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.

1286 booths marked as highly sensitive in Bankura

Altogether 1286 booths were marked as highly sensitive in Bankura district for the coming panchayat polls, a senior police official said Bankura.

Student leader jailed for abetting suicide

A local court here Tuesday sentenced a former student union leader to four years rigorous imprisonment for abetting the suicide of a college student and member of his student wing.

Elections Results 2012: TMC candidate wins Bankura

Trinamool Congress Friday retained the Bankura Assembly seat and was leading in Daspur in West Midnapore district, the two places where by-elections were held on June 12.

Acute water crisis in Bankura blocks

Acute water scarcity has hit several blocks of Bankura district, which has been experiencing temperature of 45 degrees for about a week.

Wanted PCPA leader surrenders

A PCPA leader wanted by the police in some cases on Monday surrendered at Sarenga police station in Bankura district.

Bankura CPI(M) office burnt down

The local CPM office at Kalisen area in Onda in Bankura district was razed to the ground, police said.

Five killed in road accident

Five persons, including two
women, were killed and nine others injured in Bankura district

West Bengal: 19 babies die in Malda, Bankura

Infant deaths have returned to haunt West Bengal with 19 babies dying in Bankura and Malda districts in the last two days.

10 people arrested for making fake EVMs in Bankura, Midnapore

Ten persons were
arrested in Bankura and West Midnapore districts on Saturday for
making fake Electronic Voting Machines (EVM).

Three Maoist cadre arrested in Bankura

Three Maoist rebels were
Wednesday arrested and explosives seized from them at Barikul in
Bankura district.

13-year-old girl detained for supplying arms to Maoists

13-year-old girl has been
detained by the police after it raided a Maoist hideout at a
village in Naxalite-affected Bankura district.

Suspected Maoists kill three in West Bengal

Suspected Maoists killed three people, including a worker of West Bengal`s ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), in separate incidents across the state, police said Friday.

CPI(M) activist killed by Maoists in Bankura

The Maoists today killed a
CPI(M) activist in Bankura district, police said.

Encounter between Maoists and Joint Forces in Bankura

An encounter broke out between
Maoists and the joint security forces on Sunday after the ultras
detonated two landmines and tried to prevent the forces from
resetting a camp in Bhalukchera in the district.