A group of 27 migrant labourers, who work in West Bengal's Hooghly district, walked about 160 km to reach Dumka in Jharkhand on Thursday, failing to get any transport on the way to their homes in Bihar's Saharsa district, officials said.
Daily Bulletin: BJP core committee to meet over Maharashtra govt formation; Cylcone Bulbul makes landfall, Kolkata airport suspended till 6 am today; day's top stories
Here are today's top stories: Maharashtra govt formation: BJP core meeting to be held today after Governor asks party to prove majority; India, Bangladesh face off in the T20I series showdown at Nagpur; and more
Operations in Kolkata airport suspended, over 1.2 lakh evacuated as Bengal braces for Cyclone Bulbul landfall; heavy rain, flooding expected in coastal districts
Operations in Kolkata airport has been suspended till 6 am Sunday while the West Bengal government said that over 1.2 lakh people have been evacuated from coastal areas as the state braces for the severe cyclonic storm Bulbul to make landfall today evening.
Cyclone Bulbul: Storm likely to make landfall between West Bengal, Bangladesh coasts by late evening or night
The very severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' over the Bay of Bengal is likely to make landfall between West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts by late Saturday evening or night, bringing in its wake very heavy rain and gale wind of up to 135 kilometres per hour along the coastline, the MeT department said
Cyclone Bulbul gathers intensity, likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts in early hours of 10 Nov
The storm might cause damage to kutcha houses, power and communication lines and roads in parts of the state, Regional Met Director GK Das said, advising people in vulnerable areas to stay indoors, it might also uproot trees, ruin crops and cause embankment erosion, he warned
BJP Mohila Morcha to organise 'Sindoor Khela' in West Bengal on ‘Mahalaya’, says party MP Locket Chatterjee
Chatterjee blamed Mamata Banerjee of 'doing politics with public money' by promising to give Rs 25,000 to every community Durga Puja committee
Doctors go on 24-hour nationwide strike against NMC Bill on Wednesday; emergency services remain unaffected
The Outdoor Patient Departments (OPDs) in most state-run hospitals in West Bengal were affected on Wednesday after doctors stayed away from providing non- essential services, in response to an IMA call.
West Bengal Police 'acting as TMC cadre’, claims Union minister Babul Supriyo after murder of BJP member Kashinath Ghosh in state
'Mamata Banerjee is the perpetrator of the crime and incites violence,' Union Minister Babul Supriyo said. BJP workers have alleged that TMC workers murdered their party member, TMC workers have denied the claim.
Post-poll violence continues in Bengal, country-made bomb hurled at BJP's victory march in Hooghly; TMC accuses saffron party of creating unrest
Live bombs were also recovered from the area as workers of TMC and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) clashed in multiple locations with TMC blaming the BJP for creating unrest in the state.
Narendra Modi's outreach to Opposition in victory speech shows he is interested in crafting legislative history
It was Narendra Modi looking to write his way into the history books as a leader with significant legislative accomplishments.
How Narendra Modi won West Bengal: Collapse of Left Front vote, Mamata's tactical errors, PM's brand delivered victory
The BJP has organisational deficiencies in the state, lacks a local leader who may take on Mamata in mass appeal and still remains alien to the urban Bengali middle-class
West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya Election Results 2019: 17th Lok Sabha Elections full coverage state, party and constituency-wise
East States Election 2019 Vote Counting LIVE Results and Updates: Odisha Congress president Niranjan Patnaik has announced his resignation from the post, taking moral responsibility of the party's poor performance in the state.
Narendra Modi set to breach Mamata Banerjee's fortress in Lok Sabha polls; West Bengal politics may undergo tectonic shift
What we are seeing, therefore, is the logical conclusion of that swing that may now forever change the political map of Bengal.
Alert sounded in coastal West Bengal ahead of Cyclone Fani: Schools ordered shut in 6 districts including Kolkata; NDRF deployed
As Cyclone Fani moves closer to the east coast, the West Bengal government on Thursday sounded alert in several coastal districts and the state capital Kolkata, asking the public to leave seaside destinations and directing fishermen to not venture into the sea
Jute industry in West Bengal faces crisis: Low wages, exploitation leave mill workers facing uncertain future
British jute businesses exited India and the jute mills were soon taken over by Indian traders, motivated to earn short-term profits.
The muck stops here: Bhadreswar, a small town in West Bengal, is remarkable for nothing except its filth
First prize for being India’s dirtiest city isn’t an honour Bhadreswar wants, and it’s working hard to lose it when new ratings are released this year.
Five killed, 20 injured in Bengal's Hooghly district as bus carrying 30 people falls into canal; forensic team to examine vehicle
Hooghly Superintendent of Police Sukesh Jain said, "Two men and three women died when the bus, which was headed to Howrah from Arambagh, dashed against the cement railings of the bridge, breaking it, and fell into the Dakatia khal near Gojarmore."
Bagri Market fire: Blaze that gutted nearly 1,000 shops in Kolkata still raging; may take several hours to control, say fire fighters
Thirty-five fire tenders were pressed into service as the blaze spread to other parts of the market, in congested Canning Street.
Mamata Banerjee says West Bengal govt providing food security to almost 90 percent of state under Khadya Sathi scheme
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee took to Twitter to remember the martyrs of the 1959 Khadya Andolan. She also said that special assistance was also being given to the people of once 'Maoist'-hit Jangalmahal, hill areas, cyclone 'Aila' affected regions, and Singur in Hooghly district.
Ten people were killed in West Bengal as twin storms accompanied by rains lashed through the city.