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  • Mohammad Shahabuddin. (File Photo)
    Jul 05, 2015 13:39 IST

    Ex-Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin faces major ‘acid’ test

    The news is, former Siwan parlimentarian Mohammad Shahabuddin could enjoy some degree of ‘freedom’. But there is a big‘if ’.

  • Ejaz-ul-Haq
    Jul 04, 2015 20:08 IST

    Bihar ex-minister stabbed by man he tried ‘to force himself on’

    The police have arrested a 22-year-old youth for a ‘murderous attack’ on Ejaz-ul-Haq, a former Bihar minister and brother-in-law of former Siwan MP Mohammad Shahabuddin. The arrested man told the police on Saturday that he had attacked Haq in self defence and “out of desperation” after the former Bihar minister of state for welfare allegedly tried to have “unnatural sex” with him.

  • Irate mob lynching Nalanda-based private school director Devendra Prasad Sinha on Sunday. (HT Photo)
    Jun 30, 2015 12:30 IST

    Nalanda school director lynched in police presence

    The barbaric lynching of a Nalanda based private residential school director, Devendra Prasad Sinha, took place in full public view and despite the presence of the police,

  • Bangladesh citizens accused in Ranaghat nun rape case in Ludhiana.
    Jun 23, 2015 00:30 IST

    CID files chargesheet against 5 accused in Ranaghat case

    The West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the Ranaghat rape and robbery case has submitted the chargesheet on Monday against five of the nine-member gang.

  • toy train
    Jun 13, 2015 12:56 IST

    Iconic toy train begins Siliguri-Darjeeling journey all over again

    On Friday, The Darjeeling Mail, the iconic toy train which was given a world heritage tag by UNESCO, resumed the Siliguri-Darjeeling journey and made the 51km stretch in just under 10 hours.

  • TMC Youth leader Expelled Malda college Samsi Kolkata Rape threat
    Jun 06, 2015 11:25 IST

    Rape threat to teachers: Malda college set to expel TMC youth leader

    The managing committee of Malda’s Samsi College on Friday decided to expel Trinamool Chhatra Parishad (TMCP) leader Tajamul Haque from the institution. Haque, the cultural affairs secretary of Samsi College, had allegedly threatened to rape and kill two lady teachers of the institution.

  • Drug addiction Kolkata Cops
    Jun 06, 2015 10:59 IST

    Cops to launch drive against illegal drug rehab centres in city

    A large number of de-addiction psychiatric rehabilitation centres, that is, centres that rehabilitate and detoxify drug/ alcohol abusers, are mushrooming in the city and the districts without valid permission from the health department, thereby virtually endangering the lives of patients.

  • Rahul Gandhi
    Jun 05, 2015 18:24 IST

    Rahul to speak to Bengal's jobless jute workers

    Out of 56 jute mills in West Bengal, 16 have remained shut for over a month now, with over 70,000 workers jobless. Workers believe there is no one to fight for them at the Centre and Rahul Gandhi's visit may bring into light their conditions.

  • Sand mafia
    Jun 05, 2015 10:46 IST

    State loses crores to ‘entry mafia’ on GT stretch

    Nexus of govt officials, cops and ‘entry mafia’ help trucks laden with coal, concrete, sand, et al, ply on the stretch and through check posts unhindered.

  • Samsi College
    Jun 05, 2015 07:57 IST

    Bengal college student threatens teachers with rape, murder

    A second-year college student and a member of Trinamool Congress' students wing, Trinamool Chhatra Parishad, allegedly threatened to rape and murder two teachers after they asked him to leave a classroom in West Bengal's Malda district.

  • Janata Parivar
    Jun 04, 2015 10:18 IST

    Lalu on Janata Parivar: Ready to make an adjustment if needed

    The art of adjustment is a valuable asset in Indian politics and on Wednesday RJD chief Lalu Prasad hinted this would be crucial to the so-called Janata Parivar’s survival as the yet-to-be-official alliance prepares to take on a surging BJP in this year’s Bihar election.

  • New Market
    May 18, 2015 13:28 IST

    Fire sweeps through part of Kolkata's New Market

    A fire swept through the fishmongers' section of Kolkata's famed New Market on Monday.

  • Doctor and wife who were kidnapped
    May 06, 2015 18:04 IST

    Mystery shrouds return of abducted Bihar doctor, wife

    Dr Pankaj Kumar Gupta, also a member of the central Bihar chamber of commerce, and his wife Shubhra were returning from a wedding ceremony at Giridih, Jharkhand, in an Audi car when they went missing near Barachatti last Friday.

  • child marriage
    May 06, 2015 00:05 IST

    MBBS student helps stop child marriage in Bihar

    A student’s intervention saved a seven-year-old girl who was set to be given away in marriage to a man old enough to be her father.

  • Kolkata bandh
    Apr 30, 2015 08:57 IST

    First bandh in two years sees Kolkata wake up to deserted streets

    Important junctions that usually spring to life by 8 AM on weekdays such as Esplanade, Shyambazar, Park Circus, Sealdah and Howrah Station wore a deserted look.