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Massive landslides, rain claim 38 lives in Darjeeling, army's help sought

Jul 01, 2015

Massive landslides, rain claim 38 lives in Darjeeling, army's help sought

Heavy overnight rain triggered a string of landslides in the mountainous Darjeeling district of West Bengal, killing at least 38 people, swamping homes, washing away highways and throwing normal life out of gear in the region famed for aromatic tea. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Darjeeling #North Bengal #Sashastra Seema Bal #Gautam Deb
Darjeeling landslides: PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for victims' families

Jul 01, 2015

Darjeeling landslides: PM Modi announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for victims' families

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed pain over the loss of lives due to landslides in West Bengal and announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of the deceased. #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Darjeeling #Landslide #PM Modi #Kiren Rijiju #PMNRF #Darjeeling landslide
Centre to invest upto Rs 30,000 cr to double up highway stretch in West Bengal: Gadkari

Jun 24, 2015

Centre to invest upto Rs 30,000 cr to double up highway stretch in West Bengal: Gadkari

The centre is planning to add another 2,000 km of highway to the existing 2,000 km in West Bengal which will attract an investment of Rs 25,000-Rs 30,000 crore, Nitin Gadkari said in Haldia on Wednesday. #India #BJP #NewsTracker #Nitin Gadkari #West Bengal #highways #Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways
Nitin Gadkari's narrow escape: Red carpet for minister entangles with helicopter, all passengers safe

Jun 24, 2015

Nitin Gadkari's narrow escape: Red carpet for minister entangles with helicopter, all passengers safe

nion minister Nitin Gadkari had a narrow escape on Wednesday when a red carpet laid out for him flew up and got entangled in the rotor blades of his helicopter while it was landing in West Bengal. #NewsTracker #Nitin Gadkari #West Bengal #Haldia #Helicopter #East Midnapore #Union Transport Minister #narrow escape
Nun gangrape case: West Bengal police file chargesheet against five accused

Jun 23, 2015

Nun gangrape case: West Bengal police file chargesheet against five accused

Police today submitted the charge sheet for the robbery at a convent school here and rape of a septuagenarian nun in March, which had created an outrage. #ThatsJustWrong #India #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Crime #Ranaghat #Nun assault
Gurgaon: 22-year-old gang raped at gunpoint by seven

Jun 20, 2015

Gurgaon: 22-year-old gang raped at gunpoint by seven

A 22-year-old woman from West Bengal was allegedly gang raped by seven people at gunpoint, police said on Friday. #Delhi #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Rape #Gurgaon #gang rape #Crime against women #women safety #Sushant Lok
Main accused in the Bengal nun gangrape case arrested

Jun 18, 2015

Main accused in the Bengal nun gangrape case arrested

A 28-year-old Bangladeshi, one of the main accused in the sexual assault of a septuagenarian nun at a Ranaghat convent school, has been arrested. #India #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Kolkata #Crime #Women #Nun #Crimes against women #gangrape #Nadia #Ranaghat
Chinese firm wins first foreign order to supply 14 trains to Kolkata Metro

Jun 10, 2015

Chinese firm wins first foreign order to supply 14 trains to Kolkata Metro

The Kolkata order was secured by CNRC subsidiary company - CNR Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company in February. #Business #Economy #Narendra Modi #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Amit Mitra #States #Kolkata Metro #CNR Dalian Locomotive and Rolling Stock Company
Police recover Rashtrapati Bhawan map, notes in Mandarin from Bengal inmate

Jun 09, 2015

Police recover Rashtrapati Bhawan map, notes in Mandarin from Bengal inmate

A jailed undertrial from West Bengal was found in possession of maps related to Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhawan and sketches of BSF posts on Indo-Bangla border, following which Uttar Pradesh police has sent a team to the eastern state to probe the matter. #India #China #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Rajpath #Rashtrapati Bhavan #ATF #intelligence #Security threat #BSF posts #Prison inmate #Terrorrism #Chinese Spy
Manabi Bandopadhyay appointed vice-chairman of Bengal's transgender development board

Jun 08, 2015

Manabi Bandopadhyay appointed vice-chairman of Bengal's transgender development board

India's first transgender college principal will work with West Bengal's transgender development board on a new policy for the third gender in the state #NewsTracker #Homosexuality #LGBT rights in India #transgender principal #West Bengal transgender development board #Manabi Bandhopadhyay