Lockdown 4.0: Bengal to maintain status quo

mamata-banerjee-mn1New Delhi, May 18: The West Bengal government decided to carry on with the arrangements already in place after receiving no fresh advisory from the Union government on Sunday, when the lockdown 3.0 is ending, the state home department said.

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COVID-19: West Bengal continues to be data hider No. 1

coroNew Delhi, May 06: West Bengal continues to hide data about the number of coronavirus cases, government sources have said.

West Bengal has not shared the information with the Centre since May 1 until Tuesday evening. The mortality figures in Bengal alone rose by 72 in a day ie from 61 to 133 between Monday and Tuesday.

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Low testing, high death rate, lack of tracking: Central team flags West Bengal

mamta-covidNew Delhi, May 05: The Inter-Ministerial Central Team that visited West Bengal has said that the state has the highest mortality rate among coronavirus patients in the country.

It said that at 12.8 per cent the mortality rate is the highest, while also accusing the state of low testing, discrepancies and weak surveillance.

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Centre forms 6 inter-ministerial teams to oversee implementation of lockdown norms in 4 states

lockdown-new-25New Delhi, Apr 20: The Centre has constituted 6 inter-ministerial teams to make an assessment of the situation and augmented the efforts of the states in fighting and containing the spread of COVID-19 effectively.

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Legally speaking: Bengal and Kerala sound like fools by blocking new citizenship law

CAB-1aNew Delhi, Jan 19: Several Congress leaders have come out and said that states cannot refuse to enact the new citizenship law relating to the persecuted minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

States such West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala are some of the states that have said that the law will not be implemented.

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Special court convicts 8 in fake currency case at Bengal

New Delhi, Nov 30: Eight persons have been convicted in connection with a fake currency case registered at Murshidabad in West Bengal.

A team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Berhampore, District Murshidabad, W.B. detained accused Sushanta Sahu along with a black colour side bag at Dak Bungalow More Dhulian, District Murshidabad, West Bengal, and recovered 951 numbers of High Quality FICN of Rs.1,000 denomination having face value of Rs.9,51,000and 100 numbers of HIgh Quality FICN of Rs.500 denominations having face value of Rs.50,000total face value of Rs.10,01,000.

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Starting with West Bengal, why the Home Minister’s pitch for an NRC across India is valid

amit-shah-121New Delhi, Nov 20: Union Home Minister, Amit Shah said that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) would be carried out across the country on the lines of Assam. He said that there is no need for people of any religion to be worried about it.

The NRC does not have any provision that says certain religions will be excluded and all citizens of India irrespective of religion will figure in the NRC list, Shah also said while also stating that this is different from the Citizenship Amendment Bill.

1,403 Bangladeshi convicts in India, around 1,284 from Bengal: Here is why Mamata Banerjee opposes the NRC

In Bengal, it has almost become a norm to safeguard illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The problem is not new and parties such as the Congress, CPI(M) and now the TMC have all been protective of these elements as it had become their vote bank. Once declared an illegal immigrant, these persons lose their voting rights and this is what the political parties opposing NRC are really worried about.

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee was one of the first persons to oppose the NRC that was undertaken in Assam. She continues to oppose the NRC even as Union home minister, Amit Shah has repeatedly said that the exercise would need to be undertaken everywhere.

The new report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) does not paint a pretty picture for West Bengal in particular. The report that was released recently for 2017 states that Bengal has the highest number of foreign prisoners in the country. 

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Hizbul Mujahideen behind killing of migrant labourers from West Bengal

New Delhi, Oct 31: Preliminary investigations have shown that the Hizbul Mujahideen was behind the killing of the five migrant labourers from West Bengal. The Jammu and Kashmir police had identified the Hizbul Mujahideen to be behind this incident.

The police said the killing of a truck driver from Jammu was the handiwork of this outfit. The police had identified a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Ajjaz Malik to be behind this incident.

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Why South India must be concerned about terrorists from West Bengal

New Delhi, Oct 15: The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB) has gradually risen its ugly head and gone on to become one of the most dangerous terror groups in the country. During a conference of the chiefs of the Anti Terrorism Squads, National Investigation Agency chief, Y C Modi said that the JMB had set up several modules in South India.

He went on to say that the JMB had specifically set up nearly 22 modules in Karnataka alone. Modi also went to add that the terror groups had several modules across the country.

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