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'BJP was not expecting seat, didn't like it,' Babul Supriyo on joining politics

Babul Supriyo wrote he truly doesn't want to be in politics. It should not be construed as bargaining for any post.
Babul Supriyo said he joined BJP as he took the challenge as a Bengali to get BJP a seat in West Bengal in 2014.
Babul Supriyo said he joined BJP as he took the challenge as a Bengali to get BJP a seat in West Bengal in 2014.
Published on Jul 31, 2021 07:16 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Watch: Violence, stone pelting, car set on fire in Bengal's Asansol

Violence reported from West Bengal's Asansol over alleged custodial death (ANI)
Violence reported from West Bengal's Asansol over alleged custodial death (ANI)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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Mamata Banerjee stood like a wall between Centre and people: PM Modi

PM Modi while addressing a rally in Asansol said that due to TMC's lack of law and order a region brimming with potential has now become a hotbed for 'mafia raj. '
PM Modi addressing a rally at Asansol. (YouTube/Narendra Modi)
PM Modi addressing a rally at Asansol. (YouTube/Narendra Modi)
Published on Apr 17, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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BJP leader’s car allegedly shot at in West Bengal’s Asansol

Dismissing the charges, TMC’s Asansol Dakshin MLA Tapas Banerjee alleged that Mukherjee is accused in several extortion, smuggling and even murder cases and was absconding for a long time and the incident might be a fallout of his old rivalries.
A complaint has been received from Mukherjee and CCTV footages in the area are being scrutinised, an officer at Hirapur police station said.(ANI (Representative Image))
A complaint has been received from Mukherjee and CCTV footages in the area are being scrutinised, an officer at Hirapur police station said.(ANI (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 04, 2021 11:52 AM IST
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Asansol | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh

BJP’s Babul Supriyo says entry shouldn’t be open to all

“What my top bosses decide is a different thing but I will try my very best with all my might & honesty to ensure that NO #TMC leader who tormented, tortured (both physically & mentally) my grass root level BJP colleagues in Asansol, don’t get an entry in BJP,” union minister Babul Supriyo said in a social media post, without naming anyone.
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babul Supriyo(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Babul Supriyo(Samir Jana/HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2020 08:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur

Dissenting voices against ex-Trinamool leaders’ likely entry into BJP

At least four TMC legislators have resigned from the party in the last 48 hours.
BJP leader Babul Supriyo. (Photo @BJPAsansolOff)
BJP leader Babul Supriyo. (Photo @BJPAsansolOff)
Updated on Dec 18, 2020 08:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

‘In Bengal, goons can fire pistol, hurl bombs in front of cops’: Vijayvargiya

The BJP Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that the police failed to take action against the miscreants despite seeing that bombs were hurled at people at a rally in Asansol.
BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that police is working with TMC cadres which has led to collapse of law and order in Bengal.(PTI)
BJP National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya alleged that police is working with TMC cadres which has led to collapse of law and order in Bengal.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2020 07:53 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Show-cause notice to 10 TMC leaders amid graft charges

Among those pulled up for alleged corruption are civic body officer bearers from Asansol and Durgapur towns in West Burdwan district and Dhupguri town in north Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district.
On Monday, the North 24 Parganas district administration also made 20 villagers of Deganga refund the amount of Rs 20,000 each of them received for repairing houses damaged by the cyclone.(PTI)
On Monday, the North 24 Parganas district administration also made 20 villagers of Deganga refund the amount of Rs 20,000 each of them received for repairing houses damaged by the cyclone.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

24 passengers of Shramik Special to Purulia get down at Asansol station

An Eastern Railway spokesman said here on Friday that the special train had a technical stop at Asansol on Thursday and passengers were not supposed to board or deboard there.
Kolka The Shramik Special train was from Bengaluru to New Jalpaiguri railway station.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)
Kolka The Shramik Special train was from Bengaluru to New Jalpaiguri railway station.(Samir Jana/HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on May 15, 2020 02:36 PM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

With no regular patients in Bengal’s hospitals, piles of medicines likely to expire in June

The list includes ampules, vials, tablets and tubes of various kinds of injections, drops and lotions needed to treat patients suffering from cardiac arrest, malaria, labour pain and peptic ulcers. There are also antibiotics, anesthesia and eye-drops. The stock of some drugs like dobutamine and dobramycin are supposed to expire in June 2020.
Pharmacy shop workers wear full protective gear during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Kolkata.(ANI PHOTO.)
Pharmacy shop workers wear full protective gear during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Kolkata.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on May 14, 2020 02:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur

