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Explosives being traded freely in state, says West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Civic polls in Bengal are scheduled to be held later this year, while assembly elections are due next year in 2021.
On Friday the governor was seen exchanging pleasantries with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state legislative assembly.(PTI PHOTO.)
On Friday the governor was seen exchanging pleasantries with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state legislative assembly.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 10:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

‘Ask Donald Trump’: TMC mocks BJP’s factory-blast probe demand, Governor takes it seriously

BJP MP from Barrackpore, Arjun Singh, has demanded NIA probe in Naihati illegal-factory blast, alleging it was a cover for manufacturing crude bombs that are often used during violence in the state. He even hinted at a possible terror link to the factory.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has sought an intense probe into the Naihati factory blast.(ANI Photo/File)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has sought an intense probe into the Naihati factory blast.(ANI Photo/File)
Updated on Jan 04, 2020 08:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Four killed in illegal fireworks industry explosion in Bengal

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.
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)
Published on Jan 03, 2020 04:26 PM IST
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In Barrackpore, TMC MP faces close contest with BJP’s ‘Bahubali’

Singh, who switched sides shortly before election dates were announced, is seen as a bahubali (strongman) by Hindi-speaking voters and migrant laborers from Bihar, whose forefathers settled in the industrial belts that dot the assembly segments of Naihati, Jagaddal, Noapara, and Barrackpore.
Central forces deployed outside a temple near Jagaddal police station in West Bengal.(HT PHOTO)
Central forces deployed outside a temple near Jagaddal police station in West Bengal.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2019 05:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
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