Midnapore

  • West Bengal: IIT Kharagpur student commits suicide 31-03-2014 10:12 AM

    Midnapore: An M.Tech student of Chemical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his hostel room, the police said on Monday. The fourth year student, Lokesh Kumar Goyel (22), was found hanging from the ceiling fan of his room at Radhakrishnan Hall last night, SDPO...
  • WB: Political parties attack TMC candidate actor Dev's 'rape' comments 24-03-2014 04:33 PM

    Bengali movie star Dev on Monday likened the Lok Sabha poll frenzy surrounding him to "being raped", prompting condemnation from political parties and women. Dev is contesting on a Trinamool Congress ticket from Ghatal in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Talking to Bengali tabloid, the actor-turned-politician said: "Eighty percent...
  • WB: 55-yr-old man rapes 6-yr-old girl in West Midnapore 25-01-2014 08:00 AM

    Midnapore (WB): A six-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 55-year-old man at Belda in West Midnapore district on Friday. Police said that the accused, Bistupada Singh, has been arrested while the victim has been taken to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. According to the complaint by the girl's...
  • WB: Child marriage fairs a hit in West Midnapore 21-10-2013 11:05 AM

    Fairs are commonplace in the festive season but in tribal West Midnapore, which falls in the erstwhile Maoist-hit Jangalmahal area, it is child marriage fairs which are drawing large crowds. Such tribal child marriage fairs are held each year during this festive season. With the decline in Maoist violence, more...
  • WB: Explosion in cracker factory kills two 12-09-2013 11:33 AM

    Two persons were killed in an explosion in a cracker factory in West Midnapore district on Thursday. An explosion took place at the cracker factory in Thakurda Gurtala on Thursday morning, Additional Superintendent of Police, Kharagpur, B Chandrasekhar said. Two persons died in the explosion and many are injured, the...
  • Trinamool MP's former PA Pradip Jha found dead in Kolkata 03-08-2013 12:40 PM

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MP Subhendu Adhikary's former PA Pradip Jha was found dead on Saturday in Kolkata. The victim's body was found on a pavement on Strand Road early on Saturday morning. No injury marks have been found in Pradip's body. His body has been sent for autopsy. Police has...
  • Mamata attacks Jharkhand government for releasing water from dam 28-07-2013 01:36 AM

    Hitting out at the new JMM-Congress Jharkhand government for releasing 1.75 lakh cusec dam water which threatens to submerge several areas in West Bengal's Midnapore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said her government would not "spare" the neighbouring regime if there were losses due to inundation. Banerjee said many...
  • West Bengal panchayat polls: Singur, Nandigram to vote today 14-07-2013 09:25 PM

    Kolkata: Singur and Nandigram, known for the intense protests against farmland acquisition that caused the ouster of the long entrenched Left Front government and propelled Mamata Banerjee to the chief minister's chair, go to the hustings in the second phase of West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday. The two rural...
  • TMC, Cong workers clash as panchayat polls begin in WB 11-07-2013 10:42 AM

    Midnapore: Eleven persons were injured in a clash between the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress workers at Sabong in West Midnapore district as the first phase of panchayat polls began on Thursday in West Bengal. The injured included a TMC gram panchayat candidate. Five of the injured were taken to...
  • CPI(M) panchayat poll candidate beaten up in Midnapore 11-06-2013 12:38 AM

    Midnapore: A CPI(M) candidate for the Panchayat polls, along with his two female family members and a child, was on Monday beaten up in Midnapore district allegedly by Trinamool Congress activists, police said. Manju Singh was at his home in Salboni area when the attackers beat him up. Two of...
  • 10 injured in clash between rival Trinamool factions 05-06-2013 06:03 AM

    Midnapore: Ten persons were injured in a clash on Tuesday evening between rival Trinamool Congress factions in West Midnapore district. Police said that the clash in Hatiolka village broke out over the issue of filing of nomination papers for the upcoming panchayat elections. It is learnt that the houses of...
  • WB: 32-year-old arrested for trying to rape 3-year-old child 21-04-2013 09:59 PM

    Midnapore: Even as the country agitates over the rape of a minor in Delhi, another shameful incident has come to light in West Bengal's East Midnapore district. A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly trying to rape a 3-year-old child. The accused is a truck driver and the victim...
  • Kishenji's funeral held in Andhra Pradesh 27-11-2011 09:49 PM

    Mamata Banerjee said the forces had to fire back at Kishenji, else 500 villagers would have lost their lives. ...
  • Kishenji was shot six times: Autopsy report 27-11-2011 02:40 PM

    Midnapore: Slain top Maoist leader Kishenji was shot six times and had received two splinter wounds during the the fatal encounter with security forces in West Midnapore district, according to autopsy reports. The bullets hit him in the chin, head, chest and other parts of the body, doctors, who conducted...
  • Ex-Maoist's family happy with her surrender 27-11-2011 08:29 AM

