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  • WB: 5 tea gardens shut, workers dying of hunger, sell children to survive 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    North Bengal: The shutdown of five tea gardens in West Bengal has pushed workers to the brink. They have been dying of malnutrition while some have even been selling their children to try and make ends meet. Forty-five-year-old Ratia Kharia is one of the thousand workers who lost their jobs...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll rises to 111 13 hours 30 minutes ago

    Kolkata: Two more persons died of encephalitis in West Bengal since Saturday, taking the toll to 111 as six more were admitted to hospital with suspected infection. "Two persons have died of encephalitis since yesterday, while six new admissions have been made with suspected infection," West Bengal Health Services director Biswaranjan...
  • Bengal film industry accuses Mamata Banerjee of interference, nepotism 21 hours 16 minutes ago

    Kolkata: A big Trinamool show with a Tollywood twist- then a glittering state award ceremony for those who many say are Mamata Banerjee loyalists with party MPs winning top prizes. The Bengal film industry is split between the pro-Trinamool camp and those who think Mamata's politics is threatening good cinema. Mamata...
  • Railway employee alleges gangrape, three co-workers arrested Yesterday

    Kolkata: A middle-aged woman working with Railways on Saturday alleged that four co-workers had gangraped her for days together and the GRP Sealdah in a quick action arrested three of them. The victim, a married woman, had lodged an FIR with Dum Dum GRP on Friday accusing four co-workers of Chitpur...
  • Saradha chit fund scam: ED questions Mithun Chakraborty 3 days ago

    Mumbai: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday questioned film actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam in West Bengal, officials said. A team of ED officials drawn from its offices in Kolkata and Mumbai jointly quizzed the actor at his residence for close to two hours...
  • WB: 2nd year college student attacked with acid in Burdwan 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A second year college student was attacked with acid on Thursday morning in Burdwan district of West Bengal while she was at home. The attackers knocked on her door and fled after throwing acid on her. The girl has been admitted to the hospital and her condition was stable. However, the reason...
  • WB: 3 men rape, murder minor girl, body found hanging from tree 3 days ago

    Kolkata: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered in East Midnapore district of West Bengal. Her body was found hanging from a tree near her house. Locals suspected three men from the village to be behind the crime and beat them up. One of them was lynched while the...
  • Harsh Vardhan to meet Arian's father on Friday to discuss his medical condition 4 days ago

    New Delhi: 12-year-old Arian is suffering from a rare genetic disorder called the Hunter syndrome. With the help of CNN-IBN and Change.org's campaign, Arian has received help from many all around the world. Arian's father told CNN-IBN that they have received close to 24 lakh rupees as donations since the...
  • CCTV footage shows 3-year-old child brutally thrashed by his tutor in Kolkata 4 days ago

    Kolkata: In a visual that can send shivers down your spine, a CCTV footage has emerged which shows a tutor brutally beating a 3-year-old child in Kolkata. The tutor is seen brutally hitting and throwing the child on the bed. It is being said that the parents of the child...
  • Encephalitis kills three more in West Bengal, toll now 61 5 days ago

    Siliguri: The raging encephalitis menace on Tuesday claimed three more lives in northern West Bengal, taking the death count to 61 over the past 20 days, health officials said. All three deaths were reported from the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH), the institution's principal Anup Kumar Roy said. One of...
  • Saradha Chit Fund Scam: CBI asks Bengal, Odisha government to share documents of scam before July 31 5 days ago

    Kolkata: CBI has asked the state government of West Bengal and Odisha to share all documents related to the Saradha Chit Fund scam with them before July 31. The CBI order comes after the Supreme Court ordered transfer of investigation of the scam from the special investigation team and the...
  • CJ: Tea estate workers in Jalpaiguri face starvation 6 days ago

    It's been almost a decade since the red bank tea estate in Jalpaiguri of West Bengal shut down rendering tea plantation workers jobless and poverty stricken. Today with starvation deaths rising by the day, Sagarika Chettri turns Citizen Journalist to highlight the plight of these tea estate workers who have...
  • Over 60 dead in north Bengal due to encephalitis this month 6 days ago

    Kolkata: At least 60 people have died due to encephalitis in seven districts of North Bengal this month. The state's health department says the situation is alarming. A total of 344 people have been affected by the disease since January. The Jalpaiguri district is the worst hit because of the...
  • West Bengal: The Gardens of Hunger 6 days ago

    Kolkata: In Dante's eighth circle of Hell, Count Ugolini, the infamous political betrayer recounts the grisly details of eating his own children after being driven by hunger. Apart from the gory account of cannibalism the line that perhaps stays with the reader the most is when a blind Ugolini getting...
  • West Bengal: Encephalitis toll climbs to 52 6 days ago