2300 students stranded in Kota amid lockdown return home to Bengal’s Siliguri

The students were stranded in Kota amid the lockdown and the guardians had appealed to the West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to take steps to bring back those students.
A health worker checks the body temperature of a student after he arrived with others by bus from other states to their home in West Bengal state during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in Siliguri.(AFP File Photo)
A health worker checks the body temperature of a student after he arrived with others by bus from other states to their home in West Bengal state during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the coronavirus in Siliguri.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 06:41 AM IST
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Siliguri (West Bengal) | By Asian News International

Covid-19 spreads to Buxar, Vaishali; Bihar tally up to 80

The active screening exercise would also cover nearly 8,000 villages/wards of international travellers who returned to the state last month.
A 37-year-old patient from Vaishali, found positive for the virus and undergoing treatment at AIIMS-Patna, was reported to be critical.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A 37-year-old patient from Vaishali, found positive for the virus and undergoing treatment at AIIMS-Patna, was reported to be critical.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2020 09:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Tims, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar

In Bengal, real-time satellite data to be used for round-the-clock air quality management

All eight cities – Kolkata, Howrah, Durgapur, Raniganj, Asansol, Haldia and Barrackpore – are listed among the 122 non-attainment cities in India prepared by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB). These cities do not meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.
The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) signed a memorandum of understanding with scientists from CERCA in IIT-Delhi earlier this week to manage air quality in eight polluted cities in the state, including Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
The West Bengal Pollution Control Board (WBPCB) signed a memorandum of understanding with scientists from CERCA in IIT-Delhi earlier this week to manage air quality in eight polluted cities in the state, including Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur

First-of-its-kind wheelchair band set to enthral Chandigarh today

The band will be performing with Bollywood singer Tochi Raina at a musical evening at the Chandigarh Spinal Rehab.
Members of wheelchair band ‘Flowing Karma’ at the Chandigarh Spinal Rehab in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Thursday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Members of wheelchair band ‘Flowing Karma’ at the Chandigarh Spinal Rehab in Sector 28, Chandigarh, on Thursday.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Nov 22, 2019 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

At Kolkata airport, Mamata Banerjee has a chance encounter

Banerjee is to meet the PM to seek more funds for the state.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 18, 2019 09:25 AM IST
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Kolkata | By Press Trust of India

Six arrested in Bengal for attempted lynching, attacking cops

Two deaths by lynching in Bengal since the state assembly passed the West Bengal (Prevention of Lynching) Bill 2019 on August 30. Three other victims of attempted lynchings managed to survive.
Incidents of mob rage are on the rise in Bengal.(HT Photo/File/Representative)
Incidents of mob rage are on the rise in Bengal.(HT Photo/File/Representative)
Updated on Sep 15, 2019 09:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri

Out on evening stroll, TMC councillor shot dead in Bengal

Muhammad Khalid Khan was shot at when he went out for a stroll after dinner, alleged his brother and eyewitness Armaan Khan.
Muhammad Khalid’s kin alleged that the killing was the fallout of an old rivalry involving relatives.(Representative Image)
Muhammad Khalid’s kin alleged that the killing was the fallout of an old rivalry involving relatives.(Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 25, 2019 10:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Four arrested for abducting, killing Bengal teen girl

The victim’s family said they filed a police complaint though the abductors had warned them not to do so.
The teenager’s body was found three days after she was kidnapped.(Getty Images / Representative Photo)
The teenager’s body was found three days after she was kidnapped.(Getty Images / Representative Photo)
Published on Aug 15, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta

Minor girl found dead in Bengal’s Asansol three days after abduction

On Monday afternoon, the victim’s father who is a government employee, received a text message from her phone demanding a ransom of Rs 15 lakh for her release.
The 17-year-old girl was kidnapped on Saturday when she had gone out for tuition.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The 17-year-old girl was kidnapped on Saturday when she had gone out for tuition.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Aug 13, 2019 06:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents

Striking doctors reach out to patients for support

A doctor being beaten up was Ramesh Kumar’s— who had come to Dr Ram Manohar Lohia hospital for the treatment of his 2-year-old daughter suffering from high fever—guess too.
New Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors Association during a strike against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_2_2019_000035B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Members of Federation of Resident Doctors Association during a strike against National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill, at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, Friday, Aug 2, 2019. (PTI Photo/Arun Sharma) (PTI8_2_2019_000035B)(PTI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 09:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt

‘How many wrote to Mamata Banerjee for human rights violations in Bengal?’: Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo wrote an open letter to the 49 celebrities who wrote to Prime Minister Modi, on July 23, demanding that “exemplary punishment” should be meted out “swiftly and surely” in lynching cases.
Union Minister Babul Supriyo wrote an open letter to the 49 signatories who recently wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern over the incidents of lynching.(PTI Photo)
Union Minister Babul Supriyo wrote an open letter to the 49 signatories who recently wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressing concern over the incidents of lynching.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2019 08:28 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Asian News International

