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Five more bodies fished out, Bankura accident toll now 7


September 7th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 7 (IANS) Five more bodies were fished out of the Bhairabanki River Friday, raising the death toll in the bus accident in West Bengal's Bankura district to seven, ... Read more...

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Two dead, six missing as bus falls in river in Bengal (Lead)


September 6th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) Two people died and at least six were missing after a bus fell into a river in West Bengal's Bankura district Thursday."So far, we have ... Read more...

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Five missing as bus falls into river in Bengal


September 6th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 6 (IANS) At least five people were missing after a bus fell into a river in West Bengal's Bankura district Thursday."The bus fell into the river Bhairabanki at ... Read more...

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CPI-M expresses ‘grave concern’ over Bengal law and order


August 14th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 14 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Tuesday expressed grave concern over the breach of peace and democratic principles in West Bengal, saying the tendency among the ... Read more...

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Jilted lover kills girl


July 7th, 2012 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Enraged by a 15-year-old girl's repeated marriage refusals, a jilted teenager stabbed her to death in West Bengal's Bankura district Saturday.Partha Mandal, around 17 years of ... Read more...

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Large voter turnout in Bengal by-polls


June 12th, 2012 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 12 (IANS) An average 70 percent of voters exercised their franchise in by-polls to Daspur and Bankura assembly seats in West Bengal Tuesday. The elections passed off peacefully, ... Read more...

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11 killed in road accident in Bengal


March 17th, 2012 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), March 17 (IANS) Eleven people, including two children, were killed and six injured Saturday when a trekker, in which they were travelling, collided head-on with a lorry ... Read more...

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12 dead, 50 injured as bus overturns in Bengal (Lead)


May 16th, 2011 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) As many as 12 people were killed and 50 others injured when an overloaded private bus overturned in West Bengal's Bankura district Monday, police said.According ... Read more...

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Maoists hindering development in Bankura


March 11th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura, Mar 10(ANI): Villagers in West Bengal's Bankura district have blamed poor development and non-availability of facilities on Maoists.These include poor roads, lack of water supply, medical services and education ... Read more...

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Schools in West Bengal’s Bankura district lack basic facilities


February 28th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura, Feb 28 (ANI): Two out of 10 state-run schools functioning in Bankura - a Maoist affected district of West Bengal, lack basic facilities.According to Swapan Kumar Karga, a teacher, the ... Read more...

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Tusker kills man cycling to work


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A 42-year-old man, riding a bicycle to work, was trampled to death by an elephant in West Bengal's Bankura district Tuesday morning, police said. Ritu Lal Yadav was ... Read more...

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Three Maoists nabbed in West Bengal


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 2 (IANS) Three Maoists were arrested from a forest in West Bengal's Bankura district Wednesday when they were holding a secret meeting, police said.Acting on a tip-off, police raided the ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoists kill villager


January 31st, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Bankura (West Bengal), Jan 31 (IANS) Suspected Maoists shot dead one person while three rebels surrendered in West Bengal's Bankura district Monday, police said. "The body of a villager earlier abducted by ... Read more...

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Maoist activities adversely affect West Bengal tourism


January 5th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura (West Bengal), Jan 5 (ANI): Rising Maoist activities in West Bengal's Bankura district have badly affected the tourism industry in the region.The recent incidents of violence have deterred tourists from visiting ... Read more...

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Bankura residents say Maoist activities have reduced in the last one year


January 1st, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Rik SundarBankura (West Bengal), Jan.1 (ANI): Residents of West Bengal's Bankura district said Maoist activities in the region have reduced in the last year.Bikas Mondal, the Panchayat head, Pingboni, said the ... Read more...

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Maoist, linkman held in West Bengal


November 20th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) A Maoist squad member and a suspected Maoist linkman were arrested Saturday from West Bengal's Bankura and Purulia districts, police said."Kinkar Pal, a member of Madan Mahato's squad ... Read more...

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Female Maoist complains of torture, surrenders in West Bengal


November 17th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura (West Bengal), Nov.17 (ANI): A female Maoist Rumpa Mahato (30) has surrendered before the West Bengal Police in Bankura District.Mahato said that the Maoists physically and mentally tortured her prompting her ... Read more...

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Woman Maoist surrenders in West Bengal


November 16th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) A woman squad member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) Tuesday surrendered in West Bengal's Bankura district, the second woman rebel to do so, police said.Rumpa Mahato ... Read more...

