West Bengal

Did PK Halder get support from local influentials in West Bengal?

Officials of India’s Enforcement Directorate, probing the money laundering case against Proshanta Kumar Halder – better known as PK Halder – would ascertain if he took the help of local influentials to settle down in Ashoknagar, West Bengal, after sneaking in from Bangladesh.

May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022

PK Halder placed on 10-day remand in India

An Indian court today placed PK Halder on a 10-day remand in a money laundering case.

May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022

Did PK Halder get support from local influentials in West Bengal?

Officials of India’s Enforcement Directorate, probing the money laundering case against Proshanta Kumar Halder – better known as PK Halder – would ascertain if he took the help of local influentials to settle down in Ashoknagar, West Bengal, after sneaking in from Bangladesh.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Cyclone Asani likely to weaken over the Bay of Bengal today

Severe cyclone Asani raged over the Bay of Bengal packing a wind speed of 105 km per hour amidst indication of a gradual weakening later today.

May 5, 2022
May 5, 2022

Amit Shah flags off 6 floating outposts on India-Bangladesh border

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal, today flagged off six floating border outposts at Hingalganj in North 24 Parganas district bordering Bangladesh, saying the measure would help curb smuggling and infiltration.

April 17, 2022
April 17, 2022

BSF returns Bangladeshi who crossed border to ‘watch IPL match in India’

Cricket fans are the most die-hard, it appears, as a Bangladeshi entered India illegally to watch the Indian Premier League (IPL).

December 2, 2021
December 2, 2021

Manoranjan Byapari's 'Imaan': Between the familiar and the alien

Through Imaan's interactions with the world outside of the central jail in Kolkata, we meet rickshaw pullers, street hawkers, and tea-stall owners, who belong mostly to the lowest strata of the society and come from highly marginalised caste and economic backgrounds.

November 17, 2019
November 17, 2019

West Bengal to set up 2 detention centres for arrested foreigners

The West Bengal government has said two detention centres will be set up there soon for foreign nationals arrested on various criminal charges but sought to make it clear that these centres will have "absolutely no connection" with the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

October 1, 2019
October 1, 2019

Cops press panic button after snakes invade Indian police station

Three venomous snakes are removed from inside the Barjora Police Station, in the state of West Bengal of India, premises where officers pressed the panic button after a snake had appeared yesterday evening.

May 27, 2019
May 27, 2019

BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal, 2 detained

The fresh spate of political violence that has kept West Bengal burning since before the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 claimed the life of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker, who was shot dead in North 24 Parganas district on Sunday night.

December 28, 2018
December 28, 2018

Many passengers suffocate due to smoke in Kolkata Metro fire

Many passengers suffocate due to smoke while several faint in a fire that broke out in Kolkata Metro on December 27, according to the reports coming in from Kolkata.