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Maoist posters resurface in Bengal, third incident since August

Two of these posters were found inside a compound where an office of the state land and land reforms department is located.
On the eve of Independence Day last month, around a dozen posters were recovered from three villages in the Bhulabheda area of Jhargram district, another erstwhile hotbed of Maoist activity. (HT File photo)
On the eve of Independence Day last month, around a dozen posters were recovered from three villages in the Bhulabheda area of Jhargram district, another erstwhile hotbed of Maoist activity. (HT File photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2020 08:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Rare chameleon spotted in West Bengal’s Jhargram, rescued later

The school teacher, Jhareswar Pradhan, spotted the chameleon on the wall of his house and informed the neighbours.
The reptile, which was spotted in the house of a school teacher in Sankrail village, was seen changing colours frequently. (representational image)(Unsplash)
The reptile, which was spotted in the house of a school teacher in Sankrail village, was seen changing colours frequently. (representational image)(Unsplash)
Published on Aug 02, 2020 12:00 PM IST
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Jhargram, West Bengal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

‘With help from NGOs, BJP on Aadhaar data collection spree in Bengal’: Mamata Banerjee

Banerjee also reiterated her opposition to the National Population Register (NPR) and justified her government’s stand on not attending the NPR related meeting in New Delhi that all other states attended.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is collecting population data using non-government organizations (NGOs) in the state.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is collecting population data using non-government organizations (NGOs) in the state.(SAMIR JANA/HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 03:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Endangered fishing cat triggers panic in Bengal’s suburban town

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.
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.)
Updated on Jan 21, 2020 07:09 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election 2019: Villagers boycott polling in West Bengal’s Jhargram constituency over drinking water, road

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.
Along with Jhargram, the other constituencies where polling is being held in this phase are Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Medinipur, Bankura, Bishnupur and Purulia.(AP)
Along with Jhargram, the other constituencies where polling is being held in this phase are Tamluk, Kanthi, Ghatal, Medinipur, Bankura, Bishnupur and Purulia.(AP)
Updated on May 12, 2019 03:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bengal’s former Red stronghold, a saffron surge

The BJP sees its best chance to storm the Trinamool citadel, riding on tribal discontent, festering corruption allegations and resentment over shrinking employment.
The Trinamool Congress is aware of the challenge and has deployed a three-pronged strategy.
The Trinamool Congress is aware of the challenge and has deployed a three-pronged strategy.
Updated on May 12, 2020 08:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jhargram/Lalgarh/Medinipur/Ghatal | By Dhrubo Jyoti and Koushik Dutta

BJP, Trinamool workers found dead in Bengal ahead of sixth phase polling

In another incident , two BJP workers were shot at on Saturday night in Bhagabanpur and East Medinipur in Bengal, ANI reported.
The incident was reported from Gopiballabpur area of Jhargram.(Getty Images for representation)
The incident was reported from Gopiballabpur area of Jhargram.(Getty Images for representation)
Updated on May 12, 2019 09:45 AM IST
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Midnapore/Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Village, where Mamata Banerjee ate fried ant eggs, still awaits a facelift

TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee has referred to her visit to the village and said people survived on ant eggs during the Left regime, but locals say there has been no progress despite her being in power.
A non functional tank in the village.(Koushik Dutta/HT Photo)
A non functional tank in the village.(Koushik Dutta/HT Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2019 02:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore, West Bengal | By Koushik Dutta

Lok Sabha elections LIVE updates- ‘TMC not able to implement strict law’: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three mega rallies on Monday in West Bengal and Jharkhand. Prime minister will begin by addressing a public meeting in West Bengal’s Tamluk followed by a rally in Jhargram. PM Modi will address the third poll rally in Jharkhand’s Chaibasa.BJP chief Amit Shah is expected to address five rallies in Bihar.:

Updated on May 06, 2019 03:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

I can contest from anywhere but don’t want division of votes: Mamata Banerjee

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.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo said wherever regional parties are strong they should not lose their votes from their area.(ANI Photo)
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo said wherever regional parties are strong they should not lose their votes from their area.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2019 06:58 PM IST
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Siliguri (West Bengal) | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool holds Jhargram, once a Left bastion

Polling in the Jhargram Lok Sabha seat will take place on May 12, the sixth round of the seven-phased election. The counting of votes will be carried out on May 23.
Young Voters who are voting for the first time, showing their inked fingers after casting their votes for Delhi Assembly Elections, at South Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 7, 2015.(Hindustan Times)
Young Voters who are voting for the first time, showing their inked fingers after casting their votes for Delhi Assembly Elections, at South Delhi in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 7, 2015.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 07, 2019 02:25 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Trinamool holds Jhargram, once a Left bastion

