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Judge orders arrest of 4 school teachers in CBI’s Bengal recruitment case

Updated on Aug 07, 2023 09:51 PM IST

The four teachers, who are residents of Murshidabad district, were taken to Presidency correctional home after being remanded in judicial custody for 14 days

A CBI officer said the judge pulled up the CBI’s lawyer, asking why people accused of paying bribes are being treated as witnesses (File Photo)

West Bengal: Man dies in police custody during interrogation; officer suspended

Police said that gold ornaments were stolen from the house of one Prabal Ghosh, who filed a complaint with the Nabagram police station on Wednesday. Following the complaint, Ghosh, a wage labourer, was picked up by the police for questioning

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 12:13 PM IST
BySreyasi Pal

Severed head of elephant found in Bengal river; poachers' role suspected

On Friday evening, villagers living near Volka range of Buxa reserve spotted the severed elephant head in Sankosh river, close to Bengal-Assam border.

Debashis Sharma, deputy field director of Buxa Tiger Reserve (East), said poachers might have killed the elephant for its tusks in Assam. (HT Archives (Photo for representation))
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 04:46 AM IST

Severed elephant head, with tusks removed, found floating in W Bengal river

The area from where the elephant head was found is close to the Bengal-Assam border and forest officials apprehend that the animal was killed recently

Forest officials suspect that the elephant was killed by poachers somewhere in Assam. (Representative Image)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 08:02 PM IST

TMC MP caught on camera assaulting toll plaza employee

The BJP took a dig at member of Parliament Sunil Kumar Mondal saying that he was another example of the TMC’s idea of a gentleman

Locals said that the MP’s car was crossing the toll plaza at plaza in East Burdwan when the incident took place. (Video grab)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 03:49 PM IST

SC directs Cal HC to hear PIL against Suvendu Adhikari; sets aside order for FIR

Senior lawyer Jaideep Gupta told the SC that Suvendu Adhikari was “the only man in this country who is beyond the pale of criminal law” due to two orders of the high court

The Supreme Court (HT File Photo/Sanjeev Verma )
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 08:14 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Child run over by speeding truck in Kolkata; mob sets police vehicles on fire

While the child died on the spot after he was run over by the truck, the father was seriously injured and rushed to the hospital

Representational image.
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 08:58 AM IST

Ex-Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee alert, responding to people, says hospital

Bhattacharjee was admitted to a city-based hospital after he complained of breathing complications on Saturday afternoon (August 29)

Former West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 08:35 PM IST

BJP leader accuses TMC MP Nushrat Jahan of duping investors. Baseless, she says

Nusrat Jahan, who represents the Basirhat constituency of North 24 Parganas district, appeared before the media at the Kolkata Press Club on Wednesday afternoon and said the charges levelled by the BJP leader were “completely baseless”

TMC MP and actor Nusrat Jahan (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 08:49 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee’s focus on non-aided, Khareji madrasas trigger ‘vote politics’ row

West Bengal’s projected population in 2021 stood at 101.9 million. During the last 2011 census, the Hindu population stood at 70.54% while Muslims comprised 27.01%

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 08:20 PM IST

Talks on to sell rights of 3 Satyajit Ray masterpieces to US film distribution firm

While Goopy Gyne Bagha Byne, a cult classic by Ray from 1969, was produced by Purnima Pictures, Aranyer Din Ratri and Pratidwandi were produced by Priya Films in 1970

Renowned Indian filmmaker Late Satyajit Ray in 1962. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 02, 2023 08:46 AM IST

State govt not concerned about public: Calcutta HC on TMC’s Aug 5 gherao event

Chief justice of Calcutta HC TS Sivagnanam said that the bottom line is that the state is not concerned about the public and the office-goers

TMC’s Abhishek Banerjee had called for the gherao at the party’s martyrs’ day rally on July 21. (Calcutta high court)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 09:18 AM IST

Ex-Bengal CM Bhattacharjee taken off invasive ventilation; CM Banerjee pays visit

The health condition of Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, who was West Bengal chief minister from 2000 to 2011, has improved, said a doctor

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee speaks to the media after seeing former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya at Woodlands Hospital (ANI)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 08:34 PM IST

West Bengal assembly passes motion condemning Manipur violence

Speaking on the motion, Mamata Banerjee condemned the role of the BJP and the Union government in tackling the situation in the strife-torn state.

State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Sovandeb Chattopadhyay read out the motion in the House in the second half of the assembly session. (HT PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 31, 2023 06:04 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Four ‘kidnapped’ Bengal panchayat poll winners return home, accuse ‘police’

The four opposition candidates won the Krishnachandrapur gram panchayat seats from Mathurapur in South 24 Parganas district against the ruling TMC candidates

The panchayat elections in West Bengal were held amid violence across the state (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 05:57 PM IST

Former Bengal CM Buddadeb Bhattacharya hospitalised with breathing difficulties

A team of senior doctors, including a cardiologist and a pulmonologist, was constituted to monitor his health.

