Ghosh, who was Deputy Commissioner (Detective Department) of the Commissionerate at that time, directly handled the case and gave instructions to lower-level officers. He also regularly briefed the media about the developments with regard to the case.
While Khan said 2,470 houses were damaged, according to state Food and Supplies Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick, as many as 3,100 houses collapsed in the worst-hit Basirhat sub-division alone.
At least 75 passengers of a cruise ship in the Bay of Bengal were rescued by the West Bengal police while Severe Cyclone Bulbul raged on Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.
The met office said light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over East Midnapore, West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas during the next 12 hours.
Dev Sen, ailing for some time, was diagnosed with cancer a year ago. Her condition deteriorated and she could not speak for the last few days. The end came at 7.35 p.m.
Three police personnel including a sub-inspector were injured while chasing miscreants who fired at them in West Bengal's 24 Parganas North district, a police officer said on Saturday.
All the five have been identified as -- Sheikh Kamrudin, Sheikh Mohd Rafiq, Sheikh Murnsulin, Sheikh Nizam u Din and Mohd Rafiq Sheikh. The injured has been identified as Zahoor Din Sheikh.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here on Tuesday arrested Pailan Group's Chief Managing Director Apurba Kumar Saha in connection with Rs 574 crore chit fund scam.
The Rose Valley ponzi scheme scam was unearthed in 2013. The group allegedly floated 27 companies to run various schemes and collected Rs 17,520 crore from depositors in West Bengal, Assam and Bihar.
The puja rituals, however, began on Thursday itself, with Panchami - the fifth day of the lunar calendar - the puja eve - making way for Shashthi (the sixth day of the lunar calendar) in the evening, as per the Hindu almanac.
Shah said the Narendra Modi government will first introduce and pass the CAB in parliament bestowing citizenship on all refugees. 'After that you will have the same rights on the soil of India like me.'
Arrested IPS officer S.M.H. Mirza on Monday countered BJP leader Mukul Roy's claim of not taking any money in the Narada sting footage scam, as he was sent to 14 judicial custody.
A videographer engaged by the CBI captured every details of Mirza's movement from the lane leading to the apartment complex right upto his stay inside the flat, where he was made to sit face-to-face with Roy.
Akhtar Parvez, owner of the popular biryani restaurant chain Arsalan, was among 14 people arrested for allegedly playing poker during raids in two clubs in the city, police said on Sunday.
Supriyo countered: 'I don't want to talk about the abuses they hurled at me. They rained blows, kicked me. If the educated youngsters behave in this way inside the campus, that's very hurtful and disappointing.
The CBI on Tuesday said senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, now under its scanner in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, was not cooperating in the investigation.
'No Indian will be left out, it is our commitment. We are dedicated towards protecting the rights of all the citizens of the country,' Irani told the media here on the occasion of the Modi government completing 100 days in office in its second term.
A city court has issued an arrest warrant against BJP leader Mukul Roy in connection with a case of seizure of uncounted cash of Rs 80 lakh from a person last year.
On Thursday, another popular Bengali actor, Rituparna Sengupta, was quizzed by ED officials for close to seven hours regarding the transactions between Rose Valley and her firm.
The Special Task Force of Kolkata Police has arrested four members of banned terror outfit Neo-JMB (Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh), including three Bangladeshi nationals from Kolkata, an officer said on Tuesday.
Kolkata has witnessed a string of hooliganism related incidents in recent months, with its long time denizens putting the blame on rising communalism, strained socio-political conditions and a lackadaisical attitude of the administration in catching or punishing the ruffians.
The meeting, slated to originally at 3 p.m., would be delayed for some time as the government conceded the young medicos' demand for live media coverage of the meeting at the last moment.
The Trinamool Congress chief's remark came after media reports said at least 70 family members of slain Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists in West Bengal had been invited to the ceremony as "special guests".
Banerjee said that she had expressed her desire to quit the Chief Minister's post at an emergent meeting of the Trinamool Congres, but her decision was not endorsed by those present at the meeting.