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West Bengal capital Kolkata is unlikely to be affected by encephalitis, said health and civic officials even though the vector-borne disease has claimed over 100 lives this year in the north of teh state..
Siliguri, July 24: The BJP has decided to hold a conference of its state working committee in Siliguri in September, months after the party got a 20,000-plus lead in the Lok Sabha elections over Trinamul in the plains segments of the Darjeeling seat.
Veteran BJP leader Kesri Nath Tripathi was Thursday sworn in as the new governor of West Bengal at a ceremony in the Raj Bhavan here.
Jalpaiguri: An outbreak of Japanese encephalitis and suspected encephalitis in North Bengal has claimed over 100 lives in seven districts, with the majority deaths coming in the last fortnight.
It was Wednesday afternoon. I'd narrowly missed having to have lunch with a bunch of visiting Americans at the ugly new Pizza Hut at the corner of Park Street.
West Bengal governor-designate Keshari Nath Tripathi arrived here Wednesday. He would be sworn in Thursday.
Three memorials, a few books on the Great War, and a forgotten nickname live on to remind Bengalis of World War I, writes Soumitra Das The Glorious Dead may as well have been forgotten.
Darjeeling, July 23: The Centre has decided to withdraw 13 companies of central forces from north Bengal despite opposition from the state government, a decision that is being seen as a fallout of the strained relation between the BJP and Mamata Banerjee.
July 23: Union health minister Harsh Vardhan today offered Bengal emergency consultations on the encephalitis outbreak in the state, but experts cautioned that India's public health system has spent over five years fighting a mystery disease blindly and was poorly equipped to save lives.
Illegal filling of a water body, popularly known as 'Jorapukur', of Bangladesh Railway at Neamatpur in Saidpur upazila of Nilphamari goes on, ignoring a legal notice served by the authorities concerned, inset, foundation of a boundary wall of a proposed Eidgah laid by the lawmaker on the filled up water body on Monday.
A fresh autopsy of a West Bengal school teacher who died in judicial custody in Uttar Pradesh was conducted Wednesday, as demonstrators carrying his body blocked the national highway and fought pitched battles with police in Darjeeling district.
The railway ministry wants to exit the East-West Metro project in Calcutta that has been running several years behind schedule, a move many see as part of a plan to wash its hands of the other incomplete Metro routes too.
A group of eight students from different parts of the world is camping in Dhanbad for over a week now to carry out research on different issues, including women's empowerment and child development.
Tiny tots walk single file towards their school along a slush-filled stretch of GT Road near MC Kejriwal Vidyapeeth on Tuesday morning and a group of boys jump bamboo hurdles over an incomplete 10ft wide concrete section with iron rods jutting out.
Paritosh Dey travelled from Haldia to Calcutta on Sunday and stayed overnight at a relative's house so that the Trinamul Congress's Maa-Mati-Manush Divas wouldn't prevent him from attending the first day of classes at Presidency University.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 02:04 am
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