Several vehicles were set on fire, stones were thrown and shops ransacked as clashes between two groups broke out in West Bengal's Howrah amid Ram Navami celebrations on Thursday. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on a two-day sit-in protest in Kolkata against Centre's policies, called "rioters the enemy of the country" and said those behind the violence "will not be spared". While BJP leader Amit Malivya, denied her allegations and blamed the Trinamool government for the violence.
Window panes of two coaches of the newly inaugurated Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express were on Tuesday damaged allegedly owing to stone pelting from outside in North Bengal, a railway official said here. The incident occurred a day after the down Vande Bharat express train from New Jalpaiguri faced a similar incident on Monday when the glass pane on a coach's door suffered cracks owing to stone pelting. An official said that one window pane each in two coaches of Vande Bharat express was damaged before the train reached New Jalpaiguri station on Tuesday afternoon. An FIR has been lodged over the incidents, an awareness campaign has also been started to prevent the recurrence of such incidents, the official said.
04 January,2023 06:07 PM IST
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