Lalgarh

  • News briefs: Ajmer Dargah head asks to avoid Iftar parties, donate funds to Uttarakhand 27-07-2013 11:42 PM

    Spiritual head of Ajmer Dargah, Zainul Abedin Ali Khanon Saturdayrequested political and non political groups in the country to avoid holding public Roza iftar parties in view of the recent Uttarakhand tragedy. "Union and the state governments and different political and non-political groups should avoid holding Iftar parties this year...
  • WB: Jairam, state leaders to take out rally in Lalgarh 08-12-2012 08:21 AM

    Kolkata: Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and top leaders of the West Bengal Congress will take out a rally in Maoist-infested Lalgarh on Saturday. The rally comes ahead of the Panchayat elections in the region. The Union ministers are expected to highlight Centre's role in providing better civic amenities to the...
  • Soccer fever takes over Naxal-hit Lalgarh 27-06-2011 09:32 AM

    Kolkata: Lalgarh has been mostly in the news for all the violence in the area, but the place now has 25 young boys with dreams of being soccer stars. Team Junglemahal is a squad of 25 youngsters from maoist-hit areas of Purulia, Bankura and West Midnapore converging in Lalgarh, that...
  • Maoists holding recruitment camps in Saranda 30-04-2011 02:55 PM

    Rourkela: Lalgarh Maoist leader Bikram Mahato and a host of trained cadres, including women, from Chhattisgarh are attending camps set up by banned CPI(Maoist) deep inside Saranda forest where training is being imparted in guerrilla warfare, arms and handling of explosives, police said on Saturday. Leader of the Maoist outfit's...
  • Netai: Judicial custody for two CPI-M leaders 27-02-2011 06:55 PM

    Kolkata: A court in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Sunday sent two Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leaders to 14 days judicial custody for their alleged role in the January 7 Netai shootings which left nine people dead and several injured, police said. "Abani Singh and Ashwini Chlak were...
  • CBI registers case in Netai village killings 23-02-2011 12:21 AM

    Kolkata: The CBI on Tuesday registered a case in the Netai firing incident in which nine persons were killed last month, after the Calcutta High Court directed the state government to handover the case to the agency. The CBI will take over the investigation from the CID and local police...
  • Lalgarh massacre: HC hands over case to CBI 18-02-2011 04:12 PM

    New Delhi: Calcutta High Court on Friday instructed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to submit the investigation report in the Lalgarh's Netai village massacre case within fifteen days. The Netai village massacre which took place on January 7, 2011 had claimed at least nine lives and had left many...
  • Lalgarh killings: Netai village lives in fear 21-01-2011 09:19 AM

    Two weeks after gun-firing allegedly by armed CPI-M cadres, Netai villagers fear for their life. ...
  • No CBI probe into Lalgarh massacre: Calcutta HC 19-01-2011 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: The Calcutta High court on Wednesday ruled out an investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in Lalgarh massacre incident. The court directed the West Bengal CID to continue the investigation but said that the probe would be monitored by the court directly. The Calcutta High court...
  • Lalgarh massacre death toll rises to 8 14-01-2011 12:51 PM

    Kolkata: One more person, injured in the January 7 Lalgarh massacre, on Friday succumbed to the injuries at SSKM hospital in Kolkata. The total death toll in the massacre has now gone up to eight. As a result, pressure seems to be piling up on the West Bengal government ahead...
  • One arrested in connection with Lalgarh massacre 13-01-2011 05:24 PM

    Kolkata: An alleged CPI-M supporter was arrested on Thursday in connection with the killing of seven unarmed persons on January 7 at Netai village in West Midnapore district. A senior district police officer today said that Ajit Hembram was arrested from Belatikri village in the Lalgarh area this morning. Two...
  • No CBI probe into Lalgarh massacre: WB govt 13-01-2011 04:59 PM

    New Delhi; The West Bengal government on Thursday ruled out a CBI investigation into the Lalgarh Massacre case. The government filed an affidavit, in which it stated its position on a plea for a CBI probe into the killing of seven persons on January 7 in Lalgarh. West Bengal government...
  • Lalgarh: Naxals burn houses of CPI(M) workers 12-01-2011 04:21 PM

    Kolkata: Five days after seven persons were shot dead at Netai village in Lalgarh by suspected CPI(M) armed cadre, the Maoists on Wednesday retaliated by burning the houses of CPI(M) workers and supporters. A Maoist squad entered Chandpal village under Sankrail police station and set on fire six houses, a...
  • Lalgarh police officer gets show cause notice 11-01-2011 11:40 PM

