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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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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Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends New Year greetings to Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

According to Ihsanul Karim, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s press secretary, the telephonic conversation lasted for about 15 minutes.

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Mamata Banerjee lashes out at PM Modi, says PM contradicting Amit Shah's comments on nationwide NRC 

While addressing people from the Ramlila grounds, the prime minister said on Sunday that Banerjee was spreading false rumours. 

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Indo-China joint military exercise 'Hand-in-Hand-2019' concludes in Meghalaya

The exercise was aimed at building and promoting positive relations between both the armies.

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Romanian national arrested for duping several through ATM skimming in Kolkata

Kolkata Police officials recovered skimming devices, other accessories, magnetic chips, batteries, PIN hole camera chip from his possession.

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Indo-China joint military exercise 'Hand-in-Hand-2019' commences in Meghalaya

The exercise will be aimed at building and promoting positive relations between both the armies.

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West Bengal: Tension escalates as Assembly speaker stays away during Governor’s visit

On his arrival at the Assembly on Thursday morning, the Governor observed that neither the speaker nor his deputy was present at the gates to receive him.

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Kolkata: Police busts major bomb-making module in the heart of city

During the interception, two persons fled. However, the police managed to nab key accused Sheikh Sahajada.

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Amidst Naga-peace talks, Nagaland Armed Police companies to be withdrawn from once Maoist hotbed 

The Naga troopers were deployed almost a decade ago in the Ayodhya hills because of their ambush-handling techniques.

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