 13

North 24 Parganas: Locals visit the government help camp at Sandeshkhali to resolve their grievances, in North 24 Parganas on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 20, 2024 08:21 PM IST

IPS officer loses cool, says called Khalistani when he stopped Bengal BJP MLAs

Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Jaspreet Singh told journalists that he was called Khalistani because he is wearing a turban

Sandeshkhali in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas. (ANI/Representative)
Updated on Feb 20, 2024 01:48 PM IST

‘Bengal needs President’s rule’: NCW chairperson at Sandeshkhali

NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma visited Sandeshkhali and spoke to some of the women who have accused local Trinamool Congress leaders of sexual assault

NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma during a visit to Sandeshkhali on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 09:31 PM IST

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee accuses TMC of targeting Hindu women in Sandeshkhali

Locket Chatterjee said that there is only one woman chief minister in the country, and it is in her state that women are most unsafe

BJP MP Locket Chatterjee. (File)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 02:53 PM IST
ByAkshita Kumari

Sandeshkhali: Bengal govt in crisis management mode; ministers meet residents

TMC minister Sujit Bose said that they were in Sandeshkhali to listen to the grievances of people and to meet the party’s local leaders

TMC leader Shibaprasad Hazra being presented before the Basirhat subdivision court in connection with the Sandeshkhali incident in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday (PTI)
Published on Feb 18, 2024 10:14 PM IST

How QR codes helped authorities detect moles during WB class X board exams

Officials suspect that a specific gang was working behind this and were just using the students. Specific WhatsApp groups were created by the gangs

The West Bengal Madhyamik examination began on February 2 and ended on February 12 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2024 04:18 PM IST

VHP moves Calcutta HC over lioness named ‘Sita’ at Siliguri zoo

In a writ petition filed before the Calcutta high court’s circuit bench at Jalpaiguri on Saturday, VHP said that naming of an animal after a religious deity is “sacrilegious and blasphemous, violating the religious beliefs of Hindus”

The five-year-old Asiatic lioness was brought to the Siliguri zoo from Tripura’s Sepahijala Zoological Park (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2024 01:02 PM IST

Sandeshkhali unrest: Trinamool reacts sharply to Mithun Chakraborty's remarks

On the unrest in Sandeshkhali, Mithun Chakraborty said political parties need to set aside their differences in addressing such atrocities.

Actor Mithun Chakraborty. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 08:07 AM IST

Sandeshkhali unrest: Police add IPC section for gang rape against 2 TMC leaders

TMC's Hazra was arrested late on Saturday night from Nazat area in North 24 Parganas, police said. He will be produced before the Basirhat court on Sunday

Citizens staged protest against Trinamool Congress (TMC) run State Government over violence against women in Sandeshkhali of North 24 Parganas district at Hazra in Kolkata, India, on Thursday, February 15, 2024. (Photo by Samir Jana/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:48 PM IST

Eight-year-old boy found murdered in his house in West Bengal’s Hooghly: Police

Police said that the kid’s mother works at a local restaurant in Hooghly and his father works in a shop in Kolkata. The incident took place when both were away for work

 (Representative Photo)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 05:27 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee removes arrested Bengal minister Jyotipriya Mallick from cabinet

Jyotipriya Mallick is the second senior cabinet minister to be removed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee from the government following probe by federal agencies

Jyotipriya Mallick was arrested by ED in the PDS scam case on October 27 last year and he is in judicial custody now. (File)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 11:21 AM IST

In Bengal assembly, Mamata Banerjee seeks to link RSS to Sandeshkhali unrest

RSS is engaged in social work and has nothing to do with politics, said RSS spokesperson Ajay Kumar Nandi in his rebuttal to Mamata Banerjee

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaking during the budget session of the West Bengal Assembly in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 06:53 PM IST

Sandeshkhali situation ‘highly reprehensible’, says West Bengal governor

Bose, who visited the restive area and spoke with the agitators on Monday, said in the report that the local people want constitution of a Special Task Force.

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose with women protestors and others at Sandeshkhali block, in North 24 Parganas district, Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. Bose visited the trouble-torn block in the district on Monday and spoke to women protestors who alleged sexual harassment and torture by absconding TMC leader Shajahan Sheikh and his associates. (PTI)
Published on Feb 15, 2024 12:04 AM IST
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Bengal PDS scam: Businessman arrested by ED after 24-hour raids

Biswajit Das, who runs an export-import business, was arrested after a night-long interrogation at his home in Salt Lake on the eastern outskirts of Kolkata

ED on January 20 told a Kolkata court that the PDS scam in West Bengal involved around <span class='webrupee'>?</span>20,000 crore. (File)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 06:39 PM IST

Half a million state govt jobs lying vacant due to Oppn roadblocks: Mamata Banerjee

The Calcutta high court is at present hearing a series of PILs related to alleged irregularities in recruitment drives in schools and civic bodies in West Bengal

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 08:29 AM IST

Bengal guv visits trouble-torn Sandeshkhali; Smriti Irani hits out at Mamata

The North 24 Parganas district administration clamped prohibitory orders at Sandeshkhali on Saturday under Section 144 of CrPC and suspended internet services after some videos from here went viral on social media

Women protest against TMC leader Sheikh Shajahan in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 09:15 PM IST
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