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Pranab Mukherjee’s Nagpur visit a hot topic

Pranab Mukherjee’s Nagpur visit a hot topic

Bengal leaders ‘shocked, surprised’ Union Human Resource Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday that there was “nothing unusual” in former President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the RSS headquarters on June 7 to deliver a lecture, but political parties in Mr. Mukherjee’s home State are “shocked and surprised”. Many said they …

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Latest death of BJP worker in Purulia a suicide case: police

Latest death of BJP worker in Purulia a suicide case: police

Dulal Kumar, found hanging from a high-tension wire on Saturday, is the second party man to die here in the last one week, the other being Trilochon Mahato, who was found hanging from a tree on Wednesday. Amid trading of allegations between the BJP and the Trinamool Congress over the death of …

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42-year-old found dead in room full of soft toys

42-year-old found dead in room full of soft toys

KOLKATA: An out-of-work mass media executive — who lived alone on the second floor of an upscale Lake Gardens apartment after the death of his parents — was found dead in his room with expensive soft toys strewn all over. Police said on Friday afternoon, Anirban Mirta (42) was lying motionless and frothing from …

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Purulia youth killing turning another flashpoint between TMC, BJP

Purulia youth killing turning another flashpoint between TMC, BJP

An unsigned handwritten note in Bengali found near Mahato stated that he was “punished for working for the BJP” during the recent panchayat polls in the state. With Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee vowing to turn Purulia into an “opposition-free district”, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Friday warned that situation …

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Trinamool Congress set for record victory in Maheshtala by-poll

Trinamool Congress set for record victory in Maheshtala by-poll

The ruling Trinamool Congress is all set for record victory at the Maheshtala Assembly by-poll with the party nominee Dulal Das leading by more than 28,000 votes at the completion of the ninth round of counting. The TMC candidate has secured 47,293 votes, comfortably ahead of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) …

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Rare apes seized near Kolkata

Rare apes seized near Kolkata

Two Hoolock Gibbons, the only apes to be found in India, were seized by officials of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence , Kolkata Zonal Unit, near the India-Bangladesh border on Thursday. Hoolock Gibbons are extremely rare primates, listed under Schedule I of the Wildlife Protection Act (1972) and as an endangered as per the …

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Missing BJP supporter found dead in Purulia

Missing BJP supporter found dead in Purulia

Punished for his party loyalty, says statement scribbled on T-shirt Within two weeks of the panchayat elections, post-poll violence started afresh in the State’s Jangalmahal region with the murder of an 18-year-old BJP supporter in Purulia district. The body of BJP supporter Trilochan Mahato, who had gone missing on Tuesday …

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Bengal’s Chau mask acquires GI fame

Bengal’s Chau mask acquires GI fame

Five rural crafts from the State secure Geographical Indication protection The Chau mask of Purulia, the wooden mask of Kushmandi, the Patachitra, the Dokras of Bengal, and Madhurkathi (a kind of mat) have been presented with the Geographical Indication (GI) tag by the Geographical Indication Registry and Intellectual Property India. …

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Braille-enabled signboards to be used during Maheshtala bypoll

Braille-enabled signboards to be used during Maheshtala bypoll

It will be used for the first time in West Bengal; by-election today For the first time in West Bengal, the Election Commission (EC) will use Braille-enabled signboards carrying instructions for visually challenged voters. It will be introduced at all the polling stations in the Maheshtala Assembly by-election on Monday. …

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