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The BJP’s Bengal spokesperson said that Pamela Goswami may have been framed.(pamela.goswami.5/Facebook Photo )

‘Pamela Goswami’s father says she’s a drug addict’, Kolkata Police claim

PTI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 09:39 AM IST
Pamela Goswami, a former fashion model and small-time actress, was remanded in police custody till February 25.
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Agencies feel the bomb that exploded at the station on Wednesday could not have been made by local miscreants in Murshidabad.
Agencies feel the bomb that exploded at the station on Wednesday could not have been made by local miscreants in Murshidabad.

Bengal minister not target of blast, suspect sleuths; JMB under scanner

By Sreyasi Pal, Tanmay Chatterjee, Behrampore
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:10 AM IST
  • A security alert in reference to all stations in the Malda division of the Eastern Railway including Nimtita was sounded before the Republic Day.
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“I want a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probe. BJP leader Rakesh Singh, who is close to Kailash Vijayvargiya, should be arrested. This is his conspiracy. I have all evidence,” Goswami, , the state secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), said while she was being taken to the court on Saturday. (pamela.goswami.5/Facebook Photo )
“I want a Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probe. BJP leader Rakesh Singh, who is close to Kailash Vijayvargiya, should be arrested. This is his conspiracy. I have all evidence,” Goswami, , the state secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), said while she was being taken to the court on Saturday. (pamela.goswami.5/Facebook Photo )

Drugs case: Pamela accuses BJP colleague of conspiracy

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:18 AM IST
Police arrested the 29-year-old from a posh area in south Kolkata on Friday and allegedly recovered around 90 grams of cocaine, worth around 10 lakhs, from her possession.
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The BJP’s Bengal spokesperson said that Pamela Goswami may have been framed.(pamela.goswami.5/Facebook Photo )
The BJP’s Bengal spokesperson said that Pamela Goswami may have been framed.(pamela.goswami.5/Facebook Photo )

Who is Pamela Goswami? BJP youth leader arrested with cocaine in Kolkata

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Kanishka Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 11:27 AM IST
Pamela Goswami is the state secretary of the BJYM, who actively posts updates on social media and shares pictures of party events being held across the state.
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2 youth leaders from the BJP Yuva Morcha have been arrested with 100 gms of cocaine in Kolkata. (HT Archive/For representational purposes only)
2 youth leaders from the BJP Yuva Morcha have been arrested with 100 gms of cocaine in Kolkata. (HT Archive/For representational purposes only)

2 BJP youth leaders caught with 100 grams of cocaine in Kolkata

ANI, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 06:42 AM IST
A person named Somnath Chatterjee (26) has also been arrested in connection with the seizure of about 90 grams of narcotic substance (suspected cocaine) in Kolkata.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the SSKM Government Hospital where she met state labour minister Jakir Hossain, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI PHOTO).
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the SSKM Government Hospital where she met state labour minister Jakir Hossain, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI PHOTO).

No arrests made in bomb attack on TMC minister; SIT collects evidence

PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Hossain, who is the minister of state for labour, was critically wounded in a blast on Wednesday when he went to the Nimtita railway station to board a train to Kolkata. At least 26 others were also injured.
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PM Modi, Shah focus on Bengal’s glorious past on election eve

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:40 PM IST
  • During his long speech, the prime minister talked of Shivaji, whose birth anniversary was celebrated during the day.
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Goyal also expressed his condolences on the tragic incident that took place at Nimtita railway station.(PTI File Photo)
Goyal also expressed his condolences on the tragic incident that took place at Nimtita railway station.(PTI File Photo)

Goyal dedicates series of projects for rail infrastructure in poll-bound Bengal

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:38 PM IST
The Railway minister inaugurated a second foot over-bridge at Santragachi, Freight Terminal at Sankrail (Phase-I) and Vivekananda Meditation Centre at Howrah and an executive lounge at Sealdah station.
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Veterinarians said that they suspect the deaths to be caused by a viral infection. (HT file photo)
Veterinarians said that they suspect the deaths to be caused by a viral infection. (HT file photo)

