BIRBHUM

  • Fresh clashes break out between TMC, BJP workers in Birbhum; 1 dead November 16, 2014

    Birbhum: Fresh clashes between the workers of ruling Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party claimed one life in West Bengal's Birbhum district which was under curfew for over 10 days earlier this month. The deceased is reportedly a BJP supporter whose body was recovered by police from Chowmandalpur village. Five people...
  • Birbhum: Villages caught in crossfire as turf war between TMC, BJP escalates November 5, 2014

    Birbhum: It has been a week since Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporter 17-year old Tausif Ali, died in clashes with Trinamool workers in Birbhum. Tears haven't dried up at Tausif's home as his family lives in fear of both those who attacked him and also the police. "Most of the...
  • West Bengal: Section 144 lifted from violence-torn Birbhum after 11 days November 3, 2014

    Birbhum: West Bengal Police have withdrawn Section 144 from violence-torn Birbhum, 11 days after clashes between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Makhra clashes for territorial control between the Trinamool and BJP which killed at least three people happened despite Section 144 in place in that region. The police...
  • Kolkata: BJP's relief team denied entry into Makhra November 2, 2014

    Kolkata: A team of BJP's state unit, carrying relief materials for villagers of trouble-torn Makhra in Birbhum district was not allowed to enter the village, as the area has been put under Sec 144 CrPC by the district administration. The BJP team led by senior leader Tathagatha Ray tried to enter...
  • Police stops BJP workers from entering violence-torn Birbhum November 2, 2014

    Birbhum: Violence-torn Birbhum continues to remain a political arena days after clashes broke out between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress workers. With Section 144 imposed in the region, BJP workers carrying relief material to the violence-torn Birbhum district of West Bengal were stopped by the police on Sunday...
  • Birbhum violence: Mukul Roy calls journalist 'small fry' November 1, 2014

    Kolkata: Even as the opposition upped the ante over the violence-hit Makhra village in West Bengal's Birbhum, the ruling Trinamool Congress seemingly on the defensive, hit out at the media calling a journalist "small fry". Political clashes allegedly between the Trinamool and the BJP activists on Monday had left three people...
  • Birbhum: Politics over terror intensifies, after BJP, Congress try to break Section 144 November 1, 2014

    Birbhum: In the aftermath of the clashes between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Trinamool Congress workers in Birbhum, the district has become a political arena. After the BJP and the Left, a Congress delegation on Saturday went to Birbhum to visit the affected villages demanding that the police lift...
  • West Bengal: Congress delegation visits violence-torn Birbhum, stopped by police November 1, 2014

    Kolkata: In an attempt to make its presence felt in the violence-hit Birbhum region, the Congress unit in West Bengal visited the place. The delegation of Congress leaders-led by state party chief Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury were stopped by police as Section 144 has been clamped in the area. Congress workers were...
  • Birbhum clash: BJP delegation meets Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him of situation October 31, 2014

    Kolkata: A Bharatiya Janata Party delegation, led by the party's state president Rahul Sinha met the West Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him about the political situation in Birbhum. Earlier on Thursday, a three-member BJP fact finding team was stopped in Birbhum and arrested. The BJP team was in Birbhum...
  • Court slams West Bengal police for abuse of power in investigation of Birbhum clashes October 31, 2014

    Kolkata: Siuri court severely reprimanded West Bengal Police and directed top brass of district police to remove the officer in charge of Parui PS Kartick Mohan Ghosh and suspend Investigation Officer in the Parui political clash case Dhrubajyoti Dutta for dereliction of duty. The court referred the case to Calcutta...
  • Birbhum: TMC leaders used their clout to influence the locals, says Rahul Sinha October 30, 2014

    Due to increased attacks on BJP workers in Birbhum district, allegedly by TMC workers, a three-member fact-finding team of the BJP visited Birbhum to assess the situation. BJP leader Rahul Sinha said that the TMC leaders had used their clout to influence the locals. ...
  • Birbhum: BJP workers led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi arrested for breaking barricades, released on bail October 30, 2014

    Birbhum: The members of the Bharatiya Janata Party's fact-finding team on the attacks on party leaders in Birbhum were on Thursday arrested and then released on bail. The team led by Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was taken into custody just 4 km ahead of Birbhum as it tried to break barricades. In...
  • West Bengal: 3 killed in clashes between TMC, BJP cadres in Birbhum October 27, 2014

    Birbhum: In political clashes that took a violent turn, three people have been killed as the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in Birbhum in West Bengal. One victim is a BJP worker while the other two are TMC supporters. No arrests have been made so far in...
  • West Bengal: TMC, BJP workers clash again, four injured in violence October 27, 2014

    Birbhum: As many as four people suffered bullet injuries in clashes between the workers of Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party in West Bengal's Birbhum district. The incident took place in Makra village which now has heavy deployment of Rapid Action Force in the area following the violence. Many people have...
  • West Bengal: Five people remanded to police custody for attacking two policemen in Birbhum October 26, 2014

    Birbhum (West Bengal): Five people have been arrested and remanded to police custody for attacking two police officers in Birbhum earlier this week. A total of 10 people have been arrested so far. The two police officers were attacked after they went to investigate reports of crude bombs being stored...
  • West Bengal: 2 policemen in Birbhum attacked by assailants carrying bombs, lathis October 24, 2014

