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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced the measure in Malda district while attending a mass marriage of tribals organised by the administration.(PTI PHOTO.)

Weeks after taking a swipe at RSS-affiliated outfits, Mamata attends mass marriage for tribals

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Banerjee had condemned mass marriages of tribal people from poor economic backgrounds conducted by different Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-affiliated organisations in February. She had alleged that these events were the Sangh Parivar’s attempt to convert the followers of the Sari/Sarna religion of the tribal people into Hindus.
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

1 killed, 10 injured as bus collides with truck in Bengal

Malda (West Bengal) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 04:05 PM IST
The bus, which had started from Kharagpur in West Medinipur district, was on its way to Bihar’s Purnia when it hit the truck from behind early Thursday, an officer of English Bazar police station said.
A newly married woman was allegedly strangled to death in the Kaliachak area of Bengal’s Malda district on Monday night. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
A newly married woman was allegedly strangled to death in the Kaliachak area of Bengal’s Malda district on Monday night. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

22-year-old woman allegedly killed for dowry in Bengal village

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Last week, another homemaker from Malda district, Jyotsna Mondal, 33, was allegedly poisoned to death for dowry after 13 years of marriage.
A 17-year-old examinee in Malda district got arrested on Wednesday for making a TikTok video of the English second language paper(Bloomberg (Representative Image))
A 17-year-old examinee in Malda district got arrested on Wednesday for making a TikTok video of the English second language paper(Bloomberg (Representative Image))

Bengal board examinee makes TikTok video of English question paper, arrested

Hindustan times, Berhampore/Kolkata | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 02:52 AM IST
The video has a Hindi movie song playing in the background. The lyrics talk of tough questions that a student cannot understand and even curses the person who set the questions.
Two children have died and two others were injured after sorcery practices were allegedly performed on them in West Bengal’s Malda district. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Two children have died and two others were injured after sorcery practices were allegedly performed on them in West Bengal’s Malda district. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)

2 children dead, 2 injured after sorcery practices in Bengal: Police

Malda (West Bengal) | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 03:09 PM IST
Parents of the children, all of them daily wagers, have said that sorcery practices were performed on the four boys and girls after they fell unconscious upon their return from a nearby jungle on Friday evening.
On Wednesday afternoon, tension gripped Sujapur in the Kaliachak police station area when some strike supporters blocked NH-34 and started pelting stones at the police who tried to remove the blockade.(Getty Images.)
On Wednesday afternoon, tension gripped Sujapur in the Kaliachak police station area when some strike supporters blocked NH-34 and started pelting stones at the police who tried to remove the blockade.(Getty Images.)

Seven arrested in Bengal for Sujapur violence during anti-CAA strike

Hindustan Times, Murshidabad | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 01:16 AM IST
Seven policemen were injured and several vehicles were damaged. Police fired rubber bullets and lobbed tear gas shells after baton charge failed to bring the situation under control. The mob comprised a few hundred people.
Four policemen were hurt after a mob attacked a police post at Milki in Bengal’s Malda district Sunday night.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Four policemen were hurt after a mob attacked a police post at Milki in Bengal’s Malda district Sunday night.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)

Bengal police post set ablaze, cops thrashed after alleged custodial death

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2019 05:59 PM IST
Police said that the man who was arrested during a raid on gambling and liquor dens probably died of a heart attack.
After questioning the arrested JMB operatives, the STF officers have come to know that senior operatives of the JMB were planning to meet in Kolkata shortly to finalise their strategy before escaping to somewhere in South India.(GETTY IMAGES.)
After questioning the arrested JMB operatives, the STF officers have come to know that senior operatives of the JMB were planning to meet in Kolkata shortly to finalise their strategy before escaping to somewhere in South India.(GETTY IMAGES.)

Two suspected JMB operatives arrested from Bengal’s Malda district

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2019 07:52 PM IST
Officers described Bari and Khan as “two main organisers of the newly detected JMB’s Uttar Dinajpur module”. Both are residents of Bengal’s North Dinajpur district.
BJP President Amit Shah(Manoj Kumar/ HT Photo)
BJP President Amit Shah(Manoj Kumar/ HT Photo)

Mamata Banerjee’s dictatorship in Bengal, says BJP as permission denied to Amit Shah’s rally

New Delhi | By Press
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 01:14 PM IST
Amit Shah was scheduled to hold a rally but the state administration denied permission for it last night and also withdrew its nod to the landing of Shah’s chopper in the constituency.
Minor kidnapped from Bengal rescued. (Representative Image)(HT File)
Minor kidnapped from Bengal rescued. (Representative Image)(HT File)

Minor kidnapped from Bengal rescued

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 08:15 AM IST
The police said the girl was put on a train to Delhi, adding that they suspected the involvement of a child-trafficking racket
Smriti Irani(HT file photo)
Smriti Irani(HT file photo)

