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Fresh baby deaths in Malda hospital

Infant deaths returned to haunt the Malda Medical College when nine babies have died in two days.

Seven of the babies were just 15-days-old.

Vice-principal of the hospital Dr. M.A. Rashid said, "M

BSF suspends eight troopers for filming assault

The Border Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday suspended its eight troopers after a video clip allegedly showed its men thrashing a suspected cow smuggler near the Bangladesh border here.

"Eight soldie

Coach attendant killed, another injured after firing in train

A coach attendant was killed and another seriously injured when they were shot at apparently by two ticketless travellers inside a running express train in Burdwan district in the small hours on Satur

Five years on, Nandigram feels forgotten and betrayed

Five years after a movement that catapulted it into the national spotlight and spelt the beginning of the end of the 34-year Left rule, Nandigram is still counting the losses of the bloody anti-land a

One of India's worst hooch tragedies hits West Bengal


It has been a horrifying few days for West Bengal. A fire in a Kolkata hospital claimed 93 lives on December 8 and now, one of India's worst hooch tragedies is unfolding in the state.

121 people hav

Alert labourer averts train mishap in West Bengal

Hundreds of commuters had a close shave on Thursday when an alert contract labourer found around 150 pandrol clips missing from railway tracks and alerted motorman of a Katwa-bound local near Balgona

Maoists gun down Jharkhand leader in West Bengal

An influential political leader of Jharkhand was shot dead by suspected Maoists at Binpur area in West Midnapore district this evening, police said.

Rabindranath Basu alias Babu (45), general secret

Mohammedan beat Ar-Hima in Federation Cup Preliminary Round

Mohammedan Sporting began their campaign in style as they defeated Ar-Hima by a solitary goal in the opening match of Federation Cup Preliminary Round on Thursday.

Stanley Okoroigwe scored the all-im

Minor girl lynched for stealing watermelon

A seven-year-old girl on Monday lynched by a shopkeeper and others for allegedly stealing a watermelon from his shop at Harishchandrapur in Malda district, police said here.

The incident occurred at

I am still a Marxist and will campaign for Left, says Somnath

Putting behind the bitterness over his expulsion from CPI(M), at least for now, former Speaker Somnath Chatterjee plans to campaign for the party in the Assembly elections as he still feels he is a Marxist.

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