Over 200 dogs found dead in 3 days in Bengal town triggering panic

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 08:31 PM IST
While 60 dogs died on Tuesday, 97 were found dead on Wednesday and 45 on Thursday, they said. Bishnupur's civic body chief Divyendu Bandyopadhyay said the matter has been informed to the district authorities.
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Pamela Goswami is the secretary of the BJP’s youth wing. Her friend Prabir Kumar De, who was with her, was also arrested. (FACEBOOK)
Pamela Goswami is the secretary of the BJP’s youth wing. Her friend Prabir Kumar De, who was with her, was also arrested. (FACEBOOK)

BJP youth leader held with 100 grams of cocaine in south Kolkata

PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 08:26 PM IST
  • The police claimed that the two had been purchasing drugs from a peddler in New Alipore area of south Kolkata.
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PM Modi also asked the students of Visva-Bharati to prepare a vision document and aim to develop the villages around Visva-Bharati and make them self-reliant.(YouTube/Narendra Modi)
PM Modi also asked the students of Visva-Bharati to prepare a vision document and aim to develop the villages around Visva-Bharati and make them self-reliant.(YouTube/Narendra Modi)

New education policy will pave path for Atmanirbhar Bharat: PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:46 PM IST
  • PM Modi also asked the students of Visva-Bharati to prepare a vision document and aim to develop the villages around Visva-Bharati and make them self-reliant.
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The raids were carried out in Kolkata, Bankura, Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia.
The raids were carried out in Kolkata, Bankura, Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia.

CBI raids 13 locations in West Bengal over illegal mining, coal theft

By HT Correspondent | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:51 PM IST
The raids were carried out in Kolkata, Bankura, Paschim Bardhaman and Purulia.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public rally at Poilan in Kolkata, (PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses a public rally at Poilan in Kolkata, (PTI)

CM Banerjee alleges conspiracy in attack on TMC minister, BJP seeks CBI probe

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 02:52 AM IST
Addressing a rally in South 24-Parganas on Thursday, state BJP president Dilip Ghosh demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar backed a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves during a public meeting to launch of fifth Poribortan Yatra in Kakdwip of South 24 Parganas district on Thursday. (ANI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah waves during a public meeting to launch of fifth Poribortan Yatra in Kakdwip of South 24 Parganas district on Thursday. (ANI)

Amit Shah promises to implement 7th pay commission if BJP forms govt in Bengal

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:33 PM IST
  • He also mounted an attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in the state alleging corruption.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in an addresses in Kolkata. (PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee in an addresses in Kolkata. (PTI)

‘Aim was to kill him’: Mamata condemns attack on ‘popular’ leader Jakir

Written by Prashasti Singh, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:17 PM IST
West Bengal minister Jakir Hossain sustained serious injuries in a bomb attack at a railway station in Murshidabad late Wednesday night
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Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)
Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee. (ANI)

Murshidabad blast: Mamata orders probes by 3 agencies, announces compensation

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:48 PM IST
A powerful explosion rocked Nimtita railway station in Murshidabad district on Wednesday night, injuring a minister and at least 26 others. The minister and 10 other victims were shifted to Kolkata
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West Bengal’s deputy labour minister Zakir Hossain. Unidentified assailants hurled crude bombs at Hossain.(File photo)
West Bengal’s deputy labour minister Zakir Hossain. Unidentified assailants hurled crude bombs at Hossain.(File photo)

West Bengal minister injured in bomb attack rushed to Kolkata hospital

By Sreyasi Pal, Behrampore
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 12:25 PM IST
  • A senior police official said that a special team has been formed to crack the case, however, no one has been arrested so far.
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West Bengal’s deputy labour minister Zakir Hossain(HT Photo)
West Bengal’s deputy labour minister Zakir Hossain(HT Photo)

Bengal minister injured in bomb attack in Murshidabad; rushed to hospital

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 02:30 PM IST
No police official commented on the incident till 11.15 pm but the TMC’s Murshidabad district unit president Abu Taher Khan said Hossain was rushed to the Jangipur government hospital and would be shifted a hospital in Kolkata.
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Union railways minister Piyush Goyal during a press briefing.(PTI File Photo)
Union railways minister Piyush Goyal during a press briefing.(PTI File Photo)

Goyal blames Bengal govt for delays in completion of some Railway projects

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Railway minister Piyush Goyal said that Railway can play an important role in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision to make West Bengal a premier state in trading and business activity in the country by providing better connectivity and amenities.
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BJP flags at party headquarters in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
BJP flags at party headquarters in New Delhi.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

