West Bengal

Nipah safety net for mango

Nipah fears have taken root in the groves of Malda, Bengal's mango basket, prompting a two-pronged safety net.
KOUSIK SEN Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

DA hike dents new pay hope

The Mamata Banerjee government's announcement of a hike in dearness allowance by 18 per cent of basic pay from January 2019 for Bengal employees has dealt a blow to their hopes of a Sixth Pay Commission revision.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Cooch Behar TMC tussle

A tussle between Trinamul and the party youth wing in Cooch Behar that intensified since last month's panchayat polls seems to have reached breaking point.
MAIN UDDIN CHISTI Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Prod on Saradha, Narada & Rose

CBI second-in-command Rakesh Asthana has set a December 2018 deadline for the agency's officers in Calcutta to wrap up the Narada, Saradha and Rose Valley probes.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Asok prod on civic pay hike

Mayor Asok Bhattacharya has demanded a monthly fixed grant and an enhanced pay packet for the casual and contractual employees serving in different civic bodies across Bengal.
OUR CORRESPONDENT Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

Chamling slams rival on jobs-for-all claim

Sikkim chief minister Pawan Chamling on Wednesday ridiculed the Sikkim Krantikari Morcha (SKM) for promising jobs to all unemployed youths in the state within 100 days of coming to power.
RAJEEV RAVIDAS Jun 21, 2018 00:00 IST

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


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