UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Saumitra Khan is a former TMC leader who joined the BJP in January 2019. He was the TMC’s Lok Sabha member from Bishnupur in Bankura district. He retained the seat by contesting for the BJP and was made president of the state Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) about three months ago.
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:58 PM IST
Incidentally, while on a tour of Bankura on November 5, Union home minister Amit Shah had set the tone for the Bengal elections by asking BJP leaders to win more than 200 of the 294 seats.
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 07:46 AM IST
Leaders from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as officers from the district administration have called on Bibhishan Hansda and offered to get the best treatment for his teenage daughter Rachana who is diabetic.
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2020 11:58 AM IST
Vivekananda Patra, president of the BJP’s Bankura district unit, admitted that an error was made while attempting to spot a statue of Birsa Munda not far from Bankura town where Amit Shah held a closed-door meeting with leaders from 13 districts.
Bankura (West Bengal) | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Amit Shah was accompanied by BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvergiya, BJP national vice-president Mukul Roy and state party chief Dilip Ghosh.
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 05:12 PM IST
A district BJP leader who attended the closed-door meeting said Shah asked the district and state leaders to strengthen the organization right down to the polling booth level to ensure that the BJP wins more than 200 of the state’s 294 assembly seats.
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Two of these posters were found inside a compound where an office of the state land and land reforms department is located.
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 06:30 PM IST
Local TMC leaders accused Rahim Mondal, husband of the head of the local panchayat who switched over from the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and said Left supporters had masterminded the violence.
Bankura, West Bengal | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 02:27 PM IST
After all the educational institutions were shut down due to the lockdown, Subrato Pati started taking online classes.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2020 07:49 PM IST
Star hotels and luxury resorts in Kolkata, other towns and tourist destinations in the state are offering their rooms as Covid-19 quarantine facilities to those reluctant to complete their government-mandated isolation in state-run centres.
Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2020 01:40 PM IST
People in Bankura district town, about 200 km from Kolkata, experienced shaking of the earth surface and came out of their houses and other buildings.
UPDATED ON APR 03, 2020 12:56 AM IST
People thronged vegetable markets in Kolkata and the districts, with very few keeping distance from the next person. Village fairs were organised in Purulia, Bankura and Cooch Behar districts. In Kurseong, however, the traditional Ram Navami fair was not held.
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Fishing cats are listed as vulnerable species in the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List. The Dankuni wetlands, located less than 10 km away from the spot where the cat was spotted, is a fishing cat habitat.
Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Addressing the TMC leaders in the two districts of Bankura and Jhargram in a closed-door meeting, Banerjee urged them to go back to the people to re-establish contacts with the common man.
Kolkata | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 03:07 PM IST
Expressing concern over the injury of the teenager, BJP state President Dilip Ghosh said it is unfortunate that people are being shot for shouting a slogan.
Lok Sabha election 2019: Villagers boycott polling in West Bengal’s Jhargram constituency over drinking water, road
Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 03:32 PM IST
This is the first time that voters of a booth have boycotted polls in West Bengal in the Lok Sabha election 2019. Ramchandrapur village, about 170km to the west of state capital Kolkata, has one booth that has 740 voters.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 07:12 PM IST
The latest round came after the two exchanged barbs earlier this week, with Banerjee saying on Tuesday that when PM Modi comes to Bengal and alleges tolabazi (extortion), she feels like giving him “a slap of democracy,” raising her right hand in a motion of slapping.
Simulia (West Bengal) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 10:48 AM IST
Modi had told a rally at Bankura earlier in the day that Banerjee had said she would slap him, which would actually be a blessing for him.
Siliguri (West Bengal) | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2019 06:58 PM IST
Ram Navami rallies were taken out in West Midnapore, Purulia, Jhargram, Bankura, Howrah, Kolkata and in North and South 24 Parganas districts among others, officials said.
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 02:17 PM IST
The ruling party has now fielded Subrata Mukherjee from Bankura for the Lok Sabha election 2019. Sen will fight from Asansol, which is held by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Babul Supriyo
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 02:22 PM IST
Bishnupur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal goes to polls on May 12
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 11:22 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee might spring a few surprises while announcing her list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on Tuesday.
Hindustan Times, Jamshedpur | By Debashish Sarkar, Jamshedpur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2019 09:14 AM IST
Munda returned midway from the Jharkhand-West Bengal border near Bandwan in West Bengal’s Purulia district, after he was told that the West Bengal administration had not given permission for his meeting in Bishnupur.
Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2019 11:12 PM IST
At least three villagers died on Thursday when a portion of a coal mine collapsed in Barjora area of West Bengal’s Bankura district, about 178 km from Kolkata.
Hindustan Times, Vijayawada | By Gali Nagaraja
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2018 10:12 AM IST
This is the third cyclone to hit the state this year after Cyclone Daye and Cyclone Titli, but weather officials say it is likely to weaken before making landfall on Monday afternoon
Hindustan Times | By Koushik Dutta, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2018 05:55 PM IST
Local police told police that bets were placed on the games and Haidar and Rasul were both regulars.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Koushik Dutta, Midnapore
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 01:44 PM IST
A class 12 student, the key accused, had bought a pistol from an engineering student for Rs 30,000.
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 08:32 PM IST
The temperature in many districts hovered above 40 degree Celcius and officials of the meteorological department officials warned the heat wave could continue for at least a couple of days.
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 07:11 PM IST
Forty-five tea garden workers, most of them women, were injured by lightning on Monday when they were working in Palasbari tea garden in Jalpaiguri district, about 650 km from Kolkata.
HT Correspondent, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 02:52 PM IST
According to the met department, a northwestern -- seasonal storm common in this part of the world -- with gale speed of 84 km per hour hit Kolkata and other South Bengal districts in the evening.