Burdwan

  • WB: 2nd year college student attacked with acid in Burdwan 1 week 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...
  • 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...
  • West Bengal: 25-year-old deaf and mute tribal woman raped by neighbor June 25, 2014

    Burdwan: A deaf and mute tribal woman was allegedly raped by her neighbour at Belgachi village in Burdwan district on Wednesday, a senior police officer said. Superintendent of Police of Burdwan SMH Meerza said that the 25-year-old woman was called by her neighbour Uttam Das to his house. Das was alone...
  • Man throws acid on woman in Bengal June 18, 2014

    Kolkata: A middle-aged woman suffered burn injuries after a man threw acid on her face in West Bengal's Burdwan district, police said Wednesday. The attack took place Tuesday night at Chittaranjan railway station. Recuperating at a hospital, the woman, mother of a 20-year-old, accused a man who, she said, has been stalking...
  • WB: Voter Assistance Booth at all polling stations to help voters March 11, 2014

    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 November 3, 2013

    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 with...
  • West Bengal flood situation unchanged, death toll rises to 17 October 19, 2013

    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 areas...
  • Cyclone Phailin: Three killed in twin building collapse in West Bengal October 14, 2013

    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 others of...
  • Acid attack on woman in Burdwan, looses eyesight August 28, 2013

    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 not...
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Singur, Nandigram to vote today July 15, 2013

    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 hamlets...
  • WB: Rape, murder accused sets himself ablaze April 25, 2013

    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 November 15, 2012

    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' November 9, 2012

    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 decide...
  • WB college gangrape: 3 students suspended, one more arrested October 17, 2012

    Burdwan (WB): Three third year students, including a girl, were suspended indefinitely by authorities of the Nazrul Satabarsha Polytechnic College in Burdwan district for their alleged involvement in the gangrape of a first year student inside the college premises last week. Acting Principal Abhijit Dutta on Wednesday said Samba Mondal,...
  • Burdwan sexual harassment: College principal suspended October 14, 2012

    Burdwan: The principal of the Polytechnic College of Asansol was on Saturday suspended in the wake of the alleged sexual harassment of a girl student by three student union members. Rituparno Basu, Principal of Nazrul Satabarsha Polytechnic College, Rupnarayanpur, has been placed under suspension on the charge of lapse on...
  • WB: Girl pushed off from train by stalker, dies October 14, 2012

    Burdwan: In a shocking incident, a 17-year-old higher secondary school girl died after being pushed from a train compartment, allegedly by a stalker, at Kalna in Burdwan district on Saturday. Sujaya Basak, student of Samudragarh High School, was returning from private tuition to her Purbasthali home from Nabadwip in Katwa-bandel...
  • WB: Girl forced to drink liquor, stripped in college October 12, 2012

    Burdwan: A first year student of Nazrul Centenary Polytechnic college was allegedly forced to drink liquor, stripped and molested inside the student union room on October 9. The General Secretary of Trinamool Chhatra Parishad student unit of the college Shambhu Mondal allegedly forced her to drink liquor. Three other third year...
  • WB: Infant dies in road mishap on way home from hospital October 9, 2012

    Burdwan (WB): A six-day-old infant and the driver were killed on the spot, and three members of the family were seriously injured when a truck rammed into the car in which they were travelling on NH 2 at Saktigarh on Tuesday. Police said the boy child and his mother were released...
  • WB: CPM, TMC workers clash, 3 injured October 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Three people were injured when members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) clashed in the Nandi Gram area of Asansol sub-division in the Burdwan district of West Bengal on Friday. The clashes reportedly took place over filing of nomination papers for a school managing...
  • WB: 7 pilgrims dead, 11 injured in bus accident September 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Around seven people died and 11 others were injured when the bus they were travelling in turned turtle in Burdwan district of West Bengal. The incident happened on the Durgapur expressway on Sunday morning. The victims were mostly from Bihar's Hajipur area and had gone to visit the Kalighat...
  • WB: TMC, CPM workers clash; 2 killed and 20 injured September 22, 2012

    Kolkata: With the Panchayat polls in Bengal knocking at the door, two TMC workers were killed and 20 injured in political clashes in Burdwan district. The clashes between TMC and CPM began from Friday midnight. The clashes reportedly took place over establishment of territorial control. Senior TMC leader Mukul Roy said,...
  • Woman gangraped by over 15 men, no arrests yet September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: A 35-year-old woman was allegedly gangraped by 15-16 men in the City Centre area of Durgapur in Burdwan district on Sunday night. The incident happened when the woman was returning from work. The police said that her husband, who was accompanying her, was beaten up by the criminals. No...
  • WB flash flood: Bus with 50 washed away, 45 rescued September 6, 2012

    Kolkata: A bus carrying about 50 passengers has been washed away by the flash floods in Bankura in West Bengal. Reports said that 45 passengers have been rescued and the rest are still missing. The bus was going from Jhargram in West Midnapore district to Durgapur in Burdwan. Districts of south and...
  • WB: 12-year-old raped while returning from school August 4, 2012

    Burdwan: A minor girl in the district was allegedly raped by a youth when she was returning from school, police said on Friday. After the rape, the girl, a class six student, returned back to her school in Islampur area and fainted after reaching the headmaster's room. On regaining consciousness, she...
  • WB: Man hit by engine lies on tracks for one hour July 11, 2012

    Kolkata: A man lost his legs after he was hit by an engine while crossing the railway tracks at Katwa, Burdwan on Tuesday. Reports say that nobody from the railway or the police came forward to help the man whose legs were severed. Unattended to, the man, from Nadia district in...
  • Burdwan: 16 farmer suicides despite bumper crop June 24, 2012

    Burdwan: Burdwan may be the Rice Bowl of Bengal. However, its farmers are committing suicide. Here, rice is not a source of prosperity but of anguish. Spiralling debt has reportedly driven 16 farmers here to commit suicide in the past one year. Fifty-four-year-old Amiya Saha was one such farmer. The memories...
  • West Bengal: Man kills wife, two daughters June 23, 2012

    Burdwan: A man allegedly killed his wife and two daughters in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Saturday night, police sources said. Rathin Ghosh of Darbardanga village under Jamuria police station allegedly killed his wife Sonali (28) and two daughters Barsha (8) and Disha (6), the sources said. Ghosh is absconding after killing...
  • Burdwan double murder: 2 TMC activists arrested March 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Two Trinamool Congress (TMC) activists were arrested on Sunday night in the Burdwan double murder case. CID is hopeful to soon crack the murder case of two CPI(M) leaders allegedly by a mob on February 22. The CID arrested Mantu Ghosh and Nabakumar Roy from the Mirzapur area...
  • WB: 7 killed, 70 injured as bus overturns March 10, 2012

    Burdwan: Seven persons were killed and 70 others were injured when a bus overturned near Ausgram in Burdwan district in the early hours on Saturday. The bus carrying members of a marriage party from Kolkol village in Burdwan district to Birpara in neighbouring Birbhum district overturned when the driver lost control...
  • Calcutta HC to monitor CPM leaders' murder case March 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Calcutta High Court will monitor probe into the political killings in Burdwan, in which two CPI(M) leaders were allegedly murdered by Trinamool Congress supporters. Earlier on Friday, the court criticised the Mamata Banerjee government on delays in the probe into the Burdwan killings of last month. Chief justice Jay Narayan Patel...