India | Press Trust of India | Saturday March 1, 2014
A 12-year-old girl set herself on fire in shame today after she was allegedly raped by a neighbour in Burdwan district in Ketugram, police said today.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday February 14, 2014
A woman from tribal community was allegedly gang-raped by two men at Beldanga village in Burdwan district of West Bengal while she was returning home after attending a family function with her husband.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday February 1, 2014
A teenage girl was gang-raped allegedly by two men who beat up her brother when he came to her rescue in Burdwan district in West Bengal, police said today.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 20, 2013
In a bid to give jail inmates some amount of freedom, West Bengal government has decided to set up an "Open Correctional Home" at Durgapur in Burdwan district, the second such home in the state for convicts.
India | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 13, 2013
Two persons were electrocuted, 15 others injured and a Durga Puja pandal gutted when a high tension electricity wire snapped after a storm in West Bengal's Burdwan district today.
Cities | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Tuesday September 3, 2013
57 people were arrested on Monday after clashes in West Bengal's Burdwan district that left at least 25 people, including five policemen, injured. The clashes were between factions of the Trinamool party, triggered by rival bids to head the local pan...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday August 6, 2013
Three persons were today arrested who had shot dead a man when he protested rape attempts on his two sisters at Dainhat in Burdwan district, police said.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday August 4, 2013
A man was shot dead today when he protested the attempts of four youths to rape his two sisters at Dainhat in Burdwan district, police said.
India | Reported by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Wednesday July 31, 2013
The final results of the panchayat elections that were held in five phases in West Bengal are expected to be announced today. The counting is underway, but the Trinamool Congress is set to sweep the elections.
India | Press Trust of India | Monday July 29, 2013
Seen as a prelude to Lok Sabha elections and a litmus test for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the ruling Trinamool Congress surged ahead of opposition Left Front and Congress in 11 of 17 districts in West Bengal, as initial results of gram panchayat...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday July 15, 2013
Singur and Nandigram, known for the intense protests against farmland acquisition that caused the ouster of the Left Front government and propelled Mamata Banerjee to power in West Bengal, will cast its vote in the second phase of panchayat polls tod...
India | Press Trust of India | Friday July 12, 2013
Seizing on a report published in a leading Bengali daily about a bank account allegedly in the names of two top West Bengal CPI(M) leaders running into crores, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today demanded a thorough investigation into it and asked, ...
Cities | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday June 21, 2013
Amid allegations of rape, two minor girls were found dead and a third battling for her life in West Bengal, police said on
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday June 9, 2013
Former CPI (M) MLA Dilip Sarkar has been shot dead by four motor cycle borne miscreants near Asansol today.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday March 24, 2013
A student of class 3 died while two others were taken seriously ill after consuming poisonous food at a school hostel in West Bengal's Burdwan district.
India | Edited by Sindhu Manjesh (with PTI inputs) | Monday February 11, 2013
Days after losing her cool with security personnel in Kolkata, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee vented her ire at photo-journalists at a cultural festival in Burdwan district on Friday.
India | Agencies | Wednesday January 9, 2013
In a new twist, the custody of two siblings - brought from Norway after a legal and diplomatic fight last year - passed on to their uncle, hours after the Burdwan policemen handed them over to their mother.
India | Edited by Prasad Sanyal | Tuesday January 8, 2013
Eight months after her children returned to India after a lengthy legal battle in Norway, Sagarika Bhattacharya will be able to take them home. The 30-year-old had been granted custody of her son Abhigyan and her daughter Aishwarya by the Calcutta Hi...
Cities | Press Trust of India | Monday December 31, 2012
A major fire broke out at the Central market in the heart of this headquarter town of Burdwan district on Monday, fire brigade sources said.
India | Written by Monideepa Banerjie, Edited by Abhinav Bhatt | Tuesday December 4, 2012
The ongoing case in Norway about an Indian couple arrested for abusing their son has revived a nightmare for Sagarika Bhattacharya who used to live in that country but is now back in India. Sagarika and Anurup Bhattacharya's children, Abhigyan and Ai...