    Birbhum: Two police officers in Birbhum were attacked by assailants armed with crude bombs, lathis and other arms on Friday. The police reportedly fired to disperse the attacking mob. The two officers were seriously injured and admitted to the Suri district hospital. The officers were attacked after acting on information that a...
  • West Bengal: Six people including two TMC leaders held with firearms October 11, 2014

    Suri: Six persons including two local Trinamool Congress leaders of Birbhum district were arrested and country made firearms and bombs were recovered from them, police said. Pralay Ghosh and Rajib Pan, local TMC leaders of Khayrasole area of Birbhum district were arrested along with four others when they were travelling...
  • Labhpur gangrape: 13 convicts sentenced to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment September 20, 2014

    Kolkata: A court in Bolpur has sentenced all 13 convicts in the Labhpur gangrape case to 20 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 5,000 each. The court has also directed the West Bengal government to shoulder the financial responsibilities of all the family dependents of the convicts...
  • Birbhum gangrape: 13 accused held guilty by court, sentencing on Saturday September 19, 2014

    Kolkata: A court in Bolpur in West Bengal on Friday pronounced 13 accused in a gangrape case guilty. The sentence will be given on Saturday. In January this year, a 20yearold tribal girl was gangraped by 13 men on the orders of a kangaroo court for having an affair outside her...
  • West Bengal: Smoke in hospital, 22 patients go missing August 31, 2014

    Suri: At least 22 patients went missing after smoke emanated from the computer server of a government run hospital in Birbhum district early on Sunday, a health department official said. The smoke was detected from the server of the Suri Sadar Hospital at around 1.30 am following which many patients...
  • Years after triple murder allegations, TMC MLA untouched by police June 28, 2014

    Birbhum: Four years after he was allegedly involved in a triple murder case, Trinamool Congress MLA from Birbhum, Manirul Islam remains untouched by the Bengal Police, while the victims' families continue living in constant fear. Eightyyearold Zarina Bibi, a refugee in her own village, keeps shifting homes to escape the wrath...
  • WB: 2 school students arrested for the alleged rape of tribal girl June 2, 2014

    Kolkata: In a shameful incident in Birbhum in West Bengal, a tribal class 6th student was allegedly raped. Two of the accused have been arrested. The accused are class 8 and 9 students from the same school. Medical tests have been conducted on the victim and the report is awaited....
  • SMTM: BJP leader Joy Banerjee's total assets is just Rs 5.5 lakh May 5, 2014

    BJP candidate from Birbhum, Joy Banerjee has Rs 65,000 cash in hand while his investments and bank deposits are valued at Rs 87,000. He along with his wife owns jewellery worth Rs 3.8 lakh. Banerjee's total assets is just Rs 5.5 lakh. ...
  • Birbhum: 2 killed, 6 injured in a blast inside TMC leader's house April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Two people were killed and around seven were injured in an explosion inside the house of a local TMC leader Shaikh Ismail in Birbhum district of West Bengal. Although the reason behind the blast is not known yet, but it could have been due to the crude bombs...
  • WB: Over 100 crude bombs recovered in Birbhum district April 19, 2014

    105 crude bombs and explosive manufacturing material were on Saturday seized by security forces during a search operation in West Bengal's Birbhum district, ahead of April 30 polls. The raid was carried out by a joint squad of CRPF and state police in the Bamdevpur village under Rampurhat police station area...
  • Mamata accuses opposition, media of conspiring to malign Trinamool April 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Drawing flak from opposition after the arrest of the wife and a son of purported Saradha chit fund mastermind Sudipta Sen by a central agency, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused her political opponents of hatching a conspiracy along with the media to malign her Trinamool...
  • TMC MP Satabdi Roy's assets treble, surpass Rs 4 crore April 5, 2014

    The assets of Trinamool Congress parliamentarian and Bengali film actress Satabdi Roy - recontesting from the Birbhum Lok Sabha seat - have registered a sharp increase and nearly trebled to over a whopping Rs 4 crore. According to her affidavit, the actress-turned-politician's assets are valued at Rs 4,25,47,727 from the Rs...
  • Birbhum gangrape: SC asks WB government to pay Rs 5 lakh to survivor March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the West Bengal government to give Rs 5 lakh as compensation in addition to the already sanctioned Rs 50,000 to the survivor of the Birbhum gangrape. The court also hit out at the West Bengal government saying it failed to protect the fundamental right...
  • Babulal Marandi meets 20yearold Birbhum gangrape victim February 18, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Monday met the 20yearold tribal woman who was gangraped allegedly on the orders of a kangaroo court at Labhpur in Birbhum district last month. Marandi, an MP of the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik), met the woman at a government home where she had been...
  • Birbhum gangrape: SC calls for records pertaining to the case February 14, 2014

    In latest development in the Birbhum gangrape case, the Supreme Court on Friday called for records pertaining to the case. The Supreme Court has directed the government to put on record the copies of FIR, recorded statements and forensic reports. A 20yearold woman was gangraped in Birbhum district in January...