After Amit Shah, Smriti Irani’s helicopter lands into controversy

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2019 10:11 PM IST
A day after Bengal witnessed BJP and Trinamool trading charges over permission to land a helicopter carrying BJP president Amit Shah to a rally in Malda district, a chopper carrying Union minister Smriti Irani landed in fresh controversy.
The upper jaw of the victim was smashed and there were injuries all over the body.(Representative image)
The upper jaw of the victim was smashed and there were injuries all over the body.(Representative image)

Mutilated body of 15-yr-old girl found hanging from tree in West Bengal’s Malda

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2019 11:37 PM IST
A police officer who did not want to be identified said when the body was found, there were signs of injury on the victim’s private parts and signs of physical struggle were also evident.
Senjarul Sheikh had taken a consignment of heroin and was supposed to pay Rs 4.5 lakh for the drug, but could not pay up.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)
Senjarul Sheikh had taken a consignment of heroin and was supposed to pay Rs 4.5 lakh for the drug, but could not pay up.(AFP File Photo/Representative image)

Facing threats over pending dues, son hands over father to drug dealer for ransom in West Bengal

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2018 06:07 PM IST
Senjarul Sheikh, 25, has been associated with peddling heroin for a long time. In the last week of August, he took his father to Baishnabnagar in the pretext of filling up a form to build a mosque in his native village and handed him over to the members of the drug racket.
The boy’s parents have accused BJP activists of entering their house in Malda and shooting him.(AFP file/ Pic for representational purposes only)
The boy’s parents have accused BJP activists of entering their house in Malda and shooting him.(AFP file/ Pic for representational purposes only)

Three-year-old Bengal boy shot in the head still critical, no arrest so far

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 05:00 PM IST
The incident has triggered a blame game between the BJP and Trinamool Congress leaders. The victim’s father has accused BJP activists of committing the crime.
Security personnel walk past burnt ballot boxes lying on a road after violence during panchayat elections in Rampur in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal in May.(PTI)
Security personnel walk past burnt ballot boxes lying on a road after violence during panchayat elections in Rampur in South Dinajpur district of West Bengal in May.(PTI)

3-year-old shot in head in latest Bengal clash over local body elections

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 12:17 AM IST
BJP and Trinamool Congress blame each other; violence over panchayat boards has killed 10 since August 25.
Deceased Sanjay Chandra had covered his face with a handkerchief because of the heat wave and some local people suspected that he was a child lifter.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Deceased Sanjay Chandra had covered his face with a handkerchief because of the heat wave and some local people suspected that he was a child lifter.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

36-yr-old beaten on doubt of being child lifter dies in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore/Malda | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2018 12:07 AM IST
In Malda district alone, at least eight people are admitted in hospital following mob attacks in the last 30 days.
Malda district yields around 3.5 lakh tonnes of the Himsagar, Lyangra, Fazli and Laxmanbhog varieties of mango in a year.(HT File)
Malda district yields around 3.5 lakh tonnes of the Himsagar, Lyangra, Fazli and Laxmanbhog varieties of mango in a year.(HT File)

Mango spells murder in Bengal’s Malda, 1 killed in clashes over plucking of fruit

Hindustan Times, Berhampore | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2018 06:54 PM IST
A man was killed and at least 10 others were injured in various clashes that erupted over illegal plucking of the fruit across the district over the last one month.
Officials organised a rally to make people aware of the disastrous effects of spreading rumours. Local club members and students participated in the rally.(AP/Photo for representation)
Officials organised a rally to make people aware of the disastrous effects of spreading rumours. Local club members and students participated in the rally.(AP/Photo for representation)

Bengal lynching case: Police book 150 ‘unknown’ people, produce three arrested in court

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 09:17 PM IST
An unidentified man was accused of child lifting by villagers in north Bengal’s Malda district on Wednesday, before being tied to an electricity post and fatally beaten up.
Police detain Congress activists who were protesting against fresh political violence in Kolkata, on April 23..(PTI file photo)
Police detain Congress activists who were protesting against fresh political violence in Kolkata, on April 23..(PTI file photo)

Trinamool leader killed, Congress activists attacked in Bengal poll-related violence

Berhampore, Hindustan Times | By Sreyasi Pal
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 06:20 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress leaders’ death pushed the number of those killed in panchayat poll-related violence in the state to 12. Since nominations began on April 2, the election process has been marked by intimidation and violence.
Police chasing away agitating truck drivers at the Mahadipur land port in Malda district in Bengal on Monday.(HT Photo)
Police chasing away agitating truck drivers at the Mahadipur land port in Malda district in Bengal on Monday.(HT Photo)

Indo-Bangla trade through Bengal port hit for hours as truckers agitate against ‘goonda tax’

Hindusatn Times | By Sreyasi Pal
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2018 05:31 PM IST
On an average, 400 trucks enter Bangladesh everyday only through the Mahadipur port. The quantum of extortion money runs into crores of rupees, the truckers alleged.
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