West Midnapore

  • WB: Political parties attack TMC candidate actor Dev's 'rape' comments 24-03-2014 04:33 PM

    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...
  • WB: 55-yr-old man rapes 6-yr-old girl in West Midnapore 25-01-2014 08:00 AM

    Midnapore (WB): A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 55-year-old 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...
  • WB: Child marriage fairs a hit in West Midnapore 21-10-2013 11:05 AM

    Fairs are commonplace in the festive season but in tribal West Midnapore, which falls in the erstwhile Maoist-hit 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...
  • WB: Explosion in cracker factory kills two 12-09-2013 11:33 AM

    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...
  • TMC, Cong workers clash as panchayat polls begin in WB 11-07-2013 10:42 AM

    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...
  • 10 injured in clash between rival Trinamool factions 05-06-2013 06:03 AM

    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...
  • 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...
  • WB: Huge cache of arms recovered in Midnapore 17-11-2011 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Huge cache of arms has been recovered in West Midnapore district of West Bengal during the 72 hours combing operation. The recovery happened during a 72-hour combing operation. In the past 48 hours, joint forces have recovered 40 directional mines, 2 Insas, 1 SLR rifle, 250 cartridges and...
  • Maoists call bandh in Junglemahal on Oct 22 19-10-2011 08:02 PM

    Kolkata: Virtually throwing a challenge to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has given a seven-day deadline to them to lay down arms, the Maoists on Wednesday called a 24-hour bandh in Junglemahal on October 22, the day the deadline ends. "Make the bandh in Junglemahal on Saturday a...
  • 14-day judicial custody for Sushanta Ghosh 20-08-2011 06:43 PM

    Kolkata: Former CPI(M) minister Sushanta Ghosh has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. Ghosh was arrested in connection with the skeletons recovered from near his ancestral home in West Midnapore. The former minister has already been in CID remand for 11 days. Ghosh was arrested in connection with...
  • WB: Arrested CPI(M) leader taken to hospital 14-08-2011 07:34 AM

    Kolkata: Former CPI(M) minister Sushanta Ghosh, arrested in connection with recovery of skeletons near his residence, was taken to SSKM Hospital here late Saturday night after having complained of uneasiness. The sitting MLA from Garbeta, arrested on August 11, complained of discomfort during marathon grilling at the CID headquarters here...
  • WB: Cartridges found from ex-minister's residence 13-08-2011 06:47 PM

    Midnapore/Kolkata: An unspecified number of cartridges were seized during a search of three residences of arrested former CPI(M) minister Sushanta Ghosh in West Midnapore district and Kolkata on Saturday, police sources said. The cartridges were found from the Benchapra residence in West Midnapore from near where seven skeletons were dug...
  • Former CPI(M) minister arrested in murder case 13-08-2011 11:41 AM

    Kolkata: Former CPI(M) minister Sushanta Ghosh's arrest in connection with a nine-year-old mass murder case in Bengal's West Midnapore district may lead to further political violence. The changed political ambience in Bengal has been stinging the CPI(M) real hard. A Midnapore court rejected Ghosh's bail plea and remanded him in...
  • Maoist killed in gunfight in West Midnapore 04-01-2011 12:52 PM

    Kolkata: One Maoist was killed and another injured on Tuesday in a gun battle with security forces in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said. Acting on intelligence inputs that a group of armed rebels had taken shelter at Baxibandh forest near Lalgarh, the security personnel conducted a raid early...
  • Sankarila firing: One villager killed, 10 injured 04-11-2010 10:26 AM

    Sankarila, West Midnapore: A villager has been killed and 10 others including three policemen have been injured in an exchange of fire between members of the People's Committee Against Police Atrocities and the police near Sankarila in West Midnapore. This happened after police had gone to investigate a suspected PCAPA...