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Mamata government bids to take over Tagore Nobel theft probe

The West Bengal government is approaching the central government seeking to take over the probe of theft of Rabindranath Tagore`s Nobel Prize medallion, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Friday.

Suspected ISIS terrorist's family members taken into custody in Tamil Nadu

Central Intelligence agencies and Tamil Nadu police have taken into custody the wife and some family members of a suspected ISIS terrorist who was arrested in West Bengal, police said.

Terrorist arrested in Burdwan has links to ISIS: CID officer

The suspected terrorist arrested from Viswabharati Fast Passenger train at Burdwan station has links to terror groups Islamic State (ISIS) and Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a top CID officer said on Tuesday.

Suspected terrorist with Syrian, Afghani currency arrested from train in Burdwan

The West Bengal Police on Monday arrested a suspected terrorist from a passenger train at Burdwan station. 

Almost a year after infamous 'psycho skeleton case', woman found living with father's corpse in Kolkata

Almost a year after infamous 'psycho skeleton case', woman found living with father's corpse in Kolkata

A tribal woman has been found living with the decomposed body of her father in Burdwan district of West Bengal, police said on Sunday.

8 students injured in school bus-lorry collision

In yet another accident involving school vehicles in the state, eight students on Saturday were injured when a school bus collided with a lorry at Memari in Burdwan district.

Goods train derails after being hit by engine, guard injured

 A goods train derailed and its guard was critically injured when a train engine rammed it from behind in Asansol division of Eastern Railway this evening, triggering disruption of services, ER officials said

Eighteen killed in boat tragedy in West Bengal

The accident had sparked violent protest in Nadia district on Sunday.

Violence erupts after boat capsizes in West Bengal's Burdwan

Violence erupts after boat capsizes in West Bengal's Burdwan

At least five people went missing after a boat capsized in the Hooghly river in West Bengal's Burdwan district, and alleging delay in rescue operations angry people later ran riot, police said on Sunday.

At least 20 people missing after boat capsizes in West Bengal's Burdwan

At least 20 people missing after boat capsizes in West Bengal's Burdwan

At least 20 people went missing after a boat capsized in West Bengal's Burdwan District on Saturday night.

Turn-out in Bengal polls third phase 82.28 percent: EC

Altogether 82.28 percent voters exercised their franchise on Thursday in the third phase of the West Bengal assembly poll comprising 62 constituencies in four districts, election commission officials said on Friday.

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.

Panagarh airbase renamed after former IAF chief Arjan Singh

Panagarh, approximately 150 kms from Kolkata, is located in Burdwan district. 

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.

West Bengal polls: Filing of nominations for third phase begins

The filing of nominations for 62 Assembly seats in West Bengal, which are scheduled for polls on April 21 under third phase of elections, began on Monday.

Burdwan blast: Two Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh terrorists held in West Bengal

Two suspected terrorists of the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested from West Bengal on Tuesday in connection with the Burdwan blast in which two suspected terrorists of the outfit were killed and another was injured, the NIA said.

Fire in bank branch in Burdwan

Fire broke out at a bank branch at Jaugram in Burdwan district damaging documents, furniture and computers.

27-year-old neighbour rapes 9-year-old, victim dies

A nine-year-old girl died after being allegedly raped by her neighbour at Shakaripukur area in Burdwan town, police said.

Three injured in crude bomb blast in WB

Three persons were seriously injured on Friday while making a crude bomb that went off in West Bengal's Burdwan district.