Purulia

  • Polling hours reduced in Bengal's Maoist-hit areas 12-04-2014 11:28 PM

    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...
  • West Bengal: Eight infants die at government hospital 28-01-2014 09:28 AM

    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 under-staffed. Earlier in January,...
  • Hotel owner shoots manager dead, angry people set lodge on fire 06-11-2013 01:25 PM

    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....
  • WB: 13 children dead in over 36 hours in a Purulia hospital 10-06-2013 11:40 AM

    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 01-05-2013 04:54 PM

    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...
  • Ex-Maoist's family happy with her surrender 27-11-2011 08:29 AM

    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. CNN-IBN 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...
  • Naxals target ex-cadre's family as he joins TMC 23-11-2011 08:32 AM

    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, 62-year...
  • Bodies of 2 Maoists recovered from Purulia forests 15-11-2011 11:05 AM

    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...
  • Maoists kill two Trinamool workers in WB 14-11-2011 09:54 PM

    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...
  • Real Heroes: Bina fights against child marriage 25-07-2011 08:51 AM

    Purulia: Fourteen-year-old 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 08-07-2011 07:41 PM

    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 08-07-2011 11:50 AM

    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 07-07-2011 07:59 PM

    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...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Peter Bleach 30-06-2011 11:05 PM

    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 30-06-2011 04:14 PM

    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? 30-06-2011 07:35 AM

    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...
  • Danish HC rejects Davy's plea of old warrant 20-05-2011 04:16 PM

    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...
  • Major goof-up by CBI in Purulia arms drop case 19-05-2011 08:00 AM

    New Delhi: Two days after the 'most wanted list' gaffe by the Home Ministry, there has been another major goof-up 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,...
  • Minority women in Purulia to vote for first time 06-05-2011 02:14 PM

    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...
  • Judicial probe demanded into Purulia arms drop 29-04-2011 07:21 PM

    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...
  • Naxals capture railway station in Purulia 24-12-2010 02:46 PM

    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...
  • Maoists kill 7 left cadres in Purulia 17-12-2010 11:05 AM

    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 29-11-2010 07:38 AM

    Bangalore has become home to 22 new sloth bears from WB after Naxals threat that they would target animals in the Purulia region. ...
  • CBI bends to extradite Kim Davy 16-06-2007 07:42 PM

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  • Purulia arms accused offers to testify 16-10-2006 08:11 AM

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  • India close to catch Purulia plotter 15-10-2006 10:17 PM

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