West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.22

Nadia divide plan sparks protests

The Mamata Banerjee government’s decision to carve a Ranaghat district out of the existing Nadia district triggered protests on Tuesday with many complaining that the new administrative area wou...
By Subhashis Chaudhuri, Bireswar Banerjee, Soumya De Sarkar in Calcutta/Siliguri/Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 05.06.22

Hawker protest to derail track laying

Work to lay the third track between Naihati and Ranaghat under the Eastern Railway’s Sealdah division has become uncertain as Trinamul-led railway hawker unions announced to oppose it in the wak...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.12.21

Explosion kills 3 in Nodakhali

Three persons, including two women, were killed on Wednesday morning when a firecracker factory caught fire in the Mohanpur-Sonaria area of South 24-Parganas’ Nodakhali. The incident near Budge ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.21

Bangla unrest fuels CAA chant by BJP MP

The BJP’s Ranaghat MP Jagannath Sarkar has written an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act in India in order to “protect the Hind...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri, Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta, Kalyani

Calcutta  /  Published 23.06.21

Job racket with fake IDs busted

Four youths have been arrested for allegedly running a job racket. They had created fake email IDs in the name of the general manager of Metro Railway, police said. The city police had received a co...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


West Bengal  /  Published 12.05.21

BJP duo to quit Assembly, stay as MPs

Contacted, the Ranaghat MP gave a terse reaction. “We fought the Assembly elections according to the directive of the party. We will resign, too, if the party asks us to. There is no question of...
By Main Uddin Chisti, Subhasish Chaudhuri in Krishnagar, Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 10.02.21

Honey-trap duo held from highway

Two dacoits, posing as female sex workers for three months to “honey-trap” night motorists on the NH12 near Nadia’s Ranaghat, were arrested early on Tuesday. The police found two fi...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 22.01.21

MLA behind my dad’s murder: BJP worker

The decision of the BJP leadership to induct Trinamul turncoat MLA Arindam Bhattacharya has angered many district party workers and leaders in the Santipur Assembly segment in particular and Nadia in ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur

West Bengal  /  Published 29.12.20

Accidental firing in Ranaghat SDO office

Two persons were injured in an accidental firing at the Ranaghat sub-divisional office on Monday when the owner of a revolver inadvertently pulled the trigger as he was unloading the cartridges before...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Ranaghat

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.20

BJP MP ‘seizes’ overloaded trucks

Ranaghat BJP MP Jagannath Sarkar on Thursday got police in Nadia’s Santipur to seize and book a dozen trucks plying on NH12, which connects south Bengal to the state’s northern districts, ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Santipur


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