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Youth accused of rape and murder of north Bengal student found dead, BJP alleges cover up

The body of the accused who lived in the same village as the girl was found in a ditch on Monday morning.
A bus that was set on fire on Sunday in Bengal’s north Dinajpur district during clashes during a protest against an alleged rape and murder of a girl .(ANI)
A bus that was set on fire on Sunday in Bengal’s north Dinajpur district during clashes during a protest against an alleged rape and murder of a girl .(ANI)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 05:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Siliguri/Kolkata | ByTanmay Chatterjee and Pramod Giri

Mob torches vehicles, attacks police in Bengal after teenager’s ‘rape and murder’

At least 30 people, including some police personnel, were injured in the pitched battles in Chopra in Bengal’s North Dinajpur district.
Locals set police vehicles and public buses on fire, block road during a protest against an alleged rape and murder of a girl in Bengal’s north Dinajpur district on Sunday.(ANI)
Locals set police vehicles and public buses on fire, block road during a protest against an alleged rape and murder of a girl in Bengal’s north Dinajpur district on Sunday.(ANI)
Updated on Jul 19, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Siliguri | ByPramod Giri| Edited by Sabir Hussain

Beaten for alleged onion theft, 70-year-old woman commits suicide in Bengal

Family members of Minati Mondol (70), said she committed suicide on Sunday after she was tortured and humiliated on January 29 after a villager alleged that she had stolen onions from his field.
A kangaroo court had allegedly also fined her Rs 15,000 for stealing onions from her neighbour’s farm.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
A kangaroo court had allegedly also fined her Rs 15,000 for stealing onions from her neighbour’s farm.(Representative photo/Getty Images)
Published on Feb 04, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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2 arrested for attack on group protesting against CAA in Bengal

Seven people, including a civic police volunteer, were allegedly injured in the attack.
7 people were injured in the attack which happened on Wednesday evening.(Representational photo)
7 people were injured in the attack which happened on Wednesday evening.(Representational photo)
Updated on Dec 19, 2019 03:46 PM IST
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NRC, Citizenship Amendment Bill become issues in Bengal by-polls

The two assembly seats of Karimpur and Kaliaganj in Nadia and North Dinajpur districts have sizeable Muslim population along with Hindu refugees from Bangladesh. Both districts had seen anti-NRC agitations recently.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared that she won’t allow NRC in West Bengal(PTI Photo/Representative)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared that she won’t allow NRC in West Bengal(PTI Photo/Representative)
Updated on Nov 24, 2019 02:39 AM IST
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Homemaker’s body found buried inside oven in Bengal village; husband absconding

The deceased, Olivia Parveen, was married to Muhammad Hanif around 15 years ago, local people told the police. Parveen’s family alleged that she was murdered by Hanif.
On Saturday, the neighbours became suspicious when they could not hear any noise from Hanif’s house. They went to inquire and found the house abandoned and part of the victim’s body jutting out of the oven made on the ground.(AFP FILE PHOTO.)
On Saturday, the neighbours became suspicious when they could not hear any noise from Hanif’s house. They went to inquire and found the house abandoned and part of the victim’s body jutting out of the oven made on the ground.(AFP FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Oct 12, 2019 09:59 PM IST
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Two suspected JMB operatives arrested from Bengal’s Malda district

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.
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.)
Published on Sep 03, 2019 07:52 PM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Bangladeshi actor Ferdous campaigns for Trinamool, Home Ministry frowns

Several Bangla film industry actors were present at the meeting and they later joined a roadshow, ABP Live reported. The channel added that the state BJP had complained to the poll officials against the actor from Bangladesh canvassing in West Bengal.
The Home Ministry has sought a report from Foreigners Regional Registration Office on Bangladeshi actor Ferdous campaigning in West Bengal, reports ANI.(ANI Photo)
The Home Ministry has sought a report from Foreigners Regional Registration Office on Bangladeshi actor Ferdous campaigning in West Bengal, reports ANI.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 04:59 PM IST
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Yogi Adityanath’s Bengal rally denied permission by Mamata govt

Last month, there was a row between the BJP and the Mamata Banerjee government over a landing spot for BJP president Amit Shah’s helicopter ahead of his rally in Malda.
Adityanath was supposed to address a rally at Balurghat in South Dinajpur, West Bengal.(ANI)
Adityanath was supposed to address a rally at Balurghat in South Dinajpur, West Bengal.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 03, 2019 02:59 PM IST
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High liquor sale during festival pushes Bengal’s revenue collection to record high

In October, sale of India made foreign liquor (IMFL) stood at 1.20 crore litre, marking a shopping 57% rise over October 2017.
State finance an excise minister Amit Mitra had set a target of Rs10,500 crore towards collection of excise revenue in 2018- 19.(HT File Photo)
State finance an excise minister Amit Mitra had set a target of Rs10,500 crore towards collection of excise revenue in 2018- 19.(HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 12, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, Kolkata

Congress worker shot dead in West Bengal, two others critical

Congress block president Asok Roy alleged that Trinamool supporters opened fire. Ruling party MLA Hamidul Rahaman denied the charges.
In May, panchayat polls in Bengal were marred by violent clashes, which have continued over formation of panchayat boards.(PTI File Photo)
In May, panchayat polls in Bengal were marred by violent clashes, which have continued over formation of panchayat boards.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Nov 05, 2018 12:04 AM IST
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Islampur firing Bengal’s biggest issue, say RSS-BJP; line up prolonged agitation plans

Two former students were killed in alleged police firing at the school at Islampur in North Dinajpur district during a protest against delayed recruitment of teachers.
BJP supporters taking out a rally in Kolkata on September 26 , 2018 in support of the Bengal bandh on the issue of death of two former students in Islampur, North Dinajpur in alleged police firing during a protest against delay in recruitment of teachers.(HT Photo)
BJP supporters taking out a rally in Kolkata on September 26 , 2018 in support of the Bengal bandh on the issue of death of two former students in Islampur, North Dinajpur in alleged police firing during a protest against delay in recruitment of teachers.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2018 06:42 PM IST
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Kin of students killed in Bengal’s Islampur school agitation refuse to cremate bodies, demand CBI probe

Rajesh Sarkar and Tapas Barman, both ex-students, sustained bullet injuries during an agitation at the premises of Darivit High School on Thursday.
Protest rally on the issue of school students death of Islampur, at Gariahat crossing in Kolkata on Sunday.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Protest rally on the issue of school students death of Islampur, at Gariahat crossing in Kolkata on Sunday.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 23, 2018 10:28 PM IST
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BJP, TMC lock horns over deaths of 2 men in alleged police firing in West Bengal

The families of both the victims have demanded a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation, and refused to cremate their bodies until then.
Villagers and family members of the two victims, Rajesh Sarkar, 19, and Tapash Burman, 21, have refused to cremate the bodies.(HT Photo)
Villagers and family members of the two victims, Rajesh Sarkar, 19, and Tapash Burman, 21, have refused to cremate the bodies.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 12:09 AM IST
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8 months into politics, AMU alumnus wrests sole zilla parishad seat for Left in Bengal

The Urdu teacher at Dharmapur High School at Goalpokhar in Bengal’s North Dinajpur district won from Belon in Goalpokhar 2 block.
Md Shahid Siddiquee joined politics eight months ago after he was inspired by Forward Bloc MLA from Chakulia in North Dinajpur district, Ali Imran Ramz.(HT Photo)
Md Shahid Siddiquee joined politics eight months ago after he was inspired by Forward Bloc MLA from Chakulia in North Dinajpur district, Ali Imran Ramz.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 22, 2018 05:04 PM IST
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