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Pooja Mehta


Pooja Mehta is WION's reporter in Kolkata.

West Bengal BJP stages dharna in Kolkata against the killing of party workers

The party claimed that as many as eight members have been killed in the last 81 days with the most recent one being reported in Bengal's Nadia and Murshidabad district

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Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar granted anticipatory bail by Calcutta High Court

The court’s order mentioned that Kumar will have to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 for the anticipatory bail petition.

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Saradha chit fund scam: Former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar seeks more time to appear before CBI

Sources in the CBI claimed that Kumar sent an e-mail seeking more time to appear before them.

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Bengal Assembly passes resolution against National Register of Citizens

The West Bengal Legislative Assembly passed a resolution against National Register of Citizens (NRC) on Friday. The resolution, jointly moved by the ruling Trinamool Congress, Left Front and…

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Debt-ridden Mamata Banerjee government 'gifts' Rs 70 crore to West Bengal Durga Puja organisers

The Mamata Banerjee-government inherited a debt of around Rs 2 lakh crore from the Left Front government when it came to power back in 2011.

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West Bengal: Five dead, 27 injured after Janmashtami celebration leads to stampede in temple

In the wee hours of Friday morning at around 3 am, the boundary wall leading to the Baba Loknath Temple collapsed on the pilgrims while it was raining heavily.

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BSF, Bangladesh border guards exchange sweets on Eid

On Monday, on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adah, officers of Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) exchanged sweets on the Indo-Bangladesh border.

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GRSE launches fifth Fast Patrol Vessel for Indian Coast Guard

This ship is 50 metres long, 7.5 metres wide and has a displacement of around 308 tons. 

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Saradha chit fund case: Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien appears before CBI

O'Brien was summoned by the agency in connection on July 26, 2019, to join the investigation in connection with the TMC mouthpiece 'Jago Bangla'.

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MNS Chief Raj Thackeray meets TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee calls for return of ballot boxes

Thackeray on a two-day visit to Kolkata met Banerjee on the second day at the Bengal state secretariat – Nabanna and his meeting lasted for around half an hour with her.

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Didi Ke Bolo: Mamata Banerjee’s outreach campaign faces glitches on first day

Sources reveal that more than 50,000 people from the state have shared their opinion and problems through the digital platform.

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Indian Coast Guard rescues 516 Indian fishermen, 32 fishing boats stranded in Bay of Bengal

ICG and Bangladesh Coast Guard bring back 516 Indian fishermen stranded due to rough seas



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Four Indian fishing boats capsize in Bangladesh waters, 25 fishermen missing

The Indian Coast Guard requested Bangladesh Coast Guard to assist in rescue operations in Bangladesh waters.

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Mamata Banerjee, Nusrat Jahan attend Rath Yatra celebrations in Kolkata

At both the places – Kolkata and Hooghly, she reiterated the fact that religion is personal but festivals are universal.

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Four neo-Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh/Islamic State operatives arrested from Kolkata 

Three of four arrested operatives hailed from Bangladesh. 

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