West Burdwan
West Bengal  /  Published 06.02.21

CID starts probe into coal smuggling

A dozen sleuths of the Criminal Investigation Department led by deputy inspector general Ajay Thakur on Friday started a probe into complaints of coal smuggling lodged by Eastern Coalfields Limited wi...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 29.11.20

Tragedy during CBI interrogation

A 45-year-old security officer of Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) collapsed while being questioned by the CBI at his home and died at a hospital on Saturday in Raniganj, Bengal. The death, suspected to ...
By Kinsuk Basu, Abhijeet Chatterjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.20

Four beaten to death in rage

A man in West Burdwan’s Jamuria thrashed to death four persons early on Friday allegedly to take revenge on three of them for filing a complaint of theft and assault against him with the police ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 24.09.20

Sisters’ birthday party with gift of life

Move over, flashy birthday parties at food courts of malls and banquet halls. A couple in West Burdwan’s Jhanjra celebrated their two daughters’ birthdays at a blood bank. Parents Saugata ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 23.09.20

Trucks with illegal sand seized

The West Burdwan district administration on Tuesday seized 17 trucks carrying sand illegally mined from Damodar and Ajay river beds. The seizure was made during raids in Barabani and Raniganj blocks ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol


West Bengal  /  Published 28.07.20

3 friends drown during holy dip

Three youths drowned in the Damodar river on Monday in West Burdwan’s Andal while one of their friends was traceless till sundown. The tragedy took place when friends Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Shib...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 27.06.20

Government official tests positive

A deputy magistrate in Durgapur tested Covid-19 positive on Friday.Sources said the WBCS (executive) officer was suffering from fever and fell ill at his office on Thursday. He was admitted to a priva...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 18.12.19

Priyanka briefed on people’s ‘fear’ in Bengal

Congress leaders in West Burdwan told their national general-secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday that people of Bengal were “living in fear” following the passage of the Citizenship (Amendment)...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 03.05.19

Roofs fly, poles down, beach towns emptied

Winds and rain blew away tiled roofs of hundreds of houses and knocked scores of electric poles in pockets of West Midnapore close to the Odisha border on Friday morning, soon after Fani made landfall...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Digha

West Bengal  /  Published 15.04.19

Clash over Ram Navami procession in West Burdwan

A clash broke out between two groups over a Ram Navami procession in a town in West Burdwan on Monday afternoon, bringing to the fore the risks associated with events in which weapons are brandished. ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Barakar


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