News  /  Published 28.03.22

Local train services on Sealdah division disrupted on Sunday

The carcass of a wild tusker was found from a paddy field in Maharajaghat under Rajganj block of Jalpaiguri on the fringes of Baikunthapur forest division on Sunday morning. “Some local residen...
By Our Special Correspondent in Kolkata

News  /  Published 12.03.22

Kyiv medics reunite at Kolkata book fair after escape from Ukraine

Three students from Kyiv Medical University who had started to flee Ukraine separately but became a team before crossing the country’s border with Romania, reunited at the 45th International Kol...
By Monalisa Chaudhuri in Kolkata

News  /  Published 10.03.22

Bengal trafficking survivors make uphill journey back to school

One teenager was told to get into a school meant only for “victims of trafficking”. Another, once trafficked by a classmate, is scared of making new friends. Many trafficking survivors ha...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

People  /  Published 07.10.21

Inside Family Pujas: The Chatterjees of Barasat Shiber Kota

“Every such story state baseless facts involving Akbar, Jahangir, Jodhabai and Man Singh. Some even tried to add a hint of romance between Jodhabai and Shankar following Jodhabai’s intenti...
By Somen Sengupta

Calcutta  /  Published 17.04.21

Confluence at place of worship

Two boards with the name of the mosque stuck to its walls also have the three words written on them — “Prabhuke pranam koro (Pray to the Lord)”. “Prabhu is usually used in a c...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta


Calcutta  /  Published 10.12.20

Live and dead turtles seized in Barasat

Around 1,500 dead and live turtles, stacked in jute sacks and being ferried with onions, were seized from a pickup van in Barasat in North 24Parganas on Wednesday morning. Six men have been arrested. ...
By Debraj Mitra in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.12.20

Midnapore fugitive murder convict arrested

One of the two fugitives, who had escaped from Midnapore district correctional home on Monday night, was arrested by Bijpur police from a hideout located on the Kampa-Baro Jagulia road in North 24-Par...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Bijpur

Calcutta  /  Published 25.07.20

Barasat on full 7-day lockdown

There will be “complete lockdown” in Barasat for seven days from Saturday to reduce the chances of spread of the coronavirus. Except for emergency services, all shops and markets across t...
By Kinsuk Basu in Barasat

Calcutta  /  Published 17.07.20

Distance rules vanish in Barasat

Standalone shops and markets across parts of Barasat saw people in droves  with scant respect for distancing rules as the local administration began enforcing a “seven-day strict lockdown&r...
By Kinsuk Basu in Barasat

Calcutta  /  Published 15.07.20

Stringent lockdown rules in Barasat

The state government on Tuesday announced stricter enforcement of lockdown norms in the entire Barasat town in North 24-Parganas because of a rise in Covid-19 cases. Places where people gather in lar...
By Kinsuk Basu in Barasat


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