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The body of a local leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party was found hanging from a tree near his house in East Midnapore district in south Bengal on Wednesday.(Representative photo/Getty Images)

Local BJP leader found dead in Bengal, second in a month

Hindustan times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2020 09:36 PM IST
Purnachandra Das is the second BJP leader in Bengal to be found dead after Debendra Nath Roy was found hanging in north Dinajpur district .
Thousands of people from villages along the coast and low lying areas are evacuated during a cyclone and brought to cyclone shelters as part of disaster management protocol. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Thousands of people from villages along the coast and low lying areas are evacuated during a cyclone and brought to cyclone shelters as part of disaster management protocol. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Bengal stocks masks, sanitizers at storm shelters as cyclone Amphan nears

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
PUBLISHED ON MAY 16, 2020 05:54 PM IST
According to the regional meteorological centre of the India Meteorological Department, the depression over Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into cyclone Amphan over the next 12 hours.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has promised to repair the church which has been vandalized in East Midnapore district .(PTI PHOTO.)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has promised to repair the church which has been vandalized in East Midnapore district .(PTI PHOTO.)

Church vandalized in Bengal; Mamata Banerjee promises to repair it

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 10:02 PM IST
Three people have been arrested till Monday afternoon and police are looking for five more accused. Officials of the Bhagwanpur police station, who are investigating the case, have not commented on the political identify of the arrested men. The BJP has denied its involvement.
The fire broke out in a pipeline at the plant.(Representational Photo)
The fire broke out in a pipeline at the plant.(Representational Photo)

At least 13 workers injured in fire at chemical plant in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 08:15 PM IST
The district authorities rushed eight fire engines to the chemical plant and have asked for more from elsewhere in the district.
The boy’s death is the fifth such incident since August 11 in the beach town.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The boy’s death is the fifth such incident since August 11 in the beach town.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Body of 7-year-old boy missing for 2 days, found on beach in Bengal’s Digha

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2019 05:52 PM IST
Marina Ghat, where his body was washed ashore on Monday morning, is about a km away from Jagannath Ghat, where he was playing two days ago.
According to the police, some tourists keep going into the water to take selfies with big waves.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
According to the police, some tourists keep going into the water to take selfies with big waves.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Tourist drowns in Bengal’s coastal town Digha; fourth incident since Aug 11

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 05:10 PM IST
Dipu Senapati, a resident of Rajahati village of Khanakul in Hooghly district was declared dead on arrival at the Digha Hospital.
A West Bengal woman was gangraped by her boyfriend and his friends on Aug 24. She was hospitalised after consuming pesticide(Representative photograph of a woman lying on the floor. Shutterstock)
A West Bengal woman was gangraped by her boyfriend and his friends on Aug 24. She was hospitalised after consuming pesticide(Representative photograph of a woman lying on the floor. Shutterstock)

Bengal gangrape victim dies, police accused of shielding key accused

Hindustan Times, Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2019 03:47 PM IST
The victim was called out from her house on August 24 by her boyfriend and taken to a nearby field, where he and his friends raped her. They also filmed the incident and threatened to release video if she didn’t stay quiet.
Leaders and workers of West Bengal Congress are upset over the party fielding a former CPM lawmaker from Tamluk LS seat.(Reuters)
Leaders and workers of West Bengal Congress are upset over the party fielding a former CPM lawmaker from Tamluk LS seat.(Reuters)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Discontent in Bengal Congress over ticket to former Left MP with Nandigram taint

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2019 12:49 PM IST
Lakshman Seth has been fielded by the Congress to contest from his home turf Tamluk in East Midnapore district, where he had won the Lok Sabha polls in 1998, 1999 and 2004.
Class 12 student held for rape in West Bengal. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo)
Class 12 student held for rape in West Bengal. Raj K Raj/HT Photo(HT Photo)

Class 12 student held for rape in West Bengal

Midnapore (West Bengal) | By Koushik Dutta
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2019 11:17 PM IST
The 19-year-old was produced in a Tamluk court on Wednesday, which remanded him in 14 days’ judicial custody. Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, have been slapped against him.
The girl has been admitted in Tamluk government hospital in critical condition.(Representative Image)
The girl has been admitted in Tamluk government hospital in critical condition.(Representative Image)

8-year-old girl raped by youth in West Bengal village

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta, Midnapore
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2018 07:39 PM IST
Gopal Chandra Shaw, the accused, came to Keshabpur two days ago to visit his sister and brother-in-law. He is absconding now.
The body of Sariful Gaji, 14, was found in the toilet of the hostel at Srirampur Agricultural High School on Friday night.(Representative Image)
The body of Sariful Gaji, 14, was found in the toilet of the hostel at Srirampur Agricultural High School on Friday night.(Representative Image)

Class 8 student found hanging in Bengal school hostel, locals set building on fire

Hindustan Times | By Koushik Dutta, Midnapore
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 07:17 PM IST
Local people ransacked the hostel and set it on fire after the body of the class 8 student was found. The boy’s family alleged before the police that he was murdered.
File photo of an employee of a Santa Cruise ‘digital laundry’ company monitoring a computer screen to find ‘revenge porn’ at the company in Seoul. The company is tasked with taking down videos posted without consent — including so-called “revenge porn”.(AFP)
File photo of an employee of a Santa Cruise ‘digital laundry’ company monitoring a computer screen to find ‘revenge porn’ at the company in Seoul. The company is tasked with taking down videos posted without consent — including so-called “revenge porn”.(AFP)

Revenge porn: First conviction in Bengal, man gets 5 years in jail

Hindustan Times | By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2018 07:14 PM IST
Animesh Bakshi, 23, was convicted for uploading nude videos of a woman on pornographic websites after she ended their relationship.
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