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Snake found in mid-day meal at Bengal school, children hospitalised

Around 30 students of a primary school in Mayureswar block in Birbhum district fell ill after consuming the food served to them in mid-day meal on Monday.

A school staffer who had prepared the meal claimed that a snake was found in one of the containers filled with lentils. (file)(HT)
A school staffer who had prepared the meal claimed that a snake was found in one of the containers filled with lentils. (file)(HT)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 12:52 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Lingamgunta Nirmitha Rao

Bogtui massacre: Main accused in killings found dead in custody

The prime accused in the massacre at Bogtui village in West Bengal’s Birbhum district was found dead in CBI custody on Monday, officials familiar with the matter said.

Ten people were charred to death when eight huts were set ablaze in Bogtui village on March 21.
Ten people were charred to death when eight huts were set ablaze in Bogtui village on March 21.
Updated on Dec 13, 2022 05:26 AM IST
By, Kolkata

Legal troubles fail to dent Mondal’s influence in Bengal belt

“Can you see that row of trees? A few years ago, the land beside it was purchased by Kesto Mondal’s men. Several patches of multi-crop land have changed hands in recent years,” Ajijul Sheikh, a small farmer at Nanoor in Bengal’s Birbhum district, says as he wipes his face with a gamchha

With the usual queue of visitors missing, Mondal’s home at Bolpur’s Nichupatty wears a rather deserted look. (HT Photo)
With the usual queue of visitors missing, Mondal’s home at Bolpur’s Nichupatty wears a rather deserted look. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 13, 2022 02:18 PM IST
By, Bolpur

Tracking journey of Anubrata Mondal arrested in cattle smuggling case

For Mondal, the downfall came months after he became the TMC’s only district-level leader to make it to the party’s national working committee without ever contesting an election. TMC insiders said he was rewarded for his loyalty to chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

Kolkata, Aug 08 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal arrives at SSKM Hospital for a health check-up as he informed the CBI that he is unable to appear for interrogation in connection with the cattle smuggling case, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)
Kolkata, Aug 08 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Anubrata Mondal arrives at SSKM Hospital for a health check-up as he informed the CBI that he is unable to appear for interrogation in connection with the cattle smuggling case, in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI Photo) (Saikat Paul)
Updated on Aug 12, 2022 04:45 AM IST
By, Kolkata

TMC’s Hossain ordered Birbhum killings: CBI

Anarul Hossain, the former Rampurhat community block-1 unit president of the TMC not only ordered the March 21 massacre at Bogtui village, which claimed 10 lives, but also supervised it while keeping the police away, the CBI has said.

Ten people were killed in the Birbhum violence on March 21. (ANI file)
Ten people were killed in the Birbhum violence on March 21. (ANI file)
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 08:25 AM IST
By, Kolkata
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