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

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.19

BSF team to visit Calcutta on election recce

A company of a Border Security Force is set to arrive in Calcutta on Friday to identify “vulnerable” pockets in the city and its adjoining areas ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, police officers s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 18.05.19

Voters who want end to riots

A road winding through green fields, trees swaying in the mid-afternoon breeze, women carrying home buckets filled from deep tube-wells, ducklings floating in ponds — Paschim Changdyanga in Deganga,...
By Kinsuk Basu in Deganga

West Bengal  /  Published 10.05.19

Know your candidates

BJPMrinal Kanti DebnathResident of: Kajiyal Para, Chinar Park, RajarhatVoter of: Rajarhat New Town Assembly constituencyAge: 68Educational qualification: MBBS from National Medical College (1977), dip...
By The Telegraph in Calcutta


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