Bikaner-Guwahati Express

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8 Dead, 45 Injured As Bikaner-Guwahati Express Derails In Jalpaiguri: WB

The death toll is now eight, after Bikaner-Guwahati Express derailed in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district on January 13, at around 5:15pm. Sources confirmed that the train had 12 coaches carrying about 1,200 passengers. An ex gratia of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 1 lakh has been announced for relatives of deceased and injured, respectively. Meanwhile, an inquiry has been ordered to probe the cause of the accident.

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 - 12:15 PM / by Shaloo Priya

Tags: Bikarner-Guwahati Express, accident, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, Probe

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Train derailed

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Guwahati-Bikaner Express Derails, Kills 3 & 20 Injured, Authority Orders Inquiry

On January 13, Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed, killing three people and left 20 injured. The PM Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee condemned the incident and assured support and inquiry. In addition, TMC announced Rs 5 lakh, Rs 1 lakh and Rs 25,000 for deceased, severely injured and minor injured people, respectively. In addition, the Indian Railways ordered, a high level railway inquiry in the incident. 

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 - 07:57 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Guwahati-Bikaner Express, Train Accidents, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, PM Narendra Modi

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Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed

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Guwahati-Bikaner Express' 12 Coaches Derailed In West Bengal

On January 13, at least 12 coaches of Guwahati-Bikaner Express derailed near Domohani, Jailpaiguri region, West Bengal. According to ANI, many people from Assam were traveling in the train, which derailed at 5:00 pm. Indian Railways informed and said, "DRM and ADRM rushed to the site along with accident relief train and medical van". Furthermore, a high level railway commissioner safety inquiry has been ordered in the accident. 

Thu, 13 Jan 2022 - 06:50 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: train derailed, Assam, Guwahati-Bikaner Express, West Bengal, accident

Courtesy: ANI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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PM Modi To Inaugurate 2nd CNCI Campus For Cancer Patients In Kolkata

PM Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate second campus of Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute, in Kolkata, on January 7. The Institute has been constructed worth Rs 530 crore, under the PM Modi's vision of better healthcare facility for cancer patients. The 460 bedded centre has cutting edge infrastructure with all modern and equipped facilities for treatment. PM. Modi will inaugurate the CNCI through a video conferencing. 

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 - 02:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: PM Modi, CNCI, Cancer patients, West Bengal, inauguration

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Health worker checking temperature of a child

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15,421 New COVID-19 Cases, 19 Deaths Reported In West Bengal

West Bengal reported 15,421 new COVID-19 cases, while 19 people lost their lives to the virus, during the last twenty-four hours. The data of the state health department, released on January 6, stated that 7,343 people recovered from the infection, taking the total recoveries to 16,32,797. The death toll due to the virus stands at 19,846, and the state has currently 41,101 active cases. 

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 - 11:45 AM / by Basharat Rashid

Tags: Covid-19, Covid Surge, West Bengal, Latest, Covid cases

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Union Minister Shantanu Thakur left WB BJP WhatsApp Group

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Shantanu Thakur Quits WB BJP's WhatsApp Group

Union Minister Shantanu Thakur on January 3, left the West Bengal BJP's WhatsApp group. The sudden move sparked speculations of Thakur leaving BJP. Notably, Thakur holds the portfolio of Minister of State in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and is a Lok Sabha MP from Bangaon. "I will soon reveal why have I left the WhatsApp group," said Thakur, who is also an influential leader of Matua community. 

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 - 01:39 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Union Minister, Shantanu Thakur, West Bengal, WhatsApp Group, BJP

Courtesy: ANI

Cricket association of Bengal

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CAB To Organize Free Medical Camp From Jan 3-5: Kolkata

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) organised a medical camp for players. The free medical check up camp will begin from January 3-5. All players (men's, women's), scorers, staff, committee members and others will get 5 important tests done at the camp. The tests include; bone mineral density test, pulmonary function test, Haemoglobin test, body mass index test and ECG. Registration to begin from 9:30 am, from January 3.

Sat, 01 Jan 2022 - 11:20 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: CAB, Free Medical Health Camp, West Bengal, State Cricket Association, sports

Courtesy: ANI

Flights cancelled

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UK-Kolkata Flights To Be Suspended from Jan 3: Omicron Threat

The West Bengal Government has decided to suspend flight services between the United Kingdom (UK) and Kolkata. The flights will be suspended temporarily from January 3, keeping in view the prevailing situation, due to the rising number of Omicron cases. Reports said flights from at-risk countries will also be not allowed into the state, soon. 

Fri, 31 Dec 2021 - 03:22 PM / by Basharat Rashid

Tags: omicron threat, flights cancelled, India, West Bengal, UK

Courtesy: India Today

Sourav Das, SEC Commissioner of West Bengal

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SEC Announces Civic Body Polls For 4 Corporations: West Bengal

West Bengal State Election Commission (SEC,) announced municipal elections dates for four corporations. Siliguri, Chandannagar, Bidhannagar and Asansol civic body elections are scheduled on January 22. "The counting of votes will be held on January 25," said SEC commissioner Sourav Das. The SEC will issue election notification on December 28 and the security arrangements to begin from January 3. Moreover, due to ongoing issues, Howrah… read-more

Tue, 28 Dec 2021 - 01:08 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: West Bengal, Asansol, Siliguri, Civic Body, sec

Courtesy: The Indian Express

CM Mamata Banerjee

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West Bengal To Impose Strict Curbs If COVID Cases Surge: Mamata Banerjee

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a meeting at state secretariat Nabanna, stated that though the COVID-19 situation is under control, fresh curbs will be announced if the cases surge. "Though the situation remains under control, we should not lower our guards," said Banerjee. As per sources, the state has recorded six cases of Omicron so far. 

Tue, 28 Dec 2021 - 10:52 AM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal, omicron, Lockdown, COVID restrictions