Subrata Nag Choudhury

UPDATE 1-India's West Bengal hits record daily COVID-19 cases amid festival

Oct 22 2020

* Interactive graphic tracking global spread of coronavirus: https://graphics.reuters.com/world-coronavirus-tracker-and-maps/ (Updates with details)

Bangladesh border forces kill Indian guard in rare clash

Oct 18 2019

DHAKA/KOLKATA Bangladeshi border forces shot and killed an Indian border guard on Thursday when a altercation erupted over an Indian fisherman the Bangladeshis had detained, in a rare clash between the two sides.

Kashmiri soccer players anxious over communications crackdown, lose touch with families

Aug 09 2019

KOLKATA, India For the Real Kashmir Football Club, known as the Snow Leopards, this has been a tough week, which is saying something for a team based in one of the most militiarized regions of the world where stone pelting and the sound of gunfire are regular occurrences.

Police fire tear gas to break up protest by BJP in Kolkata

Jun 12 2019

KOLKATA, India Indian police fired tear gas in Kolkata on Wednesday to disperse thousands of members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party protesting over rising political violence, party leaders and witnesses said.

Post-poll violence toll in India's West Bengal rises to 15

Jun 11 2019

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI A bomb killed two people in West Bengal on Monday, taking the death toll in post-election violence to 15, police said, as workers of India's ruling party clashed with a regional rival in the populous eastern state.

Violence flares in West Bengal as voting in Indian election ends

May 19 2019

KOLKATA Violent clashes broke out in West Bengal again on Sunday in the final phase of the staggered election that will decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term.

Tight security as Indians vote in final phase of mammoth election

May 18 2019

KOLKATA, May 19 Indians lined up to vote amid unprecedented security in the eastern state of West Bengal on Sunday as the final phase of a massive, staggered election got underway to decide whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns for a second term.

Violence mars voting in India's eastern battleground state

Apr 29 2019

MUMBAI/KOLKATA West Bengal state, crucial for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's hopes of retaining power, took center stage in India's staggered general election on Monday after clashes broke out between supporters of his party and a regional bloc.

Ambani to invest $1.4 billion in Indian state, will help e-commerce expansion

Feb 07 2019

MUMBAI/KOLKATA India's Reliance Industries will invest 100 billion rupees ($1.4 billion) in the eastern state of West Bengal, a part of which would fund the company's new e-commerce venture, its chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Thursday.

Elephant blamed for 15 deaths in eastern India shot dead

Aug 12 2017

SAHIBGANJ, India An elephant blamed for killing more than a dozen people in the eastern Indian states of Jharkhand and Bihar was shot dead on Friday, after an elaborate hunt that involved dozens of forest officials and a sharpshooter.

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