Burdwan

  • WB: Voter Assistance Booth at all polling stations to help voters 11-03-2014 11:21 AM

    Voter Assistance Booths to help voters on polling day would be set up by the administration at all polling booths in West Bengal's Burdwan district. The Booths to be manned by female employees would also issue voter slips which would bear the photograph of voters, Burdwan District Magistrate and District...
  • WB: Five men detained for allegedly raping, killing woman 03-11-2013 03:14 PM

    The body of a woman who was allegedly raped and killed was found in a field near her home at a village in West Bengal's Burdwan district leading to the detention of five people, police said on Sunday. The body of the 32-year-old woman was found in a half-naked condition...
  • West Bengal flood situation unchanged, death toll rises to 17 19-10-2013 09:40 AM

    Kolkata: Flood situation in West Bengal's six districts remain unchanged, even as the death toll rose to 17 with reports of eight more deaths from different districts. "There is no major change in the state's flood situation. With the release of more water by Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), some more...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Three killed in twin building collapse in West Bengal 14-10-2013 04:30 PM

    Three people were killed and six injured in two different incidents of building collapse triggered by heavy rainfall in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said on Monday. Both the incidents happened on Sunday night in Asansol, a city in Burdwan district. "A woman and her child were killed and five...
  • Acid attack on woman in Burdwan, looses eyesight 28-08-2013 08:33 PM

    A pawnbroker allegedly attempted to murder a woman on Wednesday by using acid as she had released her land from him in Kalna area of Burdwan district, the police said. The adivasi woman, Sambali Mandi, had pawned her land with the pawnbroker, Abodh Mandal, and he had thought she would...
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Singur, Nandigram to vote today 14-07-2013 09:25 PM

    Kolkata: Singur and Nandigram, known for the intense protests against farmland acquisition that caused the ouster of the long entrenched Left Front government and propelled Mamata Banerjee to the chief minister's chair, go to the hustings in the second phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday. The two rural...
  • WB: Rape, murder accused sets himself ablaze 25-04-2013 01:00 PM

    Burdwan: An undertrial, who was accused in a rape and murder case, allegedly tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire at a court lock up in Burdwan district on Thursday. Sukanta Sarkar alias Ravan (37) was in the lock up of the SDJM's court in Asansol before being...
  • WB: 5-year-old allegedly raped by neighbour in Burdwan 15-11-2012 08:10 AM

    New Delhi: A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Burdwan in West Bengal. Locals later rounded up the suspect and beat him up before handing him over to the police. The child underwent a medical examination on Wednesday. More details are awaited. ...
  • Norway NRI custody: 'Child welfare panel will take needed action' 09-11-2012 09:45 PM

    A day after the Burdwan Child Welfare Committee ruled that Sagarika Chakraborty, the mother of the two NRI children in the custody row, was fit and sound enough to have them back, she accused her in-laws of not letting her meet her children. She said that the children's panel will...
  • WB: 6 infants die at Malda in the last 24 hours 10-11-2011 01:39 PM

    Kolkata: Reports on Thursday said that six infants died at the Malda District Hopsital in West Bengal within the last twenty-four hours. All the infants were allegedly malnourished and underweight and died after being critically ill, sources claimed. So far there have been no allegations of negligence or other complaints...
  • WB: no doctors; facility scarce at health centres 03-11-2011 09:34 AM

    Burdwan: Infant deaths in abnormal numbers and shocking instances of medical negligence continue to taint the public health infrastructure in West Bengal. The government primary health care centre at Aruar in Bengal's Burdwan district has a health staff who is not a qualified doctor but still writes out prescriptions for...
  • WB: 5 more infant deaths in Burdwan hospital 30-10-2011 07:29 PM

    Burdwan: Five more babies have died at Burdwan Medical College and Hospital, days after 13 crib deaths were reported from the premier hospital in the West Bengal district but the authorities maintained there was nothing alarming in the death figures which was normal. Three babies died in the paediatric ward...
  • 12 kids die in a WB hospital in last 24 hours 28-10-2011 03:11 PM

    Kolkata: After BC Roy Hospital, 12 children death have been reported from Burdwan Medical College in the last 24 hours. Six of these children have died of encephalitis. Director of Medical Education and Bengal Health Commissioner have rushed to Burdwan to assess the situation. Meanwhile 4 more infants have died...
  • WB polls: Journalists beaten up by CPM men 07-05-2011 03:30 PM

    Burdwan: Three journalists were beaten up allegedly by CPM supporters on Saturday after blocking their car at Dayalpur under Galsi assembly constituency in Burdwan district. According to the FIR lodged by the three scribes with the Galsi police station, they were beaten up by CPM cadres after their car was...
  • TMC-CPM workers clash in Burdwan, 2 killed 14-01-2011 04:24 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress on Friday alleged that two of its members have been killed by Communist Party of India-Marxist workers. The two TMC workers were killed following a clash between the workers of the two parties at Ketugram in Burdwan district of West Bengal. Three people have been reportedly injured...