WEST BENGAL

  • West Bengal: Bar Association not to defend nun rape case accused 11 hours 12 minutes ago

    Krishnanagar (WB): The local bar association in Ranaghat on Thursday decided against defending the accused in the alleged robbery and rape of nun at Ranaghat in Nadia district. "We have decided not to plead for the accused of convent robbery and rape case as it is a heinous crime," Secretary...
  • Nadia nun rape case: Man who gave shelter to accused arrested by West Bengal CID Yesterday

    Nadia: The West Bengal Police has arrested another person in connection with the Nadia nun gangrape case. The first accused Salim was arrested by the police on Thursday from Mumbai. The second person who is arrested is reported to have given shelter to one of the accused in his home. The...
  • Nadia nun rape case: West Bengal CID arrests first accused from Mumbai Yesterday

    Mumbai: In the first breakthrough in the nun rape case in Nadia in West Bengal, the first accused has been arrested. The West Bengal Police CID arrested the accused Salim from Mumbai. The 70-year-old nun was raped by a gang of seven dacoits inside a Convent in Gangnapur village...
  • West Bengal BJP warns against indiscipline, says 3 party men expelled 2 days ago

    Kolkata: Faced with revolt over distribution of party tickets for upcoming municipal election, BJP West Bengal president Rahul Sinha, who was gheraoed, warned that no dissent and indiscipline would be tolerated and strong action would be taken. Sinha, who was gheraoed in his office by dissident party workers, told a...
  • WB: Missionary school in Jalpaiguri gets threats from unknown persons, asked to shut down 2 days ago

    Jalpaiguri: A missionary school in West Bengal has received threat calls and letters from unknown persons asking it to be shut down. The school has been warned that if it is not closed down, it will have to face the consequences. Police have lodged a complaint in the case. The...
  • Burdwan blast accused remanded to ten days NIA custody 5 days ago

    Kolkata: Burdwan blast accused Abdul Wahab Momin, who was arrested on Saturday from the city, was on Sunday remanded in ten days NIA custody. Chief Judge of City Sessions Court Md Mumtaz Khan remanded Momin to 10 days of NIA custody after he was produced in court. Counsel for NIA Shyamal Ghosh...
  • Jadavpur University student lodges molestation complaint 6 days ago

    Kolkata: A Jadavpur University student has lodged a complaint against two fellow students for allegedly molesting her at the University campus on Friday night, police said on Saturday. The girl in her complaint alleged that she was sexually molested by two of her classmates during a feast inside the Jadavpur University...
  • West Bengal: 71-year-old rape survivor nun discharged from hospital in Ranaghat 1 week ago

    Ranaghat: The elderly nun, who was gangraped at a convent in Nadia district last Saturday, was discharged from hospital early on Friday morning. Ranaghat sub-divisional hospital superintendent AN Mondol said the Sister Superior of Convent of Jesus and Mary, who had been declared fit for discharge, was released from hospital...
  • Nun gangrape: Religious leaders express solidarity with nun 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Religious leaders from various faiths assembled on Thursday for a prayer meeting to express support for and solidarity with a 71-year-old nun whose gangrape at a convent school in West Bengal's Ranaghat sent ripples across the country. Cutting across faith and religious beliefs, the leaders protested the horrific incident...
  • West Bengal: Nun wants to stay for more time in hospital, no arrests made March 19, 2015

    Ranaghat(WB): No arrests have been made even five days after the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school even as the traumatised woman's plea to stay on for some more time in hospital has been accepted by it. Amid mounting outrage over the incident and the culprits still roaming...
  • WB: 72-year-old woman's naked dead body recovered from Katwa, rape ruled out March 18, 2015

    Burdwan: The naked body of a 72-year-old woman was found on Wednesday in Katwa area, 60 kms from Burdwan but the autopsy did not indicate any rape or death due to rape. Burdwan Superintendent of Police Kunal Agarwal said the septuagenarian widow's body was found at a little distance from the...
  • West Bengal government hands over nun rape case to CBI March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: Five days after a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, the case has been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation. Tweeting over the incident, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the move is after taking the sensitivity of the case into consideration. Earlier in the...
  • WB: 72-year-old woman's naked dead body recovered from Katwa, 6 men detained March 18, 2015

    Katwa: At a time when West Bengal is already in news for the gangrape of a 71-year-old nurse, a naked dead body of a 72-year-old woman has been recovered near an akhara at Agradwip area in Katwa. Burdwan Superintendent of Police Kunal Agarwal said the woman's body was found a...
  • West Bengal: NHRC takes suo motu cognisance of nun's rape in Nadia March 18, 2015

