Sikkim declares Katley as state fish

The Sikkim government has declared copper mahseer, locally called katley, as the state fish, to highlight its ...

Hit by desertions, BJP sacks Dilip Ghosh as Bengal unit chief

The BJP removed its Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh in a surprise move late on Monday evening, and handed ov...

Turncoats irk BJP leaders

A section of top BJP office-bearers in Bengal is upset with the central leadership that many Trinamul Congress...

Jharkhand manages to curb dengue cases

Timely preparations by the Jharkhand government has helped it to battle the menace of vector-borne diseases in...

Pact for coal mine methane exploration

The Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a Coal India Limited subsidiary, signed a memorandum of understanding with Pra...

Non-NDA parties support bandh

Supporters of all non-NDA parties will come out on the streets across Jharkhand to enforce the Bharat Bandh ca...

North East  /  Published 04.01.19

SC seeks Meghalaya mine rescue status on Monday

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to place a status report by Monday on the steps taken so far to rescue the miners trapped in a coal mine in Meghalaya since December 13 last year and al...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.19

Gifts from 2019

Sourav’s school Sourav Ganguly’s school in New Town will be operational from April, the former India cricket captain has said. The Sourav Ganguly International School is located “a stone’s thr...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 04.01.19

Missing: plan to fight Calcutta's toxic air

Calcutta is close to Delhi this winter in terms of the level of toxicity in the air and environment experts feel Calcutta should have an emergency action plan like the national capital to fight air po...
By Jayanta Basu in Calcutta

North East  /  Published 10.12.19

Enraged artistes hit the streets in Assam

Several artistes of Assam hit the streets on Tuesday pledging that they would not “take” part in government programmes till the “contentious and divisive” Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was scra...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.19

Tallah water alert on Saturday

Water supply to more than half of Calcutta will remain suspended from 10am on Saturday till 7am on Sunday because of repairs at the Tallah pumping station, a Calcutta Municipal Corporation official sa...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.19

No.10 to all-rounder, journey beyond 22 yards

A schoolboy who started playing cricket so that he could stay away from class and would slip in a pair of white shorts in his schoolbag to escape his parents’ notice went on to lead India to its fir...
By Jhinuk Mazumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 09.12.19

The tradition of Presidency economics

Many years back, when I was a student at Cornell University pursuing my PhD in Economics I met the venerable Mukul Majumdar in the corridors of our department. For the uninitiated, Mukul-da is like on...
By Suman Ghosh

Jharkhand  /  Published 03.01.19

Graft glare on Ranchi deputy mayor

Jharkhand lokayukta Justice Dhruv Narayan Upadhyay has directed the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to investigate allegations of graft against deputy mayor Sanjeev Vijayvargiya.In February last year, ci...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 03.01.19

Submersible pumps for Meghalaya coal mine

Coal India Limited and Pune-based Kirloskar Brothers Limited on Thursday readied high-power submersible pumps for the mine where 15 workers have been trapped since December 13 last year.Official spoke...
By Andrew W. Lyngdoh in Shillong

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.19

River terrapin: 50 to 300 in 10 years

The number of river terrapins was hardly 50 more than a decade ago and conservationists were worried the freshwater turtle would soon join the list of extinct animals. The International Union for Cons...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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