PURULIA

  • West Bengal: Eight new born babies die in 24 hours in Purulia June 28, 2014

    Purulia: Eight new born babies died at the Deben Mahato Sadar Hospital in West Bengal's Purulia district in the last 24 hours. Hospital superintendent Nilanjana Sen said the babies were either one or twodays old. While five of them were underweight, two were suffering from respiratory problems and one died...
  • Pesticide boiled instead of tea, five ill in Purulia June 21, 2014

    Purulia: Five persons of a family, including two minor siblings, in Purulia district were taken ill after drinking a hot liquid prepared by boiling pesticide instead of tea grains, the police said. The pesticide and tea grains looked similar and hence the former was used by mistake in place of...
  • Polling hours reduced in Bengal's Maoist-hit areas April 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Polling will end two hours early in six assembly segments of two Lok Sabha constituencies in Maoist-affected areas of West Bengal, an Election Commission official said on Saturday. In a bid to prevent any untoward incident in the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) hit areas, the six segments located in Jhargram and...
  • West Bengal: Eight infants die at government hospital January 28, 2014

    Kolkata: Reports of multiple infant deaths continue to pour in from West Bengal. On Monday, eight infants died at a government hospital in Purulia district. Hospital authorities claimed that most of the deaths were a result of the children being underweight. They also complained about being understaffed. Earlier in January, 16 crib...
  • Hotel owner shoots manager dead, angry people set lodge on fire November 6, 2013

    The manager of a private hotel in Purulia was shot dead allegedly by its owner early on Wednesday, sparking protest by local people who set fire to the lodge, the police said. Ashish Banerjee, owner of Pinaki Lodge, shot the manager, Partha Chatterjee, following an altercation over some unknown issues. Partha...
  • WB: 13 children dead in over 36 hours in a Purulia hospital June 10, 2013

    Purulia: Thirteen babies have been reported dead over the past 36 hours in the Purulia district in West Bengal. The children, suffering from meningitis were admitted to the Purulia Sadar Hospital in a critical condition. The babies aged between one and seven years were mostly underweight and malnourished. The district...
  • WB: Real Hero Sangita Bauri wages battle against child marriage May 1, 2013

    Purulia: Every second girl in India is married underage, according to UNFPA data. The UNFPA also says that India has the highest number of child brides. Nearly 47 per cent of girls are married under the legal age of 18. The agency adds that nearly 140 million child marriages may...
  • Denmark asks India to give fresh proposal for Davy extradition March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Talks between India and Denmark on expediting the extradition of prime accused in Purulia arms drop case Kim Davy to face trial here failed to make any headway on Thursday as the European country asked for a fresh proposal which will be examined by their justice department. "The...
  • Chaau dancers come together to invoke Goddess Durga October 21, 2012

    Purulia in West Bengal, which is known as a Maoist hotbed, has forgotten blood and strikes during Durga puja celebrations. The men of Tungta village of Purulia get ready to pay homage to the deity with the beats of Chhau. Fiftyyearold Dhona Mahato has been playing the goddess for 30...
  • India, Denmark in diplomatic row over Kim Davy July 12, 2012

    New Delhi: India and Denmark are involved in a diplomatic row over Purulia arms drop accused Kim Davy's extradition. Source say the Indian government has issued a circular, restricting Danish diplomats from meeting government official in India. The move comes after Denmark authorities refused a request by the Central Bureau of...
  • ExMaoist's family happy with her surrender November 27, 2011

    West Midnapore: After the death of Kishenji, another major success by security forces was the surrender of key Maoist leaders Jagori Baskey and Rajaram Soren. CNNIBN travelled to Jagori's home to find out how her parents felt about the surrender. Far from media glare in a remote village called Bagdoba at...
  • Naxals target excadre's family as he joins TMC November 23, 2011

    Purulia: A former Naxal who abandoned the outfit to join the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal had to pay a heavy price. His father and brother were shot dead by Maoists, raising serious questions about security being provided to those who give up the gun. On November 14, 2011, 62year...
  • Bodies of 2 Maoists recovered from Purulia forests November 15, 2011

    Purulia: Bodies of two Maoists killed in an encounter with joint forces on Monday night were found in the deep forests of Ghatbera in Balarampur area of Purulia district on Tuesday. IG, Western Range, Gangeswar Singh said the two were shot dead in the encounter which took place after the killing...
  • Maoists kill two Trinamool workers in WB November 14, 2011

    Purulia (WB): Suspected Maoists on Monday night shot dead two Trinamool Congress workers of the party at Balarampur in Purulia district, a party MLA said. The attackers, who came on a bike, called Ajit Singh Sardar (56) and his son Baku Singh Sardar (26) from their house to a nearby jungle...
  • Real Heroes: Bina fights against child marriage July 25, 2011

