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Major tragedy averted on Howrah-New Delhi route as man alerts driver in West Bengal

Major tragedy averted on Howrah-New Delhi route as man alerts driver in West Bengal

A major train accident was averted on Howrah-New Delhi route in Burdwan district due to the alertness and swift action of a local resident on Sunday.

Oct 22, 2017, 13:30 PM IST
Blue Whale threat: College student asked to cut his wrist, take selfie in WB

Blue Whale threat: College student asked to cut his wrist, take selfie in WB

While authorities are taking every step to save children from falling pray to dangerous online game Blue Whale, a college student in Burdwan district of West Bengal has become its latest victim.

Sep 14, 2017, 09:01 AM IST
West Bengal Municipality Poll Results: As it happened

West Bengal Municipality Poll Results: As it happened

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress registered a landslide victory in all seven urban local bodies, where elections were held on August 13.

Aug 17, 2017, 08:55 AM IST
Kolkata: 62-year-old woman saved after floating for 13 hours in flood water

Kolkata: 62-year-old woman saved after floating for 13 hours in flood water

It was a providential escape for 62-year-old Tapati Chowdhury who kept herself afloat for 13 hours in the turbulent Damodar river in flood-hit Burdwan district, till she was rescued 80 km away.

Jul 31, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
West Bengal: Seven killed after van collides with truck in Burdwan

West Bengal: Seven killed after van collides with truck in Burdwan

Seven people were killed and two others injured in a major road accident in Kanksa area of Burdwan district in West Bengal on Sunday.

Mar 26, 2017, 15:13 PM IST

Seven killed in West Bengal road accident

Seven persons, including two kids and three women, died in a road accident on Wednesday when their car was crushed under a tanker in West Bengal`s Burdwan district, police said.

Mar 22, 2017, 15:30 PM IST

Three injured in blast while making bomb in TMC leader's house

Three persons were seriously injured in an explosion that occurred when they were making bombs in an under-construction house of a local Trinamool Congress leader in Burdwan district on Wednesday, the police said.

Feb 22, 2017, 21:56 PM IST
West Bengal: Three seriously injured in blast in Bardhaman district

West Bengal: Three seriously injured in blast in Bardhaman district

At least three persons were seriously injured in a blast at a construction site in Bardhaman district of West Bengal.

Feb 22, 2017, 18:28 PM IST

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.

Aug 05, 2016, 22:53 PM IST

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.

Jul 06, 2016, 16:44 PM IST

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.

Jul 05, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

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. 

Jul 05, 2016, 10:56 AM IST
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.

Jul 03, 2016, 17:18 PM IST

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.

Jul 02, 2016, 15:43 PM IST

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

Jun 12, 2016, 03:10 AM IST

Eighteen killed in boat tragedy in West Bengal

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

May 16, 2016, 16:44 PM IST
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.

May 15, 2016, 15:27 PM IST
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.

May 15, 2016, 11:44 AM IST

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.

Apr 23, 2016, 00:04 AM IST

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.

Apr 15, 2016, 20:15 PM IST