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Maoist and close aide arrested in West Bengal


November 4th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 4 (IANS) A Maoist and his close aide were Thursday arrested from West Bengal's Bankura district, police said."Roben Tudu, a member of Ranibandh squad (of Maoists), and his close aide ... Read more...

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Maoist nabbed from West Bengal forest


October 22nd, 2010 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Oct 22 (IANS) A Maoist leader wanted in nine murder cases has been arrested in West Bengal's Bankura district, police said Friday."Acting on a tip-off, security personnel late Thursday raided Paradihi ... Read more...

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Two Maoist rebels arrested in West Bengal


September 10th, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 10 (IANS) Two suspected Maoist guerrillas were arrested by security forces from Maoist-affected areas of West Midnapore and Bankura districts in West Bengal, police said Friday. Maoist rebel Dilip Hembram was ... Read more...

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Elephants spread havoc in West Bengal’s Bankura District


September 9th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonBankura (West Bengal), Sep. 9 (ANI): A herd of 90 elephants entered West Bengal's Bankura District on Thursday, causing loss of life and property.The elephants divided themselves into two groups ... Read more...

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Two Trinamool supporters killed in West Bengal


September 9th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 9 (IANS) Two Trinamool Congress supporters have been killed in separate incidents in Maoist-affected areas of West Midnapore and Bankura districts, police said Thursday. Trinamool Congress leaders have pointed fingers ... Read more...

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Three Maoists arrested in West Bengal


September 5th, 2010 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 5 (IANS) Three suspected Maoists were arrested and a local Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) worker was shot at in two separate incidents in West Bengal's Bankura and West Midnapore ... Read more...

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Maoist arms suppliers held in West Bengal


August 29th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 29 (IANS) Two arms suppliers who allegedly catered to the Maoists were arrested early Sunday from West Bengal's Bankura district, police said. Biswanath Mondal and Sheikh Amjad were arrested from Bankura ... Read more...

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Four pro-Maoist group supporters found dead


August 24th, 2010 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 24 (IANS) Bodies of four pro-Maoist People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCAPA) supporters were found in West Bengal's Bankura district Tuesday, police said. The bullet-riddled bodies were found lying ... Read more...

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Maoist squad member arrested in West Midnapore


August 19th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) A Maoist squad member was arrested in West Bengal's West Midnapore district Thursday, police said. "Haren Pal was an active member of Communist Party of India-Maoists' (CPI-Maoist) area commandant ... Read more...

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Suspected Maoist linkman arrested


August 17th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 17 (IANS) A suspected Maoist linkman was arrested Tuesday in West Bengal's Bankura district, police said. "Sukhdeb Hembram was arrested from Sarenga police station area following a tip-off. He is a ... Read more...

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One killed by elephant in West Bengal


August 9th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 9 (IANS) One person was killed by an elephant in West Bengal's Bankura district early Monday - the second such incident in the district in two days, police said. Bankura ... Read more...

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Maoist, aide arrested in West Bengal


August 6th, 2010 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 6 (IANS) A Maoist wanted in a murder case and his associate have been arrested in West Bengal's Bankura district, police said Friday. Sunil Mahato, the Maoist squad member, was arrested ... Read more...

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Six Maoists arrested in Bankura


July 29th, 2010 - 9:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 29 (IANS) Six Maoists were arrested Thursday from West Bengal's Bankura district, police said. "Acting on specific information, we cordoned off the Beguashole village in Raipur sub-division and arrested the six ... Read more...

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Maoists kill TMC leader in West Bengal


July 18th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura. July 18 (ANI): Maoists have killed a Trinamool Congress (TMC) party leader in Simlapal village in West Bengal's Bankura District.TMC leader Samir Pal was killed on Saturday night and the ... Read more...

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Eight injured in Trinamool-CPI-M clash


July 17th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 17 (IANS) At least eight people were injured when activists of the Trinamool Congress and the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) clashed in West Bengal's Bankura district Saturday, police said. The ... Read more...

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Police arrest four suspect Maoists in West Bengal


July 12th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura (West Bengal), July 12 (ANI): West Bengal Police have nabbed four suspected Maoists in the state's Bankura District.The arrested suspects were identified as Somlal Mandi, Joysing Baskey, Sripati Saren and ... Read more...

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Twelve members of marriage party killed in West Bengal


July 9th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 9 (IANS) Twelve members of a marriage party were killed and one person was seriously injured when their car collided head-on with a speeding lorry at Barjora in West Bengal's ... Read more...

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