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  • WB: Over 100 crude bombs recovered in Birbhum district 19-04-2014 05:16 PM

    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...
  • Mamata accuses opposition, media of conspiring to malign Trinamool 18-04-2014 11:50 PM

    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 05-04-2014 06:36 PM

    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...
  • Birbhum gangrape: SC asks WB government to pay Rs 5 lakh to survivor 28-03-2014 12:23 PM

    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...
  • Babulal Marandi meets 20-year-old Birbhum gangrape victim 18-02-2014 07:54 AM

    Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi on Monday met the 20-year-old 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...
  • Birbhum gangrape: SC calls for records pertaining to the case 14-02-2014 01:25 PM

    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 20-year-old woman was gangraped in Birbhum district in January...
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  • Birbhum gangrape case: Forensics team submits report to police 28-01-2014 01:15 PM

    Kolkata: The West Bengal forensics team on Tuesday submitted its primary observation report in the Birbhum gangrape case to the district police. The details of the report are not known. On Monday, the police recovered a mobile phone recording of the khap panchayat which ordered the gangrape of the 20-year-old...
  • FTP: Birbhum gang rape: Is the Khap mentality spreading across India? 27-01-2014 10:56 PM

    The 20-year-old woman was gangraped for falling in love with a man from a different community. The young woman had been gangraped by 12 men on orders of a Panchayat as punishment. The investigation officer, Bahadur Mondal, a sub-inspector with Labhpur PS, Birbhum, has been removed following criticism over the...
  • Birbhum gangrape: 5-member SIT formed, police secure phone recording of Panchayat 27-01-2014 12:32 PM

    Kolkata: The investigation officer in the Birbhum gangrape case, Bahadur Mondal, a sub-inspector with Labhpur PS, Birbhum, has been removed following criticism over the initial goof-up in the investigation. A five-member Special Investigation Team, headed by DSP (HQ) of the district, has been constituted to probe the case. The victim's...
  • WB gangrape: Girl threatened with consequences if returns to village 26-01-2014 09:21 AM

    Birbhum: Despite national outrage over a 20-year-old tribal girl being brutalised at the orders of the panchayat in Birbhum, West Bengal, the Kangroo court continues to make her life a living hell. As the police called in a forensic team, the villagers were warning the victim against returning. A villager...
  • Birbhum gangrape: Forensic team inspects the crime scene 25-01-2014 08:09 PM

    A team of forensic scientists from Kolkata inspected the location where a 20-year-old woman was gangraped for falling in love with a man from a different community. The young woman had been gangraped by 12 men on orders of a panchayat as punishment. The Supreme Court had taken suo motu...
  • WB: Tribals protest against gangrape of 20-year-old woman on panchayat orders 25-01-2014 09:19 AM

    Birbhum: The tribals in Birbhum district in West Bengal are holding protests against the horrific gangrape of a 20-year-old woman by 13 men on the orders of the village council. Taking suo motu cognizance, the SC had issued a notice to the West Bengal government and asked the Birbhum district...
  • Birbhum gangrape: SC asks WB government to file a report within a week 24-01-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has taken suo motu cognisance of the Birbhum gangrape case and has issued a notice to the West Bengal government. Calling it 'very disturbing news, the court has asked the West Bengal government to file a report on the case within one week. The court...
  • WB: 13 arrested after tribal girl's gangrape, Mamata removes Birbhum SP 23-01-2014 06:27 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered the removal of Birbhum SP C Sudhakar following the gangrape of a tribal girl in the district. A 20-year-old woman was gangraped in Birbhum district allegedly on the orders of a panchayat. The police are suspecting that 13 people were involved...
  • Political parties condemn gangrape of tribal girl in Birbhum 23-01-2014 03:30 PM

    Kolkata: The gang-rape of a tribal girl allegedly on the orders of a khap panchayat in Birbhum district on January 21 was condemned on Thursday by political parties cutting across the party lines. Ruling Trinamool Congress MP Derek O'Brien tweeted, "Awoke to a terrible news of a young tribal girl...
  • WB: 20-year-old tribal woman allegedly gangraped on panchayat's order, 13 arrested 23-01-2014 09:19 AM

    West Bengal: A 20-year-old woman has been gangraped in Birbhum district of West Bengal allegedly on the orders of a Panchayat. The police are suspecting that 13 people were involved in raping the young woman. She was subjected to the torture for allegedly falling in love with a man outside...
  • Congress files complaint against TMC leader for threatening to chop off activists' hands 09-11-2013 03:16 PM