‘Will send get well soon cards to Mamata’: Babul Supriyo on ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan row

Mamata Banerjee has said she has no problem with the slogan of ‘Jai Sri Ram’ if used in religious connotations but said the BJP is mixing religion and politics.
Union minister Babul Supriyo(ANI)
Union minister Babul Supriyo(ANI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2019 10:26 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Asansol Mayor accuses Babul Supriyo of threat, abuse

In his letter to Asansol (south) police station, Tiwari alleged that around 1pm on Saturday he received a call on his mobile from a number displayed as “private number.”
Asansol municipal corporation mayor and Trinamool Congress MLA Jitendra Tiwari on Saturday lodged a police complaint saying Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Union minister Babul Supriyo abused him over a phone call(ANI)
Asansol municipal corporation mayor and Trinamool Congress MLA Jitendra Tiwari on Saturday lodged a police complaint saying Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Union minister Babul Supriyo abused him over a phone call(ANI)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 11:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Decomposed bodies of West Bengal minister’s family found at home

The bodies were found after their neighbours complained to the police of foul smell emanating from their house located at Hindustan Park area of Asansol town, the police said.
The police entered the house and found the bodies of the two women identified as Jayshree Ghatak and her daughter Nilam Ghatak.(File photo)
The police entered the house and found the bodies of the two women identified as Jayshree Ghatak and her daughter Nilam Ghatak.(File photo)
Updated on May 28, 2019 09:21 AM IST
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Burdwan | By Press Trust of India

Lok Sabha election results 2019: PM Narendra Modi’s party dents Trinamool

TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee (Diamond Harbour seat) and Mimi Chakraborty (Jadavpur) leading by a comfortable victory margin too.
A significant development in Bengal this time around was the decimation of the Left parties and the Congress, who have been rendered as fringe forces.(HT Photo)
A significant development in Bengal this time around was the decimation of the Left parties and the Congress, who have been rendered as fringe forces.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2019 12:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Unemployment continues to be a major issue in Asansol

The dusty industrial town, once seen as the great hope of a state in decline, was a citadel of the Left for 30 years and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had never had much of a toehold in West Bengal.
With the election behind them, voters in Asansol say the highly charged and often-violent campaign eclipsed material issues affecting the city of 1.1 million that has seen a number of industrial units close in recent years.(File Photo)
With the election behind them, voters in Asansol say the highly charged and often-violent campaign eclipsed material issues affecting the city of 1.1 million that has seen a number of industrial units close in recent years.(File Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2019 12:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

The gradual degeneration of Indian politics

Our democracy has been reduced to a mere chariot for some families, corporations and the glamour brigade
The BJP has fielded actor Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur(ANI)
The BJP has fielded actor Sunny Deol from Gurdaspur(ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2019 08:58 PM IST
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By Shashi Shekhar

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bengal battle reaches EC in Delhi

Election officials said isolated cases of violence had been reported in the state that has witnessed over 52 per cent polling so far.
BJP candidate Babul Supriyo's SUV that was allegedly attacked by the TMC supporters while he was heading to visit a polling station, during 4th phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Asansol, Monday,(PTI)
BJP candidate Babul Supriyo's SUV that was allegedly attacked by the TMC supporters while he was heading to visit a polling station, during 4th phase of Lok Sabha polls, in Asansol, Monday,(PTI)
Updated on May 06, 2020 08:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘I woke up late’: Why Moon Moon Sen did not know of violence in her constituency

Clashes erupted in West Bengal’s Asansol constituency with reports of the sitting MP Babul Supriyo’s car being vandalised on Monday, the fourth phase of polling for 72 seats across 9 states.
Actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen(PTI file photo)
Actor-turned-politician Moon Moon Sen(PTI file photo)
Updated on May 06, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Polling staff in Bengal district demand central forces, threaten to boycott polls

Polling staff in many parts of Bengal started demanding central forces even before the first phase of election was held on April 11.
The polling station, comprising five booths, is in the Krishnagar Lok Sabha constituency that goes to the polls on Monday along with Berhampore, Ranaghat, Asansol, Burdwan East, Burdwan-Durgapur, Bolpur and Birbhum.(PTI PHOTO)
The polling station, comprising five booths, is in the Krishnagar Lok Sabha constituency that goes to the polls on Monday along with Berhampore, Ranaghat, Asansol, Burdwan East, Burdwan-Durgapur, Bolpur and Birbhum.(PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 28, 2019 11:38 PM IST
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