If voted to power, irregularities in teachers' recruitment to be probed: BJP

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 07:44 PM IST
BJP leader Shamik Bhhattacharya said that there was not an iota of transparency in the recruitment of teachers since 2014, and the merit list released this week was no exception.
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Dinesh Trivedi said Prashant Kishor's team, which was given access to his social media accounts, used words against PM Modi and the governor that he would never use(HT Photo)
Dinesh Trivedi said Prashant Kishor's team, which was given access to his social media accounts, used words against PM Modi and the governor that he would never use(HT Photo)

Dinesh Trivedi explains why Trinamool leaders don’t want Prashant Kishor around

By Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 01:56 PM IST
  • Dinesh Trivedi, who quit his Rajya Sabha seat last week, spoke out against Prashant Kishor's team that had brought in by party chief Mamata Banerjee.
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Basant Panchami, the festival which marks the arrival of the spring season in India, celebrated this year on February 16.(AP | Representational image)
Basant Panchami, the festival which marks the arrival of the spring season in India, celebrated this year on February 16.(AP | Representational image)

Ahead of assembly polls, political cartoons adorn Saraswati Puja pandals in WB

ANI, Midnapore
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 11:21 AM IST
A large number of people on Tuesday were seen thronging to the pandals for the worship of Goddess Saraswati on the occasion of Basant Panchami.
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Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi said he flagged issues related to violence and corruption several times to the Trinamool senior leaders. (PTI)
Former TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi said he flagged issues related to violence and corruption several times to the Trinamool senior leaders. (PTI)

Told not to campaign when I pointed out corruption within TMC: Trivedi

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 01:45 PM IST
  • Dinesh Trivedi also said that under the Mamata Banerjee-led government the middle class has been facing problems as no one pays attention to their grievances
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. (File photo)

Rice, dal, egg curry for  5, Mamata’s Maa scheme ahead of state polls

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:01 PM IST
"This is a unique idea. We had announced this scheme in the budget and managed to launch it within eight days," she said thanking officials of various departments for making it possible within such a short time.
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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)

Mamata Banerjee slams BJP over Disha Ravi's arrest

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 05:37 PM IST
"Arresting anybody who is protesting against government policies is not unacceptable. The BJP should first take action against its own IT Cell members who are spreading fake news. Why two sets of rules ?" Banerjee told a press conference here.
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Krishok Surakkha Abhiyan commenced on January 9. In picture - BJP National President JP Nadda during a road show in Malda district.(PTI)
Krishok Surakkha Abhiyan commenced on January 9. In picture - BJP National President JP Nadda during a road show in Malda district.(PTI)

BJP's farmer outreach program in West Bengal to be held on February 18

ANI, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2021 12:25 PM IST
Among 48,751 villages, almost 40,000 villages have roped under the umbrella of Krishok Surakkha Abhiyan till date.
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Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

CPIM youth wing activist dies in Bengal; party alleges police brutality

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:54 AM IST
The victim has been identified as Maidul Islam Midda who allegedly sustained severe injuries on February 11 when police used tear gas, water cannons and resorted to lathicharge to disperse protesters in central Kolkata
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BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari believe BJP is set to form the government in Bengal. (PTI Photo)
BJP Bengal president Dilip Ghosh and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari believe BJP is set to form the government in Bengal. (PTI Photo)

BJP leaders challenge Bengal CM, says cadres are civilised but not weak

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 11:15 AM IST
  • Ghosh also warned TMC workers and said that any incident of violence will not be taken lightly saying that BJP workers are not weak.
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Recently, two groups of BJP activists clashed at the party's Purba Bardhaman district office when a meeting of the saffron camp was in progress.(HT file photo)
Recently, two groups of BJP activists clashed at the party's Purba Bardhaman district office when a meeting of the saffron camp was in progress.(HT file photo)

BJP workers protest in Kolkata against removal of leader from party post

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 07:23 PM IST
They staged the protest in Hastings area in the presence of BJP MP from Hooghly Locket Chatterjee. The saffron party had removed Shubhankar Dutta Majumdar, a leader in Sonarpur area, from the local committee.
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