Murshidabad

  • West Bengal: Teacher kills self after fined Rs 1 lakh by 'village court' 4 days ago

    Baharampur: A teacher committed suicide after being ridiculed at a village reconciliation meeting and asked to pay Rs one lakh for allegedly having illicit relations with a married woman at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district on Sunday. A top district police officer said Dilip Mondal consumed pesticide after being publicly abused at...
  • West Bengal: HC asks CID to probe disappearance of girl from Murshidabad September 10, 2014

    Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Wednesday directed the CID to investigate the case of missing of a minor girl from her relative's place in Murshidabd district and asked the agency to file a progress report within 15 days. Justice Nadira Patherya expressed her displeasure at the non-progress in investigation...
  • CNN-IBN impact: IG level probe initiated into allegations by CRPF commando June 26, 2014

    Murshidabad: Following a revelation made on CNN-IBN by a commando of the CoBRA battalion, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Thursday initiated an IG-level inquiry into the allegations. Sujoy Mandal, a CRPF commando had told CNN-IBN how Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) were flouted in a botched up anti-Naxal operation....
  • Lok Sabha polls: Challenge for Congress in Bengal's second phase April 22, 2014

    The West Bengal poll caravan on Thursday moves to what is termed the Congress belt - parts of the state where the 128-year old party still retains its influence despite losing much of its base elsewhere to the ruling Trinamool Congress. Six seats spread over four districts - Muslim majority Malda...
  • Bengal women are worst sufferers, says Rahul Gandhi April 19, 2014

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in the state saying that the women in Bengal were the worst sufferers despite having a lady chief minister. "Women in Bengal are the worst sufferers in the whole country though the state is...
  • FIR filed against Congress' Bengal chief in murder case April 10, 2014

    A first information report (FIR) has been filed against West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury in connection with the murder of a Trinamool Congress supporter in the state's Murshidabad district, police said on Thursday. "The FIR was filed late Wednesday night in connection with the murder of Badal Sheikh. 28...
  • West Bengal: SP unit merges with Trinamool, MLA too switches side December 6, 2013

    Kolkata: Chand Mohammad, the lone legislator of Samajwadi Party, a constituent of West Bengal's opposition Left Front, on Friday joined Trinamool Congress after merging the state unit with TMC. "Chand Mohammad who belongs to the original SP unit in the state, joined TMC and merged the party with TMC along with...
  • Woman exorcist arrested in Bengal for student's death December 1, 2013

    Kolkata: A woman was arrested on Sunday after her practice of "exorcism" led to death of a college student in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said. The incident happened in Hariharpara in the district, some 220 km from Kolkata. "We have arrested Munawara Bibi for the death of Sunny Sheikh whose body...
  • WB: Woman files case against addl SP for sending her lewd SMSes August 19, 2013

    Murshidabad: A woman has accused an additional superintendent of police in Murshidabad district of harassing her by sending her objectionable text messages. The woman, a divorcee, has filed a police complaint against ASP Mrinal Majumdar, alleging that he had been sending her objectionable SMSes, police said. ASP Mrinal Majumdar, however, denied the...
  • West Bengal: Congress worker hacked to death by unidentified men July 20, 2013

    Behrampore: Two days before panchayat polls in the district, a Congress worker was allegedly hacked to death today by unidentified men behind an illegal liquor shop at Jiaganj in Murshidabad district, police said. Subhas Sarkar (32) was hacked to death by the miscreants at Bidhan Colony this noon when he was...
  • WB: Decomposed body of a girl found, family alleges gangrape June 15, 2013

    Murshidabad: The decomposed body of a 16-year-old girl was recovered from a paddy field in Murshidabad in West Bengal on Saturday morning. The Class 9 student had gone missing from her home on June 11. The family members of the girl have alleged that she was raped and murdered by a...
  • West Bengal: Man allegedly kills his 10-year-old daughter April 28, 2013

    Berhampore: A man and his aide were arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing his 10-year-old daughter when she protested his attempts to sell her at Jalangi in Murshidabad district. "Bablu Ghosh and his aide were arrested for strangulating his daughter Rinki Ghosh. Rinki was a student of class-III. Local villagers...
  • WB: Railway police constable beats passenger to death March 12, 2013

    Kolkata: A Government Railway Police (GRP) constable reportedly beat a passenger to death at Behrampore Court station in Murshidabad on Tuesday. The passenger fell on the track and suffered fatal head injuries after being beaten up. The constable reportedly beat up the passenger following an argument over his identity. The passenger's wife...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey February 8, 2013

    My opponents using Suryanelli rape survivor; I'm clean, won't quit, says Kurien. The Congress Union Minister said he did not instigate the Murshidabad mob, but was trying to calm the tempers, and After UK, European Union woos Narendra Modi. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary February 8, 2013

