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BJP national president JP Nadda, who won high praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the party’s performance in the Bihar assembly election, has been leading the West Bengal poll strategy as well.(PTI PHOTO.)

BJP national chief JP Nadda to visit poll-bound Bengal, launch new campaign

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 05:53 PM IST
Nadda will launch the campaign in Burdwan district of the election bound state and the process will be carried forward by party workers who will visit farming households across 48,000 villages to collect rice.
Mahinur Khatun with her father Masud Choudhury, 70 who helps her with her relief work.(Seikh Afridi/HT Photo)
Mahinur Khatun with her father Masud Choudhury, 70 who helps her with her relief work.(Seikh Afridi/HT Photo)

HT Salutes: A cop by profession, an altruist by nature

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 05:09 AM IST
During the lockdown, as Khatun did her rounds to enforce the government’s stay-at-home rules and social distancing norms, she saw first-hand the economic devastation in her neighbourhood.
With the college and hostel closed, Soren returned home and gave her time to complete digging the well.(HT PHOTO.)
With the college and hostel closed, Soren returned home and gave her time to complete digging the well.(HT PHOTO.)

To help her ailing mother get access to water, woman digs 15-feet well at home

Hindustan Times, Kolkata: | By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 03:37 PM IST
Soren has dug a 15-feet well inside her house so that her 50-year-old ailing mother doesn’t have to walk to the villages’ water source about 200 metres away several times a day and stand in the queue to fetch water.
The teachers who were involved in selecting the book have apologized saying they overlooked the picture.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The teachers who were involved in selecting the book have apologized saying they overlooked the picture.(GETTY IMAGES.)

Black man’s picture used to describe ‘ugly’ in text book triggers row in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 11:58 PM IST
West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee said that two teachers of the school have already been suspended.
After the lockdown was announced they had no place to live and were not getting any food, the families told the police.. (Representative Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
After the lockdown was announced they had no place to live and were not getting any food, the families told the police.. (Representative Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Five migrant workers from Bengal go missing while returning from Odisha

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2020 03:39 PM IST
Their families claimed that they talked to the youths for the last time on Tuesday when they were somewhere in Burdwan in Bengal. The police have started a probe.
At least four persons, including two women, were killed on Friday in an explosion in an illegal fireworks industry. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
At least four persons, including two women, were killed on Friday in an explosion in an illegal fireworks industry. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Four killed in illegal fireworks industry explosion in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2020 04:26 PM IST
In October 2014, an explosion in a house at Khagragarh in Burdwan town, about 100 km from Kolkata, exposed a network of Bangladeshi jihadi elements running an arms and explosives factory in the state.
Debanjan Ballabh, Jadavpur University student, seen pulling Babul Supriyo’s hair when the latter visited the campus on September 19. (ANI photo)
Debanjan Ballabh, Jadavpur University student, seen pulling Babul Supriyo’s hair when the latter visited the campus on September 19. (ANI photo)

BJP supporters arrested for attacking student seen pulling Babul Supriyo’s hair

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 06:24 PM IST
In his complaint, the Jadavpur University student that he and a friend of his, a woman, was beaten up by supporters of the BJP at Alisha bus stand in Burdwan, from where they were to catch a bus to Kolkata. He also alleged that those who beat him up said that he must pay for what he had done to Babul Supriyo.
Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has once again emerged as a potential threat, this time in south India, two senior National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials familiar with the development said.(HT Photo)
Bangladesh-based terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has once again emerged as a potential threat, this time in south India, two senior National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials familiar with the development said.(HT Photo)

JMB emerging as a threat to south India, officials say

New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 11:35 PM IST
The federal anti-terror probe agency on Tuesday recovered material used in making improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, from JMB’s hideouts in Bengaluru.
Five hundred and twenty four parakeets, trapped in 11 cages, were seized from Bengal’s East Burdwan district(Photo courtesy Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)
Five hundred and twenty four parakeets, trapped in 11 cages, were seized from Bengal’s East Burdwan district(Photo courtesy Wildlife Crime Control Bureau)

