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Saradha: Cops grill TMC MP

A day after the Trinamul Congress leadership was left red-faced by their Rajya Sabha MP Kunal Ghosh’s rebellious outburst, he was grilled by Bidhannagar police commissionerate in the Saradha chit fund scam.

TMC showcause to 3 party MPs

In what appears to be a split wide open within the Trinamul Congress, the party’s three MPs — Kunal Ghosh, Tapas Pal and Shatabdi Roy — were the latest to join the group of disgruntled party leaders on Friday.

In 5 days, 36 babies die in Bengal hospital

The crib deaths came back to haunt state-run Dr B.C. Roy Post Graduate Institute of Paediatric Sciences, the lone super-speciality healthcare institution for children in West Bengal, as three dozen newborns died in the last five days. This has prompted the health department headed by chief minister Mamata Banerjee to order a probe.

Hercules will get own hub in Bengal

Its official now. The gigantic C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, which the Indian Air Force (IAF) landed at its Daulat Beg Oldie airstrip in north-eastern Ladakh in August, is going to have its own hub in West Bengal to combat the Chinese aggression along the border. Its destination is the Panagargh Air Force station in Burdwan.

Was ‘cool’ when arrested in Kolkata for first time

When Yasin Bhatkal faced arrest by the Kolkata police’s special task force (STF) for the first time in his life four years ago, he did not lose faith in himself.

Kolkata hacker to train cops

In 2011, when he hacked the Kolkata traffic police’s website and claimed his responsibility, senior cops at Lalbazar, the city police headquarters, initially ignored his talent.

4 arrested for raping housewife

A young housewife who had come to visit her husband, lodged at Howrah Jail in connection with a dacoity case, was allegedly gangraped by four youth on August 13 night.

Youth stabs girlfriend’s kin to death

A youth stabbed his girlfriend’s elder brother to death for rebuking her in front of him.
The incident took place at Uluberia in Howrah on Saturday. Sheikh Shamim Mondal, the accused, took her teenaged girlfriend to a fair in the evening. They were in a relationship for over six months, according to the local residents.

Tribal youth tries to save sisters, killed

A gang of miscreants shot a tribal youth to death for his attempt to save his two elder sisters from allegedly being raped by them in Katwa, Burdwan.

Mamata backs party leader

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday threw her weight behind her party’s Birbhum district president Anubrata Mondal a day after the Suri court’s direction to the district police to start a case against him under non-bailable charges. Giving a clean chit to controversial Mr Mondal, Ms Banerjee lambasted the Opposition as well as the media for making a mountain of a molehill.

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