Polling in the Jhargram Lok Sabha seat will take place on May 12, the sixth round of the seven-phased election. The counting of votes will be carried out on May 23.
Patiala: Voters show their voting cards as they wait in queues to cast vote in Panchayat Polls, in Patiala, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.(PTI)
Patiala: Voters show their voting cards as they wait in queues to cast vote in Panchayat Polls, in Patiala, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.(PTI)
Published on Mar 26, 2019 06:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Opposition joining hands to save themselves, stop Modi’s development: Smriti Irani

Irani said the ‘corrupt politicians’, who have always been hostile to each other, are now joining hands to save themselves and to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wave of development in the country.
Opposition joining hands to save themselves, stop Modi’s development: Smriti Irani. ( Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Opposition joining hands to save themselves, stop Modi’s development: Smriti Irani. ( Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 23, 2019 07:44 PM IST
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Jhargram (West Bengal) | By Indo Asian News Service

Amit Shah returning to Delhi due to ill health, unlikely to address rally in Bengal’s Jhargram

BJP president Amit Shah is returning to New Delhi on Tuesday evening due to his ill health and is unlikely to attend his scheduled rally at Jhargram in West Bengal, party leaders said.
Earlier in the day, Amit Shah kick-started the BJP’s campaign in West Bengal with a rally in Malda, saying all Bengali refugees would be granted citizenship with the passage of the citizenship bill.(PTI)
Earlier in the day, Amit Shah kick-started the BJP’s campaign in West Bengal with a rally in Malda, saying all Bengali refugees would be granted citizenship with the passage of the citizenship bill.(PTI)
Published on Jan 22, 2019 06:12 PM IST
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Malda (West Bengal) | By Press Trust of India

How BJP made inroads into TMC’s base in Bengal’s former Maoist belt

Over the past few years, RSS-inspired organisations worked in the spheres of education, health and imparting moral values.
BJP workers celebrating in Jhargram after the panchayat results on Thursday.(HT Photo)
BJP workers celebrating in Jhargram after the panchayat results on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Published on May 19, 2018 02:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya, Kolkata

BJP makes a mark in former Maoist belt of Bengal

BJP has captured panchayats at Binpur, Belatikri, Sijua and Ramgarh — all in Lalgarh area where the Maoists had carved out ‘a state within a state’ during 2009-2010.
BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)
BJP workers in Jhargram celebrating victory on Thursday.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2018 07:31 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya & Koushik Dutta, Kolkata/midnapore

Wild elephants kill four villagers in six days in Bengal’s Jhargram

Irked by so many deaths, local people staged a demonstration on Thursday, alleging that the forest department was doing nothing to drive the herds away.
File photo of a herd of wild elephants crossing a road at Sonahatu in Ranchi.(Sanjoy Dey/ HT file photo)
File photo of a herd of wild elephants crossing a road at Sonahatu in Ranchi.(Sanjoy Dey/ HT file photo)
Published on Apr 12, 2018 05:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Koushik Dutta, Midnapore

Bengal cops sanitise Jharkhand border ahead of panchayat polls, clashes continue

Police launched the sanitising operations following information that antisocial elements from neighbouring Jharkhand were entering Bengal to create problems during the panchayat elections.
BJP leaders and supporters protest in front of State Election Commission office over violence ahead of panchayat polls, in Kolkata.(Samir Jana/HT File photo)
BJP leaders and supporters protest in front of State Election Commission office over violence ahead of panchayat polls, in Kolkata.(Samir Jana/HT File photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 03:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Why the show must go on in Jangalmahal

A retired govt official is fighting to preserve unique forms of folk dance and theatre found only in tribal West Bengal.
The Paik martial dance form, traditionally performed by soldiers of the local king, involves leaps and displays of skill with sticks.
The Paik martial dance form, traditionally performed by soldiers of the local king, involves leaps and displays of skill with sticks.
Updated on Apr 01, 2018 08:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha

A tiger is stalking villages of Jhargram, and it’s all anyone can talk about

A month after it was first caught on camera, the big cat is still all anyone can talk about in Jhargram, West Bengal. There’s impatience and fear, conspiracy theories (‘there is no tiger’) and heated debates at chai shops over the best way to catch it.
In the last week of February, cattle began to go missing on the edges of the Lalgarh forest. ‘We thought it was hyenas,’ says farmer Bangeshwar Mahato. On March 2, camera trap footage confirmed it was an adult Royal Bengal tiger - the first tiger sighting ever recorded in the region.
In the last week of February, cattle began to go missing on the edges of the Lalgarh forest. ‘We thought it was hyenas,’ says farmer Bangeshwar Mahato. On March 2, camera trap footage confirmed it was an adult Royal Bengal tiger - the first tiger sighting ever recorded in the region.
Updated on Apr 02, 2018 01:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
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