West Bengal

Scorcher smothers Bengal, two dead

Two labourers died on Tuesday of suspected heat stroke in Bankura as south Bengal wilted under a stifling scorcher with little chance of respite before Thursday.

150km run in 24 hours

Amar Subba, Sikkim's Marathon Man, has added another feather to his cap by finishing third in a 24-hour run in Mumbai over the weekend.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Tea unions unite on wage

Seven Darjeeling tea trade unions cutting across party lines decided on Tuesday to jointly campaign for minimum wages.
Vivek Chhetri Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Call for more on hill land rights plan

A political consensus has emerged on granting land rights to the hill population, especially tea garden workers, but realising the long-cherished dream of land ownership seems easier said than done.
Vivek Chhetri Jun 20, 2018 00:00 IST

Cong minder surveys cracks

Gaurav Gogoi got a taste of dissension in the Bengal Congress in his first trip here on Monday as the new minder, with many groups demanding the removal of Adhir Chowdhury as state unit president.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Mass transfers in poll-debacle zone

All eight block development officers of Jhargram were shunted out on Monday to less important posts in north Bengal amid murmurs that they had paid the price for the ruling Trinamul's poor show in the rural polls.
Pranesh Sarkar Jun 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Cooch Behar dissidence riles minister

Differences within Trinamul, particularly among the Youth Trinamul and the parent party, came to the fore in Cooch Behar again on Monday.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jun 19, 2018 00:00 IST

Bengal land mutation falters

The Mamata Banerjee government's plan to introduce mandatory mutation at the time of land deals has been shelved as the authorities have realised that such a system cannot be introduced unless land records in the state are updated.
Pranesh Sarkar Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Id aid for Hindu homes

Muslim villagers in Murshidabad's Samserganj have raised money to rebuild the houses of six Hindu families gutted in a fire, after an appeal for assistance to an Id congregation at a local mosque.
ALAMGIR HOSSAIN Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Double standard slur at BJP on tea wages

Trinamul tea union leaders have accused the BJP of "double-speak" on tea wages by opposing interim wage hikes in Bengal while pushing it in Assam.
ANIRBAN CHOUDHURY Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST

Sixth Schedule cry back in GNLF

Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) president Mann Ghisingh on Sunday told cadres to start a campaign to secure Sixth Schedule status for the hills.
Vivek Chhetri Jun 18, 2018 00:00 IST


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