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Another low-pressure area is also forming over eastern Uttar Pradesh, and it will usher in heavy rainfall across the region over the next three days. (File Photo / Representational Image)

Red alert in MP, Rajasthan; heavy rains to lash Bengal, Bihar over weekend

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2021 08:01 AM IST
With monsoon wading in the eastern part of India, a well-marked low-pressure area hangs over the state of West Bengal and is expected to move westwards towards Jharkhand and Bihar, bringing heavy rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms and lightning this weekend.
Violence erupted in a few districts of Bengal after the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept the state elections on May 2, bringing the law and order situation in the state into sharp focus.(PTI)
Violence erupted in a few districts of Bengal after the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) swept the state elections on May 2, bringing the law and order situation in the state into sharp focus.(PTI)

Two NHRC teams arrive in Bengal to probe post-poll violence complaints

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2021 04:53 AM IST
The commission was asked to submit its report before the high court by June 30, the next date of hearing.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (File photo)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. (File photo)

BJP delegation to meet West Bengal governor over law and order situation

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 01:58 PM IST
BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari, heading the party's delegation, will be meeting West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for the second time this month.
Kolkata, Howrah, East Medinipur, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts have been witnessing downpour since Friday.(ANI file photo. Representative image)
Kolkata, Howrah, East Medinipur, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts have been witnessing downpour since Friday.(ANI file photo. Representative image)

Thunderstorm with lightning, rainfall likely to continue over parts of Bengal

ANI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 05:35 AM IST
"Thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall likely to continue over some parts of Kolkata, Howrah, East Medinipur, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, Murshidabad and Birbhum districts of West Bengal during next 2-3 hours of today," said India Meteorological Department (IMD) Kolkata.
Supreme court of India. (HT file)
Supreme court of India. (HT file)

SC issues notice to WB govt on plea seeking relief for people displaced

By hindustantimes.com | Reported by Abraham Thomas, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2021 01:09 PM IST
The hearing of the petition has been scheduled to commence from the week beginning June 7 and the top court has also allowed the rights bodies to be made a party to the petition.
West Bengal logged 20,846 new Covid-19 cases and 136 fatalities on Friday. In picture - Health workers outside a government Covid-19 hospital in Kolkata.(PTI)
West Bengal logged 20,846 new Covid-19 cases and 136 fatalities on Friday. In picture - Health workers outside a government Covid-19 hospital in Kolkata.(PTI)

West Bengal government imposes complete lockdown from May 16 to 30

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The state government said that the new restriction would come into effect from 6am on May 16 and would remain in place until 6pm on May 30.
On Monday, at least 131,975 people were vaccinated in West Bengal.(AFP)
On Monday, at least 131,975 people were vaccinated in West Bengal.(AFP)

Covid-19: West Bengal reports fresh spike of over 19,000 new cases, 134 deaths

PTI | , Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAY 11, 2021 12:42 AM IST
There were 18,675 recoveries reported in the state in the last 24 hours improving the discharge rate to 86.26 per cent.
Migrant workers board an overcrowded bus to return to their cities and villages after West Bengal imposed a coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-necessitated lockdown on May 6 to limit the spread of the virus. May 6, 2021. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)
Migrant workers board an overcrowded bus to return to their cities and villages after West Bengal imposed a coronavirus disease (Covid-19)-necessitated lockdown on May 6 to limit the spread of the virus. May 6, 2021. (Rupak De Chowdhuri / REUTERS)

With 127 new Covid-19 deaths, West Bengal registers highest single-day toll

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 08:01 AM IST
West Bengal Covid-19 update: The coronavirus caseload increased to 9,73,718 after the state also recorded its highest one-day spike of 19,436 fresh cases, the health department said.
Union minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan.(PTI File Photo)
Union minister of state for external affairs V Muraleedharan.(PTI File Photo)

Union minister’s convoy attacked in Bengal as violence after polls continues

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 03:35 AM IST
The incidents took place on a day when a four-member team was rushed by the Centre to take stock of the violence that broke out ever since the results of the assembly elections were declared on May 2.
Mamata Banerjee announced the slew of Covid-19 measures on her first day in office after assuming the post of the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term.(File Photo / PTI)
Mamata Banerjee announced the slew of Covid-19 measures on her first day in office after assuming the post of the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term.(File Photo / PTI)

Bengal's new Covid-19 curbs: 50% occupancy in Metro, limited gatherings

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 04:05 PM IST
West Bengal on Tuesday reported its highest single-day deaths of 107 Covid-19-affected patients, which took the state's death toll to 11,744, the health department said in a bulletin. Meanwhile, a record number of new cases were also registered
West Bengal: Local trains to be suspended from Thursday (File Photo)
West Bengal: Local trains to be suspended from Thursday (File Photo)

