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Union home minister Amit Shah, Trinamool rebel Suvendu Adhikari, West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh, and BJP leaders Mukul Roy, Kailash Vijayvargiya and Locket Chatterjee with others at a public rally in Midnapore on Saturday.(ANI)

Six TMC MLAs and four from Congress, Left join BJP at Amit Shah’s rally

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 05:28 AM IST
Among the 10 MLAs who switched sides, Trinamool’s Suvendu Adhikari is the only one who has submitted his resignation to the assembly though it has not been accepted on technical grounds.
The train came to a halt after the incident.(Himansu Vyas/HT Photo)
The train came to a halt after the incident.(Himansu Vyas/HT Photo)

RPF personnel saves man’s life at a train station in West Bengal

Midnapore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 07:13 PM IST
Sujoy Ghosh slipped and fell while trying to board the Kharagpur-Asansol passenger. Dharmendra Yadav, RPF personnel, pulled him out by his legs.
The Supreme Court’s verdict on the decades-old Ayodhya title suit on Saturday evoked mixed reactions in West Bengal as the state government remained on high alert.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The Supreme Court’s verdict on the decades-old Ayodhya title suit on Saturday evoked mixed reactions in West Bengal as the state government remained on high alert.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Bengal karsevaks welcome Ayodhya verdict amid mixed reaction; no word from Mamata

Kolkata/Midnapore | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2019 11:56 PM IST
The ruling by a five-judge constitution bench of the top court on Saturday held unanimously that a Ram temple would be built at the 2.77-acre piece of land in Ayodhya and ordered the government to give Muslims an alternative five-acre plot in a prominent place in Ayodhya.
A 13-year old child was allegedly raped before she was murdered in Bengal’s Haldia township(Representative Photo)
A 13-year old child was allegedly raped before she was murdered in Bengal’s Haldia township(Representative Photo)

Bengal labourer arrested for raping, murdering minor who came to watch TV at his home

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 10:11 PM IST
The girl used to go to the 45-year-old man’s shanty to watch television every evening but went missing on Friday. Local people later found her body in a sack hidden inside Patra’s home.
BJP supporters staged an agitation, accusing the local Trinamool Congress workers of murdering 19-year-old Pintu Manna.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
BJP supporters staged an agitation, accusing the local Trinamool Congress workers of murdering 19-year-old Pintu Manna.(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

BJP worker’s son found hanging from tree in Bengal, party alleges he was murdered

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2019 07:44 AM IST
BJP supporters staged an agitation accusing the local Trinamool Congress workers of murdering 19-year-old Pintu Manna. The supporters alleged that Manna was murdered and his body was later hung to make it look like a suicide.
The woman confessed to having buried the body of the 25-year-old man in a garden near her house on Thursday night.(Getty Images)
The woman confessed to having buried the body of the 25-year-old man in a garden near her house on Thursday night.(Getty Images)

Woman in Bengal’s Midnapore held for killing man who ‘tried to rape’ her

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 29, 2019 11:27 AM IST
The policemen said they were surprised when the woman walked in and said that she had murdered someone. They did not believe her initially and thought she was mentally unstable.
Policemen injured in clashes with BJP supporters undergoing treatment in Kolkata.(ANI)
Policemen injured in clashes with BJP supporters undergoing treatment in Kolkata.(ANI)

After Mamata’s no, BJP takes out victory parade. Cops injured in clashes

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 06:42 PM IST
Several BJP workers were also injured in baton charge by the police who also used tear gas to disperse the crowd.
Dam is currently lodged in a jail in Hooghly district where he got the result on Thursday.(PTI/ Representative Image)
Dam is currently lodged in a jail in Hooghly district where he got the result on Thursday.(PTI/ Representative Image)

In a first, jailed Maoist passes test for lecturership in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2019 10:35 PM IST
Dam was an inmate of the Presidency jail in Kolkata when he wrote the test on December 2, last year. He now has to clear an interview to be eligible for a job in a college.
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee might spring a few surprises while announcing her list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on Tuesday.(PTI)
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee might spring a few surprises while announcing her list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on Tuesday.(PTI)

New faces, more women likely in Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool candidate list for Lok Sabha elections

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2019 11:22 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee might spring a few surprises while announcing her list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election 2019 on Tuesday.
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire that broke out in a plastic factory in New Delhi.(Reuters/Representative photo)
Firefighters try to extinguish a fire that broke out in a plastic factory in New Delhi.(Reuters/Representative photo)

Five workers missing as plastic factory gutted in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON FEB 12, 2019 08:27 PM IST
The owner and the manager of the plastic factory can’t be traced.
Trinamool Rajya Sabha member Manas Bhunia has claimed that more than 350 cows have died in Bural, Bishnupur, Bhemua and Mohar gram panchayat areas.(HT File Photo)
Trinamool Rajya Sabha member Manas Bhunia has claimed that more than 350 cows have died in Bural, Bishnupur, Bhemua and Mohar gram panchayat areas.(HT File Photo)

Foot and mouth disease kills 100 cows in Bengal’s west Midnapore, 3500 affected

Hindustan Times, Sabang | By Koushik Dutta
PUBLISHED ON SEP 07, 2018 09:52 PM IST
The outbreak has created panic among farmers and the state animal resource development (ARD) department has sent teams across Sabang to tackle the situation.
Amit Shah addressing a huge public rally at Mayo Road organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yava Morcha.(BJP/Twitter)
Amit Shah addressing a huge public rally at Mayo Road organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yava Morcha.(BJP/Twitter)

