Teacher kills self after fined Rs 1 lakh by 'village court'

 A teacher committed suicide after being ridiculed at a village reconciliation meeting and asked to pay Rs one lakh for allegedly having illicit relations with a married woman at Sagardighi in Murshidabad district today.

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.

Poll violence in Bengal claims two lives, 371 injured

Poll violence has so far claimed two lives in West Bengal and left 371 persons injured in 398 incidents, the Election Commission said on Monday.

FIR against Adhir Chowdhury in murder case

The ruling Trinamool Congress lodged an FIR against Union minister Adhir Chowdhury in connection with the murder of a party supporter yesterday in Murshidabad district, the police said.

After Kamduni, Kharjuna people leave to meet President

A group of people from Kharjuna and Ranitala villages in Murshidabad district on Sunday left for Delhi to meet President Pranab Mukherjee.

Average 76 pc voting in three Assembly by-polls in WB

An average of 76 per cent polling was recorded in the bypolls to three Assembly constituencies of Rezinagar, Englishbazar and Nalhati in West Bengal, election commission sources said here.

West Bengal village records six suicides within a fortnight

Six persons, including two women, have committed suicide at a single village in Murshidabad district in the past 15 days, a district official said on Thursday.

Boy branded on cheeks for returning late from market in WB

An eight-year-old boy working as a domestic help was allegedly branded with a heated spatula by a housewife for being late in returning from market in this town in Murshidabad district.

WB: Woman burnt to death for giving birth to girls

Police said 25-year-old Rupali Bibi was set ablaze, allegedly by her in-laws and husband, on Sunday morning.

Nine Bangladeshis escape from juvenile home

Nine Bangladeshis, lodged in a state-run juvenile home, escaped from the home at Baharampur in Murshidabad district Saturday.