Pooja Mehta

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Pooja Mehta is WION's reporter in Kolkata.

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One of India's largest book markets - College Street in Kolkata ravaged by cyclone opens today

The booksellers who are left in the lurch are now requesting the state government to help them financially recover from the losses. 

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Clashes erupt between two groups in Hooghly district; section 144 CrPC imposed

The District Magistrate issued prohibitory orders imposing section 144 CrPC in the area and mobile internet services were suspended till 6 pm on May 17, 2020, in Chandannagar and Serampore…

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Five BSF jawans attached to IMCT convoy in Kolkata test positive for Covid-19

The driver had reported fever and was immediately removed on April 30, 2020, and sent into quarantine. Later, he tested positive for Covid-19.

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Attack on police in Bengal's COVID hotspot Howrah: Main instigators nabbed

Two main instigators were identified and arrested by Howrah City Police, taking the total number of arrests in the case to 12.

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Coronavirus: Spitting in public places in Kolkata might invite arrest by police

Kolkata Police on Wednesday registered the first case under the West Bengal Prohibition of Smoking & Spitting & Protection of Health of Non-Smokers & Minors Act in the lockdown period…

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Central lab ICMR-NICED provided defective COVID-19 test kits: West Bengal govt

In a series of Tweets posted by the official Twitter handle of State Health and Family Welfare Department, the state accused ICMR-NICED of the delayed process in getting test results for COVID-19…

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Assam Police threaten legal action against Markaz attendees

The Assam Police’s notice said that if those persons who attended the Markaz congregation and fails to report by Tuesday morning, they will invite strict legal action against them.

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Operation Turtshield successful: Smugglers travel with family and hide turtles in school bags to evade arrest and suspicion

Operation Turtshield which concluded in February this year was launched to prevent smuggling and trading of protected species of turtles in parts of India – especially West Bengal.

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Tupolov aircraft for India's second naval museum arrives in Kolkata

The Indian Navy is setting up a permanent TU 142 aircraft in Kolkata - second such museum in the country after Vizag Naval Museum.
 

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Kolkata Police STF’s seize drugs worth Rs.3.5 crores concealed inside the rear and front door of a vehicle

After the covering of the doors was removed, officers found packets concealed inside the cavity of the door. 

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West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar claims censorship after his address denied live coverage

Dhankhar raised questions on Monday after state finance minister Amit Mitra’s budget speech was allowed to be live telecast by television channels.

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CAA stir: Increase in outflow of Bangladeshi migrants, says BSF

Sources said, Bangladeshi nationals - who are living illegally in the country without any documents -  fear that they may face action and are therefore compelled to flee to their country.

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North East's biggest drug bust: Drugs worth Rs 100 crores seized, two arrested

Sources say that it is one of the biggest seizures in West Bengal and the entire North East region. 

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West Bengal: Massive blast rocks Naihati town amidst detonation of firecrackers

This apart, the West Bengal Governor, Jagdeep Dhankhar took to Twitter and demanded a serious probe. 

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Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to boycott opposition meet in Delhi

Her statements came in the wake of uproar in the assembly house where several Left and Congress leaders raised questions at the administration after a viral video surfaced where policemen were…

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