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Cyclone Bulbul: Seven dead, 2.97 lakh affected in Bengal

Kolkata: Severe Cyclone Bulbul has left behind a trail of destruction in West Bengal, taking seven lives in three districts, affecting 2.97 lakh people and damaging over 28,000 houses, senior ministers said on Sunday. The storm also uprooted hundreds of trees and affected power supply in the state. Five deaths were reported from Basirhat sub-division in […]

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BSF trooper killed in firing by Border Guards Bangladesh

Kolkata: A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed and another injured on Thursday after Border Guards Bangladesh fired on them at a flag meeting at Kakmarichar along the riverine international border in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district. The incident sent an alarm bell in the security forces and intelligence agencies as the BSF and the […]

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Murshidabad triple murder solved, accused arrested: Police

Kolkata: Claiming to have cracked the sensational Jiaganj triple murder case, police in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district on Tuesday said they have arrested a mason, who killed the three members of a family within five minutes after being allegedly duped of Rs 24,000 and for avenging a personal insult. Murshidabad’s Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar […]

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Calcutta HC grants anticipatory bail to IPS officer Rajeev Kumar in Saradha ponzi scam

Kolkata: In a major jolt to the CBI, the Calcutta High Court on Tuesday granted anticipatory bail to senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha ponzi scam case. The High Court’s Division Bench asked Kumar, who is presently the Additional Director General, West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department, to furnish a personal bond of Rs 50,000 […]

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After CBI grilling, BJP leader Mukul Roy alleges conspiracy by Mamata

Kolkata: After a two-and-a-half-hour long grilling by the Central Bureau of Investigation in connection with the Narada TV sting case, BJP leader Mukul Roy on Saturday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of hatching a “big conspiracy” to frame him, but promised to cooperate with the probe agency whenever he gets a call from […]

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CBI writes to Bengal DG on Rajeev Kumar’s whereabouts

Kolkata: Yet to make any headway in its bid to locate senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, the Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday wrote to state police Director General Virendra seeking to know the elusive officer’s whereabouts. The letter requested Virendra to share whatever information he possesses regarding Kumar’s present whereabouts. Earlier also the CBI sent […]

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Rajeev Kumar eludes CBI again, files anticipatory bail plea

Kolkata: Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar on Monday failed to appear before the CBI in connection with the investigation into the Rs 10,000 crore Rose Valley ponzi scheme and filed an anticipatory bail petition in the Calcutta High Court in the Saradha ponzi scandal. The CBI had summoned the present Additional Director General of state’s Criminal […]