    West Midnapore: After the death of Kishenji, another major success by security forces was the surrender of key Maoist leaders Jagori Baskey and Rajaram Soren. CNN-IBN travelled to Jagori's home to find out how her parents felt about the surrender. Far from media glare in a remote village called Bagdoba...
  • Kishenji's mother to move HC over his killing 25-11-2011 12:36 PM

    New Delhi: The mother of Kishenji, the Maoist Who was killed on Thursday by joint forces in the outskirts of Jhargram, will file a petition in Calcutta High Court, demanding a judicial inquiry into the killing. The Magisterial inquest of the body has been conducted. Sources said that Kishenji's mother...
  • WB: Mamata parades surrendered Maoists 17-11-2011 04:13 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressed a press conference with Maoist cadres Jagori Soren and her husband Rajaram, the two Maoists who surrendered on Thursday. This was for the first time in the country's history that a sitting Chief Minister addressed a joint Press Conference with two Maoists....
  • WB: Huge cache of arms recovered in Midnapore 17-11-2011 12:07 PM

    New Delhi: Huge cache of arms has been recovered in West Midnapore district of West Bengal during the 72 hours combing operation. The recovery happened during a 72-hour combing operation. In the past 48 hours, joint forces have recovered 40 directional mines, 2 Insas, 1 SLR rifle, 250 cartridges and...
  • Maoists call bandh in Junglemahal on Oct 22 19-10-2011 08:02 PM

    Kolkata: Virtually throwing a challenge to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who has given a seven-day deadline to them to lay down arms, the Maoists on Wednesday called a 24-hour bandh in Junglemahal on October 22, the day the deadline ends. "Make the bandh in Junglemahal on Saturday a...
  • Skeleton case: Ex-CPI(M) min's remand extended 05-09-2011 05:20 PM

    Midnapore: Former CPI (M) minister Sushanta Ghosh, arrested in connection with the skeleton recovery case, got no relief from a local court on Monday which rejected his bail plea and extended his judicial custody by 14 days. Chief Judicial Magistrate Manoj Rai rejected his bail prayer along with six others...
  • Fresh FIR against ex-CPI-M MLA Sushanta Ghosh 23-08-2011 08:58 PM

    Tamluk: A fresh FIR was lodged against arrested CPI-M MLA Sushanta Ghosh and former party MP Lakshman Seth and 66 others today by the wife of a Trinamool Congress supporter, who is missing for the past 10 years. Anima Das filed an FIR at the Baratola police station at Khejuri,...
  • 14-day judicial custody for Sushanta Ghosh 20-08-2011 06:43 PM

    Kolkata: Former CPI(M) minister Sushanta Ghosh has been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. Ghosh was arrested in connection with the skeletons recovered from near his ancestral home in West Midnapore. The former minister has already been in CID remand for 11 days. Ghosh was arrested in connection with...
  • Ex-CPI(M) leader Ghosh discharged from hospital 17-08-2011 11:31 AM

    Kolkata: Former CPI(M) Minister Sushanta Ghosh, who was hospitalised after being arrested in connection with recovery of skeletons from near his residence, was on Wednesday discharged from the facility. CID sources said Ghosh, the CPI(M) MLA from Garbeta, would be produced before a Midnapore court later in the day as...
  • WB: Arrested CPI(M) leader taken to hospital 14-08-2011 07:34 AM

    Kolkata: Former CPI(M) minister Sushanta Ghosh, arrested in connection with recovery of skeletons near his residence, was taken to SSKM Hospital here late Saturday night after having complained of uneasiness. The sitting MLA from Garbeta, arrested on August 11, complained of discomfort during marathon grilling at the CID headquarters here...
  • WB: Cartridges found from ex-minister's residence 13-08-2011 06:47 PM

    Midnapore/Kolkata: An unspecified number of cartridges were seized during a search of three residences of arrested former CPI(M) minister Sushanta Ghosh in West Midnapore district and Kolkata on Saturday, police sources said. The cartridges were found from the Benchapra residence in West Midnapore from near where seven skeletons were dug...
  • Former CPI(M) minister arrested in murder case 13-08-2011 11:41 AM

    Kolkata: Former CPI(M) minister Sushanta Ghosh's arrest in connection with a nine-year-old mass murder case in Bengal's West Midnapore district may lead to further political violence. The changed political ambience in Bengal has been stinging the CPI(M) real hard. A Midnapore court rejected Ghosh's bail plea and remanded him in...
  • Former CPI(M) minister accused of murder arrested 11-08-2011 09:19 PM

    Midnapore: Former CPI(M) minister Susanta Ghosh, a key accused in a case of murder, was arrested on Thursday by the CID after a local court rejected his anticipatory bail. Chief Judicial Magistrate (Midnapore), Manoj Rai dismissed the conditional bail granted by the court on July 26 to Ghosh, the former...
  • 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...