    Purulia: Fourteenyearold Bina Kalindi, a resident of West Bengal's Purulia district is fighting the illegal but still prevalent practice of Child Marriages. In the land of the powerful Goddess, her daughters are helpless. Even before they can realize, child marriage or 'ballo vivaho' abruptly ends their childhood and they are...
  • India talks tough to Denmark on Kim Davy issue July 8, 2011

    New Delhi: India has talked tough to Denmark on the extradition fiasco of Kim Davy, the main accused in the Purulia arms dropping case. Sources say, Copenhagen is obliged to ensure that Davy, a terrorist and a gunrunner, doesn't get shelter in Denmark. India has also warned Denmark of similar...
  • India may make fresh move to extradite Davy July 8, 2011

    New Delhi: The Government may make a fresh diplomatic move with Denmark after it refused to file an appeal in its Supreme Court for the extradition of Kim Davy, an accused in the Purulia arms drop case, to India. The CBI is also mulling other options to bring Davy to...
  • Kim Davy case: India lodges protest with Denmark July 7, 2011

    New Delhi: India has lodged a strong protest with Denmark over the remarks made by Danish High Court about the human rights conditions in this country while rejecting plea to extradite Purulia arms drop accused Kim Davy, saying such observations were unacceptable. Sources in the Government said that the External Affairs...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Peter Bleach June 30, 2011

    Former British intelligence man Peter Bleach was convicted in the Purulia arms drop case but later pardoned. ...
  • Purulia arms drop: Davy not to be extradited June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major setback to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Niels Christien Nielsel alias Kim Davy, the key accused in 1995 Purulia arms drop case, will not be extradited to India to face prosecution in the case. The Danish court on Thursday rejected the petition to extradite...
  • Will Kim Davy be extradited to India? June 30, 2011

    New Delhi: The case of Kim Davy, the key accused in 1995 Purulia arms drop case will come up for hearing on Thursday in a Danish High court. India is hoping for his extradition. Niels Christien Nielsel @ Niels Hocks @Kim Davy is the main conspirator in dropping sophisticated arms and...
  • Danish HC rejects Davy's plea of old warrant May 20, 2011

    New Delhi: The Danish High Court dismissed Purulia Arms drop case accused Kim Davy's plea that CBI's arrest warrant cannot be the basis for his extradition to India since it had expired and will deliver it's verdict before July. The CBI said Davy's plea that the warrant was an old one...
  • Major goofup by CBI in Purulia arms drop case May 19, 2011

    New Delhi: Two days after the 'most wanted list' gaffe by the Home Ministry, there has been another major goofup by investigating agencies. A CBI team landed in Copenhagen for Kim Davy's extradition in the Purulia arms drop case with an expired warrant. The team was unaware that the warrant, which had...
  • Minority women in Purulia to vote for first time May 6, 2011

    Purulia: Around 641 women belonging to a minority community will vote for the first time in two polling booths in Raghunathpur constituency in Purulia district on Saturday in the fifth phase of the West Bengal Assembly elections. The women had not voted earlier because they did not have Electoral Photo Identity...
  • Judicial probe demanded into Purulia arms drop April 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The CPI(M) on Friday demanded a judicial probe into Purulia arms drop case alleging "gross negligence" of the then Central Government in handling the same which was meant to destabilise the the Jyoti Basu government in West Bengal. The party also demanded that former MP Pappu Yadav should be...
  • Naxals capture railway station in Purulia December 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Twenty five armed Maoists captured the Urma railway station at Purulia, West Bengal on Thursday night. The station master was forced to keep the signals stationary at gun point and asked to vacate the station. Trains going through Purulia including the Purushottam Express, Tata Amritar were stranded through the...
  • Maoists kill 7 left cadres in Purulia December 17, 2010

    Purulia (WB): Maoists on Friday killed seven Forward Bloc workers, who were reportedly abducted on Thursday night at Jhalda in Purulia district on the suspicion that they were working as police informers. All the bodies have been recovered from the nearby forest area. Among the ones killed is also a...
  • 22 bears shifted from WB after Naxals threat November 29, 2010

    Bangalore has become home to 22 new sloth bears from WB after Naxals threat that they would target animals in the Purulia region. ...
  • Purulia: Combined forces begin combing naxal domains July 26, 2009

    Purulia: The combined security forces commenced the antinaxal operation on Saturday in West Bengal's Purulia district from Kerua Ghatbera. The combing operations covered the forests adjoining Ayodhya hills under Bagmundi police station, which were considered to be the den of the insurgents, said Rajesh Kumar Yadav, the SP of Purulia. The combined...
  • Maoists vandalise CPI(M) leader's house in Purulia June 24, 2009

    Purulia: A group of Maoist rebels vandalised the house of a local CPI(M) leader and set a country liquor shop on fire at Kurni village in Purulia district on Tuesday night. Police said around 3035 heavily armed Maoists barged into the house of a local committee member of the...