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  • Centre has stopped funding West Bengal development projects, says CM Mamata Banerjee Yesterday

    Digha: The Centre has stopped funding development projects in West Bengal and is taking away a major chunk of the state's earnings for debt servicing of more than Rs 2 lakh crore, putting in jeopardy people's "welfare projects", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday alleged. "Development of Bengal cannot be...
  • West Bengal: Maoist posters appear, police claims miscreants behind it 3 days ago

    Midnapore (WB): Two Maoist posters appeared on trees in the once rebel-dominated Bandhghra area of West Midnapore district, but police claimed those were put up by some local miscreants to extort money. The posters, giving warning to local people, were seen in Chatnisole and Deuldanga villages this morning, Superintendent of Police...
  • West Bengal: Three TMC workers injured in clash November 7, 2014

    Jhargram: Three Trinamool Congress workers were injured in a clash with BJP supporters at Kanpur in West Midnapore district on Friday. The clash broke out over the election process of a co-operative society in the area, police said. One injured was hospitalised. ...
  • West Bengal: IAF personnel killed after hit by bullet of service revolver October 5, 2014

    Midnapore: An IAF personnel died after being hit by the bullet of his own service revolver at Salua in West Midnapore district on Saturday. Superintendent of Police Bharati Ghosh said the personnel was believed to have fired at himself from his firearm inside his room in the IAF staff quarter...
  • West Bengal: No signs of external injury in postmortem of CPM leader's wife's murder August 19, 2014

    East Midnapore: In a new twist in the death of a 32yearold woman in East Midnapore, the post mortem report reveals that there were no signs of external injuries or sexual assault on her body. According to the report, the cause of death was due to hanging and a case...
  • West Bengal: CPM leader's wife allegedly gangraped and murdered by TMC activists August 18, 2014

    Midnapore (West Bengal): A 32yearold woman was allegedly gang raped and murdered by TMC activists in West Bengal's east Midnapore. The victim was the wife of a CPM leader, who had fled from the village a long time back in the wake of alleged TMC domination. The woman was allegedly...
  • West Bengal: Two more Encephalitis deaths toll rises to 210 August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Two fresh Encephalitisrelated deaths were reported from north Bengal districts in the last 24 hours taking the toll in the state to 210 since January, an official of the state health department said on Saturday. The two deaths were reported from Jalpaiguri and North Dinajpur districts of north Bengal,...
  • WB: 3 men rape, murder minor girl, body found hanging from tree July 24, 2014

    Kolkata: A sevenyearold girl was allegedly raped and murdered in East Midnapore district of West Bengal. Her body was found hanging from a tree near her house. Locals suspected three men from the village to be behind the crime and beat them up. One of them was lynched while the...
  • Man killed by elephant in West Midnapore June 24, 2014

    Jhargram: A man was killed by an elephant at Pathardoara village in West Midnapore district, a senior Forest officer said today. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Kharagpur Range, Anjan Guha said Jogeswar Mullick around 47yearold was sleeping in the courtyard of his house when an elephant caught him by the trunk and...
  • Need more central forces in Bengal for polls: Babul Supriyo May 7, 2014

    There was high drama in West Midnapore on Wednesday where Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers had an altercation with the Left and stopped the car of sitting CPI MP Prabhod Panda. The Opposition parties accused the TMC of booth capturing and rigging in Garbeta. ...
  • West Bengal: IIT Kharagpur student commits suicide March 31, 2014

    Midnapore: An M.Tech student of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said on Monday. The fourth year student, Lokesh Kumar Goyel (22), was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room at Radhakrishnan Hall last night, SDPO of...
  • WB: Political parties attack TMC candidate actor Dev's 'rape' comments March 24, 2014

    Bengali movie star Dev on Monday likened the Lok Sabha poll frenzy surrounding him to "being raped", prompting condemnation from political parties and women. Dev is contesting on a Trinamool Congress ticket from Ghatal in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Talking to Bengali tabloid, the actor-turned-politician said: "Eighty percent of the...
  • WB: 55yrold man rapes 6yrold girl in West Midnapore January 25, 2014

    Midnapore (WB): A sixyearold girl was allegedly raped by a 55yearold man at Belda in West Midnapore district on Friday. Police said that the accused, Bistupada Singh, has been arrested while the victim has been taken to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. According to the complaint by the girl's family, the...
  • WB: Child marriage fairs a hit in West Midnapore October 21, 2013

    Fairs are commonplace in the festive season but in tribal West Midnapore, which falls in the erstwhile Maoisthit Jangalmahal area, it is child marriage fairs which are drawing large crowds. Such tribal child marriage fairs are held each year during this festive season. With the decline in Maoist violence, more tribals...
  • WB: Explosion in cracker factory kills two September 12, 2013

