Pooja Mehta

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Pooja Mehta is WION's reporter in Kolkata.

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NIA arrests 10th suspected Al-Qaeda terrorist from Bengal’s Murshidabad

On September 19, NIA arrested nine suspected Al-Qaeda terrorists - six from Bengal’s Murshidabad district and three from Kerala’s Ernakulam district.

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Bangladesh to export 1,450 tonnes of Padma hilsa to India as Durga Puja gift

Hilsa, a sea-water fish makes its way into the fresh waters traveling up to 1300-km during the mating season.

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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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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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Portion of Burdwan railway station collapses, several injured

Around 8:15pm, when beautification works were on, a portion of the main entrance collapsed injuring several people.

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Bangladesh restores mobile network in border areas with India

On Tuesday, Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission had asked telecom operators to shut down the mobile network in the one-kilometre border areas with India and Myanmar.

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