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‘Was first in family to apply under CAA in Bengal, now others will’

Eight persons in West Bengal were given their certificate of Indian citizenship under the Citizenship Amendment Act on Wednesday

Santilata Biswas 52, received Indian citizenship on Wednesday
Published on May 31, 2024 10:17 PM IST

Flesh believed to be of murdered Bangladeshi lawmaker found in septic tank

Dhaka Metropolitan Police detective branch chief Harunor Rashid on Tuesday said the flesh has been preserved and would be sent for forensic analysis and DNA test

Md Anwarul Azim Anar was reported missing on May 18. (PTI)
Published on May 29, 2024 08:47 AM IST

Day after HC order, CBI creates email ID for Sandeshkhali victims in Bengal

The Calcutta high court order was passed by the division bench that was hearing a suo motu motion on the alleged offences in Sandeshkhali

Vandalised farm house of arrested TMC leader Shibaprasad Hazra over land grab and violence against women at Sandeshkhali in North 24 Parganas in West Bengal. (HT FILE PHOTO/Samir Jana)
Published on Apr 11, 2024 08:39 PM IST

Who is Sheikh Shahjahan, the controversial TMC leader of Sandeshkhali in West Bengal?

Local TMC leaders said the rise of 45-year-old Shahjahan has been meteoric, and according to many, he was more powerful than many MLAs and ministers

TMC strongman Sheikh Shahjahan. (Image from social media)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 10:59 AM IST

TMC strongman Sheikh Shahjahan arrested, sent to 10-day police custody

Shahjahan has been at large for more than 50 days since an Enforcement Directorate team that went to raid his house in Sandeshkhali was attacked by a mob

He was arrested from a house in Minakhah in North 24 Parganas district, police said. (Sourced photo)
Updated on Feb 29, 2024 04:09 PM IST

Evening briefing: TMC leader's claim on Shahjahan's arrest, and more

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TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh is on the run following the attack on ED officials in Sandeshkhali. (File)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 06:09 PM IST

Attack on ED officials: Lookout notice issued against TMC’s Shahjahan Sheikh

The ED has sent a written complaint to the police and issued a lookout notice for the TMC leader.

BJP workers protest against the attack on ED officials, in Kolkata on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 11:58 PM IST
By, Kolkata

ED on Bengal violence: '800-1000 attacked to cause death'

The Central agency said the attack took place when its officials were searching three premises of TMC leader Sahajahan Sheikh.

North 24 Parganas: Security personnel inspect a vehicle of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) team which was attacked during a raid in West Bengal's Sandeshkhali, in North 24 Parganas on Friday.
(ANI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2024 12:53 AM IST

At least 7 killed, several injured in explosion at fireworks factory in Bengal

Bengal minister Rathin Ghosh said police officers told him that seven or eight people died and around six people were injured in the incident.

Fire brigade officials said the explosion was so powerful that it damaged several buildings in the area.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 27, 2023 01:02 PM IST

WB panchayat poll violence: 17-year-old killed in crude bomb explosion

Police said that the incident took place amid a political clash that broke out after midnight. The boy lost his life after a crude bomb exploded near him while one more person sustained injuries

 (Representative Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2023 12:08 PM IST

Suspected terrorist nabbed by West Bengal STF from Howrah

In August 2022, the West Bengal STF had arrested two persons with suspected links to the AQIS from Sashan in North 24 Parganas

The STF had arrested another suspected AQIS member from Hooghly district four days ago. (Representative Image)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 11:16 AM IST

Behind the wheels, Mamata visits villages of North 24 Parganas on a boat | Watch

TMC supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visited a primary school in Hasnabad and distributed chocolates and soft toys among the students. Later, she handed over winter clothes to the locals of Khapukur in the region.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee drives a boat. (Screengrab/TMC Twitter video)
Updated on Nov 30, 2022 07:24 PM IST

Two Bengal BJP workers killed in 24 hrs, three held amid stir

President of a BJP polling booth-level committee at Halishahar in North 24 Parganas district and three others were attacked by about a dozen men when BJP workers were visiting voters to carry out the party’s outreach programme in the Barendragali area.

Image for representation.
Updated on Dec 13, 2020 11:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

BJP worker beaten to death, 6 injured during door to door campaign in Bengal

Barrackpore BJP MP Arjun Singh alleged that goons sheltered by the Trinamool Congress killed Bhawal but the ruling party denied the charge.

The BJP said that the party activists were attacked when they were engaged in the “Griha Sampark Abhiyan”.(HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 12, 2020 11:55 PM IST
Barrackpore | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Declared dead, Covid patient returns home after recovery

The district health department has formed a four-member committee to inquire the incident.

The records got swapped and Shibdas Banerjee remained under treatment for the coronavirus disease as Mohinimohan Mukherjee till he recovered.(AP)
Updated on Nov 22, 2020 02:48 PM IST
Hindsuatn Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

Man steals rickshaw puller’s SIM card, later uses it to dupe bike seller

The phone, which the accused used to call the bike-seller, was also a stolen one, the police said. The accused has been arrested from North 24 Parganas district, around 30 km north of Kolkata.

