LALGARH

  • News briefs: Ajmer Dargah head asks to avoid Iftar parties, donate funds to Uttarakhand July 27, 2013

    Spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah, Zainul Abedin Ali Khanon Saturdayrequested political and non political groups in the country to avoid holding public Roza iftar parties in view of the recent Uttarakhand tragedy. "Union and the state governments and different political and nonpolitical groups should avoid holding Iftar parties this year...
  • WB: Jairam, state leaders to take out rally in Lalgarh December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and top leaders of the West Bengal Congress will take out a rally in Maoistinfested Lalgarh on Saturday. The rally comes ahead of the Panchayat elections in the region. The Union ministers are expected to highlight Centre's role in providing better civic amenities to the...
  • WB: 9 suspected Naxals become political prisoners September 24, 2012

    Kolkata: A Kolkata court on Friday declared nine suspected Naxals as political prisoners. The nine men had been arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with an illegal arms manufacturing case and were said to have been involved in the Lalgarh uprising. The West Bengal High Court had in...
  • Soccer fever takes over Naxalhit Lalgarh June 27, 2011

    Kolkata: Lalgarh has been mostly in the news for all the violence in the area, but the place now has 25 young boys with dreams of being soccer stars. Team Junglemahal is a squad of 25 youngsters from maoisthit areas of Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore converging in Lalgarh, that was...
  • Maoists holding recruitment camps in Saranda April 30, 2011

    Rourkela: Lalgarh Maoist leader Bikram Mahato and a host of trained cadres, including women, from Chhattisgarh are attending camps set up by banned CPI(Maoist) deep inside Saranda forest where training is being imparted in guerrilla warfare, arms and handling of explosives, police said on Saturday. Leader of the Maoist outfit's women's...
  • Netai: Judicial custody for two CPIM leaders February 27, 2011

    Kolkata: A court in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Sunday sent two Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leaders to 14 days judicial custody for their alleged role in the January 7 Netai shootings which left nine people dead and several injured, police said. "Abani Singh and Ashwini Chlak were presented...
  • CBI registers case in Netai village killings February 23, 2011

    Kolkata: The CBI on Tuesday registered a case in the Netai firing incident in which nine persons were killed last month, after the Calcutta High Court directed the state government to handover the case to the agency. The CBI will take over the investigation from the CID and local police and...
  • Lalgarh massacre: HC hands over case to CBI February 18, 2011

    New Delhi: Calcutta High Court on Friday instructed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit the investigation report in the Lalgarh's Netai village massacre case within fifteen days. The Netai village massacre which took place on January 7, 2011 had claimed at least nine lives and had left many others...
  • Lalgarh killings: Netai village lives in fear January 21, 2011

    Two weeks after gunfiring allegedly by armed CPIM cadres, Netai villagers fear for their life. ...
  • No CBI probe into Lalgarh massacre: Calcutta HC January 19, 2011

    New Delhi: The Calcutta High court on Wednesday ruled out an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Lalgarh massacre incident. The court directed the West Bengal CID to continue the investigation but said that the probe would be monitored by the court directly. The Calcutta High court asked the...
  • Lalgarh massacre death toll rises to 8 January 14, 2011

    Kolkata: One more person, injured in the January 7 Lalgarh massacre, on Friday succumbed to the injuries at SSKM hospital in Kolkata. The total death toll in the massacre has now gone up to eight. As a result, pressure seems to be piling up on the West Bengal government ahead of...
  • One arrested in connection with Lalgarh massacre January 13, 2011

    Kolkata: An alleged CPIM supporter was arrested on Thursday in connection with the killing of seven unarmed persons on January 7 at Netai village in West Midnapore district. A senior district police officer today said that Ajit Hembram was arrested from Belatikri village in the Lalgarh...
  • No CBI probe into Lalgarh massacre: WB govt January 13, 2011

    New Delhi; The West Bengal government on Thursday ruled out a CBI investigation into the Lalgarh Massacre case. The government filed an affidavit, in which it stated its position on a plea for a CBI probe into the killing of seven persons on January 7 in Lalgarh. West Bengal government also...
  • Lalgarh: Naxals burn houses of CPI(M) workers January 12, 2011

    Kolkata: Five days after seven persons were shot dead at Netai village in Lalgarh by suspected CPI(M) armed cadre, the Maoists on Wednesday retaliated by burning the houses of CPI(M) workers and supporters. A Maoist squad entered Chandpal village under Sankrail police station and set on...
  • Lalgarh police officer gets show cause notice January 11, 2011

