Malda

  • West Bengal: I would have died of suffocation, says Mamata Banerjee 18-04-2014 04:34 PM

    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...
  • WB: Narrow escape for Mamata as fire breaks out in her hotel 17-04-2014 08:30 PM

    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...
  • WB minister's son-in-law arrested for assaulting EC officials 11-04-2014 06:01 PM

    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 10-04-2014 01:10 PM

    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...
  • Rape victim immolates herself out of frustration 03-04-2014 05:39 PM

    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...
  • WB: 15 passenger dies in road accident in Malda 11-02-2014 12:00 PM

    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....
  • WB: Students and police clash in Malda, no injury reported 27-01-2014 05:31 PM

    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...
  • West Bengal: Crib death toll rises to 16 in Malda 02-01-2014 11:24 PM

    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. Seventy-five babies are receiving...
  • West Bengal: 13 infants die in 2 days in state-run hospital at Malda 02-01-2014 08:58 AM

    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...
  • WB: Former CPM leader Sailen Sarkar dead 31-12-2013 12:06 PM

    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...
  • WB: Gambler puts 13-year-old daughter at stake, marries her off to neighbour after losing 13-12-2013 02:02 PM

    In a shocking incident, a gambler has fixed his 13-year-old 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...
  • West Bengal: Malda DM gets conditional bail 02-12-2013 10:52 AM

    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 civil...
  • WB: IPS officer transferred after he arrests Malda DM for corruption 01-12-2013 08:21 AM

    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 19-10-2013 04:29 PM

    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...
  • Kolkata: 31 infants dead in four days due to malnutrition 07-09-2013 08:58 AM

    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...
  • LeT suspect arrested in Malda 26-08-2013 07:31 PM

    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,...
  • BSF seizes fake Indian currency worth Rs 9 lakh 25-08-2013 03:40 PM

    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...
  • WB: Flood hits Malda, 15 villages submerged, ten thousand affected 23-08-2013 01:07 PM

    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...
  • WB panchayat elections: Violence continues, death toll rises to 5 22-07-2013 11:37 AM

    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 16-07-2013 02:40 PM

    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...
  • WB: Two people die in Malda floods 16-07-2013 07:52 AM

    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...
  • WB rains: Flood situation remains serious in Malda, South Dinajpur 15-07-2013 09:15 AM

    Kolkata: The flood situation remained serious in Malda and South Dinajpur districts following rise in water level of rivers due to heavy rains in North Bengal in the past few days. Heavy rains have destroyed crops in several parts of West Bengal. Torrential rains have damaged paddy and vegetable seeds,...
  • West Bengal: 15 people reportedly injured in a blast in Malda 25-06-2013 08:52 PM

    Kolkata: At least 15 people were reportedly injured in a blast which took place in Malda district in north Bengal on Tuesday. Initial reports suggest that the explosive material might have been kept on a motorcycle which was parked in the Bidrohi More area of Gajole PS. The injured people...
  • WB: BJP leader Nripen Mondal shot dead in Malda 17-06-2013 12:15 PM

    Malda: Local Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nripen Mondal was shot dead by unknown assailants in Malda district in West Bengal late Sunday night. The assailants opened fire on Mondal's car in the Habibpur police station area of the district. The BJP leader's driver was critically injured in the attack. Mondal...
  • 3 bodies recovered, 12 people missing as boat capsized in West Bengal 15-06-2013 03:08 PM

    Malda: Three bodies have been recovered and around 12 people were missing when a boat capsized in the river Ganga in Malda district of West Bengal on Friday. Five more bodies have reportedly been spotted by the villagers on Friday. The victims were going to an island in the Ganges...
  • 3 people dead, 40 missing as boat capsizes in West Bengal 14-06-2013 01:26 PM

    Malda: An overcrowded boat capsized in the Ganga river in Manikchak area of Malda district in West Bengal. Around 40 people are reportedly missing and three bodies have been recovered so far. The victims were going to an island in the Ganges for agricultural purposes. Rescue operations are on with...
  • NHRC issues notice to West Bengal over infant deaths 31-05-2013 01:15 AM

    New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday sought a report from West Bengal over the death of eight infants at a government hospital in Malda district. The media had reported that eight infants died at Malda Medical College Hospital on May 24. The same hospital was in...
  • Thane building collapse: Nine victims yet to be identified 07-04-2013 08:49 PM

    Thane: Nine bodies, recovered from the debris of the unauthorised building in Shil Phata area in the district, which crashed on Thursday killing 74 people, are yet to be identified. Officials said four bodies were at the Civil Hospital here, while five were at CSM Civic Hospital in Kalwa. All...