NORTH 24 PARGANAS

  • West Bengal: Moderate voting during the third phase of panchayat polls July 19, 2013

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence on Friday marked the third phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of Howrah, North 24Parganas and South 24Parganas where an average 25 per cent polling was recorded in the first four hours of voting. SEC secretary Tapas Ray said the voting process remained by...
  • Panchayat polls: Rape cases rise in rural Bengal, TMC on the backfoot July 18, 2013

    North 24 Parganas: The recent spike in crimes against women and the resulting protests seems to have pushed the Trinamool Congress on the backfoot in certain pockets of rural Bengal. Ahead of the third phase of Panchayat polls on July 19, CNNIBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay brings visited North 24 Parganas district,...
  • WB: Mamata accuses media house of planning to murder her June 20, 2013

    Kolkata: In the wake of a noisy protest she faced while visiting a gangrapemurder victim's family, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday claimed that a leading media house was conspiring with the CPM, Congress and Maoists to kill her. Mamata told a party rally in North 24 Parganas...
  • West Bengal: 3 journalists allegedly roughed up by TMC supporters June 7, 2013

    Kolkata: Three video journalists belonging to different Kolkata based regional news television channel were allegedly roughed up by Trinamool Congress supporters in the Barrackpore subdivision in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident so far. Leader of Opposition in West Bengal...
  • Chit fund scam: WB Minister denies any link with Sudipta Sen April 27, 2013

    Transport minister and senior TMC leader Madan Mitra said that he was never the president of any employees association of the Saradha Group. ...
  • CPIM for central intervention in chit fund muddle April 22, 2013

    Kolkata: Communist Party of IndiaMarxist (CPIM) leader Asim Dasgupta on Sunday urged the central government to step in and launch a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the collapse of chit fundfunded company Saradha Group. Dasgupta, a noted economist who held the finance portfolio for 24 years during...
  • Chit fund scam: Investors demand refund, WB govt in the dock April 21, 2013

    Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee's government feels the heat as one of the largest chit fund companies in West Bengal collapses. Fearing a backlash from upset investors, thousands of the Saradha Group agents have gathered in Kolkata seeking state government's intervention. But the company's proximity to the Trinamool Congress has put the...
  • WB: Investors clash with employees of chit fund company, demand money back April 20, 2013

    Kolkata: Violent clashes broke out between the investors and employees of a chit fund company in Barasat, in the Moyna area of North 24 Parganas district, on Saturday. The incident happened after investors demanding refund gathered near a local chit fund organisation's office. Scores of people were injured after crude...
  • WB: TMC workers ransack Chaighoria police station February 23, 2013

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers on Friday ransacked a police station in Chaighoria in North 24 Parganas district over alleged police inaction on complaints of financial irregularities by a panchayat member. TMC workers and local villagers had lodged a complaint on February 11 accusing a panchayat member of corruption. On Friday...
  • WB: 5 arrested for alleged gangrape of coworker January 11, 2013

    Kolkata: A 21yearold woman has alleged that she was gangraped by five of her office colleagues. The incident took place in North 24 Parganas on Thursday night while the girl was still at work. Five people have been arrested so far and have been remanded to 14 days judicial custody...
  • Dengue spreading in Kolkata, over 1000 afflicted September 1, 2012

    Kolkata: Dengue has afflicted 269 more persons in the metropolis in the past 24 hours, official reports said on Saturday. Apart from Kolkata, other districts hit by the vectorborne disease are North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Nadia districts, the reports said. The website of the health department said that...
  • MLA clarifies 'short skirt' remark, Mamata silent July 28, 2012

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday refused to comment on a statement made by actor and Trinamool Congress legislator Chiranjeet that short dresses worn by women were one of the reasons behind the increase in incidents of harassment. "I don't know anything about it," Banerjee said when asked...
  • Short skirts cause women harassment: TMC MLA July 28, 2012

    Kolkata: Bengali actor and Trinamool Congress legislator Chiranjeet aka Dipak Chakraborty on Saturday contended that short dresses worn by women were one of the main reasons behind the increase in incidents of harassment of women in his constituency in the North 24 Parganas district. "Eveteasing is a very old thing. It...
  • Girl student stripped, searched by school teacher July 13, 2012

    Barasat (WB): A girl student of class VIII was stripped and searched before classmates on Friday by a teacher on the charge of stealing money at Gopalnagar in North 24 Parganas district. The girl's father Pabitra Mondal lodged an FIR alleging that the teacher, Rupali, of Gopalnagar Giribala Balika Vidyalaya claimed...
  • Boy killed for protecting sister from molesters February 16, 2011

    Barasat (West Bengal): A 16yearold boy was killed after being stabbed, kicked and punched repeatedly by a group of drunken youths, who were trying to molest his sister near the North 24 Parganas District Magistrate's bungalow Barasat. Rajib Das, who was due to appear in this year's Madhyamik Examination (secondary examination),...
  • West Bengal's top Maoist leader arrested February 24, 2008

    New Delhi: West Bengal's most wanted Maoist leader Somen, also known as Himadri Sen Roy, was arrested from Hridaypur in North 24 Parganas on Saturday evening. Somen is the state secretary of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) and has been charged with plotting the murders of several Communist Party of...