    Congress MLA Rabindranath Chattopadhyay filed a written complaint at Katwa police station on Saturday demanding immediate action as per law against Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal for threatening his party workers. Chattopadhyay told that Mondal's statement has created panic among Congress workers and immediate action should be taken against him....
  • TMC leader threatens to chop off Congress activists' hands 09-11-2013 03:02 PM

    Trinamool Congress leader and district President of Birbhum, Anubrata Mandal has threatened to chop off hands of Congress workers if they continue to beat up TMC supporters and damage CM's hoardings. Mandal courted controversy during the last Panchayat elections for his hate speech. "If you (Congress workers) beat up Trinamool...
  • WB: Local court orders death sentence to man for rape and murder of minor 26-08-2013 06:43 PM

    A man was sentenced to death on Monday by a local court for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl at a village in Birbhum district in December, 2011. Additional district Judge, Bolpur court Justice Manas Basu sentenced the man, Binay Majhi,a neighbor of the hapless girl, to death....
  • TMC leader shot dead by 2 motorcycle-borne assailants in Birbhum 13-08-2013 08:51 AM

    A Trinamool Congress leader was fatally shot by two motorcycle-borne gunmen near Bhimgarh railway station in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Monday, a senior police official said. Ashok Ghosh (50), an employee of a school and TMC leader, was chased by the gunmen and shot at close range while he...
  • Mamata attacks Centre, says there is a conspiracy to dismiss her govt 27-07-2013 08:52 PM

    Kolkata: Targeting the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday again alleged it was trying to interfere in the affairs of the state through its agencies and reiterated that there was a conspiracy to dismiss her government which was running well. The Chief Minister, during the one-day special...
  • WB panchayat elections: Violence continues, death toll rises to 5 22-07-2013 11:37 AM

    Kolkata: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. The death toll has risen to five. A CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire and killed a voter in the Ratua area of Malda. This was a fall out of trouble over allegations of booth capturing...
  • WB panchayat polls: Fourth phase begins, 4 killed in Birbhum 22-07-2013 08:05 AM

    Birbhum: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. Four people have been killed in Birbhum. Three bodies have been recovered and all are believed to CPI activists. They had been missing since Sunday night. The fourth person was killed in Mauryeswar. Clashes between...
  • State Election Commission asks for report on TMC leader's remarks 19-07-2013 02:57 AM

    The State Election Commission on Thursday sought a report from the Birbhum district magistrate and SP on controversial comments made by district Trinamool Congress president Anubrata Mondal to allegedly attack the police with bombs and set ablaze the houses of independents. "We have asked the DM and SP of Birbhum...
  • Watch: Suspended TMC leader threatens hospital staff 12-11-2012 08:04 AM

    Kolkata: A suspended Trinamool Congress leader has been caught on camera threatening the staff of a private hospital at gun point. The incident took place in Birbhum on Friday. Ashish Dey is the TMC's district secretary. Eyewitnesses claim Dey was allegedly angry at the recent induction of a doctor in...
  • WB: Birbhum farmers demand rehabilitation package 12-11-2012 07:23 AM

    Birbhum: Anti-land acquisition protests at Loba in Birbhum are proving to be a test for the Mamata Banerjee government's hands-off policy. 30 villagers were injured in clashes with the police last Monday. Loba village in Birbhum turned into a battle ground. Over three thousand villagers clashed with police. 30 were...
  • Mamata Banerjee apologises for Birbhum clash 07-11-2012 07:07 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has publicly apologised for the clash between police and villagers at Loba village in Birbhum district on Tuesday. However, she denied it had anything to do with land acquisition and said the police had shown patience in dealing with the situation. Giving her...
  • WB: Villagers clash with police over mining equipment 06-11-2012 02:50 PM

    Kolkata: A violent clash broke out in West Bengal's Birbhum district in the early hours on Tuesday morning after 2,000 villagers from Loba clashed with the police force against anti-mining operations. The clashes broke out after the police tried to recover a mining equipment from the village. The equipment had...
  • President Pranab in West Bengal for Durga Puja 22-10-2012 08:21 AM

    Birbhum: The Durga Puja festivities are on in West Bengal and Birbhum has more than one reason to celebrate. President Pranab Mukherjee is at his village Mirati and will take part in the festivities for the next few days. This is his first visit to the village after being appointed...