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One killed after speeding bus rams into bike in Kolkata | Kolkata News

Representative image KOLKATA: A speeding private bus that had hit a biker from behind caught fire after the driver tried to speed away with the bike still trapped under the vehicle grazing against the ground as sparks came off in the process punctured the oil tank setting the bus on fire. The bike rider, although …

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‘Bandh’obast: More cops at metro stations, bus depots in Kolkata today | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Private buses will be fewer on the road on Thursday even though the government has assured them of insurance coverage against any vandalism by bandh enforcers. The government buses, however, will ply as usual. The finance department order said that salary will be deducted against the absence of government employees as the state government …

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Insider hatched IIFL gold robbery plot in Odisha, seven arrested | Bhubaneswar News

Commissioner of police Sudhanshu Sarangi (right) and DCP (Cuttack) Prateek Singh address the media in Cuttack. BHUBANESWAR/CUTTACK: The commissionerate police on Tuesday solved last week’s sensational crime involving the robbery of gold and cash worth nearly Rs 20 crore from IIFL, a non-banking financial company, in Cuttack. Police said an employee of IIFL had masterminded …

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Co-morbidity: Diabetes now number 2, high BP remains on top for elderly in West Bengal | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: A fall in the number of elderly cardiac patients — the most-at-risk group — to die of Covid-19 has pushed diabetes to the second-most common co-morbid condition in Bengal, even as hypertension continues to be the number one co-morbidity. This has coincided with an overall drop in the Covid case fatality rate (CFR) in …

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Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi’s health condition critical after post-Covid complications | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi’s health condition has been stated to have turned critical on Saturday afternoon and has been put on intubation and ventilation at Guwahati Medical College and Hospital where he has been re-admitted since November 1 following post-Covid-19 complications. Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, who visited the 86-year-old Congress …

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Deaths of two accused in ‘police custody’ spark tension in Odisha | Bhubaneswar News

BHUBANESWAR/ROURKELA: Deaths of two accused men in police custody in Puri and Sundargarh districts triggered mob fury at both places on Thursday. Family members alleged that the men died of police torture. Baseli Sahi Police in Puri and Biramitrapur Police in Sundargarh had arrested R Ramesh and Mohammad Tariq, respectively, in connection with separate cases …

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Kolkata: Apu bids adieu to sansar, world loses a touch of ray | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Soumitra Chatterjee, who straddled the world of Bengali cinema like a colossus from 1959, passed away at a private hospital in Kolkata at 12.15 on Sunday afternoon. He was 85. Chatterjee, who was admitted to Belle Vue Clinic on October 6, was suffering from Covid-induced encephalopathy that had been steadily affecting his consciousness and …

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Soumitra Chatterjee Health Update: Soumitra Chatterjee still very critical, on multiple life-supports | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Actor Soumitra Chatterjee’s condition remained very critical on Saturday and the 85-year-old actor continued to be on multiple life-supports. On Friday, his neurological condition had worsened and doctors said he has turned almost ‘totally unresponsive’, even as his cardiac condition, too, deteriorated. It was unlikely that Chatterjee could now be revived, said doctors at …

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TMC and Bimal Gurung’s GJM plotted attack on my convoy: Dilip Ghosh | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: A day after his convoy was pelted with stones in Bengal’s Alipurduar district, BJP state president Dilip Ghosh on Friday alleged that members of the ruling TMC and the Bimal Gurung-led faction of the GJM had hatched a conspiracy to carry out an attack on him. Ghosh told reporters that the TMC has now …

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Kolkata: Sellers shift focus from crackers to diyas, candles | Kolkata News

For the past 12 years, Pawan Singh has been setting up a fireworks stall at the annual Diwali market at the Shahid Minar ground. But this year, after the Calcutta High Court prohibited the sale and use of crackers to protect the air quality, the 41-year-old businessman immediately hired a space at Burrabazar to sell …

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Manipur bypolls: BJP wins 2 seats, independent 1 | Imphal News

IMPHAL: BJP candidates won two seats while an independent candidate bagged one in the by-election to four Manipur Assembly constituencies, the results of which were announced on Tuesday, officials said. BJP candidates Oinam Lukhoi Singh and Paonam Brojen Singh won the Wangoi seat and Wangjing Tentha seats respectively, they said. Oinam Lukho Singh defeated his …

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Kolkata gets 130 more beds as state turns Jadavpur hospital into Covid unit | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: The city has got one more dedicated Covid hospital with the state government converting KS Roy TB Hospital in Jadavpur as a 130-bedded Covid facility with 50 HDU beds (high dependency unit). The health department has also taken up a massive augmentation drive to add more HDU beds to cater to Covid patients across …

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Cracker industry in West Bengal to move SC, seek 2-hour window | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Sara Bangla Atoshbaji Unnayan Samity, an umbrella association of fireworks manufacturers and sellers in the state, has decided to move Supreme Court, seeking a review of Calcutta High Court’s order — banning sale and use of fireworks in the state — on Thursday. “We have contacted our lawyer and the petition is being prepared. …

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After govt urges restraint, Kolkata Kali pujas shun pomp | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Many of the city’s crowd-pulling Kali Puja organisers are intentionally keeping this year’s event low-key, following the state government’s appeal on Tuesday, and in the wake of the example set by big-budget Durga pujas. After a meeting at Nabanna chaired by chief minister Mamata Banerjee, state chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay had urged organisers and …

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Covid graph in Kolkata see-saws, experts fear post-Puja rise | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: From 18,513 in August, the number of Covid-19 cases in Kolkata in September dipped to 16,255 only to shoot up to 24,876 in October. The past few days might have witnessed a marginal downward slide in daily reported cases in Bengal, but Kolkata continued to report close to 900 cases every day. This, when …

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West Bengal: NIA arrests Al Qaeda conspirator from Murshidabad | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: The NIA has arrested one Al Qaeda “conspirator” from West Bengal‘s Murshidabad district in connection with its investigation in a case regarding the terror outfit in the state and Kerala, an Agency statement said on Monday. Accused Abdul Momin Mondal (32) has been arrested from Raninagar on Sunday night, the statement said. “The accused …

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Fire breaks out at an idol godown in Kolkata, no casualties reported | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Fire broke out at an idol godown in the Baishnabaghata township area of Kolkata on Saturday. Four fire extinguishers were called at the scene. “There were many labourers inside the shop when the fire suddenly broke out. The workers rushed outside and tried pouring water onto the blaze. Later fire extinguishers were called on …

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West Bengal Coronavirus: Frontline Covid warriors high on West Bengal’s vaccination priority list | Kolkata News

KOLKATA: Frontline Covid-19 warriors, such as health and civic staff, will be among the first in the state to receive the vaccine against the disease. Though the vaccine isn’t ready yet, the state health department is gearing up for the vaccination programme. Apart from doctors, nurses and civic staff, ASHA and Anganwadi workers will also …

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Assam: Police arrest doctor, son for cheating in JEE (mains) exam | Guwahati News

GUWAHATI: Assam Police on Wednesday arrested a doctor and his son for allegedly using a proxy candidate to write JEE (mains) examination held in September instead, in which the son achieved the top rank among candidates from Assam with a score of 99.8 percentile without sitting for the exam. Three other persons have also been …

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