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Man gets death penalty for human sacrifice

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 15:34

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013, 20:54

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

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013, 08:14

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 14:20

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 22:15

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

Seven killed, 33 injured in road mishap in Bengal

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 16:28

Seven persons were killed and 33 others injured, 10 of them seriously, when the vehicle in which they were travelling hit a lampost and overturned in Bankura district on Sunday, police said.

Student leader jailed for abetting suicide

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 15:34

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.

Maoist arrested in West Bengal

Last Updated: Saturday, March 23, 2013, 13:17

A Maoist guerrilla involved in several cases of violence including the killing of a CPI-M leader was arrested from West Bengal`s Bankura district.

Elections Results 2012: TMC candidate wins Bankura

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 13:49

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.

WB bypolls: TMC wins Bankura, Daspur

Last Updated: Friday, June 15, 2012, 13:47

Dealing a further blow to CPI-M, ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Friday wrested both the Bankura and Daspur seats from it in the hotly contested by-elections.

Acute water crisis in Bankura blocks

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 12:17

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

Last Updated: Monday, April 30, 2012, 16:20

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