Former Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya. (HT Archive)
Published on Jul 29, 2023 07:17 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

4 persons who won Bengal panchayat elections allegedly abducted in Kolkata: Police

The TMC rejected allegations that its activists were involved in the abduction, saying the party had done well in the panchayat elections

A senior Kolkata police officer said they have received a complaint about the abduction of four persons including two women and are investigating. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 08:05 PM IST

Visva-Bharati suspends student for Facebook posts supporting Amartya Sen

Visva-Bharati has been in news since 2018 when Chakrabarty took over as vice-chancellor.

Amartya Sen (File photo)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 04:30 AM IST

West Bengal gears up to combat dengue menace; over 3,000 cases reported this year

Some pockets in Nadia, North 24 Parganas and Hooghly have seen a sudden rise in cases, and at least five people in Kolkata have died due to dengue in the last week

Representational image. (Shutterstock Photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 09:31 AM IST

Bengal governor appoints lawyer to represent him at Kolkata’s Jadavpur University

The appoinment was made days after Raj Bhawan appointed a retired judge from Karnataka and a retired IPS officer from Kerala as acting vice-chancellors of two universities

Kolkata, July 11 (ANI): West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose addresses a press conference, at Governor House in Kolkata on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 05:14 PM IST

CBI files FIR against TMC lawmaker Manik Bhattacharya in school recruitment case

Manik Bhattacharya, who was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in October 2022, was grilled by CBI officials in Kolkata’s Presidency correctional home

Trinamool Congress MLA and former president of West Bengal Primary Education Board, Manik Bhattacharya was arrested by ED in October 2022 (ANI)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 09:03 PM IST

‘Think he likes the name’: Mamata Banerjee responds to PM’s barbs about INDIA

Mamata Banerjee responded to PM Modi’s stinging barbs at the 26-party opposition grouping for its choice of a name for the alliance

West Bengal chief minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee (PTI FILE)
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 08:08 PM IST

West Bengal: Two tribal women stripped, assaulted in Malda district, claims BJP

Sharing the video on his official Twitter handle, BJP leader Amit Malviya, who is also the party’s co-incharge for West Bengal, said the women belonged to a socially marginalised community

A purported video of the incident was shared by BJP I-T cell head Amit Malviya (Twitter/video screengrab)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 07:16 PM IST

‘Ripped my clothes’: BJP worker alleges sexual assault during Bengal rural polls

The saffron party worker claimed that she was forcibly dragged by her hair by unknown individuals associated with the rival party.

Updated on Jul 21, 2023 09:24 PM IST

BJP candidate stripped, paraded naked on poll day in WB’s Howrah, says party MP

Police, however, said that they received a complaint from a woman via email on July 13. A day later a FIR was lodged but until now no evidence has been found to support the allegations

West Bangal BJP MP Locket Chatterjee (Twitter/@ANI)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 08:16 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee launches INDIA campaign in WB; slams BJP over Manipur incident

Banerjee also stepped up her attack against the BJP-led government at the centre on the Manipur incident where two women were stripped, paraded and gangraped on May 4.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 07:14 PM IST

‘Gherao BJP leaders’ homes on Aug 5, protest in Delhi in Oct: Abhishek Banerjee

Banerjee also called forward party workers from every block and ward of Bengal to peacfully gherao the houses of BJP workers from 10 am to 6 pm on August 5.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) National General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee. (ANI)
Published on Jul 21, 2023 03:44 PM IST

Kolkata man armed with firearm arrested outside Mamata Banerjee’s house: Police

A man armed with a firearm and a dagger was arrested near West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's residence. The man claimed to be an intelligence officer and was found with identity cards of security agencies. The police are investigating his motives.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee (PTI File/AICC)
Updated on Jul 21, 2023 03:07 PM IST

Massive fire breaks out in West Bengal's clothing market in Howrah

Many wholesale and retail cloth shops in the market, where textiles are traded, were burnt to ashes.

Firefighters attempt to douse a fire that broke out at Mangala Haat in Howrah district, Friday.(PTI)
Published on Jul 21, 2023 09:14 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Nisha Anand

Kolkata woman dies by suicide in hotel room, daughter survives attempt: Police

Police said the Kolkata woman and her daughter told the hotel that their house was under construction

Police said it was not clear why the woman and her 34-year-old daughter had been staying in hotels for the past few months (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 09:20 PM IST
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