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Puri: no-entry at Swargadwar

The Puri district administration has decided to bar the entry of people from other districts in the Swargadwar...

Odisha austerity steps for virus costs

The Odisha government has announced slew of austerity measures amid the mounting cost of fighting Covid-19 pan...
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Bengal logs 25 deaths and 850 cases in a day

Bengal logged 25 deaths from Covid-19 on Tuesday as the state set record number of fatalities for five days in...

Bengal: drive faces backlash

The Trinamul Congress is making desperate attempts to contain the resentment of people over distribution Ampha...

IMA questions Assam coronavirus policy

The Assam branch of the Indian Medical Association has frowned on the government’s planning and policies...

Protests at blowout site in Baghjan

Protests resumed at Baghjan in Assam, the site of the May 27 gas well blowout, on Tuesday after talks on compe...

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West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Smart lights in New Town

Street lights that brighten by up to 40 per cent when it detects an approaching vehicle will be installed in all three action areas of the township.These lights turn on automatically when it gets dark...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Whistle-blower slams numbers

“From 2,500 tigers to 2,700 tigers is not a big leap. The problem is that there is a shift in baselines. At the turn of the century there were 1,400 tigers in 2006, that’s the new baseline. The sh...
By Debraj Mitra in Chowringhee

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Calcutta schools to stay open to celebrate Gandhi

The Mamata Banerjee administration has asked all government primary and secondary schools to observe Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on October 2 on their premises, bucking the trend of Bengal’s holiday...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Denizens of Calcutta's Bowbazar count their losses

I was in central Calcutta’s Bowbazar area five days after 52 houses in the neighbourhood came crashing down because of the troubled East-West Metro tunnel boring operation. “Just imagine,” says ...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

North East  /  Published 28.09.19

Mitra Sangha Puja to showcase Adivasi life

 The Mitra Sangha Puja committee here will showcase Adivasi lifestyle in their 37th edition of Durga Puja this year.A total of 22 skilled artisans from Calcutta are making the pandal.Committee se...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 28.09.19

Sonowal allays NRC fears in Barak

Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said the people of Barak Valley need not worry as their safety and security is the responsibility of the government, apparently dispelling fear and ...
By Swapnaneel Bhattacharjee in Silchar

North East  /  Published 28.09.19

Priceless family moment on stage

Atifa Shahnaz Begum and Chara Al-Firdausi of Guwahati are inspiring protagonists of a mother-daughter story. And when Atifa presented Chara with the TTEF Award for Courage and kissed on her head durin...
By Rokibuz Zaman in Guwahati

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Peaceful existence in an open prison

Chandan Chandra has no time to sleep or eat these days. He wakes up long before daybreak, takes a quick bath at the well beside his tenement and cycles 25 kilometres to reach his makeshift studio. Thi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Rainbow hue to Durga Puja festivities

On the first anniversary of the abrogation of Section 377 of IPC, two pujas are embracing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people who are usually left on the margins.At Dum Dum Ta...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 28.09.19

Nadda fires 370 salvo at Didi

BJP national working president Jagat Prakash Nadda on Friday hit out at Mamata Banerjee over her stand on Narendra Modi government’s abrogation of Article 370 on Jammu and Kashmir, accusing her of p...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta


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