More than 500 parakeets seized in Bengal from Patna-Kolkata bus; two arrested

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 09:06 PM IST
Officers of the Wildlife Crime Control Bureau (WCCB) on Saturday arrested two men and seized from their possession 524 parakeets, trapped in 11 cages, from Bengal’s East Burdwan district. The birds, protected under Indian Wildlife Protection Act and illegally sold as pets, were being carried in a bus plying on the Patna-Kolkata route.
(Picture for representation)
(Picture for representation)

Man found hanging, family blames BJP

KOLKATA/MIDNAPORE | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Purnendu Chatterjee’s body was found in the morning about 3 km from his home, additional superintendent of district police Priyabrata Roy said. “A post-mortem exam is being conducted. Investigations are on,” he told reporters.
Puri: People wade through a flooded street after Cyclone Fani made its landfall, in Puri(PTI)
Puri: People wade through a flooded street after Cyclone Fani made its landfall, in Puri(PTI)

Cyclone Fani uproots trees, triggers heavy rains in Bengal

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 05:20 PM IST
According to the Meteorological department, the extremely severe cyclonic storm relatively weakened after entering coastal Odisha and transformed into “very severe” as it approached Bengal.
The woman alleged that the medical student, a resident of the same neighbourhood, had been repeatedly posting her photographs on social media ever since he started avoiding her.(Representative photo)
The woman alleged that the medical student, a resident of the same neighbourhood, had been repeatedly posting her photographs on social media ever since he started avoiding her.(Representative photo)

Medical student held in Bengal for posting nude pics of estranged fiance

Midnapore, Hindustan Times | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2018 02:40 PM IST
The victim alleged that the man started avoiding her soon after her family talked of getting the two married.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during a visit at Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata on Saturday.(PTI)
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks during a visit at Netaji Bhawan in Kolkata on Saturday.(PTI)

Rise above narrow self interest and communal barriers, Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina tells Indian youth

Hindustan Times, Asansol | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 10:31 PM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina received an honorary DLitt at a special convocation in Kazi Nazual University in Burdwan.
Manglu Khan and Sadekul Khan (faces covered) with Shamshergunj police on Friday.(HT Photo)
Manglu Khan and Sadekul Khan (faces covered) with Shamshergunj police on Friday.(HT Photo)

98 kg explosives meant for Bangladesh outfit seized in Bengal

Hindustan Times | By Sreyasi Pal, Berhampore
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 03:00 PM IST
Primary investigation has revealed that the duo arrested on Thursday night used to sell bomb making materials to members of a banned outfit in Bangladesh.
Polling officials leave for poll-duty on the eve of the panchayat elections, in North 24 Parganas on Sunday.(PTI)
Polling officials leave for poll-duty on the eve of the panchayat elections, in North 24 Parganas on Sunday.(PTI)

6 killed in bombing, shooting as Bengal holds panchayat polls

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 12:54 PM IST
In Bagda of North 24 Parganas district, nine men were caught by villagers stamping ballot papers in a booth, In Bodo Khotimali in Cooch Behar district, a booth reported 100% polling at 8 am.
RFID uses electronic fields to identify and track tags. It can be employed for a whole range of situations from realising toll from vehicles to registering attendance in schools and offices.(HT Photo)
RFID uses electronic fields to identify and track tags. It can be employed for a whole range of situations from realising toll from vehicles to registering attendance in schools and offices.(HT Photo)

Bengal schools rein in truant kids with radio tags linked to parents’ phones

Hindustan Times | By Halim Mondal, Nadia
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 11:06 PM IST
The company that installed the technology has also embellished the offering with cellphone apps that provide details of homework for the students and notifications from the school.
One of the vessels set afire by local residents, who were angered by the delay in launching rescue operations after a boat capsize in Nadia on Saturday night.(HT Photo)
One of the vessels set afire by local residents, who were angered by the delay in launching rescue operations after a boat capsize in Nadia on Saturday night.(HT Photo)

Nadia boat capsize: Protesters clash with police over delay in rescue op

Hindustan Times | By Halim Mondal & Md Asif, Nadia/burdwan
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2018 01:26 PM IST
Enraged residents set fire to six vessels and clashed with the police in Shantipur, Nadia, on Sunday morning over a delay in launching rescue operations following a boat capsize in the Ganga river. Five people reportedly went missing in the incident.
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