Amit Shah says BJP will uproot Trinamool in Bengal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 11:14 PM IST
BJP president Amit Shah targeted West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee and the Trinamool Congress at his rally in Kolkata.
Trinamool Congress (TMC) party workers hold a portrait of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the annual Martyrs’ Day (Shahid diwas) rally, in Kolkata on Friday, July 20, 2018.(PTI Photo)
Trinamool Congress (TMC) party workers hold a portrait of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the annual Martyrs’ Day (Shahid diwas) rally, in Kolkata on Friday, July 20, 2018.(PTI Photo)

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee to unveil strategy for next Lok Sabha polls in TMC rally today

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 12:28 PM IST
Banerjee had earlier said her party was supporting the motion against the BJP government at the Centre in the greater interest of the Opposition unity,
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits a woman, who was injured after a portion of a tent collapsed at his rally, at a hospital in Midnapore on July 16.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits a woman, who was injured after a portion of a tent collapsed at his rally, at a hospital in Midnapore on July 16.(PTI Photo)

Many lapses, say officials on tent collapse during PM Modi’s Bengal rally

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 11:59 PM IST
Of the three canopies set up for the meeting in West Bengal’s Midnapore, one collapsed during Modi’s speech, injuring 90 people.
Prime Minister Modi visited the injured at the hospital after his rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore.(HT Photo)
Prime Minister Modi visited the injured at the hospital after his rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore.(HT Photo)

90 injured at PM Modi’s rally in Midnapore after tent collapses

Hindustan Times | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2018 12:04 AM IST
The injured were rushed to Midnapore Medical College and Hospital. The Prime Minister visited the injured in the hospital after the rally .
Posters of the Trinamool Congress and BJP have erupted all over Midnapore ahead of the Prime Minister’s rally on Monday.(HT Photo)
Posters of the Trinamool Congress and BJP have erupted all over Midnapore ahead of the Prime Minister’s rally on Monday.(HT Photo)

After poster war in Midnapore over Modi’s rally, TMC and BJP clash in cyber space

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 02:45 PM IST
The TMC’s cyber offensive comes on the heels of Mamata Banerjee’s move to bolster the party’s cyber wing before the Lok Sabha polls through workshops.
PM Modi addressed a rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore on July 16, 2018.(ANI Twitter)
PM Modi addressed a rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore on July 16, 2018.(ANI Twitter)

Modi woos farmers and attacks Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal rally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi and Kolkata | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 08:15 PM IST
PM Modi spoke about how farmers have benefitted from his government’s decision to ensure 150% minimum support price for farmers for their kharif crops.
Posters of the Trinamool Congress and BJP haver erupted all over Midnapore ahead of the Prime Minister’s rally on Monday.(HT Photo)
Posters of the Trinamool Congress and BJP haver erupted all over Midnapore ahead of the Prime Minister’s rally on Monday.(HT Photo)

War of posters erupts in West Bengal’s Midnapore ahead of PM Modi’s rally

Hindustan Times, Midnapore/Kolkata | By Koushik Dutta and Sumanta Ray Chaudhuri
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2018 04:16 PM IST
While the Trinamool Congress had a head start in covering Midnapore with the party’s posters and festoons, BJP workers have strung festoons with pictures of Prime Minister, BJP president Amit Shah and the party’s Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh.
TMC had tested a similar ploy on June 28 when BJP president Amit Shah visited the temple town of Tarapith in Birbhum district, wrapping the entire stretch through Rampurhat with big cutouts and banners of Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)
TMC had tested a similar ploy on June 28 when BJP president Amit Shah visited the temple town of Tarapith in Birbhum district, wrapping the entire stretch through Rampurhat with big cutouts and banners of Mamata Banerjee.(PTI)

Ahead of Modi’s rally, TMC to flood Midnapore with cutouts, banners of Mamata

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2018 09:06 PM IST
The Trinamool Congress will also organise rallies all over the West Midnapore district on July 14 and 15 to highlight Mamata Banerjee’s work for farmers and general people.
Police in West Bengal say quarry worker stole explosives in plot to harm his wife.(AFP)
Police in West Bengal say quarry worker stole explosives in plot to harm his wife.(AFP)

‘To teach wife a lesson’ stone quarry worker blows up home in Bengal

Hindustan Times, Midnapore | By Koushik Dutta
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 10:55 AM IST
Jamir Mollah did not know his wife was not at home when he blew up the house in fit of rage after stealing explosives.
Sulekha Mahato and Dilip Mahato, who surrendered as Maoists in 2016, got married at a temple in Karnagarh, about 10km from Midnapore town.(HT Photo)
Sulekha Mahato and Dilip Mahato, who surrendered as Maoists in 2016, got married at a temple in Karnagarh, about 10km from Midnapore town.(HT Photo)

West Bengal police help surrendered Maoist couple marry, arrange feast

Hindustan Times | By Koushik Dutta
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2018 02:34 PM IST
West Bengal Police held a reception ceremony for Sulekha Mahato and Dilip Mahato and even organised a wedding feast in a lodge in Midnapore town.
The carcass of the tiger was found on Friday inside a forest near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district.(HT Photo)
The carcass of the tiger was found on Friday inside a forest near Lalgarh in West Midnapore district.(HT Photo)

Royal Bengal tiger speared down by locals in Lalgarh 42 days after first sighting

Hindustan Times | By Koushik Dutta, Midnapore
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 06:55 PM IST
Locals said the tiger injured two villagers at around 10 am on Friday when a group of around 70 tribal people entered the forest to hunt animals and birds as part of their ongoing hunting festival.
The Paik martial dance form, traditionally performed by soldiers of the local king, involves leaps and displays of skill with sticks.
The Paik martial dance form, traditionally performed by soldiers of the local king, involves leaps and displays of skill with sticks.

Why the show must go on in Jangalmahal

Hindustan Times | By Dipanjan Sinha
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2018 08:49 AM IST
A retired govt official is fighting to preserve unique forms of folk dance and theatre found only in tribal West Bengal.
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