Malda

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tenyearold raped in Malda June 30, 2014

    A tenyearold tribal girl was allegedly raped in Malda, West Bengal. The incident occurred on Sunday evening when the victim was returning after attending a wedding. The girl was reportedly waylaid and taken to a field where she was allegedly sexually assaulted and left unconscious. She was discovered later by...
  • West Bengal: Four more children die in Malda hospital June 17, 2014

    Malda: Four fresh child deaths were reported in Malda Medical College and Hospital taking the toll in the unspecified illness to 20. Medical college viceprincipalcumhospital superintendent MA Rashid on Tuesday said that the four, aged between two years and six years, were among six children admitted on Monday and died...
  • 11 ft tall statue of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu inaugurated June 14, 2014

    Malda: West Bengal Food Processing and Horticulture minister Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury on Saturday inaugurated a 11 ft tall statue of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu at Ramkeli near Gaur in Malda district. The statue was inaugurated to commemorate the visit of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to Ramkeli around 500 years ago. A fair is also...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 10, 2014

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  • News 360: Government assures additional 400 MW to tackle Delhi power crisis June 10, 2014

    With frequent power cuts hampering normal life in the national capital, the government has now assured additional 400 MW to tackle the crisis. ...
  • Trafficking: 59 children from West Bengal to be sent home June 10, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram/Palakkad: More than 100 children from Jharkhand, brought for orphanages in Kerala without proper documents recently, were sent back home while 59 boys from West Bengal would be returned to their home state in the next two days, state government said on Tuesday. A total of 119 children from Jharkhand were...
  • WB: Seven children die of 'litchi syndrome' in Malda June 7, 2014

    Kolkata: As many as seven children in West Bengal's Malda district have died due to the litchi syndrome, a viral infection leading to sudden death, in the last five days, an official said Saturday. The deaths of the children aged between two and four years were reported at the staterun Malda...
  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee April 18, 2014

    Kolkata: "I thought I would die" of suffocation, said West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday as she relived the horror when she narrowly escaped a fire that broke out in her hotel room. "I could not see anything as there was smoke all round. Luckily the room was not...
  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel April 17, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday had a narrow escape after a fire broke out in a hotel room she was staying in Malda district while she was campaigning for the April 24 Lok Sabha poll. The police said that at around 6.40 pm the AC in the room...
  • WB minister's son-in-law arrested for assaulting EC officials April 11, 2014

    Kolkata: The West Bengal Police has arrested the main accused in the Malda assault case. Somdeep Sarkar, son-in-law of state minister Sabitri Mitra, and Jamal Khan, another alleged Trinamool Congress activist, were arrested shortly before the 5 pm deadline in connection with the assault on Election Commission officials by Trinamool...
  • TMC workers attacks EC officials yet again in West Bengal April 10, 2014

    Kolkata: A group of Trinamool Congress workers allegedly assaulted some Election Commission officers in the Manikchak area of Malda Dakshin constituency. They destroyed the cameras belonging to the Election Commission officers. The attack reportedly took place when the officials were trying to stop a Trinamool two-wheeler rally which is forbidden under...
  • Rape victim immolates herself out of frustration April 3, 2014

    A married woman immolated herself on Thursday in frustration after a kangaroo court asked a young man who allegedly raped her to seek her forgiveness instead of punishing him in Malda district. The woman, a mother of two children, died at the Malda Medical College and Hospital after battling for life...
  • WB: 15 passenger dies in road accident in Malda February 11, 2014

    At least 15 people were killed on early Tuesday when a vehicle carrying them collided with a truck in West Bengal's Malda district, police said. The accident took place in the Eight Mile area of the Malda town when a sports utility vehicle collided head on with a speeding truck. "The SUV...
  • WB: Students and police clash in Malda, no injury reported January 27, 2014

    Malda: Students and the police clashed on Monday in Malda district of West Bengal. The clashes broke out between the Trinamool Congress students wing and police during student union elections. The police fired in the air to control the mob. No injury has been reported so far. More details are awaited. ...
  • West Bengal: Crib death toll rises to 16 in Malda January 2, 2014

    Three more babies died at the Malda Medical College and Hospital on Thursday, taking the total number of crib deaths in the facility to 16 in the past three days. Hospital sources said three new borns have died due to respiratory problems, low weight and infection. Seventyfive babies are receiving treatment at...
  • West Bengal: 13 infants die in 2 days in staterun hospital at Malda January 2, 2014

