BARASAT

  • Durga puja on wheels for cancer patients in West Bengal October 2, 2014

    Kolkata: While thousands rush to the pandals to catch a glimpse of goddess durga, there are some who can't make it to the durga puja pandals. It's the biggest carnival for the people of West bengal,but at the Barasat cancer hospital, it's anything but celebration. For the patients fighting for...
  • WB: Court sentences 5 convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: A Barasat court in West Bengal on Friday sentenced five convicts in Madhyamgram gangrape case for 20 years. The girl from Bihar was gangraped twice in October last year and was set on fire. The victim's family alleged that girl was murdered for lodging police complaint. ...
  • BJP's PC Sorcar manhandled by alleged TMC members in Kolkata May 12, 2014

    Kolkata: Tension has been reported in West Bengal where BJP candidate PC Sorcar was confronted by alleged TMC workers. The incident took place in Salt Lake in Kolkata when the BJP's candidate was coming out of the polling booth. An altercation happened when his supporters intervened and had a faceoff...
  • Prepoll violence in West Bengal, seven injured May 11, 2014

    Seven political workers four belonging to CPIM and three to ruling Trinamool Congress were injured in an incident of violence at Belghoria in the outskirts of Kolkata. Five persons have been arrested in connection with the incident which took place last night when workers of both parties were putting...
  • WB: BJP Barasat candidate PC Sorcar granted bail April 2, 2014

    Barasat BJP candidate and magician P C Sorcar on Wednesday surrendered before a local court and was granted bail in connection with a case of making alleged derogatory remarks against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He was granted bail on a bond of Rs 3000. Sorcar had made the alleged remarks on...
  • West Bengal: Mother throws child out of moving train December 2, 2013

    Barasat: In a bizarre incident, a mother flung her 20monthold baby out of a moving train near Naihati station in North 24 Parganas district on Monday. The child was rescued by copassengers and admitted to Naihati State General Hospital. The woman, Purnima Saha of Kalyani, had...
  • Repoll at booth in Panihati municipality of Barasat September 21, 2013

    Repolling has been ordered at a booth Sarada Pally in Panihati Municipality on Saturday following allegations of booth capture and election malpractice. The election process has been stopped and voting will be conducted again at ward 19, booth 155 of Panihati Municipality, officials said. Trinamool Congress alleged that CPI-M had engaged two...
  • Attempt to divide Hindus, Muslims will not be allowed: Mamata Banerjee September 10, 2013

    Barasat: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said her government would not allow any attempt to divide people on the basis of religion and create riots in the state. "Some are trying to create riots. The state government would not allow to foment riots. We would not allow attempt...
  • Barasat gangrape case: President assures victim's family of justice July 15, 2013

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday assured Barasat gangrape victim's family of justice in the case. The victim's family met the President and sought Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) intervention in the case. The family also requested him for a speedy trial in the case. "We have no faith...
  • Video: Are all women in Bengal being raped, asks Mamata June 24, 2013

    According to NCRB, West Bengal tops the list for rape related crime. Questioning the list, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said does that mean that no woman can step out of her home. Are all women in Bengal being raped? She said this is an effort to dent the state's image. ...
  • Kolkata: Left to protest Mamata govt's failure to protect women June 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Left supporters will hold a rally on Friday in Kolkata to protest the Mamata Banerjee government's failure to check crime against women. The rally will be headed by Soumitra Chatterjee, Miral Sen and Aparna Sen, who have urged people to join in. The rally is expected to start at...
  • West Bengal: Protest staged against Barasat rapemurder June 20, 2013

    Kolkata: People from diverse fields on Thursday staged a rally in the city to condemn the brutal rape and murder of a college student at Barasat in North 24Parganas district and demanded that the culprits be brought to book immediately. Celebrated actor and filmmaker Aparna Sen said it was very sad...
  • WB: Mamata accuses media house of planning to murder her June 20, 2013

    Kolkata: In the wake of a noisy protest she faced while visiting a gangrapemurder victim's family, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that a leading media house was conspiring with the CPM, Congress and Maoists to kill her. Mamata told a party rally in North 24 Parganas...
  • FTN: Is there still no political will to create safety of women? June 18, 2013

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the middle of a controversy yet again. She lost her cool yet again and went to the extent of saying that the Barasat gangrape and murder accused are CPM workers and those protesting are CPM cadre. ...
  • FB, Twitter users slam Mamata for 'shut up' comment June 18, 2013

