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Pooja Mehta


Pooja Mehta is WION's reporter in Kolkata.

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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West Bengal: TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee addresses corporators and councillors ahead of 2020 civic body polls

Banerjee held a meeting with close to 3,000 corporators and councillors from several municipalities and municipal corporations across the state. 

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After talks with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal doctors set to call off strike

Junior doctors met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday and apprised her of the problems they have been facing at medical colleges and hospitals in the state.

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Despite Mamata Banerjee’s assurances; stalemate on doctors' strike continues on fifth day 

The chief minister launched a blistering attack on the junior doctors for not coming forward to end the ongoing impasse.

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Mamata Banerjee fails to end impasse at government hospitals; mass resignations begin

Banerjee reached SSKM hospital in South Kolkata on Thursday morning and issued an ultimatum for doctors to join work by 2 pm.

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In setback to Mamata Banerjee, her nephew seen leading protest against West Bengal government

Abesh, who is the son of Banerjee’s brother Kartick Banerjee, is a doctor with KPC Medical College and Hospital.

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Normal life hit in Basirhat, West Bengal as BJP observes 12-hour bandh

The streets of Basirhat mostly bore a deserted look with buses and cars remaining off the roads. Most stores, market complexes remained closed.

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BJP calls for 12-hour bandh in Basirhat, West Bengal over death of 3 party workers  

On Sunday, a five-member BJP delegation led by Bengal BJP President and MP from Midnapore constituency Dilip Ghosh met the family members of the two deceased BJP workers while a delegation…

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Search for missing An-32 continues; IAF chief Dhanoa visits Jorhat Air Force Station to review SAR operations

The AN-32 with 13 people on board – eight officers and five passengers took off from the Jorhat air base around 12:25pm on Monday. 

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West Bengal: Two BJP supporters arrested in connection with Trinamool Congress leader’s murder 

Trinamool Congress's Nirmal Kundu, president of ward number 6 of Dum Dum Municipality, was shot at by miscreants on Tuesday evening at Nimta in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. 

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Wanted to resign from CM post, but party wants me to continue: Mamata Banerjee 

Banerjee made a startling revelation in the first press conference she held after disappointing election results for the party.

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