South 24 Parganas

  • West Bengal: 2 fishermen's bodies found from capsized trawler site 3 days ago

    Canning: Two bodies were found on Tuesday by rescuers near an island at Patharpratima in South 24 Parganas district where a fishing trawler capsized. A district official said the bodies were found floating this afternoon and were of the two missing fishermen who were aboard the vessel which toppled on...
  • West Bengal: Two more Encephalitis deaths toll rises to 210 August 9, 2014

    Kolkata: Two fresh Encephalitis-related deaths were reported from north Bengal districts in the last 24 hours taking the toll in the state to 210 since January, an official of the state health department said on Saturday. The two deaths were reported from Jalpaiguri and North Dinajpur districts of north Bengal,...
  • Bomb in auto-rickshaw passenger's bag explodes, one dead September 14, 2013

    Canning: A passenger of an auto-rickshaw was killed and its driver injured when a bomb kept in a bag held by the passenger exploded in South 24 Parganas district Saturday, the police said. Three passengers alighted the auto-rickshaw from Suryapur under Baruipur police station. After hitting a bumper on the road...
  • No tolerance for rioters: Mamata September 11, 2013

    Sarisha: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday her government will deal strongly with any attempt to create communal disharmony in the state. “We have never supported riots or communal disharmony and we will not spare anyone who tries to instigate communal discord in the state,” warned Banerjee at...
  • 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 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 by...
  • WB: Child rights panel seeks report on student's death May 18, 2013

    Kolkata: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought a report from West Bengal officials on the death of an eight-year-old student after he was allegedly assaulted by his teacher in class. The commission took up the matter after a report on CNN-IBN. The NCPCR has asked the...
  • WB: Student dies after teacher bangs his head against the wall May 17, 2013

    Kolkata: Alleged corporal punishment left an 8-year-old dead in South 24 Parganas in West Bengal. The student died after his head was allegedly banged against the wall by a teacher. The incident happened at the Nirdeshkhali school at Basanti in South 24 Parganas. The child was beaten up on May 15...
  • WB: South 24 Parganas station ransacked after exam candidate falls off train April 1, 2013

    South 24 Parganas: Baruipur railway station was ransacked on Sunday after hundreds of applicants appearing for TET (Primary Teachers Eligibility Test) got delayed at the station and could not appear for the exam. This happened after an applicant fell off from an overcrowded train and was seriously injured. The police...
  • West Bengal: Minor girl tortured in rehabilitation home March 9, 2013

    Kolkata: It seems no lessons have been learnt despite the nation-wide furore over the brutal Delhi gangrape incident. A 14-year-old girl was allegedly tortured in West Bengal in a rehab home in South 24 Parganas district. The girl was rescued by the police after she ran away from her home in...
  • West Bengal: 46 arrested for violence in village in Canning February 23, 2013

    Canning: Residents of a village in Canning in South 24 Parganas that was virtually destroyed by senseless violence, are picking up their lives the best they can, after a mob attacked it. Forty five-year-old Padma Adhikary lost everything she owned and she still doesn't know who is responsible and why. "They...
  • WB: CPM, TMC workers clash in South 24 Parganas January 8, 2013

    Kolkata: The supporters of the Trinamool Congress and Communist Party of India - Marxist clashed on Tuesday in the Bhangar area of South 24 Parganas district when the Left supporters were headed for the Kolkata rally. The CPM alleged that its supporters were attacked with bombs and firearms and their vehicles...
  • TMC workers' act has demeaned women: NCW chief January 2, 2013

    Trinamool Congress workers were caught on video heckling and throwing money at hired women dancers at their founding day party on Tuesday. ...
  • TMC condemns workers who heckled, threw money at dancers January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Wednesday condemned its workers who were caught on camera heckling and throwing money at hired women dancers at its founding day party. TMC leader Derek O'Brien said, "One of the celebration events obviously went wrong. We condemn what happened. We need to find out who...
  • TMC workers heckle, throw money at hired women dancers January 2, 2013

    Kolkata: Bengal's politics seems to have hit a new low. At the Trinamool Congress' founding day party on Tuesday, party workers threw money and heckled hired female dancers. The incident took place at South 24 Parganas district. The celebrations that took place right opposite the local police station, were sponsored by...
  • Kolkata: Man beheads sister over extra-marital affair August 19, 2014

    Kolkata: In what seems like a clear case of honour killing, a man beheaded his younger sister in full public glare. The incident took place on Friday. 29-year old Mehtab Alam, a tailor by profession, allegedly beheaded Nilofer with a stroke of a sword. Reports indicate he then walked to...
  • 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 vector-borne disease are North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Nadia districts, the reports said. The website of the health department said that...
  • TMC workers beat up teacher in South 24 Parganas April 25, 2012

    Kolkata: Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers have allegedly assaulted a teacher in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The teacher, Debjani Dey of Bhangor College, was allegedly manhandled by Trinamool workers over the college governing body elections. Debjani Dey was allegedly abused and injured in the attack after a jug of...
  • WB: Retired scientist alleges assault by landlord April 17, 2012

    Baruipur: A retired scientist and his lawyer-daughter have filed a complaint with the police in Baruipur in South 24-Parganas district, alleging assault and attempt at molestation by the owner of a house for the purchase of which they had entered into an agreement. The FIR, filed at Baruipur police station by...
  • 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: Constable dies after being beaten by drunk men March 11, 2012

    Kolkata: A police constable named Ashim died earlier on Sunday after being trashed by drunken youth in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas. The incident took place on Holi, March 8, when the constable took on some eve-teasers. Local police say investigations are on and a case has been registered against seven people. ...
  • Death toll in Bengal hooch tragedy reaches 115 December 15, 2011

    Kolkata: The death toll in the illicit liquor tragedy in West Bengal has touched 115. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has now ordered a CID probe into the incident. According to the police, four people have been arrested. Another 263 people are still being treated at several hospitals battling for...