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No forceful acquisition of land for industrialisation: Mamata

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 17:15

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday once again made it clear that there would be no forceful acquisition of land for setting up industry.

8 killed in lightning in West Bengal

Last Updated: Saturday, May 31, 2014, 12:34

Eight persons were killed and 28 others injured when lightning struck West Bengal, parts of which were lashed by heavy rains this morning, police said.

Netai massacre accused arrested in Jhagram

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 12:01

An accused in the Netai massacre case in which CPI(M) supporters allegedly killed nine persons in West Midnapore district in 2011 has been arrested in Hooghly district, the police said Friday.

Another Netai massacre accused held from Jharkhand

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 15:58

West Bengal police have arrested from Jharkhand the absconding CPI(M) leader Anuj Pandey, an accused of the infamous Netai massacre case of 2011, in which CPI(M) activists allegedly fired upon villagers killing nine persons in West Midnapore district.

Netai massacre key accused held from Jharkhand

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 14:54

More than three years after the Netai massacre in which CPI(M) men allegedly fired upon villagers killing nine persons West Midnapore district, the police arrested the main accused Anuj Pandey from Jharkhand, the CID said on Wednesday.

Mahato apologises before EC for abusing Md Salim

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 23:50

Trinamool Congress MLA from Salboni in West Midnapore district Srikanta Mahato today apologised before the Election Commission for his alleged objectionable comment about CPI-M leader Md Salim at an election rally at Salboni recently, an EC official said here.

Landmine-like substance creates bomb scare

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 14:05

A tiffin-can like substance with wires around it created bomb scare among the people passing along the state highway at Narayanpur in once Maoist-hit West Midnapore district.

Focus in junglemahal is to provide jobs, basic services: Mamata

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 08, 2014, 17:44

The primary focus of the West Bengal government in former Maoist-hit `junglemahal` was to provide employment and improve basic services, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.

Mamata Banerjee visits Amlasole village; first by a CM in 10 years

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 07, 2014, 17:33

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday visited West Midnapore district`s Amlasole village, which had hit headlines in 2004 for starvation deaths during Left Front rule, and said no one will be allowed to die from hunger.

Kishanji`s doctor arrested for Maoist links

Last Updated: Friday, December 13, 2013, 05:35

A retired doctor, believed to be the personal physician of slain Maoist leader Kishanji, has been arrested for having links with the ultras.

Child marriage fairs a hit in West Midnapore

Last Updated: Monday, October 21, 2013, 10:21

Fairs are commonplace in the festive season but in tribal West Midnapore, which falls in the erstwhile Maoist-hit Jangalmahal area, it is child marriage fairs which are drawing large crowds.

Mamata`s convoy takes wrong route in former Maoist stronghold

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 08:18

The convoy of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tonight found itself going down a wrong route in the jungles of the former Maoist stronghold of West Midnapore district, police said.