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16-year-old girl tortured, raped by clergyman; arrested

A 16-year-old girl from Hooghly-based rehabilitation home for women was allegedly raped and tortured for a month by a clergyman, police said on Wednesday.

Two cops hurt while trying to stop clash between anti-socials in Hooghly

Two policemen sustained injuries while trying to stop a clash between two groups of anti-socials at a railway station compound in Hooghly district on Thursday, police said.

BJP worker burned with cigarettes for attending Amit Shah's Kolkata rally

A BJP worker who attended Amit Shah's Kolkata rally in Kolkata was allegedly beaten brutally after being dragged out of his home by TMC workers on Wednesday.

Uma Bharti discusses Ganga rejuvenation plan with NEERI

Union Minister Uma Bharti discussed various issues related to rejuvenation of river Ganga with scientists at the city-based National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).

10 injured in TMC-BJP clash, 7 houses set afire

West Bengal, At least 10 persons were injured and seven houses were set on fire after a clash broke out between workers of the ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP at a village here on Monday, police said.

Demand in LS for Indo-Bangla border fencing

Issues ranging from fencing of the Indo-Bangla border to desilting of Hooghly river and spread of fluorosis among people in Telangana were among several issues raised in the Lok Sabha during Zero Hour on Wednesday.

Woman kanwariya killed in Bengal stampede

A 50-year-old woman kanwariya was killed and over a dozen were injured in a stampede Monday in West Bengal`s Hooghly district, police said.

Mamata calls for harmonious relation between managements-TUs

Taking note of the recent incidents of management-trade union face-off in West Bengal which dampened investor interest, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called for a harmonious relationship between the two entities.

Six jute mills close in a week in West Bengal

Suspension of work has been declared in yet another jute mill in West Bengal citing labour unrest, which took their number to six following the lynching of a mill CEO in Hooghly district on June 15.

Workers lynch jute mill CEO in Hooghly; Mamata Banerjee blames CPI(M), BJP

The chief executive officer of a jute mill in West Bengal`s Hooghly district was on Sunday beaten to death on factory premises allegedly by mill workers, as an angry Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blamed BJP and CPI(M) for it.

Mamata signals go ahead with development works

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday directed the district administrations of Birbhum, Burdwan, Hooghly and West Midnapore to resume all development work which were stalled for the Lok Sabha election.

Modi to address Bengal rally Sunday

BJP leader Narendra Modi will address a rally in Uttarpara of Hooghly district April 27 during his third visit for campaigning in West Bengal.

Gang members who escaped from prison van arrested

Two members of a gang who had escaped from a prison van on way to a court at Chinsura in Hoogly district by spraying chilli powder on accompanying policemen were arrested from here.

17 Trinamool supporters injured in mishap

Seventeen Trinamool Congress supporters, on their way to attend a party rally in Kolkata, were injured when a bus carrying them rammed into a tree at Guptipara in Hooghly district amidst dense fog.

Former CPI(M) MLA assaulted

Former CPI(M) MLA of Arambagh Benoy Dutta was kidnapped and beaten up allegedly by Trinamool Congress-aided goons in the Hooghly district of the state.

West Bengal flood situation unchanged, death toll rises to 17

Flood situation in West Bengal`s six districts remain unchanged, even as the death toll rose to 17 with reports of eight more deaths from different districts on Friday.

WB panchayat polls: 75% voting in 2nd phase, 3 dead in violence

Three persons, including husband of a CPI(M) candidate, were on Monday killed and several others injured in violence during the second phase of panchayat elections in West Bengal where 75 per cent polling was recorded.

Rural chit fund owner dies, toll climbs to 14

The owner of a rural chit fund firm, active in two south Bengal districts, died on Thursday in Hooghly district taking the ponzi scheme fiasco deaths in the state to 14.

Court orders CBI probe into Dhaniakhali custodial death

Calcutta High Court on Monday ordered a CBI investigation into the alleged custodial death of a youth in the Dhaniakhali police station area in Hooghly district.

First homicide in Bengal chit fund scam

Apart from suicides which followed the chit fund scandal in West Bengal, a director of such a company was found murdered by suspected depositors at Chunchura in Hooghly district.