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West Bengal: 5 children stumble upon bomb making factory, injured by goons
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West Bengal: 5 children stumble upon bomb making factory, injured by goons

All the injured are between 10-12 years of age. They had gone to play at a local field on Friday afternoon when the incident took place in the Narendrapur police station area in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal

West Bengal: Youth murders friend brutally, walks to police station with bloodied knife
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West Bengal: Youth murders friend brutally, walks to police station with bloodied knife

The victim has been identified as Hazrat Gazi, a resident of Durgapur village. He was allegedly killed by his friend Shahidul Ghazi

Cyclone Yaas: Central team's three-day visit to West Bengal from tomorrow, will assess impact of storm
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Cyclone Yaas: Central team's three-day visit to West Bengal from tomorrow, will assess impact of storm

The inter-ministerial team headed by SK Shahi, joint secretary in MHA, will take stock of the situation in South 24 Parganas, Purba Medinipur districts

'Broken roof, vandalised shop' evidence Dalit families singled out in post-poll violence in Bengal, says NCSC head
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'Broken roof, vandalised shop' evidence Dalit families singled out in post-poll violence in Bengal, says NCSC head

National Commission for Scheduled Castes chairman Vijay Sampla, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, said complainants, especially women, openly alleged "complete inaction" of the local police

West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Kultali (SC) profile: CPM's Ram Sankar Halder won seat in previous two elections
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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Kultali (SC) profile: CPM's Ram Sankar Halder won seat in previous two elections

The Kultali Assembly constituency will go to polls on 6 April, in the third phase of the West Bengal Assembly election 2021.

Seven suspects arrested for attack on JP Nadda's convoy; Bengal governor tells Mamata not to 'play with fire'
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Seven suspects arrested for attack on JP Nadda's convoy; Bengal governor tells Mamata not to 'play with fire'

Meanwhile, the Union home ministry has summoned West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay and DGP Virendra over the attack on the BJP president

Bengal villagers, demanding arrest of cop found in 'compromising position' with quarantine centre inmate, go on rampage; several injured
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Bengal villagers, demanding arrest of cop found in 'compromising position' with quarantine centre inmate, go on rampage; several injured

As policemen tried to bring the situation under control, the locals pelted them with stones, injuring an officer and several civic volunteers.

TMC leader killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district; police suspects factional feud may have led to attack
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TMC leader killed in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district; police suspects factional feud may have led to attack

The attack is suspected to be a result of a factional feud within the ruling TMC, police sources said.

How the shrinking island of Mousuni in the Sundarbans underlines the region's growing concerns about rapid land loss
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How the shrinking island of Mousuni in the Sundarbans underlines the region's growing concerns about rapid land loss

In the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, a small island lying on the border of the Sundarbans tells the tale of the ecological and economic damage sustained by the mangrove forests guarding the east coast of the country.

Locusts attack, a cyclone, forest fires and heatwave add to India's miseries in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic
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Locusts attack, a cyclone, forest fires and heatwave add to India's miseries in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic

Locusts, a global pandemic, ravaging cyclone, a deadly heatwave and raging forest fires have all but crushed India's efforts to get back on track at a time when it is dealing with its worst economic crisis since Independence.

'Don't indulge in politics, have patience,' says Mamata Banerjee after protests in cyclone-affected areas in West Bengal
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'Don't indulge in politics, have patience,' says Mamata Banerjee after protests in cyclone-affected areas in West Bengal

After protests in several cyclone-affected areas of West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday urged people to have patience as the administration was working tirelessly to restore water and power supply

Cyclone Amphan: Army deployed in parts of West Bengal for restoration work following request from state govt
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Cyclone Amphan: Army deployed in parts of West Bengal for restoration work following request from state govt

The Army was deployed in Kolkata and neighbouring districts on Saturday for the restoration of essential infrastructure and services in the wake of the destruction caused by Cyclone Amphan, a defence official said.

Cyclone Amphan: Narendra Modi announces Rs 1,000-cr aid for Bengal, Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased; toll jumps to 80
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Cyclone Amphan: Narendra Modi announces Rs 1,000-cr aid for Bengal, Rs 2 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased; toll jumps to 80

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an advance assistance of Rs 1,000 crore for restoration work in areas in West Bengal that were decimated by cyclone 'Amphan'

Cyclone Amphan leaves 80 dead, millions without power in West Bengal; Narendra Modi arrives in Kolkata
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Cyclone Amphan leaves 80 dead, millions without power in West Bengal; Narendra Modi arrives in Kolkata

Many parts of Kolkata, home to more than 14 million people, were under water, and its airport was closed briefly by flooding.

72 dead as Cyclone Amphan weakens into deep depression after battering Bengal; 'worse than coronavirus' says Mamata as Modi vows support
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72 dead as Cyclone Amphan weakens into deep depression after battering Bengal; 'worse than coronavirus' says Mamata as Modi vows support

Amphan weakened into a deep depression on Thursday afternoon and moved over to Bangladesh but not before leaving at least a dozen dead and wreaking devastation on several parts of West Bengal, including Kolkata.

Cyclone Amphan Updates: Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal, says IMD
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Cyclone Amphan Updates: Heavy to very heavy rainfall expected in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal, says IMD

Cyclone Amphan LIVE Updates: Director General of National Disaster Relief Force informed the media today that four additional teams of NDRF will be airlifted to Kolkata to boost the rescue and relief operations

Super Cylone Amphan leaves at least 12 dead, several parts of West Bengal ravaged; 'worse than coronavirus,' claims Mamata Banerjee
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Super Cylone Amphan leaves at least 12 dead, several parts of West Bengal ravaged; 'worse than coronavirus,' claims Mamata Banerjee

Super Cyclone Amphan has killed at least 12 persons and ravaged Kolkata and several parts of West Bengal as it left behind a trail of destruction by uprooting trees, destroying thousands of homes and swamping low-lying areas of the state.

Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to release Rs 17,000 cr due to state for carrying out relief work in Cyclone Bulbul-affected areas
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Mamata Banerjee urges Centre to release Rs 17,000 cr due to state for carrying out relief work in Cyclone Bulbul-affected areas

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee said around Rs 17,000 crore is due to the state from the Centre, which if provided, could have been used to carry out relief works in Cyclone Bulbul-affected areas

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
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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
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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.