HindustanTimes Thu,25 Dec 2014


Kolkata woman abducted, gangraped for 3 weeks

Woman tells police three men, whom she knew, also filmed their crime and tried to force her into prostitution. She managed to escape from her captors' clutches on December 1.

20-year-old gang-raped by three barmen for three weeks at gunpoint

A 20-year-old married girl was abducted, confined in a room and gang-raped for three weeks at gunpoint before she managed to escape and lodge a police complaint. The incident took place at Baguiati between November 9 and December 1.

No jobs, prepare for defence forces?

The silence of an early winter morning in this vast labourers’ colony, Bhuli breaks with the cell phones’ alarm bells emanating from almost every house that has an unemployed youngster.

12 hurt as Cong, TMC students clash in Bengal

At least 12 people were injured Thursday after a clash broke out between activists of the student wings of the Trinamool Congress and the Congress at the Berhampore College in West Bengal's Murshidabad district, police said.

Janata Parivar merger talks run into assets hurdle

The proposed merger of former Janata Parivar parties into one entity has run into its first major hurdle with parties debating on how to manage their financial assets and disgruntled members who risk losing their seat of choice in the negotiations, senior leaders told HT on Monday.

Theatre director quits TMC, slams party and govt

Pro-Trinamool theater director Manish Mitra declared on Tuesday that he is quitting from Natya Swajan, the theatre wing of the ruling party, and all other government posts that he occupied.

Patna Jn tap water healthier than bottled water: Study

Tap water supplied on Patna junction railway station platforms is healthier than most of the branded bottled water being sold there, a new study by a respected experts’ body has shown.

Patna: Call for community involvement to reduce neonatal mortality

The four-day annual conference of National Neonatology Forum (NNF) concluded here on Sunday with the call to strengthen newborn care facilities in rural India.

Kolkata: Jyoti Basu’s name taken off water treatment plant

Mamata Banerjee’s trusted lieutenants at Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) have decided to rename the Jyoti Basu Water Treatment Plant in Dhapa.

Kolkata: RSS working overtime to make VHP rally a success

Rashtriy a Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is leaving no stone unturned to make the Visva Hindu Parishad’s mega rally in Kolkata on December 30 a success. They plan to draw a crowd of lakhs at the rally.

Crossing the line: Mamata Banerjee takes the lead in use of foul language

A new kind of intimidation tactic has emerged in the political theatre of West Bengal, and this time the chief minister herself stands as the accused. Mamata Banerjee has led her party colleagues in hitting a new low of foul language usage in political discourse.

Mamata nod for land swap deal with Bangladesh

Banerjee said her government would write a letter to the Centre requesting for an early solution to the problems of enclaves.

Kolkata: Shock after cops thrash disabled agitators, smash wheelchairs

Kolkata Police cracked down on a rally of the physically and mentally challenged in the city on Wednesday, manhandling the participants, damaging their special-aid vehicles and even using batons to control them.

Kolkata: CPM demands CM’s arrest in Saradha scam

Adding to the chorus of opposition against the Trinamool regime, CPI(M) leaders and cadres took out a rally on Tuesday, demanding arrest of chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The rally commenced from near Victoria House in Esplanade and culminated at College Square.

Kolkata: BJP gears up for next year’s civic elections

State BJP will earnestly begin its preparation from January next year for the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) elections slated for mid-2015. From next month, the state BJP leadership will begin drawing up the candidates contesting in the 141 wards of KMC.
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