    Kolkata: Ashok Basu, the officer in-charge of the Lalgarh police station in West Bengal, was on Tuesday given a show cause notice for negligence in the wake of the Jan 7 killing of seven villagers near the Maoist stronghold. "He has been asked to explain in writing the allegations levelled...
  • WB govt must explain stand on CBI probe: HC 11-01-2011 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday asked the West Bengal government to explain its stand on recommending a CBI investigation into the Lalgarh massacre. The court also asked the governemnt to clarify its stand on state operations to dismantle arms camps in the region, if any. The HC...
  • Police bullets used in Lalgarh firing: Mamata 10-01-2011 06:27 PM

    Burdwan: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed the bullets used by suspected CPI-M cadre in the January 7 Lalgarh firing incident, which left seven villagers dead, were same as those used by police. "The police are supplying bullets to CPI-M cadre. The bullets used by the cadre to...
  • Maoists leave but Lalgarh remains under fear 10-01-2011 10:08 AM

    Lalgarh: The Netai Gram massacre which claimed seven lives and left many others injured indicates that very little has changed in Lalgarh. 23-year old Sampa Ghorai is inconsolable. Her tears have dried up, yet her grief doesn't allow her to stop wailing for her 25-year old husband Sourav Ghorai. Sourav...
  • WB violence: village tense, Mamata meets locals 08-01-2011 03:38 PM

    Lalgarh: Police raids were on in Netai village near the Maoist hub in West Bengal on Saturday a day after seven people were shot dead and 12 wounded allegedly by Marxist-backed assailants. Groups of villagers were seen huddled together, mourning the deaths, while anxiety was writ large on the faces...
  • 7 killed in West Bengal, Mamata parades bodies 07-01-2011 03:27 PM

    Kolkata: The battle between the ruling Left Front and the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has intensified and turned bloody. At least seven Trinamool supporters, including a woman, have been killed and 15 others injured at a rally at Lalgarh in West Bengal's West Midnapore district on Friday. Trinamool leaders...
  • Lalgarh festivities fade out amid political tension 14-10-2010 12:04 PM

    Lalgarh: It is celebration time for all Bengalis as Durga Puja begins on Thursday. In this time of joy and festivity as Bengal goes into a state of jubilation, celebrations in Lalgarh have a deeper significance. The Maoist hub of Bengal, suffering from violence, is home to many artisans who...
  • Court rejects bail plea of Mamata 'attacker' 23-08-2010 03:53 PM

    Kolkata: There is still no reprieve for truck driver Gurjant Singh whose vehicle hit Railway Minister Mamata's Banerjee's convoy on August 9. Gurjant will stay in jail for two more days after the East Midnapore court in Tamluk on Monday remanded him to Judicial Custody till August 25. Trinamool Congress...
  • Truck driver caught between Mamata vs Left war 19-08-2010 11:06 PM

    Sangrur/Chandigarh: Caught in an ugly battle between the Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and the Left Front is a truck driver, who has been accused of an assassination bid on the Railway Minister. Gurjant Singh's truck had hit Mamata's convoy after she was returning from her rally at Lalgarh. Singh...
  • Can Mamata Banerjee be an effective mediator with the Maoists?

    The Maoists seem to have found an ally in Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee. After sharing stage with Maoist sympathisers at a rally in Lalgarh...
  • After PC, Pranab pulls up Mamata for Azad remark 13-08-2010 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has asked Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamta Banerjee to give a written reply on her controversial pro-Maoist speech in West Bengal's Lalgarh rally. Mamata's controversial pro-Maoist speech Lalgarh rally has left the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government embarrassed and the Congress now...
  • Is Mamata playing with Maoist fire? 10-08-2010 10:56 PM

    On Monday, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee had asked the Maoists to shun violence and sit for talks with the government. ...
  • Oppn slams govt for Mamata's Lalgarh comment 10-08-2010 09:21 PM

    At a rally in Lalgarh, Mamata Banerjee had termed the killing of Maoist spokesperson Azad as 'improper'. ...
  • Mamata slams Left at rally, asks Maoists to talk 09-08-2010 11:47 PM

    At a rally in Maoist dominated Lalgarh, Mamata Banerjee urged the rebel group to sit for talks with government. ...