Senior correspondent of Hindustan Times. I have spent more than 12 years covering crime as well as state political affairs. At the same time covering administrative and other events as per office instruction.
Articles by Bibhas Bhattacharyya
ISIS terror plan exposé prompts Mother House security revamp
A day after HT report that Islamic State (IS) had planned to attack the headquarters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in the city, Kolkata Police thoroughly revamped the security arrangements at Mother House.
Published on Dec 26, 2016 09:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByBibhas Bhattacharyya
Didi asks her men to prepare list of those who lost jobs
The list will be submitted to the President.
Published on Dec 23, 2016 08:38 AM IST
Elephant chasers feel cash crunch heat, more lives at risk
Bengal tops the states in lives lost in animal attacks.
Published on Dec 22, 2016 10:15 AM IST
Forest department staff in Bengal lose sleep in festive season
Tigers, elephants, gaurs tend to stray into human habitations more in winter destroying lives, crops and property.
Published on Dec 20, 2016 10:31 AM IST
Industrialist Pawan Ruia arrested in forgery case filed by railways
Industrialist Pawan Ruia was on Saturday arrested in Delhi in connection with a fire at his factory he owns in Kolakta’s Dum Dum, media reports said.
Updated on Dec 10, 2016 09:14 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | BySumanta Ray Chaudhuri & Bibhas Bhattacharyya
Father apologises to BDO after son is caught defecating in the open
Roshan Malick, a resident of Burdwan, has written a letter to the Katwa II block development officer apologising on behalf of his son who was caught by a watch team of the BDO while he was defecating in a field
Updated on Dec 16, 2016 09:59 AM IST
Baby selling racket member sold baby even to her own uncle
CID sleuths interrogating couples who bought babies from the racket. Though they can be charged with trafficking and take the babies away, the investigators are treading cautiously.
Published on Dec 08, 2016 05:30 PM IST
Bengal baby sale racket member sold infant to uncle for Rs 2 lakh
One of the members of the recently busted baby sale racket sold an infant to her maternal uncle for Rs 2 lakh, Bengal police’s criminal investigation department.
Updated on Dec 08, 2016 05:23 PM IST
Kolkata, Hindustan Times | ByBibhas Bhattacharyya
Demonetisation effect: 2,500 lose jobs as Howrah jute mill shuts
The workers of the mill, which is located at Ghusuri in Howrah district and is just about 7 km away from Kolkata, will not be paid for the course of suspension of work.
Updated on Dec 06, 2016 04:33 PM IST
ByBibhas Bhattacharyya, Kolkata
Bengal child trafficking: Couple who bought baby for Rs 2 lakh ‘duped’
This family in Kalindi near Dumdum was the first to buy a baby from the inter-state child-trafficking racket that the police busted in West Bengal earlier this month.
Updated on Dec 01, 2016 01:01 AM IST
Man identifies Bengal baby sale racket kingpin, claims he snatched his baby
A man who allegedly lost his newborn son in July 2014 in a nursing home in Kolkata’s Tartala’s area and was never given the body, has identified the baby sale racket kingpin Tapan Kumar Biswas as the man behind the child’s disappearance.
Published on Nov 29, 2016 07:15 PM IST
One phone call nailed baby racket kingpin
The total number of arrests now stands at 18.
Published on Nov 28, 2016 10:40 AM IST
Weak, malnourished babies were left to die
The perpetrators of the baby trafficking racket left underweight and malnourished babies to die, focusing all their care on the healthy ones that fetched fat amounts.
Published on Nov 27, 2016 01:41 PM IST
How the gang of 13 CID sleuths busted the baby selling racket
A few officers didn’t go home for more than a week.
Published on Nov 26, 2016 02:34 PM IST
After trafficking racket busted, CID finds skeletons of babies at Bengal NGO
The baby trafficking racket busted on Monday took a chilling turn on Friday with the discovery of two skeletons and three skulls of newborns from a spot in North 24 Parganas district.
Published on Nov 26, 2016 12:03 AM IST
Ten more babies rescued by CID, as newborn trafficking probe spreads wide
The babies were kept on blankets over a mat on a floor. According to sleuths, the babies are aged between one month and ten months.
Published on Nov 25, 2016 11:25 AM IST
Boys for Rs 2 lakh, girls Rs 1.5 lakh: How Bengal’s baby traffickers operated
The racketeers would zero in on couples who already had a daughter.
Updated on Nov 25, 2016 07:19 AM IST
Tentacles of baby sale spread to ten Kolkata nursing homes
Racket linked to Kolkata nursing homes from where three persons were arrested by CID in fresh raids.
Published on Nov 24, 2016 10:38 AM IST
Kolkata: 3-day-old babies trafficked, packed in biscuit cartons
The operators sold newborns to childless couples for more than two years till the CID busted the racket.
Updated on Nov 23, 2016 01:32 PM IST
Hindusstan Times | ByBibhas Bhattacharyya, Kolkata
Police informers refuse to accept banned notes in Kolkata
Police sources or informers are declining to accept the banned Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. As a result, cops across the state have landed in trouble.
Published on Nov 21, 2016 10:46 AM IST
By-election watch: all eyes on BJP votes
Leaders of different political parties will keenly watch out for BJP’s performance in the four Lok Sabha and eight assembly constituencies that are electing their representatives on Saturday.
Published on Nov 19, 2016 05:03 PM IST
Bengal jails: where banned notes are still changing hands
Though the raids are on, jail officials say stress is to stop new notes from entering correctional homes.
Published on Nov 14, 2016 11:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRavik Bhattacharya and Bibhas Bhattacharyya, Kolkata
Mukul Roy to attend Samajwadi Party’s event
Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee again wants to push for a federal front and is sending senior MP Mukul Roy to Lucknow to attend the foundation day celebrations of the Samajwadi Party on November 5.
Published on Nov 05, 2016 01:51 PM IST
Trinamool to take first step towards federal front with booklet
The booklet will rekindle the idea of a federal front with an appeal to ‘like-minded organisations’ across the country.
Published on Nov 02, 2016 11:55 AM IST
BSF to deploy more floating border outposts along Bangladesh border
The target is a 80-km stretch along Ichamati river that acts as the border between Bengal and Bangladesh in south Bengal.
Published on Oct 29, 2016 10:23 AM IST
Bengal government to roll out noodles soon
These will carry flavours of fish.
Published on Oct 28, 2016 10:22 AM IST
Don’t miss these Pujas in Kolkata
Which are the pandals you shouldn’t miss this year. HT gives you a shortlist along with directions.
Published on Oct 07, 2016 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByBibhas Bhattacharyya and Saptarshi Banerjee, Kolkata
Rice, daal, curry and fish @ Rs 21: Benfish to redefine cheap meal
Marketed under a project called Ekushe Annapurna, it will be kicked off during the pujas.
Published on Oct 05, 2016 10:48 AM IST
Royal Bengal Tigers to be released in North Bengal safari park
Royal Bengal Tigers will roam at a North Bengal safari park in December.
Published on Oct 02, 2016 02:13 PM IST
Don’t want war as it will take away many sons like mine: Uri martyr’s father
Onkarnath Dolui admitted the strike by the Indian army will provide some peace to the soul of his
Published on Sep 30, 2016 09:47 AM IST