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Bankura acid attack: Women activists demand stern action

Condemning the incident where three girls were attacked with acid in West Bengal's Bankura district, lawyer Abha Singh on Monday described it as `gross violation of the law` and demanded strong action against the culprit.

Severe heat wave condition in West Bengal

The Bankura's temperature was six degrees above normal, the Met department said and forecast above 45 degree temperature for the next three days.

South Bengal districts reel under severe heatwave

Kolkata and its neighbouring areas also reeled under intense heat with the day temperature rising to 40.6 degrees.

Bengal reeling under heatwave in poll-bound districts

"Heatwave is prevailing in most part of western side of the state and likely to continue for at least 3-4 days," local Met office director G C Debnath told PTI.

Assembly Elections 2016: Repoll recommended in one booth in West Bengal

The Election Commission on Monday recommended repoll in a booth in Ranibandh assembly constituency in West Bengal's Bankura district following discrepancy in recording the number of votes in an Electronic Voting Machine.

Notification for first phase of West Bengal polls today

The polls to the 18 seats in West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura districts will be held on April 4.

Two persons killed by elephants in Bankura district

Two persons have been killed by elephants in separate places of Bankura district since last night, forest officials said.

Four persons killed, 13 injured in accident in WB

Four persons were killed and 13 others injured in a road mishap in WB.

14 school girls fall sick in WB

A total of 14 girls of a prominent girls' school in the district headquarters town here were hospitalised after falling sick today.

12 baby deaths in Bankura Hospital

 Twelve babies have died of various complications at the state-run Bankura Sammilani Medical College and Hospital here since Wednesday.

Huge cache of detonators seized in West Bengal

In a major haul, at least 25,000 electronic detonators were seized on Wednesday from West Bengal's Bankura district, police said.

Elephant carcass found in field in West Bengal

The carcass of an adult female elephant was found lying on a field Monday at Barjora in Bankura district.

West Bengal school teaches life lessons to differently-abled

A school in West Bengal's Bankura district is an inspiration for the differently-abled children from nearby villagers where they are encouraged to take on life confidently.

Elephant calf drowns in West Bengal

An elephant calf drowned in a canal in West Bengal's Bankura district, a forest official said Tuesday.

Heatwave relents in Kolkata, forecast of thunderstorm

The intense heatwave sweeping across south Bengal relented a little today, with the weather office even forecasting thunderstorms during the weekend.

9-time MP Acharia pitted against actress, doctor, astrologer in Bankura

CPI(M)`s Basudeb Acharia, who is eyeing a straight 10th term from this tribal-dominated seat, is possibly facing his toughest fight from yesteryears` actress Moon Moon Sen, class eight pass astrologer Binoy Chowdhury and medico Subhas Kumar Sarkar, among others.

Man gets death penalty for human sacrifice

A court has awarded the death penalty to a man who beheaded a baby and drank its blood in West Bengal`s Bankura district two years ago.

Flood in West Bengal claims nine lives

Nine persons have lost their lives in the recent floods in five districts of West Bengal, state disaster management department sources said.

70% voter turnout in Phase 1 of West Bengal panchayat polls

The first phase of the panchayat polls in West Bengal covering three junglemahal districts passed off, by and large, peacefully on Thursday with a voter turnout of 70 per cent amidst tight security and surveillance by helicopters.

Bankura Congress chief, wife missing in Kedarnath

The Bankura District Congress Committee President and his wife are missing for the last nine days at Kedarnath in rain-devastated Uttarakhand.