West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.22

Covid hits candidates, parties redraw plans

A number of candidates contesting the civic polls in Siliguri and Chandernagore have been infected by Covid-19, much to the concern of their parties and supporters who have to redraw campaign plan as ...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 20.01.22

Two murders rock Asansol

Two broad daylight murders in less than 24 hours in West Burdwan’s Asansol industrial belt have triggered questions on law and order in the area ahead of the February 12 civic polls. The twin m...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 14.01.22

Woman’s death drives children to suicide

Three siblings drank carbolic acid in an apparent suicide bid in their home in West Burdwan’s Hirapur on Thursday after losing their mother less than a day before. The eldest sister reportedly ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 06.01.22

State police to manage civic polls

The state election commission on Wednesday decided to hold the four January 22 civic polls under the supervision of Bengal police, earning flak from the Opposition. State election commissioner Saurab...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

Places  /  Published 11.12.21

Churches of Bengal: Sacred Heart Church of Asansol

During Christmas, the church is illuminated with colourful lights and people are allowed to enter the premises to celebrate.   Somen Sengupta is passionate about heritage and travelling an...
By Somen Sengupta


News  /  Published 25.11.21

Overnight state-run Volvo buses to Kolkata

State-run Volvo buses will now connect Purulia, Jhargram, Farakka and Asansol to Kolkata with most of the buses travelling overnight. Senior officers of the South Bengal State Transport Corporation (...
By Kinsuk Basu in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 25.11.21

ECL employee shot dead

Two unidentified goons allegedly shot dead an Eastern Coalfields Ltd (ECL) employee from point blank range on Tuesday night in West Burdwan’s Jamuria. The victim, 55-year-old Madan Bauri, was p...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 08.11.21

Sand smuggling ‘kingpin’ arrested

The Enforcement Branch (EB) of Asansol-Durgapur police commissionerate arrested Parvej Alam Siddiqui, an alleged kingpin of the sand smuggling racket in West Burdwan district, from Bihar’s Muzaf...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Durgapur

West Bengal  /  Published 20.10.21

Babul Supriyo resigns as MP

Former Union junior minister Babul Supriyo resigned as the MP from Asansol on Tuesday. Supriyo met Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at his residence and tendered his resignation around a month after quitti...
By Arkamoy Datta Majumdar in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 01.10.21

Rain kills 3 in south Bengal

Three persons were killed on Thursday in accidents triggered by heavy rain in West Burdwan. Police said the body of Nasim Ansari, 25, a resident of Railpar in Asansol was found floating inside his si...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol


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