North 24 Parganas

  • West Bengal: Moderate voting during the third phase of panchayat polls 19-07-2013 09:13 AM

    Kolkata: Sporadic violence on Friday marked the third phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal covering three districts of Howrah, North 24-Parganas and South 24-Parganas 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...
  • Panchayat polls: Rape cases rise in rural Bengal, TMC on the backfoot 18-07-2013 01:54 PM

    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, CNN-IBN's Sougata Mukhopadhyay brings visited North 24 Parganas district,...
  • WB: Mamata accuses media house of planning to murder her 20-06-2013 05:05 AM

    Kolkata: In the wake of a noisy protest she faced while visiting a gangrape-murder 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 07-06-2013 06:15 PM

    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...
  • Chit fund scam: WB Minister denies any link with Sudipta Sen 27-04-2013 06:58 PM

    Transport minister and senior TMC leader Madan Mitra said that he was never the president of any employees association of the Saradha Group. ...
  • CPI-M for central intervention in chit fund muddle 22-04-2013 04:23 AM

    Kolkata: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) 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 fund-funded company Saradha Group. Dasgupta, a noted economist who held the finance portfolio for 24 years...
  • Chit fund scam: Investors demand refund, WB govt in the dock 21-04-2013 08:05 AM

    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 20-04-2013 06:44 PM

    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...
  • Boy killed for protecting sister from molesters 16-02-2011 03:08 PM

    Barasat (West Bengal): A 16-year-old 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...
  • West Bengal's top Maoist leader arrested 24-02-2008 08:47 PM

    Dhaka: Angry fans wielded broom-sticks at the Bangladesh cricket team on their return to Dhaka from the disappointing tour of Zimbabwe on Wednesday. Zimbabwe, returning to Test cricket after a six-year exile for political reasons, beat Bangladesh by 130 runs in a one-off match. The home side also won the...