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Death, live on FB: How mob justice drove three of a family to suicide

On the morning of January 9, at 10:35am, a 25-year- old man went live on Facebook from a coastal village in West Bengal’s South 24 Parganas district
In the video, as the man spoke, a phone rang intermittently in the background, but he refused to pay heed. (AFP File Photo/ Representational image)
In the video, as the man spoke, a phone rang intermittently in the background, but he refused to pay heed. (AFP File Photo/ Representational image)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:10 AM IST
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‘Hospital beds to fall short’: Bengal BJP chief vows revenge on Trinamool

This is not the first time that the BJP has issued such a dire warning. A day after the attack on BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy on Thursday in South 24 Parganas, Ghosh had said he was “noting everything”.
The BJP has also floated a slogan “There would be change as well as revenge”. (Photo @DilipGhoshBJP)
The BJP has also floated a slogan “There would be change as well as revenge”. (Photo @DilipGhoshBJP)
Updated on Dec 14, 2020 09:13 PM IST
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Stones hurled at J P Nadda’s convoy, Vijayvargiya’s vehicle ransacked: Report

BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya’s car was also completely ransacked in the melee, sources in the saffron party said.
The police later intervened and ensured the passage of the convoy.(ANI)
The police later intervened and ensured the passage of the convoy.(ANI)
Published on Dec 10, 2020 01:14 PM IST
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In Bengal, neighbour kidnaps minor boy for ransom, kills him

On Saturday, Tushar’s father received a call from an unknown mobile phone and the caller demanded 5 lakh as ransom for releasing the boy.
Munirul Sheikh, the accused, allegedly lured Tushar Chakraborty, a class 6 student, saying he would get the boy a parrot from the trees near his house. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Munirul Sheikh, the accused, allegedly lured Tushar Chakraborty, a class 6 student, saying he would get the boy a parrot from the trees near his house. (Image used for representation).(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Sep 13, 2020 09:27 PM IST
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Near-stampede as villagers queue to submit documents to get Amphan relief

While the Trinamool Congress said that it was propaganda spread by the opposition that led to the chaos, the BJP said that villagers lost faith in the ruling party because of corruption and hence rushed to the BDO’s office to get their names enrolled for relief.
Locals said that most of the people who had gathered at the spot were not wearing masks and there was no social distancing. (HT photo)
Locals said that most of the people who had gathered at the spot were not wearing masks and there was no social distancing. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 04:47 PM IST
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Govt authorities feed hundreds of stray dogs, cows as pilgrims fail to turn up at Ganga Sagar

Not a single pilgrim or tourist has visited the island since March 25, according to the South 24 Parganas district authorities, which have taken upon themselves to feed the vagabond animals.
The Ganga Sagar mela, which is held on the island every year in mid-January, is the second-largest congregation of Hindu pilgrims in the country after the Kumbh Mela.(HT Photo)
The Ganga Sagar mela, which is held on the island every year in mid-January, is the second-largest congregation of Hindu pilgrims in the country after the Kumbh Mela.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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With 12 fatalities, Covid-19 death toll rises to 475 in West Bengal; no of cases 11,087

West Bengal registered 389 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally of such cases to 11,087 in the state, the bulletin said.
Of the 12 deaths, six were from Kolkata and one each was from South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Nadia, Paschim Medinipur and Darjeeling, the bulletin said. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Of the 12 deaths, six were from Kolkata and one each was from South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Nadia, Paschim Medinipur and Darjeeling, the bulletin said. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
Published on Jun 14, 2020 08:46 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

Hit by cyclone Amphan, villages in Sunderbans face drinking water crisis

Ponds have to be drained and treated with chemicals before they can become fresh water reservoirs again.
Cyclone Amphan has left many villages in the Sunderbans inundated with salt water from the sea that has contaminated drinking water sources.(PTI)
Cyclone Amphan has left many villages in the Sunderbans inundated with salt water from the sea that has contaminated drinking water sources.(PTI)
Published on May 26, 2020 08:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByJydeep Thakur| Edited by Sabir Hussain

500 ODRAF men to start clearing roads in cyclone-hit Bengal from Sunday

Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Jena said the team travelled to Bengal following orders of chief minister Naveen Patnaik who had offered the State’s support to Bengal in its hour of distress.
Cyclone Amphan, which ripped through 16 of the 23 districts of Bengal, had devastated Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas with ferocious winds and rain, killing at least 80 people.(REUTERS)
Cyclone Amphan, which ripped through 16 of the 23 districts of Bengal, had devastated Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas with ferocious winds and rain, killing at least 80 people.(REUTERS)
Published on May 23, 2020 11:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh stopped from visiting cyclone-affected areas

Dilip Ghosh was on his way to Canning and Basanti, two of the many areas of the district affected by cyclone Amphan, to distribute relief materials.
West Bengal BJP delegation led by State BJP President Dilip Ghosh’s car was stopped by the police at Dhalai bridge near Garia area of the district.(PTI)
West Bengal BJP delegation led by State BJP President Dilip Ghosh’s car was stopped by the police at Dhalai bridge near Garia area of the district.(PTI)
Published on May 23, 2020 02:06 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Cyclone Amphan: One lakh shifted to safety in Bengal, masks given to evacuees

