West Midnapore

  • 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. ...
  • 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: 55-yr-old man rapes 6-yr-old girl in West Midnapore January 25, 2014

    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 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 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 2 CRPF personnel killed during anti-Naxal ops October 1, 2012

    Kolkata: Two personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed on Sunday during an anti-Naxal 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 hostel-mates 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 50-odd 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: Anti-Naxal 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...
  • WB: 23 hurt after villagers clash with jawans February 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Twenty-three people including 20 jawans were injured after villagers clashed with the security forces at Salua near Kharagpur in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Sources said that the clashes took place following allegations that the jawans were trying to molest some local women at a rural fair on...
  • Kishenji's funeral held in Andhra Pradesh November 27, 2011

    Mamata Banerjee said the forces had to fire back at Kishenji, else 500 villagers would have lost their lives. ...
  • Ex-Maoist's family happy with her surrender November 28, 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. 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 at...
  • WB: Huge cache of arms recovered in Midnapore November 17, 2011

    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 October 19, 2011

    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 success...
  • 14-day judicial custody for Sushanta Ghosh August 20, 2011

    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 the...
  • WB: Arrested CPI(M) leader taken to hospital August 14, 2011

    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 and...
  • WB: Cartridges found from ex-minister's residence August 13, 2011

    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 August 13, 2011

    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 January 4, 2011

    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 Tuesday. "The...
  • Sankarila firing: One villager killed, 10 injured November 4, 2010

    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...
  • Rlys halt night services in Naxal-hit areas May 29, 2010

    Kolkata/Jhargram: A day after the railway track sabotage in Jhargram that left 90 people dead, the Railway Board has decided to stop trains from plying at night in certain sensitive parts of West Bengal till June 1 as the Maoists are observing a black week since Thursday midnight. South Eastern...
  • FTN: Jawans' life of little value to politicians February 18, 2010

    Sources have told CNN-IBN that there were specific intelligence inputs that the SIlda camp would be attacked, but still the West Bengal government failed to act. Today relatives of the jawans who were killed at the Silda camp protested against the West Bengal government, saying politicians are treating policemen like canon...
  • Govt reviews Naxal battle plan after Bengal carnage February 17, 2010

    Investigations point towards a security lapse behind the massacre in West Midnapore. The scale of the attack and the unpreparedness of the forces has forced the Centre to rethink strategies - a week after the Home Minister met CM's of affected states to draw up a joint strategy to counter...
  • Maoists overrun police camp; govt admits failure February 16, 2010

    New Delhi: There were "indications of failure" in a police camp with "adequate strength" being overrun by Maoists, Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Tuesday, while condemning the attack in West Bengal in which 24 security personnel were killed. "The attack by the CPI-Maoist on a camp of the Eastern Frontier...
  • At least 24 cops killed in Bengal Naxal attack February 16, 2010

    Kolkata: In the biggest strike by Maoists in West Bengal, at least 24 Eastern Frontier Rifle (EFR) jawans were killed on Monday when the ultras overran their camp at Silda in West Midnapore after setting it on fire. "At least 24 jawans of EFR have been killed in the attack...
  • Maoist Kishanji's laptop seized, claim forces January 21, 2010

    Kolkata: Security forces on Wednesday arrested three suspected Maoists and claimed to have seized a laptop and headphones used by elusive rebel leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji in West Midnapore district. Acting on a tip-off that Kishanji had taken shelter in a 20-km jungle between Jitushol and Dumurpota under Kotwali...
  • Arms, ammunition recovered in Bengal's Lalgarh January 10, 2010

    Midnapore (West Bengal): In a large haul, security forces ON Saturday recovered 120 landmines besides firearms and other weapons in Maoist-infested Lalgarh area of West Midnapore district. Besides 120 directional landmines, 28 firearms, 61 sharp weapons, detonators, wires, and large quantity of bomb-making material were seized during the raid...