Constable held for raping housewife in Bengal

A police constable was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping a housewife in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said.

Two elephant herds enter Nayagram and Kalaikunda forest

Two herds of elephants comprising more than 70 elephants have entered the Nayagram and Kalaikunda Forest area of West Midnapore district today, a Forest department official said.

Four BJP activists arrested in West Bengal

Four BJP activists were arrested by police on Wednesday from Beliaberia area of Jhargram in West Midnapore district.

No forceful acquisition of land for industrialisation: Mamata

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

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

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

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.

Mahato apologises before EC for abusing Md Salim

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

Vast areas of two south Bengal districts flooded

Vast areas of seven blocks in East and West Midnapore districts of West Bengal have been affected by flood due to heavy rainfall in the upper catchment area in the past two days and release of water from different reservoirs in the state and Jharkhand.

Most rivers in West Midnapore flowing above danger mark

Most of the rivers in West Midnapore district are flowing above the danger mark as huge amount of water has been released from dams in Jharkhand, official sources said.

Two killed in explosion in cracker factory

Two persons were killed in an explosion in a cracker factory in West Midnapore district.

10 injured in clash between rival TMC factions

As many as 10 persons were injured in a clash on Tuesday evening between rival Trinamool Congress factions in West Midnapore district.

Three injured in bear attack in West Midnapore

Three persons were injured, one of them seriously, when they were attacked by a bear in Belpahari area of West Midnapore district today, forest officials said.

Man claiming to be a `Maoist` detained near Mamata`s residence

A mentally retarded youth, who claimed himself to be a Maoist, was detained from an area close to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s house, the police said.

Four charred to death in West Midnapore

Four members of a family, including two children, were burnt to death and seven others seriously injured.

Panchayat polls in Bengal on April 26, 30

The West Bengal government Friday announced that the panchayat (rural body) polls in the state will be held in two phases in April.