Asansol

  • WB: Gas leak in abandoned godown in Asansol leaves 2 dead, 40 ill August 27, 2014

    Asansol: In late hours of Tuesday a gas leak was reported in an abandoned godown of Asansol district of West Bengal. The police is poribing the case. "Though the godown was abandoned but few thieves were using it. The residents brought iron from other places and cut there," said though godown...
  • Children file diary for 'missing' Babul Supriyo 'uncle' June 19, 2014

    Raniganj: School children of JK Nagar of this coal town have filed a diary with the police saying their 'Babul Supriyo Uncle', the Asansol BJP MP and Bollywood singer, has gone 'missing' since the election last month. The children, who are students of different schools of the area, filed the...
  • 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: Voting in Asansol has always been peaceful, say voters May 7, 2014

    Despite apprehension of rigging and violence by BJP in Asansol, voters in the constituency say that voting has always been peaceful here, and this time around, too, it will go smoothly. ...
  • Voting underway in Asansol, no report of violence and rigging May 7, 2014

    Singer Babul Supriyo is fighting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket in Asansol in West Bengal. Voting is underway in Asansol. Despite apprehension about rigging and violence in the constituency, voting till now has been peaceful. ...
  • BJP candidate Babul Supriyo apprehensive about rigging, violence in Asansol May 7, 2014

    Singer Babul Supriyo, who is fighting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket, is hoping to hit the right note in Asansol in West Bengal. In an interview with CNN-IBN, he talks of his apprehensions about rigging and violence is Asansol. ...
  • BJP's Babul Supriyo hopes to hit the right note in Asansol May 6, 2014

    Singer Babul Supriyo who is fighting these elections on a BJP ticket is hoping to hit the right note in Asansol. On the charge of being an outsider, Supriyo said, "People have given me enough because of my music. They are coming to me and talking about their problems and...
  • TMC complains to EC against Modi over Asansol speech May 5, 2014

    Kolkata: In more trouble for the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Monday filed a complaint with the Election Commission (EC) against him for a campaign speech he made in Asansol in West Bengal. The TMC alleged that Modi was seeking votes in...
  • Asansol: Riding on the Modi wave for victory, says Babul Supriyo April 29, 2014

    Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo and BJP's candidate from Asansol has said he is riding on the Modi wave to emerge as the winning candidate. He was speaking to our sister channel IBN7. ...
  • Gujarat model of development should be followed in the rest of the country, says Babul Supriyo March 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo, who will contest for the Asansol Lok Sabha seat in West Bengal on a BJP ticket, Monday ridiculed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, saying he was not fit for politics. The voice behind a number of hit Bollywood songs, Supriyo urged voters to bring a single party...
  • Rahul has become a joke on social network websites: Babul Supriyo March 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Singer-turned-candidate Babul Supriyo who is contesting Lok Sabha elections from Asansol on a BJP ticket ridiculed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying that he was reduced to a joke on social network websites. He is of the opinion that the coalition government is a failure and appealed to voters to...
  • WB: CPM calls bandh to protest ex-MLA Dilip Sarkar's murder June 10, 2013

    Kolkata: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) has called a 12-hour bandh in Asansol to protest the murder of its former MLA Dilip Sarkar. The party also took out rallies in support of the bandh. Rallies were also took out by the Trinamool Congress, which is opposing the strike. Sarkar...
  • WB: Rape, murder accused sets himself ablaze April 25, 2013

    Burdwan: An undertrial, who was accused in a rape and murder case, allegedly tried to commit suicide by setting himself on fire at a court lock up in Burdwan district on Thursday. Sukanta Sarkar alias Ravan (37) was in the lock up of the SDJM's court in Asansol before being...
  • WB: Mob beats up, shaves heads of children accused of theft April 9, 2013

    Kolkata: In a shocking case of mob justice in Asansol in West Bengal, five children were allegedly tied to bamboo poles and kept in a hut overnight for alleged theft. The children were aged between 10 and 12 years. But the ordeal didn't end there as the next morning, the children...
  • Norway custody row: High Court order likely today January 10, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court is likely to give its verdict in the Norway custody row on Thursday in which two NRI children are caught between a legal and diplomatic fight. The High court completed its hearing on Wednesday and reserved the order for Thursday. The custody battle over the...
  • Norway custody row: Police to present compliance report January 9, 2013

    Asansol: Asansol Police is set to present a compliance report before the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday on the status of handing over the custody of the children, who are caught between a legal and diplomatic fight with Norway since 2011, to their uncle. On Tuesday, the Child Welfare Committee unit...
  • Survey: Bizarre small town sex facts you didn't know December 4, 2012

    The INDIA TODAY-Nielsen Sex Survey of four metros (Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai) as well as 12 towns (Hisar, Moradabad, Kota, Kolhapur, Jamnagar, Ratlam, Salem, Kottayam, Guntur, Asansol, Baleshwar and Aizawl) throws up some interesting facts about how people from India's small towns behave between the sheets. The 10th annual sex...
  • WB: CPM, TMC workers clash, 3 injured October 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Three people were injured when members of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC) clashed in the Nandi Gram area of Asansol sub-division in the Burdwan district of West Bengal on Friday. The clashes reportedly took place over filing of nomination papers for a school managing...
  • Asansol: 200 miners stuck in coal mines rescued July 31, 2012

    Asansol: Around 200 coal miners, who were stuck in at the ECL mines of Sodepur and Kunustoria in Asansol because of the grid failure, have been rescued. The miners were stuck as the electricity operated pulley shafts had stopped due to the power failure. Earlier, the Eastern Coalfields had rescued 46...
  • WB: Policemen attacked by suspected coal mafia June 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Five police personnel have been injured after an attack by suspected coal mafia members in West Bengal's Asansol region. The incident took place when the police raided a coal factory. The attackers snatched two pistols from the police, shot at them and fled. Two of the injured are in a...
  • WB: Former Asansol Mayor's son shot dead May 10, 2012

    Asansol: Former Asansol Mayor and CPIM MLA Bamapada Mukherjee's son Arpan Mukherjee was shot dead on Thursday morning. The incident happened at the Burnpur stadium in Asansol in West Bengal. Arpan had gone for his morning walk when some people came and shot several bullets at him. He was taken to...
  • Asansol: 10 injured in clash with police February 26, 2012

    Asansol: Nearly 10 people, including 5 policemen were injured in clashes between locals and policemen in Asansol in West Bengal. The incident took place when the locals objected to the construction of a boundary wall at a steel plant belonging to IISCO, near Purushottampur. The police resorted to lathicharge and lobbed...
  • Small airports to be built in West Bengal: Mamata August 19, 2011

    Kolkata: Several small airports will be built in different cities in West Bengal to improve air connectivity, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. "A number of small airports will come up in different cities, tourist attractions and district headquarters like Malda, Digha and Asansol," Banerjee said while...
  • Violence in Asansol against new plant June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Close to 50 policemen and villagers were injured on Sunday in clashes near Asansol. This isn't Singur or Nandigram. The violence took place in Asansol - the third and latest region in West Bengal where villagers are resisting the government's efforts to acquire land for industry. Close to...
  • 'We can't help resistance in Asansol' June 20, 2007

    Asansol (West Bengal): Asansol is the third and latest region in West Bengal after Singur and Nandigram where villagers are resisting the government's efforts to acquire land for industry. Close to 5,000 people from Purushottampur and its neighbouring villages clashed with the police in phases on Sunday, resisting acquisition of...