Pooja Mehta

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Pooja Mehta is WION's reporter in Kolkata.

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Antique idols worth more than Rs 35 crore seized by Indian customs officials in Kolkata

On August 23 night, officials of the Commissionerate of Customs (Preventive), West Bengal intercepted a truck at South Dinajpur district en route Bangladesh through Kaliyaganj border.  

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Quarantine facility for Kolkata Police personnel at iconic Eden Gardens ready, to be operational soon

Kolkata Police authorities had requested the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) to allow them to use the space under the galleries to set up a quarantine facility for their personnel. 

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Bangladesh wing of ISIS likely to announce its new wing - ‘Bengal Ulayat’ ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Acting on the Intel, several units like the Dhaka Metropolitan Police, Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC), Anti-Terrorism Unit and Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has been put on…

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IIT Kharagpur develops rapid portable COVID-19 test kit at Rs 400

While other test kits are limited to a certain number of sample it can test, this portable rapid test kit can continue testing samples after a mere replacement of the paper cartridge post each…

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Flood situation in northeast India grim; IAF on standby

Sources in the Indian Air Force reveal that Eastern Air Command is monitoring the flood situation in the North Eastern states carefully

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Kolkata Police STF arrests wanted Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorist Abdul Karim

Karim considered second topmost leader in JMB in India after the organisation’s chief - Salauddin Salehin, was arrested by officials of STF along with local police from Murshidabad district of…

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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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