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West Bengal

Burdwan Blast

Bombs 'meant for Bangladesh'

A probe has found that explosives manufactured in West Bengal's Burdwan town were being sent to Bangladesh, Indian media reported, attributing investigators. This could be the first evidence that the state was being used for terror activities across the border in Bangladesh -- an embarrassment for the Mamata Banerjee government, already under fire for not cracking down on Bangladesh-based terror groups in the state. “All these explosives were being sent to Bangladesh,” a CID official, requesting anonymity, told Hindustan Times. “After taking...

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India hasn't ordered sealing borders, Dhaka says

India has issued no instruction to seal its borders with Bangladesh in the wake of the October 2 grenade explosion at a house in Burdwan district of West Bengal, foreign ministry here said today. The concerned Indian authorities have clarified it in response to a verification made by the Bangladesh government following the recent...

Dhaka seeks info on Burdwan blast

Dhaka seeks info on Burdwan blast

The Bangladesh government today asked its Indian counterpart to share more information of the October 2 bomb blast at Burdwan district in the West Bengal for which the Indian media pointed finger to "militants from Bangladesh". The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a note verbale to the High Commission of India (HCI) this morning. The...

BURDWAN BLAST

Prime suspect based in Bangladesh, Indian cops say

Prime suspect based in Bangladesh, Indian cops say

The prime suspect in the blast in a house in West Bengal's Burdwan town last week is based in Bangladesh, PTI news agency tonight reports quoting Indian police sources. This apparently came out during three hours of interrogation of Hafez Mollah, one of the four persons arrested in connection with the blast that took...

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...

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