One more Bengal MLA defects to BJP

Arindam Bhattacharya, who had won the 2016 Assembly polls as a Left-backed Congress candidate and later switch...

14 dead in 4-vehicle pile-up on highway

Fourteen persons, including six minors, of a marriage party died in a devastating four-vehicle pile-up on a fo...

Abducted duo appeal for safe release

In videos purportedly released by their captors, two employees of a private oil company who were kidnapped by ...

Healthcare device by IIT-G scholars

Two research scholars from IIT Guwahati have gained entry to the global Charm Health Innovation Challenge for ...

Smart solution for farmers

A smart auto-irrigation and app-based soil monitoring system primarily focused on motivating and engaging unde...

Stan Swamy: PM won't 'interfere' in case

Narendra Modi has refused to “interfere” in securing the release of Father Stan Swamy, the elderly...

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

Varsity offer for soldier’s sister

Visva-Bharati varsity officials, led by vice-chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, on Sunday went to Birbhum’s Belgoria to meet the family of soldier Rajesh Orang, who was killed in the Galwan Valley clash...
By Our Correspondent in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

HC raps child marriages

A Calcutta High Court division bench on Saturday expressed concern over the “alarming rise” in child marriages in Bengal during the Covid-19-induced lockdown.Justice Harish Tandon and Justice Soum...
By Our Legal Reporter in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

Shopping hours cut in Malda

Rising Covid-19 cases prompted the Malda district administration to draw up fresh plans to prevent the infection from spreading in Malda town and across the district.In Malda, 25 new Covid-19 cases we...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

3 tourism outfits join hands to revive sector

Three associations of tourism stakeholders in Bengal have come up decisions and demands to try and pragmatically revive the sector.Tourism is among the worst-hit sectors in the Covid-19 pandemic.Assoc...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

Finger at Bengal for job plan omission

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said no Bengal district was covered by the Centre’s Rs 50,000 crore scheme to generate jobs for migrant workers who had gone back home during ...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

BJP leader suffers bullet injury

BJP East Midnapore district secretary Pabitra Das suffered a bullet injury when a clash broke out between armed gangs owing allegiance to the BJP and the Trinamul Congress near here on Sunday morning....
By Anshuman Phadikar in Khejuri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.06.20

TMC supporters face ‘threats’ over relief

Over 350 Trinamul Congress supporters from 72 families here have been on the run since June 18 following alleged threats at gunpoint by miscreants led by North 24-Parganas zilla parishad member and pa...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Hasnabad

India  /  Published 29.06.20

Landslides cut off vital link

The border with China in the Sikkim side has been cut off from the rest of the country after links at two places on the Mangan-Chungthang highway in North Sikkim were washed away in landslides followi...
By Rajeev Ravidas in Gangtok

Calcutta  /  Published 29.06.20

Adventures of the tea ambassador

The first flush from Darjeeling comes in March. It is a light, bright aromatic tea, and the young leaves are delicately plucked. The second flush, from the second foliage, comes in May. It is mellow a...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

Calcutta  /  Published 29.06.20

Dry ration for 60 visually impaired

Sixty people with visual impairment, out-of-work because of the lockdown, got a few days’ dry ration from two NGOs on Saturday.Many of the recipients used to sell different items on local trains in ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


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