Howrah

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Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs.  2.5L compensation announced

21 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan: 72 dead in Bengal; Rs. 2.5L compensation announced

A day after Cyclone Amphan made landfall at West Bengal's Digha, the super cyclonic storm left the state in ruins.

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

20 May 2020

4 dead in Bengal, Odisha as Cyclone Amphan makes landfall

After Cyclone Amphan made landfall at Digha in West Bengal on Wednesday, reports emerged of the deaths of two people in the state.

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

18 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

After brewing over the South Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan has now intensified into an "extremely severe storm" and is likely to turn into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday.

Bengal: Man rapes 9-month-old niece on pretext of buying toys

06 Dec 2019

Bengal: Man rapes 9-month-old niece on pretext of buying toys

Even as a Hyderabad veterinarian's sensational rape and murder case has placed the issue of women's safety front and center, another shocking rape case has come to the fore.

Can't ensure veg/non-veg delivery preferences: Zomato to protesting riders

12 Aug 2019

Can't ensure veg/non-veg delivery preferences: Zomato to protesting riders

In the ongoing tussle between riders and the food-delivery app Zomato, the company on Sunday said it can't factor vegetarian and non-vegetarian preferences into delivery logistics. But, it said it would definitely address concerns of protesting riders.

Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

11 Aug 2019

Zomato 'forcing' us to deliver beef and pork: Delivery executives

The delivery executives of India's leading online food delivery platform, Zomato, in West Bengal's Howrah have alleged that the company is hurting their religious sentiments by "forcing" them to deliver beef and pork.

Amazing! 12-year-old, who never went to school, qualifies for board-exam

27 Oct 2018

Amazing! 12-year-old, who never went to school, qualifies for board-exam

A 12-year-old girl, who never enrolled in school and only studied at her home was allowed by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) to sit for the Madhyamik Examination 2019 as an external candidate.

West Bengal: Six more districts to become ODF by March-end

05 Mar 2018

West Bengal: Six more districts to become ODF by March-end

Six more districts in West Bengal are likely to be declared open defecation free (ODF) by the end of March this year, an official said.

Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

29 Jan 2017

Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

Authorities imposed prohibitory orders in Kolkata's Metiabruz area after communal clashes erupted over throwing of beef into a temple in the region.

WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

01 Jan 2017

WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied any incident of rioting at Howrah district's Dhulagarh town.

Letter demands Rs.50 crore from Eastern Railway; threatens CM Banerjee

13 Dec 2016

Letter demands Rs.50 crore from Eastern Railway; threatens CM Banerjee

A letter reached the Eastern Railway headquarter demanding Rs.50 crores.