West Bengal: Petrol dealers to hold 24-hour strike on June 18
Thu, May 24, 2018

‘20% of pumps permanently shut due to shortage of supply’

West Bengal Panchayat polls: It’s too scary outside, says BJP candidate
Sun, May 20, 2018

Dibakar Mondal was one of three BJP candidates for panchayat samitis, 60 km from Kolkata. The loss is not the end of their worries

North 24 Parganas: Two killed in violence, claims of booth capture abound
Tue, May 15, 2018

In Rampur, a ballot box was recovered from a pond. Food minister Jyotipriyo Mullick alleged the BJP had brought hundreds of people from Bangladesh to unleash violence, adding that police were outnumbered.

Baduria: Riot-hit town picks peace on day of poll violence, turnout 75 per cent
Tue, May 15, 2018

A police officer on polling duty says, “Baduria is a place where political parties had jumped in to divide Hindus and Muslims for their own agendas. It is good to see them together. I remember, one of my friends and several other colleagues who were posted in Baduria police station had gotten injured.”

Kolkata girl posts video of man masturbating in bus, police arrest accused
Sat, May 12, 2018

"I screamed and requested my co-passengers to catch him but no one came forward to help us. Just about 15 days ago, a similar incident had taken place," the victim said.

Kolkata: Netaji bust vandalised in Narkeldanga area
Thu, May 03, 2018

Local residents claimed that the statue had been “deliberately” vandalized to create trouble. 

Kolkata moral policing: Protesters offer ‘free hug’ to metro commuters
Wed, May 02, 2018

Protesting against the incident which triggrered outrage on social media also, the group of youngsters travelled from Tollygunj to Dum Dum. During the course of the half-hour journey, they raised slogans like 'I love Kolkata', ‘Say no to moral policing’, and sang the famous 'Ek la cholo re' song.

Sounds of justice return to Calcutta High Court’s halls again
Tue, May 01, 2018

For most litigants, a slow justice system moved even slower. Juggling a pile of photocopied documents 35-year-old Jamal Saradar from Beniyapukur area was trying to find his way to the court room.

‘Parties busy with Bengal panchayat elections, blood banks run dry due to fewer donation camps’
Sun, Apr 22, 2018

For local clubs, organising blood donation camps can be an expensive affair, as they are normally expected to hand over gifts to people who volunteer, increasing the budget of such events.

After storm, KMC to plant deep-rooted trees; activists blame poor urban planning
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Over 300 trees were uprooted during the 15-minute storm and caused most of the deaths. Mayor-in-council member Debasish Kumar said that most of uprooted trees had weak roots and were planted during the Left Front rule in West Bengal.

Kolkata: Cops write to bank, look into how accused proved mother was still alive
Sat, Apr 07, 2018

Doctors say he may suffer from ‘schizophrenia-like psychosis’.

Robinson Street rerun: Kolkata man stores mother’s body in deep freezer for three years
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

The police officer said that Bina's son Subhabrato Mazumdar has been detained and is currently being interrogated. According to police sources, prima facie the lady (87) had died following a cardiac arrest.

Kolkata: Kin of clash victim wonder why he was killed — ‘He was never into display of faith’
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

Last Sunday, amid clashes between two communities over a Ram Navami procession, Khan had left home to pick up his eldest daughter, Gurnaag Parveen, from a nearby grocery shop.

Ram Navami clashes in Bengal: He was never into display of faith, says wife of victim
Sun, Apr 01, 2018

The Bhatpara Municipality announced Rs 10 lakh as compensation for Khan’s family and a job for Gulabsa.

Union Minister Babul Supriyo stokes Asansol tension, tells crowd: Will skin you alive
Fri, Mar 30, 2018

Babul Supriyo has been booked under section of Rioting and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty)”, a senior police official told the Indian Express.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad statue pulled down in Bengal, blame game on
Wed, Mar 28, 2018

According to sources, local TMC leaders including MLA Arjun Singh and Bhatpara Municipality Chairman-in-Council Md Maqsood Alam participated in the rally, which began around 4 pm. The people were carrying swords and trishuls, said residents of the area.

Ram Navami clashes in Bengal: One killed in fresh violence, says TMC
Tue, Mar 27, 2018

While Trinamool Congress leader and Asansol Mayor Jitendra Tiwari said a 35-year-old man died in Monday’s clash, police did not confirm the same.

Allow patients to buy medicines from outside: Health panel to private hospitals 
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Officials said the private hospitals charge patients exorbitantly for use of syringes, cannula and catheters

Bengal govt launches e-mulaqat: Prisoners can now chat with family through video call
Sun, Mar 25, 2018

Sources said that the family members of the inmates have to first log in to the site — eprisons .nic.in — and complete some formalities. Then they will be given a fixed time when they will be allowed to make the video call.

Ram Navami on Sunday: BJP, VHP back armed rallies; police on high alert
Sat, Mar 24, 2018

Additional special forces will be deployed in areas where Ram Navami is celebrated on a large scale and in regions that have witnessed communal violence in the past — Chandannagar, Howrah-Dhulagrah, Birbhum, Hazinagar, Naihati and Basirhat-Baduria among others.