    Two persons were killed in an explosion in a cracker factory in West Midnapore district on Thursday. An explosion took place at the cracker factory in Thakurda Gurtala on Thursday morning, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kharagpur, B Chandrasekhar said. Two persons died in the explosion and many are injured, the ASP...
  • Trinamool MP's former PA Pradip Jha found dead in Kolkata August 3, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Subhendu Adhikary's former PA Pradip Jha was found dead on Saturday in Kolkata. The victim's body was found on a pavement on Strand Road early on Saturday morning. No injury marks have been found in Pradip's body. His body has been sent for autopsy. Police has...
  • Mamata attacks Jharkhand government for releasing water from dam July 28, 2013

    Hitting out at the new JMMCongress Jharkhand government for releasing 1.75 lakh cusec dam water which threatens to submerge several areas in West Bengal's Midnapore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government would not "spare" the neighbouring regime if there were losses due to inundation. Banerjee said many areas...
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Singur, Nandigram to vote today July 14, 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...
  • TMC, Cong workers clash as panchayat polls begin in WB July 11, 2013

    Midnapore: Eleven persons were injured in a clash between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress workers at Sabong in West Midnapore district as the first phase of panchayat polls began on Thursday in West Bengal. The injured included a TMC gram panchayat candidate. Five of the injured were taken to Midnapore...
  • CPI(M) panchayat poll candidate beaten up in Midnapore June 11, 2013

    Midnapore: A CPI(M) candidate for the Panchayat polls, along with his two female family members and a child, was on Monday beaten up in Midnapore district allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists, police said. Manju Singh was at his home in Salboni area when the attackers beat him...
  • 10 injured in clash between rival Trinamool factions June 5, 2013

    Midnapore: Ten persons were injured in a clash on Tuesday evening between rival Trinamool Congress factions in West Midnapore district. Police said that the clash in Hatiolka village broke out over the issue of filing of nomination papers for the upcoming panchayat elections. It is learnt that the houses of...
  • WB: 32yearold arrested for trying to rape 3yearold child April 21, 2013

    Midnapore: Even as the country agitates over the rape of a minor in Delhi, another shameful incident has come to light in West Bengal's East Midnapore district. A 32yearold man has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape a 3yearold child. The accused is a truck driver and the victim was...
  • WB: Obscene dance at an event organised by TMC student wing January 22, 2013

    Midnapore: Days after a Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader courted controversy by throwing wads of currency notes towards skimpilyclad girls dancing at its foundation day event, a freshers' welcome function organised by the party's student wing saw a dancer giving an obscene performance on stage. Students of the Industrial Training Institute at...
  • West Bengal: Eight killed in bustruck collision January 11, 2013

    East Midnapore (West Bengal): Eight people were killed and 30 injured when a bus collided headon with a truck at Heria late Thursday, police said. According to police, five people died on the spot when the Dighabound bus, which was coming from Howrah, collided with the truck. The injured were rushed...
  • WB: 2 CRPF personnel killed during antiNaxal ops October 1, 2012

    Kolkata: Two personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed on Sunday during an antiNaxal operation conducted jointly by West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand. The 184th battalion of the CRPF was engaged in search and combing operations in a forest in West Midnapore when the Naxals ambushed them,...
  • WB: Class 8 student attacked with blades, sticks August 20, 2012

    Kolkata: In a suspected case of ragging, a class 8 student of a public school in West Bengal's West Midnapore district was allegedly attacked by his hostelmates for refusing to give them his food. The child said that he was tortured with blades and sticks and left bleeding naked on the...
  • WB: Man arrested after questioning Mamata August 11, 2012

    Kolkata: Yet another person bore the brunt of the high temper of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday after he questioned her and asked her to deliver on her promises. Mamata, in her trademark style, branded the man a Maoist and immediately had him arrested. Mamata was addressing a...
  • WB: Failed students lock teachers inside school April 26, 2012

    Jhargram: Class XI students of a school in West Midnapore district who had failed in the annual examination, on Thursday locked up the all the 50odd staff and secretary after their meeting failed to yield any result. The students of the Nayabasan Janakalyan Vidyapeeth at Gopiballabhpur said they would not...
  • WB: AntiNaxal forces clash over molestation charges March 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Fresh clashes were reported between jawans of the Eastern Frontier Rifles (EFR) and Counter Insurgency Force (CIF) at Salua in West Midnapore district of West Bengal after an EFR jawan's daughter was allegedly molested by a CIF personnel. The victim has filed a complaint at Kharagpur police station...
  • Flood control project for WB districts cleared February 28, 2012

    Kolkata: The longpending drainage basin project involving the Kaliaghai, Kapaleswari and Baghai rivers in the floodprone East and West Midnapore districts has got the green signal. The Rs 650.38crore project for the two districts, which are struck by calamity almost every monsoon, was recently inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who...