    Kolkata: Ashok Basu, the officer incharge of the Lalgarh police station in West Bengal, was on Tuesday given a show cause notice for negligence in the wake of the Jan 7 killing of seven villagers near the Maoist stronghold. "He has been asked to explain in writing the allegations levelled against...
  • WB govt must explain stand on CBI probe: HC January 11, 2011

    New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the West Bengal government to explain its stand on recommending a CBI investigation into the Lalgarh massacre. The court also asked the governemnt to clarify its stand on state operations to dismantle arms camps in the region, if any. The HC was...
  • Police bullets used in Lalgarh firing: Mamata January 10, 2011

    Burdwan: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed the bullets used by suspected CPIM cadre in the January 7 Lalgarh firing incident, which left seven villagers dead, were same as those used by police. "The police are supplying bullets to CPIM cadre. The bullets used by the cadre to...
  • Maoists leave but Lalgarh remains under fear January 10, 2011

    Lalgarh: The Netai Gram massacre which claimed seven lives and left many others injured indicates that very little has changed in Lalgarh. 23year old Sampa Ghorai is inconsolable. Her tears have dried up, yet her grief doesn't allow her to stop wailing for her 25year old husband Sourav Ghorai. Sourav was...
  • WB violence: village tense, Mamata meets locals January 8, 2011

    Lalgarh: Police raids were on in Netai village near the Maoist hub in West Bengal on Saturday a day after seven people were shot dead and 12 wounded allegedly by Marxistbacked assailants. Groups of villagers were seen huddled together, mourning the deaths, while anxiety was writ large on the faces of...
  • 7 killed in West Bengal, Mamata parades bodies January 7, 2011

    Kolkata: The battle between the ruling Left Front and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has intensified and turned bloody. At least seven Trinamool supporters, including a woman, have been killed and 15 others injured at a rally at Lalgarh in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Friday. Trinamool leaders allege...
  • Lalgarh festivities fade out amid political tension October 14, 2010

    Lalgarh: It is celebration time for all Bengalis as Durga Puja begins on Thursday. In this time of joy and festivity as Bengal goes into a state of jubilation, celebrations in Lalgarh have a deeper significance. The Maoist hub of Bengal, suffering from violence, is home to many artisans who make...
  • Court rejects bail plea of Mamata 'attacker' August 23, 2010

    Kolkata: There is still no reprieve for truck driver Gurjant Singh whose vehicle hit Railway Minister Mamata's Banerjee's convoy on August 9. Gurjant will stay in jail for two more days after the East Midnapore court in Tamluk on Monday remanded him to Judicial Custody till August 25. Trinamool Congress leadership...
  • Truck driver caught between Mamata vs Left war August 19, 2010

    Sangrur/Chandigarh: Caught in an ugly battle between the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and the Left Front is a truck driver, who has been accused of an assassination bid on the Railway Minister. Gurjant Singh's truck had hit Mamata's convoy after she was returning from her rally at Lalgarh. Singh is...
  • After PC, Pranab pulls up Mamata for Azad remark August 13, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has asked Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamta Banerjee to give a written reply on her controversial proMaoist speech in West Bengal's Lalgarh rally. Mamata's controversial proMaoist speech Lalgarh rally has left the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government embarrassed and the Congress...
  • Is Mamata playing with Maoist fire? August 10, 2010

    On Monday, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had asked the Maoists to shun violence and sit for talks with the government. ...
  • Oppn slams govt for Mamata's Lalgarh comment August 10, 2010

    At a rally in Lalgarh, Mamata Banerjee had termed the killing of Maoist spokesperson Azad as 'improper'. ...
  • Mamata's car hit by lorry, guard injured August 10, 2010

    Kolaghat: One of the cars in the convoy of Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Monday hit by a lorry coming from opposite direction at Kolaghat in East Midnapore district causing minor injuries to her body guard. The incident occurred while the Trinamool Congress chief was returning from a rally in...
  • Mamata slams Left at rally, asks Maoists to talk August 9, 2010

    At a rally in Maoist dominated Lalgarh, Mamata Banerjee urged the rebel group to sit for talks with government. ...
  • Mamata deplores killing of Maoist leader Azad August 9, 2010

    Lalgarh: Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday termed as "not correct" the killing of Maoist leader Cherukuri Rajkumar alias Azad who, she claimed, had agreed to hold talks with the government on behalf of the Naxals. Azad, who was a member of the CPI (Maoists) politburo and a spokesperson for the...
  • Uproar in LS over Mamata's rally in Lalgarh August 9, 2010

    New Delhi: There was an uproar in Lok Sabha on Monday over Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's "apolitical" rally in West Bengal's Maoist stronghold of Lalgarh. ProMaoist tribal groups are expected to attend the rally. Left party MPs tried to raise the issue at the beginning of question hour, but Trinamool...