Local trains to be suspended in Bengal from tomorrow in view of Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 03:01 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered the suspension of local train services across the state in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation.
Kolkata: A worker draws markers on the road to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of counting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: A worker draws markers on the road to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of counting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

West Bengal issues additional rules for Covid-19 partial lockdown. Check details

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 06:54 PM IST
In a new order, the West Bengal government informed that no more than 50 people are to be allowed in weddings and other congregations. Moreover, the principle of keeping shops open for three hours in the morning and for two in the evening would also now be applicable to all retail shops as well.
Kolkata: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan (R) with her mother shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote during the 7th phase of the West Bengal State Assembly polls, at a polling station, in Kolkata, Monday, April 26, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan (R) with her mother shows her finger marked with indelible ink after casting her vote during the 7th phase of the West Bengal State Assembly polls, at a polling station, in Kolkata, Monday, April 26, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

'Why was EC sleeping all this time?': TMC's Nusrat Jahan on rallies being banned

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 11:48 AM IST
Speaking to reporters after casting her vote with her parents in the seventh phase of the West Bengal assembly polls, Nusrat also said that wherever she has campaigned, she has only seen support for chief minister Mamata Banerjee.
Voters stand in long queues on polling day in West Bengal. The seventh phase of the state assembly elections will witness an intense battle across six constituencies in Dakshin Dinajpur, six in Malda, nine in Murshidabad, nine in Paschim Bardhaman, and four in Kolkata, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Voters stand in long queues on polling day in West Bengal. The seventh phase of the state assembly elections will witness an intense battle across six constituencies in Dakshin Dinajpur, six in Malda, nine in Murshidabad, nine in Paschim Bardhaman, and four in Kolkata, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (File Photo / Representational Image)

17.95% voter turnout recorded till 9:35am in 7th phase of West Bengal elections

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 10:08 AM IST
A total of 268 candidates, including 37 women, are in the fray in the seventh and penultimate phase of the West Bengal elections. The Murshidabad district has reported the highest turnout so far with 19.53%, while Kolkata South reported the lowest so far with 13.07%.
As per the ministry, the state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.(AFP)
As per the ministry, the state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.(AFP)

West Bengal home secretary to hold meeting over Covid-19 situation in state

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2021 04:42 PM IST
According to the Union health ministry, West Bengal is among the twelve states displaying an upward trajectory in daily new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. The state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Kolkata: TMC supporters during West Bengal Disaster Management Minister and party candidate for Kasba Assembly constituency Javed Ahmed Khan's election campaign for the upcoming state assembly polls, in Kolkata, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)
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Kolkata: TMC supporters during West Bengal Disaster Management Minister and party candidate for Kasba Assembly constituency Javed Ahmed Khan's election campaign for the upcoming state assembly polls, in Kolkata, Saturday, March 13, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI03_13_2021_000040B)(PTI)

Bengal assembly elections: Amit Shah to hold rallies; TMC may release manifesto

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 08:26 AM IST
  • Amit Shah will address three rallies in 2 days ahead of the first phase of polls on March 27.
Elections in the hills will be held in the fifth phase on April 17.(AFP File Photo)
Elections in the hills will be held in the fifth phase on April 17.(AFP File Photo)

Split in Gorkha Janmukti Morcha may help BJP in Bengal's hill region

By Pramod Giri, Siliguri
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:46 PM IST
  • The only thing common in Tamang and Gurung factions is their strong stand against the BJP, which may end up helping the saffron party.
Incidents of violence are on the rise ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Elections. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Incidents of violence are on the rise ahead of the West Bengal Assembly Elections. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

1 killed, 5 injured in explosion in Bengal; BJP-TMC blame game follows

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:19 AM IST
  • Both the BJP and the the TMC have accused each other of resorting to violence in the run up to the assembly elections in West Bengal.
CBI team at the residence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata.(ANI Photo)
CBI team at the residence of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee's nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee in Kolkata.(ANI Photo)

CBI sleuths question TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee’s wife in coal scam case

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 11:24 PM IST
  • According to CBI officials privy to the development, Rujira was questioned for around an hour.
Agencies feel the bomb that exploded at the station on Wednesday could not have been made by local miscreants in Murshidabad.
Agencies feel the bomb that exploded at the station on Wednesday could not have been made by local miscreants in Murshidabad.

