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BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari.(ANI)

After being branded a traitor by TMC, Suvendu Adhikari to hold rally in hometown

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2020 11:21 AM IST
This would be his first rally in East Midnapore after he joined the BJP on December 19 at union home minister Amit Shah’s rally
Union home minister Amit Shah waving at BJP's West Bengal unit workers in Bankura on Nov 5, 2020.(PTI File Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah waving at BJP's West Bengal unit workers in Bankura on Nov 5, 2020.(PTI File Photo)

BJP Bengal unit gears up for Amit Shah’s rally today

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 01:01 AM IST
Till Friday night, efforts were on to ensure that at least a dozen leaders of significance join the BJP on Saturday, according to party insiders aware of the developments.
TMC supporters blocked roads with wooden logs in response and demanded immediate arrest of the accused. They alleged police inaction and dillydallying.(AP)
TMC supporters blocked roads with wooden logs in response and demanded immediate arrest of the accused. They alleged police inaction and dillydallying.(AP)

Trinamool says BJP captured 6 of its offices in East Midnapore

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 04:53 PM IST
The BJP refuted the allegations, saying that those were BJP’s offices and the TMC is making baseless allegations so that their workers could be implicated in false cases.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and poll strategist Prashant Kishor are pulling out all stops to control rebel party heavyweight and transport minister Suvendu Adhikari in the districts of the state.(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and poll strategist Prashant Kishor are pulling out all stops to control rebel party heavyweight and transport minister Suvendu Adhikari in the districts of the state.(PTI PHOTO.)

Bengal CM Mamata, Prashant Kishor strategise to control rebel TMC minister

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2020 10:57 AM IST
Their efforts showed some apparent signs of success on Friday evening when the minister did not make controversial statements at the public programmes he attended.
The man was arrested on September 27 in connection with an alleged kidnapping of a minor girl in which one of his relatives was the accused. He died of illness at SSKM hospital in Kolkata on October 13, said the police. (Bloomberg file photo)
The man was arrested on September 27 in connection with an alleged kidnapping of a minor girl in which one of his relatives was the accused. He died of illness at SSKM hospital in Kolkata on October 13, said the police. (Bloomberg file photo)

Man’s body in mortuary for 18 days as BJP and Trinamool slug it out in court

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 07:23 PM IST
The BJP said the man, Madan Ghorui, was a party supporter and alleged that he died because of torture in judicial custody. This triggered a legal battle at the Calcutta High Court and Ghorui’s body was sent back to the morgue hours after it was handed over to his family following post mortem examination.
For West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who has been accused on numerous occasions by the opposition parties of failing to bring in foreign investment despite her trips to many countries since 2011, Wednesday’s development could help the Trinamool Congress politically in the run-up to the assembly polls.(PTI PHOTO.)
For West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee who has been accused on numerous occasions by the opposition parties of failing to bring in foreign investment despite her trips to many countries since 2011, Wednesday’s development could help the Trinamool Congress politically in the run-up to the assembly polls.(PTI PHOTO.)

Bengal CM Mamata inaugurates green projects to be built in collaboration with EU countries

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 08:22 PM IST
The memorandum of understanding (MoU) for these projects was signed at the global business summit held at the beach town of Digha in East Midnapore in December 2019.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during a press conference at Nabanna Sabhaghar, in Kolkata on Monday.(PTI Photo)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee during a press conference at Nabanna Sabhaghar, in Kolkata on Monday.(PTI Photo)

Trinamool Congress suspends 18 workers after allegations of corruption in distribution of cyclone relief amount

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2020 06:02 PM IST
More than 50 of those who received show-cause notice returned the compensation that the government transferred to their bank accounts for repairing homes. In no other area of Bengal has so many people been charged by the party in a single move.
The announcement came hours after many citizens blocked roads, including in Kolkata.(HT photo/ Samir Jana)
The announcement came hours after many citizens blocked roads, including in Kolkata.(HT photo/ Samir Jana)

Power restored, Kolkata limps back to normalcy

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 10:32 AM IST
The state home department said 240 out of the affected 273 substations in Hooghly, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas districts have been restored.
The cyclone will cross the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district and Hatiya Island in Bangladesh.(Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)
The cyclone will cross the West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district and Hatiya Island in Bangladesh.(Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra / Hindustan Times)

Cyclone Amphan begins landfall near Sunderbans in West Bengal as extremely severe cyclonic storm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Jayashree Nandi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 04:51 PM IST
According to IMD’s glossary an extremely severe cyclonic storm is considered when wind speed is between 167 to 221kmph and a super cyclone is considered when wind speed is more than 222kmph.
Along with the NDRF and SDRF personnel, fire service teams have also been positioned in the vulnerable areas.(ANI)
Along with the NDRF and SDRF personnel, fire service teams have also been positioned in the vulnerable areas.(ANI)

