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There has been no report of damages in the area so far, police said.(REUTERS)

4.1-magnitude earthquake hits West Bengal’s Durgapur

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 10:39 AM IST
The quake, with its epicentre at 110 km east-northeast of Durgapur, occurred at 7.54 am at a depth of 10 km, the National Centre of Seismology said.
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)

Show-cause notice to 10 TMC leaders amid graft charges

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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.
Locals said that Dhibar was returning from a temple after performing puja and was performing live on Facebook. He used to work in a private hospital in Durgapur.(FILE PHOTO.)
Locals said that Dhibar was returning from a temple after performing puja and was performing live on Facebook. He used to work in a private hospital in Durgapur.(FILE PHOTO.)

Biker dies in accident while riding and performing on Facebook live in south Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 09:29 PM IST
The victim was identified as Chanchal Dhibar, a resident of Andal in West Burdwan district. The live video spanning over 63 seconds was posted on his Facebook account.
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh is scheduled to attend a series of events in Kolkata on February 13 and 14, including a march on the streets and two events at JU and Presidency University (PU).(HT PHOTO.)
JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh is scheduled to attend a series of events in Kolkata on February 13 and 14, including a march on the streets and two events at JU and Presidency University (PU).(HT PHOTO.)

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh’s rally request denied due to Mamata Banerjee’s roadshow

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 10:03 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee held her roadshow against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in Durgapur town on Wednesday. Ghosh sought permission to start her rally from the Asish Market area.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Bankura district of West Bengal.(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a rally in Bankura district of West Bengal.(PTI PHOTO.)

Banks, postal dept being used to conduct NRC surveys, alleges Mamata

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2020 06:13 PM IST
After the meeting, she went to the neighbouring West Burdwan district and led a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population Register (NPR) in Durgapur.
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.)

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

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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.
Calcutta High Court.(Indranil Bhoumik/HT)
Calcutta High Court.(Indranil Bhoumik/HT)

Wife’s convenience should decide transfer of matrimonial suit : Calcutta HC

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 01:22 PM IST
The court also held that when the application is in respect of the guardianship of a minor, it is to be filed in the court under whose territorial jurisdiction the minor, ordinarily resides.
A truck carrying an abandoned India Post aircraft was stuck under a bridge in Durgapur on Tuesday.(ANI image)
A truck carrying an abandoned India Post aircraft was stuck under a bridge in Durgapur on Tuesday.(ANI image)

In Bengal, truck carrying abandoned aircraft gets stuck under a bridge

Durgapur | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:14 AM IST
The incident took place on National Highway-2 in the city. The aircraft was stuck in the middle of the road in Durgapur city in Paschim Bardhaman district.
According to police, the key accused is the girl’s boyfriend and the other three boys were also known to her. According to the complaint, on Saturday evening she was taken in a deserted field where the four forced themselves on her. After returning home, the girl consumed pesticide.(HT FILE)
According to police, the key accused is the girl’s boyfriend and the other three boys were also known to her. According to the complaint, on Saturday evening she was taken in a deserted field where the four forced themselves on her. After returning home, the girl consumed pesticide.(HT FILE)

Survivor attempted suicide, four minors nabbed in Bengal for rape

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2019 12:10 AM IST
According to police, the 16-years-old girl is a student of class 10 and the perpetrators are students of classes 9 and 10. The girl is now being treated at a hospital in the district.
The two-day ‘chintan baithak’ was attended by office-bearers of the BJP’s state unit, central leaders and some recently elected Lok Sabha lawmakers.(PTI)
The two-day ‘chintan baithak’ was attended by office-bearers of the BJP’s state unit, central leaders and some recently elected Lok Sabha lawmakers.(PTI)

Induction of TMC leaders causes heartburn at Bengal BJP meet

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 09:16 PM IST
A sizeable section of those involved in expanding the BJP and its frontal organisations in the districts said that TMC leaders were being welcomed without any scrutiny which was damaging for a cadre-based party.
An assembly segment-wise analysis of the 2019 Lok Sabha election results showed that the BJP was leading in 128 assembly segments.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
An assembly segment-wise analysis of the 2019 Lok Sabha election results showed that the BJP was leading in 128 assembly segments.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)

Will win at least 200 seats: Bengal BJP chief

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 01:25 AM IST
Ghosh’s remarks came a day after the party’s two-day “Chintan Baithak”, or strategic meeting, concluded in Durgapur in West Burdwan district, in which the party’s plan for the assembly elections was discussed.
Inaugurated in 2017, Shirdi International Airport is one of the newest tier - 2 city airports to be granted greater connectivity under Centre’s UDAN-RCS scheme.(HT PHOTO)
Inaugurated in 2017, Shirdi International Airport is one of the newest tier - 2 city airports to be granted greater connectivity under Centre’s UDAN-RCS scheme.(HT PHOTO)

Take off: Are airports in smaller cities changing the real estate market?

