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West Bengal

Mamata's Summon

Report refuted

Dhaka has dismissed Indian media reports that the deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh was summoned by the chief minister of West Bengal. Leading Indian newspaper The Hindu in a report yesterday said Mamata Banerjee summoned Abida Islam, the deputy high commissioner of Bangladesh, following publication of news in Kolkata's top Bengali newspapers that All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) funded Jamaat-e-Islami in Bangladesh "to destabilize the Awami League government in Bangladesh". The report claimed that Bangladesh foreign ministry sources in Delhi confirmed...

Humiliated Indian girl found dead

Humiliated Indian girl found dead

The semi-naked body of a teenage girl who was allegedly humiliated by village elders for protesting against her father's harassment has been found near a railway track in eastern India. Police suspect the 15-year-old girl in West Bengal was raped and murdered. Her family said she was made to spit on the ground and lick...

Felani Killing

BSF to speed up fresh trial

A fresh trial of the 2011 killing of a teenage Bangladeshi girl, Felani Khatun, by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) will be speedily concluded, India asserted at a biannual coordination meeting of the director generals of Border Guard Bangladesh and BSF. Delivering a verdict in the murder case, a special court in the Indian state of West Bengal had acquitted the accused BSF constable of shooting Felani.  Her family rejected the trial. As BGB too opposed the investigation and the subsequent...

India begins to tranship rice via Ashuganj

India has started transhipping 10,000 tonnes of rice to Tripura from Haldia port in West Bengal through Bangladeshi rivers and roads. Operators said Bangladeshi vessels loaded with 5,000 tonnes of rice left Kolkata on July 24 and will reach Ashuganj in Bangladesh on August 6. This is the second instance of transhipment that Bangladesh extended to India in a “goodwill gesture”. In 2012, Bangladesh had allowed India to tranship heavy machinery, turbines and cargoes through Ashuganj for Palatana power project in...

West Bengal governor resigns

West Bengal governor resigns

MK Narayanan has resigned as the governor of West Bengal after being questioned by the CBI in connection with an alleged swindle centered on the sale of 12 helicopters to India by AgustaWestland, an Anglo-Italian defence manufacturer, reports NDTV. Narayanan, 80, was interrogated for two hours as a witness on Friday at his official...

Nur 'confesses' to 7-murder link

Nur 'confesses' to 7-murder link

Nur Hossain has admitted to Kolkata police his involvement in the abduction and gruesome murder of seven people in Narayanganj, reports Ekattor TV in Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the foreign ministry has initiated the “process” of bringing Nur Hossain back through the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Police arrested the prime accused in the seven-murder and his...

NUR HOSSAIN'S ARREST

Waiting for India’s response: Minister

Waiting for India’s response: Minister

Bangladesh is waiting to have an official detailed response from India over Nur Hossain, including his extradition process, State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam said today. "We have written to the Indian authorities, and are waiting for their response," the minister told reporters at Sonargaon Hotel in the city. Shahriar Alam said the...

INDIAN LS POLLS

Trinamool surges in West Bengal

Trinamool surges in West Bengal

While Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party earned an overall record majority in the 16th Lok Shaba polls, Trinamool Congress (TMC) led the tally of votes counting in 42 constituencies in West Bengal. Initial trend of counting in West Bengal points towards a best-ever performance for the TMC, which is leading in 34 of the...

Rahul's riposte

Rahul's riposte

Days after Narendra Modi took on Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, the Congress vice-president yesterday retaliated by campaigning on the last day in the temple town of Varanasi, where the BJP's prime ministerial candidate is in the fray. Donning a Gandhi cap, Rahul, 43-year-old scion of the Nehru-Gandhi family, flanked by Congress candidate Ajay Rai...

Modi questions EC's neutrality

Modi questions EC's neutrality

Complaining of booth rigging in West Bengal, Bihar and western Uttar Pradesh, Narendra Modi yesterday alleged that the Election Commission was not acting impartially and dared it to take action against him. "Why are you not acting? What is your intention? If you feel wrong about what I am saying now, then you are free to lodge another case against me," Modi told an election rally here. "It is your responsibility to ensure impartial polls. I am making very serious allegations," he said accusing the Election Commission of having failed to take action. He said poll violence and booth rigging took place in West Bengal, Bihar and western Uttar Pradesh. "I am putting...

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