Air hostess found dead outside Kolkata apartment, two detained
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

"The deceased has been identified as Khongsit Clara Bansha Rai. Preliminary investigations have revealed that she was the lead cabin attendant of Indigo airlines. It is too early to ascertain how the incident took place," said a police official.

Two top Maoists surrender in West Bengal
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Two members of a Maoist squad from Purulia district of West Bengal surrendered before the police on Tuesday. They have been identified as Hajari Hembram alias Bijoy and Rani Munda alias Pooja. They surrendered at the at the SP office of Purulia district. The duo also surrendered their riffles.

Gujarat drug haul: Daughter yet to see her father, says Captain’s wife
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

“We will write to the Prime Minister, seeking mercy. I am sure my husband had no clue that he was getting involved in such a big crime,” Suprit’s wife added.

‘My sons were unaware or brainwashed’
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

If he was drug peddler, why would we live in one-room house: Mother of Suprit, captain of ship where heroin was found

Crew diverted heroin ship to India to get back at employer: Probe
Tue, Aug 01, 2017

Sources said Tiwari, from Chhapra in Bihar and settled in Kolkata, told interrogators that the heroin was loaded in Pakistani waters off Gwadar and was to be taken to the Egyptian coast.

Kolkata Police to launch water sports in Babughat
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Police sources said the Ganga riverfront, which stretches from Princep Ghat to Babughat (Kadamtala Ghat), is an excellent jet-skiing location. The area will also include boat rides and other activities, they added.

Three-year-old girl ‘sexually tortured with needles’ dies in hospital in Kolkata
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

As per police sources, the girl’s mother is a domestic help at the residence of the accused Thakur in Purulia. The accused allegedly inserted the needles into the girl to practice his “tantric powers”.

Two rail officials suspended after local train mishap at Sealdah station
Wed, Jul 19, 2017

"We are enquiring about the incident. How it happened, how the train touched the buffer is being looked into. What had actually happened whether it was a technical fault will only be clear after enquiry," said Eastern Railway CPRO R.N.Mahapatra.

Bengal violence: BJP IT cell secretary held for ‘posting’ fake video
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The state BJP reacted strongly to Sengupta’s arrest and said that it is a deliberate attempt to malign the party. “Is the law only for the BJP? He had posted something in April and now somehow the CID searched it.

BJP IT cell secretary arrested in West Bengal for allegedly posting ‘fake’ photos on social media
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Chief Minister and Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has accused BJP leaders of posting fake photos on social media to whip up sentiments.

Narada Sting Case: ED gives Kolkata Mayor another 2 weeks to appear for questioning
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Chatterjee was one of the 12 Trinamool leaders, who were seen accepting money from Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel, in the sting operation.

Darjeeling boils again, 3 killed, Army out: Mamata offers talks if violence ceases, GJM says will only talk to centre
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

CM Mamata Banerjee accused the Centre of “non-cooperation” in dealing with the situation in the Hills, and alleged that the Central government and BJP were trying to “disturb peace” in North 24-Parganas district, where communal violence has broken out.

Clashes at Baduria, Basirhat: 65-year-old first casualty of violence
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Ghosh’s son Prabhasis told The Indian Express that his father was stabbed “multiple times” by unidentified attackers. “On Wednesday, violence broke out in my locality, Bhyabla, which falls under ward number 20 of Basirhat sub-division.

FB post, communal violence leave West Bengal town divided, scarred
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

According to police, the Facebook post was put up by a Class XI student, who has since been detained and has denied putting it up. Police sources said the boy claimed during interrogation that he had lost his SIM card.

Boy detained for ‘objectionable’ post: ‘He was either brainwashed or it was unintentional’
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

“What we have concluded so far is he apparently did it unintentionally. We haven’t yet got any political angle to the case. The question is that even if he uploaded, who created that graphic?” an officer from Baduria police station said.

Soon, pet crèche, burial ground in Kolkata
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

“She passed away in her sleep. We got to know only next day when she didn’t turn up for food. It was an emotionally draining period for the entire family," said Debameeta Bhattacharya

Illegal construction rampant under local gangs backed by political parties: Locals
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

According to people connected with promoting businesses in the adjoining areas, these gangs charge promoters around Rs 150 per square ft for allowing illegal construction.

