Pooja Mehta


Pooja Mehta is WION's reporter in Kolkata.

India's first transgender poet's meet held in Kolkata

The two and a half hour event was chaired by India’s first college principal Manabi Bandyapadhyay, who shared a lot of poems that she had written Read Article

Heavy snowfall lashes Tawang, Army rescues 680 tourists

Three rescue teams from the nearest base at Baisakhi worked relentlessly till midnight and all people and vehicles were brought to safety Read Article

Meghalaya's most wanted terrorist shot dead in police encounter

Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) Commander-in-Chief Sohan D Shira has been killed in an encounter in a joint operation by the state police team and Meghalaya's Special Force-10 commandos…

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Rohingya refugee camp comes up in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas

The camp currently houses six families Read Article

WATCH: Assam government's neglect leads to Rhino deaths at Kaziranga National Park

This year, a total of 105 animals of the Kaziranga National Park died which includes seven baby one-horn Rhinos and several deers Read Article

Exclusive: Maoists from neigbouring country have infiltrated Darjeeling, claims intelligence report

The information was revealed in an affidavit filed by the West Bengal Police with the Calcutta High Court Read Article

India: Kolkata gets all-in-one transport card and app that can track buses

The app - Pathadisha - will also provide real-time details of the buses along with the seat availability and route details Read Article

India: CPI(M) disapproves actions of party MP after he was questioned about lifestyle

A party supporter had questioned Ritabrata Banerjee's source of income on Facebook. Banerjee in turn complained to the person's employer Read Article

Rajya Sabha CPI(M) MP writes to company HR to take action against person questioning his lifestyle

CPI(M) Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee was questioned over his source of income by a party supporter on social media Read Article

India: Seven killed after under-construction building collapses

The Indian Army and National Disaster Rescue Force are carrying out rescue operations in the Uttar Pradesh town Read Article

India?s Chinatown celebrates Chinese New Year with fanfare

Groups dressed in colour-coordinated clothes have been mesmerising audiences with the lion or the dragon dance for the past two days Read Article

Dust settles on anti-land grab agitation in India's West Bengal state

Protests had erupted in South 24 Parganas after the government allegedly tried to grab land to set up a power substation Read Article

Two from Bengal get Padma Shri award for selfless service

A 60-year-old voluntary firefighter and a tea garden worker who runs a 24x7 bike-ambulance service have been conferred the Padma Shri award Read Article

Left party leader protesting against land acquisition goes missing in India's Bengal

The CPI(ML) blamed chief minister Mamata Banerjee's 'special police' for his disappearance Read Article

India: Three Lashkar militants handed death penalty for plotting strikes in Kashmir

The three men were nabbed in 2007 while they were trying to sneak into India from Bangladesh Read Article