Hindustan Times | By Shweta Kushe
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2019 07:00 PM IST
The government’s UDAN scheme is connecting India’s towns with the world, and in the process altering the real-estate markets of these regions. But, analysts say, celebrate this real-estate spike with caution.
the women had boarded the train at Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi and were travelling to Rajasthan’s Kota when the mishap happened. The woman’s 19-year-old son Akash, who was accompanying them, slept through the incident and got to know about the deaths when fellow passengers woke him up.(PTI)
the women had boarded the train at Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi and were travelling to Rajasthan’s Kota when the mishap happened. The woman’s 19-year-old son Akash, who was accompanying them, slept through the incident and got to know about the deaths when fellow passengers woke him up.(PTI)

UP woman, her daughter crushed to death by train while chasing thief

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 10:55 AM IST
According to the SP, the women had boarded the train at Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi and were travelling to Rajasthan’s Kota when the mishap happened.
A woman and her daughter were killed when they fell off the Trivandrum Express while chasing a thief who stole their bag, near Vrindavan road station in Mathura in the wee hours of Saturday.(HT File (Representative Image))
A woman and her daughter were killed when they fell off the Trivandrum Express while chasing a thief who stole their bag, near Vrindavan road station in Mathura in the wee hours of Saturday.(HT File (Representative Image))

Woman, daughter crushed by train while chasing thief

UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2019 06:58 PM IST
The deceased, from Durgapur in West Bengal, had boarded the train at Hazrat Nizamuddin in Delhi and were travelling to Kota city.
SpiceJet’s Mumbai-Durgapur fliers protest against the airline at the Mumbai airport on Saturday.(HT Photo)
SpiceJet’s Mumbai-Durgapur fliers protest against the airline at the Mumbai airport on Saturday.(HT Photo)

After 3-hour delay, Mumbai-Durgapur fliers threaten to halt boarding of SpiceJet flights

Hindustan Times | By Neha LM Tripathi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 12:36 AM IST
Passengers of the same SG 6354 flight on Friday were forced to wait overnight as their flight was cancelled. They were accommodated on the Saturday flight, which was delayed by over three hours.
BJP MP S S Ahluwalia is leading a three-member delegation to Bhatapara, near Kolkata.(ANI)
BJP MP S S Ahluwalia is leading a three-member delegation to Bhatapara, near Kolkata.(ANI)

BJP team visits violence-hit Bhatpara, claims police firing killed 2

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Bhatapara which comes under Barrackpore Lok Sabha constituency, was rocked by clashes this week which left two men dead.
Villagers have to walk for 20 minutes in the scorching heat to draw water from a well at Durgapur wadi in Murbad.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)
Villagers have to walk for 20 minutes in the scorching heat to draw water from a well at Durgapur wadi in Murbad.(Rishikesh Choudhary/HT)

Murbad residents trudge miles for a bucket of water

Hindustan Times | By Sajana Nambiar
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 01:02 AM IST
Dhasai, Durgapur wadi, Rampur wadi, Mokhpur wadi are among some of the villages on the outskirts of Murbad taluka facing drought-like situation.
At 6.17 pm, flight G8150 (GOAir Patna-Delhi) made an emergency landing due to engine failure at 6.17 pm. This aircraft had 137 passengers on board, including crew members(ANI)
At 6.17 pm, flight G8150 (GOAir Patna-Delhi) made an emergency landing due to engine failure at 6.17 pm. This aircraft had 137 passengers on board, including crew members(ANI)

Two flights make emergency landing at Lucknow airport

PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2019 12:48 AM IST
A Delhi-bound Air India flight from Durgapur (West Bengal) with 108 passengers and crew members on board made an emergency landing at 6.59 am following a technical snag, an airport official said.
Class 12 student held for rape in West Bengal. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo)
Class 12 student held for rape in West Bengal. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo)

