West Bengal News

Mamata Banerjee's convoy blocked during visit to Nadia

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's convoy was on Monday blocked here by angry protestors for nearly an hour demanding immediate arrest of culprits in the gangrape of the nun of a convent school in Nadia district.

Mamata politicising nun gang-rape case: CPI(M), BJP

The CPI(M) and BJP on Monday alleged that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was politicising the gang-rape of the nun in Nadia district and the protests that followed including the blocking of her convoy by protestors to hush up the failure of her government.

Nun gang-rape case: Centre seeks report from West Bengal govt

The Centre on Monday asked the West Bengal government to send a report on the incident of gang-rape of an elderly nun at a convent in Nadia district and action taken so far.

Farakka Barrage lock gate washed away

A damaged lock gate of the Farakka Barrage in West Bengal`s Murshidabad district was washed away though the water level was not affected, an official said Monday.

Trinamool secretary general takes swipe at Mukul Roy

In an apparent swipe at sidelined Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, party secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Monday said anyone opposing his own party is akin to one who has "lost his mental balance".

West Bengal gang-rape victim stable, police chief visits spot
West Bengal gang-rape victim stable, police chief visits spot

The septuagenarian nun who was raped by a gang of bandits in West Bengal's Nadia district, is physically stable but mentally vulnerable, doctors attending her said on Monday.

Fast by pharmacy students enters fifth day in West Bengal

The fast by some students of Jalpaiguri Pharmacy college demanding fresh holding of examination, entered the fifth day on Monday as they held a silent procession here.

Farakka Barrage lock-gate collapses

A damaged lock-gate of the Farakka Barrage across the Ganges river near the Indo-Bangla border has been washed away following which authorities have diverted excess water to a feeder canal and towards Bangladesh.

Nun gang-rape: Mamata Banerjee visits Nadia district, says 'strongest action' will be taken against perpetrators
Nun gang-rape: Mamata Banerjee visits Nadia district, says 'strongest action' will be taken against perpetrators

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday visited Ranghat sub division in the Nadia district where a senior nun was allegedly gang-raped by some unidentified armed dacoits in the wee hours of Saturday.

WB nun gang-rape: Minor among the accused, fears police

Even as the West Bengal Police have detained eight persons, more shocking details have emerged in West Bengal nun rape case.

Bengal nun gangrape: Christian forum calls for holistic probe

Hinting at a conspiracy behind the gangrape of a septuagenarian nun at a convent in West Bengal's Nadia district, a Christian forum on Sunday called for a probe by an appropriate agency for unearthing the mastermind behind the crime.

Opposition parties demand central forces for municipal poll in WB

Opposition parties in West Bengal on Sunday demanded deployment of central forces for the upcoming municipal elections in the state, including the prestigious Kolkata Municipal Corporation election, as the CPI(M) called for deferment of the proposed poll dates.

Nun gang-rape case: “Praying for criminals, they didn't know what they were doing”

TMC leader and Rajya Sabha MP Derek O'Brien tweeted on Sunday saying that when he spoke to nun heading CJM India, she said that they were praying for the criminals as they didn't know what they were doing.

Mamata calls CID to hush up matters: Left on nun gang-rape case

With the police yet to make a breakthrough in the horrendous gang-rape of a septuagenarian nun at a convent in Nadia district, the Left Front on Sunday wondered if the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government was trying to hush up the mater.

Nun gang-rape case: TMC vows to bring perpetrators to book

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday said termed as `barbaric` the gang-rape of a 72-year-old nun in West Bengal and said the perpetrators of the crime will be brought down to book.

RSS condemns rape of nun in West Bengal

RSS on Sunday stongly condemned the alleged gangrape of a nun at a convent school in West Bengal and warned that such incidents should not be used to create tension between communities.

Bengal nun gang-rape: Siddharth Nath Singh challeges O'Brien to stage protest in Kolkata

BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Sunday challenged TMC MP Derek O'Brien to hold a protest march in the city over the alleged gang-rape of a nun, the way he did in New Delhi after a church was destroyed there.

Bengal nun gang-rape: Women's panel blames police of inaction

 The West Bengal Commission for Women on Sunday said the police did not act even though the convent where a 70-year-old nun was gang-raped had been receiving threats from some quarters.

Bengal nun gang-rape: Guv seeks public help to arrest rapists exposed on camera
Bengal nun gang-rape: Guv seeks public help to arrest rapists exposed on camera

A day after the West Bengal police published snapshots of four of the culprits obtained from CCTV footage of the alleged gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun in a convent school in Nadia district, promising strict action, West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi, Sunday, sought public help to arrest the culprits.   

Two held, 200 crude bombs seized in Bengal

 Two people have been arrested and a huge cache of crude bombs and some firearms seized in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said on Sunday.

Saradha scam: Sudipta bought sick units to turn black money into white, says ED
Saradha scam: Sudipta bought sick units to turn black money into white, says ED

Sudipta Sen, the chief architect of over Rs 2,000 crore Saradha chit fund scam, parked hard earned investor funds into loss making companies to convert huge black money into white, a probe report has revealed.

Bengal nun gang-rape: Police detains eight; announces Rs 1 lakh reward for information
Bengal nun gang-rape: Police detains eight; announces Rs 1 lakh reward for information

As the nation continues to be shocked after the horrific gang-rape of a 71-year-old nun at Gangnapur in Nadia district in West Bengal, at least eight people have reportedly been detained by the police even as the hunt for accused continued on Sunday.

Nun gang-rape case: Police gets visuals of four accused from CCTV footage

Police on Saturday said they have obtained CCTV footage of four of the accused in the alleged gang-rape of an elderly nun at Gangnapur in Nadia district.

Woman gang-raped by 3 in South 24 Parganas

After a nun was allegedly gang-raped by dacoits in Nadia district of West Bengal, a 22-year-old woman was also allegedly gang-raped by three persons who tried to kill her in South 24 Parganas district today, police said.

West Bengal govt needs to walk the extra mile to ensure justice: Manish Tewari

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Saturday condemned the gang-raped of a 72-year-old nun in West Bengal and said that the state government needs to walk the extra mile to make sure that the perpetrators of crime are brought to justice.

Delhi Catholic Archdiocese condemns gang-rape of 72-year-old nun in WB

The Delhi Catholic Archdiocese on Saturday strongly condemned the gang-raped of a 72-year-old nun in West Bengal.

CPI(M) blames police inaction for rise in crimes against women

The CPI(M) on Saturday condemned the alleged gang-rape of a nun in a Nadia convent and blamed the police administration of not acting against the culprits accused of committing crimes against women.

Holy items damaged in Nadia convent school attack: Archbishop

Miscreants ransacked the chapel and holy items kept in it at the Convent school in Nadia, where an elderly nun was allegedly gangraped, Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D'Souza said on Saturday.

Bengal nun gang-rape: Congress cautions Mamata, asks her to be 'serious, strict'

Congress on Saturday cautioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over increasing rape incidents in the state during her tenure and asked her to be more 'serious and strict'.

Mukul Roy prevented from entering Nandigram

 Sidelined Trinamool Congress MP and its former national general secretary Mukul Roy was on Saturday prevented from entering Nandigram by party workers as he sought to lead a separate march.