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TMC leaders dismissed the allegation, saying Mukherjee committed suicide at home and the ruling party had nothing to do with it.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

BJP youth leader dies by suicide in Bengal village, party alleges foul play

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 05:34 PM IST
Biman Ghosh, president of the BJP local unit, alleged that the Trinamool Congress had created circumstances that forced him to hang himself.
Clashes broke out after some heated altercation between supporters of the TMC and the BJP in Bengal’s Hooghly district.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
Clashes broke out after some heated altercation between supporters of the TMC and the BJP in Bengal’s Hooghly district.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

BJP worker allegedly killed by TMC supporters in clash over hoisting tricolour on I-Day

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 01:52 PM IST
Locals said that workers and supporters of both the TMC and the BJP had gathered at the same spot to hoist the flag as their offices are located in the same area
A woman walks past a billboard, set up by police to spread awareness on preventive measures against Covid-19, in Kolkata.(PTI)
A woman walks past a billboard, set up by police to spread awareness on preventive measures against Covid-19, in Kolkata.(PTI)

12 held for ostracising health staff in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 05:54 AM IST
On Sunday, eight persons, including a government official and his school teacher wife, were held for allegedly harassing a block development officer at Arambagh in Hooghly district.
Debdatta Ray is survived by her husband and a four-year-old son(Facebook)
Debdatta Ray is survived by her husband and a four-year-old son(Facebook)

Bengal bureaucrat overseeing movement of migrant workers dies of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 06:42 AM IST
Debdutta Ray, who was in her mid-thirties, was a West Bengal Civil Service (Executive) officer and posted as deputy magistrate at Chandannagore in Hooghly district.
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has spread to Bengal’s rural areas with nearly 200 migrant workers who recently returned from other states testing positive for the infection, and the numbers likely to rise as more arrive.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) has spread to Bengal’s rural areas with nearly 200 migrant workers who recently returned from other states testing positive for the infection, and the numbers likely to rise as more arrive.(Pramod Thakur/ Hindustan Times)

Returning migrants cause surge of Covid-19 cases in rural Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 02:51 AM IST
According to a senior official of the West Bengal health department, 76 people tested positive for Covid-19 in rural areas of Howrah district; 67 in the rural areas of Malda; 46 in Hooghly district and 30 in Uttar Dinajpur over the past three days.
The militants told the police that they got the money for releasing Avijit Dhar, a project manager with a private company, who was abducted on February 19 from Noney district in Manipur.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
The militants told the police that they got the money for releasing Avijit Dhar, a project manager with a private company, who was abducted on February 19 from Noney district in Manipur.(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Manipur militants caught in Bengal with ransom money during raid to recover FICN

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2020 11:10 PM IST
The arrests were made during a raid to recover fake Indian currency note (FICN), said a senior officer of the Kolkata Police. The Manipur police have been informed.
The police had created a 60-km long green corridor to bring two of the injured victims to the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
The police had created a 60-km long green corridor to bring two of the injured victims to the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)

In Bengal, 2 injured school kids battling for life; doctors use artificial lungs to treat them

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee contacted the hospital authorities to enquire about the condition of the victims and the treatment being carried out. The two children-- Rishabh Singh and Dibyanshu Bhakat are aged around five and six years.
The footage of the fishing cat, the state animal of West Bengal, was captured by a close circuit television camera installed in a house at Kanaigram in Konnagar. (Image used for representation).(SHUTTERSTOCK.)
The footage of the fishing cat, the state animal of West Bengal, was captured by a close circuit television camera installed in a house at Kanaigram in Konnagar. (Image used for representation).(SHUTTERSTOCK.)

Endangered fishing cat triggers panic in Bengal’s suburban town

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
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.
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.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that people in villages should not pay local panchayats for offering any service under government schemes.(ANI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that people in villages should not pay local panchayats for offering any service under government schemes.(ANI PHOTO.)

Mamata brings up ‘cut money’ again, asks villagers not to pay for govt schemes

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 09:19 AM IST
Banerjee was addressing a meeting at Gurap in Hooghly district. Panchayat minister and senior Trinamool Congress leader Subrata Mukherjee was also present at the meeting.
Residents of Charai alleged that they found insects and worms crawling in lentils and soybean curry cooked at the ICDS centre.(FILE PHOTO.)
Residents of Charai alleged that they found insects and worms crawling in lentils and soybean curry cooked at the ICDS centre.(FILE PHOTO.)