    Siliguri: With the death of three patients in North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, the encephalitis toll in West Bengal rose to 52 on Monday. The three patients died in a span of nine hours from 12.30 AM to 9 AM this morning, hospital Superintendent Amarendra Nath Sarkar said. Of the...
  • Forward Bloc leaders join BJP 1 week ago

    Kolkata: Hundreds of workers and leaders of the All India Forward Bloc, part of the Left Front, on Sunday joined the BJP. At a function here, BJP state president Rahul Sinha welcomed around 1,500 Forward Bloc workers into the party fold. Sinha said, "We are in touch with more party leaders. They...
  • Mamata wants peace to prevail for unhindered hills development July 17, 2014

    Darjeeling: On a visit to Darjeeling, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, in an apparent message to Gorkha Janamukti Morcha said that it should allow unhindered development of the hills by maintaining peace. Without making a direct reference to the GJM which wants a separate state, she called for maintaining peace...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • No forceful acquisition of land for industrialisation: Mamata Banerjee July 15, 2014

    Kolaghat (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday once again made it clear that there would be no forceful acquisition of land for setting up industry. Speaking at a programme here in West Midnapore district, the chief minister said, "We are against forceful acquisition of land. In West Midnapore...
  • West Bengal: 30 die of encephalitis July 15, 2014

    Jalpaiguri: Thirty people died due to encephalitis in the past ten days at North Bengal Medical College and Hospital, a top official said on Tuesday. "Thirty patients died of encephalitis here in the last ten days. More than a hundred people hailing from the districts of North Bengal were admitted...
  • West Bengal without forest policy and eco-tourism strategy: CAG July 15, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal does not have a forest policy or an eco-tourism strategy to meet the objectives set in the National Forest Policy, the Comptroller and Auditor General has pointed out in its latest report. In 2006, the National Forest Commission had recommended that each state should have its own forest...
  • West Bengal: 27 Indians return from Iraq jobless, hounded by moneylenders July 15, 2014

    Nadia: The Iraq war has hit India. Even as 39 Indians remain in captivity in Mosul, thousands are hoping to come home. But heavily in debt, many of them are worried about what they're returning to. Twenty-seven men have returned to West Bengal's Nadia - jobless and being hounded by...
  • Five killed by lightning in West Bengal July 13, 2014

    Kolkata: At least five people were killed and two others seriously injured after they were struck by lightning in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Sunday, police said. According to Superintendent of Police S.M.H. Meerza, all the victims were working in a field when they were hit by lightning. The injured have been...
  • Saradha scam: CBI may call Mithun to record his statement July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: CBI may examine Bollywood actor and Trinamool Congress Rajya Sabha MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with its probe in the Saradha ponzi scam as the agency has found that he was allegedly part of the promotion exercise undertaken by the promoters. The agency sources said examination of all...
  • West Bengal crib deaths: Five more infants die at Malda hospital July 13, 2014

    Malda: In a worsening situation at the Malda Medical College & Hospital, five more infant deaths have been reported on Sunday. This comes less than a day after as many as seven newborne died at the hospital in 24 hours time. Crib deaths is a serious issue haunting the West...
  • Kolkata: Boy alleges torture in police custody, probe ordered July 12, 2014

    Kolkata: The police has been looking into the allegations of a 17-year-old boy, arrested on the charges on theft, that he was tortured in police custody. The boy was picked up by the officers of Chitpore police station on July 3 for questioning in a burglary case. Later, the family members of...
  • West Bengal: Seven infant deaths at Malda hospital in 24 hours July 12, 2014

    Malda: In yet another instance exposing the laxity of state government in medical care, seven infants lost their life soon after their birth at West Bengal's Malda Medical College & Hospital. All the deaths took place in the past 24 hours. Hospital deputy superintendent Jyotish Das said the infants were aged...
  • Mishap avoided at Bagdogra airport as Indigo and Air India flight avoid collision July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A mishap was avoided at Bagdogra airport in West Bengal on Friday between Indigo flight and Air India flight. The incident took place at around 1 PM. An Indigo flight came close to a descending Air India plane over Bagdogra, raising the spectre of a collision and giving scare...
  • Modi's Budget 'visionless, missionless and actionless': Mamata Banerjee July 10, 2014

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came down on the Narendra Modi government after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented its maiden Budget on Thursday. Calling the Budget "visionless, missionless and actionless" in terms of a common man, Mamata said that it was not going to stimulate growth and development...
  • West Bengal: Main accused in student activist's murder case arrested July 9, 2014

    Kolkata: The main accused in the murder of a 20-year-old college student in West Bengal last week has been arrested and will be produced in court on Wednesday. After absconding for nearly a week, the accused was arrested on Tuesday night in Birbhum. The mutilated body of Sourav Chowdhury was found...