    The Congress Union Minister said he did not instigate the Murshidabad mob, but was trying to calm the tempers. ...
  • West Bengal: MP denies vandalism, Congress backs him February 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Minister of State for Railways, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, has denied vandalism in Murshidabad and claimed that he and Congress workers did nothing untoward, though an FIR has been registered with regard to the ransack at the residence of the District Magistrate. As many as 1200 Congress workers were booked in...
  • WB: FIR against Minister for attack on DM's home February 8, 2013

    Kolkata: West Bengal Police on Friday registered an FIR against Union Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary for allegedly instigating his supporters to attack and ransack the house of Murshidabad District Magistrate Rajiv Kumar. The video of the attack showed Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury instigating a mob of Congress...
  • WB: Cong Union Minister refuses to apologise for attack on DM's house February 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary defended himself and refused to apologise for alleged Congress workers going on a rampage at the residence of a district magistrate. He also told CNN-IBN that he will resign as minister if it's proved that his supporters damaged property. "We went...
  • WB: Cong Union Minister, workers ransack DM's home February 7, 2013

    Murshidabad: In a shocking incident in West Bengal, workers of the Congress party trashed the home of the District Magistrate of Murshidabad, led by no less than Union Minister of State for Railways, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary. He further defended himself saying the DM had affronted state Congress leaders and the...
  • Is Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary fit to be a Union Minister? February 7, 2013

    In a shocking incident in WB, workers of the Congress party trashed the home of the District Magistrate of Murshidabad, led by no less than Union Minister of State for Railways, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary. ...
  • West Bengal: Cong MP, workers ransack DM's bungalow February 7, 2013

    Murshidabad: In a shocking incident in West Bengal, several workers of the Congress party, led by Union Minister and party MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhary, went on a rampage at Murshidabad. The Congress MP was seen cheering the mob of party workers as they ransacked the house of the District Magistrate. The...
  • Mamata to tour Congress bastions in North Bengal August 29, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will on Wednesday embark on a five-day tour of the Congress bastions in the state. She is expected to visit Malda, Murshidabad, North and South Dinajpur districts. The visit, however, has not gone down too well with the Congress, which has accused her of...
  • WB: 1 held for beheading man in train compartment August 28, 2012

    Kolkata: A man was beheaded by a group of assailants in a crowded compartment of a train in West Bengal's Murshidabad district and an accused was arrested for the crime, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday when the Katwa-Azimgunj Passenger train was entering Bazarsau station in Murshidabad...
  • WB: Boy sexually assaulted by hostel superintendent July 16, 2012

    Baharampur: In yet another case of atrocity against school children, a class V student of Don Bosco School at Sagardighi in West Bengal's Murshidabad district was allegedly sexually assaulted by the hostel superintendent, police said on Sunday. "Father James Soren has been accused by the father of the ten-year-old boy,...
  • WB: Class 5 boy assaulted by hostel warden July 15, 2012

    Kolkata: In another shocking case of child abuse in West Bengal, a Class 5 student was allegedly sexually assaulted by the hostel superintendent of the school. The victim is a student of Don Bosco school at Monigram village in Murshidabad. The incident happened on July 12. The suspect is said to be...
  • Kerala: 62-yr-old on 25,000 km expedition in Nano May 20, 2012

    Guwahati: To travel across all 28 states of India and neighbouring Bhutan in a Tata Nano car covering around 25,000 kms is no easy task. Yet, this is being attempted by 62-year-old Kochi-based car enthusiast Thomas Chacko, who has so far covered 5,400 km in the small car and reached...
  • Nine killed as thunderstorm hits West Bengal April 8, 2012

    Kolkata: At least nine persons were killed when a thunderstorm hit several districts of West Bengal on Sunday. In Murshidabad, four farmers who were busy working in the field at separate places were killed by lightning, officials said. Similarly in South 24 Parganas district, Rita Mandal, 70, and Sanath Mistri, 65, were...
  • Nine killed as thunderstorm hits West Bengal April 7, 2012

    Kolkata: At least nine persons were killed when a thunderstorm hit several districts of West Bengal on Saturday. In Murshidabad, four farmers who were busy working in the field at separate places were killed by lightning, officials said. Similarly, in South 24 Parganas district, Rita Mandal, 70, and Sanath Mistri, 65,...
  • WB child deaths: 3-year-old dies in hospital April 2, 2012

    Kolkata: A 3-year-old child who was admitted with a severe leg wound has been reported dead in Murshidabad district. The parents allege that the 3-year-old was given a sedative after which her condition deteriorated. The parents also alleged inaction on the part of the authorities that the doctors did not refer...
  • Babar buys land for school after Real Hero award March 30, 2012

    Murshidabad: Babar Ali was CNN-IBN's Real Hero in 2009 as he was perhaps the youngest school principal in the world. It's a unique school where a 27-year-old Mumtaz Begum sits attentively and listens to the teacher and her 7-year-old daughter studies in the nearby classroom. Mumtaz is in her 9th...