Mamata Banerjee promises rice and wheat at Rs 2 per kg

The West Bengal government will give rice and wheat at a subsidised rate of Rs two per kg to over seven crore people in the state.

Dead foetus removed from 4-yr-old boy

4 year old boy found with medical abnormality called "Foetus-in-Foetus".

West Bengal: Arrested student's union leader alleges harassment in custody

The arrested Chhatra Parishad General Secretary of a West Midnapore college on Monday alleged before a court here of mental and physical torture on him and his family by police.

West Bengal: Congress demands CBI probe into student's death

Congress leaders on Wednesday met West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi and demanded a CBI probe into the killing of the party's student wing leader at Sabang area of West Midnapore last month.

Congress-sponsored Bengal bandh fails to evoke much response

Congress-sponsored Bengal bandh fails to evoke much response

Congress has called for a statewide strike in West Bengal on Tuesday in protest against the alleged lynching of a student in Sabang College in West Midnapore district.

Congress advances Bengal shutdown to August 18

 The Congress on Monday advanced its shutdown call in West Bengal to August 18 as the earlier date, August 20, coincided with the birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Bengal ITI entrance test cancelled after paper leak

The entrance test for the Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) in West Bengal, scheduled on Sunday, was cancelled after reports that examination papers were leaked in several districts, a state minister said.

Man beheads hawker, flees with head

A 30-year-old vegetable hawker was beheaded allegedly by a man after an altercation at Kendrapara in Belpahari area of West Midnapore district on Sunday.

Parents shot dead by cop son in West Bengal

An elderly couple was on Sunday shot dead, allegedly by their cop son who also tried to commit suicide in West Midnapore district in the state, police said.

Pingla blast: NIA team meets CID officials

A team of NIA officials on Saturday met CID officers and discussed the progress of the inquiry into the blast which claimed 12 lives in West Midnapore district earlier this month.

Fresh explosion at Bengal blast site creates panic

Eight days after a blast in a cracker factory in West Bengal's West Midnapore district claimed 12 lives, a fresh explosion at the site on Thursday created panic.

It was a firecracker factory: CID on West Midnapore blast

Amidst allegations that bombs were being manufactured at the illegal firecracker factory at Pingla in West Midnapore district where 12 persons were killed in an explosion on Wednesday night, CID Friday stressed that only firecrackers were produced there.

Skeletons of missing West Bengal police personnel recovered

Two human skeletons, believed to be of the police personnel who went missing in 2009 from a place near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district, were found on Friday from the Dhengashola jungle of the district, the police said.

Jumbo carcass found in Banspahari

The carcass of an adult female elephant, guarded by a calf, was found at Banspahari in West Midnapore district Thursday.

Man sent to police custody for raping and killing cousin in Bengal

 A local court has sent to police custody for four days a tribal man who allegedly raped and strangulated to death his 14-year-old cousin at his home at Salboni in West Midnapore district.

One killed, 8 injured in clash between CPI, TMC activists in WB

One person was killed and eight others were injured in a clash between Trinamool Congress and CPI activists in West Midnapore district.

Elephant tramples elderly man to death in Jhagram

A 65-year-old man was crushed to death by an elephant in West Midnapore district today, Forest department officials said.

Elephant found dead in West Midnapore

A female elephant was found dead at Thuria village in West Midnapore district on Thursday, forest officials said.

Mamata Banerjee announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for dead labourers

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced a compensation of Rs two lakh to the next of kin of the nine labourers of the state, who were killed when an effluent tank at a tannery in Vellore collapsed, a senior police officer said on Saturday.

29 BJP members arrested by police for planning dacoity

Two BJP leaders of West Midnapore district and 27 other party activists were arrested for illegally possessing arms and ammunition and planning a dacoity, police said on Monday.