Pooja Mehta

Reporter

Pooja Mehta is WION's reporter in Kolkata.

Ahead of mega rally, Mamata Banerjee says BJP will not get more than 125 seats

While UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi will skip the rally, Congress will be represented by senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge

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Video: Navy divers pull out body of Meghalaya miner as search operations continue

Operations to recover the detected body will continue through the day.

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Controversy over Rafale deal ‘unfortunate’: Former air force chief 

Raha pointed out that the defence procurement process in the country is too long and they must be revamped to increase our aerospace power capability

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Sonia, Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati to skip Mamata Banerjee's Mahagathbandhan meet on January 19

According to TMC sources, a personal invite was extended to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. Congress President Rahul Gandhi was also invited. 

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India to come up with Defence Cyber Agency

With the threat perception changing from land, sea and air into the cyber world, India's Defence Cyber Agency has started taking shape.

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Bangladesh hikes garment workers' wages to end week-long unrest

While one worker died in clashes with police, over a 100 were injured. 

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Don't endorse this kind of politics: Mamata Banerjee breaks silence on 'The Accidental Prime Minister' 

She also attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and called him a ‘disastrous’ PM without naming him directly. 

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Saradha chit fund scam: CBI files charge sheet against Nalini Chidambaram

Besides Chidambaram, Anubhuti Printers and Publications Private Limited and Sudipta Sen have also been mentioned in the charge sheet.

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Assam: Tribal organisations observe 24-hour strike today 

The Coordination Committee of the Tribal Organisations, Assam has given a call for a 24-hour bandh from 5 am today to protest against the Constitution Amendment Bill, which accorded ST status to…

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Indian Army rescues 150 stranded tourists in North Sikkim

Sources in the Army say that rescue and search operations will continue through the night to locate any other tourist who may have been stranded in the area.

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DRI seizes gold worth Rs.3.77 crore from Indo-Bangla border

Acting on a tip-off, DRI personnel intercepted two persons at Majhdia Railway Station near the Indo-Bangladesh border and found them in possession of foreign-origin gold

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Violence reported in parts of West Bengal on second day of bandh 

While Bengal’s capital Kolkata mostly remained normal with buses, trams and metro train services running smoothly, fewer people were seen on the roads. 

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Cyclone 'Pabuk': Ferry services to remain suspended at Port Blair due to heavy rains

Some airlines have even issued advisories that no extra fare will be charged for cancellation of flights due to bad weather. 

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10% reservation for poor among upper castes: Mamata asks if it is legal

'My questions is how can they increase the quota from 50-60%? If they can satisfy in legal terms, I have no problem,' Banerjee said.

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Bengal: IAS officer who beat up youth sent on leave; video had gone viral

The incident took place inside a police station in Bengal. The youth was beaten by the Alipurduar district magistrate and his wife. 

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