    Kolkata: Angry netizens on Tuesday lashed out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and sternly told her to "shut up and do some work", a day after she lost her cool and branded as "CPIM people" antirape protestors as also rapists of a college girl. Facebook users and Twitterati assailed...
  • Barasat: Mamata loses her cool, brands antirape protestors as CPM workers June 17, 2013

    Mamata Banerjee met the Barasat victim's family only for 5 minutes after protesters shouted slogans against her. ...
  • Mamata says Barasat rapists, protesters are CPM workers June 17, 2013

    Barasat: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the middle of a controversy yet again. She lost her cool yet again and went to the extent of saying that the Barasat gangrape and murder accused are CPM workers and those protesting are CPM cadre. "Why should I be sorry?...
  • Mamata calls Barasat rapists, protesters CPM workers June 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Days after the brutal gangrape and murder of a 20yearold girl in West Bengal's Barasat district, a group of women protestors on Monday shouted antigovernment slogans and forced Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to leave the grieving family's house within five minutes of her arrival there. Sources say, she felt...
  • Kolkata ashamed again as police cracks down on peaceful activists June 13, 2013

    Kolkata is ashamed again after the police cracked down brutally on peaceful activists, who were detained for seeking justice for sexual assault victims in the state. ...
  • Kolkata: Neighbour accused of raping 24yrold differentlyabled girl June 13, 2013

    Kolkata: The crime against women continues unabated in the country. In Bidhannagar, the IT hub of Kolkata, a 24yearold differentlyabled girl was raped allegedly by her neighbour on Thursday. The girl's mother has filed an FIR at the New Town Police Station. However, no arrests have been made yet. The suspect...
  • Kolkata: 'Detaining peaceful antirape protesters an attack on freedom of speech' June 13, 2013

    Hundreds of women protested outside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence against the recent rape and murder of a girl in Barasat. ...
  • Kolkata: Not surprised by politicians politicising antirape agitation, says protester June 13, 2013

    Hundreds of women protested outside West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's residence against the recent rape and murder of a girl in Barasat. ...
  • HC directs WB govt to file affidavit in Barasat gangrapemurder case June 12, 2013

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court has directed the state government to file an affidavit on the progress made in investigations in the Barasat gangrape and murder case. Seven people have been arrested so far. The court gave the order while hearing a PIL seeking an SIT probe. Last Friday, a 20yearold...
  • Kolkata: Four men gangrape, kill college student June 8, 2013

    Kolkata: A college student was allegedly gangraped by four men in Barasat on the outskirts of Kolkata on Friday. The incident took place when the girl was returning home after taking an examination. The girl was reportedly dragged and raped in an underconstruction building. Her body was found with injury marks...
  • West Bengal: Unidentified men molest woman during scuffle February 25, 2013

    Barasat: Unidentified men reportedly molested a 22-year old woman during a scuffle between two families, at Kulberia in Barasat police station area of North 24 Parganas district on Sunday night, police said. Police said the woman lodged a complaint alleging she was molested by some men during the scuffle at...
  • WB: Gang of bikers molest Class IX student February 2, 2013

    Kolkata: An unfortunate incident was reported from Barasat in West Bengal where a class IX student was sexually harassed by a gang of bikers. The horror left the girl's father severely injured after he and her brother intervened and confronted the four accused. The police have arrested two people in...
  • WB: Woman found dead near pond, sexual assault suspected December 30, 2012

    Kolkata: The body of a 40yearold woman was found near a pond in Barasat, West Bengal on Saturday. Locals alleged that the woman was sexually assaulted before being killed. Her husband was also attacked and is now in hospital. The body of the victim has been sent for postmortem. The police have...
  • WB: Another girl teased, assaulted at Barasat August 21, 2012

    Barasat: A girl was allegedly teased and assaulted by a group of youths at Kajipara area of this headquarter town of North 24 Parganas district on Monday, the police said. The girl was going to a shop at Sikipara locality when the youths passed lewd comments at her, the FIR...
  • West Bengal: Nonmedical staff operates on patient July 21, 2012

    New Delhi: In yet another case of hospital apathy in West Bengal, a woman with a fractured leg was attended to by a grade IV nonmedical staff member in the Barasat State General Hospital, despite the doctor being present at the emergency ward. Farhana Khatun's leg was plastered by a Class...
  • PLS: Argentine Sorin to be icon player for Haldia February 6, 2012

    Kolkata: The Rs 1.5 croreprize money Premier League Soccer (PLS), that has already grossed over Rs 100 crore, is tentatively slated to begin March 24, with the final scheduled for May 6, the organisers said on Monday, while announcing Argentine 2006 World Cup skipperJuan Pablo Sorin as the icon player...