Worms found in midday meal for children at Bengal’s ICDS centre

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 07:11 PM IST
The incident happened on Saturday at Charai village, about 190 kilometres from Kolkata, in the Dantan area of the district. On Friday, the state government announced a fixed menu for midday meals, days after students of a girl’s school in Hooghly district were served only rice and salt.
The ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan and ‘cut money’ that became key issues in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year and have since rocked Bengal politics found their way into a question paper of a school.(Shutterstock)
The ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan and ‘cut money’ that became key issues in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year and have since rocked Bengal politics found their way into a question paper of a school.(Shutterstock)

In Bengal school exam, question on ‘harmful effect of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogan

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 05:57 PM IST
The Bengali language paper of Akna Union High School in Hooghly district asked class 10 students to write how the Jai Shri Ram slogan was generating adverse effects in society and how the return of ‘cut money’ was benefiting people.
Police said they have detained seven men in connection with the lynching.(HT PHOTO)
Police said they have detained seven men in connection with the lynching.(HT PHOTO)

Accused of stealing cellphones, labourer in Bengal lynched by colleagues

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 05:53 PM IST
The labourer’s lynching seems to have been sparked by a spate of thefts of mobile phones at the project site at Kamarkundu station where railway tracks and the platform are being extended.
the rivalry between the BJP and the TMC have intensified over the past year and has led to death of many of their workers.(PTI)
the rivalry between the BJP and the TMC have intensified over the past year and has led to death of many of their workers.(PTI)

Bengal BJP worker wanted in TMC activist’s murder found dead

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2019 02:18 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) of killing its workers in Bengal.
A 27-year-old youth in West Bengal’s Hooghly district allegedly stabbed his family members.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)
A 27-year-old youth in West Bengal’s Hooghly district allegedly stabbed his family members.(HT File Photo/Representative Image)

27-year old in Bengal goes live on Facebook after stabbing family members

Kolkata | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 04:14 PM IST
Talking about the incident, a city-based psychologist said the investigators should verify if the accused was high on drugs or if he has some psychotic illness
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.
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.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief, Akhilesh Yadav, on Tuesday hit out at Narendra Modi for claiming that 40 lawmakers of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) were in touch with him.(ANI Photo)
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief, Akhilesh Yadav, on Tuesday hit out at Narendra Modi for claiming that 40 lawmakers of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) were in touch with him.(ANI Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Akhilesh, Mamata unite in attack on PM’s Bengal claim

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 09:10 AM IST
In a rally in Chanditala in Hooghly district, Modi on Monday warned Banerjee that her MLAs will abandon her after the results of the Lok Sabha polls are out. He claimed that 40 of them were in touch with him.
Mamata Banerjee alleged that Modi had distributed liquor licenses to some handpicked people just ahead of the polls and said that the TMC government will unearth the scam and expose his “real face” to the people.(ANI)
Mamata Banerjee alleged that Modi had distributed liquor licenses to some handpicked people just ahead of the polls and said that the TMC government will unearth the scam and expose his “real face” to the people.(ANI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Mamata accuses Modi of buying votes with black money

Serampore (West Bengal) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 06:48 PM IST
Continuing her attack, Banerjee, who is among the severest critics of the saffron party, said that BJP “goons” are even organising processions with arms and sharp-edged weapons to vitiate the environment and unleash terror.
Dam is currently lodged in a jail in Hooghly district where he got the result on Thursday.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Dam is currently lodged in a jail in Hooghly district where he got the result on Thursday.(PTI/ Representative Image)

In a first, jailed Maoist passes test for lecturership in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:35 PM IST
Dam was an inmate of the Presidency jail in Kolkata when he wrote the test on December 2, last year. He now has to clear an interview to be eligible for a job in a college.
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(File photo)
Rape cases across India are on the rise with even erstwhile safe metros such as Bangalore and Kolkata reporting violent crimes against women. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(File photo)

Class 10 board examinee in Bengal raped a day after exam ended

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 02:34 PM IST
A 16-year-old school girl was raped in West Bengal’s Hooghly district on Thursday. Police arrested the accused on Friday.
A Kolkata-bound bus plunged into a shallow canal in Hoogly district on Tuesday morning, killing five people.(Photo Credit: ANI / Twitter)
A Kolkata-bound bus plunged into a shallow canal in Hoogly district on Tuesday morning, killing five people.(Photo Credit: ANI / Twitter)

Five killed, 22 injured as Kolkata-bound bus plunges into canal in Hoogly district

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2018 02:06 PM IST
The passengers trapped in the bus that fell into a shallow canal in Bengal’s Hoogly district on Tuesday morning were rescued jointly by district police and disaster management personnel, assisted by local people.
Uprooted trees after late night storm and rain in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)
Uprooted trees after late night storm and rain in Kolkata.(PTI File Photo)

Nine killed in lightning, wall collapse due to heavy rainfall in Bengal

PTI, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2018 11:59 PM IST
While four persons were killed due to lightning strikes in Hooghly district, one from Birbhum district died the same way on Friday.
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