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Burdwan Blast

BJP leader hits back at Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee should be aware of the negative impacts of appeasing fundamentalists following the recent attacks of militants in Pakistan, BJP spokesperson M J Akbar said yesterday. The remark came a few days after Mamata at a party meeting indicated that Indian intelligence agency RAW might be behind the Burdwan blast. Two persons -- allegedly residents of Bangladesh -- were killed in an explosion on October 2 at a house in Burdwan, India while they were manufacturing...

West Bengal transport minister held in Saradha scam

West Bengal transport minister held in Saradha scam

In a rude jolt for Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal transport minister Madan Mitra has been arrested for his role in the Saradha scam. The minister was questioned by the CBI earlier on Friday in connection with the multi-crore scam, reports timesofinida.com. The Trinamool leader has been booked for cheating, criminal conspiracy and misappropriation. Mitra was summoned...

Jail me if you can: Mamata

Jail me if you can: Mamata

Cornered on the Saradha scam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Benerjee came out all guns blazing at BJP on Saturday, reports Times of India. Just 72 hours after paying courtesy visits to senior BJP leaders in Delhi, the Trinamool chief sounded the war cry against PM Narendra Modi, accusing his government of pursuing "selective...

India MP Kunal Ghosh 'tries to take his own life' in jail

India MP Kunal Ghosh 'tries to take his own life' in jail

An Indian MP accused of corruption is in hospital after trying to take his own life in prison, police say. They said Kunal Ghosh, a West Bengal representative for parliament's upper house, took sleeping pills on Friday morning in his Calcutta prison cell.  Ghosh is awaiting trial in a case where thousands of households lost...

Another Burdwan blast suspect held

Another Burdwan blast suspect held

  In the second major breakthrough in Burdwan blast case, India's National Investigation Agency today arrested Amjad Ali Sheikh in connection with the incident. NIA said Sheikh, an Indian, was arrested from Birbhum district of West Bengal, reports our New Delhi correspondent. NIA had recently announced reward for information leading to Sheikh's arrest. Sheikh was suspected to...

BURDWAN BLAST

Main accused Sajid held

Main accused Sajid held

In a major breakthrough, the main accused in Burdwan blast, Sajid, a Bangladeshi national and chief commander of terror group Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), was arrested in West Bengal this afternoon.  Sajid is the first Bangladeshi arrested in connection with the October 2 blast which killed two suspected JMB members. Earlier, at least ten people...

Curb anti-nat'l forces

With the violence hit area in Birbhum made out of bounds, BJP yesterday stepped up its attack on Trinamool Congress government saying instead of stopping Opposition, it should use its energy for “curbing anti-national forces” working in West Bengal. BJP national vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was leading a three-member party team to Makra in Birbhum district where TMC and BJP supporters clashed leading to death of 3 persons last Monday, said the state Home department has asked them not...

Indian nat’l security adviser visits Burdwan blast site

Indian nat’l security adviser visits Burdwan blast site

India's National Security Adviser Ajit Doval today visited Burdwan district in West Bengal where a blast this month raised apprehensions about a terror plot with links to banned outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh. The visit came three days after India’s state intelligence agency revealed that those involved with the blast, including the two killed, were all...

Don't malign Muslims for wrongdoing of a few

Don't malign Muslims for wrongdoing of a few

The Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has made use of Diwali by disseminating messages that she perhaps was waiting to deliver following reports of sporadic incidents of communal disturbance in the State. On Wednesday, she inaugurated Kali Puja in various areas and said that her government will not tolerate any attempt to...

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