Narada sting operation: Mirza appears before ED, ‘says accepted cash as donation to orphanage’
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

IPS Officer S M H Mirza, during the interrogation, revealed that he met Samuel through Tiger Mirza, the “middleman” who had allegedly introduced Samuel to the Trinamool Congress leaders who were caught accepting money in the sting video.

Textile traders protest against ‘complex, confusing’ GST rules
Wed, Jun 28, 2017

Amit Agarwal, a protester, said: “We have to learn computer skills and hire a chartered accountant. We are small day-to-day traders, it doesn’t make sense. Government is perhaps not aware of the plight of small traders who deal with fabrics.”

Fake doctors’ racket: Man with ‘fake’ MBBS degree held
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

Accused worked with 2 hospitals, treated patients at 5 clinics

After Sonika Chauhan, two fatal accidents, two different charges: family & lawyer call it unfair
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

The accident involving Rao happened on March 7.

Belle Vue CEO questioned over ‘fake doctor’ arrest
Sun, May 28, 2017

So far, four doctors with fake degrees have been nabbed by CID officials and many more officials are still on the radar.

Kolkata: ‘Fake medical board’ kingpin held at airport
Sat, May 27, 2017

Price of a counterfeit degree would run into lakhs, main accused would charge an ‘extra Rs 10,000 for a gold medal’

Villagers thrash 3 for performing ‘black magic’, want dead girl back
Fri, May 26, 2017

“The victims were pleading for mercy,” said a police officer.

Kolkata arms racket: CID to leave for Bihar
Fri, May 19, 2017

The CID has allegedly found that the Rabindra Nagar factory — from where 38 semi-finished pistols and some arms-making equipment were recovered — was operating for the last three to four months.

Kolkata: Five years after AMRI fire, trial has miles to go
Thu, May 18, 2017

The fire had broken out on December 9, 2011. Police filed a case against 16 members of the hospital staff on several grounds of negligence; among the charges was culpable homicide not amounting to murder.

NEET controversy: Question paper in Bengali ‘tough’, medical aspirants want re-exam
Wed, May 17, 2017

Hundreds of students on Monday staged a protest inside the campus of Swastha Bhavan in Kolkata and submitted a memorandum to the Director of Medical Education

A model’s death and a crash probe
Thu, May 11, 2017

Police take time questioning actor who was at wheel; he denied he had drunk, now cops say he admits it

Refused to pay donation to build my house, was assaulted: Jawan
Wed, May 10, 2017

Praveen Kumar Rajak, a sepoy in Rashtriya Rifles, had come to his native place at Rishra in Hooghly on May 3 to begin construction of his house. At present, Praveen’s family stays at a rented house in Rishra.

Hooghly jetty collapse: ‘We have accepted he is no more… but families haven’t even got the bodies’
Thu, May 04, 2017

Week after Hooghly jetty collapse, six families waiting for bodies feel search hasn’t been intense enough

‘Hidden’ CCTVs installed in Malda district to improve law and order
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

As Malda is also considered a hub of trafficking, the police and administration believe 24x7 surveillance will help in eradicating criminal activities, sources said.

Sukma attack: Three mothers mourn sons, one newly married, one with wedding plans
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

At Atharanala village, also in Cooch Behar, constable Binoy Chandra Burman’s relatives struggled to console his mother Fulo Burman.

Birbhum blast: Six held, main suspect on the run
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

As toll goes to nine, villagers say we are paying price of sand mafia war

Sand mafia destroyed peace, natural beauty
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

As per local sources, the sand from the river in Labhpur is “excellent” in terms of quality and demand. They claim the sand is transported to places like Rajarhat New Town, Murshidabad, Asansol and Durgapur.

A day after Blast in Birbhum: Villagers fear stepping out of their homes
Sun, Apr 23, 2017

Some claimed the tragedy was a fallout of tussle between two groups over control of the sand mined from the Mayuakshi river, senior police officers declined to confirm this.

Birbhum: Seven killed in crude bomb explosion in West Bengal
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Following the explosion, Dwarka High School — located near to the blast site — was closed, said police.