The accused took the rickshaw puller’s mobile phone on the pretext of making a call and stole the SIM card. The rickshaw puller realized it much later, according to the police.(GETTY IMAGES/iStock.)
Updated on Nov 12, 2020 12:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

India-Bangladesh border sees spike in wildlife smuggling, says BSF

Senior officials of the BSF said that this year till date around 14 gecko lizards, 31 cockatoos, 77 parrots and 95 pigeons have been seized. In 2019 only around 64 pigeons and 46 parrots were seized.

While in 2018, the BSF’s south Bengal Frontier had seized 22 such consignments, in 2019 the number went down to 13. This year, however, despite the pandemic and the lockdown when infiltration had dropped, the BSF has seized at least 25 consignments till October. (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 09:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

2 arrested from Punjab in Bengal BJP leader’s murder

Those arrested hail from Bihar, said CID officials. They were brought to Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, where Manish Shukla was gunned down, and produced before Barrackpore court on Friday afternoon.

CID officers said on condition of anonymity that the two accused were deployed by Bihar-based gangster Subodh Singh.
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 01:22 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

West Bengal: Idol immersion in River Ichamati to be a low-key affair this year

The North 24 Parganas district, where the annual event is organised, has recorded around 71,000 Covid-19 cases to date

A local puja committee is only the one that will keep up with the tradition in the river, which forms a natural boundary between the two countries.(Representational Photo/AFP)
Published on Oct 26, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta

BJP leader murder: Clashes break out between police and BJP supporters in Kolkata

BJP supporters allegedly attacked the police with bricks and glass bottles. A few crude bombs were also allegedly hurled at the police personnel, an official said

A large police contingent, including Rapid Action Force (RAF) and combat force personnel, had to be deployed to maintain law and order in the area.(Representative Photo/ANI File)
Published on Oct 05, 2020 04:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta

Lawyer who killed husband with phone charger chord gets jail for life

Lawyer Anindita Pal Dey, 35, was convicted for murdering her husband Rajat Kumar Dey, who too was a lawyer at the Calcutta high court, on the night of November 25, 2018.

The woman says she has been framed and would fight for justice. (Picture for representation)
Updated on Sep 17, 2020 12:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

Wife of Calcutta High Court lawyer pronounced guilty of murdering him in 2018

She initially told the police that he fell from the bed and had a heart attack

Anindita Pal Dey, who is also a lawyer, was also accused of tampering with evidence.(Representational Photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

Booked for provocative post, Bengal BJP MP alleges attack on house

Arjun Singh, from Barrackpore constituency in North 24 Parganas district, alleged that bombs were hurled at his house as well as an adjacent temple

The incident occurred two days after West Bengal Police registered a case against Arjun Singh for his September 1 tweet in which he had alleged that arson led to the destruction of an idol at a temple in another district in Bengal.(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)
Published on Sep 04, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

Two Kolkata brothers murder third in 2014; surrender six years later

Apu told police that he and Tapu killed Nipu in December 2014 and buried him in the backyard of their house

A skeleton has been exhumed from the backyard of their house.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2020 12:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

India’s second-most populous district emerges as a challenge to Bengal’s Covid-19 management

The positivity rate of North 24 Parganas is around 20.6%, which is almost double the national average

Kolkata has reported 5,498 Covid-19 cases in the last 10 days, compared to North 24 Parganas’ 6,448.(AFP)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By

Covid-19 cases in West Bengal cross 20,000-mark

At least 45 Covid-19 patients died on Friday taking the total death toll to 1,581. More than 500 deaths were reported in the last two weeks alone.

West Bengal has reported 70,188 cases till date out of which 48,374 have been treated and discharged. The discharge rate is 68%.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 31, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Panic buying ensues in Bengal markets ahead of lockdown in Covid-19 containment zones

West Bengal had on Wednesday witnessed the highest single-day spike of 986 Covid-19 cases, taking the state’s virus count to 24,823, the health department said in a bulletin.

Barricade set up at Khodaganj Road coronavirus containment zone in Beleghata, Kolkata, West Bengal on Wednesday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2020 04:04 PM IST
Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

TMC, BJP trade charges after former’s councillor shot near Kolkata

Champa Das had won the municipal elections as an independent candidate and then joined the Trinamool Congress.

The woman was standing in front of her house when she was attacked .(Representative photo/REUTERS)
Published on Jul 04, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

2 Bengal tourists, local driver die in Sikkim as boulder hits SUV

Police said a group of tourists from North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal were travelling in two cars. The accident happened when they were close to the Lingtam area.

The tourists who died were residents of Taki Road in the Madhya Kalikapur area of Barasat in North 24 Parganas. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Mar 10, 2020 10:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By

Explosives being traded freely in state, says West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Civic polls in Bengal are scheduled to be held later this year, while assembly elections are due next year in 2021.

On Friday the governor was seen exchanging pleasantries with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at the state legislative assembly.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 09, 2020 10:47 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By
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