West Bengal  /  Published 20.02.20

Rs 5cr heist at Asansol jewellery store

Six armed men raided a jewellery showroom here on Wednesday night and decamped with gold and diamond ornaments and cash purported to be valued around Rs 5 crore. Murarilal Agarwal, who owns Ganpati Je...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 16.04.19

Scurry for PM rally venues

The BJP is yet to finalise venues of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed election rallies in West Burdwan on April 23 and Birbhum the following day.For the April 23 rally, the BJP applied for th...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Bolpur(Birbhum)

West Bengal  /  Published 31.03.19

The wheels of democracy turn

Candidates of various political parties have pressed into service a wide range of vehicles — e-rickshaws, bullock carts, horse-pulled tangas, minivans, bicycles and even palanquins — to reach out ...
By Reporting by Snehamoy Chakraborty and Abhijeet Chatterjee in Birbhum

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.19

Vertical growth hope on thika land

The Mamata Banerjee government on Thursday cleared the decks for constructing multi-storeyed buildings on thika tenancy land, located mainly in prime locations of Calcutta, Howrah and Asansol.The gove...
By Pranesh Sarkar and Sambit Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.04.19

Central forces beyond booths

The Election Commission will deploy central forces in quick-response teams — which so far had only state police personnel — to tackle trouble outside polling centres in the fourth phase of voting ...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Suri


West Bengal  /  Published 02.03.19

TMC civic cash for Pulwama column

The Trinamul-run Asansol Municipal Corporation has allocated Rs 50 lakh from its annual budget to set up a martyrs’ column in memory of the 40 CRPF troopers killed in the Pulwama terror attack.Sourc...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 14.10.19

3 trapped in coal mine in West Burdwan’s Kulti

Three suspected coal pilferers have been trapped inside an abandoned mine filled with poisonous gases in West Burdwan’s Kulti since Sunday morning, with rescue teams not able to get in and pull them...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.18

Temple spree in West Bengal's Hindi belt

Trinamul’s Asansol mayor is mobilising funds to build 10 sun temples in the area before Chhath Puja next year, seeking to woo people in the Hindi belt before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in a seat that ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol(Bengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 21.10.18

Cracks found, bridge closed

Traffic has been stopped on the Bengal-bound flank of Barakar bridge on NH2 on the Jharkhand border after cracks were detected in a pillar of the four-decade-old structure and concrete slabs fell from...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol(Bengal)

West Bengal  /  Published 03.07.19

Civic funds for chariots

The Trinamul Congress’s Asansol mayor, Jitendra Kumar Tiwari, on Wednesday handed over cheques for Rs 25,000 each to 22 Rath Yatra organisers, prompting the BJP to allege misuse of public funds for ...
By Abhijeet Chatterjee in Asansol


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