Calcutta  /  Published 01.09.20

Arrested for Vishwakarma Puja ‘extortion’

A man, who claimed to be part of a truck and tempo association in Posta, has been arrested on the charge of extorting a truck driver. Arijit Singh forced the driver to pay Rs 200 as subscription for ...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 31.08.20

TV actor cheated, actress arrested

A TV actor has alleged that he has been cheated of more than Rs 10 lakh after being promised roles in television serials and Bengali movies. Based on a complaint lodged by Suprabhat Sarkar, a TV actr...
By Our Special Correspondent in Charu Market

West Bengal  /  Published 28.08.20

Arrests after Arambagh prod

Four large police teams headed by Hooghly (rural) police chief Tathagata Basu raided at least two dozen villages in Khanakul block, Arambagh subdivision, to recover firearms and bombs, and arrested si...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Arambagh

Calcutta  /  Published 22.08.20

Writing on the wall nets ‘killer’

A threat message to a CID officer written on the wall of a pulse mill where a labourer was found murdered on Wednesday gave away the killer, police said. Cops matched the writing of the message, &ldq...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

World  /  Published 21.08.20

Fraud charge on former Trump aide

Steve Bannon, an architect of President Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, has been charged with defrauding Trump supporters in a campaign to help build his signature wall along the US-Mexico...
By Reuters in Washington


India  /  Published 20.08.20

J&K: freedom challenge for administration

The National Conference has put to the test the claim of the Jammu and Kashmir administration in court that the party’s leaders are not under house arrest and are “free to move”. Th...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 18.08.20

Pandit Jasraj passes away in New Jersey

Hindustani classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj died on Monday following a cardiac arrest at his home in New Jersey, his daughter Durga Jasraj said. He was 90. The classical vocalist, who infused life in...
By Our bureau and PTI in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 13.08.20

9-year-old’s kidnap ends in murder, cousin held

The nine-year-old son of a Trinamul panchayat member here, allegedly abducted for ransom on August 9, was found murdered near his village on Wednesday. Two men, one of whom is the victim’s cous...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

Calcutta  /  Published 12.08.20

Extortionist in bank fraud net

Sheikh Vinod, an extortionist with several cases pending against him, was arrested in the Regent Park area early on Tuesday in connection with a bank fraud, police said. The fraud came to light after...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 11.08.20

Mother held on child murder charge

A 21-year-old mother of two was arrested on Sunday on the charge of murdering her three-day-old daughter in February after the post-mortem report suggested she had been strangled to death. The report...
By Our Special Correspondent in Anandapur


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