Cyclone Amphan: One lakh shifted to safety in Bengal, masks given to evacuees

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 04:11 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier said the NDRF and SDRF personnel were prepared to deal with eventualities and rescue those hit by the cyclone.
In Odisha, 10 teams have been deployed in seven districts -- Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.(PTI)
In Odisha, 10 teams have been deployed in seven districts -- Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.(PTI)

NDRF deploys 17 teams in Odisha, West Bengal to prepare for Cyclone Amphan

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 04:17 PM IST
NDRF Director General S N Pradhan said in a video message that the federal contingency force is “watching the situation closely from the headquarters and we are in touch with state governments, the Indian Meteorological Department and all stakeholder agencies”.
Thousands of people from villages along the coast and low lying areas are evacuated during a cyclone and brought to cyclone shelters as part of disaster management protocol. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Thousands of people from villages along the coast and low lying areas are evacuated during a cyclone and brought to cyclone shelters as part of disaster management protocol. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Bengal stocks masks, sanitizers at storm shelters as cyclone Amphan nears

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2020 05:54 PM IST
According to the regional meteorological centre of the India Meteorological Department, the depression over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into cyclone Amphan over the next 12 hours.
Only four of Bengal’s 23 districts are in the ‘red zone’ and 80% of the state’s Covid-19 cases are from the state capital of Kolkata.(ANI PHOTO.)
Only four of Bengal’s 23 districts are in the ‘red zone’ and 80% of the state’s Covid-19 cases are from the state capital of Kolkata.(ANI PHOTO.)

Bengal’s Covid-19 graph shows sharp spike, cases more than double in 1 week

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 09:10 PM IST
The state has recorded 696 positive cases till April 27, of which 504 are active cases.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has promised to repair the church which has been vandalized in East Midnapore district .(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has promised to repair the church which has been vandalized in East Midnapore district .(PTI PHOTO.)

Church vandalized in Bengal; Mamata Banerjee promises to repair it

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:02 PM IST
Three people have been arrested till Monday afternoon and police are looking for five more accused. Officials of the Bhagwanpur police station, who are investigating the case, have not commented on the political identify of the arrested men. The BJP has denied its involvement.
Local TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari alleged that Bera was murdered by BJP supporters.(HT Archive)
Local TMC MP Dibyendu Adhikari alleged that Bera was murdered by BJP supporters.(HT Archive)

Bengal TMC leader clubbed to death

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 05:30 AM IST
Bera, 52, a former member of the local gram panchayat, was a resident of Baruna village.
The fire broke out in a pipeline at the plant.(Representational Photo)
The fire broke out in a pipeline at the plant.(Representational Photo)

At least 13 workers injured in fire at chemical plant in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:15 PM IST
The district authorities rushed eight fire engines to the chemical plant and have asked for more from elsewhere in the district.
The boy’s death is the fifth such incident since August 11 in the beach town.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The boy’s death is the fifth such incident since August 11 in the beach town.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Body of 7-year-old boy missing for 2 days, found on beach in Bengal’s Digha

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 05:52 PM IST
Marina Ghat, where his body was washed ashore on Monday morning, is about a km away from Jagannath Ghat, where he was playing two days ago.
A 13-year old child was allegedly raped before she was murdered in Bengal’s Haldia township(Representative Photo)
A 13-year old child was allegedly raped before she was murdered in Bengal’s Haldia township(Representative Photo)

Bengal labourer arrested for raping, murdering minor who came to watch TV at his home

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:11 PM IST
The girl used to go to the 45-year-old man’s shanty to watch television every evening but went missing on Friday. Local people later found her body in a sack hidden inside Patra’s home.
According to the police, some tourists keep going into the water to take selfies with big waves.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
According to the police, some tourists keep going into the water to take selfies with big waves.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Tourist drowns in Bengal’s coastal town Digha; fourth incident since Aug 11

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Dipu Senapati, a resident of Rajahati village of Khanakul in Hooghly district was declared dead on arrival at the Digha Hospital.
A West Bengal woman was gangraped by her boyfriend and his friends on Aug 24. She was hospitalised after consuming pesticide(Representative photograph of a woman lying on the floor. Shutterstock)
A West Bengal woman was gangraped by her boyfriend and his friends on Aug 24. She was hospitalised after consuming pesticide(Representative photograph of a woman lying on the floor. Shutterstock)

Bengal gangrape victim dies, police accused of shielding key accused

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The victim was called out from her house on August 24 by her boyfriend and taken to a nearby field, where he and his friends raped her. They also filmed the incident and threatened to release video if she didn’t stay quiet.
The BJP made the most of Mamata’s angry reaction to the chants of “Jai Sri Ram” in East Midnapore amid a bitter Lok Sabha election campaign in West Bengal on May 5.(HT Photo)
The BJP made the most of Mamata’s angry reaction to the chants of “Jai Sri Ram” in East Midnapore amid a bitter Lok Sabha election campaign in West Bengal on May 5.(HT Photo)