Class 12 student held for rape in West Bengal

Midnapore (West Bengal) | By Koushik Dutta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 11:17 PM IST
The 19-year-old was produced in a Tamluk court on Wednesday, which remanded him in 14 days’ judicial custody. Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, have been slapped against him.
Police in West Bengal’s Durgapur have arrested a 16-year-old boy, who is writing his Class 10 board examination, on charges of raping a Class 1 student, officials have said.(File Photo)
Police in West Bengal’s Durgapur have arrested a 16-year-old boy, who is writing his Class 10 board examination, on charges of raping a Class 1 student, officials have said.(File Photo)

Boy appearing for Class 10 board exam allegedly rapes 6-year-old in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 10:30 AM IST
According to the National Crime Records Bureau, West Bengal accounted for 11.31%, 10.11% and 9.6% of all the crimes against women in the country in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.(Sanjeev Verma/HT FILE PHOTO)

Tenure ends in a month but Modi not mentally prepared to go: Mamata Banerjee

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 05:53 PM IST
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee lashed out at PM Narendra Modi minutes after he finished his speech in Durgapur and said his tenure will end in a month but he is not mentally prepared to go out of power.

Highlights| ‘Didi, why fear if you haven’t done anything wrong’, says PM Modi in Bengal’s Durgapur rally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Avijit Ghosal
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 04:48 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigned in West Bengal on Saturday for the coming Lok Sabha election with rallies in the border district of North 24 Parganas and the industrial town of Durgapur.The Durgapur rally of the prime minister will be part of BJP’s ‘Ganatantra Bachao’ (save democracry) programme in the state.The rallies are being held at a time when the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has upped the ante against the BJP-headed government at the Centre and has given the call to oust the Modi government in the next General Election.West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh said apart from Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and many other top leaders will attend several ‘Ganatantra Bachao’ rallies across the state.Follow highlights here:

With elections in the air, the Trinamool-Bharatiya Janata Party political rivalry translated into a poster war ahead of Prime Minister Narendra first public meeting for the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign in Bengal./(ANI Photo/Twitter)
With elections in the air, the Trinamool-Bharatiya Janata Party political rivalry translated into a poster war ahead of Prime Minister Narendra first public meeting for the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign in Bengal./(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Narendra Modi-Mamata Banerjee poster war in West Bengal ahead of PM’s visit

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2019 01:07 PM IST
The BJP accused the state ruling party of deliberately putting up chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s posters on top of that of the Prime Minister and said it was undemocratic.
BJP President Amit Shah waves at supporters at an election roadshow .(PTI file photo)
BJP President Amit Shah waves at supporters at an election roadshow .(PTI file photo)

Red flag for Amit Shah’s Bengal rath yatra from court, upset BJP to appeal

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 06:37 PM IST
The Calcutta High Court ordered that the BJP’s West Bengal rath yatra cannot take place till the next date of hearing, January 9, when it would consider reports from the 24 districts through which the rally was to pass.
State education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday night that the “condition was worrisome”.(ANI/Twitter)
State education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday night that the “condition was worrisome”.(ANI/Twitter)

Govt orders schools to shut as south Bengal reels under heat wave; 1 dead in Bankura

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
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.
The new airport is coming up at Pakyong, about 35km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.(I&PR department, Sikkim)
The new airport is coming up at Pakyong, about 35km from Sikkim’s capital Gangtok.(I&PR department, Sikkim)

Sikkim’s Pakyong airport to become 100th functional airport in India: Jayant Sinha

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2018 11:22 PM IST
Low-cost airline SpiceJet has been granted permission to fly to Pakyong from Kolkata under the civil aviation ministry’s regional connectivity scheme.
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah after a function at Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house during his visit to Kolkata in September 2017.(PTI File Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah after a function at Swami Vivekananda’s ancestral house during his visit to Kolkata in September 2017.(PTI File Photo)

Amit Shah’s strategy: BJP treating Bengal rural polls as ‘quarter-final match’ before 2021 assembly election

HIndustan Times | By Tanmay Chatterjee
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2018 04:18 PM IST
During his three-day visit to Bengal in May 2017, Shah told BJP leaders to spread out to every polling booth area and set up party offices in every district within one month. It yielded results in subsequent polls.
IIT-Kanpur professor SN Tripathi says aerosols modify clouds and once they cross a certain threshold, delay and redistribute rainfall in cities.(HT File Photo)
IIT-Kanpur professor SN Tripathi says aerosols modify clouds and once they cross a certain threshold, delay and redistribute rainfall in cities.(HT File Photo)

Pollution to blame for heavy rain, cloud bursts in Indo-Gangetic plains: Study

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Malavika Vyawahare
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 08:35 AM IST
The extent to which higher aerosol loading is impacting the monsoon rains in India is a subject of debate.
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