    Malda: At least 13 infants, all of them less than five months old, died from malnutrition at a government hospital in Malda in West Bengal in the past 48 hours. The Malda Medical College Hospital authorities said, breathing trouble, low birth weight and infection were the prime causes behind the crib...
  • WB: Former CPM leader Sailen Sarkar dead December 31, 2013

    Former West Bengal minister and veteran CPM LEADER Sailen Sarkar died at a nursing home in Malda on Tuesday, family sources said. Sarkar(72) was ailing for sometime and was rushed to the nursing home in the morning when he fell ill suddenly and died there. Sarkar who is issueless is survived...
  • WB: Gambler puts 13yearold daughter at stake, marries her off to neighbour after losing December 13, 2013

    In a shocking incident, a gambler has fixed his 13yearold daughter's marriage to his neighbour after losing to him during a marathon gambling session at Krishnapur Buritala village in Malda district. The father, a compulsive gambler, was locked in a gambling bout with local youth Sukumar Mandal on December 1....
  • West Bengal: Malda DM gets conditional bail December 2, 2013

    Malda: Malda District Magistrate Godala Kiran Kumar, who was arrested last week on corruption charges has been granted conditional bail. Earlier, IPS officer and former Siliguri police commissioner K Jayaraman who arrested the DM was transferred out of Malda. Kumar was arrested for allegedly embezzling government money sanctioned for...
  • WB: IPS officer transferred after he arrests Malda DM for corruption December 1, 2013

    Malda: The West Bengal government is under fire after it transferred a senior IPS officer on Saturday who had arrested a serving IAS officer for corruption. IPS officer and former Siliguri police commissioner K Jayaraman arrested Malda District Magistrate Godala Kiran Kumar for allegedly embezzling government money sanctioned for civil...
  • West Bengal: 7 infants die in 24 hours, high level probe ordered October 19, 2013

    Malda: In more cases of infant deaths in West Bengal, seven infants have died in less than 24 hours at a government hospital in Malda. A high level task force has been appointed to probe the deaths. While the authorities at the Malda Medical College are claiming that some of these...
  • Kolkata: 31 infants dead in four days due to malnutrition September 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Thirty-five infants have died at BC Roy Hospital in Kolkata in the last five days. Reports suggested that the children suffered from malnutrition. The hospital authorities have claimed that a sudden spurt in number of terminally-ill patients referred from other hospitals led to the infant deaths. The State Health Department...
  • LeT suspect arrested in Malda August 26, 2013

    A suspected linkman of terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba was arrested from Malda district on Monday and brought in New Delhi in North Dinajpur district for interrogation, a top police official said on Monday. Md Abu Bakkar (35), owner of a cyber cafe at Shamsi in Malda district's Chanchal police station area, was...
  • BSF seizes fake Indian currency worth Rs 9 lakh August 25, 2013

    The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday said it has seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of Rs.9 lakh from a border outpost in West Bengal's Malda district. "The fake notes in plastic bags were being thrown in from the Bangladesh side of the border into the Indian...
  • WB: Flood hits Malda, 15 villages submerged, ten thousand affected August 23, 2013

    Over 15 villages on Friday were submerged in the flood waters affecting a population of ten thousand in Malda district, official sources said. The swollen Ganga on Friday breached an embankment at Gopalpur area in Manikchak block submerging several villages, the sources said. Rescue teams rushed to the area and moved...
  • WB panchayat elections: Violence continues, death toll rises to 5 July 22, 2013

    Kolkata: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. The death toll has risen to five. A CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire and killed a voter in the Ratua area of Malda. This was a fall out of trouble over allegations of booth capturing...
  • WB: Miscreants fire at Congress leader during Panchayat poll rally July 16, 2013

    Kolkata: Miscreants fired at Union Minister and Congress leader Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury in the Malda district in West Bengal on Tuesday. Miscreants also reportedly hurled bombs near Chowdhury's car. The incident took place at the Kaliachak PS area in Malda during a rally while Chowdhury was campaigning for the Panchayat...
  • WB: Two people die in Malda floods July 16, 2013

    Malda: Two people drowned and one went missing after a boat capsized in Malda district of West Bengal. An old woman died in another incident of boat capsize. Nearly, 11,000 people have been affected by floods in Malda. District Magistrate G Kiran Kumar said two members of a marriage party drowned...