    Kolkata: It has been five days since a 70-year-old nun was raped in West Bengal's Nadia district, yet no arrests have been made in the case. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has taken suo motu cognisance of the case and has issued a notice to the West Bengal government. Meanwhile...
  • Uproar in Lok Sabha over nun gangrape case, TMC blames BJP for communal clashes March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Demanding answers from the West Bengal government, leaders from various parties raked up the issue of nun gangrape case in Parliament on Tuesday. Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused the government of creating a communal atmoshphere in the country. The government also dismissed the allegation of accusing the Opposition of politicising...
  • PM expresses concern over Haryana church vandalism, nun rape case; seeks immediate report March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over incidents of violence against minorities in West Bengal and Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for facts and action taken report into the incidents. "PMO has asked for immediate report on facts & action taken regarding the incidents in Haryana & West Bengal. PM...
  • BJP central leadership unhappy with state leaders March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: BJP central leadership on Monday expressed unhappiness to the state leaders for failing to take "proper advantage" of the political situation that was created in favour of the party after the Lok Sabha polls. At a meeting between BJP national secretary and in-charge of Bengal Siddharth Nath Singh and state...
  • West Bengal: Two days on, no arrest in nun gangrape case, enraged locals block Mamata's convoy March 16, 2015

    Ranaghat/Kolkata: With no arrests made even after two days of the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun at Ranaghat, protests erupted at several places with some demonstrators blocking Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy for nearly an hour when she went to meet the victim. Two more persons were detained on Monday to...
  • India's first private airport to be operational by April in Durgapur March 16, 2015

    Durgapur: Country's first private greenfield airport at Durgapur, promoted by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL), is likely to be operational by April 14. "The final calibration of navigational aids at the airport by Airport Authority is done. Now, we expect to get final DGCA licence in a month," state Transport Secretary...
  • Nun gangrape case: Mamata reaches Nadia, says strongest action will be taken March 16, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday reached Ranaghat to take the stock of developments after a 70-year-old nun on Saturday. With police yet to arrest those behind the alleged gangrape at a convent in Nadia, West Bengal CM said "strongest action" will be taken against them. "No...
  • Nun rape case rocks Parliament, opposition parties demand quick answers March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Demanding answers from the West Bengal government, leaders from various parties raked up the issue of nun rape case in Parliament on Monday. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said, "Women in West Bengal are unsafe, we have seen this time and again. No law and order despite Mamata being...
  • West Bengal: 8 detained in nun gangrape incident March 15, 2015

    Krishnagar: Eight persons were detained in connection with the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun in a convent school, as a a high official of a Roman Catholic congregation, Religious of Jesus and Mary, arrived on Sunday to inquire into the incident. The official, who preferred to be known only as...
  • Alleged gangrape of nun in WB takes political turn, state minister blames religious groups March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat: The gangrape of a nun in Nadia district has taken a political turn with West Bengal Minister Firhad Hakim making a controversial statement on it and alleging that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad's "ghar vapsi" campaign is responsible for the incident. Accusing the VHP for raising communal tensions, he said, "This...
  • West Bengal: 5 people detained by police in Nadia nun gangrape case March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat: Five people have been detained by the police in the alleged gangrape of an elderly nun at Gangnapur in Nadia district. An 71-year-old nun was allegedly gangraped by dacoits on Saturday, triggering protests and blockades of roads and railway tracks even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered a...
  • Nun gangrape case: Police gets visuals of four accused from CCTV footage March 15, 2015

    Ranaghat (WB): Police on Sunday said they have obtained CCTV footage of four of the accused in the alleged gangrape of an elderly nun at Gangnapur in Nadia district. Nadia Superintendent of Police Arnab Ghosh told a press conference here that a study of the CCTV footage at the convent had...
  • 70-year-old nun 'gangraped' by dacoits, government orders CID probe March 14, 2015

    Kolkata: A 70-year-old nun was allegedly gang-raped by dacoits at Gangnapur in Nadia district on Saturday triggering blockade of road and rail tracks as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered a CID probe into the incident. District Magistrate PB Salim, who rushed to the spot, said it was a heinous...
  • West Bengal: Nun 'gangraped' by robbers, government orders CID probe March 14, 2015

    Nadia: A septuagenarian nun was allegedly gangraped by robbers in Nadia district on Saturday morning triggering blockade of road and rail tracks as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ordered a CID probe into the incident. According to authorities of the local convent school in Ranaghat sub-division, the gang broke into...
  • Kolkata: Park Street rape survivor dies due to multiple organ failure March 13, 2015

    Kolkata: Park Street rape survivor died due to multiple organ failure on Friday. She was suffering from Encephalitis. The woman was raped at gunpoint in a car in the early hours of February 6, 2012, by five young men who picked her up from Park Street area. The police in its...
  • TMC chief Mamata Banerjee may act against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to media March 10, 2015

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee may finally take action against party MP Mukul Roy for opening up to the media. According to sources, Banerjee has asked party's Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien to collect evidences against Roy on the remarks made by him to...
  • West Bengal: 'Wall of shame' to stop open defecation March 10, 2015

    Krishnagar: Abhijit Mandal, a farmer in West Bengal's Nadia district has been attending nature's call in the open fields for the last five decades but now he is afraid to do so due to the 'wall of shame' in his village. The 'wall of shame' is a novel method planned by...