BJP vows to greet Mamata Banerjee with Jai Sri Ram chants

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Another BJP leader said that the party’s women workers would lead crowds along routes of Mamata’s motorcade and also at the venues of her meetings.
From Malda district to Cooch Behar, BJP painted north Bengal saffron; winning seven out of eight seats by securing votes that went to not just CPI (M) but the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Forward Bloc in 2014.(ANI PHOTO)
From Malda district to Cooch Behar, BJP painted north Bengal saffron; winning seven out of eight seats by securing votes that went to not just CPI (M) but the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and Forward Bloc in 2014.(ANI PHOTO)

Left Front voters ensured BJP’s victory in Bengal, says Trinamool Congress

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 10:16 PM IST
Out of 40 Left candidates in the race, deposits of 39 were forfeited as they failed to secure one sixth of the votes cast in their respective seats. The direct beneficiary was the BJP.
Political parties in West Bengal enthusiastically plunged back into campaigning on Saturday after cyclone Fani lost severity upon hitting the state on Friday.
Political parties in West Bengal enthusiastically plunged back into campaigning on Saturday after cyclone Fani lost severity upon hitting the state on Friday.

As Fani crosses into Bangladesh, parties in Bengal back in campaign mode

Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2019 04:26 PM IST
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee, who, on Friday morning, had announced the cancellation of political programmes for 48 hours and positioned herself right on the projected path of the storm in Kharagpur to monitor and coordinate relief efforts, participated in two roadshows.
Fishermen try to control their boat amidst rough sea waters at Puri beach, Tuesday, April 30 2019.(PTI Photo)
Fishermen try to control their boat amidst rough sea waters at Puri beach, Tuesday, April 30 2019.(PTI Photo)

Cyclone Fani strengthens, could batter south Bengal

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 07:34 PM IST
Heavy (7-20 cm) rainfall is on the cards for East Midnapore and West Midnapore, Jhargram, Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly districts on May 3.
Ten fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze. The berth where the incident took place is operated by private companies.(Bloomberg)
Ten fire tenders were pressed into service to control the blaze. The berth where the incident took place is operated by private companies.(Bloomberg)

Migrant worker jumps from 50 ft during fire at Haldia dock, dies

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 12:11 AM IST
Eyewitnesses told the police that Dravin Rai jumped from the driver’s cabin to save himself but a net that some workers held below could not break the fall. Rai landed on the ground and was critically injured. He was rushed to a hospital in Kolkata where he died.
This is not the first time that Mamata Banerjee has resorted to personal attacks on PM Modi, but she has never accused the Prime Minister of disrespecting his family earlier.(ANI PHOTO)
This is not the first time that Mamata Banerjee has resorted to personal attacks on PM Modi, but she has never accused the Prime Minister of disrespecting his family earlier.(ANI PHOTO)

‘PM Modi doesn’t respect his mother, how can he respect India’: Mamata

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2019 08:06 PM IST
At her second rally at Nimtouri, also in East Midnapore, Banerjee alleged that crores of rupees were being spent on Modi’s rallies but the Election Commission of India (ECI) was not taking any action.
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.
Some BJP supporters were attacked and vehicles vandalised after BJP President Amit Shah’s Save Bengal Save Democracy' rally in Contai town, 150 km from Kolkata in West Bengal, India on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)
Some BJP supporters were attacked and vehicles vandalised after BJP President Amit Shah’s Save Bengal Save Democracy' rally in Contai town, 150 km from Kolkata in West Bengal, India on Tuesday, January 29, 2019. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)(HT Photo)

Act against those responsible for attacks on BJP supporters, Rajnath tells Mamata

Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2019 11:38 PM IST
Soon after BJP chief Amit Shah’s public rally, in East Midnapore district’s Contai area, it was reported that some people attacked the BJP members who participated in the event.
Vehicles parked near BJP president Amit Shah’s rally venue in East Midnapore were vandalised during the public event on Tuesday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
Vehicles parked near BJP president Amit Shah’s rally venue in East Midnapore were vandalised during the public event on Tuesday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

Vehicles near Amit Shah’s rally in Bengal vandalised, BJP blames TMC

Hindustan Times, Contai | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya and Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 07:47 PM IST
The BJP has held the ruling TMC responsible for vandalising the vehicles parked near the venue of Amit Shah’s rally in East Midnapore on Tuesday.
BJP president addresses a public rally in East Midnapore district of West Bengal on Tuesday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)
BJP president addresses a public rally in East Midnapore district of West Bengal on Tuesday.(Photo: Twitter/@ANI)

‘Every 5th person in Bengal has no access to food’: Amit Shah targets Mamata Banerjee

Hindustan Times, East Midnapore, West Bengal | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 05:03 PM IST
Amit Shah said the upcoming election is not about electing Narendra Modi as the prime minister again but for making West Bengal into Sonar Bangla again.
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