Bengal minister not target of blast, suspect sleuths; JMB under scanner

By Sreyasi Pal, Tanmay Chatterjee, Behrampore
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 08:10 AM IST
  • A security alert in reference to all stations in the Malda division of the Eastern Railway including Nimtita was sounded before the Republic Day.
Police say use of illegal firearms in criminal cases are common because of their easy availability.(HT File Photo)
Police say use of illegal firearms in criminal cases are common because of their easy availability.(HT File Photo)

Men from Bihar nabbed, illegal firearms factory busted in poll bound West Bengal

By HT Correspondent, Berhampore
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 03:50 PM IST
  • The police have started a manhunt for the person who was funding the operation.
WBHRB Recruitment 2021.(HT file)
WBHRB Recruitment 2021.(HT file)

WBHRB Recruitment 2021: 1647 posts for Medical Technologist Grade III notified

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2021 03:25 PM IST
  • Once the application process begins, interested and eligible candidates will be able to apply for the positions online at wbhrb.in on or before February 6, 2021, until 8pm.
When the vaccination drive took off at 204 centres across West Bengal, problems were encountered with the CoWIN app(Agencies)
When the vaccination drive took off at 204 centres across West Bengal, problems were encountered with the CoWIN app(Agencies)

Vaccination hits a hurdle in Bengal as Co-WIN app develops glitches on 1st day

By Joydeep Thakur | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:16 PM IST
  • The app was not opening. We had to log in and log out several times. It was also too slow, said an official.
Two captive Himalayan griffon vultures were fitted with transmitters to help scientists track them. They were released in the wild from the Rajabhatkhawa Vulture Breeding Centre at Buxa Tiger Reserve in Alipurduar district of north Bengal on Saturday.(HT File Photo)
Two captive Himalayan griffon vultures were fitted with transmitters to help scientists track them. They were released in the wild from the Rajabhatkhawa Vulture Breeding Centre at Buxa Tiger Reserve in Alipurduar district of north Bengal on Saturday.(HT File Photo)

Vulture census in Bengal after 14 years, plans to conserve Asian King Vulture

By HT Correspondent, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:52 PM IST
  • The population of vultures crashed across the country, particularly due to the use of painkiller, Diclofenac, in cattle.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee alleged the central government was delaying delivery of medical kits to Bengal.(HT Photo)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee alleged the central government was delaying delivery of medical kits to Bengal.(HT Photo)

Mamata Banerjee accuses Centre of delaying coronavirus medical kits for Bengal

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 11:43 PM IST
The West Bengal government has started equipping all the state-run and private hospitals with ambulances, ventilators and emergency medical kits including masks and personal protective gears to prepare for a contingency.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has opposed holding I League football matches in Kolkata in empty stadiums.(ANI Photo)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has opposed holding I League football matches in Kolkata in empty stadiums.(ANI Photo)

Coronavirus scare: Mamata wants I league matches postponed due to covid 19

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 07:47 PM IST
The West Bengal chief minister made the suggestion during a meeting with representatives of sports organizations and clubs in the state secretariat on Friday.
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to PM Modi and sought release of funds due to the state.(HT Photo)
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to PM Modi and sought release of funds due to the state.(HT Photo)

In letter to PM Modi, Mamata seeks dues and drops a word on Bengal’s high growth

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2020 09:15 PM IST
The chief minister described the situation as “extraordinary” and said it was causing “great hardship” and creating “major difficulties” in meeting state’s obligations to the people of West Bengal.
A demonstrator dressed as Mahatma Gandhi waves a flag in Siliguri.(Photo: AFP)
A demonstrator dressed as Mahatma Gandhi waves a flag in Siliguri.(Photo: AFP)

In Trinamool vs Trinamool, Bengal leader accuses MLA of attempting to abduct his children

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 08:51 PM IST
Haque claimed that the kidnapping of his sons was attempted because he stood against corruption in road construction carried out by contractors employed by the TMC MLA.
Two Bengal girls killed in a fire while sleeping at home.(ANI PHOTO/ File/Representative)
Two Bengal girls killed in a fire while sleeping at home.(ANI PHOTO/ File/Representative)

Two West Bengal toddlers charred to death in fire started by Kerosene lamp

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:43 PM IST
The father of the victims Tarun Santra said the fire started from a kerosene lamp kept by the children’s mother inside the shanty.
Police arrested the main accused in the case after the Calcutta High Court sought a report on the incident(ANI Photo/File/Representative)
Police arrested the main accused in the case after the Calcutta High Court sought a report on the incident(ANI Photo/File/Representative)

TMC leader accused of tying up and dragging Bengal sisters on road arrested after four days

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 11:33 PM IST
On Tuesday, senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kailash Vijayvargiya had led a 19-member delegation to meet President Ramnath Kovind and draw his attention to the incident.
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