West Bengal: 5 arrested in Kolkata for running cricket betting racket

Kolkata (West Bengal) | November 6, 2023 12:21:29 PM IST

Kolkata police arrested five persons from different places for allegedly running a cricket betting racket during the ongoing ICC men's cricket World Cup 2023.

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Bengal panchayat polls: HC orders CBI probe against BDO

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:17 AM IST

Calcutta High Court, single-judge bench of Justice Amrita Sinha, on Wednesday ordered Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe charges against a Block Development Officer (BDO) for tampering wit

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Row in Bengal as differently-abled teachers allotted poll duties

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:50:59 AM IST

Controversies have shrouded over allegations against the state administration of assigning poll duties for the forthcoming panchayat elections in West Bengal to differently-abled teachers employed in

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Bengal panchayat polls: Death toll rises to 9 after CPI(M) worker succumbs to injuries

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:01 AM IST

Another case of death related to clashes and violence over the forthcoming West Bengal panchayat polls was reported on Wednesday after a CPI(M) youth activist succumbed to bullet injuries.

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NCPCR seeks report from Bengal govt on children injured in bomb blast

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:13 AM IST

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought a report from the West Bengal government on children injured in a bomb-blast at Murshidabad district on June 19.

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Grand Oppn meeting: Abhishek Banerjee to accompany Mamata to Patna

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:19 AM IST

Trinamool Congress' national general secretary and party's Lok Sabha MP, Abhishek Banerjee, will accompany West Bengal Chief Minister and party's national president Mamata Banerjee to Patna for a mee

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Bengal panchayat polls: HC directs deployment of 82,000 central forces personnel

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:21 AM IST

A division bench of Calcutta High Court's Chief Justice T.S. Sivagnanam on Wednesday directed the West Bengal State Election Commission and the state government to deploy 82,000 central armed forces p

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Former Bengal CM's daughter to undergo sex-change surgery

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:24 AM IST

Suchetana Bhattacharya, the daughter of former West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, has declared herself as a "transman", adding that she would shortly undergo sex reassignment surgery (

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Panchayat polls: Trinamool faces revolt over candidate selection from 2 heavyweight MLAs

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:28 AM IST

The Trinamool Congress in West Bengal is reportedly facing internal revolt from two heavyweight party legislators over candidate selection for the July 8 panchayat elections in the state.

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Oppn meeting: Mamata to reach Patna a day in advance to meet Lalu Yadav

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:37 AM IST

West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee is slated to reach Patna a day in advance of the meeting of non-BJP parties convened by the Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) leade

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CBI again summons Bengal Education Secy in school recruitment scam

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:38 AM IST

For the second time in just eight days, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has again summoned West Bengal Education Secretary Manish Jain to interrogate him in connection to the multi-crore sch

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Bengal panchayat polls: SEC finally bars assigning of poll duties to medical staff

Kolkata |Thursday, 2023 11:51:10 AM IST

Facing criticism, the West Bengal State Election Commission (WBSEC) on Wednesday finally issued an instruction barring election-related duty for the forthcoming panchayat polls to medical officers ass

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