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier said the NDRF and SDRF personnel were prepared to deal with eventualities and rescue those hit by the cyclone.
Along with the NDRF and SDRF personnel, fire service teams have also been positioned in the vulnerable areas.(ANI)
Along with the NDRF and SDRF personnel, fire service teams have also been positioned in the vulnerable areas.(ANI)
Published on May 19, 2020 04:11 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByPress Trust of India

15 members of family, including 3 kids, injured in accident in south Bengal

The police said that a mini-truck, carrying 15 passengers, turned on its side after falling into a pothole on the road near Diamond Harbour, around 60 km south of Kolkata.
Initially the victims were rushed to a local hospital. Later, they were shifted to a Kolkata hospital in ambulances. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Initially the victims were rushed to a local hospital. Later, they were shifted to a Kolkata hospital in ambulances. (Image used for representation).(FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 16, 2020 07:14 PM IST
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Woman murdered in Bengal, husband blames local TMC men

The village the woman belonged to saw an increase in factional tussles between local TMC groups.
A 32-year-old woman was murdered in South 24 Parganas.(HT FILE)
A 32-year-old woman was murdered in South 24 Parganas.(HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 01, 2019 04:59 PM IST
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Fisherman dragged away by tiger in Sundarbans

Arjun Mandal,45, resident of Rajatjubili of Gosaba area, about 87 km to the south of Kolkata, was dragged away from a boat where he was preparing to cook lunch, said forest officials.
A fisherman was dragged away by a tiger on Monday afternoon in the Sundarbans.(AP/representational Image)
A fisherman was dragged away by a tiger on Monday afternoon in the Sundarbans.(AP/representational Image)
Updated on Jul 30, 2019 04:58 PM IST
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Woman in Bengal’s Midnapore held for killing man who ‘tried to rape’ her

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.
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)
Published on Jul 29, 2019 11:27 AM IST
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Man survives in sea for 5 days by holding onto a bamboo pole

In a virtual epic struggle against the forces of nature, Das survived solely on ‘water when it rained’ from July 6 -- when his trawler was drowned in the sea during a strorm -- to July 10, when he was finally rescued by the crew of the ship MV Jawad.
Das, hailing from Narayanpur in South 24 Parganas district’s Kakdwip, was the master of the trawler FB Nayan-I. He had set sail for the deep sea along with 14 fishermen on July 4.(Deepayan Sinha/Twitter)
Das, hailing from Narayanpur in South 24 Parganas district’s Kakdwip, was the master of the trawler FB Nayan-I. He had set sail for the deep sea along with 14 fishermen on July 4.(Deepayan Sinha/Twitter)
Published on Jul 15, 2019 11:00 AM IST
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Kolkata | ByIndo Asian News Service

Experts blame human pressure for rising tiger kills in Sundarbans

Two women were killed by tigers in Sundarbans in two days adding to the number of people being mauled to death by the big cats.
Ghoramara Island, part of the Sundarbans delta on the Bay of Bengal(REUTERS FILE)
Ghoramara Island, part of the Sundarbans delta on the Bay of Bengal(REUTERS FILE)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 11:29 AM IST
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Out to catch crabs, woman dragged away by tiger in Bengal’s Sundarbans

Three other women who had accompanied Tarafdar on a boat, managed to return safely and informed the forest department and police station about the incident.
Fifty-year-old Banalata, who is a resident of Gosaba area, about 87 km to the south of Kolkata, was on a boat when a tiger suddenly attacked the boat.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Fifty-year-old Banalata, who is a resident of Gosaba area, about 87 km to the south of Kolkata, was on a boat when a tiger suddenly attacked the boat.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Published on Jul 10, 2019 12:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

Six fishermen rescued, 25 still missing in Bay of Bengal

On Monday morning, six fishermen were rescued in Harivanga area in Bangladesh.
Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Image for representation(AFP file photo)
Updated on Jul 08, 2019 07:10 PM IST
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BJP worker’s body found hanging in Bengal’s Purulia

On Wednesday, the body of a 55-year-old worker of the Communist Party of India(Marxist) Ajay Mandal was found in Patharpratima area of South 24 Parganas district. The CPI(M) leaders have alleged that Mandal was killed by TMC supporters when he had gone to catch fish.
The body of a BJP’s 22-year-old youth wing leader was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Thursday, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The body of a BJP’s 22-year-old youth wing leader was found hanging from a tree in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Thursday, police said.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 03:17 PM IST
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Hindustam Times, Midnapore | ByKoushik Dutta

Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Bengal’s Joynagar, a former Left bastion, is now under Trinamool control

