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Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet under investigation after severe turbulence injures passengers

Indian low-cost airline SpiceJet is under government scrutiny following an incident in which a plane’s autopilot malfunctioned, causing severe turbulence and multiple onboard injuries. The country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is looking into what happened on SpiceJet flight 945, which was traveling from Mumbai to Durgapur, West Bengal, on May 1. Reports say […]

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Indian government rejects request of Mother Teresa’s charity to receive foreign donations

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government rejected the request of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity (MoC) in West Bengal to receive funds from donors abroad  after weekend of protests over Christmas celebrations Right-wing Hindu vigilante groups disrupted Christmas mass in parts of India, including in Modi’s core territory ahead of local elections in the coming […]

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Thunderstorms and lightning strikes kill 27 people in India

Lightning strikes have killed 27 people and sent four passengers on a flight to hospital after severe turbulence during monsoon storms in eastern India, officials said. Officials said West Bengal was hit by thunderstorms late Monday, with lightning strikes in parts of the state a fairly common occurrence during the June to September annual monsoon […]

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Cyclone Yaas: Powerful tropical storm hits eastern India, southern Bangladesh

A powerful cyclone with wind speeds upto 80kmph tore into eastern India, with reports suggesting it has killed several people. Cyclone Yaas, which intensified into a “very severe cyclonic storm”, hit the states of West Bengal and Orissa on Wednesday, as well as lashing southern Bangladesh. This is the second cyclone to hit the country […]

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Indian security forces open fire at polling station, 4 killed

At least five people were killed in election-related violence in India’s West Bengal state on Saturday, officials said, the deadliest day so far in multi-phase voting there. Clashes outside a polling station in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district on Saturday morning, in which four people died, took place after a local mob attacked security forces […]

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India Insane

Coronavirus Goof-up: Man declared dead returns home alive a week after recovering from Covid-19

In a rather bizarre goof up by authorities, an elderly coronavirus patient was brought back home in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district by his family members, a week after they received “his body” from a COVID hospital and cremated it. Shibdas Bandyopadhyay returned home a day before his family members were to perform ceremonies […]

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Rare ‘flapshell’ yellow turtle found in India’s West Bengal

A rare yellow turtle was rescued by villagers from a pond in West Bengal this week. The first one was spotted in Balasore district in the state of Odisha back in July. This is the second instance this year that a rare yellow turtle has been spotted in India. The rescued rare turtle’s images were […]

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Japanese cartoon character Shinchan tops merit list of Bengal college

The name of a Japanese cartoon character Shinchan Nohara’s name “mischievously” made it to the merit list of a college in West Bengal. Shinchan’s name appeared at the top of the BSc (Honours) merit list of Siliguri College in north Bengal. “The name was immediately removed and a fresh list put up on the college […]

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Aunt kills infant nephew by locking him in the closet

An aunt allegedly murdered her two-year-old nephew by locking him in a cupboard in the Indian state of West Bengal’s on Friday. The incident happened in Birbhum district. Following an altercation with the child’s mother. The aunt, Tajmira Bibi, had an altercation with the child’s mother, Shampa Bibi. On Friday afternoon the child suddenly went […]

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Modi’s party workers confuse Kim Jong Un with Chinese President Xi Jinping while burning effigy

A video of Narendra Modi’s party men burning effigies of Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un from  West Bengal’s Asansol has gone viral. This happened because BJP workers confused Kim Jong Un with China President Xi Jinping. Angry with China, the workers hit the streets to made their fury known. They burnt effigies […]

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9-month-old baby girl tests positive for coronavirus in West Bengal

Five members of a family, including three children, tested positive for COVID-19 in West Bengal on Friday, taking the number of such cases in the state to 15, a senior health official said. Among the five are a nine-month-old baby, a six-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and two women aged 27 and 45, he said. […]

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Migrant worker becomes millionaire on the way back home after winning lottery

Bengali carpenter Ijarul had to flee Kerala because of the deadly Covid-19 outbreak. Loss of livelihood meant empty food plates for the family. On a whim, he had bought a lottery ticket. He won. What he anticipated as a period of no work and hard times, has now changed. In the wake of the outbreak […]