West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.19

Mamata's ‘mutiny’ cry

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday likened her efforts to dismantle the Narendra Modi government to the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857, loading the proverbial gun at the very place that sired the rebellion against Bri...
By Meghdeep Bhattacharyya in Bhatpara

Books  /  Published 30.08.19

Lifting the veil: The Raj Bhavans of Bengal

An aura of secrecy pervaded Bengal’s Raj Bhavans. During the raj, people could only gape at the lofty edifices from outside the ornate wrought iron gates. Even though citizens are now allowed inside...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 25.08.19

Burnt in poll hate: a teen’s schoolbooks

Hena Parvin, a 14-year-old Class IX student at the Shams Urdu High School in Kankinara, has nowhere to go on a Friday morning. Sitting under a banyan tree outside a mosque near her modest one-storey h...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Kankinara

West Bengal  /  Published 25.12.19

Jewellery theft nets 6

Six youths from Bihar who would move around the city at night on hired vehicles robbing jewellery shops were arrested in the city early on Wednesday, police said. The group succeeded in robbing some s...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.01.20

3 cops suspended

Three police officers of the Barrackpore commissionerate have been suspended for dereliction of duty in connection with a huge explosion while firecrackers and chemicals seized from unauthorised firec...
By Our Special Correspondent in Naihati

West Bengal  /  Published 03.01.20

Blast at illegal cracker unit kills four

A blast ripped through an illegal firework manufacturing unit at a village near here on Friday morning, killing four workers and damaging several homes and trees nearby. The brick-walled factory with ...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Naihati

Books  /  Published 28.11.19

Travelogues to read this week

Four women riding on motorcycles across countries is a journey indeed, but more than that, it is a statement. Especially in a predominantly male-dominated sphere where every advert for a bike showcase...
By Shrestha Saha in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 21.07.19

Tome tour of Raj Bhavans of Bengal

Governor Viren Shah had commissioned the book Raj Bhavan of Kolkata. Sixteen years on, the current occupant of the country’s most magnificent gubernatorial address, governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, h...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta


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