Joynagar will vote in the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha election 2019 on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.
Protima Mondal of the Trinamool beat Subhas Naskar of the RSP in last general election in 2014. Pratima Mondal has been fielded again by the Trinamool Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Protima Mondal of the Trinamool beat Subhas Naskar of the RSP in last general election in 2014. Pratima Mondal has been fielded again by the Trinamool Congress for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:12 AM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Abhishek Banerjee, Mamata Banerjee’s nephew, will look to win Diamond Harbour again

Voting in the Diamond Harbour Lok Sabha seat will take place in the last and seventh phase on May 19. The result will be declared on May 23.
New Delhi, India - April 10, 2014: Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. (Photo by Raj K Raj / HT Archive)(Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India - April 10, 2014: Homeless voters show their inked fingers after casting their votes for Lok Sabha elections, at Chandni Chowk, in New Delhi, India, on Thursday, April 10, 2014. (Photo by Raj K Raj / HT Archive)(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 16, 2019 10:25 AM IST
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Man beaten to death for protesting molestation of female friends

Though police was yet to arrest anyone in connection with the incident, around five persons, named in the FIR lodged by the family members of the deceased, were slapped with murder charges, a senior officer of South 24 Parganas district said
Arup Biswas died at a hospital on Wednesday night after he was beaten up allegedly by members of a club in Tripuranagar locality.(AFP)
Arup Biswas died at a hospital on Wednesday night after he was beaten up allegedly by members of a club in Tripuranagar locality.(AFP)
Updated on Feb 22, 2019 10:19 AM IST
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Baruipur | ByPress Trust of India

Taxi driver building hospital near Kolkata to feature in PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat

Deeply affected by the death of his 18-year-old sister due to lack of medical treatment in 2004, Laskar took to building a hospital in his village Punri, about 40 km to the south of Kolkata in the district of South 24 Parganas.
Md Sohidul Laskar, a 46 year-old cab driver, who is building a hospital in a village on the outskirts of Kolkata, will appear in a special programme on the 50th episode of prime minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat(HT Photo)
Md Sohidul Laskar, a 46 year-old cab driver, who is building a hospital in a village on the outskirts of Kolkata, will appear in a special programme on the 50th episode of prime minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 25, 2018 11:18 AM IST
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TMC worker found dead in pond in West Bengal

Police said no proof of Shibu Debnath being murdered has been found as yet.
Trinamool Congress flags in Kolkata.(AP File Photo)
Trinamool Congress flags in Kolkata.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2018 05:12 PM IST
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Kolkata | ByIndo Asian News Service

Communally sensitive question in Bengal school has Hindu groups up in arms, police on alert

On August 9, class 8 students appearing for a 30-minute third language test at Polerhat High School were asked: “What provokes an evil person?” with the options being “idol worship” and “namaz”.
The question paper which was given to the students of Polerhat High School.(HT Photo)
The question paper which was given to the students of Polerhat High School.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2018 03:59 PM IST
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Bengal woman commits suicide, streams act live on Facebook

The woman streamed the entire incident on Facebook Live video with another person on the other side, reportedly her boyfriend, police said.
The woman was alone in the house as her father, mother and brother were out for work, police said.(File Photo)
The woman was alone in the house as her father, mother and brother were out for work, police said.(File Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2018 08:52 AM IST
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Carcass meat probe: Sale of frozen meat banned in Kolkata’s govt markets; CID takes over probe

The criminal investigation department (CID) of Bengal Police on Thursday took over the ongoing investigation started by Budge Budge police station in South 24 Parganas district on April 20.
West Bengal Congress leaders staged an agitation outside Kolkata Municipal Corporation on May 4 and demanded action against people running the carcass meat racket.(Samir Jana/ HT Photo)
West Bengal Congress leaders staged an agitation outside Kolkata Municipal Corporation on May 4 and demanded action against people running the carcass meat racket.(Samir Jana/ HT Photo)
Published on May 10, 2018 10:14 PM IST
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Bengal carcass meat probe: Cops posed as traders to nab key players; bank accounts under scanner

The amount of asset some of the key players have is mind-boggling, said police. They were masters at masquerading as businessmen. Biswanath Ghorui, for example, was known to all as a big-time fish exporter.
BJP leaders at a rally organised in Kolkata on May 3 demanding arrest of the kingpins in the carcass meat racket.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
BJP leaders at a rally organised in Kolkata on May 3 demanding arrest of the kingpins in the carcass meat racket.(Samir Jana/HT PHOTO)
Published on May 07, 2018 04:08 PM IST
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Key supplier in Kolkata carcass meat racket arrested, hunt on for masterminds

The carcass meat racket, which was exposed last month, allegedly supplied meat from carcasses discarded in dump yards to hotels and restaurants in Kolkata.
BJP activists raise slogans demanding punishment for those allegedly involved in the carcass meat racket, outside Calcutta Municipal Corporation headquarter in Kolkata on Thursday.(PTI)
BJP activists raise slogans demanding punishment for those allegedly involved in the carcass meat racket, outside Calcutta Municipal Corporation headquarter in Kolkata on Thursday.(PTI)
Published on May 03, 2018 08:54 PM IST
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