West Bengal rice trader goes missing from auto, found in Kashi
A 37-year-old rice trader of Panagarh, Sarwan Gupta, who was missing since Wednesday, was found in Kashi on Thursday. Gupta had left for Burdwan on a bus with Rs 11, 50,000 to make payments but did not return. His mobile was also switched off.
BJP leader who defected to TMC held
The BJP leader was booked under the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and attempt to murder. KOLKATA: BJP leader Jitendra Tiwari, who defected from the Trinamool Congress, was arrested by Bengal police on Saturday from Noida, Delhi, in connection with the stampede in Asansol, West Burdwan, in December last year in which three persons, including a student, died during a blanket distribution programme. Tiwari was intercepted on Yamuna Expressway when he was travelling with his wife Chaitali. The BJP leader was booked under the charges of culpable homicide not amounting to murder and attempt to murder. Tiwari, who was also mayor of Asansol municipal corporation, contested in the 2021 Assembly elections on a BJP ticket but failed to secure victory. Eacting to Ttiwaris arrest BJPs state president Sukanta Majumdar said the Trinamool Congress-led government has been harassing Tiwari and his wife. He is being harassed so that he leaves the BJP and returns to the TMC, he alleged.
3 killed in stampede at Suvendu Adhikari's blanket distribution event in Bengal's Burdwan
Three women were killed and five others were injured in a stampede that resulted from overcrowding at a blanket distribution event in Bengal's West Burdwan district attended by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari on Wednesday evening.